Two fully equipped studio apartments
James V. Thomas
- english, spanish
About James V. Thomas
Hi, we are your hosts, Jim and Teresa Thomas. We're both retired and working our rental business for the past four years. We enjoy every minute of it as all of our guests have been a pleasure to host. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax in the sun then come and visit us.
Why James V. Thomas chose Patillas
We have two new private units, both with ocean views. We are located in a quiet beach community on the southeast side of Puerto Rico. You can lounge on your private patios or on the larger common patio.
What makes this Studio unique
Quiet and relaxing here or take a short drive to one of the several beach bars for drinks and/or local foods.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Jim and Teresa are great Hosts! A perfect romantic getaway for a couple! Amazing location!
Owners were very flexible with our changing plans! Everything was perfect!
Perfect location for Puerto Rican saturation
We had the very fortunate opportunity of staying at ‘The Nest’ for an entire week. Most people probably don’t get to submerge themselves on site for as long as we did but I’m so glad we chose to! Jim and Teresa were outstanding hosts and their puppers, Gigi and Lucky were such a delight to have around. The Nest is more isolated than The View and tucked into the backside of the property, which we preferred. We still had our own private area of the beach and patio and they even had separate beach chairs and a cooler they allowed us to take off the property to other beaches. The home itself perfectly suited our needs. It was absolutely perfect for a romantic getaway. Our hosts thought of everything we could possibly need or want. The beach onsite is gorgeous, private and has the most spectacular views. We spent a couple days devoted to lounging and beach combing the shores. Early on, Teresa very sweetly approached us on the beach to lend us some tools in our search for sea glass. Thanks to Teresa’s tips we came back with a whole jar of sea glass! Teresa is the Abuela you wish you had. She shared recipes of local food she made for us, washed our clothes after a soggy hike and I’m certain it was her idea to invite us out to dinner to their favorite restaurant.
Jim and Teresa were full of tips and recommendations on where to eat, activities and local must sees. My favorite was Charco Azul, a gorgeous spring and hike within an hour drive from The Nest.
We like to saturate ourselves into the local culture so the location of this rental was perfect. About an hour drive to Fajardo and El Yunque. Caguas was even closer. The nearest grocery store is 10 mins away-Pueblo’s in Arroyo. Psssst: they sell alcohol. So many nearby restaurants to recommend: Musafa, Benny’s BBQ, Hechos en Casa-Pikas was fun for a quick drink. Unfortunately we never got to go to the highly regarded Calixtos with our hosts. We’ll forever regret not being able to make our date.
Thank you, Jim and Teresa, for being such welcoming hosts and opening up your beautiful home to us! You made us feel like family. It won’t be a trip we soon forget! Give Gigi and Lucky some luvin from us.
A gorgeous place to stay
Don’t second guess, just book it! this place is beautiful! My wife and I stayed here three nights and wish we could stay longer. The property is on the ocean, beautiful palm trees, 180 degree ocean view. Open the windows and listen to the ocean at night. Hunt for sea glass on the beach.
Comfortable bed, nicely equipped kitchen, Jim and Theresa are kind and generous hosts. We loved sitting on the terrace watching the waves. Then walking on the shore. Several sandy spots also to enjoy. There are nice hammocks and beach chairs and a cooler provided. Two sweet dogs on property will walk with you on the beach. Restaurant within walking distance. Just a lovely place! We will be back :)
Perfect location for a romantic getaway 🌺
The property is located off of the main road, directly on the beach and situated perfectly to watch both sunrise and sunset over the ocean. The town doesn’t seem to be a big tourist destination, which we loved. The neighborhood was charming and we always felt safe strolling the beach, streets and visiting the local markets. The home is detached from the main property and was meticulously clean. We love to cook and spent a great deal of time cooking in the kitchen and enjoying meals, coffee and cocktails on the beach. There are hammocks set up under the palms. It’s not the best beach for swimming (rocky), but absolutely beautiful for relaxing, reading a book, collecting sea glass, etc. There are several swim-friendly beaches located nearby. We loved every moment of our stay. Jim and Teresa were helpful, accommodating, super-friendly and always available if we needed anything. There is also an extra bathroom located right out the door! We’ll definitely be back!
We are located on the ocean in a beach front community of eight private homes. The community is very quiet but for those looking for evening activities, there are several local beach bars offering drinks, local foods and music.
Other nearby activities included Maunabo lighthouse (punta tuna), charco azul (blue pond) a natural fresh water swimming pond located in a secluded area of the nearby mountains, water sports at the main town beach of Patillas.