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Charming "Real Puerto Rican" House

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Daniel

Charming "Real Puerto Rican" House

7 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
7 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Outstanding hospitality2 recent guests said this host offered outstanding hospitality.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Daniel is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

A rare chance to experience the genuine Puerto Rican life that very few tourists ever get to see. My humble but lovely little home is located in the traditional fishermen's (and gradually upcoming) neighborhood of "Ponce Beach," a peaceful, friendly, very safe area near a waterfront, some restaurants, the Guancha open-air cultural boardwalk, etc., and close to the city center and other attractions. Most things are fine since the Hurricane, but the area/street is still somewhat battered in places

Amenities

Air conditioning
Cable TV
Essentials
Laptop friendly workspace
TV
Washer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 couch

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Accessibility

Wide clearance to bed
Wide doorway to the bedroom

Availability

30 Reviews

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Mark User Profile
Mark
July 2018
This was actually my second stay. Parts of the neighborhood have still not recovered from the hurricane, but Daniel's place was great again. Neighborhood's a little shabby, but seems safe. AC worked great. New mattress was very comfortable. It's helpful getting Daniel's advice a…
Ben User Profile
Ben
July 2018
Daniel's cute little house was the perfect spot for me in Ponce. It was quite refreshing to get away from the tourist hotel strip malls, and deep into local Puerto Rican life. His neighborhood is so interesting, a bit run down in some places due to the hurricane, etc. but also…
Baltazar User Profile
Baltazar
July 2017
While the host does have this place listed as a Puerto Rican experience, I have lived in Puerto Rico in the past and have stayed at a better insulated and cooled off house. For the amount of money one pays I would hope that the owner could invest in some insulation without dimini…
Daniel User Profile
Response from Daniel:
I'm very sorry to hear that your experience was not entirely positive. I'm also a bit surprised, as I informed you --before confirming your reservation -- that although in general the feedback on my place has been very positive, I have occasionally had bad experiences specifically with one-night stays. I explained to you that, due to fees the company charges, in addition to needing to pay my cleaning person for two visits (one to clean/prepare the place and then again to clean up afterward), it's basically something of a lose-lose situation both for myself and the renter, who must pay an overly high rate for the place. For that very reason I have been declining most one-night requests; however, you were (when you contacted me, at the last moment/just hours before you checked in) very insistent on needing a place, so I reluctantly agreed to rent it to you (and accepted somewhat less than my normal charge). Even so, you now complain that it is overpriced. I also don't understand your point about "insulation"? The AC system works very well (in half the house, as advertised), and you are the first to make this complaint. Furthermore, you left the place somewhat of a mess (dirty diapers in the garbage without using a plastic bag in the container, etc.) and -- for the first ever since I've been renting out my place -- you left both doors unlocked! To be honest, this experience has reminded me again that it's really not worth the one-night stays, including that the type of people looking at the last moment have often not been the type of guest I prefer to have. Thanks for your feedback, Daniel
July 2017
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Alexandra
July 2017
The place is just as described: a real barrio experience. It was a way to experience a different side of Puerto Rico, and we felt perfectly safe. Some things to note: the AC is only for the first bedroom and kitchen area (the other bedroom has two fans which are adequate enough f…
Jeremy User Profile
Jeremy
June 2017
Great spot! It's just as Daniel advertised and he was very accommodating. If you're travelling through Ponce and need some space, stop in!
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Audra
June 2017
Daniel's place was exactly what we needed. It was a central location for exploring Ponce where we could get some sleep and see the less 'tourist' side of Puerto Rico. He and Coloma were super helpful and were great communicators. The place is comfortable and decorated from his ap…
Milton User Profile
Milton
May 2017
The host is a great communicator, directions were spot-on, the home is basic but very comfortable and it's in a very quiet and safe part of town.

Hosted by Daniel

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in December 2014
Daniel User Profile
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Daniel is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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 20…
Languages: English, Español, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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