|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
4 bedrooms ,2 - 1/ 2 baths. 3 bedrooms with queen size bed.One bedroom with 2 bunk beds,swimming pool.11,000 square feet property.Living ,dining
Inside and outside .Lcd TVs in 2 bedrooms 1 in living,satellite TV,WI-fi.Very laid back.Fully equipped kitchen.All rooms a/c .BRING YOUR I-POD. This property is also for sale including an adjoining empty lot
for a total of 22,203 square feet ( 2,062.73 square meters ) $ 675,000.00
OVER 30 YEARS AGO WHEN MY WIFE AND I STARTED DATING WE VISITED THIS BEACH. IN OUR WILDEST DREAMS WE NEVER THOUGHT THAT SOMEDAY WE WOULD OWN A BEACH HOUSE THERE. EVEN THOUGH MY WIFES DREAN AS A CHILD WAS ALWAYS TO HAVE A HOUSE IN FRONT OF THE BEACH.DESTINY BROUGHT ME BACK ONE DAY 12 YEARSo AGO TO THAT AREA. I WAS DOING SOME WORK IN A HOTEL ( I SELL BLDG. MATERIALS )
I HAD FINISH EARLY AND MY WIFE AND I HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR A BEACHFRONT HOME AND MY WIFE TOLD TO GO BY THAT BEACH . I DROVE WENT BY THE HOUSE LOOK ALL OVER AND CAME BACK. EVEN THOUGH THE HOUSE WAS CLOSED I COULD SEE FROM THE STREET THAT THE BEACH WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GATE. I CALLED MY WIFE AND JUST TOLD HER I FOUND OUR HOUSE.NEXT WEEKEND WE SPOKE WITH THE OWNER
AND REACHED AN AGREEMENT. THE HOUSE NEEDED RESTORATION SINCE IT WAS BUILT 24 YEARS AGO AND AT THAT TIME THERE WAS NO RUNNING WATER OR ELECTRICITY IN THE AREA.THE HOUSE HAS BEEN TOTALLY RESTORED ( MOSTLY BY MY WIFE ) AND WE CONTINUE TO IMPROVE IT.WE WANTED A TROPICAL BEACH HOUSE NOT A CONDO. WE HAVE BEEN INFLUENCED BY OUR TRAVELS THROUGHOUT THE CARIBBEAN AND THAT IS THE FLAVOR WE HAVE GIVEN TO THE HOUSE.WE HAVE A GREAT CARETAKER THAT LIVES VERY CLOSE AND WE ARE A PHONE CALL AWAY. IT IS CURIOUS THAT I ALWAYS LEAVE TO OUR GUESTS A LIST
OF RESTAURANTS AND ACTIVIITIES IN THE AREA.AFTER THEY LEAVE I ASK WHICH PLACE YOU LIKED SO AND SO,ETC.MOST OF THEM TELL US. 'WE REALLY DID NOT FEEL LIKE GOING OUT , WE PREFERED TO STAY HERE AND ENJOY THE HOUSE.' WE HAVE HAD FRIENDS AND GUESTS FROM EUROPE ,THE STATES ,ETC.
Rafael Batista purchased this house in 2000
Action or Inaction , you take your pick.
Cook in in or dine out .Close to all the needs you will have.
All activities are very close as well as supermarkets ,shops,etc.Several beaches in addition to the one in front of the house are very close.The property is very spacious.Regardless if you are 2 persons or 10 there is plenty of space.We enjoy cooking and entertaining.
Lots of space and freedom
The constant flow of the tradewinds is very relaxing
4 kayaks ,very nice and protected area inside the reefs to kayak along for over 3 miles stopping along the way you can snorkel and refresh yourself taking a dip in areas that are sandy and shallow.Also all your needs like restaurants ,supermarkets,drugstores are nearby.
I spent a week with 9 friends at Rafael and Stella's house, and it was an absolutely fantastic vacation! Both Rafael and Stella are incredibly warm and welcoming, and they made our stay in Puerto Rico a truly memorable vacation. The house has a beautiful, open layout so you can enjoy the sea breeze while lounging in the living room, and there are plenty of beaches within walking distance or a short drive, as well as a nice strip of little restaurants nearby with excellent seafood. The house and yard is well maintained, and a lot of thought and care has gone into decorating the property, which creates a really nice atmosphere. Rafael and Stella are very responsive, and they were extremely helpful and accommodating throughout our stay. I have no reservations in recommending them to others, and I hope to return for another vacation in the future. They truly are a wonderful couple!
"Stella by the Sea" was absolutely perfect for our 1.5 week vacation in Puerto Rico. We arranged for 6 of us - family members spread across the US, to meet in Puerto Rico for a wonderful time together at this get away. The location of the house, about 50 minutes from the San Juan airport, was perfect to accommodate our multiple pickups from the airport. The house is just what it looks like in the pictures - funky and wonderful, right on the beach with wonderful ocean breezes and totally laid back. It is very easy to sleep 3 couples very privately, and will accommodate up to 10 with the bunk beds. The outdoor kitchen and living room, swimming pool and wonderful porches are just fabulous. It turns out that the beach that is just steps from the house is really one of the nicest beaches in the area, with protected cove, lovely snorkeling in "blue holes", great peaceful kayaking, and if you walk down the beach the other direction, great swimming in the waves and with boogie board. Although it is close to Luquillo and the ferry to offshore islands, there is really no real reason to leave, except to stock up on more groceries. Totally peaceful. Wonderful frog noises in the evening to accompany the christmas lights and hammocks, and birds in the morning. The rainforest is literally right across the street - about a 20 minute drive to wonderful rainforest hikes or horseback rides. Maybe the nicest part was Rafael and Stella's hospitality - Rafael was easily available and checked in several times to make sure that we were comfortable and had all of the information and everything we needed. Their caretaker came by each day to empty garbage and make sure all was well. I would highly recommend this lovely place for those of you who want a laid back, funky, very casual, tropical and sweet time with family.
This was a great place for our family. When we arived Rafael and Stella made us feel like it was our house,everything we needed was there and well taken care of. The beach and trade winds were fantastic,no traffic or street noise at all. Just the wonderful Coqui(frog) to sing us to sleep. As time went on we felt more and more like family then guests. My wife had a landmark birthday there that Rafael and Stella made very special. The main man Johnny was there for all your needs and great local cooking tips and demos(this is one nice man). We felt very at peace and had no worries at all. The El Yunque national rain forest is a 10 min. drive away and what a site to see...Kayaking Puerto Rico took us to Bio Bay. This is something every one must do at one point in their life(absolutely amazing), and Old San Juan is a beautifully preserved peice of history. In the end we had a very hard time leaving. We left a little peice of our hearts there and will miss our new freinds very much. Our family will have no issue returning to this wonderful home....
Our friends and we (including 3 little ones) stayed here as part of our Thanksgiving holiday. The location was remote enough to give us quiet from all the hub-bub of the island, but close enough for convenience to San Juan, kayaking for the bioluminescence viewing, and el Yunque. The open kitchen gave my husband and me inspiration for designing our own at our house - but we could never replicate seeing the ocean and hearing the waves gently lapping at the edge every day while we prepared meals and drinks. And the chorus of coqui in the evening was simply amazing - my husband, who spent most of his younger years in Puerto Rico, called it his lullaby - it really was.
I'm not entirely sure whether or not my kids ever left the pool. They had so much fun, and the palm treas next to it really do help to provide good shade throughout the day. The beach really is literally right there - open the gate, and less than 40 steps we are at the water's edge. The snorkeling there is amazing, and kayaks were conveniently there for our! Make sure, though, to bring protective water-friendly footwear. As my husband said, in his childhood days on the island the warning was always of sea urchins - and they do grow, tucked into the coral in the bay.
Rafael and Stella were wonderful and so helpful during our stay, making sure we were comfortable and giving us recommendations for places to eat (we ended up not going out, as it was just so easy to cook in their fully-furnished open-air kitchen). One word of caution however - end of November, it is still well hot in the area and is the end of the rainy season, and mosquitoes are out in force. I get devoured when at home, and there they were equally relentless.
All in all, a wonderful stay - it really made coming back into the daily grind quite tough!
This colorful beach house was my family’s retreat for 3 nights; very comfortable for 11 people. The living, dining and kitchen (fully equipped) areas are open. It has lots of palm trees that bring on the beach's wind. It is kid friendly and pet friendly. Because of the season and the area there are mosquitoes, but with an insect repellent and citronella candles everything can work. The beach in front of the house is very nice to take a walk in the morning. We also took a 15 min drive to Luquillo beach for swimming. The kids had fun in the pool every day until late.
The owners received us when we got there and have been very nice with us from the beginning. Even days after we left I had to contact them because of items we forgot; it was no problem and got them back.
The place is safe, clean and cozy, perfect for long stays. We had it all there; it is a very nice shabby-chic-beach-retreat. I would definitely recommend this beach house and will return for sure.
Beautiful traditional beach house ,beachfront.
Over 45 restaurants and kiosks for all budgets within 15 minutes. Drive.THIS PRPERTY IS ALSO FOR SALE.
15 minutes from el yunque rainforest,nominated for the new wonders of the world.Kayak tours in the bio luminescent bay 20 minutes away.All kinds of outdoor activities. Fun for all ages .
If you are looking for a real vacation ,this is it.You can charter a catamaran for day trip to small islands 30 minutes from the house and world class golf within 15 minutes , also tennis clay courts,casino,Zip-lining and rapeling.Even night time zip lining.This property is also for sale including an adjoining empty lot for a total of 22,203 square feet .( 2,062,73 sq.meters ) $ 675.000.00
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 30 2015 - Apr 12 2015
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
MONTHLY RATE $ 7,500.00
RESERVATION WILL BE CONFIRMED ONCE SIGNED CONTRACT AND DEPOSIT IS RECEIVED.CHECK OUT TIME
50 percent with reservation,balance 45 days prior to rental.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.