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Villa Tranquila (Peaceful Villa) at Jobos Cliff

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Villa Tranquila is an apartment on the bottom floor of a 2 story blue house. It is at Jobos, Isabela on the cliff overlooking Jobos beach. The property is located on a dead end street so traffic is minimal.

Villa Tranquila is perfect for 2 couples or a family of 4-6 persons, there are 2 separate bedrooms and each has its own bathroom. The kitchen/dining area has a large glass window with a relaxing view of the house garden. At the entrance to the apartment, on the outside there is an area with chairs and a table under a tree that can also be used to have breakfast, lunch or dinner (weather permitting). A grill is also available outside.


Villa Tranquila apartment is very peaceful and comfortable, located in a very quiet neighborhood where you can hear the birds singing and the roar of the ocean when it is rough. The apartment is about 300 yards from the cliff, you can walk to the cliff and enjoy the great view of the whole coast of Isabela. From here you can see the surfers at Jobos beach, the ships out in the ocean and the humpback whales when we are in season (Dec - April).

To reach Villa Tranquila from abroad you can fly to San Juan airport (SJU), rent a car and drive between 1.5 to 2 hours (depending on traffic) while enjoying the scenery, the roads are in good condition and well sign. You can also fly from abroad and make connections to arrive at BQN (Rafael Hernandez airport) in Aguadilla, rent a car and drive for 15 minutes to the apartment.

Keywords: House, Ocean View, Peaceful Environment, Kitesurfing, Surfing, Stand-up paddle boarding

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Javier Gorbea
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2016
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About Javier Gorbea

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Love surfing, Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kitesurfing. Moved to Isabela in 1981 to live closer to the best surf spots in the Island. Isabela is now my home town and it is the place where all surf/sail related enthusiasts from the rest of the Island like to go.

Javier Gorbea purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Javier Gorbea chose Isabela

Spectacular view and a quiet and friendly neighborhood. It has a great location!

What makes this apartment unique

The ocean view, the vegetation and the birds that live in the area are the unique benefits of this property.


based on 21 traveler reviews

Villa Tranquila (Peaceful Villa) at Jobos Cliff
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place! The owner was extremely nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend this place to others!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Tranquila is a gem

  • 5 of 5


Came over here for a surf vacation and before we we left we stumbled upon this property.

Centrally located and near some great surf of Jobos, Surfer Beach and Wilderness.

Out host Javier was great and very helpful and full of great information about the surf and Puerto Rico in general.

Accommodations were extremely clean and comfortable. Kitchen well stocked with everything you need to cook up a storm after a "board meeting" of surf. Bathroom big and spacious.

I would recommend this to anyone who wants a safe and affordable place to stay.

Thanks again Javier. We will be back.

Saludos y Aloha,


  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely tranquil!

  • 4 of 5

We visited in Dec 2015 for about 2 weeks. It was a girls getaway (2 friends).

The property was well maintained and very peaceful. We felt safe living there and getting in and out. I went out on a run one morning around the streets and it was fine. The property is located on the West cost of Puerto Rico, close to attractions like Jobos Beach and Crashboat Beach. Rincon is about 30 minutes away. There are some nice beach bars within a mile, but I would not recommend walking to them and parking was a hassle near the bars. Both rooms are spacious and have TVs, A/C's and bathrooms. There are spare air mattresses, pillows and blankets, making it convenient if you are traveling as a family. The beds, pillows, sheets and comforters were comfortable. Javier is a very friendly and helpful renter. It was easy to get along with him and since he lives in an adjoining structure, it made us feel safe at night. Outside the house there is a hammock and a few chairs, we spent many mornings eating breakfast listening to the sounds of the ocean- very relaxing.

There is no living area, the property has two bedrooms and a kitchen/dining area. If you want to hang out and watch TV, you would have to pick a room (the master bedroom has the best TV set). The way the city of Isabela is set up, it is not possible to venture out on foot. We knew this going in, many other reviews said the same, but we feel the need to reiterate this. Personally, I realized that living in a walk friendly neighborhood with a beach within walking distance would be ideal. This may not be very feasible in Puerto Rico, from what we saw.


There is no street address for the property, so you may ask Javier to send you a google pin that you can use if you navigate with your phone. Alternatively, the GPS coordinates are 18.507911, -67.078658.

We used GPS coordinates for all our day trips (Ponce, La Parguera, Rincon, Cabo Rojos, San Juan, Condado). The website day trips puerto rico was helpful in providing these coordinates. It is easy to get lost, so plan ahead and if you enter residential neighborhood and expect to get out, you need to retrace your steps... many of these ubdivisions have dead ends without connections that may show up on your GPS or google maps.

If you like snorkeling, don't travel in winter (the winds are strong and visibility is poor underwater). If you like surfing, winter is the best!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

I must apologize for our late review. When we returned home my mother's health began to fail and I have spent the past few months at her bedside until her passing. Our month at Villa Tranquilla gave me the rest and strength that I needed for her care. Javier is a wonderful host. Good friends were able to come join us for a month. Having our own bathrooms made that very doable. The view from VT was wonderful. The kitchen was sell provided with cookware and utensils. Having a laundry onsite was great, too. The location helped us be able to explore more of the island. We hope to come back some day.

Thank you, Javier.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host such great guest!!!
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as described in a quiet, safe location. Javier, the homeowner, was very thoughtful and made us feel at home from the start. There were just two of us but there was plenty of room for two more people. The whole place was clean and well maintained. We highly recommend this location and will definitely stay here when we come to visit family in the area again. Gracias Javier!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host such great guests! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Tranquila and we hope you can visit us again!
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Relaxing Vacation at Villa Traquila

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the north western part of Puerto Rico. We had overlapping periods of occupation, but there were 3 couples - 6 of us, all adults and yes, there were occasional moments of feeling a bit crowded. But the weather was so lovely, everyone was in such a lovely and relaxed mood, our host, Javier, was so helpful and friendly and things moved along so very well, that that aspect faded into the lovely time we all had. Thanks again to Javier, who helped us to locate the amenities and the best restaurants and surfing beaches and a deal of other local information. It was truly a lovely interlude. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.25 Miles
BQN-Borinquen airport at Ramey Base, Aguadilla
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Ferry to Dominican Republic leaving from Mayaguez
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Borinquen Golf CLub & Royal Isabela
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Jobos Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Jobos Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $50

A "Room Tax" of 7% is already included in the rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Jobos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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