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Authentic Spanish- Caribe Beach Front Hacienda Private Gated Estate

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11) Voted #1 Rental on VRBO

Single Family private home! This spacious "Authentic Caribe-Spanish Beach Front Home" has been completely renovated with top of the line amenities and it shows from the large comfortable rooms, Central air conditioning (5 ton unit) with air vents in every room, Custom windows and new furniture and beds throughout. Completely renovated with all the modern amenities, but still has that charm and character of years gone past and wonderful feel of the Caribbean beach house it is, nestled among the Coconut Palms along the sea shore. Open your back door to the views of a lush tropical back yard, ending at your own beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea. Not just a gorgeous view, This is true private ocean front property, and it does make a difference, in clearer waters, real coral reefs and off shore breezes that only ocean front property can provide.

This colorful Spanish hideaway sits at the far end of a little fishing village called Patillas 'The Emerald of the South' Wrap around porches for shade and cool breezes. This home offers new living room furniture, cable, & DVD players, large screen tv and entertainment center in living room & tv, dvd player master bdrm, with wifi Internet, and Ceiling fans throughout. Large Galley Kitchen with views of the sea, has everything you need with full size appliances including brand new stainless steel gas stove with oven, (For Holiday meals) with new stainless Fridge and microwave. Separate laundry room tucked away off the kitchen with full size washer, dryer. 4 large bdrms and 2 full baths. Extra large Master bedroom has King size bed with memory foam mattress and an extra large on-suite master bath to match. Our second bdrm easily fits a queen bed with plenty of closet space. The third bdrm has bunk beds, a desk for office space or kids and more closet space. The fourth bdrm is roomy enough for a new double bed and twin. Our home has an open plan with dining and spacious living room with a wall of large picture windows looking out to sea and custom bamboo glass shutters with custom made stained glass arched windows above throughout this home.

Casa Caribe Del Mar is gated private estate. We are proud to have become one of the most booked and top home properties on the south Caribbean side of Puerto Rico! This is one of a handful of home rentals on the entire island that is truly right on a Coconut Palm tree lined quiet beach. Swing on the hammocks or set your chairs in the sand and warm clear blue waters edge or have a picnic on the grass under the coconut palms. Enjoy the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets you will ever see. All on the Caribbean sea. A dream vacation home for all ages.

I have consistent 5 star reviews over many years. This is due to being fortunate enough to have a most important combination of a beautiful home with the perfect location AND my amazing and well trained staff! We are a team of six and being a company means our only priority is you and your vacation experience. We are small but mighty! We all work hard and love what we do. This is why we are consistently #1 and proud of it.

Points of Interest: Charco Azul an area with two lakes and Carite Forest a small rain forest Park, with paved paths, there are fresh water pools and streams to walk along all with in 20 min from the house. With beautiful mountain drive amazing views. A day excursion minutes from house. Bo. Guardarraya Patillas known as (The Emerald of the South) is known for its clean beautiful beaches, snorkeling, fishing and authentic Puerto Rican charm. There are several restaurants in town with some just a walk down the beach. World class golf resorts, Sport Fishing, Camuy Caves, Scuba, Horse back riding, and Hiking the El Yunque Rain Forest are all a short drive.

Shopping and Fresh Catch of the Day: Shopping, Groceries , restaurants, kayak and jet ski rentals are all under 5 min. away. This is an authentic little fishing village where the locals fish most everyday. I have two fishermen who will fish just for my guests so Just ask and my property manager will gladly bring the fresh catch of the day right to your door. Lobster and blue crab when in season or cut and cleaned fish year round. Another option for a bit more adventure you can also go down and meet our locals at the public beach marina just 5 minutes from the house. At about 12:30 pm when the fisherman come in, you can buy fish at incredible prices. They are very friendly and very much appreciate your buying their fish. Always proud of their catch, They will cut and clean it for you on the spot. You can then take it to the local road side restaurant across the street and they will cook it for you. Or of course you can take it home for that fresh catch of the day BBQ. There is truly no other town like this on the island.

We have three homes in this great little town with very private accommodations from each other. Large families can share a vacation using any combination of our Casa Caribe homes.

2 and 3 home rental Discount & Special Rates:

Last minute Special:

Please Ask About our discounted Prices for Last Minute Rentals..............Check Calendar If There Is An Open Date Less Than Three Weeks From Your Desired Arrival I Will Rent It For 25% and up off Normal Rate. We may also have specials rates from August through Mid November at 25% Off Regular Rates. All rates are based on 8 people occupancy. House holds up to 11 people maximum. 25.00 per person per night over 8 people.

All major Holidays (Spring Break, Thanksgiving, New Year) are a 7 day minimum stay and run 10% to 25% higher than regular rates. Christmas is a minimum of 7 nights and $2500.00 ask owner for details

Keywords: Beach Front Home

More Details

Sherry Norling
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Sherry Norling

We are Dave and Sherry and live in San Diego California and plan on retiring in two years to spring and summer in San Diego and fall and winter in Puerto Rico with our children and grandchildren. We have rented out our home in Puerto Rico for the past eight years and it has been an amazing journey making dream vacations come true and to share our little piece of paradise with wonderful people like you from every corner of the world.

Sherry Norling purchased this house in 2005

Why Sherry Norling chose Patillas

We travel quite a bit as empty nesters and wanted to find a home somewhere in the tropics. We bought in Puerto Rico, because it is a fresh clean green island and is US territory. Honestly the topography reminds us of a mini Costa Rica. With out the long flight and of course no passport needed for US citizens like us. It was the perfect fit for us as we had stayed on the island several times through the years and knew this is where we wanted to settle down. We are very American, and wanted a diverse culture like Puerto Rico has and still feel we are safe in our surroundings. Best of both worlds. I have felt at home there at every visit and then from the day we bought our property. We now know our neighbors and local business owners in our little town. We bring them business and in turn they take care of us and our guests. We find our guests have always been made to feel welcome as well. We have had guests come and stay from all over the world!

What makes this house unique

We spent a month looking at over 40 homes on every side of Puerto Rico for just the right home to buy. When we saw this property we knew this was it. The location was amazing, right out of a story book and the house simply true Authentic Puerto Rican beach home. Spanish architecture, terrazzo floors, All concrete with a Spanish veranda wrapped around this house. We just came in a gave it a good cleaning and great amenities, with new windows, the central air etc. This old house needed TLC. We did just that! The house had great bones and charm. You can renovate a house. But of course NOT the location! The scenic views from the back yard were just breath taking. The location could not be beat. Now we have best of both worlds! A beautiful house full of charm and a location that dreams are made of. We are unigue in that we are truly on a sandy oceanfront property and the beach is lined as far as you can see both ways with Coconut palm trees. Not a tourist area, untouched beaches with sea shells all over the sand and such friendly people. We are glad that we have contributed by bringing business to this little fishing village, restaurants, and shops. Authentic Puerto Rico at it's finest. We have been all over this tropical green island, and we know there is no place as beautiful as our little secret treasure on 'The Emerald of the South'


Jacaboa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • 100% Refund 30 days prior to arrival date. Please see rental agreement or ask owner for details.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 bathrooms. Main bathroom with bathtub and shower. With extra large on-suite master bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size Bed in Master suite, Queen in second (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Bunk Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Full back up system if needed with over-sized power generator and water cistern Full size gas stove top with OVEN Full security System Property is located just 10 minutes from major hospital, pharmacy, fire station, police station, local 24 hour medical clinic and grocery store. Family owned restaurants, along with several fast food restaurants, such as burger King, Churches chicken, pizza etc all with in a 10 minute drive.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(96 traveler reviews)

Authentic Spanish- Caribe Beach Front Hacienda Private Gated Estate
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 96 reviews

The Gem of the Enchanted Isle

  • 5 of 5

This is our 8th year to come to Patillas for a break from winter. Every year is better than the one before it. Sherry takes such good care of this house, and everything you read in the description is absolutely true! Waking up in the morning to the sound of the surf, the spectacular sunrises, the comfortable seating both in the yard and on the verandah, the view from the kitchen window, actually the view from anywhere in the house, are better than you will find anywhere else. Our grandson enjoyed the sandy play area in the yard, and we all enjoyed gathering for meals on the verandah, just steps from the kitchen. It is truly our home away from home, and as soon as we leave we start dreaming of coming back again!!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I say it every year but this guest is my favorite. She loves this home as much as I do. I tell her every year leave the cleaning to the girls. But I came in right after she left and the house was spotless. Just had the cleaning crew do baths and floors and windows and kitchen once over. Thanks for sending the pictures of your grandson. It is a most special time and so glad you experienced it. My most enjoyed time in life is spent with my grandchildren on that beach. I loved the lime juice mix you left. Made some amazing Margaritas with it. :) Now I need the recipe lol. This guests as always booked next year in advance. Thank you so much for your loyalty and love of "our" home yours and mine. Sherry
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Family Reunion of 17 in a Perfect Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 9 adults and 8 children ages 12 thru 19. We gathered together from every part of the United States for the holidays. We really wanted to stay somewhere that gave us time to reconnect. A space we could call our own and not have to share with others. We started with looking for rentals that could fit all of us. A tall order for our wish list. We decided to rent both Casa Caribe Del Mar and Casa Caribe Del Sol. What a great decision we made as these two properties were a perfect fit. The adults stayed in Del Mar and we put all the kids in Del Sol. They loved having there own place and we had the security of having them next door. They played there music, watched what they wanted on TV and swam in the pool while we had the peace and quiet to ourselves in Del Mar when ever we wanted a break from all there excitement and energy.

Both of these homes are superbly appointed, colorful, not s speck of dust, the linens were crisp and fresh on every bed. I could tell how well cared for these homes are. MOST important is they both were spacious with enough room for us all. The houses had all the amenities we needed and more than expected. Franchesca brought fresh fish twice enough for us all. NOW location. The beach was ours!!!! What beautiful scenery with Coconut Palms lined up and down as far as you could see. I walked every morning, The locals in this residential community waved as I walked along. It had sea shells and coral. Literally untouched by regular tourist beach standards and star fish coral reefs, and shallow for swimming and that we did all day. The water pristine clear a magnificent view. The only negative is the sea is really for shallow swimming. There are many small coral spots to see the sea life but I think the big reef is to far out to explore and also a bit rough where the waves break. As it is private area there is no lifeguard. Sherry takes her time in the rental process and made it a breeze. She is very professional and her staff takes a personal interest in making sure we were comfortable. We did some tours that were fun but nothing was better than being at the houses enjoying our private paradise. All in all It was an amazing vacation for us with something of interest for everyone and we look forward to returning next year!

The Carter Family

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW***** Thank you! This great family left this review on all my web sites. That took time! I appreciate it so much. I needed this more than you could have known. I have had a tough week with the current guests. So thank you for reminding me of the wonderful home I have and getting so fortunate to have a family like yours come and stay. You deserve the 5 stars!!!!!! You are all welcome back anytime with of course my return guest discount. Sherry
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Private Secluded Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent 2 weeks in Puerto Rico and 9 days and 8 nights in this one of kind magical paradise. Next time we will not waste the extra days up in San Juan but stay the entire two weeks at Casa Del Mar. This home and property was beyond our wildest dreams for a vacation. Especially after staying in a hotel suite at double the cost. The house was immaculate with plenty of room and the decor was playful, colorful, and done is such good taste. House has everything you need to the smallest detail. But I have to say the beautiful tropical yard and beach front was what made our trip. I heard there was wedding in this yard the month before and I am sure my daughter will get married here next year. Lizzy was great and Sherry is a hands on owner who is professional and very knowledgeable about the island and yet I heard she has a another home in my area. I would love to me her. We highly recommend this home for many reasons. This was an A+ vacation from the customer service the this incredible home and location. Thank you Lizzy and Sherry for a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Carren. I am so happy to hear you had a wonderful time. I hope we do have you back next year for a wedding. We love to host them in our amazing backyard on the sea shore. Sherry
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this home! It's decorated so cute and is very clean! The location and view are breath taking! Our 2 families had kids and adults. We enjoyed relaxing in the hammocks and walking on the beach collecting beautiful sea glass. We highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow thank you Alison you have been home just a day and sent in a review. My staff and I appreciate it so much! Seems the key word in my reviews lately is "Amazing" What owner could ask for more :) I will have to say Lizzy is the key for me as she manages our cleaning and yard staff and expects perfection. Giving you our guests that 5 star "Amazing" experience. We do hope to have you back next year. Sherry
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Third Amazing Visit Gets Better Every Year :)

  • 5 of 5

We are regulars to Sherry's properties. Del Mar is now our favorite! Perfect for our family. You are right there at the water on a hammock on a lazy sunny day just pinching yourself if this is real. Sunrise and sunsets are unbelievable. I took 100's of pictures. I fished on the shore with my son.

We also snorkeled right there. We know we will get a spotless clean House. But Del Mar also has beautiful decor and is fully furnished with everything. Just bring you're tooth brush a bathing suit and a small amount of cloths. Washer dryer towels on property. All you need to cook or BBQ great meals. Boys played Frisbee on the green grass under the palms and swam in the ocean all day. Sherry was friendly and made booking a breeze as always. Lizzy and the girls made us feel at home. This is why this house is #1. You get it all.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family keep coming back and that is such a complement David. Thank you! I have a list of return guests but you are special in that you have experienced 3 very different types of properties that I have rented in the last 4 years. So glad you did not miss having a pool this year. This property is unique with our lush and matured topical beach front yard and it is so beautiful just as nature intended. As we discussed, a pool is nice when the seas are rough but would require a fence and therefore an obstructed view. Nothing beats the view at Casa Caribe Del Mar. Glad you have found your favorite and we will be glad to have you back next year Sherry and Staff
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The tranquil side of Puerto Rico

  • 5 of 5

Caribe del Mar is a well-maintained beautiful property right on the water. It has all the comforts of home. The location is on the tranquil side of the island and is not near anything touristy. So, plan to either relax or drive a lot. We spent much of our week grilling on the large, professional grill, mixing rum drinks, and relaxing in the two hammocks. That said, San Juan, Ponce, Fajardo, and El Yunque are all within a couple hours drive and we managed to do Old Town SJ, a dive trip out of Fajardo, and a day of snorkeling near Ponce, plus some off-the-beaten track sight-seeing.

The property owners have a local family that maintains the place, and they will help get you oriented, and are available if you have questions or need help.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Robert for the great review and getting it in so quickly. Lizzy, Julio and the cleaning staff work very hard to ensure a spotless house and a beautiful landscaped property to ensure you have the best possible vacation experience. Thank you for mentioning what a wonderful job they do. This is important as the easy part is the house and location, as this does the rest for us. In return thank you for leaving the house in excellent condition. We truly hope to have you back next year. Sherry and Staff
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
San Juan/Ponce
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Caribe Del Mar
Car: necessary

This private home is located directly on the Caribbean Sea


Rates & Availability

Jacaboa House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

$150.00 Refundable security deposit and $175.00 cleaning fee required to reserve dates $150.00 security deposit is refundable within 14 days and returned 2-5 weeks of favorable vacancy. $175.00 cleaning fee is non refundable. 3 night min rental; 7.00% Tax. I use Pay Pal for most transactions they charge 2.9% fee on payments.
Balance due 30-60 days prior to occupancy. No refunds once final payment is made without travel insurance. Cancellation policy below is only applicable with the purchase of travel insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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