TROPICAL ESCAPE BEACH HOME ON A 3000 ACRE SANCTUARY. NATURE LOVERS PARADISE!

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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TROPICAL ESCAPE BEACH HOME ON A 3000 ACRE SANCTUARY. NATURE LOVERS PARADISE!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Humacao House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10, Family Rm+ 2futons , LIbrary & full sofa bed

This beach home is truly a tropical escape. Bordering a nature sanctuary and private beach, this location is the perfect destination - for families, beach bums, adventure-seeking couples, and wildlife enthusiasts. The breathtaking paradise defines ultimate relaxation - with limitless adventures at your feet. 3 Spacious bedrooms with large closets,(2 queen beds in 2 of the rooms, and 2 two twin beds in the other). The library/game room converts to bedroom 4 with a full size sofa bed. Family room has 2 comfortable futons All linens provided - bed, bath and beach. 2 Full bathrooms - plus an outdoor shower! Large kitchen - complete with appliances, cookware, and utensils.Expansive living area. Large dining room with table that seats up to 8. Tropical backyard - spacious, adjoining nature sanctuary with a fabulous pool overlooking this tropical treasure. + a kiddie pool! * Complete with patio, seating area and BBQ. Washer and Dryer. Fully Air Conditioned. WIFI and Cable TV. Safe and Tranquil - Security monitored community. Outdoor sporting equipment - Kayaks and boogie boards. Pet friendly.

YOUR PERSONAL CONCIERGE GUIDING YOU TO SAFE, INTERESTING, AGE APPROPRIATE, ACTIVITIES, SITES & FOOD AROUND THE ISLAND!

Steps away from a private Caribbean beach

A stone's throw from a tropical Wildlife Reserve.

Walk to Hiking trails destined for secluded beaches and exhilarating ocean views.

Take a boat trip to Monkey Island with tour guide Paco and see wild monkeys, snorkel over exotic reefs, and ocean kayak.

A few minutes drive from El Yunque - Puerto Rico's natural Rainforest.

Kayaking in the Humacao Nature Reserve DIRECTLY FROM YOUR BACK YARD!

Short distance from fishing pier and authentic local cuisine.

Shopping center to suit everyday needs - a 5 minute drive.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Julius (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our week in tropical Puerto Rico and would recommend this particular neighborhood for other families interested in a convenient, safe rental. The house is spacious, and our favorite feature is the lovely landscaped backyard replete with hammocks, reclining chairs and a gazebo. Lots of wildlife to enjoy, short walk to the beach and the mysterious lagoon - a very nice vacation spot.
Apr 2010
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Tropical Escape Beach Home on a 3000 acre Sanctuary. Nature Lovers Paradise!
average rating of 4.4761906 based on 22 reviews
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Tropical Escape Beach Home on a 3000 acre Sanctuary. Nature Lovers Paradise!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296064
+1 -845 800-2928
Humacao Puerto Rico
Cape Vincent, NY, USA
5

Wonderful Family Escape

  • 5 of 5
We had been to Puerto Rico before, but not to this area. We were enticed by the description of the property that certainly met our needs - three bedrooms, a full kitchen and a close beach. It was exactly as billed and even more! The house had all the amenities we required, was clean and quiet, had a beautiful yard with a nice pool. The beach was just down the road and was to die for!! It was perfect!! Other pluses were very close to shopping and the autopista, a nature park next door, AND your own concierge! We were also fortunate that the owners were at their house next door and became instant friends. They were not intrusive in any way and endeavoured to make our stay as pleasant as possible. We would return in a shot!!
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We describe our property as accurately as possible with comments from reviewers “It was exactly as billed and even more!” and photo’s substantiating a true representation of what the vacationer is getting. Yes, the “Cast A Way”/”Survivor” type beach, with its fine sand and gentle waves “was to die for!! It was perfect!!”, is special to us.. We as owners, by vacationing close by, protect the environment that all our renters expect to experience.
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Tropical Escape Beach Home on a 3000 acre Sanctuary. Nature Lovers Paradise!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296064
+1 -845 800-2928
Humacao Puerto Rico
5

Fantastic Vacation Property

  • 5 of 5
This is by far the best place we have ever rented. We have rented in very high end areas, but this property is by far the best.
Nancy was fantastic and we also spoke to Don Luis (Landscaper) and he gave us avacados and panas. He also recommended places to see and shop.
The house is beautiful and the yard and pool were very clean.
My family specially enjoyed the turtles off our dock. My brother tried kayaking for the first time. I recommend this property to anyone who wants to relax and enjoy nature. Can't wait for next year so we can rent again.
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tropical Escape Beach Home on a 3000 acre Sanctuary. Nature Lovers Paradise!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296064
+1 -845 800-2928
Humacao Puerto Rico
4

Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5
Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Traveling with my wife, 2 girls 9,11 and a 2yr old I was somewhat apprehensive with the area. However, I guess it depends on persons frame of reference. We quickly realized the area is safe, very quiet, and peaceful.

The beach is about a 5 minute walk at most. We decided to be lazy and drive the rental car the 1/4 mile since we were on vacation. Pathetic I know but keep in mind we do have a toddler which made it much easier for us. It is for all intent a purpose, deserted. I mean nobody but our family was there. The water is clean, calm and shallow for about 30 feet out. Unlike a resort beach, the sea grass brought in from the tides is not removed by workers each morning. However, it does provide a nice hiding place for crabs and such to make their homes and our kids got a thrill catching and releasing them back into nature. The back yard of the home abuts the nature preserve. Take take time to lay in one of the hammocks and listen to the soothing sounds of nature. It is hypnotic. Our 2 year old was filled with wild wonder with all the calls, sounds and songs coming from the variety of birds, frogs, lizards and other things in the back yard and nearby preserve. He was constantly asking, "What's that noise" or "What's that thing". The pool was also a big hit. The owner had a new life vest for our 2 year old to use. The girls and I made a up a synchronized swimming routine my wife filmed which was hilarious to do and see. The house is modest yet roomy. The air conditioning units are excellent and cool the house.

Definitely do the rain forest EARLY, give at least 3 hours. Skip the welcome center, $4/adult admission go directly to the water fall. We got there right @ 9AM and nobody was there. By the time we left there was no place to park. Stop at the Tower, great views. Find the Sleeping Giant from the tower. We stopped by Loquillo beach(twice) on the way back which is very nice. Old San Juan is a must. Leave after 9:30A to avoid traffic. We went twice and loved it. The fort and castle provide cool photo ops as do the colors of Old San Juan. You can make a picnic at the fort and fly a kite or people watch. Kayak in the nature preserve but go early, it fills quickly. Walk the trails early.

Overall, if you enjoy nature and privacy this is a great spot as a home base. If you want nightlife and manicured beaches, you might be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We appreciate positive reviews that have been posted, however, in our effort to maintain accuracy and integrity of our listing, corrections in perception of distance and space is sometimes needed. Our home is 150 steps from our “cast away”, unspoiled and secluded beach. Not ¼ mile!
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Tropical Escape Beach Home on a 3000 acre Sanctuary. Nature Lovers Paradise!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296064
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Humacao Puerto Rico
5

secluded getaway

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Julius for renting your home to us, and thank you Nancy for your help while we were there. Though the gated community seemed a little rough when we first arrived, the neighbors were nice, it was a quiet community, and we learned this was actually one of the nicer, local neighborhoods in the area. The house was plenty big for our group of 8 adults (2BR with 1 queen each, 1BR with 2 twins, den with full futon, and 2 full futons in living room). The house was clean, and had all amenities listed - comfy beds, clean linens & towels, toiletries, kayaks & life jackets to use, clean pool, patio chairs, and relaxing hammocks. The bathroom windows wouldn't close, so we had to keep the doors shut to conserve the A/C when we were home. We loved having the quiet and privacy your backyard provided. We hiked the Nature Preserve trails everyday, and were thankful it was nearby. Ralphs Super Market was about 10 min away, and was much better than Walmart in cleanliness & selection. Recent storms brought a lot of seaweed to the beach, and sea turtles were nesting while we visited, so some of the beach was quarantined, but it was nice to have nearby.

We highly recommend making the 15 min drive up to El Makito for seafood dinner, and going to the restaurant by the gated community entrance for excellent Mofongo. The hour drive north to Luquillo/Rio Grande (the south entrance was closed) to El Yunque Rainforest was well worth it - plan to spend a whole day there hiking and enjoying the waterfalls. If you want to do a Bio-Bay tour in Fajardo or Vieques, make reservations before you come, because they sell out weeks in advance. Kayaking to Monkey Island with a tour was also booked up, so we used the provided kayaks and went on our own from our beach. This took about 4 hrs round trip (going against the current & wind there), but was very worth it to see so many monkeys on the island and peeking at corals & fish in the shallows around the island. Deep-sea fishing with Capt Matt at Maragata Charters at Palmas del Mar was a lot of fun, but we recommend the Sea Mounts trip instead of the 4hr trip (you'll catch more fish!). Skip the Bacardi Tour (just video tours & takes a minimum of 2 hrs), and instead plan extra time for exploring Old San Juan's forts & historic buildings.

Everyday was beautiful, mid-80s, and only rained at night. We thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to Puerto Rico very much, and are thankful we had this lovely home to stay in.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tropical Escape Beach Home on a 3000 acre Sanctuary. Nature Lovers Paradise!
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+1 -845 800-2928
Humacao Puerto Rico
New Mexico
5

Great 2 weeks in Puerto Rico

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 6 stayed in the "Tropical Escape - Beach Home" for 2 weeks in December 2013 / January 2014. We do not like "sterile" resorts and chose this property because it is not in the traditional tourist area of San Juan / Isla Verde. We were all happy to have the chance to interact with the wonderful neighbors in Villa Palmira - everyone was really nice and helpful. The house was clean, the description is accurate, and we enjoyed working with the owner. (Thanks again for lending my mom your walking stick!)

We especially enjoyed kayaking, bird watching and running in the Humacao Nature Preserve, which can be accessed from a trail at the beach and (for kayaking) from the dock/canal at the back of the property. Our college-age sons also kayaked to Monkey Island for snorkeling - a 4 hour trip that they are still talking about. The swimming pool at the house, set against the rainforest, was great after running or hiking - I think we used it everyday.

We visited El Yunque National Rain Forest twice during our stay; once to the El Portal Tropical Forest Center area (including the tower and La Mina falls) and once to the Rio Sabana trail on the southern side. (Accessed from highway 191 in Naguabo, it's only about 30 minutes from the house.) Although the main "portal" area was interesting, it was really crowded. So, we really recommend the Rio Sabana trail - a beautiful hike through the rainforest to a river that is unbelievable! And, we only saw two other people while we hiked.

Three recommendations for others planning to stay at this property:
1. If your trip is over the winter holidays when most of the tourists go to Puerto Rico, make your reservations in advance for tours / expeditions to the biobays, snorkeling, caving, etc. We tried to book a trip from Palmas del Mar to the biobay on Vieques Island and they were booked for 4 weeks.
2. We found several great restaurants both close to the house and in Old San Juan. We quickly learned that eating out in Puerto Rico can take several hours and can't be rushed. So, relax, forget about your usual hectic schedule and enjoy the island!
3. When we stayed at the house in December, the ocean currents deposited a fair amount of trash in some areas of the beach for the Villa Palmira neighborhood. But, don't be discouraged, it's easy to find areas that are relatively clear - a little further east toward the water park or around the point adjacent to the Humacao Preserve.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Tropical Escape Beach Home on a 3000 acre Sanctuary. Nature Lovers Paradise!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296064
+1 -845 800-2928
Humacao Puerto Rico
Monroe, NY, USA
5

Satisfied Repeat Customer

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I recently returned from our third stay in Villa Palmira. There have been many positive changes since our first visit back in 2010 - everything from new landscaping, furniture and linens to a refreshing pool! One thing that hasn't changed is the exceptional service and responsiveness from the property owner and concierge, Nancy. We are the type of people who enjoy independence and privacy in our vacations. We like to explore and spend most of our time outdoors in the tropical weather. We know that exclusivity can come at a price and feel that the value, service, and natural beauty we experience by staying in this home is something hard to find elsewhere.
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Other Activities: kayaking, wildlife viewing, shopping

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Humacao House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2014
Sep 7 2014 - Nov 22 2014
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Holiday
Nov 23 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter/Spring 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Jun 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
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$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

concierge and cleaning $125
Pet Fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $300
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Amenities

Amenities

Humacao House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Library/game room, screened & divided into Bedroom 4 with full size sofabed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We now include bi-lingual concierge service.
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