Welcome to Tropical Island Escape of Puerto Rico!
Explore a Tropical Wilderness with Breathtaking Views and Secluded Beach Coves
Find Treasures on the Cast Away Beaches Just a Short Hike Away
This beach home is truly a tropical escape. Bordering a nature sanctuary and private beach, this location is the perfect destination – for families, beach bums, adventure-seeking couples, and wildlife enthusiasts. The breathtaking paradise defines ultimate relaxation – with limitless adventures at your feet.
3 Spacious bedrooms with large closets,(2 queen beds in 2 of the rooms, and 2 two twin beds in the other). The library/game room converts to bedroom 4 with a full size sofa bed. Family room has 2 comfortable futons All linens provided – bed, bath and beach. 2 Full bathrooms – plus an outdoor shower!
Large kitchen – complete with appliances, cookware, and utensils.Expansive living area. Large dining room with table that seats up to 8.
Tropical backyard – spacious, adjoining nature sanctuary with a fabulous pool overlooking this tropical treasure. + a kiddie pool! Complete with patio, seating area and BBQ.
Jan 3rd 2015 – Jun 5th 2015
3 night minimum stay
Weekends from $300 Fri, Sat and Sun
*Rates are based on 8 guests
Add $15 per night, per additional guest
2 night minimum stay
Weekends from $250 Fri, Sat and Sun
*Rates are based on 8 guests
Add $15 per night, per additional guest
WONDERFUL FAMILY ESCAPE ★★★★★
We had been to Puerto Rico before, but not to this area. We were enticed by the description of the property that certainly met our needs – three bedrooms, a full kitchen and a close beach. It was exactly as billed and even more! The house had all the amenities we required, was clean and quiet, had a beautiful yard with a nice pool. The beach was just down the road and was to die for!! It was perfect!! Other pluses were very close to shopping and the autopista, a nature park next door, AND your own concierge! We were also fortunate that the owners were at their house next door and became instant friends. They were not intrusive in any way and eendeavoredto make our stay as pleasant as possible. We would return in a shot!!
AMAZING NATURE FILLED WEEK! ★★★★★
Wow, what a place! We had the pleasure to reserve Julius’ wonderful vacation rental in Humacao for almost a whole week. First off, this house is clean. I mean museum clean. We’ve stayed in dozens of rentals and this was by far one of the cleanest. The neighborhood is extremely quiet and the house is towards the end of the street where we maybe saw 3 cars go by the entire time we were there. A/C throughout the house worked great, however we chose to open both the back and front doors to let that sweet ocean breeze blow thru the house. The pool is so perfect after a long hike in the amazing reserve, which is right behind the house! We had the beach and the hiking paths all to ourselves for most of the trip. This was absolutely, the most “homey” of vacation homes we have ever stayed in. We felt right at time. Nancy, the manager, was super sweet and very knowledgeable of the area and had great recommendations on the local restaurants. We fell in love with this corner of the island and can’t wait to return next year. We plan on making it a yearly trip! Thanks Julius and Nancy!
FANTASTIC VACATION PROPERTY ★★★★★
This is by far the best place we have ever rented. We have rented in very high end areas, but this property is by far the best. Nancy was fantastic and we also spoke to Don Luis (Landscaper) and he gave us avocados and panas. He also recommended places to see and shop. The house is beautiful and the yard and pool were very clean.
My family specially enjoyed the turtles off our dock. My brother tried kayaking for the first time. I recommend this property to anyone who wants to relax and enjoy nature. Can’t wait for next year so we can rent again.
SECLUDED GETAWAY ★★★★★
Thank you Julius for renting your home to us, and thank you Nancy for your help while we were there. Though the gated community seemed a little rough when we first arrived, the neighbors were nice, it was a quiet community, and we learned this was actually one of the nicer, local neighborhoods in the area. The house was plenty big for our group of 8 adults (2BR with 1 queen each, 1BR with 2 twins, den with full futon, and 2 full futons in living room). The house was clean, and had all amenities listed – comfy beds, clean linens & towels, toiletries, kayaks & life jackets to use, clean pool, patio chairs, and relaxing hammocks. The bathroom windows wouldn’t close, so we had to keep the doors shut to conserve the A/C when we were home. We loved having the quiet and privacy your backyard provided. We hiked the Nature Preserve trails everyday, and were thankful it was nearby. Ralphs Super Market was about 10 min away, and was much better than Walmart in cleanliness & selection. Recent storms brought a lot of seaweed to the beach, and sea turtles were nesting while we visited, so some of the beach was quarantined, but it was nice to have nearby.
We highly recommend making the 15 min drive up to El Makito for seafood dinner, and going to the restaurant by the gated community entrance for excellent Mofongo. The hour drive north to Luquillo/Rio Grande (the south entrance was closed) to El Yunque Rainforest was well worth it – plan to spend a whole day there hiking and enjoying the waterfalls. If you want to do a Bio-Bay tour in Fajardo or Vieques, make reservations before you come, because they sell out weeks in advance. Kayaking to Monkey Island with a tour was also booked up, so we used the provided kayaks and went on our own from our beach. This took about 4 hrs round trip (going against the current & wind there), but was very worth it to see so many monkeys on the island and peeking at corals & fish in the shallows around the island. Deep-sea fishing with Capt Matt at Maragata Charters at Palmas del Mar was a lot of fun, but we recommend the Sea Mounts trip instead of the 4hr trip (you’ll catch more fish!). Skip the Bacardi Tour (just video tours & takes a minimum of 2 hrs), and instead plan extra time for exploring Old San Juan’s forts & historic buildings.
Everyday was beautiful, mid-80s, and only rained at night. We thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to Puerto Rico very much, and are thankful we had this lovely home to stay in.
GREAT 2 WEEKS IN PUERTO RICO ★★★★★
Our family of 6 stayed in the “Tropical Escape – Beach Home” for 2 weeks in December 2013 / January 2014. We do not like “sterile” resorts and chose this property because it is not in the traditional tourist area of San Juan / Isla Verde. We were all happy to have the chance to interact with the wonderful neighbors in Villa Palmira – everyone was really nice and helpful. The house was clean, the description is accurate, and we enjoyed working with the owner. (Thanks again for lending my mom your walking stick!)
We especially enjoyed kayaking, bird watching and running in the Humacao Nature Preserve, which can be accessed from a trail at the beach and (for kayaking) from the dock/canal at the back of the property. Our college-age sons also kayaked to Monkey Island for snorkeling – a 4 hour trip that they are still talking about. The swimming pool at the house, set against the rainforest, was great after running or hiking – I think we used it everyday.
We visited El Yunque National Rain Forest twice during our stay; once to the El Portal Tropical Forest Center area (including the tower and La Mina falls) and once to the Rio Sabana trail on the southern side. (Accessed from highway 191 in Naguabo, it’s only about 30 minutes from the house.) Although the main “portal” area was interesting, it was really crowded. So, we really recommend the Rio Sabana trail – a beautiful hike through the rainforest to a river that is unbelievable! And, we only saw two other people while we hiked.