The Ideal Oceanfront Retreat
I am a regular client who have been renting this house annually for a number of years. As a mainland Puerto Rican who goes home at least once a year, I have come to rely on this house as the one place I can truly relax and recharge.
Winter get-aways for groups or families are hard to plan because of the diversity of likes/dislikes. If you are not the winding-down type, like to be always on the go on vacations, party at night, have kids busy or looked after, and have delicious meals cooked for you 24/7, then you need to book a cruise or all inclusive resort which I have done but it is pricier and a completely different vacation mindset.
This house is about winding down, getting disconnected from the world, and enjoying the company of loved ones you share the house with. It is completely "off the beaten path" in a sleepy fishing village embedded in a quite the bucolic country side of Southwestern Puerto Rico. You can even skip the hustle and bustle of San Juan all together by flying into either Ponce or Aguadilla. It is located in a quiet and secluded gated community. The main attraction of the house which is inevitably upfront and center stage is the Caribbean Sea. The ocean is literally your backyard. If you decide to rent this house, I want to try to prepare you for the first time the Caribbean will greet you at this house. The pictures, the reviews, the word of mouth will not prepare you for that first encounter-it is simply awe-inspiring and you will want to return again and again.
Besides the ocean, secondary attractions are all gifts of Mother Nature. If you are a fan of ecology and learn about Puerto Rico's diverse ecosystems you should know that you will have a dry forest natural preserve, a bird sanctuary, and a mangrove ecosystem within reach of the house. One of several bioluminescent bays is a short drive away.
The House: clean, comfortable, well-equipped with AC in all bedrooms.Tip: master suite is the best part of the house so if it is a group of adults, those taking the master should pay more. Open terraces by the water are great-bring a good book and hop in a hammock.
Spirit of adventure: Discover country stores to get food, the local bakery, try "empanadas de chapin" by the beach. At least plan to cook breakfast/simple lunches. Get on the road at night and discover local delicious restaurants-sorry, no Outback but if you have to you can leave the kids home with Big Macs and DVD and treat yourself to shrimp "asopao" with "tostones"
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 12/12
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