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Comfortable Home W/Private Pool, Near Beaches, Rain Forest

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Enjoy a wonderful, low cost, Puerto Rico, vacation rental at our "House in the Hills" (Casa de Loma) on the beautiful East Coast of Puerto Rico. Located near Humacao, our three bedroom vacation rental accommodates parties of 8 people in comfortable beds with two port-a-cribs for twp tots. The large private swimming pool is set in a garden courtyard, offering privacy in a beautiful setting. Spend all day by the pool or travel the island to see its many sites. The choice is yours.

NEW SWIMMING POOL: We have recently installed a large, private swimming pool enclosed in a very private, garden courtyard. The pool is large enough for six adults or an entire family to enjoy at one time. It has lighting for night-time swims and is a wonderful addition to this cheerful home.

Our vacation rental is convenient to beautiful Puerto Rico beaches - such as Luquillo and Seven Seas; World class Puerto Rico golf courses like Palmas Del Mar; the mountainous El Yunque Rainforest - the only rain forest in US National Forest System; Day trips to beautiful and remote Puerto Rico islands - such as Culebra and Vieques; Resorts and Casinos; Amazing snorkeling and scuba diving; as well as the vibrant and historic city of San Juan. "Casa de Loma," our low cost Puerto Rico vacation rental, will make your dream Puerto Rico vacation affordable!

The interior of Casa de Loma was recently redecorated to reflect the architecture of historic Puerto Rico. (For a full "House Tour" see our Home Page link below.) Throughout our three bedroom home, a motif of archways was used in combination with Caribbean colors to create an inviting and relaxing feel in every room. A large, gracious porch provides a shady retreat all day and allows dining with a view. Two large tiled bathrooms are equipped with modern fixtures and showers. In the comfortable well-ventilated bedrooms, all beds are new and each room has its own ceiling fan. The house has ample parking, an emergency water supply, and a large yard with citrus, palm and flowering trees. If in season, feel free to pick your morning grapefruit.

The comfortable living room with white archways surrounded by faux stucco finish reflects the architecture of old San Juan. Twin modern love seats, with colorful wicker side chairs can easily be arranged to comfortably seat up to 8. A TV with Satellite Service offers 4 major US networks in English,plus other stations; a radio/CD/Tape player, and ceiling fans are all provided for your enjoyment. We offer guests a video library of more than 150 movies. Bring your laptop; there is a WiFi internet connection usable in any room of the house.

There is a full working kitchen and a laundry area. The kitchen includes a breakfast nook with a marble top table. Kitchen appliances include: electric cook-top range, double door refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, toaster oven, blender, and coffee maker. Complete cookware and dinnerware for eight are included. A small picnic cooler is provided for day trips.

The master bedroom features a queen-size bed, a large six drawer dresser, a plush side chair, and large tiled bathroom with a shower. A day and trundle bed allows 4 to sleep comfortably in the master bedroom. A second bathroom serves the two additional bedrooms. One of these bedrooms has two twin beds and walls decorated in "Hibiscus" pink. The other bedroom is painted in a bright, "Caribbean Sea" blue and features a double bed and windows on two walls.

A full-size dining area includes a table for six with comfortable chairs so that you can relax over a leisurely meal. The front porch overlooks the hills of Las Piedras, providing a quiet place to read and relax. Views of the yard include many flowering shrubs, banana trees that you are welcome to pick from, and an array of palms. The porch has an area that is large enough for dining. We often dine on the porch to view the pleasant pastoral setting and to enjoy the evening breezes.

Casa de Loma, is in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. Las Piedras is a suburban community high in the hills just west of Humacao. The house is a 45 minute drive from Puerto Rico's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan. It is situated more than 1000 feet above sea level, overlooking striking vistas, including rugged mountain ridges, pasture lands and neighborhoods of Caribbean/Spanish architecture. The vacation rental surroundings are lush, verdant and tropical. Palms, citrus trees and yucca plants abide. Flowering bougainvillea, poinsettia, flamboyant and hibiscus color the hillsides. On a clear morning, as you descend the hill to town, your views will include spectacular vistas of the El Yunque Rainforest summits.

Keywords: Vacation Home

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Jim Meighan
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish, Please email only in English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Jim Meighan

Jim Meighan has been renting vacation homes in Puerto Rico since 2000. He believes that Puerto Rico is a wonderful island to tour, offering many unique experiences not found in the US, Canada, or Europe. He resides in New Hampshire, but travel frequently to Puerto Rico to manage their properties and enjoy the island, it friendly people and its rich history and culture. Since beginning his vacation rental business, he has had more than 1000 guest parties stay at one of his four homes.

Jim Meighan purchased this house in 1998

Why Jim Meighan chose Las Piedras Pueblo

The east coast of Puerto Rico is the best location for visitors who like diverse activities. Within a 45 minute drive of their homes are numerous lovely beaches, the El Yunque rain forest park, 5 resorts (offering golf, tennis, restaurants, casinos, horseback riding,scuba, deep sea fishing, etc.), historic Old San Juan, modern San Juan, ferry's to off-shore islands, bioluminescent bays, shopping, adventure tourism, and other activities.

What makes this house unique

When you stay at Casa de Loma you experience Puerto Rico! You live in a cozy home with many amenities and comforts. You have a private swimming pool in a garden courtyard. You have lovely porches with pleasant views. You see people going about their daily lives and you get a real sense of how it would be to live on this wonderful island.


Las Piedras Pueblo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Pleasant tile bathrooms with showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) Large Master Bedroom with bathroom en suite., Double Beds (1) Breezy, colorful bedroom. , Twin or Single Beds (2) Great room for the kids or non-couple guests., Child Beds (1) A full single day bed and a full single trundle bed are also found in the Master Bedroom. These beds are comfortable for adults, but best suited for children., Baby Cribs (2) Folding Porta-crib Available UPON REQUEST
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Comfortable Home W/Private Pool, Near Beaches, Rain Forest
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
New York

Nice house

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. The house was very clean and well-equipped. Had time to visit some clubs and restos in San Juan. Will definitely come back. Case De Loma was the perfect spot for our trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree! Casa de Loma is well located for may day trips, including: many different beaches, visiting Palmas del Mar Resort, Culebra and Vieques Island trips, El Yunque Rainforest, Old San Juan and San Juan Condado area. Glad you had fun!
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Lincoln, NE

The perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute wonderful time at Casa De Loma. We spent 8 nights at this lovely house in the hills being serenaded by the coqui. The owner, Jim, is truly a pro at this and the information packet he sent to us covered all the necessary details for finding the house, staying in the house, and enjoying our time in Puerto Rico. The pool and the kitchen were perfect after a day of exploring around the island. We could eat out for lunch then relax at the house, swim, and make a little something for dinner. The house was clean, welcoming, and comfortable in every way. We can't wait for another opportunity to explore Puerto Rico and stay at Casa de Loma again!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always glad to hear that guests had a good time in PR when they stay at our home! The best compliment of all is that you plan to return. We look forward to it!
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A perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Casa De Loma! The home is in the hills in Las Piedras and it takes a minute to know where you are, our GPS said "unknown road" So luckily we had the handy map that Jim (the owner) sent us! The home was equipped with all we needed. Lots of towels, beach chairs, sheets, a washer and dryer. All the rooms had overhead fans. There were many areas to relax in and plenty of room for all 6 of us. The sounds of Coqui at night, and Roosters in the morning made us feel as if we lived there round year. I have family on the north coast, and didn't want to crowd them by staying at their homes. This worked out perfectly. We traveled to west to Ponce, North to San Juan, centrally to Guavate for some good eats and to Fajardo for tours. We will stay again, and have already recommended our friends! Thanks Jim for a GREAT time! With thanks from The Jacksons!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for posting your review. We believe when you stay at Casa De Loma you experience the real Puerto Rico. You find out what it would be like to live here and at the same time enjoy a relaxing vacation in a lovely spot. Sounds like you did just that! Thanks again.
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Silver Spring, Maryland

A Real Vacation for Us.

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Loma was perfect home and the perfect location for our trip to Puerto Rico. My grandmother grew up on a farm in Puerto Rico and we wanted to experience the kind of rural setting she had lived in as a girl. The hills of Las Piedras are just that. There are fields of plantain trees, cocoanut palms everywhere, mangos growing wild in this country setting. The house itself was cool and breezy and the swimming pool in the large garden was a joy. The neighborhood was well-kept and the neighbors were embracing and helpful. We loved the views from the narrow road leading to the expressway. It took us only 4 minutes to drive to the expressway, but staying high in the hills we never knew it was there. We visited the rainforest (walked in and swam in a waterfalls!) spent an evening in Old San Juan, took a ferry to Vieques Island (about a 25 minute drive away) and went to the Palmas Del Mar Beach to jump in the waves. The highlight of our trip was going over the mountain to Maunabo and Los Bohios Beaches. Beautiful natural beaches on each side of an historic lighthouse. Almost alone on these beaches, we felt we were in a tropical paradise. The house was as advertised. Comfortable, well-equipped and Cable TV and Wifi. We had everything we needed including access to a washer and a dryer. Thanks for share it with us; we hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florida, USA

Nice Stay

  • 4 of 5

Rented this property for a week very convenient for exploring the east side of Puerto Rico. Close to the Rainforest, Fajardo and the ferry to Culebra or Vieques, as well as several small towns with beaches. The house itself was nicely furnished. Great swimming pool and back yard. No views, and no A/C on those warm afternoons but the fans kept the air moving. Mosquitos after dark--came home with a few bites! Only complaint, and why I didn't give a five star rating, is that the wifi/internet never worked. I notified the owner, who was on the island, and he said he would come look at it. Never heard from him again during our week's stay, and never had internet. Frustrating when, in our electronic world, you can't MapQuest out the next day's journey or check email, etc...

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hampton Bays, NY

A safe, relaxed island house in a well-located town in the countryside.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were great. They thought of/took care of everything. The house was cozy and secure. This was a return visit with my family, and everything at the house had just gotten better - especially the georgeous, totally private pool! We loved this place because you could just jump on Route 30, and pretty much get to anywhere on the island with minimal hassle. It was also fun staying around Las Piedras and exploring the countryside in the Southeast.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your right Judy, Las Piedras is an easy place to tour from. 5 or six beaches within 30 minute drives. Easy access to the El Yunque Rain Forest Park, 45 minutes to Old San Juan and 35 minutes to the Culebra/Vieques Ferries. All this convenience and a private tropical paradise too! Thanks.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Juan (SJU)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Las Piedras Bars
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Culebra and Vieques
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Palmas Del Mar
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 30 Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Many nearby restaurants
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Palmas Del Mar Resort Beach

We provide passes for weekday access to the private Palmas Del Mar Beach Club that also provide discount for Tennis and Golf at the Resort, which is 12 minutes away. The home is near many lovely beaches, ferries to off-shore islands, El Yunque Rain Forest Park. It is a 45 minute drive to Old San Juan We provide a 30-Day Trip PDF file that we have written to guide you to the best beaches, and other attractions from historical home tours to the Camuy Caves! You Casa De Loma is a wonderful home in a great location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Standard Rates: 5 nights= rental cost of $800;6 nights=rental cost of $850.
To receive the rate quoted automatically, you must book 7 nights or longer. Shorter stays are priced at a hight daily rate.

50% at booking. 50% plus tax and $500 refundable security deposit 3 weeks before arrival. Three payment terms also available, request from owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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