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ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS ON THE ISLAND! It was wonderful to wake up every morning.

Alberto Ruiz

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Alberto Ruiz

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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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 7 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)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

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/
Dec 2013
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 17 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 19 reviews
5

Mar Chiquita Beach Garden Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience in Mar Chiquita, extremely beautiful view, the owners Alberto and Wendy were very nice and helpful. We enjoyed our vacation and we are looking forward to repeat.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

beautiful view of ocean

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean and the views of the ocean was amazing. Alberto and wendy were very nice people and insured that the property had what we needed to enjoy our trip. We Will defiantely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tommy and his family were great guests. Very low maintenance. It has been busy for us. We have had lots of guests, one after the other and normally we like some times between them for all the details. Tommy's family and his cleanliness really helped.
5

Perfect beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

Alberto, Wendy & Javier were perfect hosts and their house was exactly what we were looking for. Easy walk to an awesome beach, laid back atmosphere, hammocks for everyone...

We would recommend stocking up on groceries (they provided directions to a store) because by the time we got off the beach it was tough to find places to grab dinner.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel honored by this review from some smart Harvard students.
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
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.
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.

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 $700 Per week

Manati Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Year Around
May 5 2015 - Dec 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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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