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*CASA CARIBE DEL MAR* Caribbean Beach Front Home VRBO Rated #1

Sherry Norling

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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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*CASA CARIBE DEL MAR* Caribbean Beach Front Home VRBO Rated #1

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Patillas - *CASA CARIBE DEL MAR *RATED #1

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11) Voted #1 Rental


Our Authentic Spanish Beach Front Home has been completely renovated with top of the line amenities and it shows from the large comfortable rooms, Central air conditioning (5 ton unit) with air vents in every room, Custom windows and new furniture and beds throughout. Completely renovated with all the modern amenities, but still has that charm and character of years gone past and wonderful feel of the Caribbean beach house it is, nestled among the Coconut Palms along the sea shore. Open your back door to the views of a lush tropical back yard, ending at your own beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea. Not across the street, Not just a view, Not on a peninsula bay, lake, or river. Not a busy crowed beach. This is true private ocean front property, and it does make a difference, in clearer waters, real coral reefs and off shore breezes that only ocean front property can provide.

This colorful Spanish hideaway sits at the far end of a little fishing village called Patillas 'The Emerald of the South' Wrap around porches for shade and cool breezes. This home offers new living room furniture, cable, & DVD players, large screen tv and entertainment center in living room & tv, dvd player master bdrm, with wifi Internet, and Ceiling fans throughout. Large Galley Kitchen with views of the sea, has everything you need with full size appliances including brand new 6 burner gas stove with oven,(For Holiday meals) Fridg and microwave. Separate laundry room off kitchen with full size washer, dryer. 4 large bdrms and 2 full baths. Master has King and second bdrm has queen bed third bdrm has bunkbeds, fourth bdrm with new double bed and 2 fold up twins. A wall of large picture windows in living room looking out to sea and custom bamboo glass shutters with stained glass arched windows above throughout.

House is gated private estate. We are proud to have become one of the most booked and top home properties on the south Caribbean side of Puerto Rico! This is one of a handful of home rentals on the island that is truly right on a coconut lined quiet beach. Swing on the hammocks or set your chairs in the sand or warm clear blue waters edge & have a picnic on the grass under the coconut palms. A dream vacation home for all ages.

Points of Interest: Charco Azul an area with two lakes and Carite Forest a small rain forest Park, with paved paths, there are fresh water pools and streams to walk along all with in 20 min from the house. With beautiful mountain drive amazing views. A day excursion minutes from house. Bo. Guardarraya Patillas known as (The Emerald of the South) is known for its clean beautiful beaches, snorkeling, fishing and authentic Puerto Rican charm. There are several restaurants just a walk down the beach. World class golf resorts, Sport Fishing, Camuy Caves, Scuba, Horse back riding, and Hiking the El Yunque Rain Forest are all a short drive.

Shopping and Fresh Catch of the Day: Shopping, Groceries , restaurants, kayak and jet ski rentals are all under 5 min. away. This is an authentic little fishing village where the locals fish most everyday. Just ask and my property manager and she will gladly bring the fresh catch of the day right to your door. Lobster when in season or cut and cleaned fish. Another option for a bit more adventure you can also go down and meet our locals at the public beach marina just 5 minutes from the house. At about 12:30 pm when the fisherman come in, you can buy fish at incredible prices. They are very friendly and very much appreciate your buying their fish. Always proud of their catch, They will cut and clean it for you on the spot. You can then take it to the local road side restaurant across the street and they will cook it for you. Or of course you can take it home for that fresh catch of the day BBQ. There is truly no other town like this on the island.

We have two homes in this great little town side by side each with very private accommodations from each other. Or open a gate and large families can share a vacation using both homes.

2 home rental Discount & Special Rates:

Book both Casa Caribe Del Mar AND Casa Caribe Del Sol together for that special Occasion! Del Sol even has a pool together they have 7 bedrooms 2 kitchens, and plenty of room for large parties. Great for weddings and family gatherings at discounted rates. Call Sherry for more information.

Last minute Special:

Please Ask About Half Price Last Minute Rentals..............Check Calender If There Is An Open Date Less Than Three Weeks From Your Desired Arrival I Will Rent It For 25% to 50% off Normal Rate. We may also have specials rates in August and September 25% to 50% Off Regular Rates. All rates are based on 8 people occupancy. House holds up to 11 people maximum. 75.00 to 150.00 seasonal per person per night over 8 people.

All major Holidays (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year) are a 7 day minimum stay and run 10% to 25% higher than regular rates.

Keywords: Beach Front Home

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Sherry Norling (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Calendar last updated:
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About Sherry Norling

We are Dave and Sherry and live in San Diego California and plan on retiring in seven years to spring and summer in San Diego and fall and winter in Puerto Rico with our children and grandchildren. We have rented out our home in Puerto Rico for the past four years and it has been an amazing journey making dream vacations come true and to share our little piece of paradise with wonderful people like you from every corner of the world.

Sherry Norling purchased this house in 2005

Why Sherry Norling chose Patillas

We travel quite a bit as empty nesters and wanted to find a home somewhere in the tropics. We bought in Puerto Rico, because it is a fresh clean green island and is US territory. Honestly the topography reminds us of a mini Costa Rica. With out the long flight and of course no passport needed for US citizens like us. It was the perfect fit for us as we had stayed on the island several times through the years and knew this is where we wanted to settle down. We are very American, and wanted a diverse culture like Puerto Rico has and still feel we are safe in our surroundings. Best of both worlds. I have felt at home there at every visit and then from the day we bought our property. We now know our nieghbors and local business owners in our little town. We bring them business and in turn they take care of us and our guests. We find our guests have always been made to feel welcome as well. We have had guests come and stay from all over the world!

What makes this house unique

We spent a month looking at over 40 homes on every side of Puerto Rico for just the right home to buy. When we saw this property we knew this was it. The location was amazing, right out of a story book and the house simply true Authentic Puerto Rican beach home. Spanish architecture, terrazzo floors, All concrete with a spanish verandah wrapped around this house. We just came in a gave it a good cleaning and great ammenities, with new windows, the central air etc. This old house needed TLC. We did just that! The house had great bones and charm. You can renovate a house. But of course NOT the location! The scenic views from the back yard were just breath taking. The location could not be beat. Now we have best of both worlds! A beautiful house full of charm and a location that dreams are made of. We are unigue in that we are truly on a sandy oceanfront property and the beach is lined as far as you can see both ways with Coconut palm trees. Not a tourist area, untouched beaches with sea shells all over the sand and such friendy people. We are glad that we have contributed by bringing business to this little fishing village, resturaunts, and shops. Authentic Puerto Rico at it's finest. We have been all over this tropical green island, and we know there is no place as beautiful as our little secret treasure on 'The Emerald of the South'

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*CASA CARIBE DEL MAR* Caribbean Beach Front Home VRBO Rated #1
average rating of 4.783784 based on 74 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

We are 2 families with 4 children ages 6 to 12 that go to different beach front homes every year. We have seen many islands through the years and stayed at other wonderful houses. This one exceeds them all. Spent 9 days here. The island has more activities than any other for all ages. We zip lined, went on a fabulous catermeran tour to Culebra, Deep sea fishing, Jet skiing, Atv Tour, Roasted Pork in Guavate (in the middle of Carite Rain forest) Hiked El Junke Rain Forest and ate at family owed restaurants along the southern coast. Coming back to this home and location was the highlight. House is clean and impeccably taken care of. Large rooms and very comfortable beds. Back yard is like what you see on a post card. There is a Cabana with BBQ and bar that lights up the ocean front at night. Our remaining days when not exploring were spent here. Kids played in the water. very small waves and crystal clear. Got sun, lazed in the hammocks' under the canopy of Palms and snorkeled right in the back yard. This is the first time we are actually thinking of returning to the same location. Everyday was new and exciting. The weather was amazing the sea in the back yard was warm and inviting. The beaches were private an untouched unlike any other we have been too. The management was with such a personal touch. I can not say enough about the attention Irene gave us in helping us to get to our excursions easily. Sherry the owner made the booking process a breeze. Well we loved every bit of our stay. Like so many other all we can say is if you are reading this you should look no further. This little spot can not be beat. Price wise there were 9 of us staying in a 5 star...4 bedroom custom beachfront Caribbean home at rates that enabled us to do all our activities that just accommodations usually cost. You will find yourself home in paradise. There is no doubt why Sherry has the number one rental on the island. For us it is the number 1 rental in the Caribbean. We highly recommend this unique top quality vacation getaway.

The Scott and Reynolds Family

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review! Thank you. I just won another award for best oceanfront family home and most booked in all of Puerto Rico. This award was given because my management is the best. They take excellent care of you my guests (as you mentioned several times Rick:). I take care of the booking and they make sure you come to a spotlessly clean home. It's reviews like this and people like you who have taken the time to write them that got my property these awards as well. It helps those out there like you trying to find a quality home for their special vacation time. Many come to my home to get away and relax from the hustle bustle of life. They love it there too. Staying in the yard all week I personally find very tranquil when I am there as well. But I find that action packed guests like you who go out and explore the island have the best time. Thank you so much again! You will always be welcomed back to my sea shore gem on the southern coast of Puerto Rico. Sherry

Family Reunion of 17 in a Perfect Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 9 adults and 8 children ages 12 thru 19. We gathered together from every part of the United States for the holidays. We really wanted to stay somewhere that gave us time to reconnect. A space we could call our own and not have to share with others. We started with looking for rentals that could fit all of us. A tall order for our wish list. We decided to rent both Casa Caribe Del Mar and Casa Caribe Del Sol. What a great decision we made as these two properties were a perfect fit. The adults stayed in Del Mar and we put all the kids in Del Sol. They loved having there own place and we had the security of having them next door. They played there music, watched what they wanted on TV and swam in the pool while we had the peace and quiet to ourselves in Del Mar when ever we wanted a break from all there excitement and energy.

Both of these homes are superbly appointed, colorful, not s speck of dust, the linens were crisp and fresh on every bed. I could tell how well cared for these homes are. MOST important is they both were spacious with enough room for us all. The houses had all the amenities we needed and more than expected. Franchesca brought fresh fish twice enough for us all. NOW location. The beach was ours!!!! What beautiful scenery with Coconut Palms lined up and down as far as you could see. I walked every morning, The locals in this residential community waved as I walked along. It had sea shells and coral. Literally untouched by regular tourist beach standards and star fish coral reefs, and shallow for swimming and that we did all day. The water pristine clear a magnificent view. The only negative is the sea is really for shallow swimming. There are many small coral spots to see the sea life but I think the big reef is to far out to explore and also a bit rough where the waves break. As it is private area there is no lifeguard. Sherry takes her time in the rental process and made it a breeze. She is very professional and her staff takes a personal interest in making sure we were comfortable. We did some tours that were fun but nothing was better than being at the houses enjoying our private paradise. All in all It was an amazing vacation for us with something of interest for everyone and we look forward to returning next year!

The Carter Family

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW***** Thank you! This great family left this review on all my web sites. That took time! I appreciate it so much. I needed this more than you could have known. I have had a tough week with the current guests. So thank you for reminding me of the wonderful home I have and getting so fortunate to have a family like yours come and stay. You deserve the 5 stars!!!!!! You are all welcome back anytime with of course my return guest discount. Sherry

Casa Caribe Del Mar keeps getting better

  • 5 of 5

We are return guests all the way back from 2009, 2011, 2013. Every time we come back we see the new and updated wonderful changes the owner Sherry does to this little piece of paradise. Always new paint and linens. This time a remodeled master with such a comfy King size bed. Outdoor back yard lighting under the Palms is breathtaking at night. I have come to expect this from the owner as she makes sure every detail is perfect. Nothing can change the location which is the best. The beach is the best and secluded and absolutely beautiful. You will see a handful of people at most during your stay on this private beach. So much is updates but the important things stay the same like the original charm of this Caribe-Spanish beauty we have come to know as our home away from home. We so look forward to our return trips. This is our little piece of paradise too thanks to Sherry...So again thank you for allowing us the pleasure of enjoying this treasure with you.

Gina and Family

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are all so special to me :) My lists of return guests is growing and for me past, present and future regulars is the highest of complements so thank you for being one of them. I know when you are there that my house is taken care of and you know this is your home too! You have already booked next year as my other return guests do. My regulars want their dates and make sure by getting that reservation in early. This has made all the staff's hard work as a team worth what we all do to ensure wonderful vacations in this quaint fishing village called Patillas on the Emerald of the South. For those of you reading my reviews...........notice the reviews from my return guests year after year. Thank you again Gina :) Sherry
United States

Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 adults and a two year old granddaughter had a magical time at Casa Caribe Del Mar. The house was spacious for everyone to have their own room and had comfortable gathering places both inside and outside. We had all our meals outside on the veranda while gazing at the spectacular view of the Caribbean. We live in three different states, so getting together somewhere warm during holidays is a family tradition. We went to a couple of beaches where the swimming was better and to the rainforest, but mostly we just enjoyed relaxing and hanging out in the hammocks and chairs on the lawn or veranda looking at the water. In the evening we watched movies that we had brought with us. Patillas is definitely not a commercial or touristy area and we felt we were getting more local flavor than staying in a larger town. The setting at Casa Caribe could not have been more beautiful. The weather was perfect and everyone was happy. Thank you Irene for making sure we had everything we needed. Thank you Sherry for opening your home to people escaping the cold and snow.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Paying it forward" Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I have owned this property for 8 years. I have been renting it out now for just over 6 years. First I can not count how many times I have been there but I still get butterflies when it is time for me to go even for work reasons. And it still takes my breath away every time I walk in the front door and see the amazing views of the Palm trees against the colorful Caribbean water. Sharing it with all of you brings so much joy for me and jobs for our local people. We fill restaurants and bring business to the local bakeries too. The fishermen sell fresh delicious fish to you my guests and support their families. My entire staff appreciate you as much as you appreciate feeling welcomed by them while you are there. The list of paying it forward goes on and on so I will end this by saying thank you for choosing my home. It is a blessing that all benefit from. I did not know this when I started but it is truly a dream come true for one and all. Sherry
Youngstown, Ohio

Two weeks in paradise:))

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time and the house provided an almost perfect setting! We had 7 adults and my two young grandsons...Sherry, the owner, provided us with everything we needed for them...high chairs, pack 'n' plays, beach toys. I wish that the beach was less rocky and the water calmer but as far as the house and yard it was beautiful and we just loved it. We even loved the beach and water...you learn to adapt:). The roads in Puerto Rico are narrow and hilly and take some getting used to and the noise from the road bothered us at night sometimes...loud cars, etc...but it was better during the week and we got used to that too:). It was exactly the vacation that Ive been looking for and all others will be held up in comparison to this one. If you are looking for all the luxury and amenities of a resort then this may not be for you...but if you want to experience Puerto Rico and the people as we did then you'd love this place. The view of the backyard and beach from the house was outstanding and I'll never forget our first morning there...upon first sight of it as I walked down the hall from our bedroom I was rendered speechless and my jaw dropped open...the definition of 'awe'. We did some traveling but honestly I think we enjoyed our lazy days at the house the most. Irene, the property manager, brought us fresh fish and lobster....all we needed to do was text her. We cooked delicious dinners in the kitchen and ate on the back porch every night that we 'stayed in', spent whole wonderful lazy days on the beach, drank coffee in the morning on the beach and watched the sunrise, played cards every night on the porch until we were so tired our heads dropped. It was simply the best family time ever. One trip we enjoyed was taking the ferry to the island of Culebra & spending the day at Flamenco Bay...check it out on the web if you are interested in seeing one of the 'most beautiful beaches in the world'.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindi for such a great review. A storm came in the week before you arrived. Good news is you missed the storm but got the tail end of the effects. Stones and coral wash up on the beach and the water takes about two weeks before it becomes our usual calm sea again. Not what we are use to this time of year. We are having a pool installed this September so you will have better options for swimming next year :) Most important you said some wonderful things my staff and I appreciate so much. I am so happy to hear they are taking care of all of you during your stay. Our little town wakes up on the weekends and the noise level on the road does increase. Personally I enjoy the authentic feel of the town and how they celebrate and have fun on the weekends. But I am very biased about the town I love. Hearing the young having fun always makes me smile. I also want to thank you for keeping my home clean and well taken care of. I hope to see you all back next year. Sherry
Saugerties NY

Family fun in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 8, four adults, four children. The house was a great size for our group, we were very comfortable and had all we needed to feel right at home. What a lovely setting, the kids had a blast on the beach, in the hammocks and of course, the water. We played, we barbecued, we ate out, we visited family in Caomo. For some of us, it was our first visit to this lovely island. It was great to learn about the people, see some of the region and have a beautiful home to enjoy it all! We even got to see the coconuts being cut down from trees next to the property. Thanks to Sherry and her assistant for making this a perfect place for a family vacation! We look forward to our next trip...

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much fro writing such a great review. It is guests like you and your family that I always hope to rent too. I am so happy that you enjoyed our paradise under the Palms on the sea. We hope to have you back again next year. Sherry


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
san juan
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Caribe Del Mar
Car: necessary


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Prices for this holiday house in Patillas, Puerto Rico

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee $100.00
Tax Rate 7.5%
Notes $150.00 refundable Security Deposit and $150.00 cleaning fee required at reservation to reserve dates 150.00 sec deposit is refundable within 14 days & returned 2-5 weeks of favorable vacancy. 150.00 cleaning fee is non refundable. 3 night min rental; 7.50% Tax. I use Pay Pal for most transactions they charge 2.9% fee on payments.
Balance due 30-60 days prior to occupancy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Patillas, Puerto Rico

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size Bed in Master suite, Queen in second (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Bunk Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Full size 6 burner Gas stove top with oven in Kitchen Full security System outside in front of property and beach area gated private estate beach font property. property is located just 10 minutes from major hospital, pharmacy, fire sation, police station local 24 hour medical clinic and grocery store. fast food, burger King and Churches chicken all with in a 10 minute drive

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