About this listing
This is a 70s James Bond open plan design hilltop house with stunning views over the whole central valley, the capital, national stadium and airport etc. Simply stunning at night. The terrace has a hottub and is surrounded by private gardens.
Ideal for first and last night stays in Costa Rica for honeymooners and groups around 8-12 people. There are 5 bedrooms including an exuberant honeymoon suite and there are two living areas on different levels and open-plan kitchen all with stunning views of the valley and gardens. An incredibly peaceful and private setting.
We are about 20 minutes from the Int Airport if traffic is light and easy access to bars and restaurants in Escazú and about 15 minutes from the center of San Jose. We can provide transport, food and a laundry service and advice about tours and activities in Costa Rica with some unique options . . .!!
The official addressing system in Costa Rica is slightly different then many countries. (no street names and door numbers). It is a good idea to have a map and/or GPS with you. We can send you address / GPS co-ordinates upon confirmation of your booking.
Other Things to Note
This is a 70s James Bond style open-plan designed mountain-top house with impressive panoramic views over the whole Central Valley from east to west including downtown San Jose ,the National Stadium , the International Airport etc. You can see almost everything in the Central Valley and will be perched high above the rest of San Jose in a very quiet, private and exclusive setting. This is one of the best views and even better at night, simply stunning.
Ideal for first and last night stays for your vacation in Costa Rica. It would be a perfect start for your honeymoon or vacation great for families or groups of friends up-to 12 people, although we have had groups of over 20 by being creative with the sleeping arrangements. There are five bedrooms including an exuberant honeymoon suite and there are two living areas on different levels, both with interesting bronze chimney stack features with gas fireplaces. The kitchen in the heart of the house also enjoys the impressive views and is surrounded by landscaped gardens. This combination creates a great atmosphere, and a unique style which many have likened to a 70s James Bond style house, so it is an ideal place to recover from your flight and relax with plenty of space. We have a a music center and speakers throughout the house, where you can choose your own music.
We have an area which can be converted into a private cinema as we have a projector and giant 150" screen, excellent for watching films or sporting events. This area could also be used as a dancing area or even to put on a show.
The cozy honeymoon suite is one of the best rooms in the house and is perfect as a romantic, sensual getaway with the stone walls and clever subtle lighting, with its own brick fireplace, and has a large modern bathroom. The other rooms are average sized, normal bedrooms with basic decoration and access to basic bathroom facilities, the bedrooms are not the main feature of the house. The open-plan design and different levels make it ideal for parties and for groups to socialise.
There is a large terrace and balcony with exuberant gardens to enjoy during the day or in the evening, enjoy hanging out and eating and drinking outside, whilst watching the rest of the San Jose Central Valley down below. We also have the relaxing company of Luna, a beautiful affectionate Harlequin Great Dane who lives at the house and welcomes all new guests.
We are about 20 minutes from the International Airport, if traffic is light and easy access to shops or bars and restaurants in Escazu and about 15 minutes from the center of San Jose. We can provide transport, a laundry service and advice about tours and activities in Cost Rica, including nightlife options. There is private parking available for 7 or 8 cars.
We are currently continuing with improvements to the property and minor details outstanding which does not effect guests in any way, so we are offering very attractive prices for the moment.
We offer dinner and breakfast, local family style cuisine at reasonable prices by prior arrangement.
Breakfast $7 pp
Dinner from $15 to $20 depending on the menu.
Actually they are not house rules but small reminders, the same as in your home. Turning off the lights and locking up before going to sleep. For your security and maintenance of the house, there is a permanent member of staff in an outside garden room.
It was an amazing experience the host Jonathan is an amazing guy , the house is great , and you can fall in love with the pet "luna" a great danish dog
We were a large group of friends (9 people, three of us sleeping in the honeymoon suite which is just BIG), that used the house in order to spend some time together and have a little party. You probably will not regret staying there, especially for that incredibly cheap price.
Unfortunately is the fact, that Jonathan and Pamela are actually living there, being kept really short in the description. We got along with each other well, nevertheless it was an unusual situation and sometimes kept us a little reserved.
The house has an impressive furnishing, surrounded by the most beautiful plants and trees. It was a shame that the pool wasn't working and that we didn't get informed about that before, but still, over all, we were really satisfied. It was a great weekend!
I'm happy that you all enjoyed the weekend. Pamela the housekeeper lives in one apartment under the main house and Jonathan in the other , not in the main house ...we always make it clear we have a permanent presence for many obvious reasons as it is a boutique hotel and we aim to give a good value service for the price..which we did.
We enjoyed our stay at James Bond House. Beautiful view of San Jose. Need a car to move around but Jonathan organized us a driver to take us around during our stay, as well as picking us up from the airport when we arrived!
We had a great time! Thank you Jonathan, Pamela and Luna
Nice. A real treasure hunt to find it. We were a bit surprised at the shared accommodations. From the listing, we both had the impression that we would have the place ourselves. That was not the case and a bit disappointing. However, Jonathan, Amy, Allen, and Luna were delightful company, once we got used to the idea.
My parents spent an awesome nights at Jonathan's Mountain House ! Definitely a great place to stay ! very comfortable and welcoming. The view over the city was perfect and the staff was extremely friendly ! I really recommend this place. Thank you on their behalf.
Beautiful house. Allan welcomed us with a delicious lunch after our long trip, and also made a us breakfast the next day! He was very accommodating, and made sure we had everything we needed. Note that this house is up a mountain, so you must get a taxi if you need to go anywhere. Allan was able to arrange private taxis for us, and our staying was very beautiful and relaxing!
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About the Host, Jonathan
I left England when was 18 and hitch-hiked through Europe,Africa to India overland which was a life forming experience,. I left with about $100 and returned 2 yrs later ..I had little money I stayed with local people ,or hostels or slept rough whatever I needed to do. Later as a professional investment consultant I have lived in Hotels throughout Latin America for nearly 20 years. I can tell you the best way to travel is not always in Hotels ...experience living and sharing with the local way of life ,with real people it is a far richer more rewarding experience. I believe in the concept of integrated tourism this is what we offer it is a much better way to travel ...