About this listing
Our comfortable studio apt is centrally located on a quiet street in historical district of San Jose, Costa Rica. It has separate private entrance as well access to our tropical patio/garden.
This spacious apartment is centrally located just north of downtown San Jose, in the city’s historical district Barrio Otoya known for its old colonial style buildings and beautiful mansions. Barrio Otoya and Amon were during their prime time the richest neighborhoods in San Jose where most of the elite used to live. Today many of the coffee baron mansions here have been converted into quaint hotels, restaurants, cafés, art galleries, antique shops, boutiques, intimate bed and breakfasts and offices. With its close proximity to downtown San Jose, these two areas are quite popular among the well-informed tourists.
Apartment has separate private entrance and is secured by an alarm system.
It has eat-in full kitchen, large room (accommodating one queen size bed and sofa bed as well sitting area) and full size bathroom.
Cable TV, wireless Internet, and safety box are included in price. Phone calls to US and Canada are free. Apartment has an access to the house private patio/garden through a separate gate.
For our customers traveling outside San Jose we provide free luggage storage.
Access to patio and laundry room.
Guests, which stay longer than 7 nights in Apartment, have an access to laundry room (washer and dryer) once a week free of charge for the first load.
We charge $8 for an additional load.
The laundry can be done on any day of a week from 8 am to 5 pm.
For our guests who stay less then one week with us the charge is $8 per load.
Interaction with Guests
I live in adjacent house so the there is no communication issue.
1. If you have friends in San Jose you may invite them as many times as you can bare, under condition that other house rules are fully respected.
However, we charge additional $10 for each "extra guest" who stays overnight. If you decide to have that person to stay with you, one, two, or more nights simply let me know in advance and pay the additional $10 per night charge.
2. No smoking in the apartment.
3. No parties with loud music, alcohol, or illegal drugs allowed on promises.
4. It is your responsibilities to keep in clean condition your kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
5. No compliance with the above rules may lead to immediate removal from the apartment without any compensation.
Peter was a great host. He was home the majority of the time, so when we had questions it was easy to get a response. My Husband and I went to San Jose for dental work. His place was located in a great part of town. There is tons of shopping, museums, grocery stores and restaurants within walking distance.
Peter was a wonderful host! He welcomed us and our two dogs into the house and made us feel like we were at home. He even made up a bed for our dogs without us asking! He took time to show us landmarks around the city so we knew exactly how to get back. He was very attentive when we had questions the space had great attention to detail.
The space was larger than the pictures showed, plenty of room for us to feel comfortable and the private entrance was nice. The location was great for us, we walked to many restaurants, parks and stores.
I would recommend this apartment to anyone!
This was my second stay at Peter's place. It has everything you need and a very good value. Peter is a pleasant host and helpful with anything you might need.
Our plane was late and we didn't arrive until around 10pm. Peter greeted us cheerfully and gave us a thorough tour of the apartment. It is super clean and tidy and not missing anything we needed for our stay.
Peter was very helpful. He went for a walk around the neighborhood with us. The apartment is separate from his house, like a cottage. We also had access to his yard, very nice. Central location. Walk everywhere. Everything as described.
Peter's place was perfect. A generous size, well furnished and best of all - minutes away from the downtown area. I'd heard mixed reviews of San Jose but this area was pretty, quiet and dispite what I'd read I felt safer here than lots of places near where I live in Brooklyn.
Peter was exceptionally helpful - helping me copy my passport, giving me tips for my trip to the coast and making sure I had everything I needed. I can't recommend this apartment enough!
What a great place tucked into a convenient neighborhood right down town. The descriptions were spot on and the place is larger then the pictures lead on. Peter is a fantastic optimistic host and it was a pleasure to stay in the apartment for the 5 days i was in San Jose.
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About the Host, Peter
I am retired and live in San Jose, Costa Rica.
For 15 years I was running a small hotel here in San Jose.
Six years ago I sold the hotel to fully retire with my two dogs - Mona and Rex.