Luxury Living for Peanuts! DELIGHT

House - Private room · Escazu, Costa Rica

The Space

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Note substantial discounts from JUNE – DECEMBER, even more discounts on certain days from JUNE – AUGUST and even further deep discounts for WEEKLY rates for SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER!

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 rooms and ask me about the availability of the COURTYARD room.

RATE: $25-$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).
Tours available.

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)(email hidden)ml.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $266 /week
Monthly Price: $839 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • This was my second visit to Escazu. I love staying with Liza, it feels like visiting a friend or coming home. The massages and breakfasts are incredible but Liza's friendship is what sets her apart from other hosts. I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

    March 2014
  • Very gorgeous room , nice host , I ll definitely come back again to Liza house :)) thanks Liza

    March 2014
  • Staying with Liza was a wonderful experience. The room and bathroom are modern, comfortable and clean. The fruit salad and coffee in the morning delicious and the best was Lizzy's hospitality. The house is very well situated close to center of Escazu.

    February 2014
  • Thank you Liz for all your tips and many kindnesses! Loved my stay, the dinners at Joanna's and the lovely room! I would return in a heartbeat!

    December 2013
  • A wonderful place to stay in San Jose, great location, fast reliable Internet and a very nice and helpful host. Highly recommended!

    December 2013
  • My girlfriend and I stayed with Liza for 2 weeks and could not have been happier with our stay. From the moment we arrived, Liza went out of her way to make us feel at home. She gave us some great recommendations as to things to do while staying in the Central Valley and provided maps and any additional information we needed.

    The house is located in the upscale neighborhood of Trejos Montealegre. The area is very safe and is located within walking distance to buses (buses that will take you really any where you need to go), restaurants (both upscale international and local Tico options), Multiplaza, etc. There is also a gym and pool located within a 5 minute walk of the house. We were fortunate to have stayed in 3 of the 4 rooms within the house (Delight, Mountain View, and Garden View). Each room has a unique personality and it is hard to say which one was our favorite as each had their charm. Each room is a good option depending on your budget.

    One of the most important things to me was to have reliable and fast wifi as I needed to work while I was in Costa Rica. I am happy to say that the wifi is both very reliable and fast. I was able to hold (website hidden) conference calls without any interruptions throughout the house.. including each bedroom.

    I am very happy that we decided to stay with Liza. We look forward to staying with her again hopefully sometime in the near future. My girlfriend and I would recommend this place to all of our friends and family. You wont be disappointed if you stay here.

    July 2013
  • Liza was such an incredible host. Her beautiful house is located in an upscale, safe neighborhood. It is interestingly decorated with tokens from her extensive worldwide travels. Clean, airy large comfortable rooms. I was upgraded to the luxurious huge room with a beautiful whirlpool, shower, toilet, 2 sinks and huge walk-in closet.
    Liza is a caring host, interested in her guests and we felt we were at a friend's home, she made us feel so comfortable and welcome. The last day of my stay, we had a wonderful dinner party where each guest made a dish and we spent such a lovely eating and talking with one another. I also had a fantastic massage with Liza who is a wonderful therapist as well. Liza's home is a home away from home and anyone who never visited an airebnb should probably start off with a home like Liza because it is so comfortable and makes you feel right at home. Thanks Liza for such a wonderful stay.

    July 2013
  • Our stay here was amazing. Victoria was incredibly helpful - she provided great suggestions for restaurants, places to visit, and even the hospital when I got sick. The house was beautiful and very comfortable. Victoria provided everything that we needed; she even upgraded us, free of charge. I will definitely be staying here for my next trip to San Jose! You have to take her up on one of her massages - they are so relaxing!

    July 2013
  • When traveling through San Jose, staying with Liza is an excellent option. Her place is clean, bright, and welcoming. Liza does a great job making her guests comfortable as well. The location near Embassies is great and convenient for the business traveler and tourist. I know that the next time I have to travel to San Jose, Liza will be my first call. Thanks again!

    July 2013
  • Like Liza said, "It's a soft landing," to stay with her, and her photos represent her place perfectly. All of her rooms are very comfortable and Liza is full of suggestions of local places to see or dining options. She'll even draw you one of her famous maps;-) We will stay here next trip!

    July 2013
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University of Costa Rica, Framingham State College
Professor of English, Massage Therapist, Guest house owner
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!
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