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Charming B&B in Best Neighborhood: Irazu Room
Charming B&B in Best Neighborhood: Irazu Room

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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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.ffee.

Irazu is a spacious, high-ceilinged, beautifully furnished room with queen bed. If Irazu room does not appear available please review 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, our Poas and Irazu rooms and our Orosi Suite. 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.

Guest access

Although the bedrooms 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 breakfast 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

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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 assist you in any way. Just ask!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 20%
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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

Only registered guests, please.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

148 Reviews

Check In
Nancy User Profile
June 2017
Dary is an excellent host. Always available. Very helpful!! The place is cozy, clean, peaceful, comfortable, the breakfast was excellent.. the area very secure, walking distance to restaurants, museums, night life, shops, etc. The best part was the excellent time and conversatio. With the host. Love the place and definitely will come back and 200% recommended!!

Eric User Profile
May 2017
Casa Abierta was the perfect place to stay in San Jose - I felt right at home even on my first day in the country. Darrylle was a fantastic host - really welcoming, hospitable, and a pleasure to talk to. Also really enjoyed the homemade breakfasts every day. I'll definitely be staying again!

Daniel User Profile
May 2017
Darrylle is both an interesting and gracious host. His home is beautiful and he goes above and beyond to deliver a quality stay. I would certainly stay with him again or recommend his place to friends.

Darcy User Profile
April 2017
Greatest stay ever! Darrylle is an amazing host ! Will definitely come back!

Patty User Profile
April 2017
Darrylle's place is comfortable cozy....and very clean. Our bedroom and onsuite exceeded my expectations - both size and quality of materials. His garden patio draws you in for a quiet read or conversation. Loved starting our day with Darrylle's yummy Costa Rican breakfast! Thanks for your hospitality! We had a lovely stay visiting our son.

Hadiyah User Profile
April 2017
Darrylle is an amazing host! He is a wonderful person to converse with and extremely knowledgeable about the area. His house is located in a very cute neighborhood that's not too far from downtown San Jose (about a 20 min walk or a $3 Uber ride). The small garden in the back of the house is perfect for having quiet moments or peaceful conversations. Lastly, the housekeeper, Maria, is an absolute gem! She has such a warming smile and cooks the best breakfast food! When I return to San José, I will definitely stay with Darrylle again!

Floortje User Profile
March 2017
Darrylle has a lovely b&b in one of the most hip neighbourhoods in San José. The house is located in a gated community with a guard in front. Lots of restaurants and brewpubs just a 5 minute walk from his lovely home (try Wilk for great artisanal beer tasting). Its great just to sit in the wonderfull (allbeit small) garden and have a homemade ice tea. Full use of the kitchen. Tasty breakfast made by his housekeeper Maria. Darrylle is very welcoming and an overall interesting person. He lives in the house, and is a wonderfull host. Would definitely stay again.

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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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