Nice and quiet room in large and sunny 3 bedroom apartment. Very quiet area but within easy walking distance to downtown (4 short bus stops or approx. 10-15 min walk).
Medical Stay - Students - 1 month plus welcome
We speak English - Spanish -German
The room faces the backyard and if you are lucky and wake up at the right moment, you'll see a hummingbird fly by. Instead of traffic noise you will wake up hearing the birds chirping.
Start the day with a leisurely breakfast, that comes with fresh fruit, a good cup of coffee or tea, real bread and marmalade or cereal. We also have a Magic Bullet if you'd rather mix up a smoothie.
We have a large colorful living room with large windows letting in a lot of sunlight, which really is the place to sit and relax, read a book and check the e-mails and plan out your trip.
If you don't speak any Spanish or little, no problem. We also speak English and German. French is rusty, but I have a neighbor that can help if needed.
I have tons of books around, bring one and leave another one.
In case of any questions, just ask and I'll be happy to answer them.
You get use of the kitchen and washing machine and if needed you can surf on one of our computers.
The room has a private, ensuite bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
That is up to you: entirely.
We love to share and enjoy common meals. We can toss a coin who cooks. We have been on trips, walked downtown and hung out in the local bars, but we respect the space and silence just the same.
We have some great restaurants and bars only a few blocks to the north in up-coming Barrio Escalante or head on over to San Pedro with it's night time hustle and bustle from the university crowd. Since my son Noel has turned 18 this year, he'll be happy to be your guide.
In case you are staying with us on the weekend, join us for a trip to the farmers market, where we stock up on fruits and veggies. In case you'd like your adrenaline going, join me for a bike ride.
We are 1 block from Avenida Central in Barrio Francisco Peralta / east of Los Yoses / south of Escalente (East of downtown and before San Pedro).
During the day catch the inexpensive buses that pass by every other minute to move around, once it gets dark you are better off catching a cab.
Bus stop is one block away. Any bus saying: San Pedro works
For your trip from the airport we can recommend a great shuttle service for $ 30 flat rate or if you arrive during the day you can catch the public bus from the airport to downtown and then a cab which all together will cost around $ 5-7, which is what I usually do too.
Close to the UCR, Veritas, U Latina and some other universities.
Other Things to Note
For years we have tried to help the animals that cross our path and we do have a couple of friendly dogs and cats, which we have rescued off the streets and which we haven't been able to place into permanent homes yet. While the 2 cats mostly keep to themselves and will hide from you, the dogs will go for a walk with you anytime. They know the neighborhood pretty well and will lead you along.
We offer Medical Stay, Semester abroad, homestay and are also a great choice for those wishing to take some language classes in San Jose. We speak English, Spanish and German and on occasion give personalized Spanish classes on-on-one. These can be started via (website hidden) to get you ready for your trip and then enhanced while you stay with us. There is also a very good Language School close by, some of my guests say the best.
We always enjoy meeting nice people and are pretty easygoing.
Our dogs are used to visitors and love treats just not during dinner. They can have all the leftovers after and will wag their tails just as much. They also love going for walks or a jog, for those that like the company.
Please, no smoking in the house.
This was my second time staying with Alexandra, and I'm glad I get to add more to my review... because THE BREAKFAST! Not only is she a helpful, friendly and very generous host, but both times she made me the most delicious breakfasts! I can't wait to return to Costa Rica and stay with her again. Also, if you're a pet lover, there are the sweetest animals running around.
Alexandra is a perfect host. She will show you around if you'd like, but she and the room give you privacy also. The room is simple and comfortable, and Alexandra has it fully equipped with books and toiletries if you need them.
Alexandra was very helpful as it was my first time in Costa Rica. She was great as my flight was delayed and happy to chat with my taxi driver who didn't know the San Jose area. Breakfast was lovely as well!
Nice apartment in a great neighbourhood close to town. Most friendly host Alexandra will help with anything and has maps and books, wifi too.
Bedroom was good size for one with ensuite and good hot shower.
Few dogs and plenty of cats but they don't bother guests.
Great stay and would recommend and would stay again!
My host Alexandra was very accommodating and super helpful! She and her son who are fluent in three languages were always available to answer my questions concerning local travel in San Jose and also trips further, like to the beach at Jaco or to the airport. They took me to the farmer's market and offered me breakfast and lunch every day I was there. I came home late some nights and nobody was bothered. My room was small and simple, with plenty to read and my own private bathroom. I would absolutely stay there again, the location, the view and the value can not be beat!
I had an amazing stay at Alexandra's place, I felt home the moment I arrived! Alexandra is an amazing host and really does everything to make you feel at home. She is concerned about her hosts and is always willing to give some advise, share a cup of tea or take you for a walk at the local market.
I really liked the room: it has a private bathroom with a shower, which is really great, and the bed is comfortable. The place has everything you need and you can spend some time in your room or in the common spaces, wether you want some privacy or feel like having a chat with Alexandra or the other guests.
I really recommend this accommodation and will be back soon!
Alexandra was the perfect host, she made me feel very welcome and at home. She baked delicious pretzel bread for breakfast and was very helpful with arranging tours, transfer and had maps and information.
The property is in a good quiet location with a beautiful mountain views for the large windows. There were also friendly cats and dogs at the property. I also saw the hummingbirds from the bedroom window in the morning.
A perfect Airbnb experience!
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Love to read, enjoy the days as they come. Every now and then a stray comes along - some have stayed, while other cats and dogs have found new homes, so there is always some assortment of 4 legged friends around.
I have started to add a couple of additional listings from very good friends and I do vouch for each of the listings added. I hope that these listings can round out a trip to Costa Rica!