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Luxury Living for Peanuts! MTN VIEW
Luxury Living for Peanuts! MTN VIEW

3 guests

1 room

2 beds

3 guests

1 room

2 beds

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About this listing


Extra people: $5 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $206


The space

NOTE: Be sure to see the calendars for 9 LISTINGS. There are 2 rooms very economical rooms for 1 person, 2 very large Master Suites with jacuzzi baths for rates well below market, and 5 mid-range rooms. All rooms have en suite bathrooms except the MTN VIEW which shares a bathroom with one woman. Stays for 2 days up to 4 months which could include moving from one room to another so be sure to ask about this host to determine what is possible.

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 with one woman with 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. NOTE: All the other 8 listings have private bathrooms.

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 Maps, and uploaded pictures to 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:

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Non smokers only please. This is a smoke-free, cigarette smell free, butt free environment, house and all property.

Parties catered by the host and present for parties.

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.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

127 Reviews

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Sina User Profile
April 2017
Liza's place is absolutely wonderful. The house is the perfect place to relax and to get around in San José. Away from the busy city center in a lovely and very safe Neighborhood! I would stay here every Single time! Liza is very attentive and helpful but let's you do your own thing. Overall a great experience
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you, too, Sina. You would be welcome back any time!
April 2017

Drew User Profile
April 2017
Just finished a short 3-day stay at Liza's house in Escazú. This place deserves its ratings and the faith I placed in prepaying my stay! The house was well maintained and decorated inside and out. Our room didn't have cable but DVDs were available. The WiFi could handle Netflix and we packed lots of offline digital content just in case! Liza was always available to interact with myself and other guests. She genuinely cared about our well-being and relaxing on our vacation. I do recommend making use of her massage therapist skills! Parking was available on the street and I didn't feel the need to secure the car overnight in a garage like other locales. Escazú is one of the more advanced areas and we felt safe even returning home late at night.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you Drew. I hope you and Nathaly are sharing some good quality time.
April 2017

Greg User Profile
April 2017
My stay with Liza could not have been better!! She is an incredibly friendly and helpful host with a beautiful home. I would recommend staying at her house to anyone visiting Costa Rica. She was a great resource when it came to finding things to do and see during my vacation, and made sure I was comfortable at all times. Furthermore, her breakfast is delicious and laundry was included too! Liza is a terrific host in all aspects, and I am looking forward to staying with her again in the future. Do yourself a favor, and check out her luxurious home for yourself :)
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thanks, Greg, for your kind words! I would love to have you as a guest another time, any time!
April 2017

Ron User Profile
April 2017
Liza's place is awesome. Clean, lots of room and she has a lot of good connections when it comes to looking for a dinner place. I would highly recommend he place when ever you stay in San Jose Costa Rica.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
I also wish you could have stayed longer; next time, I hope!
April 2017

Anne User Profile
March 2017
Liza's home is clean, comfortable, and was centrally located to meet my needs. Liza is a thoughtful host who makes coming and going easy. She also had a healthy breakfast waiting for guests every morning and made a tasty soup we could eat for days. Liza has lots of knowledge and experience to help any traveler. I highly recommend her home.

Mini User Profile
March 2017
Terrific house in Escuza, easy to find and close to town center. You can even go watch a movie if you have the spare time at night.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Much success with your further education. I am sure you will both do extremely well!
March 2017

Nicole User Profile
March 2017
Nice house and location but bugs were an issue
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Bugs! Where? Not there before or that I know about. Why wasn't I spoken to?!
March 2017

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Escazu, Costa Rica · Joined in June 2011
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.

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 23 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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