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This 3 bedroom 2 bath family vacation home is situated on four tropical acres with private gated access and includes all the amenities of home with a fully equipped kitchen and all appliances (gas stove, full size refrigerator/freezer, blender, coffee maker, juicer, George Foreman, food processor, etc.), pots, pans, dishes, storage containers, bedding, and towels. The property is pet and kid friendly. A large patio allows you and your guests to enjoy morning coffee, sunbathe, grill out, and just enjoy some down time. No need to return home with dirty clothes, there is a full sized washer and dryer, and clothesline on site. The property is close to El Yunque Rainforest, Luquillo Beach, one of the best beaches on the island, Gran Melia and Rio Mar Resorts, and just 21 easy miles from the Airport. This is not a cramped beachfront condo, but a secluded family home located behind a remote control gate, with a long winding driveway surrounded by lush rainforest greenery and landscaping. The open floor plan with spacious rooms are all located on one level, making it easy for elderly or toddlers to get around - no steps. Master Bedroom offers a King sized bed, walk-in closet, and separate bathroom with large shower. The second Bedroom offers a queen sized bed and a twin bed with a large closet. The Third Bedroom offers a queen sized bed and large closet, with a second Bathroom just next door. The house has accommodated many family gatherings with friends and family sharing in the food preparation in the open kitchen with large island, with many guests gravitating to the large patio, or the open two stall garage in rainy weather. If you want to stay where you have all the amenities of home, yet are near many attractions the island has to offer, please consider reserving this home for your next vacation. The property has air conditioning available, cable tv with HBO & Starz, smart tv in master and guest room #1, flat screen and dvd in third bedroom, and wi-fi throughout.
The bedrooms of this house are spacious. We could easily add additional beds or sleeping capacity (bunks) to any of the rooms, but we really want the guests to sleep comfortably, not cramped. There is a queen sized air mattress available, as well as the couch and love seat if necessary. Because of the higher cost of utilities, we do need to charge for additional guests beyond 7. ...moreless
The home faces the El Yunque Rainforest and is surrounded by lush tropical plants, including many palms, coconut, and mango trees. Enormous boulders and flowing plants all around. Tropical Paradise....moreless
Due to the elevation of the property, the ocean is easily visible from the patio. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Table has four chairs, but can fit up to six, or be moved to the patio with the patio table and chairs to seat 8...moreless
Seating for 4 people
Updated! Large inverter in living room will cool the front living area. Each bedroom has its own a/c unit, and a ceiling fan. ...moreless
Two stall covered. We have used the garage for taking cover in rainy weather. Door to kitchen from garage is handy for traffic flow from patio/house/garage.
Laundry area in garage. ...moreless
The pictures illustrate the great features of the patio. We spend a great deal of time on the patio: coffee in morning, sunbathing during the day, and dinner/drinks in the evening...moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Property has many flowering plants, bananas, mangos, breadfruit, coffee. If it is in season when you are visiting, you are welcome to it. It's a jungle beyond the home with many huge rocks / caves....moreless
Nov-April '17 Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$200
Owners reserve the right to confirm amount of guests occupying home
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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This home is a great place to unplug and unwind from your busy life. The tourist attractions are easily accessible by expressways, but the home is tucked into a private rural piece of paradise, 1 short mile from Highway #3!
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Hector grew up in the center of the island (Orocovis) and moved to the mainland in the 70's. Each vacation opportunity, we would return to the island to stay with family. In 2001, we had an opportunity to purchase a piece of land close to a niece's house that we always ended up staying with on vacation because of her great location to everything (and her great Puerto Rican cooking!). When Hector retired in 2010, he returned to Puerto Rico to supervise the construction of this vacation home.
Why the Owner Chose Rio Grande: We chose this location because it is in close proximity to all the attractions and amenities of the big city of San Juan. We enjoy the privacy of the home and its surrounding tropical fruit, flowers, rocks, and palms. We are hybrid Tourists and Locals -- we want to see everything the island has to offer, but we don't want to pay the high costs associated with being a tourist, and we know there is more to the island than San Juan!
The Unique Benefits at this House: The trade winds of the island that blow through the house take with it the stress of the 'real world,' the seclusion of the house behind a gate and long driveway allows you to rest and regroup, and the location allows you to easily rejoin the rest of the world on your own terms. The native coqui tree frogs sing you to sleep at night and the roosters down the mountain wake you at day break. Other than maybe your fellow guests, no one else is going to bother you at this vacation home!
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