Charming B&B in Best Neighborhood: Poas Room
Hosted by Darrylle
Darrylle is the host.Darrylle is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 private baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 private baths
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A bit of paradise in the city, Casa Abierta is one of the most highly recommended B&B's in San Jose. Elegant home in the heart of quiet and safe Barrio Dent/Escalante, considered by locals to be the "in" neighborhood in central SJ. Walking distance to top restaurants, gastropubs, galleries, shops, museums, parks and the University of Costa Rica. Scrumptious breakfast. Gracious and knowledgeable hosts.

The space

Relax and immerse yourself in the beauty of our home's tranquil, multi-cultural, warm and welcoming ambiance. Savor the handcrafted furnishings, the collection of local art, the loveliness of the garden and fountain with its constant array of visiting birds. Enjoy interesting conversations, sleep in quiet elegance and breakfast on fresh tropical fruits, local delicacies, homemade bread and jams, organic cereals, yogurts and rich Costa Rican coffee.

Poas is a spacious, high-ceilinged, beautifully furnished room with queen bed. If Poas room does not appear available check all our listings at:

If any room does not appear available on the dates requested, please contact us as we may still be able to accommodate you.

The first floor of our home consists of a great room (living room and dining room with an adjoining garden and patio), guest bath, large modern kitchen with all appliances and utensils, pantry, laundry room and our Barva room. Upstairs there is a den/library, large master suite and our Poas and Irazu rooms. The downstairs floors are covered with a warm terra cotta tile while the upstairs floors and built-ins are all of fine Costa Rican hardwoods. The 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 high-speed wireless internet service throughout the home.

Guest access

Although the rooms we offer are private spaces, the rest of the home is available for you to enjoy throughout your stay. Great conversations, local recommendations, and daily breakfasts are included. Laundry services are available upon request.

Interaction with guests

Although not intrusive on your privacy, the hosts are available to share conversations, meals, and assist you in any way.

Other things to note

Review all our listings at:

If you have any questions, concerns, booking problems or any of the rooms appear unavailable send us a message, and we will do our best to accommodate you. We can book transportation, tours and assist you with other needs. We are happy to help you in any way. Just ask!

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Only registered guests, please.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

172 Reviews

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Annie User Profile
October 2017
What a lovely stay. Everything about it was great-- the house is beautiful, the bathroom is luxury compared to other Costa Rican commodes, the cookies and tea in D's garden was delicious and chatting with our host was the best part. You should stay here. I know you'll like it.

Chia User Profile
July 2017
Darrylle is wonderful. He is welcoming, warm, friendly and very kind. We enjoyed his home and our conversations with him. The space is very safe, clean, spacious and tranquil. It is about 15min from downtown (by car) and 30min by foot. His home is located in East San Jose and the neighborhood is well taken care of and safe. We enjoyed walking around the area. There are many restaurants, pubs, and cafes within walking distance if you are willing to wander. Breakfast was delicious and comforting. If you're looking for a home away from home this is the place for you. Darrylle is more than willing to help with recommendations and reservations if needed. Thank you so much for your help and a great experience.

Ted User Profile
January 2017
It was great but if you are driving your own car have Darrylle give you instructions on how to find the place. There address in Costa Rica is like no were else I would hate to be a postman there

Shan User Profile
December 2016
Great house and great host. Even we had to leave by 6 in the morning, Darrylle and Kanti were still very kind to prepare breakfast for us. The house is also super nice. Strongly recommend!

Alex User Profile
December 2016
If we can describe the Casa Abierta apartment in two words that will be : absolutely immaculate ! Masterpiece in all respects - aesthetical, hydienic, architectural, social, etc... Darrylle & Kanti are wonderfull hosts and excellent companions - worm, hospitable, generouse, intelligent! We enjoyed staying in their house immensly! And we'll remember it forever. Alex and Anna.

Scott User Profile
December 2016
Excellent hosts and location.

Liberty User ProfileLiberty is a superhost.
December 2016
Absolutely fabulous! Everything about Casa Abierta that is!

San José, Costa RicaJoined in January 2011
Darrylle User ProfileDarrylle is a superhost.

Social entrepreneurs, travelers, photographers and lovers of good taste, our home and family are where our souls reside. Our simple faith is in love and compassion with no need for complicated philosophy, doctrine, or dogma. Our own hearts and minds are the temple. Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity no matter who or what they are is ultimately all we need.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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