PRIVATE BEACHFRONT TROPICAL HOUSE

Rafael Batista

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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PRIVATE BEACHFRONT TROPICAL HOUSE

Rio Grande House Rental Photos and Description

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

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Events Allowed

Rafael Batista

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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.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights
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4.8
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Private Beachfront Tropical House
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Private Beachfront Tropical House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421486vb
787-383-2632
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
Washington, DC
5

FANTASTIC PROPERTY AND WONDERFUL OWNERS!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: DEAR ARJUN AND FRIENDS:

IT WAS REALLY A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU AT YOUR HOUSE.

THANK YOU FOR STAYING WITH US.STELLA AND I WISH YOU THE

THE BEST TO ALL.

STELLA & RAFAEL
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Private Beachfront Tropical House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421486vb
787-383-2632
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
Seattle, WA, United States
5

JUST PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
"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.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Kate

It gives us great pleasure that you had a wonderful stay and thank you

For taking such good care of our house.We are here at your service.

May you and your family have a great year.

Always here for you,

Stella & Rafael
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Private Beachfront Tropical House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421486vb
787-383-2632
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
prince george B.C.
5

PICTURE PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
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....
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You and your family are picture perfect.Having you and your family gave us a lot of satisfaction.You have now more relatives In Puerto Rico.
Thank you and our sincere best to all.

Stella & Rafael
business
Private Beachfront Tropical House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421486vb
787-383-2632
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
Washington, DC
4

A WONDERFUL STAY!

  • 4 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Private Beachfront Tropical House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421486vb
787-383-2632
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
Guaynabo, PR
5

VERY NICE BEACH RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
SAN JUAN
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Beautiful traditional beach house ,beachfront.

Over 45 restaurants and kiosks for all budgets within 15 minutes. Drive.

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

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Availability & Rates

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Rio Grande House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July 2014 rate
Jul 1 2013 - Jul 31 2014
6 night minimum stay
$465
$3,255
 
 
Christmas new year
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 5 2015
6 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$485
$3,395
 

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEE $150.00
DAMAGE DEPOSIT $200.00
50 percent with reservation,balance 45 days prior to rental.
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes MONTHLY RATE $ 7,500.00



RESERVATION WILL BE CONFIRMED ONCE SIGNED CONTRACT AND DEPOSIT IS RECEIVED.CHECK OUT TIME
12 P.M.
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Amenities

Rio Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) 3 QUEEN SIZE BEDS, Child Beds (1) CHILD BED ON A SMALL ROOM NEXT TO THE MASTER BEDROOM., Bunk Beds (1) 2 BUNK BEDS
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
4 kayaks 3 singles , 1 double.IT IS A PRIVATE HOME ,SO LOTS OF PRIVACY. IF YOU CANNOT RELAX THERE YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL HELP.
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