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Recent Puerto Rico reviews

  • Casa Ballena for relaxation, fun, views, and quality time

    "Casa Ballena in Guánica is an ideal vacation rental for all the reasons previous visitors have stated and much more. Our family of 8, sometimes 10, arriving from the bitter cold up North, was always comfortable and relaxed. The tropical atmosphere of the quite well-maintained house, the ceiling fans, the air-conditioned bedrooms (especially important in the summer months), the magnificent view of Guilligan Island and the proximity to that paradise, the pool, the lovely gardens with a hardy guayacán tree, the comfortable kitchens with all its tools and gadgets (we took the house upstairs and the full apartment downstairs), the BBQ, the three terraces with dinner tables and chairs and one of them with a sectional sofa too, and the quiet (even on New Year’s Eve), everything made the visit easy and enjoyable. Jeffrey, the administrator, and his family couldn’t have been more helpful. All our questions and requests were promptly answered. There are also nearby must-dos and must-sees: the lovely beaches in Guánica, Cabo Rojo, Salinas; the city of Ponce; the Cabo Rojo lighthouse; and so much more. If you want a relaxing vacation, Casa Ballena is the place to go."
    Guest: Susan H. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 29, 2015
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  • Destination 30th Birthday

    "Working with Karen and her husband was a pure joy. I visit Puerto Rico every year around my birthday, and this year decided to rent a large house with some of my closest friends for my 30th birthday. Fifteen of us stayed in the house for 5 nights. Never once did we feel crowded. Everyone had a great time, utilizing the pool as well as the beaches located so near to the home. The proximity to old San Juan for tourism was also very convenient for my guests that had never been to PR...only a short cab ride. The backyard was conducive to a "family dinner" that we cooked in-house for all 15 people. We sat together, dined and had an amazing time. I highly recommend having the house stocked with food prior to arriving...it makes life that much easier. Karen was always available by phone if myself or my guests needed anything. I'm beyond pleased with the entire weekend we spent in this gorgeous home. If ever traveling with a large group again, I would not hesitate to rent this house again."
    Guest: Michael N. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 2, 2015
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  • Location, location, location.....and security

    "We just spent a month in Dell's apartment at the Racquet Club in Isla Verde. Everything he promised about his apartment was true---it is just steps to the the most beautiful beach in Isla Verde/San Juan area. Second, the security in this building is top notch! Three keys to get into the apartment, an electronic key fob to open all gates and doors into the building, a security guard in the lobby. Dell makes it easy by mailing the keys to you at home so you arrive with them in hand. And it's in an upscale neighborhood with lots of Carolina police cruising in cars, motorcycles, bikes, and Segways. Beach (public but with limited entrances, mostly from apartment buildings and hotels) felt so safe every night we took long walks in the dark. Good washer and dryer on each floor in building, operated with a card you refill on machine in lobby. Pool area has outdoor shower for washing sand off feet after beach. Dell has thought everything you'd need on the beach. Ocean is so gentle at this beach that we could swim laps in it. We joined health club for month at Intercontinental Hotel two buildings down the beach. Easy walk to huge supermarket (Dell even has a cart for this) and two Walgreen's. Charlie's Car Rental a block away makes day trips around island easy. Apartment is perfect size for a couple, but would be pretty tight for a second adult couple on the fold-out. One or two small children would be OK. Dell has lots of beach towels, and second sink outside full bathroom is nice. Only caveat---Isla Verde is noisy: with 3 bars in the bottom of this building, lots of partiers on sidewalks and cars with mega bass cruising, garbage pick-up and construction at neighboring apt. buildings starts early in the morning, and you're a block from busy Isla Verde Ave. Don't expect to sleep with the sliding doors open hearing only the waves and the surf. We gave in the second night, closed the doors and put on AC for white noise, then slept peacefully. Dell has a nice big room fan that helps. But that's Puerto Rico: it is urban, noisy, vibrant, and fun!!"
    Guest: Mare Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 8, 2015
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  • Beautiful views, great price

    "This space has an amazing view. It was clean. It is old and a little rough around the edges but for the space and price it is worth it. It is tucked away in the beautiful mountains so plan on driving about an hour everywhere. We felt safe and the guards at the entrance were friendly. We walked to the nearby beach although it is not for swimming it still is beautiful. Due to the fact that it is tucked into the mountains do expect to hear many nature sounds. Air is only circulated by open windows which at night gets a little loud. The air conditioner in the master bedroom works great but is loud. If you are looking for a true Puerto Rico experience this offers it. You aren't city living at this place, which we loved. Bring extra bedding. Not a lot of kitchen appliances so don't plan on making big meals. Stock up on toilet paper and paper towels. Make sure and bring your own beach towels. Hot water works great for shower time. Truly, for the views and price you can't find anything better. Wifi works good. Cable TV is nice. We stayed for 8 nights. We are a family of 6. One room had 3 twin beds. One room had futon and full bed. Master had queen bed, light bedding on all beds so bring some extra. 2 bathrooms. 2 balconies. Main balcony is off of family room and is good size."
    Guest: UT6 Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 10, 2015
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