Located within walking distance from the beach, this simply beautiful and modern house is where you'll want to retreat during your getaway. As you walk in, you'll instantly feel like you've walked into a fancy hotel, without paying the price. We are located in a hidden beach next to Table Rock (Surf spot), an ideal spot for swimming, surfing, fishing, and kayaking. Typically, the winter season brings with it waves worthy of the surfer in you, while the summertime offers a more calm and serene beach. About 15 minutes away, you'll find yourself in Rincon, popularly known as the 'Meca of Surfing' For the social butterflies, a large variety of restaurants and bars are as close as a five-minute drive. If a desirable location and a comfortable, beautiful 'home away from home' are what you are looking for, come home to Santa Mar.
Three Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom Home At A Walking Distance From The Beach.
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About Alexy Aviles
Original from Aguada, my family lives 10 minutes away from the house. Love the beach house, especially my kids. They can spend the day at the beach.
Alexy Aviles purchased this House in 2014
Why Alexy Aviles chose Carrizal
This property is a true gem, after purchasing it I made it my own and can't say enough about it. As a kid, this was the beach that my parents always took me too.
What makes this House unique
The most amazing thing about the house is the amount of space available, inside and out.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Great stay closer to the beach than ad indicated
This is definitely not a house its 2 apartments. It has a very nice lay out but needs maintenance, Light bulb in stair well, shower heads replaced or cleaned of calcium, master bath entire plumbing system overhauled. kitchen cabinet drawers repaired (when you open them they fall to the floor), ice maker did not work, etc. If these issues were addressed I would stay here again but, not until.
Overall good stay. Just wished we would have had some television selections for the children and better shower water pressures/temps.
VERY HAPPY WITH OUR STAY
The place was lovely, it is even better than the pictures! There is airconditioner in the living room which makes great in you plan to spend some time/ do meals in the house in the hot summer! The house is equipped with beach towels and even a little cooler to head out to the beach. Alexy and George, the contact for anything, were very responsive, nice and helpful. George even recommended places for us to go out at night! Thank you again.
We will stay here again!
Our family of 8 loved Santa Mar! George took great care of any needs and was helpful. The apartment was clean and kept cool all day and night. I loved how big the kitchen was too. The hammock on the patio was our kids' favorite spot. It was a quick walk to the beach and the beach was incredible. The surf was great the last few days we were there and we were able to watch about 30 surfers at one time. We are already planning our next trip back!
We stayed at Santa Mar during the month of February 2017 and were very pleased with the experience. The facility is very clean, roomy and modern. Individual air conditioning is available in each of the three bedrooms. There is no air conditioning in the other areas of the property however fans are available for air flow. The two full bathrooms provide all the essentials with the only downside being the less than optimal shower heads. The outside shower is cold water only.
Everything you need to cook meals is available. There is no dishwasher. We used the outside barbecue charcoal grill five times and were very pleased to have it available. There are plenty of super markets close by and we were able to purchase some fresh fish at La Casa del Dorado which is about 15 minutes away by car.
The wireless internet is fast and reliable. TV programming is limited to the major networks however it was not a problem because we were able to stream what we wanted to watch.
The beach is about 175 steps away. We purchased and left behind two beach lounge chairs to go along with the two sit up chairs which were on property. Beach towels are provided. The beach is very nice and quiet however it is not pristine because it is not maintained by the city or locals. There is a considerable amount of natural debris and occasionally a few tires will wash up. Regardless you'll spend plenty of time on the beach enjoying the sun and surf.
There is a washer and dryer provided which are convenient and work well.
There are many restaurants within walking distance (1 mile or less) and many more within a 10-15 minutes drive. Try the Mero (Grouper) because pretty much anywhere it is good. Go to Me "Latte" un Capricho on the square in Aguada for crepes and you will not be disappointing. Other notable restaurants include Estella (Short Ribs), The Island (Fish Nuggets), Guayabo's Tropical Sunset (Mero), La Casa del Dorado (Drinks and Plantain Chips - not food), Capriccio Trattoria (Great Italian food) and King Donuts (Addictive Cinnamon Buns).
The area is very safe and we never felt uneasy. There is a surprising amount of traffic and the dogs, frogs and rooster can be a bit noisy so if you are sensitive to noise at night this might not be your cup of tea.
We were very please with the help of Jorge and Joe who maintained the property and served as contacts during our stay. Both are warm and friendly and really great guys.
Enjoy Santa Mar, we did.
Thanks for your detailed review and great feedback regarding our property, it makes it easier to keep it up. We will be checking out the shower heads and getting them replaced promptly. The debris that you might see on the beach coast happens when there is excessive rain on the island that cause the rivers to overflow and debris comes along with it. I have to say that the city does clean up the river debris probably 4-5 times a year with special machinery. The roosters and the frogs(our native coquies) are part of the perks of our island, for that reason we installed in the room a heavy duty fan on wall that can dull those noises if turned on. We are glad you enjoy the local foods and restaurants and the barbeque too. I will visit some of the ones you mention too when i get back in March. Hope to have you again soon!
PS Thanks for the two chairs ;)
Everything was great the house was perfect and we will definitely be back!!