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A Hidden Gem In The Heart Of Historic Old San German, The Old Capital Of P.r.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

A Charming House Ideally Situated In Close Proximity To The Best Beaches.

This four-bedroom creole townhouse opens to a private garden perfect for cooling off after a long day of adventuring or relaxing. Two br, 1 bath on floor, two br, l bath on the other. Its split-level set up is perfect for family or for couples. Thre is an ample salon on both floors. Each floor shares a common kitchen overlooking courtyard gardens.

Property Manager
Christine Austin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About Christine Austin

Growing up in Minnesota, and living in New England most of my adult life, I was delighted when friends brought me to this colonial treasure, San German. I find Casa Rosa is perfect for enjoying my friends in town and escaping regularly to the most beautiful beaches.

Christine Austin purchased this house in 2007

Why Christine Austin chose San Germán

My dear friends have been coming their whole lives to the SW area of Puerto Rico. They have many deep connections to this community and wanted me to experience this unique, beautiful town. As it happened, while visiting for the first time, I offered to buy their house. They agreed and purchased a big 'project' house which is now finished and only a block away. So lucky for me.

What makes this house unique

I love sitting on the balcony to enjoy the lights and the events on the plaza, as music from the plaza and the church across the street floats on the cool morning or evening air. Often we take a walk down the street to eat, watch a performance in the plaza or buy home made ice cream made from local fruit. Sometimes we eat drink coffee with flan, play dominos in the plaza and watch the evening promenade. It's so relaxing.


San Germán House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Large upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Bathroom has slatted shutters, views/ beezes, storage.
    First Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Stained glass,plants,fountain outside, yellow tile,
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs bedroom suite - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Downstairs garden bedroom - 1 queen
    two upstairs bedrooms - 2 queen
    Downstairs salon - 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All bedrooms have arts and crafts mahogany windows with stained glass inserts, shutters, fans and mosquito netting. Upstairs are two bedrooms facing on the balcony that is draped in Bougavilla and has wicker seating, view of the plaza and wonderful breezes flowing. Downstairs the king bedroom suite has windows opening onto the garden entrance area with lovely plantings, as well as the lower balcony, and adjacent bath. King bedroom suite opens up to the salon that has a large daybed with a trundle bed below. This is a good place for children to sleep, has a flat screen with video player and ample room for dancing, yoga etc. Also downstairs is a lovely garden bedroom with a wall of windows opening on to the interior garden, queen bed and wicker love seat.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There are lovely resorts, restaurants, services in the area.


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A Hidden Gem In The Heart Of Historic Old San German, The Old Capital Of P.r.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Susanna, New York State, USA

  • 5 of 5

We have been here for nearly a month. This southwestern corner of Puerto Rico is beautiful, with 20 / 30 minutes to glorious beaches and 60 minutes to mountains. San German is a wonderful town. Very friendly people, old and preserved houses, quiet, shops... The house is perfect! All the amenities we needed; comfort for old and young (grandchildren visited); every room is attractive and comfortable. We can't imagine a better place for vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear prospective guests, We will welcome you in style to this lovely home. Let us know if you want us to stock your refrigerator in advance so your landing is extra comfortable. I am sure you will find many delightful surprises in this beautiful corner of Puerto Rico. San German brings you into close contact with a wide range of interesting artists, musicians, professors and others living in this unique university town and old capital of Puerto Rico. You will find music offerings are plentiful and usually on or near the plaza right outside your front door. November through June can you to enjoy great weather, relaxed beaches and harbors in this SW corner of PR. We look forward to hearing from you. Christine Austin owner
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Amazing caribbean home

  • 5 of 5

My son recently graduated from the Inter American University in San German,PR. My family and I stayed at casa rosa and it was absolutely perfect. The location was great, you could walk everywhere and the beaches near by are beautiful. It was such a joyous time for all of us and it couldn't have happened without casa rosa. Our memories of our vacation will always be cherished. I would recommend casa rosa to everyone, especially to families with a student at the university. We look forward to another casa rosa vacation. To Christine and Deborah thank you for everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will stay at Casa Rosa again next time we come! Casa Rosa was "muy tranquilo" (very tranquil)!

  • 5 of 5

We will stay at Casa Rosa again next time we come! Casa Rosa was "muy tranquilo" (very tranquil) and restful.

Nestled in the historic area of San German, the house is on a cobble stone street, one block up from the plaza. The house is clean, comfortable, open and airy, with a covered outdoor kitchen that gets wonderful breezes. My favorite was sitting on the front balcony listening to the faint sound of the (occasional) music float up from the plaza. The plaza is a lovely place to hang out in the evening. There is a kiosk there which serves flan and coffee as people socialize, play games, use the public WiFi, or watch the occasional movie on a screen they set up. Don't miss the Kings Creams Gelato shop down the street! We have searched for a better Coconut Gelato (even in Italy) and have yet to find one! We are early risers, so the morning service church bells didn't bother us at all. Sipping our coffee on the balcony listing to the sing-song chanting of the service was a nice way to start to day. Just around the corner is a small grocery which has most everything you need.

From San German we traveled to 4 different beaches during our stay, all about 20-40 minutes away. Each one more beautiful than the last with hardly anyone on them! Roadside Roast Chicken with Casava and Tostones picked up on the way to the beach makes for a delicious and super easy picnic lunch!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Relaxing trip

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Rosa. It was a great getaway for the two of us. The space was clean & bright, beautifully decorated, with comfortable beds & plenty of room to relax. There is a wonderful tropical garden that we enjoyed immensely. It is a short drive to a beautiful secluded beach with emerald waters where we hung a hammock & spent the day reading & walking. Be sure not to miss the local vendor cooking fresh rotisserie chicken in roadside tent, it was out of this world. Fresh fruits were available also. Looking forward to my next visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
rt 2
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Cana Gorda
Car: necessary

San German is ideally situated within 15 - 30 minutes of the 6 best beaches on the SW coast of Puerto Rico. For families, your best bet are the western beaches of Boqueron and Combate with white sand and full service beach. For those more adventurous, the beaches of Guanica and Cana Gorda are perfect for water sports or just walking. Lying exactly SW of San German, the SW corner of Puerto Rico, the perfect crescent beach at Punto Faro (lighthouse bay) will make all your postcard dreams come true... it is also a nationally protected nature preserve perfect for bird watching. In Pargara bay, 20 minutes south of the casita, you will find a complete center for all water sports, fine dining and most especially in the evening touring a bioluminescent bay, one of a handful in the world.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

To book this lovely home 2 personal references will be needed: someone who knows you well, a VRBO home owner who has rented to you in the past or other appropriate reference.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.