3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, beachfront home with large, in-ground pool
About Carla Kolega
We have been married for 29 years and have 4 children ages 20-28. Our oldest daughter is married and our middle sons are embarking on their careers after graduating from the University of Kansas. Our youngest son has just begun his college years at K.U. which leaves us with an empty nest! We are from the Kansas City area and endure extreme hot temperatures in the summer and frigid snow and winds in the winter. We began our young careers in the Airline industry but Sean ended up in the Pharmaceutical industry in sales for the past 27 years. Carla has enjoyed the pleasure of being a stay at home mom. With the prospect of an empty house we decided to make our life long dream come true and buy a vacation home in Puerto Rico!
Carla Kolega purchased this House in 2014
Why Carla Kolega chose Patillas
Our love of travel began many years ago with our brief careers in the airline industry. During that time had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the Caribbean. Ultimately we fell in love with Puerto Rico and a few years ago we had the opportunity to tour the entire island. We instantly became mesmerized by the lush green southeast part of the island known as the Emerald of the South. We fell in love with the small fishing town known as Patillas as it brought us back to the old time Caribbean feel that enchanted us many years ago. After our tour of Puerto Rico we returned home to Kansas and couldn't stop dreaming of the beautiful quaint town of Patillas and the possibility of owning a home there someday. Our original thought was to purchase a home for us exclusively but noticed the area boasted some beautiful beach rentals. We decided to purchase our home and share it with guests from all around the world so you can enjoy and experience this magical place as well! After purchasing our home we spent countless hours and many trips bringing this property back to its original beauty. This house has everything we could ask for on our wish list...beachfront, large in ground pool, and expansive outdoor living areas that are spacious and inviting. Our goals will always be to maintain and update our home for us and our rental guests to enjoy. Now that our nest is empty, we look forward to making many family memories and the prospect of sharing our beach front oasis with you. PS. Our house wouldn't be complete without a vintage Puerto Rico advertisement by our airline! Look for it!
What makes this House unique
We will never forget the jaw dropping moment when we entered the gates of our home. Although we saw Casa Del Sol needed some TLC, we knew this was a dream come true. Our kids first reaction was priceless when we brought them to Casa Del Sol. One of them said, "So this place really does exist!" Yes, Casa Del Sol really exists and we hope you will have the same "WOW" factor that we still get every time we arrive in paradise.
Pool / Spa
No smoking - Smoking is allowed outdoors at the cabana only.Smoking is allowed outdoors at the cabana only.
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Beyond perfect family vacation!
Casa del Sol was a complete dream. The property is incredible, and you feel perfectly at home while staying. Carla goes above and beyond as a host, and kept in touch with our family often as we had to rebook due to COVID-19. The town of Patillas has many options for food and drink, and makes you feel very welcome. Plus the proximity to the ocean provides the perfect spot to relax.
Our three year old daughter had a blast swimming in the pool, and playing with the sand toys. My husband and I enjoyed relaxing by the beach, or swinging in the hammock listening to the waves crash. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook as we wanted, and a full coffee and tea bar.
As a family who regularly rents homes for vacations, we found this property and its hosts top notch. Multiple times we commented to each other how this was the best house we have ever rented. I would suggest this property to any of my friends or family for a great getaway.
Thank you for this amazing review and for recommending our home to your friends and family. Your neighbor has already called to book our home for November! Thank you for traveling and for feeling safe during the Covid 19 pandemic. Our staff is taking extra precautions to clean and sanitize before each guest. Casa Del Sol is the perfect place to "shelter at home"!! I hope you will return and next time be able to explore the island and do some of the touristy things. Take care! Carla and Sean
Already planning for a return stay!
I booked this property thinking we wanted to have a “relaxing” vacation but that didn’t happen of course. We took advantage of it’s location to travel and explore the island and ended up putting 1100 miles on the rental Jeep. According to my daughter it was the best vacation ever. We explored the the rain forest, took an eight seat plane to Culebra for half a day, went to the west coast to watch the sunset, drove through the mountains to see many waterfall and pools, and finally had a day to relax by the pool and listen to the waves rolling in while making piña coladas. There are many places to eat and drink very close to the property and even a bar/restaurant just a short walk down the beach. Can’t thank Carla the owner and Irene the property manager enough for making us feel at home.
Thank you Ken for your amazing review. I get the impression you loved Puerto Rico and loved exploring the island. When we found Casa Del Sol about 5 years ago it was because we took a loop around the island, so I understand how you racked up all those miles. Puerto Rico is an amazing island that offers so much history and sights to see. Thank you for sharing your pictures with FB and it was a great time for me to see how much "relaxing" you were NOT doing. Come back again and please share with your friends our little secret paradise. I will send your review to our sweet Irene...she really is a gem. Until next time
A quiet week in paradise
This is an excellent place for family time. We shared the house for a week with our 9 year old grandson, who was delighted first of all with the sparkling clean swimming pool, and beyond that with the fabulous collection of board games, video games, and movies. The house was super clean and well -equipped, the beds very comfortable, and we enjoyed all of our meals there, either indoors or out, including breadfruit from the tree in the yard, and most of all, the great views of sunrise every morning.
Thank you! Thank you! So happy you enjoyed your time with your grandson at Casa Del Sol. If you ever come back to Puerto Rico, please don't forget about us!
All you could ask for
The property was exactly as shown on VRBO. It’s nicely decorated, and the sound of the surf lulls you to sleep. The kitchen is well stocked; the beds comfortable, and the pool was perfect for a three year old,. We were there for the earthquake, and CRla did everything she could to keep us comfortable. Perfect for a growing family! Thanks so
So happy to hear you loved your stay at Casa Del Sol, earthquake and all!! Thanks for being understanding and happy the generator did it's job to keep you comfortable. Come back and see us again!
We can’t speak highly enough of our stay at Casa Del Sol. Everything from our initial communication with Carla to the moment we had to regrettably depart were perfect. The home and grounds are immaculate, located in a peaceful, serene and beautiful setting in Puerto Rico.
The house had all we needed to enjoy our family holiday together. It was spotlessly clean and we especially loved all the connectivity options, including smart TVs that allowed us to stream movies for our evening enjoyment. There’s even a Google Hub in the kitchen that made playing Christmas music just a simple “Hey Google …” away.
Outside, the pool and yard are inviting and spacious, with ample sun and shade seating and dining options. Whether floating aimlessly gazing up at the surrounding palms swaying in the breeze or sitting in the pool’s relaxing Adirondack chairs with cocktail in hand and cool water beneath our feet, we loved the private, resort-like lifestyle.
The new tile around the pool and cabana, as well as the overhead string lights, are beautiful and definitely elevate the property’s overall luxurious experience.
Looking out across the magnificent Caribbean Sea, we were constantly amazed by the many pelicans who swept down to catch fish and the peaceful sounds of the crashing waves.
On one sunny, warm afternoon as I relaxed … floating, gazing and admiring the beauty surrounding me in every direction … I recalled (admittedly vaguely) reading John Milton’s poem entitled Paradise Lost in college. A smile came over my face and I realized why I was so happy … Casa Del Sol is truly Paradise Found.
Wow! After I read your review all I am speechless. This is by far my dream review! The beautiful words capture exactly what we want every guest to feel when they stay at Casa Del Sol. If your travels bring you back to Puerto Rico we will be waiting for you with open arms at Casa Del Sol. Thank you and Happy New Year! Carla and Sean
This gated beach front family home is located about 20 minutes away from many familiar restaurants/stores that are found in the states. During your short drive you will find Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway, Walmart, Kmart, and Marshalls. The house is also about a 20 minute drive to a major hospital and movie theater. Grocery stores are found within 15 minutes. If your week stay is going to consist of a true "get-away-from-it-all", we suggest a stop at Ralph's grocery, Costco, or Sam's Club after renting your car. Once you arrive at our home, the mesmerizing setting of a private beachfront home with a pool will entice you never to leave. However, for those wishing to venture out to eat there are several restaurants, one within walking distance via the beach, for you to choose from. Roadside food stands are dotted along the drive to the property for samplings of local Puerto Rican cuisine. Puerto Rican BBQ chicken, pork, beans, rice, plantains, yucca, sweet batata, and a local delicacy of breadfruit when it's in season. We also have a breadfruit tree on the property!