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Six of us stayed in John's Dorado home and it served us well. There is a sense of safety and security in the gated community. The house was in a great location to walk to Dorado Beach or hop in the car and drive the 45 minutes to San Juan or further east to Fajardo. Valarie met us at the property, got us our gate pass and was very gracious. We recommend the property and Puerto Rico as a vacation destination.
My family and I visited PR for my parents 50th anniversary celebration. From the time we made the reservation to the date of our departure, Joan (the owner) was very responsive to my questions and helpful when it came to asking about other information such as dive excursions and bio-bay tour companies, etc. She definitely went out of her way to make sure we were well prepared for a great trip. The condo was very clean and enough space for the 8 of us overall (tall and narrow building--upstairs 2 bedrooms are up two flights of stairs so may not be good for anyone with physical needs) but there are 2 other bedrooms on the middle level to choose from. We loved the patio outside looking out to the community courtyard. It was definitely an enjoyable place to spend time relaxing outside and it helped that it was covered to shelter us through the occasional rain shower. The pool area was large with clear, clean, water. The beach was within a 5 minute walk to the other end of the community once you reached the "main entrance" area. It was a little difficult to find (because the first open gate area gives only access to a small beach), but follow the white gate around the road to the 2nd opened fence door. This open gate gives you access to a longer beach that is great to walk along and there are a couple of local outside restaurants/bars that have good food and frozen drinks. Don't give up on finding this access to the beach because it is there. The water is beautiful and the view gorgeous, but I will say that walking along the sand there was a significant amount of trash that we're not necessarily used to from the beaches in the U.S. and it's too bad that the community and local people living there are not better able to take care of and maintain the beach area to be free of debris. Obviously this is not a reflection on this property or the owner specifically but it would make for a better experience. The condo is about 30-40 minutes west of the city of San Juan, so if you're wanting to be closer to that area just be aware of this; but it is an easy trip along highway and it is located very close to many restaurants, small stores (Krispee cream donuts, Baskins Robbins, CVS, etc.). Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much!