I have some Gap Days without a Booking for my rooms in easy walking distance to downtown San Jose and I want to swap a great deal with fun guests.
With this offer you get one of my two rooms and if I know your preference regarding the room, I will try to make it happen. My part of the deal: a great price!
Hummingbird Room: Excellent Queen Size Mattress, very firm. Very big window towards the Yard. Shared Bathroom. Hot water shower
Blue Room: Firm Full Size Mattress. Small Room, but private, ensuite Bathroom with hot water shower. Room in general cooler, less light. Window towards the Yard. More ambience noise since next to the kitchen.
Either room faces the backyard, works for two people and if you are lucky and wake up at the right moment, you'll see a hummingbird fly by. Instead of traffic noise you will wake up hearing the parrots yagging away.
We have a large colorful living room with large windows letting in a lot of sunlight, which really is the place to sit and relax, read a book and check the e-mails and plan out your trip.
If you don't speak any Spanish or little, no problem. We also speak English and German. No French, but I have a neighbor that can help if necessary.
I have tons of books around, bring one and leave another one.
Tired of lugging your stuff - like winter clothes - around and are thinking of staying your last night here as well? Then just leave it here in the meantime.
In case of any questions, just ask and I'll be happy to answer them.
You get use of the kitchen and if needed you can surf on one of our computers. Wifi is also available.
Interaction with Guests
That is up to you: entirely.
We love to share and enjoy common meals. We can toss a coin who cooks. We have been on trips, walked downtown and hung out in the local bars, but we respect the space and silence just the same.
We have some great restaurants including Vegetarian, Vegan, No Gluten Caribbean, Peruvian and bars only a few blocks to the north in up-coming Barrio Escalante or head on over to San Pedro with it's night time hustle and bustle from the university crowd.
In case you are staying with us on the weekend, join us for a trip to the farmers market, where we stock up on fruits and veggies. In case you'd like your adrenaline going, join me for a bike ride.
We are 1 block from Avenida Central in Barrio Francisco Peralta / east of Los Yoses / south of Escalente (East of downtown and before San Pedro).
Close to the UCR, Veritas, U Latina and some other universities.
During the day catch the inexpensive buses that pass by every other minute to move around, once it gets dark you are better off catching a cab.
Bus stop is one block away. Any bus saying: San Pedro works
For your trip from the airport we can recommend a great shuttle service for $ 30 flat rate or if you arrive during the day you can catch the public bus from the airport to downtown and then a cab which all together will cost around $ 5-7, which is what I usually do too.
Other Things to Note
For years we have tried to help the animals that cross our path and we do have a couple of friendly dogs and cats, which we have rescued off the streets and which we haven't been able to place into permanent homes yet. While the 2 cats mostly keep to themselves and will hide from you, the dogs will go for a walk with you anytime. They know the neighborhood pretty well and will lead you along.
We always enjoy meeting nice people and are pretty easygoing.
Our dogs are used to visitors and love treats just not during dinner. They can have all the leftovers after and will wag their tails just as much. They also love going for walks, for those that like the company.
Please, no smoking in the house and no drugs whatsoever.
Es war ein sehr schöner Aufenthalt bei Sandra und entsprach genau der Beschreibung!
Das Zimmer einfach aber ein großes Bett und ganz ruhig.
Den Kolibri haben wir dann auch noch gesehen.
Am Morgen gab es ein hervorragendes Frühstück und Sandra ist sehr hilfsbereit! Sie wohnt in einer sehr sicheren Gegend und unterm Strich möchte ich dieses Angebot jedem Empfehlen, 4,5 Sterne!
Danke LG Patrick
Personnellement je ne suis pas fan des animaux dans l'appartement et c'était la cas ici donc pour moi pas terrible mais sinon l'accueil était très bien et on pouvais aussi utiliser la cuisine donc super
Very nice and clean room and a great host! We had a great time here and can definitely recommend staying with Alexandra! She is very nice and easy to talk to! The location is very convenient as well, just a 10min walk to the city center! Would stay here again any time!
Alexandria is very friendly and welcoming. She made me wonderful breakfast and took me to the farmers market downtown which was a great experience. Thank you very much. Great host!!
Alexandra's place is amazingly located!
she was kind and really helpful, even tho I only spend one night at here place I absolutely recommend it I you are staying in San Jose!
Wonderful time. Very comfortable, Alexandra is a great person. I felt honored to be here. Will definitely come back!
I had a lovely time staying at Alexandra's! She is so sweet and made yummy snacks for me while I was there! Extremely helpful with directions for navigating around the area!
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Love to read, enjoy the days as they come. Every now and then a stray comes along - some have stayed, while other cats and dogs have found new homes, so there is always some assortment of 4 legged friends around.
I have started to add a couple of additional listings from very good friends and I do vouch for each of the listings added. I hope that these listings can round out a trip to Costa Rica!