Our living room as seen from our dinning area. Open floor concept.our dinning area
ART HOUSE in great neighborhood
Hosted by Juanjo!
Juanjo! is the host.
2 guests
2 bedrooms
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
2 bedrooms
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Im a social active gay guy, traveling, food and art are my favorite activities, next to hanging out with friends and having dinner parties (or just regular parties) I love having people over to share bits of our life, we live in the city and love it.

The space

Nice house located in a bohemian neighborhood, 10 - 15 min walking distance from San José downtown and 15 min walk to San pedro (Universidad de Costa Rica)
Love art and design as clean organized spaces.
There are 2 bedrooms, so feel free to write us even if the calendar seems full. Both with double bed. There is an air mattress for 1 more if needed,
Fully equipped Kitchen, laundry room.

What to expect?
A nice clean place, good vibes, warm friends, open minded people. Art all around. Security. Comfort. Supermarket downstair

Located in Between barrio Escalante and Yoses, a very nice neighborhood, surrounded by restaurants, bars, yoga schools and the University of Costa Rica's main place for running and walking.

Taxis 24/7 with service at the door. Cheap buses. Walking distance from San Pedro, San Jose, Guadalupe and train station.

Our place is next to The main street, so it's very easy to get public transportation.

Our flat is peacefull, but we Live in The middle of The city, so keep this in mind. Cigarette smokers allowed only in The balcony.

You're welcome to use our kitchen as if yours and laundry. You have Your bathroom to share with other guests, - if there are more -

Im very social, we treat our guests as friends that we welcome in our city so I can to take you along in our social activities such as going out for a walk, a drink, dinner or also by hanging out at home, sharing wine, beers or any other relaxation elixirs :)

I like independent people, but I am always available for give our reccomendations and support.

We love our neighborhood, is eclectic and vibrant yet full of history, lots of options for food & drinks, restaurants, bars and cafès all very close to our home. Barrio Escalante and Yoses used to be one of San Jose's old residential parts but when the city grew it became surrounded within it and it's mostly wealthy home owners emigrated to the outskirts of the city, now it's gone through some changes that made it a new hot place for city living

Taxis from San Jose downtown-home cost around $4 (2000 colones).
The house is next to the main street, so there is a bus station 50m away from home.

The Atlantic train station is 5 - 10 minutes walking distance with trains to Heredia, Cartago and La Sabana.

Since Im living next to a main street My home can be a bit noisy during the day, but it is peaceful during the Night

Guest access

You are welcome to use our kitchen as if yours, our bright and open living room, our balcony where we relax with all our friends who come by for a coffee or to say hi, you're always welcome to join us

Interaction with guests

We're very social, we treat our guests as friends that we welcome in our city so we try to take you along in our social activities such as going out for a walk, a drink, dinner or also by hanging out at home, sharing wine, beers or any other relaxation elixirs :)

Smoking allowed
Buzzer/wireless intercom
Wireless Internet

House Rules

1. Cigarettes on the balcony or patio only
2. Tolerant/ open minded / respectful
3. The house must be clean.
4. Two Shared Bathrooms with us. Try to be as clean as possible.
5. Must like gay people! :)


86 Reviews

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Chas User Profile
March 2017
Juanjo a talented fashion illustration artists seeking greater accomplishment. he is also the art director of a fashion magazine.

Chas User Profile
March 2017
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Chas User Profile
March 2017
The art district is a block away. Funky trains passing on two sides. The best IPA ever tasted (La Pelona). The atrium right inside his door. Shopping and busses to the downtown mall right there

Cyrus User Profile
March 2017
Juanjo is a fine person and great host. His art house is unique and well decorated. The room is basic, but a decent value. The location is fantastic for travelers seeking a great variety of restaurants and nightlife, not very touristy yet, and an opportunity to experience a youthful, hip Tico urban scene. I will rent again when in San José.

Chidimma User Profile
February 2017
Great space close to Barrio escalate with lots of restaurants and bars. Quick 15-20min walk to city center. Didn't get to meet the host but he was super responsive via messenger and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) and checking in was easy. Would stay again!

Alexa User Profile
February 2017
Really lovely house in a great location! Unfortunately Juanjo was not there when we stayed, and that mixed with my limited access to internet made it a bit stressful trying to find the location. I don't think it would be a common problem though! He was very willing to communicate.

Frances User Profile
November 2016
Thank you Juanjo, Carlos and Christina for being so welcoming. I enjoyed my time at the Art House. The location was perfect. It was only one block from my language school and the grocery store was just down the stairs. There is a bit of a noise issue . For me, the location far out weighed the noise. You all were so kind and I appreciated it. Muchas Gracias, muy amable. Cookie

San Jose, Costa RicaJoined in June 2011
Juanjo! User Profile
Hi! Im Juan, an artist / graphic designer based in San Jose, Costa Rica. I live in Los Yoses, a neighborhood on the east side of San Jose. My apartment is nice and bright, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, in a great location, 20 min walking distance from downtown. Nic…
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