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Charming B&B in Best Neighborhood: Orosi Suite
Charming B&B in Best Neighborhood: Orosi Suite
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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 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.

Our Orosi Suite consists of two bright, spacious and nicely furnished rooms, each with queen-size bed and direct access to an attached bath in between. If Orosi Suite is not available or if you only need space for 1 or 2 guests, 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 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 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

Review all our listings at:

If you have any questions, concerns, booking problems or any of the rooms appear unavailable send us a message, as we still may be able to accommodate you. We are happy to assist you in any way. Just ask!

Free parking on premises

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
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

1 night minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Laxman User Profile
April 2017
Lovely place. Good times, great company, excellent conversation. Of course the wonderful cookies, herbal tea and excellent breakfast - tops it all.

Alejandro User Profile
January 2017
Staying at Darrylle and Kanti's place is the way to go... To begin, their house was in a upcoming and safe neighborhood with lots of trendy restaurants and bars, once inside the home we felt welcomed by the clean and tidy atmosphere. Every room in the house felt just right, neatly decorated and practical with space for your belongings. Empty closets and drawers available same as when in a hotel, clean modern bathroom with lots of fresh towels. Flowers around the house added that extra feel of good energy. Breakfast was superb every morning with fresh fruits and homemade bread and other local foods. From the moment we met them we knew we were in the right place, they made sure to welcome us and treated us warm yet very professional. In addition they were always concerned about our safety and wellbeing making themselves available if we needed them. They offered us transportation from and to the airport for a nominal fee. Highly recommend to stay at their place.

Gecole User Profile
August 2016
Darrylle and Kanti met us at the airport and drove us to their beautiful home for a reasonable fee. The home is clean and elegant and centrally located. My sister and I walked downtown to all of the national museums and the national theater. We also could walk a quick 5 minutes and get to restaurant row where there were plenty of yummy places to eat. The housekeeper, Maria, prepares a delicious hot breakfast every morning. Darrylle has lived in San Jose for 22 years so he was an excellent resource and personally made excursion and restaurant reservations for us. We highly recommend this B&B. Even a woman traveling alone would feel safe and welcome in this lovely home with these kind hosts.

Shawn User Profile
August 2016
Darryl and Kanti were great. Helpful in giving me directions around town, highlighting the best local restaurants and overall great conversation.

Gecole User Profile
August 2016
We visited this lovely home two times. Darrylle and Kanti are welcoming hosts who live in a very clean and spacious home. The house is an easy walk to a hip strip of restaurants and a refreshing 20 minute walk from downtown where all of the museums and theaters are located. The house is in a gated community and we felt very safe. Also the housekeeper Maria prepared a hot breakfast every morning. It was delicious! Do yourself a favor and make time to visit this lovely home.

Leslye User Profile
August 2014
Absolutely beautiful and if its possible, better than the pictures. 15 minute walk to downtown but in a quiet safe neighborhood with plenty of restaurants within a few blocks in two different directions. Darryl was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our conversations with him and his friend who was visiting. Breakfast was spectacular and abundant. We highly recommend Casa Abierta!! Can't wait to return.

Jennifer User Profile
September 2013
We have nothing but good things to say about our stay with Darrylle. We needed one night at the start and finish of our vacation in Costa Rica, since we fly in/out of San Jose. Darrylle's home is ideal for a couple, singles or a small group of friends. He is very friendly, respectful and is open to deep conversation, making our time with him more fulfilling than if we'd stayed at a hotel. He provided airport transportation for $40 a ride, a wonderful breakfast, drinks and homemade cookies for snacks. Darrylle retires to he room at 7pm but we were free to go in & out as needed for dinner. His neighborhood is clean & safe, with a lot of restaurants in walking distance. The accommodations are very charming and comfortable - more than expected. Enjoy your stay at Casa Abierta!

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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
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