Tranquility and Privacy is Here
- english, solamente un poco espanol, gracias
About Patty Wood
Love to escape the harsh winters of northern Ohio by traveling to anywhere warm. I am retired but am not a couch potato. Wanted to find a place to own and happily work on and to share this great beautiful area with others. Husband and I think anyone interested in tranquil country living will fall in love with Casa Buena Vista because it is truly a tropical paradise.
Patty Wood purchased this House in 2015
Why Patty Wood chose Utuado
At a 2000 foot elevation (612 meters) one is up, up and away looking down on so much of Puerto Rico's wonder. Great weather and a little bit of land to call are own away from the hot cities and frantic lifestyle so many people want to escape. We have made Casa Buena Vista into a virtual paradise for anyone seeking relaxation and tranquility.
What makes this House unique
An arched entryway and a pool is always inviting. Two hammocks and a rustic gazebo for whiling away the lazy days.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Piece of heaven
Best vacation ever lost in time.
Juan loved his stay at Casa Buena Vista vacation rental complete with veggies and tropical fruits and spent care free days visiting sites in Puerto Rico.
The house very comfortable and cozy . To rest the perfect house
A unique view we enjoyed it very morning and beautiful afternoons.
Thank you Luminosa for your nice review. I am glad you had a restful time at Casa Buena Vista so I invite you to come back again whenever possible
Beautiful home with a gorgeous view
Myself and a group of friends stayed here for a week in July. The house had enough room for everyone to stay comfortably, the home was very clean and well kept. The backyard has a gorgeous view along with beautiful flowers, fruits & vegetables growing around the property. The pool was very nice but we didn't get to enough it as much as I would have liked because by the time we got in from the days activity it was too chilly for me to swim. However staying in the mountains was nice because of the cooler nights and less mosquitos. The porch was great to sit under and watch the sunset in the mountain while listening to the Coquie Frogs. For those who must have their phones or computers WIFI was very reliable.
The drive to the home is a bit far from any major town but I would not let that stop me from enjoying this home. The roads getting there are very curvy and narrow and it is not recommended to drive in at night but we did and found the home.
The owner was very responsive to my questions and very helpful.
Gosh!! What a nice review and so good of you to make comments for future guests
thank you so much and I hope you can come back again have a great rest of your summer and rest of your year bye bye sincerely Patty and Richard
Cannot wait to return!
Our family of three thoroughly enjoy staying at Patty's home! The views cannot be beat and from everywhere on the property, you feel like you are in your own oasis! We were welcomed to a pristinely clean home, with a beautiful bouquet of tropical flowers. The pool, where our 11 year old spent most of his time, is crystal clear. While it's not heated, the sun keeps it at a fine refreshing temperature that is most welcome on hot afternoons. The newly built covered patio next to the pool provided perfect shade. We nearly lived outside on the wrap-around porch - the view is amazing, the bird varieties are beautiful, and the little lizard friends rid the porch of nearly all bugs. The porch stays dry except for the windiest of rain storms - there are few things as awe-inspiring as watching the clouds envelop the mountain. Patty invited us to enjoy the veggies that were growing - nothing as delicious as fresh picked tomatoes and spinach!
The kitchen had all that we needed. There were toiletries and a first aid kit in the bathrooms. There were lots of games (Monopoly, Dominos, Uno, Scrabble, puzzles, and others).
We lost electricity once for a couple hours during a storm, but crews were out quicker than they usually are here in NJ. A book out on the porch was all we needed anyway. We did lose water pressure several times, but the cistern backup was reliable if we needed. Keep in mind that this house is at the top of a mountain, in the middle of the island, so a little of that is a trade off for the privacy and beauty! Except during the power outage, the wifi worked well. Cell reception was consistently good, too. Unfortunately, my husband had to do some work while we were there, but was able to do so easily with the wifi and cell.
We recommend that you rent an SUV or Jeep - while a smaller car will suffice, you will be driving up mountain roads. A Jeep will be much happier than a sedan (and so will you)! We also recommend doing your grocery shopping before heading up from Utuado or Lares - we found the Econo in Utuado to be well-stocked and has good prices.
It does take a while to get to, but enjoy the ride, take in the sites - heck, you're on vacation - why rush?! PR is a most beautiful island and her residents are even more beautiful! We met so many wonderful people!!
Patty was wonderful! Very responsive! Her caretaker was also wonderful, providing wood for the fireplace/grill and making sure we had all that we needed!
WOW! your review made my day...to know your family found happiness and a
pleasurable vacation on our special little "oasis" as you wrote. Your review for Casa Buena Vista means everything to Richard, and Ferdy and me. So glad you enjoyed the fresh produce, the outdoor fireplace, pool and terraces. Thank you for all your comments concerning the workings of the house which will help future guests love our mountain retreat too.
Come back again and again!
Richard and Patty
Beautiful home with stunning views of Puerto Rico
Casa Buena Vista was amazing. I am so happy my fiancee and I chose this house for our PR vacation. The views are incredible and so relaxing. We actually spent an entire day just at the house by the pool and it truly felt like we were at our own private resort!
If you don't mind driving to the beach or anywhere else on the island, this house is absolutely worth it. As a side note, if you are unfamiliar with PR mountain roads, get a Jeep - you will need it!!!
Thank you to Patty, Rich and Ferdy for making our stay welcoming and comfortable. :)
WOW!!! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPER DUPER sparkling review; this is what hosts love to get. My husband, Ferdy and I are glad your fiancee and you enjoyed our casa and Puerto Rico so much. We wish you all the best!!
Patty and Rich
The photos posted of Casa Buena Vista do NOT do these views justice!! Our family of 4 (two adults, two teenage boys) stayed in Casa Buena Vista for 11 days and it was perfect for us. We loved the patio and the boys loved the pool out back. The house is pretty secluded, there are a few neighbors within short walking distance, however it felt to us like we had the mountain to ourselves. The home is located central to all beaches & other attractions and we'll away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life. So if you're looking for peace and quiet this is the perfect house! There is small bakery, pizza place, & grocery store in town about 10 minutes or so from the house. Larger chain grocery stores such as Walmart is about an hour away. The house is beautifully landscaped and full of pure nature. We loved sitting outside in the evenings after long adventure packed days and relaxing under the stars and looking out over the horizon. On super clear days you can actually see the ocean. Ferdy, the home caretaker, is super friendly. He made sure we were comfortable and knew that he was closeby if we needed anything. There is a coffee plantation closeby, Hacienda Tres Angeles, that is a must see on the weekend. Naomi and Juan, the owners, are so genuine and passionate about their farm and the coffee is to die for!! Overall, our stay was wonderful and we are definitely hoping to stay at Casa Buena Vista on our next trip to PR!
We are very happy you enjoyed Casa Buena Vista and your explorations of P.R. What a wonderful review you have given us...thank you so much and you are welcome to come again!!! Sincerely, Richard and Patty
Camuy Caves Park, Caguana Indian Ceremonial Park, Aricebo Observatory, Lago Dos Bocas Ferry, Hacienda Tres Angeles Coffee Farm, Lares Café Oro coffeeshop and farm
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