House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)
- english, spanish
About Matt Bass
We are Americans. My wife is from Aguadilla and this is our own vacation home . We have been going there for the past 20 years and love it. I have seen many tropical places in the world and Aguadilla still sits on top of my list. Beautiful beaches and lovely scenery. I am a company executive and my wife is a Special Education teacher. We are renting our house and sharing it with you.
Matt Bass purchased this House in 2000
Why Matt Bass chose Maleza Alta
Absolutely one of the most beautiful and comfortable places on the planet. Our children have always loved it there. My wife grew up in Aguadilla and has many family and friends. The house is an absolute gem! It sits on top of a long cliff above sea level. We have been vacationing in Aguadilla/Puerto Rico since 1987 every year! We were looking for a perfect, private, beautiful vacation home to purchase. We saw several. In the year 2000, it took me 2 minutes to see this house and place the deposit on the spot! The view is breathtaking and jaw dropping. It simply doesn't fit your eyes. It is so grand and panoramic that is beyond belief. It is a special place that you will always cherish and remember all the moments you spend there. In February and March whales swim and play in the waters visible from the gazebo!! Lovely and exciting. On 4th of July, the coast guard base celebrates with large fireworks, very close to the house and nicely visible from the gazebo.
What makes this House unique
This house is gated with automatic gate and is exclusive and private. The swimming pool is private and faces the ocean. It feels like home for any one. All the amenities are there. It is perfect for family or friends get away. It is so nice, that you might forget to visit the rest of Puerto Rico!
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:9 (sleeps up to 9 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
La propiedad estaba equipada con todo lo necesario, una vista espectacular, la atención de Diana la manager fue excelente, súper atenta y amable, la recomiendo 100 por ciento
What’s certain is the property is beautiful. It is very private with a fantastic view. We’d give it a 5, but until check-in we were not given the information as to where exactly the property is, and that there is no physical address to the home. You have to be guided to the house by the manager. We had never experienced that in 12 years of renting properties globally. She was friendly, the manager, but also told us the moment we got there that we’d have to check out earlier than normal check out on our leaving day. We were actually a little offended as we were only 2 people, not occupying every room and we had planned to enjoy long evenings, but found out our last night would have to be cut short. Also, the coffee maker had a previous guests’ coffee grounds in the filter so we thoroughly cleaned that ourselves. In the master shower there was a plastic razor cover and a part of someone else’s soap there. These items made us question overall cleanliness.
The best part of the property is the exterior, especially the back and grounds. We wish we didn’t feel pressured to leave early and that there were no maintenance surprises, but we did make the best of it and enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for your stay and your review. As I mentioned in our dialog regarding the address, in Puerto Rico, the municipality has not named all alleys and avenues and cul-da-sacs islandwide. Our cul-da-sac has not been given a name. Therefore it is impossible for us to give an address. We have requested an official name several times, but there are delays in the system. That is why we meet with all our guests and guide them to the house. However as you noticed, the house is very accessible and easy to reach, as it is just outside Gate 5 of the Ramey base with easy landmarks to find.
As for the cleanness, we take note and advise our cleaners to make extra efforts. However, due to popularity of our houses, we need time 4 hours to clean our houses between guests, which brings it to the next point. To assure the houses are cleaned between guests, (unlike hotels that have many rooms to choose after cleaning), we need check in to be anytime after 3 pm, and checkout to be anytime before 11 am. Our guests are welcome to book the house for an additional day if their flights are in the middle of night or odd hours. If we allow any guests to stay longer or check in earlier, our cleaners will not have the chance to apply adequate amount of time for cleaning. Therefore that is why we could not allow you to stay after checkout hours so that we can clean the house for the next guest.
I hope this explains and we look forward to hosting you again,
This was a jaw dropping view Better in person than the pictures
We enjoyed our stay for sure it was an amazing scenery and great location hearing the sound of waves in the morning and night & hearing the coquis & seeing iguanas in your yard is the coolest especially for kids. I wish we could walk down to the ocean from the house, but it’s just a 10-15 min drive away. The only bad thing I have to say is the house looked clean but it was gritty on all the tables glass, and the floors were the same bathroom toilets weren’t cleaned either so we cleaned when we got arrived. I would stay again
Dear Cassie, Thank you for your feedback. The views and nature are indeed remarkable. We will certainly look into cleaning matter to see why it was not done correctly and make sure we improve it to prior levels. We have a new cleaning crew and will audit the procedure swiftly. Please let us know when you are coming back so that we can make it up to you.
Fantastic place to stay!
As others have posted, the house was fantastic! It was a great place to stay as a family and located near so many great restaurants and beaches. Kids loved the pool and the grown ups loved lounging and taking in the view. House literally had everything we needed when we got there. Owner and property manager (Diana) were great to work with. We have already recommended it to family members.
Hi Mark. Thank you for your kind feedback. We are happy you found the house fully equipped and enjoyed your stay. The restaurants are indeed nearby with amazing good local and gourmet selections. We hope to see you soon again. Matt
This house delivers what it promises.
Sometimes the photos of a house are able to make it look better than it really turns out to be.
In this case, however, the photos are true to the house and are actually unable to capture the true grandeur of the view of the ocean from the clifftop that the property sits on.
Everything was easy and the amenities were as promised.
Diana welcomed us to the house and showed us everything quickly and efficiently.
She even brought some fresh flowers for the table.
So glad we chose this house.
Thank you Jon for your feedback. It is soooo true, we have not been able to capture one picture to present the true beauty of the view with any camera or lens we have tried. I am glad you observed it. Did you manage to see any whales or see the cruise ship at night, appearing as it is flying in the sky? We look forward to your next stay. Cheers, Matt
Very private on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Well maintained pool and property, will be back!
Thank you Ed, We look forward to hosting you again. Best wishes, Matt
Ice skating, Skate park,10 minutes from Ocean view Golf course, 2 minutes from Scuba and recreation sports shop (Aquatica), over 50 restaurants with variety of food within 20 minute distance. Excellent seafood restaurants. 5 minutes from horse back riding, 5 minutes from a nice grocery store, close to Crash boat, Wilderness, Hobos beaches, plus a quick drive down from the property very low traffic beach. Jogging by the beach, on the side roads, biking, Tennis near by, etc.
You can fly to BQN from JFK, EWR, and Florida by Jetblue, Continental and Spirit airways respectively. San Juan is 2 hours away. You can use Google Earth for directions from San Juan to the House buy looking up directiosn from SJU to BQN airport. The house is 5 minutes from BQN airport.
To find Aquatica please internet search for: 'Aquatica Aguadilla'