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Raya Vida Villa

San Jose 2100, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed 12 June 2016
    Great place to stay!
    The owner of the house has amazing hospitality. Michael was very... more
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    Los Angeles, California
    Reviewed 12 June 2016

    The owner of the house has amazing hospitality. Michael was very welcoming to me and my friends. He gave us good recommendations for dinner, coffee and tours. We loved the place and his dogs are super cute and friendly. We would stay here again!

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    Eldersburg, Maryland
    Reviewed 7 September 2014

    This was my second stay at Raya Vida Villa. I came back because I remembered the hospitality I experienced the first time. It was also an ideal choice due to the fact that it's in Aranjuez, about a ten minute walk to the heart of downtown San Jose. I had a few appointments in the city and this was near...

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    1Thank James L
    Palm Springs, California
    Reviewed 6 January 2014

    Stayed with Michael at his property only for one night because I had flown into San jose and arrvied late night and it was a safe place to stay that a friend of mine had stayed at during another trip. The owner was welcoming and gracious upon arrival. I didn't mind his animals in the home, but I am an...

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    San Jose, Costa Rica
    Reviewed 20 May 2013

    -Raya Vida Villa is a great choice because it’s in the heart of the city, yet it is hidden at the end of a dead end street separated by a garden and a gate from any neighbors.You can sleep in a tranquil and secure estate full of elegant decorations yet walk to many attractions within 12 minutes! Museums, parks, shops,...

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    Thank kl567
    Palo Alto
    Reviewed 2 October 2012

    I have been staying at Raya Vida Villa since my first trip to Costa Rica in 2002, way before tripadvisor had posts to review. I had heard about Raya Vida bed and breakfast through a friend, and gave it a try. There are many fabulous reasons to stay here, but germane to your trip would be: Tina and Michael Long...

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    Thank CRDuCharme
    San Francisco, California
    Reviewed 8 November 2011

    It's always iffy to book a place to stay if you are a gay couple. I never met Tina, Michael's wife so the beginning and end of my trip in CR was spent at Raya Vida. We both loved it! The B&B itself is a very lovely place. We had a clean and comfortable suite with an adjoining patio for...

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    Thank Francis S
    Grass Valley, California
    Reviewed 4 November 2011

    I travel a lot and have always wanted to go to Costa Rica. A few of my friends have stayed at Raya Vida Villa in San Jose and they recommended it to me --- and I'm glad they did! It is a great place to stay. Located in the northeast part of the city (near the Zoo and Calderon Hospital),...

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    Thank John L
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Reviewed 20 July 2011

    It started out OK. Husband found it in LP and thought hey, sounds nice to start our honeymoon. Pretty place, nice art, cool pets. Seemingly nice host. Nothing nice (even a small something) done for the honeymoon thing, but fine, I'm not fussy. We settle in and go down later in the afternoon to the living room. Michael is getting...

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    2Thank stara0
    Seattle, Washington
    Reviewed 27 December 2010

    The location is easy walking distance to parks, plazas, museums, restaurants and shopping. Michael had excellent advice, lots of local knowledge, and years of experience living in San Jose. Michael and Tina's home is spacious yet cozy, comfortable, beautiful with a lived in, easy casualness. The animals are cute and friendly and kept apart from guests unless they want to...

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    Thank figster5
    bremen
    Reviewed 24 November 2010

    Stayed at Raja Vida Villa for 2 weeks. Apart from the beautiful mansion, the artwork, the prime location, we enjoyed our time with the excellent host Michael. Our kids (2/5) had a great time and so did we. San Jose is probably not the ultimate prime spot on a global scale, however, Michael and Raja Vida is!

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    Address: San Jose 2100, Costa Rica
    Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
    Price Range: €98 - €100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    Number of rooms: 4
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     of 5 bubbles jameslR8295WX, 7 Sep 2014 | Read review
    “If renting a vehicle, although Michael was very helpful in assisting with connecting me to a rental service, I think I may have gotten a better rate had I done it independently. Not Michael's fault the car rental was higher than initially quoted and we didn't get a 4 wheel drive, but if that is who he usually reccomends I may go elsewhere for car rental next time.”
     of 5 bubbles AngieN99, 6 Jan 2014 | Read review
    “Loved the suite with adjoining patio and breakfast nook. Very nice!”
     of 5 bubbles FrancisS998, 8 Nov 2011 | Read review
    “All rooms have a private bathroom. Recommend the Pineapple Room and downstairs room with the patio/fountain. A great place to write.”
     of 5 bubbles JohnL748, 4 Nov 2011 | Read review
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