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Casa Bonita - OCEAN FRONT house - Shacks Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6, Pool

WE SUSTAINED VERY LITTLE DAMAGE AND WE HAVE POWER, INTERNET, AND WATER! This listing is for renting both units ($3200/wk, max 6 persons). We also offer the option to book CB2 and block CB1 so that the lower level is not shared with any other guests. This rate is $2600 and sleeps 4. Casa Bonita is a luxurious home overlooking pool and ocean at world famous Shacks Beach. Located beach front on the point next to the sandy swimming beach, you will find no better location. Snorkel the great Blue Hole, surf, SUP, kite, or just relax by the pool. Awesome views, covered terraces, BBQ, cable, AC, WIFI. Home is gated, private with incredible landscaping. Perfect for traveling with grand parents. This rental, with 3 BRs includes both ground floor adjacent units. CB1 has 1 BR and can be set as king or convert to twins. CB2 has 2 BRs with 2 twins and a queen. Each unit has kitchen, AC, flat panel TV and full bath. Just 10 minutes from the airport (BQN) or a manageable drive from San Juan (2 hours +/-). No heavy party'rs please. We are a quiet resort. 5 night minimum, 7 in high season. Saturday to Saturday.

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Larry

We are the Biasotto's from Ocean View, Delaware. We are a semi retired family who spend half the year in Puerto Rico at our home at the beach in the states. While in PR, we live upstairs at Casa Bonita and are available to assist our guests with any thing that they might need. See our many reviews for examples of our hospitality and respect for your privacy on your special vacation. Sincerely, Larry, Margie and Joey.

Larry purchased this house in 2006

Why Larry chose Bajura

We bought our property at Shacks Beach simply because there is no better ocean front location in Puerto Rico. As you can see in the photo's, the beauty speaks for itself. The ocean at Shacks provides every recreational activity imaginable. Swimming, surfing, SUP, kite and windsurfing, snorkeling and diving. Conditions here are world class.


Bajura House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 BR unit
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 BR unit
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 BR unit
  • Two separate but adjacent apartments.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is on site storage for your surfing and other sporting equipment. Linens and interior towels are provided. Beach towels are not provided. Pricing includes house keeping after your stay. Check in - 3pm Check out - 11am


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Casa Bonita - OCEAN FRONT house - Shacks Beach
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews

Oceanfront Paradise - Post Maria

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Casa Bonita and we can’t imagine staying anywhere else. We were pleased to see that the home survived hurricane Maria without damage. We rented both CB1 and CB2. My husband and I stayed in one unit and our children (22, 20 & 16) stayed in the other. Both units are clean and comfortable, with well appointed kitchens. We prepared many of our meals on site and enjoyed the amazing views from the covered patio. With temps in the 80’s with gentle breezes, we spent most of time outside. The beach is just steps away. Snorkeling is the best in the area. We brought our own snorkel gear and explored the extensive reef ($40/set at Costco - the price of one day rental), There’s surfing at Shacks for experienced riders and our son had a blast. This beach is a favorite for kite surfers from around the world- so fun to watch! We spent most of our vacation at Casa Bonita but the many of the area’s best surfing beaches are just minutes away- Jobos, Surfers, Ruins, Wilderness- heaven for surfers.

We had concerns about vacationing in PR after Maria but were so glad we returned! PR is open for business! The restaurants are open in Aguadilla and Jobos and the grocery stores are fully stocked. There’s a new food truck park in Jobo’s with great Mexican and traditional Puerto Rican food offerings. We were warmly welcomed by all we met. Puerto Rico is coming back better than ever.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bonita was the perfect location for our family vacation. The view says it all, the pictures are absolutely accurate and I think we took maybe 50 pictures of that view because it was so beautiful. You have the apartments (we stayed in the one bedroom, and the kids stayed in the two bedroom (ages 10, 12, and 14) but then you have a ton of outdoor space: the covered deck with 4 different seating areas, the pool deck with three loungers and two seats on the west side and the upper pool deck area. All have some form of shade, which I like. There was a very nice afternoon-evening breeze that felt so wonderful.

The house is elevated from the beach; maybe about 12 steps up. There is a foot bath right at the bottom step as well as an outdoor shower up the steps and left -very thoughtful! The owners provided beach chairs, beach toys and pool toys. We brought our beach towels from home and snorkeling gear. The beach is clean and private; There are mangroves and palm trees in abundance to provide shade. We didn't really use them but to keep our things cooler since we were in the water or throwing the frisbee around or going on walks. Shacks beach and the Blue Hole with the outer drop-off reef are literally right in front of you. We walked in almost directly and let the ocean drift (gentle east to west) take us over the coral and sea life. We arranged for a scuba instructor to come right to the home and we walked into the ocean and saw some excellent diving conditions! There are underwater caves and tunnels at the Blue Hole-fun! The water is very clear: you can see from the house the sandy blue bottom from the darker reef parts. We saw abundant fish, sea turtles, starfish, anemones, and even an octopus! I walked every morning at dawn, barefoot. It is about 1.5 miles to Jobos beach. We took surfing lessons there with Verdeazul.

If the location wasn't enough, we had it all at Casa Bonita. Having the private pool, the kids spent hours and hours a day in the pool when they were tired of the ocean, even into the evening. The neighborhood is quiet and residential. The property is gated and private; we felt completely at ease.

The rooms had air conditioning if you needed it, comfortable terra-cotta tile floors, hot water for showers and towels in abundance. Full size washer and dryer for laundry and a brand new outdoor grill. We loved the local food. Everyone is very nice.

We highly recommend and will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

The overall kind, helpful, clean & organized atmosphere that surrounds Casa Bonita is a traveling families dream!

Three generations vacationed at Casa Bonita and we unanimously agreed that is was the most restful, easiest & fun-filled vacation.

Larry & Margie are amazing homeowners who provided all travel information needed prior to our trip & during our trip. Each activity suggested was exactly as described and most were within walking distance or a short drive.

The apartments were super organized in each living area from bedrooms to bathrooms to the living room and kitchen. Everything we could have needed was provided. In addition, the outdoor eating area was our absolute favorite. We loved eating our cereal and watching the sun rise over the ocean and then taking a beach walk or swim.

The kitchen had every item needed to prepare meals. What a great welcome that set the tone for the whole vacation.

As the week progressed we utilized the washer & dryer which allowed us to travel with only carry-on bags. What a huge airline fee savings!

Many thanks for a great first (but definitely not the last) Puerto Rico experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Heavens little oasis

  • 5 of 5

This was our sixth time to Puerto Rico and the first time in a home away rental. This is hands down the absolute best trip EVER. It beat out the GRand Melia and the Waldorf Astoria.

The home is a gorgeous property. It is exceptionally well kept and the owners are simply wonderful.

We cooked in each evening on the grill. The steaks from the nearby market are excellent and the fresh tuna from the Reef fish market was wonderful.

We snorkeled right out in front of the house. I walked the beach up and back. We watched the beautiful kite surfing. When we did finally leave the house we were a short 15 minute drive from crash boat beach. That has to be one of the most beautiful and calm beaches I have ever visited.

From the pool to the beach front to the most gracious of host this is absolutely repeat rental for us. Over and over again. Debby and Roy.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Gorgeous views, you'll never want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week at Casa Bonita and it was by far the best vacation we have ever taken. The biggest issue we had the entire time was having to convince ourselves to leave the villas so we could enjoy the island! It was a full two days before we even bothered to go explore because lounging at the property was paradise.

I have been to some islands where I felt less than perfectly safe but this was not one of those times. Everyone we met was so warm and welcoming and we felt at home instantly. The location is perfect, if you can drag yourself away from the beautiful scenery while lounging at the pool and watching the ocean there is plenty to do with just a walk or a short drive. I highly recommend taking a tour of the island on horseback through Tropical Trail Rides which is well within walking distance.

The entire property was immaculate when we got there, at one point we did have a slight issue with the dryer but Larry had a very curteous man there to fix it within an hour of when I told him! The trip was incredible and I could not recommend Casa Bonita more highly. We loved it so much that my wife and I actually talked to the owner of Ola Lola's about getting jobs there so we wouldn't have to leave.

If I can help it, this will be the only place that I go for vacation from here on out.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Amazing beachfront vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I had the privilege of spending a little over a week at this beautiful oceanfront property along with another couple. The two apartments on the lower level of the home are meticulously maintained and house everything you would need for a perfect vacation on Shacks Beach.

We went for daily morning walks along the endless beach outside of the residence, and would only pass maybe 5 other people on an hour long walk. On these walks we would collect handfuls of sea glass, and unique shells.

The pool is where we spent the majority of our time during our stay as the ocean was a bit rough, which I understand is normal for the winter months. The pool area gets great sun, and also has spots of shade throughout the day, so there is a spot for everyone whether you want to sunbathe, or enjoy a cooler area to rest. You can also watch numerous wind surfers right outside your door every day.

We enjoyed Shacks Beach so much that we are considering having our wedding there. I highly recommend doing a trail ride with Tropical Trail Rides, also having a meal at Ola Lola's, and The Eclipse restaurant at Villa Montana Resort. All of which are short walks from Casa Bonita.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Aquadilla - BQN
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Eclipse or Ola Lolas
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Puenta Borinquen Golf
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Eclipse at Villa Montana
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Playa Shacks
Car: necessary

Located directly ocean front on Shacks Beach, Barrio Bajuras, Isabela PR. Walk down our steps out to the point break at Shacks. Protected sandy bottom swimming less than 75 feet away!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

Check in 3pm. Check out 10am.
Xmas $500/nite, 7 night min Nov - April, June 15 - Aug 15.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.