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Whole House Secluded in Rainforest Mountains, 1.1 Miles from PR3, Ocean View

Hector or Kim Melendez

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Hector or Kim Melendez

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015
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Whole House Secluded in Rainforest Mountains, 1.1 Miles from PR3, Ocean View

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Rio Grande House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom 2 Bath House Offered to You for Your Tropical Getaway, Gated Private!

This 3 bedroom 2 bath family vacation home is situated on four tropical acres with private gated access. This rental includes all the amenities of home with a fully equipped kitchen with all appliances (gas stove, full size refrigerator, blender, coffee maker, juicer, George Foreman), pots, pans, dishes, storage containers, bedding, and towels. Pet and kid friendly. A large patio with no neighbors around greets you and your guests to enjoy morning coffee, sunbathe, grill out, and just enjoy some down time. No need to return home with dirty clothes, there is a full sized washer and dryer, and clothesline on site. The property is close to El Yunque Rainforest, Luquillo Beach, one of the best beaches on the island, Rio Mar Resort, and just 21 easy miles away from the Airport. This is not a cramped beachfront condo, but a secluded country family home located behind a remote control gate, with a long winding driveway surrounded by lush rainforest greenery and landscaping. The open floor plan with spacious rooms are all located on one level, making it easy for elderly or toddlers to get around - no steps. Master Bedroom offers a King sized bed, walk-in closet, and separate bathroom with large shower. The second Bedroom offers a queen sized bed and a twin bed with a large closet. The Third Bedroom offers a queen sized bed and large closet, with a second Bathroom just next door. The house has accommodated many family gatherings with friends and family sharing in the food preparation in the open kitchen with large island, with many guests gravitating to the large patio, or the open two stall garage in rainy weather. If you want to stay where you have all the amenities of home, yet are near to the tourist attractions of the El Yunque Rain Forest, Old San Juan, Fajardo for the ferries to Culebra or Vieques, Luquillo Beach, please consider reserving this home for your vacation.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Hector or Kim Melendez (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Hector or Kim Melendez

Hector grew up in the center of the island (Orocovis) and moved to the mainland for more opportunities in the 70's. Each vacation opportunity, we would return to the island to stay with family. In 2001, we had an opportunity to purchase a piece of land close to a relative's house that we always ended up staying with on vacation because of her great location to everything (and her great Puerto Rican cooking!). When Hector retired in 2010, he returned to Puerto Rico to supervise the construction of this vacation home.

Hector or Kim Melendez purchased this house in 2010

Why Hector or Kim Melendez chose Rio Grande

We chose this location because it is in close proximity to all the attractions and amenities of the big city of San Juan. We enjoy the privacy of the home and its surrounding tropical fruit, flowers, rocks, and palms. We are hybrid Tourists and Locals -- we want to see everything the island has to offer, but we don't want to pay the high costs associated with being a tourist, and we know there is more to the island than San Juan! We want the panaderia (bakery) around the corner for fresh bread or a ham and cheese sandwich for less than $10. We want to visit the off-the-beaten-path mom and pop restaurant with good authentic cuisine.

What makes this house unique

The trade winds of the island that blow through the house take with it the stress of the 'real world,' the seclusion of the house behind a gate and long driveway allows you to rest and regroup, and the location allows you to easily rejoin the rest of the world on your own terms. The native coqui tree frogs sing you to sleep at night and the roosters down the mountain wake you at day break. Other than maybe your fellow guests, no one else is going to bother you at this vacation home!

If you have questions about the property, location, or the island in general, please feel free to contact us by telephone or email.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is surrounded by rain forest vegetation and beautiful landscaping, including banana and mango trees. It is on a gated private drive with no close neighbors to deal with, a little ways up a mountain. A comfortable home.
Feb 2014
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Whole House Secluded in Rainforest Mountains, 1.1 Miles from PR3, Ocean View
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
5

Wonderful Laid Back Stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days in this home, and really enjoyed ourselves. We have two small children and cooked breakfast each day and ate on the large outdoor patio with a glorious view of the valley below. We didn't need to rush off anywhere to have fun, because there is so much exploring you can do right on the property, jungle, fruit trees, snail shells, fireflys etc. If you leave the bedroom windows open at night here the white noise of the jungle is amazing! We spent 4 of our days nearby at Loquillo Beach, which is the best beach... and we spent a day at El Yunique rainforest swimming in waterfalls and hiking- which is pretty close as well. The home itself is very comfortable, sparkling clean, and had everything we needed. When you're looking to feel like a local but still very comfortable and safe (the property is gated, and feels very secure) this is the place to stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Silver Spring, MD
5

Our rainforest hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We hoped to spend half our PR vacation up in the rainforest, away from the beach frenzy. This was absolutely perfect! This property is tucked away in the foothills of El Yunque...the neighbors are all hidden behind the hills, and when you turn off the lights, it is dark enough to see the Milky Way. The frogs and birds are the constant song of the place, even more prominent than when we visited the park. The house has a great outdoor deck, where we spent as much time as we could, enjoying the long view to the next foothill. The seeming remoteness, though, is only 5 minutes from the main highway in Rio Grande, so we had an easy time touring around.

Besides the setting, we found the house to our liking as well, with 3 good-sized bedrooms, and a huge kitchen/dining/living room area that is very conducive to being social. The property is gated, so it's very secure. After the great time we had at this house, our time at the beach house was actually a bit of a letdown...had we known what a beautiful spot this house was, we would have scheduled our entire vacation here. If you want a beautiful secluded spot while still being able to get out to see the island, we recommend this house with no reservations at all!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New Jersey
5

OASIS!

  • 5 of 5

Off the beaten path. Absolutely breathtaking! We enjoyed having our morning coffee on the terrace surrounded by a gorgeous landscape of mountains, exotic trees and plant life. Inside the home you will find three spacious bedrooms with very comfortable beds and beautiful linens. There is plenty of storage in the bedroom closets. The kitchen is well equipped with everything needed to prepare desired meals. There were plenty of towels, soap and shampoos. The home was very clean and nicely decorated. Although it is situated within a neighborhood, you have complete privacy. Hector was attentive to our needs and Jose the property manager was punctual meeting with us upon our arrival. If you want to experience a retreat from the hustle and bustle, you can't go wrong with this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Great time!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property. The owner's have done so much to make this property absolutely breathtaking! The home is private and secluded. The property is lush with beautiful plants. Good location for site seeing around the north east area of Puerto Rico.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Rio Mar Beach Resort
El Conquistador Resort, The Waldorf Astoria Collection
El Yunque
Metropol Restaurant
Old San Juan
Bacardi Rum Factory
Camuy Caves Park
Luquillo
Escambron Beach
Paseo Tablado La Guancha
The Outlet Ruta 66
Don Pepe Restaurant
"http://www.restaurantedonpepe.com/contacts.html Great authentic food, quality service. Sma..."
Los Piñones
"This area is where the locals hang out in the summertime, but it is a beautiful place for to..."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
SJU
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Tropical
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
to Vieques or Culebra
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Trump Coco Beach or Wyndham Rio Mar
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
PR 3
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Tropical on PR 3 or Subway on PR 3
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Luquillo Beach
Car: necessary

This home is a great place to unplug and unwind from your busy life. The tourist attractions are easily accessible by expressways, but the home is tucked into a private rural piece of paradise, 1 short mile from Highway #3!

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Rio Grande House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2016
Jan 1 2016 - Jun 1 2016
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
$5,000
 
 
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Owners reserve the right to confirm amount of guests occupying hoome
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Amenities

Rio Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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