|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This beautiful beach front villa is located in the exclusive Marbella Club in Palmas del Mar. The Marbella Club offers secure access, concierge services, fitness room, two pools and hot tub.
The fantastic views from the balcony and windows of this third floor villa include the sandy beach, sea and Vieques.
This unit is our personal vacation home and was professionally decorated, so it is not a typical rental unit.
There are two championship golf courses designed by Gary Player and Rees Jones and a world class tennis center. Also, as our guests you have access to the Beach Club with water slides, children's pool, lap pool and restaurant.
Additional cost for the Beach Club guest passes are subject to availability. The hotel and casino are located just minutes away.
Our three bedrooms are beautifully decorated and offer 1 king, 1 queen and 2 double beds with large closets. Each bedroom is equipped with TV, ceiling fans and individual air conditioning controls as well as pull down screens in each room for those who love, like we do, the wonderful ocean breeze! Also available is a Bose CD player and wireless internet.
Very exciting vacation! We were supposed to visit Puerto Rico three years ago, even had deposit sent for this condo..then found out daughter (who was coming with husband) along with my son, my husband and myself was expecting her first child in November and would therefore, not be able to take trip.
Three years later, with another child, a son, my daughter and her family, along with my son, husband and myself finalized our vacation plans to Las Palmas. You could not ask for nicer accommodations anywhere. Everything was state of the art down to the induction range top! The layout with three bedrooms and three full baths was perfect, allowing for privacy and "escape" if needed.
The property manager Rosanna is a gem! The Miodonka's are extremely lucky to have found her. Our plane was late getting in and she called my office in NY to make sure everything was still scheduled. Not only that, Rosanna made some green bananas and some baccala for us as well as buying milk to have for the little ones and having some breakfast cereal for them along with an avocado. You certainly wouldn't find that touch anywhere else to my knowledge.
The weather was perfect. Rain in morning for about 5 minutes and then again at night for same period of time. Always a pretty strong breeze, which was nice because you were never too hot.
I would highly recommend this condo..you will not be disappointed.
This is an extremely well appointed and well maintained high end property. The condo is absolutely top notch, the facilities are outstanding, and Rosanna who manages the property locally is excellent. Everything about this beautiful locale is high end, the owners have clearly invested significantly in this property. It is comfortable and welcoming, if you are able to rent this property do so without hesitation.
We are heading home from a wonderful week in Puerto Rico. This rental was perfect. Absolutely everything you need in a beautiful setting. The condo is flawless- a lot of attention to detail, spotlessly clean, well stocked, and gorgeous views. It is in a good location for making day trips. We visited El Yunque, Old San Juan,and Fajardo for snorkeling. We enjoyed several days by the pool too. It is in a very quiet and secure complex. We were unable to enjoy the beach due to seaweed so heavily packed that it made it nearly impossible to walk. Other than the seaweed, it was a perfect week and I highly recommend this rental. The owners were very easy to work with. Thank you!
My wife and I took our two sons (ages 17 and 23) to Puerto Rico for Christmas. Our first unexpected surprise occurred when we arrived at the condo on Christmas Eve. The property manager, Rosanna, not only met us to give us our keys at 7:00 p.m., she had cooked dinner for us (on top of buying groceries we had requested to stock the refrigerator).
The moment we walked into this beautifully decorated condo, we felt at ease and could relax. This three bedroom unit is very spacious, allowing my wife and I, and each of our boys to have our own bedrooms to get away when we needed down time. We also appreciated the fact that one of the bedrooms has a separate entrance. This allowed our 23 year old to come and go as he pleased without disturbing us. Having coffee on the deck as we watched the sunrise every morning provided a tranquil start to the day.
The location of the condo and the beach allowed my son and I to boogie board every day. If you only read Google, it will tell you that the undertow at Palmas del Mar makes it dangerous for boogie boarding. Located at the northern edge of the property, our beach was very calm and we experienced none of the undertow you read about (which describes the Westin Hotel at Palmas del Mar).
We were able to rent a golf cart that we used to get around the resort throughout the week, and we often used it to travel down to the marina to eat dinner every night. It also allowed our sons the independence to drive around the property and explore on their own. There are also grocery facilities on the resort if you want to cook for yourself.
An additional benefit we found was that we could charter a boat for a snorkeling cruise to Vieques. The advantage of leaving from Palmas del Mar is that it only takes 30-45 minutes, versus the 75 minutes it would take from Fajardo. More importantly, the direction of travel from Palmas means that the water is far calmer since the direction of the current does not rock the boat side to side. This was important given that my wife is prone to sea sickness.
The location of the resort is also convenient if you want to visit El Yunque (1 hour drive), San Juan (1 hour drive), or the Southeast beaches of Puerto Rico such as Los Bohios (1 hr).
The combination of the accommodations, the location, Rosanna, and the amenities made it one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever taken, If you want a location where you can totally unplug, this is the place to go.
First of all the owners were very easy to contact which made the whole rental process a breeze. As soon as we booked we were sent maps and packets of all kinds of info about the Palmas community and the island. And their condo concierge Rosanna was so helpful the entire time we stayed.
This was an absolutely beautiful, first-class condo. All amenities you could think of were included. The bedrooms were spacious, clean and very comfortable. The kitchen had every appliance you would want on vacation to make you feel at home. The view over the ocean was breathtaking and we enjoyed coffee in the mornings watching the waves roll in.
The resort itself was great. You wouldn't have to leave if you didn't want to. Groceries, restaurants, tennis, golf and other activities all within the Palmas community. The pools were great too. Very well maintained and clean and comfortable.
A great and relaxing vacation! The only thing we were a little disappointed with was the fact that the beach right outside the condo was full of seaweed. Apparently it is a seasonal thing. We had to walk about five minutes to get to another beach which was great so it ended up not being all that big of a deal.
Upon arriving after an easy drive from San Juan, my wife, three adult kids and I were met by Rosanna, who was extremely friendly and helpful (including sharing tips for local trips).
The villa is in outstanding condition. The living room is so comfortable and the entertainment unit so great with HDTV we had a hard time dragging the kids to activities vs. watching Euro soccer, NFL games, etc. The master suite, separated from the other 2 BDRs, is huge, with a great shower and walk-in closet. All 3 BDRs have great TV's with cable, comfy beds and great linens. The dining area off the kitchen works well. The terrace off the LR was the most used space, where we enjoyed early morning coffee watching the sun rise over the Caribbean. Photos don't do justice, as the views all day, and night are spectacular, and you have an unencumbered front row seat.
The kitchen is well-equipped and stocked with all the elements of home. There was nothing missing. And everything in the villa worked flawlessly, efficiently. (We have experienced the opposite elsewhere and its a drag). Here the ice maker, DW, washer/dryer, cable TV, stereo, shower water pressure and hot water, etc were, again, flawless. This is clearly a proud home used by the owners who share it with you rather than offer it to rent. It makes a big difference!!
We all loved the pool, finding it the best in all our years of travel. Well maintained, it is cleverly designed on multiple levels with waterfalls, tons of chairs and tables, full bathroom facilities, hammocks, and the largest and best functioning whirlpool. Each afternoon near 5 pm we headed to the beach with wine/beer and snacks to watch the eastern sky fill with color from the sunset behind us, and then the moon and stars rise over the Caribbean. We always stopped on the way back to the villa for a soak in the whirlpool and more sky gazing.
Grocery shopping was an easy 10 minutes away in Humacao. The resort host many good restaurants - our favorite was Cafe del la Plaza - excellent fresh seafood both times.
We had a great snorkeling trip to Vieques on Matt's Cat, anchored at the marina. The snorkeling was excellent and the crew very helpful and sweet, and they had top-notch gear included in the cost. We didn't venture anymore; the villa, pool, beach & weather so wonderful, it was hard to justify leaving. We will return for more activities - especially El Yunque rainforest.
This is an unconditionally great home to rent in an ideal Caribbean location.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 12 2016 - Apr 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
If booked in advance, payment is broken into thirds. The first third is due upon signing of the Rental Agreement; the second payment is due 60 days prior to arrival and the third payment is due 30 days prior to arrival.