Safe Room - close to airport SJO

Villa - Private room · Pan American Hwy, Belén, Heredia, Costa Rica
Wolfgang

We have another room available here:
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Your host, Wolfgang
19 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

We have another room available here:
https://www.airbnb.de/rooms/2298763

The Space

We rent the lower floor of our Villa on the Green, in a safe & gated comunity. Double Room with bathroom & shower for 1-2 persons.
We are only 5 minutes from San Jose Airport close to 4-5 star hotels and country club with golf.
In the shopping mall only half mile from here, you can get anything you need. We have free Internet W Lan and you can park your rental car in a safe place. We have a buss station to San Jose, Heredia or Alajuela very close to the comunity gate.
Inside the residencial is a recreation park and playground for kids.
Ask us for rental cars, starting 149 US$ a week, LDW included.
We also organize tours to Costa Ricas National Parks .
Buss Station and some stores very close to the residental.

Check in time after 3:00 P.M.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $9 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $129 /week
Monthly Price: $395 /month
Cleaning Fee: $9
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • The house is beautiful. We were delighted with the area, lovely surroundings and comfortable, clean rooms. There is a little store about 5 min. walk to pick up some snacks so we didn't have to go out to a restaurant. Oliver even made us a nice cup of coffee on the morning. It is @ $11-14 cab ride from the airport. Make sure you take the official taxi. I was fooled by someone and paid $20. This home was a delightful start to our trip. Recommend very highly!

    May 2014
    Wolfgang
    Response from Wolfgang:

    Tks a lot for your stay at our home. You are always welcome! The taxi from Airport is only 11 - 13 US$ or 6000 Colones. May be you got the wrong taxidriver! We recomend ONLY the orange Taxis with the "AEROPUERTO" sign on the door and not the RED ones from Alajuela, as they rip you off!
    So everybody Keep atention to take ONLY AIRPORT Taxis!

    May 2014
  • Not a good experience.
    - Showed up late at night at the airport.
    - The host denied that there was a reservation.
    - Was left late at night with no place to stay in San Jose.

    I booked and received confirmation from Wolfgang and payment was made through AIRBNB. We messaged back and forth and I let him know that I would be arriving at 10:30PM in San Jose. On the night of my arrival, I called him in the cab from the airport to his place. He very confidently told me that there was no reservation, that he didn't have space and that I must have made a mistake. I reminded him that he and I had spoke via airbnb; he assured me that there was no space and that I had made a mistake.

    I was forced to find a place to stay at midnight. Had to take a taxi back to the airport area and stop at several chain hotels before finding one that had space. What should have been a simple, affordable stay for one night, turned into 30USD in taxis and a $149 hotel room.

    Wolfgang offered to wire me a refund personally in order to avoid having to deal with airbnb. I don't know whether that's good or bad... He also requested that I not write a review on AIRBNB as he feels that it would hurt his business. I chose to write an honest review because I feel that people traveling should know what they're getting into.

    To his credit, he offered me a free night's stay if I come back to San Jose. That doesn't help me but I guess it's something.

    For me, the expense is a pain but more than anything, it's being stuck late at night without a place to stay that bothered me. Perhaps this is a one-time mistake on his part... I can only talk about my experience.

    Happy Travels.

    May 2014
    Wolfgang
    Response from Wolfgang:

    Not a good experience with Clayton, was my failure! He arrived late in the night and I have made a mistake (first time since I am in airbnb) and did not print out his Reservation, as I was in the National Park Corcovado, when I received his Reservation. It happened and I am very sorry about this. What I do not underestand is, that he rented a 150 US$ Hotel , because right in front of pur residencial are serveral hotels with rates fro 50 - 75 US$ (Adventure Inn) and went back to the Airport, where Hotels are very expensive. I offeréd him to find a solution directly with him, as airbnb takes days or weeks to answer, I offered him a free stay in our house and also could discuss his adicional cost, but not 200 US$, when renting a room for just 20 US! He never answered and gave us a very negativ Review, never meet him personally and never stood in our home. This is not fair and everybody can read our other Reviews from airbnb guests from the entire world, who are very happy with our residencial and help. Some guest arrive midnight, others travel sometime early in the morning at 4:00 A.M and we call Taxis for our guests, WE DO EVERYTHING FOR OUR AIRBNB GUESTS . I am shure that new guests will visit our nice home Close to Airport in a quite and safe residencial and that Clayton cannot ruin our Review Image. I do not recomend him , as he is not willing to find solutions and compromise in a dificult Situation! It was my failure and it will not happen again, we are all humans! Tks to the airbnb comunity to understand this.

    May 2014
  • Très belle terrasse, confort dans la chambre avec bonne salle de bain. Le service de Wolfgang et de son fils a été bon. L’emplacement est sur, place pour la voiture et proximité pour l’aéroport.
    Номальная место с соответствующей цена поблизости от аэропорта. Провели первую и последнюю ночи нашего вояжа в Коста-Рику. В 10 минутах хотьбы есть супермаркет и пара ресторанов.

    April 2014
  • The house is in a safe/gated community. I arrived about 11 pm as expected, and fortunately, the taxi driver was able to call and connect with Wolfgang to let me in. The bedroom was fine and the house quite lovely with a nice view to the garden. I had a meeting at a near by hotel for the next 3 days, and I didn't see anyone after that arrival night. It was very quiet and nice to awaken to the birds in the morning! The price was excellent too.

    March 2014
    Wolfgang
    Response from Wolfgang:

    Tks for your stay in our home, you are always welcome.
    I was travelling with a Turistgroup to Manuel Antonio National Park during your stay at our home, but my son was there for your check inn.

    March 2014
  • Friendly and welcoming hosts Wolfgang and Oliver; I felt like a trusted member of the household. Emails were quickly responded to.

    A plaza about 1km from the house (walkable) includes a Fresh Market with ATM that dispenses US$ and/or Colones, as well as several restaurants. My wife and I enjoyed delicious wood-fired pizza, smoked salmon, and tiramisu at an Italian restaurant here on our last night in San Jose.

    I was a little concerned about engaging a (reliable) taxi service for a 4am trip to the airport. Oliver arranged this for me, and the cab was waiting outside the door at 4am as requested.

    March 2014
  • Great room in a beautiful home. Very considerate and kind hosts.

    March 2014
  • We only stayed with Wolfgang for two days, but it was very pleasant. His place is
    very nice, safe and very close to Cariari. He was having problems with a busted water pipe so we had to go outside to turn the water on and off to take showers, etc. He was waiting for the plumber to come and fix it. We were there on wed. and thurs. He felt bad about this trouble, but encouraged us to use water whenever we needed it. Hopefully, it is fixed by now. Wolfgang was very accessible and helpful. We enjoyed chatting with him.

    March 2014
  • Beautiful house and garden in a gated community. Quiet surrounding streets that are good for a walk or run, with many beautiful gardens that are a welcome sight if you are a northern-winter refugee. Shopping and restaurants within walking distance, including a Fresh Market with ATM about 1km away.

    Friendly and welcoming hosts Wolfgang and Oliver; I felt like a trusted member of the household. Emails were quickly responded to.

    A pot of coffee was always available to guests. I was also offered me a bowl of delicious homemade soup on my first day. Although not part of my contracted room amenities, Wolfgang kindly brought a mini-fridge to my room on the first day of my stay, since I was staying for several days.

    The airport is nearby with a $12 cab fare. To catch a cab, go to the cab-dispatcher outside the arrivals door, who will call a cab for you. Beware the cabs lined-up outside the entrance may try to charge as much as $25 for the same trip.

    If you need to get into the city, you have the option of a 450-colones bus ride from a stop near the entrance to the gated community. I waited about 10 minutes for a bus when going into town on a Saturday afternoon.

    Although the house and neighborhood are very quiet, the highway to San Jose can be heard, even though it is about .5 km away, and some flight paths from the airport pass nearby, beginning before dawn, so if you are a light sleeper, and sleep with windows open, earplugs may be helpful.

    March 2014
  • We stayed at Wolfgang's place for one very short night before our early flight the next morning. The house is beautiful, and our room was large, had a very comfortable bed and it's own bathroom with a nice shower. Wolfgang also has two adorable kitties, who we cuddled with before bedtime. :)
    The place was really easy to find and is in a nice, safe, gated community, just off the highway. Just tell the guard at the gate that you are a guest of Wolfgang. We had our reservation printed out to show him as well, and it was all good. It took us about 10 mins to get to the airport the next morning.

    March 2014
  • My husband and I stayed with Wolfgang for a very short evening before leaving to catch a flight home from Costa Rica. His home is in a nice/safe area and is clean and comfortable. He's about 5-7 minute drive to the airport. I would stay again. Thanks Wolfgang.

    December 2013
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Deutsch, English, Español
School
Goethe University Frankfurt
Work
Own business - Tours in Costa Rica & Rental Car Services.
About
We love Costa Rica, the nature and national parks and the beautyfull beaches. Living here over 6 years .
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