Casa Mercedes

Owned and operated by Mercedes Castro, a lovely woman who has been caring for plastic surgery patients for close to 20 years. She is the former owner of the Casa De La Mariposa. Recently she opened her private home to our patients exclusively for their recovery. She only has three rooms so if you are interested in booking with Mercedes, let her know as soon as possible so you can reserve your room and secure it with a $100 deposit.

We call this a "homestay" recovery place because you will be staying in Mercy’s private home where she lives with her son. You are free to use the house as if it were your own home, additionally you can have privacy in your room. If you prefer solitude and meditation you can use the outer Terrace and enclosed Garden where there are 2 Japanese lounge Chairs with umbrellas offering protection from the sun with lovely breezes constantly waifing through this area. Soft jazz & classical music is piped in providing a delightful mood for relaxation and healing or catching an afternoon nap. Wi-fi service is also available in the Garden.

Mercedes’s home is kept spotlessly clean and is surprisingly quiet considering it is located in the city of ROHRMOSER surrounded by shopping, restaurants and best of all, Dr. Lev’s office which is located in the Plaza Mayor shopping mall just ONE block away!

Mercy works ONLY with Dr. Lev’s patients and considers her service to be “VIP” because she personally cares for each patient and because her maximum is five patients at any given time, she is able to care for the patients on a more “one on one” basis.

There are three rooms available for our patients. The largest room with a window overlooking the garden is called the "Toucan" Room. That room costs a flat $95 per day. It has it's own private bathroom inside the room. This is my personal favorite of the three rooms.

The second room is called the "Hummingbird" Room and it costs a flat $90 per day. It's the room with a skylight and also has an en suite bathroom.

The third room is called the "Blue Jay" Room. It has a private bathroom but it is located just outside of the room. That room goes for a flat $85 a night.

These daily charges are all inclusive of taxes, three healthy home cooked meals a day are provided by her local cook. Snacks are kept around the house for those in between meal munchies, all rides to and from the airport, the clinic or hospital on surgery day, pick up the following day from the hospital or clinic and returned to Casa Mercedes. All pre and post op visits to Dr. Lev’s office including your postop care and stitch removal.

There are never any extra charges for any rides to and from Dr. Lev's office, pre or post op for your entire stay.

In addition, at Casa Mercedes you get Free wi-fi and internet, Free unlimited international calls and free laundry. Each room has a 32” Flat screen T.V. with some english channels ABC CBS, CNN & BBC and they are also equipped with Hospital beds, whisper quiet A/C mini-split units and a Safe for your security. The Main Living room area has a 40”Flat screen TV with a DVD incorporated for movie nights as desired.

Also, Mercedes will provide an on call Nurse on a needs be basis.

If you have special dietary needs or restrictions you must let her know in advance preferably when you book your stay and it’s possible there could be an extra charge if special foods have to be ordered for you. It’s best to sort your food issues out with Mercy ahead of time. For instance, if you would like to have protein shakes those first difficult days post op, please bring your own mixes and Mercedes will use your own product mixed with fresh local fruits which her staff prepares.

Please fill out the short form below to ask questions or address concerns and Mercedes will get back to you promptly, usually within 24 hours or less.

Please Note: Patients who have special needs like Almond Milk or special protein powder or egg white protein need to bring it with them because either these products are not available in Costa Rica or they can be extremely expensive.

Make sure to give Mercedes a "heads up" about your special dietary needs or restrictions. Don't wait till you get there to tell her about these things because then it will be too late to do anything about it.

One more important note: As a courtesy Casa Mercedes is now offering a special service to the patients Your driver will park his car and escort you inside the hospital or clinic on surgery morning and stay with you until you are safely and successfully admitted. Feel free to tip the driver $5-$10. Otherwise the driver will simply take you to the hospital and/or clinic and drop you off at the door.

Personally, I think this service is worth its weight in gold. Just do it. Spend the money and allow the driver to escort you inside and stay with you. It's a stressful morning at best and having someone with you who speaks Spanish and who you trust is a godsend.

Make sure you put this in your registration form so Casa Mercedes knows and can inform the driver ahead of time to remain and check in with the patient on surgery morning.

Casa Mercedes

Located within walking distance to a shopping center, with stores, grocery and the doctors office, this lovely, exceptionally clean and quiet home is your answer to a perfect recuperation experience. Your meals are served on the terrace or if you prefer the inside dining room. The living and dining rooms are spacious and well-appointed with an open concept kitchen with modern full size appliances. There is a small library available, feel free to donate to it on a read one, leave one basis. Snacks are served or available as you desire.

Toucan Room $ 95

Casa Mercedes

This room includes the following: a nice view of the gardens, hospital bed, extra single bed, A/C mini split, Flat screen TV, full bathroom, and security safe.

Hummingbird Room $ 90

Casa Mercedes

This room includes the following: a hospital bed, flat screen T.V., security safe, full bathroom and an air conditioner.

Blue Jay Room $ 85

Casa Mercedes

This spacious room includes the following:, T.V., security, double side bed, large windows nice & bright. Located on the upper floor.

Delicious Home Made Food at Casa Mercedes

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