About this listing
Step into paradise. Why pay for Hawaii, when Puerto Rico is a short flight away? Fly into the Aguadilla, PR Airport (BQN) that has direct flights from Newark, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.
Casa Stella is literally steps from one of the nicest swimming beaches in the Caribbean. We are located about 1 mile away from world class surfing as well. (Domes, Las Marias, Pools, Tres Palmas)
Casa Stella is a fully furnished house that has four bedrooms, 3 baths, a large private pool, lovely grounds and sleeps up to 11 people. All bedrooms have brand new air conditioning. Wifi in main living areas and Master bedroom. Pets are considered for an additional fee. You will love hearing the ocean waves right from the porch. Outdoor dining will help you really embrace the Caribbean life. Bienvenidos a Rincon, Puerto Rico!
Other amenities include:
A high efficiency, large capacity washer and dryer
Coded locks for most doors
All stainless appliances including a new gas stove
A BBQ grill
A home gym with pull up bars, dip bar, yoga mat and blocks and perfect pushups
Beach Chairs and umbrella
Kitchen stocked with spices, and cooking basics
Hammocks for your use and many other things to make your stay wonderful
Cancellation Policy: $100.00 Cancellation fee will be applied to all cancellations.
ON CANCELING 7 DAYS or LESS before check-in, Renters will forfeit the total rental. The total rental is includes all charges on the paid-in-full invoice. Renter may mitigate this loss by purchasing optional Travel Insurance or Cancel for Any Reason insurance offered by a third party provider to be found by renter.
ON CANCELING 8 DAYS or MORE before check-in, Renters will receive a REFUND of the amounts paid less $100.00 cancellation fee.
There are NO REFUNDS for EARLY DEPARTURE.
There are NO REFUNDS for hurricanes, tropical storms or weather conditions, even if a mandatory evacuation is ordered (renters are encouraged to purchase travel insurance on their own).
The host canceled this reservation 160 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The host canceled this reservation 151 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The house was perfect for our group
of 8. It was in a great location!! Near to the beach ! It took awhile to
get used to all the locks.. But we managed ok! Highly recommend staying here!
We had the best vacation ever at Kelly's Casa Stella. The house layout was a bit unusual for us... but the longer we stayed the more we loved it. The pool was perfect for our group. The privacy of the yard made it feel totally secluded, and yet the neighborhood was full of families and friendly. One block to the beach! An easy walk to stores! It was just what we needed. Kelly was easy to get a hold of, and very accommodating. Every question we had could be answered in her handy information book. We hope to return again, and would recommend Casa Stella to anyone.
Kelly was very responsive before hand and during our stay, although a phone call would have been nice after the break-in. Julian, the property manager, was responsive and helpful - although we are still waiting for him to send back some items that we left/were taken from the house.
In general, the property is quite nice - the rooms were clean and well apportioned, the pool was nice and well kept, and the house is only a block from the beach and walking distance from a grocery store.
Unfortunately, on our first night someone broke in to the back room (coming in from the back patio) through the sliding door, which we had left unlocked. Fortunately, they only took two cell phones and a kindle which were charging in the living room and there were no physical altercations even though we were sleeping in the house when it happened. Although we were certainly to blame for leaving the door unlocked, our guard was down, in part, because of the lack of any indications that security was an issue at this property.
In general, the property is actually quite susceptible - it is easy to jump the fence in front or in back, and the way the house is laid out each room has a sliding glass door that is accessible directly from the perimeter (each of which is difficult to lock). There were two cameras set-up outside, which only cover part of the property, but they were plugged in directly to an outlet underneath where they are positioned, making them very easy to unplug/de-activate.
As it turns out, we were able to use the "track my iPhone" feature on one phone to determine where the phone was (not far away), but the police were unable to obtain a search warrant based on that information. While the local detective later got the Kindle back from someone who lived in the house where the iPhone signal was coming from, we never got the phones back.
As you can imagine, the fact this happened on our first night left a bit of a pal over the rest of our stay, which was - fortunately - uneventful and pleasant. The fact that there was no place to securely store valuables made it more unnerving - although I believe Kelly has since ordered a safe upon our suggestion.
In sum, this would have been a very positive review but for the incident. We are savvy travelers and not the kind to allow this to ruin a vacation, but still feel like its important to note for future guests that precautions are definitely necessary for this property (and probably any property in the area).
Great house, accommodated our whole group! The location and value was hard to beat. We would stay again for sure.
It was an incredible stay. The property is perfect for a family and offered great location and ample room to hang poolside. We loved our hosts and found the property clean and cozy. Really could not recommend highly enough. So great.
About the Host, Kelly
We are currently serving a diplomatic mission in Guatemala and loved our home in Puerto Rico so much that we decided to share it with others until we can return to the most beautiful island in the Caribbean. Enjoy world class surfing, swimming in bath water beaches and just soaking up the sun of Puerto Rico, La Isla del Encanto.