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Beach condo in exclusive Rio Mar area : pool, private beach, Yunque rainforest..

Ricky Avila

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Ricky Avila

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Beach condo in exclusive Rio Mar area : pool, private beach, Yunque rainforest..

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Rio Grande Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6

Located in exclusive Rio Mar area, this cozy condo has everything you are looking for a perfect vacation on the beach. Awesome location with spacious balcony with view from the pool and exclusive sandy beach walking distance. Two bed rooms with two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen, sleeps comfortably 8 people. Yunque Mar Resort is a private complex just minutes away from Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort. Conveniently close to

major attractions like: El Yunque Rainforest (10 min drive), two major 18-hole Golf courses ( 5 min drive) , Beltz outlets (15 min drive), restaurants and many cultural sites including world famous islands Vieques and Culebra Bioluminescent bay. Las Cabezas de San Juan National Reserve. Hacienda Carabali : horseback riding , go karts and fort tracks. ( 10 min. drive) Only 20 minutes away from the main airport and aproximately 25 miles from Old San Juan. This is the perfect spot to stay, a private paradise close enough to the city.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ricky Avila (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Beach condo in exclusive Rio Mar area : pool, private beach, Yunque rainforest..
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
5

A Very Nice Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

As others have mentioned, this isn't a luxurious beach condo, but it IS a great beach condo - we loved our ten days here. This is exactly the place I would want to get away to the beach on weekends - it's got everything you need to relax - starting with the beautiful beach. Golden sand, blue tropical water, palm trees, the beach practically to yourself most of the time - and the pool is very nice as well - a great bonus.

The condo itself is comfortable, a bit worn around the edges, perhaps, but we felt at ease and right at home, as if it was our place. Lots of pots and pans and utensils and napkins and paper towels and toilet paper and soap and salt and pepper and candles and trash bags and appliances - everything you need if we were going to come here next weekend - with all of the practical things that we've had to buy ourselves at other places.

It's a very quiet place (other than the lawn care crew that spent a day vigorously manicuring the grounds with every motorized piece of equipment possible - starting at 7:00 AM - so just go to the beach or breakfast!) The balcony overlooking the pool is perfect for breakfast or some quiet afternoon reading - and you can hear the waves on the beach.

The nearby food choices range from fun to good - we went to Richie's a couple of times - fun place. We had a delightful breakfast down the hill at Antojitos Puertorriquenos - we'll have dinner there next time. I was in meat heaven at El Verde BBQ, a take out place a little to the west on Route 3 - ribs and chicken were insane - the smell makes your mouth water. Get to La Familia for just their bread alone. Check foodie websites for other great places. The star of the local food scene was the food kiosks at Luquillo Beach, a couple of miles to the east off Rt 3 - the beach at the state park is beautiful (park in the paid parking $5) - walk to the kiosks and get some lunch and an ice-cold Medalla. But at night, it transforms into a great dinner choice - La Parilla #3, Beach BBQ #25 were our favorites - but many more good places and great people watching.

The condo is easy to get to once you've been there one time. Roads are good, traffic is polite. People are without exception genuinely friendly and helpful. Grocery shopping, including beer and liquor, is best at Ralph's - on Route 3 a few miles west.

All told, we truly enjoyed every minute and were sad to leave - it was that nice. Many thanks to Ricky (we didn't meet Maite, but thank you, too!) for the

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Ohio, USA
4

Wonderful People, Excellent Location

  • 4 of 5

Ricky and Maite are exceptional. Very responsive before we arrived and during our stay. Maite met us at the Isla Grande airport, drove us to the rental car place, then guided us to the condo. I texted her a couple of times during our stay and heard back immediately.

The location is excellent, although a 45 minute drive from San Juan. We enjoyed the area and spent parts of two days in the rain forest (we learned to time it in the morning, before the afternoon rains). Parking is right in front of condo and you have an electronic opener for the gate in the community. The lovely pool is right below the condo (which is on the second floor). The whole area is very quiet, very few people stay there during the week. The beach is an easy walk, a couple of blocks, through the condo areas. There is plenty of beach equipment at the place.

The kitchen is well equipped--not sumptuous, but adequate. We wished for a blender, but not a problem. Everything in the kitchen works well. There is no dishwasher.

I suggested a few things to them that Maite said they would address: there are three windows that don't operate (the cranks are broken), one of them in the bedroom is important, if you want to run the AC, or if you want to shut out any noise from the parking area. There is no reading lamp anywhere in the living room and the overhead light isn't adequate to read by. The pillows in the bedrooms are very poor (but the beds are good!). The condo was clean and pleasantly decorated, rather plain. We didn't use the second bedroom, which has two sets of bunk beds.

The deck off the kitchen is lovely for meals, drinks, or coffee in the morning. It is never in the sun, which is probably a good thing! TV and wifi work very well.

We were very pleased with the value for money, with just the few annoyances above. There is a book in the condo, but the information about the area isn't very helpful. I think a few more recommendations on places to eat would be welcomed.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dick, thanks for letting us know about the things that could improve the experience of future guests. We would like to let you know that we have purchased a blender, also a an additional lamp for the living room, and new pillows. The window operators were also fixed. The binder also has been updated to include the restaurants and places to have breakfast which are reccomended by trip advisor and are close to our property. It was a pleasure for us to meet you and also your wonderful wife. Best regards, Maite and Ricky
5

perfect february getaway for a family

  • 5 of 5

We had a really a fantastic time, Ricky is extremely welcoming and helpful, the apartment is very nice and clean, pool right in front of you, beach max 2 minutes to walk, also lots of sand and water toys when you are coming with kids! thanks a lot!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael, thanks for the review. We appreciate it. Thanks for choosing our property. Regards, Maite and Ricky
5

Relaxing haven

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days at Ricky's place. We had a very relaxing time. The beach is beautiful, the swimming pool is right next to the apartment and we more or less had it to ourselves.

Pros: very nicely situated both within the resort and within Puerto Rico (near El Yunque park, the ferry to Vieques island, San Juan, etc.).

Very quiet resort, really relaxing

Apartment fully equipped (if you like cooking, you have all the major implements to cook with)

Beach toys AND boogie boards in apartment

Ricky is very friendly and helpful. He met up with us to guide us into the complex and showed us all the things we needed to know about the apartment.

Cons: the unit was built in 1989 and If you are looking for new and luxury, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a simple and comfortable place, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gaelle, Thanks for the review and for sharing the experience you had during your stay. Regards, Maite and Ricky
5

Amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Ricardo (owner of the condo) met us at the rental car facility. He is a very kind person, always ready to help you! We were late for 2 hours but Ricardo was waiting all this time! He was contacting car rental personal to send the shuttle to the airport to pick us up! So my advice, never rent the car at "Fox rent a car".

.Ricardo escorted us to the property and show us around. The condo is in a nice, clean, and secure location. Very quiet. Very convenient, close to other attractions, especially if you plan to go snorkeling, or take a ferry to other islands.The condo is equipped with everything you'll ever need. The beach is walking distance and the view s spectacular.

Thanks for everything Ricky!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5

Ricky and Maite are two of the most gracious people I have met. Our flight came in late on Sunday, yet Ricky and Maite met us at the car rental facility to guide us to the apartment. They knew the stores would be closed when we arrived, so they food waiting for us in the refrigerator. The apartment was perfect for my family. The balcony overlooks a beautiful swimming pool and a gorgeous beach is just a short walk. We were concerned about crowds as we took this vacation during spring break. However, there were never more that 5 other people on this beach each day. There is an amazing reef for snorkeling towards the right. The location of the apartment was perfectly located to quickly access the rain forest and many other excursions. Ricky and Maite were also kind enough to show us to a hilltop restaurant called Richie's. The view there is breathtaking and the food was incredible.

The apartment contains everything you will need for cooking, grilling, washing and relaxing. It was a real treat to fall asleep each night to the sounds of the rain forest. The beds are comfortable and having a washer and dryer was a life saver. My 9 year old daughter managed to go through all of the clothes we had packed in two days. :) Needless to say, there was never a dull moment. Ricky informed us of some of the activities we should partake and we were not disappointed in his suggestions. I highly recommend the walk thru the rain forest to the waterfall. We followed Ricky's advice and went early. This allowed us to have the waterfall all to ourselves for about an hour. By the time we were ready to leave about 60 people had trickled in.

We are avid travelers and this was by far one of the best vacations we have been on. We normally don't visit the same place twice, but we will definitely be returning and will plan our trip when this apartment is available.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
: Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
: Wyndham Riomar Beach Resort
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fajardo
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wyndham RioMar Beach Resort & Spa
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
#66 route
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
2 available at the Wyndham Hotel and Richies Cafe
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
onsite
Car: necessary

The exact location of the property is BEACH FRONT in the Rio Mar area.Very close to the Windham Rio Mar Hotel.

Other Activities: cinemas , groceries , church,

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Rio Grande Condo Rental Rates

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$875
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
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Amenities

Rio Grande Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Full ammenities included.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
  • Nicely dressed with fresh, clean linens.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Golf: Take advantages of 5 major world famous Golf courses within minutes from the property! 1. Rio Mar Golf Course- at the Wyndham RioMar beach Resort ( 2 18 hole Golf Courses) 2. Trump International Golf. 24Hrs Security Guard.

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