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El Mirador Guesthouse
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

El Mirador Guesthouse is amazing! We had such a great time. The views are gorgeous and the yard is awesome. The house is really beautiful and had absolutely everything we needed. It was so much better than a hotel. All the rooms were very spacious and everything was super clean. And it's close to everything. I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Amy N
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

This was my family's first stay at El Mirador and we will be visiting again. This perfectly situated guest house has all of the amenities a family could hope for and more! The house is very well furnished, and it's obvious that the owners went to great lengths to decorate the house in a very authentic and tasteful way. Second, the house is CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN!! All of the rooms were very spacious with plenty of room for the entire family. The yard, which is perfectly arranged and maintained, has a spectacular west-facing view of the ocean, which is great for checking surf or watching sunsets. Everything about the place is picturesque. In addition, everything we needed was within walking distance, or within short driving distance.

The owners and staff treated us like royalty and were only a call away if we needed anything. The neighbors were very friendly and we really enjoyed staying in a neighborhood instead of a hotel. It's much easier to interact with local people this way.

The owners of El Mirador pay extremely close attention to every detail and have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make their guests feel at home. There is not one thing I could say I'd change about my stay, except maybe to extend my stay another week! Thanks again, see you next year!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank JoshNelson
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Reviewed March 31, 2011

We just returned from a 10 day stay and had a GREAT time. The bottom unit of El Mirador was perfect for us. (4 adults and lots of room for more)

Cons .... only 2 minor ones:

Kitchen in the downstairs unit could use a few more pots and pans, and large bowls (mixing size). Other than that we had more than enough tableware, flatware, etc for preparing meals. Was not a big deal, we just got creative and found a way to make what we had work.

The mattress in the master bedroom had some what of a small hard area on one side (about the diameter of a dessert dish) Perhaps part of the spring? BUT having said that, we just used an extra comforter to lay under the mattress cover and it worked out fine. Might be that bodies that are on the "over side of 50" just notice these things. NO back aches in the morning though as the mattress was firm.

Pros ...

EXTRA large kitchen and dining room.

2 full bathrooms, each with a walk in shower.

Off street parking.

Large bedrooms Lots of closet space with lots of hangers.

Large supply of towels - a very nice touch as we didn't pack any beach towels.

Washer and dryer (plus iron and ironing board)

Easy 15 walk down the bike path to Dooms Beach and the light house. Good exercise walking on some of the off shoot trails as well. (and we walked slow)

Nice neighbors - lots of smiles.

Bakery a short 5 min walk.

We like the experience of staying in a neighborhood, even with the roosters, coqui, and dogs. Knew this before going, it's PR, and part of the charm. You experience the rhythm and sounds of peoples lives, vs the artificial sound that you get at a resort. Depends on what you're looking for in a vacation.

Lots of good restaurants within a very short drive.

Wifi (even though on vacation - we needed it for jobs)

Lots of English programming on TV

Water reserve for "just in case."

Bobby is one of the best owners that we've ever dealt with. Quick to reply to emails, lots of helpful info, and more than ready to make sure that our stay went well. He happened to be on the island while we were their, and even picked us up at Mayaguez Airport when we were stranded there our first night. Our flight was cancelled and Cape Air had us driven over in a van, but it was after the airport closed so we couldn't pick-up our rental car.

He also came to the rescue to replace a broken blender in less that a day.

No bugs inside.

A GREAT rental value for your money!

"The truly happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery even when he must take a detour" - Anonymous

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank OH_grammy
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Reviewed March 8, 2011

We stayed in the top floor of the Mirador, 4 people, with room to spare. The eating area of the kitchen and the kitchen itself, are a great size. Views and breezes are enjoyable while sitting around the table. The living room is a good size with leather couches. My favorite places were on the front veranda, again, enjoying the ocean; and the outside living area, with seating, dining, and bar-b-q. Cable TV, air conditioning, stereo all give the amenities of home yet in a tropical paradise!! Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Karen8734
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Reviewed January 23, 2011

the el mirdor is a beautiful place very clean close to surfing and resturants and nightlife we had a wounderful time looking foward to going back

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank lexie6
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