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location, location, location! imagine living and playing like a local in your own spacious 1,000 square foot apartment. birdwatchers are crazy about this place and bugs don't stand a chance! and did we mention buttery avocados now in season and ready for the picking! breezy and bright -furnished with all appliances, utensils and linens, satellite tv, wifi internet and new air conditioning. comfy, large 5 room upstairs apartment with separate entrance and access to washer,dryer and parking. apartment is the entire upper level and has bedroom with queen bed, bathroom, dining room, kitchen, living room with double sofa sleeper and single daybed and huge open terrace with hammock. guests say they can feel the love in our treehouse in the midst of a tropical garden! with an open veranda to view the rainforest or the beach from your hammock for two. an easy walk to the beach, local restaurants and other amenities in our friendly little fishing village on the east coast that comes alive on weekends and holidays. sleeps one to five and can accommodate more. enjoy complimentary fresh fruits of the season from your own tropical garden. close to el yunque-the rainforest, monkey island- cayo santiago and the humacao nature preserve(where you can rent kayaks and bicycles) and waterpark and balneario as well as punta santiago and naguabo beaches. snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, hang gliding, hiking, and island sightseeing can be arranged - close to everything or nothing- it depends on you! why get stuck in a tiny hotel room? experience the real Puerto Rico- and we can provide airport and/or ferry transfers and tours so you can take a vacation from driving.... chef tony can give cooking lessons and is available to cook for you too. weekly rates available.... fully bi-lingual...Bienvenidos/Welcome!
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semi-retired, well travelled and wanting to provide the travel experience we've enjoyed. life in puerto rico can be idyllic and we want our guests to appreciate what the island has to offer. and so we opened, in one of the best locations on the island, a great springboard for doing as little or as much as you'd like on your vacation. ferry to vieques or culebra, explore the nature reserve, monkey island, rainforest, phosphorescent bio-bay, restaurants of every variety, beaches, snorkeling, available to you!
bonnie schollianos purchased this apartment in 2004
guests tell us it's like living in a treehouse and one, a birdwatcher and photographer, told us he snapped 55 different kinds of birds in our gardens during his stay! keeps the flying bugs away! and the complimentary fruits of the season growing in the gardens are just for you! currently it's buttery avocados! we do this to fund our pet rescue and foster efforts. our quiet and docile pets are kept inside and are never allowed upstairs in your vacation apartment nor outside when guests are in.
This property is amazing and I highly recommend it! You have a nice spacious outdoor space with a hammock that looks at el yunque, a short walk to a beautiful beach and the yummiest and cheapest food I had while in PR right across the street! Unfortunately we didn't get to hit the beach near the house or kayak to monkey island because it was raining there most of the week so we ended up exploring other parts of the island. I've heard monkey island is wonderful though! You're a short drive to Fajardo (has the bio bay, ferries to the islands, and seven seas beach) and there is a beautiful scenic drive along the southern coast just 10/15 minutes away. Definitely don't skip the interior though because it's beautiful!
Bonnie and Tony are absolutely amazing! I couldn't ask for better hosts and they are sure to make your stay even better. They really made us feel at home and helped make this vacation our favorite so far! Definitely going back :)
Although we only stayed overnight with a late check-in, the Tree House was just what we needed. As soon as we arrived, Tony greeted us and made sure we were taken care of and comfortable. He also recommended a restaurant/bar across the street where the food was delicious! Our favorite part, though, was the back porch with the hammock. Very cozy and relaxing! We also appreciated the flexibility with our stay (late check-in).
Monica Gonzalez and family
My daughter and I stayed here for 4 nights. This is a nice, large space with a great patio area. We ate our breakfast on the patio every morning. The full kitchen is great for saving money. We were able to cook breakfast before we left for the day and pack a cooler to take with us. The location is great with a restaurant across the street, beaches and a nature reserve are very close. Tony and Bonnie are great hosts and will make you feel welcome.
please call or text 787 672-9573 after 3pm on check-in day to let us know you are near. check-out is by noon.
gps longitude -65.75011 latitude +18.163196
driving directions from lmm airport in san juan to the gardenhouse- carr 3, km 73.0, 19 colcobao st punta santiago/humacao-
As you exit the airport take road #26 Oeste towards San Juan. Go*
until you see the signs for the exit to get onto road #22 this
will put you into a small tunnel and then you emerge and need stay in
the left lanes. Caguas and Guaynabo (do want) will be the left
lanes and Bayamon (don't want) the right lanes. The left lanes
of #22 will merge with and magically become road #18 heading
towards Guaynabo and Caguas and then again later merge with and
magically become road #52 towards Caguas. Go all the way in the
left lanes. Now you will be leaving the cityscape and coming to more
suburban/countryscape. You will see on your right hand side these
landmarks: the back of a Super KMart and then the back of a
Marshalls. Shortly after these landmarks will be your right hand
exit. Get into the right hand lane by these landmarks. Then you will come
to a part of the highway where the other side has a large line of
toll booths but your side does not have toll booths. Immediately
after is your right hand exit marked Caguas road #1. Take this
exit and it swoops down and off the main highway, drops you onto
road #1 in the correct direction. Now you stay in the right lane
and almost immediately you will come to an underpass and your crucial
entrance to Highway #30 towards Humacao. Now get into the left
lane and stay there. The highway #30 will go for awhile and then
will magically/merge with highway #60 towards Punta Santiago. Take #60
until it ends at a stop light.
Turn left at the stoplight onto road #3 heading towards Punta Santiago.
You will pass on your right a shopping plaza (walmart, chilis, wendys)
then on your left sams club and walgreens. Continue. Go several more miles
and you will pass on your right the nature reserve then the public beach of humacao,
then an auto parts store and restaurant.. we are located on the corner
across from that restaurant (homeplay) on carr 3. (if you get to the limon
restaurant you went a little too far.)
we are the two story (coral,brown and white) fenced in house with gardens on the corner.
you'll also see casa rustik on the opposite corner from our front gate.
bonnie and tony
19 colcobao st
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WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT OUR GATE, PLEASE HONK YOUR HORN OR CALL/TEXT 787 672-9573 TO LET US KNOW YOU ARE HERE!
19 colcobao st (carr 3 km 76.5) Punta Santiago, 00741, Puerto Rico
Gps co-ordinates - lat +18.16319, long -65.75011