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Charming 3-BR house in a "Real Puerto Rican" peaceful, friendly area of Ponce

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Definitely not like staying at a Holiday Inn, yet this is a well-maintained, artsy, typically airy (simple wooden-structure) house. All windows and doors are completely screened, and a good air conditioner in the main bedroom. My humble but lovely little home is located in a traditional fishermen's neighborhood, providing an unusual opportunity to experience the genuine Puerto Rican life that very few tourists ever get to see. In a colorful, friendly (and somewhat run-down) "barrio popular" of Ponce located near the waterfront (see the sunset photo taken two blocks away), as well as some good seafood restaurants -- and a traditional "Panaderia" (bakery/breakfast spot), barber shop, and great salsa classes -- all only a couple short blocks away, next to where bands practice some evenings in the local small plaza.

The Guancha open-air cultural and eating boardwalk is just a few minutes drive, and the city center (main Plaza) and other main attractions are about 10 minutes away. Easy on-street parking, and the area is good for bicycling and walking. (There is some public transportation nearby, although the buses are not always dependably on time.)

The neighborhood is usually very quiet and peaceful; most of the time you will only hear birds chirping, frogs croaking, and kids playing (and occasionally even horses galloping by), though occasionally there are dogs barking from nearby yards, which is a common occurrence in this kind of typical Puerto Rican neighborhood; on most days you will hardly hear them at all but occasionally they will bark for a little while. (Ear plugs are provided in case they might be needed...)

Catering of terrific food may be available by a Spanish cook living in Ponce (who may also be able to arrange day trips to the wonderful beach/spa [private] club at the Hilton just 5 minutes away). My bicycle can be borrowed.

More Details

Owner
Daniel Halperin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, A little Japanese and Thai....
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Daniel Halperin

I have had such a good experience hosting at my North Carolina home (www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3877749) that I started listing this house in Puerto Rico. Over the past 40 years I have traveled widely, conducted research (in anthropology and public health) in dozens of countries, mostly in Africa, Latin America and Asia, and taught many different types of students (recently at the Harvard University School of Public Health). Our 2012 book, 'Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It,' was a New York Times Editor's Choice. (You may read more about my work and background on my (UNC and tinderboxbook) sites. I love music (jazz and other kinds), good food, and hiking and biking, especially in this beautiful part of Puerto Rico. The single most important thing to me is to be able to assist other people (family, friends, and 'strangers') in any reasonable way that I can.

What makes this house unique

Fantastic opportunity to see a "hidden" part of "old" Puerto Rican life...

Amenities

Ponce House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 twin/ single
  • Hot/warm water in shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ponce
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 52 to San Juan, Mayaguez, etc.
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hilton, etc.
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

Ponce House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 10 2017 - Jul 13 2017
1 night minimum stay
$120
$640
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$95
$660
$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
July B
Jul 31 2017 - Oct 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
$120
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Dec
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$120
$680
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 14 2018
1 night minimum stay
$110
$640
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Feb 15 2018 - Feb 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
$85
$640
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$85
$500
$1,330
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $200

Extra fee of at least $25 will be charged for single-night stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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