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Private Rain Forest Home in El Yunque, Puerto Rico on Five Secluded acres

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2BR AC + Loft Forest/Park Vacation Rental El Verde, sleeps up to 6; on 5 acres

Huracán María update: Thankfully our home did not sustain any damage. Electric service was finally restored on March 18; road access is good, water service and cell phone service are restored, but internet, and cable TV are still off-line. We suggest that you contact us before making a reservation for the latest information on conditions.

This beautiful large new, two air-conditioned bedrooms/one-bath home is nestled on 5 private secluded acres in the foothills adjoining the El Yunque National Forest rain forest. We are one of very few properties offering the actual experience of living in the rain forest.

Our home is an easy drive to the International Airport (SJU), old San Juan, the nightlife of El Condado and Isla Verde, world-famous beaches, golf courses, nature reserves, impressive underwater reefs and small cays - and of course the unique scenic and hiking facilities of the National Forest.

The nearby coastal area is ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and deep sea fishing. All this is a short distance from the house while you enjoy sleeping in the privacy & tranquility of the cool night breezes in the rain forest.

Our rainforest home is fully equipped with washer and dryer as well as free wireless internet and Dish satellite TV.

For the nature lover who seeks privacy, tranquility and the lush environment of the tropical rainforest, you have arrived.

Our home has a unique 'open-air' design, so that no walls or unnecessary obstacles block the way of communication, natural light or rich, fresh air. There is a fully equipped and functional kitchen along with a movable island. Two spacious air-conditioned bedrooms are on the lower floor, one of which opens onto the veranda. The entire second floor is a wide open loft with two outdoor decks. The loft itself is fully furnished with four large futons that transform into beds.

Guests will enjoy peaceful surroundings, lush vegetation, siestas in the hammocks on the expansive porch, great back-yard barbecues, unexpected rain followed by radiant sun and blue skies, sounds of the forest (especially the song of the coqui, the tiny tree frogs that welcomes the rain singing in unison), a secluded walking labyrinth, and marvelous morning walks along our private road.

More Details

Walter & Nilda
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Walter & Nilda

We designed and built the Rainforest Home over the course of several years completing it for guests in 2005. We add new features and upgrades of one sort or another every year and maintain the Rainforest Home with loving care. Most recently, in July of 2016, we added dependable free Dish satellite TV and unlimited internet services.

Walter & Nilda purchased this house in 2005

Why Walter & Nilda chose El Verde

Deep in the rainforest on 5 private acres, lush and tropical vegetation, cool nights and warm days, and the intimacy of forest life - all within easy reach of 'civilization' when you need to get there.

What makes this house unique

Privacy, nature, forest, spacious and comfortable, we could go on ... (check the reviews).


El Verde House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full with Shower (no tub)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , air conditioned
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , air conditioned
    Upper Loft - 4 sleep sofa /futon
  • Air conditioned bedrooms (2) with new Queen beds. In additional, four futon - beds are located on spacious airy upper loft
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Our home is well equipped with everything necessary for short or long term rental. You will have the entire home and 5 acre property to yourself. The location is private, in a gated rural rainforest setting. Our home is lovingly maintained by family just 10 minutes away, for assistance whenever required.


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Private Rain Forest Home in El Yunque, Puerto Rico on Five Secluded acres
average rating of 4.9864864 based on 74 reviews

Amazing views, secluded and drenched in nature!!

  • 5 of 5

Just over 30 minutes from the airport and starving from our flight, we stopped at the bottom of the hill at the highly recommended El Verde Bar B Que. Probably the best fried pork and roasted chicken that I've ever had. Honest. Then we headed up the mountain road and into the rainforest which was like a scene in Jurassic Park. Incredibly beautiful, lush and humid! The home was built by the owners of the property and you can instantly see that it was built with comfort in mind. Beautiful high ceilings with an upstairs loft that can accommodate larger groups. Although the two air conditioned bedrooms were heaven in the humidity, the reality is that at night, the temps come down and you could be comfortable with the fans blowing through the home. The Coqui frogs clearly get their names from their sound and they are certainly heard :-) I had the pleasure to meet one up close at 530 am. Very cool little frog! The winding driveway leading to the home is so secluded that you cannot see the road from the home. Very private which is really nice if you like to get away from it all after a day at the beach or in any of the surrounding towns. The house is fully equipped with all of your needs and there are a few markets and even a walmart fairly close for whatever you may need that isn't already in the home. Do yourself a favor and try the delicious locally grown coffees. My favorite was actually one of the least expensive. Yaucono. The rainforest is probably one of the coolest treks that I've ever made and a cool dip in the falls was a nice relief after the hilly hike. The downpour on the way out reminded me that I was in fact in a rainforest but it was still pretty cool hiking out in it. You kind of just become part of the nature. If you are considering a trip to Puerto Rico, scrap the hotels and rent this home. You'll be glad that you did. Hotels cannot give you the island feeling that staying in a tropical rainforest will. And the home itself is a clear 5 out of 5 stars. 10 if they rated that high!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit and your generous comments! We enjoy making our Rainforest Home available to people like you who really enjoy and appreciate it.
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Peaceful paradise in the rain forest. Amazing.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience this was. Everything on the property radiates with peace and tranquility. The location is perfect private and safe. The house is equipped with everything you need. The gardens are amazing and beautiful. I stayed with my grandmother who has Alzheimer's and I don't regret one bit.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The pictures cannot begin to do justice. We had a fantastic week stay with two little kids. They loved exploring the yard, and the sounds at night were just incredible. The home was extremely clean and prepared for us when we arrived.

Our favorite place was the porch, the kids loved the two hammocks, and we spent every morning and evening hanging out with the lizards for breakfast, and the frogs at night.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous comments. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed our Rainforest Home. And thank you for taking such good care of it! - Walter & Nilda
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  • 5 of 5

The house is in such a unique and beautiful setting. The bed was comfortable with nice linens and the kitchen and bath fully equipped. The dining porch was a favorite spot to eat or relax in a hammock. Walter met us the first evening and he is very welcoming. A great stay, we'd come back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the rainforest. - Walter & Nilda
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Perfect Rain Forest Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The pictures in the VRBO description are very good and give a great representation of the home and the surrounding grounds. But in person everything is even better. Walter and Nilda were wonderful hosts and met us at a convenient location to lead us to the property and show us around. I had mentioned that my 6-year old son was learning Spanish so Nilda spoke Spanish to him and pointed out a few things around their house along with their names in Spanish. This was a great way to start the vacation and the personal touch made it even more special. I could have spent the entire vacation just sitting on the back porch listening to the sounds of nature. We are used to sleeping with the A/C on at home, but after the first night we realized we really didn't need it. It was very relaxing to listen to the frogs and birds at night with the windows open and it was nice and cool. I highly recommend staying here and we plan to come again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your generous review. We are so pleased that your family, and especially your son, had a great visit to the rainforest. We love to share with people like you who appreciate the special environment. And thanks for taking good care of the home during your visit - hope to see you again in the future - Walter & Nilda
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Massachusetts USA

Rainforest Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Narrow winding roads lead to the Rainforest House. It sits surrounded by lush dense greenery but the house is bright, airy and immaculately clean. Everything you could need is provided from towels, linens, kitchen appliances, washer/dryer, covered outdoor eating area, beach towels & cooler. It is the ideal setting for a less than typical resort vacation. We stopped at a market for groceries, charcoal and Medalla on the way from the airport. If you feel the need to leave the house El Yunque national forest, Luquillo beach and the Kiosko are a simple short drive away. Renting a car is recommended. Walter, the host was helpful with any questions or needs and genuinely welcoming. We did not have cell phone service on the property, text only but that suited the atmosphere just fine for us. Returning to this home would be a pleasure.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your generous review! By the way, many cell phones can be set to "wi-fi calling," which works fine with the provided free unlimited wi-fi service at our rainforest home. Otherwise, best cell phone reception is by the back porch stairs. :)
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Juan International Airport
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Fajardo - Ferry to Vieques & Culebra
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Coco Beach Golf Resort (formerly Trump)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 3
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
El Verde BBQ open air restaurant
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Coco Beach
Car: necessary

The best description of our Rainforest Home in the El Yunque Rainforest is in the many reviews by our valued guests.

We take great pride in our unique home on five secluded acres adjoining the border of El Yunque National Forest.

While in the home, you will enjoy the peaceful surroundings of lush vegetation, siestas in the hammock on the back porch, great back-yard barbecues, occasional visits by curious small & harmless lizards, unexpected rain followed by radiant sun and blue skies, marvelous morning walks along the private road, and the unique sounds of the forest. The song of the coquí will welcome you to the rain forest. They are the tiny tree frogs that, singing in unison, greet the rain.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $60 per person per night


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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