If you want to enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica with all its charm, this is the place for you! Located 10 minutes south of the capital of San Jose, the house is up the mountain, with cool weather and gorgeous views. The gardens are filled with tropical plants. You can take walks up to the quaint little town of San Antonio or day trips from here to the volcanoes, the rain forest, and even to the beach. The coastal town of Puntarenas is less than 1 hr away.
I did not get to meet Grace in person but Cynthia, her sister in law, was there to greet us. Cynthia was very helpful in getting us settled into the house. I had an over all positive experience. The house was very clean and cozy. I felt very safe and secure in the area the house was located. It was totally what we needed for our trip. Only one thing could have made my experience excellent, a solid wifi connection. The house we stayed in shares wifi with Cynthia's house which is right next door. The wifi is spotty in the house which was a bit of a bummer because we needed the wifi for work. Cynthia and her husband did their best to accommodate us by trouble shooting as much as possible. It was out of their control and I think the wifi and 3/4 G just doesn't work very well anywhere in Costa Rica from my experiences.
Graces place was absolutely perfect.. It was way up there on the side of a mountain but still in town. Not in a neighborhood that you go out and stroll in, but we weren't looking for that. It was spacious,clean, well stocked and very comfortable. Very homey. Her sister and brother in law were and nephew who live next door were extremely pleasant and helpful.The airport is barely 20-25 minutes from her door step. I would recommend her place to anyone needing to be close to the city of San Jose.
Grace owns a beautiful home in Escazu. The area is relatively quiet, and the neighborhood is very charming. The home was perfect for our group of 3. I believe it can be a great space for a party of up to 4 or 5 people. We felt very comfortable at the house.
Grace and her family were incredibly hospitable. The house is even better than the pictures. I found the yard and the house very relaxing. There's lots of interesting neighborhoods and restaurants in the area if you feel adventurous. I enjoyed hiking up the mountain on a various routes. You're rewarded with great views.