Several common areas to gather, read, nothingDining Room -- Books are something that we love to share, over 250 DVDs to watch during down time
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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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 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, COURTYARD, KOLBI, GRAND, DELIGHT, MTN VIEW rooms.

Rates start at $18.-$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).
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.

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1 single bed

Free parking on premises
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM

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-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.

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.

No guest pets allowed.

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Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

72 Reviews

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Jessica User Profile
September 2017
This bnb is simply OUTSTANDING. The host is very attentive and hospitable. The house is beautiful and well-appointed for guests. I did not want to leave. Every detail has been thought out to make your stay worry-free and enjoyable. Communication with the host is great. Do not hesitate to book your stay here. I'd love to return.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you Jessica for your very nice comments. Tho I saw little of you as you were coming and going, you always had a happy smile on your face, even if it was 5:30 in the morning. I am glad that you enjoyed the guesthouse and also that you enjoyed your short visit to Costa Rica. Please come back and stay longer.
September 2017

Daniel User Profile
August 2017
A perfect stay! A perfect host!
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
You make it easy for any host!
August 2017

Richard User Profile
August 2017
Liza's place is everything it is advertised to be.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you, Richard. I look forward to your next stay. Thank you for your contributions to me and others in the house.
August 2017

Rhonda User Profile
July 2017
I loved everything about Victoria's home. The energy, décor, & the other guests. It was an awesome experience. Finding this home was a 'divine' connection.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
There are more gifts to be had here in Costa Rica. Come and explore.
July 2017

Laura User Profile
July 2017
Firstly, my stay started with an upgrade, which was fabulous. Victoria really wants you to feel at home and be part of the family. She is flexible in terms of breakfast needs and dietary needs. She was always checking in with a smile and was enthusiastic about recommendations of restaurants and markets (she offered to take me with her on the first day I was there). She has a fabulous set up here, complete with kitchen for your own meals. The roims are clean, spacious and bright. Make sure you go to Joanna' s if you visit, the food is better than most high end restaurants. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and I am absolutely returning to Costa Rica just to stay here again. P.s her coffee is excellent.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
I can't wait for your return. Remember, schools are in Costa Rica too!
July 2017

Ellen User Profile
July 2017
If you need or want to be in the vicinity of Escazú for a long or short visit, I cannot imagine a better location. The options available are sure to meet any individual's or family's needs. Liza does not use the title "concierge" but it is certainly fitting. She is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and if she doesn't know the answer to your question, she can surely put you in touch with someone who does!
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you, Ellen. Transition coach?!
July 2017

Kay User Profile
June 2017
This place is great! All different size rooms on 3 stories. Its gated and there are guards on two corners so security is great. Liza loves her place and it shows. Whatever you need she will help you and draw you maps to anything. It's on a quiet street but close to Multi Plaza, Walmart, Office Depot and about anything one would need. There is a very unique dining experience just across the street that's a must. And she is a very experienced massage therapist right there in the house! What more could you want? and so reasonably priced! Great choice!
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you for coming and sharing your most interesting life and adventures. Maybe you can stay long next time. I hope you found everything in very good order down at the other homestead!
June 2017

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Escazu, Costa RicaJoined 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!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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