Elegant, romantic private studio, full kitchenette, breathtaking views of a tranquil valley and majestic Poas Volcano. Rural mountain spring-like weather. Relax before or after your tour of Costa Rica in our secure, gated property.
Yoga studio, gardens, grand terrace, observation area, bodyweight exercise station, fire pit and newly installed JACUZZI!
Easy nature trails from 20 minutes, up to 3 1/2 hour Poas Volcano hike (45 minute drive) directly from our gate.
SER LA LUZ (Be The Light) - is an 'old world' style luxury private residence and Boutique Retreat Center with breathtaking views of the Poas Volcano and a picturesque valley.
Located in San Francisco, San Isidro de Grecia in Alajuela Province, 15 minutes from charming downtown Grecia, and 45 minutes from the San Jose International Airport. Romantic, private, accommodating, and steps away from many nature trails. Escape the tourist destinations or the hot, humid beaches, and experience a taste of old Costa Rica.
Secure, private property for your relaxation and comfort. When staying with us, you are treated like family.
LOADED WITH AMENITIES: FULLY FURNISHED private STUDIO with 4 Poster Queen Size Bed, mood lighting, 42" T.V. with cable, Netflix, additional futon sleeper couch, refrigerator, kitchen sink with cabinet, toaster oven, coffee maker, complementary herbal teas, induction burner, pots, pans, place setting for 4, programable safe, private full bath with rain shower. Plus, enjoy an essential oil diffuser, featuring premium "DoTerra" brand oils for relaxing or rejuvenating aromatherapy.
Grab a lounge chair or hammock and relax! Rejuvenate in our newly installed JACUZZI!!
Servicios y zonas comunes
Keyless entry allows your easy entrance inside the gate. Your studio has a keyed private entrance. Park your vehicle inside the gate.
This rural/agricultural area is amazing for walking and hiking. We are an easy stroll or hike to the Poas Volcano (3 1/2 hour hike) or in the Bosque del Nino Forest Reserve.
Relax watching the many species of birds who live on or around the property. It is common to see many humming birds in a day.
Professional haircuts, massages, manicures/pedicures, Reiki Sessions, personalized yoga sessions, and Tarot readings are available by appointment.
There are many areas on our property to read a book or just relax. Very soon our circular hot tub surrounded by lush tropical plantings and designed for intimate conversations, will be completed. Or enjoy the more than 220 degree treehouse like view from our observation deck. We are developing our mini orchard. You are invited to attend our monthly drumming circle if it corresponds with your stay.
The over 700 sq. ft. yoga studio has vaulted ceilings, large view filled windows on all four sides, and is available to you whenever it is not needed for scheduled classes.
Join us for our morning multi-level Yoga Classes (for FREE) Monday/Friday at 9 AM, Tuesday 7:00 AM, Wednesday 8:00 AM and Chair Yoga Wednesday 9:30 AM. All levels welcome.
Our Private area is restricted.
Atención a los huéspedes
We live on the property, and are available 24/7 if you need us. If you prefer your privacy you will have that.
We are both yoga instructors, willing to answer any questions you might have, but we certainly do not require your participation. We want all of our guests to feel like they have found their home away from home. We do our very best to ensure your comfort. We also do our best to make sure that our guests leave with lasting memories of the real Costa Rica.
Otros aspectos destacables
Sheets, towels, toilet paper is provided. We even provide you with an handcrafted organic soap that can be used as a conditioning hair shampoo, made with simple natural ingredients in a coconut oil base.
There are two neighborhood stores, 20 and 300 meters away if you need staples, or other essentials.
Our Costa Rican next door neighbors have a family dairy farm. They sell milk an hour from their dozen pampered cows, or eggs from their couple dozen chickens.
Fruit based breakfast with or without mountain grown rich Costa Rican coffee is the only meal we include, but other family-style meals possible on request, for additional fee.
We can also arrange exciting excursions for you, fees vary according to destination. In addition to what has been already noted, choose from zip lining, coffee or sugar plantation tours, or animal rescue preserves. We have a few local fantastic drivers available to take you to many locations. Most are bilingual.
Grecia has a variety of restaurants from authentic Tico 'typical' style to more USA style for your dining enjoyment. There are a few "vegan" and "vegetarian" choices near by. A restaurant or two will deliver for about $1.00 US.
Friday afternoon and evenings, Grecia's Feria (farmers market), offers an outstanding selection of local produce, home-made crafted foods, all in a friendly, festive atmosphere.
We are about an hour away from the San Jose International Airport and 45 minutes away from the Poas Volcano (2nd largest ACTIVE crater in the world). Many people feel the La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a 'must see', and is maybe 40 minutes away.
Our location near the geographic center of the county makes it easy for folks to stop here before or after traveling to the farther destinations. Our proximity to the San Jose Airport allows folks to spend their first or last night or two relaxing before the next leg of their journey.
NO SMOKING INSIDE THE ROOMS ..... Plenty of outdoor areas and ashtrays are available for you to use.
NO CURFEW --- BUT on property parking is not available after 9pm so you have to access the door in the gate.
NO GLASS IN THE YARD OR IN JACUZZI AREA..... we do have 2 big dogs that have access to the yards and if a glass was to be broken it could be dangerous for them as well as for other guests. PLASTIC cups are available for your use, just ask for some.
IF USING JACUZZI --- please shower before using the jacuzzi. It helps us to keep the jacuzzi clean for everyone's use. We also ask that you use the foot rinse basin before entering the jacuzzi. We do not have a completely paved area leading to the jacuzzi area and it helps to keep dirt out of the jacuzzi.
We expect you to respect not only our privacy but that of other guests. Please keep noise down after 10 p.m. and before 7 a.m.
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Ser La Luz is a family run boutique bed & breakfast. My partner Ed and I are Yoga instructors now living in San Francisco, San Isidro De Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica. Michael is originally from Rhode Island but lived for 27 years in the Tampa, Florida area. Ed lived in the San Francisco California area for many years and 4 years in Dover, Florida.
We have set up our amazing home to be a Yoga retreat center and a B&B. Totally private fenced in yard with our own mini orchard out back, an amazing view of the Poas Volcano and the valley below. Love looking at the stars at night? Not a problem with our clear skies. We have 2 dogs, 2 cats and currently 8 chickens and 1 rooster.
This is traditional farm country where we are and it's amazing. We have created our own sanctuary and look forward to sharing it with you. Besides our orchard we have herb gardens and vegetable gardens throughout the property.
Stay with us and join us for fires in the back yard when weather permits. On weekends you can join us for Movie Night outside when weather permits. We treat you like family, because to us you already are.
Life is to short to not take an adventure. This is why in 2015 we decided to move to Costa Rica to start a new life and to enjoy an amazing adventure. We enjoy sharing it with others either through visiting us in person or through our online presence.