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100 STEPS TO THE OCEAN! SHACKS BEACH CHOOSE A 2, 3 OR 5 BEDROOM HOME, PRIVATE

Eileen Katt

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Eileen Katt

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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100 STEPS TO THE OCEAN! SHACKS BEACH CHOOSE A 2, 3 OR 5 BEDROOM HOME, PRIVATE

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Isabela House Rental Photos and Description

Paradise Found! 'The Lone Palm' Private, secluded, beach side house.

'The Lone Palm' is an amazing home 100 paces from the ocean at world famous Shacks Beach. Furnishings are all new and pristine, lovely high count cotton linens and big fluffy towels too. The partially shaded yard is fully fenced and the property is gated and very private. 'The Lone Palm' offers a total of 5 bedrooms, broken up into two large apartments. There is a 2 bedroom unit on the second floor and a 3 bedroom unit on the first floor... the perfect combination for a group or extended family getaway! The units may also be rented individually. Whole house rate is $500/night.

The House sleeps 10 adults comfortably.

ABSOLUTE maximum capacity for whole house is 14 people.

OUR 2 BEDROOM HOME......

The upstairs unit, known as 'The Upper Palm', is a 2 bedroom/1 bathroom unit offering a queen size bed in each bedroom as well as a full size sleeper sofa in the large livingroom. It has an awesome open floor plan with high ceilings that opens up to a huge deck overlooking a 50 acre horse farm and the ocean. Both bedrooms in the upper unit are air conditioned and also have ceiling fans. Rate is $250/night. The Upper Palm sleeps 4 adults comfortably.

ABSOLUTE maximum capacity for the 'Upper Palm' is 6 people.

OUR 3 BEDROOM HOME.......

The ground floor unit, known as 'The Lower Palm', offers 3 bedrooms/1 bath. 2 of the bedrooms have queen size beds, the other bedroom has a bunkbed (full size bed on bottom, twin on top). There is also a twin daybed in the den area. This unit is newly renovated and has an open, airy floor plan. All three bedrooms are air conditioned and also have ceiling fans. Rate is $250/night.

ABSOLUTE maximum capacity for the 'Lower Palm' is 8 people.

The 'Little Loo' is an additional full bath with shower, outside, overlooking the farm.

About the area.........

Isabela, Puerto Rico is located in the quiet North-West corner of Puerto Rico. Just a short 3 1/2 hour direct flight from JFK or Newark and there are no passports required for US Citizens.

Our home is just 10 minutes from the small Aguadilla Airport (airport code BQN) or a manageable drive from San Juan (SJU)(1hr 45min)

Situated at the end of a dead-end street, our house is just 100 steps from a quiet, private 5+ mile strip of undeveloped beach front. Isabela is a very serene area with very little to do...just simple pleasures.

The house is equipped with television with a nice library of DVDs. We do not have cable TV........enjoy the getaway!

If you need to be in touch with the cyber world, there is a nearby coffee shop with internet access, you can bring your laptop or use their desktop.

Towels and linens are provided as well as beach chairs.

Our VERY nearby attractions include 'Tropical Trailrides', just a short walk down the street, Ola Lola's Garden Bar, a lovely way to experience the local flavor, Villa Montana, a nearby quiet upscale resort w/restaurants and spa services on site, Shacks Beach, an amazing snorkeling/diving beach and surfing beach.

Our Isabela Beach House can be your headquarters to explore and enjoy the many nearby activities and attractions. Within minutes, you'll be at prime spots for World Class surfing, windsurfing and kite boarding, scuba diving and snorkeling. Only 10 minutes away is the 18-hole Punta Borinquen Golf Course, President Eisenhower's favorite, literally located at the northwest tip of the island on a plateau overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Across the street is the Punta Borinquen Tennis Club and nearby are bowling alleys, running track, theaters, shopping centers and a water park. The new ice skating rink provides cool times. Also only 10 minutes away is a new beginner to extreme skateboard park that is also a little kids play ground and water park.

The property is very versatile:

~ Great for an extended family vacation. The house is big enough that everyone can vacation together yet there is plenty of room for everyone to have their own space :)

~ The house is great for a girls get away! Spa services are available just a short walk down the beach at 'Villa Montana'.

~Awesome family house! The island offers a list of great daily adventures: rain forest with water falls, caving, horseback riding, beach beach beach! (list at house will give you lots of choices and details)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Eileen Katt (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014

About Eileen Katt

We are a family of four who live and work hard on Long Island, New York. We love spending our vacation time at 'The Lone Palm' but also love sharing! Hope you enjoy the home as much as we do!

Eileen Katt purchased this house in 2006

Why Eileen Katt chose Isabela

We first visited 'Shacks Beach' in 1999 and fell in love! We purchased 'The Lone Palm' in 2006. As a surfing/diving family, we find the area ideal. Located in the North-West corner of the island it is easy to find the perfect break on any given day.

What makes this house unique

Although the house is located at Shacks Beach it is not in a congested area, it is located at the end of a dead end street. A very serene setting with no traffic or noise.....except for a few horses riding by and a talkative nearby rooster :)

We are literally 100 steps from the ocean, accessed by a path through a canopy of palm trees.

Our very own beach offers amazing Kite Boarding, Snorkeling, Diving, Swimming and Beach Combing.........Miles of uninterrupted beach to stroll!

Within a short walking distance you'll find 'Ola Lola's' garden bar & cafe as well as Tropical Trail Rides, Villa Montana Resort, & Eclipse Restaurant.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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100 Steps to the Ocean! Shacks Beach Choose a 2, 3 or 5 bedroom home, Private
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
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5

Perfect Perfect Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
Private, relaxing, perfection
Our small extended family stayed at the house, renting both the upstairs and downstairs. It was the most low key, perfect vacation I have ever had. This house is wonderful, it had everything we needed plus the luxury of "Danny" who was like our concierge. He had every answer we needed, a wealth of information on the local area. We are accustomed to renting vacation homes where the keys are mailed to us, or left in a lock box......not this house, this is 5 star service. Place was very nice quality, clean and PERFECTLY located....end of a narrow private dead end street, on the beach.
Definitely bring snorkel gear the reef is amazing! We will be back and can't wait to bring friends 
  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Expect the unexpected

  • 2 of 5
We rented both the top and bottom levels of the home for 6 days. Our guests did enjoy the closeness of the beach and the afternoon winds were sometimes overpowering but felt good after spending the day with no airconditioning!!

I'm not one to complain but i feel everyone who rents this home should be aware that there is NO PRIVACY (as the house hostess) showed up 4 days out of the 6, and let himself into one of the locked units to shut off a ac unit (not knowing if someone was in the shower or sleeping). You may not use the ac during the day when its the hottest but you may open windows.
Also the home owner does not have to abide by the contract she sets forth but you do!! So carefull on any agreements you make with her as your signed agreement means nothing.
After spending a great deal of money to rent this home, we also paid an event fee to have our wedding on the beach and the reception outside the home. We were told there was no charge for 1-25 guests but 26-50 would pay the fee. We had 16 people show up for the wedding...... i would say we would be refunded the fee but we were not, as you also have to count the 14 people who have ALREADY PAID to be in the house as guests also (really??)Therefore we had 30 total. When i emailed the homeowner about the refund, she did not answer back and still has not to this day.
I was not totally dissatisfied with the home itself, as it is lovely but a little on the not so clean side. Having paid a good deal of money in a week i did not expect the shower curtain to be mildewed or the shower rods to be so grossly rusted. The appliances in the upper kitchen were stainless steel, so with the ocean winds carring throughout the home, they were also grossly rusted. I also changed out a pillow case and found blood stains on the pillow itself. With the amount of money spent i expect these things could be changed out between tentants.
The home itself is located next to an open field, so it was no shock when a mouse ran around in the lower unit. Also it is Puerto Rico.... so we did have huge cockroaches outside the home (only one was seen inside). And if you wanna see some cool sightings at night, watch for the bats, they fly just overhead in the trees.
We will not be returning....lesson learned!!
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sadly, despite our best efforts, this is our first displeased guest.
She planned a wedding for 50, at our home and tried to pull it off as "a few family members"
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We allow small ceremonies without fee. We define "small" as up to 10 guests, in addition to the already permitted 14 occupancy of the house, for the day. We've hosted small weddings and they've been lovely...many happy couples and families...please see their reviews.
When this bride's "event planner" confided to us that the event was for 50 we became concerned. We were also made aware of her wedding website openly inviting all friends and family on the island to join the couple at the house, (google "The Lone Palm" and it pops right up, along with directions). When plans were presented for a 20x40' tent, tables/chairs for 50, caterer, bartender, violinist, dj & dance floor, we insisted on payment of our earlier discussed event fee. She was not happy, as "the event fee was not in her budget" and "she needed that money (event fee) to buy all of the alcohol" She wasn't being truthful with us.
AIR CONDITIONING ~ She must have misunderstood about using the air conditioning during the day... Of course it can be used whenever you like. We just ask that people be in the house when it's used....she had all of the bedroom units running while the family was out for the day. My guest host was at the property helping with tent installation at the time. He spoke to her family members, who were staying upstairs, and when they told him that no one was home downstairs, he asked permission to go in and turn the AC off.
RUST ~ We are constantly battling surface rust because we are so close to the beach.The stainless steel door on the oven has become pitted, after only 1 year. Thankfully it's just cosmetic but we are looking into a solution for that. Shower rods? They are fiberglass..
BUGS & MICE ~ The spotting of mice and cockroaches really concerns me. Because we are in a rural setting, we are on a strict monthly preventative maintenance plan for all bugs and pests. Until now I was confident that it was successful. It's unfortunate that pests showed up during the week she spent at the house, when she was already so unhappy. I will certainly look into the situation.
BATS ~ we have seen at a distance, and they've never caused problems.
~ I am sorry that this bride was so unhappy and despite finding so many faults with her stay, I hope she was able to enjoy her wedding and hopefully make a few good memories.
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100 Steps to the Ocean! Shacks Beach Choose a 2, 3 or 5 bedroom home, Private
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3171908
+1 -516-509-6405
Isabela Puerto Rico
5

Awesome location. Beautiful Scenery.

  • 5 of 5
This is a very great place to stay. It is few feet away from a beautiful and secluded beach.

The place is very clean, quiet and has all the amenities. Additionally, it is very close to town for restaurants and food. Also, it is merely minutes away from Crashboat Beach and Jobos Beach. I highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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100 Steps to the Ocean! Shacks Beach Choose a 2, 3 or 5 bedroom home, Private
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Isabela Puerto Rico
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5

perfect place

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect place for Christmas for the whole family, we were 12 with ages from 4 to 73, and had the greatest time. The big living spaces made it much more private and gave us room to play and spend time together as opposed to a hotel or resort. The beach right in front of the house is a little windy and has corals, but a 30 min walk and you are in Jobos beach that is a fantastic place, and a 15 min drive and you are at crashboat beach. Danny was really helpful and attentive, and the house came with absolutely everything you could need, linens, towels, beach chairs, BBQ, etc etc.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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100 Steps to the Ocean! Shacks Beach Choose a 2, 3 or 5 bedroom home, Private
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3171908
+1 -516-509-6405
Isabela Puerto Rico
5

Amazing house and unforgettable memories~~

  • 5 of 5
The Lone Palm was perfect for our vacation! Since two families were going, we were originally concerned about where to stay. However, when we found the Lone Palm, it was the perfect solution! We were able to enjoy our vacation together (ex. going to the beach, snorkeling, beach combing, watching the sunset and sunrise, sightseeing) while still having some privacy (since the house was divided into two floors).

Also, the constant breeze and beautiful view (especially from the balcony) were amazing! We really felt like we were in paradise~

However, our most unforgettable memory was our wedding that we had right in front of the entrance to Shacks beach! The location, weather, dancing (on the balcony), and everything were a dream come true~

Thank you for letting us borrow your house to make unforgettable memories!! We can't wait to go back soon~~
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3171908
+1 -516-509-6405
Isabela Puerto Rico
5

Loved Lone Palm!

  • 5 of 5
Our entire family loved our stay at Lone Palm. The house is beautiful and the constant breeze is amazing. We will definitely return to this house!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
BQN - Aguadilla, PR
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Ola Lolas, Eclipse, Villa Montana
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Punta Borinquen Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
4466
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Ola Lolas, Eclipse
Nearest Beach
Shacks Beach, Jobos, Survivors
Car: necessary

This house is located in a wonderful unique spot. Although the home is completely secluded it's within walking distance to :

-- Tropical Trail Rides, (for amazing beach riding),

-- Ola-Lola's Garden Bar ~ as of 10/2012 Ola Lola's serves Breakfast too! (perfect casual spot for a tropical drink or beer and a burger),

-- Villa Montana Resort (Eclipse fine dining as well as spa services),

-- The 'Blue Hole' (Windsurfer magazine has called the best wave sailing in the Caribbean and what Skin Diver magazine has called the best snorkeling and diving in Puerto Rico),

-- Bamboo Art (local artesian shop featuring beautiful hand painted artwork and beach glass jewelry)

-- Miles of uninterrupted sandy beach for long walks and beach combing!

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Isabela House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
WHOLE HOUSE HOLIDAY
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
LOWER PALM (3BR)
Jan 15 2015 - Jan 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
UPPER PALM (2 BR)
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
WHOLE HOUSE HOLIDAY
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (each apt) $75
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes •7% tax not included in rate. 3% surcharge for visa/mc. Checks or echecks preferred.
•Check in 4pm. Check out 10am.
50% deposit to confirm booking. Balance 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Isabela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , The 'Little Loo' is an outdoor full bathroom/shower
  • Both the 'Upper Palm'(upstairs unit) and the 'Lower Palm' (downstairs unit) have a full bath with shower. In addition there is the 'Little Loo', an additional full bath with shower outside, that is accessible by either unit and ALWAYS proves to be the favorite!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom1 (upstairs unit) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 (upstairs unit) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 (downstairs unit) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 (downstairs unit) - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk
    Bedroom 5 (downstairs unit) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • UPPER PALM Our upstairs, 2 bedroom unit features a queen size bed in each bedroom as well as a queen size sleeper sofa in the livingroom. LOWER PALM Downstairs, 3 bedroom unit features a queen size bed in the master bedroom, queen size bed in the second bedroom and a full under a twin bunk bed in the third bedroom as well as a twin daybed in the den. Pack and plays (2) available for babies
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Lower Palm (3 bedroom unit) is on the ground floor and has only one 4' step at its front entrance, making it easily managable by most physically challenged guests. That being said, interior doorways are narrow and cannot accomodate wheelchairs.

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