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ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS ON THE ISLAND! IT WAS WONDERFUL TO WAKE UP EVERY MORNING.

Alberto Ruiz

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Alberto Ruiz

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2014
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ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS ON THE ISLAND! IT WAS WONDERFUL TO WAKE UP EVERY MORNING.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Manati Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Air conditioned bedrooms, TV, 1 bathroom, refrigerator, kitchenette, sleeps 5

2 air conditioned bedrooms with LCD TV and cable, 1 bath. On a 100 feet high cliff featuring a panoramic view of Puerto Rico’s scenic Northern Coast. It is part of a 2 apartment house, where only one apartment is for rent.

Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed, a twin size bed.

Bedroom 2 has a French bed and a twin size bed. Beds may be added or removed as requested.

The kitchenette is equipped with a large refrigerator, microwave oven, two-burner stove, toaster, egg cooker, and espresso coffee maker.

The shared ocean view terrace has a BBQ and a large counter for you to cook and enjoy your meal with a view of the wide ocean.

Free unlimited Internet access. Free washer/dryer

Just walk down to Mar Chiquita Beach for great snorkeling and more.

Concierge type service respects your privacy, yet is available to help with your needs and desires.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Alberto Ruiz (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

After flying all night to Puerto Rico it was indeed welcoming to meet Alberto on his wonderful property early in the sunny morning with wonderful views of the beaches and ocean below. He took the time to show us around and explain everything in the informational booklet that he had prepared. It was clear that he would do everything possible to make sure that we enjoyed ourselves. He even delivered a lost earring to us after we had already checked out at the end of our stay.



We shy away from the resorts since they never give the true picture of where you are for our daughter of 14 and son of 11. This property was great since it had wonderful views during the day and we fell asleep to the sounds of ocean waves and chirping frogs at night. The main attraction of this home is the large porch where you do most of your cooking and eating with a perfect view of everything. There is even an outdoor shower that is especially nice after returning from the beach.



We visited six different beaches in PR but I must say that the beach down the hill from Alberto’s was our favorite! One side stretches a mile long where I would harvest a coconut every morning. At the extreme end that is jungle, sand and rocks. Although this beach is covered with excellent sand, the waters edge is rock so it was not a swimming beach for us; just an excellent walking beach that we had totally to ourselves. The smaller beach was the swimming beach with excellent snorkeling using the snorkeling gear that Alberto provided. There is plenty of sunny sand but also the shade of the coconut trees. This beach was never crowded and had a nice mix of a few tourists (like ourselves) and locals.



I won’t try to describe other things in the area that we enjoyed but there is plenty to see and do. We will always remember our stay at Alberto’s house!



Thanks,



Natural Path Landscaping



http://www.naturalpathlandscaping.com/
Jan 2014
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS ON THE ISLAND! It was wonderful to wake up every morning.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS ON THE ISLAND! It was wonderful to wake up every morning.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p269010
-787 565-5888
Manati Puerto Rico
5

BEST Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed here twice now. The first time we went out and explored the island, Old San Jaun, rainforest hikes, adventures... It is a perfect distance to get anywhere. And this time we just relaxed, bough food to stay in for the most part and enjoyed relaxing on the beach - Although we did head over to see some petroglyphs nearby. We have been here twice in four months now, if that is any indication of how much we have enjoyed it.

The owners are wonder and very helpful, will tell you everything you need to know from grocery shopping to restaurants to adventure tours and more. Perfect place :)
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS ON THE ISLAND! It was wonderful to wake up every morning.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p269010
-787 565-5888
Manati Puerto Rico
5

Relaxation at Mar Chiquita

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for ultimate relaxation, this is your place. The house is secure, clean and well equipped with all essentials. Cooking on a gas burner in the open-air terrace was a new experience but did not pose any problems whatsoever. Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Easy walk down to the beach. Only 15 minutes from the Vega Baja balneario where we snorkeled and did some open water swimming. Close to supermarkets and stores. Alberto's son greeted us upon arrival and provided with all the information needed. We could have not had a better start to our two-week vacation in PR.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Raul. Yu were great guests.
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ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS ON THE ISLAND! It was wonderful to wake up every morning.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p269010
-787 565-5888
Manati Puerto Rico
5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a ten night stay at this property. This was our second visit and we had a very enoyable stay! The hosts (Wendy and Alberto) are incredibly helpful and accomodating. The property has a stunning ocean view, much privacy and a comfortable deck. Manati is centrally located and with our rental car we were able to explore much of the island including San Juan and numerous beaches. This place is great if you are looking for a affordable option away from the typical tourist areas. Highly recommended!
-Gary & Michele
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary, Michele and their two kids were great guests and a beautiful family. We do try to model our service after the European concierge, not invasive but always available to help. We understand how important family vacations are. When guests trust us with that important event, we must do everything we can to earn that trust.
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ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS ON THE ISLAND! It was wonderful to wake up every morning.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p269010
-787 565-5888
Manati Puerto Rico
Sarasota, Florida
5

Best Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Our visit was amazing from the start. Alberto was there upon our arrival to greet and welcome us with more than enough information of the surrounding area. He gave us a tour of the property and went over the house binder with many maps of the area including grocery stores, restaurants, sights to see, places to go and so on (he even included a special packet for me that listed live music events and venues in the area, since I am a musician).

The view from the patio alone is reason to stay here. Overlooking the north shore of the island, you get amazing sunrises on the right and equally beautiful sunsets on the left.
We spent most of our time on the patio. Provided are hanging chairs, hammocks, breakfast table, picnic tables, a full kitchen and plenty of beach toys. Alberto and Wendy even brought out some toys and dolls for our 5 year old daughter to use during our stay.

The bedrooms were very comfortable, both with ac units and flatscreen televisions. Although with the amazing views and constant cool breezes there was no need for such amenities. I have to admit, having complimentary wi-fi was quite nice and you can even make calls to the U.S. mainland with the house phone and your cell at no extra charge.

Having Mar Chiquita and Los Tubos beaches just steps from your door makes this house a beach goers dream. Mar Chiquita is a perfect place for children and adults alike. You can swim, snorkel, float or just chill on the beach and soak up some rays. On the weekends the beach is a little more festive with some kiosks for beer, cocktails, food, art and jewelry. Don't worry though, you can barely hear it from the patio and most people clear out by sundown. Los Tubos is a sacred gem with it’s long beaches, larger surf and beautiful, caribbean, crystal clear water.

I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of San Juan. It is great that San Juan is a short 40 min. drive to and from the house and you are in a great central spot to explore the entire island. island.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks.
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ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS ON THE ISLAND! It was wonderful to wake up every morning.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p269010
-787 565-5888
Manati Puerto Rico
5

Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5
Our vacation at Roberto's was everything as described and more. From high atop the bluff, the view is spectacular ( picture is from the porch). The rooms were tidy, all the linens and kitchen supplies were in abundance. Besides the unobstructed view, our favorite feature was the wide, covered deck running the length of the house.
About forty-five minutes from San Juan the property was in a lightly populated residential neighborhood; however, we were only about ten minutes from Manati, offering a variety of shopping and restaurant experiences.
We were at no loss for restaurants as Roberto supplied a good listing as well as detailed instructions. When we experienced a brief area-wide blackout he answered out call immediately and contacted the electric company. A highlight for us was Roberto, himself. At the end of our stay he came to the house and engaged us in a delightful conversation filled with history, geology and culture.
The only caution would be for those with small children, there is a fairly steep bluff at the front of the property; otherwise, we give it our unqualified recommendation.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and thanks for your being a great guest. The apartment was clean when you came in, even cleaner when you left.
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ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS ON THE ISLAND! It was wonderful to wake up every morning.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p269010
-787 565-5888
Manati Puerto Rico
Boston, MA
5

A Truly Hidden Gem Nestled in Manati!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
For those who want to experience the local life and away from the hustle and bustle of the more popular spots like the Condado and Old San Juan area, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!!! The house is a place where you can relax and de-stress yourself or a place to get work done.

Situated on a cliff above the Mar Chiquita beach, the terrace has a breathtaking 180 degree view. You can see all the way out to Los Tubos beach as well. Plenty of hammocks, swinging chairs to sit in, eating area, and a patio cafe style table to do work on. I spent all day sitting in the terrace area to do my work with no interruptions (except for the occasional daydreaming). Supermarket and stores are a short car ride away. Easy to get to even for those who are directionally challenged (like me). The gated house is in a quaint neighborhood.
Beautiful grounds with all sorts of trees and flowers. A feast for the eyes.

I was a little worried about the outside kitchen because I love to cook. For me, it was a new experience and I loved it. At first it was a challenge and I made do. Alberto has a bbq grill and a heavy duty iron double burner which suited me just fine. He also has a camping oven that you can use on request. My family stayed with me for a few days and we made the usual bacon and eggs for breakfast and various dinners like pasta with grilled vegetables and the usual bbq items. A rice cooker, microwave, and a toaster are also available. Cooking was not a problem. For those who do not cook, there are plenty of places to go out and eat.

Alberto was an awesome host. I did not get to meet Wendy and hopefully I will next time I am there. Alberto was very accommodating- he waited for us to arrive with a warm welcome. He had lots of information that he shared (where to eat, where to go, etc). He also is a powerhouse of knowledge. I had lost electricity/internet and Alberto was there in 45 minutes to check things out and to make sure i was okay.

So, in a nut shell, YES, I will be back, YES, I would recommend this property to anyone, and YES, Alberto is an awesome host.

Thank you Alberto for sharing your house and being a very accommodating host!!! I will be back soon. Melissa
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Melissa. And thanks for taking such a good care of our apartment. You were a great guest.

Map

Car: recommended

The actual road is PR 648, nor PR 684.

The marker is in the right location. The error seems to be in Google Maps

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Rates & Availability

From $140 Per night

Manati Apartment Rental Rates

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Tax Rate 7.0%

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Amenities

Manati Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • It is small but well stocked, clean, with good faucets and toiletries
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double is a French Bed 40' instead of 48
  • Can sleep up to 7 at no extra charge with minor inconveniences. Both bedrooms are air conditioned
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a counter at the terrace with a full size sink and plenty of working space. Whoever does the cooking and dishes can socialize with the rest of the group while enjoying the panaoramic view.

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