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About this listing

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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The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Security Deposit: $206
Weekly Discount: 8%
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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

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.


Cancellations

Moderate

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


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

65 Reviews


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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

Daniel User Profile
May 2017
Very friendly and homely, located out of town in a nicer suburb of San Jose. Thanks for all the useful information and conversation.

Betty User Profile
May 2017
Thanks Liza for your hospitality, kindness and generosity. I had a lot of fun staying at Peanuts! All the reviews that I read on Air B & B are accurate and met my expectations. You and your place attract wonderful and special people. I hope to see you next year!
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
I think you are the only person who has ever read all my reviews! I am so glad you had a good time here. Come back for more fun and exchanges with great guests like yourself!
May 2017

Devi User Profile
May 2017
This is an amazing place to stay, especially if you are a first timer. Liza makes everything nice and simple and she has wealth of knowledge about Costa Rica overall and San Jose specifically. Definitely one of my top AirBnB experiences so far.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you for your kind words, Devi. It was truly a great experience to have you here.
May 2017

Ray User Profile
May 2017
I visit SJ several times a year for work, and Liza's place is by far my favorite place to stay. The rooms are great and the location can't be beat. I recommend it highly!

Marcelle User Profile
February 2017
What a great start to my Airbnb experience!!! Liza is an amazing host, anything you need or want, Liza will know where you can go or put you in touch with someone who can help. As soon as I arrived, Carlos the driver picked me up from the airport and got through the afternoon peak hour traffic with no worries. Liza greeted me at the door and showed me the house to get me oriented. The house is beautiful and well organised for the amount of people staying there. Which also makes this is a great place to meet people. Lucrecia the house maid is fantastic, it was lovely to see her smiling face everyday. It is centrally located so if you would like to go to the grocery store, go for coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, catch a bus, go to the dentist or shopping at the multiplaza all is within easy walking distance. There is also the amazing Cocina Eclectica, which is a 2 min stroll away where you can have an amazing meal cooked for you. The room has everything you need. Comfortable bed, clean bathroom, huge cupboard, drawer space, desk & good lighting. I especially like the full size mirror, and water jug is a good touch. I found it very easy to organise my belongings to accommodate my daily routine. I've now moved to another house in Escazu but only because Liza is booked out. I miss the place already and the great atmosphere. I look forward to visiting again and highly recommend.
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
What a nice review, thank you, Marcelle. I do have amazing people that I collaborate with and great guests, like yourself too!
February 2017

Dieuwke User Profile
December 2016
Staying with Liza feels like coming home. Her Airbnb is cosy, interesting and full of travelers from all over the world. I hoped that I would meet people to hang out with and I did. Liza was very helpful, told me many stories, had great tips as to what to do and see in the area and answered my questions. Breakfast & coffee is lovely! The cats are adorable. I'm the house there are several cosy nooks and places where you can chill with a book. The third floor (amazing view) was my favorite place! Would definitely come back here!!
Liza User ProfileLiza is a superhost.
Response from Liza:
Thank you for your kind words, Dieuwke. I hope our paths cross again one day. It was my pleasure to get to know you. I wish you great success with your music therapy!
December 2016

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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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