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Shacks / Jobos Beach, Beachfront Villas in Is

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Private Beachfront Deck
Villa #4, master bedroom
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
Villa
There is no finer place to vacation then Shacks Beach, Isabela, PR., from its kite boarding, surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling to hiking, golfing, and the historic culture of our town; Isabela offers it all. Our beautifully decorated villas on Shacks beach are large with open doors and window layouts to maximize on the oceanview. They each come with multiple living areas, cable, WIFI, flat screen TVs, dining area, 2 or 3 bedrooms with A/C, fully equipped modern kitchens, one bathroom, spectacular decks, fully furnished with all amenities as a second home should be. Our villas can be rented separately or together to accommodate larger families. Each villa is very private with beautifully manicured grounds along with a parking space for each unit. We have four private ocean front vil...There is no finer place to vacation then Shacks Beach, Isabela, PR., from its kite boarding, surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling to hiking, golfing, and the historic culture of our town; Isabela offers it all. Our beautifully decorated villas on Shacks beach are large with open doors and window layouts to maximize on the oceanview. They each come with multiple living areas, cable, WIFI, flat screen TVs, dining area, 2 or 3 bedrooms with A/C, fully equipped modern kitchens, one bathroom, spectacular decks, fully furnished with all amenities as a second home should be. Our villas can be rented separately or together to accommodate larger families. Each villa is very private with beautifully manicured grounds along with a parking space for each unit. We have four private ocean front villas where you can capture Shacks beach most profound panoramic views of the ocean. They both sit privately side by side on the 2nd level of a lovely family vacation rental that is an elegant and comfortable home situated directly on Shacks beach. Enjoy the wonderful ocean breeze from the very large private decks and breath taking views of our untame beach .... whether you are taking a wonderful walk on the beach, laying on the sand or on your own private deck nothing beats the soothing sound of gentle ocean waves. If you are around during the months of February to March, you may get lucky and see whales! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1157642987More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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Meet the host
Lorraine R
Hosting since May 2010
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response Rate: 80%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are available on site for any questions
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Reviews (7)
Marilyn C
Marilyn C
34 contributions
Estuve este fin de semana con mi esposo y sobrinos. Pasamos unos días relajados. Hermoso apartamento rústico frente al mar. Se duerme con el hermoso sonido de la olas. Lugar hermoso y tranquilo. El apartamento limpio, cómodo y con todo lo necesario para pasar unos días espectadores. La playa es adecuada para snorkeling. Buena ubicación cerca de restaurante y excelente lugares turísticos. En general todo hermoso.
Visited June 2017
Written June 5, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
DanteSegundo
DanteSegundo
Gracias Marilyn.. te esperamos de regreso
Written June 8, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lori50022
lori50022
Wahpeton, ND14 contributions
I agree with the reviews that the view is beautiful and the beach is great for long walks. The directions did not exactly bring us to the door but with a call to the non bilingual manager, and Lorraine we were able to find the condo. We had no power the first 24 hours and the power went on and off the rest of the 5 day stay. I understand this is not unusual for the area according to the neighbors- although they were set up with emergency generators. The TV did not work and no wifi. Like other reviews we also had dirty dishes in the sink when we arrived and dirty dishes in he dishwasher. The condo is a fixer upper but has great potential. The steps to the beach are in need of repair. I ended up purchasing towels but did discover the towels the last day in the dryer. I agree with other reviews that the sheets and bedding is poor quality but I did not expect any better from a rental. What I learned is the problems we encountered are difficult to manage when the owner is not on sight. What could have been a disaster was the globe off a ceiling fan crashed to the floor from a rusted out screw- although it did not fall on me, we did not receive out deposit back. My husband who is a bit of a neat freak left the condo far better than we found it. I was disappointed that Lorraine did not respond to my questions. I was thankful for the managers of the nearby rentals that was able to assist in the area. He politely told me that the large cock roaches was normal for the area. We had visited Puerto Rico four years ago and this visit was much different. I would not recommend Puerto Rico at this time to visit. I understand that this property was being sold so maybe this will all change with the new owners. Shower in master bathroom did not work.
Visited December 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written January 7, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lloyd T
Lloyd T
Halfmoon, NY1 contribution
We booked the unit under after seeing it online. We arrived and found it was not as shown on the website. We traveled with 2 other couples, the owner knew this but upon arrival one bedroom was nor prepped. We had to wash the linens and prep it ourselves. Cable tv did not work.
Visited February 2015 Travelled with friends
Written July 14, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

medoux
medoux
Minneapolis, MN26 contributions
Renter beware! The views you see in the description of this property are not all they are cracked up to be. Yes, the view from the deck is fantastic and the ability to open the sliding doors/windows on two sides allows for a wonderful view. That being said, that is the only highlight of this property. This property was a nightmare for us. For starters the drive from the airport was an hour longer than what both the description and the manager stated. The bedding was terrible, thin flimsy and like a rock. In the morning we discovered that the toilet and shower in the master bath appeared not to work. We should have known something was up with the toilet when we discovered the water had been turned off to it. My wife and I were able to eventually fix it ourselves and later the next day the handy man came by and fixed the shower. Upon going to the kitchen we discovered a pan in the toaster oven with foil on it that contained lots of grease (see picture). It appeared as though someone had recently cooked and didn't clean after themselves. We opened the fridge and freezer to discover that both had food in them. After we hand washed a pan, we went to get a spatula out and noticed that all of the utensils were filthy, with some even having hair on them. (Please see pictures). Needless to say this was somewhat disturbing. Her listing states wifi but that was not working at all. The bedspread had stains all over it . Did I forget to mention the stuck fly on the wall in the bathroom. There is also the burnt lamp shade, lamps with electrical tape holding the wiring together and there are no actual windows in the villa. She originally said she would try to move us to another one of her properties (which we were skeptical of the condition of that as well) but she never got back to us. We called her numerous times and were just left without any response and no choice but to leave and rent elsewhere thus costing us double for our trip. Very disappointed renters.
Visited January 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written February 12, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
This is one of our most enjoyed homes and it is unfortunate that confusion over the refund policy can negatively affected the opinion of one of our most requested Shacks beach villas. Our booking agreement clearly specifies that if a renter decides to leave the premises that a refund will not be granted. In this case, our guest either forgot or neglected to pay attention to I our policy. Once the guest contacted us that they would like their payment refunded, because her and husband had just returned from the hospital, as she stated that while intoxicated he fell and hurt his head that now this has ruined her vacation and she wanted to go home. I immediately reminded her of our refund policy, that once occupied we do not refund monies to tenants that want or choose to leave the premises, but in all consideration for there situation that I would consider refunding part of their current balance or if I was able to rent the days they would leave behind then I would refund their entire balance for the remain days of there accommodation. Whereas, neither plan took place because then the guest started complaining of other reason why they wanted to not go home anymore but relocate.....complaints of the noise of airplanes flying over the beach area, the mattress all of a sudden were to hard, the distance to the airport was to far (it is 1 1/2 hour away) to San Juan, the water dropping in the bathroom (we send a plumber right away, who did not find a problem) , etc... In retrospect, we could have been more proactive and understanding in clarifying whether they wanted to leave because of an actual emergency or just leave the premises for whatever personal issues they may have had. But in all situations, we tried and have always considered our many guests comfort, safety, enjoyment and relaxation. And it is unfortunate, that guest that do not get there way out of their own issues have to try to speak against our efforts and promote such negative comments... We truly pray for their best, and hope that all our future guest understand that despite of our trying to give or best we can't always please everyone.....but we continue trying...
Written February 11, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Martha -:- Chagrin Falls
Lorraine was very easy to work with and very responsive. The apartment location was ideal. Upkeep of the property needs attention. It was somewhat overpriced for the condition of the apartment but the Shacks community is wonderful and the beach and snorkeling are terrific. If you are a beachwalker, Shacks is the place.
Visited January 2014
Written January 31, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Oliver T
Oliver T
Atlanta, GA151 contributions
We booked a unit and when we got there, water was all over the floor in the living room. There are leaks in the windows near the ceiling and heavy rain will get in the cracks. There is no glass, just shutters, so the unit is designed for wind to go through it. There was also a cat living there when we arrived. After we called to complain about these items, Lorraine moved us to her unit next door. The one we eventually stayed at is the one that Lorraine owns. The one we originally booked is owned by her friend next door and just temporarily renting it out. Lorraine's unit is very nice. It has recently been upgraded. There is A/C in both bedrooms. (In the neighbor's unit, there is only A/C in one bedroom.) First bedroom has 2 twin beds. Second bedroom has a queen and twin. So, it can comfortably sleep 5. All the windows in all the rooms can be completely closed. (I don't see how one can tolerate all the bugs that can fly in in the neighbor's unit.) It also has a washer/dryer. They also provided a portable crib for our baby. I wished though the unit provided a hair dryer. There is one full bathroom with a shower stall (no bath tub). There is no hot water in the unit except for a water warmer in the shower head. Someone mentioned that the A/C is loud. That's true. But our baby actually slept longer because it provided a steady humming sound. Be aware that there is an airport very close by. But, with the A/C running, you can't hear the airplanes. There is no wifi in the unit and I could barely get my cell to get a signal at the location. Had to drive about 10 minutes to get a good signal. Apparently the local electricity is not reliable. The unit has a generator and kicked in several times in the day. The unit is truly beachfront property. You can see the sun rise and set off the ocean from the patio. Walk down the stairs and you're on the beach. The best feature of the unit is the snorkeling. I've never seen such a great spot to snorkel right off a beachfront condo. At low tide, the water is actually quite calm. There are many things to see in the water, even saw a sea turtle. Be careful though, there are many sea urchins in the water. You must at least wear water shoes if you go in the water. Since it's fairly secluded, there's not much people on the beach. Since the location is fairly remote, it's 20-25 minutes to get to Wal-mart, Wendy's, McDonald's, etc in Isabella. But, 10 minutes away, there is some good cheap local food. We liked Betsy's Cafe and the Panaderia next to it at 110 and 2. Overall, I would recommend Lorraine's unit. I would not recommend her neighbor's unit. The beach is a fantastic spot to go snorkeling (or even scuba diving).
Visited June 2013
Written June 23, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Oliver, thank you for staying with us last month, it is always wonderful for us to share the very blessed location that our creator has given us at Shacks Beach. Unfortunately, during your vacation time there was much rain (we can definitely expect that on an island) and we had just finish cleaning all our property windows and our maintenance guy forgot to lock the ceiling windows which were push open by the wind and rain just made its way into the villa. But we have taken care of that. And about the tiny kitty cat, yes we do tend to feed our local birds, parrots, iguanas, cats (not the dogs, because tend to call themselves at home), but this particular kitty is so sweet and loving that we can't seem to keep her off our door step she comes around for more love. And flying insects are always part of a tropical island (I just thank God we are do not have critters crawling inside our units). That's what we strive for a clean, comfortable, welcoming place where our guest feel at home, and I'm so glad to know that we were able to re accommodate you in another one of our beautiful villas so that you and your family, as you mentioned in many words, enjoyed your vacation here with us at Shacks beach. Again, thank you and we will see you again soon. Lorraine
Written June 22, 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rodolfo -:- Germany
Our trip was amazing.. We rented villa#2 for our first 5 days and villa #3 for the last 3 days and both were more than we expected. The pictures did it no justice, these villas were comfortable, clean, well furnished, maintained and on the most wonderful natural beach. The hostess was very responsive to all our needs and the booking, check in and out process very smooth. I truly recommend these units, it's owner and crew on this wonderful paradise location to everyone looking for some true r&r.; Thank you, Loraine and mag ally we will see you again real soon.
Visited June 2013
Written June 19, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
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Balcony
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About the neighbourhood
Shacks beach is known for its world class kite surfing waves and snorkeling under water caves at the Blue Hole. Its the perfect place for a surf / kitesurf / scuba dive or snorkeling retreat. We are a short drive to all the best PR west coast surfing beaches such as Jobos or Middles; 5 Minutes to Survivors and Surfers, 10 minutes to Wilderness and Gas Chambers, 30 minutes to Rincon. . We are a short walk from the well known 'Ola LoLas Garden Bar'' and the 'Eclipse' beach front restaurant nestle in the beatiful Villa Montana resort. Or a short drive to some great local resturants (Seafood/Thai/Mexican/Puerto Ricol local cuisine) and ocean front night life. There are several surf shops in the near vicinity that offer surfboards, boogie boards, snorkel or scuba equipment for rent. I...
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Shacks / Jobos Beach, Beachfront Villas in Is

Shacks / Jobos Beach, Beachfront Villas in Is is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Shacks / Jobos Beach, Beachfront Villas in Is has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Shacks / Jobos Beach, Beachfront Villas in Is has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Shacks / Jobos Beach, Beachfront Villas in Is must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.