Relax and immerse yourself in the beauty of our home's tranquil, multicultural and open-minded ambiance. Breakfast on fresh tropical fruits, homemade breads and jams, organic cereals, yogurts and rich Costa Rican coffee,
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.
Share some stories, explore ideas on how we can develop a better world and enjoy an intimate inside experience of what life can be like in Costa Rica.
Casa Abierta is well organized and clean, but relaxed, warm and meant to be enjoyed. Great conversation and daily breakfast are included. Laundry services are available upon request.
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.
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 B & B Rm#1" or "Casa Abierta B & B Rm#2". If the room you are requesting is booked or 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 B & B Rm#1 & 2".
Although all bedrooms are private spaces, the rest of of the home is available for you to enjoy throughout your stay.
Although not intrusive on your privacy, our host is available to share interesting conversations and meals and assist you in any way.
We are located in one of the best neighborhoods in 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 provide safe, comfortable and efficient airport transfers for $50 and can book other tours and transportation needs.
If you have any booking problems or if both rooms appear unavailable send us a message, as we may be able to accommodate you. We are happy to assist you in any way. Just ask!
A wonderful tranquil stop. Darrylle and Bill were very hospitable and so embracing and ready to answer questions. How could we forget the beautiful, spotless space with homemade cookies and wonderful breakfast and the perfect hosts. I can't say enough, other than it would have been perfect to have a couple more days. Thank you!
We are absolutely delighted to have gotten to stay at Casa Abierta. The home itself is beautiful and peaceful. It is in a quiet location, within easy walking distance of good restaurants and stores. But I simply cannot say enough about our wonderful host! Darrylle truly invests himself in getting to know every guest, and in providing support tailored to each individual. He was available from the time we arrived in Costa Rica to give directions and recommendations. He was so gracious. He also has a "family" of friends available to enhance his guests' stay -- for example, he arranged for a skilled practitioner to come to the house and give me a massage, facial and pedicure. Also, the lovely housekeeper prepared terrific breakfasts; she did our laundry for a minimal fee as well. She was especially sweet with my 8-year-old son! We had the privilege of going to the Saturday open-air market with them -- what a treat. Darrylle puts great care into every detail of his guests' experience. The peaceful environment he has created, and the very authentic interest he takes in every guest were a great gift to us. I very enthusiastically recommend Casa Abierta.
We stayed at Casa Abierta the night before our trip back home. I wished we could have stayed longer! Darrylle, our host, was very welcoming and gave us great recommendations about San José. The room was very clean and well-maintained. There was also hot water (this was a nice treat after staying at a few places during our trip that had only cold water). I felt very secure in this area, as the location is in a gated neighborhood with proper security out front. I'd definitely come back on my next trip to San José!
We stayed our first night in Costa Rica at Casa abierta and it was the perfect start for our holidays. The house, the patio and our room were beautiful and comfortable. Wonderful host, great breakfast (I loved the gallo pinto&banana bread) and comfortable beds. Darrylle and Bill gave us lots of tips for our trip and arranged another pick-up place for the Interbus.
My husband and I spent the last 3 nights of our two weeks vacation at Casa Abierta and it was one of the best choices we made during the trip. We loved the place!! The house was beautiful and the room was clean and cozy. We felt so comfortable that we came home early every day and spent our evenings chatting with Darrylle and Bill. We had very interesting conversations and learned a lot. Also, Darrylles cakes and tea was soooo good!! We are so happy to have become friends with Darrylle and Bill.
Excelente anfitrión lleno de sorpresas vitales, casa muy acogedora y limpia. Maria, la asistenta, nos preparaba todos los días un gran desayuno con mucho cariño. Tiene un patio con una pequeña fuente que invita a la meditación, para la que Darrylle proporciona cojines. En las proximidades hay un excelente restaurante macrobiótico.
Casa Abierta is a fine place to stay when visiting San Jose. Mary was gracious and very helpful, the accommodations were clean and comfortable. The internet connection was strong, breakfast was tasty and locally sourced, we would definitely stay at the Casa again.
Have only stayed here very short, but was a really nice an clean house. Very good beds.
Het was een heerlijke start van onze reis in Costa Rica! Omdat Darrylle op reis was nam Mary zijn taken over en dat deed ze perfect, we voelden ons thuis. De dag begint met het beste ontbijt van heel Costa Rica vers klaargemaakt door Maria. De kamer is ruim met een heerlijk bed. Mary heeft ons de buurt laten zien en we zijn de stad in en uitgelopen vanuit het huis. Prima ook om s'avonds terug te lopen. Al met al een heerlijk verblijf en zeker een aanrader!
Staying at Casa Abierta with Mary was absolutely delightful and I would recommend it to anyone visiting San Jose. The space is clean, charming and I felt right at home. The food was fabulous and Mary provided me with exceptional care. Thanks again!
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