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Private Rain Forest Home in El Yunque, Puerto Rico on Five Secluded acres

Walter & Nilda

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Walter & Nilda

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015
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Private Rain Forest Home in El Yunque, Puerto Rico on Five Secluded acres

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

El Yunque House Rental Photos and Description

2BR AC + Loft Forest/Park Vacation Rental El Verde, sleeps up to 6; on five acre

This beautiful large new, two air-conditioned bedrooms/one-bath home is nestled on 5 private secluded acres in the foothills adjoining the El Yunque National Forest rain forest. We are one of very few properties offering the actual experience of living in the rain forest.

Our home is an easy drive to the International Airport (SJU), old San Juan, the nightlife of El Condado and Isla Verde, world-famous beaches, golf courses, nature reserves, impressive underwater reefs and small cays - and of course the unique scenic and hiking facilities of the National Forest.

The nearby coastal area is ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and deep sea fishing. All this is a short distance from the house while you enjoy sleeping in the privacy & tranquility of the cool night breezes in the rain forest.

Our rainforest home is fully equipped with washer and dryer as well as free wireless internet (speed varies).

For the nature lover who seeks privacy, tranquility and the lush environment of the tropical rainforest, you have arrived.

Our home has a unique 'open-air' design, so that no walls or unnecessary obstacles block the way of communication, natural light or rich, fresh air. There is a fully equipped and functional kitchen along with a movable island. Two spacious air-conditioned bedrooms are on the lower floor, one of which opens onto the veranda. The entire second floor is a wide open loft with two outdoor decks. The loft itself is fully furnished with four large futons that transform into beds.

Guests will enjoy peaceful surroundings, lush vegetation, siestas in the hammocks on the expansive porch, great back-yard barbecues, unexpected rain followed by radiant sun and blue skies, sounds of the forest (especially the song of the coqui, the tiny tree frogs that welcomes the rain singing in unison), a secluded walking labyrinth, and marvelous morning walks along our private road.

FOR RESERVATION CONTACT THE OWNER AT : wdwagoner@westfalia-finanz.com

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Walter & Nilda (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

About Walter & Nilda

We designed and built the Rainforest Home over the course of several years completing it for guests in 2005. We add new features and upgrades of one sort or another every year and maintain the Rainforest Home with loving care.

Walter & Nilda purchased this house in 2005

Why Walter & Nilda chose El Yunque

Deep in the rainforest on 5 private acres, lush and tropical vegetation, cool nights and warm days, and the intimacy of forest life - all within easy reach of 'civilization' when you need to get there.

What makes this house unique

Privacy, nature, forest, spacious and comfortable, we could go on ... (check the reviews).

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 51 traveler reviews

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Private Rain Forest Home in El Yunque, Puerto Rico on Five Secluded acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
gloucester, ma, usa
5

couldn't ask for more...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this incredible home for a week in May, and I am so glad I took the time to research rentals. Not only was the house perfect in every way, but there were tiny, dark condos for rent in other areas for lots more money - plus add-on charges. Here there was none of that. Pipo, the caretaker, let us know that it would be no problem at all if we called him for any reason. Everything was so ideal, that we didn't even need to call once....

The covered porch was where we spent our time when we weren't out exploring the mountains and beaches, small towns and snorkeling trips. We never even went into San Juan, because there was so much else nearby...

It rained most every day for a time in this lush area, and we watched the jungle grow daily from this porch. We shopped and cooked and slept, and I could not think of a better paradise to be in....

  • Submitted: May 20, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very generous comments. Our home seems to attract people who really appreciate its special features, which we are delighted to share with our renters.
Upstate New York
5

Paradise and Child Friendly

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Walter's amazing rain forest hideaway for 10 days and it was hard to leave. The house was clean, amazingly well stocked (towels galore!), and comfortable. The only sounds were those of the forest and it was a delight for our children. They loved the coquis and the lizards all over the property. It is only a 10 minute drive to Luquillo beach and close to shopping and restaurants. We also took a water taxi from Fajardo to Icacos Island, spent the day in Old San Juan, and took a kayak tour of the bio luminescent bay. The house is centrally located for all activities from San Juan to Fajardo. All the windows have screens so the bugs stayed out and the altitude of the house kept it cool day and night. Only thing I didn't realize before we arrived is that there is no oven (there is a range), but it was fine. We grilled every evening. Take the extra drive to Econo supermarket. It is far better than Ralph's. Walter was a great resource and helped us find a baby sitter. Perfect vacation rental home in a perfect setting. We can't wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The best thing about our Rainforest Home is the pleasure it brings to our guests (and to us as a result). Thanks for your generous comments; we are looking forward to your family's next visit! - Walter & Nilda
5

Wonderful, modern, spacious, serene

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit to the Rainforest Home, the first was last year about the same time when I stayed with 9 others, but this visit there were only 4 of us. The two downstairs bedrooms are large and light, with a nice bathroom downstairs and a great shower. The towels are soft and smell like clean laundry, which if you've visited Puerto Rico or the rainforest, you'll know is a not common (lots of rain = lots of dampness). I love the kitchen, large and well appointed, with a (new this year) island in the center with bar stools for food prep and conversation. The back patio is maybe my favorite part, with geckos and lizards of all shapes and colors crawling on the walls to see what you've got for dinner, and a view of the rain forest that takes your breath away every time you walk out. Banana trees, bromeliads, fern trees, orchids and tropical flowers are everywhere you look, and the sound of the coqui at night is magical (traveler tip- bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. The frogs, while charming, are also loud. I love the sound but I still brought my earplugs just in case). The roof is metal, so if you sleep upstairs in the loft (4 futons) you might need those earplugs as the rainstorms can be loud and come up suddenly.

Walter was such a gracious host, he offered to meet us to get us situated, and went above and beyond for us before we arrived. We shipped ourselves a package from home with coffee, snacks and other items we'd need in PR but didn't think we could find (specialty food items), and it was waiting for us in the house upon arrival. The grounds are well kept, as is the home. The care and attention to detail is evident.

During the day, we'd head out from the house and go farther up into the rainforest to go hiking (La Mina Falls & La Coca Falls trails), go down to the Wyndham Resort to use their pools & beach, grab food at Luquillo Beach or El Verde BBQ, all within a 20 minute drive. San Juan is a bit further, but you can definitely do a day trip into the city to visit Old San Juan to see the historical sights or check out the nightlife for some drinks and dancing.

I don't know when I'll get back to Puerto Rico, not sure if this will be a yearly trip or one I take every couple of years, but I absolutely love visiting and love staying at the Rainforest home. I can't wait for my return!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and generous review. We are so pleased that you have visited with us once before and look forward to welcoming you again when the opportunity arises.
5

Beyond our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Walter & Nilda's Rain Forest Home is absolutely beautiful! The house was very clean and much larger than we had anticipated. It is a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It was great to be minutes from the entrance to El Yunque and very close to Luquillo Beach. There was a great supermarket "Ralph's" at the bottom of the mountain. Everything we needed was at the house. Fresh clean linens and towels!! There were practically no bugs and the Coqui frogs sang us to sleep each night. This is a magical place. Don't hesitate to book it! We will definitely be back.!! While in Puerto Rico we did the Bio Bay( reserve your space at least a week in advance) in Farjardo and also took the ferry to Culebra Island. These are not to be missed! Paradise! Thank you Walter & Nilda

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Janel for your generous comments. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your visit and our rainforest home. And thanks for leaving our home in great shape. It was fun to see your children's excitement upon arrival. We hope the rain forest made a lasting impression on them; it is an environmental treasure. - Walter & Nilda
5

Garden of Eden

  • 5 of 5

Our first time in Puerto Rico. We could not have found a better place to stay. Absolutely perfect. Walter, thank you so much for having this retreat. We spent a lot of our time on the back porch, enjoying the beautiful property, when we were not hiking or exploring the rain forest. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad your first time inPuerto Rico was such a pleasure and that you took time to explore the rainforest. With nearby Route 966 now open, it's easier and lovelier than ever to get to the Visitors Center and trails in the center of El Yunque National Forest. Come back soon!
5

Tranquelizing Experience

  • 5 of 5

I had the awsome opportunity to stay in this home in September. I cannot say enough about the whole experience. The home is wonderful and the surroundings will leave you speechless. The best part was no distractions.Just serene calm and the delightful company of my Brother and his wife. So wonderful to share this get away with family in an absolutelt beautiful place. Thank you Walter for your hospitallity.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Martha. It was a pleasure having you and yours as our guests and we're glad you had a good time. The rainforest is a very special place and we are glad we can share it with people like you and your family. That means a lot to us, too. - Walter & Nilda

Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Juan International Airport
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Fajardo - Ferry to Vieques & Culebra
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Trump International Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 3
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
El Verde BBQ open air restaurant
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Coco Beach
Car: necessary

Unique location adjoining the border of El Yunque National Forest. While in the house, you will enjoy the peaceful surroundings of lush vegetation, siestas in the hammock on the back porch, great back-yard barbecues, occasional visits by curious small & harmless lizards, unexpected rain followed by radiant sun and blue skies, marvelous morning walks along the private road, and the unique sounds of the forest. The song of the coquí will welcome you to the rain forest. They are the tiny tree frogs that, singing in unison, greet the rain.

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Rates & Availability

From $160 Per night

El Yunque House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2015
Jan 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$160
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Maintenance Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes FOR RESERVATION CONTACT THE OWNER AT : rainforesthome@gmail.com

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Amenities

El Yunque House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full with Shower (no tub)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , air conditioned
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , air conditioned
    Upper Loft - 4 sleep sofa /futon
  • Air conditioned bedrooms (2) with new Queen beds. In additional, four futon - beds are located on spacious airy upper loft
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Our home is well equipped with everything necessary for short or long term rental. You will have the entire home and 5 acre property to yourself. The location is private, in a gated rural rainforest setting. Our home is lovingly maintained by family just 10 minutes away, for assistance whenever required.

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