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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

We are expecting electricity to be restored to our area very soon. We are now accepting reservations for summer and fall 2018.

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 full bathroom is shared by all three bedrooms. There is also a powder room on the first floor, and an outdoor shower behind the house. Ample outdoor seating is provided in both covered verandas, as well as a hammock on the second story veranda. 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.

More Details

Norma Pettit
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Norma Pettit

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.

Norma Pettit purchased this house in 2014

Why Norma Pettit chose Yabucoa

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.

What makes this house unique

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!


Yabucoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Also, sink with cabinet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Also, sink with cabinet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

On the edge of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely home with wrap around second storey veranda where we took most meals to enjoy the fragrant air and the ocean views.

Tidy and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. Loved the beautiful beach!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having your family stay at Vista Montemar. Come again anytime!
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Denver CO

Nice home for a family

  • 3 of 5

The home was nice, very much a family vacation home. It was close to a beach. The owner was great, helpful and nice during the registration process and check-in was easy.

the home would be good for a larger family who was interested in a quiet place for an extended period of time. We are a couple, so it wasn't the best fit for us.

Unfortunately the power does go out a lot on the island and it happened to us while there. We were unsure how to handle that. The location is a bit far from restaurants and other sites in Puerto Rico.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest opinion, although giving us a rating of 3/5 just because the house was not the right fit for you (not our fault) seems a bit harsh. For the record, in the description of our place it says that there is a nice restaurant two minutes away, Fajardo's bioluminescent bay is a half hour away, and El Yunque rain forest is 46 miles away. Everything is clearly detailed, and with the pictures of the two story, three bedroom house, there shouldn't have been any surprises--except for the power going out in the area, which is out of our control. Hopefully you enjoyed the rest of your vacation in Puerto Rico, though, and took back many wonderful memories of our beautiful island!
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Fantastic Location!

  • 5 of 5


Thank you for letting us stay in your home, what a great location and awesome home. Since it rained during some of our stay we enjoyed sitting out on the porches enjoying the views! The house has a great layout and very comfortable for family and friends. I'm already dreaming about our next trip.

The Murry's

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay! Come back again anytime!!
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A beautiful place for a refreshing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Vista Montemar! It is located in a quiet area and also not far from a very beautiful beach that we spent a lot of time at! The views are also amazing...from the rooftop terrace to the second floor veranda where we spent our mornings and also some evenings, chatting, eating or simply enjoying the beauty.

Norma is also very accommodating...she did great in helping us with questions that we had before the trip and also while we were at the house.

We would advise you though, to plan to arrive during daylight hours, as it would be a bit of a challenge to find after dark .

If you're looking for a quiet place for a refreshing vacation, this is definitely the place for you!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! That is great advice about trying to arrive during daylight hours, if possible. Come back again--you and your cousins were wonderful guests!
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Comfortable, Clean and great area

  • 5 of 5

Very relax area close to the beach, friendly neighborhoods can help you with questions to find places around the area. House is very very clean and all appliances are working. Price is fear.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous house in an amazing garden-like setting, with stunning views, and wonderful owners.

  • 5 of 5

My family, close friends and I stayed in this beautiful place for our week in Puerto Rico, preparing for my wedding, and it couldn't have been more perfect. El Cocal neighborhood is one of the best places I've actually seen in PR, and we were all in awe anytime we stepped/looked outside and drove in/out of the neighborhood. The people we communicated with that are friends/helpers around the property and neighborhood were friendly and helpful, and Norma was incredible to communicate and plan with for our stay. It's always a wonderful blessing to find good, Christian people to work with, and we would definitely recommend her (and her husband) and her house to anyone interested in visiting PR and staying for a few days! The house and property are well-kept and we had absolutely no issues with anything there. Vista Montemar was definitely an unexpected surprise that was impossible to disappoint. The private beach was absolutely gorgeous as well, and should definitely be visited at least once! Thanks Norma! Blessings!

Alyssa & Carlos Quiñones

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Alyssa and Carlos! Blessings to you in return, and our best wishes for a happy marriage. Come back again, any time!
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Isla Verde (San Juan)
Nearest Ferry
32 Miles
Fajardo--ferry to Vieques and Culebra islands
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Palmas del Mar
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
El Nuevo Horizonte
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
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 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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