House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
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About Grace Dyrness
I grew up in Costa Rica and most of my family lives in the Escazu area. My husband and I are both professors in California and we enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of our house in Costa Rica to read, write, and visit with friends. We travel down to Costa Rica about 3 times a year. We like it to be comfortable and hospitable to all those who enter our house.
Grace Dyrness purchased this House in 2004
Why Grace Dyrness chose San José Province
The location was a principal reason that I bought this property. It is in Escazu which has so many amenities, but it is far enough up the hill to feel more country-like and walking distance to the colonial church of San Antonio. It is next door to the house of my brother and my sister-in-law can watch over the property and see that it remains in excellent condition.
What makes this House unique
The gardens are beautiful with a variety of tropical flowers, brilliant butterflies, and even some fruit trees: bananas, orange/lemon, and avocado. The views of the mountain and the cool weather make it a perfect place to relax.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Comfortable home away from home
We loved our stay at Casa Veroliz. We stayed for over a month and welcomed our new baby into the world while staying there. It has a great protected garden where our son could run around and play and a well stocked kitchen and all the amenities of home. You can really tell that the owners also spend time here and have made it comfy and well equipped. We’ll be back soon!
Beautiful house and location!
My family had a great stay at Casita El Veroliz! The owner and manager are very friendly and helpful, the house was very clean, comfortable and extremely well stocked. We really look forward to coming back for a longer visit next month.
Thank you, Heidi! It was great having you. We are so glad it worked out for you. Thanks for taking such good care of the house. Bienvenidos cuando quieran!
We loved the house. A little noisy at night due to dogs barking and roosters crowing. Otherwise great. Thanks.
Absolutely loved the house, recently remodeled, true Costa Rican feeling, the scenery was amazing and waking up with the birds and the sunrise everyday was so peaceful. Our daughters not only felt safe but comfortable and they loved watching all the butterflies and the bird that lives in the front left garden patch and the ants carrying their leaves, and running around the house. Nothing but greatness. Thank you so much for the allowing us to stay in your home... it really felt like a home away from home, we hope to be able to make this our regular vacation spot as we go at least once a year to visit our family.
Lovely stay in San Jose
Gated and well kept, this home was a perfect little place to stay. Close to San Jose, but far enough away to feel like you are not in the city. We are a family of 5 and the house was cozy enough to feel at home but the upstairs tv area gave the kids a chance to unwind on their own. There is no AC, but you don't need it up in the hills. The early mornings and the evening are cool. Opening up a window just a bit is all you need to have a great nights sleep. The kitchen is well appointed.
Finding the place was easy, we got great directions from the owner and she was always very responsive all the time.
This house is on a main street in Escazu so you won't have complete quietness at all times but it's not so bad that you can't have a good nights sleep. Convenient stores and restaurants are very close by and the heart of Escazu is only a couple of minutes away. Why would you stay at a hotel when you can have an entire house and get the whole experience of a home in San Jose?
Beautiful, newly-renovated, Casita in a secure location
We spent a relaxing week in this spacious, well-stocked Casita. The tropical flowers in the yard were in full bloom, and the metal security gate eliminated any safety concerns. The kitchen was well-equipped, and it even had a dishwasher, which is a big plus in my book! The caretakers, who live right next door, were very helpful, and let us use their Wi-fi connection when our's stopped working for a short time. Grace, the owner, was very responsive to promptly respond to any inquiries prior to our stay.
The traffic noise is the only reason I could not give this property five stars,but I would highly recommend this as a place to stay in Costa Rica.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated all that our Casita has to offer. The great advantage of being on a hill is that you get the beautiful views and unencumbered breezes! The downside is that the traffic noise can occasionally be loud as buses make their way up and down. Even so, we are happy that you felt safe as that is key to a relaxing vacation. Thank you for visiting us and come again!!
The house is located down the hill a bit from the quaint town of San Antonio de Escazu with its beautiful church overlooking the valley and across from a park. Alongside the park are bakeries and restaurants, providing an authentic experience of Costa Rica, often not felt in the major tourist areas. There are still sugar mills that are oxen-operated so if you are lucky you will catch one at work. Hanging out in the little town of San Antonio you may also see people on horseback and an oxcart or two. And the backdrop of the gorgeous mountains is worth the walk up the hill from the house (10 minutes at most).