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Palmas Del Mar Family Caribbean Paradise Private Custom Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom, With Great Terrace And Pool

This house leads to great entertaining! Your family has plenty of space to relax, exercise, play, and enjoy everything that this open Caribbean style house has to offer. This house has four bedrooms with their appropriate walk-in closets and full bathrooms.

This multi-level house allows everyone to have their own private space, and great common areas. The favorite places in this house are the kitchen that leads out into the additional outdoor kitchen and pool/ terrace area. This outdoor space is such a tremendous place to entertain, sun bath, relax, read, eat, and swim. It all depends on your preference during your vacation... This terrace, due to its ease of access, is what draws people to our property. The list of things to do here are endless and if you are anything like our family, you will probably eat all your meals in this area. Regardless of the temperature, you can eat outside under the covered parts of the terrace and always feel the breeze off the ocean.

You can walk behind the house, or just up the road for those less adventurists to a private beach. You may find it a benefit to have a golf cart while staying in Palmas Del Mar because you will have the freedom to drive up to all the different beaches that Palmas has to offer. Your family can play golf at the two 18 hole championship golf courses, play tennis at one of the top tennis destinations in all of the Caribbean, go on an amazing hike with incredible views, go swimming in our pool, the ocean, or the Beach Club, or maybe you would enjoy an ocean view ride on a Paso Fino horse from the Equestrian Center. All of these activities are available within Palmas Del Mar.

You can easily go to sleep after a day of adventure to the sound of the Puerto Rican coqui. The coqui makes a special sound that will sing you to sleep if you keep the windows open and enjoy the tropics to the fullest.

More Details

Lori Petty
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Lori Petty

Britt and I arrived in Puerto Rico in June 2002 with our three little children aged 6, 4, and 11 months old. We were to be expats in PR from Indiana for three to five years. Well, we loved everything PR had to offer. We still love it, but life has taken us to another part of the world. We love the Puerto Rican culture, food, language, weather, and year round activities that are available here.

We love this property! We only don't get to live here any longer. We moved to Copenhagen, Denmark in 2011. A new adventure took us to see new opportunities in Europe. You will probably notice that there will be several booked days that no one will be able to rent this property... That will be because we will be there!!! We never wanted or intended to leave. This is our paradise, and we want to keep our home for our own escape to this heaven. Currently, we live in North Carolina and still love making our trips home for vacations.

If you are interested in this house, I will be able to help you make some decisions on the things you and your family may want to do in PR to make your family's dream vacation. We are sure to help you as much or as little as you would like.

Lori Petty purchased this house in 2010

Why Lori Petty chose Humacao Pueblo

Number One...this property is an exclusive area of Palmas Del Mar called Los Mansiones. It is because these are large custom homes on large lots. Our lot is huge and filled with a varied amount of fruit trees. Kids can play in a huge backyard for some additional exercise and fun. (Best Backyard Easter Egg Hunts Happened Here!)

This property brings families together in a Caribbean Setting. We can walk to the private beach 200 yards from our house.

We also bought this property because of its size and the amount of options we can still do to increase more living space. There is additional space under the terrace and pool that we want to 'finish' into additional living space.

This could be a separate 'house.'

Privacy, Serenity, Family....

What makes this house unique

We have an amazing balcony off the Master Suite that also leads to the roof top of the house. This area is wonderful to relax with a bottle of wine, feel the breeze off the ocean, look out to see the boats coming in or out of the yacht club and watch kids swimming below in the pool. This house allows older proficient swimmers to enjoy the water, noise, and splashing, while adults can also escape upwards to an area where they can relax and yet enjoy watching those below.


Humacao Pueblo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom #2 is found on the ground level.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom on the top floor.
  • Master Bedroom is found on the top floor with a California King sized bed, dresser, walk in closet with shelves, ceiling fan, double sink vanity in bathroom with open shower and toilet. There is also a balcony off the Master bedroom which leads to the rooftop where there is a view to the ocean. Bedroom #2 can be found on the main floor. It has a queen bed, ceiling fan huge walk in closet, full bathroom with vanity, walk in shower, toilet. This bedroom has double doors that open out to the pool area. Bedroom #3 found on the second level. This room has a queen bed, bunk bed, full walk-in close with shelves, ceiling fan and full bathroom. Bedroom #4 Found on the second floor has a queen bed, fan, full walk in closet with shelves and bath has shower/tub
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Palmas Del Mar Family Caribbean Paradise Private Custom Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Amazing Place to Stay - We Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it, and here’s why:

- Lori, the owner, was extremely responsive and helpful with respect to making arrangements for our visit to her home, and went above and beyond to accommodate our many questions and requests. As an example, we wanted a family photograph at the beach, so she arranged for a photographer to meet us. And what a photographer – Lizette was lovely, and her photos are beautiful and greatly treasured. Lori also put us in touch with resources we needed, like golf carts, drivers and provided many other top-quality recommendations that made our trip special.

- The house – look at the pictures – need we say more? It was beautiful and tidy and very well maintained. Our group consisted of Mom and Dad, with 3 sets of adult children with their significant people. Having enough space for everyone was very important to us - we had tons of it although we mainly spent time at the pool and outdoor kitchen. The bedrooms, bathrooms and closets were large, and if you go up to the top deck, you get a 360 degree view – amazing night or day.

- There were other VRBO comments about the Wifi range, but do you know what? It worked in our favour. Parents: it prevented our kids from pulling out their cell phones regularly on vacation! If they needed access, all they had to do was to sit in the family room near the kitchen which they rarely did and that suited us just fine.

- It was super-fun driving the golf carts everywhere (you will need one). The location has some small stores and restaurants which we enjoyed, and we enjoyed some very nice meals and sunset drinks right on the beach.

- If you get a driver to go in/out of San Juan (45 minute drive), take your grocery list with you as they will stop en route (e.g. to Ralphs) although there is a small grocer (with a decent amount of gluten free stuff) in the neighborhood.

- I always think about bugs in the tropics, and they love me, but I didn’t see ANY on the trip (February).

We couldn’t have been happier with Lori’s home and the location, and would not hesitate to recommend this lovely home and host to anyone visiting Puerto Rico.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your kind words and are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our home. It was definitely my pleasure to help your family plan a wonderful time in Puerto Rico. I am very fortunate Lizette could create a fabulous memory album. I hope those pictures will forever remind you of the fabulous experience your family had together in Palmas Del Mar.
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The perfect family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this gorgeous home for a family vacation for the holidays for ourselves, our three daughters and their husbands, and two grandchildren. Leading up to our trip, Lori was fabulous, giving us information about everything going on during our stay on the island, and responding quickly to every question we had. I asked if there was a crock-pot in the kitchen and there wasn't, but she bought one and had it waiting for us on our arrival. When we arrived, we found a beautiful, very clean home, so tastefully decorated and warm and welcoming, and even decorated for Christmas complete with a tree! The home is large and so well thought-out, and the pictures, though beautiful, do not do it justice. The kitchen is completely equipped with everything you need (even for a big group like ours who was cooking a lot). There are abundant towels, linens, beach towels, even toys and games. Each bedroom has it's own bath (along with a fifth bath out by the pool), so each person/couple has their own private space. The common areas are large and perfect for gathering everyone together. The star-gazing from the rooftop terrace was breath-taking at night, and the views to the Caribbean during the day are gorgeous. And then there was our favorite part: the outdoor area around the pool: There you will find a complete kitchen, large refrigerator (which we used for our beverages), plenty of seating for both lounging and for meals, a huge hammock, all beside that beautiful pool. We never wanted to leave that area! Truly, we could have just stayed right there all week and never moved. But of course, you are in Palmas Del Mar, PR, so there is so much to see and do, and the location of this home is the perfect home base. It's just a couple of minutes' walk to a beautiful beach, a golf-cart ride to all that Palmas offers, and a short drive to the rainforest, to the mountains, to many other beautiful beaches, and of course, to Old San Juan.

We had a couple of questions during our stay and Lori was always a text away, very prompt in her responses. She was always so gracious and helpful and truly did everything to make sure we had everything we could possibly need. It was unanimous in our group: the absolute perfect home in the absolute perfect location. I hope we can all come back one day, and we wouldn't consider another house. We have done many rental homes and this was our best experience by far. You will not be disappointed if you choose this home!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Helpful Owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a large family get together at this house in July. The house was as advertised, with a beautiful pool and outdoor area. We had a great time with some pool volleyball sessions and our youngest guest (1yr old) loved floating around and walking in the small jetted pool. The owner, Lori, was extremely helpful both before and during our trip and cleared up all questions we had in a very prompt manner. We lived out trip, due in large part to this fantastic location.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Shoreview, MN

Great rental home !

  • 5 of 5

This is great home to enjoy with a large group. We had seven people and they all had plenty of room to spread out. As all the other reviewers have stated the pool and patio area are outstanding! To top it off Lori is a great host who does an exceptional job in communicating with the renter. The house is in a beautiful secure gated neighborhood, that is close to several beaches. Yabucoa Beach just a few miles south on Hwy 906 is a great place to do some body surfing.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home - perfect family escape!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family vacation. Lori was an exceptional "virtual host". From the minute we booked and throughout our stay, she did everything possible to provide the perfect Puerto Rico / Palmas Del Mar experience. You will arrive on vacation understanding the home, the neighborhood, things to do in PR, and "insider knowledge" to PDM's favorite hangouts, places to eat and how best to get around the property. The home is in a perfect location. You can see sweeping views of the ocean and other beautiful homes from the rooftop terrace - but if you go down to the main level you feel like you are sitting amidst a jungle paradise in some of the best outdoor living space we have ever experienced. The outdoor kitchen and pool area could not be any more convenient. We spent the majority of our time at the home here. Kids (and adults) loved the pool. Bedrooms were large and spread out from each other - nice if groups go to bed at different times. The kitchen and family room are great to congregate in - very large and open.

There is a beach very close to the home - our kids loved to climb on the rocks there. We also took Lori's advice and hiked south of the home. Found beaches that looked like they had never been visited - paradise. Beach Bohio Bar became a daily stopping point for us - but you should really rent golf carts to get there. Actually, I think golf carts are essential to stay in Palmas del Mar. The community is huge. Unless you want to climb in a car to get everywhere, rent golf carts. Very easy to get everywhere.

We also did day trips to El Yunque Rain Forest - Amazing waterfalls and pools to swim in with only light hiking necessary. Zip Lines, Bio Bay tours, Old San Juan, etc - everything is within an hours drive.

I'm not sure what else I can say - I would go to PR again in a heart beat and I would call Lori first to see if her house is available ;-)

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great detailed review! I do love helping families have a great vacation in Puerto Rico, and this shows me that your group enjoyed everything that was suggested. It is fantastic to know that you felt knowledgeable about the area, restaurants, and beauty of Palmas Del Mar that literally is in our backyard. Not many of our other clients write reviews, but I feel that is because there is always constant communication between myself and our guests. Many reviews are in the book at the home or contained in emails I receive from our visitors. I remember our first phone conversation was during my family's Christmas vacation in Puerto Rico. I was so happy to share ideas with you about Puerto Rico. We are very proud to have raised our family in Palmas Del Mar, and hopefully you have an idea of why we love and miss this paradise! Thank you for staying at our home. We would love for your family to return someday, there is so much more to see and do!
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Palmas Del Mar- wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about our stay at Lori's home. There were 8 of us (4 couples). The house is so spacious that we were all very comfortable. We loved the outdoor kitchen and eating area. The house is in a great location and easy to get to. We enjoyed hiking around the trails on the coast behind the house. It was such a stress free vacation! Thanks, Marie

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marie, I am so happy that your group had a fantastic time. Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your "stress free vacation!
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
San Juan International Airport
Nearest Ferry
42 Kilometres
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 52
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Within walking distance of home
Car: recommended

Our property can be found in the resort area known as Palmas Del Mar in Humacao, Puerto Rico. It is located on the East side of Puerto Rico. Palmas Del Mar offers two 18 hole golf courses, The Flamboyan course was designed by architect Reese Jones and The Plam course designed by Gary Palmer. The Tennis Club has been ranked as Top 50 Tennis Resorts. It has 20 courts including 2 artificial courts, 4 Har-Tru clay courts, and 14 Hardcourts. You can find a fitness center above the tennis shop. For the sea lovers, we have a gorgeous Yacht Club. Palmas Del Mar also has its own Beach Club for the ones who want a beach or pool setting. Younger children will be well watched while playing the the kiddy pool and letting water be splashed on them from the huge bucket that empties every few minutes over the play area in the kids wading pool. The Beach Club offers two dining choices. You can order from the bar your drinks and hamburgers, chicken tenders, and salads or order a pizza and other fine choices from the restaurant. If you are interested in a nice horse ride along the water you can visit the equestrian center Rancho Buena Vista. There truly is something for everyone in Palmas Del Mar. If you are looking only for relaxation, grab your book and head to the beach or just sit by our pool.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200

Rates are subject to change until confirmation is made.
Please e-mail owner for confirmation and to exchange information. House is not confirmed until owners have confirmed on the schedule.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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