A lovely room in the rainforest.


Entire guest suite hosted by Thrity

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
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One very comfortable double-bed, with hot water shower, toilet, with luscious rainforest outside the door, and the romance of the wild. Bring your own food and refreshments. Located within a sustainable forestry project in the little-visited southern mountains of Puerto Rico, this is perfect for individuals, or couples, for writers, bird-watchers, or anyone needing a quiet retreat from cities and pollution; a perfect get-away. Mountain water and fresh air, what more could you ask for?

The space
Established in 1983, the land known as Las Casas de la Selva is the home of Tropic Ventures Sustainable Forestry Project. It is located in the southern mountains of the island, adjacent to the Carité State Forest. It is a spectacular site with steep thickly-forested slopes, and beautiful rivers and waterfalls.

The Institute of Ecotechnics initiated this unique project in Patillas, Puerto Rico, pioneering experiments in sustainable rainforest ecology, through line-planting of valuable timber trees. The aim of the project is to maintain the biomass and biodiversity of the ecosystem while the land is utilized, to a degree, for enough profit to encourage local caretaking of the forest.

Using this approach, 230 acres of the 1000-acre property have been planted with over 40,000 native and exotic hardwood trees with extremely promising results, working in cooperation with the Puerto Rican Department of Natural Resources, & The International Institute of Tropical Forestry.

The valuable contribution of this method to the rainforest environment has seen Las Casas is recognized as an 'auxiliary forest' in the US national park system of classification, and in 2011 the project was certified under The Sustainable Forest Stewardship Program.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Dedicated workspace
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Patillas, Puerto Rico

You will be on a 1,000 acre property, of hurricane impacted rainforest. New comers will barely notice the missing trees and the views opened by the tree devastation is truly breathtaking. We can now see the Caribbean Ocean from our dining room which is at 2000feet altitude.

Hosted by Thrity

  1. Joined in August 2015
  • 64 Reviews
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I am a research artist & performance scientist, and a tree-lover, and welcome anyone wishing to stay in the rainforest in the south east of the island of Puerto Rico for a short stay. The location is ideal for those touring the island in a car, or for those who are seeking a sanctuary to heal,relax, walk, sleep, breathe, write, paint. Drink fresh air and mountain spring-water. We have a very comfortable private room that has one double-bed, a lovely bathroom, and is located on the forested homestead within a working Sustainable Forestry and Rainforest Enrichment Project established 37 years ago by the Institute of Ecotechnics, of which I am a Director. We also have a bunkhouse available that we call the 'Owl Center' which is in a forested area frequented by the Puerto Rican Screech owl.
I am a research artist & performance scientist, and a tree-lover, and welcome anyone wishing to stay in the rainforest in the south east of the island of Puerto Rico for a short st…


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During your stay

We are always available to assist and interact with our guests. Join us in evening events or music sessions if happening, or hang-out, dance-out, yoga-out on your own.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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House rules

Check-in: After 5:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100

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