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Boutique Beachfront w/Private Pool! Top rated Puerto Rico rental!

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


About the property

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

Winter is coming and we have great weeks available. Not sure? Click the "Ask owner a question" tab. Our response rate is usually within the hour and we are happy to answer any question you might have before booking. Or 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

Carla Kolega
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Patillas around the Guardarraya

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • 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
For our couples guests we provide spa robes for your use during your stay. Our property manager speaks fluent English and Spanish!


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Boutique Beachfront w/Private Pool! Top rated Puerto Rico rental!
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd family vacation to Puerto Rico and by far this was the nicest home! Carla had it all put together perfectly and Irene whom manages the property was wonderful as well! I don't usually review unless I am blown away. These people care and that means a lot! Wonderful home and service! Thanks so much for a wonderful family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am so happy you were blown away and gave us a stellar review. I hope you enjoyed the games we offered at the house! When you asked if we had any board games I kind of chuckled to myself. I have even purchased specific games for guests if they ask for a particular game. Let me know if there is any particular game I can get for your next visit! I hope you found some waves to enjoy during your stay....that Mother Nature was in a calm mood last week! I hope you come back to visit Puerto Rico and please don't forget Casa Del Sol Family Beach House. Thanks again for the wonderful review. Until next time, Carla and Sean PS: I forwarded your review to Irene and she loves to hear that she is doing a wonderful job!
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Simply Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Our entire experience with the property and owner were fantastic. Carla explained everything in detail before we arrived. Once we reached the house it was in pristine condition and all of the little details were just perfect, from the pool, to the beach, the outdoor bathroom and grill, the comfort of the beds, etc. You won't regret your decision to stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alex for a great review. We loved having you stay at Casa Del Sol Family Beach House. We strive to keep everything in pristine condition at our house and it makes me so proud to hear that you loved all our attention to detail. Please don't forget us in Patillas!! Until next time, Carla and Sean
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Loved that Carla was always communicating with us. This house is so accommodating and Carla has thought about everything! Highly recommend Casa del Sol.

Nuño-Rosas Family

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angie for the wonderful review. Sean and I try our best to make sure all our guests have a 5 star experience. We celebrated your review as yours was our 50th 5 star review!! It makes us proud to know that we can make memories for families and give great service. Managing a property from afar is not the easiest and our staff does an amazing job. Thanks again and don't forget us! Carla and Sean
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A Lovely Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure to stay at Casa del Sol for our first family vacation. After eyeing this home for a while we decided to treat ourselves and book this wonderful home. Best decision! Carla was an absolute pleasure to work with from the very start of the process until the end. The moment you arrive at Casa del Sol you are immediately drawn into the breathtaking view. Our favorite part was sitting in the lawn chair and lying on the hammock with the ocean breeze right at our feet. With each room so beautifully decorated you will have a feeling of tranquility as soon as you lay your head. The pool is such a great added bonus. We enjoyed turning on the light to give that extra special touch. They have thought of all possibilities (games/movies/books) when it comes to vacation extras. I came into the house with a feeling of pride and love. Truly the owners have thought of all details to make vacationers feel at home.

We did experience some small snafu's such as Internet interruptions and water pressure/curtain rod falling. Which to be fair was not a reflection on the owners rather "every day" type of snafu's. To my surprise before I even landed back home Carla and Sean were so kind to return our deposit and a dinner for our entire family on them!! We were so touched by their kindness and hospitality, it made our stay 10 times more special.

I can say without any hesitation, Casa del Sol is an absolute dream. You will not regret booking from these lovely owners. My family hope to visit many times over.

-Myers Family

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for the best review ever. You know I wondered with all the little snafus if you might be our first "less than perfect" review, which I would have taken. Sean and I are so hands on with our baby "Casa Del Sol" that we don't take snafus lightly. We are delighted to treat your family to a nice dinner and hopefully at dinner you will be planning your next stay at Casa Del Sol. Thanks for all your communication and it was a pleasure to handle all that I could from here in the states. Irene (our property manager) is a Godsend and is always available to all our guests as she was to you. When I hear that our guests enjoy the view and the tranquility of the sea it makes all our efforts worthwhile. Please don't forget Casa Del Sol and I can't wait to have you return sooner than later. Until next time, Carla and Sean
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This. Is. Heaven!!!

  • 5 of 5

Let me start off by saying this was not our first rodeo in Puerto Rico - my husband and I have stayed on the island a few times over the last decade, always in a different area and hotel / home / resort / etc. This was BY FAR the most enjoyable trip yet!!

We brought our kids (7 & 8) and my mother in law and there was plenty of space for the 5 of us to enjoy the home. The AC was powerful enough to satisfy my mother in law, and the amazing breezes from the ocean front location made me feel right in my comfort zone on the beautiful porch. When we landed, teh owners had already sent us directions to the house and nearby grocery stores to visit, so no hunting for food or wondering if we were being directed the best way by GPS.

The amenities are exactly as described (or better) and the set up by the cleaning folks and the house owners was a huge step above the norm in hospitality. My kids had plenty of games and coloring books and card decks to enjoy (um, what? you don't want to spend your day on your tablet? You'd rather play dominoes with me by the pool? Music to my ears, daughter!!!)

We were near enough local food and stores to have no trouble cooking and finding good stuff to eat, and being so perfectly set next to the beach, with mountains in the background, and being able to watch the sunrise every day...just amazing. We lived in the pool, on a hammock, or picking sea glass from right on the beach front. Also got some fresh coconuts from a local gentleman who grabbed them from a nearby tree and opened them for us. The nature is perfect, little hermit crabs and side walkers, butterflies and birds nesting and lizards sharing the yard were just the most peaceful thing you can imagine. Washer & dryer onsite meant I wasn't going crazy with all that laundry for 5 people during a 7 day stay. There were TVs in every room and the kitchen was incredibly well stocked for indoor and outdoor cooking. We grilled every night on the charcoal grill, my kids and mother in law loved to hang in the shallow sun deck area of the pool where they could wade and sit, and at night, my husband and I enjoyed sitting outside watching the stars and hearing the waves roll in.

This was our 10 year wedding anniversary trip, and we feel like Casa del Sol was the best place in the world to celebrate!!! Definitely recommend to families, couples, and anyone looking for a relaxing, quiet, rejuvenating way to see the absolute best about the beautiful island of Puerto Rico!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Lordemar Restaurant and outdoor bar
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
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!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £114.16
Additional Guest Fee £19.03 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.