Casa Gardenia- A bit of Paradise..
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Budget, Beach, Tropical, Village|
Description from the owner
Come on down and enjoy our well appointed, garden style home only moments from Seven Seas beach.
This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom has everything you need for a cool Caribbean getaway.
Located in the charming family friendly neighborhood of Las Croabas on the edge of the 300 plus acre of the nature reserve Las Cabezas de san Juan which offer daily tours in Spanish and English, for reservations go to www.fideicomiso.org , you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling in private crystal clear waters by day and go kayaking at the Bio-luminescent Bay at night.
There are many attractions to choose from since we are conveniently located in the N...Read more
Casa Gardenia- A bit of Paradise..
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Additional Location Information
Located in the charming family friendly neighborhood of Las Croabas, Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Next to Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve. You can contact them at 1-787-722-5882 or log on to www.fideicomiso.org
Approximately 5/7 walk to the pristine beach next to the nature reserve, 10 minutes to Seven Seas public beach, 10 minutes to parque de la Juventud for the Bio-Bay kayaking at night adventure.
Location Type Beach, Tropical, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$205||$205||$1,435||$0||2 nights|
|All Dates||$205||$205||$1,435||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning Fee - $100 / stay - Other - One time cleaning fee
- Damage - $250 / stay - Security Deposit - Damages/missing items
Additional notes from owner
The house can be rented as a 1BR/1BATH, 2BR/1BATH OR 3BR/2BATH
The rates for renting the whole house per week $1,435 total occupancy 5/7 guest
3/4 Guest $1,225
2 Guest $950
This rates are subject to change without prior notice.
In either case, the house is rented to one party at a time... you will be the only guest in the property during your stay.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Lovely Stay in Casa Gardenia
Just spent two nights at a beautiful oasis in Fajardo!! Reina was so kind and her home was comfy, clean and surrounded by a gorgeous garden of orchids, bouganvias, and fruit trees. The location was near many great restaurants. We especially loved, The Vista, for breakfast...fabulous food! Only a block away from her home. It was about a fifteen minute drive to El Yunque Rain Forest. We would definitely return to sweet Reina's lovely homestead!
Kansas City, Missouri
The perfect haven in Fajardo
My family's stay at Casa Gardenia was perfect. The owner Reina was present to greet us and give my family a very welcoming introduction to her little slice of paradise. The yard/garden was beautifully maintained with an amazing variety of tropical plants. The interior home had everything you needed to have a comfortable stay away from home.
Prior to coming to Puerto Rico we were concerned about safety in Puerto Rico. I voiced my concerns to Reina, she took the time to talk with me at length regarding her home and staying in Puerto Rico. I deeply appreciated her taking the time to talk with me. It helped to allay my husbands and my concerns. It was a very safe neighborhood, in a very safe home. We had the best stay possible in Puerto Rico and look forward to returning again.
Staying at Casa Gardenia gave us the opportunity to be our launch to see El Yunque, take a charted boat tour with Erin Go Bragh, go to the the San Juan Nature Reserve, go to Culebra and Vieques, the Bioluminscent tour, and visit the local beaches and hang in Las Croabas park. We had the best possible time! Being able to relax in the morning listening to the birds, watching lizards run around, and watching the chickens helped to make the this trip perfect. I can't imagine staying in a better place in Fajardo! Thank you for helping make our family vacation fabulous!
Response from Reina A. Capron - 04/03/2013
Dear Angela and family, I am very please your Puerto Rico vacation was a success. making my guest feel right at home is my top priority.
I will be delighted to have you all again.
All my best to your darling children.
Awesome, wow!!! My family and I really liked this house
This house is the perfect location. Within walking distance to a beautiful beach great neighborhood. Within 3 minutes walking distance to Las Vistas cafe we had an Excellent brunch, the house was in immaculate condition this is a great place to stay we can't hardly wait to come back to Casa Gardenia Puerto Rico is a great place to visit.
A home away from home!
Know the feeling where you get to an unfamiliar home and you immediately feel comfortable, as if in your own place?
That's the feeling we got from the moment of arrival at the Casa Gardenia. And it's not because it resembles our own home: it's the proportions, the manicured garden, the quiet and safe neighborhood, the wake up to the calls of the roosters and birds, the high-quality amenities - and last but not least - the interaction with the owner, which gave me the feeling of dealing with a friend (quite different from past experiences).
The owner and her caretaker were incredibly nice, willing to help and full of practical advice. Check-in was a piece of cake, with the caretaker waiting for us at the house, giving us a tour of the surroundings in her car, and so was check-out.
The Casa was just the right size for us. We had our breakfasts on the terrace, accompanied by the birds' songs. It was impeccably clean and well organized (including washer and dryer in a special washing room) and equipped with all the "little needs" for a smooth start (wash-up liquids, bath soaps, paper towels and toilet paper, bottled water, condiments, cooking oil, etc.), and had a covered off-street parking. The Casa is perfectly situated for nature lovers: # 2-3 minutes to the nature reserve "Las Cabezas de San Juan" - absolutely worth the 2-hour visit.
# Same distance to The Seven Seas Beach.
# A half an hour to the world famous Rain Forest Reserve "El
Yunque" (do not miss!).
# 15 minutes to the wonderful Luquillo Beach.
# 300 yards from the site of the Bioluminiscent Bay (another must!).
# Minutes to several good restaurants and the majestic "El Conquistador" Hotel, with its private island, golf course and several restaurants (quite pricey!).
# Next to the ferry for the neighboring islands (half an hour to the airport, if you wish to fly there): Culebra and Vieques. Flamenco Beach in Culebra is a must.
All in all: a great week's stay, absolutely good value for the money.
Response from Reina A. Capron - 02/22/2013
Dear Dr. and wife,
It was my pleasure having you as our guest...our number 1 priority is making our guest feel right at home.
Very thankful for your awesome review! I am sure prospective guest would like to know other guest experiences. Check-in was on schedule and we understand you and your wife had traveled a long distance and with jet lag in a estrange place... so it was great my caretaker was happy to assist you in getting you situated.
Very pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Island and hope to have you again soon.
By the way thank you for the goodies left behind and like you stated all the "little needs" for a smooth start. "use what you need leave some items behind" policy works well for fellow travelers.
Wonderful Private Home - very close to everything!
This is a great home in a nice neighborhood close to beaches, bio bay, restaurants, etc. It played a big part in our family (2 adults,3 kids)having probably our best vacation ever. Even nicer than the pictures indicate. The owner was very responsive and helpful, especially considering that it was a last minute rental. We can't wait to return and stay there again.
Response from Reina A. Capron - 01/14/2013
Dear Michael and family,
Thank you very much for a great review, I most certainly appreciate your time to write such a wonderful review.
Our main goal is provide our guest with very comfortable, welcoming home away accommodations. I guess I better take some nicer pictures....je,je,
It was a pleasure having your family over and hope to see you again very soon.
waken up by the sunshine in the morning
I came here with three other friends, and spent four nights there. I have to say this is the most wonderful place I have ever lived. With beautiful garden, complete home appliance, very nice super, walking distance to the beach, we had a great time there. This is exactly what I expected for my vacation, a place far from city with nobody bothering, and I can enjoy the peaceful time in a beautiful environment while doing nothing. As I wrote in the tile, on each morning it is really wonderful memory to be waken up by the sunshine in the face instead of by working pressure.
Response from Reina A. Capron - 05/09/2011
Dear Dawei and friends,
I am glad your stay was a very relaxing and pleasant experience away from the the high pressures of everyday life.
It was my pleasure having you all as my guest.
Bryn Athyn, PA
My first trip to P.R., made superb by the Casa Gardenia!
I traveled with a group of 6 other people, and renting this house definitely made our first time to P.R. easy and wonderful. It was easy to coordinate the use of the house with the owners, James and Reina Capron, and the caretakers who greeted us were kind, friendly, and accommodating. It's location in a quiet, pretty neighborhood in Fajardo gave us a more "local" experience then staying at a high-rise hotel. The house is clean, beautiful and pleasant. The place may look small in pictures, but it easily accommodated our group of 7 people, and with the garden and porch, we never felt crowded. The beach is also a short walk from the house, and everything else you may need (such as groceries, etc) is a short drive.
If your are coming to Fajardo, PR for the first time, or you have been here and want a different experience than before, I would highly recommend this place!
Response from Reina A. Capron - 03/10/2011
Thank you so much for an awesome review, it was a pleasure having your group in our house and we are glad your first trip to P.R. was a success.
Come back again!
James and Reina
wonderful house...beautiful beaches.
We have a wonderful 3 nights in Casa Gardenia. Great beach within walking distance and a very friendly town. The property is gorgeous with everything you might need. Highly recommend!
Most wonderful honeymoon!!
We stayed at Casa Gardenia during week of Thanksgiving 2010 for our honeymoon. To our delight we arrived to a very clean, charming and cozy lodgings. The location was so close to so many tourist attractions we were able to stick to our itinerary without feeling exhaused at the end of each day. Casa Gardenia was well equipped with pretty much everything everyone anyone needs on vacation (even has secured wi-fi)! We really enjoyed grilling and eating outsidet too. The outside shower was great to use after visiting the beach! The nearby restaurants were for the most part very good. Some could have used more soap in the bathrooms.
We only explored the northeast part of island but we'll definitely be back to explore the rest of this lovely land! Thank you for making this once-in-a lifetime trip extremely special!
Response from Reina A. Capron - 12/12/2010
I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Casa Gardenia during your honeymoon and hope you and your family can return soon.
And thank you kindly for the lovely gift, it is very generous of you two.
Many blessings on your married life.
Jim and Reina Capron
Greatest vacation ever!!!
This was our first to Puerto Rico and I must say that this house topped it of!!! Location, value and everything was amazing!!! This house made our first trip to PR one of our favorite trips ever. The access we had to the beach was better than I imagined. The advertisement did not disappoint and the tropical fruits were De-li-cious!!! Overall great vacay due to this house. Thank you!!!
Response from Reina A. Capron - 10/01/2010
Thank you! very much for a great review I am very pleased to know that you were not disappointed. Please tell your family and friends.
Cute as a button
I stayed there with husband and teen daughter.
Everything was as stated. Very neat and clean with lush
landscaping. Beach was lovely. Kitchen was well equipped
Lots of sunlight, bright and cheery, great decor.
Would stay there again
Response from Reina A. Capron - 09/29/2010
Thanks so much, I am glad you all enjoyed your stay.
Reina A. Capron