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Charming Cabin surrounded by Nature

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2b/1b Please call Cristina at 1-787-464-1061 if your dates are not available!

Welcome to our unique and adventurous Riverwalk in western Puerto Rico! In our private piece of paradise we have two completely furnished vacation rental homes listed on HomeAway, outfitted with fully equipped kitchens and A/C units in every bedroom. At Riverwalk you can explore a myriad of well-maintained nature trails from easy to challenging and a meandering rocky river with natural pools and waterfalls. The sounds of nature will soothe your soul and the colorful landscape will leave your mesmerized. Stroll through a cathedral of bamboo and find banana groves, mango, papaya, plantains, royal palm trees, coconut palm trees, and cocoa trees. On the forest floor rests an enormous variety of luxurious ferns. Native birds serenade the day from the forest canopy. Gaze a starlit sky and drift to sleep listening to the melody of Puerto Rico’s beloved 'Coqui' frog.

Riverwalk Hacienda, is located within a short drive to many beautiful beaches. You can enjoy international and local cuisine at nearby restaurants. We are conveniently located 10 minutes from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez as well as many shopping centers with movie theaters, supermarkets, ATMs, and casinos.

It's an ideal, safe and sensible destination for the budget-minded vacationer that loves nature. Come alone or come with friends and family. Enjoy your stay and don’t forget the sunscreen! Sorry, no pets :(

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Cristina (Kiki)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Cristina (Kiki)

My parents were born in Cuba, moved to the US in 1960 and after my father graduated from The University of Gainesville, FL. he moved to PR with his family, and since then, we have consider PR, our home. They raised us (three daughters) for most of our life, in this beautiful Rainforest and named it Riverwalk, because of the beautiful walking trail, along the river.

Riverwalk was in its origins, a very extensive and productive Coffee Plantation, for many years.

Cristina (Kiki) purchased this cabin in 1970

Why Cristina (Kiki) chose Mayaguez

For my parents, the benefits of a peaceful, beautiful, and safe country living, very close to town and the University of Mayaguez, (10 mts drive) where my father was an Engineering Professor for many years.

What makes this cabin unique

Total relaxation, peaceful starling nights, fun and exiting expeditions to the river or walking trails, beautiful flora and fauna everywhere, very safe (only guest & residents are allowed access to the property) the proximity to all the beautiful west coast beaches, and everything in town.

It is only a 2.5 hr drive from San Juan.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for your hospitality. We had a lovely time in the Cottage. We need to come back again to take the property tour. We loved the dinner and the exchange of intellectual ideas.

Warm greetings
Jan 2012
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Cárcel Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , And sink.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Sink, Washer & Dryer
  • Bath towels and first time soap available to our guests.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , A/C, Ceiling and wall fan
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , A/C and wall fan.
  • King size bed (1) Master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Second bedroom.
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
100% deposit refund if cancelation is requested at least 60 days prior arrival date. Mayaguez provides a perfect location to many attractions on the West side. The beautiful beaches of Rincon, Aguadilla, Cabo Rojo and Isabela, are just 25-35 mts drive away. Downtown offers many restaurants and bars, in addition to lots of shopping and historic houses. From Nov - Feb The Plaza de Colon in downtown, Mayaguez, is beautifully decorated with thousands of colorful Christmas lights, live music and typical food . Visit nearby towns like La Parguera in Lajas, with its Bioluminescent Bay, The Light Houses in Cabo Rojo and Aguadilla, The caverns in Camuy, The observatory in Arecibo, San Juan is only a 2.5 hr drive and offers so many historic and beautiful places to visit. Feel free to call me for additional attractions. By staying here you have the best of three worlds: country side, beaches and city life. Explore all of Western PR with lovely towns and beautiful beaches


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Charming Cabin surrounded by Nature
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 27 reviews

Quilty and seclusion close to prime tourist locations

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is perfectly located with privacy and all the amenities a person could want as a vacation rental...! Would recommend to anyone looking to be close to tourist destinations, but yet far enough away that you don't have to deal with the hustle and bustle of city life.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful forest retreat

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at Cristina's property in the forest! The cottage is in a large private forest next to a river. The forest is mature and undisturbed, there are tons of frogs, lizards, and birds - a nature lover's dream. The scenery is beautiful and there are several trails on the property to go exploring. If you walk all the way to the top of the hill you can actually watch the sun set in the Caribbean and get a good view of Desecheo. The cottage is rustic but in a quaint way - the walls are wood but you have all the amenities and comfort you could wish for (laundry, A/C, kitchen, hot water, etc.). I love sitting on the large front porch when eating my breakfast and my group enjoyed using the barbecue in the evenings! It is much cooler up there in the mountains than in the city, we were very comfortable only running the ceiling and wall fans.

The property is also really ideally located. I've not found another rental like it in Puerto Rico - you can have your forest retreat but still be a very short drive from all the tourist attractions! It's only a 30 minute drive from the property into Rincon, 15 minutes to Mayaguez, and 45 minutes to Cabo Rojo. There's so much to see in this region and the sunsets are amazing.

Cristina has always been extremely responsive and welcoming to us when we stay there (this is our 3rd trip to her property). We can't wait for our next trip to this little forest paradise!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kristin: Thank you so much for your wonderful review!!!! I appreciate it immensely :) You know how much we love having you and your group of herpetologists, stay at The Cabin. Third time!!! So happy that you and friends, always enjoy staying at The Cabin so much, that is what really matters to us :) Thank you so much for thinking of us every time you visit the West coast of the Island. Waiting for your next return! :) Take care :) Always, Cristina (Kiki)
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Absolute Heaven

  • 5 of 5

To be surrounded by such gorgeous, lush natural landscape, to hear all the birds during the day and the coqui frogs at night was an incredible treat. We had trouble tearing ourselves away from the porch with its view of the mountains and the palms. And it was oh so quiet!! We have never slept better (and the new bed was very comfortable!!). Although the cabin is simple it is very comfortable and thoughtfully decorated. No light pollution either. Hiking up the mountain was our daily activity. Easy drive to the beaches which take you through small towns so you can experience local life. Christina was so joyful and happy to help. She made our stay great. We would definitely return for an even longer period of time. LOVED IT!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pam: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We enjoyed very much having you and Matthew as our guests at The Cabin and we are looking forward for your next visit! Best regards, Cristina
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An amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We knew we were going to just love this place based on the description, pictures and reviews. Wow! Our expectations were exceeded as day one of our month stay began. The cabin was just as we envisioned. Clean, cozy, private and surrounded by a rain forest like setting on 70 acres. There are many well maintained trails that lead to waterfalls and sunset views. A short loop bordering the river trail began most of our mornings before we headed out to the beautiful beaches of Rincon or Isabela. The location of the cabin was perfect for us with RT 2 being just 15 minutes away. We loved coming home at the end of the day to cooler temps, birds singing and pretty colors in the sky as the sun started to set. Throwing something on the grill every night for dinner was a huge bonus that we weren't aware of when we booked. The best part however was the owner and her son. Their love of this property and their love of sharing it is felt from the heart. They provided the best customer service we have ever received in a rental home and we cannot say enough good things about our experience! Our highest recommendation goes out to them and the Riverwalk. We shall return!

Kelly & Mike

01/10/15 - 02/10/15

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kelly: What a beautiful review! We are so happy and lucky to have had you and Mike stay with us. What a charming couple you both are! I love it when our guests truly enjoy, not only our houses, but every aspect of our property! That is really what makes staying at The Cabin or at Casa de Campo, a unique and special experience :) The very well maintained river and forest trails for walking, the river ponds, waking up and falling asleep with Nature, makes it a wonderful place to stay. My son Mario and I, love having guests over and being able to provide the best attention possible. It is very important to us to make our guests feel at home, away from home, cared for and welcome. Can't wait to have you and Mike back :) Thank you guys for being such a delight to have at our place :) Kiki
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terrific place

  • 5 of 5

This rental deserves 5 stars based on our likes (but is not luxury and just what we had hoped for) I don't know why the stars show 3 and 1/4 instead of the 4 and 1/2 ----or "5" we rated it in the earlier review.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 6+ weeks in this great place. The cottage is rustic but has all the conveniences you could want, a great private setting, and a large deck where we spent most of the time. In the country but close to beaches, stores ,etc. if you want to drag yourself away from the ease of just spending time there. Only one small regret, and that was that the upper trails were not well maintained and you might check on their condition if inclined toward extensive hiking. The hosts. and their family went out of their way to make us welcome and we would definitely stay there again . Dick and Patty

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patty and Dick: What a great experience to have been able to meet and share with both of you during the holidays, at the farm. I am so happy that you both enjoyed your stay very much. It meant a lot to me Patty, when you told me, that in all the world travels that you and Dick have done, you have never felt more comfortable anywhere else than at the Cabin :) Dick, thank you very much for letting me know about the trails, they have been taken care off, now that we hired a new maintenance crew! Looking forward to visit you both at your home in our next travels around US. Can't wait for your next visit in the near future, you will always be more than welcome to stay with us. Blessings, Kiki
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Eugenio Maria de Hostos
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Many Bars located in Downtown
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Base Ramey, Aguadilla and Club Deportivo Cabo Rojo
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Rd #2
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Many Restaurants in Downtown
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Playa Tres Hermanos
Car: necessary

The Cabin is one of two wonderful vacation rental homes at Riverwalk Hacienda. It is located in a 70 privately owned beautiful Rainforest. It comes fully furnished with a/c in every bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, towels and linens.

Riverwalk Hacienda offers many river ponds, waterfalls, nature trails for walking and photography. It is a very peaceful and relaxing place to spend with family and friends, and yet conveniently located to downtown in 10 minutes drive and to wonderful beaches in 10-30 mts drive. Sorry, No pets :(


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

Deposit is 100% refundable, if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

3 night rate is $125/n. A $100 refundable property protection fee may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.