True costarican experience 15 min from downtown
True costarican experience 15 min from downtown
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Are you a student looking to studying abroad? Or just looking for a place to stay with locals on your next vacation?

If you answered "Yes" to any of those, then these apartment is for you!


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House Rules

MUST-HAVE qualities of the would-be tenant(s):
-Non smoker.
-Early bird (most the family members work and have early rutines, so we get up early every day).
-Sociable and Respectful.
-Responsible, Honest and Trust-worthy.

NO pets allowed.
NO loud music or parties after 10pm.
NO orgies or overnight guests allowed.
NO drugs allowed.
NO extra guests.

Again, a family lives right on the same property, so make sure to follow security measures such as checking in at reasonable hours and making sure all gates are properly closed every time you leave/enter. Also, we are an eco-conscious family, so make sure to use resources responsibly (use only the necessary water and leave lights off when you're not using them) and to properly dispose trash. Organics, meaning food leftovers and fruit skins, must be thrown into the compost in the backyard; while hard plastics, cans and paper must be cleaned and thrown into the recycle bin; everything else goes in the regular trash.

As you may have seen on the reviews, sometimes, out of the goodness of her heart and an instinct for hospitality, my mother will offer guests some food. This is an occasional gesture so please do not take it for granted and expect her to have to feed you and make her feel it is her duty to do so. We charge an extra fee in case you want typical costarican breakfast included during your stay.

Just use common sense and we'll get along just fine!

Note: we're LGBT friendly :)



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

2 nights minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Aubrey User Profile
July 2015
The host canceled this reservation 47 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Jt User Profile
June 2015
It is hard to put into words the great experience I had with this rental. The Bogarin family is incredibly kind and welcoming above and beyond what may be expected. They quickly invited me for meals and refreshments, showed me the area, drove me around San Jose, and answered endless questions about the city and country. In addition from renting from them, I could quickly call them friends. If you are looking for a lovely experience in Costa Rica with an even lovelier family than this unit is the right choice. It was clean, comfortable and very spacious. It was well-equipped to make the stay convenient. I strongly recommend this unit!

Amanda User Profile
February 2015
The family made us feel really welcome. We arrived in the afternoon and the next morning we were invited to breakfast, which was a very traditional Costa Rican dish of, Pinto. The mam, Maria is a really good cook and would often come out to the garden to offer us snacks that she had prepared. The apartment is actually a lot bigger in the photo's and the bed is big and comfortable. The only issue we had was with the curtains, they were very thin so if you are not an early riser it is hard to sleep on. The neighbourhood had everything that you need in close vacinity, shops, bars, supermarket and a big shopping centre, 'Lincoln Plaza' all within walking distance. Right outside the house you can catch the bus to San Jose which is great as they are very frequent, the only downside is the noise which can be heard in the apartment and shakes in the wind. Overall we would really recommend for people to stay at Thais's place. The family will really do what they can to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Nicole User Profile
September 2014
I have had such a nice time here that I extended my stay another month! I am renting the second floor apartment which was furnished exactly as stated in the description, very nice, spacious and comfortable. The whole Bogarin family has been so warm and welcoming and made me feel like family. Thais's mom has cooked some delicious "typical Tico" dishes for me to try and I have gotten to practice my Spanish with her. They have all made sure I had everything I needed and helped me find my way around the San Jose area and other places around Costa Rica. The neighborhood is nice and quiet, two blocks from the bus stop but with everything you would need in walking distance: grocery stores, restaurants, parks, banks, even a large mall. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay!

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San José, Costa RicaJoined in March 2014
Thais User Profile

My family has been in the turist business for over 30 years and I even went to school for hotel management, so hospitality is at the heart of our home.. in accumulated experience, you could say the Bogarín family has a PhD in hosting!

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