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HIDDEN PARADISE, TRUE PUERTO RICAN EXPERIENCE

Monica Echaves

Advertiser since: 2003
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Monica Echaves

Advertiser since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2014
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HIDDEN PARADISE, TRUE PUERTO RICAN EXPERIENCE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Ceiba Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

This ground floor unit offers superior views to any condo penthouse in town. Located on a mountain top, the house is surrounded by tropical vegetation and spectaular ocean views. This property is actually two seperate rental homes in one, which is great for large groups. Upstairs is a larger 3 bd/2 bth home. This property has a BRAND NEW custom built pool and covered terrace right outside the door. The master bedroom offers romantic views of the city lights and reflections of the moon on the ocean surface. This unit, the ground floor house is 2 bd/2 bth, laundry room, plus an office converted into a sleeping area. The decor is modern. Double glass doors brings the feeling of being outdoors inside. The property is one acre which makes exploring the yard and neighborhood fun. This is the same propert as VRBO listing 29796 so please read GUEST COMMENTS on that ad.

Keywords: house, villa, country home

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Monica Echaves (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2003
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2014

About Monica Echaves

I am originally from San Diego, California. My husband is Puerto Rican. I am a Golden Retriever Club of America hobby breeder(Caribbeangoldens). I came to PR as an elementary school teacher at Roosevelt Roads Naval Station.I built my house, only for the base to close. We have decided to open our house to visitors so they can enjoy the same country life style that we had hoped to live. We completely maintain the property ourselves. You will most likely meet us as we work in the yard and house. We are a true vacation rental by OWNERS.

Monica Echaves purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

Why Monica Echaves chose Ceiba

I fell in love with this mountain the first time I came up to visit friends. When the opportunity arose, I purchased the land which looked like a rainforest. I cleared and leveled the land. I had floor plans made and hired a contractor. I was fully involved in the construction of this home, from the design, to the selection of every screw and door hinge that went in. I did all this by MYSELF, before meeting my husband and now the landscaper! This was my dream home for 3 years until the Naval base closed and I was relocated to San Juan.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This type of home is hard to find. Surrounded by natural beauty, yet modern and cozy inside. Few places in PR offer a spectacular ocean view, country life style, yet close to town. Experience privacy,luxury, a custom pool, cool breezes, fruit trees, orchids, tropical flowers, acres of empty land all around. Feel one with mother nature. Be at the beach in 10 minutes. Or just stay home and enjoy all the property has to offer.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Hidden Paradise, True Puerto Rican Experience
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
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Hidden Paradise, True Puerto Rican Experience
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-(787) 248-8588
Ceiba Puerto Rico
New Hampshire
5

excellent

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed at this property (both upstairs and downstairs units) and it has always been an amazing experience! I would recommend this rental for families of all ages. The view from the property is amazing, the ocean looks so beautiful at sunset. The pool is a perfect place for grilling or just lounging around. The owner of the property is the best, she always makes sure everyone has the best experience possible. I will always rent this house when I visit Puerto Rico!
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Hidden Paradise, True Puerto Rican Experience
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p314866vb
-(787) 248-8588
Ceiba Puerto Rico
5

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed for 7 nights at this beautiful property (in the downstairs unit.) It was perfect in every way. The outdoor areas of this home are just heavenly: a luxurious pool, a covered patio with plenty of high quality comfortable furnishings, and a wonderful grill for cooking. Views are absolutely unbelievable, you won't ever want to leave! We met both Monica and her husband (as well as their dogs!) and found them to be great hosts and lovely people. Puerto Rico exceeded our expectations in every way - the bio-luminescent bay is a MUST DO! Words can't even explain how awesome it is!
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Paradise, True Puerto Rican Experience
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p314866vb
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Ceiba Puerto Rico
5

Trully a hidden paradise

  • 5 of 5
Monica,
I just wanted to thank you for allowing us to stay in your wonderful mountain retreat. It was better than advertised. We loved everything from the view to the cats. The location was perfect. Close enough to the beach, rainforest, marina, and food as to be readily accessed, yet far enough away to be quiet and restful. Watching the sun rise over the ocean in the morning and falling to sleep to the coqui at night, Excellent. We were able to visit San Juan, El Yunque, and Seven Seas Beach and easily be back to the house. The access to Puerto Del Rey marina (just at the bottom of the "hill") for sailing and snorkeling was wonderful. I hope that we will be able to visit again sometime, and I am sharing all of my photos with friends and co-workers and encouraging them to visit your wonderful house. Again, thank you so much for allowing us to make your home ours, if only for a week. We will remember it fondly for the rest of our lives!!
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Hidden Paradise, True Puerto Rican Experience
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p314866vb
-(787) 248-8588
Ceiba Puerto Rico
Austin, Texas
5

Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here during Spring Break 2013 for 3 nights and was blown away by how beautiful both the house and the surrounding scenery was. I stayed on the first floor of the house with 3 other people and had more space than we needed. The inside of the house was very well kept and cozy with two bedrooms and a nice living room. Just outside was a beautiful patio with lovely murals painted on the walls and a salt water pool that we thoroughly enjoyed. There is a gas grill outside we used more than once as well. This place is a very romantic spot,it is completely safe and very quiet through the day and night due to it's isolation. It is also in very close driving distance to stores and to the ferry dock that can take you to the beautiful Islands of Viequez or Culebra. People were staying on the top floor at the same time we were and they were very friendly and mostly kept to themselves. Sharing the patio area and the pool was not a problem at all :).

I HIGHLY recommend staying here. The price is a very high value. You will not stay at a nicer hotel, especially for this price. Trust me.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Hidden Paradise, True Puerto Rican Experience
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p314866vb
-(787) 248-8588
Ceiba Puerto Rico
Conneticut
5

Family reunion vacation

  • 5 of 5
We rented out both upstairs and downstairs to accommodate our large family .Was perfect in every way .the view is spectacular .The grounds just perfect .The decor was very comfortable and beautiful. Couldn't ask for more .
The large spacious kitchen was perfect to cook a meal and the pool at the end of the day was a great way to end your evening .The photos do not even come close to the beautiful views .
It was actually hard to pack our things to leave no one wanted to leave .
Thank you Monica letting us share your home .
Unforgettable memories were made !
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Hidden Paradise, True Puerto Rican Experience
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p314866vb
-(787) 248-8588
Ceiba Puerto Rico
5

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Like other reviewers stated the pictures do not do it justice. It is heaven with an amazing view. The furniture is quality and comfortable. The owners are friendly an just overall awesome host. This is definitely where you want to stay for a peaceful retreat.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Juan
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Ferry to Culebra and Vieques
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
El Conquistador Hotel
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 52
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Seven Seas
Car: necessary

One mile from Marina Puerto del Rey. 10 minutes to 7 Seas Beach, night kyaking and ferry. 20 minutes to El Yunque rainforest and Luquillo beach. It's all at your finger tips.

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Rates & Availability

From $180 Per night

Ceiba Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mother's Day Special
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,260
 
 
Fall Low Season
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,260
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$210
$1,540
 

Cancellation Policy

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

Ceiba Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • One Queen size Bed per room (2), One futon in living room, one Futon in computer room, (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
This is countryside. If you are not flexible and an extremely picky person, this is not the place for you. This is a RENTAL HOME. Expect minor wear and tear. There are outdoor cats who like attention. The coquis (small frogs) sing nightly, due to humidity you MIGHT see peeling paint. This house is not for you if you expect everything to be PERFECT!

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