I’m a lawyer from Oakland, California. I first visited Costa Rica in 2006 and fell in love with the country, its people and culture. I ended up buying some land just outside Nicoya, Guanacaste the following year. I found a terrific contractor and wonderful architect, and in 2009 they designed and built the beautiful spacious house you can see in the pictures. I stay there two to three months a years. My close friend in Costa Rica, Cesar Briceño, who is just finishing up law school, lives in the downstairs the entire year and takes care of the house and garden for me. I’ve decided to rent the upstairs of the house to provide some extra income for Cesar and to help pay for upkeep. I’m new to AirBNB, but I’ll try my best to make your experience a great one!