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Puerto Rico relaxing getaway beachfront resort condo lodging near San Juan

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, walking distance to beach

Reasonably priced accommodation: 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment condo at Villas del Mar Beach Resort, an oceanfront complex in Loiza, between San Juan and Rio Grande, close to Isla Verde, Condado. 30 minutes from Fajardo and the ferries to the islands of Vieques and Culebra and its famous Flamingo Beach . This budget travel deal has 2 balconies, patio, walking distance beach, tennis and basketball courts, gym & sauna, 2 parking spaces, gated access and more. Ideal for affordable family vacation in the northern coast of this Caribbean island.

This relaxing getaway is located only 14 miles from San Juan Intl Airport (SJU), accessible through several routes. Away from the noise and traffic of the city but within minutes of shopping malls (Outlets 66), renowned golf courses (Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club, Trump International Golf, Westin Rio Mar Beach), casinos, horse tracks, local restaurants and world famous natural attractions such as the Yunque National Park

Reservation: 50% total rent payable in advance to reserve, remaining rent payable at check-in.

Refundable security/damage deposit of $150 payable at check-in. Refunded after check-out inspection.

Regular Check-in time 3pm, Check-out time 11am. We can make special arrangements.

Cancellations: Full return (less $50 cancel fee) if cancel in written at least 45 days prior to check-in. Unused portion return if evacuation is ordered by authorities, or the National Weather Service issues a tropical storm or hurricane warning for Puerto Rico.

Other: Discounts for couples (sharing one room) and military, one week min. stay.

$100 off if staying a second week.

More Details

Owner
Luis Arvelo
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

Why Luis Arvelo chose Rio Grande

I always wanted to own a beach apartment and could not let pass this opportunity, a beautiful unit close to San Juan metropolitan area, 30 minutes from the airport and the hotel strip but outside of the noise and traffic of the city.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hola LuisLes queremos dar las gracias por su asistencia en nuestro tiempo en Puerto Rico. Realmente nos pasamos de lo más bien. Hemos recibido el depósito el día 29 de Julio 2006. Esperamos al volver, que usted nos ayude una vez más. Si llegare por California, Los Ángeles no se detenga en llamarnos y nosotros le regraciemos el favor. Gracias por su amabilidad Familia Rivera
Jul 2006
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Amenities

Rio Grande Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • towels, soap and toilet paper provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Regular beds for 6 adults. Air bed available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Guests should bring their own sunblock, shampoo and insect repellent. This unit has metal storm shelters on all exposed windows and doors to protect against hurricanes.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Puerto Rico relaxing getaway beachfront resort condo lodging near San Juan
average rating of 4.4375 based on 19 reviews
5

Relaxing quiet, close to stores and great restaurant.

  • 5 of 5

We hardly stay in the apartment, we went out every day and went to the pool once and the beach. For a small time it was great and safe when we came back from the different national parks we feel like at home cooked dinner, breakfast and it was very private and easy to sleep. Thank you for great service.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to know you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking so great care of the unit and for being a responsible guest.
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Warning... Warning... Warning...

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I will start by stating that always remember you get what you pay for. This property came up in my search because I chose beech front. It was at the low end of my budget. I stay in beach front properties ONLY and they all are ON the beach. This was not. But I was not clearly aware of that until I arrived. I based my decision on the description in the listing. In fact when you have a choice to get in your car... it is NOT beach front. Plus there may be 1 building that is 150 feet to the beech out of 15+ buildings. The property was secure and clean, but the atmosphere of this particular property (VRBO Listing #104439) was NOT relaxing. As soon as, and every time we entered the condo we were greeted inside by an arm of mosquitoes. When we contacted the own he suggested things we should have done... Then when we pointed out it seemed to be a problem with the condo itself, there was no type of apology created by the owner to remedy the situation of his unit. On top of my pregnant wife having to battle mosquitoes, the property hadn't been properly cleaned and I couldn't take advantage of the very important amenities for which I booked. The air units we loud and I could hear them in my sleep. Even still at the end of our trip the owner made not apologies, no remedies. I expected at least half my money back. I will say this. This review is to let other's know NOT to stay here. To the owners: It takes more that the purchase of a property, and the collection of rent to be considered a GREAT place to stay. The owners need to stay here and understand what their patrons go through. The owner didn't share our concerns and was not concerned about our relaxation. One easy suggestion is to buy repellent bombs (less than $3) that last for 3-5 months. You bomb 3 times a year and people who visit can be ensured that the condo is a safe place for them on their trip away from the threat of mosquitoes that could carry Zikka. Another suggestion, an Information book in the unit. There was no info about how to connect to the wireless. Luckily I am an IT Engineer. There were remotes Everywhere (for 2 tv's...) Yet another thing to try and figure out with no direction. I don't recommend anyone stay here. On our 6 day experience we ONLY we bitten when we went in the condo... Now we have to get tested to make sure we, and the baby didn't catch anything from the exposure from the condo. We should have been refunded for our stay. I shouldn't have to ask as the owner was fully aware.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I deeply apologize that you did not enjoy your vacation as you deserve. My wish is that every guest has the best experience and wants to come back. As you can see in previous reviews, most are positive. The unit is part of a beachfront complex and all units are walking distance to the beach. The unit has screens on all windows and sliding doors and are in good condition. This is a tropical island and the unit is near the beach. There may be mosquitoes in the surroundings, more or less depending on the season and weather conditions, Doors must remain closed to avoid any mosquitoes from coming in. All units have the same kind of in-wall air conditioning as required by the association for uniformity. They have a low and high fan setting. Low fan is quieter. Both AC are less than 3 years old. Again, my apologies and wish you the best.
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5

great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Our first time to Puerto Rico was amazing. We enjoyed the location as the condo was close enough to San Juan, as well as the rainforest and the east side of the island. The children had a great time too, they loved staying so close to the beach, they woke up in the morning and went swimming to either of the 2 pools or the beach, they never got tired of it. Everyone at the gated community was friendly, the security people at the gates were always helpful too. The condo is located in a poorer neighborhood, so we were glad it was gated, and we felt safe.

The condo has AC units in both of the bedrooms, the AC in the kids' room was great, but when we turned on the AC in the master bedroom on the 1st night it was not getting cold. So the next morning we told Luis, and he immediately sent someone to fix it, since then the AC ran great.

The price was great, and we got our deposit back soon after we left. We would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect Condo for a Great Getaway!!!

  • 4 of 5

With this being my family's first time traveling to Puerto Rico - we had no idea what to expect. This vacation exceeded our expectations. The Condo was a great distance from the Airport and Old San Juan (about 20-30 minutes). We arrived and called Luis when heading to the Condo and the housekeeper met us with the keys to the Condo. Everything was clean and perfect for our needs. I was nervous that it was really warm inside the living room/kitchen area but with the AC's in the bedrooms during the night - they kept the rooms at a great sleeping temperature. We figured we were going to be out and about so no need to worry about it being hot in the house.

The amenities on the property were great - 2 pools, Hot tub - Basketball court (which if you have kids who like to play - bring one along) we ended up buying one at Walmart. - The Tennis Court (which Luis' condo provided rackets and balls).

The Beach was soooo close, you walk out the Complex and it was completely private. The only sad part as far as view - the neighboring building is abandon so it can look a little sketchy when taking pictures of the great shoreline and palm trees. (Just crop that out) But overall the beach was quiet, clean and a great time to spend a morning swim.

We completely loved that the Complex was quiet - always being monitored by the security guards on duty, totally felt safe - which by the way talk to the guards and get the in's and out's of where to go. Shout out to Santiago for really giving us some great places to go visit and eat, especially not knowing the area and we really didn't want to spend all our time in Old San Juan.

We never got to go to the stores at the corner of the complex - we just drove to Walmart and picked up the necessary items which was not far at all.

Overall this place was a great place to stay if you want to be outside of the touristy areas that can sometimes take away from the true experience of traveling to different places. I truly felt I was staying at my grandmother's home in Mexico. Very comfy and homey.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Couldn't ask for a better stay in such a beautiful place !! 👙🏊🏝

  • 5 of 5

My overall expierence was amazing. The place was nice and very comfy. The beach was beautiful and the pool was nice which we enjoyed every night of our stay. The kids loved the pool because there were 3 different pools one about 2 ft of water, one pool had 3 or 4 ft of water, the other was 5 ft and then the hot tub. Fun for all ages. We meet a cab driver that was very nice her name is Tammy if you need a ride if you are in the area call her (787) 667- 3214. She took us where we needed to go and picked us up and brought us back. If you do the rain forest which is a must do they will pick u up from here. We went to Culebra using the East Island Excursion which they will pick u up from here as well. Culebra was a beautiful beach and the entire trip that day was simply breath taking. They were not stingy on any food had plenty for all including seconds, thirds if u want. They had alcohol of plenty, soda, water... All you have to bring is a towel and sunscreen. For the price it's well worth it. I love Puerto Rico !!! Stay here cause it's very comfortable, relaxing, and you escape the hustle and bustle at night especially if you have your kids. We went to Walmart and stocked up for the week. Again even without a car it was very easy to get around.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Nice vacation in Puerto Rico

  • 3 of 5

Overall when we arrived at the property we were met by the cleaning lady and she showed us the condo and gave us the keys (and an extra set for something that we still have yet to figure out). The beds were ok and comfortable but I did go to the local Walmart 6 miles away and get a firm pillow. The furniture was a bit out dated but for a week it was ok. Once the security guard knew our car and us, it was no problem getting in and out of the property. There is wifi in the condo that I didn't know about until Luis told me a few days into our stay as I was going to the pool house every day sitting in my car (as the home away app stated there was wifi at the pool house). The Pharmacy/drug store just down the road from the resort was very accommodating and had almost everything you would need but at a price. Next door was a small coffee / sandwich shop we got fresh bread and coffee every morning. The McDonalds 2 miles away had a limited but similar breakfasts. Make sure you visit Walmart, Pinones town for their shops/food, beaches and we found a pretty good BBQ place too. American restaurants on route (3) past Walmart was IHOP, Chilis, and also loved the outlet 66 mall (which wasn't really an outlet mall outside but an indoor regular mall).

Our 2nd night there the fan went out on our AC unit and Luis was accommodating and found another condo on the property for us to move into while the part was ordered and installed the next day. Overall very good impressions about this place even though it was outdated in the furnature/tvs.

Tim

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Luis Munoz Marin Intl Airport (SJU)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Loiza Beach
Car: recommended

Loiza is a town located 12-15 miles away from San Juan. You can go there by several routes, the scenic Rd 187 along the coastline, the old Rd 3 and the new tollway Rd 66. It is also close to Rio Grande where you can enjoy its beautiful golf courses and El Yunque Rain Forest, and minutes away from the towns of Luquillo and Fajardo. Puerto Rico Open 2012 will be at Trump International Golf Club, 20 minutes from the property. Loiza is a town with rich cultural traditions. St Patrick Church (1645) in Loiza is the oldest on the island still active as a parish church. Explore Cueva de Maria La Cruz caves with archaeological finds dating back to archaic days. Loíza is the best place to sample the Puerto Rican variety of Afro-Caribbean cuisine. The Loíza Carnival celebrates the African heritage of the town of Loíza. This annual folk (last week of July) festival features a religious ceremony, carnival, parade, floats, costumes, masks and bomba dancers. A lively Afro-Caribbean dance, bomba is at the root of the Puerto Rico's African heritage.

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Rates & Availability

Rio Grande Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$95
$630
$1,700
 
 
Autumm
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$85
$595
$1,500
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
$100
$665
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$95
$665
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $60

Fess and deposit may vary depending on length of stay.
Rates are subject to change.
For pets and periods not listed above, please ask.
Full return if cancel in written at least 45 days prior to check-in.
Unused portion return in case of hurricane warning issued by National Weather Service.
Credit cards accepted thru Paypal. Ask about.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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