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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 2 / House
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 2  Type: House
Murrays' Costa Rica Guest House
TripAdvisor property ID 3219147

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Book this 1 bedroom house in Grecia today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a parking space and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 10 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $210, depending on travel dates.

The owner last updated the property’s calendar May 08, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.

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About the owner

About the owner

Dave M.
Calendar last updated:
08 May 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Grecia Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Secure parking


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (10)

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“Fantastic xperience”

Reviewed 12 Apr 2014

We really enjoyed our stay. Dave and Marcia were great hosts and we now consider them great friends. Their guest house is in a great location and may it easy to get to Grecia and do dight seeing in the area. The guest house had plent of amenities and a wonderful view. Dave and Marcia were full of information about the area and about living in Costa Rica. We would not hesitate to return.

Response from the owner Michael and Kim, you know that we enjoyed having you as our guests and have come to value your friendship, too. Our only regret is that you guys haven't decided to make the BIG MOVE and come to Costa Rica on a permanent basis. Danged careers!! We hope to see you soon.

“Beautiful accommodations and excellent hosts”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2013

The hosts,Dave and Marcia, make you feel right at home. They will pick you up from the San Jose airport if you don't have transportation. They will ask for a shopping list for food so you will have enough on hand for a snack or breakfast when you arrive. The view of the coffee fields are beautiful, the house is at the end of the road so is very quiet and peaceful. The kitchen has american standard appliances and fully furnished with dishes and cookware. Linens are furnished for bed and bathroom. This is a great retreat and the only downside is having to leave.

Response from the owner It was great having you stay with us and we hope to see you again soon. Many thanks for your kind words.

“Fabulous! This is the place you want to stay in Grecia.”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2013

Whether you are visiting Costa Rica or considering Costa Rica as a potential retirement option this is an excellent choice. My wife and I started visiting Costa Rica as a potential place to retire and stayed with Dave and Marcia on our first few visits to gather information and did we hit the jackpot. Dave and Marcia are the kindest and most knowledgable people in the area. They gave us such valuable information on residency, construction and the real issues of living in Costa Rica. We ended up living in their guest house for a year while we built our house in Grecia and they held our hand through the entire process. They are a wealth of knowledge on the places to see or how to make Costa Rica your home. The guest house is clean, spacious with a lot of natural light and a lovely country view with all the amenities of home. It comes highly recommended by us. Roy & Kim.

Response from the owner Marcia and I certainly appreciate Roy and Kim's sentiments. They stayed with us for a year while they were building their own home nearby. It was great to have them and we were sorry to see them leave. We value them highly as friends.

“Best Deal In Central Valley & Great Hosts!”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2013

We've stayed at Dave and Marsha's delightful rental multiple times over the past seven years for a month at a time. D&M; have become good friends so I guess you can't say I'm perfectly objective. However, I can attest to the first class quality of their accommodations and especially their helpfulness in aiding visitors in any way they can to enjoy their Costa Rican visit. The rental is includes laundry facilities, an enclosed garage and is beautifully situated at the perfect altitude for 60s-low 80s temps. Its ideal and a treat if you like watching the parrot flocks pass bye on a daily basis. We also had my daughter and SIL join us on one of visits and it was great as D&M; have a temporary air mattress available for that possibility. Its central location makes day tripping quite easy and D&M; have a wealth of information to share about attractions that will enhance your stay. The weekly visit to the farmer's market in near bye Grecia proper that D&M; will recommend is outstanding. You can't get fresher or better food. One of the many benefits of their hospitality is being guided to the local, non-tourist restaurants. I've become a serious fan of Costa Rican food, its delicious. We've traveled on several group tours in CR prior to discovering D&M;'s, we actually know our way around the country fairly well. I can recommend their rental & especially their wonderful hospitality without reservation. Dave & Marsha will truly introduce you to Pura Vida!

Response from the owner You guys, of course, are some of our favorite guests. The only problem is that you don't come often enough or stay long enough. We've always looked forward to your visits and will again. Thank you for the kind sentiments.

“Dave and Marcia are the best hosts that I ever met”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2013

We found the Murray's house through Internet - It was our first experience traveling to Costa Rica - Although we arrived past 9:00 p.m. - Dave and Marcia greated us at the airport and on our way to their house Dave explained how Ticos live and pointed to us on our ride to El Cahon different points of interest - I must say that Dave is a very goodstory teller with an exceptional memory and good sense of humor - Of course the house was beautiful situated in the mountains of El Cahon with parrots talking and flying early in the morning - The house has everything you may need while vacationing- Dave and Marcia offered us every day to take us places shopping showing us Escazu - Santa anna and taking us to beautiful restaurants - Wherever we went to places with them they were always patiently waiting for us to finish our shopping - They introduced us to our Bank in a very humurous manner - introduced us to Cima the private hospital in Escazu and to the lawyer in San Jose, the one who would eventually get our pensionado status. If you want a good and secure vacation I highly recommend the Murray's houose - You will not regret it . They were part of the reason we decided to live in Costa Rica. Have a good vacation.

Response from the owner It was our pleasure to include you in our daily activities which we felt was important since you were thinking of relocating to Costa Rica. A lot of folks helped us get established here and it's our hope to pass those favors along. Thank you for your kind thoughts.

“el Cajon”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2013

Dave and Marcia Murray's guest house is a perfect place to base your exploration of Costa Rica. The house is outfitted with all the nicities that North americans expect. From a flat screen tv with cable to a full sized washer and dryer. The internet connection is fast. The Murray's went our of their way to make our stay pleasurable by introducing us to some of their favorite places including Isabel's and the Friday/Saturday Farmers Market in Gracia. The bus was a very short walk away, on time and inexpensive. Waking up to the sound of exotic birds and the beautiful view of the coffee fields and valley are wonderful memories. Their advice and help made our stay most memorable.

Response from the owner I think we appreciated having you as guests at least as much as you enjoyed being here. We look forward to seeing you again soon and often.

“Living in Paradise !!!”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2013

As experienced travelers through most of Costa Rica over the years, I feel that a shout out to Dave and Marcia Murray is in order !!! Dave and Marcia have become very good friends over the past several years and for more than just the beautiful home they provide for their guests enjoyment and relaxation... Dave and Marcia treat you like one of the family... They will gladly show you around the Central Valley and provide you with an insiders view that many tourists will never see... Places to eat, shop and just plain enjoy !!! If you are looking to get away from the rat race, or just need a vacation, I couldn't recommend a better place or better people to be around... We will definitely be back at the Murray's in the very near future !!!

Response from the owner We count Rose and Byron among our good friends, too, and look forward to seeing you again soon. In the meantime, be well.

“A lovely place to stay in alajuela”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2013

The guest house is a lovely place, very tranquil and peaceful. The views are spectacular and the gardens are absolutely lovely. Marcia and Dave are excellent hosts, knowledgeable of the area, very helpful with every detail. Their Guest House is spacious and well appointed. You couldn't ask for more. Grecia is nearby, a short bus ride or drive in your car. Plus Grecia is an easy access to the autopista for trips to San Jose or other areas of interest. All in all the Guest House is a perfect place for two people to enjoy their stay in Costa Rica.

Response from the owner Thank you for the kind sentiments, Deborah. We enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to keeping in touch.

“Murrays' Costa Rica Guest House”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2013

Dave and Marcia are wonderful hosts. They go out of their way to insure that their guests enjoy their stay. The guest house is comfortable in every way. It is completely furnished. Just unpack your bags and start living a wonderful Costa Rica life. Oh! I also want to mention that the views from the guest house are breath taking.

Response from the owner Thank you, Charles and Helen. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and, of course, you'd be welcome back anytime.

“Fabulous hosts, comfortable home and an authentic experience”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2013

Dave and Marcia could not have been more welcoming and friendly during our several visits to their home. They were a perfect introduction to Costa Rica for us and a font of knowledge and information. The house is very comfortable with great,peaceful views and yet just a short drive from shops, restaurants and a fabulous farmers market. This rental provides the perfect combination of privacy and yet easy access to advice and friendship if so desired. I highly recommend it.

Response from the owner Marcia and I appreciate your kind sentiments, Sharon and Alan. We enjoyed having you as our guests and wish only that you had stayed with us longer.

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