In the days of freakishly high prices, it is still possible to go outside the U.S. on vacation, and for practically nothing. As a last-minute summer special, the owner of this Aguada, Puerto Rico, vacation home is renting the property for $99 a night for a full week or $110 per per night for four days. Normally, it goes for $139 a night on weekdays and $149 a night on weekends.
With its trilevel construction, modern lines, rooftop deck and sleek interior (Check out the red leather and camel club chairs), the space brings South Beach style without the fancy price tag and in a chiller neighborhood.
I could easily see the house as the site of your next vacation, what, with surfing, scuba diving, fishing charters and restaurants nearby. A full kitchen, two bedrooms and an open loft that can double as a third bedroom means ample room to spread out and settle in. And you can pack your suitcase as light as you want – the rental is equipped with its own washer and dryer, plus all the extras like towels, linens, beach chairs and a hair dryer (Hey, sea-salted hair is not cute.).
On a historical note, Aguada was rumored to be the landing zone for Christopher Columbus when he stumbled across Puerto Rico in 1493. You can bust out with that knowledge when you’re enjoying rum cocktails and ceviche on the roof.
And wow. Talk about an ocean vista.
If you don’t believe me, take it from Jenny Kanter, a Bostonite who stayed at this Puerto Rican townhome this spring: “We had great views of the ocean, which was just down the hill (2 min walk)… We just got home and already miss the view…”