Carol's cottage has lots of character, excellent views and serenity. The set up is basically a one room guest house next to her house (which is the last house situated next to a rarely used entrance to El Yunque Park.) The room has a king sized bed, a set up with a small fridge, toaster oven, coffee maker and snacks. The bath (which is only separated by a curtain)is supplied with plenty of clean towels and many supplies for skin, hair, bug spray, sun tan lotion, etc. Also there are beach towels and a beach blanket. She has quiet music playing in the room when you arrive so you immediately start to relax. It has a view over a small rain forest ravine. There is a wall mounted fan that you can use if you are warm--it is a bit on the loud side so we tried not to use it. There is a small deck outside with chairs and places to hang your towels or laundry.It is extremely quiet and full of the sounds of the coqui frogs. The entire place is painted nice bright colors, with plenty of pretty tile work and special decorative touches.
In addition to your room you have full use of her outdoor kitchen which faces the sea view.The view is down to the ocean and is spectacular. Carol says she doesn't want it posted because she likes people to be surprised when they see it. She made us delicious banana smoothies and told us to feel free to use the kitchen as ours. She helped us set up a kayak ride to the bio-bay. (We never saw her after that --she works and leaves very early in the am--it felt like it was all for us alone) There was breakfast food to prepare yourself and eat as you look over the view.
At the bottom of her road is a chicken place called El Verde which has delicious chicken you can eat there at the counter or take back up to Carol's to eat while looking at the view. I am sort of a sqeamish eater but it was fine. Also in the hut area along the beach #2, El Parrillo was great and in the town of Loquillo try Kings Restaurant to eat with the locals --great food.
If a high rise air conditioned Tv luxury resort with manicured grounds is your thing you may not appreciate it here but if you like total peace, pretty surroundings and a bohemian, artsy romantic vibe-this is for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carole's Rainforest Villas offers unique & private Caribbean Style Rainforest Lodging for 1-4 people. 1 & 2 Bedroom Villa & House Rental with a remote location bordering the NE entrance of the El Yunque Rain Forest in Puerto Rico. The jungle is your neighbor! (a.k.a. Carole’s Rainforest Villas – with 100% excellent reviews from TripAdvisors since 2008) Enjoy peaceful lodging with an incredible view of the jungle and distant ocean below. Private waterfalls are a short 1/4 mile walk.Cook in an amazing outdoor kitchen or bathe in an outdoor shower. Features: King-sized beds, colorful tiles, French style doors and tons of outdoor Caribbean character.You won't want to leave our little piece of paradise in the rainforest of El Yunque! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Carole`s Rainforest Villas Hotel Rio Grande
- Carole's Rainforest Villas Puerto Rico/El Yunque National Forest