|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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!
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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.
Condo was comfortable, well equipt and just steps away from a beautiful beach. The grounds are well manicured and security personnel make regular rounds. While on the island, we frequented the beach, local restaurants, vendor stands, grociery stores, Yunque forest trails,...and never saw anybody or any activity that was of concern. I would not hesitate to repeat this stay in the future.
The property description was very accurate, just steps away from the beach. The property was clean and well-maintained, just a few details already discussed with owner. Excellent customer service.
Definitely recommend this property to my friends and relatives. Be back soon!!
We really enjoyed our stay in Puerto Rico. The weather was fabulous, and we managed a great balance of relaxation and seeing the sights. Our teenage daughters loved how close we were to the beach. The beach also provided a long stretch for all the walking or running you could want. We were close to the Rain Forest and spent a day venturing into a different ecosystem. We also spent a day in Old Town, and learned a lot about the City and the Island's tremendous history. The food was excellent, although restaurants were a bit expensive (all the better to have a kitchen on-site). We felt safe throughout the visit, and would recommend the locale for a change of pace for a sunny destination. The trip there is long, at least from Colorado, so we'd recommend staying as long as possible. The home suited our needs very well, and we enjoyed the ground level unit. The Owner was very cordial and helpful. We did recommend repair of the sliding glass door lock that made it difficult to take advantage of the patio, and it's my guess this will be addressed. All in all it was a great trip - Thank you!
The resort is quiet - we practically had a private pool and beach. The grounds are well maintained.
We enjoyed having the beach just steps from the apartment and all the supplies we needed (beach chairs, cooler, sand toys) were available in the unit.
The apartment was well stocked with dishes and some basic supplies.
The owner was very responsive and helpful.
The apartment itself is basic, it was clean but bathrooms could do with some updating.
Overall a comfortable and pleasant stay.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 1 - Mar 30
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Initial Cleaning Fee||$60|
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
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