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"Tropical Jungle Retreat with Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Lake & Rain Forest House (sleeps 10 Guests)

Casa Caribe Del Rey (the King) has a beautiful Extra large 3 bedrooms fully remodeled tropical home. A beautiful property with a sparkling private pool right next to Patillas lake and still just 10 minutes from town or the beach. We have spent the last several months putting our 5 star Casa Caribe touch by completely remodeling this home with absolutely new everything from furniture to a fully equipped kitchen. This home offers all stainless steel in a newly remodeled kitchen with separate laundry room with full-size washer and dryer and new air conditioning throughout along with so much more. Brand new 60-inch large screen TV in living room and 32 inch in master bedroom suite. Even the pool is brand new just built. This home is nestled in the rain forest hills surrounded by lush vegetation. We also have plans for the future to expand. There is an unfinished walk-in basement downstairs that has plenty of windows that we have plans to remodel in 9/2016. When this is complete we will add 2 to 3 more bedrooms and a game room. With this home, you get both Rain Forest and beaches within a 10-minute drive from each other. This is unique as up north at El Yunque Rain Forest you will easily be 45 minutes away from the nearest beach, town or restaurant. Most important our Rain Forest is in the true Caribbean side of Puerto Rico. Have the best of both worlds and experience it all in one convenient location. This home is a true private remote controlled gated estate with private pool. Get local flare with all the modern amenities and my incredible staff to help you when needed for any needs such as our famous fresh fish brought to your door, or complete privacy when you just want time with family or friends alone.Enjoy covered Verandas on the property for shade and cool breezes and sunny areas when you want to get that vacation tan. There is a small bar and restaurant walking distance from the house as well. A seasonal creek runs through this over an acre private property and hiking path straight to Patillas lake. This home is one of a kind on the island no other home offers both Rain Forest and beaches. Truly a beautiful home tucked in the Rain Forest. Come see why I have earned the reputation of having the top vacation rentals in all of Puerto Rico with 100's of 5-star reviews consistently over the last 8 years. If it doesn't say "CASA CARIBE" It is not a true Casa Caribe Properties home!!!! There is only one Casa Caribe Properties LLC that has earned the reputation of being rated #1. Our first class homes and impeccable service has gotten us where we are today so make sure you look for my name "Sherry" when booking that special vacation you are looking forward too. This will ensure years of top quality service and fully equipped homes in perfect working condition. I am a homeowner in Patillas and I am now a licensed, bonded and a legitimate company. From years of renting I have learned to take care of every detail from the day of booking to the day you depart. Ensuring top quality spotlessly clean homes and beautiful outdoor experiences for you, our guests. My reviews and bookings over many years say it all! Don't settle for less than our #1 homes with #1 service with a fully bilingual staff, private family homes and 5-star reviews on all our Casa Caribe Properties.

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 July, 2017

About Sherry

I am Sherry Norling and own Casa Caribe Properties LLC. We have been voted the #1 vacation rentals in southern Puerto Rico. We started with Casa Caribe Del Mar in 2006. Opened del Sol in 2007. After eight years of service we now have Casa Caribe Del Coco Del Vista and now Del Rey. Our homes are all in the same little fishing village of pastillas PR. Our management staff is the best and our top quality homes are now award winning. We are the most booked with a consistent five-star review history. We now have a list of return guests and are currently booked over a year in advance for several weeks. Come and vacation in one of our homes. Find out what a true tropical paradise is at rates hotels can not compete with. Thank you for visiting our website.

Sherry Norling - owner-manager

Sherry purchased this house in 2005

Why Sherry chose Patillas

Patillas is a tropical paradise that is known as the secret of the south. It is not touristy and is a true Puerto Rican fishing village. We have two others that have become the number one rentals with over 100 five star reviews. We wanted to provide a large property at a much lower rate simply because it is across the street from the beach.

What makes this house unique

This authentic Rain Forest home has three to five large bedrooms. Very private completely gated and a pool. Beautiful! Casa Caribe Properties is proud to add Del Rey to our other top quality homes


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Patillas in Patillas

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Main bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom in pool area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , on suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Bunk bed with full on bottom twin on top and one twin
  • Downstairs is rustic 2 bedroom available by october 2016. Pack and play and high chair available
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Groups
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private chef upon request at extra charge


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(13 traveller reviews)

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"Tropical Jungle Retreat with Pool
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews
Boise Idaho

Huge Gorgouse Home Smack in the middle of the Jungle A+

  • 5 of 5

I was worried renting this home as it looked to good to be true especially for the price. But we had two families of 4 adults and 4 kids and needed a place to get away that was economical. Wee all thought how cool to stay in a rain forest. Sherry was very professional and informative and then the video sold me on this place. This home exceeded our expectations. First it is huge and smack in the middle of the jungle. Everything is new on the main floor and spotless clean bright and decorated with that tropical flare we had hoped for. Kitchen is fully stocked and beds are very comfortable. Outside is a dream come true. The yard is green and surrounded by tropical foliage. The pool is brand new and a great size with a large deck for gatherings at night. The swam while we barbecued. There is a small stream and hiking paths to the lake. A restaurant bar a skip and a hop away from the house. The location can not be beat. Grocery store, bakery etc just a 5 minute drive. Beach about 10 to 15 minute drive and Pork roast further up the hill about 30 minute drive. The kids swam explored the paths and we all had a really great time. It rained at night a lot but the morning would bring in the sun rays through the trees making for a warm wonderful sunny vacation. All I can say is WOW! The washer/dryer is downstairs in the unfinished basement. Another huge space that hopefully will be remodeled by our next visit as we will be back for my Mom and Dad's 50th anniversary if it is and bring the whole family next time. Thanks Sherry for such an amazing new experience for our family. Keep in touch on the progress of the basement. We highly recommend this property it is a rare find.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Trudy and Max for the great review. You hit on all the reasons why I picked this home to rent as a vacation rental. Most think because it is a rain forest that it rains all the time. But as you found out we have many sunny days too :) The location is perfect. Just a short drive up the hill from our beach side fishing village of Patillas and you are in the jungle. Everything is conveniently close. The main floor turned out beautiful just as we planned. I am so happy you enjoyed your time there. The downstairs walk in basement is also huge with tons of windows and light. It will take some time to get it to the quality of the main floor but it is our goal to get it done as soon as possible. When finished we hope to have 2 to 3 more bedrooms a game room and another TV family room, new windows and of course a bathroom. We start in September and I will keep you posted on the progress. Thank you again so much for choosing us and it would be a pleasure to have you come back. Sherry and Staff
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Frustrated in Las Vegas

  • 1 of 5

I am sorry to say that I did NOT have a favorable experience at all. When I booked this home for my family vacation for a wedding I was informed the downstairs had a bedroom . Hence the rustic downstairs living. When I arrived there was no bedroom there just water all over the floor as well as a hole in the window. There was a problem with the water meaning it DID NOT WORK as well as the toilet was backed up. I called the owner/manager and was told it was mother nature and she did not have control over it. Now I understand mother nature however the expectation of running water in a property that you intend to stay in should just be understood I'm just saying. Now in her defense owner/manager did offer a different property after waiting for 2 Hours to see if the water did come on. The different property DEL COCO was smaller the sheets were not clean, pots had grease on them , bathroom had soap scum all over just not clean at all. Finally when were leaving there was a swarm of flies all over the balcony. My real frustration is the owner Sherry wanted to argue about the fact that she had no control over mother nature and was not willing to help until after we went round and round about this situation. There was 8 people in our group plus a infant, traveling after so many hours and not having the place that was promised is just very sad. I just wanted to relax and enjoy my vacation and this place and her NEGATIVE ATTITUDE just did not help.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I rented 3 of my properties for a wedding. It was pouring rain when they got to Del Rey and water pressure was very low. This made the toilet not flush properly. It is in the rain forest and on an island. Water pressure can get low but it is rare. I understood how frustrating this was and told her I had no control over this but I knew it would be back on with full pressure with in a couple hours at most and to please be patient and how sorry I was that this had occurred. She still was very angry and said she would wait at my other property until it came on. As promised full water pressure was back to normal with in a couple hours and there was no reason they could not stay at Del Rey. But they had several guests who could not make the trip so the Del Rey party wanted to now stay at my other property where they waited with my other guests and get a full refund on Del Rey. I told them that would be too many in that house but they could go look at and stay at Del CoCo if they wanted, just trying to please them and less stressful for the bride. She went there checked Del CoCo and wanted to stay there because it was closer to the other two houses and the wedding party. No complaints of it being dirty etc. In fact none of my properties ever get complaints of being dirty in 8 years. If it was dirty why did she chose to stay there? She had no complaints about Del Rey being dirty and now she had two homes to chose from. Both running properly. And an extra bedroom at Del Rey is just nonsense. I provide what I advertise. The entire upstairs with 3 bedrooms are completely remodeled and beautiful. It states on my web site the bottom floor will not be remodeled until September. This gives you a glimpse of what I went through with her for the week. Nothing I could do was going to make her happy. I really did try. She just saw an opportunity to get a refund by staying with the other party. And was angry when it did not work. I felt sorry for this bride who just wanted a wonderful time with family and peace. Please read all other reviews and you will see my houses do not change it is those that come and go that change. This week was reserved and I do not give out refunds at arrival because not everyone shows up. Payback from her is a bad review! Unfortunately I am not surprised! But the wedding was beautiful. The bride told me she loved both other houses and was very pleased with them and our staff. This is really what matters to me most.
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Nebraskans in the Rain Forest

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Patillas. The house exceeded expectations. It was very nice. Very spacious with plenty of room for our large group. We loved having our own pool. Patillas was a great little town with extremely friendly people. The grocery store was great and so was the Catholic church! The drive to the house was beautiful. I also loved the little bar down the street. It was a little loud one day but INCREDIBLY friendly and inexpensive.

The only negatives I can think of: rain forest is LOUD at night. Those little frogs make a ton of noise. TV doesn’t have ESPN which meant we watched a football game on our phones. 

You have a great staff! Thanks,

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review Steve. I am working on that ESPN issue as we discussed. The Coqui frog singing at night is just back ground sound of the rain forest to me and personally I love it, but I can see that being bothersome to some who have not heard them before. regardless your 5 star review says you had a wonderful overall experience and that is my goal. We are very happy that so many are enjoying our newest addition to Casa Caribe Properties. I hope too see you back next year. Sherry
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Great condition, super clean and very private spot

  • 5 of 5

Sherry was great!! Everything from the beginning was super organized, formal and clear as water. Great communication with the owner as well as with the property manager.

We rented the property for 2016 new year's eve with my family and I have to say that the property is super-well maintained with absolutely everything you need for your stay.

The kitchen, rooms and bathrooms were clean and neat, as well as the pool. Great size garage with separate area for BBQ. I’ll definitely be an on-going customer.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. This property is special in so many ways. With all the lush green foliage in the yard to that brand new pool to enjoy both day and night. We have taken great care in furnishing it with all new everything and of course completely updated. We have worked hard to make it the top of the line home it deserves to be and the cherry on top is when guests like you come in and let others know. We so hope to have you back again soon Thanks Again Sherry
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  • 5 of 5

Me encantó el lugar. Es hermoso tanto en el interior del hogar como fuera, es espacioso y uno se puede quedar bastantes días, uno no se cansa de lo que hace. Es también un lugar de alejarse un poco de la rutina diaria y de la ciudad. Es cerca y fácil de llegar pero queda en un lugar íntimo. Me gustó mucho. ¡LO RECOMIENDO!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this beautiful review. It is especially an honor when locals like you from the city come to enjoy and appreciate our rain forest retreat. Thank you for taking such good care of the house and property while you were there. Many of my guests do not speak Spanish but this review will be great for other locals to know we are here as well. We hope to have you back as regulars. Sherry and Staff
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  • 5 of 5

We are aleady planning our next trip. The house is beautiful and spacious. We enjoyed hiking up the rivers and swimming in the lake and pool. The trip to Guavate was a blast. Just driving up the mountain was so BEAUTIFUL and an adventure. Beaches are close and we did not cook once. The little bar up the street had good local food and walking distance. The kids fished with hand lines and bread and caught tilapia. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deborah! This is a great review and describes all the wonderful things to see and do from this convenient location. The forest, hiking, the lake and yes the beach with in minutes as well. It's always beneficial to let other's know that great food is right down the street or for a change a less than 10 minute drive to our many local family owned restaurants that are dotted all along the coast line. Then let's not forget that refreshing pool to come back to at the end of an adventurous day or to wake up too in the morning. Thanks Again so glad you will be back, Sherry and staff
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
San Juan Air port SJU
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
carr 3
Car: necessary

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, famous caye guavate roasted pork in the mountains as seen on the food network sport fishing, camuy caves, scuba, horse back riding, and hiking the el yunque rain forest are all a short drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Patillas, Puerto Rico

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £129.5
Pet Fee £74

Rates shown are for 8 guests. $20.00 charge per guets per night booked up to 13 guests maximum on property. $150 Cleaning. 7.50% Tax. I use Pay Pal for most transactions they charge 2.9% fee for credit card payments. $150.00 Deposit and $150.00 cleaning fee required at reservation refundable within 14 days & returned 2-5 weeks of favorable vacancy. 3 night min rental;
Balance due 30-60 days prior to occupancy

Final payment is due 30 to 60 days prior to arrival. I require a 150.00 security deposit and 175.00 cleaning fee to reserve dates. 150.00 security deposit is refundable with favorable vacancy. I use Pay Pal for most transactions. Pay Pal charges a minimum of 2.9% fee on all payments. Fee will be taken out of refundable deposit. Rental Agreement will be sent in advance of you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.