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Villa Next To El Yunque Rainforest, A Little Paradise, 5-10 Mins From The Beach

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms or 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, sleeps 10

Tropical Villa at the foothill of the rainforest and 5-10 min. to the beach (25 miles from the airport, 30 miles from old San Juan. Can be rented the whole property or the upper floor only (during low season)

It is a two story villa with porches almost around it. You can enjoy the tropical garden with a large swimming pool and jacuzzi. Excellent retreat for relaxing, enjoy nature, lie on a hammock, play dominoes, or jump in the pool.

Close to all amenities, beach, resorts, restaurants, hiking in the rainforest, and shopping.

Upper floor:

Living / Dining room;

Fully equipped kitchen;

1 Masterbedroom Queensize bed with bathroom;

1 Bedroom with two Full beds;

1 Bedroom with Queensize bed;

1 Bathrooms with shower;

Ground floor :

1 Bedroom with Kingsize bed;

1 Bedroom with Full bed;

1 Bathroom with shower;

Laundry room;


big half open room (empty... for the moment)...

Entrance: Place for 3 - 4 cars;


Pool and Jacuzzi

More Details

Yvonne and Jose Arturo Morell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Yvonne and Jose Arturo Morell

Greetings to our guests, beeing a culturally mixed couple Puertorican and Swiss, we love to spend our holidays in Puerto Rico. We love our house at the foothills of El Yunque as it reminds us of colonial homes with porches all around it, with breathtaking views to El Yunque (the national rainforest) which gives our place a peaceful natural feel... exactly what we like. We would like to share our home with our family, friends, and guests from all over the world to enjoy a peaceful moment to read, listen to the forest, talk through the night on the porch or to have a quiet romantic holiday. We hope you will enjoy discovering this beautiful island, and have a wonderful vacation.

Yvonne and Jose Arturo Morell purchased this villa in 2011

Why Yvonne and Jose Arturo Morell chose Rio Grande

We enjoy the Caribbean very much, specially the freshness and diversity of the rainforest and the beautiful beaches close by. Rio Grande is also centrally located not far from Old San Juan, ferries to other Islands and many activities to do close by.

What makes this villa unique

Quick access to the rainforest, or the beach. Private pool on the property and a big garden with tropical trees. Huge balcony all around with view to the rainforest and ample enough to sit, or lie, whilst enjoying the sea breeze.


Rio Grande Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Big groups under 25 years of age are not allowed.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1upstairs - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 upstairs - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 downstairs - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Villa Next To El Yunque Rainforest, A Little Paradise, 5-10 Mins From The Beach
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews
Millburn NJ

Rainforest Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fabulous week in the villa. The description was accurate but it still exceeded our expectations. The location is wonderful with great access to the rainforest and many beautiful beaches. The pool was larger than expected and we spent many hours simply hanging out there. The house is very spacious and well equipped and accommodated the nine members of our family very comfortably. I would highly recommend staying in the villa and hope that we may get the opportunity again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orem, Utah, USA

Nice place!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house and yard. It was large and spacious. The kitchen was great with plenty of lovely plates and bowls, etc. we especially loved the beautiful wrap around deck! We were in paradise eating dinner out there. The washer and dryer are a definite plus. We had fun playing games in the evening. This was in a wonderful location for what we wanted to do in Puerto Rico. We did not feel like we were living in luxury or anything like that, but it suited our needs perfectly. Have to say, we really like counter space in a bathroom, which there was none. Oh well. Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home tucked away on a dead end with luscious greenery surrounding the property. The home is spacious and provides everything you need for a comfortable stay. The pool is very nice, clean, and private. I stayed here with my family the week of my wedding in Rio Grande and it was a perfect home base. I would definitely recommend staying here with your family or small group. Thank you Yvonne and Jose, for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An exceptional experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to say that we had a WONDERFUL time at the Villa! The house was clean, the grounds were immaculate and the rainforest sounds are like nothing in the world! I would definitely recommend you stay at this wonderful villa and we plan to come back next year!

Truman and Melissa Shaneyfelt

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical Rainforrest Dream!

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at the villa in Colinas del Yunque with 5 adults and one child. this house is wonderful - when it gets dark the El Yunque Rainforrest starts it's concert of Coqui frogs, birds and others - i fell asleep several times just listening to those sounds... the house has everything one needs and everything is in good shape. El Yunque Rainforrest and Luquillo Beach are very close by - lot's of nice places to eat in the area also - our favourite was

"Mi Vida Cafe" in Palmer -> the best burgers i had during our whole stay in Puerto Rico (with Puertorican ingredients!). the pool was a dream to relax in after busy days on the road. we did not miss TV at all - Radio and the sounds of the Rainforrest are more than anyone could ask for.

Yvonne was very responsive and helpful when we contacted her. We would definitly return to this house on our next vacation in Puerto Rico.

Thanks again Yvonne!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. You realy have captured the magic of staying close to the rainforest. We are glad that you had a great time. Hope to welcome you again in Villa El Yunque!
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A Magical Villa! A Puerto Rican Jam!!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Yvonne,

I wanted to thank you for welcoming us at your magical villa. I couldn't even imagine how great the house is and dound myself and my wonderful friends at a fairy-tale rainforest, with all the necessities for a great stay.

Everything from the kitchen, the bathrooms, the pool, the bedrooms - everything was well maintained and worked properly. We had breakfast on the balcony, danced by the pool, and relaxed in the hammocks.

From the bottom of my heart - Thank you and Ihope to return to Villa del Yunque soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
San Juan
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rio Mar Beach Resort
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary

On the foothill of El Yunque, national rainforest.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $12 per person per night
Damage Deposit $50

We do not rent to large groups under 25 years old.

Paypal fee 1.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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