LOVELY AND TRULY BEACH FRONT CONDO UNIT

Cristian

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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LOVELY AND TRULY BEACH FRONT CONDO UNIT

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2 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1st floor beach front unit, Sleeps 6

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!

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Cristian (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Lovely and Truly Beach Front Condo Unit
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
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Lovely and Truly Beach Front Condo Unit
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136252
+1 7873971334
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
Boston, Massachusetts
5

Wonderful beachfront property

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review!!!! We stride to make our guest's experience as memorable and comfortable as possible. Due to the many holidays around your stay, the water pipe issue was resolved by trhe water company just the day of your programmed departure.We certainly enjoyed having you at our place. We thank you for the opportunity and hope you can become repeat customers at our home. Hasta pronto!!!!!!
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Lovely and Truly Beach Front Condo Unit
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136252
+1 7873971334
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
5

As close as Paradise as you can get

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all your comments!!! We just love to have repeat guests. This assures us that the whole experience was great and that our place offers a great alternative to travelers. Hope to have you back for a third time soon!!!
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Lovely and Truly Beach Front Condo Unit
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136252
+1 7873971334
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and Truly Beach Front Condo Unit
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136252
+1 7873971334
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
4

Honest review: The great, the good, and the OK

  • 4 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review on my property. Your feedback is always positive for us to improve the quality of service and comfort to our guests. First of all, in five years of renting my property this is the first time we have ever received a review of less than 5 stars. All of our previous guest have had only great things to say about our place and we even have a steady group of repeat guest that have stayed with us on four or five different occasions . That being said, we have taken note of all minor aspects of this review that need improvement and taken care of those within our control.

The door on the dishwasher has already been repaired (it broke just a few days prior to this guest's arrival and there was no time to have it fixed between rentals); the ants have been taken care of by our exterminator who visits the property regularly; bulbs were replaced on the bathrooms (there were spare ones on the property and the guest was notified of their availability and location); bathrooms are operable, clean and well kept; and there have always been brooms and mops available to clean up (even a battery operated broom is provided and available all times).

However there are other aspects of this review that we have no control over. First the remodeling of nearby units is being done according to condo rules, during business hours Monday to Friday and should be finished within this month; the debris and seaweed on the beach was caused by torrential rains that happened just a few days prior to this guests arrival that caused major runoff from a nearby river. However as you can see form the pictures, the beach is regularly clean. Even during the summer months all condos nearby including ours try to keep the beach as clean as nature would allow. Remember that our property is within a residential beach complex and not a full scale and service resort hotel.

Notwithstanding your comments, we are glad you had a great time and we can have you back in the future at our place.

Cristian
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Lovely and Truly Beach Front Condo Unit
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136252
+1 7873971334
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
5

Excellent Getaway Location!

  • 5 of 5
Our whole stay in this condo was very pleasant. The unit is on the ground level which makes it very accessible to the beach and the patio area. There is plenty of room for a family and all the amenities were great.
You can actually hear and see the ocean from the patio area. The beach is clean and felt very private. The complex is patrolled regularly so we felt safe and concentrated on having a good time. We definitely plan to come back next year.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!! Hope to see you soon. I am glad you enjoyed our home.
business
Lovely and Truly Beach Front Condo Unit
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136252
+1 7873971334
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
5

Just like home!

  • 5 of 5
This place was exactly as it was described! It was truly a "home" away from our home. We didn't need a thing as everything we could have possibly thought of was there for us to use. We enjoyed ocean views from right outside the back door! Absolutely gorgeous! This property was close to El Yunque which is a must see! Also nearby, and on the same road as El Yunque, was a fabulous restaurant: Barbakoa. We loved the friendly staff, atmosphere and the food was fantastic! Best smoked turkey we've ever had! We would definitely recommend this vacation rental in Rio Grande!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review!!!! Hope to see you soon.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Juan International Airport (SJU)
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fajardo
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
beach
Car: necessary

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.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Dec 1 - Mar 30
4 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
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4 night minimum stay
$150
 

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Tax Rate 7.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Rio Grande Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
  • Two bunk beds in the secondary bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
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