El Pretexto is our home and life’s undertaking. A space that combines wooden villas, an agroecology farming beds, an orchard, a forest and a large wood deck. Located at a very peaceful area in the mountains of Cayey with amazing views all the way to the south coast and just one hour away from San Juan. El Pretexto is an adults-only (18+) venue so if you are looking for a relaxed, countryside experience, El Pretexto is the place to stay.
“We had an great stay at El Pretexto. Crystal is very friendly and accommodating, even when we had to arrive a little later than expected. We had the villa all to ourselves. The apartment looked very clean, stylish and included everything you would need to make your stay comfortable. Breakfast was a delicious home cooked meal prepped by Crystal herself using local ingredients. The lemon pancakes she made Sunday morning were soo good. Saturday evening dinner was a great treat, every course was perfectly balanced. And, you get to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains while the sun sets as you enjoy your meal. We felt totally safe during our stay, as all recommended security measures were followed both our host and us. We had an amazing time, and definitely will go back again.”
Enjoy & explore the beauty of Lake Carite by staying in a Treehouse, located on top of a hill in a small tropical Farm. Surround yourself with nature of Carite Forest and explore a hidden gem of Puerto Rico :)
“The best part of our Puerto Rico trip was staying at this tree house. It's beautiful, has an amazing view from the bedroom up top, safe, and very relaxing. We brought some food with us and cooked at the house and had a very quiet, relaxing & wonderful evening at the house. There is a very friendly and loving dog who sticks around if you like her. Her name is Esperanza, and I would suggest buy one can of dog food when you're buying your groceries for the house. We got a little lost getting to the tree house and Francisco helped us the whole way. He was very welcoming, gave us a tour of the place & very cordial. I would definitely go here again and stay here. Simply beautiful and nothing like my other experiences! ”
Our home is located in the peaceful center of the island with an amazing view to one of the island's biggest canyons. A very comfortable room with a king size bed and a full bathroom. Ideal for a restful retreat with nature.
“My stay with Magdalena was magical from the actual premises to her incredible hospitality. Firstly, the location of her home gives you the most perfect view amongst the mountains & you genuinely feel like you're in a palace in the rainforest. Every morning, I would sit on her beautiful balcony, amongst the greeneries, overlooking the mountains which was calming and peaceful. I enjoyed a spacious, clean bedroom with my own fridge and a private bathroom. Magdalena was waiting for me upon my arrival (despite the late hour) and made sure to provide me with useful tips and recommendations regarding good nature & touring sights. All of the dogs at home are friendly, sweet, and affectionate. I will truly miss their warm welcome every time I entered the house. I shared a beautiful connection with Magdalena as we bonded over music and sharing our life experiences. I feel so tremendously blessed to have met & stay with her. Please consider her home for your next stay-you won't be disappointed!”