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Caribbean View House on 7 acres - No Hidden Fees* - Casa Buena Vista

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bed/2 Bath, Sleeps 4A w/2 kids easily or 2A w/4 kids; can sleep 6A at xtra fee

Finally got electricity back after 5 months without. My house is outside of the bustling city of San Juan but close enough to enjoy it and still see the rest of the island. You know it will be getting cold soon but Puerto Rico is always warm, so make plans now before you are too frozen to type :-)...

My house in the small town of Aguirre just 7 miles from the big town of Guayama and 7 miles from Salinas.

It is a newer American style house (this is a house, not an apartment - you get the whole house to yourselves) just 3 miles from the ocean and in a country setting on 7 acres with newly remodeled bathrooms (2 bathrooms now). Spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea from the wrap around deck, view to the back of open country and beautiful sunsets. Always has a good tropical breeze and nice place to just come and relax. Quick freeway access (500 feet from house) to go out and see the island, visit family around the island or to have them come visit with you.

The house is complete on the inside as the pictures show - however the following things are not done yet on the outside of the house (this work is now in progress): needs a metal railing for the stairs & balcony (there is a 2 foot tall planter box however all around), needs patina covering some exposed blocks and stanchions outside of house.

Extra fee for each Adults over the allowed 4 Adults*

Extra fee for every 2 kids over the allowed of 2 Adults 4 Children*

* to cover extra water, electric, wear & tear and cleaning costs &

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2017

About Kory

Originally from Seattle, WA but ended up in Puerto Rico for many years and decided to buy property there. Currently living in Seattle, WA to care for my elderly father.

Kory purchased this house in 1996

Why Kory chose Salinas

I chose this property as an investment since it was on one of the few 4 way exits on the 52/53 freeway system. Chi Chi's golf course exit was originally only a 2 way exit but was changed over to a 4 way exit just a few years ago. I loved the view of the sea, the view of the mountains behind. The house was just a unfinished cement shell and we have slowly finished it off with the help of my neighbors Guiso y Viviana at the top of the hill. They are the one's who will take good care of you too when you come to visit.

What makes this house unique

Quick access to freeway so no time wasted winding through backroads to get out & about to things you need to do like visit family. Lots of parking & nice living room/balcony so family can come visit you and not feel overcrowded.


Salinas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , Fully Tiled
    Shared - toilet , shower , Fully Tiled
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 2 queen , A/C
    Small - 1 queen , A/C
  • Sleeps 4 adults or 4 adults & 2 kids comfortably. Sony Bravia 32' LCD TV. New dresser/armoir. Master full bath is separate from main bath.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Caribbean View House on 7 acres - No Hidden Fees* - Casa Buena Vista
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews
Smyrna, TN United States

Great Place to Get Away!

  • 4 of 5

We spent 10 days in the beautiful countryside of Aguirre at this property. Kory, the Owner, was absolutely amazing to work with from the booking through our departure. The Caregiver and his wife, were extremely hospitable. The property was spacious with spectacular views from the balconies. The kitchen was stocked with everything you need to cook...just like being at home. The beds were comfortable and the location made it easy for us to travel throughout the southern region of Puerto Rico. Being at this property allowed us to have a different experience of vacationing in Puerto Rico. You will not find another person as gracious and informative as Kory. Kudos Kory!!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holyoke, Massachusetts

Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from spending a week at Mr. Lovre's vacation rental. The house was beautiful and had everything in it that we needed. We could easily get to beaches and the highway to travel around the beautiful island. The area is very safe and peaceful. After a long day at the beach, or sightseeing, we would relax on the porch and admire the view of the Caribbean Sea. Mr. Lovre we very accommodating and we will definitely stay here again when we return to Puerto Rico.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeland, Florida

Great Place to stay....

  • 5 of 5

My family and I, stood a week at Mr. Lovre Home it was a great experience ...everything was exactly how he described was quiet and away from everyone but still close enough to everything and everywhere we wanted to go...Mr. Lovre was very attentive of our needs while our stay 3 kids loved it...they were a little sad because they wanted to stay longer...they even ask me if I could buy the home...This is a great place to stay, the view of the mountains and ocean is spectacular ...I don't understand how people could say other wise...all I can say is, this is way better than the Caribe Hilton Hotel...I definitely recommend this home to everyone looking to travel to Puerto Rico....Enjoy it, places like this one is not that easy to find....

Thank you;

Mr. Lovre

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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8 7
Harrisonburg, VA

Great Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

We spent this month of Feb., as we did last year, enjoying the very comfortable, relaxing, clean,spacious, well equipped vacation house. All appliances were working well...Balcony Grill has all grilling tools including cleaning tools,2 bathrooms & showers are lovely & working well, washing machine in carport works fine, no dryer but lines have so much breeze;clothes dry fast. In our 2 yrs. 2 mths. stays the only "critters" we saw were tiny ants..welcome to the tropics! No rats, mice or roaches!!! As city dwellers, the highway traffic was not a problem..quick access to drive to whereever we needed to go. For this house & the price, it can't be beat!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2010
  • Stayed: January 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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7 7
Boston, MA

Wonderful stay in Guayama

  • 5 of 5

Me, my wife and in-laws had a wonderful time staying in this villa located in Guayama. We found it to be just like it was described. It was very clean, well maintained and peaceful. It has great ocean views from the balcony which we sat out on at night time, functioning cable, air conditioning, laundry, large bedrooms and nice baths. Also, the owner provided great customer service.

During our visit there, we primarily went sight seeing, shopping and enjoyed different restaurants. We definitely plan to go back and stay there again. It's a great value, the owner provides excellent customer service and you have all the conveniences of being at home but even better because you're in beautiful Puerto Rico!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2010
  • Stayed: January 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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7 8

If you need enormously noise of the nearby freeway

  • 1 of 5

I must inform everyone, who is looking for this house. It´s not near the ocean, it´s nearby the freeway 53 with enormously noise.

We booked this house in dec/jan 2009/10.

At first I must note, this house is not described right. It is located ca. 80 meters nearby the freeway (carr. 53) with horrible noises 24 hours a day, mass of cars, heavy trucks, police-cars and ambulance-cars on duty - day and night.

We couldn´t sleep any night, we couldn´t sit in the kitchen or dining-room, we couldn´t sit normally at the balcony or in the garden, everywhere noises of the cars from the freeway.

This important fact and many other things, the owner (he is living thousends of miles away in seattle)

didn´t described in his internet-offer.

When we arrived, the house was not ready cleaned, the 30 years-old refrigerator was dirty and filled with old food, also the rubbish-bin was full and we found a very dirty barbeque-grill. We had no tv, no dvd, no drinking water, no place for the waste and we have seen rats at night in the kitchen and on the balcony. 2 bathrooms are declared, but only with showers, and both were damaged, we used the garden water for shower. The second bedroom is to small for using, the other has damaged window.

All in all I think this house is under construction, the stairs, windows are not ready built also the balcony and many other details.

I think this poor house is unlettable.

Many differences between description and reality - no hair dryer, no drinking water, mini-fridge was damaged, washing mashine in the garden, baking-oven was damaged, extramoney for internetcard - but no computer and no monitor in the house, rubbish dumps in every corner of the property, no mowed grass, no outdoor-furniture (only 50 years old and damaged), no sunshade, not german speaking, how declared ...


It should be a holiday-house, but we couldn´t relax here any minute. Some nights we spent outside in hotels.

The owner was not helpful, he promised a refund, but he never issued it. I think, it´s a unlettable house. I will inform Home Away today.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Stayed: December 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "RE: Guest’s review of my house “Casa Buena Vista del Mar Caribe” First of all, thank you all for reading the reviews of my house. I am sorry that this guest did not enjoy my house. As you may see by my other reviews, everyone has different perceptions and expectations. Since this is not famaliar with the Caribbean, there may be a large gap between what the guest expected and what he would receive most anywhere in the Caribbean for the reasonable price he paid for his month long stay. As most people know, the Caribbean is more relaxed than a lot of other countries. My vacation home is described correctly on all of the websites with maps available to see it location. It is just 3 miles from the Ocean (Caribbean Sea - which most people would say is 'near') as is clearly pointed out on my website and on all of the HomeAway sites and as one can see by checking out the maps on the sites. It is conveniently located near to Carretera 53 (250 feet/80 meters – almost a football field) and ½ mile from one of it’s few entrance/exit ramps so that you may get out and visit the island and family quickly. There is some road noise but it is not ‘enormous’ as guest over exaggerates. Having a TV, radio or fan on in the house easily covers the road noise. Since it is usually hot in Puerto Rico most people will have the fans running. Guest is exaggerating the traffic and emergency vehicles on the Carretera and it does quiet down at night. The house was thoroughly cleaned the day of his arrival by my caretakers as it always is. As normal the refrigerator/freezer comes with drinking water, drinks & condiments (coffee, jams, mustards, mayonnaise and ketchup) which the guest mistook for ‘garbage’ and threw everything out. The guests that came just 3 days after this guest had no issues with the TVs or rats. There were no rats, thank you, it is a mean exaggeration meant to keep people from staying at my house. As clearly stated on HomeAway and my website the house is not yet finished. The inside of the house however is complete and exactly as shown in the pictures. I am very reasonable and go out of my way to make sure anyone renting my house has an enjoyable stay. When my caretakers (just 250 feet up the hill) or I are made aware of any issues we take care to fix them as quickly as possible. Thank you for reading the reviews. Sincerely, Owner
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Juan International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
El Coqui (Barrio Coqui)
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Fajardo (to Vieques y Culebra)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
El Legado (Chi Chi Rodriquez Designed Course)
Nearest Train
30 Miles
San Juan
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Carr. 53 & Carr. 706
Nearest Restaurant
7.5 Miles
Salinas Marina
Nearest Ski
2315 Miles
Teluride, CO
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

After Maria there is still no electricity. The house is available only if you can bring your own 5000+ Watt generator and we can find someone who can hook it into the house line. Please talk to me before making a reservation.

Just 1 hour from San Juan International Airport and 25 minutes from Ponce airport. 3 miles away from the Caribbean as the crow flies and 8 and 10 miles away from two of the nicest beaches on the south side of the island. Located 7 miles from Guayama and 7 miles from Salinas just off of Carretera 53 at exit 91/92 of Carretera 706. Near to major grocery stores and shopping centers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Standard rental rate is for up to 4 adults & 2 kids or 2 adults & 4 kids
$100 extra per week for more than up to 2 extra adults (such as 6 adults & 0 kids or 5 adults & 2 kids)
$100 extra per week for more than 4 kids (such as 2 adults & 5 kids or 4 adults & 3 kids)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.