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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 2008

These comments and reviews were written in our in-house Guestbook by Guests who stayed at Coqui's Hideaway in 2008.

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Thank you so much for your hospitality & thoughtfulness. By making your home so comfortable, you allowed us to move out into less comfortable and wonderful places in the area with ease! Your directions were impeccable (and a life saver!) and we made very good use of that great "welcome basket". We are all very jealous of your ability to move to, and create, this paradise! Happy New Year!

The Krass/Kaplan's & Drogin/Leha
Brooklyn, NY
31 December 2008

Oh what a time here! The rain forest is glorious, the kids loved the pool and the food at El Verde was the best we've found so far on the island. We had a great time playing grapefruit bocce out in the yard. And just listening to the coquis outside at night was so sweet! I wish that we had been able to spend more time here - but a week would not have been enough. Thanks so much!

Essie, Jamey, Auguest, Nora
Arlington, VA
28 December 2008

Thank you for the hospitality. The fresh-baked goods were wonderful. It was very quiet and peaceful. Great for hiking, if that's what your thing is. Unfortunately, it rained every day, which made it cool out. Your property is lovely. It's too bad we could not use all of our time here due to weather restrictions at home - we arrived late.

The Gonzalez, Campbell, Edwards
Milwaukee, WI
17 December 2008

Wow - What a beautiful place. The views are spectacular! Our vacation to PR was the best and staying here at your Hideaway with the coquis made it the "bestest"! You thought of everything for your guests - we would do this again in a heartbeat. All of the Pina Coladas were terrific & delicious - thank you for the initial ingredients! Again, thanks for sharing your home, your hideaway! We will share our experience with others. God bless you!

Chris & Dale Glad
Milwaukee, WI
12 December 2008

Thank you for sharing your little part of heaven here in Puerto Rico. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - from the basket of PR goodies (and that banana bread!) to the daily grapefruit and bananas. Robin especially enjoyed making Pina Coladas. Your thorough descriptions of local attractions were perfect - we chose hikes in El Yunque (don't miss Juan Diego Falls!), kayaking in the Humacao Nature Reserve, and touring Old San Juan with your walking guides. It was great to be able to come "home" after a busy day and relax by the pool or on the veranda. Thank you for providing such a lovely location. We'll be sure to recommend!

Robin, Kent & Kevin
Chapel Hill, NC
11 November 2008

Thank you again the use of your home while in Puerto Rico. I can tell you that you provided the nicest experience and home that we have ever rented through VRBO. We were completely satisfied and really liked the house, amenities and the property. When coming back to Puerto Rico we will be only looking to stay at your home when staying on the main island. Thanks again for being so prompt about the deposit and returning the left items, we received those a couple of days ago.

Eugene, OR
06 November 2008

What an enjoyable 4-night stay we had at your private rain forest estate! The guest cottage was extremely comfortable, convenient and well equipped for our party of six adults. Everything we could possibly need was supplied. We also are grateful for your gracious hospitality and your wealth of knowledge around this wonderful part of the island. We would gladly welcome the opportunity to stay at Coqui's Hideaway again. Thanks again for everything!

The Burns, Van Wicklen, & Olson
06 November 2008

Thanks for the opportunity to stay at Coqui's Hideaway. It's really a hideaway and rainforest - it rained 3-5 times during our stay here. We enjoyed your surroundings of the house. We'll definitely come back in the next year and will recommend this place to our family and friends.

The Moloye & Olabbi Families
02 November 2008

We enjoyed our stay here. Ray & Gwenn were great! Thanks guys for making us feel welcomed and at home. We would definitely recommend this place to our friends & family. Thanks!

Angela & Jamie
Toronto, Canada
29 October 2008

What a beautiful place you have here! Thank you for your welcome friendliness and helpfulness. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Coqui's Hideaway. We don't want to leave, but there's mucho mas fun to be had - going to Vieques next. Thanks so much again, your guest house is gorgeous!

Raina, Chris, Devon, Marilyn, El
Eugene, OR
24 October 2008

Lots of thanks to Ray and Gwenn for being such excellent hosts. We had a really nice stay at Coqui's Hideaway. The property is enormous, lush, beautiful, quiet, secluded, and even has a nice pool for cooling off after a hot day in the tropics. The inside is extremely clean, spacious, well-decorated, and comes complete with all the necessary amenities. The location is great for exploring San Juan, Fajardo, and the El Yunque rainforest. Ray and Gwenn are wonderful and friendly hosts who take great care in making sure your stay is pleasant. I highly recommend Coqui's Hideaway as the best place to stay in the northeast region of Puerto Rico.

David & Tetsuko
San Diego, CA
12 October 2008

We would like to thank you for your hospitality and kindness. You thought of every little detail that we might forget on a vacation. You made this our " home away from home" vacation. Coqui's Hideaway is really Coqui's Hideaway Paradise! It is very beautiful and relaxing. Tiffany, Gisselle and Benji would like to thank you for letting them use the pool anytime they wanted. They really enjoyed themselves, even us grown-ups, too. We enjoyed the bioluminescent bay at Mosquito Bay in Vieques. You were right - it was amazing. Everyone should have the experience. We had so much fun snorkeling- even my 3 year old was snorkeling! We all had a great time. Thank you for the sunblock suggestion - it helped a lot. My sisters-in-law enjoyed you home so much they don't want to go home. My kids and sister-in-law enjoyed picking the grapefruit and walking around the yard and looking at your beautiful flowers. Our vacation was too short to enjoy every moment of your paradise. Wishing you both all the success in your paradise. Thank you for make our vacation a vacation to remember. Hope to come back soon.

Clara, Benjamin, Tiffany, Gissel
Queens, NY
28 August 2008

We have had a wonderful, wonderful week full of adventure and fun. Thank you for everything you have done for us, above and beyond. We especially enjoyed all the fruit trees. Thank you, also, for the invaluable information on things to do. We have had such a good time!

The Winters Family
Rochester, MN
21 August 2008

We had a wonderful time staying in your rental. The location being close to so many activities was perfect. The book on "things to do" was invaluable as well!

The Loomis Howard Family
Rockville, MD
19 August 2008

We were long overdue for a family vacation. We had a WONDERFUL week in Puerto Rico. You guys are awesome in the hospitality field. There was nothing we needed that you guys didn't provide in advance or provide when we asked. The accommodations made us feel right at home and not like we were on vacation, and we proved that by leaving one of our teenagers home while the rest of us hit the shopping scene one last time. Your book on things to do was VERY informative, and your knowledge of PR was incredible. Keep doing what you do because you do it so well. We hope to be able to visit with you guys again one day. Thanks again for EVERYTHING!!!!

The Pate Family
Bridgeport, CT
18 August 2008

My husband and I have been to PR a few times now (my husband was born in Mayaguez), and we've stayed in many different places. I must say this has been my favorite! The cleanliness, the view, the flowers & fruit trees, the pool & sitting area ... it's a little piece of heaven. My husband and I have already told some of our family members that this will be where we stay in PR from now on. Your hard work is very much appreciated.
This was the first visit to PR for my parents and they loved your place! Thanks for everything.

Odalys & Juan Rodriguez
Jacksonville, FL
24 July 2008

We enjoyed our "girls weekend out" a lot. Everything was perfect. We definitely will come back. You guys are so lucky to live in this little bit of paradise. Thanks so much!

Ana, Carmen S, Carmen R, Angeles
San Juan, PR
21 July 2008

Our stay at Coqui's Hideaway has been marvelous. We have enjoyed it very much. Best of all was the pool, it was perfect for happy hour! Without doubt, we will return on our next visit to Puerto Rico.

Marilo, Miquel, Lucia, Alex
Valencia, Spain
17 July 2008

You guys really thought of everything. Our kids loved all the games, DVDs and the pool. We enjoyed having dinner on the veranda while watching the sun set. The Pina Coladas, banana bread and fruit were delicious. Coqui's Hideaway was everything that I hoped it would be after booking it online. I highly recommend this place to anyone, and we will definitely be back. We wish you continued success and thank you for making us feel at home.

Bermudez & Colon Family
Philadelphia, PA
06 July 2008

Your piece of paradise is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us. We enjoyed the view, the pool, the fruit trees ... everything. Thank you for the great advice on what to see, what to do and how to get there. If we can swing it, we will definitely be back. If you are ever in the Pacific NW - look us up!

The Hudsons
Fircrest, WA
23 June 2008

We indeed had a wonderful time at your home. Your attention to detail and wealth of knowledge about the area were amazing. If we had it to do over again we would have stayed at Coqui's for our entire vacation! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. You are living a dream!

The Geier Family
St. Louis Park, MN
20 June 2008

There aren't any words to really describe how wonderful and peaceful it is here. "Paradise" and "Heaven" wouldn't be enough. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

Danny, Evelyn, Danette, Lucas, E
Clearwater, FL
17 June 2008

Thank you so much for providing us with this wonderful place to stay. We all had lots of fun. We wish you luck with all that you do. Thanks again.

The Geier Family
St. Louis Park, MN
14 June 2008

It is very difficult for us to find the words to express how grateful we are for your genuine and unselfish hospitality. You have created a paradise, a garden full of undeniable love. The love our Lord and Savior spoke of in the book of Matthew "Love one another as I have loved you." This place has an atmosphere of peace, tranquility and beauty. When we view the scenery from the balcony, all we see is how awesome God is to have blessed us to stay here out of all the places we could have chosen.

Paula, Louis, Kara & Jermaine
Chicago, IL
03 June 2008

We had such a wonderful stay...we truly felt at home thanks to your wonderful thoughtfulness and preparation. You have every little detail taken care of which made our stay so stress free. The location was nice and central to all the things we wanted to do while we were here. It couldn't have worked out better. Thanks for everything.

Jeff & Jen
11 May 2008

You all were the perfect host & hostess. Loved the accommodations. Will recommend to our friends. Hope to see you all again.

Sheri &Dennis Blasingame
Wendell, NC
24 April 2008

It was fun here. We enjoyed meeting the Coqui frog, swimming in the pool, hiking in the rain forest, and meeting Maya & Peso. We had a very comfortable stay. The area is gorgeous. Thanks so much for the native fruits and the wonderful stay.

We will recommend Coqui's Hideaway to our friends. PS - I think you'll be seeing (some of) us again!

The Zaretsky's
21 April 2008

Thank you guys so much for letting us stay in your lovely house. Everything is beautiful here, and we're so glad we got the opportunity to experience a little bit of paradise outside the hustle & bustle of San Juan.

Ginger, Ben, Rocky, Nico & Danik
Loveland, CO
15 April 2008

Your villa is absolutely divine! So relaxing & peaceful. Beautiful view, gorgeous landscaping, and true hospitality! The pool is a bonus! It truly is home away from home. We look forward to visiting again.

Mary, Susan, Holt & Nate
Marrietta, GA
10 April 2008

Thank you for everything. We had a great time and hope to come back again and bring our other children.

Steve & Kathryn Lewis
Murray, KY
31 March 2008

Thanks for everything. The house was great. It was spotless & had everything we needed. We had a busy 2 days in Old San Juan & El Yunque, and enjoyed it all. Thanks again.

The Ostlie Family
Montevideo, MN
25 March 2008

We had a wonderful repeat visit. Too bad it wasn't "extended" this time. Clive enjoyed his play dates with Maya. Thanks for the fruit as well. Also, your banana bread is the best. Thanks!

Peter, Emily, & Clive
Brooklyn, NY
21 March 2008

"Our Honeymoon!"
Staying at Coqui's Hideaway was the perfect way to continue celebrating our recent marriage. Our visit to Puerto Rico was even more special because of your hospitality. Thank you for making us feel so welcome in your home and for being part of the start of Carla's and my memories together.
PS - The property is amazing with the view, the flowers, the fruit and the trees. Thanks again and well done.

Dan & Carla Leatherman
Chicago, IL
12 March 2008

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with our family.
We enjoyed our stay in Puerto Rico.

Tracy, Mike, Tyler & Nicolas
Alberta, Canada
24 February 2008

Thanks for everything!
You have an amazing home.
Thank you for letting us stay in it.

Toronto, Canada
16 February 2008

There are occasions that we know we will stay with us forever. This has to be in the top 3 for Kathi and I. A magnifico week of endless surprises and delights, and it wouldn't have been possible without you two right in the middle. Please come see us in our "center of the universe" north -- Land of Perpetual Air Conditioning -- when your heat becomes too oppressive. Thank you for your kindness and consideration.

Jim & Kathi
St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada
16 February 2008

The Pace family thanks you for all the extra help and advice that you both gave us all. The accommodation was "the best". The views unbelievable. The "coqui" was a perfect neighbor, and though not seen, made his presence known. The fresh fruit was "yummy".

George, Mary & Dan
St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada
16 February 2008

Thanks so much for letting us enjoy this beautiful property. We think this is a gold mine in every way. Thank so much Coco for playing with us, and to her siblings for their support :-) Morris said "What a great place this was!" Madeleine said "Unforgettable!" Arthur said "Can we stay in Puerto Rico?" If you ever come to Chicago, look us up.

Andrea, Morris, Madeleine, Konra
Chicago, IL
09 February 2008

We had a wonderful stay at Coqui's. The grounds are magnificent. A tropical paradise. We won't soon forget the fragrant tasting (and juicy) grapefruit. Your graceful hospitality is appreciated. We will be back next year.

Deb & Bruce
New Haven, CT
26 January 2008

Unique way to attend a conference at the Rio Mar!
We thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the Rain forest and your lovely home and set-up. All the best with your hopes and dreams.

Karen & John
Modesto, CA
22 January 2008

We enjoyed our stay here at the hideaway - the accommodations, the setting & our hosts! Thanks for sharing your place with us. Best wishes for your continued success here in PR! You're welcome at our place if you ever make it out the the Pacific NW.

Doug & Lois
Olympia, WA
16 January 2008

Thanks for letting us stay here.
We really enjoyed it.
Great place.

Jim, Cheri, Jeremiah, Micah & Te
Eureka, CA
14 January 2008

Thanks for the wonderful accommodations & great hospitality. You really thought of everything & we were pleasantly surprised throughout our entire stay. Your New Year's Eve recommendation was great, by the way, as the view from the balcony was spectacular. You can expect to see all of us again in the near future. PS - Your banana bread rivals my grandmother's -- it was delicious! :-)

David, Liliana, Hector & Raquel
West New York, NJ
02 January 2008

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