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270° panoramic dazzling views of lovely Puerto Rico!!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Tranquility and Privacy is Here

Your casa awaits you high in the central mountains of Utuado, Puerto Rico complete with panoramic views surrounded by lush greenery, flowers, tropical fruits and plants. A breadfruit tree (pana), papaya, starfruit, bananas, oranges, plantains and more all on this property next to the expansive tiled and furnished terrace with a wood burning fireplace overlooking the grand view. You can watch hawks swooping down to catch a meal and hear the Puerto Rican Owl warbling in the night. Ferdy is the friendly caretaker who can provide you with firewood for the 🔥 fireplace for a reasonable fee. A charcoal grill is available for your convenience.

You may also enjoy cooling dips in the pool and plan your outings while swaying in a hammock in the gazebo or on the terrace. Coffee plantations are nearby or on a weekend drive 50 minutes to Lagos Dos Bocas to take an exhilarating boat ride to a lakeside restaurant; that is a real Puerto Rican treat to taste the authentic foods! Only 30 minutes to the North is the famous and interesting Aricebo Observatory where one can spend a couple of fascinating hours or more. Cumuy Caverns and Guanataca Forest with nicely maintained trails and a small cave is in the area too. Tour companies nearby offer more. Angeles, 5 Km. away on P.R.-602 has a small grocery store (Flamboyan) which sells charcoal and most supplies one might want and an ATM. You will come across 2 bakeries, a couple of restaurants, and a weekend rotisserie selling great chicken and yummy creamy yuca ( a must try dish)! Lares on P.R. 111 is 30 minutes away featuring bigger stores and the best "under the green bridge food truck selling "stuffed potatoes and frappes we have ever had!! A minute or two away on the same road is a small local eatery that has great lechone (roast suckling pig) rice and beans and creamy chunks of yuca.

This is a typical country home but with many more features than most homes found here in the area. You will have a tranquil and relaxing stay away from the hustle and bustle of the hot cities. The temperatures on the shaded terrace and at night are 70 ° F ...You will only need a light sweater in the evening and perhaps a cheery fire in the fireplace. Hurricane Maria left lots of firewood that Ferdy can bring to you upon request.

Wal-Mart and other big box stores are at least 45 minutes away. Good beaches and sport fishing are 1 hour away but you can fit those activities in when you plan 4 or more days therefore be prepared to relax and restore yourselves on one of the best country holidays of your lives.

Please do your research on what type of vacation and what region you want to be in to be certain this is for you.

More Details

Owner
Patty Wood
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, solamente un poco espanol, gracias
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Patty Wood

Love to escape the harsh winters of northern Ohio by traveling to anywhere warm. I am retired but am not a couch potato. Wanted to find a place to own and happily work on and to share this great beautiful area with others. Husband and I think anyone interested in tranquil country living will fall in love with Casa Buena Vista because it is truly a tropical paradise.

Patty Wood purchased this house in 2015

Why Patty Wood chose Utuado

At a 2000 foot elevation (612 meters) one is up, up and away looking down on so much of Puerto Rico's wonder. Great weather and a little bit of land to call are own away from the hot cities and frantic lifestyle so many people want to escape. We have made Casa Buena Vista into a virtual paradise for anyone seeking relaxation and tranquility.

What makes this house unique

An arched entryway and a pool is always inviting. Two hammocks and a rustic gazebo for whiling away the lazy days.

Amenities

Utuado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom has been expanded with more windows and a door to the outside shaded partly by a growing bougainvillea. The large window can be thrown open to get one closer to nature. Hardly any mosquitoes at this altitude; one finds a few bugs normally in the country but no worries.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Notes:
Lots of things to do to keep everyone occupied for more than a week. Scenic places, the world's largest and famous Aricebo Observatory and Radio Telescope, caves and caverns to explore, weekend trips to restaurants lakeside on Lago Dos Bocas, river tubing, zip lining , hiking and touring coffee plantations with cafes. On route 602 in Angeles you'll find a hardware store and a small grocery (Flamboyan) with essentials and an ATM is inside. Across the street is an internet shop. A police station and fire station is nearby. There is a gas station with a bakery at the corner of P.R.-602 and P.R.-111. A great little take away chicken rotisserie place which serves yummy yucca is a stones throw from the station. Lares is a 35min. away town with larger stores, a Walgreens and a food truck tucked under the green bridge sells frappes and wonderful stuffed potatoes. Just ask where the LECHON is served while you are there. SMOKE and DRUG FREE PREMISES

Reviews

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(4 traveler reviews)

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270° panoramic dazzling views of lovely Puerto Rico!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Beautiful home with a gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

Myself and a group of friends stayed here for a week in July. The house had enough room for everyone to stay comfortably, the home was very clean and well kept. The backyard has a gorgeous view along with beautiful flowers, fruits & vegetables growing around the property. The pool was very nice but we didn't get to enough it as much as I would have liked because by the time we got in from the days activity it was too chilly for me to swim. However staying in the mountains was nice because of the cooler nights and less mosquitos. The porch was great to sit under and watch the sunset in the mountain while listening to the Coquie Frogs. For those who must have their phones or computers WIFI was very reliable.

The drive to the home is a bit far from any major town but I would not let that stop me from enjoying this home. The roads getting there are very curvy and narrow and it is not recommended to drive in at night but we did and found the home.

The owner was very responsive to my questions and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh!! What a nice review and so good of you to make comments for future guests thank you so much and I hope you can come back again have a great rest of your summer and rest of your year bye bye sincerely Patty and Richard
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5

Cannot wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three thoroughly enjoy staying at Patty's home! The views cannot be beat and from everywhere on the property, you feel like you are in your own oasis! We were welcomed to a pristinely clean home, with a beautiful bouquet of tropical flowers. The pool, where our 11 year old spent most of his time, is crystal clear. While it's not heated, the sun keeps it at a fine refreshing temperature that is most welcome on hot afternoons. The newly built covered patio next to the pool provided perfect shade. We nearly lived outside on the wrap-around porch - the view is amazing, the bird varieties are beautiful, and the little lizard friends rid the porch of nearly all bugs. The porch stays dry except for the windiest of rain storms - there are few things as awe-inspiring as watching the clouds envelop the mountain. Patty invited us to enjoy the veggies that were growing - nothing as delicious as fresh picked tomatoes and spinach!

The kitchen had all that we needed. There were toiletries and a first aid kit in the bathrooms. There were lots of games (Monopoly, Dominos, Uno, Scrabble, puzzles, and others).

We lost electricity once for a couple hours during a storm, but crews were out quicker than they usually are here in NJ. A book out on the porch was all we needed anyway. We did lose water pressure several times, but the cistern backup was reliable if we needed. Keep in mind that this house is at the top of a mountain, in the middle of the island, so a little of that is a trade off for the privacy and beauty! Except during the power outage, the wifi worked well. Cell reception was consistently good, too. Unfortunately, my husband had to do some work while we were there, but was able to do so easily with the wifi and cell.

We recommend that you rent an SUV or Jeep - while a smaller car will suffice, you will be driving up mountain roads. A Jeep will be much happier than a sedan (and so will you)! We also recommend doing your grocery shopping before heading up from Utuado or Lares - we found the Econo in Utuado to be well-stocked and has good prices.

It does take a while to get to, but enjoy the ride, take in the sites - heck, you're on vacation - why rush?! PR is a most beautiful island and her residents are even more beautiful! We met so many wonderful people!!

Patty was wonderful! Very responsive! Her caretaker was also wonderful, providing wood for the fireplace/grill and making sure we had all that we needed!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, WOW! your review made my day...to know your family found happiness and a pleasurable vacation on our special little "oasis" as you wrote. Your review for Casa Buena Vista means everything to Richard, and Ferdy and me. So glad you enjoyed the fresh produce, the outdoor fireplace, pool and terraces. Thank you for all your comments concerning the workings of the house which will help future guests love our mountain retreat too. Come back again and again! Richard and Patty
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5

Beautiful home with stunning views of Puerto Rico

  • 5 of 5

Casa Buena Vista was amazing. I am so happy my fiancee and I chose this house for our PR vacation. The views are incredible and so relaxing. We actually spent an entire day just at the house by the pool and it truly felt like we were at our own private resort!

If you don't mind driving to the beach or anywhere else on the island, this house is absolutely worth it. As a side note, if you are unfamiliar with PR mountain roads, get a Jeep - you will need it!!!

Thank you to Patty, Rich and Ferdy for making our stay welcoming and comfortable. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW!!! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPER DUPER sparkling review; this is what hosts love to get. My husband, Ferdy and I are glad your fiancee and you enjoyed our casa and Puerto Rico so much. We wish you all the best!! Gratefully, Patty and Rich
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5

Amazing Views!!

  • 5 of 5

The photos posted of Casa Buena Vista do NOT do these views justice!! Our family of 4 (two adults, two teenage boys) stayed in Casa Buena Vista for 11 days and it was perfect for us. We loved the patio and the boys loved the pool out back. The house is pretty secluded, there are a few neighbors within short walking distance, however it felt to us like we had the mountain to ourselves. The home is located central to all beaches & other attractions and we'll away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life. So if you're looking for peace and quiet this is the perfect house! There is small bakery, pizza place, & grocery store in town about 10 minutes or so from the house. Larger chain grocery stores such as Walmart is about an hour away. The house is beautifully landscaped and full of pure nature. We loved sitting outside in the evenings after long adventure packed days and relaxing under the stars and looking out over the horizon. On super clear days you can actually see the ocean. Ferdy, the home caretaker, is super friendly. He made sure we were comfortable and knew that he was closeby if we needed anything. There is a coffee plantation closeby, Hacienda Tres Angeles, that is a must see on the weekend. Naomi and Juan, the owners, are so genuine and passionate about their farm and the coffee is to die for!! Overall, our stay was wonderful and we are definitely hoping to stay at Casa Buena Vista on our next trip to PR!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed Casa Buena Vista and your explorations of P.R. What a wonderful review you have given us...thank you so much and you are welcome to come again!!! Sincerely, Richard and Patty
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Map

Car: necessary

Camuy Caves Park, Caguana Indian Ceremonial Park, Aricebo Observatory, Lago Dos Bocas Ferry, Hacienda Tres Angeles Coffee Farm, Lares Café Oro coffeeshop and farm

Brochures and maps at Casa Buena Vista

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $45 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

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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