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Casa Bella Rita Bed and Breakfast

Apartado 314 6100 Ciudad Colon , San Jose, 0000 Costa Rica (Show map)
4.9
17 Reviews
$109 - $139
per night

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About

Located just outside of San Jose, our bed and breakfast is second to none in service. Each room has a safe, cable TV, AC, honor bar, custom furniture and unique private bathrooms. One airport pick-up or drop-off and a great breakfast included in your rate. Perfect for your home base while touring Costa Rica, honeymoons, business travel or your first and last nights stay.

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Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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A home away from home

5 on April 10, 2014

I could tell from the moment Rita and I began emailing, that we were going to have a wonderful stay at Casa Bella Rita. I was proven right about my feeling, the moment Steve picked us up from the airport (complimentary). Rita met us at the doorway and showed us around the house, and to our room. The house is so unique and beautiful! The one wall facing the pool is ceiling to floor windows with a sweeping view of a huge canyon. The house is colorful and exceptionally clean, and has tons of Ritas personal touches all around it.They really have a great story of how they came to own Casa Bella Rita! We didnt feel like going out to eat so Rita offered for Steve to make us dinner. We had Pork Loin with ginger mashed sweet potatoes and garlicky string beans. Everything was perfectly cooked! But we cannot forget Ritas HOMEMADE BREAD!!!! The whole house smelled delicious! We went to bed pretty early that night, with an early flight out the next morning that Rita arranged a taxi to come pick us up. She really takes care of her guests with information about how to not get ripped off as a tourist, how much to pay for things. We left the next morning to Uvita for a week. At the end of our trip, I emailed Rita to confirm our arrival and see if she could recommend a good steak place for us to eat. Since we were returning on a Monday, the only good steak restaurant in town was closed, so she offered us to stay for dinner again. I didn't want to impose and ask to have Steve cook again, so I was really happy that she offered :) We arrived back in the evening, and as we were hanging by the pool, Steve comes over and says "someone told me you were in the mood for steak tonight... so what time do you want to eat?" ... I was floored!! They really listened and gave us exactly what we wanted!! Well, that night, sure enough we had a delicious filet mignon with chimichuri. It was another nice relaxing night at Casa Bella Rita..only this time I was really sad to be leaving in the morning.


nicest people in the loveliest place

5 on January 06, 2014

Rita and Steve are the most welcoming people we met during our trip in Costa Rica, and we only spent one night at their place. The room was perfect and Rita was very helpful with giving us some recommendations for places to check out in the different areas we were going to visit. My 2 year old daughter who is pretty shy was in Steve's arm chatting with the birds within the first half hour after our arrival. It was the perfect start for our vacation.


Perfect BUSINESS stay!!

4.8 on March 12, 2013

My stay at Casa Bella Rita completely changed my approach to business travel! Can I say how wonderful it is to launch your work day in a foreign country with a delicious breakfast and then greeted in the evening with a cocktail to unwind? Steve & Rita are delightful hosts, very attentive and easy going. The rooms are fresh and clean, and decent wifi makes it easy to work after hours. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Casa Bella Rita is not-to-be-missed!


Comfortable And Scenic Stay

5 on January 04, 2013

I returned from my stay at Casa Bella Rita less than a month ago and would highly recommend the B&B. Rita and Steve are personable, helpful and funny. Their dogs are an added plus for dog lovers, but I have a feeling they would keep them away from those that are not dog lovers. They formerly were restaurant owners so you can expect a breakfast that is much better than what most B&Bs serve (including the presentation of the food). I felt like I was completely catered to regarding advice and bookings of day tours. They offer extras not typical of all B&Bs and more commonly found at hotels (pick up from the airport, wine, mini refrigerator, snacks and TVs in the rooms). A pool and scenic view of a canyon below from the pool area are also part of the perks for anyone that chooses to stay at Casa Bella Rita as well as a huge yard with tables and hammocks. The layout, interior and exterior design of the B&B were much better than the what the photos indicate on the website. The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet. It is a good location for those that want to split their time between seeing the downtown area, the beaches, national parks, experiencing a zip line and visiting a volcano or animal sanctuary/waterfalls.


Charming B&B

5 on August 28, 2012

We were blown away by the B&B. Driving to it was an experience and wouldn't have expected such a beautiful and exotic place from the outside gate. The view from right outside our door was gorgeous! We were originally booked to stay in Tucan room and ended up being bumped to the Mariposa room. They are an extremely friendly couple and help you with whatever questions you have with genuine generosity. We were able to enjoy a nice walk to a local restaurant that Rita and Steve suggested and then relax from the long flights outside on the hammocks overlooking the canyon after . The breakfast the next morning was delicious, they helped cater to my fiance as he eats very healthy meals when he vacations. We enjoyed fruit and granola with yogurt and pancakes. Thanks again for a wonderful 1st impression and visit to Costa Rica!


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Location

Location Type

Airport, City, Countryside, Suburban

Airport

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) 8 miles

Directions to property:

From the car rental agencies or the airport, turn towards San Jose. Proceed several miles to the Hotel Marriott exit on the right. Take that exit to the end and turn right. Go straight approximately 2 miles and you will then go down a hill. Turn left at the bottom of the hill in front of the La Ribera Mall. Go one block and turn right. Follow around about a mile to the traffic light in front of Panasonic which will be on the left. Turn left at light. Go about 3 miles through Lindora and take the second exit to the right after the bridge, onto the highway overpass in front of the Quality Real Hotel. Continue on the highway for about 3 miles. You will see an exit for Ciudad Colon. Take this exit and continue towards Ciudad Colon. You will pass a hotel/restaurant that has a blue unicorn in front of if on the right. 1/4 mile further, on the right you will see the restaurant La Casa de la Pradera. Turn right on the dirt road immediately past this restaurant/bar. It's a bumpy dirt road. Take it for about 100 meters and you will see a guard shack. Turn right at the guard shack and go about 100 meters more. We are the first house on the left

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Zoo Ave, Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation, Turu Ba Ri Nature/Adventure Park, Butterfly Garden, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , In room safes, pool, free weights, honor bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Personal training, Gym's near by, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: Noon
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Valid credit card required.
  • Cancellations: We are a small inn and cancellations affect us greatly. Should your plans change, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. We will refund 100% of your payment if you give us 14 days or more notice. With 7-14 days notice, we will refund 50%. Within 7 days we reserve the right to charge the full amount.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Steve & Rita DeVore

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

2 Dogs , Loda the parrot Others

About the innkeepers

Former restaurant owners with a love of cooking. Steve's hobbies are woodworking, traveling & reading while Rita likes to work out, work with animal rescue and traveling.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental for early departures

  • Time Served: 7:00-10:00
  • Serving Location: Around pool overlooking the canyon, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Late arrival meals


Signature Dish

Cornell Chicken
Anything that Steve cooks, especially on the grill is special. Meals cooked for our guests upon request.


Recipes

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Apartado 314 6100 Ciudad Colon , San Jose, 0000 Costa Rica (Show map)

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