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Boutique Beachfront w/Private Pool-Better than before Hurricane Maria! CALL NOW

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath, beachfront home with large, in-ground pool and outdoor living

Our power has been 100% restored!! Now taking reservations for all dates 2018/2019. Call Carla with any questions at 913-226-8434! NEWLY RENOVATED IN 2016 and 2017 including whole-house, standby generator for power outages! Casa Del Sol Family Beach House is a totally updated Spanish style home with all the amenities. Located directly on the Caribbean Sea, this private, single-family, gated home has a large in-ground swimming pool that overlooks the sea. The outdoor cabana dining and bar area is perfect for hours of daytime entertainment and evening dining al fresco with the relaxing sound of lapping waves a few feet away! Our renovation includes a complete pool redesign with "sun shelf" for wading and splashing and multi-color LED pool light. In the kitchen, we installed new granite, tile, smooth top stove, and refrigerator. Upgrades also include new furniture, beds, linens, lighting, and kitchen supplies. We feature a 50" flat screen, high-def cable TV with Netflix and other apps, high-speed wireless internet (20mbps which can be utilized all over the property-even while floating in the pool!), flat screen in master with Apple TV, flat screen in 2nd br with Apple TV and 3 new, high-quality, split-unit air conditioners. We've also recently added a stainless steel 450 gallon fresh water cistern on the roof with pump and pressure tank for enhanced water pressure inside the house as well as backup for when the city water is down (island utilities can be unpredictable).

The expansive covered veranda hosts a variety of seating areas and another dining option for 6. French windows open at the kitchen sink to allow a beautiful view of the pool and beach.

For those wanting to enjoy the beautiful sea breeze, 2 sets of french doors open to the covered veranda. This home is located in an authentic Puerto Rican neighborhood and is off the beaten path of tourism. Immerse yourself in this Latin-Caribbean fishing town of Patillas where you can sometimes see the local fisherman right from your backyard. Casa Del Sol Family Beach House is for those who truly want to get away from it all. You might only see a handful of people on the beach and those are likely local Puerto Ricans out for a family stroll or perhaps one of the local fisherman casting his net for bait. The ice cream man still drives by often with his whimsical music blaring (some trucks even have soft-serve) Flag him down for a cool treat on a warm day, then go jump back in the pool and float end to end looking up at the dozens of soaring coconut palms surrounding you overhead. Speaking of coconuts, stop at the local market and order a freshly opened coco frio with a straw for you and the kids. (You might want to add a touch of rum for the adults). Also, pull over where you see the pescao (fish) sign (KM 116.9) and meet the fisherman there about noon to purchase your fresh lobster or snapper for the evening meal. Prepare it yourself or one of the local restaurants can prepare it for you. Fire up the charcoal grill poolside and grill steaks along with your caught that morning lobster and then linger over a long dinner seaside AND poolside with the relaxing sound of the Caribbean waves mere feet away. At night, you won't believe the thousands of stars in the dark, southern Caribbean sky (we see a falling star or two often). You will also surely relish the sweet sound of the tiny coqui frog as it sings it's magical "ko kee" signature call all evening. We have yet to be so lucky, but our guests that stayed at Casa Del Sol Family Beach House in January 2017, witnessed the magical journey of dozens of sea turtles making their way to the sea (some had to be rescued by the guests out of our pool), a truly memorable experience!! Puerto Rico's Department of Natural Resources marks and monitors the numerous sea turtle nests that dot our beach throughout the nesting season including Hawksbill and Leatherback which can grow up to 1500 lbs!

Casa Del Sol Family Beach House offers you all of these family experiences and more that you just can't find anywhere else. Please contact us before booking! We want to make sure your vacation needs are what we have to offer!

If you are the type of family that is looking for resort hustle and bustle, nonstop nightlife and casino action, this property is NOT for you. If your family is adventurous and you want to escape the ordinary and experience local Puerto Rican culture and truly relaxing days and nights in a private, gated home with pool directly on a remote, Caribbean beach, then Casa Del Sol Family Beach House is the place! Our home is in a residential area and unfortunately we can not host parties, groups, or weddings.

Our property manager is fluent in English and Spanish!!

More Details

Owner
Carla Kolega
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Carla Kolega

We have been married for 29 years and have 4 children ages 20-28. Our oldest daughter is married and our middle sons are embarking on their careers after graduating from the University of Kansas. Our youngest son has just begun his college years at K.U. which leaves us with an empty nest! We are from the Kansas City area and endure extreme hot temperatures in the summer and frigid snow and winds in the winter. We began our young careers in the Airline industry but Sean ended up in the Pharmaceutical industry in sales for the past 27 years. Carla has enjoyed the pleasure of being a stay at home mom. With the prospect of an empty house we decided to make our life long dream come true and buy a vacation home in Puerto Rico!

Carla Kolega purchased this house in 2014

Why Carla Kolega chose Patillas

Our love of travel began many years ago with our brief careers in the airline industry. During that time had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the Caribbean. Ultimately we fell in love with Puerto Rico and a few years ago we had the opportunity to tour the entire island. We instantly became mesmerized by the lush green southeast part of the island known as the Emerald of the South. We fell in love with the small fishing town known as Patillas as it brought us back to the old time Caribbean feel that enchanted us many years ago. After our tour of Puerto Rico we returned home to Kansas and couldn't stop dreaming of the beautiful quaint town of Patillas and the possibility of owning a home there someday. Our original thought was to purchase a home for us exclusively but noticed the area boasted some beautiful beach rentals. We decided to purchase our home and share it with guests from all around the world so you can enjoy and experience this magical place as well! After purchasing our home we spent countless hours and many trips bringing this property back to its original beauty. This house has everything we could ask for on our wish list...beachfront, large in ground pool, and expansive outdoor living areas that are spacious and inviting. Our goals will always be to maintain and update our home for us and our rental guests to enjoy. Now that our nest is empty, we look forward to making many family memories and the prospect of sharing our beach front oasis with you. PS. Our house wouldn't be complete without a vintage Puerto Rico advertisement by our airline! Look for it!

What makes this house unique

We will never forget the jaw dropping moment when we entered the gates of our home. Although we saw Casa Del Sol needed some TLC, we knew this was a dream come true. Our kids first reaction was priceless when we brought them to Casa Del Sol. One of them said, "So this place really does exist!" Yes, Casa Del Sol really exists and we hope you will have the same "WOW" factor that we still get every time we arrive in paradise.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Patillas in Guardarraya

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No outside guests allowed on property during stay without prior consent of owner
  • Quiet hours 10 pm-7 am
  • No events/parties/weddings
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet/sink/mirror in cabana with outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower, vanity with waterfall faucet, hair dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Brand new queen memory foam bed and mattress! New Sept 2016
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , New full/full bunk beds. Comfy mattresses & great for kids!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , New memory foam mattress July 2017 and luxury linens.
  • 3 Bedrooms. Queen bed in Master, New in Sept 2016 a queen memory foam mattress/ bed in bedroom #2, Double/double bunk bed in bedroom #3. Perfect for 4 adults with small children. Pack and Play available for baby.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
For our couples guests we provide spa robes for your use during your stay. Our property manager speaks fluent English and Spanish!

Reviews

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(47 traveller reviews)

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5

We found a home away from home in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Del Sol was perfect for our family. We enjoy kicking back and getting away when we go on vacation. Casa Del Sol's location just outside the small fishing village of Patillas was ideal for us to make our getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

I was encouraged before we even left home that our trip would be a success. Carla, the owner, is very engaged in the management of their property. She was readily available to answer any questions we had leading up to and throughout our stay. She responded to either e-mails or texts often within an hour or so.

The home is beautiful. You can tell Carla and Sean have put a lot of work into making it functional and homey. Like my wife said on our first night there, "This is exactly what I want to have for a beach home one day." We had concerns that the kitchen did not have a conventional oven, but the extra large toaster oven proved it was up to the task of providing for our party of 7. We were even able to bake a birthday cake in it for one of my daughter's friends that joined us for our stay. Speaking of the birthday girl, when Carla found out that we were going to be celebrating a birthday for one of our kids, she arranged for one of the local ice cream truck drivers to make a special stop right outside the front gate on the day of her birthday. It was a special treat (not only the ice cream, but also checking out the driver's tricked out truck!).

You can easily let the days pass you by here relaxing by the pool or walking down the three stairs from the pool deck to the beach and hunting for beach glass (my wife spent hours finding pieces, which we brought home and she made keepsake picture frames with), but we also like a little adventure. We took some of Carla's suggestions and planned a couple day trips. One day we drove to Charco Azul and swam in the cool waters of the local swim hole. Another day, we went sailing with the people at East Island Excursions on their catamaran, the "Zatara." Carla sends you information about these trips once you set up a booking. She even provided us with a discount code to use for the booking of the catamaran.

Casa Del Sol has something for everyone. Our party of seven included myself and my wife, my mother, three 14 year old girls, and our 5 year old son. My family has already decided we are heading back. Thank you, Carla and Sean for making us feel so welcome in your home.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! I don't know how else to respond to your review. I will never forget when you told me that you were traveling with three 14 year old girls and a 5 year old. I thought to myself Jon and Maria are either a bit "crazy" or they are "saints"! Having 4 kids ourselves, we remember those crazy, fun, exhausting, and rewarding vacation memories. Sean and I miss those days of vacationing with our children and it warms our hearts to hear your family had a wonderful vacation experience at our home. People that read your review might wonder how we can call the local ice cream guy to come to our home. The reason is a bit selfish on our part. We love ice cream and there have been many times we call him to swing by when we are there. It gives us a great excuse to take a break from our work projects. We are so thankful Augustine and his "tricked out" ice cream truck made the birthday visit! We are elated to hear you are coming back and you will find that we take extra special care of our return guests...after all, you're family now!! In closing, thank you, Jon, for the stellar review. Casa Del Sol Family Beach House will always have an open door for you. Carla and Sean PS The notes you left in the house book were amazing! Thanks again.
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5

Where do I even begin...?

  • 5 of 5

Where do I even begin…? My partner and I were originally scheduled to visit Casa Del Sol the day after hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. I was to arrive the day the hurricane hit and he was already in Puerto Rico visiting family one week before my arrival. Needless to say I never made it to Puerto Rico and he eventually made it back home.

Carla and Sean were kind enough to gift us a rescheduled stay at Casa Del Sol at no additional cost. We took advantage of their kind gift a few weeks ago in early April. A matter of fact we were the first guests at Casa Del Sol to have power, which turned on the day we arrived in Puerto Rico. What a coincidence!! Now on the reason why you are reading this review.

Casa Del Sol is magical~! From the time I saw the property on VRBO, I knew I had to visit that beautiful piece of paradise. My partner is originally from Puerto Rico and we have come home to Puerto Rico many times and have stayed at many places throughout the island over the years. However no place we have stayed at in the past has come close to our visit to Casa Del Sol. Carla and Sean have created the quintessential family or couples beach house. Every detail, every item, every square foot of Casa Del Sol has been carefully and lovingly planned for the perfect vacation getaway. From the wonderful outdoor pool and cabana with its view of the blue Caribbean to the well-executed living room, kitchen and comfortable bedrooms Casa Del Sol will not disappoint.

I cannot say enough about our visit and would highly recommend Casa Del Sol for anyone who is looking for a true peaceful and relaxing Caribbean getaway. You will be charmed right from the start of your stay until it’s time to go home. But once you visit the “Island of Enchantment” Puerto Rico and Casa Del Sol you will never say good bye… you will just say … see you again or “Hasta luego”!!

Carla and Sean we thank you again for the wonderful gift and time spent at Casa Del Sol “Haste luego”~! Jonny & Elmer

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5

The drive into the driveway is only the start of the wow factor of this house. The first impression is everything. This lives up to all expectations and more. Carla is by far the most helpful owner I have ever dealt with. I have rented many VRBO house's in the past. Carla's house has everything. I think she has thought of everything to make her guests fell right at home. Everything is exactly like the pictures or written in the description. I have never been to Puerto Rico. Carla told me I would fall in love with PR. And she was right I loved everything about our trip. If you book this house be ready for total relaxation to take over. The people of PR are beautiful inside and out. I can a sure you Carla will do all she can to make your trip the very best she can. And that starts with the house. Give the island a try, you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Couldn’t wait to go....but then........

  • 5 of 5

Ok so we never got to go 😭 Our family of 6 (2 adults and 4 kids under the age of 13) had plans to go to Puerto Rico and rent out this beautiful property in Patillas at the end of January for my Husband’s 40th Birthday. I was so excited and showed everyone at work where we were staying and even had the house as my screensaver on my phone 😂 And then.....Hurricane Maria! Noooooo! I tried to hold on to these reservations. I watched the news religiously in hopes to find promising news on the conditions in Puerto Rico and stalked the Casa Del Sol Facebook page. However; to the unfortunate circumstances to the people of Puerto Rico, the devastation was just too great and the relief efforts are just too slow to allow us to travel there by the end the January. From the Facebook page of Casa Del Sol; the house showed no significant damage as they were working on repairs and running off of a generator. The house really wasn’t our concern, it was the rest of the island.

Carla, the owner has been great from the beginning. Very informative and got back to me with any questions very quickly. We also spoke on the phone when I did the original booking. She seems to care very much about her property and the people that stay there. We definitely have plans to rebook sometime within the next year. We can’t wait to visit and Casa Del Sol is at the top of our list!

Thanks Carla for everything and I pray that Puerto Rico will get all of its relief soon and they can rebuild a lot faster ❤️

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderfully Sweet people

  • 5 of 5

We weren't able to make our trip. We had to cancel because a horrible storm came called Maria. Carla the home owner is an absolute pleasure to work with. She loves her home and loves to share it with others, But what really made we want to rent her home was her love for Puerto Rico it is such a special place I will be renting this home in the future when The Island has recovered and it will!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation that didn't happen

  • 5 of 5

We booked Casa Del Sol for a family vacation and planned to enjoy the beauty of PR and Patillas and really relax. The booking process, follow-up and all interactions with Carla were all top notch. I've rented houses at least a dozen times via HomeAway, and Carla has been the most responsive person I've had the pleasure to work with. Due to Hurricane Maria, we have now decided to change our vacation plans. Carla completely understood and immediately refunded our deposit. We will definitely make a future trip to PR, and there is no reason why we wouldn't contact Carla again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Charco AZUL
Old San Juan
El Yunque National Rainforest
Guavate
Lordemar Resturant
Restaurante Hecho en Casa
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Lordemar Restaurant and outdoor bar
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Fajardo
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Palmas Del Mar Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Lordemar Restaurant a short walk down the beach
Nearest Beach
House sits on Patillas Beach
Car: necessary

This gated beach front family home is located about 20 minutes away from many familiar restaurants/stores that are found in the states. During your short drive you will find Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway, Walmart, Kmart, Sears, and Marshalls. The house is also about a 20 minute drive to a major hospital and movie theater. Grocery stores are found within 15 minutes. If your week stay is going to consist of a true "get-away-from-it-all", we suggest a stop at Ralph's grocery, Costco, or Sam's Club after renting your car. Once you arrive at our home, the mesmerizing setting of a private beachfront home with a pool will entice you never to leave. However, for those wishing to venture out to eat there are several restaurants, one within walking distance via the beach, for you to choose from. Roadside food stands are dotted along the drive to the property for samplings of local Puerto Rican cuisine. Puerto Rican BBQ chicken, pork, beans, rice, plantains, yucca, sweet batata, and a local delicacy of breadfruit when it's in season. We also have a breadfruit tree on the property!

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £111.39
Additional Guest Fee £18.57 per person per night

$200.00 refundable Security Deposit and $150.00 non refundable cleaning fee required at reservation to reserve dates. The $200.00 security deposit is refundable within 14 days & returned within 2 weeks of vacancy providing there is no damage or items missing. There is a four night minimum rental and 7.00% Puerto Rico room occupancy tax required for all stays.

Total remaining balance due at least 60 days prior to stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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