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Monica Echaves

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, spanish

Exclusive Villas in Hidden Paradise Near Beaches, Rainforest & Neighboring Islan

65 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Ceiba Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Villa homes on one property. Upstairs 3 Bedrooms/2bath (sleeps 8)

Our vacation home consists of two full units which rent out SEPERATELY. Upstairs is a spacious three bedroom/two bath house which sleeps 8. Downstairs is a two bedroom/two bath house (plus a computer room converted to sleeping area) which sleeps 6. The entrances and parking are separate which ensure privacy.

Our home is a hidden paradise on a mountain top. Find peace and tranquility. Go to sleep with the singing of the famous Puerto Rican 'coqui.' Enjoy a spectacular ocean view, custom swimming pool and large yard. This mountain top retreat is private, peaceful, hidden yet only 2 miles from the freeway, largest marina in PR, stores, restaurants and beaches. You can awe at the neighboring islands you'll want to visit (Culebra, Icacos, Palominos, Isleta Marina, and St. Thomas).

Upstairs is a colorful traditional Mexican style home with high ceilings, hand painted Mexican tiles and rustic furniture. Delight in solid wood furniture throughout the house. Enjoy a 40 foot balcony with a breath taking ocean view. If you enjoy cooking you won't want to leave this spacious kitchen with mahogany cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Last but not least, you'll fight with the others over the guest bedroom with an amazing underwater mural which covers the entire wall and ceiling!

The house downstairs is a modern 2 bed/2 bath plus a computer room converted into an additional sleeping area. There is a full kitchen, dining area, living room and laundry room. The bedrooms are 12 foot x12 foot with full length closets and mirror doors.

Enjoy a romantic view of the city lights below from your queen-size bed in your air-conditioned master bedroom. The master bedroom has glass double doors to ensure a view of the full moon over the ocean surface. The master bedroom has a private bathroom, ceiling fan, mirror closet, and high ceilings. It also has an attached computer room converted into a sleeping area. (see photos @ 314866)

This Non-Smoking house is one mile from Puerto Del Rey marina, ten minutes from Seven Seas Beach, ferries to Culebra and Vieques and the Fajardo Airport. Luquillo Beach and El Yunque Rainforest are 20 minutes away. There are daily flights from Fajardo to Culebra, Vieques and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The Westin Rio Mar and Wyndham El Conquistador Resorts are close by. They offer nightlife entertainment (casinos, restaurants, floor shows, and a championship 18-hole golf course).

It sits on an acre lot with 6000 sq. ft. grass lawn, palm, banana and mango trees, orchids... The neighbors are sparse so you rarely hear a car go by.

This can all be yours at an affordable price. You will not find another bargain like it in Puerto Rico!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Monica Echaves (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Monica Echaves

My name is Monica and I'm a California native. I am a second grade teacher on an army base. I am a GRCA hobby breeder (golden retrievers). Forced to relocate to San Juan, I decided to rent out my dream home! My husband Milito and I maintain the property ourselves. We are a true Vacation Rental by OWNERS. No rental managers! Please come visit us and see if this home passes your expectations!

Monica Echaves purchased this villa in 2001

Why Monica Echaves chose Ceiba

I came to PR 17 years ago as a DOD elementary school teacher. I worked at Roosevelt Roads Naval station which closed due to politcal controversy. Relocated to San Juan area, I converted my brand new dream home into a vacation rental. I hope others love and enjoy the time that I am unable to spend there. This home offers peace, tranquility, harmony with nature and spectaular ocean views.


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Exclusive Villas in Hidden Paradise Near Beaches, Rainforest & Neighboring Islan
average rating of 4.9692307 based on 65 reviews
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Amazing Place!

  • 5 of 5

The best Place ever! Amazing view!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A true hidden paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very beautiful, the 3 rooms and beds are very comfortable and the mural of the walls are awesome. The view of the house is also spectacular. The pool is very nice, too. If you are looking for a vacation outside the city but near it, this is the perfect place. The owner Monica is very accessible and Aida the housekeeper is also very kind and available. Also, the owner is a pet lover and she has two cats around the property all the time, so you better be a pet lover, too. Thank you Monica for such amazing house.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

So this place is a great gem for getting away from the hustle and bustle of San Juan. The house is much more beautiful in person then the photos can speak for.

Waking up each morning to the beautiful view of the ocean and the tiny islands was something worth the trip for. This house is secluded, so if you are looking to be close to the action, this is not the place for you.

Instead, this is the place to catch up with friends, cook dinner and just enjoy life. Good location of you plan to do the more nature side of Puerto Rico such as Culebra, the rainforest and Luquillo.

All in all, was a great place to relax and enjoy the Island breeze each day.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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A truly beautiful hidden paradise.

  • 4 of 5

What a great place to spend time and bond with family and friends. A truly hidden paradise. Quiet, tranquil, beautiful scenery and plenty of room.

We thank you for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Views

  • 5 of 5

Monica's home was the perfect spot for our Puerto Rican vacation. It has all the amenities we needed, and she is very responsive and accommodating. The upstairs unit is a beautiful 3 bedroom with gorgeous tile and everything was spotless. The home is not too far from the ferry terminal in Fajardo which made excursions to Culebra and Viecques very convenient.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy when renters are happy. Thank you for sharing about our "Hidden Paradise".
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Gorgeous mountain paradise

  • 5 of 5

This large and beautiful home was perfect for our girls' trip to Puerto Rico. A group of 10 ladies rented the entire house in February and loved it! We especially liked the large kitchen and the balcony/porch area on the second floor with the incredible views of the mountains and coastline. There was more than enough space for all of us! The beds were comfortable and everything was very clean. The cats were friendly, but stayed outside.

This house is in a great location. Not only are the views spectacular and the cool breezes wonderful, it's also close to Fajardo and the small airport in Ceiba. While there, we took a ferry to Culebra on a snorkeling/kayaking trip one day and flew in an air taxi to Vieques on another day. I highly recommend visiting both islands. We hiked to Mina Falls in El Yunque rainforest, followed by lunch at the Luquillo kiosks and beach time at Playa Luqillo. We also did the bio bay tour in Fajardo (not much bio-luminescence left, unfortunately, but a fun adventure kayaking through the mangroves) and ate at a restaurant there. We shopped at the grocery store in Ceiba and did a lot of our own cooking. Large, clean, well-equipped kitchen made it easy. We also used the washer and dryer (the one upstairs and the one downstairs), which was convenient.

There is enough space in this house for a large group to fit comfortably. I highly recommend staying there. This place truly is a hidden paradise!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so happy the house made your trip memorable. We wish we could spend more time in the house but are content when others have the opportunity since we cannot be there. The location of the house and the hard working people that maintain the property are what make Hidden Paradise so special. We hope you will come back and tell your friends about our home. THANK YOU ALL!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Juan
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 53
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary

We are located on a mountain top which makes you feel far away from it all, yet only 2 miles to the freeway entrance, largest marina in PR, grocery, fast foods, bakery and Walgreens. Our location provides extensive ocean and mountain views. Must-do activities, Hiking in El Yunque Rainforest & Las Tinajas river and water hole, trip to Culebra, Vieques and Icacos islands, Fajardo Lights House tour and night Kyaking on the bioluminescent bay. Don't miss Cueva Ventana, Cueva del Indio and Camuy caves.


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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Ceiba Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size beds in bedrooms, futon in receiving room, futon in living room
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
No Smoking except on balcony or in the yard. Close to all attractions, tours, freeway, stores.

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