Expat Housing Costa Rica Specializes in Rentals, Sales and Property Management in San José, Costa Rica

For Sale - Fully Furnished

Escazú $1,449.000

Tailored Services to Expats, Property Owners and Corporate Clients

Santa Ana $5,000 / Month

For Rent - Mountain Estate

Our Properties are Situated Across Escazú, Santa Ana & Cariari in the Central Valley of Costa Rica

Cariari $895,000

For Sale - Beautiful, Remodeled

Expat Housing Costa Rica

Expat Housing Costa Rica is the Real Estate Agent and Property Manager for landlords and internationals in San Jose Costa Rica.

We are the specialist in properties for sale and for rent in San Jose Costa Rica that walks the extra mile for our clients. Besides selling and renting real estate in San Jose Costa Rica we offer property management services for both long term and vacation rentals. Our team consists of experienced and trustworthy real estate agents who are more than willing to act as your ‘ trusted expert and extension in your move to the San Jose area in Costa Rica. All our services are designed to meet the needs of internationals living and relocating to the area of San Jose in Costa Rica.

Expat Housing Costa Rica guides you from A to Z in your journey to find the right house in San José Costa Rica.

We are independent real estate agent that search the entire housing market to find you the most suitable properties.

What can we do for you?

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    Provide you a checklist for your international move to Costa Rica
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    Search the market in San Jose for properties that match your requirements as much as possible
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    Provide a workshop together with a real estate attorney about all the legal aspects of buying property in Costa Rica
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    Coordinate viewings with the real estate agents or landlord
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    Negotiate on your behalf, to ensure the most favorable conditions before you sign
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    In case of renting we coordinate the lease signing and payment for the first month’s rent and deposit
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    Setup an inspection report during the check-in including pictures and an inventory list of the rental property
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    Organize the connection for gas, electricity and water
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    Apply for TV, telephone and internet

Area Information

Each area of San Jose has its own character and charm, and its own offering of international amenities such like schools, healthcare, shops, parks, restaurants and cultural activities.

Escazú

Escazu is among the most popular area for expatriates. There are lots of high class amenities, American chain restaurants, private schools and country clubs.

Escazu is only 10 – 15 minutes away by car from down town San Jose and Lindora. The famous shopping mall Multiplaza and hospital CIMA is located in Escazu. With high-rise condominium buildings and chic apartment complexes, Escazu boast some of the highest-priced real estate in Costa Rica.

International schools:
Country Day School (CDS)
Lighthouse International School

Santa Ana

Santa Ana Costa Rica is located less than 15 minutes away from San Jose, 30 minutes from the San Jose International Airport and 2 miles west of Escazú. Thanks to the highway 27 you can reach the coast within 45 minutes which makes Santa Ana an ideal option to live.

It offers the perfect blend for people that love the city and the nature. Housing options varies from gated communities, condominiums, villas and traditional homes. Santa Ana is very popular with local and foreign residents. Many international companies are located in Santa Ana such like, KPMG, HP and IBM.

International schools:
United World College
Tree of Life International School
German school: Franz Liszt Schule

Cariari

This western suburb is recognized as the best managed neighborhood in Costa Rica, convenient located bordered by two major highways and close to the airport. Many multinational companies are located in Belén. Belén is enjoyed mostly by families who are looking for gated communities.

There is an upscale shopping center called Centro Comercial La Rivera. Real estate prices is mostly less than in Escazú, Santa Ana and Cariari.

Internationals school:
American International School of Costa Rica (AIS)
Pan-American School

La Sabana

The La Sabana area is located right next to Rohrmoser and is centered around the largest green area in San Jose city with its recently build national stadium. La Sabana can be a good…

Rohrmoser

The Rohrmoser area is a solid middle class Costa Rican area and has a very good location between the highway of San Jose- Alajuela where the airport is located and San Jose- Escazu….

Heredia

Heredia is situated in the green, coffee-rich mountains just north of Costa Rica’s capital city San Jose and has a cooler climate with lots of nature. San Jose is only a short…

Belén

This western suburb is recognized as the best managed neighborhood in Costa Rica, convenient located bordered by two major highways and close to the airport. Many multinational companies…

Ciudad Colon

Ciudad Colon is a small town with a small expat community located only 20 minutes away from Santa Ana. You will find smaller shops, sodas or small restaurants, serving mostly Costa…

San Pedro

San Pedro is centrally situated east of San Jose and thanks to the University of Costa Rica and the close proximity to San Jose it is one of the most popular places to live…

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Mariska van Hulsentop
Owner – San José
Property Specialist

Mariska van Hulsentop is the founder of Expat Housing Costa Rica.
Mariska is originally from Holland and together with her team in Costa Rica she brings a strategic and personable approach to the home finding process for all of her clients, with the focus solely on the expat community.

Mariska has extensive knowledge of the different cities and neighborhoods across San Jose. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Product Management in the Netherlands and then began working for a large real estate company.
After learning priceless knowledge of the industry, she then decided to open up her own real estate company.

Now she brings her passion and sharp attention to detail to assist expats in a focused search for their new home and to help them integrate into their new community with confidence.

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