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).
Non smokers only please. This is a smoke-free, cigarette smell free, butt 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 16 - Oct 7, 2015 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
Liza is an excellent host, communication with her was very quick and she was willing to make arrangements and accomodations for me and my husband. The house is very comfortable and has everything you need to have an enjoyable time in Escazu. This is a perfect location, close to Cima Hospital, Chain Restaurants (Mc Donald's, Starbucks, P.F Chang, KFC) Multi Plaza, Price Mart, etc. She is also very helpful and knowledgeable, she gave us great suggestions for places to visit, shops, restaurants and local cafes. You won't regret booking with Liza! Come and enjoy the Pura Vida! ;-)
My husband and I LOVED Liza's place! Not only was it in a beautiful and safe neighborhood, the house was lovely on both the outside and the inside. The pictures are dead on to what the house looks like and what each room looks like. Liza so graciously worked with our schedule and greeted us at 1 a.m. (which is WAY past her original check in time). She greeted us with a smile and was very delighted to see us and show us around her humble abode. The rules of the house were easy to follow and she also had helpful tips and suggestions posted around the house that allowed us to respect her home and also other Costa Rican homes. The topical breakfast was very refreshing and always ready for us in the morning. We were given a detailed tour of the house and we learned more about Liza's life testimony. We were able to come and go as we pleased and Liza referred a great taxi service that was affordable and easy to use. We absolutely loved our stay at Liza's home and can't wait to book our next trip to stay with her!
Beautiful home, and fantastic host! Liza was extremely helpful and made us feel very welcome in her home. Spacious bed rooms, comfortable beds, and lovely decorations - plus only a short taxi ride away from San Jose centre.
Liza is incredibly warm and welcoming; a superb hostess. Always willing to answer questions and provide recommendations about local attractions and tours. She even went completely out of her way to accompany me downtown, explaining the bus system and provided a hand drawn map.
We felt completely safe in the neighborhood, and after using a taxi the first day, we rode the bus everywhere. We even had an adventure of taking the wrong bus, ending up in an outlying town and being guided to the correct bus by a local! It is a decent walk to the bus stop, Wal-Mart, and local shops. After 10 days, I actually lost a couple of extra pounds :)
We stayed in both the Arenal and the Mountain View rooms. Clean, nicely appointed and spacious. Liza's breakfast was both gorgeous and delicious, something to look forward to each morning.
The highlight for me was meeting the other guests, getting to know them, the opportunity to share private tours. My teen daughter said her highlight was relaxing in the courtyard with the cats (seconded by me!)
The best of both worlds; if you're a private person or couple, no pressure to socialize, but the opportunity is there.
I do recommend ear plugs for light sleepers, city noises and early morning birds are both noticeable.
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!
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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 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!