Family Friendly & Nature Lovers

Homestay in Mozotal - Calle Copalchí - Goicoechea, Costa Rica

About the Homestay

Suburban Eco friendly
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

I am a peculiar retired Kinder garden and Spanish teacher living in my home located 10 minutes from the city. Our home is surrounded by gardens filled with hummingbirds, butterflies, and a variety of birds. My older son lives with his family in his own house located in the back side of the lawn. Our home has a total of 5 bedrooms. Foue of them are available for rent. It has a living room with comfortable furniture, kitchen made of fine wood, large dining area, terrace with a grill, and an outside terrace with a view of one of the orchid gardens. There is also a mini studio apartment available for rent which is completely separate and located in back of the house. The backyard has furniture for relaxing or reading among the banana trees, sugarcane, mango trees, and more. in the gardens we have some chickens and roosters. Marlene is "The Lady" who loves cooking, sowing plants, swimming, reading, and art. We love taking care of and getting to know our guests. Spanish lessons are also available for an extra fee. Also, if you are interested in doing volunteer work during your stay, we would be happy to set you up with something that interests you.

Additional Info

speak Spanish and English. There is parking for three cars

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access

Bedrooms available for booking

   

Wave
From $16 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room does not Have windows but still has plenty of light. It has 2 single beds made of fine wood, a nightstand, Wi-Fi, and shares a bathroom with another room.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • TV
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$22
$28
Weekly Price
$126
$182
Monthly price
$480
$750
The stars
From $16 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$22
$25
Weekly Price
$141
$157
Monthly price
$500
$600
Mini Studio Apartment
From $22 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

The mini studio apartment is separate and located behind the house. It has 2 twin beds That Can Also Become One double bed. It Also has a sink, refrigerator, table with 2 chairs, small kitchen with gas stove, kitchenware, sofa, and washing machine.

Facilities
  • TV
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$29
$32
Weekly Price
$182
$210
Monthly price
$660
$810
Kekos
From $20 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

The room has a small window opening to the outdoor terrace, double bed, closet, 2 nightstands, a desk, TV, and Wi-Fi. It Also Has Its own bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower with hot water. Furniture and countertops made of fine wood and marble.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$25
$30
Weekly Price
$154
$196
Monthly price
$600
$750
Corals
From $18 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room has two windows, a double bed, closet, nightstand with lamp, desk, TV, and Wi-Fi. It Has Its own bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower with hot water. Furniture and countertops made of fine wood and marble.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$24
Weekly Price
$140
Monthly price
$540
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About the Area

Our home is located 10 minutes from the city. Nearby, we Also have a small grocery store, schools, and a pharmacy. The bus stop is only 150 meters away, Which can take you to the center of our capital city (20 minutes). In San Jose there are supermarkets, various types of stores, shopping centers, restaurants, banks, hospitals, museums, theaters, universities, and more. There are many bus terminals Also That can take you all over Costa Rica to see the different volcanoes, beaches, mountains, rainforests, and Also to the airport.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Full Board

House Rules

We ask you please That Maintain a clean room, only smoke outside in the garden, be Careful with kitchenware, be honest, and Have respect for our home. Also, please ask for permission before Having outside guests in our home.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

25 Reviews

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    Canada
    Age 75+

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    France
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    Marlène est une hôte très sympatrique,
    Elle se préoccupe de ses hôtes dès avant leur arrivée, en leur fournissant le contact d'un taxi qui les mènera directement de l'aéroport à chez elle, sans surprises...
    Elle vous donnera ses conseils sur les lieux qu'elle estime intéressants.
    Une bonne adresse hors du centre de San José, au calme, mais avec un accès facile à la ville, grâce aux bus qui s'arrêtent tout près.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marlene  in ,

    Hola Paul.
    Muchas gracias por sus comentarios positivos, me alientan a seguir ofreciendo un buen servio a mis huéspedes.
    Saludos cordiales.

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    United States
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    March 2018

    Marlene was a wonderful hostess. She was very helpful with bus schedules, taxi pickups and arranging tours for us. On Saturday we were able to accompany her to the farmers' market, experiencing an aspect Costa Rican life we would have otherwise missed. The meals Marlene prepared for us were delicious, with fresh fruits and vegetables. While in Costa Rica, I had some dental surgery, and Marlene went out of her way to prepare food according to the recommendations of the dentist. Very accommodating.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marlene  in ,

    Hola Jim.
    Muchas gracias por sus lindos comentarios, fue un placer atenderlos como mis huéspedes, saludos a su esposa e hija,un abrazo.
    Marlene

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    Canada
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    March 2018

    My stay with Marlene was nice and I recommend staying with her if you want a homely stay. She accompanied me to the Central Market, prepared traditional Costa Rican dinners and arranged for early taxi pick ups when I needed.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marlene  in ,

    Gracias Tan por su comentario, fue un placer atenderlo.
    Un abrazo.
    Marlene

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    Switzerland
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    February 2018

    Bon accueil, excellente cuisine, très disponible, propre

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    China
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    October 2017

    If I have a chance to go back Costa Rica, I will stay in her house again.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marlene  in ,

    !Gracias!.

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2017

    I had a wonderful experience with Marlene. I stayed with her twice. Once for 3 months and then again for the weekend. Marlene makes sure that you are taken care of and you feel safe. The breakfast is fresh fruit everyday. Marlene is a great person to have conversations with, you can learn all about Costa Rica and really up your Spanish with her because she was a Spanish teacher! Marlene felt like my second mom, she is a lovely, caring, kind lady. Her is beautiful and has a garden with butterflies and rabbits. I live in Costa Rica now and we still talk to this day! I will go to her house again maybe for a weekend just to hang out with her, that's how awesome she is. Thank you Marlene for everything, mi tica familia! Un brazo!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marlene  in ,

    Hola Meygan.
    Muchas gracias por tan cariñosa evaluación, el sentimiento es mutuo. Yo la he seguido por facebook y veo que la bebé está preciosa y cada día más saludable y grande, tenemos que ponernos de acuerdo para ir a conocerla, un fuerte abrazo, saludos.

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    Jamaica
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    June 2017

    My stay with Marlene was a memorable experience, Marlene has a natural motherly instinct and puts extra effort into making sure that all her guests are well taken care of. She knows her country well and is very helpful with booking transportation, and in planning excursions, She is very easy to talk to and I felt as if I had known her a long time. She makes a special effort to make her guests feel at home and I felt very honoured to have been included in some private family events. Breakfast was always very nicely presented and I had the pleasure of having several suppers with her, she is an excellent cook, and would not hesitate to stay with her again, should I ever re visit Costa Rica, Thank you Marlene from the bottom of my heart, you are a wonderful woman, I adore you.

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    New Zealand
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2017

    Would reiterate all the positive comments about staying with Marlene! So lovely, amazing cook, took us to a local village festival on Sunday which was such a great experience and only knew about because of her local knowledge. Also a former Spanish teacher so that's a plus!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marlene  in ,

    Hola Eve.
    Espero que este disfrutando su viaje. Muchas gracias por su lindo comentario.

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    Greece
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    March 2017

    I had the best time in Costa Rica thanks to Marlene. She was so helpful and kind. I can't wait to go back. Her cooking is excellent. I ate breakfast and paid extra for dinner. it was totally worth it not just for the food but the conversation. I enjoyed so much coming home form excursions to a home cooked meal and company. She is an amazing woman. My trip would have not been the same without her:)

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marlene  in ,

    Hola Margarita.
    Me da mucho gusto saber de usted; muchas gracias por su excelente y positivo comentario en la web, me inspiras a seguir adelante, para mi fue un placer tenerte como mi huésped. Estaba por escribirte para saber cómo te ha ido con tus clases de español y si puso en práctica los juegos para los estudiantes.
    Un abrazo.
    Marlene

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When do I pay?

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