Treehouse - Entire home/apt · Calle Costa Rica, San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica

Looking for a place with character? Surrounded by nature not concrete? Still close to the city, but far away to disconnect and go for a hike up the hills?

Then this Treehouse in the hills of Escazu, the IN place of San Jose might be just right!

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Looking for a place with character? Surrounded by nature not concrete? Still close to the city, but far away to disconnect and go for a hike up the hills?

Then this Treehouse in the hills of Escazu, the IN place of San Jose might be just right!

The Space

Recently finished Treehouse, done with lots of light wood and lots of windows; built with care right into the tree for a unique experience. A world away from downtown, but connected with a direct bus that will take you downtown for all the hustle.

I'm listing this space for my good friends Juanita and Roy, who have lived and developed the property for over 40 years (please note that both speak English). Beautiful grounds, lots of tropical foliage and flowers, they even have a fruit orchard and grow some organic veggies. You have never seen a hummingbird fly around, here you will!

It's a Treehouse in a living tree and space is not abundant, but there is a private terrace on the lower deck, a new mattress on the upper floor accessible by ladder only and you will feel part of your surroundings.
There always a fresh breeze going through the tree and you'll need a sweater or more. Breakfast will be served at the main house, usually on the outdoor terrace of the main house or indoors if the weather is not quite up to task. The Treehouse has no kitchen, but I have left a small rice cooker, which can double to steam some veggies.
The Treehouse is ideal for guests that want to enjoy and experience regional cuisine and eat out a lot.

Wifi is up at the main house, but there is some reception at the treehouse. If constant internet is an issue, let me know.

Guest Access

The Treehouse, use of the outdoor terrace of the main house. Guests are free to explore the property and observe the many birds and butterflies. There is also fresh fruit on the trees, but please coordinate first.
The garden is also great to catch a nap in the afternoon and catch some sun! The Treehouse has it's own deck as well.

Interaction with Guests

Guests can define the level of interaction, but both Juanita and Roy are always happy to have guests and I personally spend afternoons full of great hospitality, yummy food, lots of talking there. Both speak English.

The Neighborhood

You are up in the hills of Escazu and not in walking distance to the hip parts, restaurants and shopping centers.

So if nightlife is important, this most likely is not the place.

There is a direct bus and for those that rent a car it's perfect. There are also buses that go from downtown San Jose to the town center, these run more frequently.

Getting around

There is a direct bus and for those that rent a car it's perfect. Taxis are fairly inexpensive.
The last stop of the direct bus to Escazu and San Jose is around the bend from the property and takes about 45 min to downtown.

AIRPORT TO TREEHOUSE: We offer a shuttle service from the airport to Treehouse for $ 40 one way.
Public transportation is possible by first catching a bus from the airport to San Jose, then in walking distance from the bus terminal is the starting point for the bus to San Antonio de Escazu, El Curio. This is recommendable only for the hardy budget traveler with not so much luggage to carry around.

Here are the GPS coordinates: (phone number hidden)

Other Things to Note

It's fresh up in the mountains and even fresher in the tree. There is always a breeze going and you won't miss not having air conditioning come out of a box.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $300 /week
Monthly Price: $1000 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Words can't describe how incredible our experience was staying in this treehouse. The treehouse itself was amazing: the view of San Antonio/San Jose was breathtaking and it comfortably slept two. Juanita and Leroy made us feel so welcome and we had a great time getting to know the both of them. Leroy took us out to a delicious cuban restaurant at night and then in the morning Juanita made us an unforgettable breakfast. This was the best stay we had in Costa Rica hands down!

    July 2014
  • The treehouse was wonderful! Beautifully built with gorgeous views of the city. Juanita and Ray were very kind and generous hosts. They cooked delicious meals for us!

    June 2014
  • I would have to say the treehouse experience was one of the BEST I had during my stay in Costa Rica. The hosts were absolutely incredible. Very kind, selfless, and interesting people; they genuinely cared about us. The view from the treehouse was incredible. It had windows all around so you could see the San Jose city lit up at night. They have a massive property which you can explore with lots of interesting plants, trees, and insects. I would definitely recommend this place, the price was very reasonable for the once-in-a-lifetime experience we received.

    June 2014
  • wow! the treehouse with it's view is just stunning! and the hosts are so lovely! they even drove us to a restaurant in the evening, because we didn't have a car and the next restaurants are not in walking distance! that was so nice! we felt like adopted and the weekend will be unforgettable! they took time to give us suggestions for costa rica and even took us to the town center when we left. so don't hesitate! book it!

    June 2014
  • Juanita et Leroy ont été très accueillant, chaleureux et drôles. La cabane dans l'arbre est atypique et bien aménagée avec une vue splendide sur les montagnes et la capitale. Juanita est une excellente cuisinière, avec un petit déjeuner royal bondé de fruits locaux et pancakes... Leroy a été très disponible pour nous faire découvrir la région. Nous avons reçu de bons conseils sur les activités et visites à faire. Merci à Alexandra pour nous avoir aider à organiser notre séjour(transferts, visites ...).
    Nous vous recommandons fortement de venir découvrir la cabane de Juanita et Leroy et sa région.

    June 2014
  • I had such a lovely stay the Juanita and Leroy's treehouse on my last two days in Costa Rica. Everything said about the treehouse and the hosts is absolutely true. The property is perfectly represented by the photos, the only thing missing from them is the cool breeze, the peacefulness, and the love and attention that Juanita and Leroy pay to making your stay as comfortable as possible. I am already missing them and their beautiful home! Alexandra handles all the communication promptly and thoroughly. We were picked up without a hitch from the Sansa Terminal, and treated to some of the best hospitality.

    May 2014
  • Such a relaxing place, the owner are so wonderful and Alexandra helped us a lot.

    May 2014
  • Juanita and Leroy's treehouse and home are idyllic! We wished we stayed more nights and will definitely return. We felt like they are family. The treehouse is remarkable, comfortable and has the best view in the city.

    May 2014
  • I had a beautiful time at the treehouse.! It´s big, clean, lovely and the view is just incredible. Le Roy and Juanita were wonderful, generous and went to great lengths to make sure I was relaxed and comfortable. Thanks for a great start of my trip!

    Die beiden Gastgeber sind ungemein freundlich und herzlich. Allein dafür hatte sich die Reise gelohnt. Sie behandelten mich nicht wie einen Gast, sondern wie ein Familienmitglied. Das Baumhaus war der Höhepunkt meiner letzten Reisen.

    May 2014
  • The Tree-house was absolutely one of our greatest memories of visiting Costa Rica. It is so much more than just a tree house, the hosts, the view, the comfort, and did I mention the hosts! Juanita and Leroy are two of the most welcoming and lovely people you will ever have the pleasure to meet. If you get lucky, Leroy will entertain you with a great story while you enjoy some local cuisine. The tree-house is perfectly built with every detail in mind, and much more than you would ever expect to find in a tree-house. With a strong wind you will get a few "creeks and cracks" coming from the tree-house at night, but nothing that you would not expect sleeping high up in a tree. We had such a wonderful time, only regret is that we didn't get to spend more time with such wonderful people.

    April 2014
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