|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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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.
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
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!'
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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
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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.
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.
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!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
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.