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Raya Vida Villa

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Reviewed 11 January 2010

We stayed here for only one night and although the mansion is really quite beautiful with museum like artwork, it would not be a place I would return to. The gentleman that runs it doesn’t really have the warm personality that you need to be...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2009

Wow, where to start. First, the owner seems like a nice guy but he had an odor as if he had been drinking a while and smoking. As much as I liked the 6 animals that were there (3 cats & 3 dogs) they made...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2009

We initially intended to stay here one night at the start of our Costa Rica trip but we ended up staying another 2 nights at the end of our trip. Michael, the owner, was *very* helpful and a great host. The villa is very comfortable...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2007

The Raya IS located in a somewhat shady part of San Jose. The surrounding buildings were covered in barbed wire as was the entrance to this B&B. The good...Michael is an awesome guy..very interesting and a gracious host. Tons of pets, great stories and a...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2006

This gated Inn is a real gem! The owners are American and very cool. For those who care, they have two adorable dogs and a few cats. The place is spotless and an easy walk to the colonial district and a zoo, nearby El Mundo...More

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Price range
US$80 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms
Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Also Known As
Raya Vida Villa Costa Rica/San Jose
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"There are many options. Check them all and pick your favorite."
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"If renting a vehicle, although Michael was very helpful in assisting with connecting me to a rental service..."
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"Loved the suite with adjoining patio and breakfast nook. Very nice!"
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"All rooms have a private bathroom. Recommend the Pineapple Room and downstairs room with the patio/fountain..."
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