The SpaceIf you want to experience Puerto Rico like a local, peacefully and comfortably but 'like you live there' then our place might be just what you're looking for. Our listing is as a 'private room' but it has it's own entrance and is technically separate from our main living area. (The property is sort of 'split level' and our rental has it's own access) The space includes not only private bedroom and bath but a spacious living room with couch and loveseat, and opens up onto our shaded/partly covered back deck. We currently do not have a kitchen down there but the space does offer a microwave, coffee maker, electric water kettle and double burner cook top and electric grill is also available for use. Refrigeration is also available. We sit just 15 minutes from beautiful jungle waterfalls and swimming holes, and only 25 minutes from a number of Aguadilla's wonderful beaches, about 40 to Aguada and Rincon's. A pleasant half hour or so drive takes you to the popular Caverns of Camuy, about the same takes you to Isabella's beaches and, if you're here on a Friday, just 10 minutes to the engaging mercado ('farmers market' ) which boasts everything from peacocks and produce to pepper sprays and musical instruments...mixed in are food trucks and hand crafted island treasures....truly worth a visit. So, beyond being nearby to many things, we offer a somewhat secluded, peaceful country experience. Situated on the crest of a hill top small neighborhood, we have amazing views, beautiful gardens and a wide variety of fruit and vegetables growing right here. Guests find the back deck a beautiful and welcome morning and evening delight that bookends their days, relaxing and enjoying coffee or tea by morning and a cold refreshing beverage as the sun goes down. We do have pets on site, who more or less free roam, but all are friendly and welcoming. For conveniences, we have a large refrigerator in the rental area, electric tea kettle and coffee maker, a toaster oven, microwave and double burner for basic warming/cooking needs. There is a pharmacy, bakery, and small market just a couple minutes from the house. As guests you are welcome to use and explore the full grounds, yard spaces, hammocks and swing chairs, pick and enjoy fruits of the land etc... We are familiar with many attractions, both 'guide book listed' and not, and can usually provide directions and information about ways to explore and fill your days while on the Western side of PR. Available (but not included in room price) amenity options include handmade fresh juices, pina coladas, holistic healing work such as crystal bowl sound healing, shamanic healing and other alternative healing if you should wish. At the time of this posting we do not have AC in that guest space but since it stays quite cool down there the high quality oscillating fans have been more than adequate in warmer months. Guest AccessThe primary rental space is located on the lower level and includes a bedroom with king size tempurpedic mattress, private bathroom and shower, and large living room that opens up onto the back deck. The living room is equipped with large tv, dvd player, with cable and wifi. These are all areas with full guest private access. Additionally, we invite our guests to come upstairs, view the sunset from our porch, enjoy the swing chairs on the 3 side wraparound porch and to feel free to mingle with us on the upper level. There is a washer/dryer on this level available for their use also. Guests should feel free to wander the property, pick and enjoy fruit, and enjoy all the spaces of the property. Additionally, we do have one smaller guest bedroom with full size bed upstairs that occasionally can be booked. Interaction with GuestsWe occupy the upper level, and generally work from home, as well as 'working our land' daily so we are very accessible for guests to help with their stay, answer any questions or provide assistance. The NeighborhoodThe view from on top of the hill is spectacular and fairly panoramic. Our property allows us to see both sunrise and sunset (which is often magnificent as it sets on the horizon above the island of Desecheo off in the distance) Getting AroundWe live on the top of a scenic high hilltop, in a traditional country neighborhood. There is no public transportation available. There are, however, very reasonable car rentals available both in nearby Aguadilla near the airport and also in town Moca. Other Things to NoteWe have cats and dogs living with us, all very friendly and happy.
Regarding pricing: we are obligated to collect a 7% PR room tax and file it with the Tourism Office on a monthly basis. Airbnb does not have a provision to collect this through their website so we must collect it during your stay, prior to check out. Based on our current rates that 7% room tax will range from $3.50 to $4.20 per day. We will issue you a receipt for this at your check out. Thank you for your understanding.