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Breezy and Oversized, includes Golf Cart (Rio Mar, Cluster 3)

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,088 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sleeps 8

Villa Mattina will make your family's hotel lovers and independent spirits equally happy! Breezy apartment on family-friendly resort grounds with easy access to beach and tropical rainforest. Located in a gated community within Wyndham resort, it's also in a great location for island adventures.

Designed to accommodate family fun and comfort, this large, airy unit was built in the 1980s (unlike newer smaller units). Each bedroom has an enormous en suite walk-in closet (almost the size of a Manhattan studio!) You will love having all the extra space to spread your wings and decompress!

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and El Yunque rain forest. Enjoy the lovely ocean breezes as you eat outside on the terrace or read inside with your feet up on the couch. Within the premises, drive the golf cart to the beach, choose golf, tennis or water sports. Or venture out to famous Luquillo beach barely a couple of miles east or other off-the-beaten path spots in the rainforest. A vigorous hike or a stroll through nature awaits you in El Yunque which is 'across the road'. Do not miss a kayak trip through the mangroves and Las Cabezas bioluminescent bay in Fajardo. This is a great location to come back home to at the end of the day. Villa Mattina is the respite you have been longing for.

TV, DVD + Internet-- Advantage for Netflix Members: There is 37' flat screen with basic cable and internet. There is a DVD player as well. If you are suscribed to Netflix, this state of the art DVD player allows you to view your movies directly so you don't have to travel with your own DVDs.

iHome- Radio, iPod and iPhone - Music: There is also an iHome for last generation iPods or iPhones.

Occupancy: Rates are based on a 4-person maximum occupancy. Accommodations for more may be made available for an extra charge. In any event, the maximum occupancy is 8 persons, including children.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, ein bischen Deutsch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Isabel

I help my mom run this property. My mom loves tennis and golf, among other outdoor sports, and the Rio Mar Club and Community offered a wholesome social network and infrastructure to do both for adults and children.

Isabel purchased this villa in 1987

Why Isabel chose Rio Grande

We keep a coconut as a door-stopper to keep the front door open for the beautiful cross breeze! The villa is away from the hotel activity, in a family environment.

What makes this villa unique

With all these chairs and sofas, you can accommodate or entertain your kids and their friends, and still have separate space for adults.


Rio Mar Cluster 1 Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2088 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom. There is a half bath in the common area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • The master bedroom has golf course and ocean views. The guest bedroom has a garden view. Both have very large walk-in closets and each has its own en suite private bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Location offers the best of both worlds: the safety and privacy of resort grounds, but away from the hotel buzz.


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Breezy and Oversized, includes Golf Cart (Rio Mar, Cluster 3)
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Nice, comfortable and neat! Everything e needed!

  • 5 of 5

The villa/apartment was nice, roomy, and very comfortable! The owner and her employee were very nice, and took care of all the details... from dish soap to a basket full of sun block! Once we checked in, we did not have to contact them for anything! The balcony has a lovely view, and is the perfect spot to enjoy your coffee in the morning, and dinner in the evening. Also, having the golf cart was a huge convenience; particularly, when we went to the hotel! We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great value in a nice place

  • 5 of 5

If you want everything to be absolutely new and perfect, go find a more expensive place. But if you want comfortable and reasonably priced in a wonderful location, this will suit you just fine. Isabel is an outstanding host -- charming and helpful and extremely responsive. Her taste in furniture and art is also very nice. The Wyndham resort is fantastic. We could walk to an amazing dinner at the Iguanas Pub. All the beaches nearby were awesome; as good as they look in pictures. We also really enjoyed trips to the rain forest and to Old San Juan. I recommend renting a car -- even within the resort, you'll appreciate having a car to get to the pool and beach and tennis. And restaurants and beaches and other things to do nearby all require a car. We are a family of five and the house held us comfortably, although our youngest slept on a twin bed in our bedroom. We really enjoyed visiting this part of Puerto Rico, especially with Isabel's recommendations to guide us.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation Staying at the Villa Mattina

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Mattina was as advertised, a spacious family suited villa with all the amenities one would expect and need with great views every morning - perfect for our family of five. When we were not exploring the island, we took the three-minute ride on the golf cart to relax at the pool and ride the waves in the ocean which the kids loved. For variety, we took the five-minute drive across the street to the spectacular rain forest for an afternoon of zip-lining and hiking to the waterfalls. For day trips, we visited the forts in Old San Juan, checked out the giant radio telescope at Arecibo, explored the caves at Rio Camuy, and snorkeled off one of the most beautiful beaches in the world at Flamenco beach. Isabel's 'customer service' was exemplary which included real-time texts for driving instructions, recommendations on how to best enjoy the island, and flexibility on check-out time. We were able to do a lot in a single week due to the convenience and location of everything but as always with great vacations it was way too short. Highly recommend spending time at Isabel's villa except for the week we are planning to return :).

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled you enjoyed it so much!
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at this villa. The villa was clean and well-equipped. The property is located in a secure, gated community. I highly recommend this villa for families with children. Access to the beach is easy with the golf cart. We were able to pack our towels and beach gear and drive the cart to the beach. You can also swim in the pool located next to the beach. The grounds are beautiful and the 5 minute golf cart ride actually added to the fun.

The villa is located near the El Yunque rainforest which was a highlight of our trip. Rio Mar is also just down the road from Fajardo which has several boating excursions available.

There are so many things to see and enjoy on the island. After a day of exploration, it was great to return to this villa and relax. We found it to be very quiet and relaxing. The wi-fi was great. The villa comes with a nice TV and Blu-ray player. Alternatively, you can enjoy a good book sitting out on the deck/patio.

I strongly recommend a rental car. It was very easy to navigate around the island.

We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your beach toys will be waiting!
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Rio Mar Villa

  • 5 of 5

We've rented various condos at the Rio Mar resort for 19 years, and this villa is one of the nicest we've rented. Clean, modern, well-equipped with a very nice floorplan. Also, the owner was a true delight to deal with and was very responsive to our every need. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone interested in the Rio Mar resort.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope to have you back in Villa Mattina!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Juan International Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Wyndham (resort and members's beach)
Car: recommended

Though not part of the hotel, this property is located within resort grounds. The advantages of this location include privacy and easy access around the resort facilities. Use of club pool and beach access through club pool.


Rates & Availability

Rio Mar Cluster 1 Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June-Nov 2017
Jun 14 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75 + 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.
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