|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This listing is for booking both units. Units may be booked separately. CB1 $1500/wk, CB2 $2300/wk, both $3200/wk. - Luxurious home overlooking pool and ocean at world famous Shacks Beach. Located directly on the point less than 100 feet from the sandy swimming beach. Snorkel the great Blue Hole, surf, SUP, kite, or just relax. Awesome views, covered terraces, BBQ, cable, AC, WIFI. Home is gated, private with incredible landscaping. Perfect for traveling with grand parents. 3 BRs are divided into 2 adjacent apartments located on the ground floor. 1 BR villa with king (or convert to twins), and a 2 BR villa with 2 twins and a queen. Each unit has kitchen, AC, flat panel TV and full bath. Upstairs is our personal villa which we do not rent. Just 10 minutes from the airport (BQN) or a manageable drive from San Juan (2 hours +/-). No heavy party'rs please. We are a quiet resort. 5 night minimum, 7 in high season. Saturday to Saturday.
My husband and I and our four girls (ages 15, 11, 7, 4) stayed at Casa Bonita for a month this past summer (2014). It was the most memorable and relaxing vacation we have ever taken. We stayed in the one bedroom apartment while our girls stayed in the two bedroom. We were a little hesitant to be separated from our girls (even though it was only by a wall) but felt a lot better when we realized we could lock the door from the outside when it was time to go to bed. We told our oldest where the key was in their apartment in case of an emergency but otherwise we would unlock the door for them in the morning. It ended up working out great! My husband and I enjoyed having our own space after we put the girls to bed.
The apartments had everything we needed and we cooked at home often. We even used the grill a couple of evenings. We alternated exploring the island one day and staying home and enjoying the beach the next. Our girls loved the freedom to explore the beach and the snorkeling was amazing. The pool and outdoor shower was also great. Horseback riding on the beach is within walking distance and we loved it! Our favorite place to eat was at Palmas Cafe nearby. We probably ate there every other day and even ordered a cake from them for a birthday party.
Larry was great and was always available if we had any questions. Staying at Casa Bonita exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend it! We look forward to going back. Thank you so much!
My family and I have stayed at Casa Bonita 4 times - we have returned with friends and plan on our next stay with more friends ! We have recommended it to family & friends who have also enjoyed staying there. It is the perfect setting for relaxation & the appreciation of natures beauty ! Larry the owner is a super nice guy, responsive and always maintains the property well. Don't hesitate .... stay here .. you won't regret it !
As if the beachfront view and a pool twenty feet from the doorstep aren't enough, Casa Bonita's owners are friendly, professional, and knowledgeable about everything from restaurants to kiteboarding! The apartments are clean and well-maintained, and equipped with everything a traveling family might need. There is a washer-dryer available on the premises as well.
Casa Bonita is in a small beachfront community that boasts some good restaurants, at least one horseback riding spot, and a jewelry/art workshop, all within walking distance.
I would recommend Casa Bonita to friends and family any time. In fact, I already have!
This property is in a great, private location directly on Shacks beach with sweeping views of the Atlantic ocean. It is in Isabella but on the far west side of town close to Aquadilla. It is clean, safe, secure and reasonably priced. While its not appointed like a luxury resort, it was suitable for our family.
We stayed in the 2 bd unit which was beautifully decorated and well-equipped. The kitchen was nice, though a few of the appliances, especially the oven, could use updating. We did have a few problems with the bathroom. It was small for our family of four (shower but no tub) and the shower head was broken and spraying everywhere when we arrived, also there was no pressure. Upon reporting it to the owner someone came the very next day and replaced the shower head. The shower pressure was still low but functioning better and we appreciated the quick service. The bedrooms were small but lovely. The washer and dryer were great, as was the outdoor shower. The air conditioning worked perfectly.
The outside patio is large and beautiful and where you will spend 90% of your time. I couldn't get enough of the views and the proximity right on the beach could not be beat. The landscaping around the house and by the pool is gorgeous and lush. The pool is great and there were plenty of toys available for the kids which we appreciated. The only thing we didn't like was having to leave the vacuum in the pool in the mornings. It would have been nice not to have to worry about the vacuum and unhooking it/replacing it every day.
The beach is beautiful and very private - practically deserted during the week. It is not a public beach so you feel as though you have it completely to yourself. It is rocky and there are sea urchins, so you have to be careful, but there was an area to the right of the house with a sandy entrance where my kids could swim. On windy days the current can be strong so you need to be careful. It is perfect for water sports and we saw many people snorkeling and kite surfing while we were there.
We had a great dinner at The Eclipse restaurant at Villa Montana Resort, only a 5 minute walk on the beach from the house. We also had dinner one night at the restaurant at Royal Isabela resort and that was fabulous. We took a day trip to Cabo Rojo and it was amazing, a must-see!
This is not the place to go if you seek adventure and excitement. But if you seek peace, relaxation and tranquility it is pretty close to perfection!
Casa Bonita and Playa Shacks were the perfect spot for us - the only negative was having to go home at the end of the week!
My husband likes to be active on vacation, while I'm more inclined to rest and relax. Add a ten-month-old into the mix, and it was really imperative that we be somewhere with plenty of options. Casa Bonita fit the bill. There is plenty to do right on your doorstep - snorkeling, surfing (my husband loved his first lesson!), etc - and lots more that make for fun day trips. But it is also a delight to stay "home" and walk along the beach, swim, watch the surfers and whales, take in sunrise/sunset, and just relax. We also really appreciated the relaxed, low-key vibe in the area. The beach is far from being crowded and everyone we met was really friendly and delightful.
We rented the one bedroom unit and found it extremely comfortable, clean, and well equipped. There was another family in the two bedroom unit and you really can't hear anything from next door (they even commented on how quiet our son was after he had spent the first night making a LOT of noise as he acclimated to a new place!). Larry and Margie were such gracious hosts, and were very available if we needed anything.
We will definitely be coming back, just trying to decide on a date!
This was the vacation home that I have always dreamed of.
When our son told us he was getting married in Puerto Rico he also told us that he had found the perfect home for us to vacation in. His beautiful bride is from Isabela and was familiar with the area. Larry was gracious enough to extend his home to us for 11 days which is out of the ordinary as the rentals are usually week to week.
The two apartments were shared between family members and guests and was the perfect fit. The scenery, amenities, and restaurants were amazing. As we ventured to other beaches we always commented that we were glad that we chose Casa Bonita, it is truly second to none.
We will have to tell you Larry that we may have broken one of the "rules"....we had three cats that frequented the house, lounged around with us, and then moved on. We welcomed them with open arms...ha!
We couldn't imagine staying anywhere else and now that we have family in the area we will be returning often.
Located directly ocean front on Shacks Beach, Barrio Bajuras, Isabela PR. Walk down our steps out to the point break at Shacks. Protected sandy bottom swimming less than 75 feet away!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Both CB1 & CB2
Aug 8 2014 - Nov 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
7% tax not included in rate. 3% surcharge for visa/mc. Checks preferred.
Check in 3pm. Check out 10am.
50% deposit to confirm booking. Balance 30 days prior arrival. $500 refundable sec dep per apt.
Xmas $500/nite, 7 night min Nov - April, June 15 - Aug 15.
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