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The apartment is located in Villas de Playa I in the town of Dorado, readily accesible via expressway from the San Juan Airport. Dorado maintains the blend of a small town with all the ameinities of a large city, since it has become a bedroom community of San Juan.
The apartment is a three bedroom, three level walkup apartment, whose interior has been recently redone, next to the beach with an ocean view. The first level has the living and dining areas, a modern kitchen and a full bathroom, which is convenient since there is a sleeper sofa that converts into a queen sized bed in the living room. In addition to having air conditioning in every room, the living room/kitchen area is also air conditioned.
The second floor has two bedrooms, each with a private full bath. One of the bedrooms has a queen sized bed and faces the ocean; the other has bunk beds which sleeps three persons.Each room is air conditioned. The top floor holds the Master bedroomed,, which is also air conditioned, has a king sized bed, a full bath and a sitting area.
Among other facilities, there is a children's playground as well as two controlled access swimming pools, one of them a wading pool.
The property is next to the Embassy Suites and the Dorado del Mar Golf Club, both less than 5 minutes walking distance. From the apartment you can walk west along Sardinera beach ( beach in the Dorado Beach Hotel ) or exercise along the beach following the Rockefeller nature trail. The Dorado fishing village is next to the compound and you can buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen as they return from the sea around noon each day.
There are several fine restaurants in the area, including the award winning El Ladrillo, which is also an art gallery, as well as other delicious seafood restaurants next to the Dorado beach. If you are into trying typical Puerto Rican fritters, there are also kiosks along the beach to enjoy them.
You are close to three of the most visited tourist locations in Puerto Rico: the Bacardi Rum distillery, the Camuy caves and the Arecibo radiotelescope. The first is located to the east, reachable following route 165, which runs next to the ocean. The other two are to the west, near the town of Lares.
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Keywords: Condominium spectacular ocean view steps from beach
I am retired chemical engineer. My wife's name is Cristy. We live in the near-by town of Guaynabo,but we come to the area frequently , normally every week-end since we own another unit.We are basically available all the time to answer questions.
The Owner purchased this condo in 2003
We first bought in 2002 because of the proximity of Dorado to San Juan, so it only takes us 25 minutes to get home. At the same time, we were looking for a beach house directly on the beach, where you could walk and not have to take a car to the beach. We had several friends who also owned villas here, we had visited many times and knew of the well-kept grounds and peacefullness of the site.
When we first bought the apartmnent, I was stil working and this place provided the ideal site for decompressing during week-ends. Once we are here, we normally walk on the beach or along the golf courses, which provides a very enjoyable execise time.I enjoy listening to the sound of the waves as they reach the beach and read a book. We enjoy the beach and I have learned to cook for family and friends during the week end.
This is NOT a hotel. If you are used to 5 star service move along. However, if you seek independence, breath taking ocean views, 24hr calm and security, simply put this place met all my expectations and would rent again if opportunity arises. You have the 911 centre less than 1 mile, 2 ER hospitals les than 1 miles, 24 CVS and Walgreens Many restaurants of all kinds of food! The closest mall is Rio Hondo. Being military it was convenient to have FT Bucanana about a 20 min drive. Yes you will run into traffic in the highways but who doesn't in any country. However Dorado was the best place to stay. From the property you are steps from the beaches. The pools where great. The gym is very small and very limited on equipment. But are you going to work out or on vacation? The only con was the wifi was only limited to the first floor of the villa. But we survived for 3 weeks like that. We stayed from 10 Jun to 29 Jun. and yes, even though PR suffers from a draught in the summer Dorado has their own system and we never lost any H2O! Bottom line, the place was outstanding the service and attention from the Rodriguez family was very professional and helpful. I'm currently looking to buy a property in the same area. That's how good it is. Oh and we are a family of 2 adults 1 four and 1 two years old.
Thank you very much for the wonderful stay that we had at this condo. We spent three weeks here with our family and absolutely loved it. The location is safe and the views of The ocean are breathtaking! Highly recommended!
We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at this lovely condo in Dorado! The owners were so very helpful; in correspondence, in availability, and in many other ways! The pictures depict the property well! The views are stunning! During our stay, we had two families including four "tweens" and one baby. We loved this property for many different reasons; it was located in a community, it was gated and secure, it had all the space we needed plus FOUR full baths! Also, the kids loved the pool and the large grassy areas where they played soccer, frisbee and volleyball. The ocean was steps from the condo, and the beach afforded a lagoon area where we could snorkel out to coral with beautiful fish!
We liked being in Dorado; because it is centrally located between the west coast and the east coast of the island, we could enjoy visiting different beaches during our three and a half week stay. Also, there were grocery stores, pharmacies and fast food restaurants close by that were open 24 hours in Dorado.
I would highly recommend this property to families! I came to feel like it was a home away from homes!
We had a great vacation at Jorge's townhouse! This unit had everything we needed and is located in a great location in Dorado. The local people surrounding us and in the development were very friendly. We had access to the beach at the Embassy Suits, which was nearby, as well as the pool. The Dorado Beach is a 5 min drive, another beach where it is nicer to swim and has less rocks. Everything at the townhouse was clean and inviting and had great views. Very relaxing!
Dorado has some great restaurants with all the local flair. We didn't have a bad meal while there. We liked The Green House and El Ladrillo. Katrina was also a good place within walking distance with the best mojitos! We also had lunch at the Embassy Pool Bar, also very good.
We were glad we chose Dorado as our vacation location. It was 1/2 hour from the San Juan airport. We also went to a really nice mall to shop- huge- Plaza Las Americas- worth going to and only 15/20 min away. There is a large grocery store plus CVS and Wal-Greens also a 5 min drive. Old San Juan is a must do! (30 min drive)
We couldn't have asked for anything better, honestly! The townhouse was a great price for what you get. Having 4 separate bathrooms and 3 floors, also a perk. There is a DVD player and a nice TV there also with many channel options.
The 4 of us would highly recommend this location. We felt safe and comfortable. Jorge was great and after meeting him, we felt like we were part of his family. Everything was low key and worked out exactly as planned. You can't go wrong with this rental property! Thanks again Jorge! :)
My family and I stayed at this oceanfront rental in February of 2014. Jorge and is wife were very accommodating. These villas are right on the beach in Dorado, and we were able to walk to restaurants every evening. My husband and I went running each morning on the Rockefeller trail through the gorgeous Dorado Beach Resort. When we came back to our villa, we sat on the patio or 3rd floor balcony and drank Puerto Rican coffee while we listened to the waves. Our kids, ages 12, 10 and 6, loved playing at the pool. Jorge's wife bought us a basketball, and our boys played on the court right outside our door. They also borrowed us snorkels, life jackets, and beach toys. We toured the entire north side of the island, and we made visits to the caves and to the town of Isabela where we snorkled and watched the kite surfers. Overall, this was a wonderful family vacation and a great getaway from the cold, long Midwest winter! The rental rate is very reasonable for this spacious 3-level property directly on the beach. You will not find a better deal. We will definitely be back.
This was the most relaxing vacation our family has ever taken. The location of this condo is great. Everything was within reach (beach, pool, grocery store and places to eat). We had a great view of the ocean. The property owners are nice and very helpful. The property is nicely decorated and very well maintained. Our family highly recommends this rental.
Organized tours available at the Embassy Suites lobby