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Sherry Norling

Member since: 2007
Speaks English

*CASA CARIBE DEL MAR* Caribbean Beach Front Home VRBO Rated #1 (SEE VIDEO)

91 Reviews
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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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

(PLEASE SEE VIDEO BY CLICKING TAB ON TOP LEFT CORNER OF OPENING PROPERTY PICTURE)

This spacious "Authentic Caribe-Spanish Beach Front Home" has been completely renovated in 2016 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 just a gorgeous view, 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 stainless steel gas stove with oven, (For Holiday meals) with new stainless Fridge and microwave. Separate laundry room tucked away off the kitchen with full size washer, dryer. 4 large bdrms and 2 full baths. Extra large Master bedroom has King size bed with memory foam mattress and an extra large on-suite master bath to match. Our second bdrm easily fits a queen bed with plenty of closet space. The third bdrm has bunk beds, a desk for office space or kids and more closet space. The fourth bdrm is roomy enough for a new double bed and twin. Our home has an open plan with dining and spacious living room with a wall of large picture windows looking out to sea and custom bamboo glass shutters with custom made stained glass arched windows above throughout this home.

Casa Caribe Del Mar 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 entire island that is truly right on a Coconut Palm tree lined quiet beach. Swing on the hammocks or set your chairs in the sand and warm clear blue waters edge or have a picnic on the grass under the coconut palms. Enjoy the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets you will ever see. All on the Caribbean sea. A dream vacation home for all ages.

I have consistent 5 star reviews over many years for a very specific reason. I tell my guests when asked how do I do it year after year? My answer is overseeing management is the key and I work hard at it everyday. A beautiful home with every bell and whistle in the right location is what all are looking for and there are many homes like this for rent. But if they are not updated regularly or properly cleaned to perfection when you arrive and if you are not taken care of properly in a timely manner by staff while you are there...Well then it will most likely be a bad experience and rental. This will never happen at any of my homes due to my strict quality control policies. I have become a company because it was the honest thing to do. I am licensed and pay taxes while still being very competitive in rates. You will not pay more but you will get far more in professionalism and customer care with the security of knowing we are bonded for up to code excellence as required to run this company . I can do this because of the volume in rentals I have each year. And that number keeps growing because of my amazing and well trained staff We are a team of six and being a company means our only priority is you and your vacation experience. We are small but mighty! This is why we are consistently #1 and proud of it. Don't settle for less or take a risk. I guarantee you will get exactly what I advertise and more. My 80 plus 5 star reviews over eight years is proof of this. So come see for yourself and once you do you will have experienced the caribbean dream vacation that so many of my guests have written and raved about.

Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sherry Norling - owner - Casa Caribe Properties

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 in town with some 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. I have two fishermen who will fish just for my guests so Just ask and my property manager will gladly bring the fresh catch of the day right to your door. Lobster and blue crab when in season or cut and cleaned fish year round. 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 three homes in this great little town with very private accommodations from each other. Large families can share a vacation using any combination of our Casa Caribe homes.

2 and 3 home rental Discount & Special Rates:

Last minute Special:

Please Ask About our discounted Prices for Last Minute Rentals..............Check Calendar If There Is An Open Date Less Than Three Weeks From Your Desired Arrival I Will Rent It For 25% and up off Normal Rate. We may also have specials rates from August through Mid November at 25% Off Regular Rates. All rates are based on 8 people occupancy. House holds up to 11 people maximum. 25.00 per person per night over 8 people.

All major Holidays (Spring Break, Thanksgiving, New Year) are a 7 day minimum stay and run 10% to 25% higher than regular rates. Christmas is a minimum of 7 nights and $2500.00 ask owner for details

Keywords: Beach Front Home

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Sherry Norling (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks English

About Sherry Norling

We are Dave and Sherry and live in San Diego California and plan on retiring in two 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 seven 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 neighbors 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 amenities, 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 friendly people. We are glad that we have contributed by bringing business to this little fishing village, restaurants, 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'

Reviews

4.8
based on 91 holidaymaker reviews

*CASA CARIBE DEL MAR* Caribbean Beach Front Home VRBO Rated #1 (SEE VIDEO)
average rating of 4.7802196 based on 91 reviews
5

The Gem of the Enchanted Isle

  • 5 of 5

This is our 8th year to come to Patillas for a break from winter. Every year is better than the one before it. Sherry takes such good care of this house, and everything you read in the description is absolutely true! Waking up in the morning to the sound of the surf, the spectacular sunrises, the comfortable seating both in the yard and on the verandah, the view from the kitchen window, actually the view from anywhere in the house, are better than you will find anywhere else. Our grandson enjoyed the sandy play area in the yard, and we all enjoyed gathering for meals on the verandah, just steps from the kitchen. It is truly our home away from home, and as soon as we leave we start dreaming of coming back again!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I say it every year but this guest is my favorite. She loves this home as much as I do. I tell her every year leave the cleaning to the girls. But I came in right after she left and the house was spotless. Just had the cleaning crew do baths and floors and windows and kitchen once over. Thanks for sending the pictures of your grandson. It is a most special time and so glad you experienced it. My most enjoyed time in life is spent with my grandchildren on that beach. I loved the lime juice mix you left. Made some amazing Margaritas with it. :) Now I need the recipe lol. This guests as always booked next year in advance. Thank you so much for your loyalty and love of "our" home yours and mine. Sherry
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Vermont
5

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
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5

Had a wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 families staying here there was plenty of room for all of us. We really enjoyed the view and swimming in the ocean I think my favorite part was sitting on the porch and drinking coffee.

We did find a mall and Walmart in Guayama we were able to get souvenirs in the mall at a reasonable price

We had Ajaysha bring us Little Italy pizza one night I would highly recommend that pizza place.

We did have to spend one night in the ER in Guayama We didn't want to bother Ajaysha that late at night but it would have been helpful since no one at the hospital spoke English lucky for us the Doctor spoke some.

I would definitely recommend this house and I would love to come back one day

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Would Go Back In A Heartbeat

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth trip to Puerto Rico and the first time to this part of the island. Previously we have stayed in Rincon, which we really enjoyed, but wanted something a little more low keyed. There were six adults and two children (ages 1 and 3). We loved Patillas and the home. Right on the ocean. When we first arrived I took my three year old granddaughter down to the ocean and she asked "Is this my ocean?" and I said for the week it was. We were on constant watch for mermaids for her. We made great memories. We did have problems with the sewer backing up but Sherry's staff responded quickly. We did two day trips from this location, San Juan and Ponce and it worked out very well. Drove to Lechon Highway on Sunday where the locals go for lechon. Walked to the restaurants, which was a plus. Discovered the public beach on our last day there and we really enjoyed that. The locals were very friendly and helpful, happy to have tourists. Sherry's staff was very attentive and responded quickly when we called. Bought fresh seafood down the road and it was nice to sit outside and grill. My only complaint is that we didn't stay for two weeks. Next time.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debra for the wonderful review. I am so happy to hear you loved our side of the island. I especially enjoyed hearing about your granddaughter on the beach as this is what makes my home so special to me as well. Thank you for allowing me to service the septic. It was a nightmare the week before and they had flushed out the system of sand and filled it with water to ensure the leach lines cleared as well. We were to have it drained again after you left but I felt it could not wait when the levels were checked. All is working perfectly now and I am having it checked quarterly to ensure we never have a problem again. Also thank you for mentioning my staff. They had been put to the test in March and I am so proud of them for doing a fantastic job over and above their normal duties. Having guests like you makes doing what I do for a living a joy. Just so you know that all my return guests rent for the original rate and never pay my yearly increase. So I do hope that you return next year. Sherry
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Venice, Florida
5

Vacation Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Just left this beautiful paradise! This was our first experience with renting a private home on VRBO. We are hooked on this is the way to vacation. 4 couples each with our own private bedroom for the price is astounding. This beach house was put together with care to every detail both inside and outside. It is fully stocked with all essentials. All we needed was our cloths and bought our own food. Nicer and newer furniture than I have at home :). The views from the house and yard are out of this world. We watched the pelicans dive in the ocean for fish everyday. The beach was our private space and memorizing. We will be back. We did 3 day trips to Ponce museum, Deep Sea fishing tour, and Pork roast up in the local rain forest. It was great to spend the rest of our time at the house. I think we hit the jackpot on this one. Thank you Sherry and staff for giving us personal service making us secure on an island we had never been too. First class home and priceless setting for our family.

Side note: Saw the 1 star new review when getting on the site to write this. They were there about a month before us and can not believe they had such a negative experience. For us there were no mice, no bad odor, all appliances, toilets, washer dryer, hot water etc worked perfect. The house was clean from top to bottom inside and outside. Glad septic did not back up during our trip and understand that frustration. But the rest of that review is really not accurate at all. It is sad that people will rate you and your home based on unforeseen problems that I for one am well aware that you have taken care of. Don't let one bad review every now and then out of years of great reviews dampen your spirit. You have a treasure and you know it. Now so do we :)

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Becka for the wonderful review. I am very happy that your vacation was what you had envisioned when booking with me. My staff and I work very hard to ensure my home is in top condition so you can enjoy all Puerto Rico has to offer and relax in a beautiful setting as well. I am happy to hear you found this wonderful way to travel. Renting a private home is economical with the benefits of many more amenities than a hotel room especially for a party of eight. Also thank you for your kind words on the negative review. Being booked as often as my house is, I am constantly replacing house ware, appliances, furniture etc and servicing equipment like the central air. This malfunction was a rare occurrence. And unfortunately they did not have the vacation they should have. Regardless of how quickly I took care of the problem they still had to deal with this during their stay. They had every right to complain and I am sorry for what they went through. I am just thankful all is back to normal and I have happy guests like you writing in with wonderful reviews once again. I hope we have the pleasure of having you back next year. Sherry and Staff
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Midwest
5

Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time. Your space is just incredible. We had a ball.

We took your advice and went on the catamaran tour to Icacos - thank you for that.

We went for a hike into the rain forest.

We ate at local places we would find on the way.

We toured Old San Juan on our last day.

Heaven.

My favorites: BBQ'ing in the Backyard, Shell Hunting (bring water shoes), Listening to the Ocean, Cooking fresh caught seafood. The People are incredibly friendly and helpful. Tostones. :)

Things I wish I could have done: Every Sunday there are little parties with music at the roadside stops - I wish we would have come in time to do that. And I wish we could have hit a pig roast.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Sarah for the wonderful review. I am always happy to hear when guests go out and explore the island and all it's diversity. Often for adventurous guests like you, a week is not enough to get in all the different things to see and do. The Pork roast up in the hills is fun and the food is great so we hope to have you back so you can experience this among many other activities. But it sounds like you covered quite a bit and most important our home, staff and fresh fish brought to you from our local fishermen gave you the main incredible experience you came for. You were great guests and took excellent care of my home during your stay. We would love to have you come back anytime! Sherry and Staff
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Patillas, Puerto Rico

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,268
for 7 nights
£2,268
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,431
for 7 nights
£2,431
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£879
for 3 nights
From
£245
From
£266
Fri,Sat
£1,818
£5,863
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £134 + Tax
Pet Fee £76 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

$150.00 refundable Security Deposit and $175.00 cleaning fee required at reservation to reserve dates $150.00 sec deposit is refundable within 14 days & returned 2-5 weeks of favorable vacancy. $175.00 cleaning fee is non refundable. 3 night min rental; 7.00% 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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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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