A great Place to Stay
Submitted: March 7, 2013
Stayed: December 2012
This is a stylish home in a tranquil neighborhood firmly ensconced in a lush tropical setting. The neighborhood is the site of a former sugar plantation, a central, the likes of which were once ubiquitous in Puerto Rico. As such, the land is gentle rolling hills with lavish greenery throughout. Everywhere you look there a palm trees, ferns, framboyán trees, bougainvilleas and rolling lawns, all very well maintained. There is also a community recreation center with a gym, a swimming pool and tennis courts. And there is a good hiking trail about a couple of miles long that takes you by a graceful lake.
The neighborhood is now a gated community located away from the hectic freeways of nearby Caguas and Gurabo, with the house located at the end of a street on a cul de sac. At night the only commotion is that of the tiny Coqui frog, whose croak is a high–pitched whistling sound. If you’re not familiar with it you’ll think someone is whistling at you to get your attention.
As for the house itself, Helen has a first class place with a full modern kitchen, a large living area, large bedrooms and a wonderfully lazy veranda that surrounds the house on three sides. Quite often I would have rather stayed sitting on the veranda with my Nook in hand, reading, than getting in the car and driving around the island. In fact, when it came time to leave I would have rather stayed.
We have a lot of family there, so there was a lot for us to do. If you don’t have people there, then you’ll have to drive to see the major sights. Nevertheless, if you want to stay in a relaxing, peaceful place away from the hustle of tourists, this is it.
The town Caguas is about three miles away. There is a good ice cream parlor on the town square called Rex Cream. I love their coconut ice cream. There are also a couple of good restaurants: Marcelo and Raices. The service at Raices is sometimes spotty, but worth the try. San Juan is about fifteen.
When we go back, we know where we’ll be staying. No more lodging in a hotel or staying with family.
Owner's Response: Dear Louis,
Thank you so much for your kind review. It is always such a good feeling to to know my visitors enjoyed their stay. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay here and look forward to you and family visiting again in the not too distant future.
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