Rain Forest Mountain Cottage

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From $99 / night

PR-612, Utuado, Central 00641, Puerto Rico
Rain Forest Mountain Cottage
0 bedrooms
2 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Type: Cottage
Per night: $99 - $119
Per week: $775 - $800
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Utuado vacation cottage rental
In a lush area of the central rain forest known for its friendliness, gentleness and calm, a guest cottage for two once Puerto Rico's oldest and largest coffee haciendas, offers tranquility, beauty and a combination of serenity and adventures. It's a perfect getaway for two.
Sitting on the river La Casita sits surrounded by rain forest gardens of papaya, flowers, orchids, lime trees, with just enough privacy for a restful experience, yet convenient to activites.
La Casita is a beautiful cottage with kitchenette, refrigerator, microwave, glassware, dishware, coffee maker, and a gas grill on the front porch, complimentary coffee and freshly picked tropical fruits. With a comfortable orthopedic queen size bed, extra pillows, find original artwork, a small library, and cozy touches of candles and fresh tropical flowers.
The bathroom has a shower, and all amenities and mountain spring water.
There is a hotel restaurant nestled here in the mountains across the street and many roadside bohios for local foods. On weekends and holidays restaurants on the lakes provide water taxi service to several restaurants.
It's a convenient jump-off point for sights and adventures that range from interesting to exhilarating; the Camuy Underground cave system, Arecibo observatory, Taino Ceremonial Park, the centuries old Hacienda San Pedro coffee hacienda, hiking, zip lines, rappelling and national forests. We do provide a get acquainted file for our guests to explore the possibilities that await here.
We live on the hacienda and enjoy offering our advice to tailor the experience to our guests interests and needs, and extending Puerto Rican hospitality to our special area of Puerto Rico and our tranquil way of life.
La Casita is a five-star "Excellent" TripAdvisor "Award Winner".

Marlene S Jones

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Marlene S Jones

Marlene S Jones

Marlene S Jones

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    Hamilton High West, Hamilton NJ, St. Anthonys, Hamilton HSW, American U, NYU, Courant Inst of Math
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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 16 2016 May 31 2017 $109 $119 $800 - 3 Nights
Jun 01 2017 Dec 15 2017 $99 $110 $775 - 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 7%
Deposits: $75 Cash Security Deposit due at check in, returned via Paypal/check 3 days after deparing
Payment Options: PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: Cleaning Fee $25

Reviews (1)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Utuado, Central, Puerto Rico

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Brett and Wendy Gnau

A Jungle Haven

Brett and Wendy Gnau

Lincoln City, OR USA

A Jungle Haven

July 9, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Jungle Jane's Jungle Lodge June 11th and 12th. It was wonderful. The lodge is in an extremely picturesque setting and Marlene has made it the perfect couple's retreat. I only wish we would have decided to stay more than just two days. Prior to our visit, Marlene and I chatted on the phone and via e-mails. She was so much fun and we couldn't wait to meet her. She came over our first night w/ her best friend Rosie to introduce herself and see if things were to our liking. I told her that other than the mosquitoes (it had just rained and the mosquitoes were enjoying the damp air and fresh blood), we were having a great time. She informed me that bug spray was in the lodge bathroom and suggested I spray it on quickly...she truly had thought of everything to make our stay an enjoyable one. On our 2nd night she came over and we chatted a long time. We invited her in for a drink and talked a lot more. She invited us over to her home and we gladly accepted. Once we passed through the gate we were greeted by her dogs; they love attention. Brett (my husband) and Marlene worked on the computer downloading our itinerary while Rosie and I played w/ 3 adorable kittens they'd found that morning along the highway. We joined Marlene for her evening stroll to the barn to feed the horses and goats, bid them goodnight and returned to the lodge. There is nothing like the sounds of the jungle lulling you to sleep (coqui, lizards, birds, insects, the river and raindrops on the roof). It is simply wonderful. I awoke in the night to a coqui singing inside the lodge. I was able to locate him and take a few pictures; he was the first coqui I had seen on the trip and I was so excited. Also a little lizard was on Brett's chest watching him sleep; it was hilarious and I wanted a photo so badly, but knew the flash would wake Brett so I passed. We awoke our final morning and had a quick bite on the chairs outside just enjoying the view one last time. We walked to Marlene's and thanked her for a wonderful time. We wanted photos of she and Rosie as keepsakes and she gladly obliged. We gave big hugs all around then we continued on our journey. Marlene continued to e-mail us and has even called to see how the rest of our travels have gone. I highly recommend Marlene (aka Jungle Jane) and her Jungle Lodge. Wendy G

Owner Supplied Testimonials

from Trip Advisor, August 2012
"Disconnect from the world and travel back to the wonders of nature"

I was surfing on the web for an "off the beaten path" kind of getaway for my wife and I to celebrate our first anniversary together. While seeing the usual vacation spots I came across this small gem and immediately booked it; it seemed far enough from city life, so I figured 'Why not?' After arriving there, I realized this was the place to be! The entire experience was great, from going to sleep to the lullaby of coquis chirping to the fun time we had fishing in the stream, that was about 40-50 feet away! The only regret I have is that we couldn't stay longer! Our hostess, Marlene, is a sweetheart and will tend to any needs. She even bought us a small cake to celebrate our first anniversary! It was an experience that we won't forget, and are looking forward to repeat in the future!
Chester O, PR

From Trip Advisor, Sept 22, 2012
"Peaceful, gorgeous retreat in the Puerto Rican mountains."

My boyfriend and I stayed here for five nights and had a wonderful time. Yes, as others have mentioned, the place is amazing and so is Marlene.

The cottage - a nice, cozy spot on a beautiful property. An intimate space, just right for the type of travelers who are into relaxing in the mountains. A quick drive to tons of amazing natural and historical sites. And if you want to stick near home there's lots to explore. The roads are windy and it gets dark early at night - be sure to plan accordingly. Many eateries in the surrounding area were closed at night and during the week, but there's a kitchen and a hotel restaurant up the street.

Marlene is nearby across the large property and maintains a perfect balance of privacy. Before arrival, she helped form our itinerary, then continued to offer great suggestions, conversation and more while we were there. Terrific host.

What a wonderful place. It was the perfect escape. Definitely will be back at the cottage soon. Lauren B, NY

From the Guest Book at HDL:
"Thank you for opening up your home and for letting us enjoy the beauty of this area. Your kindness and warmth are very much appreciated - from the amazing suggestions to the wonderful fresh fruits. Everything ha been perfectly calm, relaxing and stunningly beautiful.
We had a great time exploring the river and swimming in the deeper pools - you're so very lucky to make this your backyard! We will miss it.
It was also lovely to drive around the mountain roads, passing horses, chickens, dogs & more. The coffee at Hacienda San Pedro - YUM. We loved it.
This island truly is a gem from Ponce to Rincon. Thank you again - you made our trip more effortless and enjoyable, and now we may have to get a coqui soundtrack to sleep soundly back in NY. Until we meet again...con amore...Lauren and Jeffrey, Brooklyn, NY, September 2012

from Travel Advisor:
I was surfing on the web for an "off the beaten path" kind of getaway for my wife and I to celebrate our first anniversary together. While seeing the usual vacation spots I came across this small gem and immediately booked it; it seemed far enough from city life, so I figured 'Why not?' After arriving there, I realized this was the place to be! The entire experience was great, from going to sleep to the lullaby of coquis chirping to the fun time we had fishing in the stream, that was about 40-50 feet away! The only regret I have is that we couldn't stay longer! Our hostess, Marlene, is a sweetheart and will tend to any needs. She even bought us a small cake to celebrate our first anniversary! It was an experience that we won't forget, and are looking forward to repeat in the future!
June 12, 2012, Chester Ortiz, Ponce, Puerto Rico

When my significant other and I arrived at the cottage we were so pleasantly surprised by this amazing little cottage tucked away so privately on an incredibly beautiful piece of property. The proprietor, Marlene, delivers as promises. The attention to detail, from the well arranged and beautiful hydrangeas, tasteful and restrained decor, assortments of extras like toiletries in the bathroom and fresh milk, filtered water in the frig -- were welcomed touches that reflect Marlene's focus on comfort and a stress-free experience that allows the guest to focus on just "being" there. The cottage is quite simply a destination in itself. We had no interest in leaving the property much and just chilled out to the river sounds, mountain air, wildlife and the amazing environment we shared together. We will be back! Marlene is an incredible host who respects your privacy and yet is there, magically, when you need her. Five Stars!! S Murphy, June 4, 2012

Guest Review from Paloma Terese - May 4, 2012
This was my fourth trip to this wonderland.
Awesome...is the word that describes laying in a regal bed of jungle beauty surrounded by the orchestra of the jungle night, the cool mountain air penetrating my cells, awakening me with a bath of life force that is so available by all that surrounds the sanctuary of Jungle Jane Lodge. In my exploration of beautiful Boriqua(original name for Puerto Rico) i will return again and again, not only nurtured by the mentioned above but the wonderful caring that the owner Marlene infuses in her welcoming and availibilty to help guide your journey. Awesome!!!

Guest Review from Vikki Davis - Apr 15, 2012
"The perfect place to reconnect and relax."

I booked 'the cottage' 9 months before our planned trip. From the start I had a good feeling about Marlene, we seem to have been part of each others journey before we even met! This was a trip to celebrate a 10th anniversary. My husband and I, after much debate, decided on Puerto Rico. Neither of us are tourist crowd type people...I searched and searched for the perfect place...booked and crossed my fingers. The cottage was exactly what we needed. Marlene was so accommodating, making us feel as if we were family just come for a visit. Her little piece of heaven is so naturally balanced that any worry of bugs hassling us never came to be. There was no traffic noise, no neighbor noise, no distracting electronics (unless you sought it...there is WiFi) We slept in, we took little "let's see if we can get lost" adventures...never actually getting lost, but wow was our Lady of the GPS confused! We sat on the deck,cuddled on the love seat, watching the waterfall across the river, birds fishing, lizards hunting...drinking coffee at all hours! I could go on and on about how much I loved it there. If you are looking for something different...something that will be what you want it to be...this is the place. Sit and listen to the rain. Converse with the Coqui. Soak up the beauty of the place with no unwanted distractions.

Guest Review from Katybeth Muste - Apr 11, 2012
"What a caring, sensitive, and nurturing owner of the property and
the jungle lodge was thoughtfully stocked and prepared for guests by Marlene, the delightful owner. She was such an important part in our stay--The lodge itself was beautifully decorated and impeccably clean. Definitely a recommendation!

Guest Review from Shelly Snow - Apr 8, 2012
"Idyllic Mountain Retreat"

From the instant we arrived at Marlene's peaceful cabin we knew it was the prefect base from which to begin our vacation. It truly exceeded any expectations we may have had prior to our arrival. The scenery was breath-takingly beautiful, we were surrounded by verdant trees and foliage, and tiny little geckos flit from tree to tree. One or two nights simply won't do and we were both fortunate and delighted to be able to extend out stay. The location was perfect; close enough to civilization to take advantages of all the conveniences that come along with it, yet far enough away to enjoy the solitude and tranquility of the jungle. We loved being able to cook breakfast on the BBQ before setting out to explore and after spending the day gallivanting around the island it felt like coming home as we returned to the cabin and relaxed on the porch in the evening.

Guest Review from Jean M Wight Mar 28, 2012
"A divine place of tranquil beauty!"

The drive from Old San Juan (Rte 22), up Rte 10 to Utuado, and then to the Jungle Lodge is fast, easy and beautiful. The location, nestled along a river and a waterfall is breathtaking...you feel like you have been transported magically to an Eden all your own. Because it is just one unit, you can have complete peace. The cottage is charming, immaculate, and Marlene a wonderful hostess. There are good locations nearby in very scenic places for great food (if you don't want to cook), but the kitchen is well stocked. I detest chain hotels and the high-rise scene...if you are like me, you will love this place! The spring water is delicious!

Guest Review from Dawn C. Jan 25, 2012
"beautiful, peaceful & authentic stay"

we stayed in Marlene's place for two weeks and it was an absolutely perfect stay for our honeymoon. it far exceeded what we envisioned! this was our first time in puerto rico and there were many day excursions that were awesome. marlene is a delight and very helpful.

"Pure Tranquility in the PR Mountains"

The stay was amazing, loved the place, the surrounding nature, the use of the grill was a huge plus as we did BBQ veggies and meats both nights and even good breakfasts :) Overall had a great time and I'll definitely come back in the future or next time i'm in PR! Sam Z, Canada, January 2012

"We were in heaven."

The service was great, Marlene is a great host, she received us with a welcoming note. The cottage is charming, cozy, quiet, peaceful, clean, got everything you need to spent a peaceful time, far from city noises. Quiet days and nights, just the river, cascacade and coquí sounds. If you are looking for a place to be in touch with nature, get a peaceful of mind and be far from technology and city noises, Jungle Jane's Cottage is the place. Marlene Jones is a sweet person, always checking your guest neccesities. Jungle Jane's Cottage is located in one of the most beautiful places of Utuado, near Caonillas and Dos Bocas Rivers and in the mountains of Utuado, far from everything, near to nature. When you get there, you won't need nothing, just you and your peace of mind. Love the place and we will repeat our stay. Benjamin and Angelica, San Juan, January 2012

Maya Marchant - Dec 5, 2011, St. Thomas, BVI

Marlene is warm, welcoming, generous and so much more. The location could not be nicer; the waterfall and the river are mesmerizing, the grounds so beautiful and peaceful, the bed so nice, soft and cozy, the water so fresh, the fruits and homemade honey so delicious, the cottage so cute and open.We loved the feeling of being away from "civilization as we know it". We were there too short. There is so much to do (fishing, hiking, kayaking...) in the nearby area. We will definitely return some day. In the meantime we will recommend it to all our friends.

"The most lovely getaway on a Paradise!"
This past weekend I stayed in this beautiful, enchanting, nature site to get away from city's noise. This lovely cottage in Utuado had the most extraordinary eyesight with a beautiful cascade and river that made a peaceful experience for the heart and soul. Definitely would recommend it if you need some time on yourself to help you reconnect with the inner you. Also perfect if you what a perfect place for sharing with your soulmate. Thanks Marlene! - Nora Cruz, PR, 11/2011

It wasn't what we expected.......it was ten times more beautiful and twenty times more enjoyable. It was an absolute pleasure. "

- Benjamin T., Hapeville, GA

"Relaxing, Cozy and Friendly"

If you like the natural view of mother earth, this is the place to go. Just getting here was an awesome experience. There's so much to see and visit. You have mountains, river's, restaurants, cave's, lakes and much more. The place is simply relaxing since you arrive on the spot. We arrived at night but the experience was grateful when you see the cottage with its lights on and the door wide open. Feel the air and in the dark night fall you can see flying insects that light the dark, simply awesome. Inside there's all you need, a bed, bath and kitchenette. Oh and some special treats on the house, thanks. Our experience was wonderful, we stayed practically all the weekend at the spot. We relaxed and cooked BBQ during the evening and night. With some wine and candles the place was perfect for a great nightfall experience. And during the day the forest offers adventure and of course the river nearby for a cold swim. I personally recommend this experience to anyone who enjoys a natural environment with good company. Marlene thanks once again for your hospitality and friendship, hope we can visit ya once again. Carlos and Vanessa, PR

The property is so gorgeous....a quiet, lovely place." - Emily & Philip Lewis, Thousand Oaks, CA, 07/04/2011

We could not have imagined a more peaceful, relaxing time as the two days we spent at this guest cottage. What an amazing location - hearing the wonderful water flowing
and animals chirping all night. And all the lovely touches - the flowers, fresh fruit - you really made us feel at home.
Thanks for your lovely hospitality. Megan and Grant Reynolds, Atlanta, GA 8/13/11

We had a great time in Puerto Rico. You were an excellent hostess. We really appreciated your kindness.
Thanks for helping us find fun things to do and giving us directions. We made it to the beach you mentioned on Thursday
and went to the caves on Friday. Both were beautiful!
We did get to eat at Dela's ... she was very kind and helpful and the food was amazing!
The cottage was wonderful. It was clean, cozy ...and thanks for the rum, chocolates, milk, bananas, mango and the lemons....yum!
We will miss the scenery for sure! We have no complaints at all...everything was perfect!
I love the fact that I didn't get eaten up by bugs. Thats a treat for me because anytime I step foot outside at home they are biting me!
Don't worry that we missed fishing...we kept busy but also enjoyed the time we got to relax.
My favorite part of Puerto Rico ... wow thats hard to pick ... all the activies and places were fun and beautiful. But I would have to say staying at your cottage
was the best because I got to experience the local folks life outside of the big cities...and enjoy the views they see everyday.
Scott says his favorite was the relaxed atmoshpere and the scenery.
We will definately recommend your cottage to others. Thanks for sharing it. We'll be back! Julie and Scott Verkuilen, July 2011.

The cabin and surroundings are beautiful. The perfect getaway to recharge your soul and connect with nature. Marlene is a wonderful hostess!
Anna Gonzalez, San Juan, PR 6/21/2011

Jungle Janes - totally worth swinging into.
Justin 5/17/11 Hollywood, CA

Our three night stay at Jungle Jane's was delightful, a real getaway from our usual hectic pace. If you want relaxation amidst a lush setting,this is the place. Marlene Welcomed us and was responsive and helpful with our questions,etc. GO.....we really enjoyed it! Eileen and Leo C., Oak Park, Il, 03/26/2011

"We cannot thank you enough for the accommodations and outstanding hospitality. What a paradise you have here....thank you for sharing it. Your recommendations of kayaking and lunch at Rancho Marina did not disappoint. We were also grateful for the proximity to the indigenous ceremonial ruins and the caves. we heart you! " - Mike and Tina Tew, St George, Ut, 04/19/2011

THANK-YOU! A splendid stay at the "Jungle House" made sublime by your warmth and generosity. "Boomers of the Earth - unite"....and dance in joy & reverence for all that Mother Earth, and our Intentions have given us: tow days & two nights in this Paso Fino Paradise have recharged my batteries, freyed by the long winter snows.
Let it flow...like the waters that surround this lovely place on Earth! James and Joanna Taylor, VR 4/21/11

what an amazing getaway this was! the place was even better than what we were expecting and it was made all the better because of your tremendous hospitality. We will definitely spread the word to our friends and family about our amazing stay and we'll be back for sure, thanks again and again.
Sammy McCrumb 3/19/11 - 3/22/11

What a beautiful location! The sights, sounds and fragrance of the area can be a bit overwhelming at first. The grounds are lush with papaya trees putting forth succulent fruit and the Bamboo beckoning a welcoming wave in the breeze. You don't know what to listen to first, it was exhilarating. The waterfall? No the sound of the coqui frog? No the sound of the locals riding their horses down the street the hooves drumming a musical beat on the ground. Wait was that an owl? Sitting on the porch just closing your eyes will be all you really need in this tranquil paradise but you will get so much more! The air is so fresh that you may just you're your nostrils tingling from joy. Marlene is a very gracious host. The lodge has everything you will need. You don't need to look any further for a place to spend your vacation this is the place. Renee Holcombe, Moncks Corner, SC. 4/2/11 - 4/5/11

What an amazing experience to stay here. The jungle lodge is truly a treasure filled with mesmerizing creatures by day and by night. With your gracious hsopitality and welcoming reception we immediately felt at home. Our hectic work worlds quickly fell away as we quickly emmeshed ourselves in the lush jungle vegetation.
This spot brings one great serenity and peace.
We look forward to returning soon. Jerry Vroman,Kelly, WY 4/11/11-4/15/11

Fantasy Jungle!!! Amazing time!!! great get away place, nothing but tranquility... Marlene you are one beautiful soul... We both like to thank you! ... see you pronto! Elizabeth Santiago

You have such a peaceful and beautiful place here. I can't express in words how lucky I feel to have found it. It is really amazing how everything is arranged so perfect. This is the best of our wedding anniversaries. Thanks for the flowers freshly cut and the cleanliness of the cottage, and for being so kind a host. Noelia and Jose Perez

We are so happy....it wasnt' what we expected: ten times more beautiful and twenty times more enjoyable. Benjamin Thomas

2/23/10 Once again, the Riverwalk was a marvelous respite for us. Thank you for having this lovely place to be. We'll see you in another six months! Gen & Rene

2/15/10 Celebrating our first aniversary here was magical! Your hospitality, the way the cottage is decorated with natural flowers, plants, tropical fruits and adding the ambiance of the moutains, the waterfall, and the sounds of the birds made this place absolutely marvelous. Definitely paradise. Juillermo & Mari, San Juan, PR

2/10/10 Only having three days to enjoy the peace and tranquility that you've built here will be surely get us through the winter in Chicago, but we sure would have liked to stay longer. Falling asleep to the sounds of the waterfall - which we'll dream of - and waking to papaya and the mountain view around us....I don't think we could have asked for anything more. Thank you for an amazing stay. Hope to be back soon. Jacob & Geri, Chicago, IL

12/27/10 Thank you for a wonderful place to stay. We would both love to come back and visit for a more extended stay. Now that we've been to the Central mountains It will be a place that we'll come back to. It is absolutely gorgeous. Andrea & Eric, San Francisco, CA

1/24/10 We're so glad we found your little cottage tucked awway here in the moutains. You never knew what you'll find on the internet, but we really enjoyed what we found here. W've had a great first trip to PR and a great honeymoon! You been great hosts. We loved it all! Joback and Angela, Bowling Green, KY

10/29/09 Talk about excellance, we can see it and feel it here at Riverwalk, the meticulous attention placed on detail, oh so pleasant to the senses! Frand and Joyce, NYC

We had a great time at the cottage. Thank you for setting up one of the most relaxing vacation experiences in Puerto Rico ! Thank you for accomodating us both with what we needed...you are the most hospitable and kind host we ever met. We wish we could have some more time to enjoy here...it was a great place and we felt at home. Sincerely, Tu and James" " - James R., 5810 Shay Lane,Hu, 08/27/2008

Desde que llegamos a esta paraiso sentimos la energia del lugar. Me encantaria quedar - me mas tiempo para disfrutar y compartir esta naturaleza. Seguramente estaremos muy pronto for aqui. Mojo Grossi, Photographer Nos encanto venir al paradiso y desconectarmos dl la locura de la ciudad. Gracias por una experiencia hermosa. Volveremos! Gloria, G Productions Inc., Miami " - Gloria L., Miami Beach, FL, 03/03/2009

5 de Mayo/2009 Marlene: Nuestra carta estadia a sido maravillosa, hemas, renovado nuestra energia espiritual y la plena conviccion de que la naturaleza tiene un poder misticu de saneamiento. Mi recomendacion a todo aquel/aquillos que quieron tener una experiencia de paz y tranquilidad. Gracias, Marlene por tu amistad. ps the papayas are excellent, thank you " - HIRRAM &., NEWARK,NJ, 05/05/2009

WOW what an amazing place to stay. The great feeling you have when you first step foot on the property is that of WOW. Marlene you made a actual peice of heaven with your cottage. Thanks for having us and we will be back.... Jose and Betsy Burgos " - Jose a., 3 Highland Blvd apt H New Castle, De, 06/20/2009

We felt so welcome and at home! it feels instantly natural to be here and definitely want to come back soon. Highlights werre definitely the salmon over homemade charcoal and the amazing fresh fruit - And the coqui that got into the coffeemaker!!! " - Rebecca W., Brooklyn, NY, 08/29/2009

LOVED this place, it was PERFECT for us. The sounds of the rainforest at night are just amazing! We will miss this little cottage. We nicknamed it "our love shack" and it also reminded me of the children's story, "The Best Nest", by Dr. Seuss. This place is truly special especially when it's a full moon. PS: We got engged here at The Love Shack! " - Noelle M., , 10/04/2009

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