About This Listing
NOTE: To see all the 8 listings, click on the host PROFILE and view the other listings on the left by scrolling down.
This calendar is for the DELIGHT room which is a 13 Ft X 13 Ft with a QUEEN BED and PRIVATE BATHROOM. It sleeps two comfortably.
See the separate calendars for the other 3 listings. The descriptions follow.
See my other calendars and rates for the GRAND, MTN VIEW, GARDEN, POAS, ARENAL, BOYERO and COURTYARD rooms.
RATE: $28-$75./night with weekly and monthly rates available.
The Residence and Neighborhood:
Bed and Breakfast for short term guests or longer term with kitchen privileges. This beautiful home is in an upscale, safe neighborhood of Trejos Montealegre, Escazu (about 8 km, 15 minute bus ride from downtown San Jose) has 4 rooms to meet different budgets and needs regarding time. Stay for 2 days, or 2 months, perhaps longer.
There are restaurants in the immediate neighborhood, movies, shopping center, medical/dental offices, hospital, Spanish lessons, grocery stores all within a short taxi ride or not much longer if you are a walker.
The GARDEN Room is small, but cute, with a private bath, our most economical, all the amenities on a cozy scale. Door opens into the garden. There is Internet in the room and at a covered table just outside for gathering or working with Internet. Guests have been offered larger rooms but have chosen this one! This room is appropriate for only one person, two if you are very friendly with a TWIN BED. (A double mattress could also be provided if desired).
The DELIGHT room is a comfortable 13 ft X 13 ft room with a private bath and a QUEEN BED. Sleeps two comfortably.
The MTN VIEW room is an even larger room than the DELIGHT with a shared bath and a QUEEN BED and TWIN BED. It is a "favorite" of many guests because it has a view of the lovely Escazu hills and is sunny and pleasant all year 'round. The one other person who shares the bathroom is usually out and on her way by 6:30 AM so it is almost like having your own bathroom.
The GRAND room is a huge room with jacuzzi (see photo)
It has a QUEEN BED and a SOFA or TWIN BED. Sleeps 3 comfortably with space to put more mattresses on the floor for friendly folks.
Weekly and monthly rates available. Guests are welcome for medical/dental tourism, internships, transition times, relocation exploration, international telecommuting or ???
International telecommuters wanted! Be in Costa Rica while on the job, then go off to explore after work!
House enabled with Internet infrastructure to meet the stringent business/work needs. Multiple Broadband high speed Modems and Routers enabling Wi-fi and wired connections in the rooms and throughout the house. We do our best to keep you connected 24/7 and we are (usually) successful!
All rooms nicely furnished with new high end mattresses. Movies galore! Books galore! Sunny garden. Wi-fi for free throughout the home, laundry service, maid service available. Near Multiplaza, hospitals, ...most everything you need!
Taxi service from the airport can be arranged in advance ($30).
Great connections/referrals for your medical and dental needs at a fraction of the cost of the U.S. or Canada but with equal, perhaps superior quality. Ask us for details.
4 adorable cats are outside only.
Separate listings with calendars have been created for the other rooms mentioned above. The calendars are updated usually on a daily basis. Please write if you have questions and/or specific needs.
Roam The World For Free ARTICLE
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Have you ever had an amazing vacation in a foreign country only to come home to a US$500 cell phone bill? You only checked a few emails, used (website hidden) Maps, and uploaded pictures to (website hidden) to make your friends jealous, so how could it cost that much?
I've been a victim to these outrageous roaming fees which has lead me to either leave my phone in airplane mode or buy a local prepaid SIM card in the country I am visiting, neither of which is ideal.
Beginning on Oct. 20th, the U.S. cellular company T-Mobile is changing the game in international travel by getting rid of international roaming fees. That's right, U.S. T-Mobile users will now be able to roam the world with their current cell phone and number at no extra cost.
The service will be available in countries including Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, France, Italy, China, and 200 other countries. It allows unlimited data usage and texting, with phone calls at a rate of 20 cents per minute. The service automatically connects to the local service in the new country and requires nothing for the user to do.
T-Mobile's new plan is perfect for the frequent and infrequent traveler that wants to always be connected while they are away. Picture being able to hop from country to country in Europe, use all of your data, apps, maps, and email, and not be penalized for it. The savings and convenience are extraordinary.
T-Mobile is currently the only cell phone provider in the United States offering an international cell phone service like this. It's great they are the first to recognize that we live in a global world where people want to be connected no matter where they are. It will also be interesting to see whether the larger carriers like Verizon and AT&T eventually jump on board.
For more information on T-Mobile's new plan visit: (website hidden).
This is a smoke-free environment, house and all property.
Check in is from 2 PM-4PM, earlier and later may be possible with prior arrangement.
Only registered and paid guests allowed in the rooms from the hours of 9 PM to 8 AM.
Breakfast will be served for all guests here for 6 days or less. Those guests with weekly and monthly rates will be served breakfast for 5 days, and will have the use of the kitchen for all other meals. You may still have breakfast served to you from the 6th day at a cost of $5. per breakfast.
Rooms will be cleaned once a week, linens and sheets provided. More towels will be provided upon request.
Guests may use the washer and dryer for their personal clothes once a week, more times at a cost of $8. for wash and dry.
It is not required, but suggested that you wear house slippers in the house.
From Sep 15 - Oct 7, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
My stay in Costa Rica was amazing and it began with this amazing home and Liza. The hummingbird house is such a beautiful place with easy access to a great taxi driver. She provides an assortment of fruit for your morning and gives you whatever information/recommendations you need to enjoy your stay. Truly a gem in CR!
Liza fue una excelente anfitriona, fue muy amable y estuvo pendiente de mis necesidades. Su casa es muy acogedora y te hace sentir como en tu propia casa. Esta super bien ubicada y en un vecindario seguro y tranquilo. La recomiendo ampliamente y volvería a hospedarme en su casa mil veces mas.
I had a wonderful experience. It was my first time using Air bnb and Liza exceeded all expectations. Very informative. I enjoyed the fruits and coffee for breakfast. The home was absolutely gorgeous. It's in one of the nicest neighborhoods in San Jose. I am definitely staying again very soon. 5 stars!! I highly recommend it. Thanks again Liza for the awesome experience.
Liza is an amazing host. She went out of her way to make sure we had a great experience. My wife and I were celebrating our 5th anniversary. We arrived late Sunday night at San Jose; Liza had her favorite driver (Carlos) pick up us from the airport and offered us soup when we arrived at the house. She placed tropical flowers in the room. Provided a safe place to park our car rental the next day. Even prepared a couple of to-go breakfast boxes the day we had to leave at 5:00am for the river rafting tour. She also suggested some great dinning options. I recommend checking out Joana’s place.
Liza’s house is located in a really nice and safe neighborhood within walking distance to shops, restaurants and movie theaters. I enjoyed going out for a run in the morning.
The rooms are beautiful, clean and cozy. It felt like a home away from home.
My wife and I loved our stay at Liza’s home. We’ll definitely return. Highly recommended!
What a beautiful and inspiring home! Thank you so much Liza for the wonderful hosting. Liza was very helpful and considerate person. We stayed at her lovely home for two nights. That was our first time to visit San Jose, Costa Rica. Before we arrived, Liza emailed me many times to ensure we got the correct direction how to get to her home. She provided detailed information about the local culture, vehicle renting, currency, transportation, etc., She even arranged a cab to pick us up at airport on the day we landed so we were not lost. We felt at home right away once we stepped in the house. Thank you so much for the nicely prepared breakfast. Thank you for everything. We will definitely to back to you again.
Liza's house was beautiful and the fruit in the mornings a great way to start the day. Her cats are friendly and we had a nice time sitting out in the patio. One of Liza's neighbors is a good chef and runs a small cafe out of her house. We totally recommend making a stop. The neighborhood is much more upscale and suburban than we expected. There are lots of chains around and we hear it's where most of the foreigners occupy homes. We choice it for the price and proximity to the airport and downtown. The ride to the airport was all highway driving and Liza has connections to a taxi service that provides good deals. The ride to downtown was easy, quick and cheap on the bus. We really enjoyed exploring the neighborhoods in the downtown area which have more culture and life.
Liza's home was warm and welcoming, there is a spiritual peace here that I connected to, and Liza's personality only added to that peace and tranquility. I liked my room, but when I come back I will ask for one with a tub or a view. The fruit breakfast which I had were also a nice wake up to my body, including the coffee! The Costa Rican experience is one I plan to continually make. See you soon Liza!
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About the Host, Liza
I have had many adventures (with what seems to be endless travel along with life experiences) and these adventures continue in Costa Rica. I had a guest house in San Francisco and I would love to welcome you to my home here in Escazu, Costa Rica for a short or longer stay. This home was picked and decorated with YOU in mind!
Since arriving in Costa Rica in 2002, I have been a teacher specializing in English for Specific Purposes and English for Business Purposes which is very interesting because I get to learn a lot about all kinds of fields. Some of my students, along the way, have come from banking, nutrition, medicine, finance, small business, diplomacy, etc. I had an interesting time getting two Master's of Education simultaneously, one from the University of Costa Rica and one from Framingham State College.
In 2010, I taught at EARTH University in Guacimo Costa Rica where they teach sustainable farming, so this city girl learned a lot about farming and I have gotten very interested in issues around farming and other matters about sustainability.
I have also been a massage therapist for nearly 20 years, something I am very passionate about.
Since June 2011, this very interesting house has had people who have come from India, Pakistan, France, England, Poland, Serbia, Russia, Switzerland, England. Germany, Reunion, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Canada, the U.S., and others. We just never know who might show up! Sometimes we have eight countries represented at the table, and yet, often there are unexpected and interesting connections. It is a house filled with blessings!
I hope you will join us and continue the adventure!