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LOCATION! Beach & Ocean Front Luxury Villa Rio Mar Resort

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights

About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

So much to do - So much not to do. Adventurous days and enchanting nights await you at our private Villa in the Rio Mar Beach Resort. Indulge in exquisite cuisine, relaxing spa services, two championship golf courses and a magnificent casino. Or better yet, leave it all just a few steps away to refresh your spirit in our private Villa suite and its own private dream-lined beach, infinity pool and glistening rain forest that leave you inspired.

We welcome you to our private Villa just a stone’s throw away from the ocean for your own vacation in paradise to enjoy the best of all worlds. The Villa units were originally built as the most exclusive suites for the Resort (recognized by Connoisseur's guide of Resorts and Great Hotels as the Caribbean Premier Beach Front vacation and golf resort).

The views are stunning from every room and balcony of our 4th floor Oceanfront Villa. In fact, our personal Villa is closer to the ocean and beach and more private than the most expensive suite available at the adjacent Rio Mar Wyndham Resort. Also, unlike rental agencies, you are guaranteed to get the unit and views we show.

On the one hand escape from it all in your exclusive and private Villa with breathtaking views or soak up the sunshine by the private infinity pools or pristine palm tree lined beach. Our beautifully-decorated Villa features two bedrooms (One King/Two Full) with two full bathrooms, living room (pull out couch), fully-equipped kitchen, dining, and two private balconies. It is our special place so we have fully renovated and decked out every room with a huge 60 inch and two 42 inch Plasma HDTVs (all rooms are HD), wireless internet, full composition of premium movie channels and free local and US long distance calling. Of course, we also bring you glorious direct views of the ocean and beach, and your choice of fresh ocean air or air conditioning.

Then again, that is only half the fun as additionally you can enjoy all the amenities of a world-class resort to include up to 8 restaurants, lounges and entertainment, 2 miles of uninterrupted beach, casino, 2 choices in championship golf courses (Greg Norman’s River, Fazio’s Ocean), 13 tennis courts, 4 swimming pools, endless water sports, kid’s club, fitness center and a relaxing spa. Our renters are provided ID cards for FULL ACCESS of all hotel facilities and activities! A place of never ending opportunity and memories.

And it doesn’t end there as you are surrounded by beauty, the ocean on one side and the El Yunque National Forest mountains on the other as you look out the entry of our Villa area (just a 5 minute drive to the base). Just outside the Resort take a 15 minute drive to Fajardo where you can discover deep-sea fishing, Bioluminescent Bay, airport/ferry to beautiful Vieques and Culebra Islands, 30-minute drive to explore the history and culture of old San Juan and just 5 to 15 minutes to all amenities (supermarkets, banks, outlet shopping mall, K-Mart/Wal-Mart, Ralph's, fast food, movie theaters, etc).

A great place for families and kids – we have 4 that can never wait to get back. A great value if you are looking for a vacation of a lifetime. Go to ChoiceofParadise on the web to see more.

Keywords: villa, oceanfront, ocean, beach, pool, golf, tennis, water, resort, casino, luxury, beach resort

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Michelle

We are a family of 6 that has fallen in love with Puerto Rico and our paradise. We are very happy to share with you how best to enjoy your trip as we are vacationers ourselves and have found optimal ways to get around, eat, and have fun. The Villa actually provides many cost benefits as well as a most enjoyable and exclusive experience.

Michelle purchased this villa in 2004

Why Michelle chose Rio Grande

We were seduced the first time we vacationed at the Rio Mar Resort. Every time we go back it takes our breadth away.

What makes this villa unique

Unique benefits of the Villa are: 1) Location, Location, Location: Closest to ocean/beach w/guaranteed view - much closer than any hotel room. 2) Exclusive & Best of Both Worlds: Private property, pools, beach - hotel often crowded but hotel just steps away 3) Luxury Suite Experience: 2 bedrooms, 2 balconies, 2 baths, kitchen, living room - more room and amenities 4) Cost Effective: Compare to Resort and save big with your own kitchen on food/drink - but enjoy the restaurants when you want. 5) Convenience: Rent a car - pick up food/drink, see the island, enjoy freedom.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family spent a wonderful week at this villa.  This 2 bedroom and 2 bath villa is on the 4th floor of a 5 story condo complex that is approximately a half mile down the beach from the Wyndam hotel. The villa is within the gated complex of the Wyndam resort.  The location is ideal because the half mile separation from the hotel  means you don’t get the crowds from the Wyndam resort but you are only a 8 min walk from all the restaurants and amenities at the Wyndam resort.  The condo complex has a lap pool, a large infinity pool and a hot tub.  The pools are no more than 50 feet from the ocean.  Several days during our stay we were the only ones at the pool.  It was as if we had the entire place to ourselves.  The villa is very well appointed.  The villa has large plasma televisions with DirecTV in each bedroom and the family/living room.  Granite counters in the kitchen and bathrooms.  Washer/dryer.  Comfortable beds and furniture.  Our elementary age children loved that the villa has boogie boards and beach gear such as shovels and pails.  The villa is located ~30 min drive from the San Juan airport and <10 min from the El Yunque rainforest.  We look forward to returning in the near future.  If you enjoy sunshine, warm weather and no crowds this is the place for you. 
Mar 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

LOCATION! Beach & Ocean Front Luxury Villa Rio Mar Resort
average rating of 4.9 based on 31 reviews

Villa exactly as described, service above and beyond, great location

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our spring break stay at this ocean villa. We (2 adults and 3 children (11, 13, 16)) were immediately comfortable with the villa and location. The villa is exactly as pictured - layout is great. Kitchen more than adequate for the type of cooking most would do on a vacation. I found everything I needed easily (utensils, serving items, cutlery, dishes, glasses, etc.). Beds were comfortable. Rooms were clean. Pool/beach area absolutely beautiful. What really impressed us, however, was the owner's responsiveness and true desire to help. We ran into a few challenging situations, and she was there to help guide us and make things better. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for renting from us for your families vacation! We strive to assist our guests with any questions they may have and we are also available to assist in any way we can. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your vacation and hope to host your family vacation again in the future! Warm Regards, Michelle & Jack
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Beautiful condo with all the amenities!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience using VRBO and now I believe the bar has been set very high. The villa is absolutely beautiful! We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage daughters that need their space. Their room was perfect - it looked over the ocean and had their own bathroom. The unit was beautifully furnished, extremely clean, and the real estate manager was very helpful on check in. I think this space could easily be used for a family with 6 without feeling cramped at all. There were many characteristics of the location that we loved. The view in the pictures provided is completely accurate. It was wonderful having coffee every morning with the sounds of the surf. We were also amazed how quiet the pool and beach were. We did not have to fight for space on the beach and it was great to be able to watch the kids from the balcony. We also loved the option of using the resort amenities when we wanted to. The girls went over occasionally to enjoy the swim up bar but honestly we spent most of the time at the condo and hit the kiosks in Luquillo for great seafood and local fare.

Michelle was so helpful. She shared information regarding the tours to try, local restaurants and golf courses. There is a supermarket on the way into the resort where we stocked up snacks and breakfast which was perfect. You will be so happy to rent this unit for your vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to be able to host your family vacation! We are glad to hear you had a fantastic time! We strive to give our renters top notch attention and care! Thank you! Michelle & Jack
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Grest property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. We had the use of hotel property for a small fee. The hotel had 8 restaurants which we used for eating outside. Most important there was help on the property with just a phone call which I believe is a must to unburden the guest of responsibility which really isn't theirs. Then there are many sights to travel to in short distances. Enjoy.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for renting from us for your family vacation! I am glad to hear you had a nice spot to gather with your family! We have a nice quiet spot with terrific views! Sometimes our guests want to enjoy some music and drinks by the hotel pool. The hotel pool and amenities are free to our guests with the use of your pass cards (and with the pass cards if you choose to enjoy the spa, or have a drink or meal by the hotel pool you have the option of paying at the location or charging it to your room using your pass card). Kindly, Michelle & Jack
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Why stay in a hotel room when you can stay in a 2 bedroom villa inside the Rio Mar Wyndham Resort? Our family of 4 (kids ages 8 and 10) had a great time. The kids had their own room and bathroom which was good for everyone.

The pictures are accurate. The Villa is right on the beach and the views from the Villa are fantastic.

The resort is in a good location on the island as it is relatively close to the airport, Old San Juan, El Yunque and Fajardo. Lots to do in Puerto Rico. Get out and explore.

Michelle is very responsive and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear you had a nice time! Our family looks forward to our annual trip to Puerto Rico and having fun in the sun! We have 4 children, current ages 8, 9, 11, and 12, who have grown up at the villa and always enjoy the island. Puerto Rico offers so many fun family activities or lounging by the pool and beach is always relaxing. :-)
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Reston, kVA

What a Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Lovely unit--sturdy construction, great view. Prior review said kitchen was too narrow but give us a break--it is fine. Galley kitchen in ocean-front condo is fine configuration. Better than having other rooms smaller to get larger kitchen. Pools and hot tub are large and weren't crowded at end of February. Just as good as majority of reviews indicate

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to host your warm and sunny Puerto Rico vacation with friends! We strive to give our renters everything they would need in an ocean front/beach front vacation villa. I am glad to hear you had a wonderful time! Thank you for choosing to rent from us! Kindly, Michelle & Jack
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Columbus, Ohio

Nice rental and location but...

  • 3 of 5

Starting with the good, the Villa's location on the beach is awesome. It's part of a gigantic Wyndham resort with lots of rental properties and hotel rooms, but the Villas are easily the closest to the ocean. The pictures are all accurate and you really do have a great beach view from multiple rooms. Having both a lap pool and regular pool was a neat added element and the gym in the actual resort (five minute walk) had everything you could want. The resort's location is close to San Juan but also plenty of water adventures and restaurants in Fajardo and Luquillo. Also, Michelle was very easy to communicate with prior to our trip.

That being said, there was a lot wrong with both the rental and the resort overall.

The Rental: it felt like a lot of "little things" were off or missing. The kitchen was small (my wife and I couldn't work in it without continuously bumping into each other) and felt undersupplied; dull knife blades (almost broke one cutting a potato), no cookie sheets or pot holders, toaster oven with a dirty cooking sheet. Also, other things like only two small bars of soap for a 1 week stay, spotty wireless, mattress cover that made the bed feel hotel-quality at best, rusted patio furniture (from salt water) and door hinges made me question how well the property was being maintained by management. Which leads to...

The Villa Commons: this part refers to the buildings and grounds of the Villa. It honestly felt like the people maintaining it were working part time at best. While the grounds at the resort next door were maintained daily, the pools were skimmed only once and cleaned only once while we were there. And the walkway along the beach was never cleared of sand. One of the elevators was broken but somehow continuously being fixed (loudly, at 7am a couple of mornings, thanks). The second one, when going down, wouldn’t move for a good thirty seconds and then would screech as it went down, making you wonder if you were falling to your death. I told the management staff about this on day one but it was never fixed during our stay.

Overall the vibe honestly was one of a formerly exclusive and elegant resort that is slowly coming apart due to neglect and lack of updating.

All of that being said, I do think there’s good value for families and that they should consider this rental, especially with its location, size and layout. Hence three stars instead of one. But we definitely didn't feel like it warranted five stars. Sorry.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My apologies you found our kitchen to be small and not stocked with your baking needs. The kitchen is listed as an galley kitchen. We keep it stocked full with glasses, mugs, plates, pots and pans, coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, and the list goes on. Most villas in our complex and in most villas rented in vacation spots are only stocked with a few plates, glasses, forks and spoons and are not stocked for any cooking. We do inform renters to bring their own toiletries and personal necessities. I am sorry this was overlooked in the paperwork I emailed. I do hope you enjoyed your vacation overall and if there is anything a guest needs help with when staying in our villa I am always available to help. Thank you for choosing to rent from us!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Juan Airport
Nearest Barpub
Several bars on site in the Rio Mar Resort
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fajardo - Ferrys to Vieques and Culebra
Nearest Golf
Two 18 hole Championship Golf Courses on site
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Rt. 66
Nearest Restaurant
5 luxury restaurants on site in the Rio Mar Resort
Nearest Beach
Rental on the beautiful Rio Mar beach
Car: recommended

Rain forest, San Juan, local beaches.


Rates & Availability

Rio Grande Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring - Fall 2017
May 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Rio Grande Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) King bed is provided in the Master Bedroom with views of the ocean, beach and pools., Double Beds (2) 2 Double beds are provided in bedroom with views and a balcony overlooking the ocean, beach, pools and a deck., Baby Cribs (1) Cribs can be provided when requested in advance. Also, a pack and play is stored in the closet for use if desired - please bring own sheets., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Convertible pull out bed from the couch in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
60/48 inch HDTV Plasmas in all rooms.

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