Elegant, comfortable, completely remodeled 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath beachfront villa in the Crescent Cove complex in Palmas Del Mar, 150 yards from 2.5 miles of unspoiled, impeccably-maintained beaches.
Each bedroom has its own ensuite bath for you and your traveling companions' privacy and convenience. With over $60k invested in it over last three years, the villa is a cut above the typical rental property in Palmas -and the many guest reviews- attest to that. Upgrades included a new kitchen with granite countertops and SS appliances, ultra high-efficiency AC units with anti-allergen filters, new furniture throughout including custom and locally-made Rattan bedroom sets, new impact-resistant glass windows and doors, all new art including many oils and gicleés, new terrace tiles and many other improvements. Indeed, the two largest property management firms in Palmas consider our villa the best rental property in Crescent Cove.
The villa's southeast exposure allows its penthouse terrace to be in shadow from mid-afternoon on, making it the perfect place to enjoy the stunning views of the courtyard, pool and beach area.
Renting through us and our on-site property manager Oceano Properties provides you nearly unlimited access to all of Palmas Del Mar's leisure and athletic attractions including Palmas Del Mar's award-winning Tennis, Golf and Beach Club facilities at significantly discounted rates. Golf carts, concierge services, all forms of meal and housekeeping services are available as well. Please fill out a Palmas Athletic Club guest access form when you collect the keys and our property manager will arrange the guest passes.
Palmas' two golf courses are considered among the finest in Puerto Rico. The old course - the Palm Course - was designed by Gary Player and was updated in 2002. The front nine and back nine are totally different with the front nine being narrow & very technical -an iron course- and the back nine huge, wide open and long, with many elevation changes. Some holes have truly spectacular views of the beach and coastline.
The new course - Flamboyán - was designed by Rees Jones and finished in 2001. It is generally a long, difficult, wide open course with several long Par 4s and Par 5's that play directly into the teeth of what is usually a 15-20 mph breeze. I jokingly call #7 - a 540yard, slightly uphill Par 5 that plays directly into that wind- the only Par 6 in Puerto Rico.
Besides fabulous golf, Palmas Del Mar has several miles of golf cart trails and walking paths, an equestrian center, 22 tennis courts and a fully-equiped fitness center -all accessible at guest of member rates.
Palmas Del Mar is located 50 minutes from San Juan making a day drive to San Juan a breeze. Palmas is also one hour from El Yunque -the Caribbean National (rain) Forest and Las Croabas where you can enjoy all sorts of day sails/outings to the many cays that dot the east coast of the island and the Cabezas de San Juan Bio-Bay.
In short, Palmas perfectly situated for you to enjoy almost all of what Puerto Rico has to offer without the mad hustle and bustle of San Juan proper. If you are looking to enjoy a relaxing resort atmosphere without being far from anything, Palmas will be as good as it gets.
Gaby, Elena and I lived in Puerto Rico until 2001 when worked forced us to relocate Stateside, where we live today....in the Pacific Northwest.
We fell in love with Palmas way back in 1980 when we first met and longed to live there while we worked and lived in Puerto Rico. We bought our first property in Palmas in 1997 and lived there until we relocated to the US in 2001.
The love of Palmas and Puerto Rico moved us to buy this property in 2006 and we have it to be our future, permanent home when I can retire sometime in 2015 or 2016
Crescent Cove s one of just two truly beachfront regimes in Palmas -Crescent Beach being the other. Crescent Cove is smaller and more intimate then Crescent Beach and appeals to us for its smaller, more laid back atmosphere. The layout of the Crescent Cove villas is different: multiple levels versus a more traditional flat, single-level floor plan which gives everyone more privacy should one want that while one is staying there...