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Mediterranean Style Luxurious Villa- Spectacular Ocean Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This luxurious villa has an amazing view of the Ocean. Its in a quiet urbanization with 24 hour security with a 2 minute drive to the beach and right next to Richies cafe (a local hot spot for dining and cocktails) and also Terrazzo Montemar. The villa is equipped with all new stainless steel kitchen units and beautiful tiles and fittings. All guests have enjoyed this apartments close proximity to the Wyndham Rio Mar's beach and amenities such as golf course, tennis, spa and casino and of course all the hotel bars and restaurants. The surrounding area is packed with things to do for everyone or just chill out on the beach.

Things to do in the area include:

5 minutes or less (drive): Wyndham Rio Mar beach resort property for swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling on the reef, kayaking on the ocean or up the river and of course all the hotel restaurants and bars. Also golf and tennis. Shopping

10 minutes or less: Luquillo beach and the 50 kioskas (bars), El Yunque Rainforest for hiking, swimming in the rivers, ATV rain forest tours, Horseback riding, Mountain biking, Go Kart Race track.

15 minutes or less: Belz Factory outlet for shopping, Fajardo marinas for the catamaran snorkeling trips to Vieques and Culebra, Deep sea fishing from these marinas also. Bioluminescent Kayaking tour (a must while here...truly amazing!).

30 minutes -San Juan for old San Juan Historic city tours and Bacardi factory!

Keywords: Apartment, condo, villa

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About The Owner

I came to Puerto Rico from England 14 years ago and fell in love with the island and Sandra-a local lassie. We now have 2 kids and I work for the Ritz-Carlton Reserve. I own 2 other rental properties here on the island

Why The Owner chose Rio Grande

We used to live in Costa Real and bought the place because of its proximity to the beach and the amazing view of the ocean. The apartment itself is large and spacious and we appointed it with the best appliances and furniture we could find. We moved to a nearby house but wanted to keep the property for the future. It has 24 hour security and only 3 steps up to access. The most impressive feature of the property is its view, proximity to the rainforest and beach and of course 2 restaurants within walking distance!

What makes this villa unique

The most impressive feature of the property is its view, proximity to the rainforest and beach and of course 2 restaurants within walking distance! Open up those windows and doors and let the warm caribbean breeze flow through the apartment. The 2 balconies also make for more options and the master bedroom balcony has the best view of the ocean of the whole place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were exploring Yunque rainforest and you really can't get a more perfect location. I thought the apt was actually nicer than the pictures gave it credit for. We were a family and there was more than enough space and every kid had their own bed! I love that! Thank you!

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What Tiera loved about your listing:

Location. Apartment itself.

What Tiera thought you could improve about the experience:

It would have been nice to have laundry detergent. I actually would have washed some of the towels so you wouldn't have to. Also, there was no dishwasher soap. It would have been nice to be able to use this instead of doing everything by hand. Also, many airbnb people leave a little booklet of surrounding area restaurants, grocery stores, etc. It would have been nice to have a heads up on which restaurants might be hard to find but worth the the trip!!

December 2016
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Rio Grande Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Mediterranean Style Luxurious Villa- Spectacular Ocean Views
average rating of 4.4761906 based on 24 reviews
miami, fl

The inside is nice, the outside is poor.

  • 2 of 5

The owner was nice, he tried this best,the economy in PR is a mess. The outside is gross, because the neighborhood is dilapidated. The surrounding are awful, pool broken and weeds overgrown. only 3 people in the whole condos. We had wifi and tv cable. the inside is big and clean. the Kitchen is well appointed and the bbq was great. the AC in one room wasn't working and there isnt any in living room. Super hot. Master bathroom window is broken, so we closed the door and stayed out. Didn't want to see what creepy crawlers could come in. We paid for 3 bedroom 3 bath, we got a 2 bedroom 2 bath. we made best of it. Used it as a basecamp for our daily adventures.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at this property. It is well maintained and in an excellent location.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The worst exoerience

  • 1 of 5

We stayed in this condo earlier this year with our two children to enjoy a family vacation. The pictures used to represent this condo seemed to show a very nice apartment. When we arrived to the security check to enter the property we saw a condo community that looked deserted. Literally there were a handful of cars parked, part of the community was overrun with weeds and debris and the outside of the buildings were covered in mold as if they had not been pressure washed in years. But we soldiered on and entered the unit. What we experienced inside matched the outside. Holes in the wall. Windows that could not be shut and allowed mosquitos into the apartment (can you say Zika?) and a glass patio door that would neither close fully nor lock. The owner was useless in remediation these issues. We had to sleep in a deserted community with no ability to lock the glass patio doors and when we were out during the day our personal items were essentially unprotected. I cannot tell you how unsafe it felt and upsetting it was to be in this situation. We were so happy to checkout/leave this apartment condo. We are a hardworking family and look forward to our hard earned vacations. Staying at this condo almost ruined our vacation but for the fact that we were determined to enjoy ourselves despite the conditions of the condo and the knowledge that the owner gladly collected our money and had no interest in addressing the safety and security issues. Please beware and think twice about staying at this location. Do your research!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the constructive criticism. I take security of the properties very seriously but the property is in a gated community with 24 hour security and the property is on the second floor with very little way anyone could access the patio/balconies to get into the house. However I fixed the patio door locks as soon as Roberts 4 night stay was over. Since Roberts stay the World Health Organization has declared Puerto Rico a Zika free area however the window was in the bathroom and closed but admittedly left a very small gap where mosquitoes may have been able to squeeze in. The property is definitely in a quiet gated community which is what I loved about it when I lived there. Robert used the word 'deserted' but but I would say 'quiet'. If your looking for a lively happening community then this is not the place but if your looking for a quiet retreat to relax after your activities and rest from what is actually a busy and happening area of the island then this is the ideal property. The holes in the wall referred to were the cable tv outlets that the company left open when making the installation. They are not holes in the wall from the wall being defective or breaking which is what you could picture when reading Roberts description. I have since had the outlets covered. I hope this description doesn't put you off. Please refer the more recent review and also some of the ones I have posted since July from air bnb guests.
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Better late than never

  • 5 of 5

First off, I'm a bit late in writing this review. Sorry. I need to just say how this home made my trip all the better, I remember searching for a home & just falling in love with the view in the pictures. This house was everything & MORE. I had two small children with me & four adults, there was more than enough room for all of us. Then the view. The view & scenery is just to die for. I took multiple walks & enjoyed seeing my country. It's been a long time since I returned back but I felt so at home. Richard gave me a pin point of the home & that's all I needed. Everything went exactly as planned & I couldn't ask for a more enjoyable stay. Again, thanks for the warm home & sorry for the late review. You won't regret your stay here!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I had a great experience staying at the villa. It was my first time in Puerto Rico and I can't wait to go back. Richard really made my stay pleasant and assist me when there were issues with the villa. Thank you Richard

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Space

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here 8/12-8/16/2014. The villa provided great space, especially on the balcony. Having the grill was an extra bonus. The condition of the villa can use some cosmetic improvements but overall, we were very comfortable. I wish it was closer to the beach though. The owner, Richard, was great and friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Juan
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Richies cafe
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Rio Mar Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Richies cafe
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Rio Mar
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90

To book either press the 'book it now' button or go to our website and click on the 'booking form' page.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.