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Beach Apartment in Rio Grande Steps from the Water.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-3)

This is our beach apartment which we absolutely love. It's a little over 200 steps (I counted them) from the water. Very quiet and quaint. It's the perfect getaway from all the stress and noise of city life but very close to everything you need. If you like the beach, the rain forest and chilling out, this is for you. This is perfect for a couple looking for a quiet place for some good quality time on the beach.

Keywords: Rio Grande beach, Rio Mar Golf Resort, Puerto Rico beach rental, relax on the beach in Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, El Yunque Rainforest, quiet beach Puerto Rico, vacation in Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico beaches.

More Details

Owner
Angel Valentín
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Angel Valentín

I'm a freelance photographer and a beach and outdoors lover. My wife is an accountant. We were both born and raised in PR and have made Miami our home away from PR for many years. We bought this apartment as our vacation home and we travel to PR several times/year. Love the place, feel safe and comfortable there.

Angel Valentín purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Angel Valentín chose Rio Grande

Safety, priceless beach, sense of community and LOCATION.

What makes this apartment unique

Feels like you are in your own private beach. Most days and nights you can't even hear a neighbor. There are 344 units in this complex but I've never seen it even 50% occupied.

Amenities

Zarzal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There's a half bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen size bed in main bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size futon in the living room.
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The condo is about 10 minutes from the rain forest El Yunque. It's next to the Wyndham Rio Mar Golf Resort. 5 miles from Luquillo's magnificent beach and legendary food kiosks. 10 miles from Fajardo where the ferries and boats to Vieques and Culebra are. 25 miles from Old San Juan. Easy access. Quiet and romantic.

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Beach Apartment in Rio Grande Steps from the Water.
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Best vacation ever !

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to Boriken (PR), and we loved it ! The complex was beautifully landscaped and maintained, the condo elegantly minimal but well provided with linens, towels, beach chairs, grill, and plenty of places to stow our stuff. Potted plants provided privacy on our little patio, which looked out across the lawn to the nicer of the two swimming pools. We walked toward the sound of the surf and sat in the shade of palm trees to look across the soft sand at the gentle ocean. Great swimming ! Wonderful breezes ! We never needed AC. No cable, TV, or WiFi - what a relief ! You don't even realize how good that is until it's gone. And when we really needed to connect, a pleasant walk along the beach to the friendly neighboring Resort got us online. Good restaurants both uphill and down, El Yunque, the National Rainforest across the highway. We went there twice, old San Juan once. So much more to do, but we were perfectly content to stay put. Fragrance from one of the more unusual patio plants perfumed our bedroom. We'll be back !

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and I'm glad you enjoyed it. You're welcome back anytime !
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dallas,texas
4

beach apartment in rio grande

  • 4 of 5

angel,thanks for all that you done to make my stay at your place feel like home,the area is nice and safe had a great time!The resturants you suggested were excellent,the condo is very clean anhd easy access to the beach.Thanks again and i will be calling you back soon

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good time. I look forward to having you back. Angel
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GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO
5

Apartment in Rio Grande

  • 5 of 5

We had a very quiet and pleasant stay. The property had everything we needed to have a great time, photos on listing were very accurate. As a local, I know the area very well and will recommend the property to friends and relatives. The owner was always available and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy you had a good time @ our place. Come back any time ! Thank you.
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2 0
United States
5

Renter of Property 394156

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the apartment. It was clean, well supplied and close to the beach. The area was very safe and the staff on the grounds very friendly. Angel and his wife were very accommodating from the time we initially contacted them until we left. Our arrival time was delayed and they kindly waited for us and gave us a complete tour. They were also helpful prior to our arrival, giving suggestions for dining, sight seeing and general information to make our stay pleasurable. This property is away from the hustle and bustle, but close to many surrounding attractions such as Vieques, the Yunque Rainforest and Old San Juan. It is an easy drive from the airport. Our time flew by and we look forward to returning to Puerto Rico. I would highly recommend this property and thank Angel and his wife for their hospitality and help making our stay a memorable one.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for renting from us. We're glad you were able to enjoy what we call our little piece of heaven in Puerto Rico. It's a well kept secret we're happy to share. You are always welcome to stay as many times as you want.
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1 0
Carolina, Puerto Rico
5

Nice, quite, and near nature - would stay there again

  • 5 of 5

I stayed one month at this apartment with my family and had a great time just waking up and going to the beach first thing in the morning. It is a nice area to enjoy Puerto Rico without the hassle of the metro area (San Juan has a lot of traffic).

Close to nature

Aside from the beach, the apartment is a short drive from El Yunque (~20 min), a tropical rainforest. It is really handy to be close to el Yunque because you can check the weather conditions before you go for a hike (they call it a rainforest for a reason).

Additionally, Las Cabezas de San Juan (a national reserve) is about a 40 minute drive and is also worth the visit. On the same rout to 'Las Cabezas' is the ferry to Culebra and Vieques, which are known for their awesome white-sand beaches.

The apartment is close (5 min drive) to a big hotel and casino in case you want some action at night.

The owner was really nice and helpful in getting us settled in.

Worth mentioning is that there are coconut palms all over the area. Throughout my stay I often drank fresh coconut water, yumm.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We're glad you brought all your good vibes to our apartment.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
SJU
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Fajardo to Vieques and Culebra
Nearest Beach
Playas del Yunque and Luquillo
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

Zarzal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$95
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.0%

Please contact owner before booking for status updates on the property such as nearby unit remodeling or construction work, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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