3-Level Ocean View / Beachfront Penthouse in Resort-Type Complex:
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Vega Baja condo description
Experience the peace and tranquility of beautiful Puerto Rico's stunning north shores. Just 25 miles west of San Juan, 'Chalets de la Playa' is the perfect family getaway vacation resort. Its beach enjoys the enchantments of a vibrant marine life in its full natural coral reef karsts habitat (ideal for kids' exploration, scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing), as well as natural private pools where folks can swim, bathe, play, or just plainly relax and bask in the sun. All within a half-mile stretch of private sandy Caribbean beach, smack in front of the complex. If unfettered open beach swimming is your preference, take a leisurely walk along the beach (or 5-min drive) to the east, where you'll find one of the most spectacularly beautiful public beaches in all Puerto Rico: Punta Puerto Nuevo Beach, where you'll get a flavor of the local folklore and flair of the regular weekend crowds.
Accommodations and 1st Level: : - Sleeps 4-6 comfortably (1 person per sleeping unit). - Sleeps up to 12 (2 persons per sleeping unit). - 2 parking spaces. - 3-level ocean view penthouse (1,721 sq-ft total area). == 1st LEVEL:
* Fully furnished living room (including full-size sofa bed, full-size futon, 32' HDTV with Cable TV + over 15 full-HD channels, Blue Ray DVD, and 3-CD player/FM/AM Stereo with iPod station). * Fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator/freezer, conventional oven / stove top, automatic dishwasher, microwave, toaster and coffee maker). * Full-size washer and dryer. * Dining room with table to seat 6. * Balcony with beautiful view of the ocean. * ½ bathroom. * All of it fully air conditioned (AC)!
More on 2nd & 3rd Level: : == 2nd LEVEL: * Master bedroom with full bathroom (with bidet), king-size bed, alarm-clock radio, and plenty of closet space. * 2nd bedroom with queen-size bed and queen-size roll-up foam mattress. * 3rd bedroom with two full/double-size beds (things are a little tight in this bedroom, but completely functional). * All bedrooms with plenty of closet room space! * 1 additional full bathroom. * A/C in all 3 bedrooms. * Fully stocked linen closet: 8 beach/bath towels, 2 king-size sheet sets, 2 queen-size sheet sets, 4 full-size sheet sets.
==3rd LEVEL: * Breathtaking view of the ocean from 550 sq-ft of terrace (1/2 of it covered). * ½ Bathroom. * Full-size charcoal BBQ, mini-fridge/freezer.
No US Passport Required:: *As a US territory, in spite of recent State Department travel regulation changes dictated by law to take effect in 2007 and beyond, and in spite of misleading information given by some major travel agencies and Internet travel sites, NO US passport is required to travel to/from Puerto Rico from/to the US mainland.
- 1721 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- What's Included: * Complementary initial toiletry supplies (body soap, shampoo, and toilet paper).* General kitchen accessories and utensils (assorted cooking pots and pans, glasses, dinner plates, cups, etc.) * Towels, bed sheets, blankets, etc. * Hair dryer, iron / ironing board, beach chairs, and portable crib (Pack'n Play). What's not Included: * Personal hygiene items (or any other personal items). * What you're going to eat or drink (initial grocery supply & delivery service available upon request - to be waiting for you when you arrive!) Security: * Gated community with controlled access. * 24-hr security guard / patrol service. - No pets, No smoking - sorry! (Smoking permitted only on balcony and upstairs terrace.) ...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Tourist Attractions
- Rain Forests
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Ocean View
- Beach View
sports and adventure activities
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Room
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Basic Soaps
- Towels Provided
- Mobile Phone:
- Paper Towels
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Broadband Access:
- Wireless Internet:
- Parking Off Street:
- Alarm Clock
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Toilet Paper
- Hair Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Local Maps
- Activities Guide
- Sofa Bed
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Lawn / Garden
- Sand Box
- Child's Swing
- Outdoor Grill
- Tennis Court
- Deck / Patio:
Pool / Spa
- Shared Hot Tub
- Private Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Communal Pool
- Hot Tub
ReviewsWrite a review
The beach, pool and jacuzzi were steps away from the condo unit. The unit was clean and comfortable. The owner supplied me with a folder full of travel tips and directions to different points of interest which was of tremendous help. Perfect and I look forward to future stays at this unit !!!
- Guest beachlover1 (Harrisburg, PA)
- Date of stay 10/01/07
- Review Submitted 11/01/07
Couldn't ask for a better place to stay!
Couldn't ask for a better place to stay!
If you want a place to stay in Puerto Rico this is the place! The community is very clean and well maintained. The pools are large and there are plenty of lounge chairs. The condo is huge and very well maintained. The kitchen is modern with all the amenities. One of the best things about the condo are the views. Because it is located on the edge of the community you see beautiful rainforest and beach from balcony and the windows. Also, the roof terrace is great for a late night dinner under the stars!!!! Dave is one of the most thoughtful hosts I have ever encountered. The information packet he provides is very well put together and provides a wealth of information. Particularly helpful was information on local beaches and shopping. Walmart is close by, as well as other stores. A drive to San Juan is only about 30 minutes,and you can go to the Rio Camuy caves in less than an hour (highly recommended). I highly recommend this listing for a family that wants to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of beautiful beaches and still be close to the excitement of San Juan.
- Guest Michael G.
- Date of stay 12/06/12
- Review Submitted 12/16/12
Owner response: What can I say... You're welcome!
Great place to stay
Great place to stay
This penthouse condo was perfect for our stay. We especially enjoyed the rooftop deck overlooking the ocean. The fully equiped condo was clean and comfortable. The pool was great and never crowded. Dave's information packet helped us find local restaurants and had information on places to visit. We felt completely safe in the complex and really enjoyed our stay
- Guest Joy S. (Saratoga Springs, New York)
- Date of stay 11/03/12
- Review Submitted 11/13/12
Owner response: Glad to hear you all enjoyed it!
Best four weeks ever!
Best four weeks ever!
We had a wonderful time in your place! It really felt like home by the time we left. There was nothing that we wanted and didn't find in the place. Plenty of towels and sheets and lots of space for everyone to be comfortable. I think the only thing that was a challenge was having only 1 tv. (It was only a challenge because we were there for so long though) it really did help with family time though as we always ended the night watching something together. Lucky for us the olympics were on and we all enjoyed it. The complex was also great. Very safe and well kept. The staff was always doing lawn work or painting. The pool was perfect to end the day and the kids had such a good time snorkeling in the beach. The local beaches were also awesome and so near by. I really appreciate the time you take out to provide such detailed information about the area and all the things to do. It really must have taken you quite some time to put all that together but it makes it that much easier on your guests. So helpful and convenient. My family (especially the kids) made some wonderful memories on this trip and we'll be eternally grateful. Thank you, Amnet
- Guest Amnet r. (North Plainfield, NJ)
- Date of stay 07/13/12
- Review Submitted 08/20/12
Owner response: Precisely one of the reasons I’ve decide to keep only one TV set at the property! (I may change my mind later and install one in the master bedroom.) I’m glad you enjoyed the place and that your trip was awesome!
Not a relaxing trip!
Not a relaxing trip!
The condo is as described and in great condition, it is spacious and allowed for everyone to have downtime alone. There are many places to visit and things to do. We spent two weeks at Dave's place and planned one or two events per day. Half way through the vacation our teenagers demanded two days of nothing to relax. The kitchen is complete and there is an Argentine grill on the top floor patio. We did bulk shopping at Walmart when we arrived and daily shopping at as small grocery store nearby. We ate at several recommended restaurants known for local authenticity. http://goo.gl/maps/vNTf shows great places to visit and eat that would take too long to list here. This location is ideal compared to San Juan for sight seeing and things to do. The drive to many attractions is much shorter from Vega Baja. We all agreed the Tropical Rain Forest was not worth the drive. My only regret is leaving.
- Guest Delrae P.
- Date of stay 06/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/18/12
Owner response: Glad you all had a great time!
I highly recommend this location if you want to experience the real Puerto Rico! This property is just 5 minutes from the world class Vega Baja Beach and a few minutes from the Los Tubos and Mar Chiquita nearby beaches. The drive to San Juan is about 30-45 minutes depending on traffic and there is everything you need just a short drive (restaurants, food, Wal Mart, Walgreens, etc.) for a great stay. The facilities are very comfortable, nicely furnished, and very clean. The renter took every step possible to ensure our satisfaction and enjoyment. We felt at home!
- Guest Rafael D.
- Date of stay 06/22/12
- Review Submitted 07/03/12
Owner response: Happy to be of service!
My siblings and I had a wonderful vacation in Vega Baja due in part to Dave's great accommodations. The condo was just as described, spacious, clean, secure, and with so many sleeping areas, we played musical beds! The seven of us were very comfortable and never got in each other's way. Cooking was a blast, as we were all able to be in the well equipped kitchen working together. The complex is just minutes away from major highways, making day trips to all parts of the island easy, yet it is far from the crowded touristy/metropolitan areas. Dave provides instructions and a thorough information packet which you will find extremely useful. While there is WiFi service in the condo, having access to a 3G network came in handy, as storms may cause temporary power outages on the island. Having this home away from home is the best way to visit and get to know P.R.
- Guest Amy (Elmont, NY)
- Date of stay 04/19/11
- Review Submitted 04/30/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: I'm glad I was able to meet their expectations.
Very relaxing vacation spot.
Very relaxing vacation spot.
This was our first trip to Puerto Rico, so except for Dave's wonderful collection of tips, directions etc, we would have been lost on several occasions. Thanks Dave! The Condo was great, with plenty of outside places to sit, sunbathe and eat. The beds were comfortable. and everything was clean, and airy. We had the windows open all the time, and a fantastic sea breeze kept the Condo nice and cool. We slept to the sound of the surf crashing onto the beach, it was fantastic. The swimming pool was great, very quiet, and well looked after, the grounds were kept very nicely, and we took a walk every day around the complex. The security was exceptional! We found restaurants few and far between, the recession has caused some of them to close. However, the ones we did find had great service, and very good food, at reasonable prices. I had been ill, and the two weeks in PR gave me back my energy, and put the bounce back in my step. Thanks Dave, you are a great host.
- Guest Carol (Fairport, NY)
- Date of stay 03/01/11
- Review Submitted 03/19/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: You're welcome!
Vega Baja, Puerto Rico vacation
Vega Baja, Puerto Rico vacation
The Penthouse was exactly as described. Our group of 5 women and a baby had a great time and the accomodations were wonderful. It was clean, spacious and relaxing. I have used the other private properties for vacation before, but this one was the best by far. I have never had as organized instructions and detailed directions. The only time we were disappointed was when we did not trust the information given to us by David the owner. Everything was clearly laid out and explained and when we were at the Penthouse, the labels and information on the property was informative and helpful. The local restaurants were as advertised, the service and food was gracious and tasty. The grounds were beautiful and security was very concerned for our safety. Even offered to escort us to the beach after dark so we could enjoy our feet in the water on a full moon night. Even though this was off season, we were blessed with good weather, which I am sure David orchestrated as well! Only a few rain showers well planned for the night time or when we were inside anyway! Would highly recommend this property and this owner to all my friends. Planning a trip back as soon as we can only this time will bring the husbands so they can enjoy it as much as the girls did. The only downside is we did not have enough days to see more of this beautiful island.
- Guest Emily B. (Van Buren, Arkansas)
- Date of stay 09/18/10
- Review Submitted 09/25/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: I'm glad to hear everything went well --and thanks for the compliments!
A great place to stay
A great place to stay
We had a great time at David's condo. The place was spotless and the description of the property was exactly what we saw when we arrived. David provides great information in his packet with directions from the airport and to local restaurants,supermarkets, and local beaches. Our family really enjoyed the pools and surrounding areas within the complex. The security in the complex was great and we felt really safe there. The condo is beautiful the kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook. We really enjoyed watching the sunset on the terrace and we BBQ many of the days we were there. The washer and dryer set up was great we did not have any dirty laundry to take back home with us which was a plus. We strongly recommend Chalet de la Playa to families that are looking for a fun and safe place to stay while they visit Puerto Rico.
- Guest Lissy (Rochester N.Y)
- Date of stay 08/13/10
- Review Submitted 08/24/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
$160-$240/night, $1,100-$1,500/weekOff Season (Apr 16 - Dec 14) Mon -Thu: $160/night (up to 4) + $22/night/person extra * Off Season (Apr 16 - Dec 14) Fri - Sun: $185/night (up to 4) + $27/night/person extra * Off Season (Apr 16 - Dec 14) Weekly: $1,100/week (up to 4) + $150/week/person extra * In Season (Dec 15 - Apr 15) Mon - Thu: $240/night (up to 4) + $32/night/person extra * In Season (Dec 15 - Apr 15) Fri - Sun: $265/night (up to 4) + $38/night/person extra * In Season (Dec 15 - Apr 15) Weekly: $1,500/week (up to 4) + $220/week/person extra * (All rentals are four nights minimum.) * (Rates go up 10% for stays including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, Spring Break [Mar 15 - Apr 25], and the month of July). * (Payments made through PayPal require a 3% charge.) * * All Taxes and Additional Fees Included!!!Up front payments: * Refundable $400 damage deposit, plus 1/3 of total stay charges required to hold reservation (payable via PayPal, money order, or certified check - sorry, NO personal checks!) * Full remaining payment due at check-in time. Cancellation Policy: * Cancellations down to 40 days prior to initial check-in day - No penalty fee. * Cancellation penalties are incremental and based on the number of days remaining to initial check-in day: $10 per day. Examples: if cancellation is made 39 days prior, the penalty is $10; 5 days prior, penalty is $350; 1 day prior, penalty is $390. If cancellation is made on check-in day or later, the penalty is $400. If rescheduled, any accrued penalty fees will be credited.
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- Nearest Airport: San Juan's LMM Int'l Airport (SJU) at 25 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: PR-22 (Expressway Jose de Diego) at 4 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Complex's Own Beach at 0.03 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
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Club House Playground Area (2-min walk)
Master Bedroom with Full Bath (with bidet)
Club House Pool with Jacuzzi (1 of 2 in complex)
Relaxing at the Beach (on complex’s own beach)
Complex's Own Beach
Along the Beach (complex's own beach)
Fully Furnished Kitchen and Dining Room Area
North View from 3rd-Level Terrace
Fully Furnished Living Room
Punta Puerto Nuevo Beach (5-min drive)
Playing on the Beach (on complex's own beach)
East View from 3rd-Level Terrace