2 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths Duplex - Sleeps 6+
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Financial Industry executive realizing a life long dream of owning a slice of heaven on the beach. I spent many years looking for the right place to unwind from a fast paced life. My 'must have' list included a location convenient to a major international airport and easily accessible by highway and roadway. New construction, modern spacious layout and 24 hour security in a gated community were a must. Professionally landscaped and maintained grounds rounded my list. I found all that I was looking for plus the utmost in tranquility and comfort at Grand Bay Beach.
Arleen purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Arleen chose Río Grande
I always wanted a beachfront property. I dreamt of lazy days on the beach reading books and evening walks along the coastline. I searched both coasts of the United States and other Caribbean islands until I came across Grand Bay Beach. Finding such a fantastic location on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico was an amazing dream come true. When this property came on the market, the fact that it was a modern complex in a gated community, only steps from the beach with a golf course across the street and the spectacular Bahia Beach resort next door, I knew I'd found the perfect place.
What makes this Condo unique
WE JUST COMPLETED OUR MAKEOVER. NEWLY RENOVATED MASTER/GUEST BATHROOMS AND FRESHLY PAINTED CONDO AWAIT YOUR ARRIVAL! Modern, convenient, secluded and private. The apartment is ample, yet cozy and inviting. The beachfront is beautiful with miles of shoreline to explore. The tranquil sounds of the ocean waves crashing on the beach and the sea breeze are intoxicating. The proximity to world famous attractions, water sports and local cuisine make this location ideal for families or friends in search of a break from real life.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful condo with gorgeous views
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this condo. Love, love, loved having the rainforest right outside our door, and the view of the ocean was unbelievable. Arleen made sure the condo had all the right little touches. Every amenity you might need, even down to beach chairs, beach toys, a collapsible beach wagon, and plenty of towels. Jorge met us there and gave us lots of recommendations for local restaurants. What a gracious host. I highly recommend!
Serene, Tranquil And Private
Better than advertised. The majority of our time there, we had the beach to ourselves. The condo was top notch and lacked for nothing.
Great place to stay!
This condo has everything you need- plenty of space, all of the creature comforts, and an incredible view!
A beachfront paradise
We immensely enjoyed our stay at Arleen’s beautiful condo. Throughout the process, Arleen was so responsive and a pleasure to work with.
The condo itself is modern, clean and has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing vacation. We cooked our dinners at home almost every night and the kitchen was fabulous for that.
We loved being able to walk on the beach in front of the condo, and enjoy the quiet surroundings.
The place is about 35 minutes drive to Old San Juan, 10 minutes to the supermarket, 15 minutes to Luquillo Beach, 45 mins to the Ceiba Ferry Terminal and 15 minutes to El Yunque rain forest.
There was hardly anyone else in the building during our stay so we had the beach and pool all to ourselves for the most part.
Our kids loved hanging out in the balcony enjoying the view. Having your morning coffee there listening to the ocean is heavenly. We can’t wait to be back !!
This was my first trip to Puerto Rico, so I was not exactly sure which area I should stay in. Arleen’s place turned out to be the perfect choice. It was only 25 minutes from old San Juan, a few minutes to the rain forest, and a short drive to Fajardo for the bioluminescent bay tours ( which we unfortunately did not get to do ) In addition, her place was beautiful. It was immaculately clean when we got there, and she has thought of everything that you might need while on vacation. We loved the beach, and saw only a few people the whole time we were there. I loved that it was a two level condo, as my college age kids could sleep in, and I could get up and make coffee and sit on the deck without even waking them up. If I had a problem, both Arleen and her property manager, Jorge, were readily available by text. Jorge even gave us some excellent restaurant suggestions! I don’t have a single complaint about her condo, and our family would gladly return there in the future.
We loved our stay at Arleen's condo!
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We traveled in Feb and the beach was empty (perfect), and so was the complex. Although the condo is not in the touristy section we felt safe. The pictures reflect the reality. Arleen really put a lot of thought into making that condo great (attention to little details). As for distances: it's 30 min from the airport, 45 min to Fajardo if you want to take boat trips/ferry to Culebra and other islands; 30 min to Loquillo Beach; 35 min to Old San Juan and El Morro, 15min to El Yunque visitor center, 15 min to Ralph's Food Warehouse, 30min to Freshmart (if you're looking for more organic and exotic items); 15min to Walmart.
We just have two complaints, one about the cooking pots, the other about the smell. We like to cook so we were a bit disappointed when we arrived because the only pots available were some very scratched teflon ones and a couple of old Aluminum pots (both very unsafe). We asked the property manager for some stainless steel ones, but we got one teflon and another aluminum pot (he meant well, but he probably doesn’t cook much). We ended up making a trip to Walmart and buying a set of stainless steel pots and a pyrex dish.
There was a stale/moldy smell in the condo, which I assume came from the ocean humidity combined with closed windows. Maybe the condo hasn’t been lived in for a while. We washed everything on the beds, opened windows to aerate, ran the AC, bought air fresheners and the smell went away.
All in all I would recommend this place.
Thank you for selecting us as your location stay while on Puerto Rico. We very much appreciate the care and concern given to our home away from home. In response to comments, I do take great care to make sure our condo is in as best condition as possible, I also appreciate your noticing that we had our bathrooms were redone and the entire unit repainted. On the pots and pans, with having had quite a number of guests over the holidays, we weren’t aware they had gotten damaged or worn down. Our property mgr scrambled to find an open market the night of arrival to deliver all the pots he could find, I am glad you found the right ones. The unit was unoccupied for 5 days and as suggested, being on the beach the humidity levels build quickly. Either keeping windows open or a/c running always cure. I am happy we were able to talk through and work out both items during your stay. I hope you consider staying with us again. You were terrific guests!
This community is bordered to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and El Yunque Rainforest, to the west by the well-known Berwind Golf Course and to the south by Bahia Beach, home to the five-star St. Regis Resort and Golf Club.