About this listing
NOTE: To see all the 8 listings, click on the host PROFILE and view the other listings on the left by scrolling down OR use a search engine to search: LUXURY LIVING FOR PEANUTS! and all the rooms should pop up.
This calendar is for the MTN VIEW room. This room has a QUEEN BED and a TWIN BED and could sleep 3 comfortably. (The pictures show a twin bed but that has been changed).
Description of other rooms are below. See individual listings for the updated calendar for each.
See Calendars and Rates also for the DELIGHT, GRAND, GARDEN, POAS, ARENAL, BOYERO rooms and ask about the availability of the COURTYARD room.
Rates from $29.-$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 8 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, TWIN BED.
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, 7:30 on week-ends, so it is almost like having your own bathroom.
The GRAND room is a huge room with jacuzzi
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).
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 CELL PHONES
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).
This is a smoke-free environment, house and all property.
Check in is from 2 PM-4 PM, earlier and later may be possible with prior arrangement.
Only registered and paid guests allowed in the rooms from the hours of 9 PM to 8 AM.
No children under the age of 8 years and all older children must have adult supervision.
Breakfast will be served for all guests here for 3 days or less. Those guests with weekly and monthly rates will be served breakfast for 3 days, and will have the use of the kitchen for all other meals. You may still have breakfast served to you from the 4th day at a cost of $5. per breakfast.
Rooms will be cleaned once a week, linens and sheets provided. More towels will be provided upon request.
Guests may use the washer and dryer for their personal clothes once a week, more times at a cost of $8. for wash and dry.
It is not required, but suggested that you wear house slippers in the house.
From Sep 15 - Oct 7, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
I stayed at Liza's place for 5 days. I had a very short visit to Costa Rica. It was a great place to stay for relaxation. She was very resourceful, and treated me like her friend. This was my first expereience with Airbnb. My rating for this place is 5 out of 5.
Liza and her place are absolutely wonderful. The house is beautiful, filled with art, light, and books. There is a lovely courtyard with lots of comfortable seating and friendly cats. Our room was extremely comfortable and felt quite luxurious. Liza was very interesting and friendly; she was able to help us out with everything we needed. All the stars!
Liza was a great host. The property was beautiful and she gave many tips on day trips to take such as rafting, coffee plantations, and waterfalls. Liza also referred us to a delicious and very cool place to eat dinner at her neighbors house. We had fresh fruit for breakfast every morning and any questions we had could be answered at any time! Thanks for the stay Liza, hope to be back soon!
Liza is a fabulous host! This was my first time out of the country by myself, and I'm so glad I opted to stay at the Hummingbird House instead of a hotel. I was welcomed with open arms by Liza and loved interacting with the other travelers staying there--it was a very supportive travel community. Breakfast every morning was delicious, and Joanna's was a welcome surprise (just a minute walk around the corner). I also appreciated Liza's hand-drawn maps, and her knowledge of important landmarks (was there for dental work, and she knew exactly how to get to the clinic, which was also within walking distance). Took a fantastic private tour with Carlos, who also provided transportation to/from the airport as facilitated by Liza. I'll certainly be staying here when I return to CR. Thank you for a great trip!
Liza made me feel welcomed and comfortable in her home. I was traveling alone but never felt alone! She arranged pick up at airport with Carlos- very comforting! I arrived later in the evening-2100 and left early in the morning a few days later 0430 and she was there both times to ensure everything went smooth.
A big comfortable bed and an amazing breakfast with the best banana-bread we ever had. Muchas Gracias. :-)
Terrific host. Perfectly restful home that's a simple commute from San Jose city center. Breakfast was perfect. Hope to return.
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About the Host, Liza
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!