This newer house is an ideal location to make as a home base or to just chill-out for weeks (or even months). It is a secure house located in a pleasant neighborhood of Costa RIcans, not a fortified expat enclave, and has easy access to stores and restaurants. Bicycle rental is available as well as parking off street. It has easy car, bus and taxi access. When visiting Costa Rica, I live here without a car, and walk and bike to get around. It is designed to just walk in and start using it, as I do when I am fortunate enough to go there. And if you are busing it around the country, the house is just a few block from a well stocked grocery store, so it is easy to stay here and just walk to what you need.
If you are looking for place to live while you catch up on your reading and spanish study, it is ideal. It is also perfect for those who want to travel around the country and see the sights. For the travelers, you can leave some of you things here and make it a home base and a rest stop between the trip to the beach and the volcano tour, and so on.
We don't have internet service because the 3g 4g is so good and more convenient. In CR, it is easy to set up internet on any SIM card capable and unlocked cell phone, iPad, tablet, or computer. (This set-up can be used across the whole country if you are traveling...)
There are many things to do in the local area including a very good Spanish school. The whole house is on ground level. A laundry room is attached to the rear of the house so you can do your own laundry if you wish, and it has a sheltered area to hang and dry.
If you want to cook your own meals, the kitchen is fully equipped with all of the appliances you need.
The front bedroom has two double beds which can be arranged as separate beds or put together to make a king size. It has a private bathroom with a shower. The rear bedroom has a unique bunk bed with a twin size top and a double mattress below.
It has a nice covered patio/front entry which we use for dining, with outdoor type furniture. It is also one of the few houses in the central zone which has screens on the windows, for those of you who don't like bugs so much. (Screens are very rare in CR generally...)