Murrays' Costa Rica Guest House






Our fully furnished one bedroom guest house (on the right above) is for rent by the month or long-term (please ask). It’s on a cool and quiet mountainside in the barrio of el Cajon de Grecia at an altitude of 4,200 feet (1,280 meters). We are at the end of a 2,000 foot (600 meters) all-weather gravel road where there is no noise from passing traffic or neighbors. Year 'round temperatures on our four-acre coffee farm range from 58 to 83 degrees F (15 to 28  degrees C). Like other Central Valley cities and barrios, Grecia and el Cajon are safe to walk around and travel in although prudence is always recommended. Be sure to say ,,¡Hola!" to our neighbors when you meet them.


We’re located 4.5 miles (about 7.2 km) from downtown Grecia, fifty minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport (airport code: SJO), and a little over an hour from San Jose.



Friends have cataloged over one hundred species of birds in our neighborhood. You can look down on some of them from our balcony. Here are just a couple of examples . . .


 One of our beautiful Motmots that are here year 'round



And one of the migratory birds who frequent our neighborhood



This is a great base from which to explore Costa Rica (see the "Day Trips" page), write the great American novel, or just veg out and experience the very best Costa Rica's Central Valley has to offer.                                         


























We moved to Costa Rica in 2005. Although there can be challenges living in a foreign country, we have never regretted our decision. If you are considering moving to Costa Rica, we encourage you do do an abundance of due diligence research.


When doing your research, you will discover that many expats will encourage you to rent before you buy. We consider this good advice. Property is easy to buy here, but it is sometimes difficult to sell. The great thing about renting is that you can do short term rentals all over the country, and find the area that is just right for you. The problem, of course, is that in many areas there is a dearth of available rental housing that will suit your expectations. Many homes have limited or no hot water. Utilities may not be what you're used to. Furniture and appliances may not be as you expect. And, as in all matters of real estate, location is critical. Consider not only the house but also the immediate neighbors and the neighborhood.


As you begin your search, you may find rentals by searching for these keywords and phrases:


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Our own rental, Murray's Costa Rica Guest House, has all of the amenities to make your short term or long term rental feel comfortable and secure. When doing a search via Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc., you can find our website . Please note that the extension is .co not .com. Our site can usually be found using these words and phrases.


Murray's Costa Rica Guest House

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Our place is located in El Cajon. El Cajon is just a few kilometers from Grecia, Costa Rica. Both of the communities are located in the Central Valley area of Costa Rica.


Whether you are coming to Costa Rica for a medical vacation, dental vacation, pleasure, business, or to look for your forever Costa Rica home, we hope you will consider staying at the Murray's Costa Rica Guest House.


I also want to encourage you to check out our website and look at our CNN interview. Our site also includes other videos, as well as information about day trips, medical vacations, and dental vacations.


Even if our guest house is rented during your visit, please stop by and visit us anyway. We enjoy sharing our experiences and love for Costa Rica.


Pura Vida.

David C. Murray and Marcia Murray

Your hosts at Murray's Costa Rica Guest House



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David and Marcia Murray