The SpaceThis property built in 1925, was the former home of one of the entrepreneurs who was coffee exporter. Located in Barrio Amon, this is a hidden find, in the big city. We provide the privacy and convenience to be right next door to all the downtown entertainment, yet you will not be in a hotel. You won't need to waste hours in traffic coming from Escazu or Heredia like many other properties, everything is within a matter of minutes walking while in downtown San Jose. Enjoy being in our enclosed covered garden area, or our large common living space for reading or using your laptop, Lot's of space to stretch out and feel like you are the owner of the mansion unlike hotels, converted apartments or high rise condos or places with other noisy guests wandering around, this private residence is for those who want to remain in a private setting, non-hotel like location with quiet people- yet be in the middle of the city. No air conditioning or heating is ever needed in this part of the country. Perfect 70-77 degrees all year long. Adults only, not intended for family vacationers, hostel dwellers, backpackers, etc. Inquire about individual room rates for long term stays. Guest AccessWe maintain a security oriented, strict, no hassle stay. We make sure you have a situation that the ambience and harmony of the house is the priority instead of a busy bar/lobby/restaurant/hotel. For common area privacy and enjoyment, we restrict usage only to yourself. Though in 2 minutes you can visit numerous english speaking bars, unlike other locations around the city or country. Once you leave the public socializing, in 5 minutes you are back inside our refuge so you can be left undisturbed to work on your computer in peace, or read a book or watch a movie from many that we have. No other property compares that IS downtown that offers long term stays AND is as close to everything as we are. Monthly stays include use of the laundry, kitchen, and refrigerator in room. Maid services vary but are reasonable priced and extra depending on your situation. Double Occupancy with 3 rooms, single occupancy in 2 Rooms, Couples or families may vary their accomodations, we have extra beds and are flexible should you have a group. Travelers staying together book up to 5 rooms. Interaction with GuestsPura Vida! Personal attention if you wish, or be left completely alone. Bring your smile, good humor, and be prepared to feel safe and relaxed in the heart of the city, however we request you leave your pets, cigarettes and cigars at home. The NeighborhoodNo this isn't way out in the hills of Heredia, Ala-way-too-far-la or Escazoo. No need to fight the traffic or pay $10-$15 one way cab fares to go into THE city- We are here right in central San Jose. We are in the heart of the city! No more than 3 blocks away and you have 24 hour entertainment. Experience the San Jose Nightlife including all major casinos, the famous english speaking bars, clubs, dancing, dance shows, karaoke and of course many restaurants. Full service grocery shopping is only 3 blocks, along with 24 hour ATM banking and all the other hundreds of stores along Avenida Central. Tourist attractions include the Gold and Jade Museums, artesan handicraft market and National Theatre at the Plaza De Cultura. For business you can walk to all branches of the bank, the national post office, INS insurance building, The CCSS Caja building, The Hacienda, Clinica Biblica, numerous Doctors offices, all on foot, no car required. This home is the less expensive alternative for those who would like to "test the waters" so to speak before deciding to move permanently here to Costa Rica. We specialize in long term stays for retirees, relocations, work-online, expatriates, people seeking permanent residency, visits for dental or medical work, studying spanish, and more. We offer a no hassle place to stay without the normal 3 year apartment rental lease agreement and of course no shopping for furniture since the room is fully furnished. Visit and see if Costa Rica is the place for you. Getting AroundWalk everywhere! However, when needed Taxi's are everywhere, never a need to wait normally or call ahead, If you want to go outside of town easy we will help you arrange for private van or bus service which takes you all over the entire country and is available within walking distance no more than a 1/2 mile to all bus major cross country terminals. Car rental is also 3 blocks away. If you have a car, it is normally about $100-120 a month to park nearby. Other Things to NoteWe can assist with many requests. Optional translation and personalized transportation, city tours, concierge services available. Free references to trustworthy legal services, help with government offices, banking, relocation, residency services, etc.