Vacation Home Daniel's Charming House
Ramon R. Velez, 00716 Ponce, Puerto Rico –
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Not like staying at a Holiday Inn, yet this is a lovely, comfortable, well-kept, airy (simple wooden-structure) house. All windows and doors are completely screened, and has a good air conditioner in the main bedroom. The home is in a traditional fishermen's neighborhood, providing an unusual opportunity to experience the genuine Puerto Rican life that very few tourists ever see.
I have had such a good experience hosting at my North Carolina home that I started listing this house in lovely Puerto Rico. Over the past 40 years I have traveled widely, conducted research (in anthropology and public health) in dozens of countries, mostly in Africa, Latin America and Asia, and taught many different types of students (recently at the Harvard University School of Public Health). Our 2012 book, 'Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It,' was a New York Times Editor's Choice. (You may read more about my work and background on my (UNC and tinderboxbook) sites. I love music (jazz and other kinds), good food, and hiking and biking, especially in this beautiful part of Puerto Rico. The single most important thing to me is to be able to assist other people (family, friends, and 'strangers') in any reasonable way that I can.
Definitely not like staying at a 5-star hotel, but a cute, comfortable, well-kept, airy (simple wooden-frame) house. All windows and doors are completely screened, and there’s a good AC unit in main bedroom. In a traditional fishermen's area, an unusual opportunity to experience the genuine Puerto Rican life that few tourists ever see: a colorful, friendly (and somewhat run-down) "barrio" of Ponce located near a waterfront, as well as good seafood restaurants -- and a traditional "Panaderia" (bakery/breakfast spot), barber shop, and great salsa classes -- all only a couple short blocks away, next to where bands practice many evenings in the local small plaza. Guancha open-air cultural and eating boardwalk is just a few minutes’ drive, and the city center/main Plaza is about 10 minutes away. Easy on-street parking, and the area is good for bicycling and walking. The neighborhood is usually very quiet/peaceful; most of the time there are just hear birds chirping, frogs croaking, and kids playing (and occasionally horses galloping by), though sometimes there are dogs barking from the nearby yards (which unfortunately is a common occurrence in a typical Puerto Rican neighborhood).
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese
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Closest Landmarks *
Museo de Art de Ponce1.6 miles
Hacienda Buena Vista2.1 miles
Guanica Dry Forest17.2 miles
Closest Airports *
Mercedita Airport4.1 miles
Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport39.7 miles
Rafael Hernández Airport48.9 miles
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Free! Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
- Dining table
- Washing machine
- Wardrobe or closet
- Alarm clock
- Free toiletries
- Bathtub or shower
- Private bathroom
Space for everyone to be together
- Dining area
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
- Flat-screen TV
- CD Player
- Clothes rack
- Private entrance
Pets are not allowed.
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Sit back and relax
- Air conditioning
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4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Until 11:30 AM
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Children of all ages are welcome.
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Pets are not allowed.
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Please note Air Conditioning is in the master bedroom and kitchen only.
Please inform Daniel's Charming House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.
A security deposit of USD 200 is required upon arrival for incidental charges. This deposit is fully refundable upon check-out and subject to a damage inspection of the accommodation.