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Rain forest Studio #2 Pool, Tropical Garden, Views

Room in boutique hotel hosted by Nike
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bathroom
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Perched high (1,225 feet above sea level) on 5 acres in the Sierra de Luquillo Mountain Range in the Caribbean National Rain Forest of Puerto Rico, El Escondido Studios and Gardens offers four unique Studio rentals for 2-night minimum stays among a 2 acre private collection of tropical gardens with year-round swimming pool. Each 325 sq ft studio has it's own entrance in one modern newly constructed building. Host live in an adjacent home and are here to help make your entire vacation memorable.

The space
Pictured, is one of two nearly identical lower-level studios currently offered on a two night minimum stay basis. Each unit offers 325 square feet of tastefully decorated, well appointed living space.

The main area features a queen size platform bed in addition to a full/queen size futon. Use the futon as a couch to enjoy local programming on the 40" flat screen TV or choose from our huge selection of DVD's. Although each unit can comfortably accommodate up to 4 persons, please ask about additional persons when making an inquiry. This room has two large open closets with shelves and hangers for all your personal belongings, a work desk with lamp, and plenty of electrical outlets in addition to USB ports for charging your cell phones and iPads. Each room has separate, individually controlled air-conditioning and a central ceiling fan with light in addition to overhead lighting at head of bed and a small light above end table. To allow for natural airflow and take in the sounds of the rain forest, open the screened windows above the bed and at the sliding door leading to the 8x12 foot attached covered balcony. The room also has black-out curtains for those who wish to sleep in late.

The balcony features a kitchenette complete with sink, refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven, gas BBQ grill, coffee maker and enough delicious local coffee to get at least your first morning off to a great start. The balcony also has a ceiling fan with light, dining table and chairs and enough pot/pans, dinnerware and utensils to enjoy a home cooked meal. Whether cooking your own meal at home, enjoying an early morning cup of coffee or late night glass of wine, your private balcony is sure to be a favorite "go to" for enjoying sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding countryside including morning rainbows, evening sunsets and city lights of San Juan in the distance. Watch planes land at the international airport, spot a cruise ship, and if you're lucky, even catch a falling star.

The private, en-suite bathroom features plenty of lighting, walk-in rain shower and a unique 4x6 foot one-way mirrored window high above the pool and gardens offering the same spectacular views as the balcony. Just remember to pull the curtain at night since the view is then reversed :)

We offer bed linens, bath and beach/pool towels, toilet paper, hand and dish soap (please bring your own bath and hair care products). Guests are also welcome to take one of the small coolers in the rooms on excursions in addition to one of a few boogie boards located in the common area.

Although not heated, our year-round pool is open 24 hours for guests and there's never a crowd. Enjoy an early morning swim, late night dip or work on your tan with a favorite book on one of several available sunbeds with umbrellas.

The studios are located among 2 acres of privately held, well established tropical gardens which include a huge variety of
flowering plants such as bromeliads, orchids, heliconia and gingers. Also in the gardens, you'll find giant tree ferns, black and white bamboo, colorful flamboyants and several varieties of mature palms. The bananas, passion fruit and papaya are for guest picking when in season. This abundance of vegetation is home to an array of small wildlife including lizards, iguana, butterflies and the famous Puerto Rican Coqui tree frog. Not to mention, a bird lovers paradise with over 30 different species of endemic and migratory birds.

Because of limited parking space, only one vehicle per reservation will be permitted.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pool
TV
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Garden
Refrigerator
Microwave
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Canóvanas, Puerto Rico

We're located in Palma Sola, a small countryside barrio within the town of Canovanas. We like to think we're 30 minutes from everywhere...at least on the east end of Puerto Rico. Centrally located between San Juan and Fajardo, there's more than enough to keep you busy on short day trips such as visiting historic Old San Juan, kayaking the Bioluminescent Bay in Fajardo, hiking in El Yunque and taking in the beaches of Condado, Pinones and Luquillo to name a few. Canovanas is also home to the only horse racing track on the island.

Hosted by Nike

Joined in January 2020
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Hola, Hello! Friends call me Nike (pronounced Knee'-kay). I am Boricua, born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. My current hobbies include cultivating miniature orchids and carnivorous plants. I've had many occupations in my life including restaurant server, dive master, dive shop manager/instructor/guide, landscape business owner and more recently, part owner/operator of the former El Escondido Guest House which I was forced to close in 2017 following Hurricane Maria. Approximately twenty years ago, I built my current home on a 5 acre parcel of land on the slopes of the rain forest in Canovanas where I began a small tropical garden which now encompasses nearly 2 acres of my property. In 2018 along with my prior hotel manager Scott, we began the process of building a new concept in rain forest lodging and in December of 2019, proudly opened what is now El Escondido Studios and Gardens. Our true passion of sharing not only my gardens, but my entire island with guests from all over the world, now lives on with the opening of the studios. I'm here to help you with all aspects of your vacation and answer any questions you may have. Together, we invite you to come, relax, and enjoy the beauty of my slice of island paradise. At your service, Nike-Owner, El Escondido Studios and Gardens
Hola, Hello! Friends call me Nike (pronounced Knee'-kay). I am Boricua, born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. My current hobbies include cultivating miniature orchids and carni…
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During your stay
Your hosts are here to greet you and give you as much privacy as you desire. The owner, born and raised in Puerto Rico is always willing to answer any questions you may have and offer tips on sight-seeing, nearby restaurants and grocery stores or local attractions. You might even score one of his hand-written maps to get you there!
Your hosts are here to greet you and give you as much privacy as you desire. The owner, born and raised in Puerto Rico is always willing to answer any questions you may have and of…
Nike is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 21:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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