"My husband & I celebrated our 25th anniversary here & just got home last night. RUN, don't walk, to book your stay here if you want a personalized, tasty, scenic, marvelous stay in lovely northeast Puerto Rico. Brad's home is the ideal base for any adventure you desire. 1st, all about Brad - having him as our personal host ramped up our fantastic experience in PR. From the moment we arrived, he was un-intrusively on hand ( via in person, by text, phone, email) to give us insider tips, exacting directions, gift shop recommendations of locally made goods, stories about the island and his family and his journey to his present position as host extraordinaire of Yunque Brisas. On top of all that, the included breakfast fare ( and reasonably priced add ons for breakfast & dinner) were beyond delicious - they were exquisite, all freshly prepared with on site fruits and delivered at your choice of time. We enjoyed our morning planning chats with Brad so much that we invited him to join us for dinner the night he prepared a local fish for me ( cola rubia baked in banana peels with ginger & lime) and green chicken curry for Henry. He even gifted us with a bottle of champagne to celebrate our anniversary! Gals, if you are looking for an amiable, charming, kind, good looking guy who can cook, Brad's your man! Yunque Brisas location was perfect for us as we enjoyed snorkeling, viewing the luminescent biobay, lazing on the gorgeous beaches, playing blackjack at the casino ( 5 mins away) , taking an overnight trip to Culebra ( DON'T miss it - GO!), visiting Arecibo, the Rio Cumay caves and Old San Juan. The guesthouse is rustic but very comfortable. Views straight out to the ocean. The bed was very comfy and the indoor/outdoor bathroom ( built around a HUGE boulder) is a treat. The coqui frogs will chirp you to sleep, in fact, one took up residence ( we were told a prior guest dubbed him "Stewey" ) & enjoyed spending his days perched atop a piece of artwork in the bathroom! There are birds all around, tiny lizards scurrying to & fro & virtually no mosquitos. ( although netting is provided, very romantic) The skies are very clear at night & to see the full moon rise over the ocean, then shine through the slatted windows onto the bed was just heavenly. YB is about 35 minutes from the airport & close to everything. The farthest west we travelled was to Arecibo & that was about 2 hours. All in all, it was the best choice for our anniversary. Brad, you're the BOMB!"
Guest: Pat L.
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: October 4, 2015