El Pretexto: culinary farm lodge (1 bedroom villa)


Farm stay hosted by Crystal

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the accommodation on the farm to yourself.
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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El Pretexto is our home and life’s undertaking. A space that combines wooden villas, an agroecology farming beds, an orchard, a forest and a large wood deck. Located at a very peaceful area in the mountains of Cayey with amazing views all the way to the south coast and just one hour away from San Juan. El Pretexto is an adults-only (18+) venue so if you are looking for a relaxed, countryside experience, El Pretexto is the place to stay.

The space
Chalet has two stories, Villa Serranía is on the ground floor. The bedroom have a queen bed with 300+ threads Egyptian cotton sheets. Villa has a private bathroom with hot water in the shower. This villa is equipped with a kitchenette and a small fridge. Breakfast is included at the main building. You are welcome to join us for a farm to table, home-cooked dinner on Saturdays as an optional experience. We also offer massages and yoga with professionals, reservations in advance is highly recommended.

Is important to note that we have a pests control process in place every two weeks but we live in the heart of the countryside and if the doors are not kept closed all the time, insects could get in. We do everything we can to prevent this but it can’t be guaranteed. Please keep the doors closed to minimize any undesired visitor.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Sea view
Mountain view
Wifi – 23 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Fully fenced
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Security cameras on property

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4.95 out of 5 stars from 178 reviews


Where you’ll be

Cayey, Puerto Rico

This is a calm and quiet residential neighborhood, there are nice local places to eat and have drinks. The closer one is about 2-mins away in car. There is a baseball park at the end of the street that have a trail to run or walk.

Cayey has various famous amenities as the "Ruta del Lechón" a road full of pork smokehouses, Lake Carite for kayaking and paddleboarding and hiking tours across natural reserves as La Robleda, Bosque de Pinos and Yeyesa Planadas.

Aibonito, the next mountain town is full of small dive bars and "chinchorros" on the main #1 road. Cayey is also close to Salinas, a south coast town with delicious options for fresh seafood lovers. Cayey is halfway between San Juan and Ponce, one hour away from each one, north and south.

Hosted by Crystal

  1. Joined in June 2011
  • 340 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Traveler, food lover, local food production supporter and obsessed about the reconnection of Puerto Rico’s food system. I love to share our home with guests that are open to experience the real countryside life, enjoying peacefully and connecting with good food and Nature.
Traveler, food lover, local food production supporter and obsessed about the reconnection of Puerto Rico’s food system. I love to share our home with guests that are open to experi…

During your stay

My home is the main building and I can interact as much or as little as you want, won't get offended.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 19:00
Check out: 12:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
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