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Jorge and Maria Charneco

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish, Can comprehend some Portuguese and French

Spectacular 180 degrees PRIVATE OCEAN FRONT HOME!

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Manati House Rental Photos and Description

Private home, 2 bed, 1 bath with shower and tub. Sleeps up to 6 people.

3-5 minute walk a 1 minute driving to public beach (Marchiquita). Three other nice beaches in the vecinity. Spectacular 180 degrees ocean view from outside terrace! Enjoy the ocean breeze, moon and stars in the sky from the outside deck!

The house has an indoor living and dining area, family room with flat screen TV, cable connection, free wifi internet access, DVD, CD player, and radio. It has fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, electric stove/oven, toaster, coffee maker etc. The first bedroom has 1 bunk bed (twin/double) and another twin bed in same room. The second bedroom has a queen size bed. The bathroom is located between the two bedrooms. Both rooms have ceiling fans and air conditioning, as well as a dresser and double closets. The family/TV room has a queen size sofa bed, flat screen TV, radio, DVD, CD player, air conditioner and ceiling fan. There is a covered ocean front terrace, an outside deck and a BBQ grill area in the garden of the property. In addition to air conditioners in bedrooms, the house has ceiling fans and operable windows with screens.

Amenities: hair dryer, table top games, linens, towels, kitchen utensils, pots and pans, dishes and tourist information and maps.

Housekeeping is included before check in and after rental check out. Additional housekeeping is available upon request with an added fee of $60.00 for each extra housekeeping day requested.

Through cable TV, US networks can be seen. The radio has an English speaking station.

Available for toddlers are 2 baby play pen cribs, 1 car seat, 2 booster seats ( upon request).

There is an outside garden gazebo for smokers since there is a no smoking policy inside the house.

In case of any property assistance, there are some nearby contacts that can help you immediately. Contact phone number will be left on premises. These resources are bilingual, so they should not have problems communicating with you.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jorge and Maria Charneco (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, Can comprehend some Portuguese and French

About Jorge and Maria Charneco

IBM retiree and semi-retired university professor born in San Juan, PR. Lived 12 years in the US, where we worked and attended graduate school.

Jorge and Maria Charneco purchased this house in 2003

Why Jorge and Maria Charneco chose Manati

The first time we came to Marchiquita beach area we fell in love with the spectacular 180 degrees ocean view and we decided immediately to buy the lot and build the beach house overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on a 50 ft cliff oceanfront with a 3-5 minute walk or 1 minute car ride to the public beach. There are other nice beaches in the vicinity too. We had visited other beach areas in the island but found them too crowded for us. This area was perfect to make our dream come true!

This is our family vacation home and even though we have our home in San Juan our children and grandchildren, who live in the USA, prefer to stay here in beach house because they love it!

The house is very homey! You will feel this is your 'Home Away from Home!'

What makes this house unique

Spectacular 180 degree views of the ocean. Walking distance (3-5 minute walk or 1 minute car ride) to public beach. House has a fenced yard, making it safe for children.

It is a 7-10 minutes away from town, where you find restaurants, fast food places, pharmacies, shopping and food stores. There is also a Casino in town, in case you are interested!

House has equipped stainless steel kitchen; amenities such as table games, etc. Plenty of sitting space in the indoor terrace and outside deck, suitable for relaxation, while enjoying the spectacular 180 degrees Atlantic Ocean view during daytime or moon and stars in the sky by night!

Play & Pack, stroller, car and booster seats for small children, as well as toys are available.


based on 32 traveler reviews

Spectacular 180 degrees PRIVATE OCEAN FRONT HOME!
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Great stay.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. The owners were wonderful, the house was well stocked and comfortable and the view was gorgeous. Two beaches are within a 2 minute walk and the amenities of town are a 5-10 minute drive. Our family of four - including 2 teenaged boys - enjoyed it thoroughly.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate very much the review! Glad to know they all enjoyed their stay in our beach house!
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Great location and super experience

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four and loved this location. It was away from the hub bub, but very safe. The view is spectacular - loved waking up every morning to the sunrise and birds singing with the waves crashing below. Home is clean and well stocked in every way. Maria and Jorge were very helpful - had the pleasure of meeting Lydia who became our Abuela during our stay. Beach down the street is stunning...didn't need to go anywhere else. We loved it and hated to leave.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Hope you can come back in the future! It was a pleasure meeting all of you! Jorge and Maria Elena
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Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed this wonderful home! We felt it was in a great location and also gave us easy access to many of the islands diverse activities. We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage girls (ages 17 & 14). We are the type of family that enjoys some time at the beach but also adventure. We don’t do well with “all- inclusive” resorts and we also love food so this vacation was perfect for us! The house sits atop of the hill and overlooks the ocean with a beautiful view. There’s lots of decking to relax with both sun and shade. There are 3 family tables to choose from for quality dinners and a grill. The public beach called Mar Chiquita beach is a short walk or drive down the road. We spent time there with the locals over Easter break and really enjoyed the crowd. Once break was over for the locals the beach only had a few people besides us. The ocean water is fantastic for boogie boarding and great rocks to climb. Maria and Jorge let us use their beach stuff: umbrella, chairs, towels, snorkel stuff, and ball games.

Beyond the beach we went to Toro Verde in Orocovis which is a zip line. They have the longest and highest zip line in the world! Even though one of us is afraid of heights, we all went and had a blast. We did the 8 zip line tour which was perfect. The drive there is super cool. If you don’t want to go zip lining you could also go to the awesome restaurant up in the mountain Roka Dura. Both are worth the 45 minute drive up the mountains just to see and visit the mountain culture and views. Another day we drove to Fajardo and took a catamaran sailboat through “East Island Excursions.” We snorkeled, had lunch, and spent time on the island beach. Finally, we went into Old San Juan. We took the ferry as recommended by Maria and once off the ferry jumped on the free trolley straight up to El Morro castle (eat first or bring snacks/water). We then walked down and had a great day exploring Old San Juan. We ate at Barrachina restaurant and it was great! Don’t forget to go beyond the gates and walk the water. Maria and Jorge are beautiful people, met us at the airport, and were very helpful. They take great pride in Puerto Rico and it shows! Never did any of us feel unsafe. The home itself is surrounded by locked gates. Before we went, we treated some clothes with mosquito repellent chemicals but didn't see many mosquitos. We skipped the bioluminescent bay, rainforest, and cave this time but hope to be back! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this review! We really appreciate it very much! We really liked reading about all your activities in the island and in beach house! Hope to see you come back! Jorge and Maria Elena
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an AMAZING place and wonderful people

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful home

It all started with the greeting by the nice and warm couple when we landed from New York

we most say we where in quite a lot of places thank god for his blessings

This place is awesome!!!

1) the location is right above the ocean and purely gorgeous l!

2) the house hase a huge deck right above the ocean

3) these people are warm and very friendly

4)the negberhud is very peaceful

5)it is near some beautiful beaches and parks

Will continue writing..,

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review! Jorge and Maria Elena Charneco
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Wonderful experience.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Charespi is exactly as portrayed in the photos and reviews on VRBO. Jorge and Maria met us at our rental car pick-up and we followed them to the villa. Considering the traffic in San Juan, our confusion with some of the Spanish highway signage, and especially with the way locals drive, this is a much more important service than I initially thought. They then gave us a quick tour of the villa, explaining where everything was and ensuring everything was proper. The villa is well stocked with kitchen utensils and appliances, along with quite a selection of condiments, spices, etc. It is decorated very nicely, is comfortable, secure, and fit our needs well. Maria and Jorge kindly shared some info with us on local grocery stores, a bakery, and restaurants.

A significant measure of evaluating a property is how the hosts respond if there is an issue. We had an unforeseen problem with an A/C unit, which was resolved promptly (the same day) and effectively. This is the mark of a caring, responsible host. Maria and Jorge provided their emergency contact phone numbers, and they have a local handyman and housekeeper available if needed.

All the little touches (use of beach chairs & an umbrella, binoculars and a telescope, beach towels), full cable TV, DVD, Karaoke player, just added to the quality of our stay. After touring much of the island, we would definitely choose this property again when we return and would highly recommend it to others.Thank you Jorge and Maria, for helping to ensure our memories of Puerto Rico are pleasant ones.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the feedback received! Hope to see you come back in the future! It was a great pleasure meeting you! Regards, Jorge and Maria Elena Property Owners
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Very charming with incredible views.

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed with cleanliness of the house, the incredible views, and closeness to Marchiquita. This house is one of the best in the area for unforgettable vacation. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback! It was a pleasure having you back with your family! You are all welcomed back again in the future! Jorge and Maria Elena Charneco Property Owners
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Luis Munoz Marin International airport (SJU)
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 22, Exit 46
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Ferrocarril Rest., Costa Azul Rest., Veronica's
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Marchiquita Beach, La Esperanza Beach, Los Tubos
Car: necessary

A three to five minute walk (1 minute by car).

A horse ranch is about 1 minute by car from beach house and horsebackriding and tours are available.

Property is close (5-10 minute drive) to US chain stores (ie. Super Walmart, Sam's, etc), Prime Outlet shopping mall, pharmacies (Walgreens, CVS), bakery, fast food places (Burger King, Chili's, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, etc.).

Traditional Puertorican food kiosks steps away from beach house).

Arrangements can be made for authentic traditional meal prepared on property (additional fee).

No US passport needed to come to PR. Enjoy the ocean breezes that constantly blow by trade winds with 80+degrees in our deck porch!


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Manati House Rental Rates

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Mar 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

We accept all major credit cards. After paying the deposit, the total payment due is paid in 2 equal monthly installments. Total payment must be made 15 days prior of check in date.

Rental Contract agreement, including rental rules, must be signed and sent to property owners at time of booking the property.

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Manati House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom is located between bedroom 1 and bedroom 2
  • Includes bathtub, shower, hair dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , double/twin bunk bed and an additional twin bed.
    TV room with queen size sofa bed - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Baby crib is a play and pack
  • Bedrooms are air conditioned and with ceiling fans. Have dresser and closets. Linens and towels included. Two play pen cribs available upon request.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Minimum age limit for renters is 21 years old. We accept all major credit cards. Even though there are no ramps for wheelchairs, it is easy to access main house and garden. Smoking is permitted only in garden gazebo. Internet service and cable are free. Strollers, car seat and booster seats available free upon request.

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