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.
I offer flexible Check In and pre-advised Red Eye flights are also fine, but please advise in advance.
Very quiet area, but within easy walking distance to downtown (4 short bus stops or approx. 10-15 min walk). Very close to Corte IDH, UCR, UAM.
Enjoy nightlife just a few blocks away in Barrio Escalante. Many interesting places to eat or chill.
With this offer you get one of my three 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!
Noel's Room: with a super spacious King Size Bed and a single Bed, this is the room we usually use for group of 3.
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 for light cooking and food preparation and if yu have any laundry we'll throw it in the wash. In case you need to use a computer, let met me know. Good and reliable Wifi is available in the common spaces and the rooms.
Interaction with guests
That is up to you: entirely.
That said I am working on a new listing in Punta Leona at the beach close to Jaco, where I am spending my bulk of my time.
However, my friend and co-host Erika is in my place in San Jose and she mostly will be receiving and hosting you. I am also available on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN).
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.
Not sure about traveling by yourself? I do a little bit of freelancing as a tour guide and have accompanied guests on their trips.
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.
One of our dogs, Bouncy is 24/7 happy and she might be a bit much for some people. Let me know and I will try to get her out of the way.
We offer Medical Stay, Semester abroad, homestay and are also a great choice for those wishing to take some language classes in San Jose. We speak English, Spanish and German and on occasion give personalized Spanish classes on-on-one. These can be started via (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) to get you ready for your trip and then enhanced while you stay with us. There is also a very good Language School close by, some of my guests say the best.
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.
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I have teamed up with my friend Erika from Venezuela, who will be co-hosting my rooms in the city. I am online and will coordinate all the details. Erika speaks Spanish and some English and she will welcome you just the same as if I would.