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Stunning home in Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton Reserve grounds

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, one Studio, sleeps up to 10, new kitchen, living area and bathrooms


Dorado is a beach town 25 minutes to the west of San Juan. Our property is located in one of the most exclusive residential communities in Dorado, Dorado Beach East, which is within the grounds of the recently inaugurated Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton Reserve Resort, (one of only two in the world), which represented an investment of $430 million. The Hotel and the Club have many amenities that you can enjoy by paying a temporary membership fee. Dorado Beach East also has amenities that can be enjoyed as part of the rental.

The following is a description of amenities at Dorado Beach East at the Resort and at the Ritz Carlton Reserve Hotel:

DORADO BEACH EAST, WHICH DO NOT REQUIRE A MEMBERSHIP: East beach, accessible by golf cart in the property, 4 clay tennis courts, beach volleyball court, the Bunker, which is a billiards and game room for teenagers, Main clubhouse, main pool, Livingston Clubhouse with huge sand park for kids and fun/trick pool unlimited jogging and golf cart path trails, gym facilities, Zafra Restaurant at Plantation golf Club. Golf is also available at non member rates of $145 for Sugarcane and Pineapple Courses, and $250 at the PGA East Course.

CLUB FACILITIES WHICH REQUIRE A TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP AT THE RESORT CLUB: The Watermill River Park, 4 golf courses at Plantation, at 50% reduced rate of $75 for the Pineapple and Sugarcane Courses and $130 for the East Course. El Encanto Beach Club, which has beautiful beach and pool and shower facilities, a restaurant and the center beach, Barlovento Water Sports facilities and restaurant, the Fitness and Wellness Center. The Club charges $960 plus 7% tax for a one week membership for a group of four, plus children under 6, who do not pay (and a fee of $160 each per week to add up to six more), for tenants of homes whose owners are regular members of the club, which is the case here. They provide ID cards and charging privileges.

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Higuillar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • -No loud music or noises -No golf cart driving without a normal driver's license -Trash must be inside trash bags, for it to be picked up.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Studio - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The sofa in the Studio/Family room is a sectional sofa, which can sleep 2 children, or one adult and one child. This room has a pocket door for privacy.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The resort has four large swimming pools, two for free and one is a fun pool called the Watermill and the Encanto. THese last two, require membership, available through us. The house does not have a private swimming pool. There is a nice gym in the resident's facilities of Dorado Beach East. There is a Wellness Center at the resort, and a Botanical Spa, at the Hotel. There are many amenities, some require a temporary membership. Please inquire for brochure on all amenities available.


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Stunning home in Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton Reserve grounds
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Great house with a better location

  • 5 of 5

This house is located in the Dorado Beach East development and the house and amenities are top of the line. We had an unbelievable week and can't wait to comeback in our next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plano, TX

Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Annie's place for 5 nights, and we did not want to leave. The neighbor is stunning from the moment you enter the gates. The home is well-equipped , well-appointed, and spacious. We took the advice of previous reviewers and purchased the club membership for the week. Boy, it was totally worth it. We're not golfers, but the Encanto Beach Club more than compensated for what we weren't using of the membership. It is luxury all the way. Annie provides a 6-passenger golf cart which made getting back and forth around the resort quite easy. The ride through the nature preserve to Encanto was one of our daily highlights.

Annie was an amazing host. She promptly answered any questions and was accommodating with our early check-out. She also provides a detailed guide of everything that you need to know about the house and the area. It was most helpful. Thanks Annie!!

I could go on and on about how much we enjoyed our stay, but any more writing will just delay you- VRBO Traveler- from booking this place for your trip to Dorado. Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation in Puerto Rico!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! Annie was great to rent from and made sure we were happy! We enjoyed our stay so much and want to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

Best vacation EVER!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for 9 days and let sad wanting to stay longer!!! The house is super spacious (it looks smaller in the pictures). Very Clean and Comfortable and in the BEST location of the entire island. Dorado Beach is the place to be. So many activities to do. I advice you to get the temporary club membership!!! The golf cart is a most and its great that this house provides you with a 6 people buggy!!! There are great restaurants and supermarkets in town for groceries. The owner Annie was super welcoming and very helpful. I organize a birthday party for my son and Annie gave me all the information I needed to make the party unforgettable. I wish we could have stayed even longer. We will come back very soon!!! Thanks Annie !!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review!! You and your family were great renters and I hope to see you back soon at our property. Dorado Beach has a little bit of everything for all tastes! It is a truly relaxing place and I am glad you were able to enjoy it !! My next renters' kids were looking forward to use in one of the pools the little inflatable pirates' boat you left behind!!! It was my pleasure to meet you also!
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What an AMAZING vacation in PR!!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing vacation in PR! All the reviews are completely accurate. We travel a lot and visit PR every year and had stayed at different areas and places but nothing compares to Annie’s residence at this gated upscale community. From the very first communication until returning the key it was an absolute pleasure to deal with Annie. She went above and beyond to help us and make our stay the best ever.

The house is in a beautiful and very tastefully decorated in the high-end 'residential' area of the Reserve. The rental included a golf cart which allowed us easy access to all the facilities. Traveling by golf cart took us 2 min to get to Livingston Park which was a great fun, play pool with slide and sand park for the kids, and 5 minutes to the Watermill (water park open only weekends), and 6 minutes to Encanto which was a beautiful kid-friendly pool right at the West Beach. The beach was beautiful with a reef of large rocks about 100 yards out allowed the waves to break and the water to be very calm for swimming.

The Reserve is beyond beautiful and extremely safe - completely gated with security patrolling frequently. The Reserve is 5 min away from the supermarket, drugstores, Starbucks, Cold Stone etc. so we were able to easily shop for anything we needed.

We STRONGLY recommend getting the Beach Club Membership for a total access to everything in Dorado Beach East & The Ritz Carlton.

This was defiantly our top family vacation location in Puerto Rico and a place we hope to return to in the future! You will not be disappointed with this rental!

Thank you so much for everything and sorry for the delay, Annie!!

The Millindorf's and Dubin's Families

Seaford, NY

Homdel, NJ

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Karen, I am so glad to hear from you, and that you had a great time at this fantastic property (the Ritz Reserve) and of course, at my house! Thanks for taking the time to write such an accurate review! Please come back any time! Best, Annie
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Incredible home. Fantastic hostess. The best!

  • 5 of 5

This is the best place to stay in Puerto Rico. Bar none. While I'm casual about the twists and turns of travel my husband has high standards. We were both blown away by the beauty of Annie's home. Gorgeously decorated with a fabulous taste in art, this was our perfect vacation home. Our older teenagers appreciated as well.

Word of advice to Annie's future visitors: the Duckworth family was so exhausted from our trip ( from Ohio) that we declined Annie's gracious offer to have her tour the grounds with us. Big mistake. No matter how tired, do it. The Ritz Hilton Reserve is not easy to navigate at first but so worth the trip.

So I HIGHLY recommend that you take advantage of the membership through Annie. This is a world-class resort and through Annie's good graces, it is a remarkable opportunity. Do it. If you're on the bubble,decide yes.

Thank you, thank you Annie. The best vacation we ever had. Love you!

The Duckworth's.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To the Duckworth family, thanks for a fantastic review. I am so happy you loved the house and the resort!! It makes all of my efforts worth it, when I hear a review like this. The Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton Resort has a beautiful history and is truly world class. I am glad you were able to take advantage of everything it has to offer. Please come back anytime you wish!! You were great renters! Best, Annie
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Property Manager

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Owner

We are a family of five, mother, father and three sons. We initially acquired this property as a second home while our children were growing up, to be able to enjoy it with them and other family members during week ends.

Owner purchased this house in 2000

Why Owner chose Higuillar

We chose this property because Dorado Beach has and will always be the #1 place of choice for most Puerto Ricans from the San Juan area who wish to have a vacation home outside of the city, but close enough to be able to enjoy it frequently. The beach and amenities are the best in Puerto RIco, for a resort property.

What makes this house unique

Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton is a premier property, its 3 miles of beaches are spectacular. The location of this property within a Beach and Golf club, and a high end resort, guarantees that the renter will have many amenities to choose from. The house itself has a great design, and is very comfortable, all in one floor.


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Luis Munoz Marin Int'l Airport
Car: recommended

Dorado is a beach town 20 minutes to the west of San Juan. Our property is located in the most exclusive residential property in Puerto RIco, Dorado Beach East, which is within the grounds of the Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve Resort. Aside from enjoying this beautiful resort, you can explore the north coast of Puerto Rico, visit old San Juan, and the Bacardi rum factory, having Dorado as a base. Explore the stunning Camuy caverns, go horse back riding in Isabela Beach, or go shopping in the largest factory outlets of the Caribbean, just 20 minutes from Dorado. Relax within the most exclusive resort property in Puerto Rico, originally developed in the 1960's by Laurence Rockefeller, a New York real estate developer who fell in love with the beauty of Puerto Rico and Dorado. Dorado Beach has 4 golf courses and the most beautiful private beach in Puerto Rico. All within reach of a golf cart, included as part of our rental.

Other Activities: Two pools in Dorado Beach East, one is a fun pool. The Watermill Pool park is part of the resort, in the same grounds. A beautiful new Wellness Center/Spa. Biking/golf cart trails throughout the resort. The new El Encanto Beach and Pool area, Barlovento Snack Bar and Water Sports Area, and magnificent restaurants at the Ritz Hotel, and at the Plantation Golf Club.

Golf: Four golf courses within the resort at the Plantation/Dorado Beach Golf Club.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Damage Deposit $300

Please inquire for rates.

A slightly higher rate applies for Christmas Season , Dec 15 to Jan 10 of $450 per day, $3,150 per week, minimum one week rental. A slightly higher rate may apply for weeks which involve holidays like 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, etc.

A nominal one time cleaning fee of 90 dollars applies. Electricity is covered up to a certain allowed amount depending of the days of the rental. For 7 nights, electricity is covered up to $100. The excess is charged as per actual meter reading, at the current rate per kilowatt.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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