1,000 sq ft vacation apartment equipped with everything you'll need. Ideally located on the east coast near the beaches, rainforest, water park, nature preserve, monkey island and to the best seafood. and near the ferries to vieques and culebra!
HUGE A/C APARTMENT -PLAYA PUNTA SANTIAGO-HUMACAO-EAST COAST- PUERTO RICO
Imagine...live and play like a local in your own 1,000 sq ft spacious, breezy and bright apartment -furnished with all appliances, utensils and linens, satellite tv, wifi internet and new air conditioning. birdwatchers are crazy about this place! comfy, cozy 5 room upstairs apartment with separate entrance and access to washer, dryer and parking. apartment is entire upper level and has bedroom with queen bed, bathroom, dining room, kitchen, living room with double sofa sleeper and single day bed, and huge open terrace with hammock, loungers and table and chairs for outdoor living. our guests say they can feel the love in this homey treehouse in the midst of a tropical garden! with separate entrance and open veranda to view the rainforest or the beach from your hammock for two. an easy walk to the beach, local restaurants and other amenities in our friendly little fishing village on the east coast that comes alive on weekends and holidays. sleeps one to five and can accommodate more. enjoy complimentary fresh fruits of the season from your own tropical garden.
The Garden House...waiting for your escape. close to el junque-the rainforest, monkey island- cayo santiago and the humacao nature preserve and waterpark and balneario as well as punta santiago and naguabo beaches. snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, hangliding, hiking, and island sightseeing can be arranged - close to everything or nothing- it depends on you! why get stuck in a tiny hotel room? experience the real Puerto Rico- and we can provide airport and/or ferry transfers and tours so you can take a vacation from driving....chef tony can give cooking lessons and is available to cook for you too... also available for short and long term rental. .... fully bi-lingual...Welcome/Bienvenidos!
We got lost on the way to the Gardenhouse because our GPS gave us the wrong address and we ended up further than we needed to be. We called Bonnie and she and Tony stayed on the phone with us until we made it back and were in the right place. Both were very friendly and welcoming when we arrived. Tony took us all around the grounds and then showed us around upstairs. It's a big space, & it felt really cozy and like a home away from home. Our favorite part was being outside eating breakfast on the patio with the birds singing in the morning (thanks to all the surrounding trees from the garden), and being on the hammock at night hearing the coqui's. We only stayed there two nights, and wished we could have stayed longer. Our stay was very nice and we enjoyed that place a lot. Will definitely ask to stay there again, if and when we return to PR.
The host, Tony, was very nice and welcoming. He gave us a tour of the plants growing in his yard. Our stay was okay, probably typical for that area. The deal killer for us were the dogs and noise sadly. They keep dogs below in the bottom which we didn't actually see but we stepped in dog poop twice in the yard! The neighbors have a few outdoor dogs which were the noisy ones. The house is situated on the main road. The road is busy and very noisy. Cars with stereos blasting so incredibly loud drove by thought the day/night. Sleeping was very difficult well into the early morning (and this was a mid-week, non holiday stay). We were able to walk over the beach (didn't look super for swimming but nice for playing and views) as well as eat dinner at the restaurant across the street from the apartment. They hosts were also very friendly with suggestions and allowed us to check out late as we wanted to swim and appreciated the ability to shower before we headed to our next destination.
hi brandi, thanks for your review. although our place is idyllic the real world can infringe. it is springbreak and lent and so our sweet little fishing village can get swamped. we are set back from the road and covered by gardens so its usually the plethora of birds that you hear. and as you saw in our reviews our location is the best!
We were welcomed right upon arrival, and felt like we were at home. The view from the hammock is amazing, and the back porch is surrounded by trees. So many awesome noises of nature to fall asleep to. The beach is a five minute walk away, and is gorgeous. On Friday evenings, there is impressively loud karaoke across the road... every other night was peaceful. The general area is a bit confusing to navigate around, I am still feeling confused about how we got to our destinations! I have seen people complain about the gate and the dogs, but personally.. we felt completely safe there because of it!
We were disappointed not to meet the famous Bonnie, but Tony was extremely helpful from the very beginning - helping us park off the street, sharing fresh fruit from the garden, showing us all the features of the lovely "treehouse" apartment (nothing rustic about it - a full-featured apartment covering the entire top floor of the house), offering tips on exploring the town and surrounding area. We even shopped at a nearby grocery and had a wonderful impromptu omelet breakfast using the stocked kitchen. Air conditioning worked well, and electrical outlets were plentiful.
We were thrilled to have the property available to us for the one night we were in transit to Vieques, and sad we didn't have a different itinerary that would have allowed us to stay longer.
Do bring earplugs if you're sensitive to noise - traffic on the adjacent road started quite early in the morning and was non-stop. Colorful characters in the neighborhood provided noisy entertainment during our weekday evening.
hi guys, here's the infamous bonnie! thank you for your review. i was a bit under the weather and had to see the dr the next day but i will make note to meet my guests even if through the screen! and we have tea upstairs but i, like you, prefer our wonderful coffee so its upstairs as we speak! and lucky you were here toward the end of our octavitas (email hidden)aning pr celebrates the holidays from day of thanks to february! so we have a white noise machine upstairs too! and yes, we hope you can return as it was our pleasure!
We loved staying at the "treehouse." Bonnie and Tony were really fantastic hosts and gave great recommendations for places to go in the area as well as shared great fruit from their garden. The best part of the home is the amazing terrace with the oh so comfortable hammock. We fell asleep in there multiple times. When we next visit Puerto Rico we will be sure to stay with Bonnie and Tony again and we will certainly be recommending their wonderful home to friends and family!
Bonnie and Tony were great hosts! They were very responsive to all communications, emails and sms. Upon arrival, Tony showed us around the space and the garden, even picking out some fruits for us. We enjoyed our stay, we were able to make dinner easily, and had a good night's rest. Never saw or heard the dogs but I hope they can continue to rescue and save dogs. One word of caution, watch out for the mosquitos!
If you are looking for hotel experience or maybe just solitude, then this place is probably not for you.
If however you would like to stay in a normal Puerto Rico house, enjoy the hammock, the fresh fruits from the garden then this place is perfect.
For us it was a very enjoyable experience.
thank you anti. it was our pleasure to have you. and a delight to see how happy and tanned you were when you left. in fact, that's the best part for me- to see the harried traveler face change to a relaxed glowing one! and to read our guest comments in our guestbook...and as anti said- many thanks from cold dark estonia!
Tony and I are a semi-retired couple who've found our paradise and want to share it with others who appreciate enjoying the true aspects of the places they visit. Well traveled ourselves, we want to provide the experience we've enjoyed as we've traveled. And so we offer both short and long term vacation apartment rental and we provide everything from pick your own tropical fruits to full service care and amenities, transportation, tours, local cuisine and a host of recreational activities available in our area..