About This Listing
Staying in our Colonial home in Historic Ponce puts you in the center of this beautiful city. We are two blocks form the main Plaza Las Delicias. Restaurants, Museums, shops and a small grocery store are all within an easy walk from the house.
119 Calle Reina is a large spacious colonial home located in the historic district of Ponce. It is two blocks from Plaza Las Delicias. The house has an art gallery type setting. Yoga is often practiced in the main living room. There is a lush outside courtyard for your relaxation. Shared meals are possible and the house comes with kitchen privileges. We prefer a vegetarian diet and non smoking. The house has two aavailable bedrooms and shared bath. Ponce is a walking town but a car is necessary to reach the easily accessible mountains and beaches . We have a 31 acre organic farm that is 15 minutes from town. It is available for your enjoyment too. We have a sweet non-barking dog that shares the home. We have learned from our guest that they wish they had stayed longer. Because we are a B&B home stay versus a hotel we have a two day minimum. If you prefer to stay only one night we do have an extra charge of $10 to renew the room. We look forward to hosting you.
Wifi is available
Interaction with Guests
We interact with guests as much as they would like to. Many times we just visit around the kitchen table or go on small excursions together. Sometimes guest want their private space and we are open to that as well.
The center of Ponce is known for its architecture and museums. Everything you might need is within walking distance.
There is a local bus service that is very new and it can take you to the surrounding neighborhoods and shopping malls.
Other Things to Note
Ponce is well situated on the South Coast of Puerto Rico. Day trips can be made to the hot springs in Coamo. The beautiful beaches of Guanica or the majestic mountains in the central cordillera including The National forest of Torro Negro.
Basically we are vegetarian but include fish and dairy. If you choose to have a meal consisting of meat it is okay. We are nonsmoking.
My partner knew of this home from his childhood. He grew up in Ponce and always wondered what the inside might look like. When we saw this listing, his eyes lit up and I knew we had to stay. Little did I know how magical it would truly be. Nestled just a few blocks from the city plaza, this grand house is the perfect location for getting a taste of the heart of Ponce. We were able to walk to amazing dining, night life, and landmarks, while still being far enough removed to avoid downtown bustle and excessive noise.
Staying with Mark and Swan added a jolt of inspiration and adventure to our trip. They recommended amazing places to go, and suggested the best way to get to San Juan for the last leg of our Puerto Rico tour (Ruta Panoramica). But more than that, they are absolutely amazing hosts and people. We connected in spirit and interests as they shared their beautiful art, work, and home. We caught a travel bug from them as they shared their tales. We can't wait to return, for both the amazingly comfortable home they've created, and invigorating experience they provided. Thank you so much, from both of us.
Mark was a great host. He was very kind, accommodating, and understanding (we were traveling with our 7 month old). He provided recommendations for local beaches and treated us to an AMAZING fruit smoothie the day we arrived that unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to (email hidden)e house is truely lovely and our room was cozy. Parking was also easy (ample parking on the street). We had a great stay.
Mark and Swan were amazing hosts. They made us feel very at home in Ponce and we really enjoyed our stay with them. The house is absolutely gorgeous. If you are a light sleeper the cars in the morning are quite noisy but the hosts are so welcoming that you hardly notice.
Mark and Swann are incredible hosts. From the very first moment, they treat you as an old and very good friend. They took care of us even before we got to their place: they gave us good directions to get to Ponce, very good advices on place to visit, car rental information and things to do. Their house is wonderful, it's in a very good location in Ponce and inside you can feel a magic atmosphere. If you are looking for an amazing experience, you must pick this place!
Mark made us at home immediately and gave us a cocoa smoothie on arrival which was yummy! This house is full of his unique artwork, and we loved sitting in the courtyard with his light display at night, watching the stars and listening to the coquis. He was also invaluable for directions in and out of the city when we went to the Bosque Seco, a beautiful natural area 45 minutes away with a great natural beach. We had interesting talks with Mark and Swann, and I wish we had had time to see his farm!. People who are sleep impaired, as I am, will definitely want earplugs here because of the street noise.
Mark is a warm, friendly, and informative host that made us feel very much at home. His colorful, artistic, colonial home was like being in a (website hidden) is very well situated in the historical section of Ponce. It is definitely a place to return and enjoy again....k.morales
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About the Host, Mark
My creative temperament appreciates the beautiful architecture of Ponce along with the nearby mountains where we maintain an organic farmed based on sustainability and permaculture ideals. I am a professional artist who also resides in Asheville area of North Carolina. My business consist of making chandeliers, cabinet kobs and pulls using carved and tumbled glass. I look forward to growing our own organic food and having it available to our guests.