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Jose & Lorraine Rojas

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish

Caribbean Beachfront House Surrounded by Nature, Very Private

39 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Punta Santiago House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR, 2 Full BA, Sleeps 8.

Our spacious, fully equipped waterfront beach house in Humacao welcomes you to the Caribbean with the accessibility and security of the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Enjoy a unique experience living right on a sandy beach, where the gentle sound of waves lulls you to sleep and will also greet you in the morning as the sun rises over the ocean. You'll love the huge balcony (12 x 50ft.) overlooking the ocean for breakfast, dinner, and watch the clear night sky over the water. When you are ready for activity, take the kayaks to the nearby islet, visit the water park right on the beach or the town pool. The house has A/C in all bedrooms and is located in a very quiet, semi-private 2-mile sandy beach, yet you will be 10 minutes to world class golf, casino, restaurants; 20 min. from Fajardo for day-sailing to other islands, or take a kayak trip to the Phosphorescent Bay.

Incl.: Laundry, Grill, fully equipped kitchen, towels & linens, 32in. TV with cable, high speed Internet, DVD

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Jose & Lorraine Rojas (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Jose & Lorraine Rojas

We've been married for over 20 years and have 4 lovely children. She is originally from Delaware, US, first generation Italian and Jose is a Puerto Rico native -and proud.

Jose & Lorraine Rojas purchased this house in 2005

Why Jose & Lorraine Rojas chose Puerto Rico

We fell in love with the house and the are during the 3 years we lived in Puerto Rico as a family of six. Slghtly off the beaten path but 10 minutes from a major highway. The views are mesmerizing and you will feel stress fall off you in layers as you sit on the balcony listening to and watching the rhythm of the gentle waves.

But that takes me 30 minutes, otherwise -we both love to go on long jogs to the south and up a hill to a WWII-era gun position that overlooks the whole area or we love to kayak to Monkey Island.

What makes this house unique

Beach is your back yard. Few other people. Will feel like you have a private beach!

Kayaks!

The water is calm, shallow, and warm. Great for kids.

Outstanding access from the highway and to any shops or grocery needs.

Reviews

4.4
based on 39 traveler reviews

Caribbean Beachfront House Surrounded by Nature, Very Private
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 39 reviews
Barrington, IL
5

Family Friendly Fun

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last Christmas. The family that rents the house is incredibly nice and helpful. The house is gorgeous and in December/January the beach is lovely. I especially loved sitting in the hammock watching our family look for starfish and sand dollars. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2007
  • Stayed: Nov 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We do try to make our guests comfortable and I appreciate you taking the time to write a review for our home. We also hope to see you again. We would like to offer a 15% discount on your next visit.
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5

Great view, Clean, Close to facilities, Safe

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent beach house---comfortable, breezy, and tranquil. There was plenty of room for our family, with stores and restaurants nearby. The owners were excellent and easy to contact. They made our stay smooth. You should stay in this house

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time. The place is a little dated and the furniture doesn't match the pictures. However the location and views make up for anything that was lacking. It was rather odd to have a couple parties in your backyard but by 10 pm the noise was gone. From what I expected I thought the area behind the house belonged with the house, it did not and it is used as a local partying spot. It really did NOT take away from the beauty of the property. I rent several houses a year on VRBO/Homeway, each place has pros and cons. Thanks for sharing your home with my family.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Doesn't Meet Expectations

  • 2 of 5

This house has strong potential but doesn't meet expectations in it's current state.

There is some basic maintenance that could be performed that would get the house up to a better level to meet expectations but currently isn't there.

1. House

-Half of the windows in the main room were broken and would not turn without extensive effort.

-The others did not have screens at all.

-One bedroom had no window covering on the window. We found a set of blinds in a closet and were able to duct tape them up to make them work.

-The closet doors were broken and falling down each time they were knocked or if we attempted to open them.

-The sheets did not stay on the bed, as the elastic was worn out.

-There were no matching pots and lids, so when we cooked we had to use a large lid for a small pot.

2. Beach

-Lots of seaweed. Chokes the area for swimming. Not a fun beach for the kids. Great walking beach.

3. The lack of air conditioning in the main room was problematic, especially given the lack of screens on one entire set of windows and the lack of a screen door. With Zika, this is especially problematic.

4. Cleanliness.

There were grains of sand on the beds when we arrived. There were balls of dust in the closets. The shower had a pile of sand in the floor. Many of the dishes were in the cabinet and were sticky/dirty.

This has the potential to be a wonderful place to stay. At present, we would not recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good secluded and quiet location right on the beach

  • 3 of 5

The house was somewhat as advertised. What I didn’t realize was that the 3rd bath can’t be accessed from the main living area. You have to go down the outside steps from the kitchen, around to the other side of the house, and it’s located inside the area where the beach equipment is stored. I don’t think anyone in our party actually used that bath. It also doesn’t have an oven in the kitchen. Otherwise, the beds and bedding were comfortable and the wrap-around porch/balcony was great…we spent most of our time there. The beach was close and we used the supplied kayak which was fun. The wifi went out three times in our 5-day stay including one day when there was no power at all during the daytime hours. Of course, that was out of the owner’s control but it was a pain.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nice location to attractions, decent house, security issues

  • 3 of 5

We stayed May 30 - Jun 6th. Upon arrival, we were disappointed to see that the property is not in as good of condition as in the photos. It had been raining & the walkway & back yard were flooded also.

We really enjoyed visiting several nearby attractions: Luquillo beach (nicest), Fajardo beach, El Yunque Rainforest & hiking to the waterfall to swim, old San Juan, eating at local restaurants (el Limon a few blocks from the house & el Makito in Naguabo) & Palmas del Mar.

We had fun & felt very safe walking around the neighborhood and town until the 5th night at the house when someone cut the chain on the back gate to get into the yard, came into the house and stole the TV and some cash from my sister's wallet while we were sleeping (we accidentally left 1 door unlocked that night -- everyday & night prior everything was locked up). We had no issues the 6th night, but the 7th night we went to dinner & came back to the gate on the deck open & saw that someone had been prying on the patio door to try to get it to open. They also stole my husband's shoes off of the porch. We were very uncomfortable that the person came back, so we packed up & went to a guarded hotel nearby to sleep. Jose was very understanding of us wanting to leave & refunded us the cost of the hotel rooms & fees.

Good:

-Beach is right out back with Kayaks & monkey island

-Walking distance to pool

-Nice, large, tiled deck with gate

-2 pack n plays & 1 stroller were available for our use - very nice.

-Friendly neighbors & people in town also

-Plenty of space

Bad:

-beach is not taken care of, so there is a lot of debris & trash & sand fleas

-a river empties in the ocean nearby, so the water here is more brown and murky than other beaches. It had been raining a lot, so this must have made the water more murky.

-A lot of general maintenance needs to be done on the house (two large lights at either end of property do not work (security issue), laminate is peeling off of some cabinets, inside of cabinets dirty, window cranks are not screwed into the walls & some do not work, blinds fell down, etc)

-Scarce hot water & low water pressure

-AC unit in room with twin beds is very loud & spits out water. Property manager came by to fix a few things & it started again after they left.

-There were only 6 towels at the house when we arrived. Property manager brought a few more over a few days later (after we already bought more)

-Took a few days for property manager to show up

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Juan (SJU)
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Ferry to Culebra and Vieques
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highways 53 to Fajardo and 30 to Caguas
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Car: necessary

Located 45 min. from San Juan where Puerto Rico meets the Caribbean Sea. This is a land of contrasts and surprises: You’ll find remote coves and broad stretches of open beach, white coral, cozy guest houses and huge luxury resorts. One of the most dramatic shorelines is near Humacao at Punta Santiago, a promontory that juts into the jade waters of the Caribbean Sea. Off its tip is Santiago Cay, a small islet inhabited only by Rhesus monkeys. Boat rides around the Cay are readily available (or kayak from the house!). The short trip is a great delight for children. Within walking distance: fishing pier, new waterpark, public swimming pool and park, local supermarket, bakery Within 5 min. drive: Nature estuary preserve (hiking, kayak), Mall -JC Penney, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Cineplex, Chili's, Fast food 10 minutes to Palmas del Mar a luxury resort: golf, casino, fine restaurants, horseback riding 20 minutes to El Yunque - National Rainforest.

Other Activities: Kayaking, scenic-drives, day-sailing

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Rates & Availability

Punta Santiago House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$249
$1,700
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Punta Santiago House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Exterior 1 - outdoor shower , by the beach
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , on 1st floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , private bathroom, walk-in closet
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen
    Third Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , beds can be put together to form one king size bed
    Fourth Bedroom - 1 queen
  • All linens and towels provided. Sleeps 8 in standard beds.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
Wireless - We have wireless Internet (house is already broadband equipped). For elderly or infirm, the house is all on a second floor so going up stairs is inevitable. Call us with questions. Access to the beach is through a wide gate (about 5 feet wide).

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