Covid test required to come to PR but NOT required to return home to the states!
We have a hurricane guarantee to refund 100% of all money paid to us in case of active hurricane. Come and stay at Casa Del Sol Family Beach House in Puerto Rico where NO PASSPORT is required for U.S. citizens. Not sure? Click the "Ask owner a question" tab. Our response rate is usually within the hour and we are happy to answer any question you might have before booking. Please note, we do not rent to more than 4 adults per booking to ensure everyone's comfort. NEWLY RENOVATED September 2020 including permanent, whole-house, standby generator for power outages! Casa Del Sol Family Beach House is a totally updated Spanish style home with all the amenities. Located directly on the Caribbean Sea, this private, single-family, gated home has a large in-ground swimming pool that overlooks the sea. The outdoor cabana dining and bar area is perfect for hours of daytime entertainment and evening dining al fresco with the relaxing sound of lapping waves a few feet away! Our renovation includes a complete pool redesign with "sun shelf" for wading and splashing and multi-color LED pool light. In the kitchen, we installed new granite, tile, smooth top stove, and stainless refrigerator. Upgrades also include new furniture, beds, linens, lighting, and kitchen supplies. We feature a 60" flat screen, high-def cable TV with Netflix, and newly added DISNEY + CHANNEL! High-speed wireless internet, flat screen in master with Apple TV, flat screen in 2nd bedroom with Apple TV and 3 new, high-quality, split-unit air conditioners. We've also recently added a stainless steel 500 gallon fresh water cistern on the roof with pump and pressure tank for enhanced water pressure inside the house as well as backup for when the city water is down (island utilities can be unpredictable).
The expansive covered veranda hosts a variety of seating areas and another dining option for 6. French windows open at the kitchen sink to allow a beautiful view of the pool and beach.
For those wanting to enjoy the beautiful sea breeze, 2 sets of french doors open to the covered veranda. This home is located in an authentic Puerto Rican neighborhood and is off the beaten path of tourism. Immerse yourself in this Latin-Caribbean town of Patillas where you can sometimes see the local fisherman right from your backyard. Casa Del Sol Family Beach House is for those who truly want to get away from it all. You might only see a handful of people on the beach and those are likely local Puerto Ricans out for a family stroll or perhaps the Department of Natural Resources inspector daily inspection and marking of the numerous turtle nests that line our beach. Hawksbill and Leatherback turtles can grow up to 1500 lbs! The ice cream man still drives by often with his whimsical music blaring. Flag him down for a cool treat on a warm day, then go jump back in the pool and float end to end looking up at the dozens of soaring coconut palms surrounding you overhead. Fire up the charcoal grill poolside and grill steaks or burgers and then linger over a long dinner seaside AND poolside with the relaxing sound of the Caribbean waves mere feet away. At night, you won't believe the thousands of stars in the dark, southern Caribbean sky (we see a falling star or two often). You will also surely relish the sweet sound of the tiny coqui frog as it sings the magical "ko kee" signature call all evening. Guests that stayed at Casa Del Sol Family Beach House recently, witnessed the magical journey of dozens of sea turtles making their way to the sea (some had to be rescued by the guests out of our pool), a truly memorable experience!! Many new restaurants have opened since hurricane Maria in our area featuring Puerto Rican "Criollo" cuisine, fresh seafood, food trucks, and a beachfront restaurant a few doors down that you can visit via a walk down the beach.
Casa Del Sol Family Beach House offers you all of these family experiences and more that you just can't find anywhere else. Please contact us before booking! We want to make sure your vacation needs are what we have to offer!
If you are the type of family that is looking for resort hustle and bustle, nonstop nightlife and casino action, this property is NOT for you. If your family is adventurous and you want to escape the ordinary and experience local Puerto Rican culture and truly relaxing days and nights in a private, gated home with pool directly on a remote, Caribbean beach, then Casa Del Sol Family Beach House is the place! Our home is in a residential area and unfortunately we cannot host parties, groups, or weddings.
With the new normality coming to be, it's my priority to keep up the standards to provide you with optimal health and safety measures. Sanitation and cleaning measures are being implemented for a much more secure environment for you and your loved ones. We know that health is important, that's why we take care of you and your loved ones during this crisis.
Our property manager is fluent in English and Spanish!!
No outside guests allowed on property during stay without prior consent of owner
Very Happy with the accommodations, everything was better than described and one of the best experience we have had. House was very clean and well maintained. Directions to the house and grocery store were exact. Hopefully we will get to stay here again.
Casa Del Sol is everything that's pictured ... and more. The minute we arrived, we felt at home. Carla has thought of every little detail, the kitchen is incredibly well stocked (even had condiments in the fridge!), tons of board games, great TV options (apple TV, cable, dvds, etc.) but the real gem of the property is the back yard. It's incredible. We spent all day every day either at the pool, walking the beach or just enjoying the wildlife. My family loved the little lizards, hermit crabs and birds. The beach in front of the property is kind of rocky, but it's fun to hunt sea glass, shells and interesting rocks (we found one that looks just like Ohio!) If you walk to the left of the property, there is a very nice beach where we spent time playing in the ocean. We loved it so much that we booked for Spring Break in 2022 and are trying to figure out when we can make a couples trip. It's an absolutely incredible property and thanks to Carla, Sean and Irene for the great communication throughout the process. So excited to say we will be back!!
I’m not sure a written review could do this property and experience true justice. You really have to experience it for yourself. Starting with booking and communication with Carla. So pleasant, so open about the area. She very accurately explained the area just to be sure it was what we wanted. And just as I told her, it was PERFECT! I surprised my wife with this Birthday trip and she knew where once we got to the airport gate. But when we pulled into the homes parking space, she literally cried as she looked into the backyard. She described it as a “dream location.” Irene met us there and showed us around very thoughtfully and carefully. She took her time to make sure we knew where every item we needed was in the house. Even had a bottle of Bacardi Rum for us! The pool, the cabana... just WOW! The sunrise through the palm trees sitting by the pool in the morning. Heavenly. Ok. I could on.... but then you leave the house and the community is so welcoming and friendly and if the empanadas you have are not the best you’ve ever had, please tell me where you have had better because we NEED to know! As one previous reviewer stated, the beaches are mostly rocky and difficult to “play” in the water but so great for collecting. And you will likely be the only or 2nd humans there any day! (except Sunday) Our favorite though was Punta Tuna straight down from the lighthouse. No Rocks and the sand didn’t cook our feet! 😀 If you have read this review to this point, you have wasted too much time. Book this place and experience this for yourself!
We has stayed in Manu houses near Patillas and this one is by far the Best! If You are looking for the perfect beach House, this is it. The Service, ammenities and Communications exceeded our expectations. We Will defenitly stay again.
I don't even know where to begin. I'm a fairly experienced traveler (Bahamas, Florida Keys 3x, Austin 3-4x, NYC, ATL, Richmond, upstate NY lakes X100, and a 2 1/2 week trip to two Hawaiian islands!! etc etc), and Puerto Rico & Casa Del Sol is the best vacation my partner and I have ever been on! I have a lot to say, so bear with me! Let's start with Carla- she is such a down to earth, bright gal and it was a real pleasure texting with her. She made me feel safe and comfortable being on the island. Her communication skills are second to none and that is super important to me! She is a very kind woman and I'm lucky to have found her and her home! She responds to any texts in a heartbeat. Very attentive to her guests. Now, the house- it is an absolutely beautiful Spanish style home with IMPECCABLE tile work inside and outside the home. Absolutely beautiful workmanship. I love the french windows in the kitchen, I love the doors that open from the kitchen and living room areas. There is a bonus makeup mirror in the bathroom that is attached to the wall, which was super cool for me since I am petite and it made applying makeup easier. In the hallway outside of the bathroom, there is a motion detector set up that emits a soft colored glow when it senses you going to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Very cool. There are beautiful, super nice solid wood doors that are on the bedrooms and bathroom (you'll see what I mean when you get there). The kitchen table is a really beautiful solid wood too. It's bigger than the pictures (a plus) but the kitchen wasn't too rough to navigate with us 4 adults in it at once. We loved the outdoor cabana! Excellent tile work, cool party lights, cool furniture, a bathroom (who doesn't love an outdoor bathroom?!?) The yard and pool were beautiful and the staff taking care of it do a great job. Love the pool lights. [Pro-tip: the pool cleaning company are on a strict route and Casa Del Sol was their roughly 8 AM slot today (Saturday). So you might want to pencil a 45 minute cleaning into your schedule for the last day. Gotta roll with the punches!] This is as on the beach as on the beach gets. I could spend hours a day looking for shells and sea glass and other special sea stuff. The beaches at this location are mostly rocks but I LOVE THEM! There are awesome brown pelicans that you may very likely see divebombing fish in the water directly in front of you. The home is EXACTLY as pictured. Thank you Carla!!
This house was just as stunning as pictured. The landscaping is spectacular. Check in was very easy and the property manager was very sweet to answer questions not just about the house, but things around town and things for us to check out. Everything we needed included water shoes and pool toys was all right there and ready to go. We took our 9, 11, and 14 year olds and they had all the fun outside between the beach and pool they could until sundown and played games that were stocked to the brim for us all evening :) Made my heart so happy to come in and see them grabbing games they had never played instead of sticking their faces in their phones!! The beds were comfortable, plenty of towels, kitchen beautifully stocked! The owner was awesome to give us a heads up on easier ways to get to the house and where to stop for groceries and supplies. The locals were super sweet and we got to join in on some of the holiday magic. The beach is very rocky but there was enough sand to get out and let the kids play and take a few chairs down by the water and it is still beautiful. We felt safe, at home, and definitely look forward to going back in the future!!
Carla was extremely helpful guiding us to the house. We ended up on a route that was very dark and up a mountain with no lights or guardrails in the middle of the night. Needless to say, my family was very scared and I reached out to Carla to help us. Carla reassured us she would get us to the property safely and guided us back down the mountain and on a well-lit less mountainous route. Once we arrived on the property it was smooth sailing. We were very pleased with the house and it had everything we needed for an enjoyable vacation. They even provided a birthday cake for my son’s birthday! The only reason I deducted a star is because we discovered critters in the kitchen cabinets and bathroom every night but there were instructions to use Raid for bugs . The property manager was great throughout our stay. However, someone hit my parked car while in town for a few grocery items. The property manager came on site to assist me and offered to follow up with the police department to obtain the full police report number. It has been almost 10 days since the accident and I haven’t heard back from her so I’m left to deal with it myself. It’s not her fault or issue but she offered to take care of it for me, so I only deducted 1 star. Overall it was a great vacation!
The home is full of thoughtful amenities -- assorted teas and coffee, great kitchen, charging units, tons of games and movies, very comfortable beds and linens. The pool, the beach and the view are out of this world! So many places to relax by the pool and take in the extraordinary ocean view! We had BBQ outside and played cards at the outdoor cabana. Wonderful relaxing weekend - thank you!!!
We did 3 excursions and our favorite part of Puerto Rico was this property! The yard is so beautiful and the house has everything you need, well except a dishwasher and oven, but there’s a toaster oven which works just as well and doing a few dishes while watching the ocean isn’t so bad. So, first about the property. The pool is amazing! The beach isn’t one that you would swim in, and there are some rocks, but that means opportunities to find great sea shells and sea glass - so much sea glass! We collected a lot and made sea glass art. We bought groceries at a local grocery store 10 minutes from the house, but we found out on the last day that there was a Walmart in the same town, but why not support local businesses. One good reason to go to Walmart though is that there’s a Gaby’s Mini Donas right beside it. The best mini donuts with ice cream ever!!!! Now the visiting of Puerto Rico. We visited the El Yunque Rain Forest to go hiking. It was an hour and half drive, but worth it. We went to Luquillo beach after, which was another 30 minute drive from El Yunque. The drive back was still only an hour and a half. We went white water rafting (2 hour drive), but they didn’t get a lot of rain, so it wasn’t that great. We rented a boat to Icacos beach (2 hour drive), but the captain said the waters were too choppy, so we went to another closer beach. Good experience, but there were a lot of other boats there, and they were playing really loud music, but the kids had fun and the water was beautiful. We definitely recommend this property and the property managers are helpful and very friendly!
Casa Del Sol was absolutely FABULOUS. The house is beautiful with the most comfortable beds. It is stocked with everything you can possibly need. The pool was our favorite place to spend time hanging out in the evenings with our kids. The area is so beautiful and laid back. The ocean views are spectacular. Carla and Sean were very accommodating to our needs. This was an amazing experience. THANK YOU for sharing your piece of paradise with us. We were very sad to leave Casa Del Sol, and can't wait to go back!
Beautiful property! Spectacular views! Relaxation paradise. Great communication with owner.
Casa del Sol was a complete dream. The property is incredible, and you feel perfectly at home while staying. Carla goes above and beyond as a host, and kept in touch with our family often as we had to rebook due to COVID-19. The town of Patillas has many options for food and drink, and makes you feel very welcome. Plus the proximity to the ocean provides the perfect spot to relax. Our three year old daughter had a blast swimming in the pool, and playing with the sand toys. My husband and I enjoyed relaxing by the beach, or swinging in the hammock listening to the waves crash. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook as we wanted, and a full coffee and tea bar. As a family who regularly rents homes for vacations, we found this property and its hosts top notch. Multiple times we commented to each other how this was the best house we have ever rented. I would suggest this property to any of my friends or family for a great getaway.
I booked this property thinking we wanted to have a “relaxing” vacation but that didn’t happen of course. We took advantage of it’s location to travel and explore the island and ended up putting 1100 miles on the rental Jeep. According to my daughter it was the best vacation ever. We explored the the rain forest, took an eight seat plane to Culebra for half a day, went to the west coast to watch the sunset, drove through the mountains to see many waterfall and pools, and finally had a day to relax by the pool and listen to the waves rolling in while making piña coladas. There are many places to eat and drink very close to the property and even a bar/restaurant just a short walk down the beach. Can’t thank Carla the owner and Irene the property manager enough for making us feel at home.
This is an excellent place for family time. We shared the house for a week with our 9 year old grandson, who was delighted first of all with the sparkling clean swimming pool, and beyond that with the fabulous collection of board games, video games, and movies. The house was super clean and well -equipped, the beds very comfortable, and we enjoyed all of our meals there, either indoors or out, including breadfruit from the tree in the yard, and most of all, the great views of sunrise every morning.
The property was exactly as shown on VRBO. It’s nicely decorated, and the sound of the surf lulls you to sleep. The kitchen is well stocked; the beds comfortable, and the pool was perfect for a three year old,. We were there for the earthquake, and CRla did everything she could to keep us comfortable. Perfect for a growing family! Thanks so
We can’t speak highly enough of our stay at Casa Del Sol. Everything from our initial communication with Carla to the moment we had to regrettably depart were perfect. The home and grounds are immaculate, located in a peaceful, serene and beautiful setting in Puerto Rico. The house had all we needed to enjoy our family holiday together. It was spotlessly clean and we especially loved all the connectivity options, including smart TVs that allowed us to stream movies for our evening enjoyment. There’s even a Google Hub in the kitchen that made playing Christmas music just a simple “Hey Google …” away. Outside, the pool and yard are inviting and spacious, with ample sun and shade seating and dining options. Whether floating aimlessly gazing up at the surrounding palms swaying in the breeze or sitting in the pool’s relaxing Adirondack chairs with cocktail in hand and cool water beneath our feet, we loved the private, resort-like lifestyle. The new tile around the pool and cabana, as well as the overhead string lights, are beautiful and definitely elevate the property’s overall luxurious experience. Looking out across the magnificent Caribbean Sea, we were constantly amazed by the many pelicans who swept down to catch fish and the peaceful sounds of the crashing waves. On one sunny, warm afternoon as I relaxed … floating, gazing and admiring the beauty surrounding me in every direction … I recalled (admittedly vaguely) reading John Milton’s poem entitled Paradise Lost in college. A smile came over my face and I realized why I was so happy … Casa Del Sol is truly Paradise Found.
If we could give it more than 5 stars we would! Amazing house, pool, cabana or just swinging on the hammock enjoying the soothing sounds of the waves crashing on the beach. Great communication with the owner and the property manager, Irene, was the best! We will definitely be coming back!!
My husband, myself, and our two grown sons had a fabulous vacation. The house was lovely, situated in an unspoiled area of PR, on a beautiful beach with an immaculate pool. It was well equipped and both the owner and manager were communicative and attentive to our every need. We have rented many vacation houses over the last twenty-five years and this was definitely one of the best!
My family had a fantastic stay at Caribe Casa del Sol. The view was absolutely amazing!!!! The property was even better than that portrayed in the photos. Many restaurants close by. Would definitely recommend!
Had an amazing time here. Didn’t want to leave
We had such an amazing week at Casa Del Sol! The location of this property was perfect for us. It is close to restaurants, beaches, grocery stores, movie theater, etc., and about 1-1 1/2 hours from the tourist areas so you can truly relax. The house itself was lovely and well equipped for a family. The owners provided many suggestions for restaurants and day trips (we selected Charco Azúl, Old San Juan and a snorkeling adventure), and we were very comfortable driving on the island. All in all, it was a simply perfect week on La Isla Encantada :)
Casa Del Sol was lovely in every way! We loved the serene beauty of Patillas! It was wonderful to see Puerto Rico from this side of the island and be a part of the local community. The house was beautifully decorated and had all the comforts of home. It was a special place to call our home away from home. Simply awesome!
The home is beautiful. Carla went above and beyond to ensure we had a good time. It was awesome being able to be right on the beach and having a private pool.
In person, the property is just as beautiful as in the photos! Pool and beach are gorgeous. Many thoughtful touches throughout the house and grounds. Parking is a bit tricky until you get the hang of it! But overall this is a great house and Carla was an exceptional hostess. I’d highly recommend this beach house to anyone who wants to experience a more laid back side of Puerto Rico with lots of great restaurants and bars nearby for fun nightlife! We had a blast.
We can’t say enough about how much we loved Casa Caribe Del Sol. It is a beautiful property with everything you could ever want or need. The pool is fabulous in a beautiful yard. And right on the beach!! Carla went above and beyond in checking in on us and making sure we were enjoying our stay. And she was on vacation herself!! She thoughtfully had a birthday cake at the house for us since we were celebrating a 50th. Patillas is a beautiful area- authentic Puerto Rico!! We will definitely be back. This is by far the best vacation rental we have stayed in. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Thank you Carla for sharing your home!!!!!
Our family vacation to Casa Del Sol was AMAZING! Carla (owner) and Irene (manager) were extremely helpful throughout our trip. The house and location were perfect for us, as we are not into crowded touristy attractions. We took a day trip to EL Yunque (a must) and visited some local restaurants, but we very rarely left the house. The locals were very welcoming to our “very obvious not from around here” selves (very pale northern MN folk), and us not knowing very much Spanish was not an issue. The house – WOW! The pictures are spot on. Location is right on the beach, my kids (7 & 10) lived in the pool the entire week. There were 6 of us total, my husband and myself as well as our 2 children and my in-laws. The house met our needs nicely, the interior is cozy; however, the outside area is very spacious and is where we spent most of our time. We grilled almost every night and ate all our meals in the outside dining areas (yes, there are 2!); we wanted for nothing. This house will not disappoint! Thank you, Carla for such a wonderful memorable stay in PR!
My husband and I had stayed at this property multiple times before with the previous owners and loved it. The location is phenomenal. The views are breathtaking and nothing beats a day floating around in the beautiful pool. Our most recent stay has been the best yet! Carla has thought of everything. The updates and attention to detail in the house did not go unnoticed. Each bedside table has multiple USB outlets, there is a portable speaker available for use, countless games provided, coffee maker and k- cups and travel sized toiletries in case a guest forgets something- just to name a few. Irene (who helped us to check in) is kind and helpful and can offer suggestions for activities and dining. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation in a place that has all the comforts of home. We have already booked our next stay!
Our family enjoyed every second of our stay, from the wonderful greeting from Irene, the property manager, to the ice cream treat arranged by the owner Carla. The house was perfect for our family of 5. The kids ( ages 12, 10 and 6) enjoyed the pool daily and I felt comfortable letting them play on the beach while I watched relaxing in the hammock. Carla and Sean thought of everything, the house was well appointed, the TV's were equipped with Apple TV and cable, there were so many books, movies and games to pick from. This house made our first trip to Puerto Rico a success. Thank you Carla and Sean for sharing your home with us
My husband and I so enjoyed our time at Casa del Sol in Patillas! What a treat to be right on the ocean and have a wonderful pool to cool off in! The property offers so many wonderful amenities. We will definately be back!
Wonderful home with amazing views! Pool was fabulous, too! Carla does a great job communicating during the entire the rental process. Highly recommend Casa del Sol☀️☀️
The back yard of this house was the best we have ever stayed at. The pool was a great size and depth and made for lots of fun family fun. We loved. having dinner every night under the cabana with a great ocean view. My girls loved the hammock. The palm trees are beautiful and provide just the right amount of shade from the hot sun. We visited the ocean many times every day including swimming, looking for sea glass and just having our toes in the sand. Carla was fantastic to work with and provided us with so much information to make the visit easy. It was hard to leave the house to do much else for us because it was so great to just be there, relax and have time together!
We loved everything about our experience. The house and property was gorgeous, and had everything we needed. The local market was super easy to access and we even made it to Charco Azul swimming hole and the rainforest. By far our greatest adventure yet and it was amazing to have the house, the pool and the beach waiting for us. Counting the days we can come back to our paradise. Thank you so much to Carla and Irene. Carla’s guidance was extremely helpful and the care given to the house and property is impeccable. Can’t recommend Casa Del sol enough!
Carla was amazing! Highly recommend Casa Del Sol! Couldn’t ask for more...backyard, pool, ocean, beautiful home, great scenery and a fabulous host!
My family and I just returned form our stay at Casa Del Sol family beach house. Pictures do not do Carla's home justice. The view and property is breath taking. Carla has thought about every smallest detail, from the usb chargers in every room, to a whole board game store to choose from. She was great at communicating and even checked on us a couple of times during our stay. She had recommendations of different places to eat, which we took advantage of. We were able to snorkel right outside the house, night swims in the lighted pool, and amazing sunrises and sunsets. I really enjoyed waking up, going outside, finding my beach chair, and read my book while the sun came up. I was such a great location that we were able to take a boat trip to Culebra, kayak the bio bay, and zip line on top of the mountain. She had so many beach towels we were never in need. The beds were so comfortable and appliances were so easy to use. It was so hard to leave Carla's home. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us! We will be back!
My partner and I just returned from our second visit to Casa Del Sol. Once again Carla and Sean were the perfect hosts, lovingly welcoming us back to their beautiful beach house in Patillas. We decided to bring along my partners mother, sister and two nieces on this visit to share a long weekend with us during our 6 nights stay. They were all impressed with the homes ammenties, charm and beautiful surroundings. From sea shell hunting in the mornings to the afternoon spent by the pool everything was perfect for our family to enjoy some memorable moments together. Carla and Sean we thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us once again. Elmer and I will be back again soon, we promise! We are very proud to be a part of the Casa Del Sol Family!
The house was exactly as the pictures. We enjoyed the sunrise every morning. The picturesque views, the ocean and the mountains were awesome. Hence, we didn't leave the property often. We plan on coming back. Love this place!
My husband and I stayed here in January and absolutely loved it! It's the perfect get-away, outside of the touristy areas and against the backdrop of the ocean. The house is meticulously cared for and every room was beautifully decorated and very clean. Not a detail is missed at Casa del Sol. We enjoyed waking up to a hot cup of coffee, listening to the ocean, walking along the shore collecting shells, going into town for a lobster lunch (3-5 minute drive), and then relaxing by the pool. The restaurants were really close by and were always a great option (also grilled out as well). One day we took the ferry into Culebra Island and spent the day at Flamenco Beach - lots of fun and the most beautiful beach I've seen! Patillas is a gorgeous town and I was just in awe of the ocean against the backdrop of the mountains. It was so peaceful, great location and the perfect escape from the cold weather - couldn't ask for a better vacation house and experience.
My husband and I loved staying at Casa del Sol! It was the perfect getaway for the two of us. The property is very quiet and private and we barely saw a soul on the beach the entire 8 days we were there. I do a lot of cooking and the kitchen was a spectacular place to prepare meals. It was well stocked and with windows that open wide to the pool and ocean beyond. We were on the beach in front of the house for every sunrise and sunset and they did not disappoint either. Carla was very available to answer any questions we had and even solved the dilemma of the malfunctioning coffee machine by producing a new one! We loved this property so much that there were days where we never left the grounds. We would highly recommend it to anyone considering going and we would definitely like to go back again. It was the perfect couples retreat!
It met any expectation that I had! Communication was amazing! House couldn’t have been more perfect for my family! Loved it all! Details in the House were amazing! Comfiest beds, pillows like clouds, charging stations everywhere for electronics, DVDS, games and the pool/yard was unbelievable! Wish I never left!
We had an absolutely amazing trip to Casa del Sol. The house has a perfect view of the sea and mountains. Our son was in the beautiful pool every day at 7am! Kitchen is very well stocked for cooking, you will want to get lots of groceries because you won't want to leave this view! Carla the owner has thought of everything. The neighbors gave us fresh coconut, papaya and bananas. There are tide pools full of urchin, crabs and snails all over the coral sea shelf to the right on the beach. Lizards everywhere, flowers, sea glass. Truly a paradise. Gorgeous home, we will be back!
Our entire experience with the property and owner were fantastic. Carla explained everything in detail before we arrived. Once we reached the house it was in pristine condition and all of the little details were just perfect, from the pool, to the beach, the outdoor bathroom and grill, the comfort of the beds, etc. You won't regret your decision to stay there.
This is our 3rd family vacation to Puerto Rico and by far this was the nicest home! Carla had it all put together perfectly and Irene whom manages the property was wonderful as well! I don't usually review unless I am blown away. These people care and that means a lot! Wonderful home and service! Thanks so much for a wonderful family vacation.
We had a wonderful time! Loved that Carla was always communicating with us. This house is so accommodating and Carla has thought about everything! Highly recommend Casa del Sol. Nuño-Rosas Family
We had the pleasure to stay at Casa del Sol for our first family vacation. After eyeing this home for a while we decided to treat ourselves and book this wonderful home. Best decision! Carla was an absolute pleasure to work with from the very start of the process until the end. The moment you arrive at Casa del Sol you are immediately drawn into the breathtaking view. Our favorite part was sitting in the lawn chair and lying on the hammock with the ocean breeze right at our feet. With each room so beautifully decorated you will have a feeling of tranquility as soon as you lay your head. The pool is such a great added bonus. We enjoyed turning on the light to give that extra special touch. They have thought of all possibilities (games/movies/books) when it comes to vacation extras. I came into the house with a feeling of pride and love. Truly the owners have thought of all details to make vacationers feel at home. We did experience some small snafu's such as Internet interruptions and water pressure/curtain rod falling. Which to be fair was not a reflection on the owners rather every day type of snafu's. To my surprise before I even landed back home Carla and Sean were so kind to return our deposit and a dinner for our entire family on them!! We were so touched by their kindness and hospitality, it made our stay 10 times more special. I can say without any hesitation, Casa del Sol is an absolute dream. You will not regret booking from these lovely owners. My family hope to visit many times over. -Myers Family
Let me start off by saying this was not our first rodeo in Puerto Rico - my husband and I have stayed on the island a few times over the last decade, always in a different area and hotel / home / resort / etc. This was BY FAR the most enjoyable trip yet!! We brought our kids (7 & 8) and my mother in law and there was plenty of space for the 5 of us to enjoy the home. The AC was powerful enough to satisfy my mother in law, and the amazing breezes from the ocean front location made me feel right in my comfort zone on the beautiful porch. When we landed, teh owners had already sent us directions to the house and nearby grocery stores to visit, so no hunting for food or wondering if we were being directed the best way by GPS. The amenities are exactly as described (or better) and the set up by the cleaning folks and the house owners was a huge step above the norm in hospitality. My kids had plenty of games and coloring books and card decks to enjoy (um, what? you don't want to spend your day on your tablet? You'd rather play dominoes with me by the pool? Music to my ears, daughter!!!) We were near enough local food and stores to have no trouble cooking and finding good stuff to eat, and being so perfectly set next to the beach, with mountains in the background, and being able to watch the sunrise every day...just amazing. We lived in the pool, on a hammock, or picking sea glass from right on the beach front. Also got some fresh coconuts from a local gentleman who grabbed them from a nearby tree and opened them for us. The nature is perfect, little hermit crabs and side walkers, butterflies and birds nesting and lizards sharing the yard were just the most peaceful thing you can imagine. Washer & dryer onsite meant I wasn't going crazy with all that laundry for 5 people during a 7 day stay. There were TVs in every room and the kitchen was incredibly well stocked for indoor and outdoor cooking. We grilled every night on the charcoal grill, my kids and mother in law loved to hang in the shallow sun deck area of the pool where they could wade and sit, and at night, my husband and I enjoyed sitting outside watching the stars and hearing the waves roll in. This was our 10 year wedding anniversary trip, and we feel like Casa del Sol was the best place in the world to celebrate!!! Definitely recommend to families, couples, and anyone looking for a relaxing, quiet, rejuvenating way to see the absolute best about the beautiful island of Puerto Rico!!
The drive into the driveway is only the start of the wow factor of this house. The first impression is everything. This lives up to all expectations and more. Carla is by far the most helpful owner I have ever dealt with. I have rented many VRBO house's in the past. Carla's house has everything. I think she has thought of everything to make her guests fell right at home. Everything is exactly like the pictures or written in the description. I have never been to Puerto Rico. Carla told me I would fall in love with PR. And she was right I loved everything about our trip. If you book this house be ready for total relaxation to take over. The people of PR are beautiful inside and out. I can a sure you Carla will do all she can to make your trip the very best she can. And that starts with the house. Give the island a try, you will not be disappointed.
Where do I even begin…? My partner and I were originally scheduled to visit Casa Del Sol the day after hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. I was to arrive the day the hurricane hit and he was already in Puerto Rico visiting family one week before my arrival. Needless to say I never made it to Puerto Rico and he eventually made it back home. Carla and Sean were kind enough to gift us a rescheduled stay at Casa Del Sol at no additional cost. We took advantage of their kind gift a few weeks ago in early April. A matter of fact we were the first guests at Casa Del Sol to have power, which turned on the day we arrived in Puerto Rico. What a coincidence!! Now on the reason why you are reading this review. Casa Del Sol is magical~! From the time I saw the property on VRBO, I knew I had to visit that beautiful piece of paradise. My partner is originally from Puerto Rico and we have come home to Puerto Rico many times and have stayed at many places throughout the island over the years. However no place we have stayed at in the past has come close to our visit to Casa Del Sol. Carla and Sean have created the quintessential family or couples beach house. Every detail, every item, every square foot of Casa Del Sol has been carefully and lovingly planned for the perfect vacation getaway. From the wonderful outdoor pool and cabana with its view of the blue Caribbean to the well-executed living room, kitchen and comfortable bedrooms Casa Del Sol will not disappoint. I cannot say enough about our visit and would highly recommend Casa Del Sol for anyone who is looking for a true peaceful and relaxing Caribbean getaway. You will be charmed right from the start of your stay until it’s time to go home. But once you visit the “Island of Enchantment” Puerto Rico and Casa Del Sol you will never say good bye… you will just say … see you again or “Hasta luego”!! Carla and Sean we thank you again for the wonderful gift and time spent at Casa Del Sol “Haste luego”~! Jonny & Elmer
A year later, all we can think about is going back! We have been to Puerto Rico on two other trips, the Bahamas, Belize, Costa Rica, Yucatan, Panama, Thailand and the Galapagos Islands…. but this is our absolute favorite place to stay! Our family spent Easter 2018 at Casa Del Sol. As our date approached power had not been restored and we had to use the backup generator that powered the whole house. It was not a problem at all. The home is just perfect! Our kids loved the bunk bed room and we slept so soundly on the most comfortable bed! The AC worked perfectly. The kitchen had everything needed to cook and enjoy meals together. We dined outside for all meals…taking in the sun and sounds or the evening breeze. The home has all the amenities that you could need: TV/DVD player, DVD’s, board games, books, coloring activities for the kids, shampoo/soap, beach towels, even a first aid kit! When our family travels we have certain things we bring with us to make the stay feel like home. But after the home tour we actually didn’t need anything we brought with us. The home was stocked with sound machines in each room and even a Bluetooth speaker!!! Our kids could not wait to get into the stunning pool and then their excitement of how incredibly close the beach and ocean were to the home was unforgettable! Literally you walk out the gate and you are on the beach! The outside space is picture perfect. The covered patio, the landscaped yard, the dining/grill space. But the pool is stunning! Our family enjoyed the pool every day and night swimming was also delightful. Being on the beach was amazing the sand is warm, the ocean water crystal clear. The snorkeling was amazing right in front of the house! There was a reef and so many fish and octopus to see and explore. Our son who had never been snorkeling, spent hours in the ocean. Our children loved to walk the beach and gather shells and sea glass which was abundant! The home is not located in a touristy part of PR and that made it feel like you had your own slice of heaven! We met the neighbors and explored local restaurants and did day trips around the island, but our favorite place to be was at the house. We can’t wait to come back and make more incredible memories! Thank you Carla and Scott for opening your home so that others can experience the island life!
Ok so we never got to go 😭 Our family of 6 (2 adults and 4 kids under the age of 13) had plans to go to Puerto Rico and rent out this beautiful property in Patillas at the end of January for my Husband’s 40th Birthday. I was so excited and showed everyone at work where we were staying and even had the house as my screensaver on my phone 😂 And then.....Hurricane Maria! Noooooo! I tried to hold on to these reservations. I watched the news religiously in hopes to find promising news on the conditions in Puerto Rico and stalked the Casa Del Sol Facebook page. However; to the unfortunate circumstances to the people of Puerto Rico, the devastation was just too great and the relief efforts are just too slow to allow us to travel there by the end the January. From the Facebook page of Casa Del Sol; the house showed no significant damage as they were working on repairs and running off of a generator. The house really wasn’t our concern, it was the rest of the island. Carla, the owner has been great from the beginning. Very informative and got back to me with any questions very quickly. We also spoke on the phone when I did the original booking. She seems to care very much about her property and the people that stay there. We definitely have plans to rebook sometime within the next year. We can’t wait to visit and Casa Del Sol is at the top of our list! Thanks Carla for everything and I pray that Puerto Rico will get all of its relief soon and they can rebuild a lot faster ❤️
So this review is a bit different as we did not stay at Casa Del Sol. We had a family vacation planned to Puerto Rico in December and due to the hurricane and the unknown of what the state of the island will be come our trip time we decided to cancel. I had been in contact with Carla a lot while the hurricanes were making land fall. She was very quick to reply to all my texts. She and Sean were very understanding about our cancelation and gave us our full deposit back. Thank you for being such a pleasure to work with. We look forward to staying at Casa Del Sol in the future and visiting Puerto Rico. Prayers for all those impacted my the hurricane.
We weren't able to make our trip. We had to cancel because a horrible storm came called Maria. Carla the home owner is an absolute pleasure to work with. She loves her home and loves to share it with others, But what really made we want to rent her home was her love for Puerto Rico it is such a special place I will be renting this home in the future when The Island has recovered and it will!!
We booked Casa Del Sol for a family vacation and planned to enjoy the beauty of PR and Patillas and really relax. The booking process, follow-up and all interactions with Carla were all top notch. I've rented houses at least a dozen times via HomeAway, and Carla has been the most responsive person I've had the pleasure to work with. Due to Hurricane Maria, we have now decided to change our vacation plans. Carla completely understood and immediately refunded our deposit. We will definitely make a future trip to PR, and there is no reason why we wouldn't contact Carla again.
Unfortunately, we were unable to stay at Casa Del Sol Family Beach House due to Hurricane Maria's devastating blow to Puerto Rico, so this review is on our experience working with Carla and Sean. They are 100% responsive and very professional! In minutes after I emailed to inquire about the property, Carla responded (despite being at her high school reunion!) She told me she thought the house was available and asked if we could talk the next morning. She called promptly the next morning To go over all the details and patiently spent close to an hour on the phone with me answering my many questions! This was followed with a detailed email with arrival instructions and personal recommendations on their favorite activities and restaurants. Carla invited me to like Casa Del Sol's Facebook page so I could get more information and receive updates from her and other guests. I really liked this more personal touch and it was a great way to see other guests comments and pictures. After Hurricane Maria, Carla kept us as informed as possible despite very limited information being available. Since our vacation was just weeks away and they did not yet know whether the house experienced any flooding, we felt it was best to cancel our trip. Even though we were well past the cancellation period, per the rental agreement, Carla and Sean did not hesitate to give a full refund the very next morning following my request. It was obvious from my experience with them they are a class act and have great pride in their beautiful property. We look forward to staying at Casa Del Sol Family Beach House once Puerto Rico has revcovered from this terrible disaster and I'm confident it will be an amazing vacation! We wish Carla & Sean all the best!
Unfortunately, we had to cancel our trip due to the hurricanes in PR - but working with Carla has been a joy - she is extremely thorough and communicative, and I never had a doubt that our stay would have been fantastic. My wife and I are certain to book with Carla next year when the area has had a chance to rebuild and get back to normal.
This is a weird review because we never got to visit the property. Hurricane Irma lined up headed for P.R. coinciding with our stay. We felt like we couldn't safely make the trip. Carla and Sean (owners) were completely understanding of the unusual circumstances and even refunded our full rental, even though the contract did not require them to do so. Carla was in communication with us from the moment we made the reservation, answering all questions and providing great advice and activity suggestions. We were given 5 star treatment through the whole process and I am certain the property would not have been any less. We definitely plan to reschedule and make it to this cool place (sans hurricane!).
We had a wonderful 2 weeks at Casa del Sol. Whenever the family starts talking about looking into buying a house in the neighborhood of your vacation home you know you are in the right place! The house has everything, the location at the beach is simply amazing and the area is laid back but has everything you need during a vacation nearby. We will miss the sun, the waves, the afternoon rains, the lizards ... and the girls will have SPWS (serious pool withdrawal syndrome)! We will remember the Red Snapper at Paisaje Curet, the amazing frappes (fruit smoothies) at Mar de la Tranquilidad and the charrasco at Mustafá. Our day trips to Old Town San Juan, Guavate (pork highway), snorkeling off Fajardo, El Yunque and Charco Azul were also very memorable! Highly recommended. We will be back. Despacito!
WE RECENTLY SPENT OVER A WEEK IN PUERTO RICO AND THE ACCOMMODATIONS WERE JUST PERFECT! OUR GREAT EXPERIENCE STARTED WITH A WELCOMING AND FRIENDLY CHECK-IN BY THE PROPERTY MANAGER (CARMEN). THE HOME WAS ALL WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE AND MORE. IT WAS DECORATED IMPECCABLY IN A PLEASANT BEACH THEME AND EQUIPPED WITH EVERYTHING YOU WOULD EVER NEED DURING THE STAY. THE SET-UP OF THIS BEACH FRONT PROPERTY IS EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR. THE POOL WAS GREAT AND THE VIEWS OF THE CARIBBEAN AND COAST LINE WERE OUT OF THIS WORLD. THE CABANA WAS GREAT FOR EVENING GRILLING AND ENJOYING FAMILY MEALS TOGETHER. LASTLY, WORDS CAN'T EXPRESS HOW FRIENDLY, HELPFUL AND ACCOMMODATING THE PROPERTY OWNERS (CARLA AND SEAN) HAVE BEEN FROM OUR BOOKING OF THE PROPERTY THROUGH THE END OF OUR STAY. WE WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING US TO ENJOY YOUR BEAUTIFUL HOME. RAY & TINA MCFADDEN
The beach here is beautiful. We rarely saw any people on the beach, had it all to ourselves. The house is comfortable and met all our needs. It was nice to swim in the pool and still here the crashing waves of the ocean. Karla was so helpful! Immediate response and answered our questions throughly. We couldn't have been more pleased!! Would love to rent again!
Casa Del Sol is absolutely amazing!!! There were 7 of us there for my honeymoon. One couple with us that stayed at the hotel 2 blocks away. The home is beautiful, just like the pictures. The pool and beach were breathtaking. We split our trip up, 3 days in Old San Juan, 4 days at Casa Del Sol and 4 days at Gran Melia. I wish we would have spent the whole time at Casa Del Sol. Carla & Carmen were awesome. Once we got to the house, there was nothing we needed other that groceries. We are already planning our next trip. If you are traveling to PR, this it would be your loss to not stay at Casa Del Sol!
Casa Del Sol is a charming home, tastefully decorated with breathtaking ocean views!! Pride of ownership is evident through out the property. The outdoor living area was by far my favorite. The owners of Casa Del Sol have thought of everything. We had a blast and if I re-visit Puerto Rico, I would definitely stay @ Casa Del Sol again! Thanks for everything!!
The Casa del Sol Family Beach House is absolutely perfect! Carla is wonderful to work with and the staff there is great. The home is beautifully decorated, comfortable, and has everything you could possibly need. It was difficult to leave to go on day trips or to eat out! We did both Monkey Island and the El Yunque rainforest - both worth seeing. We strolled the beach, picking up sea glass and relaxed in the pool. We snorkeled nearby and saw many interesting creatures! We had family game night several evenings there at the house. The little restaurants nearby are great. Visit this amazing place - it will be the vacation of a lifetime!
We just came back from a wonderful experience at Casa Del Sol in Patillas. Everything about the home and location is amazing! The house was beautifully furnished and stocked with just about everything we needed. The lovely beachfront backyard with a gorgeous patio, cabana, and POOL was like our own private oasis. I couldn't wait to wake up and drink my morning coffee on the lounge chair overlooking the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. Breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains everyday! We even received fresh fruits from the friendly nextdoor neighbor each day and we enjoyed cooking pana that grew on the tree in the side yard. It's a quiet neighborhood with authentic Puerto Rican cuisine just minutes down the road. This is such a relaxing and gorgeous place. I can't say enough about it. Renting Casa del Sol for my family was the best decision I made. We felt like we were in paradise. We are so grateful for this memorable experience and we can't wait to return in the near future! A special thank you to Carla, the amazing owner, for being so accommodating, kind, and helpful! :)
Casa Del Sol was perfect for our family. We enjoy kicking back and getting away when we go on vacation. Casa Del Sol's location just outside the small fishing village of Patillas was ideal for us to make our getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life. I was encouraged before we even left home that our trip would be a success. Carla, the owner, is very engaged in the management of their property. She was readily available to answer any questions we had leading up to and throughout our stay. She responded to either e-mails or texts often within an hour or so. The home is beautiful. You can tell Carla and Sean have put a lot of work into making it functional and homey. Like my wife said on our first night there, This is exactly what I want to have for a beach home one day. We had concerns that the kitchen did not have a conventional oven, but the extra large toaster oven proved it was up to the task of providing for our party of 7. We were even able to bake a birthday cake in it for one of my daughter's friends that joined us for our stay. Speaking of the birthday girl, when Carla found out that we were going to be celebrating a birthday for one of our kids, she arranged for one of the local ice cream truck drivers to make a special stop right outside the front gate on the day of her birthday. It was a special treat (not only the ice cream, but also checking out the driver's tricked out truck!). You can easily let the days pass you by here relaxing by the pool or walking down the three stairs from the pool deck to the beach and hunting for beach glass (my wife spent hours finding pieces, which we brought home and she made keepsake picture frames with), but we also like a little adventure. We took some of Carla's suggestions and planned a couple day trips. One day we drove to Charco Azul and swam in the cool waters of the local swim hole. Another day, we went sailing with the people at East Island Excursions on their catamaran, the Zatara. Carla sends you information about these trips once you set up a booking. She even provided us with a discount code to use for the booking of the catamaran. Casa Del Sol has something for everyone. Our party of seven included myself and my wife, my mother, three 14 year old girls, and our 5 year old son. My family has already decided we are heading back. Thank you, Carla and Sean for making us feel so welcome in your home.
We had a great time at Casa Del Sol. The house was impecably clean, and well stocked ( the only thing missing was laundry detergent). The beach is pretty but not very swimable, it could have been the time of year but the sea was very intimidating. We used the pool which was great. We enjoyed our stay. Thanks
I had the pleasure of staying at Casa Del Sol Family Beach House recently while vacationing with my two sons. This was an adventure trip for us as we had never been to Puerto Rico. It was a fantastic trip that we will remember for years to come! Carla, the owner, was so friendly and responsive to all of our needs and questions that we had before and during our stay. Her advice and recommendations allowed us to preplan many of our activities and made the trip go smoothly. We had quite a few days filled with jet skiing, ziplining, and snorkeling the beautiful waters surrounding Puerto Rico, but it was so nice to call Casa Del Sol home base. Waking up and having coffee by the pool while watching the waves roll in was so relaxing. The property is as beautiful as the pictures depict. You have the pool and ocean on one side and the island mountains on the other. The house itself is set up with every convenience and you can see pride of ownership everywhere. Carmen, the property manager, was also a quick call away if we needed anything at all. Thank you Carla for sharing your island paradise with us!
Casa del Sol is a beautiful home. We had a great week and enjoyed the beach, pool and beautiful weather. The owners attention to detail and welcoming touches were much appreciated. We appreciated all the information we received from Carla prior to our arrival and she made sure all was well while we were there. The kids enjoyed many of the games that are stocked in the house. Casa del Sol is a great place for a nice relaxing family vacation. We hope to be back some day!
I am a third time guest at Casa Del Sol in Patillas, PR. This place gets better every time! This property was the perfect complement to our wild night in San Juan before we drove down (very scenic drive btw). It is so relaxing and has amazing scenery. You will very likely be the only tourists in this area. We enjoyed a daily dose of walking on the beach, sitting by the pool sipping water from real coconuts (purchased at a local shop down the street), and of course the local rum and beer! We also ventured up to the El Yunque rainforest one day for a beautiful hike. We also enjoyed swinging down the street to a beach bar called Musafa and having drinks on the beach. It felt like we were in a Kenny Chesney song. Although I continued to be amazed by the property and area each year, I had the pleasure of bringing a friend for the first time who was blown away by it all. The owners make updates each year, and the place includes very nice appliances and furniture as well as attention to detail in bedrooms. My room had an Apple TV and flat screen TV mounted to the wall. There is wifi and cable TV as well. Cooking our own meals was easy with the grill outside and the dishware the owners have provided. We even bought lobster from a local fisherman that was fresh and so good! You will never have another trip like this one. This property is so unique and very different than the normal tourist scene. It is truly a getaway! I will of course be back among the very friendly people of PR soon. Thanks Carla and Sean!
I was invited down to Casa Del Sol Beach House by my friend, whose parents own the house. We both decided to enjoy a spring break in the beautiful town of Patillas, PR. The house has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. As much as I wanted to get away from the real world, I still had to keep my email open. The wireless internet was extremely fast. My cell phone had terrible service (Sprint), so I relied on the wireless connection. My room was comfortable and clean. I even had a sound machine, so each night I listened to a rain storm to fall asleep. The backyard is literally a postcard. We liked laying in the sun for awhile and then jumping in the pool. We grilled out and listened to raggaeton everyday! At night we would hang out listening to the waves roll in drinking Medalla Light (Puerto Rican beer). While the owners were working on projects around the house, my friend and I took full advantage of the local adventure in the Caribbean. We drove to El Yunque, the only national rain forest in the US park system. It felt like we on the set of a Jurassic Park film. We hiked down to La Mina Falls and saw a live marriage proposal by the waterfall! Lots of beach bars all along PR-3 (the road that Casa Del Sol is off of). We stopped by Musafas, which is about 3-4km east of the house. They had traditional Puerto Rican food and cocktails mixed with coconut water. The bar is right on the beach with amazing views. In my opinion, Casa Del Sol is my idea of paradise. I am grateful for my experience and I will be coming back sooner than later!
We stayed at this amazing place for a week in February. My husband and I, and our two teenage girls loved it. It had everything we needed, we only left the place once to get groceries. We had just got off a cruise and wanted to just relax. The house is wonderful. Beautiful, well cared for, everything you need. The yard is stunning. Beautiful pool, amazing views, lots of places to sit and relax. There is good snorkelling just steps from the house. Having our own pool was great. The highlight of our stay was waking up one morning to go watch a beautiful sunrise and finding the pool full of baby sea turtles. They must have hatched somewhere on the beach during the night and become confused with town lights and came towards house instead of sea. So we got to rescue the turtles from the pool and release them back into the sea. There was about twenty of them. It was one of the coolest things ever. They were really cute and happy to go swimming off in the sea. It is something my family will always remember. Carla was wonderful to work with. She answers email within the day, if not within hours. She answered all our questions, had tips for when we got here. She checked on us during our stay and after. The house is on a busy street. There is noise machines in bedrooms. Most of the time I didn't notice because you don't hear it relaxing in the yard gazing at the waves😀�. So basically this is a dream property to rent. Beautiful, well maintained house. Amazing landscaped yard with pool and comfy seating. Awesome views and snorkelling. And if you are lucky, a baby sea turtle or twenty. Thanks Carla for sharing your house with us. I would come back in a heartbeat.
I can not say enough great things about our stay. It was a breeze from our first contact with Carla to our return home. We feel as though we have a new family member. Carmen greeted us and showed us around the property. And Carla was just a text or call away with tips on where to go or what to see. This was the ideal place for R &R. I mostly relaxed while other members of our party explored the nearby areas. This is definately the place to go to just be. I loved sitting by the sea and letting the waves carry away all my cares. The pool offered hours of entertainment for our young grandson. Everything is every bit as beautifully as pictured. This was a much needed break from reality. The worst part was coming back to reality and instead of temperatures of 81 we had 18 degrees and instead of white sands we had white snows (12) waiting for us . I am ready for another stay at Casa del sol!!!!
Property is as beautiful as the pictures!
What a gem in the Caribbean! Carla and Sean have thought of everything-- from a first aid kit in the kitchen to a sleep machine and charging station in the bedroom. The kitchen has it all - heck even a mini food processor. The pool area and yard are impeccable. I softly chuckled to myself that the property manager stressed how the pool would be cleaned on Saturday when it was already so pristine! Plenty of seating around the pool if you come as a family -- and the chairs in the pool are a nice touch with the hot afternoon sun! Every room was in top form--clean and fresh smelling linens, not a speck of dust anywhere. Attention to detail is obvious, with each room having added decorative touches. There are myriad DVDs to watch movies and games galore. Not a chance to be bored here! Carla was involved from the date our reservation was made till today -- either sending maps, things to do, and suggesting places in SanJuan. It's clear they are invested more than financially in this property. I'd love to come back with the girls or another couple. The only negativities about this property is its proximity to what I would deem a very busy road (for this area) and there was a lot of traffic until late at night and picked back up around 5:30 a.m. There is also a street light or such that shines a dim hue into the master bedroom. I travel with sleep mask and ear plugs religiously so this did not bother me, but someone who is an uber light sleeper might find it distracting. The rooftop is verboten (I think b/c of power lines) but that would surely be a bonus if some day that was accessible!
We loved every minute of our time in Puerto Rico! The house and location feels like your own private retreat. Our teenage kids never wanted to leave the property! Sean and Karla have thought of everything! The house had great amenities. The 6 of us were very comfortable. I love the small community in which the house is situated. We felt very safe and it was very peaceful. We enjoyed the local food and culture including the small roadside food stands. This will not be our last trip to this beautiful country! Our hearts found a home in PR. I recommend this property for all ages!!!
What a perfect setting and perfect house! The house easily accommodated my family of 5. The kitchen was fully equipped and the three bedrooms suited our family perfectly. What a surprise to us... the beautiful pool and yard. Perfectly manicured yard and beautiful pool right on the beach. The outdoor sitting and grilling area was spacious and clean. Was so nice to be able to be comfortable inside and out! I will be returning to Casa Del Sol one day to enjoy the beautiful house and the beautiful island.
When I found this property on VRBO... I thought well it has enough bedrooms for our family and looks beautiful! But what we truly were looking for during our vacation was outdoor amenities. That is why the back yard pool right at the Caribbean sea, just sold me on this property. When we got there not just the back yard but the entire property inside and out was jaw dropping beautiful. Things I thought were not important or even thought about when booking a property actually made this vacation spot on. I thought all we needed was a place to sleep and a good kitchen. The house was so quaint and charming and spotlessly clean and the decor was beautiful in every room. I fell in love with it and found there is so much more to a vacation than just the outdoor area. These owners thought of every amenity. A fully equipped kitchen of my dreams and the pictures just do not do justice to the amazing back yard. Morning and sunset walks on this quiet breathtaking beach, picking up little treasures of coral and shells was so unexpected and amazing and watching my children and husband swim in the pool while I sat in my beach chair looking at the waves as a back drop with a glass of wine and my lap top was just a dream vacation come true. I thought I just needed a place to sleep at night but...At the end of our long and busy days of shopping or touring the island and eating all that wonderful authentic Puerto Rican food, it was so nice getting into a cozy and very comfortable bed. I woke up refreshed every morning and eager for that days adventure and there were many :) So much to do there and only 7 days! Puerto Rico was such a great island to explore but I will say that with all the fun things we saw and did during our trip our most special time was at this wonderful home away from home! Thank you Carla for sharing your home with us. We will be back. Sherry and Family
We had a wonderful vacation at this beautiful home in Puerto Rico. My husband and I enjoyed the peaceful backyard. We loved swimming in the pool, grilling, and laying in the hammock all while listening to the ocean waves. We enjoyed being able to walk to a nearby restaurant for seafood and drinks. We also enjoyed a day of exploring the nearby charco azul swimming hole. It was refreshing and absolutely beautiful! Great trip and great hospitality.
My husband and I and another couple had such a great experience at Casa Del Sol. We needed a relaxing getaway and this home provided it all. From the very open, and immaculately clean floor plan to every amenity you could want, it was all there. We enjoyed the pool and cabana with the ocean view and so many seating areas to dine or lounge. We were able to meet a local fisherman for fresh lobsters that were amazing. The decor and provisions were beautiful. We will definitely come back to Casa Del Sol for another getaway!
My family, including our 10 and 14 year old sons, just returned from this beautiful home. We all enjoyed our experience to Casa Del Sol! The pool, beach and ocean views were amazing! We enjoyed the seclusion and quietness from the area. The home had everything that we needed to relax and have some fun!
We love the house! The owners have done a great job and is in great condition! My kids love spending time in the pool!
All I can say is TAKE ME BACK to Casa Del Sol!!!! My family and I had a magical stay that went by WAY too fast! The house is stunning!!! Everything is newly updated from the beautiful pool, to the landscaping, the decor, the bedrooms, to all the amenities. You have everything you need to cook in their wonderful kitchen, wash clothes, relax by the pool, lay in the hammock and take a nap to the sound of the beach, back gate access to walks on the beach, cool off in the relaxing shower or air conditioned rooms. The back yard has a wonderful cabana area where my family and I played several of the many board games available in the home's collection. There is even a nice outdoor bathroom which is so nice and convenient when swimming, or anytime! My family enjoyed eating our meals on the back porch which has a large table and sitting area which is shaded and super relaxing! The one thing I wouldn't recommend is swimming in the beach directly behind the home, because the current is too strong and dangerous (this is mentioned in the booklet provide with the house). However, there is a lovely beach right down the road (Inches beach) not to mention tons everywhere in Puerto Rico! Patillas is a small, simple town. So if you are looking for a party town or tons to do, this is not the place for you. However, we chose to be away from the tourist areas and it was nice to drive and sight see, and then come home to rest and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of it all. There is a excellent Plaza market/grocery store in town where we were able to buy groceries to feed us all for a week! Not to mention several food stands where we bought a variety of yummy puerto rican snacks! Lastly, the property manager was a bit of a annoyance and scammer, but the home owners have taken care of this since our stay... Otherwise, the house is wonderful!!! Carla and Sean have really taken their time and put their love into this home, and you can tell! Thank you for the hospitality!!!
Amazing place. The owners Sean and Carla are even better. Such great people. I highly recommend anyone wanting to travel to Puerto Rico to stay at CASA DEL SOL. What an amazing time my family and I had. From all the local spots to the home. Everything was amazing. thanks again Sean and Carla. You guys have an amazing home. Highly recommend
Our family loved having a private home with pool on the beach. When we started researching homes for rent in Puerto Rico there are 2500+ rentals listed,. We filtered by private home, beach front, and private pool and this brought the number of homes down to a short list of 28 and we chose Casa Del Sol after viewing the incredible pictures online. When we arrived at this house we were blown away! The house is exactly as shown in the pictures and even better than a postcard. Dozens of soaring coconut palms surround the gated property and provide afternoon shade for the pool area. I've never seen a rental property with pool this close to the beach at this price. The owners have recently upgraded everything including the pool that has a cool shelf to sit on at the shallow end and the LED light at night changes colors and puts on a show. If you are the type of family that likes to get off the beaten path, sample the local culture, and totally withdraw and relax and spend your days poolside, walking on the beach, and cookouts in the evening, then you would love Casa Del Sol. We loved the local Puerto Rican restaurants but also within a 15 minute drive is Burger King, KFC, Subway, and Pizza Hut when the kids had to have their stateside fix. The only tropical rainforest in the U.S. park system is an hour drive away and it is incredible. We also enjoyed a day sail snorkel trip and the marina is also about an hour drive from the house. The 500 year old churches and colorful historic buildings and trendy restaurants in Old San Juan is awesome and a must see about an hour 15 drive from the house. Honestly, we were totally content spending most days reading and lounging by the pool and grilling steaks and lobster and fish from the local fishermen, etc in the evening. We loved sitting at the edge of the yard at night listening to the surf only a few feet away and looking for falling stars-we didn't want to leave this place but we all agreed we will be coming back soon!
I visited Casa Del Sol Family Beach House with my daughter in May of 2016. I have not traveled in many years and my daughter and her husband wanted to take me on vacation with them to Puerto Rico. I packed my bag and left my kids (cats) behind and ventured to the south east coast of Puerto Rico. We arrived late at night so I was unsure of what I was going to awaken to after my first blissful night of rest after traveling. My first morning I rose to a most beautiful view that I have seen in a very long time. The french doors opened to an expansive veranda that led to a sparkling pool that led to the crystal clear Caribbean Sea. I knew at that moment I was able to mark an item off my bucket list...I had arrived in paradise! The house looks like it belongs in a magazine. I love how the house decor is so complete and coordinated...such a relaxing homey atmosphere. Every need in preparing meals is provided for...and in pristine condition. The owners have taken every measure to provide everything imaginable for a stay at the beach. I especially loved the big screen TV and the sound machines that are in each bedroom. I think the fact that the luring sounds of my personal sound machine and the 3 inch memory foam mattress topper gave me the best sleep I have ever had...it was so good I ordered myself a 3 inch memory foam topper the minute I got home. We spent many afternoons reading and relaxing at the beach or in the yard and I especially enjoyed the fact that I could keep in touch with the world via Facebook. I loved having cocktails in the cabana and feeling the ocean breeze which sets the tropical flavor for dinner poolside. We grilled at night and also ventured to a restaurant on the hill that had the most beautiful panoramic views. Another treat that reminded me of many years ago was the ice cream truck that passed by everyday...yummy Pistachio ice cream by the way! I was sad to leave after a 5 night stay and I am so grateful to my family for taking me with them on vacation as I would never plan that kind of trip on my own. I know I said this was a bucket list trip but now I am anxiously awaiting for my daughter and her husband to take me back to Casa Del Sol! I came away from there with new ideas for improvements in my home...Casa Del Sol Family Beach House is a place for multi-generation vacations....something provided for all ages...thanks so much to the owners for sharing their home.
This was a great house that my girlfriends and I came to celebrate my 40th birthday! The owners even left a cake and a candle for me! We had everything we needed with a pool, beach,grill, and much more! Definitely recommend this awesome house! Only thing is if your looking for night life your gonna have to drive a bit of a distance! Beautiful view of the mountains and beach!
We stayed here for a girls trip for 4 days and are all having withdrawal from this place....it was amazing! It is exactly as pictured, a beautiful home with a pool right on the ocean! Everything was clean, furniture and décor was new, comfortable and stylish. The kitchen was fully stocked (of note: there is not a full oven, just counter toaster oven) with everything we needed, even spices. The flowers, trees, grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. The owner was super helpful and recommended a catamaran trip which was a wonderful experience. She also had fresh fish delivered to us that was caught by a local fisherman. Everything was perfect, we couldn't have asked for a better location, property or owner. We would stay here again any day!!
We can not say enough about this wonderful home. We just returned from our second stay at Casa del sol and would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a very special place to get away from it all. The outdoor space is what truly makes this home amazing. Our children played happily in the pool all day and there are several different options for outdoor eating and lounging. The house is clean, comfortable, and well stocked with all you would need for linens, towels, kitchen supplies and more. The laundry is so convenient. Being right on the ocean at Casa del sol is absolutely amazing- the beach is clean and not crowded at all. There were days that we hardly saw anyone else on the beach at all. There is a nice clear shallow spot for dipping in the ocean right in back of the house and a few other good spots to swim as you walk along the beach right out your back door. The entire property is gated and so we felt very comfortable letting our kids play all over the yard easily. We saw hummingbirds and lizards galore and the landscaping is beautiful and well maintained. There is a great family restaurant in walking distance down the beach (Lordemar) and lots of other restaurants nearby. Also several grocery stores and a pharmacy nearby makes this home convenient and family friendly. Easy day trips to San Juan or anywhere else on the island from Patillas. The pool was cleaned every week. We are already looking forward to staying at this home again and the only bad part of our stay at Casa Del Sol was leaving at the end!
We are a family of four and could not have found a better spot to enjoy Puerto Rico for the first time. When you walk out the French doors there is the gorgeous pool and then there is the ocean. We certainly enjoy our sports so when traveling out of the continental US we like to stay connected, the great thing about Casa Del Sol we could open up the doors to the patio and enjoy the ocean breeze while watching ESPN and the NFL playoffs sitting on the porch drinking Daiquiris or the local beer, Medella, which is really good. The house is up to date and well kept and very comfortable. One of the mornings a local young man offered to climb one of the many coconut trees and cut down coconuts so that we could experience fresh coconut milk, how cool was that. We found a great restaurant up in the mountains that overhung the side of a cliff and overlooked the ocean, what a view! One of the Days we went to the Rainforest and swam in the waterfalls. We shopped, toured the Old Forts in San Juan and one day we just went exploring the island, but mainly we just enjoyed the sun, the great weather in January, and the great accommodations at Casa Del Sol. There were only four of us, all grown ups, we had plenty of room and could have easily had another two adults stay with us and still have had plenty of room. I saved the neatest thing for last; we were fortunate enough to see a sea turtle nest hatch and the journey of the almost hundred turtles across the beach and to the sea. This is not something that we have only seen on TV but to actually be there and see the struggle for life of these little guys who will live past 100 years was so special and just made this vacation all the more special! If you are adventurous, if you like being in a condo or rental vs a hotel, We highly recommend making this home your home while on vacation to Puerto Rico.
My family and I stayed in this beautiful home to celebrate my 50th birthday. My family and I had the most amazing time, we had everything we needed and then some. The house was exactly as the picture, the rooms and bathrooms were very clean. When I decided this is what I wanted to do for my 50th my family was all for it, I did the research and found this amazing home. We BBQ every night and the kids just loved the pool and when they wanted to venture out the beach was just steps away. We did take a trip to Charco Azul and that was amazing but the kids just wanted to get back to Casa Del Sol, so we just decided to stay and enjoy this beautiful home. My family and I have decided to make Casa Del Sol our yearly family get together. I highly recommend this home to anyone who is looking to make those amazing family memories. Thank you for sharing your home. Jackie
This was an incredible getaway with my family and girlfriend last May. Easily my best vacation ever. The view was like a scene in a movie. The pictures are great, but wait until you see this place in person. The pool is perfect for relaxing with a drink. There is a cabana poolside with a large table for dining and drinking as well. We enjoyed grilling out, making island drink recipes, homemade salsa, and more. There are numerous places to sit around the yard, whether you want to lay out in the sun or read a book in the hammock. The ocean creates the perfect background sound for any vacation activity you want to partake in. The rooms were comfortable and the air conditioning worked really well, so we slept great. You can also go up on the roof of the home for a better view of the ocean and pool area. There is wifi and an Apple TV available for guests. This is great for keeping in touch with whoever you need to while on the trip. Walking on the beach was a daily activity. It was not crowded at all. You really only see locals out and about. The staff is great and friendly. They will be happy to recommend dining or entertainment. We went out to eat at a few local joints and had a whole new dining experience. I was expecting food that resembled Mexican, but the waiter quickly let me know this was a different type of food. Everything was excellent! We also went on a snorkeling day cruise and went to a pig roast. Puerto Rico is such a beautiful place. You will not be disappointed. After looking at the updates that have been made to this home in the short time since I had last been there, I definitely plan to go back! This is truly a getaway...not for tacky tourists! Patillas, PR is a small fishing village and you will definitely feel like you are in the Caribbean. Get ready for the best time of your life...my advice: drink the local rum, listen to island music, and eat good food. This place is perfect!!!
I stayed at the Casa del Sol with friends last summer for a week, and I cannot wait to go back! The nicely decorated house is perfect for a beach get away with comfortable beds and a spacious kitchen and living room. All the doors and windows of the house open up to the beautiful backyard and pool, which are steps away from the beach! It was amazing to have the ocean air breeze in throughout the day. The poolside has plenty of space to lay out and relax, and includes a grill that we used to make burgers, steaks and brats. I also loved that there was a bathroom outside and a shaded area on the patio. At night it was so nice to sit in the lounge chairs and unwind next to the beach. There was never any disruptive noise during our stay, which made for restful nights. The house made for an amazing vacation, but there were nearby restaurants and excursions that we also enjoyed. It was such a great week that I didn’t want to go home. I would highly recommend Casa del Sol for anyone wanting a relaxing beach vacation!
My husband and I stayed at Casa del Sol Family Beach house last May with our family and it was easily one of the best vacations we’ve taken. The house offers something for everyone- if you’re a beachcomber there’s a beach just steps from the back of the house with shells, rocks, and sea glass to pick through. We found tons of sea glass and amazing sunbleached urchin shells. There’s a private pool if you’d rather not get in the ocean and most days we enjoyed floating in it with our drinks. A rainforest is close by if you want to explore, as well as the local community if you’d like to experience local culture. We drove to the Pork Highway and also had dinner down the street at Paisajes Curet where they serve fresh seafood. But our time spent at Casa del Sol Family Beach house was by far our favorite. There’s enough space and sitting areas for everyone to enjoy each other’s company, and relaxing by the pool or by the grill listening to the waves lapping in on the beach was so relaxing. It’s a great place to simply unplug and unwind. Beautiful interior, beautiful yard space and pool-- we can’t wait to go back and enjoy our time with our family.
Went with my wife and her family on a vacation. We loved the pool and the beach. Had great seating areas to relax and enjoy the view.