About this listing
Make your stay in San José Down town a beautiful one! Located within a 5min. walk from museums,parks,theaters,supermarket, pharmacy,restaurants, bus stations and a 15 min. taxi ride to the east or west side of the city. Great Location!!!
New!!... Fully equipped , refurnished one bedroom apartment, ideal if you come for vacation, have to work , come for medical turism or if you just want to know the feeling of living in San José. It is located in the Hotel Area of Downtown, but it is not a hotel, is your home away from home. Located on the 5th floor of the building it has a great view to the north side of town.
You can count on having everything you need for a light breakfast, there is also a laundry room and assigned laundry day. Sorry no maid!!... but if you plan on a long stay we can arrange for one to come once a week for an extra charge.
Interaction with Guests
I will meet you when you arrive to hand you the keys and show you the apartment , if I can not do so the building manager will be there. He is a very nice guy, doesn't speak english but manages to communicate with you. If there is any need he will call me at your request.
If you have to leave early morning there is a drop box where you can leave the keys.
I will be just a message or phone call away just in case anything comes up or if you need any instructions on moving around San José.
The apartment is located near hotels, restaurants,parks and museums it is in a nice side of town. Like any city that you are getting to know you should never be over confident, when you arrive I will be more than happy to give you instructions so you can get around. If I can not greet you personally at your arrival please send me a message and I will give you instruction on how to get around( there are some if you read " Getting Around". The places is just three blocks away from central avenue where you can find very nice shops a nice street walk, and see the beautiful National Theater or the Mail Building which are one of the land marks to see in San José. You might want to go take a peak at the Hotel Costa Rica, which is the first hotel built in San Jose in the early 1900's.
This map is a good guide to see all the nice buildings and parks in San Jose:
If you are coming in, in a rental car there is a 24 hour parking lot just 50 meters away (the building doesn't have parking lot). If you have access in your phone to internet it is much easier to get around Costa Rica with an app called Waze.
If that's not your case and If you want to go to other places in San José , or even if you are going to the beaches or volcanoes, the bus stations are located very close.
I also recommend you go to the Hotel Aurola Holiday Inn, which is only two blocks away and book a one day tour , there is plenty of places that you can visit and return the same day.
You can also take a taxi outside the main door, and within a 15 to 20 minute ride you can go either to the west side or the east side of the city, where you can find all the exclusive shopping malls.
You can find in the apartment a map of San José that will help you to get around, but I highly recommend that when you first arrive and want to go out to get to know the city, take a left from the main door and at the first street light take a right towards Central Avenue (three blocks), you can begin exploring around from that point on.
Either the international airport or the national airport are within a 25 minute ride.
Other Things to Note
You can ask for a roller bed for another guest with no extra charge. There is a community laundry room and it will be available to you only upon request, so if you need it please let me know so I can arrange date and time for you to use is. Be aware you are staying in a large city and there is much traffic and people around the neighborhood specially in week days.
All the neighbors are young professionals and work from 9 to 5, they are very quiet and You will find they are great neighbors!!... They expect the same from you. No Smoking allowed. If you need to use the laundry room you may do so, but should ask for availability. Love pets but the place is not right for them , sorry about that! Last but not least, NO local girls or boys allowed as acquaintances, and no loud parties permitted.
Although we never had the pleasure to meet her, Marie was a very accommodating host. She had someone meet us at the front door and show us the ropes. The apartment was very clean and lived up to all other previous positive comments. Marie was also very easy to get in touch with and responded quickly. We were only here for one evening but would definitely stay here again if ever back in San Jose. The city itself, we found difficult to navigate, but this did not detract in anyway from our Air B&B experience. Thanks Marie!
Lovely clean apartment in San Jose. Marie was kind enough to accommodate our needs and provide an extra bed. She also left juice, tea, coffee, and cookies. We easily found the 24 hr parking lot ($16) and Juan met us with the keys (he was very helpful and helped us do laundry also). In the day this was a quick easy walk to the restaurants and theatre, in the evening we felt a little uncomfortable walking back to the apartment but not as bad as other areas of San Jose! ALSO a hot shower after a week on the coast was like heaven! :) Thanks again Marie!
Marie was extremely helpful & accommodating. We had arrived late & she was there to meet us & show us around upon arrival. The place was very clean & we had a great night sleep!
Marie’s place is great! She is very friendly and provided prompt and clear communications throughout my stay. The apartment’s in downtown San Jose, so I was able to walk everywhere I wanted.
I’ve stayed in commercial and Airbnb rental units throughout Costa Rica for the past 4 months, and I’m really impressed with how Marie furnished this apartment! The photos of the apartment are 100% accurate—I ate several of the apples sitting on the kitchen table :P
The apartment is very tastefully decorated, super clean, and contains high quality furnishings and materials throughout: the interior walls have a unique paint job, there are very nice prints on the walls, a super comfy bed, thick and fluffy towels, new and high quality tableware/silverware, the list goes on and on.
I’d definitely recommend Marie’s apartment to anyone wanting to stay in downtown San Jose, and in fact, I’ve already booked a 2nd stay with her ;-)
I had a very good experience at this place. The location is great, the view from the high floor is great and the bed is great :)
Marie's handyman Juan Jose welcomed us and was very nice with everything even though we arrived later than expected. Highly recommended!
Fantastic apartment close to the centre of San Jose. Gracious hostess and great support from the building manager on site to ensure that we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Only three streets away from the National Theatre (gorgeous building), museums of art, gold and culture. Supermarket within three blocks.
Marie was very accommodating regarding our late arrival and met us outside the building. The apartment is very clean and well-organized. She provided snacks and coffee for the morning. The building felt very safe. Although our stay was short, we enjoyed the apartment.
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