|Minimum Stay||5 - 6 nights|
Dorado is a beach town 25 minutes to the west of San Juan. Our property is located in one of the most exclusive residential communities in Dorado, Dorado Beach East, which is within the grounds of the recently inaugurated Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton Reserve Resort, (one of only two in the world), which represented an investment of $430 million. The Hotel and the Club have many amenities that you can enjoy by paying a temporary membership fee. Dorado Beach East also has amenities that can be enjoyed as part of the rental.
The following is a description of amenities at Dorado Beach East at the Resort and at the Ritz Carlton Reserve Hotel:
DORADO BEACH EAST, WHICH DO NOT REQUIRE A MEMBERSHIP: East beach, accessible by golf cart in the property, 4 clay tennis courts, beach volleyball court, the Bunker, which is a billiards and game room for teenagers, Main clubhouse, main pool, Livingston Clubhouse with huge sand park for kids and fun/trick pool unlimited jogging and golf cart path trails, gym facilities, Zafra Restaurant at Plantation golf Club. Golf is also available at non member rates of $145 for Sugarcane and Pineapple Courses, and $250 at the PGA East Course.
CLUB FACILITIES WHICH REQUIRE A TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP AT THE RESORT CLUB: The Watermill River Park, 4 golf courses at Plantation, at 50% reduced rate of $70 for the Pineapple and Sugarcane Courses and $125 for the East Course. El Encanto Beach Club, which has beautiful beach and pool and shower facilities, a restaurant and the center beach, Barlovento Water Sports facilities and restaurant, the Fitness and Wellness Center. The Club charges $925 plus 7% tax for a one week membership for a group of four, plus children under 6, who do not pay (and a fee of $140 each per week to add up to six more), for tenants of homes whose owners are regular members of the club, which is the case here. They provide ID cards and charging privileges.
DORADO BEACH RITZ CARLTON RESERVE FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS: Su Casa Restaurant by Jose Andres, Positivo Sand Bar, hotel shops, Botanical Spa.
We are a family of five, mother, father and three sons. We initially acquired this property as a second home while our children were growing up, to be able to enjoy it with them and other family members during week ends.
Owner purchased this house in 2000
We chose this property because Dorado Beach has and will always be the #1 place of choice for most Puerto Ricans from the San Juan area who wish to have a vacation home outside of the city, but close enough to be able to enjoy it frequently. The beach and amenities are the best in Puerto RIco, for a resort property.
Dorado Beach is a premier property, its 3 miles of beaches are spectacular. The location of this property within a Beach and Golf club, and a high end resort, guarantees that the renter will have many amenities to choose from. The house itself has a great design, and is very comfortable, all in one floor.
This is the best place to stay in Puerto Rico. Bar none. While I'm casual about the twists and turns of travel my husband has high standards. We were both blown away by the beauty of Annie's home. Gorgeously decorated with a fabulous taste in art, this was our perfect vacation home. Our older teenagers appreciated as well.
Word of advice to Annie's future visitors: the Duckworth family was so exhausted from our trip ( from Ohio) that we declined Annie's gracious offer to have her tour the grounds with us. Big mistake. No matter how tired, do it. The Ritz Hilton Reserve is not easy to navigate at first but so worth the trip.
So I HIGHLY recommend that you take advantage of the membership through Annie. This is a world-class resort and through Annie's good graces, it is a remarkable opportunity. Do it. If you're on the bubble,decide yes.
Thank you, thank you Annie. The best vacation we ever had. Love you!
Annie Astor is awesome and her home is the best place to stay in Dorado Beach. We've traveled a lot and don't give compliments easily but this home is the greatest. Beautifully decorated with great art yet comfortable. My teenagers loved it as did my grumpy and high-standard husband. If you stay here- and you should really consider it- you HAVE to take advantage of the Ritz Carlton Reserve amenities. Look at their rates. Compare with a great home, a gracious host and close location. It's win-win. You have to do it.
One piece of advice to future renters: Annie graciously offered us a tour of the grounds when we arrived but the trip exhausted us (coming from Ohio) and we declined. Big mistake. Let Annie show you around. Soak in the beauty. This is by far the best place to stay in Puerto Rico. Close to everything needed and everything beyond imagination.
Thank you Annie. We will be back.
The Duckworth Family.
We stayed at Annie's house over Feb School Break with our 3 children (18,8 and 4) and had fantastic time. The house is beautiful and was a perfect size for everyone to have their own space. It had everything we needed and the yard was great to have to sit outside and let the kids run around in the morning or after a day at the beach.
The house is in a beautiful very up-scale 'residential' area of the Reserve but the golf cart allowed us easy access to all the facilities. By golf cart, 2 min to Livingston Park which was a great fun, play pool with slide and sand park for the kids, 5 minutes to the Watermill (water park open only weekends), 6 minutes to Encanto which was a beautiful kid-friendly pool right at the Wast Beach. The beach was beautiful and large rocks about 100 yards out allowed the waves to break and the water to be very calm for swimming. We also swam and used the boogie boards (provided at house) on the East beach away from the hotel. The waves were bigger here and the kids loved it.
We did get the Beach Club Membership and I would HIGHLY recommend this as it allowed us total access to everything in Dorado Beach East & The Ritz Carlton.
The Reserve is beyond beautiful and extremely safe, completely gated with security patrolling frequently. I ran along the walking trails every morning and it was heaven. The Reserve is < 5 min away from the supermarket, drugstores, Starbucks, Cold Stone etc so we were able to easily shop for anything we needed. There is really no place to buy food, sun screen, etc.. on the property so being close to stores was ideal.
My husband golfed 2x. Once on the Pineapple and once on the East Course. He said both were fantastic and the play was very fast.
We ate at Encanto 2 nights and the food was excellent. We also had 2 lunches at the Watermill and while the food was good, the service was extremely slow. We grilled one night at the house but otherwise ate dinners out - once to San Juan to Ruth Chris and otherwise places in the area. We came back to the house for a 'sun-break' most days and had lunch at the house.
Annie was AMAZING!!! Detailed emails were sent prior to the trip and any questions we had were promptly answered via email or text. The house was exactly as described/pictured.
Overall one of our top family vacations and a place we hope to return to in the future! You will not be disappointed with this rental!
From the moment we arrived Annie had taken care of everything. Our temporary membership cards for the Ritz Carlton Reserve were ready and waiting, the home was beautifully decorated, spotless, and had everything we could ever need. The biggest hit for my teenage daughters was access to the 6 person golf cart which was great for getting around the resort, the many beaches, fitness center, basketball courts, and pools. The nature trails surrounding the property were wonderful for walking, biking, and running. The home was perfectly situated with access to San Juan, the rain forest, snorkeling, and cave exploring. We did it all and will definitely return again with our family! Annie, thank you so much for allowing us the use of your lovely home.
The house was terrific and more spacious then the pictures show. It was great having the use of the golf cart, because it fit all of our family and we loved driving it around the resort. Annie was wonderful to work with. We have 4 children ranging in age from 9 to 15. It is not always easy to do something that everyone enjoys. They loved staying here and all have definitely said they want to come back next year! There were so many things to do right at the resort, we snorkeled with the Ambassadors of the Environment and then snorkeled on our own. We also paddled boarded at the Barlovento beach area. We all had a great time at the Watermill on the lazy river and pool slides (even in the rain). There were so many things to choose from right at the resort, including just lounging at the pools. Everyone we talked to at the resort was extremely gracious. We would highly recommend staying at this lovely home.
We rented Annie's house for the month of May,2013. Could not have been more comfortable and pleased with not only Annie but the entire experience at Dorado Beach East and the adjoining Ritz Carlton Resort area. It's only minutes away by Annie's golf cart to four golf courses, sand beaches, a Water Park, tennis and club house with pool plus the resort area. We found all service people and especially
the gate guards to be extremely hospitable. The security was also superb. Annie was only a phone call away and the house was clean,
well equipped and beautifully decorated. If and when we return to Puerto Rico, we would go back to Dorado Beach East and hopefully rent from Annie again. Ruth and Dick Erausquin, Englewood, FL.
Dorado is a beach town 20 minutes to the west of San Juan. Our property is located in the most exclusive residential property in Puerto RIco, Dorado Beach East, which is within the grounds of the Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve Resort. Aside from enjoying this beautiful resort, you can explore the north coast of Puerto Rico, visit old San Juan, and the Bacardi rum factory, having Dorado as a base. Explore the stunning Camuy caverns, go horse back riding in Isabela Beach, or go shopping in the largest factory outlets of the Caribbean, just 20 minutes from Dorado. Relax within the most exclusive resort property in Puerto Rico, originally developed in the 1960's by Laurence Rockefeller, a New York real estate developer who fell in love with the beauty of Puerto Rico and Dorado. Dorado Beach has 4 golf courses and the most beautiful private beach in Puerto Rico. All within reach of a golf cart, included as part of our rental.
Other Activities: Two pools in Dorado Beach East, one is a fun pool. The Watermill Pool park is part of the resort, in the same grounds. A beautiful new Wellness Center/Spa. Biking/golf cart trails throughout the resort. The new El Encanto Beach and Pool area, Barlovento Snack Bar and Water Sports Area, and magnificent restaurants at the Ritz Hotel, and at the Plantation Golf Club.
Golf: Four golf courses within the resort at the Plantation/Dorado Beach Golf Club.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 16 2014 - May 14 2015
6 night minimum stay
May 15 2015 - Aug 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Please inquire for rates.
A slightly higher rate applies for Christmas Season , Dec 15 to Jan 10 of $450 per day, $3,150 per week, minimum one week rental. A slightly higher rate may apply for weeks which involve holidays like 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, etc.
A nominal one time cleaning fee of 90 dollars applies.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.