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Private Rain Forest Home in El Yunque, Puerto Rico on Five Secluded acres

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2BR AC + Loft Forest/Park Vacation Rental El Verde, sleeps up to 6; on 5 acres

This beautiful large new, two air-conditioned bedrooms/one-bath home is nestled on 5 private secluded acres in the foothills adjoining the El Yunque National Forest rain forest. We are one of very few properties offering the actual experience of living in the rain forest.

Our home is an easy drive to the International Airport (SJU), old San Juan, the nightlife of El Condado and Isla Verde, world-famous beaches, golf courses, nature reserves, impressive underwater reefs and small cays - and of course the unique scenic and hiking facilities of the National Forest.

The nearby coastal area is ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and deep sea fishing. All this is a short distance from the house while you enjoy sleeping in the privacy & tranquility of the cool night breezes in the rain forest.

Our rainforest home is fully equipped with washer and dryer as well as free wireless internet and Dish satellite TV.

For the nature lover who seeks privacy, tranquility and the lush environment of the tropical rainforest, you have arrived.

Our home has a unique 'open-air' design, so that no walls or unnecessary obstacles block the way of communication, natural light or rich, fresh air. There is a fully equipped and functional kitchen along with a movable island. Two spacious air-conditioned bedrooms are on the lower floor, one of which opens onto the veranda. The entire second floor is a wide open loft with two outdoor decks. The loft itself is fully furnished with four large futons that transform into beds.

Guests will enjoy peaceful surroundings, lush vegetation, siestas in the hammocks on the expansive porch, great back-yard barbecues, unexpected rain followed by radiant sun and blue skies, sounds of the forest (especially the song of the coqui, the tiny tree frogs that welcomes the rain singing in unison), a secluded walking labyrinth, and marvelous morning walks along our private road.

Please note that those who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant are advised not to travel to Puerto Rico due to the zika virus.

More Details

Walter & Nilda
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Walter & Nilda

We designed and built the Rainforest Home over the course of several years completing it for guests in 2005. We add new features and upgrades of one sort or another every year and maintain the Rainforest Home with loving care. Most recently, in July of 2016, we added dependable free Dish satellite TV and unlimited internet services.

Walter & Nilda purchased this house in 2005

Why Walter & Nilda chose Rio Grande

Deep in the rainforest on 5 private acres, lush and tropical vegetation, cool nights and warm days, and the intimacy of forest life - all within easy reach of 'civilization' when you need to get there.

What makes this house unique

Privacy, nature, forest, spacious and comfortable, we could go on ... (check the reviews).


El Verde House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full with Shower (no tub)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , air conditioned
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , air conditioned
    Upper Loft - 4 sleep sofa /futon
  • Air conditioned bedrooms (2) with new Queen beds. In additional, four futon - beds are located on spacious airy upper loft
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Our home is well equipped with everything necessary for short or long term rental. You will have the entire home and 5 acre property to yourself. The location is private, in a gated rural rainforest setting. Our home is lovingly maintained by family just 10 minutes away, for assistance whenever required.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Private Rain Forest Home in El Yunque, Puerto Rico on Five Secluded acres
average rating of 4.9850745 based on 67 reviews
Canton, CT

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Rain Forest House. We could not have asked for more. My husband and I have rented many homes during our travels and Walter & Nilda's house was one of the best. Everything was very clean, well kept and organized. It was well stocked with cooking supplies and linens. The grounds were beautiful. We loved eating our meals out on the porch and reading our books in the hammock. The owners were very responsive to any questions that we had. I read some of the reviews about the noise the coqui frogs make - but we loved it. It was quite the experience staying in the rain forest.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the rainforest. There is nothing quite like it, and we appreciate our wonderful guests who enjoy the nature that surrounds our rainforest home.
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Beautiful, tranquil, private property.

  • 5 of 5

Walter and Nilda are very gracious hosts. As soon as I saw this property I knew this is where I wanted to get ready for my wedding. Such a relaxing environment, beautiful landscape and all the amenities needed

We would definately stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We were thrilled to be part of your wedding plans and wish you great happiness.
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this home. The location in the rain forest is neat, providing a different type of option for those on a 'Caribbean' vacation, yet we were still only 20 minutes or so from some really nice beaches, and 30 minutes from old San Juan (literally). The house was spotless, with all of the things that one needs when staying somewhere for a week: cooking utensils, beach towels, coolers, pots and pans, storage containers. The attention to detail in this regard is outstanding. We highly recommend this house, and if scheduling permits, will return!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baldwinsville, New York

Very unique place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The Rainforest House was a gem in the dense forests of El Yunque. The drive down the driveway to the house is just a preview of what is to come. The yard has a beautiful variety of flowers and plants, and the forest comes alive as soon as the sun disappears. We saw lizards, hummingbirds, bananaquits, and of course coquis. Those coquis are SO LOUD. They seem to love the front bedroom window and it sometimes made it hard to sleep. I had to go outside multiple times with a broom to remove them. When we were in PR, it was the hottest time of the year. Even in the rainforest, it was hot. 100% humidity and never below 80. So, at bedtime, the AC was def needed. We found the house comfortable and appreciated its organization and ample space.

For day trips.... one day we went to El Yunque to see the falls. Another day we went to Fajardo to bottom fish. Another day my son rode gokarts at Carabali. Every day we went to the public beach behind the Luquillo kisoks for a dip in the water. We cooked in every night, shopping at a local grocery store called Ralphs. I didn't really like the produce there, though. It wasn't fresh. They sell beer/wine there and have a good selection of meats. Pick up charcoal if you plan to grill. Our fav meal that we at out was in El Yunque at La Muralla (fried tacos and kebobs).

Glad we booked this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in the rainforest!

  • 5 of 5

Walter met us near the restaurant “El Verde BBQ” and escorted us to the home. The first impression is the drive to the home - you know immediately you are in a very unique place. Past the gated entrance (very safe) you arrive and are greeted by wonderful rain-forest foliage and sounds, the house itself is very accommodating and spacious. We brought 4 kids ages 7,10,12,15 and two adults. The house is very well kept and provides all the necessary amenities (minus groceries), including a very much appreciated “unlimited” Wi-Fi (thank you Walter). It has two wonderful terraces/balconies, a great porch you can immerse yourself in the rain-forest and a great back yard you can further explore.

The location is great and about 20 min to the Yunque Rain-forest or 30-45 min anywhere in the N. East sector.


Our 4 night adventure included two trips to the Yunque, one to the Mina Falls and the other to the very top Mt. Britton tower. Get there early to avoid crowds, if you cannot find parking keep driving to the top and work your way down. Be patient and you will find parking, both are highly recommended. We didn’t care for the visitor’s center, you get a map and need to pay to get in it, otherwise just go up toward the Yunque and start your adventure. Download the Yunque app for a map :) .

Another trip included a trip to the Beaches of Liquillo, Piñones beach (near San Juan), and the Seven Seas Beach.

We purchased groceries and supplies at Walmart, also had dinner from the “El Verde BBQ”, it was delicious.

We also when to the Fajardo Lighthouse tour in “Las Cabezas de San Juan”, this included the “dry” bio luminescent Bio bay access with admission to the mangroves via trolley. Use to book your trip or you can call them directly and they usually have openings for the same day, ask for the Spanish or English tour.

Stay up late to hear the sounds of the 100’s of Coquis and creatures –it’s very neat to be in it. Enjoy your coffee with pan fresco (fresh bread) in the porch overlooking the back yard “rain-forest” and signing birds. Overall a great home to enjoy, great location and very well kept, we shall be back !!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your your kind & helpful review. It is a pleasure to know that you and your family enjoyed your visit! - Nilda & Walter
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Great secluded get away

  • 5 of 5

We loved being surrounded by all the sounds of nature! You truly feel like you have gotten away from the stresses of the everyday world. My only hesitation is if you need cell reception. My husband could not return work calls from the house (which I didn't mind). Also, the wifi is very slow, again, ok by me, but my kids fussed. The house is kept up nicely and everything was provided. Walter and Nilda were so nice to lead us to the house and show us around. The activities in the area were great. Would definitely recommend this house! Miss Puerto Rico already

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your generous review, thanks for your visit, and thanks for taking good care of our house. We have now installed fast, dependable unlimited internet service and satellite TV (on 7-18-2016). We wish we could have done it sooner; we just learned of its availability this week. Now, phones with the "wi-fi assist" feature enabled can get great reception inside the house. We hope you and your family might visit us again.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Juan International Airport
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Fajardo - Ferry to Vieques & Culebra
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Coco Beach Golf Resort (formerly Trump)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 3
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
El Verde BBQ open air restaurant
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Coco Beach
Car: necessary

The best description of our Rainforest Home in the El Yunque Rainforest is in the many reviews by our valued guests.

We take great pride in our unique home on five secluded acres adjoining the border of El Yunque National Forest.

While in the home, you will enjoy the peaceful surroundings of lush vegetation, siestas in the hammock on the back porch, great back-yard barbecues, occasional visits by curious small & harmless lizards, unexpected rain followed by radiant sun and blue skies, marvelous morning walks along the private road, and the unique sounds of the forest. The song of the coquí will welcome you to the rain forest. They are the tiny tree frogs that, singing in unison, greet the rain.


Rates & Availability

El Verde House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 18 2016 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Maintenance Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%


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