|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
Stay right on the beach, third floor penthouse with private roof top terrace. The roof top terrace has a full bath and additional kitchen for alfresco dining. Has two TV's with 30+ stations in English, AC, all beach supplies, hammock, stereo, snorkeling gear, bike, washer/dryer, and an insiders guide to NorthWest Puerto Rico. Amenities include: Ocean front pool and deck, 2 reserved parking spaces, gated entrance with remote opener and pool-side cabana!
GPS: 67 deg 03' 42.254' W 18 deg 30' 47.958' N
The location is astounding and the view is spectacular along this rugged coast of Puerto Rico but the unit we rented was worn out from lack of maintenance. At some point in its past, it must have been a dream spot, now it has rusted pipes, non working or non existent window cranks, sliding doors that have to be lifted from the track to open, insufficient kitchen supplies. It was never one big thing, just an accumulation of evidence that this place had seen much better days.
To start, the air conditioner was broken in the master bedroom which wouldn’t have been a problem except the security/storm door on the sliding glass door was also not working and only one of two windows cranked open. The result was a hot, airless three nights before repairs could be scheduled. The mattress was lumpy broken down and smelled like BO. The towels were bleach stained and had hairs on them. The pictures of the master also don’t show the large owners cabinet taking up most of the passing room along one side of the bed.
The washer/dryer in the kitchen is nice to have when you are a few weeks into a trip – until you realize that the dryer vents into a cabinet in the kitchen with a sign that says to open the cabinet door when dryer is in use. To get good airflow though the unit, you really need to open up the windows. Half of all the windows were either missing their handles or more often the cranks were rusted shut. In addition, the drinking glasses were hung over the dryer vent cabinet so all of them covered in lint.
Everything felt like it needed a good scrubbing –way beyond what the turnover cleaning crew would be able to accomplish in the few hours they probably have to get ready for the next guest. It would be easy to throw the cleaners under the bus and blame them but it is obvious that this unit needs an overhaul to continue claiming its 5 star ratings.
At this point you are asking yourself, why so many great reviews? Based on the number of glowing letters to the owner in the book left on the coffee table that had “dad”, “pop” or some such other familial title, our guess is that the online reviewers had similar connections to the owner.
The owner did seem concerned that things weren’t working but our vacation was spent waiting for and letting in repair people instead of exploring this part of PR like we had planned. We tried to move but the holiday week was booked all across PR. We ended up leaving PR early. Very disappointing...
The condo is spacious and comfortable with everything you could possibly need. But what makes this a five star property is the rooftop deck that is yours alone when you stay in the unit. It has an outdoor kitchen, comfortable lounge chairs, hammock, and full hot tub, along with million dollar views. The unit is right on the beach. In addition to having an area with great waves for strong swimmers, there are two enclosed tidal pools within easy walking distance that even small children can enjoy safely. There are many good restaurants in the area and attractions like Rincon and San Juan are an hour or two in the car away. Finally, the owner Pat bends over backwards to make sure you have everything you need, so that you leave the island loving PR as much as he does. I really can't say enough about this place.
Loved the property was married right on the beach. We are so happy to have had this place available to use!!! It was everything described. We will be using this property again for our next trip to Isabela.
After travelling south to various warm locations for many winters, we finally decided to try Isabela, Puerto Rico and WOW am I glad we did. This Isabela condo was a fantastic find. We loved the property, the accessibility to the beach, the rooftop terrace for breakfast, cocktails, chatting or reading until late night and, of course, the hot tub!
The spectacular views and lovely waves breaking got us relaxed (and forgetting the cold in the Northeast US) the very first few minutes after arriving! Everything inside and outside the condo was perfect. It was very comfortable, well stocked, spic & span, and every room was welcoming and lovely. The owner's binder was invaluable for getting us around to all we wanted to do from snorkeling, waterfalls, grocery. and dining out. The neighbors were friendly and very helpful.
While we visited 4 beaches, we found the beaches right in front of this condo the BEST! Just to the left is a wonderful tidal pool/lagoon which is perfect for snorkeling, sunbathing, walking, wading, and people watching. To the right is a surfing beach and wave show which was a great place to park a beach chair for a better part of a day and get entertained. Straight ahead are wonderful waves and rocks and pure blue beauty everywhere you look. The owner has all kinds of beach accessories available right in the condo. Nothing has been forgotten!
Everything you need is within a short drive. Great dining, we loved Eclipse restaurant for dinner, and Ola Lola's for brunch / cocktails and WiFi. The Ecoco grocery is close and easy to shop with everything you need. We visited Gozalandia Falls which was a fun adventure seeing the Puerto Rican mountains and island interior without driving across the island.
The weather was a perfect 85 to 87 degrees each day, but we were never hot due to the constant cool breeze and proximity to the beach and pool. Again the condo being right on the beach was a dream, with breezes coming through all the windows.
We would highly recommend this Isabela property, and we'll definitely return!
This was our first time in Isabela, and we definitely picked the right condo to stay in. It is a penthouse, right on the beach. Immaculate and very comfortable; I enjoyed it so much that I had to force myself to go out - really could have just stayed at the condo all day each and every day, listening to the crashing waves, hanging out on the terrace. Was so relaxing and pampering. Very well cared for, well managed, and obviously professionally cleaned. Upon our arrival, we found fresh towels stacked in each bedroom, plus a drawer full of freshly laundered beach towels (the most important towels!) and extra bath towels. The bedrooms each have private bathrooms that are finished with a natural textured tile, and again, immaculately clean. Empty drawers and lots of hanging space for our belongings. Extra blankets in drawers, good quality fresh linens on beds. There is also a chest full of "toys" for the beach, and beach chairs. The well-maintained kitchen is equipped with all the essentials should you want to cook at home, and the refrigerator was spotless. We quickly filled it with ingredients for our pina coladas! It was easy to find the grocery store since the owner has a binder filled with priceless information, including directions to all the essential stores, restaurants, and beaches, plus lots of very helpful insights to the area. Once you get there, take a minute to look through this binder; it really helps you get the most out of your visit. Although the condo is located on an incredibly beautiful beach, there are so many more nearby that are worth visiting as well, each with their own distinct flavor. Crashing waves, blue skies, clear blue water...We loved the hot-tub on the upper terrace; very private, wand again, clean, clean clean. The owner provided excellent directions for a smooth arrival, was easy to find, and we felt safe staying in a gated community. We kept the remote with us in the car, and it worked out great the whole time. I loved the cool tile floors throughout; it was a treat to walk around in bare feet. Really felt pampered. Can't think of anything that would have made the trip any better - other than just staying longer! Will definitely go back.
Just had a great vacation at this place and enjoyed staying there.
The condo is very easy to find if you use GPS coordinates provided by the owner. By the way, this is true for any destination in Puerto Rico - latitude and longitude are much more handy than house number and street name. The condo is almost right on the beach - in fact it's one of the best beaches I saw in western Puerto Rico. It's very secluded as the public access there is limited, and is great for all ages. At the same time the condo is in short distance from popular Jobos and Crashboat beaches, and short drive to Walmart and a supermarket.
This condo is in gated community, and is the best apartment there - it's big, has 4 bathrooms, very private, with an unobstructed ocean view. Photos and description of the property give a very accurate impression on what to expect when you arrive there. The terrace is truly amazing - it is large and very private, has a kitchen, grill, fridge, hammock, and numerous chairs. We put there an air bed we brought with us and were falling asleep every night looking at the stars and listening to the waves.
The condo is well equipped - it has everything necessary for a comfortable stay there. Furniture, kitchen equipment and utensils are a bit dated, however clean, functioning and serve their purpose well. The only thing I'd add to the description is the spiral staircase from the main floor to the terrace - this may be an important factor if you're planing to stay with little kids or the elderly.
Property management is always available to assist and respond quickly in case you need help. While we stayed there, a tropical storm knocked out electric power, but it was restored in couple of hours. Maintenance person is on premises almost every other day, and he is also very nice and helpful. Overall the property is very well maintained and is in immaculate condition.
Even though there's no internet service offered, the availability and strength of 4G there is amazing. We set up a hotspot through our cell phones and it was sufficient to support one computer and 3 iPads.
Overall, we had a great stay at this condo and would definitely come there again. Highly recommended.
Enjoy World Class Surfing, Snorkeling, Beach Combing, Rock Climbing, Horse Back Riding, Night Life and so much more . . . . you will just be minutes from the world famous Jobos Middles, and Shacks Beaches. Located in a gated community with private pool and direct access to the beach. ***MAP IS WRONG, PENTHOUSE IS RIGHT ON THE BEACH***
GPS: 67 deg 03' 42.254' W 18 deg 30' 47.958' N
Other Activities: Biking.
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6 night minimum stay
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