Isabela is Puerto Rico’s second-biggest surfing destination and ranks next to Rincon, a world-class surf spot. It’s called “the garden on the northwest” (El Jardin del Noroeste) with its paradise-like surroundings dominating the northwest region bordered on the West by the sheltered coves of Jobos Beach and to the East, Guajataca’s abandoned tunnels and jagged coastline. Originally a European settlement built in 1725, it was later abandoned and renamed Isabela after the Spanish Queen when it was reestablished in 1819. Its 14 barrios, challenging surfs, rustic island scenery, and at least 4 fiestas a year gives its vibrant coastal town atmosphere. Make your beach holiday in Puerto Rico complete by booking one of the Airbnb vacation rentals in Isabela we’ve listed below.
The tiny, eye-catching cottage on a cliff has bright yellow exteriors and a small balcony furnished with loungers and a hammock. The modest space fits a sofa bed that could sleep two guests, a kitchenette, tiny dining table, TV, Wi-Fi, and a bathroom with hot water and free toiletries. It’s ventilated by a fan and with the natural sea breeze flowing through its windows. A wooden walkway goes around the back of the house and down the cliff to the nearby Villa Pesquera for food provisions. Villa Mar Afuera is one of three cottages in the Villa Marullo premises that can be rented separately or altogether accessible by car and minutes away from the town and the nearest beach.
Villa Mar AfueraIsabela, Puerto Rico
Top guest reviewswe had a great time comfortable and clean with an amazing view (the sunsets were unbelievable)the view here is breathtaking this place is relaxing and cozycomfy bed good wifi hot water and cooking in the kitchen all worked out greatthe house is so cozy and comfy loved everything about it and the view was breathtakinghaving wifi & netflix was awesome 5 out of 5 for loly thank youthe room was sparking clean you can smell the room and notice itthe house is small and clean and very privatethe place is very cleanshe’s adorable clean friendly and overall harmlessgreat place everything was super nice clean & convenient
Host:host was super friendly and provided us with everything we neededhost is responsive and thoughtfulloly was very helpful and quick to respond to any questions or concerns we hadthe host maria is very kind and helpfulloly and maria jose are fantastic hostsRead more reviewsgreat cute place to staygreat location close to a bunch of cool beachesthe location is also an easy drive to beautiful beaches and other attractionsgreat location not too far from different bars restaurants and beautiful beachesthis place is really cute perfect for a couple
Villa Candela is a handsome little cottage on a cliff overlooking the sea. It is one of 3 cottages up for rent on the Villa Marullo property 15 minutes away from the airport and 5 minutes by car from town and the beach. It has red exteriors with a small furnished balcony facing the sea great for lounging and al fresco dining. The limited indoor space features vaulted ceilings and hardwood flooring decorated with a cozy sofa bed that sleeps two guests, a small kitchen with a ref and microwave, a tiny dining area, and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. Cable TV, Ethernet connection, free Wi-Fi, hot water, free essentials, and free parking are provided.
Villa CandelaIsabela, Puerto Rico
Top guest reviewsno ac but but was comfortable withoutdefinitely no a/c needed with the wall mounted fans and the bedsheets are okthere is a nice little grill and kitchen amenitiesthe space was comfortable and equipped with the basics to make coffee or meals if you likethe view is amaizing the place is very quiet relaxing and cozyclean safe and quaintit is simple but clean and charmingthe shower/bathroom were cleanvery clean easy to find private and most importantly safeit was clean and accurate photos
Host:loly was a wonderful hostloly is a great hostloly is an amazing hostloly was a great host and made sure we were enjoying our stayloly is a great host and leaves you to your privacyRead more reviewsthe location is near to a grocery store everything in town and some great beacheseasy to park a car and great location for touring isabela jobos and rinconthis location is amazing i would stay there againgood location clmdo restaurant in town was the best food we had on the islandis closed to all major restaurants gas stations grocery stores beaches and entertainment in isabela
The ground floor apartment is near the beach, restaurants, bars, and surrounded by lush vegetation. The owner is an artist whose studio is on the premises. Guests have the complete privacy of the apartment which has light gray and white interiors with marble flooring. Its open layout features a double-sized pallet bed that sleeps two guests comfortably, a sofa bed, a macramé swing, and a tiny coffee corner with a mini ref and microwave. French doors open to a covered patio with wicker chaise loungers facing the garden where guests can cook barbecues. The outdoor bathroom has hot water and bath essentials. Air-conditioning, heating, TV, and free on-site parking is provided. The owner allows pets and luggage dropoff. Do note that due to the typhoon, electric power is intermittent and Solar power and a generator is used in its place.
Jobos Beach art & surf studioisabela, Puerto Rico
Top guest reviewsgreat internet connection hot water with great water pressure in the cute outdoor showeradditionally the outside shower allows you to enjoy the natural environment even morewe loved sitting on the patio eating breakfast in the morningthe bed was so comfortable and it was nice to have a smart tvthey maintain the apartment clean and it has all the amenities you needvery clean and beautifulthe space is clean and beautifully decoratedthe place was clean and very stylisha clean and beautiful decorated room the bed was amazingeverything was clean and you have everything you need and more
Host:the hosts were so helpful with tons of great recommendations and quick responses whenever we needed anythingthe host super comunicative and nicemoraima is a great host she was very quick in respondingthe hosts were wonderful and very accommodatingmoraima is a great hostRead more reviewswalking distance to the beach and ideal restaurantsgreat location and very cozysuper cute decor walking distance from the beachclose to local life yet far enough to relaxbeautiful place and close to everything
Sitting on a cliff and overlooking the sea is a two-story cottage called Villa Marullo. The cottage, along with two smaller cottages on the same property, may be rented separately or all at one time. Its minutes away from Aguadilla Airport and near town and famous restaurants. The massive blue and white structure host six guests. The ground floor with the open layout is furnished with two sofa beds sleeps four guests when spread out, a dining table, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with hot shower, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and French doors that open to a shaded terrace with loungers where you can lay back and enjoy awesome views. The spacious upper floor bedroom has a cozy double-sized bed that sleeps two guests, a seating area, and a small balcony. The cottage is perfect for long-term stays, grilling barbecues out in the lawn, and beach escapades.
Villa Marullo- Spectacular view!!!Isabela, Puerto Rico
Top guest reviewsthe views were spectacular would definitely recommend this apartmentbeautiful home with amazing views cozy with great vibesexpect a cozy place with a gorgeous viewwonderful place excellent view and cozy cabin great place to enjoy with friendsas to the house it is small and cozy with a beautiful viewthe place was clean and has everything you will needvery beautiful views from the home house is very clean all around great place to stay for vacation
Host:loly was a wonderful host and attentiveloly is a great hosta wonderful hostloly was a great host and always responded quickly to any questions we hadloly was very responsiveRead more reviewsclose to grocery shopping and good bars and foodit's located on a quiet neighborhood perfect for a relaxing staywe loved the house and the peaceful locationgreat place to stay—very private and uniquebeautiful location amazing panoramic ocean views close enough to hear the waves
The studio is in an apartment building near the city center, restaurants, shops, beaches, hospitals, and a pizza truck. It’s a compact space fit for two guests complete with a queen-sized bed, a counter for eating meals, and a mini kitchen corner with a microwave, coffeemaker, and mini ref. Free Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, free parking, and fresh linens are provided. The private bathroom offers hot water showers and free essentials. Long-term stays are allowed but guests are required to clean before checking out.
#3 Renew Awesome cozy StudioBest Location in Town!Isabela, Puerto Rico
Top guest reviewswifi was pretty spotty needed to stand in certain areas of the roomvery cute comfy bed and the ac works greatwish the host provided a better blanket to sleep in and the wifi is not good at allyou have a nice bed with a good sized bathroomwas clean and cozyreally clean and practicalit was a very clean apartmentreally clean and nice placeeverything was clean and had great attention to details
Host:and the owner had an amazing and quick responsesuper host responding fast and alerti also appreciate the fast and attentive responses (texts) from the hostrobert is a great hostthe host is a great person i would come backRead more reviewsquiet area very close to all touristic attractionsgreat place in the neighborhoodrobert's place is close to beautiful beaches and townamazing room great location and robert wonderful communicationcozy place with a nice location in the middle of isabela so moving around is easy
The spacious apartment admits five guests and has masculine interiors in earth-toned and light blue palette with nautical accents in red, white, and blue. All in one floor is a modern living room with cozy sofas that can sleep extra guests or great for lounging while watching TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a tiny dining area, tall wardrobes with mirrored panels, a huge bedroom, and a bathroom. The family sized bedroom is furnished with a huge, thick-cushioned bed that sleeps two guests comfortably, a futon to sleep another guest, a dresser with a chest of drawers, TV, fan, free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning. The bathroom offers hot water showers with free essentials. There’s a small furnished patio by the entrance of the apartment where guests can cook barbeques. Guests are allowed long-term stays and provided with free on-site parking for one vehicle. They are required to clean up before checking out. The apartment is five minutes away from town, near restaurants, beaches, hospitals, supermarkets, shops, and the highway.
#1 Awesome Family Studio, Best Location in Town!!Isabela, Puerto Rico
Top guest reviewsthe air conditioning in the room is greatair-conditioning only at bedroom living room could get a little warm floor fan is available on sitehe brought us an extra fan since it was so hot inside very humidthe place and nice and cozy amenities are perfect and apartment is very spaciouswould’ve loved if could’ve accessed netflix or another movie channel as television only had a few local stationsvery safe and clean stylish toonice place clean and cozyspace is very clean and spaciousclean comfortable and very reasonably pricedvery comfortable clean and spacious
Host:host is very helpful and friendlycommunications with a host were always quick and efficientexcellent communicating with the hostrobert is a great host he was always available for questionsrobert was so kind to usRead more reviewswell located and easy to findcute decor with a central location in isabela if you can get past issues mentioned abovethe beach is only a five minute drive and great places to eat near bythis place has a great location close to beaches restaurants and main roadsawesome decoration and great location
This luxurious apartment is near Jobos Beach, bars, restaurants, and Food Truck Park. It’s a tiny space that is tastefully decorated with colorful paintings and up-cycled materials like galvanized iron sheets on one of the inner walls, the legs of an old sewing machine transformed into a small desk, and the interior of an old drum made into a bathroom mirror. The open layout features a cozy double-sized bed that sleeps two guests, a kitchenette equipped with a stove, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and a counter for eating meals, a macramé swing, and glass door panels that open to a furnished shaded patio. The bathroom is equipped with a walk-in hot shower with free bath essentials. Conveniences like air-conditioning, heating, free parking, and luggage dropoff are provided. The lush garden surrounding the property is ideal for cooking barbecues.
Beautiful art and surf studioIsabela , Puerto Rico, United States
Top guest reviewsthere is an overhead ceiling fan and an air conditionerand wifi connection and was very well decoratedthere is a tv which works fine and a wireless internet which is adequatethe space allows for comfortable relaxing both inside and outplace was very clean and comfortablevery clean artistic private and in a very estrategic placegreat abstract art place was super clean very romantic and perfectly locatedgreat small studio clean quiet beautiful and close to everythingi beg to differ with the other reviewers who indicate that the place is spotlessly clean
Host:the hosts are greatthey were wonderful hosts and provided lots of info tipsthanks for being an awesome hostour host was very kind and patient as we booked last minutemoraima and felix were great hostsRead more reviewsthe location is very goodexcellent place and location is perfectbeautiful house close to a beautiful beachexcellent location great cozy little place with super cute outdoorscozy little studio close to all the good spots in isabela
Caza Azul is a cozy family home walking distance to the beach, movies, restaurants, and shops. The well-appointed apartment has comforts like free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, laundry facilities, baby equipment upon request, free street parking, and housekeeping services. It’s perfect for long-term stays with three spacious bedrooms containing enough beds with the addition of two sofa beds in the common areas that could sleep seven guests comfortably. The modern interiors has an open plan shared by a living room, dining area, and fully stocked kitchen. The house is in a fenced in property with a well-kept garden, a covered terrace with an outdoor seating area, and a garage.
Casa AzulIsabela, Puerto Rico
Top guest reviewsgreat water pressure and hot water small tv and futon in the living room with plenty of spacethe amenities were clean confortable and cozyopted for cooking dinner our second night and i loved the kitchenthe house was clean and very spaciousvery comfortable clean and relaxed placethe place was was super clean and organizedthe house was cleangood people and good to house clean nice place love it
Host:marcos is a great hostmarco is a great hostwhat a fantastic host he's local and knowledgeable and kindmarco was the perfect hostmarco was a great hostRead more reviewsthe location was idealthe location is greatawesome place in a great locationit's really close to restaurants and super cool places to visitlovely place for a big family great location quiet place comfortable
The rental is the entire second floor of this ancestral home near the beach, restaurants, food kiosks, and town center. The owners do not live there but would visit and occupy the ground floor when they are on vacation. Guests have the privacy of the upper floor which is accessed by climbing a flight of stairs at the back of the house. It has high vaulted ceilings, wide breezy windows, tiled flooring, and clean white walls decorated with comfy, modern furniture. The spacious living room has a plush L-shaped sofa cozy for watching cable TV or socializing. The balcony with loungers offers amazing sea views. The kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances and polished hardwood furnishings with a matching dining set. The bathroom provides hot showers and free toiletries. There are two huge bedrooms each with queen-sized beds that sleeps a total of four guests and a third bedroom with two double bed and two bunk beds that sleeps another four to six guests. Enjoy air-conditioning, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, and free on-site and street parking.
ღ Bela's House. Beach Home Away From HomeIsabela, Puerto Rico
Top guest reviewsthe bedrooms stayed cool with the air conditioning and the beds were very comfortablespacious living room and an awesome viewwe enjoyed watching movies on the big screen tv in the living roomlove it love it love it incredibly good wi-fi connectiongood ac in the bedrooms and a decent cross breeze kept the living spaces pretty comfortablebeautiful clean everything you needspacious and beautiful house clean and decorated nicelythe place is clean very cool and comfortableour stay was amazing the house is beautiful and cleanmaria’s place in isabela was cozy clean well adorned
Host:the hosts are very friendlyshe is an outstanding host that goes above and beyondhost was very kind attentive and made sure we had a great timevery nice place host was very responsive to our needs and questionsmaria is an awesome helpful host thanks mariaRead more reviewsthe location is perfectthe location is awesomemust important its located in a very nice neighborhood and close to the beachbeautiful location next to the beacha great place in a wonderful location
Near beaches, shopping centers, restaurants, and two minutes to Plaza de Isabela is a rustic bungalow that admits five guests. It’s a simple home with vaulted ceilings, brightly painted walls, and rustic furniture. The huge bedroom with two king-sized beds has huge wardrobes and fans. The living room has simple wooden sofas for watching TV beside a tiny dining area and a fully stocked kitchen. The private bathroom is supplied with bath essentials and hot water. The property has a shaded terrace by the front door surrounded by a lush garden with a barbeque area and free parking. The owner allows long-term stays and luggage dropoff but requires guests to clean up before checking out.
Casa de DescansoIsabela, Puerto Rico
Top guest reviewsneeds wifi or better cablethe house is very comfortable pet friendly with a big patiobeautiful cozy place favorite part was the patiothe house is a cozy place with a nice backyard to relax and read books all day longthe house was clean and comfortablethe home was clean and as advertised
Host:the place was gorgeous the hosts were very accommodating and friendlylourdes the host representative who lives next door and her family were very helpfullourdes greeted us upon arrival and was extremely welcoming and super helpful with all of our questionsRead more reviewsthis is a cute little house close to towngreat location and near the plazacomfortable close to town and beachesgreat place right near the heart of isabela perfect for visitingwe needed a place to spend the night and joseline’s place satisfied our need
Rustic, seaside experience
The vacation rentals in Isabela offer the best seaside accommodations not just because they are located near the beach and the town attractions. They also offer awesome sea views from their balconies and fun outdoor activities like grilling barbeques right in their lush backyard. You’ll definitely book them again when you return to the rustic town of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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