About the Homestay
We live in Santa Ana, a small city located 20 km west of San José, the capital of Costa Rica. It is an area privileged by the amount of public, commercial, cultural and entertainment services.
We offer a small room furnished with a sofa bed, small wardrobe, TV, bathroom, kitchen with fridge and other appliances, laundry room with washing machine and separate entrance. The room, kitchen and bathroom are exclusively for the guest. Natural ventilation and light are available. We have a nice garden at the entrance of the house and the neighborhood is very quiet.
We are a family made up of four people: Bruce (54), Ana (53), Kenny (24) and Tony (21). Bruce is an English teacher and writer, Ana is a psychologist and writer, Kenny is an English teacher and Tony is a student and worker in a service center. We speak English and Spanish, we love spending time together, playing and listening to music, dancing, walking and, in general, having a good time.
There is room for a car. Upon entering the home, charge a deposit equal to the total amount of the stay, which would return in full if the guest has not done property damage (damage deposit).
Cat, Dog, Other
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in a neighborhood of middle and upper class, called Quintas Don Lalo, in the city of Santa Ana, west of the capital. It is very quiet. The weather is hot and sunny most of the year. In the rainy season from June to November, it rains a lot in the afternoon but the mornings are very sunny. We are located a 5 minute walk to bus stops and close to banks, post office, shops and supermarkets. It is ideal for those without cars.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Horse Stables
- Sports arena
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Smoking, drinking too much liquor or illegal drugs (including marijuana) is not allowed. We have two pets in the house, so it's not allowed to bring pets. Guest must keep the room, clean the kitchen and bathroom. Do not let Chuck and dirt from the trash. It is part of respect for all of us. You should also avoid being noisy. Banned drugs or get drunk. You can come and go when the guest decides, but should let us know if you will be arriving late (after midnight), for safety. Do not invite strangers into the house. To invite a friend, you must notify us. Guest must also be thrifty with the use of water and electricity and take care of the artifacts available.
Smoking is not allowed.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.