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Sculptor's Retreat Villa @ Dorado Beach Resort, a Ritz Carlton Reserve

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathroom On Golf Course; Walk To Beach

Owned by renowned local sculptor Luis Torruella, this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa has a spectacular location second to none next to the famous West Course of Dorado Beach Resort in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Enjoy the privacy of its huge covered terrace with unobstructed views of the West Course fairways. In 2013, it was fully remodeled with the artist’s personal touches.

The villa’s casual elegant décor and its natural surroundings will set the mood for the perfect vacation. Whether you want to relax in the 800 square foot covered terrace feeling the smooth trade winds while listening to the birds or take advantage of the numerous activities this resort home has to offer you will not find a better vacation spot. Great for families with kids!

And remember, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, with no passport, no customs and no currency exchange required. You enjoy the convenience of the U.S. and the luxury of a legendary Caribbean Resort.

Reserve today and start living your Caribbean dream!

Dorado Beach Resort Club includes:

• The Watermill River Park

• 3 golf courses at Plantation (50% reduced rate of $70 for the Pineapple and Sugarcane Courses and $125 for the East Course)

• El Encanto Beach Club, which has beautiful beach and pool and shower facilities, a restaurant and the center beach, Barlovento Water Sports facilities and restaurant, the Fitness and Wellness Center, as well as a Tennis Center.

• Barlovento Watersport Club (kite boarding, paddle boarding, hobbie cat and kayak)

Also includes Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton Reserve Facilities available to members:

• Su Casa Restaurant by Jose Andres

• Positivo Sand Bar

• Hotel Shops

• Botanical Spa

The Dorado Beach membership will provide you with an ID cards and charging privileges.

A membership is not required for the following:

• East and West beach (accessible by golf cart, bike or by walking in the property)

• tennis courts

• Main pool (community pool)

• Zafra Restaurant at Plantation golf Club

• Golf is also available at nonmember rates of $145 for Sugarcane and Pineapple Courses, and $250 at the PGA East Course.

More Details

Owner
Luis Torruella
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Luis Torruella

Luis Torruella collaborates with architects, developers, and art institutions for the development of art. His work is displayed in several museums, inside and outside of Puerto Rico. He has shown his work in the United States, Europe, and the Orient

At the moment, he offers conferences in the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, participates in international art fairs, and continues evolving his style and technique to set an innovative pace in the international sculpture scene.

Work can be viewed at website.

Luis Torruella purchased this villa in 2013

Why Luis Torruella chose Higuillar

We purchased this property because Dorado Beach Resort has a unique set of qualities found nowhere else in Puerto Rico. Also, the world class golf, the beach, the tennis facilities, and the amazing view from its perfect terrace makes this property the perfect setting for a vacation.

What makes this villa unique

Features:

• Prime location with unobstructed views of the West Course fairways and lake. This is truly one of the best locations within the entire resort.

• 800 square foot covered terrace: includes sitting area, large dining table, BBQ area and hammock

• Private 4 seat golf cart with its own golf cart garage

• 6 bicycles

• Tennis court and swimming pool

• 2 parking spaces for the unit’s exclusive use

• Close to the beach, a 10-minute walk, or a 5- minute bike ride or stroll in the golf cart

• The Ritz Carlton Reserve Spa, Three Robert Trent Jones Sr. Championship Golf Courses, various restaurants, a themed water park, state of the art fitness center, beach club and water sports are all available.

Amenities

Higuillar Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • All bathrooms have shower towers with numerous jets.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
    Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom opens to terrace and the two other bedrooms open to an interior patio. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. Master and bedroom 3 have flat screen TV with cable.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You have the option of purchasing a one-week temporary membership for a group of four (fee of $160 each per week to add up to six more) for $980.00 plus 7% tax for the resort club, which includes: • The Watermill River Park • 3 golf courses at Plantation (50% reduced rate of $70 for the Pineapple and Sugarcane Courses and $125 for the East Course) • El Encanto Beach Club, which has beautiful beach and pool and shower facilities, a restaurant and the center beach, Barlovento Water Sports facilities and restaurant, the Fitness and Wellness Center, as well as a Tennis Center. • Barlovento Watersport Club (kite boarding, paddle boarding, hobbie cat and kayak) Also includes Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton Reserve Facilities available to members: • Su Casa Restaurant by Jose Andres • Positivo Sand Bar • Hotel Shops • Botanical Spa

Reviews

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Sculptor's Retreat Villa @ Dorado Beach Resort, a Ritz Carlton Reserve
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5

A perfect week !

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay at the Sculptors Retreat.

The layout of the residence worked well with our two families. Each bedroom had its own bathroom which allowed everyone to go at their own pace. The patio was so spacious and private, a serene place to relax at the table or couches. The hammocks were very comfortable and fun. The open concept Kitchen and Family room area made it easy to all be together whether eating or watching television. Kitchen was fully stocked and had some spices and condiments. Though we had perfect weather, in our downtime the TVs all worked well with multiple channels and the grassy area off the patio was great to play ball or catch toads at night. Everything was clean and maintained well. We bought detergent and did a few loads of laundry. We had a very beautiful stay overall and would definitely return!

If there was anything I could suggest it would be a few more bath towels/ wash clothes... and directions for the showers, which all had body spray units, and though we tried to prevent it, there always seemed to be water on the floor after. : /

The property location is so perfect... a quick ride in the golf cart gets you to the beach, the water park or the restaurants located on the Ritz and Plantation properties. The extra fee for use of these amenities is definitely worth it. Check the schedule because the water park and pool restaurant were only opened weekends during our stay. The pool area was open daily and was amazing. The beach is like a lagoon with snorkeling and swimming. You could float around for hours. There were plenty of chairs and you could order food and drinks from your lounger.

The location of this Villa is also very close to the town where there were many restaurants to choose from. We had many good meals and there was a Starbucks as well. You would need a car rental or taxi for any trips to town, and I would definitely recommend one. It was nice to shop at the grocery store and buy all our breakfast and lunch items for the villa, then have nice dinners out. There are great restaurants off property as well. This was not our first visit to Dorado.. and certainly not our last!

Thank you Luis and family for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house! Love the terrace!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this Villa. The house was clean, well equipped kitchen, comfortable rooms and that terrace had incredible views. Beach was short drive in the golf cart. Only disadvantage was there are no beach chairs in the beach , you have to take your own chairs and there are none at the house. You can use the beach at the resort with resort pass but we did not buy it bc we were only staying for three days and pass is for a week(minimum). We were 4 adults and two toddlers and all had a great time! Will go again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa. Excellent location Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect combination of luxury and privacy

  • 5 of 5

Have now stayed at this villa twice in 2014 and again in 2018. Had to come back for more. Most recently Stayed 8 days with 5 adults and 3 kids, ages 6,4,1.5. If you didn’t watch the news about the hurricane, you’d probably never even notice. More than adequate space in the villa. Plenty of space to be together with fully stocked kitchen and living rooms and also room inside and out to separate to get some quiet time when needed. Club facilities are top notch with beautiful pools, incredible water park and protected beach with all fun and no worries. Never felt pressured by any staff. Owner always stays in close contact and is very easy to work with. Kids loved every moment. Daytime is full of great pools, beaches, water park. Nighttime gives you time for adults to socialize with grill and patio. Kids loved seeing and interacting with all of the frogs, toads, lizards, iguanas, and geckos that inhabit this beautiful place. All are very friendly of course. The area is super easy to navigate with all the benefits of a US territory but the uniqueness of fantastic culture. We have been a lot of places. Trust me, if you’re looking for a laid back vacation, you can’t go wrong here.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Spot for Family

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in the "Sculptor's Retreat" in Feb. 2018!

The villa was well appointed, clean and very comfortable. We are a family of 5 with 3 young boys and had plenty of room to spread out. The villa could easily accommodate a larger group or two families. The kitchen was supplied with plenty of cooking utensils (and there were even basic condiments available!) which enabled us to prepare our meals each day (many of the Ritz restaurants are not currently open or with limited availability).

Luis (the owner) was a gracious host, available to answer any questions and offer local advice. He was attentive and thoughtful.

The outdoor patio has a large dining table, seating area for 4-6 and hanging seat swings and a hammock - a highlight for all! We ate, read and relaxed out there, all the while enjoying music on the bluetooth speaker provided. The grill was a huge plus too!

We made use of the temporary Dorado Beach Resort membership, with access to the beach, pool, restaurants, water park and state-of the-art fitness center. As well, we enjoyed the Fairways private pool and tennis courts (a stones throw from the villa). Additionally, Luis made available bikes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards throughout our stay.

In all, an awesome spot that we look forward to visiting again! Thank you Luis!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful paradise

  • 5 of 5

Luis made sure we had everything we needed and the accommodations were very comfortable made you feel like you were home. We would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Dorado Beach Resort
Nearest Golf
10 Metres
Dorado Beach Resort
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
PR-22
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Dorado Beach Resort
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Dorado Beach
Car: recommended

Dorado Beach

Three Robert Trent Jones Sr. Championship Golf Courses

The Ritz Carlton Reserve Spa

Access Encanto Beach Club, Spa Botánico and Mi Casa, by José Andrés Restaurant at the new Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve.

Spectacular dining at Zafra and La Hacienda Bar and Terrace located at the Clubhouse.

Exclusive Watermill Aquatic Adventure Park

Barlovento bar and grill at East Beach

Wind & Waves Center offering sailing, paddle boards and kite surfing lessons and other watersports.

Access state-of-the art Fitness & Wellness Center

Local Villas private swimming pool & tennis court

Nearby Casinos

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Insurance $59

There are no hidden charges for this listing nor "processing fees". Use of the golf cart is included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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