About this listing
The most highly recommended B&B in San Jose on Trip Advisor. Conveniently located in one of the best neighborhoods near the city center. Walking distance to the great restaurants, galleries, shops and museums. Friendly and knowledgeable hosts.
Relax and immerse yourself in the beauty of our home's tranquil, multicultural and open-minded ambiance. Share some stories around the fountain in our lovely garden, breakfast on fresh tropical fruits, homemade breads and jams, organic cereals, yogurts and rich Costa Rican coffee.
We have 2 guest rooms available, each with a queen-size bed, that share an attached bath. If you need space for 1 or 2 guests, please book "Casa Abierta Rm#1" or "Casa Abierta Rm#2". If the room you are requesting doesn't appear available, try the other. If you need space for 3 or 4 guests or if 2 guests each want a private room, please book "Casa Abierta Rm#1 & 2". If any room does not appear available on the dates requested, contact us as we may be able to accommodate you.
The home is a bit more than 205 square meters (2200 square feet). The first floor consists of a great room (living room and dining room with an adjoining interior garden and patio), guest bath, large modern kitchen with all appliances and utensils, pantry, laundry room and a guest room and bath. Upstairs there is a den/library, large master suite and two guest rooms, each with a queen bed and direct access to an adjoining bath.
The downstairs floors are covered with a rich terra cotta tile while the upstairs floors and built-ins are all of fine Costa Rican hardwoods. Our home is decorated in rich earth tones and features hand carved woods, mimbre, wrought iron, fine fabrics and carpets and a collection of multi-cultural art. Almost all of the furniture was handmade in either Honduras or Costa Rica. There is wireless internet service throughout the home, a wide screen HD television, a music system and a large eclectic selection of music.
Casa Abierta is a project of Leading Change, a Costa Rican non-profit association whose purpose is to promote the transition to a more equitable, conscious and sustainable world through education, model business projects and building mutually beneficial alliances with other agents of positive change. The fees paid through Airbnb are a donation to support our projects.
Although the bedroom we offer is a private space, the rest of of the home is available for you to enjoy throughout your stay. Great conversation and daily breakfast are included. Laundry services are available upon request.
Although not intrusive on your privacy, our host is available to share interesting conversations and meals and assist you in any way.
Why stay in the suburbs of Santa Ana and Escazu, far from cultural activities and requiring expensive taxis through heavy traffic to get you where you want to go.
We are located in one of the best neighborhoods in the heart of the city – centrally located, safe, quiet and within walking distance to the University of Costa Rica, galleries, museums, parks, theaters, cinemas, fine restaurants, shopping areas and excellent public transportation. At the end of our street is a lovely park that runs along a creek for several blocks.
Easy access to all forms of public transportation. We can book tours and transportation needs.
If you have any booking problems send us a message as we may be able to accommodate you. We are happy to assist you in any way. Just ask!
Only registered guests, please. Sorry, but we are unable to allow smoking inside the home or accommodate travelers with pets.
About the Host, Casa
Casa Abierta is a project of LeadingChange, a non-profit association promoting the transition to a more equitable, conscious and sustainable world through education, model business projects and the development of mutually beneficial alliances with other agents of positive change.
Other projects include the development of a sustainable and self-sufficient community in the north of Costa Rica and creating small joint venture businesses with poor low-caste families in India.
We are happy, open and respectful, enjoy sharing, building relationships and doing what we can to create a better world.
Our simple faith is in love and compassion with no need for complicated philosophy, doctrine, or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple. Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are - these are ultimately all we need.