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Ocean and Mountain Views with 2 Minute Walk to the Beach in Gated Community

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Vista Montemar is spacious enough for three couples or a large family.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 BR, 1-1/2 bathrooms, rooftop terrace, 2 balconies, fully equipped & furnished

Vista Montemar is a comfortable two story house overlooking the Caribbean Sea in a serene and secure gated community. Two spacious L-shaped balconies and a rooftop terrace afford panoramic views and the best in outdoor living. Ceiling fans throughout the house and balconies, plus a/c units in bedrooms and kitchen add to the comfort provided by the ocean breezes. Bask in the gorgeous tropical flora and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of coquis (Puerto Rican tree frogs) and island birds. The kitchen comes fully equipped, the house is tastefully furnished, and the laundry room has a washer, dryer, sink and counter space.

Each of the three bedrooms has its own door leading to the second floor balcony, and window shades to block the early morning sun, if desired. The centrally located upstairs bathroom is shared by all three bedrooms. Ample outdoor seating is provided in both covered verandas. A spiral staircase leads to the rooftop terrace, where additional patio furniture and a huge umbrella create a relaxing environment in which to enjoy a cool drink amid stunning panoramic views by day and a starry sky by night.

The property is beautifully landscaped with all manner of tropical flora, including flamboyant trees (the official tree of Puerto Rico) and amapolas (the official flower). There is plenty of parking space within the gated property.

Our resident cat, Vera, is strictly an outdoor cat that lounges on the balconies and is fed twice daily by caring neighbors. Vera had been taken to a new home on the other side of Yabucoa, but found her way back to Vista Montemar after a year, and no one has the heart to relocate her again. Guests to Vista Montemar have welcomed and befriended Vera.



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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Also, sink with cabinet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Also, sink with cabinet...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Puzzle books, dominoes, board games, decks of cards, and a jigsaw puzzle...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV Service is included....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a new 55 inch flat screen TV....moreless

  • Toys:

    Boogie boards and other beach toys are stored in a huge bin at the back of the downstairs veranda....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a nice variety of DVDs for the whole family....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    In one diection you see the shimmering Caribbean Sea, in the other, lush green mountains....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Lovely, secluded El Cocal beach is a mere two minute walk from the house. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Enjoy a tranquil view of the Caribbean Sea from the wide veranda right outside your bedroom door....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are in a serene gated community, away from big towns....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoors, there is a dining table that seats six and space at the counter for two others, and outdoor seating accommodates quite a few more....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Each bedroom has its own a/c unit, plus there is one in the kitchen which cools the entire downstairs living space....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Internet service will not support gaming or video streaming, but is unlimited for emails, web browsing, and social media. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Three cars fit easily on the driveway....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    We generally have some laundry detergent and dryer sheets available. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There is a full, matching set in the cabinets, and other everyday dishes on the counter. An electric mixer and food chopper are in the cabinet under the blender....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Granite countertops, stainless steel refrigerator and stove/oven, new faucet, dishes, utensils, cookware, baking pans, bowls, glassware, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, blender, mixer, wine fridge....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full sized oven in new stainless steel stove (purchased June 2016)....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    There are a few staples included, like oil, salt, vinegar, seasoning salt, and rice, plus napkins and paper towels. The laundry room shelves are well stocked with toilet paper....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side stainless steel refrigerator. In addition, there is a wine fridge which can also be used to keep water bottles cool....moreless

  • Stove:

    New stainless steel, glass top stove (as of June 2016)....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
January to June
Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,125
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$165
$1,055

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • One-time cleaning fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

46 Miles
Nearest Airport
Isla Verde (San Juan)
32 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fajardo--ferry to Vieques and Culebra islands
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Palmas del Mar
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
PR-901
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
El Nuevo Horizonte
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
El Cocal--a two minute walk from the house!

Car: Necessary

El Cocal Beach and Country Club is a peaceful and secure gated community with private access to El Cocal Beach and stunning views of both mountains and the Caribbean Sea. The beach is a two-minute walk from the house. Palmas del Mar Resort is less than 15 minutes away and has a golf course, casino, and restaurants. El Nuevo Horizonte Restaurant is about two kilometers away from the entrance to El Cocal Beach and Country Club (turning left on PR-901), and offers a spectacular view of both the Atlantic Ocean (including Vieques Island) and the Caribbean Sea. El Yunque Rain Forest is about 40 miles away and is a must see, as it is the only rain forest in the U.S. Forest Service. Plan a hike to La Mina Falls and swim in the pool at the base of the waterfall or take in the panoramic sights from a top the observation tower. For more information on El Yunque visit http://www.elyunque.com/about.html. The Bio Luminescent Bay at Fajardo is about a half hour drive to the north eastern corner of the island. Reserve your tickets in advance for kayak or motor boat tours and select a moonless night for best enjoyment. The world-famous Luquillo Beach is in between Fajardo and El Yunque on the northern shore of the island. Old San Juan, with its forts, cobblestone streets, and quaint cafes, is another must see, and is only 46 miles from Vista Montemar. To visit Puerto Rico's second largest city, Ponce, the scenic coastal route is recommended. There you can visit such tourist attractions as the famed firehouse in the plaza, the Serralles mansion, and la Cruz de la Vigia monument. Also, weekends at la Guancha are very festive.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: My husband and I fell in love with Vista Montemar at first sight. It was exactly what we were looking for--a quiet, relaxing place away from the hustle and bustle of San Juan, yet conveniently located close to shopping and restaurants, and only a 40 minute drive from the airport. I am Puerto Rican, and though my husband is not, he loves the island and its people, sights and culture as much as I do. We want to share our beautiful home with you and allow you to experience this island paradise in what we consider to be the perfect setting.

Why the Owner Chose Camino Nuevo, Yabucoa, Puerto Rico:
El Cocal Beach and Country Club was established fifty years ago to create a community of residents dedicated to preserving the flora and fauna of the area. The southeastern corner of Puerto Rico has unique vegetation and wildlife. The variety of coqui, or Puerto Rican treefrog, that lives in this region makes a distinctive sound, stretching out the ending sound. All coqui frogs sing their name, 'Coqui! Coqui!' But the variety of coqui found in Yabucoa sings, 'Coquiiii.' We were also thrilled to find out that marine turtles lay their eggs on our beach between the months of March and June! A local conservation group watches out for and protects these turtle nesting areas.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
If the party scene is what you want, this property is not for you. El Cocal Beach and Country Club is a gated community that virtually shuts down after 8 or 9 p.m. and provides the peaceful tranquility that many vacationers seek. Usually, the only sounds you will hear are those of the birds and coquis serenading you to sleep at night. Wake up refreshed and ready to enjoy a cup of Puerto Rican coffee and a view of the azure Caribbean Sea from the second floor balcony. Come and enjoy nature at its best at Vista Montemar!


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Vista Montemar is spacious enough for three couples or a large family.

    Vista Montemar is spacious enough for three couples or a large family.

  • Open concept living area. The couch is a daybed that converts into 2 twin beds.

    Open concept living area. The couch is a daybed that converts into 2 twin beds.

  • Enjoy family time woth music, satelite TV, DVD player, games and puzzles.

    Enjoy family time woth music, satelite TV, DVD player, games and puzzles.

  • The breeze through the plantation window cools bedroom #1.

    The breeze through the plantation window cools bedroom #1.

  • Bedroom #2 has nautical decor and access to the 2nd floor veranda.

    Bedroom #2 has nautical decor and access to the 2nd floor veranda.

  • Bedroom #3 has queen bed and large windows to let in natural light.

    Bedroom #3 has queen bed and large windows to let in natural light.

  • The upstairs bathroom is shared by all three bedrooms.

    The upstairs bathroom is shared by all three bedrooms.

  • Laundry room with new washer and dryer, beach towels and extra bath towels.

    Laundry room with new washer and dryer, beach towels and extra bath towels.

  • Chairs, a huge umbrella and this gorgeous view await you on the rooftop terrace.

    Chairs, a huge umbrella and this gorgeous view await you on the rooftop terrace.

  • Beautiful landscaping with native flora surround Vista Montemar.

    Beautiful landscaping with native flora surround Vista Montemar.

  • Enjoy this outdoor shower after a trip to the beach.

    Enjoy this outdoor shower after a trip to the beach.

  • It looks like a painting, but this is real & only a 2 min. walk from the house!

    It looks like a painting, but this is real & only a 2 min. walk from the house!

  • Enjoy a morning cup of coffee while gazing out at the azure Caribbean Sea.

    Enjoy a morning cup of coffee while gazing out at the azure Caribbean Sea.

  • Updated kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

    Updated kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

  • If you must work, why not do it at Vista Montemar?

    If you must work, why not do it at Vista Montemar?

  • Bedroom #1 also features a custom built-in closet.

    Bedroom #1 also features a custom built-in closet.

  • Another view of the Nautical Room.

    Another view of the Nautical Room.

  • BR 3 also has mirrored closet, tropical decor, and door to 2nd story veranda.

    BR 3 also has mirrored closet, tropical decor, and door to 2nd story veranda.

  • The downstairs powder room is clean, bright and convenient.

    The downstairs powder room is clean, bright and convenient.

  • Spiral staircase leading to rooftop terrace.

    Spiral staircase leading to rooftop terrace.

  • Incredible view outside of Bedroom #1.

    Incredible view outside of Bedroom #1.

  • The back yard has a BBQ area.

    The back yard has a BBQ area.

  • Enjoy El Cocal Beach all year round. This was taken in November.

    Enjoy El Cocal Beach all year round. This was taken in November.

  • Vista Montemar at night. There is nothing more romantic than a Caribbean night.

    Vista Montemar at night. There is nothing more romantic than a Caribbean night.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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