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Award Winning "Casa Caribe Del Mar" Beach front Home Voted #1 listing 2017

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

BEACH FRONT.....Single Family private home!

Questions? Call Sherry-Owner 760-803-6757

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. Questions and discounts call owner Sherry 760-803-6757 for details

Keywords: Beach Front Home

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Sherry Norling
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

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'


Patillas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • 100% Refund 30 days prior to arrival date. Please see rental agreement or ask owner for details.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • 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
  • 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
  • Games
  • 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
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
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.


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Award Winning "Casa Caribe Del Mar" Beach front Home Voted #1 listing 2017
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 104 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: February 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: December 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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New York

All the Bells and Whistles

  • 5 of 5

Great house has it all!

Great beach front. Incredible tropical back yard!

Great porch with seating and dining!

Great Cabana with new bbq and bar!

Great customer Service Sherry knows her stuff!

Not surprising that we had a GREAT time!

Also we were worried what damage Hurricane Maria had done and found the island to be clean and beautiful

Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much to the Scott Family. I have only been back up and running for a month. This is my first review after Hurricane Maria and 5 star means so much to me. We all worked really hard to bring back Casa Caribe Del Mar to all her glory and she is more beautiful than ever. Our island has bounced back as well with lush green tropical jungles and beautiful beaches. We are so happy to be open again and sharing our little piece of paradise with all of you Sherry and Staff
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Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely amazing and was exactly as described in Sherry's VRBO detail. Sherry is an amazing owner who was very responsive from beginning to end. The house manager Lizzie was also responsive & met all of our needs. The view outside the kitchen & living room windows was breathtaking. My family and I spent most of our days outside enjoying the beach, reef, wildlife (snakes, lots of iguanas/lizards, egrets), native Puerto Ricans, & the beautiful weather. Keep in mind the weather is beautiful; however, the humidity is high so if you don't mind a lil sweat just enjoy & drink plenty of liquids! If you don't know, Puerto Ricans love their music and you will hear it played very loudly in the cars that come up & down the street. Also, the native frogs called Coquios are numerous in PR & consistently loud most nights. With that said, if you are looking for total peace & quiet, this is not the spot for you, OR, get some really good earplugs. As for the food, we shopped at a local market & cooked some days & we visited Musafa Restaurant which is about a mile or so down the road for some great food & live music. Each time, we had the same waitress named Maribela who spoke impeccable English & her customer skills were fantastic. Thankfully my husband knew a little Spanish; therefore, we didn't have any serious issues trying to communicate w/ the PR natives. Overall the PR natives were VERY friendly. We did a couple of day excursions at Luquillo beach and to Vieques Island. Luquillo beach has the calmest waters I have ever experienced & it was loads of fun. We did a boat ride out to Vieques Island and snorkeled which was absolutely breathtaking. All other days, we simply vacated at our vacation property. We had no issues whatsoever with any bugs or anything else inside the house. As long as you do what you are supposed to do as a renter by keeping the house clean and abiding by everything in the contract & what you discuss w/ Sherry there should be no issues. The only change I recommend Sherry make in her VRBO detail is to remove the reference to a chef because her chef is no longer available if I recall. Overall, this is one of the best vacations we have had in a long time. We simply wanted to go to PR & live amongst the natives to truly enjoy their culture & that is what we did. My youngest son stated that was the best vacay he has ever had. Enjoyed every minute of it & we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dawn, for the beautiful review. Many guests find just staying on our beachfront is a complete vacation in itself. It is the perfect setting for those who want slow down and get away from all the hustle and bustle of life, I am happy there are guests like you that want both. A quiet beach for those days for relaxation. And other days for adventure and diversity, by taking time to explore other areas of Puerto Rico and our surrounding Islands. As you have found, ...The possibilities of where to go and what to do are endless. We do hope to have you back as it would take many visits to experience all there is on Picturesque Puerto Rico. One more thing. I am sorry I was in between Having a Chef on staff but I have a new company lined up. Thanks, Again, Sherry and staff
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Beachfront beauty Wonderful Town

  • 5 of 5

The house is a true Spanish Hacienda with a Caribbean flair right on the beach. We had two couples and a teenage niece. It was very spacious and yet quaint and comfortable and absolutely beautifully decorated. We had one extra bedroom that my husband used for an office. The small details made this house perfect. Comfy beds good sheets and every possible tool or appliance large and small needed in the kitchen . Extended cable networks and wifi anywhere on the property. The private back yard beach front is nothing less than breathtaking. Sherry is professional and has expert knowledge about this island and Lizzy her manager...well just the best! We asked for fish and she came back with 4 lobsters and said is this ok? LOL...We said oh yes! OMG so delicious

The town is very quiet during the week but the weekend it became alive :) Everyone was out and about. We saw families sitting on porches together, little food carts went up with amazing homemade Puerto Rican dishes. Sunday morning we passed the local church and decided to attend the service. We don't speak Spanish but the love in that service needs no language. After service, we were welcomed by so many. We met Sherry's electrician and one of her housekeepers along with many others who know who Sherry is and I would say she not just well know but has certainly made a positive impact on this town and the people. This whole experience was the best we have had and nothing like any other vacation we have been on. Such an amazing property and town so highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Tenessa what a heart warming review. You touched on the true authentic town this is and the wonderful people with true family values who live there. After 10 years of owning and renting property in Patillas and giving so many jobs is the reason why I am known in my little town. Families have lived there for generations and yes everybody knows everybody there. For many years I was the only one renting properties in Patillas and in the last couple years owners have followed my lead and are now renting on their own with my encouragement and help whenever needed. This keeps jobs in our town and guests like you keep coming to find our secret treasure on the South. We can't always get lobster but our fisherman try as this is the favorite. But fresh fish is just as wonderful on the grill. Lizzy's husband is a Pastor at the church and I especially love that you went to a service as you said it perfectly the love there has no language barrier. I do hope to have you back. Thanks Again Sherry, Lizzy and staff
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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Peaceful Paradise Perfect for Families

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying at this property with my sister, mom and our husbands and kids. It is the perfect place for a restorative vacation with those you love. There were 9 of us and the house was the perfect size to accommodate all of us. Having the beach literally in our backyard was simply amazing. The staff and Sherry were a dream to work with and I would highly recommend this property for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway and a real Puerto Rican experience. Though this property is close to a surprisingly busy road, the house and property more than make up for that, just bring ear plugs for the road noise and coqui frogs.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review and getting it in so quickly. Family vacations are what I specialize in as this is the perfect home and setting for Adults and children to enjoy. Summer months are mating season for the coqui frog and I personally love the singing at night but as you mentioned those that are used to complete silence for sleeping can use ear plugs :) Our little quiet fishing village wakes up during the summer and weekends as even the locals will flock to our beautiful public beaches when kids are out of school. Fortunately, even though our road has a bit more traffic during this time, our particular beach is very quiet as we are at the far end of town. This 5-star review says you had an over all 5-star experience. This is always my goal. We are so pleased you had a good time and hope to have you back. 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $100

$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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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