Casa Rio Grande is a 4 BR/3 BA private villa with a pool and large spa. We are located 5.5 miles up the foothills of El Yunque over looking Rio Grande. We are located in a quiet countryside setting. The home is completely secured from the road by a decorative wall with electric gate access. The home has everything you need to have an enjoyable vacation. We have 4 queen sized beds, 2 full sized beds, 1 twin bed, and a futon with accommodations for up to 12 guests comfortably. We provide beach towels, chairs, coolers, and pool toys so you can enjoy the beach or just lounge by our pool. The house was completely renovated in 2015 and 2016. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare large meals for your family and guests. We have WiFi and cable for your viewing pleasure. The main family room has a large sectional couch with a 65 inch TV for movie nights. We have a 1000 sqf covered outdoor terrace with a sectional and another TV/bar area. There are 3 other levels of terraces not including pool deck to take advantage of the breath-taking views. We have whole house air conditioning via mini split systems as well as ceiling fans throughout. Depending on the season you can enjoy anything from starfruit, coconut, avocados, passion fruit, banana, plantain, etc that grow on the property. We are located in the northeast section of PR which makes this a great base camp for your vacation. We are 35 minutes east of San Juan and the airport. We are 30 minutes from Fajardo where you can take the ferries to Vieques or Culebra islands. We are about 20 to 25 minutes to some of the most beautiful beaches on the island and 20 minutes from the main entrance into El Yunque National park. We are about 25 minutes from Luquillo Beach and the Kiosks which host over 50 local bars and restaurants. There is a beautiful river with waterfalls and wading pools within a 10 minute walk from the villa. My wife and I live onsite from time to time in a separate guest house with 3 dogs. The animals are kept separate from the main villa. 2 of the dogs remain onsite whether we are there or not and are separated from the main villa space. The guest house has a completely separate entrance/driveway and is not attached to the main Villa. We are available 24/7 via phone or text for any questions or concerns you may have. We are happy to give you recommendations or directions to anywhere you are looking to visit. If we are not around during your stay we do have a English speaking care taker that would be available for any problems that may arise.
- Villa3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
4BR/3BA Private Villa with pool,ocean,and mountain views near many attractions
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, hungarian, We can have Spanish translated
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 23, 2018
About David Frederich
We chose to live the dream of leaving the corporate rat race in favor of a simpler, more fulfilling and authentic life. We left the Midwest, relocated to Puerto Rico, and started to rehab a property whose grandness was only limited by our imagination. Our starting point was a property that had sat abandoned for 6 years on the side of a mountain. It had grand views of the ocean and El Yunque, but it had been completely overgrown by vegetation. There were no doors or windows, no electric or plumbing, and the roof didn't keep out the rain. Reaching our goal of a creating a beautiful, modern house complete with gardens of our own, fruits and vegetables, took longer than we thought it would. There were many adventures along the way for the two of us and our rescue dogs. We came to the island with two rescue dogs (one originally from Puerto Rico, rescued on an earlier vacation!) and accumulated another dog once we were here. There was something special about this place, and now you can experience that magic for yourself... all while having access to the best attractions of Puerto Rico and staying with all the comforts of home.
David Frederich purchased this Villa in 2015
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing House, Wonderful Hosts, Highly Recommended!
My five children and I stayed in June 2018. I was cautiously optimistic about the status of the island, given all of the coverage of the recovery from Maria. From my perspective, the island is fully back in business, and I would encourage anyone who is unsure to visit and support the Puerto Rico tourism industry. Even the pre-Maria pictures on VRBO don't compare to being there. We went everywhere on the island, from Cabo Rojo in the Southwest to Culebra Island, and we had no issues whatsoever. We went somewhere different every day, and I highly recommend visiting Cueva del Indio, Gozalandia Falls, and Culebra. We did a boat charter for snorkeling and exploring Flamenco beach in Culebra, and it was perfect.
The house is amazing. I wish we had had more time to actually spend at the house. The location is perfect. Very safe and away from the congested areas, but just a quick drive down the mountain to get to the highway and access the entire island. My children and I had plenty of space to relax and not get on each other's nerves. It is very comfortable. Lisa was there to meet us when we arrived and make sure we got settled, and both David and Lisa were extremely easy to communicate with. We had no issues.
I would definitely stay again, and we usually don't stay in the same place twice.
Thanks for everything!
Incredible!!!!!!! Hope I get to come back soon!
The villa was beautiful and clean! The best part is how incredibly friendly and helpful Dave and Lisa were. So down to earth and accommodating. They were great resources and answered any question we had all along the way. I am hoping to get to stay again soon! Thank you so much Dave and Lisa for a wonderful experience. You have quite a gem there!
Gorgeous house hidden away in the rain forest with stunning views!
We stayed a week and didn't want to leave! The house is just awesome. Located in the rain forest away from it all - the views were stunning! We enjoyed relaxing on the outside covered living space listening to the tree frogs sing every night....super relaxing. The pool area was fabulous too, especially after a day of sight seeing. The inside of the house was clean, all recently updated and a great kitchen for dining in. Lisa and David were super friendly, welcoming and gave good recommendations. We had two 40 year olds, two 70 year olds, a 24 year old, a 16 year old and a 12 year old in our party. Everyone loved it! I would definitely recommend staying here.
We loved the home, comfortable and the pics are exactly what the property looks like.
Will stay again when in town.
Wonderful and relaxing vacation!
My husband and I and 2 other couples enjoyed our stay at Casa Rio Grande! The house was everything the pictures portrayed and more. We all had our space, yet enjoyed the common areas to cook or relax. Dave and Lisa were wonderful and actually met us at the house when we arrived around midnight. The views are spectacular and the house was very close to El Yunque Rain Forest with beautiful waterfalls and hiking trails. We took a boat to Culebrita for a day of snorkeling/snorkeling and beach time and spent a day in Old Juan. The Camuy Caverns are amazing and beautiful too. Dave brought us bananas from the property to eat while we were there and we also had some star fruit. It was a fabulous trip that we want to repeat with our children in the near future. Thanks Dave & Lisa & Luiz!
Incredible home, beautiful view, and great hosts!
We loved the location of the home. We really feel we truly experienced Puerto Rican culture and stayed in a beautiful home with a fabulous view and great pool. Dave and Lisa were so helpful and really know the area. They can point you in the right direction for sites, beaches, and food. We will definitely come back and stay here again.
He highly recommend this as a great place to stay while visiting the island. Being in the foothills of El Yunque just adds to the beauty of the place.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our base rate is for up to 6 guests. Additional guests fee is 50 dollars per night per guest up to 12 guests. 50% of the reservation cost is due at booking, as a deposit. The balance is due 3 days before your reservation. If you cancel more than 30 days before your reservation, you will be refunded all you have paid us (with the possible exception of the VRBO-charged service fee for ANY booking, which we have no control over). If you cancel within 29 days of your reservation, the 50% deposit is not refundable.