Originally from Boston Area
I love to cook and Entertain–socially & physically active. Love animals–even most human! I play at golf, love to dance ,walk, bike ride, read(to relax), travel has always been a passion. Enjoying the people & learning about different cultures the culture. I have always enjoyed the water, whether on it -or in it. Kayaking, sailing or stink potting! (Power boat), fishing, Not religious, but Spiritual. As a Tour Dir. I have a smattering of several languages. My professions have always been in the Hospitality Industry, whether the Arts or Tourism.
So, If I wasn’t on stage
I was on the road! I have done many things in my Various careers. I have lived in NYC, Boston & Hollywood. Having been in all 3 theatrical unions since I was 21 — as a Dancer, Pantomimist, actress, spokes person, voice overs , films , sitcom & Once I even MC’d a Beauty Pageant. Now I will let your imagination—run!!!
At the moment I Live in Costa Rica
Where I run the Cariari Bed & Breakfast, just 10 min from the airport & 15 min to Downtown, San Jose . When I am not in C.R. I spend time in N.W. Wa. up by the Vancouver boarder where my 5 grand-daughters live. Originally from MA. I moved to WA.in 2004–after I had already been living in C.R. for 3 yrs. I sold my condo in Brookline , Ma. with-in 3 weeks & threw everything into boxes & moved it to WA. Then left immediately for C.R. Where I continued the restoration of this beautiful Spanish Colonial Home.
The First Question anyone asks me is…
“How did you happen to decide on C.R.???”
My son came down with 3 of my grand-children & a pregnant wife. I came down to help Jane with the children. I was living at Vista de Golf apt. hotel at the time & would walk to their house . Everyday I passed this beautiful home—architecturally–but run down & in poor condition.. BUT—as I walked –the house would say, ” Please come in & see me, I am a beautiful house, but no-one is taking care of me!”
I AM NOT LOCO
Every time I passed it –I heard it!! So, I called the broker & asked to see the house. She said it needed some work, but I said I had to see it!! It was LOVE at 1st sight–even though there was plenty to do to get it into condition for a B & B—I worked on it for 2 years –then I started to advertise it as a B & B. Needless to say—The House chose me—I never looked at another house!!!
Love to have you come & see what I have done. It is Very comfortable & homey, you feel very
WELCOMED “MI CASA ES SU CASA”
your best vacation experience
13% Gov Tax is not included in the room rate.
“A host that really cares about her guests!”
We stayed in this Beautiful B&B at the beginning and end of our trip. Our bedroom was beautiful and comfortable. Laurie goes out of her way to make you feel you are at home. Only a quick 10 minutes ride from the airport, this is a perfect place to start and end your adventure in Costa Rica. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious! The bed was super comfortable. Thanks Laurie! We really enjoy our stay.
“Pleased with Cariari B & B”
Stayed here 4 years ago. Glad we stayed here when we passed through San Jose again last month. Laurie, the owner, does a great job making her guests feel welcome.Her place is clean, neat and, artistically decorated. Its very convenient to the San Jose airport.We highly recommend it!.
Laurie and Miriam go beyond the call of duty. The house is magnificant! Laurie is one of the kindest people I have encountered. Her helper, Miriam, is wonderful. Laurie cooked special meals for me due to my extensive dental work. I highly recommend the b&b to everyone! Safe and close to attractions. I hope Laurie is still there in January. I can't thank her enough.
“Beautiful and relaxing!”
Laurie is fun, knowledgeable and helpful. The property is convientant to everything, beautiful, beds cosy, food is amazing and staff is gracious. Laurie arranged our airport pickup/drop off, rental car, adventures, helped with directions and anything we needed. Mariam is a great cook and took good care of our comfort during our stay. We loved our stay at Cariari BnB.
-Keno & Patrice