Just got back from the CR & a Stay at this efficiency apartment almost in the center of El Centro. Very small but quite adequate for what I needed. Hot water on demand, WIFI, cable tv with enough channels to watch US football & MLB, a little kitchenette, microwave & fridge that all worked perfectly. Didn't spend a lot of time there during the day. A 3 minute walk to the Sportsmans Lodge and La Amistad Hotel, 6 min walk to the Del Rey. None of the cabbies seemed to know where Calle 7A was but owner gave explicit directions so it was quite easy to find. Easy walk to 2 local grocery stores, AM/PM or MAS o MENOS. Good Idea to get a taxi at night but that is a good idea anywhere San Jose. Bus then taxi from Airport took 34 min once I got on the bus, probably about a 10 min wait in front of the airport. This cost about $5 total.
One drawback was no a/c but I knew this going in. It was cool enough early a.m. but a bit stuffy mid afternoon till midnight or so.
Overall....Fantastic deal. Great find in the middle of SJ. Very accomodating owner with no surprises. I will be back...Thanks Peter!!!