OCEANFRONT VIEW OF PARADISE, STEPS FROM THE BEACH!
Imagine relaxing on the balcony with a cup of coffee watching the sunrise over the spectacular Caribbean Sea. Off in the distance you will see the Island of Vieques and Monkey Island.
This Villa is located in the 3,000 acre access controlled five star resort of Palmas Del Mar. Your unit has been recently updated and has a fully equipped kitchen and laundry room. Our guests can also enjoy access to the exclusive Beach Club and water park, tennis club and fitness center and 2 golf courses. For those who like the excitement of a casino, you are a three minute walk to the Wyndham Garden Hotel and Casino with it's lounges, restaurants, WiFi hot spots and nightlife. No need for a car rental, as you can arrange to be picked up at the airport, a golf cart is all that is nexessary to navigate the resort. If all you are looking for is relaxation and no sight seeing, that is definitely the way to go!
Keywords: 5 Star Resort, 2 Golf Courses, 24 Tennis Courts, Beach Club, Huge Marina, 20 Restaurants and Casino.... Why pay for a hotel?
We loved our vacation in this villa. The view from back and side windows (it is a corner unit overlooking the water) is unbelievable and the property is very convenient to the beach and beach bar. The Beach Village section and Palmas Del Mar resort itself, is great with plenty of amenities. We sat on the beach in the sun, swam in the waves (we walked further down the beach to swim; the beach adjacent to Beach Village had red flags our entire stay, but the area 400 yards away was clear to swim- beautiful water), played tennis and worked out in the gym (extra fee involved for both), and rented a golf cart to ride around the entire resort. The resort's location is convenient to off site excursions, we spent a day hiking the rain forest, drove to Fajardo for the Miniboat snorkeling tours through Kayaking Puerto Rico (two thumbs way way up for this tour, can't remember when our family laughed so hard; this tour was a vacation highlight by far!!!), and drove to a tour to kayak the bioluminescent bay (used Yokahu Kayak Trips, fun guides).
For the condo itself: The villa is a very spacious, with two bedrooms plus a loft area, plenty of room for our family of four (two teenagers). The kitchen is pretty well equipped, with decent quality pans, blender, . . . all of the basic necessities. We cooked all of our meals here (shout out to Puerto Rico's version of Whole Foods, "FreshMart" REALLY difficult to find, but worth it to stock up on your way to the resort). The view (did I mention the view?) is better in person than in the pictures. Postcard worthy. When we arrived, the AC did not work, resulting in water leaks in the bathrooms, but the management company was extremely quick in fixing everything and a pleasure to deal with (thanks Rebecca for all of your help!). Very nice people. The unit is older, but the owner is obviously freshening it up (villa runs true to the pictures). We were here during Spring Break, Easter week, yet it didn't feel crowded at all (only hint that it was a popular holiday was the number of golf carts zipping around).
Many thanks to the management company and the owner, we had a wonderful vacation!
This was our 4th year at this condo. I absolutely love it!! Each year we come back it gets better. The kitchen and all of the bedrooms had been updated along with 3 new televisions. The condo was great along with the atmosphere. The people couldn't be more friendly! We LOVE it here and look forward to our trip every year to this condo. I highly recommend it!! I would give it 10 stars if it were an option.
Just had my third vacation at this beautiful villa...I love coming back here.. This time was especially nice as I saw many upgrades since the last time I was there. Everything looked fresh and new with added televisions in the bedrooms and a newer, larger tv in the living room area. The beautiful view is still as gorgeous and the beach bar had great specials. Great people and a great place to get away from it all.....Going back again soon I hope...
We arrived late on a weeknight and were met by the very helpful manager who provided us everything we needed, and who was helpful and available throughout our 5-day stay. The unit was spacious and clean, and the view was incredible. The unit was also fully supplied with kitchen necessities and linens, so we cooked nearly all our meals at home. We were able to walk down to the beach everyday and to see the sun come up from the patio. The community is near to the highway which made movement around the island quite easy. Wonderful vacation!
We could not have asked for a more beautiful property and such a wonderful unit. We've stayed here twice before. Never reviewed it, didn't see the need. Then when we came online tonight to plan our next visit, we saw a very negative review.
That just doesn't sound like the same owner. Perhaps the complaining guest was upset by the fees or was trying to get the fees waived???
Anyhow it's the unit closest to the beach. Great views, beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable.
We arrived to a very badly cleaned condo. Garbage and food wrappers were under the beds. The futon was broken and one of the rollaway beds was caving in and very uncomfortable. Dishes were all didty and we had fo reclean everything. Chose this place because of the amenities that were supposed to be available. But was never told that we could not use the beach club during all but one day of our stay due to holiday which only allowed owners of the property to use the facility ...not guests. My kids were devastated. There was not much to do there and all the other amenities were not included as a guest. You had yo pay $15 a person to use the gym or any of the resorts other amenities. The small pool we DID have access to was not so great. We could not go into the ocean past our knees due to strong riptides so the kids could not use the boogie boards we bought them to use. Had to leave the resort area to go to a beach to swim. Have used VRBO numerous times. Always a good experience. This was not one of them.