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Gorgeous Med-style Villa @Rio Mar Resort w/Golf cart. Great Location

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Voted by many one of the best properties in Rio Mar for its location, comfort, decoration and views, this beauty is located inside the grounds of the Wyndham Rio Mar beach, golf and tennis country club. It is ideal for a family or friends that want to enjoy all the sun and fun of a well deserved vacation with a wide variety of activities for all ages within a relax environment. Indulge yourself in this Mediterranean style 2,600 sq.ft two story one of a kind villa.

The lower floor has 3 air conditioned bedrooms that sleep up to 10 guests, all with tv and internet access, along with 2.5 baths and a kitchenette. This area is connected to the upper floor via a beautiful indoor stairway that leads to a large living area, spacious fully equipped kitchen and a 10 sitting dinning table along with another full bathroom and breakfast table, all of which access a huge balcony with stellar views of the ocean golf course, country club, lakes and other mother nature`s gifts. Because of it`s comfort and superb scenery this balcony is the ideal place for a snack, relaxation or starting your happy hour after day`s activities. The guests will have access to all the amenities that the country club members and hotel guests are entitled to such as: Two world class 18 hole golf courses, two miles long sandy beach with warm blue water, various pools, luxurious Mandra spa + gym, kids camp, casino , live music, restaurants and more. All of this inside the premises of the resort which you can walk to or ride with your complimentary golf cart. There are also plenty of activities for you to enjoy minutes away from Rio Mar, they include: adventures at El Yunke rain forest. Horseback, four track and go-cart riding in Hacienda Carabali. Bio-luminescent bay night kayak trips. Catamaran day sailing, deep sea fishing, shopping, eating at restaurants with excellent local food and fresh catch of the day, playing at other beautiful golf courses and many more. Come over and pamper yourself in this extraordinary piece of paradise.

More Details

Owner
Javier Ortiz
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Javier Ortiz

My wife Vilma, a pharmacist, and myself, a dentist, were born and educated here in Puerto Rico and both are U.S board certified in our respective fields. Our practices and primary residence are in the San Juan metro area just 25 min. away from Rio Mar. We speak fluent Spanish and English and love to travel to see and meet different places and people. That is why we are committed to make your stay here a pleasant and unforgettable experience just as we would like ours to be when we travel. It will be our pleasure to help you out in anything related to your vacation in this magnificent paradise.

Javier Ortiz purchased this villa in 2014

Why Javier Ortiz chose Rio Grande

We bought this villa with the intention of being our first home in the future and enjoy living a resort style of living full time. This is our second property in Rio Mar, the first one is a smaller 1brm. 2bath villa that we live in during the weekends for the last 10 years. We have been coming to Rio Mar area way before buying here and what made us become owners are, among others, its natural beauty with the blend of beach, river, rain forest and fauna alongside a Mediterranean-style village. It is only 25 min. due east drive from the airport and San Juan area with a relax environment and plenty of activities to choose from.

What makes this villa unique

We chose this villa because of it's excellent location, comfort, architecture, beauty and stellar view from the spacious main balcony

Amenities

Rio Mar Cluster 3 Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 2 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom in the lower level. 1 full bathroom in the upper level
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 master bedroom w/ queen size bed, full bath, walk in closet, tv. Two bedrooms w/ queen size beds and queen size bed sofas, tv.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
For special requests or amenities not listed, please contact the owner to check for availability, we will gladly work on it.

Reviews

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Gorgeous Med-style Villa @Rio Mar Resort w/Golf cart. Great Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Wonderful host for a wonderful stay on a beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

We booked this villa at the last minute and the listing description tracks closely to the location, layout and the amenities of the property. The porch opens to the golf course and is the best part of the villa! The property was clean and furnished in a homey style, though the bathrooms are a bit out dated, they are well maintained. Location of the property (40 min from Old San Juan and 25 min from the airport) is perfect for a vacation away from the hustle & bustle. There are decent restaurants and grocery stores within 10-15 minute drive.

The host Javier is wonderful and made a huge difference for us as first visitors of PR! He was attentive from the minute we booked the villa and checked in on us regularly during our stay to make sure we didn't need anything or any information. He even invited us to his NYE party, which was a lot of fun! We would definitely come back and highly recommend this place to friends and family alike.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rose, thanks for your FIVE STAR REVIEW, it was a pleasure for Vilma and I to have you and family as guests and very happy you guys had such a great time here with us. You all now have a taste of what a puertorrican new year's eve party with family and friends is like. We are glad that you enjoyed the places you visited, the food you had and the comfort, beauty and location of our villa. In regards to the well maintained bathrooms, remember that it is a meditteranean style villa and they have to preserve an antiqueish look. We will be glad to have you back again to visit many other places you couldn't see due to lack of time and have another great time in this piece of paradise.
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5

perfect Christmas family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took our 4 adult children and one toddler to this villa for a week. What a fabulous find! The owner and his lovely wife were incredibly warm and gracious. He contacted me numerous times prior to the trip to ask how he might accommodate us and help us plan our arrival to Puerto Rico and to Rio Mar. They actually purchased a crib and portable high chair for us which were invaluable with the baby! They guided us in by phone from the airport and greeted us with holiday cocktails and appetizers!! The villa itself was spacious and well laid out, perfect for our needs; togetherness on the upper floor areas and privacy for the three bedrooms on the lower level. The kitchen was fairly well stocked with dishes and utensils and cooking equipment, dish detergent and paper towels. We purchased condiments, food and drink from a grocery store that is a 10 minute drive away. We mostly ate breakfast at the villa. I would recommend packing some laundry detergent pods and dryer sheets and a bunch of quarters for a mid week laundry. The washers and dryers are close, just off the parking lot.

Our hosts had gone to great lengths to decorate for the holiday which was a real treat. The Wyndham resort property layout is a little tricky but we got the hang of it after a couple days and took advantage of the beach and the beautiful pools with the crazy iguanas using the golf cart. We couldn't all fit on the cart though and a couple times had to use a car to park in the resort garage for a fee.

Our host had also given us numerous suggestions for dining and shopping which was very helpful. The overall location of Rio Mar on the north coast was ideal in that it was only a short trip, 45 min or so to spend the day in Old San Juan , or 10 minutes to beautiful Luquillo beach and the food kiosks and another 30 minutes to Las Croabas and the best breakfast ever with Gladys at Las Vistas (top rated on Tripadvisor) where we ate with a view of the islands of Culebra and Vieques. The rain forest is also really close and convenient to drive into. The owner contacted us several times during the week to ask if we needed anything and to make sure that things were running smoothly for us. We have stayed at a number of Caribbean islands over the years but I would definitely return to Puerto Rico and to this particular villa.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, it was our pleasure to have you and family as guests and we are so glad you had a great time and that, as you said, it surpassed your expectations by far. We really enjoy hosting such good guests as you and Vilma told me she would gladly make more coquito drinks for you in your next visit to Puerto Rico since you liked it so much. Thanks for your FIVE STAR REVIEW and hope to see you back here again. Say hi to your family from us
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5

Perfect Location - Best Hosts - Guaranteed Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend staying here! The location was perfect as you are 30-60 mins (depending on traffic) outside of San Juan, have the amenities of a gorgeous resort (with golf cart to come and go back and forth from Villa to resort pools and events - funnest parts of our day!), 2nd practically private pool, incredible beach front, close to rain forrest, GREAT restaurants near by like Luquillo restaurant kiosks and Richies, 30 min drive to Fajardo for Culebra trips and snorkel excursions. The Villa is perfectly suited for 3 couples with private rooms and bathrooms for all. Great open living space with excellent views off of the balcony, great breeze that flows through in the evening. Nice open kitchen space for any meal prep and cooking. Only note is that the dishwasher is not working, all dishes must be hand washed, but there was also no hot water at that sink at the time. Not a big deal for us to hand wash and Javier is aware of the problem and is so attentive to fixing anything to make this Villa continue to be the BEST.

We also recommend the following places:

Serenity Sea Tours - BEST private snorkel excursion. Highlight of the trip

Enchanted Island Eco Tours - Top rated on TripAdvisor for a reason, great for Biobay kayaking tours

San Juan restaurants: Oceano's for an exceptional special occasion dinner and Raices for great mofongo

Day trip to Culebra - a full day adventure, but worth the early morning ferry ride for the BEST beach in PR and world

But what makes this Villa the best is the owners incredible dedication to ensuring you and your group have a great time in Puerto Rico. They will be in contact weeks before you arrive to ensure they are there to guide you with directions to the Villa when you land and will greet and welcome you with the warmest welcome. BEST way to start vacation hands down. They are attentive to needs and check in to follow up that you are doing good. Example is that we rented a DVD on our first night and found out the DVD/TV hook up wasn't working right. We called Javier to check in and ended up not fixing it, we were okay with it not working. He called us several times the next days to get in touch with us to see if there was anything he could do. We hadn't thought about it twice, but he didn't rest until he knew we were okay. 100% dedication!

Again, best location, great spacious villa and absolutely the most amazing owners/hosts you could ask for, such lovely people. We would definitely book again!!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elissa, thanks for your kind words and FIVE STAR REVIEW. It was a pleasure having such nice guests like you enjoying our villa and everything it has to offer. We are really happy that your vacation here with us met all your expectations specially coming so far as Oregon to a place you had never been to before. Vilma an I go the extra mile making sure our guests are pleased and feel at home here and it gives us great satisfaction doing so. The dish washer, well, it came with the villa when I bought it and have never used it nor it has been requested by other guests since they mostly eat out, but thanks, I will look into it in case other guests want to use it. The dvd is taking care of, Again, thanks for your wonderful review and hope to see you and friends back here again for another dose of sun and fun
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5

If you are looking to stay outside San Juan - this is the place!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Puerto Rico was a 3 couple get away and the Villa at Rio Mar was an excellent choice to meet our needs. With 3 separate bedrooms and 3-1/2 baths the villa provided all the separation and common area needs for our group. The balcony is situated to provide views of the sun rise across the fairways of holes 1, 9 & 10. The views at night of the clubhouse and Wyndham hotel provided a beautiful glow as the sun set.

The villa is exactly as depicted in the photos. It is equipped with all the amenities needed to feel right at home. Very nicely decorated in a golf lover's theme and situated within walking distance of the clubhouse. A golf cart is also provided for those who prefer to ride around the property. The Wyndham hotel offered a great pool, outdoor bar and casino. We found the local restaurants to be spectacular especially Don Pepe, we ate there twice.

The villa is situated within a very short driving distance to the El Yunqe Rain Forest (1/2 mile), Laquillo Beach (best in P.R about 5 miles away) and only a short 35 minute drive to Old San Juan. The golf course is challenging, beautiful but a little bit expensive which is typical for island golf courses. ($215 - green fees and club rental)

The thing that really makes this villa spectacular is the support provided by the property owner. We were contacted a couple of times prior to our trip date by the owner to make sure we had all the information necessary to plan a comfortable and exciting venture. Upon arrival in P.R. we called the owner and he stayed on the phone with us while we navigated our way out of the airport. His exacting directions were incredible and his willingness to communicate with us in order to prevent missed exits or routing problems was appreciated. When we arrived at the villa it was raining and he greeted us with umbrella in hand. He gave a very thorough tour of the villa and provided a list of his favorite restaurants and activities in the area. He genuine concern to ensure we had a pleasurable vacation was incredible.

A couple of items to know - the villa is situated on a hill side, so there are a lot of stairs. Be prepared to get a good leg workout. We arrived during a heat wave and though the bedrooms were air conditioned (very cold), the upstairs common area was hot. Fans were provided but I would suggest a fee based system in order to utilize the A/C in the common area which would allow for greater relaxation during the day.

We would book the villa again!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, thanks for your kind review, it was a pleasure for Vilma and I to meet you and to help your party enjoy a wonderful time here with us. As we wrote in our personal profile section, we make sure that our guest's experience here are as good or better than the ones we expect when we go on vacation. In regard to the living room temperature, we do have air conditioning but it is disconnected because it is rarely needed due to the typical excellent breeze entering through the balcony and because electricity here is 2-3 times more expensive than in the US. We would have to increase daily fee for the villa about 8-10% for an a/c that is not needed the majority of the time here. Unffortunatedly your vacation here was in one of the hottest months of the year along with the passing through the bahamas of hurricane Joaquin which left all the caribbean with unusual hot weather and no breeze for 10-14 days. Your suggestion for a per diem for the living room a/c is a good one an will bee offered to future guests. As for the stairs, well, it is a medditeranean style villa were the view is of outmost importance and in the majority of them you will have to climb up or down a little bit, not much more than you would have to in a two story house, but as you experienced, the location and view form the villa makes that little exccersise worth it . We appreciate your FIVE STAR REVIEW and look forward to having you and friends as our guests again. Sincerely yours Vilma and Javier
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Luis Muñoz Marín, Intl. Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fajardo port
Car: recommended

Twenty five minutes drive due east from Luis Munos Marin intl. airport, this property is located in RioMar cluster 1 villa 15-D inside the grounds of the Wyndham Rio Mar beach,golf and tennis country club, across the street from El Yunque rain forest , in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Contact owner for monthly rates. Additional guests over 10 will pay $55/pp/day plus tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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