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Monica Echaves

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, spanish

Beautiful Country Chateau, Spectacular Ocean Views in a Hidden Paradise

29 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Roosevelt Roads Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, +converted office(Sleeps 4-10)

This ground floor unit offers superior views to any condo penthouse in town. Located on a mountain top, the house is surrounded by tropical vegetation and spectaular ocean views. This property is actually two seperate rental homes in one, which is great for large groups. Upstairs is a larger 3 bd/2 bth home. This property has a NEW custom built pool and covered terrace right outside the door. The master bedroom offers romantic views of the city lights and reflections of the moon on the ocean surface. This unit, the ground floor house is 2 bd/2 bth, laundry room, plus an office converted into a sleeping area. The decor is modern. Double glass doors brings the feeling of being outdoors inside. The property is one acre which makes exploring the yard and neighborhood fun. This is the same propert as VRBO listing 29796 so please read GUEST COMMENTS on that ad. THE JACUZZI IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR USE.

Keywords: house, villa, country home

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Monica Echaves (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Monica Echaves

I am originally from San Diego, California. My husband is Puerto Rican. I am a Golden Retriever Club of America hobby breeder(Caribbeangoldens). I came to PR as an elementary school teacher at Roosevelt Roads Naval Station.I built my house, only for the base to close. We have decided to open our house to visitors so they can enjoy the same country life style that we had hoped to live. We completely maintain the property ourselves. You will most likely meet us as we work in the yard and house. We are a true vacation rental by OWNERS.

Monica Echaves purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

Why Monica Echaves chose Puerto Rico

I fell in love with this mountain the first time I came up to visit friends. When the opportunity arose, I purchased the land which looked like a rainforest. I cleared and leveled the land. I had floor plans made and hired a contractor. I was fully involved in the construction of this home, from the design, to the selection of every screw and door hinge that went in. I did all this by MYSELF, before meeting my husband and now the landscaper! This was my dream home for 3 years until the Naval base closed and I was relocated to San Juan.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This type of home is hard to find. Surrounded by natural beauty, yet modern and cozy inside. Few places in PR offer a spectacular ocean view, country life style, yet close to town. Experience privacy,luxury, a custom pool, cool breezes, fruit trees, orchids, tropical flowers, acres of empty land all around. Feel one with mother nature. Be at the beach in 10 minutes. Or just stay home and enjoy all the property has to offer.

Reviews

4.8
based on 29 traveler reviews

Beautiful Country Chateau, Spectacular Ocean Views in a Hidden Paradise
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews
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Very Far From Water

  • 1 of 5

Very very dusty with black and green mold behind bed pillow walls.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am proud to say that my home has endless 5 star reviews. This speaks for itself. It is evident that this one star review was written out of malice. John R. wrote this review but never stayed at my home. He runs a website called Ocean View Villas in Fajardo and uses photos from rental homes in the area that he has copied without permission. He subleases them to unknowing victims without their knowledge and without my knowledge (owner of hidden paradise). By freak accident the true renters contacted me directly and after a long and confusing day, we discovered the John R. rented out this 2 bedroom unit to a family of 10 from New Jersey and told them they had rented my entire home (2 separate rental units). They were horrified when they arrived to a two bedroom unit, I didn’t know who they were, John R. turned off his phone and left them stranded. So beware of Ocean View Villas run by John R. (Joe) and Ms. P. Sadly enough, 3 days ago a Spanish family arrived to “Las Gaviotas” neighborhood, looking for a property rented via Ocean View Villas. They were also a family of ten. The address was non-existent. Again, John R. had turned off his phone and they were stranded. As amazing as it sounds, my good friend lives in Las Gaviotas neighborhood and they stopped to ask my friend for the address to this home they booked through Ocean View Villas through a major website. My friend and her husband personally drove this family to all neighborhoods in the area and no one had ever heard of the address they were given. Her last words to the family were to contact the police. So beware!
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5

we already miss the home and Puerto rico....back in seattle rain!

  • 5 of 5

I have 12 & 14 year old boys and myself and my husband met the kids grandparents there.

We had a great time and excellent weather 2/10/16

My 12 year old enjoyed the pool, but they both enjoyed the local beach

Clean house, all ammenties u need and Monica homeowner extremely easy to get ahold of and even arranged transportation for my parents to get to the airport.

Views--- I can't imagine having a better one anywhere.....and I'm already missing Puerto Rico soooo much.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home to rent

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 4 from the North East US and have stayed at Monica's place 5 times over 7 years. I would highly recommend the upstairs and downstairs unit equally as we have rented both. Both unit lend themselves well to families.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lisa C.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and 2 teenage daughters stayed here for 11 nights. This was our 3rd trip to the island and definitely the most relaxing. We spent 5 days at the house just hanging out by the pool and were close to all the activities on the other days. The house and pool were perfect and the view was stunning. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks Monica!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Villa apartment with stunning view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 people for three days at the spacious ground floor part of the villa with direct access to the beautiful garden with nice pool and large terrace. Everything works perfectly with all needed amenities including washing machine and dryer. The location is excellent within close reach of nearby Farjaro and Ceiba, and the house is placed on top of a hill providing a cool breeze but first of all the most amazing view over the ocean and nearby islands.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best spot to stay in Puerto Rico.

  • 5 of 5

I have come to this location for the last 3 years and I already booked for next year. Our experience at the house is amazing. The house is so clean and beautiful. The scenic view of the place is amazing. Its literally 10-15 minutes away from everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Juan
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Ferry to Culebra and Vieques
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
El Conquistador Hotel
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 52
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Seven Seas
Car: necessary

One mile from Marina Puerto del Rey. 10 minutes to 7 Seas Beach, night kyaking and ferry. 20 minutes to El Yunque rainforest and Luquillo beach. It's all at your finger tips.

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Rates & Availability

Roosevelt Roads Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,470
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$228
$1,600
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Roosevelt Roads Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • One Queen size Bed per room (2), One futon in living room, one Futon in computer room, (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
This is countryside. If you are not flexible and an extremely picky person, this is not the place for you. This is a RENTAL HOME. Expect minor wear and tear. There are outdoor cats who like attention. The coquis (small frogs) sing nightly, due to humidity you MIGHT see peeling paint. This house is not for you if you expect everything to be PERFECT!

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