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Large Tropical Vacation Home 1 mile from PR3. Secluded, safe, spacious, clean!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,760 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Spacious Private Vacation House - Stay Like a Local, Explore Like a Tourist!

You will be welcomed to this well-maintained vacation house situated on four tropical acres with private gated access, on a small mountain 1 mile from PR3! Furnished for your comfort! Large patio with grill and plenty of seating. This is not a cramped condo or apartment with many neighbors. You will be in a safe country mountainside tropical jungle setting, with plenty of room to explore and enjoy! Full sized washer and dryer in open two stall garage all for your use.

The property is close to El Yunque National Forest, Luquillo (Monserrate) Beach (one of the best beaches on the island), Hacienda Allegre, 20 miles to San Juan, and 20 minutes to Fajardo for ferries to Culebra & Vieques.

Bedrooms: NO BUNK BEDS!

King bed in master suite with walk-in closet and separate bathroom with large shower. The second and third bedrooms contain queen beds, and a second Bathroom is nearby. A Pack N Play is also available for a traveling baby. Plenty of linens, pillows, and towels (including beach towels) are provided.

The house has accommodated many gatherings with friends and family sharing in the food preparation in the open kitchen with large island, with many guests gravitating to the large patio, or the open two stall garage in rainy weather. Open floor plan and spacious rooms are located on one level, making it easy for elderly or toddlers to get around (no steps).

If you want to stay where you have all the amenities of home, yet are near many attractions the island has to offer, please consider reserving this home for your next vacation. The property has ceiling fans and air conditioners in each bedroom and in living room, cable tv with HBO & Starz, smart tv in master and guest room #1, flat screen and dvd in third bedroom, and wi-fi throughout.

Check out our Facebook page at for additional pictures, recommendations, and other guest reviews and comments!

We want your vacation to be a wonderful time and can help with anything you need before or during your stay.

More Details

Hector or Kim Melendez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Hector or Kim Melendez

Hector grew up in the center of the island (Orocovis) and moved to Michigan in the 70's. Each vacation opportunity, we would return to the island to stay with family. In 2001, we had an opportunity to purchase a piece of land close to a niece's house that we always ended up staying with on vacation because of her great location to everything (and her great Puerto Rican cooking!). When Hector retired in 2010, he returned to his homeland to supervise the construction of this vacation home.

Hector or Kim Melendez purchased this house in 2010

Why Hector or Kim Melendez chose Rio Grande

We chose this location because it is in close proximity to all the attractions and amenities of the big city of San Juan, the kid-friendly beach in Luquillo, and the ferries in Fajardo to neighboring islands Culebra and Vieques. We enjoy the privacy of the home and its surrounding tropical fruit, flowers, rocks, and palms. We are hybrid Tourists and Locals -- we want to see everything the island has to offer, but we don't want to pay the high costs associated with being a tourist, and we know THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO THE ISLAND THAN SAN JUAN!

What makes this house unique

The location of this home allows you to vacation comfortably with all the amenities of home. It is close enough to San Juan for an easy road trip, very close to Luquillo Beach, one of the best beaches on the island, and very close to the El Yunque National Forest. Move in for your vacation ... the house allows you to just relax, cook meals if you want, and spend quality time together. Excellent restaurants are in close proximity and there is a book in the home with recommendations, but feel free to ask us too!

If you have questions about the property, location, or the island in general, please feel free to contact us by telephone, text, or email.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is surrounded by rain forest vegetation and beautiful landscaping, including banana and mango trees. It is on a gated private drive with no close neighbors to deal with, a little ways up a mountain. A comfortable home.
Feb 2014
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Jiménez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower, vanity, and toilet. Many toiletries included.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large shower, vanity, and toilet. Full length mirror.
  • Each bathroom contains a large shower, vanity, and toilet. Many toiletries in each bathroom are available for you, along with plenty of towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The bedrooms of this house are spacious. We could easily add additional beds or sleeping capacity (bunks) to any of the rooms, but we really want the guests to sleep comfortably, not cramped. There is a queen sized air mattress available, as well as the large sectional couch if necessary. We also have a Pack N Play for babies. Because of the higher cost of utilities, we do need to charge for additional guests beyond 6.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This is a family vacation home. We welcome those seeking time with the family, to explore the beautiful island, or just relax in the secluded home.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Large Tropical Vacation Home 1 mile from PR3. Secluded, safe, spacious, clean!
average rating of 4.92 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

If you're looking at any other rental near Luquillo and El Yunque, you're crazy. La Lomita is paradise and Kim and Hector are lovely hosts! We had seven adults stay with plenty of space for everyone. The bathrooms were luxurious and the home is MUCH larger than we expected. The pictures don't do it justice. We took advantage of the well appointed kitchen and ate out on the patio every meal. The view was breathtaking. Can't recommend enough-Stop searching and book this place now!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home Helpful and Knowledgeable Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this amazingly beautiful peaceful home. Kim and Hector were fantastic!! They shared their vast knowledge of the island and assisted us with insider information to customize our visit. Home is well maintained and has incredible gardens and charm. We could not have had a better experience!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Neshkoro, Wisconsin

Puerto Rico Paradise! Great Place to Stay! Helpful, Friendly Renters!

  • 5 of 5

You won't regret booking this home for your Puerto Rico adventures. My family of six had the best time and the house is every bit as lovely as it looks online. It is clean, well stocked with essentials, roomy, and comfortable. Hector and Kim were beyond helpful, they even picked up part of our party who came in ahead of us at the airport when we were delayed. They offered great tips on where to eat and where to play but were never intrusive. You definitely have a true sense of privacy. We rented a car and did a great deal of activities, the home was happily situated to many of the top sites in Puerto Rico. We hiked the rain forest, soaked in the sun and sand and water at different beaches, zip lined, explored caves, experienced Old San Juan, and reconnected.

The property has it's own little hiking trail up the mountain and the view is breath taking. It was so relaxing to sip coffee in the morning and look out at the view. Puerto Rico is pretty populated but the property has four acres, I believe, and there is a great deal of foliage and rain forest to make it all feel quite private. There are roosters in the distance, you won't hear them in the house but you will outside. We liked it. There are also some friendly outside cats who we liked (and my daughter loved). Hector and Kim's dog is cute but didn't hang out with us (darn).

If you need to stay connected to wi-fi that is available. Kim also has some beautiful sea glass jewelry and art in the house. We relied pretty heavily on our cell phone gps to get around in Puerto Rico (it was a life saver) so make sure you check with your carrier that you can get coverage if you plan to do the same. The week we stayed there was a nice breeze and I never got bit by one mosquito at the house. We simply loved it. We didn't have time to do all the things we wanted so if we ever come back to Puerto Rico, I will definitely look to see if this rental is still available.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Property!

  • 5 of 5

Our arrival at La Lomita was awesome, beautiful driveway full of flower and plants... making the trip to the secluded house more magical. We were welcomed by the owners, Kim & Hector. Kim showed us the house and where everything where within, while Hector showed us the beautiful surrounding Garden and fruit trees. They shared with us some Quenepas, which gave a sparkle to my grandkids eyes as they devour them, thanks for that too!

The listing pictures are accurate, a beautiful property, decorated with taste! Plenty of Towels, Sheets, Pillows, Dishes, Utensils, Pots & Pans, and all the kitchen small appliances in good working condition. Everything was VERY clean, well maintained, and organized which adds to the overall feeling of peace at the property. Too bad we didn't have the chance to use the BBQ!

Great location, close to everything in the area: Supermarkets, La Monserrate Beach & Kiosks, Pharmacy, El Yunque Rainforest, Restaurants, Mall, and the Expressway!

Their dog Domino was pretty social, well mannered dog, and the cats came closer to greet us in the mornings.

Our family would like to express our Thanks to Kim & Hector for being wonderful hostess at La Lomita, we really felt welcome! We will recommend your property to anyone of our friends or relatives traveling to Puerto Rico.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing La Lomita for your family vacation! We are thrilled that it met or exceeded your expectations, and we hope you are back again soon!
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Wonderful house with rainforest views

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 loved staying here. You enter the property through a secure gate and drive through some of the most beautiful grounds I've ever seen. The house has amazing views of the rainforest with nice cool breezes all day that can be enjoyed from a private balcony on the front of the house. The property is totally secluded, yet still close (about 10 minutes) to the El Yunque entrance and to dining and the beach. The house itself is very clean and comfortable. The hosts, Kim and Hector, are incredibly kind and helpful and go above and beyond to make sure your stay is wonderful. You can't go wrong staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Rainforest Home!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough good things about La Lomita! Your first impression of the home is WOW! You come through a gate and down a private, tropical rainforest driveway lined with flowers, trees and so much beauty! The house is great--the layout is wonderful for families or for groups--just enough space to be together, yet private for when you need to be apart! Kim and Hector definitely add that personal touch to help out, offer suggestions and provide visitors with a local's perspective. We traveled with our 3 teenage kids who love adventure....Kim suggested we visit Toro Verde which was in Orocovis. When I looked at the map my first reaction was--Oh My! There were about 100 ways to get there...but Kim offered to have them lead the way so they could visit family. I don't know many people who would give up part of their day to lead tourists across the island...but they did and we soooo appreciated it! Toro Verde was a spectacular experience! Thank you so much Kim and Hector for sharing your home and your beautiful island and hometown with us! We definitely recommend La Lomita!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to share the island with you and your family! Thank you for your trust in allowing us to lead you through the beautiful countryside mountains and farmland to the Toro Verde Zipline in Orocovis. We are fearless in our exploration of the island so we can WOW adventuresome guests like you! Come back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
to Vieques or Culebra
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Trump Coco Beach or Wyndham Rio Mar
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
PR 3
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Tropical on PR 3 or Subway on PR 3
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Luquillo Beach
Car: necessary

This home is a great place to unplug and unwind from your busy life. The tourist attractions are easily accessible by expressways, but the home is tucked into a private rural piece of paradise, just 1 mile from Highway #3!

New! UBER can deliver you to La Lomita from San Juan for $23!!


Rates & Availability

Jiménez House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $75
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning fee $30
Tax Rate 11.5%

Standard rate is based on occupancy up to 6 persons. Additional guests = $25 pp/pn and additional bedding will be provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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