|Space||1,500 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
You will not find many places that so truly reflect the true Puerto Rican beach town vibe -- a little gritty, a little old school, and amazing for the natural beauty and old world Latin charm. The house will comfortably fit 8, with one master bedroom, one kids room with bunk beds and a pull out bed, and a separate upstairs suite accessed by an exterior stairway that has a king bed, several cots and a separate bathroom. Lots of outdoor patio space, internal living space is small, but you should be outside enjoying the weather! Perfect for one large family or two families with a couple kids each.
Three beaches within a 5 minute walk (and that's beach walking, not city "walking"), great local gems, but also McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Chili's and mainland style grocery stores within a short drive. Two malls, the cities of Ponce (museums, the Don Q mansion, the famous firehouse, etc.) and Mayaguez (the zoo, the university, etc.), surfing in Rincon, fishing and relaxing on Gilligan's Island, the colonial village of San German, the Guanica Dry forest preserve, coffee farms, native ruins, Arrecibo, golf, casinos and many other attractions within. 30-40 minute drive.
Interaction with Guests
We live in Boston, accessible by phone/text/email, but have a great caretaker to welcome you to the house and be nearby for any issue.
Three beaches a walking distance from the house, and some food windows a short walk away, and lots of nearby restaurants, gas stations, and stores a short drive away. It's a small beach town so most things get quiet early, though there is a pool hall down the street if you are adventurous.
No real public transport. Need a rental car.
Other Things to Note
The house is rustic -- no phone, AC only in the two first floor bedrooms (nice breeze in the upstairs bedroom), three bathrooms in old-school lovely neon pastel colors, tv and vcr/dvd player with no cable. You can pull a solid cell phone connection, but hopefully you are looking to disconnect. It's a get-away designed to get away, not stay connected to work or your favorite tv shows.
We live outside of Boston -- this is our family vacation home for us and our two boys.
Mach purchased this house in 2006
The epitome of real Puerto Rico.
Nice ocean view, beautiful beaches, great relaxed beach town.
House has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The inside is small but the outside space makes up for it and more. Near enough to beach so you can walk and at the same time keep away from the noise of the crowded beaches. Loved Manglillo Beach. Lots more private than Playa Santa.
We have a great time. Plenty of space with a great backyard with a bar, and barbecuing. Also great porch and two Hamacas to take a siesta. The house has towels, eating utensils and cooking utensils, just bring yourselves, food and enjoy. It is a quiet street and close to playa Santa and other beaches in the area. We probably come back again during January or February of next year. And plenty of space to dispose of the trash as well! Yes we had a great time!!! The price is a dream!!!!!
I spent many summers with my grandparents staying in several rental houses of the area. The beaches are pristine and you can breathe peace and nature In the air. This house has a great porch overlooking the ocean and it's steps away from the beach. However, with the house in question, we had several issues regarding the overall maintenance, which was almost nonexistent. The bathrooms, specifically the toilets, were cleaned before our arrival and perhaps the kitchen sink. Apart from that, the floors, window screens, ceiling fans, bed frames, windows, tables and chairs on the outside, table beside the clothes washer, and the upstairs bedroom were extremely dusty. Dust also saturated old exposed closets filled with leftover unusable items. Everything felt dirty, as if the house had been abandoned for months. Also, several window cranks were broken, so we couldn't open certain windows; the refrigerator had problems cooling down, so water filled the cheese drawer, and the second floor bathroom tiles were slippery and unattached to the floor. The trash can on the side of the house was full and smelly and had attracted hordes of flies that went inside the house as soon as we used the front door, which had a hole in the screen the size of my hand (the same was also true of the second floor room front door). At this point, I thought to myself: Doesn't Home Away charge me a cleaning fee? Anyway, the stairs for the second floor are rusted to the core and falling apart, and they are a dangerous hazard. My first night upstairs, I discovered that the door for that room did not lock at all due to woodworm and old age. Also the TV downstairs only had VHS or DVD choices because it is an analog, so you couldn't even watch local TV, which was what my grandpa wanted. This house has a lot of potential, but it needs a lot of love. Because of all these problems, we wasted precious time on the first and second day of our four day vacation dealing with issues which should have been dealt before we arrived. We paid our money, but the parties in charge did not do their job.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.