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Villa Tesoro @ Carabali Rainforest - El Yunque and Beach Quick Access

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 10)

Villa Tesoro is ideal for families traveling with children and grandparents. Short drive to Culebra and Vieques ferries. Close to El Yunque Rain Forest. Only 34 miles from Old San Juan hosting El Morro and San Cristobal forts, and the old city. Great restaurants are only minutes away. JACUZZI HEATER NOT INCLUDED.

You will have 600 acres for your use with horses, rivers, and yet, with near beaches as well.

This home is the perfect location to enjoy all the treasures of Puerto Rico. Gated community is within Carabali, where your dreams come true. Ask about our website with more information about Hacienda Carabali.

If you don't feel like cooking or going out to eat, we can arrange for a private chef to come to the house and create a succulent meal. Just let us know with sufficient time to make arrangements.

Master Suite: Queen Size Bed/closet/Full bathroom

Hall: Full Bathroom

2nd Bedroom: 1 Bunk beds (sleeps 3)

3rd Bedroom: 1 Bunk bed (sleeps 3)

3rd Bathroom in first floor.

Living Room has futon (sleeps 2)

More Details

Property Manager
Carmen Medina
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

Why Carmen Medina chose Luquillo

Being Puerto Rico an Island in the Caribbean, we thought having a chalet close to the beach and to the forest was the best option to rest and forget about the daily stress.

What makes this chalet unique

Quietness, private pool, pool table, (2) big balcony. Resting is guaranteed.

Guestbook comments from the manager

A really great place to hang out. Quiet & private, but a short drive to beaches and restaurants. The opposite of hectic & crowded San Juan, but only about 35 minutes away if you want to spend the day there. Perfect for families. Hector was responsive & accommodating. A great choice.
Jan 2016
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Amenities

Vilomar Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Double Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Villa Tesoro @ Carabali Rainforest - El Yunque and Beach Quick Access
average rating of 4.826923 based on 56 reviews
5

Great location, views and accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed for our entire group. Pool for kids, pool table for young adults, great kitchens and lounging area for adults. We were a party of 11 and it was perfect! Close to the rainforest, beaches, dining, everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

La casa está perfectamente localizada con una vista espectacular al Yunque. 3 cuartos cómodos para 8 personas, todos con A/C. Cocina con todas las facilidades y balcón acogedor. La planta baja con espacio para muchas personas con mesa de billar, cocina, grill y fabulosa piscina. Toda la familia la pasamos maravillosamente bien y la recomendamos para pasar un buen tiempo. Carmen y Hector estuvieron accesibles y hasta nos permitieron un late check out. Solo una recomendación: una puerta en el baño del master room no vendría mal. Gracias mil.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it! Would definitely stay again!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Puerto Rico and staying here was a big part of that. It was just our family of 5 including our 3 teenage boys. I would probably not recommend for more that 6 unless people don't mind sleeping together or in the middle of the living room. Although you could definitely entertain probably 80 people outside!!!

Here is what we REALLY loved about the place... The outdoor living area! We used the pool table every day when we were just hanging out snacking and sitting by the pool. The outdoor kitchen is awesome to have and we cooked and ate many meals there. Whether you wanted to be in the shade under a ceiling fan or swimming in the pool we could all still be together. Great outdoor sound system that you can just plug your phone into. Beautiful views and surroundings!!! Lots of animal noises that we enjoyed.. frogs, birds, horses, and the donkey 😉�. Playing basketball out there was fun too. So glad there was a ball! Also, having the extra bathroom down there was so convenient.

Great quality washer and dryer!

Very clean!

The upstairs deck was wonderful with its tables, chairs, hammock, and view!

The only thing I would definitely change is adding a little more seating for lounging inside. Currently only a futon. We ended up bringing in the chairs from the deck.

This place is a good mix of simple/rustic and updated. Kitchens are very modern and nice but no oven or dishwasher. Tons of pots/pans and dishes and utensils!

Bathroom fixtures are nice.

The rustic part: the old wood floors are slightly separated in places peaking down to the outdoor lower level. Exterior doors are a bit tough to open sometimes. Lighting.

There were 6 good quality beach towels and 6 portable beach chairs (we took those to beach). Plenty of nice white bath towels and washcloths, closet space, drawers, blankets.

It was a fabulous and different place to stay and will definitely stay again if we have an opportunity. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

View was increadible

  • 5 of 5

We stay in VRBO all over the island and this one is special. It has a combination of rustic and modern. My 4 kids loved having a pool after a full day of exploring the island. It's very clean and well maintained. I wish I would have had better directions the first day and more towels.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, wonderful house for groups, but needs some work

  • 4 of 5

This was almost the perfect house in an idyllic setting for our group of 8 twenty-somethings. It's a great place to bond as a group and conducive to hanging out, cooking, and listening to music.

What we loved:

-Beautiful 360-degree views w/ lots of great bird watching (and listening) to be had from either the lower level patio or the top level deck. Bring binoculars if you have them (or buy them if you don't, it'll be worth it. Check out the Wirecutter for a great review on what to get).

-Phenomenal outdoor living area with several seating areas and tables on both upper and lower levels

-8 speaker outdoor soundsystem and headphone cable hookup.

-Outdoor kitchen on lower level with huge island

-Fully functional AC in all upstairs rooms with individual zone control

-Coqui noises at night, bird songs during the day. There's also some chickens and donkeys nearby. Bring ear plugs if these bother you.

-There's a blender and a citrus juicer!

-2 hammocks

-Clean, fully functional bathrooms

-Beach towels (6) & chairs (3)

-New washer/dryer setup

What we didn't love:

-The grill/oven/griddle unit lacked any sort of instructions to go with it and was also in slight disrepair—not to the point of inoperability, but enough to be very annoying. The starter is broken, the labels have long ago worn off of every dial and switch, the provided grill lighter is unreliable, One of the knobs didn't work at all and popped right off, and the whole thing was was FILTHY when we opened it.

-The listing specifies that the hot tub heater is broken. But the pool relies on the hot tub for heating. This renders the pool unusably cold (felt like <70 degrees F) for anything more than cooling down for a couple minutes at a time. No good for swimming/hanging out.

-Sofa bed is totally broken and needs to be replaced

-The ceiling fans in the house don't work.

-Only provided one remote opener for the front gate to the gated community. Really should give 2 since groups w/ more than 5 ppl will need multiple cars.

-A house for up to 10 ppl should come with a dishwasher.

Bonus tips:

-Go to Costco in San Juan before coming to Luquillo. Groceries are expensive and of mediocre quality. Selectos in Rio Del Mar is closer. Amigo in Luquillo is cheaper, but essentially just a groceries-only Walmart with a different name.

-The Hacienda Carabali restaurant is only $1-2 more expensive per dish than the Luquillo Kiosks for the same food

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really glad you enjoyed your stay and pointed out some glitches that needed to be worked on. Our future guests will be happy to know that we got a new grill, that doesn't need clicker or matches to light, just turn the knobs. The sofa bed was replaced by a futon that sleeps 2. Ceiling fans only needed batteries and I informed that there are always AAA and AA batteries in one of the drawers, in the upstairs' kitchen. When I went the afternoon you left, the batteries were there, I replaced them and lo and behold, the fans and their lights worked fine. Now we have 6 beach chairs and about 10 beach towels for our guests' convenience. As for the pool, it's never been a heated pool. The hot tub was always an extra and not used by most guests. Water is usually warm during the day, when the sun is out and warms it. As for the dish washer, this is an appliance rarely used by the locals. The majority of people buy disposable cups and plates to use down stairs since one of the house rules is not to use glass china and glasses near the pool area for guests' protection.
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You're paying for what's outside....

  • 3 of 5

...gated community, beautiful views & pool, conveniet local, semi-updated inside, & out.This home could be great with updates, cleaner finishes on their DIY projects, & a guide to navigate it's quirks!

My Husband, our 4 kids (2, 6, 10, 13), & I arrived in the evening. We used the written directions, & not the HomeAway GPS location. The house is fenced in, & has a gate with a chain, at the edge of the driveway.

The front door was hard to open all the way. The home was hot when we arrived, & has no screens in the living area, but it has 4 AC units. The lighting inside is dim. The home has lots of storage, kitchen supplies, beach toys, & love the hammocks!

We headed to the pool night 1. The pool lights were on, but the problem was finding the other lights outside. Countless amounts of light switches all around, a lot of which went to nothing. Labels are an easy fix.

On our 1st night, between 10-11pm, we found out our neighbors had a very loud donkey. His fav times of day to "talk" 10-11pm, 5-7am. 6-8am: roosters, dogs, construction, ATV'S, neighborhood landscapers & firecrackers.

The morning of day 2, we were shocked to see men walking around the property. They were pool guys & we inconvienced our day until they left. When we came back home, our gate was open! Nothing was missing, but it's alarming.

We discovered a window that had slid down it's broken frame, leaving a 2 inch gap. We covered it with a plastic bag & informed the manager about our day 1 troubles, who apolgized. No one came to fix the window, which could easily fall out.

There's no video game system as advertised. No screens in living area. Not enough couch seating, so we used the sofa bed for movie night & it's broken! There's no support at one end. It took force & finesse to close it. Judging by the condition, this was the tactic everyone used.

There's no oven, but the large Grill has one. When we saw it's broken knobs, we left it alone.

The master bed is too springy, my husband's movements woke me up. But the matress is comfortable.

The bathrooms have nice finishes, but the tub has a huge area of repair tape on the wall, & another big hole left uncovered. The bathroom, has gaps between the floor boards. You can see the 1st floor. The shower head is too low, & hot water takes a while. The faucets spit water on you when turned on all the way. Mold & mildew in the tubs & patio furniture, gross! There's litter on the property, & cigarette butts around the stairs. Gross!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We regret you went through this mayhem. We do have some projects that were begun and will be finished soon. The bathroom being one of them. Everything mentioned will be taken care of. The lighting upstairs uses the recommended watts recommended by the manufactures but the ceiling fans also have lights that can be turned on without turning on the fans while the A/C is on. We will go personally to check the lights downstairs and fix eliminate switches that go nowhere and label or leave instructions on where and what part they belong to. The pool guys go every Thursday to clean it and make sure guests enjoy the clean water. We will include this in information sent to guests, so no one else is surprised if crew comes in very early, as it happened that day. As you told us of this inconvenience to your day, we didn’t want this to happen again, window was left to be fixed after your departure and will be fixed shortly. Sofa bed is going to be replaced in the coming weeks and the grill. We will also be inspecting the outside cleaning more closely. About the animals, there’s nothing we can do about that. This is a country home with all its faults and charms.
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Approximately 19 Miles from San Juan Int'l Airport

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Rates & Availability

Vilomar Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nightly Rate
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$399
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Jan 9 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Ins-$1,500 $49 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

JACUZZI HEATER NOT INCLUDED
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