Clean, spacious and safe private room with en suite, close to all amenities. Included: WiFi, linens/towels. Washer and kitchen available for use. Backyard with room to exercise, kettlebells provided. Large shared living/dining room with cable TV.
Being in the center of town, we are walking distance from all kinds of amenities...grocery stores, restaurants/bars, shopping, parks, bus stops and more! Heredia is a beautiful, peaceful town located only 20 minutes from downtown San Jose and the airport! Our house is family friendly and in a very safe area of town. We are a bilingual (English/Spanish) household.
Please no smoking. At night, please have respect for the neighbors and keep noise to a manageable level. Please clean up after yourself, especially if you are using a shared area. Also, the room is for the renters only.
La casa de Krista, es un hogar lleno de amor y respeto, sus hijos son increiblemte respetuosos y me hicieron sentir propiamente en mi hogar
Tambien debo comentar sobre el silencio que hay en la casa todo el timpo y uno ni se da cuenta de que hay niños en la casa.Recomiendo este "Hogar a todos los que quieran un lugar tranquilo en Heredia, Costa Rica "Pura Vida"
My wife and I had an amazing stay with Krista, Ben and their wonderful kids. This was our second trip back to Costa Rica and we wanted to explore some of the surrounding towns near San Jose and this was a perfect launch point to be able to easily explore the area. Krista and Ben go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and at home as well as always being willing to help in any way possible. They are great people with very well behaved children. The kids were great and we thoroughly enjoyed interacting with them during our stay. We very much appreciated that they speak English as well as Spanish and this came in handy more than once! The house is very, very nice, it is clean, well kept and offers modern conveniences such as hot water, tv and appliances. Our room was spotlessly clean and the bed was comfortable. We had plenty of privacy when we needed it but also some great conversation and interaction during our stay. Their house in Heredia is close to down town San Jose, Alajuela, the airport as well as tourist destinations such as Poas National Park. The bus is very accessible from their house and is very easy to use along with being very affordable compared to taxi's and rental cars. We took the bus to Poas and it cost around $14 total for the trip. The bus to San Jose is less than $2 ea.. Krista and Ben referred us to some very good eating establishments as well as things to see and do. We left feeling that we had made some new friends and can't wait to see/stay with them again! We highly recommend staying with Krista and Ben and I can't imagine having a bad experience. You will enjoy them, their children, the beautiful house and the location. Don't be fooled by the busy streets and all the noise as it completely disappears later on when it's time for bed and you can hear a pin drop late at night. Thanks again Krista and Ben we'll see you again soon!
I had a wonderful experience with the Balke's. I was studying at Intercultura and the location was perfect to get to the school and central to the town. Te room and bathroom were exactly as shown and very clean. The Balke children are lovely, very sweet curious and respectful. I would completely recommend staying with the Balke's.
Comfortable bed and wonderful accommodation. Krista and her family were so welcoming and we enjoyed meeting and playing with their dear children. The area of town seemed safe and secure and excellent location downtown. We hope to return again before we fly back to Alaska.
Krista and Ben made me feel very welcome in their home. Great hosts! The most welcoming and pleasant Airbnb hosts yet! It was a good room to spend the week but I also had a great time hanging out!
Their house is in a nice, central part of town. Good access to buses and they were very helpful in helping me find my way around.
I stayed with the Balke family for three weeks while studying Spanish at Intercultura Language School, and I had a very wonderful experience living there. They are very friendly and made me feel like part of the family, while at the same time respecting my need for privacy to study alone in my room. Krista was very helpful with finding my way around the city and with Spanish. The bedroom was bright and spacios, and I had a nice private bathroom with hot water. They provided me with towels and let me use their washing machine. They also have three children who are sweet and very curious about their guests. The children were also respectful of my space. It was a very positive experience. When I accidentally left my yoga mat there, they messaged me immediately to let me know and kept it safe for me until I was able to return to Heredia. I also left for one week to study Spanish at the Samara school and felt safe leaving a bulk of my belongings there while I was gone. The house is very secure and the Bulke's are very trustworthy. They are a very nice, warm and loving family and I highly recommend them as hosts. Additionally, the neighborhood is safe and it is less than a five minute walk to Intercultura and the central area.