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Perfect Beach House Steps from Shacks Beach, Puerto Rico

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Isabela - Villa Coqui

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Only a few steps to one of the most pristine and beautiful beaches in Puerto Rico, Villa Coqui is a classically styled and well equipped guest house ready for your perfect Caribbean vacation. This area of the island is known as the 'Garden of the Atlantic,' and it's easy to see why once you've spent just a short time here. This is truly a nature and water lovers paradise with miles of untouched and uncrowded beaches to explore. Snorkeling, kiteboarding, surfing, swimming, fishing, diving, windsurfing and many other watersports are available right out front or at the many surrounding spots within a short drive.

Villa Coqui has been designed in the spirit of traditional beach shacks by optimizing a tranquil, open common space and by minimizing distractions, bells, whistles and touristy knick-knacks. We've deliberately minimized decor and large scale entertainment centers to optimize your tranquil island experience. The decor includes original art of the surrounding area, cool tile floors throughout and simple, comfortable furniture. The expansive front windows provide brilliant light that give the main room an open, airy feel. Enjoy a good book on our 'L' couch, or plan an exciting day with your friends and family at the round kitchen table over fresh local mangos, papayas and oranges. Villa Coqui has plenty of ceiling fans throughout, which help provide great ventilation and bring the fresh Caribbean air direct to your senses. Escape the high rise condo/apartment complexes. Trade the beach hotel experience for a more intimate and private beach vacation.

Villa Coqui boasts 2 bedrooms with A/C in both: one holds a full bed; the other 2 bunk beds. Both rooms also have open, hanging closets. The beds are fitted with all organic, eco-safe, breathable cotton linens and pillow cases for a comfortable and natural deep sleep.

Other necessary amenities such as hot water, refrigeration, a gas range, toaster oven, blender, in-line tap water filter, cooking utensils, and dining ware are provided. The house is best suited for 4 people for maximum comfort and adequate living space; however, an additional person could be accommodated on the couch if needed). A stereo system and high speed internet with WIFI are set up for your enjoyment at the house.

Outside, you'll find landscaping that includes lemon, palm and aloe plants. Birds and other wildlife frequent the area including wild parrots, pelicans, tropicbirds, doves and cormorants. There's also an outdoor shower behind the house -- perfect for a fresh air rinse after a great beach day. Our porch comes complete with chairs and a small table for relaxing over a morning coffee, book or chat. There's also a charcoal BBQ perfect for entertaining a few friends in the evenings.

The neighborhood is quiet, safe and secluded in a small beach community that claims an extremely friendly Garden Bar just a few blocks away. There are 2 other restaurants within a few minutes by foot. Within about 20 minutes by auto, you can access grocery stores, more restaurants, movie theaters and gift shops. Other activities at the beach or nearby include tropical horseback trail rides, golf, caving, rain forest hikes and more. We're happy to provide plenty of suggestions for recommend activities based on your vacation needs.

We hope you'll enjoy your time at Villa Coqui as much as our past guests. It's one of the most special places on earth, and it makes us extremely happy to share it with you.

We know you’ll be delighted with the accommodations and location, and we look forward to making your stay in at Shacks Beach exceptional.

Keywords: Beach, secluded, surf, surfing, caribbean, kitesurfing, kiteboarding, shacks, villa tropical, Puerto Rico, snorkeling, scuba diving, beach walking, horse back riding, winter vacation, small great house

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Colin Gowland
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Colin Gowland

My name is Colin Gowland. I was born in Canada and spent most of my life there, traveling for sports interests when I could. In 2002, I moved to the Outer Banks to pursue a career in kiteboarding. In the same year, I begun traveling to Puerto Rico in search of the finest wave and wind conditions in the Caribbean. Myself and other close friends and family scoured the island for the best conditions and vibes available - what we found time and time again, is that we really just wanted to be at Shacks. I enjoy sailing as well as most watersports; I also love music-- both playing and listening. I try to get back to this beach house whenever I can. Shacks is a magical spot: one of my absolute favorites, and I hope you enjoy your time there as much as I have over the years.

Colin Gowland purchased this villa in 2007


based on 39 holidaymaker reviews

Perfect Beach House Steps from Shacks Beach, Puerto Rico
average rating of 4.717949 based on 39 reviews

Villa Coqui

  • 4 of 5

Great spot , relaxing, locals are lovely - that is once you find the place - The address does not exist in GPS's , nor do the locals know the name of the villa. A sign on a tree pointing in the general direction, like some of the other villas would help. Villa itself was well set up with everything you need for a beach holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Relaxation at it's best!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing and the owner and the caretaker were great! Very informative and quick response time for any of my questions! The location is just off the beach and it is a humble residence with no tv but it had awesome Internet-which supplied all of the tech entertainment we needed as a family with kids! Just steps from the house is the most amazing beach with great snorkeling and scuba diving alternatives. If you are looking to relax and enjoy the chill side of Puerto Rico this is definitely a cool spot! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Simple beach house within steps to the water! The house itself was very clean, for the price it was great. The bedrooms had AC units so that made it easier to sleep through the night. Shower had hot water, bath towels provided. Lime tree in the back of the house. Few things that would improve the stay - we couldn't feel the air from the ceiling fans in the main area, adding an oscillating fan would be perfect. Adding a place (adhesive self) to put shampoo and soap in the shower would help. All small things, but the fan would be helpful to circulate the air. We would definitely stay here again- easy to book, find, check in, and check out.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Villa was exactly as described and everything went smoothly. Comfortable, easy to find, steps from the beach. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Great Surf Spot!!

  • 5 of 5

My sons, nephew and friend stayed for their first surf trip. This property was ideal for them. The house was very clean and wonderful for the four of them. They were able to walk to a surf spot in front of the house. They were also close to other surfing areas which were in minutes from them. There were times they were the only four in the water catching waves. They said much better than Ricon, which can get very crowded. The surrounding area was very safe. They will be back!!!

Laurie from New Jersey

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall a nice place

  • 3 of 5

There were some very nice things about Villa Coqui.

The outdoor clothesline

Washing machine, although not the newest piece of equipment, it worked.

Knives in the kitchen

Tile flooring was very nice.

Kitchen table and chairs

The owner and manager are very nice and helpful.

On the other hand,

My wife slid off the step just outside the entry door and badly twisted her ankle. First night there. She slipped on a small rug that was placed on the step. A week later, it is still not all better.

The sound of the refrigerator varied between loud and extremely loud, like a refrigerator truck.

The bathroom sink had no warm water.

There was water leaking from two places in the living room during a storm.

The ceiling had mold spots in a few places.

The second bedroom reeked of mold.

The shower had hair in when we got there, as did at least one dish.

Not all the dishes were clean.

It was nice to have an outside shower until the handle on the shower fell off.

The bed was a disaster. Serta innerspring with deep body impressions all over.

You can’t do anything about the road flooding, neighbors leaving for work by the bedroom window at 6 AM, or the jets flying close overhead at 4 AM….but the last two were reliable weekday events.

All in all, a nice place for surfers.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ola Lola, Eclipse
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Aguadilla Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Eclipse Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Shacks Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Isabela, Puerto Rico

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Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Isabela in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed
  • Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We have a selection of books and a stereo that is ipod/computer ready. The beach, one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean is 150 feet from our house.

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