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Tropical Home with Pool, A/C and 3 blocks to beach, Gated Security"

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,048 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bath single family property with pool and close to the beach

Welcome. We survived September 2017 Hurricane Maria and the house is ready for your arrival. The House was above the storm surge and was a refuge for my property manager and her family.

Beautiful private air conditioned house in a gated community with 24 hour security. Private pool in the backyard with an outside bathroom for bathers convenience. This single family home has 3 bedrooms (Master: Queen, #2: Double, and #3: single bed with a popup single bed underneath. From the front door, walk into a beautiful soft colored Living Room. Off to the right is a hall way leading to the Bedrooms and Bathrooms. Off to the left is a breakfast nook which adjoins a very nice grain colored cabinet Full Kitchen. Travelers have been provided with the cooking comforts of home, but please note this is not a Bed And Breakfast. Travelers are provided with the cooking utensils to prepare their own meals in the comfort of this home. The Kitchen has a Refrigerator, Microwave, and Oven. We provide you with both breakfast and dinner service for eight, silverware, glasses, pots and pans, linens, towels and even a cooler to take and enjoy the beach. We provide cable service for the TV's in the Living Room, Master Bedroom and #2 Bedroom. Each with individual controllers. There is also a nice stereo system in the Master Bedroom as well as an old fashion radio in the Living area. Beyond the breakfast nook is a Utility room with a Washer and Dryer for your use. Next you will walk into a spacious Dining Room with seating for eight people. The house many windows which allows for natural lighting for the entire house. There are decorative white painted ornate grills covering all the windows but each inside window can be opened for fresh breezes if that is your pleasure. Enjoy this vacation home just two blocks from the beach with a private pool in the backyard. Upgrading for Solar Engergy panels and replacing Air Conditioning with inverters for more electricity efficiency. Gorgeous furnishings. We also have provided a gas grill on the back patio and provided a ceiling fan for your cooling on the back patio. Central Air Conditioning allows you to keep the house to a comfortable temperatures. Please remember to close all windows and keep doors closed with using the air conditioning. Also provided in the Master Bedroom is an individual cooling Inverter. Just bring your suitcases and lotion. 2 beach chairs provided. Tropical plants in front and back yard. Two parking spaces. Gated community with mobile security. Club house/center. Biking and running available. Protected swimming area.

Ten minutes from a protected beach, snorkeling, shore scuba diving, 10 minutes from fine gourmet and local restaurants, shopping centers as well as five minutes drive to multi screen cinema/movie theater.

30 minute drive to downtown San Juan.

Fast food is 5 minutes away -- McDonalds, Applebees, Sizzler, Pizza Hut, Burger, King, Taco Bell, Ben & Jerrys, etc.

We know you are away from your home but we have tried to provide everything you with the comforts of home while visiting with us. What you experience will be lifetime memories, and we want your experiences to excite you to want to return again and again to our unit. We would be so complimented if you develop a sense of belonging each time you return to visit Puerto Rico and chose to stay again in our unit.

Located at Q-12 Calle Palmas in the beautiful neighborhood of Dorado, Puerto Rico, we are only 10 minutes from the Dorado Beach Hotel East and West and Ritz Carlton Reserve Hotel. The airport and San Juan are only thirty minutes drive, all freeway. A short distance from the sand and minutes from restaurants and shopping. Neighbor to some of the Caribbean's best golf courses. Take a swim in our private pool or walk in the tropical area to the close beach and enjoy the warmth of the Caribbean. So close you can swim both in the morning and in the evening, if you are so inclined. Paradise is yours for the enjoyment!!!

Puerto Rico is a destination that maintains the charm and hospitality of former days of Spanish conquests, historic forts and a location of major European countries battling for dominance of this essential island. You will find everything that the Caribbean has to offer in this all around family destination. What is the best you ask someone in Puerto Rico and you will get as many different answers as people you inquire. Each person comes to Puerto Rico and sees different and wonderful aspects. Sights, sounds, and experiences will forever be embedded in the memories of those who visit the Island Paradise. There are no passports or visas required for United States citizens, which means that US Citizens can travel freely in and out of the island territory of Puerto Rico without going throughout immigration or customs.

More Details

John D. Curd Jr.
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About John D. Curd Jr.

I worked and retired after 34 years from the US Military (16 US Marine Corps and 18 US Army). Also worked as an American Diplomat and retired in 2005. Father of four wonderful grown adults and grandfather of three darling granddaughters. I am a PADI dive instructor and found a place where I can enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving in some really nice places very close to my new unit.

John D. Curd Jr. purchased this house in 2014

Why John D. Curd Jr. chose Dorado del Mar

I travel myself and have put into the property the attention that I would want if I were wanting to spend time in a home away from home. I was born in Hawaii and love being surrounded by water. Hawaii was just a little too far from my children and grandchildren. This location allows them to visit and we can spend quality time together.

What makes this house unique

The historic charm of the old Spanish world mixes with the morning world and yet still retains so much of that historic charm. I love sitting on my front porch and enjoying the Trade Winds as they gently blow through the house while enjoying a cool beverage. Also I enjoy the privacy of my own pool in the backyard and my covered patio where I can sit at night and listen to the enjoyable sounds of Puerto Rico.


Dorado del Mar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2048 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Marble countertop Sink
    Guest Inside Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Outside Bather Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom for bathers use without dripping water inside.
  • Each bathroom has smooth attractive white tile flooring.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Dream Bedroom has two windows with wood decorator blinds. - 1 double , Ratan furnished, Ceiling Fan New
    Relax Bedroom (with separate 2nd single Bed) - 2 twin/ single , 2nd bed underneath. Pops up. New Ceiling Fan
    Master Bedroom (Bed has extra cushion top padding) - 1 queen , Master bed 60x80 inches, four sleeping, two throw pillows.
  • Each bedroom with attractive smooth light colored tile flooring. The Master Bedroom has an individual special air conditioning unit called an inverter. If you want to enjoy the tropical feeling in the rest of the house, you can turn off the house air condition and leave this Master Bedroom inverter running. This always provides you with a wonderfully cool room to which to return for resting if the day outside is a little humid for you. Also in the Master bedroom I have installed a desk so that you can communicate with friends and family while staying in my home. There is a wireless internet for the entire house so you can use your laptop and mobile devices. The Master bedroom has a 40 inch Samsung flat TV with remote controls and a stereo unit with a remote control for music listening enjoyment. This room has two windows with wood laminate decorator blinds that can be opened and closed when you want. Each window has beautiful white painted ornate grill covers that can be opened.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
I have a property manager who will provide your welcome to the unit and answer all questions for you. She will provide her point of contact information to facilitate your stay in our unit. Do provide comments to her so we may improve with each guest the enjoyment experience.


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Tropical Home with Pool, A/C and 3 blocks to beach, Gated Security
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Dorado!!! It is the perfect location, easy to travel everywhere from there...The beach is close, with nice restaurants:). The pool was used all day every day!!! We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to have had you for a guest. Thank you. I look forward to your return.
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Hilton Head, South Carolina

Nice Home, Nice Owner !!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our experience here....The home was clean and in fine condition and it was located in a good section of Dorado, close to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. The manager Valerie greeted us nicely and introduced us to the home. The owner John was both honest and excellent to deal with, alerting us to potential problems that might have arisen from the previous hurricane but thankfully didn't.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wailuku, Hawaii

Would like to stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

Kudos to John and his staff in Dorado for having the house ready for us while there are so many places nearby still recovering from the hurricane. The house has plenty of space! We were able to host a couple of parties for relatives and friends and there was plenty of room to sit and hang out. The backyard gazebo and the pool area were great. The pool was well stocked with pool toys. The bed were clean and comfortable. There was plenty of hot water to shower and the laundry room was very convenient. The house is well stocked with bedsheets and towels. The kitchen is a tad small and has no dishwasher, but it was adequate.

I would definitely like to stay here again on my next visit to Puerto Rico.

Juan Rivera

Maui, Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mobile, AL

Well equipped and a good value

  • 4 of 5

The owner, John, is very responsive. I was there when hurricane Irma was at PR's doorstep. I was supposed to be there for a total of 3 weeks. I was there 10 days before I evacuated. John refunded the balance of the payment made.

The ONLY negative for this property is the AC is loud.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We (myself, my husband and two teenage daughters) just stayed at John's place from Aug 14-21. If was our first time in Puerto Rico and this place was absolutely perfect. It is in a wonderful, gated community. The house is absolutely beautiful, very well cared for; appointed very nicely with everything you could possibly need. The backyard with the pool and cabana is very private, comfortable and quiet. The furnishings are well chosen and placed and very comfortable to sit in/lounge in. The property manager is only a few blocks away and very approachable and attentive to any needs and requests. Dorado is quite a nice town with everything you need; restaurants, grocery stores, drug stores, etc; and is a very convenient location to many top attractions.

We have rented several VRBO places over the years in many locations in US. This place is among the finest. Thank you, John!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Thanks John, our family had a great time at the house. It was better then staying in a hotel and it felt like home to us. I always look forward to the night time and taking a dip in the pool. I would do it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Embassy Suites Lounge
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Puerto Rico Highway 693
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Embassy Suites and many local restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Two blocks level ground
Car: recommended

The Dorado del Mar area has major hotels close by (Ritz, Hyatt, Embassy Suites, etc). The beach is two blocks away from the rental and is a protected cove. Very safe swimming. A short drive outside the community you will find more beaches with local restaurants featuring island specialities and Island drinks. Beaches are public in this area and good wave actions for body boarding, snorkeling, and off shore scuba diving. For those who would like to bicycle, there are trails as well as for the walker there are many beach roads offering safe opportunities to enjoy a morning sunrise or an evening sunset. Imagine walking along a palm tree lined beach with a tropic breeze gently passing by your face cooling your skin as you enjoy a pleasant walk along the ocean.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Damage Insurance $99

** Rates are based on minimum of 6 nights and for six guests. Guest numbers in addition to the six potential must be discussed with the owner.
** This residence is listed as no pets.
** Electricity is our largest bill in Puerto Rico. I suggest you use the air conditioner modestly but you are free to adjust it to your comfort for your family and guests. I require a security deposit for the electricity of $150.00 for each 1 to 7 day period. If the total electric bill is less than $150 per week then I will notify HomeAway to refund the electricity deposit. Please note that I am making upgrades to the air conditioning system to reduce the amount of electricity being used to further make my guests comfortable and enjoying their vacation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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