My apartment is located on a high floor in Marbella del Caribe, one of the most sought after vacation locations in Isla Verde. It is located about 5 minutes away from the airport and about 10 minutes from Old San Juan. The apartment will seduce you with the most spectacular ocean views imaginable.
The building includes a beautiful swimming pool and tennis courts. Private parking is also available. Being centrally located in Isla Verde, a major tourism area, the building offers the comforts of your home away from home besides being close to supermarkets, banks, dry-cleaners and other conveniences. At night you'll enjoy SAN JUAN'S exciting nightlife being near major hotels, casinos, and fine dining such as the ESJ Towers, Ritz Carlton, Intercontinental, Marriot, and Embassy Suites.
My husband and I stayed at this condo for three weeks in March 2015.
The good points are:
beachfront condo with balcony, plenty of bed linens and towels
plenty of restaurants within walking distance
the kitchen definitely needs to be redone! The harvest gold stove was disgusting! The chrome trim was all pitted and the refrigerator had rust on it. There were beach chairs but they were all rusted. There was no wi-fi in the condo so I had to go to the lobby get wi-fi. I asked the rental office about it but they gave me the runaround. Would I rent this unit again, no!
My husband and I recently returned from spending a wonderful 4 weeks at Marbella on Isla Verde. The Marbella complex is made up of 2 different buildings, the East and the West. We stayed in the West and absolutely loved it there. Our unit had everything we want in a vacation rental including a large, comfortable bed with plenty of linens, kitchen appliances in good working order, plenty of cookware, comfortable living room and balcony furniture, and internet. Some unexpected items included a 2nd TV in the bedroom, beach umbrella and chairs, ironing board and iron. Since we didn't want to rent a car, the location, for us, was perfect. Our unit was oceanfront, on an upper floor and had the most incredible view we've ever had with the ocean and entire beach laid out before us. Upper floor meant no problem with bugs, no need to draw the drapes, and very little noise. Going to sleep and waking up to the sound of the ocean was something we really missed when we got back home! We did not rent a car and were pleased that we could walk to most everything within 20 minutes (usually much less) including Pueblo, a really nice grocery store, Walgreens (right across the street) souvenir shops on the street and on the beach, 3 casinos and a multitude of restaurants including Chilis, Outback, KFC, Puerto Rican, Burger King, Japanese,Chinese, Italian. Although the Marbella is situated on a fairly busy street, we never heard road noise as our condo faced the ocean. And, although we were very near the airport, we were never bothered with noise from planes either. We felt very safe during our entire stay and walked the street every evening going to and from restaurants and casinos. Police presence including Tourist Police was always evident but never intrusive. The streets are very well lit with 2 lights on every pole, one directed on the sidewalk and the other on the street. Even if you aren't a gambler, the casinos offer live music several times a week and it's fun to go to listen, dance or just watch all the Salsa dancers. We'd like to thank Stuart for arranging our stay in this wonderful condo and extend special thanks to Lorraine and Jose and the rest of the San Juan Vacations Staff. They were unfailingly friendly, helpful and eager to aid us in every way. We were frequently asked to let them know immediately if we needed anything or needed something corrected. We had no problems but really appreciated their concern. Hope to see you all next year!!
This was an awesome place to stay!!!! The apartment was extremely nice, especially with the ocean front view. The veiw of the ocean from the living room and bedroom were absolutley amazing. I was so comfortable. The kitchen works great and it basically comes with everything that you will need to cook with. I only had a problem with the toilet once and the maintenance crew were right up to fix it! The people within the complex are so very nice and helpful. The view of the ocean is absolutely breathtaking. You can hear the sound of the ocean day and night. The 24 hr security of the apartment complex was great! The location is great and very centrally located! I just can’t say enough positive things about the apartment and the location.
my boyfriend and i just returned from a weeks stay in puerto rico and this condo did not disappoint!! it was in a great location and the pictures above do not do the views justice. we enjoyed eating breakfast on the balcony. and at night you could hear the sound of the waves from the bedroom. The beach in front was awesome, very clean and had chair rental right in front of the building, although this unit already had chairs in it. we purchased a cooler for the beach and left it in the condo for future renters! The unit was very clean and well kept. we took alot of day trips and this condo was in a great location to drive out to Rio Grande and Fajardo as well as a short trip into Old San Juan. you could also easily catch a cab outside the building. just one maintence issue- the faucet in the shower leaked, so the water pressure from the shower head was weak and lost a lot of hte hot water. an easily fixable problem! this was my first experience renting a condo like this and it was a great one! you cant go wrong with this place - if we ever return to puerto rico we will def be renting this place again :)
i am only back a work 2 days and i am already counting down the days to my next visit and im sure ill stay again at this wonderfull condo.we got in town late and the keys where right at the avis desk as i was told and when we looked off the balcony we couldn't wait til morning to see the view in the daylight and what a view jetskis zooming past (they rent them right down the beach) kite boarders banana boats turquise blue water me and my two boys looked at each other and all we could say was what a homerun this place is
we left a basketball behind so just throw it in the closet we will be back next year to use at the beachfront court right next to the beachfront pool if your looking for a really cool place to hang out and have a few buckets of coronas an some authentic puerto rican food give el taquito a try right across the street and open 24 hours if there is anything needed walgreens is 1/2 a block and the prices are just like at home
we bought a small alarm clock (we left it on the night stand) because you are right in the middle of some really great clubs and we didn't want to overslept with all the activities we had planned we figured with all the great amenities this place has we should atleast donate tyhe alarm clock there is a nice size flat screen tv hooked up to some form of cable with lots of chanels ,vhs player dvd player cd player beach chairs fully stocked kitchen paperback books in the closet magazines next to the couch
im not going to get into all the things to do in puerto rico there is to much to do for a month visit let alone a week i just want to focus on the condo i will stay here again and recommend friends and relatives very clean and comfortable place to stay what a relaxing vacation
thanxs stuart and vrbo
jim h new jersey