Morningstar Bed and Breakfast

Morningstar Bed and Breakfast  “A Personal Cultural Experience” In Costa Rica


Instead of a hotel, why not a more personal experience?  We are conveniently located just 4 miles north of San Jose International Airport-Costa Rica

Morningstar Bed and Breakfast is owned and operated by Xinia Murillo and Ann Cabezas Creed “The Costa Travel Expert.”  In only 12 minutes you can be from the airport to Xinia’s. 


Currently the Bed and Breakfast is temporarily closed.

You may choose us for your first night in the country because of our closeness to SJO international airport or you may choose an extended stay to experience the wonderful sights and activities of the central valley.

Children are Welcome.  Sorry no dogs or cats.   FOR RESERVATIONS contact

Xinia and Ann will arrange for you to be picked up at the airport upon arrival and in only 12 minutes you will be greeted at the Morningstar Bed and Breakfast. The cool mountain elevation 3,500 feet above sea level provides for almost perfect 72 degrees F. all year round. Just after sunset the city lights of the central valley sparkle against the backdrop of the surrounding mountains. Your hosts are Xinia, a lovely Costa Rican woman, fluent in English and Ann Cabezas Creed who immigrated to Costa Rica from the state of Georgia USA.  So instead of a hotel- why not choose to do something different and unique, and very affordable?  The BONUS is  a “true personal Cultural experience.” Practice Spanish, eat typical Costa Rican food, and learn first hand about the Costa Rican Culture. Perhaps even a typical Costa Rica cooking class presented by Xinia.

ABOUT :  ANN 15 years experience in designing individualized custom Costa Rica Vacations AND ALSO  A TOUR GUIDE.   Xina and Ann will be your tour guides to the outdoor adventure excursions in this area 1. Poas Volcano National Park,  La Paz Waterfall Gardens,  Doka Four Generations  Coffee Tour,  Alajuela weekend Farmers Market better known as “The Feria” and much more.  And any local festival going on while you are here.   You will be in “good hands”

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Your choices for Lodging at

PRIVATE Bedroom -queen bed  (for double occupancy) – max 2 persons.. with new posturepedic mattress and  private bathroom.   Cost=$35 per person  (double occupancy)-included tropical breakfast.  (costa rican coffee, assorted breads, cost rican cheese, fresh fruits, and locally made marmalades and jellys.

Single occupancy in this bedroom with private bath. for 1 person.  $40  also includes tropical breakfast.

Bedroom with  double  bed and new posturepedic mattress – shared bathroom-tropical breakfast included=$30  per person.  (maximum 2 persons in this room)

A third bedroom has 2 twin beds with new posturepidic mattresses.  This one has a shared bath and tropical breakfast is included.  Price  $30  per person

ALSO WE offer a lovely studio apartment wth views to the city lights at sunset.  1 queen bed and 1 single bed  (max persons 3) With a large private bath and  equipped kitchen with stove and refrigerator.  Price per night $105  (longer stays are to be discussed with Xinia and Ann for the price)  This price is for the 3 persons.  2 persons is $80 per night

Xinia will prepare a typical Costa Rican dinner  (advance reservations required) for $15 per person.    Costa Rica Beer and Rum drinks are extra.   $3.50  each for rum drinks-  Costa Rican beer $2    Wine provided by advance request.

Airport Pick up and drop off by Xinia is $15.00  for up to 3 person-  over 3 persons is extra- $5 each. Late night pick ups is extra.  minimum $25

Tours OFFERED:   Best Day Tours With Xinia or Ann as your guide–  Alajuela Farmers market “Feria”   Offered on Friday Afternoons and Saturday mornings    $25 per person – This is an all morning excursion and we return to the B&B  and under Xinia’s supervision prepare lunch together- (like a cooking class) from the fruits and veges purchased at the market

Poas Volcano National Park and  Doka Coffee Plantation Tour – Total time approximately 7 Hours …  price quote upon request

La Paz Waterfall Gardens– 1/2 day tour.   6 hours   Priced upon request

Poaz Volcano National Park and La Paz Waterfall can be combined into 1 full day tour…price quoted upon request.

Zoo  Aves– Bird and Animal Zoo, located in Alajuela  (1/2 day)  Tropical Birds,  Monkeys and other  animals-priced upon request

Tour the  factory  Sr Y Sra Ese  (1/2 day)  located in Alajuela which makes beautiful objects of local wood. (famous for it’s wooden jewelry) and wooden vases.  This tour takes around 2 hours and you can shop in their  gift shop which has a large selection at very good prices. click here:  also:    $25 per person

Also Poas Volcano National Park can be combined with La Paz Waterfall Gardens for 1 full day tour.  Priced upon request

Doka Coffee Tour can be combined with either La Paz Waterfall Garden or the Poas Volcano National Park for one full day tour  Priced upon request.

To  make reservations and experience this unique B&B and also these outdoor adventure day tours – or if you have further questions Contact read about Ann and her Costa Rica Adventure Travel Agency at

Have your complete fun filled  adventure vacation itinerary can be designed and set up by Ann.  After discussing with you what you want to do and see-She can arrange for a car rental or private transfers to anywhere in Costa Rica.  Ann can book your hotels  and arrange your outdoor adventure tours.    And of course the first day you arrive and the last day you depart (because it is probable that  you will need to stay near the SJO international airport those nights)  You can have the option of Xinia’s and Ann’s  Morningstar B&B. All this will be planned with  a budget you give Ann to work with.   So let Ann do the work and you have the fun!!




Curtis Kutnauer, wife Nancy and daughter Nicole- Michigan

As Xinia had already posted, we had the pleasure to stay with Xinia and her family on the front-end and back-end of our Costa Rican vacation.  We were celebrating my daughter’s senior year of high school and hoping to create some memories. Well, our vacation was a tremendous success and our stay at Xinia’s Costa Rica Vacation Stay helped create some lasting memories.

We initially were  planning a “traditional” vacation by staying at hotels and resorts that most American’s would normally choose, but decided to look outside the box for some alternative experiences. After researching some unique eco lodges,I discovered a website,, offering some very valuable information on planning a Costa Rican vacation.

This site was developed by Ann Cabezas Creed, who has lived and worked in Costa Rican tourism for many years.   She offers vacation planning to Costa Rica using her extensive knowledge and experiences to create customized vacations. Ann handles all the lodging, transportation and excursion reservations for the trip at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU. She is compensated by the hotels and tour companies.

While planning this trip and realizing that we needed to stay near the San Jose International Airport (SJO) on both ends of our trip, she inquired whether we were open to a unique opportunity to stay at a bed & breakfast like place…i Xinia and Ann’s Blue House B&B.  Xinia  picked us up at SJO and offered individualized tours of the surrounding areas and an opportunity to experience life in a typical Costa Rican family’s home, including meals.

We saw this as a unique opportunity to get to know first hand the Costa  Rica Culture.

Well, this was a great choice. Xinia picked us up at SJO and proceeded to a popular local restaurant for lunch and got a chance see the area before heading to her home. At her home, we got a chance to meet her husband, Rolando, and son, Bryan. Had a wonderful traditional Costa Rican dinner and even serenaded by Rolando and Xinia. with traditional Costa Rican music.

The next day we arose to a wonderful full breakfast, with fresh fruit from her garden, assorted breads, Costa Rica cheese, and locally made jam, and of course great Costa Rica coffee!  Afterwards we spent the day at La Paz Waterfalls and Doka Coffee Tour, where we got our fill of coffee.  Later we had another dinner with Xinia, where she taught my daughter how to make delicious fried plantains. (large bananas)

As we said our goodbyes and hugs, we were looking forward to staying with Xinia and her family our last night in Costa Rica. In fact, we left some of our purchases at her house, thus avoiding the schlepping of these items around Costa Rica.

The  last leg of our trip was ending in the Peninsula Osa at Encanta La Vida, Xinia met us at the Sansa Air terminal, and drove us back to “our” home. We had a little R&R before we went out to dinner at Luna de Valencia-Spanish Restaurant which was recommended to me by a Costa Rican friend.

We felt a bit sad knowing that we would not be seeing our new adopted Costa Rican family for some time. We invited Xinia and her family to come visit us in Michigan to get their first real touch of snow….

I would HIGHLY recommended anyone thinking about a vacation in Costa Rica to contact Ann Cabezas Creed to assist with the planning…and to definitely stay a couple of days with Xinia and her family. It truly added a new dimension to our vacation and have built our first friendships in this country. Contact Ann:

We are missing our Xinia…and look forward to the next visit.

Pura vida.
Curtis, Sandi & Nicole Kuttanuer — with Ann Creed, Colie Kuttnauer, Xinia Murillo and Sandi Sullivan Kuttnauer.

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