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El Pretexto: Culinary Farm Lodge (Barn: 2 bedroom)

Crystal is a superhost.

El Pretexto: Culinary Farm Lodge (Barn: 2 bedroom)

Room in nature lodge
2 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
2 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Sparkling clean
9 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Crystal is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

El Pretexto is our home and life’s undertaking. A space that combines wooden villas, an agroecological small-farming beds, an orchard, a forest and a large wood deck to enjoy amazing sunsets. Located at a very peaceful area in the mountains of Cayey with amazing views all the way to the south coast and just one hour away from San Juan. El Pretexto is an adult only (18+) venue so if you are looking for a relaxed, countryside experience, El Pretexto is the place to stay.


Hot water
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported a carbon monoxide detector on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed


Step-free access to the bedroom
Extra space around bed



21 reviews
Stylish space
Sparkling clean
Outstanding hospitality
Lorianne User Profile
November 2019
El Pretexto is an excellent experience to have a retreat and get relax. The room is beautiful, comfy, and cozy. The common amenities, Crystal and Rafy living room, are also cozy and full of talking, and relax yourself in the night outside in the desk. Try to get early for the…
Jeff User Profile
November 2019
This is a beautiful spot with amazing views out over the mountains and down to the coast. Crystal is a wonderful chef, and the meals she made us were generous, delicious, interesting, and it was great to eat family style with the other guests.
Wilmarie User Profile
December 2018
I cannot even describe how amazing my stay was! Crystal was very responsive all the time and her house is definitely a dream! Its view and coziness were wonderful and the food was delicious. I would totally recommend her place.
Michelle User Profile
August 2018
Crystal home and grounds are a magical space. Truly unique to Puerto Rico, the mountain views, the fresh air, the peaceful environment - we will definitely return. It is a wonderful space to relax and recharge.
Crystal User Profile
Response from Crystal:
Thanks Michelle! It was a pleasure to host you guys.
August 2018
Maria User Profile
July 2018
Where should I start? The views are incredible. The home straight out of a magazine. It has a rustic country feel and has everything you could need. We arrived at night- not recommended, but even so using Crystal’s directions were able to find. Crystal was so accommodating and…
Nathalie User Profile
June 2018
Amazing stay and amazing hosts! Our two day stay was just phenomenal. The ambient was completely authentic and I loved to hear the coquí outside our window. The breakfast was outstanding as they are amazing chefs. All I have is great things to say about El Pretexto and it's…
Lorna User Profile
August 2017
El Pretexto is the best place to stay if you're looking for tranquility and peaceful mindset. Crystal is a wonderful host . She is very hospitable and does a great job communicating with you. She also is a great chef . My family truly enjoyed the meal she prepared for us. The…

Hosted by Crystal

Cayey, Puerto RicoJoined in June 2011
Crystal User Profile
174 Reviews
Crystal is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Traveler, food lover, agroecology supporter and obsessed about the reconnection of local producers, chefs and consumers. A foodpreneur and strategic marketing and communications executive with 15+ years of experience. Driven by challenge and passion. Thrives connecting people and…
Interaction with guests
We live in the Main House, where the breakfasts and optional dinners are served. I can interact as much or as little as you want, won't get offended.
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Always communicate through AirbnbTo protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
About this place
When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying at someone’s place.
This is Crystal’s place.
Maria Cristina helps host.
Maria Cristina

The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 3PM - 8PM
Checkout: 12PM (noon)
3PM - 8PM
12PM (noon)

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events