About This Listing
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This is the calendar for the GARDEN room which is separate from the rest of the house with a private bathroom and a step away from the garden. This room is appropriate for only one person measuring at 8 X 8 Ft with a twin or double bed and a desk, lights etc.
See also the calendars and descriptions for the POAS, ARENAL, BOYERO, GRAND, DELIGHT, MTN VIEW rooms and ask me about the availability of the COURTYARD room.
Rates start at $28.-$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!
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 in week-ends so it is almost like having your own bathroom.
The GRAND room is a huge room with jacuzzi and is one of our two largest rooms.
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.
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 houses. 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
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Cell Phone Boat Travel –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-4PM, 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.
Breakfast will be served for all guests here for 5 days or less. Those guests with weekly and monthly rates will be served breakfast for 5 days, and will have the use of the kitchen for all other meals. You may still have breakfast served to you from the 6th 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.
No guest pets allowed.
From Sep 15 - Oct 7, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
Dining Room -- Books are something that we love to share, over 250 DVDs to watch during down time
This was an incredibly fine treat for my second visit to Costa Rica. I was initially hesitant to go to Ezcazu as I thought it too far from my San Jose destination but it was well worth the trip! And not nearly as far as I had thought. Liza is a fabulous hostess with a real flair for making you feel that yes, you are getting the luxury as advertised! She was extremely helpful in helping me get oriented to the area and on how to get to my San Jose destination. I will definitely go back and loved my little room. All the rooms are fabulous and the kitchen is a definite plus. I want to keep this a secret treasure but that would not be fair!
Best of all was the breakfast and community feeling that allowed me to meet fascinating people on all their travels. Even more delightful was the opportunity to go around the corner for a gourmet treat at Joanna's and have such interesting dinner companions. It made it all not just a place to stay but an enriching social experience.
When my prearranged driver from the airport did not arrive to meet my flight in the middle of the night a phone call to Liza quickly got the problem sorted out and me on my way to the house. She interviewed a cab driver over the phone who was offering to take me gave him directions in Spanish then told me it was safe to get in his cab and come to the house. She was there waiting to open the door with a big grin and a warm wrlcome at 330 am! Thank you Liza...!!
Liza's house was absolutely beautiful and lots of quiet havens as well as communal gathering places, in and out. The neighborhood is in a safe suburban area, where everything is walkable - shops, buses. There is also a taxi driver, Carlos, who speaks perfect English and is on hand for local trips and tours.
I was in Costa Rica, alone, for the dentist and arrived quite anxious about everything; but Liza went above and beyond to make my stay as comfortable as possible. We even had a house party, where I met the other guests (even dental patients) and shared their experiences.
It was a home from home and I intend to return in 6 months to finish my dental work.
I was more than happy to have a repeat Stay in Liza ' s home!
Really, this is THE place to book your stay while in the San José area. Clean, safe, gorgeous and easy access to everything you would want!
(see my other review, but really all I have to say is Just Book and you will be Very Happy )
Very nice house in a great location.
Lisa is a great host,welcoming and very helpful, and took care of things quite immidiately when needed. The house is very clean and nicely decorated, and feels like home. Defiently a place to return when I'm back to the city.
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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!