My husband and I have stayed at Sue’s Place four times and I am chagrined to admit that I am only now taking the time to write about it. If you don’t require the sterile environment of a standard Holiday Inn room but are a little more adventurous, you will undoubtedly find Sue’s Place delightful. Nestled in the rainforest, surrounded by lush tropical trees and flowers, it is located minutes away from El Yunque Caribbean National Rainforest, as well as the town of Luquillo with its beautiful beach and a wide array of kiosks where you can choose to explore typical Puerto Rican fare one night and Spanish tapas or Peruvian food another.
Sue is a generous and charming host who did everything in her power to ensure that we got the most out of our stay on the island. We stayed at the loft: a quaint and very comfortable studio apartment with a porch where warm Caribbean breezes caressed our skin and the coquis serenaded us, as we swung carefree on a hammock.
The last time we were there we noticed that they had replaced the bed, the refrigerator and the stove, and were impressed with their conscientious efforts to maintain the property.
We highly recommend Sue’s Place for a uniquely charming and romantic experience.
September 2007. We loved the area. The El Yunque rainforest is beautiful with great hikes and pools for swimming. The people are friendly and very accomodating. The town of Luquillo is a sleepy little town with a nice public beach great for surfing. We had great pastries in the bakery across from the town square.
The area seemed safe to us and had lots of things to offer. Great for the traveller who likes to get off the beaten down commercial resort track. Check out Sue's place for accomodations.. Great place to stay to listen to the coqui frogs and relax.- Nan
Letters from guests: "Dear Sue,
Amy and I want to thank you again for an extraordinary, up close stay and experience in the Rain Forest. We appreciated all of your kindnesses and hospitality. It was a rare opportunity to "live" with the birds, the trees, flowers, tropical showers, and the wonderful coqui. What a peaceful place to be for us.
All in all, it was a great, relaxing time for us. We can't imagine NOT having experienced the rain forest with at your place.
Ponce was a real gem. I can understand how it must have been before the Sp/Amer. War. The architecture is glorious and much is on its way back through restoration. Had an exceptional dinner at Mark's at the Melia Hotel.
Thank you again for all you did to make us welcome.
Happy New Year and best wishes,
Paul and Amy O."
Sue's Place is a terrific getaway. We first rented the chalet six years ago, for a week , and had the most wonderful vacation ever! We started our mornings with Sue making us a smoothie. When we weren't at the beach then we went hiking in the rainforest or cooling off in the chilling waters of the river. The best part of the trip were the romantic evenings we spent on the balcony with the million dollar views overlooking both the ocean and the mountains. The views are incredible. Definitely a trip worth remembering, In fact our third daughter was made there! We go back every year and our kids love it too!!!!---------------------------------- Hi Elena, Can you please post the following about Sue's Villa? Thanks! January 2008 If you are looking for a place to stay that is far enough away from urban life
Sandie and Bill
yet still close enough to be convenient, then Sue's Villa is a great choice for
your vacation in Puerto Rico. We stayed in the very comfortable studio apartment for four nights. Sue met us the night we arrived, showed us the place, and made us feel very welcome.
The surroundings of the property were very beautiful and calming, with lush tropical
vegetation, views of the adjacent rain forest and the town of Luquillo down the hill. The coquis made interesting neighbors with their unique evening songs but seriously consider bringing ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. While a bit startling at first, we really enjoyed hearing their songs and felt completely enveloped the in the magical rain forest that surrounded us While staying in and just relaxing was wonderful, it was just a short drive to townfor a bite to eat or to El Yunque for great hiking. Luquillo was a pleasant little town and the kiosks on the public beach were amazing: delicious local food at really
reasonable prices. El Flamboyan was also a nice place in town for tasty, local, inexpensive sandwiches. Come prepared for a great trip, you're sure to have one if you're looking for
rest, relaxation, and recreation. Enjoy your stay! Peter ---------------------------
Loved the place! Thanks again. We will be posting pictures of our research on the forests on our website and will be sure to send you the link. We will certainly be back again in the near future..
"Sue's villa is an amazing place to be in. We rented the chalet for a week. Sue escorted us to the villa the night we arrived. We had a very peaceful stay at the villa. We loved the coqui frogs and the tropical showers. The view from the chalet is beyond words. The beautiful breezy mornings gave our days a great start. The rainforest and Luquillo beach are just minutes away. Luquillo is a nice little town with good kioskos. We drove down to the beach several nights just to enjoy it at night. We found the area pretty safe.
Sue is very friendly and very approachable. All in all we had a great vacation. Thanks Sue!"
Rashmi - March
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