My name is Lisa Marie and I help my grandma run her AirBnb.
Grandma lives in the quaint, Costa Rican town of La Garita. She has over 10 small houses to rent on over 10 acres of property. If you're looking for a comfortable, real Costa Rican experience, I would have to recommend Norma's!
Grandma Norma has been renting out space in her house since the 90s, and expanded and built little houses on her property several years ago. There are three pools, a tennis court, and a space for events (dancing, yoga, etc) on the property. There's enough space that you can avoid everyone if you'd like, or drop by the communal kitchen/pool area to socialize with the rest of the guests.
My grandma's nickname is "the umbrella" because she is always lucky. In Spanish, that's 'paraguas.'
I'm currently studying to receive my MFA in creative writing. I graduated from NYU with a degree in Philosophy.
I can't live without:
* chocolate-covered coffee beans
* King of the Hill and Jurassic Park
* iced lattes
* 24-hour delis
* snarky blogs
My life motto is the typical Costa Rican life motto: PURA VIDA! It means "pure life," but translates better into "life's good."