Beautiful and by the Beach - as Affordable as it Gets!
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Our villa has three stories, and a beautiful view of a tropical garden with palm trees swayed by a refreshing ocean breeze.
For families with children the garden is particularly convenient, as the community is gated and children can be left to wander safely.
The villa is only 3 minutes away, by foot, from the nearest beach and a 1 minute walk from the community´s shared pool. There are two more beaches: the public municipal beach (4 min. walk) and that of the Embassy Suites Hotel (6 min. walk). Each one is unique in its own way and deserving a visit.
The place is quiet and peaceful. Truly, an excellent location to relax. The area is very safe and has constant vigilance from private security guards who are always doing the rounds and helpful with questions and needs that might arise.
In the municipal beach, there are beachfront restaurants were visitors can usually enjoy tropical music concerts on the weekends.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 2.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided
- Living Room seats 5
- Towels Provided
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Outdoor Grill:
- Garden Chairs:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Gambling Casinos
ReviewsWrite a review
Very Relaxing and spacious place!
Very Relaxing and spacious place!
Loved this place. It had more than enough space to accommodate my family comfortably. Each bedroom is accurately pictured but the master bedroom is HUGE! I didn't think it would be that big (Which, of course, is a good thing.) and let me just say, the pictures are accurate but the place is much more beautiful and spacious in person. It was well kept when we arrived and everything we needed was close by. There are two malls right outside of the property (15 min walk) with a 24 hour supermarket, Walgreens, CVS, discount stores and restaurants (I recommend Martin's BBQ where the Walgreens is. Very good Spanish food.) The pool was amazing and super close by. The Beach is a short drive away. You can walk there too in minutes. I went to the Municipal beach where there was a bar with some good food and drinks. The water was amazing and warm. My family and I did a lot of walking on the property and this place is totally safe, with guards on constant patrol. They were very nice and helpful with questions we asked. Overall, I would recommend this to anyone. It was excellent. If you decide to rent this place, You will not be let down! Hector was great in handling any questions and concerns we had and Ivette was very helpful with our arrival. Thanks so much for making our first family vacation a very memorable one!
- Guest Jason
- Date of stay 02/21/13
- Review Submitted 03/05/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you for staying!!! We love to hear you had such a good time!
Me and my family had a great stay at the villa, we had accest to the beach,pool, shopping. I recommended it to anyone, I will definetaly stay there again
- Guest Sarge
- Date of stay 05/15/12
- Review Submitted 05/16/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, families with young children.
Great place to stay clean, comfortable, close to the pool and very kids friendly.
- Guest Berrios
- Date of stay 04/12/12
- Review Submitted 05/09/12
Recommended for: Families with young children.
My stay in Dorado
My stay in Dorado
I went to this beautiful house with my boyfriend on January 2012 and we were more than satisfied with it. Puerto Rico is an incredible a place and certainly this house that we stayed was very important to make this trip unforgettable. The house is wonderful... Great size, very neat and comfortable. The balcony is a delight and very friendly neighborhood, and we feel safe in the condo where the house is located. The house is very well located, near to all stores, restaurants and useful places... The beach close to the house is amazing, you will be shocked when you get there... I would recommend this house to any of my friends and family!
- Guest Naira
- Date of stay 01/02/12
- Review Submitted 05/04/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
My family vacationed at this wonderful place for a week in February. We had a great stay and the place was terrific! The location was perfect from which to explore the island, walking distance to nice beaches and short drive to grocery store, restaurants. The villa was just as advertised, very nice. Plus, the owners provided pool toys and 2 beach chairs which was very convenient and an unexpected surprise. One of the beach chairs was broken by prior tenants, so we bought them a new one so future tenants could enjoy the convenience. The owners also agreed to make arrangements for our 2am arrival, which was super helpful! There were only two issues: no hot water (which was fine except for cold showers) and only one set of keys. It sounds like a small thing but it ended up becoming a problem. The community is locked, a key is needed to come and go whether you’re walking or driving. Not a problem, but there was only one set of keys. So, unless everyone leaves and returns at the exact same time, you’re stuck. As an example, our teenage sons wanted to go to the beach for the afternoon, while my husband wanted to go out for a run and I planned to stay home to read on the porch. No can do! One key meant that everyone else was stuck (locked out and locked in). Passing keys around, coordinating timing/logistics was a pain easily avoidable by providing 2 sets of keys/clickers. Inevitably, one of the keys was lost near the end of the trip… definitely our fault, but it was a $32.00 charge to replace it. Overall, we had a very positive experience and were pleased with the villa and the owners. We would recommend this place to others.
- Guest Vacationers from MA
- Date of stay 02/17/12
- Review Submitted 03/20/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you Susan! The heater problem has been solved. I am sorry about the cold showers while you were there... As for the extra set of keys, I have taken note about it and will make every effort -they have a limited number of keys per unit- to get another one from the administration office so that future tenants do not have to go through the same trouble. Thanks for staying with us!
Great location in Dorado
Great location in Dorado
The villa is large enough to comfortably house 4 adults and two small children (and probably a couple more kids). The location by the beach and the community pool were great. The villa is in need of some TLC but overall was as advertised. We had a very nice time during our stay. The one annoyance we had during our stay was that we were given only one gate opener (to get in and out of the gated community) which required all the adults to depart and return at the same time (or somehow coordinate departures/arrivals so that there was always someone available to open the gate with the clicker/opener). If I had known better, I would have requested that both openers be left at the villa. If villa guests are using just one car, this isn't as big a deal, but when there are two cars and different itineraries, it was pretty annoying.
- Guest Marcia
- Date of stay 07/04/11
- Review Submitted 07/25/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
The house was exactly how it was portrayed. Very clean and well maintained. The owner helped me in a tight situation to rent the property quickly. It will be recommended. Thanks!
- Guest Passing Through
- Date of stay 03/30/11
- Review Submitted 04/25/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
We stayed at this property February 28, 2011 - March 8, 2011 because it was centrally located in Puerto Rico. The villa is extremely spacious, clean and the swimming pool is magnificant! I wouldn't recommend the beach across the street for children because it's close to a boat ramp and there is a lot of glass in the sand (so no bare feet). However, not too far away are very beautiful, clean beaches. Just outside the gated community there is a grocery store, CVS, Walgreens, Burger King, pizza and do not forget to stop in at Sweet Ann's (take right out of complex and 1/4 down on left in small shopping plaza). Great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. FANTASTIC. Thanks again to IvetteMarie who provided us outstanding driving directions and to Mr. Feliciano who opened his home to accommodate our lovely vacation. Most definitely would recommend this property to a friend or relative.
- Guest Charlene
- Date of stay 02/28/11
- Review Submitted 03/09/11
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Owner response: Right next to the beach accross the street, is one of those beautiful, clean beaches. It is the one commonly referred to as "el balneario"- it has plenty of palm trees, picnic tables and a beachfront bar.... only 3 mins. away by foot! Thanks Charlene, for staying with us!
Relaxing beach trip
Relaxing beach trip
The location is great - you can relax on the private beach or jump in a car and in a quick instant be to any number of area sites or San Juan. Hector and Ivette are helpful and the place is perfect for runners, beach bums, families or large groups - everything in the house is clean and functional. the nearby embassy suites has facilities as well, and there are a number of grocery stores and restaurants in the area. Great all around place to stay and relax or to call home base.
- Guest amy
- Date of stay 07/29/10
- Review Submitted 08/06/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Thank you Hector and Ivette for helping to make our first trip to PR (and our first time renting) so perfect. Hector is certainly correct when he describes this town and the villas as safe and peaceful. It is great for families, as the pool and gardens are wonderful, and the beaches are beautiful. If you enjoy running, there are many possibilities - both golf courses have cart trails that you may use (at least in the am) and the beach stretches for at least a mile to guarded Hyatt buildings (the guards will let you run on the trail and you may enjoy the beach all the way to the rocks- just greet them and ask !). The villa is sweet and comfortable. It is the perfect home base for exploring especially the northern part of Puerto Rico (San Juan, El Yunque, Farjardo, Isabela, Las Cuevas de Camuy, La Playa Luquillo). It is convenient by car to two large grocery stores, CVS, pizzza, Starbucks, whatever you may need. Staying in the villas makes you feel like you are a part of the community- my son says he will never stay in a hotel again !
- Guest ElizT
- Date of stay 03/30/10
- Review Submitted 04/11/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
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2 night min stay
Discounts: 6 nights or more $175 nightly, 13 nights or more $135 nightly
Additional information about rental rates
Reservations are made by sending a fully-reimbursable $200 safety deposit. Renter has up to 30 days before the check-in date to pay the full rental amount.
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: I am a college professor, spending most of the year in Central America running a study abroad program. Each time I go to Puerto Rico, this is my favorite place to reconnect with loved ones. My favorite things to do here are reading in the hammock hanging in the balcony, cooking barbecues, and -amidst guitar music- enjoying drinks with family and friends. In the picture, my sister Ivette Marie and myself. She will be the one greeting you at the villa and helping out with whatever you might need in Dorado.
Why the Owner Chose Dorado:
Several reasons led me to buy this property. The town of Dorado is considered by most Puerto Ricans as one of the prettiest, cleanest, and most well-kept in the island. For that same reason it is home to many of finest hotels and golf courses in the island. In a addition it is only a short 30 minute drive to San Juan, making it very accessible to amenities in the capital. Safety was another major concern, and in that regard, the community is hard to top. Lastly, the peace and quiet that characterizes the environment makes it ideal for getting away from everything.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
One of the best features of this location is how close it is to almost anything you might want or need. Forgot one ingredient for the recipe you were cooking? Feel like renting a movie and staying in tonight? Want to dine out? Want to go shopping? All of this and more is only 5 min away by car.
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The beach... only a 3-minute walk away!
First bedroom on the second floor. Has walk-in closet space
Bathroom on the second floor.
Bunkbed area, contiguous to master bedroom. Good for couples with young children
View of the garden from the master bedroom on the third floor
Back porch facing the garden
Living room. In the background, porch facing the garden.
Entertainment center: books, radio, ipod player, games, Direct TV (for hire)
Second bedroom on the second floor.
Master bedroom on the third floor, as seen from the bunkbed area.
Bathroom on third floor, in the master bedroom
Pool area. Less than a minute walk from the property
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