|Minimum Stay||4 - 5 nights|
3-5 min walk to secluded beach or 2 min drive to public beach. Spectacular 180 degrees ocean view from outside terrace! Enjoy the ocean breeze, moon and stars in the sky from the outside deck!
The house has an indoor living and dining area, family room with flat screen TV, cable connection, free wifi internet access, DVD, CD player, and radio. It has fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, electric stove/oven, toaster, coffee maker etc.,i and a laundry area with washer and dryer. The first bedroom has 1 bunk bed (twin/double) and another twin bed in same room. The second bedroom has a queen size bed. The bathroom is located between the two bedrooms. Both rooms have ceiling fans and air conditioning, as well as a dresser and double closets. The family/TV room has a queen size sofa bed, flat screen TV, radio, DVD, CD player and air condition and ceiling fan. There is a covered ocean front terrace, an outside deck and a BBQ grill area in the garden of the property. In addition to air conditioning in bedrooms, the house has ceiling fans and operable windows with screens.
Amenities: hair dryer, table top games, linens, towels, kitchen utensils, pots and pans, dishes and tourist information and maps.
Housekeeping is included before check in and after rental check out. Additional housekeeping is available upon request with an added fee of $60.00 for each extra housekeeping day requested.
Through cable TV, US networks can be seen. The radio has an English speaking station.
Available for toddlers are 2 baby play pen cribs, 1 car seat, 2 booster seats ( upon request).
There is an outside garden gazebo for smokers since there is a no smoking policy inside the house.
In case of any property assistance, there are some nearby contacts that can help you immediately. Contact phone number will be left on premises. These resources are bilingual, so they should not have problems communicating with you.
IBM retiree and semi-retired university professor born in San Juan, PR. Lived 12 years in the US, where we worked and attended graduate school.
Jorge and Maria Charneco purchased this house in 2003
The first time we came to Marchiquita beach area we fell in love with the spectacular 180 degrees ocean view and we decided immediately to buy the lot and build the beach house overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on a 50 ft cliff oceanfront with a 3-5 minute walk or 1 minute car ride to the public beach and 2-3 minute nature trek walk to a secluded beach pond from house. We had visited other beach areas in the island but found them too crowded for us. This area was perfect to make our dream come true!
This is our family vacation home and even though we have our home in San Juan our children and grandchildren, who live in the USA, prefer to stay here in beach house because they love it!
The house is very homey! You will feel this is your 'Home Away from Home!'
Spectacular 180 degree views of the ocean. Walking distance (3-5 minute walk or 1 minute car ride) to public beach and a 2-3 minute nature trek walk to secluded beach pond. House has a fenced yard, making it safe for children.
It is a 7-10 minutes away from town, where you find restaurants, fast food places, pharmacies, shopping and food stores. There is also a Casino in town, in case you are interested!
House has equipped stainless steel kitchen; amenities such as table games, etc. Plenty of sitting space in the indoor terrace and outside deck, suitable for relaxation, while enjoying the spectacular 180 degrees Atlantic Ocean view during daytime or moon and stars in the sky by night!
Play & Pack, stroller, car and booster seats for small children, as well as toys are available.
Jorge and Maria did not fail to live up to the standards of previous reviewers. The house was perfect for the two of us to just lounge and watch the ocean (fantastic location and the waves were impressive against the rocks). Definitely can not swim in this area due to the strong waves and rocky formations but that also keeps people away. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had the quiet, relaxing vacation we were expecting. Thanks Jorge and Maria!
As others have said, Maria and Jorge are superb hosts. They greeted us when we arrived, gave us a tour of their home, had a basket of goodies and a bottle of wine for us and showed us their book of information about the area plus other brochures. They had offered to lead us from our car rental site but we were arriving in daylight and the instructions they gave us were very good so we didn't feel that was necessary. We have never stayed at a VRBO home that was so well equipped as this--even the variety of spices was impressive.
We were coming from the horrendous snows of New England and to walk onto the terrace with its spectacular view (the web site photos are accurate) was just such a pleasure. We ate all our at-home meals on the terrace which has both open and covered areas.
There were four of us, two couples, the younger pair in their sixties, and we managed sharing the bathroom just fine. We all found it a most relaxing six days. We enjoyed walking to the two beaches but only one of us ventured into the water. During the week we were there the two beaches were not good for swimming, especially for the elderly and people with any disabilities. The waves were enormous but quite beautiful to watch and photograph. One day we visited the Camuy Cave and the radio telescope at Arecibo. Another day we had an interesting tour of Hacienda La Esperanza. We also drove into the reserve beyond the Hacienda, a great place for bird watching.
Many thanks to Maria and Jorge for sharing their home.
Our family had an incredible time staying in this beautiful Manati home. It had everything our family of four needed and wanted (we have two kids under the age of 5) --- and then some. The location is perfect, just a quick walk down to a secluded beach or a public beach (which doesn't get that crowded at all). There are some nice little tide pools about midway between the two beach access points, which was great for our kids, because the waves were a little strong for them. But perhaps the best thing about staying here was the incredible hospitality shown to us by Jorge and Cusy, the owners. The actually meet you at the airport so you can follow them back to the house and not get lost. It was a really nice touch. They were always accessible and eager to answer our questions (via text or phone call) and they had a very detailed book about surrounding resources and points of interest that we found tremendously helpful. We've rented many houses through Home Away, but we've never had owners that have gone to such great lengths to ensure we had a great time and had everything we needed. I can't say enough about how wonderful they were. It felt more like we were renting from friends and not strangers. We would highly recommend staying here.
During the six days we stayed here, we barely moved from the comfortable terrace overlooking the magnificent ocean. The description of the property is accurate but undersells the unbelievable beauty of the view and the soothing sounds of the ocean and the birds. We saw whales during our stay, using the binoculars provided by the hosts. The upper terrace provides both covered and sun areas with comfortable furniture groupings and easy access to the house. The house is located in a quiet area of well kept up homes. The house was clean and lovingly maintained. It was well equipped with everything we needed or wanted during our stay. We did not need to use the air conditioning units because we had good breezes and ceiling fans during the day and night.
The owners met us at the car rental agency and led us to the house, about 45 minutes from San Juan. They provided exceptional customer service and we would have felt completely comfortable in contacting them if we needed any help during our stay. They want their renters to enjoy the property as much as they do, and it clearly shows.
We would (and have) recommend this property to our friends and relatives. We plan to return next year.
Had another wonderful time time. Everything is very clean and the owners are very accommodating and helpful. Our second time here and hopefully not our last!
First off, Cusy and Jorge are the most gracious hosts. Definitely take their advice on places to go! They met us at the airport car rental and we followed them out to the house. To be honest we were wondering how we were going to find our way around, but after they showed us once we were good to go! The house is perfect with every amenity you need for your vacation and then some! My favorite memory really was the first morning waking up and walking out on the veranda. We arrived in the evening so we couldn't see our view? I walked out there and almost cried because of how breathtaking it was. We enjoyed our coffee out there every single morning!
We went to both beaches very close by and both were great! We had a great tour guide to the private beach, Pecas the neighbor dog. She was so sweet she escorted us and waited for us under the palm trees and then guided us back to the house. We of course rewarded her with some steak one night, chicken one night and maybe some bacon one morning Another day we took the ferry over to Old San Juan, which is only .50 cents per person each way. Once we got there we took the trolley around to see where we wanted to get off and walk. It was a great day! If you want to go to Old San Juan that is the way to do it! I could go on and on about this trip. We just got home on Sunday and I can’t wait to go back!!!! Thank you Cusy and Jorge!
A three to five minute walk (1 minute by car) to Marchiquita Beach and 2-3 minute walk thru nature trek to secluded beach.
A horse ranch is about 1 minute by car from beach house and horsebackriding is available.
Property is close (5-10 minute drive) to US chain stores (ie. Super Walmart, Sam's, etc), Prime Outlet shopping mall, pharmacies (Walgreens, CVS), bakery, fast food places (Burger King, Chili's, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, etc.).
Traditional Puertorican food kiosks steps away from beach house).
Arrangements can be made for authentic traditional meal prepared on property (additional fee).
No US passport needed to come to PR. Enjoy the ocean breezes that constantly blow by trade winds with 80+degrees in our deck porch!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 2015 - Jan 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
We accept all major credit cards. After paying the deposit, the total payment due is paid in 2 equal monthly installments. Total payment must be made 15 days prior of check in date.
Rental Contract agreement, including rental rules, must be signed and sent to property owners at time of booking the property.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.