The View is Wonderful!
My friends and I recently rented this home. The home was just as it was pictured, i.e. 270 degree view of the ocean, upper level balconies, spacious master bedrom, and plenty of sleeping room. The panorama of the ocean was absolutely spectacular! However, the walkway from the house to the beach is delapidated and not easily traversed.
There were a few problems. In the advertisement for the house it lists the home as "air conditioned" both in general and in the bedrooms. Actually, only the bedrooms are air-conditioned - the central air isn't working elsewhere. Now, you do get good breezes from the ocean, but it is often humid, and can get pretty warm (well over 80 degrees in the house) and the furniture tends to feel damp. We had to buy fans to stay as cool. The jets in the master bathtub do not work. The dishwasher did not work while we were there and when a storm blows over, the vent in the kitchen area drips.
You should know that the rental space is only the upper floor of the house. The owner has an apartment for her use on the lower level. That's nice, actually, because you won't have to share the house with other renters. The pool is relaxing, soothing, warm (even without a heater), and on a hot evening, it can even cool you off.
I got to sleep in the huge master suite. The bed was fantastic The air-conditioner worked very well in this room. The room with the bunkbeds is very small and would only be comfortable for children. The bedroom with the queen-sized bed is small, but suitable for two adults. The air conditioners in the two smaller rooms did not work as well as the one in the master bedroom.
The house is isolated in some ways - so it feels very private. On the flip side, when you drive from the house to the main road there are plenty of restaurants and shopping places to visit. We took several day trips to see as much of the island as we could. Keep in mind, if you travel 22 regularly, it will cost about $6 each way to and from San Juan.
Mari, the homeowner, is a lovely person. You will enjoy speaking with her. She does do her best to make sure her guests are content. While she may not be able to fix everything during your stay (the dishwasher), she will keep working on the problem. I was very happy to meet her. All in all, you will likely enjoy the Hatillo House.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 16/18
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