|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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
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
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.
Villa was exactly as described and everything went smoothly. Comfortable, easy to find, steps from the beach. Highly recommend.
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
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.
The house is a prime location and a stones throw from the beach. Can't argue with that. Lots of great snorkeling, surfing, and kitesurfing. The basic necessities and essentials are provided. Note that one bedroom has a full bed and that the second bedroom has bunk beds. The house gets very hot in the afternoon when the sun is beating down directly into the house (which isn't a fault of the house, by any means). There are ceiling fans though to keep the air circulating. Plus, you can always retreat into your A/C'd room for your afternoon siesta. There is a bar/hangout, Ola Lola's which is walking distance. A grocery store and a great variety of restaurants are an easy drive away. The property manager is a couple of houses down and is very accessible. The owner provides an extensive 4-page PDF guide about the house and recommendations for restaurants and activities. Highly recommend.
This was my second stay in the past four months and this time was excellent just like before. The location of this house makes it easy to stay put and enjoy the beautiful PR weather on the front deck, take in sunrise or sunset on Shacks beach, or get up and go explore the rest of the island from El Yunke, San Juan, Crashboat, Rincon, etc. The new AC unit in the master bedroom works very well. Zero complaints from me and I'm looking forward to a third and fourth trip in 2016.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£191|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.