|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Looking for an alternative to expensive hotels next to the Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort? Here is the perfect alternative for you, your friends, and/or your family. Located adjacent and within walking distance of the prestigious Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort, this condo is 50 steps from a 2 mile long sandy and calm beach. This is a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo fully air conditioned with fully equipped luxurious kitchen, dining/living room, balcony. Recently remodeled kitchen and new furniture. You can enjoy dining in one of the nine exclusive restaurants, playing golf or gambling within the Rio Mar Resort which is also accessible via the main entrance in a 3 minute car drive. Relax overlooking El Yunque Tropical Rain forest from your own balcony or just walk a short distance to the beach or to the condo's pool. Condo comes with beach toys, chairs, coolers and even kid's bicycles. It is located on the ground level with a gorgeous lawn to sit and relax. No stairs to haul your luggage!
We stayed in this property over Christmas 2009. The location is ~45 minute drive from San Juan airport, away from Old city but very close to El Yunque and Luquillo (with beach and kiosks), also not far from Farjardo where one of the biobays and ferry service to Vieques Islands are. The owner Cristian waited for our arrival at the property and showed us around the rooms and various controls (for AC, TV, retractable awning, etc.). The unit is clean and tastefully decorated, with more linens than we could ever use during the entire stay, and the kitchen is equipped with plenty of pots, pans, and utensils. There are many nice touches, including detailed guidelines written by Cristian (containing local grocery, pharmacy, restaurant information and emergency phone number and hospital), many useful booklets about local attractions, toys for young children, fresh flowers, and a huge tropical fruit basket. The unit opens to a large grass section which extends to the beach. The beach is nice and has very few people (no lifeguard) and one could walk to the beach of adjacent Westin Rio Mar resort.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this place. While we booked for 6 days, our stay took another unexpected twist after 4 days, when a water main pipe outside the building ruptured, which led to a decreased water pressure in the unit. Since it was over the holiday period, repair actions were slow. The owner closely monitored the situation and called the condo association and local water company while we were out visiting places. Seeing the issue would take a while to resolve, Cristian graciously offered to place us in the nearby Westin resort and reimbursed the cost including parking and taxes. So we spent the last two days at the resort, which has nice amenities such as pools and restaurants. In short, we felt we had the best of two different types of vacation lodgings, though I do prefer the home feeling of Cristian's condo and the ability to cook a home meal and wash dirty laundry.
Overall, we can't say enough good things about this property and more importantly the owner. I'd lvoe to recommend this place to anyone.
Two side notes, the AC is a bit loud so one would rather sleep with the ceiling fan on. And the second bedroom is quite a bit smaller than the main one, which would make sharing by two families tricky.
My family recently stayed at the YunqueMar community. This was our first stay at there. Condo #901 is perfect: affordable, clean, spacious, excellent view, good location, and a great atmosphere.The kitchen is equipped with everything we needed. Community is gated and safe. Highly recommended.
The location was awesome, close to all major attractions in the east coast of the island. The condo was well equipped with everything needed and pretty much all up to date. There was one thing missing, the coffee maker and we picked one up and Christian refunded us, very accommodating. Some feedback we gave Christian was that his cleaning service was very poor and the white bathing towels were dingy. One other thing is that there were too many toys in the 2nd bedroom taking up space and there were no drawers for the clothing. Overall, it was very nice and I would go back and would recommend others to stay.
This is our second stay in this rental property. Once again we felt in love with it. The unit is well maintained and it is so closed to the beach. we had the opportunity to meet the owners and they were so friendly and eager to make sure we had a great time. Plan to comeback again for sure
My family loved this beach rental. It was easy to find and we immediately felt at home. It was so nice to be steps away from the beach and to have home cooked meals every night. We loved using the free Netflix account during the afternoon when our little one was sleeping. The vacation was so relaxing and we miss the place already!
We got back from our stay last week. I traveled with my husband, 6-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter. Cristian was extremely helpful and accommodating. He was unable to meet us (be aware that half the security guards speak no English) but left a warm and detailed note, along with fruit and bottled waters.
There's no one “playground” but play areas. Right by our building was a climbing structure and an airplane-shaped climber/seesaw. The swings near the pool were nice but seesaws there were VERY dangerous/high for kids under 10. Pool itself was great—kid area is completely shaded, and water there is 2 feet deep… plenty for my preschoolers to actually swim through. Then there is a built-in bench along the main pool, plus a fountain they can play around.
The condo was clean and well equipped. We loved the kioscos in Luquillo and had most meals there—check TripAdvisor for the top-rated restaurants in Luquillo and you’ll know which kiosks to hit! Also try the bakery/breakfast place behind the big Wyndham sign, as another review recommended. It’s not fancy, but the food is amazing—they make toast from homemade bread, mmmm.
Also, there’s digital cable in the den (we left it on Disney Jr or Nick Jr for the kids the whole time; both in English). Bonus: digital cable in the master bedroom! Kids room had two scooters (bikes mentioned in other reviews, but I never found them), a skateboard, and lots of balls, bats, etc.
Here are the not-so-good parts that surprised me:
-The beach has more trash on it than I had expected and LOTS of dried seaweed on the sand.
- TWO neighboring condos were being renovated. My kids' naps were difficult (bless their noisy A/C!) and ours impossible! Nights were quiet though.
- Ants in the kitchen and baths; we lost a lot of (sealed!) food to them. Cristian was apologetic and offered to send an exterminator.
- There was some deferred maintenance on the condo:
• Bathrooms dated and worn out, with broken light bulbs
• Storm door that adjoins front door falls apart at the slightest touch, and the handle is dangling and held barely in place by tape
• Back sliding door has no handle and you have to open and close it with a screw that sticks out about an inch, where the handle should be.
• Dishwasher door is missing a spring, so when you open it, it slams to the floor heavily and the drawers nearly fall out.
• No working broom to sweep all the sand that gets on the floors.
Still good overall—I'd stay there again.
Next to the Yunque Rain Forest and 15 minutes away from the Fajardo Bioluminicent Lagoon and the Ferry to Vieques and Culebra. Next door and within walking distance to the Wyndham in Mar Beach Resort.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 1 - Mar 30
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Initial Cleaning Fee||$60|
|Refundable damage deposit||$175|
|Notes||3% Added to rentals paid through Paypal or Credit Card through booking site.|
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