We were looking to spend a few days in the mountains of PR after our stay just south of Rincon. I'm not one to stay in hotels, I like space and privacy. I found this home on VRBO and altho it didn't have many reviews, I was willing to take a chance because the owner Adam promptly answered all my questions prior to and after the booking process putting my mind at ease. We were driving part of the way on the crazy, white knuckle, Ruta Panoramica from Rincon, hoping to find a quiet, relaxing place when we arrived and it did not disappoint. Our GPS had us turn off once on the way up the mountain from Utuado which turned out to be very long and very steep driveway but once turned around, the driving directions that Adam sent to us took us right there. It's at the end of a long driveway with jungle and gardens all around so very private and the views of Lago dos Bocas below are nothing short of spectacular! The covered terrace is huge and we spent almost all our waking hours outside on the terrace, eating, playing cards & games and reading. The air is so fresh! All the rooms are very large in size with high ceilings and the floors are tile. The master bedroom bed was very comfortable and even tho there was no AC, it's not needed at night, just open the windows and listen the tree frogs lull you to sleep. We walked around the property and the grounds are very well cared for w/ gardens, flowers everywhere and a few fruit trees. We missed a ripening papaya by about 2 days! We decided not to venture out after dark we so picked up dinner makings in Utuado at Econo before heading up to the house. It's not that far of a drive to Utuado but the road is steep and narrow. The house was well cleaned and the kitchen is very well stocked and has a 5 burner gas stove. There are a few games in the house and a DVD player in the living room if you bring any DVD's to watch. They are building a small apartment next to the house at basement level that at some point will be occupied by the maid/cook and groundskeeper. While staying at The Sanctuary, we did a day trip to Jayuya to visit 2 coffee haciendas - San Pedro and Tres Picachos, both very close to each other and about an hour's drive SE of Utuado. Café Gran Batey is closer but they were closed for a funeral the day we wanted to visit. If you are looking for a beautiful home with fabulous views that offer privacy and quiet, and close to highway 10 to get back to airport I certainly would recommend The Sanctuary!