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Welcome to Yunque Brisas. We are located on a beautiful 600 foot hill less than a mile from the beach. We overlook the magnificent Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort and have a 180 degree view from ocean to rain forest with St. Thomas in the distance. So many activities, shopping and restaurants are located within ten minutes. We are on nine and half acres and have lots of beautiful flowers, views, and an organic orchard and garden.
The trade wind breezes come right up our hill from the ocean traveling to the rain forest. Our very unique architectural villa has been here since 1982 and utilizes these magnificent trade winds so that air conditioning is not needed. Experience paradise like it was meant to be here at Yunque Brisas.
We are also a bed and breakfast. You may choose a special morning we make you a special breakfast ie. Eggs Benedict, Crepes, Creme Brulee French Toast, or a Veggie Omelette from our organic garden. All other mornings we supply a choice of continental, hot or cold cereal, or a smoothie breakfast. Buen Provecho!
Keywords: Guest House, Villa, Casita, Rainforest House
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$135
additional person$10 + tax
The rates for after 7 days are only an estimate. It is not the way we charge for over 7 days. The correct rate is one day off per 7 days booked. For example the 28 day rate would be paying for 24 days at $3,240.
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We are located in one of the best areas of Puerto Rico. If you are interested in nature and activities, we have it all. Golf, tennis and swimming in The Wyndham Rio Mar Beach resort less than a mile away. Other activities within 10 minutes include the best beaches on the island. There are public beaches with facilities all the way to wild beaches to explore. El Yunque National Caribbean Rainforest offers many hikes, bird watching, ziplining, horseback riding, river trekking, natural slides, rope swings, waterfalls, natural pools and amazing views. You can learn how to surf a couple miles away. Everybody is guarnteed to surf. We also have some of the best surf breaks on the island in our area for surfers.
Year Purchased: 1982
About the owner: My father came to Puerto Rico in the early 50's via the F.A.A.. While sitting on the beach at Playa Azul in Luquillo he looked up at this hill and said to my mother, "that would be a beautiful place to put a home." After a couple flyovers and some research from friends, my mother and father purchased our land and started building a dream home. This is where I grew up till I was eight and then moved to Florida with my mother. While growing up I always came back to this little paradise every summer. During the summers my father and I would cook every day something new for each meal for 90 days. We were not gourmets, or gourmands, but very proud gluttons. Somewhere between my father teaching me how to chef and my mother working in the hotel industry, I dabbled at it as well for about 25 years. I worked for different hotel chains, family restaurants and had a few restaurants of my own. I played bartender, server, chef and manager trekking around the country. Now I am back to my little paradise. I love to provide friends with a great experience when they are here and I love to share all the great food from the property. Hope you can spare the time to come and visit and share a story.
Why the Owner Chose Rio Grande: I did not purchase this vacation home, I turned it into one. It just seemed a waste if more people did not experience this little paradise.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: There are so many unique aspects of this beautiful property. The birds provide a chorus melody at sunrise. Occasionally a flock of parakeets will fly tree to tree greeting you as you wake. The mornings are calm till the 9am breeze blusters up. On a clear day you can see St. Thomas in the east, and a very clear day you can see St. Johns and Tortola. Out to the north the ocean is many shades of blue and green in and around the reefs off the points and beaches. Clouds start building up and climbing toward the rain forest. A red tailed hawk will let out a squeal as he soars the mountain overhead. More birds make their way though the property greeting you as they go. In the afternoon a shower may get pushed over from the rain forest and the sound on the roof will put you to sleep. The late afternoon brings a beautiful sunset color to the town of Luquillo and its beaches. Egrets start flocking up to the mountain and just before dark the bats come out to dazzle you with their aerial ballet. Of course, then the coquis start to serenade you while the stars come out and dazzle you. Special evenings, which we keep a sharp eye out for, is when the full moon rises out of the ocean. The best though is when friends come and visit and experience these wonders with us.