Close to the Ferries

House - Private room · Cll Union, Fajardo, PR 00740, Puerto Rico

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Located in Fajardo, on Puerto Rico's east coast. Walk to the the Culebra and Vieques Ferries! Great location for easy access to snorkel trips, Bio-Bay trips, SCUBA, Seven Seas beach, Las Cabezas lighthouse, and 20 minutes to El Yunque rainforest. Offstreet parking, restaurants nearby. WIFI available on the back porch.

This is our home, not a hotel or guest house. This listing has two adjoining bedrooms with private entrances. One bathroom is shared between the two rooms. You will have the use of BOTH rooms for up to 4 people. Each room has a double bed, ceiling fan and pedestal fan. We do not have air conditioning, and you shouldn't need it, assuming you are out having fun during the day. There is a microwave, coffee maker, toaster and mini fridge available for your use. We provide you with all the basic necessities. Parking is in the back, and we will give you the control for the electric gate. After you book, we absolutely need to know an estimated time of arrival, so someone can be here to meet you. And we CAN NOT take checkins after 9pm. If this is a problem for you, please consider other accommodations.

This unit has a 2 night minimum. If you would like to stay for only 1 night, please send me an email with your request and I can set it up for you. Price for 1 night is $65 for 2 guests, with $15 each additional person, including kids.

Also available is another unit, a studio apartment with an equipped kitchen, suitable for two people. You can view this listing here on AirBnb, listed as "Close to the Ferries - Studio Apartment.

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN & READ THIS!!!! To save time, please post your photo and profile before contacting us. We will NOT accept you without these. And here are some of the many questions people ask us before or after booking a room, so it may help you to look this over before emailing.

Transportation from San Juan: We are about an hour from the airport, longer during rush hour. We recommend that you rent a car because you will see more and not waste valuable vacation time. That said, Taxis from the airport cost around $85, which I believe is set by the government. Public transportation is do-able, if you have time and patience. You can take a city bus from the airport to the Rio Piedras terminal. (This is really weird, but you can NOT take a suitcase on the city busses, only a backpack or hand luggage.) In Rio Riedras, you look for the "Terminal de Carros Publicos" and ask for a "carro publico" to Fajardo. These are shared ride vans. There is no schedule, but they leave when they get at least 6 or 8 passengers. Once in Fajardo, you can pay the driver a few dollars more, and he will drop you right in front of our house. Publicos tend to stop running after 5pm, they don't run at all on Sundays, and infrequently on Saturdays. When you return from Vieques or Culebra, you can usually find transportation waiting at the ferry to take you to San Juan.

Getting around: Once in Fajardo, public transportation is very limited. We are close to lots of things to do, but it is necessary to have a rental car to get around. You can walk to the ferries (2 blocks), a convenience store, laundry, restaurants, and the town is about a 20 minute walk. Villa Marina is right over the hill, and Puerto del Rey Marina is about 4 miles away. Seven Seas Beach and the Bio-Bay are 4 miles, Luquillo Beach is 9 miles To visit the Rain Forest or a beach, you must have a car. Many of the major car rental companies have offices in Fajardo, and World Car Rental is near the ferry terminal.

The ferries to Vieques and Culebra: To be honest, it can be difficult to get tickets during holiday times, weekends, peak seasons like January through April and the month of July. Sometimes you can buy tickets ahead of time, but it seems to depend on the whim of the management. You must be prepared to go early and wait in line, at any time. We usually know the current conditions, so it's best to ask us the situation once you get here. These ferries many times do not run on time.

If you have a rental car, you can park the car here at the house while you are staying with us, and also if you're just going to Culebra or Vieques for the day. For those spending a night or more in Culebra or Vieques, we recommend you use one of the parking lots, which charge $5 a day.

Distances to other places: It is NOT recommended to use our place as a base to explore anywhere other than the eastern part of Puerto Rico. Staying with us, you are 1 1/2 hours from Old San Juan, 4 hours to Rincon (without stopping), 3 hours to Camuy Caverns, and 2 1/2 hours to downtown Ponce. Please keep this in consideration when making your travel plans.

Just keep in mind, this is Puerto Rico, not the States, so be ready to be flexible and patient, to relax and enjoy! Please feel free to email with any other questions.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $300 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I love the yard and the house! There are cats and a silly dog. Ed and Carolyn are sweet and everything there is great! One thing I concern is that if you are very light sleep person. The car pass by will be a little problem in the day time. But is not a problem to me and my boyfriend! Love the place and the people there! Ed has many wonderful experience! Will be back if I have chance!!!!

    March 2014
  • Carolyn and Ed were great hosts, and made us feel very welcome at their place. We were a group of 3, and the setup with 2 separate bedrooms was perfect. Was very clean and a perfect spot to jump off to other sites in the area. Overall a great experience.

    March 2014
  • Ed was incredibly interesting!we would have liked to have more time to talk to him. I would stay in the front bedroom of the apt if it's just one or a couple though, the road can get loud in the back bedroom.

    March 2014
  • Ed and Carolyn were very interesting to talk to. They are very informative on current events in Puerto Rico. They were able to make suggestions on where to eat and what to do. I would definitely stay there again.

    March 2014
  • That was geared excellent , Mr : Edvard very friendly cool ' nice ' helpful best orientation
    His wife too he put in table and wall all information you need , we were so comfortable and so clean too.

    March 2014
  • Ed and Carolyn are wonderful hosts. They are very friendly and eager to share helpful information about the surrounding area. Their accommodations really can't be beat for the price: spacious, clean, comfortable. I stayed with them two nights and after we left, my travel companion and I often woefully compared other rooms we had rented, saying, "I wish we were back at Carolyn and Ed's!"

    February 2014
  • Our stay with Carolyn and Ed was very pleasant. We met them both and they were kind, personable people, and very ecologically and environmentally conscientious. As soon as we got there, Ed greeted us and showed us around the apartment. It is very quaint and lovely with interesting artifacts and decor. The beds were comfortable and fans worked very well to keep us cool. Ed told us many stories of his travels and their history of sailing and living at sea. He provided us with maps and brochures and gave us a very comprehensive map and thorough suggestions as to navigating El Yunque (awesome rainforest!). The front yard has a variety of fruitful trees, including key lime and plaintain and he was kind enough to give us a bunch of little plantains which were delicious. The proximity to the ferries was excellent (a few minutes by foot). Definitely bring ear plugs though as the roosters and horse taxis are a noisy bunch. Overall, we had a great experience. Thank you guys!

    February 2014

    February 2014
  • Carolyn and Ed were amazing. Ed has so many cool stories and they both are so nice. They had fresh fruit at our door when we returned from dinner. Room was great. My favorite pay was the giant enclosure he built so his cays can go outside and be safe. Highly recommended

    February 2014
  • My husband and I stayed with Ed and Carolyn and they were gracious enough to accommodate us for 1 night in their lovely home. It is everything they said it would be: conveniently close to the ferry and even, about a block away from World Car Rental! Their home is very clean and has all the amenities one would need. Ed was very helpful in giving us directions to the hospital (our main purpose of coming over) and spent a good half hour with us giving us great tips about the area. With a beautiful, clean home and gracious host, I would definitely want to stay with them again.

    February 2014
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Carolyn and Ed are former cruising sailors who lived aboard for almost 28 years. In 2007 we sold the boat and returned to living ashore in sunny Puerto Rico. Ed is retired, and Carolyn works as a sales rep. We spend our free time at the beach, hiking in the rain forest, and camping around the island.
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