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El Pretexto: culinary farm lodge (2 bedroom villa)

Crystal is a superhost.

El Pretexto: culinary farm lodge (2 bedroom villa)

Room in nature lodge
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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.
Great check-in experience
95% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.

El Pretexto is our home and life’s undertaking. A space that combines wooden villas, agroecological farming beds, an orchard and a large wood deck with an outdoor kitchen to develop culinary opportunities. 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

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed



86 reviews
Elizabeth User Profile
February 2020
I’m sharing the following review on behalf of my parents, since I booked and gifted them their stay. Worth noting, they have been raving about it since! “We had an amazing visit at El Pretexto. Our villa was charming and spacious. It had a wonderful patio with incredible views…
Willie User Profile
February 2020
I loved this place! The views, the hospitality, the food, etc... A wonderful place!
Kristen User Profile
February 2020
Our time at Crystal’s home was truly magical! She is an incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic host, and her dog rocks! We will definitely be back ASAP
Kelsey User Profile
January 2020
I really enjoyed my stay at Crystal's place. It was a great spot, tucked away in the mountains. A great reason to get out of San Juan and explore!
Danette User Profile
January 2020
We rented a Jeep and drove from San Juan less than an hour to central Puerto Rico in "the mountains." Authentic Puerto Rican dinner was served by our host, Crystal. Tasty appetizers and a nice wine pairing. Desert followed the main course. Crystal was welcoming and a friendly…
Erin User Profile
January 2020
I’ve stayed here twice and visited twice for vacations. I make sure to book at least a night here with new people to PR just to see how amazing PR can be. She is an amazing cook, make sure to get the dinner option. I guarantee you won’t regret it.
Eduardo User Profile
January 2020
Excellent location and service. Communication was excellent throughout.

Hosted by Crystal

Cayey, Puerto RicoJoined in June 2011
Crystal User Profile
220 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
I'll be staying at the main building too but 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
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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: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM

House Rules

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