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Stunning And Spacious Beachfront Pool House Near Rio Mar Resort! See Video!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Beachfront House, 3 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 8, Private Pool

It is our pleasure to offer you a little bit of paradise in our privately owned beachfront home Villa "Besos Zalados" (translated to Salty Kisses). This beautiful 3 bedroom 4.5 bath vacation home overlooking Las Picuas Beach is located in the gated community Ocean Forest in Rio Grande, on the northeast side of Puerto Rico, near the famous Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort. Spanning a little over 3000SF, this magnificent beachfront residence with its high ceilings and extensive windows will have you enjoying wonderful views from multiple vantage points. And let's not forget it's wonderful location with it's close proximity to an abundance of activities: golf, beach, pool, water sports, horseback riding, rain forest, restaurants, bars, and many many more.

From the moment you enter the house, you will be captivated by its elegant yet laid back beach feeling. The entryway draws you into a spacious layout made for entertaining. The kitchen, dining room and living room share that open concept with unbelievable views of the terrace, pool and beach. It is ideal for entertaining or just relaxing with your loved ones. The family room offers a comfortable space to relax and enjoy a little down time, with its flat screen tv and comfortable queen sleeper sofa, which could accommodate another 2 extra guests. Also on the first floor, the devine master suite, with king size bed and opulent ensuite with a jetted soaking tub and separate shower, has direct access to the terrace and pool. The second bedroom, known a s the Jr Suite, has a queen size bed with a Jack and Jill bathroom connecting to the family room. The third bedroom has two sets of double beds and an ensuite bathroom. Fresh linens and towels are included. The second story treats you to a large hang out room complete with a billiards table/pingpong table in one. The 2nd story balconies offer you breathtaking views of El Yunque National Rain Forest as well as the Caribbean Ocean, thus the name of the complex, Ocean Forest. French doors invite you to the gorgeous outside with it's covered terrace, private infinity pool and direct access to the beach. Included in this outdoor living area is patio furniture, an outdoor half bath, an outdoor shower and some beach gear such as towels, chairs, inflatables and body boards, all included to make your vacation that much more enjoyable.

Villa Besos Zalados can accomodate 8 comfortably and up to 10 with the sofa bed, great for families or groups. The villa has free high speed wireless internet, cable, TV, a fully equipped kitchen and all rooms and common areas have ac units. However, I recommend that during the day you open all the doors and windows to take full advantage of the soothing sound of the waves and the cool tropical trade winds.

While it might be tempting to spend all your time enjoying and relaxing in this wonderful villa, its ideal location serves as a great base to explore Puerto Rico. Near by lies the Wyndham Rio Mar Resort with its beautiful golf courses, restaurants, bar, casino and spa. Near by attractions include El Yunque National Rainforest, Carabali Adventure Park and the Luquillo Kiosks to name a few. Half an hour out is the city of Fajardo, where its marinas offer boat excursions to Puerto Rico's island towns Culebra and Vieques. And finally a day trip to Old San Juan (about a 45 minute drive) is also a must. Stepping into Old San Juan's blue cobblestone streets will feel like going back in time. The walled city still preserves its stunning colonial architecture alongside some of the island's best museums, restaurants, shops and nightlife.

Please allow us to make your vacation a great one. We are here to serve and accommodate as best we can.

Villa Beso Zalado...memories of a a few days or a week. The way the beach was meant to be. Experience it, enjoy it, live it.

So come and savor the ocean's salty kisses, at Villa Besos Zalados!!

More Details

Christina Zaharas
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Christina Zaharas

I have lived in Puerto Rico for the last 25 years. During that time, I have fallen in love with all the beauty this island has to offer. I am a beach lover, and my dream of owning a beach house finally came true about 2 years ago. After quietly enjoying our property for the last two years, my husband and I decided to rent it out so that others might enjoy it also.

Christina Zaharas purchased this house in 2015


Rio Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Easy access to pool.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning And Spacious Beachfront Pool House Near Rio Mar Resort! See Video!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Incredible House! Amazing Owners! It doesn't get any Better!

  • 5 of 5

I think my title really sums up our stay but I will go into more details in the write up. I also want to specifically say that we stayed in January of 2018 and while there are still plenty of places without power the island still has fantastic touring opportunities so please don't be discouraged and try to help the economy. You'll get some great deals on tours as well.

I first want to say that I don't think I've ever met such nice hosts. Christina and her husband (the owners) went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. It started from the time of booking when I needed more flexible payment arrangements, Christina was very responsive and accommodating. A few weeks before we arrived Christina called me up and asked if I need help booking any tours and then just a few days before arrival she called me up again and offered to do some light grocery shopping for us because she knew we would be tired traveling all day with 5 kids. My wife and I were very touched.

The house is exactly as pictured only looks much better in person. The beach was very private. There are only 3 houses in the little strip so its pretty much your own beach. We were the first people to stay in the house since Hurricane Maria and as mentioned Christina was ready and available should anything go wrong, and nothing did.

The house is stocked with every amenity you would get in a luxurious hotel, such as shampoo, soap, conditioner, toiletries, beach towels, and bath towels. As well as dishes, dishwasher, and washer dryer.

All in all its the perfect place for large families are families traveling together.

Thank you Christina!

Ora and Barry

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barry, Ora and kids, It was a pleasure to have you as guests. I am so happy that you were all able to truly enjoy your stay. It is guests like you that make all my efforts so worthwhile! Thank you, Christina
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It was like staying in a modern house in Malibu if you where to stay in California

  • 5 of 5

Christina by far one of the best host I have ever had. She made sure she was available if you have any questions and concerns. The house was wonderful. You have your own private gated community with only four house by the beach. There is no reason to leave the home if your just trying to relax. There are local food spots and stores around which make things simple. I know the next time I come to Puerto Rico I want to stay in the same house. It is fully loaded in which you don't have to worry about much. In my opinion this is an easy call.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house with a wonderful owner!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last week for 5 nights. This home is beautiful and relaxing--we absolutely loved it! Christina, the owner, was so nice and met us at the house with pina coladas and appetizers when we arrived. How great it that?? She was also extremely flexible with our arrival and departure times since she wasn't back to back with arrivals. Besides the house being beautiful, the location was as well! The beach had very few people on it and was very private. The pool area is phenomenal-this is where we spent the majority of our time. The view is simply amazing and tranquil. We enjoyed playing pool and ping pong at night with our boys in the upstairs game room (also with a fabulous view). We also loved the tropical wildlife in the area (iguanas, lizards and crabs to name a few) and just enjoyed simple local pleasures like watching men cutting coconuts out of the trees on the beach. The El Yunque Rainforest is behind the house and we did a great hike to the top of the mountain. It was beautiful! Golf is nearby at 2 resorts, as well; but the whole area seemed very local and non-touristy, which is what we prefer. Thank you Christina for a wonderful stay-- we will be back!! The Dunn Family, Memphis, TN

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

Pictures simply don't do this home justice! Amazing views with luxury around every corner.

  • 5 of 5

We are on the plane leaving Puerto Rico and actually writing a review mid flight. If that tells you anything about how much we loved staying here. Our stay was so awesome that we didn't want to forget anything to share. I brought my family of five (three teenagers - 14,16,17) to Christina's lovely place for 6 days and nights. We were debating on an all inclusive high end resort or a home on the beach . I'm so glad we found this spot. It was well beyond what we could have ever imagined. The pool and views are amazing. Beach traffic was light (even with the July 4th Holiday) so it truly felt like a private beach just 30 steps from the back gate. We enjoyed the covered back patio and pool area daily. Morning sunrises and evening breezes from the ocean were simply amazing. No crowds or crazy tourist feel! We'd highly recommend hiring Chef Josean to come in and cook meals. Christina helped set this up and it was the best decision we made for our trip. The menu was pre-made and everything was delicious. We were able to enjoy the house and our time much more without having to drive into restaurants or cook and clean daily. Chef served 3 meals and even set up some meals on the pool deck so we didn't have to come inside. It was luxury at it's finest. Both he and Christina were very accommodating to our wishes and changed some things on the fly to keep everyone happy.

The owner, Christina was equally amazing. She was so hospitable and welcomed us upon arrival with Pina Coladas and open arms. She was always available and was instrumental in helping finalize plans for the house as well as recommending activities. We did the Old San Juan jet ski tour through WOW Surf and Watersports and it was a lot of fun. The Zatara catamaran BBQ and sunset tour of Icacos Island was also amazing (East Island Adventures). Great views, drinks and snorkeling. However, watch out for motion sickness on the ride over and back. Our kids loved the ATV tour of Carabali Rainforest the best. It's 10 mins away. Service was sub par but the actual tour was worth it, even in the pouring rain.

We can't wait to come back and will stay at this property again. My wife and I were blown away by the luxury, space and privacy. Our best vacation to date. Thanks again to Christina and Josean for making this a lasting memory. We have tons of pics and GoPro video to prove it!!

Deno and Mellissa


  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful waterfront property!!

  • 5 of 5

The home is BEAUTIFUL and located directly on the beach. My family of 7 had way more than enough space at this house. We had everything we needed there and more. The owners are wonderful and I could not be more pleased. They offered any help with directions, restaurants and fun places to go. I will definitely come back and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.