House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 10 Sleeps
This beach home is truly a tropical escape. Bordering a nature sanctuary and private beach, this location is the perfect destination - for families, beach bums, adventure-seeking couples, and wildlife enthusiasts.
The breathtaking paradise defines ultimate relaxation - with limitless adventures at your feet.
Wonderful Family Escape
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
We enjoyed our week in tropical Puerto Rico and would recommend this particular neighborhood for other families interested in a convenient, safe rental. The house is spacious, and our favorite feature is the lovely landscaped backyard replete with hammocks, reclining chairs and a gazebo. Lots of wildlife to enjoy, short walk to the beach and the mysterious lagoon - a very nice vacation spot.
4.5 based on 23 traveler reviews
Wonderful Family Escape
Beautiful vacation property
The private backyard is lush and beautiful! We loved the swings and hammocks, and enjoyed the refreshing pool every day. The musical sounds of the forest are very soothing, too!
We loved walking and sunning at the beach, and though the water was rough while we were there, it was fun swimming in the waves because the sandy bottom is firm and smooth, and it stays shallow quite far out.
We also enjoyed walking and hiking in the beautiful nature reserve.
Our favourite outing was with Captain Paco on his Paseadora boat out to Cayo Santiago (Monkey Island) to see the monkeys and snorkel the reef. He is lots of fun and full of interesting information about the area.
It was also wonderful to meet the owner, Julius, who was at his home next door while we were there. He was very welcoming and helpful in every way, and very knowledgeable about local nature and culture. Nancy, the concierge, was also very helpful in arranging our smooth arrival.
Many thanks for a wonderful week!! We would happily return any time!
Amazing Nature Filled Week!
Fantastic Vacation Property
Nancy was fantastic and we also spoke to Don Luis (Landscaper) and he gave us avacados and panas. He also recommended places to see and shop.
The house is beautiful and the yard and pool were very clean.
My family specially enjoyed the turtles off our dock. My brother tried kayaking for the first time. I recommend this property to anyone who wants to relax and enjoy nature. Can't wait for next year so we can rent again.
Traveling with my wife, 2 girls 9,11 and a 2yr old I was somewhat apprehensive with the area. However, I guess it depends on persons frame of reference. We quickly realized the area is safe, very quiet, and peaceful.
The beach is about a 5 minute walk at most. We decided to be lazy and drive the rental car the 1/4 mile since we were on vacation. Pathetic I know but keep in mind we do have a toddler which made it much easier for us. It is for all intent a purpose, deserted. I mean nobody but our family was there. The water is clean, calm and shallow for about 30 feet out. Unlike a resort beach, the sea grass brought in from the tides is not removed by workers each morning. However, it does provide a nice hiding place for crabs and such to make their homes and our kids got a thrill catching and releasing them back into nature. The back yard of the home abuts the nature preserve. Take take time to lay in one of the hammocks and listen to the soothing sounds of nature. It is hypnotic. Our 2 year old was filled with wild wonder with all the calls, sounds and songs coming from the variety of birds, frogs, lizards and other things in the back yard and nearby preserve. He was constantly asking, "What's that noise" or "What's that thing". The pool was also a big hit. The owner had a new life vest for our 2 year old to use. The girls and I made a up a synchronized swimming routine my wife filmed which was hilarious to do and see. The house is modest yet roomy. The air conditioning units are excellent and cool the house.
Definitely do the rain forest EARLY, give at least 3 hours. Skip the welcome center, $4/adult admission go directly to the water fall. We got there right @ 9AM and nobody was there. By the time we left there was no place to park. Stop at the Tower, great views. Find the Sleeping Giant from the tower. We stopped by Loquillo beach(twice) on the way back which is very nice. Old San Juan is a must. Leave after 9:30A to avoid traffic. We went twice and loved it. The fort and castle provide cool photo ops as do the colors of Old San Juan. You can make a picnic at the fort and fly a kite or people watch. Kayak in the nature preserve but go early, it fills quickly. Walk the trails early.
Overall, if you enjoy nature and privacy this is a great spot as a home base. If you want nightlife and manicured beaches, you might be disappointed.
We highly recommend making the 15 min drive up to El Makito for seafood dinner, and going to the restaurant by the gated community entrance for excellent Mofongo. The hour drive north to Luquillo/Rio Grande (the south entrance was closed) to El Yunque Rainforest was well worth it - plan to spend a whole day there hiking and enjoying the waterfalls. If you want to do a Bio-Bay tour in Fajardo or Vieques, make reservations before you come, because they sell out weeks in advance. Kayaking to Monkey Island with a tour was also booked up, so we used the provided kayaks and went on our own from our beach. This took about 4 hrs round trip (going against the current & wind there), but was very worth it to see so many monkeys on the island and peeking at corals & fish in the shallows around the island. Deep-sea fishing with Capt Matt at Maragata Charters at Palmas del Mar was a lot of fun, but we recommend the Sea Mounts trip instead of the 4hr trip (you'll catch more fish!). Skip the Bacardi Tour (just video tours & takes a minimum of 2 hrs), and instead plan extra time for exploring Old San Juan's forts & historic buildings.
Everyday was beautiful, mid-80s, and only rained at night. We thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to Puerto Rico very much, and are thankful we had this lovely home to stay in.
Activity and Interests
Steps away from a private carribean beach
A 3000 acre tropical Wildlife Reserve in your back yard. (Humacao National Reserve)
Walk to Hiking trails destined for secluded beaches and exhilarating ocean views.
Take a boat trip to Monkey Island with tour guide Paco and see wild monkeys, snorkel over exotic reefs, and ocean kayak.
A few minutes drive from El Yunque - Puerto Rico's natural Rainforest
Kayaking in the Humacao Nature Reserve
Short distance from fishing pier and authentic local cuisine
Shopping center to suit everyday needs - a 5 minute drive
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Jan 3 2015 - Jun 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 6 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
- Refundable damage deposit $300
- cleaning/concierge $125
Nightly Rate: $185 - $350
Weekly Rate: $1375 - $1875
Rental periods run from Saturday to Saturday. Flexible rental dates available upon request. (additional charge may apply for mid-week arrival)
Rates apply for 6 occupants. Additional charges may apply for additional occupants using the premisis.
Rates for extended stays & additional occupants available upon request
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- pets considered
- Beach View
- rain forests
- water parks
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- gambling casinos
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- pier fishing
- surf fishing
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 3 Spacious bedrooms with large closets (2 queen beds in 2 of the rooms, and 2 two twin beds in the other) All linens provided - bed, bath and beach. 2 Full bathrooms - plus an outdoor shower! Large kitchen - complete with appliances, cookware, and utensils Expansive living area Large dining room with table that seats up to 8 Tropical backyard - spacious, with a 15'X25' pool overlooking and adjoing a nature sanctuary. * Complete with patio, seating area and BBQ. Washer and Dryer Fully Air Conditioned WIFI and cable TV Safe and Tranquil - Security monitored community Outdoor sporting equipment - Kayaks and boogie boards. Pet friendly