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Ocean View Apartment 101, charming, affordable, plenty of beautiful beaches

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment 101 with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, sleeps 6

The apartment building sits on a hill over 100 feet above sea level where you can enjoy the cool ocean breezes within footsteps of white sandy beaches. El Faro Mar Chiquita has three apartments available.

Each unit has two spacious bedrooms, one bathroom, comfortable open floor plan, kitchen and living room with front and rear balconies, perfect for families. The master bedroom has one queen size bed and the second bedroom has two beds, one queen size and the other full size. Master bedroom with a private balcony is perfect for your morning coffee while relaxing and enjoying the ocean view and breeze.

More Details

Property Manager
Cuca and Arturo
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Cuca and Arturo

Mar Chiquita is a special place for Cuca. She is a Mar Chiquita native and Arturo is a forty-year-plus adoptee. The location has special meaning for Cuca because her grandfather owned property around Mar Chiquita including where the building sits today.

Cuca and Arturo purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Cuca and Arturo chose Manatí

Our headline says it all; Ocean view, quiet, charming and affordable. All the apartments have the same spacious layout, two bedrooms, one bathroom living, room and kitchen with eating area, clean and at an affordable price.

PLEASE NOTE: We have been advertising in Home Away since 2009 for all apartments. Now, you can conveniently select which apartment is available directly on Home Away. The reviews you will see in the Apt. 101 advertisement reflects the experience of guests for all apartments.

What makes this apartment unique

Mar Chiquita is located on the north central part of the island, away from the tourist areas. The location makes it very convenient as you can visit Old San Juan, and the rain forest. Travel through the winding mountain roads across the island to visit the locations under “Description” all that in no more than two-hour drive.


Manatí Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , There is an outdoor shower to wash off the beach sand.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , Portable crib available upon request
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Gated Community
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
FREE WiFi Internet connection is offered as courtesy. We cannot resolve individual connection problems.


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Ocean View Apartment 101, charming, affordable, plenty of beautiful beaches
average rating of 4.673913 based on 46 reviews
Los Angeles, California, US

Apartment close to Los Tubos

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice apartment close to two very nice beaches, MAr Chiquita to go with your kids, snorkeling maybe or boogie-boarding, and Los Tubos, great for expert surfers or boogie-boards.

The apartment has everything you need, including washing machine and dryer, cooking tools, air conditioning... Our apartment on the 1st floor had no view, but the second floor has an ocean view. You will need a car for shopping and going out, but you will sleep peacefully

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2010
  • Stayed: December 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are glad your family enjoyed your stay. We are planing to do a BBQ area on the roof where you will have a great ocean view and enjoy a nice breeze. Hopefully, we will do it in the fall. We hope to see you again! Cuca and Arturo
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21 2
New London, CT

My perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great place quiet and just what I need to escape thanks a lot and blessings to you

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Melissa, you experienced what we advertise: "Ocean View Apartment, quiet, charming, affordable, plenty of beautiful beaches" Glad you enjoyed it! Arturo & Cuca
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El Faro Oceanfront Apartment

  • 3 of 5

Close to nearby places. Comfortable apartment but if want to cook there is no oven ( only microwave). Suggestion: provide several beach chairs for rentals use. Also weak WiFi. Will stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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El Faro Review

  • 4 of 5

It was convenient to nearby areas. Apartment comfortable but if want to cook, cannot bake as there is no oven ( only microwave).

Suggestions: have beach chairs for renters' use. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent value. Great location. Owners were a delight to deal with.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious 2 bedroom apartment near a beautiful beach. 40 minutes from San Juan metro area. Completely equipped. Highly recommend for couple or small family,

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ivan: We are glad you enjoyed the beach and your vacation. Arturo and Cuca
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4 0
Springdale, AR, USA

We had a wonderful time!

  • 4 of 5

It was our first trip to Puerto Rico, and it was the busiest travel week of the year - but we had a great time! It was exactly as described - very nice and clean - and we felt very safe the whole week. The beach nearby was gorgeous! We made day trips to different places and beaches, but I think we all enjoyed the beach there the most. It was quiet and clean and peaceful - and the food trucks were great! Arturo was not there that week, but he was quick to answer any emails and questions that we had. Our only complaint would be with the wifi - there was only one spot in the living area where we could access it, and most of us had no cell phone service - but that is no fault of the apartment. The price was unbeatable though, and we would love to come back again! Thank you so much for sharing your piece of paradise with all of us!

~ After we returned, we realized one of our daughters left a pair of shoes under a bed - and Arturo was kind enough to have them sent to us. Just another example of his kind character - he will go out of his way to make your stay enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your observation about the WiFi. We have brought in the Geek Squad, the cable company and a few $$$ (!!!) to fix the problem. Since then, the feedback from the guests have been very positive. Arturo & Cuca
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Juan International/Luis Muñoz Marin (SJU)
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.8 Miles
PR 22 Exit 46
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Mar Chiquita
Car: necessary

Mar Chiquita Beach (or the little sea) is one of the wonders of Puerto Rico, a half-moon-shaped piece of ocean that cuts through an opening on a stretch of rocks that separates the ocean from land. Located in the north central part of Puerto Rico, Manati offers a great location for day trips.

The immediate neighborhood is country side with beaches and green areas. The residents are second homes, retired people and some still on the grind.

Relax and enjoy Mar Chiquita and its adjoining secluded beaches with warm 80°F clear water, just within a short two-minute walk from the apartment. You can walk on the rocks (very carefully!) to do some shore fishing or just to enjoy the ocean. Los Tubos Beach and Laguna Tortuguero is a five-minute drive east on Road 686. Take your time to sun bathe and walk the sandy beaches, take a dip in the ocean for a swim, or surf, it’s all yours to enjoy!

Nearby Hacienda La Esperanza and its 2,000 plus acres along the ocean is owned and operated by the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico. You can find further information about nearby beaches searching for Hacienda La Esperanza, La Poza de Las Mujeres and Cueva de Las Golondrinas and Fideicomiso de Conservacion. For more information Google Hacienda La Esperanza, Manati, Puerto Rico.

Visit the local bakery and convenience store Santa Teresa. Ask for the local baguette “pan de Manteca” or “pan sobao” baked daily.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65

Rates based of occupancy of six persons. Additional persons will have a surcharge of $40/person/night.
Rates subject to change without notice and not guaranteed until booked.
COURTESY Wireless Internet available at no extra charge!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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