Casa De Las Tias is located in San José. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, this property features free daily American breakfast, plus free Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

The rooms here boast bright décor and come equipped with a wardrobe and a private bathroom. One of the room has a private balcony.

At Casa De Las Tias you will find a free luggage storage for guests making short trips to other parts of the country.

San Jose City Center is a 10-minute drive from the property, while Juan Santamaria International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Casa De Las Tias has been welcoming guests since Feb 11, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, American, Buffet

Free Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 full bed
1 king bed
1 queen bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Good morning! My family and I are visiting Dec. 30-Jan. 1. There are 6 of us and we would need 3-4 rooms. Is Uber readily available transportation to get us to downtown? Since we are going to be there new years eve are there any activities close by. Thank you. Dannelle Ward
    dear ms. ward, thank you for your inquiry. i will get back to you later today. all the best, xavier vela
    Answered on 22 August 2021
  • Hi Havier & Pilar, We love your place and would like to book but a bit concerned about location as we won't be driving ourselves. Is it easy to get to with a taxi? and how long would it take to visit downtown San Jose from there? Many thanks, we look forward to your reply! Simone & James
    hi,james downtown is a 10 minute,$10 cab ride away. a bit cheaper if u use uber. hope to see u soon. xavier
    Answered on 19 March 2023
  • Hello, We plan to visit friends who live nearby the Uruguay Embassy. Are you located nearby, within walking distance. Thanks
    hi we are about half a mile. a 10 to 15 minute walk or a five minute, $2 taxi ride. all the best, xavier
    Answered on 18 February 2022
  • What is the extra fee for bed linens and towels? Is the Double Room on the ground floor? Is the designated smoking area inside the house? Thank-you
    hi there is no fee for bed linens and towels. the smokeing area is on the front terrace and on the balcony adjacent to the colombia room. xavier
    Answered on 21 August 2021
  • Hi, how much do you charge for airport pickup?
    the fee is $26 for one or two people.
    Answered on 16 March 2022

Hosted by Xavier and Pilar

Host Review Score

Xavier and Pilar
Casa de las Tias is a charming two-storey cedarwood house, built by hand as the home of a former Minister of Labor. It is set off from the traffic and the bustling street noise, surrounded by gardens, yet very close to transport, restaurants, theaters and city happenings, shops, churches, doctors, hospitals, dentists...Our cozy rooms are each uniquely decorated with art and textiles from all over Latin America, with ceiling fans, en suite bathrooms, amenities and coffee-tea service, screened windows, extra firm mattresses, fine cotton towels and bedding, lots of books, a great terrace. In the morning, the smell of fresh-ground coffee beckons guests. We offer a full, varied and tasty breakfast in our garden patio when possible, under a huge umbrella, looking out to a great variety of fruit trees (mango, avocado, soursop, banana, orange, lemon, nispero), flowers and birds (clay-colored robins, mot-mots, blue-gray tanagers, rufus-tailed hummingbirds) and millions of butterflies...At 1000m (3,280 ft) above sea level, Escazú is warm during the day and pleasantly cool in the evening, making it easy to enjoy a restful sleep.
Xavier used to work in housing and international development, loves to walk everywhere, swims every other day, was a former runner, loves to read -- mysteries, politics, poetry -- and listen to music. Pilar is a translator and former speechwriter, loves to act in community theatre, writes poetry, loves dance and singing, was a literature student and her favorite meal is breakfast! We both enjoy bird watching and belong to the Costa Rican Birding Club. Whenever possible, we entertain friends and enjoy telling our guests about the many possibilities of travel in Costa Rica. One of the greatest joys of having Casa de las Tias is meeting such wonderful and interesting guests, many of whom have become our friends. Our breakfast conversations have ranged from genetic research in Costa Rica to the best way to cook beans. We really like people, especially those who share our curiosity about this and other countries and cultures.
We are in the foothills of Escazú, a little town once known for its witches and ghostly legends, nestled in the southern mountains that surround the Central Valley and San José. Our neighborhood, San Rafael de Escazú, is a walkable residential and shopping area with a bustling commercial street replete with clothing, furniture and souvenir shops as well as restaurants offering foods from Costa Rica to India, Italy, Greece or Argentina. The area is a curious combination of sophisticated art and architecture and traditional rural life. Nearby and in the town of Escazú are well-preserved adobe houses that date back a few hundred years (Escazú was first settled in the 1600´s). Some are now restaurants, coffee houses and artful design stores, while others are still family homes. Once a year, on the Day of the Boyero, ox-drawn carts come from San Antonio de Escazú, the mostly agricultural area of the canton, to San Rafael for the traditional blessing of the animals, a March feast that has been declared Heritage of Humanity by the UN. We love to walk these colorful streets with impressive mountain views to go enjoy a ceviche at Madfish or rice and beans at la Casona de Laly.
Languages spoken: English,Spanish,French
Area info *
Amenities of Casa De Las Tias
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Laptop
  • iPad
  • Computer
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Fax
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking garage
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Child safety socket covers
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Adults only
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Executive lounge access
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Suit press
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Full-body massage
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Beauty services
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

House rules

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2:00 PM - 10:00 PM


7:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa American Express Casa De Las Tias accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Casa De Las Tias

  • Check-in at Casa De Las Tias is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The prices at Casa De Las Tias may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Casa De Las Tias offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Manicure
    • Full-body massage
    • Beauty services
    • Pedicure

  • Room options at Casa De Las Tias include:

    • Double

  • Casa De Las Tias is 3.1 miles from the center of San José.