Luxury Living for Peanuts! MTN VIEW

House - Private room · Escazu, Costa Rica
Your host, Liza
33 Reviews
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The Space

NOTE: To see all the 8 listings, click on the host PROFILE and view the other listings on the left by scrolling (website hidden) SEASON SPECIALS! See our deep discounts especially in September!

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 $25.-$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 4 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, two if you are very friendly with a 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).
Tours available.

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.

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)(email hidden)ml.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $5 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $238 /week
Monthly Price: $670 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Liza was a great host. She provided and easy transition into Costa Rica. Transportation was arranged from the airport for around $30 as well as dinner the night of arrival at her neighbor Joanna's house. I would highly recommend eating at Joanna's during your stay. It was a very unique dining experience and the food was delicious!

    Liza was very helpful with planning activities while we were there and even Drew is map of the bus routes we needed to take.

    We enjoyed our stay, thank you Liza!

    July 2014
  • Liza ist sehr hilfsbereit und hat viele Ideen, was man in costa rica erleben und sehen kann.
    Das haus liegt in einer ruhigen siedlung, nicht weit vom airport und einem kleinem stadzentrum enfernt!
    Direkt um die ecke kann man super lecker und für wenig geld essen gehen ( fragt liza)
    Morgens gab es leckeres obstfrühstück die nd frischen Kaffee
    Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt

    July 2014
  • Liza was a fabulous host- very inviting! Our room was in the second house and had all the amenities we needed. Not to mention an international phone for us to use when we disabled our cellular data on our cells. She also prepared us an assortment of fruits for morning breakfast! Everything looked as is in the picture.

    The BEST part of our stay was visiting Johanna's House for Dinner. Liza will tell you about it if you ask for a great dinner spot. Johanna is a culinary mastermind and she turned her home (just a few houses down from Liza's) into a restaurant. The food was worthy to be on the Food Network and I would HIGHLY recommend you have this once in a lifetime experience!

    May 2014
  • We had a great experience at Liza's house. It was located in Escazu, right outside San Jose, in a very safe neighborhood. There is an upscale shopping center nearby with some dining options, but one of the best parts of staying at this house was going around the corner to eat food at a little make-shift restaurant in one of Liza's neighbor's houses. The food was awesome and cheap, and it was a great experience! Escazu has more of a suburb feel, so there aren't too many shops/activities in the immediate area, but there is a bus stop to downtown San Jose about 10 minutes away from the house. Liza also knows a great driver/tour guide who took us to some of the sites in the San Jose area for a reasonable price. Liza was very helpful and accommodating and even upgraded our room. The house was clean, spacious, and had a beautiful porch out in the back. Overall a very relaxing and enjoyable experience!

    May 2014
    Response from Liza:

    Thank you, Allyse, for your kind comments. Joanna will be thrilled that you wrote about her wonderful place to eat. Hope to see you again!

    May 2014
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Liza's great B&B. The property was perfect in every way. I was in Costa Rica for some extensive dental work but really felt like I had a little vacation instead. The room was quiet and extremely comfortable and the breakfast and coffee was just great. Liza is an incredible host and really became a good friend by the time my short stay was over. The other guests were really friendly and we all enjoyed sharing time together around the breakfast table. I had dinner partners every night and even went to the symphony with my new friends at the house. Best food experience of all time was dinner at Joanna's, a "pop-up" restaurant located in a private home a few doors down from Liza's. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful the food was there. I would come back to Costa Rica and stay at Liza's just for the opportunity to eat Joanna's food. You simply must go!

    The guests ranged from mid 20's to late 60's (I am in the older group) and we all felt we were in the perfect place.

    April 2014
  • A very good place to start your visit to Costa Rica! Great to arrange to be met at the airport and a warm welcome awaits you from Liza. Comfortable accommodation and a very informative and obliging host.
    Muchos gracios, Liza

    April 2014
  • Liza is a natural hostess! She takes good care of her guests and it's easy to see that she loves hosting them. Our room was very comfortable and very clean and the property is nice and relaxing. It is an excellent choice for staying in the Escazu & San Jose area.

    April 2014
  • This is our 'home away from home' when we visit San Jose. Liza was most helpful with suggestions to make our trip a memorable one. Her home is so welcoming and we met such interesting guests the whole week we were there. She would even pack our fruit breakfasts for our early start to our day trips. Don't forget to ask for Carlos, our driver and tour guide extraordinaire! Thank you Liza for the memories!

    January 2014
  • This is my new go-to place any time I need to stay near San Jose. The accommodations are excellent, and Liza was beyond awesome. Fresh fruit every morning for breakfast, facilities to cook our own dinners, just everything we could have asked for and more.

    Highly recommended!

    January 2014
  • Une vrai bonheur de retrouver cette belle maison à chaque fin de journée. Les chambres sont décorées avec goût, on n'y manque de rien, notre lit était très confortable, le wifi était excellent, il y a aussi des dvd, des livres,...

    Liza est merveilleusement accueillante et aux petits soins.

    A proximité des nombreux commerces, restaurants et de deux supermarchés.

    Depuis san josé, prenez un taxi (15min, environ 6000 colones) ou un bus (20min + 15min de marche, 325 colones par personne).

    Remarque : le petit déjeuner est très léger, prévoyez de faire quelques courses pour satisfaire vos envies.

    January 2014
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University of Costa Rica, Framingham State College
Professor of English, Massage Therapist, Guest house owner
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!
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