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BEACHFRONT! Casa Bonita

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 BD 1.25 BA sleeps 6-8 !On The Beach!

THIS IS THE SPOT! We have a WELL stocked condo right on Isla Verde Beach to share with you. The master bedroom (1 queen,) 2nd bedroom (2 fulls,) and living area (futon) are all air conditioned, but let the sea breeze through the louvred windows that face 270 degrees in our 12th floor retreat.

Take the elevator down to the pool deck and from there the beach is 12 paces away. Bring our beach gear down with you and let the waves roll in. Stroll down the beach 2 buildings and find the Intercontinental Five-Star Resort . Next door to it is the famous El San Juan Hotel and Casino.

Restaurants, shops, fast food, ATMs, and 24-hour convenience, pharmacy, and liquor stores are all within a couple of blocks of your door.

3 Restaurant/Bars occupy the 1st floor of the our building, so a spicy tuna wrap, breakfast burrito, or cold beer are always ready for you. Have a cold Medalla at El Alambique while the sun sets on the sand and surf and head right upstairs back to Casa Bonita.

Casa Bonita was updated in 2014 and comes complete with free cable, high-speed internet, DVD, Blu-ray (wifi-enabled,) and phone (unlimited US and Puerto Rico,) not that you'll want to spend any time with these familiar friends.

The building itself has a security desk and swimming pool, and the unit has same-floor laundry machines and it comes with 1 covered parking space.

We pride ourselves on stocking anything you might need, so expect new dishes (indoor and outdoor,) new cookware, coffee, spices, and all the appliances and amenities you would expect in your own home.

We look forward to you vacationing at our place, and we (the owners,) and our on-site property manager are always available to answer any of your questions or give you great recommendations for fun things to do!

More Details

Owner
Jay Rabideau and Ami Pickering
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Jay Rabideau and Ami Pickering

My wife and I bought this wonderful beach condo in March of 2014 so that we could have a place to take our 2 children to escape the Colorado snow. We come here frequently and keep the place equipped with anything we like to have while on vacation.

Jay Rabideau and Ami Pickering purchased this condo in 2014

Why Jay Rabideau and Ami Pickering chose San Juan Area

We love the mix of foreign and familiar that Puerto Rico has to offer. Also, there is so much culture, history, and nature to appreciate on the island as opposed to resorts whose only feature is the beach.

What makes this condo unique

Before buying this condo, we stayed at several of the other larger condo developments in Isla Verde. The building we chose is not as expansive as the others, but it has quicker beach access and is really in the best central location on the strip for access to restaurants, casinos, etc.

Amenities

Isla Verde Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 12
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1/4 bath (vanity) located across from main bathroom so someone can be getting ready while someone else is using the main bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Living room futon sleeps 2 more. Maximum 6 adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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BEACHFRONT! Casa Bonita
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
5

wish i could stay longer

  • 5 of 5

Loved the condo, well equipped.All the previous reviews are correct, if you read them, you will not be disappointed. Clean and good location. Restaurants, food stores, pharmacies and casinos within walking distance. If you get a car, be sure to venture away from the area and hit some roadside stands to the east, they had excellent food and service. Oh and be careful in the mountains, some roads are only one lane and we even found one that was washed out completely. had an adventure for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hi Jay!! The appartment was super clean, with all the things for the stay.Love it!!

  • 5 of 5

Super nice, It was a really good experience

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great vacation condo

  • 5 of 5

What a great condo for our vacation to PR! It had everything we needed, was conveniently located and a great space for our family. It was so nice to arrive and have coffee and a beverage awaiting us. The closet full of beach equipment was fabulous, it made going to the beach so easy and enjoyable. We would love to visit again, thanks for sharing your wonderful home with us.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Welcoming and super stocked!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here on a family trip (me, husband and 5 kids ages 17, 12, 5, 4, 15 mos). What a wonderfully stocked condo! Cooking was a breeze with all of the provided spices and essentials. Cold beer and water in the fridge on arrival. The kids loved using the boogie boards and other pool/beach toys. Just steps from the beach and pool. It is not the nicest condo that I have ever stayed at- it had a kind of funky urban feel, however it was clean, comfy, and felt very homey. Only 1 bathroom with that big of a family was a bit challenging. Check in and out was easy and quick. I thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Great Location + Great Condo = Superb Experience!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week in this condo, and it was one of the most worry-free and enjoyable weeks I've had in a long time. A short (10 minute) ride from the airport and you are ready to start your holiday on the beautiful Isla Verde beach. To simply cross the street and be at the beach was wonderful, and having all the beach items available in the condo made it so convenient. As for the condo itself, the owners have made sure all of the amenities needed for a great stay are available, from kitchen supplies to board games. One of the most unique things available is a book that describes everything you need to know about the unit, and places to see and things to do. It was extremely helpful for this first time visitor. The restaurant attached to the building had some of the best food we ate all week. All in all, this was a wonderful unit in a great location and I would recommend it to all. Hopefully, I will return soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time here in Isla Verde! Casa Bonita is a very cozy and clean apartment. The only negatives to us was the noise and the mattresses. If you keep your windows open you can hear all the city noises at night (airport is right on your backyard so get used to hearing the planes taking off), and if you shut the windows and turn the ACs on they are also quite loud. What we did is we closed the windows at night and turned the AC in the living area only (not the ones in the bedroom) and kept the ceiling fans on in the bedrooms. That was enough to keep us cool and keep the noise down. If you like soft mattresses you'll love these. My husband has back problems so it was not good for him. However, we did notice that there was a thick gel pad on top of the mattress which was very soft, so once we took the pad off the bed the mattress itself wasn't that bad. The kids were fine with the soft beds. I also thought it was great that they provided us with all the basics (toilet paper, paper towels, soap, etc) as well as other commodities such as beach chairs, beach toys for the kids, towels, cooler, beach bags, and much more. Location is what's best about Casa Bonita. You have everything you need close by. Stores, restaurants, and of course, the beautiful beach. It's also not a far drive from the east coast of the island where there's a lot of the "must dos" such as the bio bay, the rainforest, the ferry to the islands (Palomino, Icacos, Vieques, Culebra, etc), the natural water falls, and many other amazing beaches. We didn't get to meet the actual owner of the property but Mary was in charge of our check in and check out, and she was very nice and pleasant. We had a great time in Puerto Rico! There's A LOT to do in this island and great tasting local food to eat!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
Nearest Barpub
El Alambique (1st floor of building)
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Fajardo
Nearest Golf
37 Kilometres
Gran Melia Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
26
Nearest Restaurant
El Alambique and 2 others (1st floor)
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Isla Verde Beach is at your feet
Car: not necessary

We are right in the heart of the Isla Verde beach district. The Intercontinental Resort and Casino is two doors down. The El San Juan Hotel and Casino is three doors down. Restaurants, bars, shops, and groceries are all just steps away.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

If reservation is made less than 30 days from arrival, payment is due in full at time of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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