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Beautiful Country Chateau, Spectacular Ocean Views in a Hidden Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, +converted office(Sleeps 4-10)

This ground floor unit offers superior views to any condo penthouse in town. Located on a mountain top, the house is surrounded by tropical vegetation and spectaular ocean views. This property is actually two seperate rental homes in one, which is great for large groups. Upstairs is a larger 3 bd/2 bth home. This property has a NEW custom built pool and covered terrace right outside the door. The master bedroom offers romantic views of the city lights and reflections of the moon on the ocean surface. This unit, the ground floor house is 2 bd/2 bth, laundry room, plus an office converted into a sleeping area. The decor is modern. Double glass doors brings the feeling of being outdoors inside. The property is one acre which makes exploring the yard and neighborhood fun. This is the same propert as VRBO listing 29796 so please read GUEST COMMENTS on that ad. THE JACUZZI IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR USE.

Keywords: house, villa, country home

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Monica Echaves
Member since: 2003
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Monica Echaves

I am originally from San Diego, California. My husband is Puerto Rican. I am a Golden Retriever Club of America hobby breeder(Caribbeangoldens). I came to PR as an elementary school teacher at Roosevelt Roads Naval Station.I built my house, only for the base to close. We have decided to open our house to visitors so they can enjoy the same country life style that we had hoped to live. We completely maintain the property ourselves. You will most likely meet us as we work in the yard and house. We are a true vacation rental by OWNERS.

Monica Echaves purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

Why Monica Echaves chose Ceiba

I fell in love with this mountain the first time I came up to visit friends. When the opportunity arose, I purchased the land which looked like a rainforest. I cleared and leveled the land. I had floor plans made and hired a contractor. I was fully involved in the construction of this home, from the design, to the selection of every screw and door hinge that went in. I did all this by MYSELF, before meeting my husband and now the landscaper! This was my dream home for 3 years until the Naval base closed and I was relocated to San Juan.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This type of home is hard to find. Surrounded by natural beauty, yet modern and cozy inside. Few places in PR offer a spectacular ocean view, country life style, yet close to town. Experience privacy,luxury, a custom pool, cool breezes, fruit trees, orchids, tropical flowers, acres of empty land all around. Feel one with mother nature. Be at the beach in 10 minutes. Or just stay home and enjoy all the property has to offer.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Ceiba, Puerto Rico

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • One Queen size Bed per room (2), One futon in living room, one Futon in computer room, (2)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
This is countryside. If you are not flexible and an extremely picky person, this is not the place for you. This is a RENTAL HOME. Expect minor wear and tear. There are outdoor cats who like attention. The coquis (small frogs) sing nightly, due to humidity you MIGHT see peeling paint. This house is not for you if you expect everything to be PERFECT!


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Beautiful Country Chateau, Spectacular Ocean Views in a Hidden Paradise
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews

Fully equiped sweet peaceful home with beautiful views all around!!

  • 5 of 5

Let me just start by saying that our stay was absolutely fantabulous! My husband booked this place (downstairs unit) to celebrate our anniversary week in Puerto Rico. We have rented through VRBO a few times before, but this was truely a good positive surprise! I loved his choice! The house is located on a hilltop, not so high though and getting there was easier even though we arrived late at night. Monica was so helpful with the bookings as well as answering our queries upon arrival. The house was very very clean and well organized and beautifully decorated and above all - FULLY EQUIPED! The newly renovated bathrooms were a delight and always had running hot water when needed. I am a vegetarian and love to cook and the fully equiped kitchen helped me to a great deal. I throughly enjoyed making meals and eating over looking the ocean. The laundry came in very handy as well. The pool was nice and clear but we did not use it. The patio is a nice touch as well (has BBQ grill). The outside view is breathtaking, especially you have the same view from bedroom doors well. Very very beautful and tranquil in the morning i must say! There were two cats on the property (stays outside), but they did not bother us at all. We weren't disturbed though the "Coqui" - native frogs are loud but you get used to it by second day :) (they are everywhere in PR), to be honest after I had come back home, i missed that sweet noises along with the chirping of birds every morning. Just like our arrival, our checkout was also super easy and peaceful. Monica had been very sweet in all the conversations and I could feel how beautifully she has designed/decorated the property to give you that "home" feeling! -- a home away from home!!


Ocean View

Surrounded by nature


Fully Equipped

Safe (safety alarms)

WIFI + Hotwater+ Laundry+Fridge+Hair Dryer+Humidifier+two Televisions+AirConditioning

Smooth Transaction all over


  • Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for such a wonderful review. We take great pride in keeping our home at it's best. My cients' comfort and over all happiness is my top priority. We hope to have you back some day.
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Pretty much perfect

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Monica's house! The location was perfect, the views were gorgeous, the property was beautiful, the home was well appointed and comfortable, and Monica was accessible and all the directions were clear and easy to follow. We had an absolutely wonderful family vacation that we will remember forever!

  • Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled that your experience was filled with fond memories! Thank you!
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Perfect Rainforest Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away in the mountains and off-the-beaten path, you'll find yourself spiraling through the narrow Puerto Rican roads surrounded by endless green as you make your way up, up, up to this idyllic country house. The serene isolation is everything I was looking for, the night-air filled with a soundscape that we felt the need to record, so we could take it home with us. And of course, that view.

While our vacation ended up being very active, the house was a great home base where we could cook for ourselves and get the all-important end-of-night swim in, lit by the blue glow of the pool light. We found ourselves within a half hour from Las Crobas where many of the kayak tours launch from, including Laguna Grande (the other other luminescent bay, where you travel down a narrow lagoon), the El Yunque Rainforest, and the Fajardo Ferry Terminal which gets you to the smaller islands.

All in all, we have only great things to say about the property, and Monica was helpful and very responsive when we had questions.

As an added bonus, we made new cat friends! We found them incredibly friendly toward strangers and certainly some of the sweetest cats around.

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property with spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

The house is located in the country with a rather challenging drive, but the location pays off when you see the view. The house was very comfortable and we felt right at home.

  • Submitted: 8-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to all of you! Thank you for being flexible and helpful when the unexpected problem with the plumbing occured. We hope you left with plenty of fond memories.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful grounds and property!

  • Submitted: 28-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for renting our home and writing this review!
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It was as expected beautiful view and great accomadations

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay would have been nice to have the hot tub but we understand your reasoning. Our weather was nice it's secluded yet not far from all other amenities. A couple problems with electric but that's uncontrollable. We would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: 9-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciated having Donn and his group as renters. It was helpful the have the feedback of things that needed addressing. Since the place is booked solid most of the time, we home owners don't get inside much to know when light bulbs are burned out or other types of repairs that need to be addressed. Thanks again Donn for everything.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Juan
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Ferry to Culebra and Vieques
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
El Conquistador Hotel
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 52
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Seven Seas
Car: necessary

One mile from Marina Puerto del Rey. 10 minutes to 7 Seas Beach, night kyaking and ferry. 20 minutes to El Yunque rainforest and Luquillo beach. It's all at your finger tips.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Ceiba, Puerto Rico

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$132.69
Additional Guest Fee C$33.17 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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