reviews for: listing #48707 - Puerto Rico, Caribbean Villa rental

Caracol Che, Private Villa & Tropical Estate -Steps to Beach
  • bedrooms  5
  • pool  yes
  • type  Villa
  • baths  7
  • hot tub  yes
  • community 
  • sleeps  10
  • pets allowed  no
  • rates (USD) $640 - $1,110 /nt
    $4,410 - $7,770 /wk

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2014 Family Celebration!!!

Review submitted: August 19, 2014   Date of arrival: August 13, 2014

The property owner Carlos is a gracious and patient man. Our Quest for the perfect vacation started in 10/2013, we decided on San Juan but after speaking with multiple hotels, and private estates, no one came close to the customer service that Carlos gave us!!! He called us instead on bombarding us with emails, his philosophy is that people are starting to lose the ability to verbally communicate, I totally agree! We booked our family vacation on 1/2014, arrived at San Juan 8/13/2014 Carlos had the Shuttle at the airport waiting on all 12 people arriving on 4 different airlines. When we arrived Caracol Che he had a complimentary waiting WOW! The staff was courteous and polite. Now for the Estate!! Every inch of this place was exactly as you see it on the website!!! Please believe me!!! The bedrooms, pool with the lagoon, decks (yes that's with an S), and pool side bar area EXQUISITE!!! My family and I have voted Carlos into the family. WE LOVE YOU CARLOS!!!

Owners response: Thank you. yes I'm a believer of phone contact...

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

The property is amazing, the view is spectacular.

Review submitted: August 19, 2014   Date of arrival: August 14, 2014

Caracol Che is an amazing property, Carlos is wonderful. The property is well maintained. Carlos provided excellent customer service. He and his staff were very attentive and made sure our stay was a true "Vacation". We loved it and look forward to returning.

Owners response: We're so complimented, and thankful to all the folks that have written so many nice reviews, and for the many guests that vacationed at Caracol Che more than once. Thank you

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

The property is amazing, the view is spectacular.

Review submitted: August 19, 2014   Date of arrival: August 14, 2014

Caracol Che is an amazing property, Carlos is wonderful. The property is well maintained. Carlos provided excellent customer service. He and his staff were very attentive and made sure our stay was a true "Vacation". We loved it and look forward to returning.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Paraiso.....paradise!

Review submitted: August 19, 2014   Date of arrival: August 13, 2014

This was the most beautiful and luxurious vacation.......awesomeness! With great anticipation, I will return to this paradise. Thank Carlos and staff for making my vacation spectacular.

Owners response: We pride ourselves in our family approach

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

Paraiso.....paradise!

Review submitted: August 19, 2014   Date of arrival: August 13, 2014

This was the most beautiful and luxurious vacation.......awesomeness! With great anticipation, I will return to this paradise. Thank Carlos and staff for making my vacation spectacular.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

One of the best vacations ever!

Review submitted: April 30, 2014   Date of arrival: April 19, 2014

Honestly, it's all been said in the previous reviews. Carlos is indeed an amazing, nice and generous man. The property is like Fantasy Island - it's perfection. The community the house is in is a very laid-back and cool surf town with plenty to do on foot, although a car would be nice for exploring. Yoga at 9a and 4p every day a 5min walk from the house, surfing lessons right on the nearby beach, several good restaurants (we liked Pool Bar sushi and Ode to Elephants best; the food truck across from Tamboo is also great). Carlos made the vacation so easy and relaxing. Take him up on the airport shuttle offer. Take him up on the offer of a welcome dinner. Take him up on the offer of having rental cars delivered to the house. All made the vacation so much more relaxing. My family and I have used VRBO and Homeaway rentals quite often over the last 8 years or so and based on our experiences, we have learned to really really read the reviews to get a sense of what a place is really like. So, trust the hundreds of 5-star reviews that you'll see here and know that they are all RIGHT and that Caracol Che is one of the most unique and fabulous vacation properties that you will ever rent!! We are counting the days until our return. Gracias Carlos!!

Owners response: Thanks once again
Yes Rincon is a laid back community, and still retains its authenticity

Helpful votes: 3 / 3

 

Top Notch!

Review submitted: April 29, 2014   Date of arrival: April 11, 2014

From the minute we arrived to our luxury villa for the week we received nothing, but the BEST! Carlos and his staff make your stay as comfortable as possible. Their customer service and appreciation for you staying at the estate is exemplary. The villa was spotless at all times and when the staff was there cleaning they were so quiet you hardly knew anyone was around. From the amazing landscaping and views to the beautifully built and comfortable to stay in villa.... I highly recommend Caracol Che to everyone! I cannot wait to go back myself.

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

AMAZING STAY AT CARACOL CHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Review submitted: April 23, 2014   Date of arrival: April 11, 2014

I have been coming to Rincon for the last 15 years. This was my first time at Caracol Che.Where do I begin?! Carlos is the best, hands down! He goes out of his was to make sure your stay is the best possible.We arrived on an early morning flight and meet us in the wee hours of the morning to check us in. He had no obligation to do so, but did it out of his kindness of his heart. I can honestly say the website and pictures doesn't really portray its true beauty until you see it in person. In addition, you really need to see the place all lit up at night with lights and tiki torches. WOW!! We had 10 guests stay at the house, and I must say very spacious. Every bedroom comes with its own bathroom. With the daily house maid, the house was spotless. Fresh bathroom/ pool/ beach towels daily. We definitely took advantage of the grounds and pool area. Carlos offers endless activities. We took him up on the massages on the property. In total, we had 10. They were very professional and polite. Everyone was totally relaxed and pampered. This is a must if you stay here. Another option was a prepared dinner for 14 with apps and dessert. Delicious is all I can say. Sitting at the dining table on the deck watching the sunset as we ate was breathtaking. During our stay, Carlos needed to work on a new outdoor kitchen he was putting in by the pool bar. He asked for our permission and of course we said yes. He compensated us with mimosas one morning.This shows the kind man Carlos is. Very caring and thoughtful. If you needed anything he was only a phone call away. Chances are, you're not going to need anything. I forgot to mention the location. The house is located within steps to the beach and walking distance to restaurants like, Casa Islena, Tamboo, Ode to Elephant, Sushi at Pool Bar, Saltaire, and couple of tacos stands and pinchos. If you want to stay in a beautiful, elegant place with a view- THIS IS IT!!!! PARADISE AWAITS YOU!!!!!!!!!!

Helpful votes: 5 / 5

 

Fabulous!

Review submitted: January 24, 2014   Date of arrival: January 12, 2014

From the moment we first drove up the spectacular driveway until we said goodbye, we had a wonderful time at Caracol Che. We arrived after dark to find Carlos waiting for us with an incredibly beautiful dinner on the deck overlooking the ocean. What a paradise! The house and grounds are truly magnificent and Carlos, the owner/ concierge, is a pleasure. He is warm and interesting and he did everything possible to optimize our stay. Rincon exceeded all expectations as well. It is hilly, green, and quite beautiful. Within a five minute walk from the house is Sandy Beach, to our liking the nicest beach in Rincon. It has great waves, warm water, sand, board rentals, a long stretch for walking, food trucks for lunch and a restaurant/bar. Within a two-five minute drive from the house are at least six great restaurants where we ate outside for dinner. The weather was perfect and all the people we met were exceptionally friendly and generous. This was a vacation of a lifetime.

Helpful votes: 6 / 6

 

Magical Moments in a tropical paradise

Review submitted: November 19, 2013   Date of arrival: November 14, 2013

I had my wedding at Caracol Che and it was an amazing experience. My wedding was better than I expected, it was perfection. Carlos, the owner, welcomed me, my friends, & family with literally opened arms and was there every moment to make sure we were comfortable with no worries. We had the time of our lives, unforgettable. The views were breathtaking! Service was uncomparable. Aidita, wedding coordinator, put to life my vision of my dream wedding and made it better than I could have imagined. Words cannot express how much I enjoyed my time there. I was relaxed the entire time, even up to the last few minutes of my wedding. There are restauraunts nearby (walk or drive), beaches within walking distance, never bored with nothing to do or see. It was magical, it was perfection, it was paradise. Carlos was like family. I would absolutely recommend renting Caracol Che for a wedding, event, or family vacation. Carlos will take care of you!

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

Absolutely perfect!!!

Review submitted: November 18, 2013   Date of arrival: November 3, 2013

This was by far the best vacation we have ever experienced! Location and the views were picture-perfect. The villa is absolutely gorgeous and a most charming spot for a wedding. From the moment we arrived, the owner, Carlos, made us feel right at home. We arrived to a wonderfully delicious welcoming dinner prepared by his staff. The staff was very congenial throughout the week and did an impeccable job at cleaning, cooking and maintenance. Any questions or problems we had, Carlos was right there to help. The amenities were amazing! The villa is secluded and the gated driveway provides safety. The landscaped grounds were absolutely beautiful. The location offers a very relaxing atmosphere from the lagoon pool, to the hot tub, to the availability of massages and to the offering of privately prepared meals by the staff. There is plenty of bedrooms in the villa and the bungalow with the outside shower is cute as a button! Carlos made the day of the wedding truly magical. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Carlos is a gem and we enjoyed every minute talking with him. Words are not enough to describe Carlos and his villa! It was hard to leave and plan to go back as soon as we can!

Owners response: Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. Caracol Che's Villa and surrounding property were designed to give guests privacy while surrounding them with the lush tropical forrest yet still give them top rated views of the ocean. We also pride ourselves on our service to our guests. The owner concierge service and maid service are geared to have the guests experience their dream vacation. I'm happy to know we have lived up to your expectations. We hope to see you again soon!

Helpful votes: 3 / 4

 

Amazing villa, great experience!

Review submitted: November 12, 2013   Date of arrival: November 2, 2013

The villa was amazing, more than I ever imagined it would be. The pool/bar area is a perfect out door space, along with all of the beautiful landscaping. The rooms were great, especially with every one having their own bathrooms! The kitchen was great, and the dining table was in a great spot on the deck where you have a priceless view! The staff was wonderful, very helpful, and amazing cooks! And Carlos was so warm and welcoming, and whenever we needed something he was right there! He became part of our family too! We couldn't have asked for a better experience! None of us wanted to leave, we will definitely be returning in the future!

Owners response: Thank you. The outdoor areas, all have a great view of the Caribbean Ocean. The landscaping was designed as a forest, and it gives the guest outmost privacy.
The owner concierge service is geared to have the guests experience a vacation in the tropics, that will forever last in their memories.
Caracol Che is a perfect destination for families, groups and weddings.

Helpful votes: 2 / 2

 

Wonderland

Review submitted: October 25, 2013   Date of arrival: September 2, 2013

I have been fortunate enough to have traveled extensively around the world, first with the Navy as a Photographers mate then with my wonderful life partner Pearlas. We have been to some of the finest hotels and resorts around the world. Caracol Che' ranks up with the best. From the moment we arrived it was first class all the way. We were met by Carlos and some of his staff with open arms and big smiles (even though we were several hours late!) They gave us a thorough tour of the house, the grounds, the awesome kitchen, bar,... then showed us all the buttons we needed to push to make our stay exciting, easy and frustration free. From that moment on we had constant interaction and feedback from Carlos on any questions we had, We never felt like Carlos or his staff was anything but accommodating.
We were totally impressed with how well laid out and beautiful the house, pool, hot tub, bar, decks, walking trails,... were .Relaxing is an under statement, with beautiful beaches just a few minutes walk it was more then we ever imagined. Our mornings started off with beautiful sunrises fresh Purto Rican coffee and a relaxing walk down one of several trails. As a photographer I always had my camera at the ready for all the photo ops.on this lavishly landscaped and exotic property.
We had three families sharing the property and never felt crowded or cramped. We did our own thing or had great times dining outside on the deck or playing in the pool. The wedding was one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. ( I have photographed over 300!) That is an entirely different story and one I will let the bride and groom brag about. No glitches, everyone happy, a day no one had to worry about anything, and that for a destination wedding, was a rare event. Absolutely B E A U T I F U L, Every one was happy, no glitches. The perect day, like they all should be, but seldom are!
Pearlas and I plan on returning to Caracol Che' soon and look forward to new adventure and visiting with our new friend Carlos. Five stars does not even do this vacation justice!!!

Thanks for the memories,
Greg and Pearlas

Owners response: Greg & Pearlas, I'm so happy that you enjoyed all our Villa has to offer. We take pride in making sure all our guest are happy and every need is taken care of. If you would like I would love to share some of your photos on Caracol Che's blog.
We look forward to seeing you again! It was a pleasure meeting and spending time with all of you. Thank you for the wonderful compliments!

Helpful votes: 2 / 2

 

Tropical Paradise

Review submitted: October 20, 2013   Date of arrival: October 10, 2013

We just returned from Caracol Che, where we celebrated a beautiful wedding in a tropical Paradise. It is the perfect place to relax, enjoy the scenery and celebrate life. The villa, pool and surrounding gardens are exquisite, providing a quiet refuge, but still close to the beaches for swimming, surfing and water sports.

Carlos is the perfect host - anticipating our every needs, even before we expressed them! He is a delight - making us all feel at home and comfortable in his villa. I can't say enough good things about Carlos and his tropical Estate. Thanks Carlos!

Owners response: You are very welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure meeting all of you.

Helpful votes: 2 / 2

 

Truly a Beautiful Experience

Review submitted: October 10, 2013   Date of arrival: September 23, 2013

Our experience at Caracol Che exceeded even our highest expectations. Blessed with gorgeous weather, we were blown away by this beautiful luxury property and its gracious host, Carlos. The staff was efficient & friendly and Carlos' recommendations for dining, shopping, and activities were spot on.

We can't wait to go back.

Owners response: Thank you. Caracol Che, nestled in a tropical forest, overlooking the Caribbean Ocean is a perfect villa to get away from the everyday chores, by relaxing by the private lagoon pool, accompanied by a tropical cocktail

Helpful votes: 2 / 2

 

A week in paradise!

Review submitted: September 22, 2013   Date of arrival: September 4, 2013

Seldom in our travels have we experienced the luxury, comfort, beauty, courtesy and professionalism we experienced during our week at Caracol Che. It was the complete package! From the moment we stepped foot onto the estate to the time we, regretfully, had to leave, we experienced a first class vacation complete with all the amenities. This stunning villa, from the exotic grounds to the beautiful, clean, and well maintained main house, had it all - a private pool with waterfall, therapeutic hot tub, restful hammocks, downstairs game area with bar, fully stocked kitchen, outside dining room with an incredible view and more! Our stay at Caracol Che was truly a week in paradise!

Owners response: Thank you for such a nice review. We all try very hard to make our guests vacations a memorable one!

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

Beautifully tropical

Review submitted: September 12, 2013   Date of arrival: August 19, 2013

My family and I had a wonderful time during our week at Caracol Che. The villa was the absolute perfect place for my husband and I to celebrate our memorable wedding day! Both Carlos and Aida, our wedding coordinator, were extremely helpful in helping us to create the most magical and spectacular wedding that was enjoyed by all. Everything I had ever dreamed of for our wedding came true.

Owners response: Thank you. We offer a private intimate Destination Wedding venue with breathtaking ocean views

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

A marvelous and beautiful venue! So picturesque!

Review submitted: September 4, 2013   Date of arrival: August 19, 2013

We celebrated my daughter's wedding at the villa! What a wonderful tropical wedding in paradise! I highly recommend Caracol Che with the best of service and attention to detail!

Owners response: Caracol Che, is a private destination, that offers the opportunity for an intimate wedding.

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

Beautiful place, beautiful people!!

Review submitted: August 24, 2013   Date of arrival: August 10, 2013

I can't imagine a more luxurious, friendly, and rejuvenating place. Carlos is a world class host who cares about the people who visit Caracol Ché. It's the only way to experience Puerto Rico!

Owners response: thank you!

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

Amazing!

Review submitted: August 18, 2013   Date of arrival: August 10, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at Caracol Che! It was absolutely beautiful and so relaxing. Every part of the house was amazing from the roof top, to the pool, to the nice landscape. I am pretty sure I swam in the pool at least twice a day, usually more than that. I loved watching the stars on the top roof. The roof had a magnificent view. Also, I really enjoyed dinner time. When we all gathered at the long table and enjoyed the delicious meals and the sound of the frogs singing. Another wonderful part of my stay was my room. My sister and I liked our bunk beds and connected bathroom. It was an easy access to the pool also. I also loved the hammocks and the hot tub. Those were two very relaxing spots. I really hope I can come back with my family again sometime and play music with you! We had a wonderful time!

Owners response: Yes it is relaxing at Caracol Che. I experience it every day, especially the sunsets from the terrace deck, just mesmerizing.
The privacy that it offers is great. It is a welcome part of this experience, for families and groups that intimacy is important

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Seven days in paradise.

Review submitted: August 18, 2013   Date of arrival: August 10, 2013

Incredible experience. The location features amazing views of the ocean, excellent living accommodations, and a host who can't be beat. The ocean is only a 5 minute walk from the house, but if you'd rather stay in, the pool is perfect for you. If you love snorkeling, Steps beach is a five minute car ride away. It is not crowded, and has some wonderful views of the coral and other sea creatures (I saw three sea turtles:)). The rainforest is less than an hour away, which I recommend visiting for those who like to hike. The waterfalls at San Sebastián were also beautiful, and feature a rope swing for the more adventurous vacationer. Carlos was an exceptional host, making the trip even more enjoyable for our family. As for the house, it is also beautiful. There was plenty of space for the eleven people on our trip. Plus, it was always clean, and we did not have any issues (I.e. maintenance, security, ect...). There is a lot more I could say about this trip, but I will finish by saying this is easily the nicest vacation I have ever been on. I loved it, and hopefully you will too!

Owners response: Thank you. We are very proud of our personal service, in a family environment

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Tropical, spiritual, comfortable oasis home

Review submitted: August 13, 2013   Date of arrival: August 3, 2013

We loved our family honeymoon in Rancon. Caracole Che is too beautiful not to share. The grounds are stunning and serine. It is very tropical, private and comfortable. Carlos is very accommodating and loves his village and guests. He took great care of us and made sure we had a pleasant experience.

Owners response: Thank you!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

The PERFECT vacation spot!!

Review submitted: August 5, 2013   Date of arrival: July 20, 2013

From the moment we made the reservation, we knew Caracol Che was the perfect vacation choice. Carlos is the most gracious owner and host. He answered all of our questions immediately. It is sometimes unnerving renting a place sight unseen, but Carlos put us at ease instantly. Trust all the reviews.

The house is even more beautiful in person than in pictures. Everything from beach chairs, beach towels, towels, linens, etc. are provided. Carlos even greeted us with some cold refreshments and his own special blend of rum! (We typically aren't rum drinkers, but we are hooked!) The girls who came to clean each day were wonderful. One night they even prepared us an authentic puerto rican meal. What a treat!

THE POOL! Wow! So beautiful! The 3 hammocks were so relaxing. There is even a nice lower lawn, where we enjoyed a homemade "Can Jam" sessions for those of you familiar with that.

We walked to two different beaches and many restaurants.

You can't go wrong with Caracol Che!

Thank you so much Carlos! Hope to see you again.
Mark, Grace, and family

Owners response: Thank you from all of us at caracol Che

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Beautiful

Review submitted: August 5, 2013   Date of arrival: July 27, 2013

The most beautiful place to get away to! A stunning view from every place in the house. After a relaxing day at the beach it is wonderful to come back and lounge by the pool. The staff is amazing and their attention to detail made our trip so special.
We enjoyed many delicious dinners at the local restaurants and they were very accommodating with my gluten allergy.

Owners response: Thank you . I can see that everybody enjoys the pool

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Amazing stay at Caracol CHE

Review submitted: July 23, 2013   Date of arrival: July 6, 2013

We recently visited Caracol Che for 2 weeks as a family, we were 6 adults and 3 children. From the moment Carlos greeted us to the moment we left, he did everything possible to make our stay perfect.

Carlos even showed us around the city and took us to all hidden gems

The house, the land and pool were all beyond our expectations. The staff and cooks were great. We really enjoyed the evening under the theme of Argentina, The Argentina grill is a must.


I recommend Caracol Che to anyone looking for a place to stay in Puerto Rico.

Thank you for everything Carlos

Owners response: All of us at Caracol Che are happy to have accomplished the establishment of a private intimate tropical surrounding where family and groups can enjoy a gathering enjoying the outmost privacy

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

AMAZING STAY AT CARACOL CHE

Review submitted: July 21, 2013   Date of arrival: July 6, 2013

We were a family of 6 adults and 3 children visiting Caracol Che for 2 weeks. From the moment Carlos greeted us to the moment we left, he did everything possible to make our stay perfect.

The villa, the surroundings and the pool were all beyond our expectations. The staff and cooks were great. We liked it so much that we never went out for dinner, we either cooked ourselves or have the staffs do it for us and the Argentinian grill night is a must.

I recommend Caracol Che to anybody who is looking for a place to stay in Porto Rico.

A BIG THANKS to Carlos.

Owners response: Reviews like this makes us keep a constant attention on how we can improve, not only on what we materially offer, but in the personal interaction we have with all of our guests.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

An amazing week at Caracol Che

Review submitted: July 11, 2013   Date of arrival: June 30, 2013

While thinking about this review I resorted to the thesaurus to find the right words – amazing, marvelous, fantastic, wonderful – yet they all seem to fall short of the experience at Caracol Che. From the moment that we arrived Carlos was extraordinarily attentive and inviting. It’s the warm welcome you get from lifelong friends and family. Carlos deeply cares about your stay and your experience from relaxing by the pool to discovering the beaches or the local flavor. His attention to detail in making sure surf lessons with Nolan were going well, the driver was punctual, and Sandy had a car ready for us was exceptional. And that was just the beginning.

Knowing our desire to enjoy local cuisine and learn about Rincon, he was patient in answering a deluge of questions along with introducing us to pinchos (AMAZING) and local places to visit. The meals prepared by Mari and Lissi were pure bliss. (Lissi is an excellent pastry chef and we would recommend the desserts.)

And who could forget the coqui, iguanas, and fabulously colored birds! As a painter I can spend hours looking for great locations… or you can take a ride with Carlos and see a life time of amazing views, glimpse the real Puerto Rico and find the hidden gems. Visiting Caracol Che and Carlos is like visiting amazingly welcoming friend who lived in paradise and wanted to give you an unforgettable week.

Owners response: It is our main goal to make a guest feel at home, in a private freindly family environment

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

A private getaway in a tropical paradise.

Review submitted: June 5, 2013   Date of arrival: May 27, 2013

I cannot say enough about this place! The house is beautiful; the grounds and pool magnificent. My family relaxed as Carlos took care of everything. We awoke each day to a panoramic view of the ocean and the sound of the waterfall in the salt water pool. We walked to restaurants and shopping. We would recommend this to anyone seeking to leave their ordinary life behind and relax in beauty and comfort.

Owners response: It is what the villa offers, and hard to put it into words, other that the satisfaction it gives to our guests

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

Caracol Che-Rincon PR

Review submitted: May 17, 2013   Date of arrival: May 8, 2013

Best vacation ever thanks to Carlos. The home was beautiful with breathtaking view but most of all Carlos's dedication to making our stay perfect was top notch! Carlos made us feel like it was out house and also introduced us to the local fare which was so much fun. We will be going there again for sure.

Owners response: there are many authentic activities in Rincon

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

My Dream Wedding!!

Review submitted: May 15, 2013   Date of arrival: May 2, 2013

Our wedding at this place was definitely a real dream come true!! From the big details to the smallest details, everything was on point. Not only is it a beautiful tropical paradise, it was relaxing and refreshing. The staff were very professional, helpful and thorough. It is also a great family environment. BBQs, swimming, pool, all great for the family! The owner has really done a great job with this beautiful and romantic getaway!!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Enchanting

Review submitted: May 13, 2013   Date of arrival: April 23, 2013

Caracol Che is absolutely enchanting. From the moment you arrive with the doors all open you realize you are someplace special. The views from every window and door in the house are amazing and the sunset is breathtaking. As amazing as the house is, so is Carlos. He became family during our trip and my kids still talk about “Mr. Carlos”. As an example we mentioned that we brought a couple of kites but didn’t realize how perfect the weather would be for flying kites and did not bring enough. Carlos arrived right before we left for the beach with kites for everyone. From the day we arrived to our wedding in the garden our stay was AMAZING. We can’t wait to come back next year, and this time more time to spend in Rincon!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: we define cocierge service as what the guest need to enjoy their vacation at the most

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

Awesome!

Review submitted: May 5, 2013   Date of arrival: April 18, 2013

Caracol Che is a great place for family and friends. It's spacious and has lots of areas to relax and enjoy the views. The rooms are beautiful and excellent for couples getaway!!

This place also makes any wedding a dream come true! The wedding planner (Aidita), Carlos and the Caracol Team provided for a wonderful, successful, and fun wedding. The chef and staff delivered a great selection of native Puerto Rican food with a variety of delicious appetizers and entrees. The environment and atmosphere allowed for a perfect reception with dancing, relaxing and having a great time with loved ones. The table layout and flowers were just BEAUTIFUL!!! If you are getting married, do yourself a huge favor and avoid unnecessary headaches and stress by entrusting in the work of Aidita!!!. She truly has the skills and knowledge along with a great eye to make your dream wedding come true.

We were able to plan our wedding from New York and see it unfold into a beautiful reception. The villa staff were very pleasant, always on the go making sure they did not miss anything while allowing us to have the time of our lives at this dream villa.

The wedding photos are excellent! Oscar, the photographer really went above and beyond with the way he coordinated the pictures from the entire wedding. From the ceremony to the reception at Caracol Che, he captured wonderful moments that will help us remember the good times and the fun we had!!! Great Job Oscar!!!

THANK YOU CARLOS for sharing this amazing property with us. We look forward to visiting paradise again really soon!

Recommended for: families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: We are commited to goos service

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

Group trip

Review submitted: April 21, 2013   Date of arrival: April 2, 2013

We were 4 couples and one infant. The house was great for our group. There is not much like it for a group this size. It was tasteful and private. The pool and game room area with bar are fantastic.
It has all the makings for a memory filled fantastic trip. It is very close to the beach. You can as we did walk down with your surfboard and head right into the waves. Carlos the owner is a gem! He is kind and very helpful and responded to requests with alacrity.
We did not want for anything. We would not hesitate to book again.
In our opinion the best choice for a group in Rincon. Nothing compares.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, sight seeing

Owners response: Caracol Che being on a hill, provides guests with a magnificent Mediterranean like phenomenal panoramic view. The short stroll to the beach is a great trade off

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Caracol Che lived up to expectations and more - Perfect

Review submitted: April 14, 2013   Date of arrival: April 2, 2013

From the moment we started dealing with Carlos, we knew that our stay at his villa would be special. He is a true gentlemen and extremely generous with his time. For months prior to our arrival, he was always available to answer questions and help plan our trip to Rincon.

Caracol Che was exactly what we were hoping it would be and more. We were a group of 5 couples. The grounds of the villa are so vast and private that there are numerous areas to go relax quietly and read or snooze if you want sometime away from the group. And the common areas (the pool, billiard room, dining room etc) are large enough for a group of 10 to never feel crowded. This was very impressive.

Carlos is passionate and meticulous about his villa and its guests and it shows. The property was in great condition. The rooms are beautiful. The pool was relaxing delight after a hard morning of surf.

We really look forward to heading back to Caracol Che and spending more time with Carlos.

Thank you for our great vacation

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Our main goal is to make sure our guests have a great experience at the villa

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Cara Colche

Review submitted: March 30, 2013   Date of arrival: March 22, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of staying at this tropical villa, to celebrate a friends birthday. The estate was exactly as pictured and described. There are no words to prepare you for how lovely the property is, a virtual paradise. You will fall asleep and awaken to the sound of the ocean, or stand on the roof top as you watch the sun go down on one side of the island as the moon arises on the other side. All of this beauty is available in a secure and private setting. The owner is very helpful and a gracious host and is available for questions regarding places to eat or local activities. Picture yourself planning your day while standing on the deck enjoying your morning coffee. The villa is secluded but a short walk to the beach, the pool is incredibly refreshing, the estate has every amenity that you could desire from a hot tube, to a pool table, as well as private patio areas. You can keep yourself entertained right on the property or venture out to share and experience the local flavors. I would rate the stay as a fantasy vacation, true memories were made and shared during our time at Cara Colche.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: I have to thank our guests for the effort of writing such nice reviews

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Whats better than Excellent?

Review submitted: March 26, 2013   Date of arrival: March 8, 2013

The 5 Star Rating that VRBO limits you to is not high enough for Caracol Che! The tranquility of the property, the views, attentive staff, concierge service, and overall experience far exceeded any expectations that we had for a great vacation.

Along with several adults we had our 15 month old son with us and were able to use the Nanny Service supplied by Caracol Che. My wife and I have never been more relaxed and at ease then we were with the woman that helped us. They treated our child as if he was their own.

When it comes to true Hospitality all other Property, Inn, and Villa Owners should take note. Carlos and his Crew have it nailed!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

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big 40th birthaday week

Review submitted: March 24, 2013   Date of arrival: March 8, 2013

I thought not only the house was beautiful but the people were just as beautiful and accommodating. We were a big group(18) and Carlos and his staff were there for everyones needs and wants. I would recommend and go back anytime. Just awesome!!!!!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, romantic getaway

Owners response: The staff at Caracol Che, including me, are very proud of the humble service we offer

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Most Memorable Vacation - Simply FANTASTIC!

Review submitted: March 13, 2013   Date of arrival: March 1, 2013

Words really cannot describe the fabulous week our family had with charming Carlos and his wonderful team. The home is gorgeous and the views breathtaking! Carlos and team offer awesome hospitality and superb service! It was a vacation we will never forget and can only hope to return again!!! I still get teary thinking about it!!! I would so highly recommend staying and enjoying this fantastic location! You'll never want to leave!!!! Muchas Gracias Carlos, Liz and Lisa!!!!!!

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car

Owners response: We are a team that feels deeply what personal service is about. Thank you.

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yoga retreat

Review submitted: March 6, 2013   Date of arrival: February 21, 2013

My stay at the Caracol Che was paradise. Peaceful, beautiful, remarkable views, outstanding staff, privacy, comfort, gorgeous grounds, 5 minute walk to the beach, and an overall energy that everyone should experience!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Energies are definetely a big part of the villa Caracol Che

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wedding

Review submitted: March 4, 2013   Date of arrival: January 17, 2013

Carlos,
After e mailing with you for a tear and a half to plan my family’s vacation to rincon and our wedding on January 17th, I already knew you were responsive and that you would be a gracious host. I did not know that you would go above and beyond to take care of my family and ensure the wedding went smoothly, from taking me to the store to stock the bar, to returning the extra bottles after we left, to arranging for my family to have local food delivered to the villa. Your service was top notch. We so appreciate the week we had spent at this beautiful villa & will remember the place, the wedding, the ceremony and the officiating& the service we received always. Thanks and hope to see you again Carrie

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thank you

Review submitted: March 4, 2013   Date of arrival: January 18, 2013

Carlos
You and your family( staff), have been such a blessed gift for me, the Benders, the Coughlins, and the Lingers.
Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality and for making this trip to Rincon one I’ll never forget.
My deepest prayer is that life brings you as much joy and celebrations that you provide for families that stay here.
Many thanks and I hope I see you again my friend
Elisa , Pittsburg, Kansas

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Jean

Review submitted: March 1, 2013   Date of arrival: February 22, 2013

Caracol Che was the most lovely,lush, beautiful place I have vacationed at. It has much to enjoy from the fresh salt water pool, lounge chairs to take in the beautiful greenery and blue ocean, relaxing hammocks to read and nap, lower grassy area for yoga. It is truly the best! I will be back.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: We love what we do

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A little bit of heaven....

Review submitted: February 28, 2013   Date of arrival: February 22, 2013

My experience at Caracol Che far exceeded anything I could have imagined! The property is breathtaking and the amenities are superb. The photos, while beautiful, do not do this place justice....you have to experience it! The grounds are well maintained, the salt water pool is to die for, and the proximity to the beach is fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor massage offered as part of the spa service....how decadent!

Carlos and his staff made our stay memorable and I look forward to returning next year for what is ( I hope!!) to be an annual yoga retreat!

Thank you!!! xox

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you. Through our personal concierge, we arrange for services that our guests request. The service providers are thouroughly screened by us

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Beyond my expections

Review submitted: February 28, 2013   Date of arrival: February 22, 2013

At Caracol Che you will be warmly welcomed by Carlos. The grounds are absolutely amazing and magnificiently taken care of. Carlos really cares about this estate through his attention to detail and it shows as soon as you enter. This is not your typical resort vacation rather an intimate setting that really allows for relaxtion. Caracol Che is a special experience.

Owners response: We pride , me and the staff of caracol Che for our true and warm personal service. Thank you

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Unique 5-star Experience

Review submitted: February 8, 2013   Date of arrival: January 31, 2013

I highly recommend this vacation spot. You will have all the amenities of a top hotel, along with the luxury of living in your own beautiful house. It is completely private with beautifully landscaped grounds, a gorgeous pool, and a jacuzzi. I went there with 2 friends to go surfing, but found it hard to leave each morning! My 2 friends had master suites with stunning views, and I took the fantastic poolside room - a little less fancy self-contained room with an outdoor shower and clear roof for star gazing at night. Carlos is a completely professional host. You can use his menu of services as much or as little as you like. It was perfect for us - after a morning of surfing we cooked in the well-appointed kitchen, took a jacuzzi and then rested in the fun hammocks or cozy outdoor couches. By mid-afternoon we were ready to hit the surf again - just down the street. It's also very close to all the best restaurants. Get out your check book and GO.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you. We do offer great privacy. and personal service. Our location offers 7 restaurants whithin walking distance.

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Amazing Stay and Stellar Service at Caracol Che

Review submitted: January 29, 2013   Date of arrival: January 12, 2013

My family recently stayed at Caracol Che for a week for my wedding on January 17, 2013. What a week! I can't say enough positive things about Caracol Che. The villa itself is amazing. When we drove up the curved driveway toward the front steps of the house, you could see my entire family's eyes widening. We knew we'd be staying in a nice place from the photos and advertisements -- but we couldn't believe how nice! The photos really can't communicate the actual size and beauty of the villa. The grounds are expansive, the villa is thousands of square feet, and you can't throw a stone without hitting one of its decks (ground floor deck, main floor deck, second floor deck, pool deck, yoga deck, the list goes on)! Between the 360 degree views on the rooftop deck, hammocks where you can hear the ocean turning, the heated pool with waterfall, and the hot tub surrounded by tropical foliage, my family hardly wanted to leave. My now-husband and I knew instantly upon arrival that we were going to have a stunning wedding reception--and it was. We mentioned several times throughout the night that the reception was so beautiful, we couldn't believe it was actually our wedding!

As if the villa and grounds weren't enough, I can't leave Carlos and staff out of this review. I literally do not have enough characters left to describe the top-notch service we received, so I will just describe the first night. When my family arrived, Carlos was waiting to greet us at the bar with drinks, and arranged to have a lasagna meal ready for us to simply place in the oven (after nine hours of traveling, we needed it!). Not only that but Carlos actually volunteered to drive with my husband and I over to the hotel where our other guests were staying so that we could see where it was, since Rincon roads can be confusing. Carlos spent about an hour doing this with us--and it was 9:30 PM at night! This stellar service continued throughout the week. Thank you Carlos & staff! We can't wait to be back.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you. We do emphsize personal service.

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Paradise Found

Review submitted: January 28, 2013   Date of arrival: January 20, 2013

Caracol Che was everything described and more. My family enjoyed the breathtaking ocean views from the various balconies. The house is surrounded by acres of palms and tropical plants which give you complete privacy and promote a serene connection with the island. The pool area was very spacious with a well equipped bar close by to make cool mixed drinks. We loved the surround sound stereo music playing throughout the house and in the gardens outside by the pool and hot tub areas. We played many games of pool while laughing with family who were lounging in the hammocks. The second floor has a large kitchen and living area with plenty of seating for eating or watching tv/reading (if you could find the time). I loved looking out the back windows into the thick vegetation. The third floor housed three master bedrooms with full baths. Our family enjoyed the privacy of our own rooms. Yet the children were close by for me to check in on them. We went to sleep each evening listening to the coqui frogs and awoke one morning to watch a pod of whales off shore! It was unforgettable memory but so are all the memories, like the iguana lounging in the tree by the pool, or us drinking fresh coconut juice, practicing my Spanish with Marilyn or doing Pilates surrounded by the beautiful gardens. Carlos' passion to exceed our expectations was astonishing. He is the kindest man and most gracious host. His home is a paradise and a true treasure. Rincon is a must see! We stayed a week and didn't come close to taking in everything.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: We're humbled by the responses, thank you!

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This place is even better than the advertisements!

Review submitted: January 14, 2013   Date of arrival: January 5, 2013

We searched hard and long to find a villa-type property that would be the ideal vacation spot for our group of four couples and one small child. The goal was to find a tropical place that would be satisfying for our somewhat eclectic combination of unusual travelers – a place that could offer us a break from the monotony of many mainstream accommodations. We wanted to walk to restaurants, shop with the locals, have the view of the ocean, swim in our own pool, cook food as we liked in a first class kitchen and still be within a 12-hour travel window of our homes on the East Coast.

Caracol Che was able to meet the complex needs of our party with flying colors. Carlos, the proprietor, orchestrated our stay from start to finish with a passion usually reserved only for close family. His courtesies ranged from bringing fresh-baked bread for our first breakfast to showing us how to cook meats on orange, mango and other hardwood charcoal to advising us on local attractions. He made sure that we relaxed and enjoyed ourselves yet allowed us to have our privacy. We felt safe within a foreign place and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay from early dawn though sunset within the first-class comforts of this idyllic retreat.

We would recommend Caracol Che to the traveler who wants to enjoy the beauty of Puerto Rico in a setting of gardens of palms, exotic flowers, ferns and native flora. The breezes off the ocean offset the heat of the tropics keeping the temperatures comfortable usually without the aid of air conditioners. We think that Caracol Che has achieved a comfortable balance between living within the exquisite attraction of island and still offering the conveniences of the appliances and surroundings that most travelers are used to living with and rely upon for ease of life. Outside the gated perimeter we walked to beach bars with breathtaking views, a variety of restaurants, artisanal shops, as well as to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

We highly recommend Caracol Che to the discerning traveler who is willing to step off the beaten path and enjoy a little touch of paradise.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: We're humbled by those wonderful comments, speechless

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Fantastic Property, Impressive service

Review submitted: December 31, 2012   Date of arrival: December 23, 2012

Caracol Che is a beautiful and functional property. Our party of 11 (3 families) never felt crowded, and utilized all the amenities - pool, hot tub, free-standing bar, hammocks, wifi, sundeck, pool table, DVD, satellite TV. Carlos, the owner, provided an exceptional level of service, visiting each morning to ensure that everything was working correctly, and provided great recommendations for dining and shopping. This is a wonderful spot to get away from the crowds for a truly relaxing and enjoyable first class experience.

Recommended for: families with teenagers, romantic getaway

Owners response: We do take pride in our service to the guests. We understand the guests needs and make sure that their vacation becomes a great memory to them

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Beautiful Wedding!

Review submitted: December 27, 2012   Date of arrival: December 12, 2012

I got married at Caracol Che on Dec. 12, 2012. It was the perfect setting, relaxed and intimate with lush tropical greens overlooking the ocean. I was told over and over by my guests how beautiful it was. We stayed at the villa along with our families for 5 days. Carlos the owner was extremely attentive and always available to meet any of our needs. He did the grocery shopping for us at no charge so that when we arrived the fridge was stocked. He also helped me hire an amazing chef for the rehearsal dinner who came to the villa to cook for us. The daily maid service was very nice as well especially since when you rent a house it is usually not cleaned until you leave.

I highly recommend staying at Caracol Che. As soon as you arrive you will relax. It is an absolutely beautiful property and you won't find anyting like it in the area. I will definitly be returning!

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, romantic getaway

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Amazing

Review submitted: December 27, 2012   Date of arrival: December 18, 2012

"Amazing!"

I recently got married while staying at Caracol Che. From beginning to end, it was a wonderful experience. Carlos makes you feel like he is there only to cater to your needs. The villa itself is just beautiful and the grounds are well-maintained. There's nothing quite like waking up at Caracol Che and just taking in the view while planning the day ahead. All of the rooms are spacious and comfortable. The amenities are so good that you almost don't want to leave the villa to go do other things. I could have just laid on a hammock and lounged around the pool all day and had a great vacation. You definitely feel like you are in your own personal hideaway with the amount of privacy afforded by the layout of the property. The view is gorgeous as well, seeing the waves crashing down on the beach below. The attention to detail is extremely impressive. And the wedding was everything I had hoped for. Carlos was there to make sure everything went off as planned. The grounds are perfect for both a ceremony and a reception. All of the guests mentioned what a beautiful place it was for a wedding. I can honestly say that there is no place I would rather have gotten married.

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Comments on Caracol Che

Review submitted: December 27, 2012   Date of arrival: December 14, 2012

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Eileen BledsoeCaracol Che, Private Tropical Estate


9 hours ago near Rockaway Park, NY · ..



Dear Carlos,
I can't thank you enough for making our daughter's Kristin's dream wedding come true. The house was absolutely gorgeous. I was also impressed by the mature gardens all around the house and up the drive. It was hard to pick a favorite deck with that beautiful view to the ocean. You were great with requests, even having someone get my brother a sling at the last minute! It was a wonderful escape from the Sandy experiences of almost everyone at the wedding. Our guests were very impressed with your facility and many said it was their favorite destination wedding. Best of luck in the future, Eileen & Kenny Bledsoe

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Great family-friendly rental

Review submitted: December 24, 2012   Date of arrival: December 7, 2012

We traveled to Caracol Che with four couples and four one-year-olds. We thought this might be a difficult experience in a rental house, but it worked out wonderfully.

Carlos, the owner, was incredibly hospitable and never once made us feel bad for bringing kids. At our request, he stocked the fridge ahead of time with lots of kid-friendly food, so were all ready to go when we arrived. Besides putting a few breakable items up on higher shelves, there was no baby-proofing needed. The house is in pristine condition, so no fears of kids getting hurt by tripping over or pushing on something that was broken. Carlos had put up a gate to the deck stairs, so the little ones could run around without worry of one falling down the stairs or wandering into the pool area. The pool is fabulous for kids, much larger than it looks in the pictures and "zero-entry", so the kids could toddle in and out of it. The pool is also in the shade most of the day, though the deck for sunbathing is in the sun, so we didn't have to worry about sunscreen either. The layout of the house is great for families, and the bedroom with the bunkbeds is downstairs from the other bedrooms, which would work well for older kids or bringing along a nanny (which we did for a little help).

Only two things of note if traveling with families: 1) If coming from San Juan, the drive is longer than it looks based on mileage, because many of the roads you take are either one lane or have multiple stop lights. So it probably took at least 2.5 hours to get there, so plan ahead for that. 2) The house doesn't have any bathtubs, only showers. So this was a bit challenging to bathe the kids.

Overall, it was an amazing experience and a great house for adults and children. A number of us are thinking of coming back with our extended families in the future, since it was so nice! Beautiful weather, lots of stuff to do, great house- what more could you ask for?!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you Chris. There's a scenic route that goes through the mountains. Its a few minutes longer, but a great opportunity to see more of the beauty of Puerto Rico.
I will do a survey in reference to thee tub, to bathe babies, and come up with a way to satisfy that nedd. Good comment, Chris

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Unbelievable experience!!

Review submitted: December 23, 2012   Date of arrival: December 14, 2012

I had the pleasure of staying at Caracol Che this week for my sister's wedding. From the moment we drove up the driveway towards the house, I had a feeling this stay was going to be remarkable. The surroundings of the property have a breathtaking view and a serene vibe. The property offers many amenities such as a yoga station, a heated pool with a grotto, a hut tub, and many outdoor lounging areas. The actual house offers spacious bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, and a fully stocked kitchen that has every utensil imaginable! I can go on and on about all the amazing features of this property; however, the most outstanding amenity was the 24/7 concierge service provided by it's owner, Carlos. Carlos has a vivacious personality that impressed everyone. Specifically, during my sister's wedding, Carlos personally greeted and chatted with all the guests and also made them feel at home in this property. Many of the wedding guests commented how enchanted they were with Carlos' hospitality and friendliness. During our stay, Carlos made sure all our needs were met and frequently offered to help us with anything. For example, I asked him for directions to a nearby waterfall and he offered to take us all!

I was so impressed with this stay that I already started looking for possible dates to come back. I went to the website to check his rates (since my sister paid for this visit) and at first glance, his rate seem to be pricey. However, I began doing the math, and in reality his rates are actually very reasonable, especially when considering all the perks. For instance, the house fits 10-12 people. It offers safe parking, pool, hot tub, grills, and a full kitchen. If you stay at a hotel, (even an affordable one for $100 a night), they charge you a resort fee of around $20 and parking ranging from $8-$16 a day. That also does not include the price of eating three meals at a restaurant. So realistically, you would save more money staying at Caracol Che. Of note, I also traveled with my infant son and Caracol Che had available the use of a portable crib and a booster chair. We look forward to planning our next trip to PR and a stay in Caracol Che is a must!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Fantastic Family Vacation

Review submitted: December 21, 2012   Date of arrival: December 7, 2012

My wife and I and three other couples took our 1-years olds to Puerto Rico for their first beach vacation. Staying at Caracol Che made the vacation easy, fun, relaxing and very enjoyable. Everyone, including the babies, loved the pool and the deck for playing. The beach was just a short walk away and was very nice. Carlos took care of everything for us; you could no ask for a better host. Can't wait to go back!

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway

Owners response: I built the pool with my granchildren in mind. Beach entry with gradual depth. children adapt to the depth they are comfortable with
The privacy of the villa allows for parents to be more relax and nor be concerned as to where the children are. These couples each had a baby
4 of them . Great experience

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Beyond beautiful

Review submitted: December 13, 2012   Date of arrival: May 20, 2012

Caracol Che is a beyond beautiful place to stay, with every amenity you could need and more. Carlos is a prince among men and will welcome you with open arms and a strong drink. His years of landscaping efforts have surrounded an already gorgeous home with a lush environment. You'll never want to leave.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Owners response: It is a nice paradise for all ages. you can be very active or chose to relax
in the differnt venues the villa offer

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Dream wedding and the most memorable vacation at the stunning Caracol Che villa

Review submitted: November 22, 2012   Date of arrival: November 5, 2012

Caracol Che is a must for anyone seeking a beautiful villa where every detail has been executed to a high standard. We had our wonderful wedding at Caracol Che and stayed here for a week with our close friends from England and New York. Everything was perfect during our stay. The property is secluded and naturally breathtaking. It has views looking out to the ocean where you lose the day by just watching the waves floating in the salt water lagoon pool. In the day, you wander around the grounds in awe of how much effort Carlos has put into his pride and joy. At night...it gets better! We had guests in all 5 rooms, but there was so much space & plenty of seating areas that you would forget there were 10 people in the villa.
On to Marylyn, the maid service during our stay. We have stayed at many villas across many continents over the years - and usually you get a refresh of sheets every week and that's it. Marylyn was at the villa every day at 9am. You say hello to Marylyn in the morning - as you can't help to as she has a beaming smile as soon as she notices you, but then seamlessly drifts into the background and works very hard at maintaining the villa. She takes prides in her job and her hard work certainly pays off.
Nothing is too much for Carlos, the owner. Anything you want, he will make it happen. And the most important thing of all...he cares. He wants every guest at the villa to feel at home and have the perfect vacation. He coordinated our wedding and was our go to man for any questions we had. This is not just during the stay of the wedding - we had pre-booked the villa over 18 months in advance and he would deal with any question with integrity and thought throughout the period leading up to our stay. All he asks in return is that you treat his baby (Caracol Che) with respect and kindness but to also enjoy it! I can't say enough kind words about Carlos. I remember reading a review a few years ago before I booked the villa which said they regarded Carlos as a very good friend. At first, I couldn't understand how that was possible during such a short amount of time. Then I met Carlos - and I understood. He is a dear friend to Ashley and I, and on the last day of our stay we agreed to come back for our 1 year anniversary. We have never returned to the same place let alone the same exact villa before on our travels as we are young and keen to explore new places. This is the biggest compliment I can give to Carlos and Caracol Che. Roll on next year!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you. We pride ourselves on the true personal service we offer all of or guests, and the respect for their privacy, coupled with the privacy that the layout of the villa, naturally provides

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Family-friendly luxury villa.

Review submitted: November 20, 2012   Date of arrival: October 26, 2012

Our recent week at Caracol Che was outstanding! As a mother of two (a 2 year old and a 5 month old), I was somewhat anxious prior to our trip, due to the swimming pool, multiple levels of the villa, balconies, etc..., but our accommodations could not have been more safe, children friendly and family oriented. Carlos made sure our every need was taken care of, such as: a brand new booster seat/highchair, spraying for mosquitos, providing a pack-n-play and even having pool floaties/toys for my girls. There is even a toddler friendly (gradual sloped) entrance into the lagoon swimming pool.
We opted to have most dinners prepared for us in-house by Anna and they were definitely a highlight of the trip! Our group was 100% spoiled. The on-site yoga and massages with Vivien were fabulous. The beach is a short 10-minute walk, but even with little ones, it was very doable. The breathtaking view from the villa more than makes up for not being directly on the beach. You can lie on a raft in the lagoon pool and watch the waves coming into the beach. (One of my favorite parts of the trip.)

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you, Elaine, including the vendors that graciously took care of the guests needs.
The walk to the beach access is about 3 minutes, and then the beach walk to the bathing area, varies from 4 to 8 additional minutes, depending the spot chosen.

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Paradise Vacation

Review submitted: October 19, 2012   Date of arrival: October 8, 2012

Our entire experience exceeded our expectations. The estate was beautiful, elegant, and family friendly. The pool was a highlight for our children while the hot tub, kitchen, and outdoor eating areas were popular with the adults. Every night, we would sleep to the peaceful sounds of the ocean waves, birds, and the Coqui frogs. As a parent, it was wonderful to stay at a place where we could let the kids explore because the estate is private and well maintained. You can't achieve that peace of mind if you stay at a hotel! I would highly recommend staying here. We plan to make it an annual trip for our family.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: caracol che definetely offers privacy for the intimacy the guest deserves.

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Relaxation at its Utmost

Review submitted: October 16, 2012   Date of arrival: October 8, 2012

The ultimate "Fantasy Island" experience beginning with the Latin rhythms and homemade Sangria greeting us upon arrival. The song of the coqui (tree frogs), the roar of the ocean, the smell of the sea breeze, tropical orchids in vivid colors, the hammocks swinging in the breeze all contributed to the most relaxing vacation ever. The villa itself: Impeccable. Room to get away but also common meeting areas. Our favorite: The grotto behind the rush of the waterfall in the pool. This property comes complete with Concierge service and maid service. The beach is within walking distance of the villa. Make sure you imbibe at the Villa Cofresi as they serve drinks in fresh coconuts hacked open with machetes. Thank you, Carlos for making our vacation even better than imagined. Would we go back again? Hell yes.. we will be back.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Yes, theres total privacy, true personal service, and plenty of different venues for privacy within the gropu or family

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Business Retreat

Review submitted: September 26, 2012   Date of arrival: September 24, 2012

We are a group of five businessmen on a retreat. Our goal was to conduct some business and do a lot of relaxing. Our requirements included a chef, a maid and daily massages. The chef treated us to some of the best meals we have ever experienced. The maid took great care of us and never stopped smiling. The description in VRBO does not do this property justice. It is very comfortable and luxurious. The owner was very accommodating and always concerned about our privacy. Even so, we enjoyed his company so much we invited him for dinner and good conversation. We chose not to leave the estate except for a few walks to the beach. Judging by the pictures of guests and events displayed on the walls, our excellent experience was not unusual.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Caracol Che is agreat place to relax in the privacy tha travelers yearn for. The complete service we offer is fit for royalty, and given with love.

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Absolutely Perfect

Review submitted: September 10, 2012   Date of arrival: September 1, 2012

absolutely perfect place to stay while visiting Puerto Rico, from the landscaping to the many amenities...thank you Carlos and staff

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you for such a kind review

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BEAUTIFUL VILLA WITH A BEAUTIFUL VIEW!

Review submitted: September 5, 2012   Date of arrival: August 31, 2012

Had an amazing time with 8 of my close friends this past weekend for labor day. I had never been to Puerto Rico and so my first time there was nothing short of amazing with scenery driving through Rincon and the location of Caracol Che. Carlos the owner a very humble man and Mari the beautiful housekeeper were an absolute delight. From the views to the lush surroundings it was a very meditating experience. Pool table, bar and hammocks on the first floor right next to the very stylish swimming pool that included a grotto. Second floor had a wrap around kitchen which allowed you to see the beautiful scenery no matter where you faced. Third floor had very open 3 yet private bedrooms with their own balcony and a/c unit which cooled the room faster in this tropical location. I didn't get to stay in the room detached from the house but my friends (a couple) said it was amazing. It had a green eco-friendly look to it with an outside shower. I would definitely recommend this place and plan on going there next year on vacation.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Well, it's a nice reward to all our efforts

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Your own personal paradise

Review submitted: August 23, 2012   Date of arrival: July 26, 2012

This truly was a life-changing vacation. Traveling with family and close friends, we ended our stay closer to one another then when we arrived. This bonding I attribute to the villa and its remote serenity. You can't help but feel as though you are on your own personal paradise far removed from your normal life. The owner, Carlos, served as more than a mere host or concierge. He shared stories, insight and laughter over candlelight, food, and drink. My family and I enjoyed learning about the villa's beginning and it's celebrity guest-list. The villa served as the perfect backdrop for our intimate wedding. I could not recommend this place enough. I look forward to my next stay and the picture-perfect memories to be made.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

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Stay at Villa Caracol Che, Rincon, PR

Review submitted: July 24, 2012   Date of arrival: July 14, 2012

This was the perfect place to spend time with family and friends. We did not have to go anywhere because the villa itself was enough. The service is great! The owner was very helpful and was available at all times. You get all the privacy you need and can enjoy and have fun at the villa with no worries! The property was clean at all times. The place looks a lot better than in the photos and in the photos it looks amazing, so imagine! The place is beautiful! I would recommend the place anyone! I will return, no doubt!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

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Perfect Vacation

Review submitted: July 24, 2012   Date of arrival: July 14, 2012

The place was unbelievable and the hospitality was terrific. Perfect place to get away from everything and enjoy the beach and sun. Would recommend to whomever wanted a place of tranquility and a great time. Thanks again Carlos and hope to see you later in the future.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

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Stay and Caribbean WeddingJuly 15, 2012

Review submitted: July 22, 2012   Date of arrival: July 11, 2012

Paradise for sure!!!!! Puerto Rico at it's best! Thank you Carlos for helping us have "the most beautiful and funnest wedding" as described by our guests!
:-)
Diana & Eric

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

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Coach

Review submitted: July 20, 2012   Date of arrival: July 15, 2012

Need a getaway? Visit a place of tranquility, fun, and beauty? Have a special event to celebrate? Consider the Villa Caracol Che! The Villa Caracol Che is one of the most beautiful, scenic villas to overlook the ocean in Rincon, Puerto Rico. The villa accommodates wedding receptions, special events or getaways. The facility has a beautiful pool, outdoor lanai that includes hammocks, a pool table, and domino table for fun. The main floor has a large kitchen to prepare meals, outdoor built-in grill and table to seat 16 people. The back of the villa overlooks the ocean, and several bedrooms have a spectacular view of the ocean. The owner is dedicated in maintaining the property and ensuring that the guests are content. The Villa is a secure gated property. Bring your camera, imagination to create your own memories, and do not forget the sunscreen! There is a helipad on site should you choose to fly in by helicopter. I cannot wait to visit Caracol Che again in the future. 10+ in my book.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Paradise in Nature

Review submitted: June 23, 2012   Date of arrival: June 17, 2012

Beautiful place. Perfect place for family holidays. Quiet, comfortable and surrounded by nature. Very clean and well equipped. The saltwater pool is exquisite. We recommend this beautiful villa to anyone who wants a great vacation.

Owners response: We do offer nice privacy for families or groups. You can enjoy a quiet private time also while at the lagoon pool.

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Caracol Chillin'

Review submitted: May 31, 2012   Date of arrival: May 20, 2012

Words cannot begin to describe this wonderful and flawless Villa, nor appreciate the beauty and splendor that is Rincon, Puerto Rico. However, the game room, wet bar, nearby salt water grotto with waterfall, surrounded by lush gardens, hammocks and lounge chairs, all with panoramic ocean views of the Caribbean are beyond picture perfect. The added bonus was the loving and attentive concierge Carlos, who made us feel as welcome at his home as I do in my own. This was easily the hardest vacation to return from yet, when I close my eyes, I am still relaxing in Caracol Che Private Villa & Tropical Estate.
Many thanks and love to Carlos for sharing his time with our group--truly memories for a lifetime.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you, nathan. I also enjoy the same things you did

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Amazing Stay and Wedding

Review submitted: May 24, 2012   Date of arrival: April 25, 2012

Nearly one year ago my fiancé, now husband, and I contacted Carlos, the owner, to inquire about having our wedding at Villa Caracol Che! Upon finding it online, we immediately fell in love with its location, being that my husband is a surfer, and beauty. After reading all of the posted reviews and speaking with the Carlos, we felt confident in proceeding further and reserving the Villa.

We arrived on a Wednesday and left Monday morning for our honeymoon. Upon arriving, we were both in awe over what a gem Carcol Che is! The pictures, my friends, do not do it justice!! The property is very private, you feel like you’re in your own beautifully manicured jungle, and on a hill with a gorgeous ocean view!! Carlos gave us a very welcoming greeting and made us feel right at home and like one of the locals! Carlos’s staff, Marilyn and Jonathan, make a great team! The two of them were so sweet, friendly, helpful, and never without a smile!

My husband and I were married on April 28, 2012 and, YES, we had our dream wedding!

All of our planning was done over the phone and via email. Carlos and Sarah were both very easy to communicate with, get in touch with, and they both always followed up and followed through. We spoke with Sarah on various occasions and expressed exactly want we wanted. She knew what our vision for our day was and to see it all successfully come to life on the day of, was quite magical. Breathtaking really.

Carlos highly recommended Sarah and that was how we ended up using her company, All Events Puerto Rico. Sarah is a doll and so enjoyable to work with. She takes pride in her work and wants to make sure her customers are always happy and they are getting exactly what they want. We trusted and valued her opinion, as far as her preferred vendors are concerned, and we were beyond happy. Everything was absolutely perfect and delicious! We love GOOD food and the cake and food, YUM!!

I believe we were the 48th wedding to be held at Caracol Che and they definitely know what they are doing. They are very professional and know what works.

To conclude, Bobby and I want to thank everyone for making our stay and wedding so very wonderful and memorable! We definitely plan to come back and visit sometime in the near future!

~ Jenny and Bobby

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Wonderful! Exceeded our expectation!

Review submitted: May 21, 2012   Date of arrival: May 15, 2012

Recently spent 5 days at the Caracol Che in Rincon, PR for our 10 year anniversary and my wife's birthday. We had a wonderful time and experience on this trip. Caracol Che is an absolutely beautiful home and location and Carlos made it even better. Thanks Carlos for all your help making this a perfect vacation getaway. We will definitely be back.

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Just want to keep thanking all our guests

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Awesome Experience!

Review submitted: May 21, 2012   Date of arrival: May 15, 2012

The Caracol Che is truly one of the most relaxing and beautiful places we have ever been. The accomadations are second to none and the service is excellent. We highly recommend the Caracol Che in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: again and again, thanks

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Destination Wedding

Review submitted: May 4, 2012   Date of arrival: April 26, 2012

Great place for a destination wedding! Beautiful grounds and plenty of room for guests. The accomodations were comfortable and luxurious. The owner and staff were very helpful and made you feel right at home. Would highly reccomend this property!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you for the review. Yes, caracol Che is every travelers home, we are their guests!

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Review of wedding and stay at Caracol Che

Review submitted: April 28, 2012   Date of arrival: April 18, 2012

We stayed for a week at the beautiful Caracol Che, and also hosted our wedding there.

First off, the surroundings are BEAUTIFUL. There is no better place to get married. Its lush and vibrant. You can hear the waves even though its not directly on the beach, and are high up enough to get beautiful ocean views and breezes. The pool is inviting. The kitchen is perfect for accommodating 10 people.

Second, Carlos is an incredible host. He is meticulous about the grounds. He also went above and beyond to make sure our event ran smoothly, organizing the caterers and staff and attending to guests. For the rest of the week, he was available whenever we needed him, but was never nosey.

We highly recommend this place for a vacation and for a special event!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: THank you, Justine

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Unique experience

Review submitted: April 6, 2012   Date of arrival: March 20, 2012

Beautiful villa and grounds, perfect for families and groups of friends. So many great memories were made here.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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A magical place

Review submitted: April 6, 2012   Date of arrival: March 20, 2012

One of my favourite things about Caracol Che is how beautifully the space is integrated with its natural surroundings... we slept with the windows and doors open, listening to the the coqui at night and the birds in the morning, showering with a gentle breeze coming in through the windows, and it made our stay a truly relaxing commune with nature. The salt water pool was also a luxurious treat. Carlos (the owner) and his staff are wonderful people who make sure your stay is everything you want it to be. We actually held our wedding reception at the villa and it exceeded my expectations on all levels. It was truly a magical experience and we plan to return for our anniversary.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

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Beautiful setting

Review submitted: March 5, 2012   Date of arrival: February 4, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at Caracol Che particularly the tropical garden setting and salt water pool with waterfall. Our 5 year old grandson was delighted to have such a large area that was not over his head. Towels and pool play items were in good supply.

Owner Carlos took the time twice to lead us on car trips to a coffee plantation and a hike with waterfall.

Maid service was excellent!. We did a lot of cooking and really appreciated the clean up done for us.

All 10 of us extended family members from ages 7 months to 69 years enjoyed the 10 days we spent there.

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers

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Dr. C and Family

Review submitted: January 21, 2012   Date of arrival: January 2, 2012

This is an exceptionally private villa in an ideal location. It is the perfect match of luxury in a tropical setting. Gorgeous, private and secure. Carlos is an exceptional host and perfectly understands the right mix between privacy and service. Rincon is the perfect location for a family that enjoys the beach, flip flops, the relaxed surfers atmosphere mixed with excellent entertainment and food options. We are already planning our return trip to Caracol Che.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: we're so happy at Caracol Che, to be able to have guests have a great expreience at this villa.

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Profoundly Spectacular

Review submitted: January 17, 2012   Date of arrival: January 10, 2012

From the moment we arrived at Caracol Che, the owner and staff were professional, friendly and exceptionally attentive to details and our plans.

The incredible natural world setting encompassing the villa is breathtaking and the scenes of the Caribbean Sea are amazing and calming from every level of the villa. Caracol Che is such a gorgeous and serene place that I am considering a return visit very soon.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: I can just keep thanking our guests for their efforts in sending a review.

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The Perfect Vacation

Review submitted: January 9, 2012   Date of arrival: December 26, 2011

From the moment we arrived at Caracol Che, we knew we had found our ideal vacation spot. The lush grounds and beautiful pool create a private tropical paradise. The accomodations were perfect. We had 2 families, 4 adults and 4 children ages 8-14 and there was something for everyone. Carlos made sure everything was perfect for our arrival, from the airport pick up to the beer in the fridge! The location was great-- we walked to beach, walked to restaurants, no need to have a car. The yoga deck was perfect for late afternoon massages, the perfect way to unwind after a hard day of relaxing! The staff was friendly and eager to help. Carlos was attentive and responsive to all our needs and requests -- all while giving us the privacy we wanted. His recommendations for restaruants and activities were always spot on!
Everyday we were reminded of what a special place we had found in Caracol Che and Rincon and we'll definitely be back! Thanks Carlos!!

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car

Owners response: We are aall very thankful at caracol Che for all th comments made about our villa, it's privacy and personal service

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Chrostmas in Paradise

Review submitted: January 3, 2012   Date of arrival: January 15, 2011

I consider Caracol Che an oasis. Tranquility as it was meant to be. There are so many areas set up to read or relax, you can try a different space every day. Hammocks, lounging by the pool or just sitting by the bar, these are a few of my favorite things. I spent 9 days in Caracol Che with family members ranging in age from 82-27. Every day was a special day in Rincon at Caracol Che. Marilyn, the person who not only took pride in keeping Caracol Che sparkling kept us all smiling with her happy personality.
Every time we speak to one another we are saying things like, "Did you ever have such a fantastic Christmas dinner"? We decided to ask Carlos, our wonderful host, if he could help us get someone in to cook on Christmas day for us. He was able to get Maritza and Wanda, create a fabulous Rincon Christmas dinner for us. From the homemade tostones to the empanadillas (absolutely amazing) churasco with chimichurri sauce, grilled chicken skewers, pernil, rice and beans, flan and please do not forget the coquito---we couldn't have asked for a better meal.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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My dream vacationhome

Review submitted: December 19, 2011   Date of arrival: December 9, 2011

This villa is built and designed to perfection. The pictures dont do the property justice. Our family of seven had an excellent time and we were completely comfortable due to the hosting of Carlos. Lots of privacy when needed and the home is like your own resort. Rincon is a chill surf town with lots of activities if you are looking for them. I am glad we chose to stay at Characol Che and we will be back!

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Tranquility in Paradise

Review submitted: December 19, 2011   Date of arrival: December 9, 2011

This villa is built and designed to perfection. The pictures dont do the property justice. Our family of seven had an excellent time and we were completely comfortable due to the hosting of Carlos. Lots of privacy when needed and the home is like your own resort. Rincon is a chill surf town with lots of activities if you are looking for them. I am glad we chose to stay at Characol Che and we will be back!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

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Amazing Vacation!

Review submitted: December 6, 2011   Date of arrival: November 3, 2011

We stayed at Caracol Che for my brothers wedding and had the most amazing time. Everything was put together perfectly from the house, decor, landscape, etc. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone going to Rincon for a nice a relaxing but elegant get away.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Carlos is the Best

Review submitted: November 27, 2011   Date of arrival: November 17, 2011

Stayed at Caracol Che in early november 2011 for a friends 40th birthday celebration. The accommodations were fantastic! Very relaxing, beautiful and tropical. Carlos is the best concierge anyone could ask for. (and he can make a mean brew of Pitorro!) I would absolutely recommend this beautiful estate to any of my friends or family.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: thank you Charlie

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Our Wedding @ Caracol Che

Review submitted: November 26, 2011   Date of arrival: September 22, 2011

We had our wedding at Caracol Che, it was the most beautiful place we could have chosen. The service is excelent and Carlos was there every step of the way (thank you so much!) Everyone who came to our wedding ended up speechless when they saw the place, its just magical! Beauty and luxury would be the best two words I can find to describe it. We planned our own wedding, so since we arrived we were working non-stop, I just wish we would have been able to enjoy the stay more, but preparing for the wedding was priority. This place is paradise, I hope we can return someday, to actually enjoy the stay because there is lots to do in the Villa and in Rincon. Again I have to say, our experience was great! Thank you Carlos, everything was so unique and special, even the rain at the ceremony that washed any negative energy away so that we had a clean positive start to our marriage. We will always have timeless memories of this experience... love the place!

Recommended for: romantic getaway

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Best spot in Rincon

Review submitted: November 14, 2011   Date of arrival: November 6, 2011

I rented Caracol Che for a week prior to my wedding, and had my reception there after my beach wedding. It was the most magical place. Carlos is by far the best host, and there is no attention to detail that is missed. He is wonderful, and like an old friend from the first moment you meet him. My family enjoyed him so much we invited him to dinner every night we cooked out at the house. He provides lovely service, and the nice touches that any high end hotel would provide to their guests. If you need anything at all during your stay he will ensure that you have it. We are already planning our next trip back. The place is fantastic, beautiful, and great for large crowds. I especially liked the honeymoon cottage with the outdoor shower. One morning Carlos also set up a couples massage on the yoga platform; which was amazing with the waves crashing on the beach in the background. Go and stay and you will feel the same way by the time you leave. Uncle Carlos is now part of our family.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Dream Home

Review submitted: November 13, 2011   Date of arrival: November 3, 2011

Pure paradise. Not only is this house amazing, but Carlos is an amazing host. I definitely recommend Caracol Che!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: thank you

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Beautiful Venue, Nice Staff, Owner went above and beyond

Review submitted: November 8, 2011   Date of arrival: November 4, 2011

I recently stayed at Carachol Che for a friend's wedding. The house is beautiful and well maintained with several nice gathering spaces large enough for a group of people to enjoy but it also his hidden niches where you can get away from the group for a little rest and relaxation. The salt water pool was enjoyable and relaxing and the gardens were naturally serene and stunning. I think the most important thing to note about the Villa is the owner, Carlos, who went to the moon and back to make sure that everyone was having a wonderful time. I really cant say enough good things about the place. I would highly recommend a visit! Enjoy!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you so much

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Sharra Carvalho: Email: sharra@eliteinssvcs.com, #: 301-346-7025, Add: 430 M St, SW, #110, Wash, DC

Review submitted: November 3, 2011   Date of arrival: October 22, 2011

I first arrived at Caracol Che Luxury Private Estate on Oct 22, 2012 and I had no idea what I was in store for. As I first entered the property, and drove up to the estate, it was absolutely breath taking. The beauty of the building, grounds and trees was magnificent. There was an undeniablely refreshing positive energy that was oozing from everywhere and was felt from the moment I stepped on the grounds.
We were escorted around to the back of the estate; we walked upon a stone paved walkway to a outdoor abode accompanied by a waterfall pool. It was as if we were in a beautifully magical place. Just as soon as I was able to gather my senses from all the delight, I was greeted by a gentleman who was serving champagne with strawberries. From there on it was like a dream.
The owner and Maitre d’ of this villa is Carlos. Through his vision and imagination he designed and built this sanctuary by hand. His personality, charm and constant strive for perfection make Caracol Che Luxury Private Estate the only place like it in the world. This is a place that one must see to believe. I will be returning as soon as possible and recommend everyone from everywhere to come and see it for themselves!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Sharra, didn't realize the effect the villa had on you!Thank you for bringing it up

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Beautiful Villa

Review submitted: November 1, 2011   Date of arrival: October 27, 2011

Caracol Che is a wonderful place to spend a vacation. It is off the beaten path which makes it private but has lots of space to relax and entertain. The house is well-equipped and Carlos, the owner, is readily available for any problems or additional services one could need.
We went for a wedding and shared the villa with other friends and had a great time but could have stayed more days in this lovely place.

Recommended for: age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Owners response: I wish you could've stayed longer. You are a great group

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Wonderful Vacation

Review submitted: November 1, 2011   Date of arrival: October 14, 2011

I was thoroughly amazed by the beauty Carlos has created at his villa. The variety of plants and the flow of his landscape made for some very relaxing walks around the property. I really enjoyed our drive to get fresh fish. Carlos' tour of Rincon was personal and a lot of fun! As our most gracious host, Carlos made sure that we had everything we wanted to make our stay very memorable. I definitely recommend this villa for a getaway that can be as quiet or touristy as you wish.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, tourists without a car

Owners response: Thank you Scott, glad you enjoyed the fisherman

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Magical, Wonderful and Enchanting experience way beyond any expectation's imaginable... and beyond!

Review submitted: October 29, 2011   Date of arrival: October 19, 2011

From the moment we drove up the driveway of this property we were taken back by it's charm, beauty and elegance, totally sophisticated tropical landscape and lushes terrain. We were met by Carlo's, the property owner/host and manager, instantly we were at ease with his relaxed and comforting attitude and realized that from this first 2 minute greeting Carlo's wanted his home to become our's for our week.
The energy of both Carlos and his property Caracol Che is one of a totally relaxed atmosphere, lushes terrain, positive vibe's, privacy, tranquility and allows one to let go and realize once again that their is a real life waiting for us outside of our day to day environment. Dream's were revisited on our stay, the impossible became once again the acheivable, internal barriers were broken down and quality of life was once again reveiled to us.
We life a fantastic life in the Washington Dc area as 2 executive's and have travelled around this awesome globe numerous time's staying at and visiting town's and countries only many would dream l as God is my witness the time spent in Caracol Che and with Carlos our host was truely one of the best time's of my life for relaxation, vacation, friendship, peace, harmony and tranquility.
We will return to Caracol Che and Carlos I have absolutely no doubt in my mind and am sure that from this day fourth that Carlos and Caracol Che have won over a new friend in life which will be with my personality one so hard to get rid of I am now a lifer of these new friend's.
It has been nothing less than a privilage and honor to write this review on this spectacular place and hope you to will enjoy your journey as much as we did. Through my own selfishness l think it important to note that l thought about giving a negetive review only to make sure that it may deter some away in order to free up space on the calender so we can alway's have pick of the crop then realized that is place should be experienced by all at least once throughout this short life and hope that you too feel the same as we do about this majestic location and home. We look forward to our stay again soon. Take care!! John.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: I'm overwhelmed. Thank you!

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Wonderful Villa in Puerto Rico

Review submitted: October 27, 2011   Date of arrival: October 17, 2011

My friends and I had an amazing time in this private villa in Rincon. The home is wonderful, spacious and well maintained. The pool and outside areas are incredible. Very relaxing. We love to cook and the kitchen and outside cooking stations were fantastic. I highly recommend.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Owners response: Glad everyone enjoys the villa. My dream come through

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Heaven on Earth

Review submitted: October 27, 2011   Date of arrival: October 8, 2011

I can't imagine a more ideal place to be. My husband and I stayed at Caracol Che with friends for their wedding and we were lucky enough to score the private bungalow with outdoor shower! We loved it! Each night we could hear the waves crashing on the beach, watch the tree frogs hop across the see-through roof and enjoy the fresh scent of cedar filling our lungs. I would wake to the most amazing view of the bay around sunrise and truly knew what heaven on earth feels like. Carlos is amazing! Fun! Sweet! Sincere! I love him dearly! I loved the pool and the walk to the beach was easy. At night I walked in the neighborhood and was struck by all the different floral scents with each step. I will definitely be back!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Owners response: Uau, it cant feel any better, thank you

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Wedding Bliss

Review submitted: October 26, 2011   Date of arrival: October 11, 2011

I attended my son's wedding on October 9th. The setting at the Villa was beautiful as was the attention to detail by the Villa's staff. After everyone was gone, my wife and I spent a peaceful evening overlooking the ocean. The next morning I had a wonderful meditation experience on the balcony outside our room. I can't say enough about the Villa and its caring workers.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, romantic getaway

Owners response: thank you, and happy that you picked up on the energies surrounding the villa

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Slice of Paradise!!

Review submitted: October 20, 2011   Date of arrival: October 8, 2011

This was a rather ideal locale for my wife and I. We were visiting with our good friends for their wedding, which took place on the grounds. Carlos, the owner, greeted us upon arrival and showed us around and was there for anything we needed. He was fabulous in every way, we had a great connection with him and he and his staff took very good care of us. The house is secluded, near the beach, bustling with nature, and screams relaxation in that oh-so-perfect quiet pitch. From the outdoor bedroom bungalow, to the hammocks, to the waterfall pool we couldn't have been happier. The cleaning crew came through each day and did a great job picking up after our lazy, vacationing butts! It was cool seeing all the pictures of famous people that had stayed there previously. We had a blast, definitely ranks as one of the best places we've ever stayed. Rent. This. House.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you so much

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A dreamy vacation home and perfect wedding venue

Review submitted: September 27, 2011   Date of arrival: September 24, 2011

When my daughter told me she had chosen this place to have her wedding and I looked it up online my first thought was, far but it looks beautiful, but once I got there the feeling was, wao! What a gorgeous paradise, everything I saw online is threefold stunning beautiful and the surroundings gardens are so luscious , it just compliments the beauty of the place, not to mention the view from the house.The wedding was more than perfect and the place enhanced the experience.It was not easy to find by car but once there you feel truly at home.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you.
The location is private, away from the crowds.IT enhances the privacy offered by the villa itself

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Simply amazing

Review submitted: September 26, 2011   Date of arrival: September 2, 2011

Carlos,
All we could say is thank you. The stay at Caracol Che was amazing. The wedding, spectacular. You and your staff were simply amazing. Everyone that attended the wedding said they had never been to such an amazing wedding. When we woke up the day after the wedding we could not believe that everything had been cleaned so quickly and we never notice. It truly was an amazing experience staying at Caracol Che and working with you and Sarah to have the wedding of our dreams. We will definitely be back for one of our anniversaries.
Leonel and Danielle Robles

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you Leonel and Danielle for such kind words

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