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A HIDDEN GEM IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC OLD SAN GERMAN, THE OLD CAPITAL OF P.R.

Christine Austin

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks English
People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights

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A HIDDEN GEM IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC OLD SAN GERMAN, THE OLD CAPITAL OF P.R.

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Lajas - Casa Rosa

A Charming House Ideally Situated In Close Proximity To The Best Beaches.

This four-bedroom creole townhouse opens to a private garden perfect for cooling off after a long day of adventuring or relaxing. Two br, 1 bath on floor, two br, l bath on the other. Its split-level set up is perfect for family or for couples. Thre is an ample salon on both floors. Each floor shares a common kitchen overlooking courtyard gardens.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Christine Austin (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2012

About Christine Austin

Growing up in Minnesota, and living in New England most of my adult life, I was delighted when friends brought me to this colonial treasure, San German. I find Casa Rosa is perfect for enjoying my friends in town and escaping regularly to the most beautiful beaches.

Christine Austin purchased this house in 2007

Why Christine Austin chose Lajas

My dear friends have been coming their whole lives to the SW area of Puerto Rico. They have many deep connections to this community and wanted me to experience this unique, beautiful town. As it happened, while visiting for the first time, I offered to buy their house. They agreed and purchased a big 'project' house which is now finished and only a block away. So lucky for me.

What makes this house unique

I love sitting on the balcony to enjoy the lights and the events on the plaza, as music from the plaza and the church across the street floats on the cool morning or evening air. Often we take a walk down the street to eat, watch a performance in the plaza or buy home made ice cream made from local fruit. Sometimes we eat drink coffee with flan, play dominos in the plaza and watch the evening promenade. It's so relaxing.

Why HomeAway

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights
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Reviews

A Hidden Gem In The Heart Of Historic Old San German, The Old Capital Of P.r.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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A Hidden Gem In The Heart Of Historic Old San German, The Old Capital Of P.r.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p477033vb
Lajas Puerto Rico
5

We will stay at Casa Rosa again next time we come! Casa Rosa was "muy tranquilo" (very tranquil)!

We will stay at Casa Rosa again next time we come! Casa Rosa was "muy tranquilo" (very tranquil)!
  • 5 out of 5
We will stay at Casa Rosa again next time we come! Casa Rosa was "muy tranquilo" (very tranquil) and restful.

Nestled in the historic area of San German, the house is on a cobble stone street, one block up from the plaza. The house is clean, comfortable, open and airy, with a covered outdoor kitchen that gets wonderful breezes. My favorite was sitting on the front balcony listening to the faint sound of the (occasional) music float up from the plaza. The plaza is a lovely place to hang out in the evening. There is a kiosk there which serves flan and coffee as people socialize, play games, use the public WiFi, or watch the occasional movie on a screen they set up. Don't miss the Kings Creams Gelato shop down the street! We have searched for a better Coconut Gelato (even in Italy) and have yet to find one! We are early risers, so the morning service church bells didn't bother us at all. Sipping our coffee on the balcony listing to the sing-song chanting of the service was a nice way to start to day. Just around the corner is a small grocery which has most everything you need.

From San German we traveled to 4 different beaches during our stay, all about 20-40 minutes away. Each one more beautiful than the last with hardly anyone on them! Roadside Roast Chicken with Casava and Tostones picked up on the way to the beach makes for a delicious and super easy picnic lunch!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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A Hidden Gem In The Heart Of Historic Old San German, The Old Capital Of P.r.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p477033vb
Lajas Puerto Rico
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
5

Relaxing trip

  • 5 out of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Rosa. It was a great getaway for the two of us. The space was clean & bright, beautifully decorated, with comfortable beds & plenty of room to relax. There is a wonderful tropical garden that we enjoyed immensely. It is a short drive to a beautiful secluded beach with emerald waters where we hung a hammock & spent the day reading & walking. Be sure not to miss the local vendor cooking fresh rotisserie chicken in roadside tent, it was out of this world. Fresh fruits were available also. Looking forward to my next visit.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Aguadilla
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
rt 2
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Dilerious
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Cana Gorda
Car: necessary

San German is ideally situated within 15 - 30 minutes of the 6 best beaches on the SW coast of Puerto Rico. For families, your best bet are the western beaches of Boqueron and Combate with white sand and full service beach. For those more adventurous, the beaches of Guanica and Cana Gorda are perfect for water sports or just walking. Lying exactly SW of San German, the SW corner of Puerto Rico, the perfect crescent beach at Punto Faro (lighthouse bay) will make all your postcard dreams come true... it is also a nationally protected nature preserve perfect for bird watching. In Pargara bay, 20 minutes south of the casita, you will find a complete center for all water sports, fine dining and most especially in the evening touring a bioluminescent bay, one of a handful in the world.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,120 Weekly

Rental rates for this holiday house in Lajas, Puerto Rico

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Off season rates
1 May - 31 Oct
14 night minimum stay
$2,240
for 14 nights
$1,120
 
 
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
$2,520
for 14 nights
$1,260
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes To book this lovely home 2 personal references will be needed: someone who knows you well, a VRBO home owner who has rented to you in the past or other appropriate reference.
Rates apply to 6 guests. Above that there is a charge of $30 per per guest per night. Maximum 8 guests. To reserve home, 1/2 of total due is required as deposit. Other 1/2 to be paid 12 weeks before arrival date.

12 weeks advance cancellation will result in return of 1/2 of deposit.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Large upstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom has slatted shutters, views/ beezes, storage.
    First Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Stained glass,plants,fountain outside, yellow tile,
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs bedroom suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Downstairs garden bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    two upstairs bedrooms - 2 Large Double Bed
    Downstairs salon - 1 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All bedrooms have arts and crafts mahogany windows with stained glass inserts, shutters, fans and mosquito netting. Upstairs are two bedrooms facing on the balcony that is draped in Bougavilla and has wicker seating, view of the plaza and wonderful breezes flowing. Downstairs the king bedroom suite has windows opening onto the garden entrance area with lovely plantings, as well as the lower balcony, and adjacent bath. King bedroom suite opens up to the salon that has a large daybed with a trundle bed below. This is a good place for children to sleep, has a flat screen with video player and ample room for dancing, yoga etc. Also downstairs is a lovely garden bedroom with a wall of windows opening on to the interior garden, queen bed and wicker love seat.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are lovely resorts, restaurants, services in the area.
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