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Romantic Getaway with Spectacular Caribbean Views & Pool

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful home with amazing views of the Caribbean (Sleeps 4-5)

Stay at Casa Soleada (Sunny House) and enjoy soaring views, a private swimming pool, and the pleasure of a comfortable, well-equipped home that is decorated to celebrate the colors of the Caribbean!

Casa Soleada is in Humacao, a small, modern community only a 45-minute drive from San Juan's international airport on Puerto Rico's tropical east coast. Our home sits more than 1000 feet above sea level, overlooking an 180-degree view of the Caribbean and nearby mountains. As you sit by the pool enjoying your favorite drink, you will see eagles gliding below! Look out over the sparkling Caribbean Sea to Vieques Island and on to Culebra and Saint John. This amazing view allows you to see nearly the entire coastline of Eastern Puerto Rico. The surroundings are lush, verdant, and tropical. Palms, flowering bougainvillea, poinsettia, flamboyant, and hibiscus color the hillsides. You can pick grapefruit and oranges from our backyard trees for your breakfast.

Our home comfortably accommodates one or two couples, or small families of five or less in a modern, cheerful, and relaxed tropical setting.

A large, living room is furnished with two comfortable love seats and two banquettes. TV with a VCR and 50-movie library let guests stay in and relax at night. A separate gathering area, provides space to read or talk away from the TV.

Dining area includes table for five adjacent to a full kitchen, with ice maker double door refrigerator, microwave oven, cook top range, toaster oven, coffee maker, and complete cookware and dishware.

The master bedroom, offers a queen-size bed, with French doors opening into a lovely yard and garden. A separate sleeping area has a single day bed and single trundle bed. A cot may be added to accommodate a fifth adult or child.There is also a port-a-crib for toddlers.

ACCESS TO THE PALMAS DEL MAR BEACH CLUB!

As a member of the Palmas Del Mar Athletic Club, we can offer our guests admission to the exclusive Resort Beach Club. (Palmas del Mar is located 5 minutes from Casa Soleada.) These passes also provide discounted fees for those who wish to play golf or tennis. The Beach Club is a beautiful new facility with large swimming pools, access to its own Caribbean beach (a different beach than the main beach), and a unique children's water park facilities with water slides, wading pools and spray bucket. The Beach Club has locker rooms with bathrooms and changing areas, and a very nice restaurant. The Beach Club is set in a beautifully designed tropical garden with comfortable lounges and seating throughout. It has its own free parking area for both cars and golf carts. It is a wonderful place to spend a day sunning, reading, relaxing and, of course, using the pools and beach. Unlike other parts of the resort, The Beach Club is not open to the public. The guests passes will also entitle our guests to a 12% discount on golf fees for either of the two championship courses and a 25% discount on Tennis Club hourly court rates.

More Details

Owner
Jim Meighan
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Jim Meighan

Jim and Marilyn Meighan first visited Puerto Rico on a Christmas trip in 1972. Enchanted by the great natural beauty, wonderful weather, relaxed culture, interesting history and warm friendly people, they vowed to return. Over the next two decades they made several more trips to Puerto Rico. Now certain that they wanted a retirement home on this welcoming island, they acquired Casa de Loma (Hill House), their first home on the island. Visiting Casa De Loma, in its relaxed rural environment, soon led them to believe that other travelers would enjoy the unique experience of visiting the 'real Puerto Rico.' In 2000, they began opening Casa de Loma to other island visitors. After more than 100 guests, they acquired Casa Soleada in 2005. A truly unique getaway for couples, honeymooners, small families, Casa Soleada provides a similar immersion in the culture, while offering spectacular views, a wonderful small swimming pool and a bright airy living space.

Jim Meighan purchased this house in 2005

Why Jim Meighan chose Puerto Rico

We chose Casa Soleada for its spectacular views, lovely Caribbean architecture, and wonderful location. It is minutes from many wonderful beaches, near the ferry for the off shore island trips, near the history of Old San Juan and a short drive to comprehensive services and vacation activities.

What makes this house unique

Casa Soleada offers privacy in a bright airy surroundings. We never drive into the parking area without remarking about the incredible view. It's the perfect home for a couple to relax, and yet it is a wonderful based for touring about all of Puerto Rico.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love this place..My only regret it we waited too long to book Casa Soleada and as a result couldn’t stay here for our entire vacation! The Meighan’s have thought of everything a guest might need or want. We did not meet their manager, but saw what a fabulous job he does! This is a perfect love nest!
Mar 2011
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Amenities

Humacao House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tile Bathroom with Sink and Shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Private Sleeping Area
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private Swimming Pool, Beautiful Caribbean Decor, Private Parking, Safe Gated Area, Lovely Yard and Garden, Spacious Rooms to Relax, All Towels and Linens provided, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Beach Cooler Washer

Reviews

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Romantic Getaway with Spectacular Caribbean Views & Pool
average rating of 4.875 based on 22 reviews
5

Off the beaten path

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Soleada the end of January and loved it. Its a cute little house and perfect for 3 to 4 people in the same family. The views from the house were amazing. Enjoyed the little pool and the great views of the Caribbean sea while swimming. The house was off the beaten path of your typical PR hotel, and thats one of the reasons we rented it. It was still close and convienent to food and shopping just a few minutes away!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Pefect Private Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Casa Soleada was exactly the intimate retreat we were looking for; we did a lot of searching and many of the houses were too big or did not have a private pool. If you are traveling with your significant other and want to be a little off of the beaten path but still have the opportunity to explore Puerto Rico on your own, we highly recommend Casa Soleada.

The house is just the right size for two, the pool is perfect for morning/evening dips or just laying around on the rafts during the day. Also, the view is amazing from the pool/house (mountains, houses, vegetation, the ocean, etc.).

The house was equipped with all of the basic amenities and household items we needed to enjoy our stay: kitchen items we used to cook multiple meals, coolers and towels for exercusions, and rafts for the pool. Also, we are very grateful Jim provided detailed instructions for staying in the house as well as driving directions and things to do. This helped us solidify our plans for the week and removed many random questions we might have had during our stay.

We made day trips to Luquillo Beach, El Yunque rainforest, bioluminescent kayakying, and Playa del Mar. Most of these excursions (minus Playa del Mar which is closer) were about a 45 minute (gorgeous) drive and we would highly recommend each of them! Although we didn't even come close to seeing/doing everything we wanted to while we were there because we enjoyed simply relaxing around the house/pool so much.

We would definitely return to Casa Soleada if our travels ever take us back to Puerto Rico.

A one small inconvenience to be aware of that did not hinder our enjoyment of the trip, but we feel would be nice to be aware of when considering Casa Soleada: The master bed was very "springy", not very comfortable, and we believe caused some lower back issues during the stay. We slept on the extra bed the last few nights and it was smaller but a little more comfortable and the lower back issues started to decline once we switched beds.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Winter Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home to the worst winter in New England for 10 years! We had the good luck of missing two entire weeks of it, snow storm after snow storm, while we enjoyed ourselves at Casa Soleada. This is our second consecutive February visiting Casa Soleada. We love the views, find the house comfortable in every way, and use it as an excellent base to travel about Eastern Puerto Rico. This year we explored Palmas Del Mar, one of Puerto Rico's finest resorts, which Casa Soleada looks down on from its amazing location. The resort offered us access to 15 restaurants and the beach; because the owner of Casa Soleada is a member there we were able to visit the lovely Beach Club complex using the provided guest passes. The resort is just a six-minute drive from the Casa, but no one in the resort had our amazing views and lovely breezes. Oh, to be back relaxing by the pool and soaking up the rays!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your in the real Puerto Rico when you stay at Casa Soleada, but you have the convenience of a major resort just five minutes away. As members of the PAC , we offer guests at our Casa passes to the restricted Palmas Beach Club. A great place for a relaxing swim or a casual meal in the lovely outdoors dinning room. Of course, Casa Soleada is great for non-resort activities, like visiting the Rain Forest Park or taking a kayak to see the bioluminescent bay in Fajardo. At Casa Soleada, there is alway more to do. but it is also the perfect place to relax and enjoy the warm temps and wonderful sunshine by the private pool.
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4

Casa Soleada Bright, Airy, and Great Views

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Casa Soleada and the wonderful low 80 degree temperatures of Puerto Rico (PR) in late February. The house was clean, tidy and very charming. I liked the layout, the bright colors and airiness of the house. Although it was a challenging climb up a narrow and winding road to get to the house, once there the house offered privacy with gorgeous views of the ocean and the various towns below.

Humacao is located close to many sites along the eastern coast of PR. We enjoyed visiting the El Yunque Rain Forest, Luquillo Beach, and the island of Viegues to name a few. Since we were sightseeing during the day, we didn’t get to enjoy the pool which always looked so inviting. Unfortunately, by the time we returned from our travels, it was a little breezy and overcast for us to use the pool. However, we did enjoy the view and reading from the patio around the pool.

Casa Soleada had internet service which allowed us to stay in touch with our family and a TV. Jim, the owner, was fabulous at answer questions I had before traveling to PR and he provided a nice travel packet which we used frequently during our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hampton Bays, NY
5

A great, romantic getaway, a perfect love-nest in a very nice area.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my husband after a week on the island with the family.

What a great way to have a vacation from the vacation! This is just what the two of us wanted. Everything was as represented - the house was very nicely equipped. The view, the breezes, the infinity pool - all just wonderful! Southeast part of the island very romantic and easy-going. It was nice checking out the local scene - people were out-going, and there always seemed to be someone around who could speak some English.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Casa Soleada is a great romantic getaway. That's why so many honeymooners have chosen to stay there. Private pool, just outside the door, makes a swim to look at the stars, a nighttime delight. Thanks for your review.
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Southampton, NY
5

The perfect mountain-top pied-a-terre, in an ideal island location.

  • 5 of 5

Everything as advertiesd - the owners are real pros. No problems. The house is like a Pureto Rican version of a loft: big, open, informal, comfortable. Well-eqipped and clean. Great infinity pool with spectacular views! Just down the hill to town and beaches - literally minutes away. Humacao is such a great location: you can just drive along Route 3/53 up the east end of the island from Tuna Point to Fajardo and check out all kinds of beaches, beautiful scenery, road-side restaurants with fresh, cheap food and drink. People are friendly and happy to see you.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was your second stay at one of our Puerto Rico homes and it sounds like you will be back again! Like us, you love the amazing views that are right outside of Casa Soleada. As you know, the panoramic views go from Fajardo in the north, past Vieques Island and then to Yabucoa in the South. In the turn of a head, you can view the Caribbean Sea and the gaze over 3000 foot peaks! Where else can one do that while swimming in the pool or eating breakfast. No wonder our home has become a well-known couples getaway! Thanks so much for your thoughtful review.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Juan (SJU)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Palmas Del Mar Resort
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Fajardo (Culebra and Vieques Islands)
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Palmas Del Mar Resort and others
Nearest Train
None
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 53 Expressway
Nearest Ski
None
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Palmas Del Mar
Car: necessary

WE WILL GIVE YOU TRAVEL TIPS ON 30 DAY TRIPS! JUST ASK! Our Vacation Rental is convenient to Beautiful Puerto Rico Beaches - such as Luquillo and Seven Seas, World-class Puerto Rico Golf Courses like Palmas Del Mar, the Mountainous El Yunque Rainforest - the only rain forest in US National Forest System, Day Trips to Beautiful and Remote Puerto Rico Islands - such as Culebra and Vieques, Resorts and Casinos, Amazing Snorkeling and Scuba Diving as well as the Vibrant and Historic City of San Juan, 'Casa Soleada, ' Our Puerto Rico Vacation Rental with Spectacular Views, will make your dream Puerto Rico Vacation fun and affordable

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

Standard Rate: Stays of 5 nights are priced $600. Stays of 6 nights are priced $650. $75 cleaning fee applies to all bookings. Certain holiday periods may require stays of 7 nights or more. Please inquire for rates in these situations.

50% of rental amount to reserve. Final payment includes 50% of rental amount; PR tax; $500 refundable security deposit. Personal Check or Credit Card through Paypal. Ask owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.