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Coqui's Hideaway Rain Forest Villa
El Yunque Lodging in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

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43 Comments from Prior Guests in 2007

These comments and reviews were written in our in-house Guestbook by Guests who stayed at Coqui's Hideaway in 2007.

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Our stay here was wonderful! Your place is beautiful and you have thought of everything. All the extras were much appreciated! We enjoyed the views and solitude your location provided. Central to all that we did. Enjoyed hiking in the rain forest, snorkeling off the Spread Eagle II, the biobay in Vieques, Old San Juan, and exploring the island. Great food recommendations and day trip ideas! Loved the flowers on your property. Thanks for creating such a wonderful place to stay while visiting Puerto Rico. We all loved it here! Thanks again for your hospitality!

The Van Weelden Family
Waukesha, WI
31 December 2007

Thank you all so much. We had an incredible time here in Puerto Rico. Your Hideaway provided the perfect home away from home. Your hospitality has been greatly appreciated and your warmth did not go unnoticed. The views from this Hideaway are spectacular and very convenient. There is nothing more that we could have asked for to make our stay more enjoyable. Coco Beach was amazing, and the rain forest a lovely experience. Thank you once again for your hospitality.

The Brown Family
Knoxville, TN
24 December 2007

It was wonderful to be able to return to your immaculate home after my emergency appendectomy. You have been so helpful and gracious. Thank you!
Your knowledge of Puerto Rico is interesting. We appreciate the many day trips you have organized.
As we leave this morning, we will treasure our memories of this amazing place. You are a very special couple. May all your dreams come true.

The Fisher's
Burleson, TX
21 December 2007

Wow!! We enjoyed staying here so much. Your hospitality can't be beat - and the "extras" here are just fabulous. The location was perfect. Thank you for all your work to create a first-class place to stay.

The Fisher & Welch Families
Burleson, TX
15 December 2007

We had a wonderful stay at Coqui's Hideaway. Enjoyed coffee on the deck in the morning & "happy hour" in the evenings. All the information provided was very helpful. We spent one day at El Yunque hiking. Loved the rain forest & the beaches.

Cookie, Roger, Ed, & Nancy
Columbia, MD
05 December 2007

I really like the place. The rooms, the kitchen, everything! My favorite thing in the house is the bean bag chairs in the living room. Thanks for letting us stay here. And, also, thanks for letting Maya stay for a few evenings.

Sydney (age 9)
Pennsberg, PA
19 November 2007

Thank you for being such wonderful hosts. When we had a question you were right there (directions, places to eat, activities, etc.), but never in the way. The kids had a great time on the property. Thanks again for everything. I'm sure we will be back.

The Scripture Family
Pennsberg, PA
19 November 2007

Stay here was extremely pleasant and enjoyable.
Hope to come back again.

Ashish D.
Libertyville, IL
18 October 2007

Muchas gracias por todo. Excelentes condicion es su apartamento. Que disfruten la piscina al maximo. Que Dios los vendiga.

Empleados de Piscina, Pucho Pool
Aguada, PR
04 October 2007

Thanks so much for your hospitality. We really felt like home but, of course, better. The kids are saying they're already missing playing with Coco and Maya. It felt like family here even though it was a short vacation (we think). Definitely, we will be back soon and enjoy your pool :-) Heading back to New Jersey :-(

Rivera & Arroyo Families
Clifton, NJ
24 August 2007

Thank you for your hospitality. Your home has everything we needed for a nice getaway. Will recommend to family & friends. The girls enjoyed playing with Coco. We'll be back! PS - The fruits were great, especially the bananas.

The Marchi Family
Springfield, MA
30 July 2007

Thank you Ray & Gwenn for inviting us into your beautiful home away from home. It was very comfortable & had all you could need. We hope to come again and visit Puerto Rico & its beautiful surroundings. God Bless
PS - Love the flowers!

Gutierrez & Quinones Families
Elizabeth, NJ
19 July 2007

Thanks so much for the wonderful place to stay. We had a great time hiking in the river and visiting the rain forest. The boys really appreciated that Gwenn caught a coqui for them. The fresh fruit was wonderful - both eating it and seeing all your fruit trees - thanks for the tour. We'd love to come visit again someday.

The Bonar Family
Conyers, GA
12 July 2007

In Spanish, "querer" means to want, to desire, to love. "Amar" means to be in love with passionately. La familia de Allbritton ama Coqui's Hideaway! Hasta pronto!

Renee, Ramen, Rapen
PA
10 July 2007

Staying at the Hideaway was just wonderful. We couldn't have asked for better hosts. Your property is amazing, it is truly a home away from home. Everything we needed was here, and that's tough when you're traveling with six. The kids loved playing with Coco in the yard, and the visits from Maya really made them smile. Thank you for a great week and good luck in the future. We will be spreading the "Coqui's Hideaway" word back home, and look forward to visiting again.

The Roldan Family
East Chicago, IN
30 June 2007

The pictures of Coqui's Hideaway are accurate, but they don't tell the whole story. The rooms are immaculate, the scenery gorgeous, and the sunsets are breathtaking! The unit is large, has everything you could possibly think of wanting, and we were greeted with a fruit basket and banana bread. Coquis (frogs), roosters, goats, parrots and other sounds of the rainforest are ready for you when you awaken, no sounds of the city at all - aaahhh. Local grocery store right around the corner for food supplies, and pretty central to many beaches, Camuy Caves, and Old San Juan ... and don't forget about the waterfalls at El Yunque! If you're even thinking of staying at Coqui's Hideaway - don't hesitate. Perfect.

Karen & Richard
Osterville, MA
24 June 2007

Thank you for such a wonderful place away from the "touristy" areas. You have done a very good job - not only with the physical surroundings, but also the welcoming hospitality. We certainly will be back.

The Byler Family & Friends
Missouri
15 June 2007

Thank you so much for your kind hospitality! The Hideaway was a lovely, comfortable home-away-from-home. You thought of everything! We're already trying to figure out when we can return.

Marniy & Josh Jones
Seattle, WA
11 June 2007

We had a great week here in PR. We went to Culebra, and the Vieques bio-bay with East Island Tours. Both trips were first class. We spent a day on Icacos snorkeling and beachcombing. Captain Mingo does a great job and is very friendly. We hiked to the top of El Yunque, and did other shorter trails in the rain forest including La Mina Falls. We recommend a long drive on Route 186, it is challenging but there are many great views. Thanks Ray and Gwenn for providing a perfect place to stay.

Bill & Deb Johnson
Ohio
09 June 2007

Thank you for a wonderful evening. Could not have asked for a greater place to stay! You guys have done a wonderful job -- everything is so pretty! Thanks again!

The Pattersons
Arizona
28 May 2007

Thank you for such a wonderful time in Puerto Rico. The villa was amazing. You guys thought of everything when it came to providing a home away from home. Renting out a villa was an experience worthwhile. Living in a hotel probably would not have been as relaxing. The roads made us a bit anxious at first; but after about a day, we were more than comfortable with them. Thanks for quality living, recommendations as to where to go, and directions to get there. We loved the rain forest and Old San Juan. We will be sure to come back and visit Puerto Rico again. You guys are the best.

The Sutharsanam & Sarecha Famili
New York
27 May 2007

It was great seeing you again after 4 years. You've done an excellent job of building a home for yourselves and your guests. All of your recommendations for food and recreation were wonderful. We would have spent many days in the rain forest if we had the time. Maddy also had a blast playing frisbee with the dogs! They were so cute! Thank you for being such good friends and good hosts.

Chris, Charlotte & Madeline
Mount Laurel, NJ
20 May 2007

Thanks for having us and sharing your lovely home away from home. It's a welcome relief from the usual hotel accommodations we're used to, especially in a place we've never visited before.

Briggs & Ron
Hollywood, FL
15 May 2007

We really enjoyed Coqui's Hideaway - the scenery was beautiful, the house had everything we needed, and your "insider scoops" were a terrific help. Thank you for your warm hospitality.

Elias, Sameena & Family
TX & DC
10 May 2007

Thanks for your unending hospitality and help. I'm sure that without your directions we'd still be driving aimlessly around El Yunque. Absolutely perfect for a get-away, and with a vista around every corner. My one wish would be that the roads be a little wider, or the traffic somewhat slower.

Martha & Dave H.
Philadelphia, PA
05 May 2007

Thanks you for having us, we had a great time.
The island is so amazing!
 

Shannon & Kham
Salt Lake City, UT
24 April 2007

You guys have been wonderful! Thank you so much for all the help that you have given. This was a great place to stay, we could hear the rain & wildlife right outside the windows. We will definitely come back to visit & suggest this wonderful place to others, as well! Thanks!

Kent & Malissa
Salt Lake City, UT
24 April 2007

I can't imagine a better home away from home. You two have created a beautiful, relaxing place, and your recommendations were most helpful.

Nick A.
Rockport, ME
17 April 2007

What a privilege to stay in such a wonderful place! We had a great week ... thanks for being so generous with your time and hospitality. Our boy, Robin, loved learning about your fruit trees, and playing with the five pups! Hope to stay here again.

Kristin T.
Rockport, ME
17 April 2007

Thank you so much for hosting us at your absolutely beautiful place. I really wish we had more time to talk! Now we are leaving without properly saying "Good Bye", but I know that you'll understand. Your location is perfect for everything! We are leaving with many memories & lots of stories, but most importantly - the sun tan! Again, thank you so much for everything! Let us know when you are in New York!

Assel & Charles
New York City, NY
26 March 2007

Selecting a place to stay in while on vacation can be challenging for the do-it-yourself interneter. You guys have put a lot of work and a labor of love to create a tropical paradise. If there was something we hadn't thought of, you did. Attention to detail was not spared. Everything was meticulous. Coqui's Hideaway became more than just a home away from home. You all were great, including the "5 girls". We'll be back!

Robert & Lyvia
Deland, FL
21 March 2007

We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation in this delightful home. Very organized, well-equipped & spotless, as well as charming. Great location! Lovely view. We liked Luquillo Beach & Piñones. Hope to return next year. Baby Clive loved the bananas. Good luck with your farm & thanks for everything!

Emily, Peter & Clive
Brooklyn, NY
17 March 2007

What a great place. It's just a short drive from San Juan, but it feels like another world. The house is incredibly clean and has everything you need. I probably could have spent the whole weekend just relaxing on the property and still felt like I went somewhere great. The price was a real bargain. Eating fresh fruit right off the tree -- that was priceless.

Chris
New York City, NY
14 March 2007

We just returned from a long weekend at Coqui's Hideaway. The villa was immaculate, very comfortable and private. The grounds are beautiful, I couldn't get over the amount of plants and fruits growing on the property. My favorite spot was on the veranda overlooking the property, mountains and sea. Coqui's Hideaway is the perfect place to retreat at the end of a day exploring the island. My favorite trip was to the private island Icacos spent snorkeling, relaxing and swimming. The hosts, Ray and Gwenn, were wonderful and gave us tips and advice about the island. I will definitely recommend the villa to family and friends and hope to return again.

Helen G.
Delaware
13 March 2007

Immaculate home. Perfect hosts!
You thought of everything.
Thank you!

T. Larsen
California
28 February 2007

Thank you so much for this great vacation. My fiancé and I had an unbelievable time here. Your place is beautiful. I hope to be back here soon.

Jeff & Jodi
Staten Island, NY
22 February 2007

The hosts/owners of Coqui's Hideaway have done a great job of making this villa comfortable, well appointed, tastefully decorated and most of all CLEAN. (Having stayed at another local guest villa we cannot over emphasize the cleanliness of Coqui's Hideaway.) The villa provides you with all the comforts of home. The property is close to El Yunque, and centrally located between Fajardo and San Juan. It is a perfect retreat for exploring the metro areas and the northeast side of the island. You should not miss the bio bay, a hike to the top of El Yunque and a day exploring Old San Juan. Your hosts Gwenn & Ray are there to assist with directions or suggestions for activities. After returning from your day's activities you get to unwind and enjoy the view from the veranda. Coqui's Hideaway is a perfect alternative to hotel vacations. Thank you for a great week in Puerto Rico.

The Reading's
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
15 February 2007

We're back in Chicago surviving snow storms. I wanted to thank you, with much gratitude, for such a beautiful and comfortable house. We enjoyed it thoroughly, and we're certainly coming back - possibly next year. We immediately recommended your place to our friends. I can tell you that the stay at your house was the highlight of our trip - beautiful place, beautiful house, beautiful owners!

Elena & Friends
Chicago, IL
15 February 2007

It was my first visit to Puerto Rico and it couldn't have been a more pleasant experience. To celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary, my family rented Ray and Gwenn's "hideaway". As a surprise, Ray and Gwenn arranged to have a bottle of chilled champagne, sweet strawberries, cheese and candles all set-up and waiting on the Veranda for our arrival ... the company and the view were wonderful. Since the temperature was close to 85 degrees, I was very tempted to extend my stay a couple extra days. I didn't want to think about returning to 25 degree weather in PA. Ray and Gwenn were exceptional hosts, helping us with directions and recommendations on places to go and sites to see. All in all, I hope I get the chance to visit again very soon.

Terri Jo
Newtown Square, PA
05 February 2007

Coqui's Hideaway was a perfect alternative to the stuffy local resorts. It was peaceful and VERY close to the Westin and other local resorts. I would highly recommend staying here and will stay here when visiting PR again. Thanks.

Amarjit
California
26 January 2007

Thank you, Ray and Gwenn, for a most excellent stay at Coqui's Hideaway. I love how you have worked hard to make this a home away from home. The grounds are so peaceful and open. The natural setting is wonderful. I wish we could stay longer and enjoy it some more. We will recommend you to our friends and family. Best of luck with the Flower Farm and Coqui's Hideaway!

The Babb's
PA
25 January 2007

We truly enjoyed our Christmas holiday at Coqui's Hideaway. Ray & Gwenn made us very welcome! Inside the rooms are bright, airy & clean - outside you're surrounded by rain forest. I personally loved waking up to the sound of all the birds every morning. And the extra little touch on Christmas with Coqui's eggnog was great! (would love the recipe) Thanks soooooo much!!

Witek Family
Lanesboro, MA
15 January 2007

What a lovely getaway this business trip has turned out to be after our stay here at Coqui's Hideaway. Thanks so much for your hospitality.

Chana, Etan & Aytana
Nevis, West Indies
08 January 2007

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