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Kathleen Bertino

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, Spanish via property manager 787-501-1767

Prof. Decorated, Luxury Villa on Golf Course within Wyndham Rio Mar

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Rio Grande Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrms + loft, 2 full baths, sleeps 7 (max 4 adults), wifi, smart TVs, grill

Over 1,350 sq. ft of pure luxury on the Wyndham grounds. Our penthouse villa was professionally decorated, and was featured in Perspectiva Interior Design Magazine. It is on/overlooks the Wyndham Resort 'River' golf course, and also has views of El Yunque (a natural rain forest). A resort-style pool (pictured) and playground available exclusively to Rio Mar Village guests within 150 meters of our property. Walking distance to tennis facilities, the ocean, and the Wyndham (golf) clubhouse/country club. Unit has large dining/living room area with cable TV, WiFi, New SMART TVs (can use your NetFlixs acct), 2 full bathrooms, a spacious master bedroom with an upstairs loft area, a 2nd loft bedroom, and a pull out queen sized sleeper in the living room. Walk out patio has a new Weber gas grill and fabulous views. Unit is furnished with highchair, port-a-crib, boosters, bed rails, children's beach toys/towels, boogie boards, etc. Washer/dryer/dish washer in the unit. approx. 19 miles East of the main airport (SJU). No passport required. Message me for an exact quote since this website is not always accurate :)

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathleen Bertino (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Spanish via property manager 787-501-1767

About Kathleen Bertino

We are from Chicago and first discovered Rio Mar when we stayed at a neighbor's villa. It was one of our best family vacations ever, and we fell in love with Puerto Rico. There was no question we wanted to buy property and share the experience we had with our friends and family.

Kathleen Bertino purchased this villa in 2006

Why Kathleen Bertino chose Rio Grande

I bought the villa because I love being a part of a gated resort property and having access to all of the hotel restaurants and other amenities it has to offer (such as getting served a cold rum runner on the beach, golf, spa service, tennis, etc.). My villa is tastefully decorated and is in one of the nicest 'clusters' on the property. It was professionally decorated and is as nice if not nicer than a suite at a high end hotel.

What makes this villa unique

Everything is very convenient at Rio Mar and we are close to the rain forest, Catamaran excursions, bio bay and other 5 start resorts. Old San Juan is about a 45 minute drive.


based on 34 traveler reviews

Prof. Decorated, Luxury Villa on Golf Course within Wyndham Rio Mar
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
West Orange, NJ

Fun Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four just returned from a wonderful visit at this villa. It was a perfect rental from start to finish. The owners were quick to respond to inquiries and everything was just as promised when we arrived. We have done many rent by owners - but this villa literally has everything you will need! Everything is top of the line from the granite & stainless kitchen to the roomy master suite. It is nicer than the pictures. The full size grill was a great extra bonus too! The guest handbook in the villa answers any questions you may have after you arrive.

We used both the villa and resort pools and my kids loved them both. The beach was terrific - perfect for boogie boarding and palapas for shade if you walked a little past the resort entrance to the beach. The one thing to note is that the resort charges ALOT for parking - so we parked by the rio mar beach club and walked up the beach. It was a few minutes out of the way, but saved lots of money. Our visit was off season - so I am not sure if you can do this all the time.

The location of the Villa is great - 20 mins to Fajardo, less than an hour from Old San Juan and across from the rainforest. You feel like you truly get away from it all - but are still close to a great deal of sightseeing and activities. There are alot of dining choices at the resort, but if you venture out towards Fajardo there are alot more and are pretty reasonable.

Overall, it was a great time and we hope to come back and visit again one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa with gorgeous golf course views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in an immaculate, beautifully decorated and updated villa on The Rio Mar property. It was our first trip to Puerto Rico and we felt incredibly safe and enjoyed ourselves tremendously. The purpose of our trip was to see our daughter play in a collegiate golf tournament. They played the River Course which is located adjacent to the villa. The club house is literally across the street from the guard shack entrance to the villas. We had a vehicle but it is within walking distance. We rented last minute and Kathleen was so incredibly accommodating and so easy to work with. She is very professional and responds promptly to your every need. Her property manager is also very professional and helpful. We will definitely stay at this beautiful property should our travels take us to Puerto Rico again. We recommend renting this villa and assure you that you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words! I really enjoyed getting to know you and am glad you had a great trip!
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Gorgeous Villa Views of Golf Course & Rain Forest

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic villa on property that allows for flexibility for either a 'girls getaway' or 'family' fun. Beautifully appointed and well maintained with updates galore - including wifi and new appliances. January 2016 was my 5th stay at the Villa and I continue to be impressed with the ease and convenience the property owner delivers. Since the owner is well versed on the island, her guide book delivers many great suggestions, to-do's and what not to'do's!! I learned on my 2nd visit to the rain forest (literally across the street) that folks were paying $60 per head from the hotels to visit. Your car and her guidebook costs you ZERO.

East Winds Catamaran Trip to Culebra is a must. The nearby restaurants quoted are highly recommended...including Lolita's for very inexpensive, yet delicious and abundant dining.

The resort offers pools, beach access and pool side dining. It gives you the opportunity to "stay" at the resort without having to pay resort fees. The Villa is well equipped with simple condiments and toiletries and a quick stop at the local market allows for you to dine in simply or even cook a gourmet meal on the brand new Weber grill!! It gives you the best of both worlds - oh and by the way, it includes accomodations for little service and even a high chair. The kids are grown now, but the owner pays attention to the little things......

I would highly recommend this Villa to friends/family and colleagues. It is clean, comfortable and 'easy'.....makes you feel very relaxed. It is secure and safe in a gated area of the property. Another plus......

Peaceful and definitely worth a stop. We will be back......


Diane M. 1/ 2016

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic getaway for our family

  • 5 of 5

We loved this homey condo. Our family of four stayed here over spring break, and we were pleased with everything - the location (10 minutes from El Yunque, 40 minutes from Old Town, 30 minutes from Bio-Bay tours), the condo (plenty of space, amenities and the most gorgeous view of the rainforest from the balcony), the access to Wyndham resort grounds and amenities (pool and beach). A few special touches included boogie boards and toys for the pool, and a binder filled with fantastic information about area restaurants, activities, and supermarkets. We started our days with breakfast on the balcony overlooking the rainforest and swam in the community pool a five minute walk from our condo every day. Next time we visit Puerto Rico, we'll be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful island of Puerto Rico!
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Perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

The villa was a perfect spot for our Puerto Rico getaway! It was beautifully decorated and maintained. It felt like home after only one night. We really liked that it was located on the Wyndham property. It was very safe, but it was nice that we weren't in a typical hotel. The villa is in walking distance to everything that you would want on the Wyndam property as well. We walked to the beach, pool, casino, club house, and restaurants (which were all delicious). We loved the full kitchen as well. We ate breakfast every morning out on the patio enjoying the wonderful view. The villa is conveniently located near many attractions and an expressway to get to anywhere on the island you would want to go! We especially liked El Yunque (5-10 min drive), Old San Juan (45 min), and the bio-bay (20-30 min). I would 100% recommend staying here for your next trip to Puerto Rico!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Total relaxation.....

  • 5 of 5

So, I have lost count of how many times we have stayed here, and every time I feel more and more relaxed. We love coming to the Villa's......obviously for the same reasons everyone else does, but what Kathleen's had done that is really outstanding is her "Welcome Brochure". She has done all of the work as far as tips and tidbits to make the most of your trip. She has located the best restaurants, where and when to go, how to pack for the sights, what to take, how to best prepare, where to shop, where to eat, what to do in an emergency etc. etc. It makes it so much easier to have all of that leg work already done for you. It truly eliminates a lot of the stress. You simply have to land, get to the villa and relax. We will definitely be going again next year, and the year after that. We love it!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa is located on the Wyndham 'River' golf course (also has scenic views of El Yunque). It is approx. 19 miles East of the Luis Munoz Marin Airport (SJU), and is across the highway from the El Yunque natural rainforest. Guests have access to resort amenities, such as golf, spa, tennis, daycare, 7 fabulous restaurants, snorkeling, casino, horseback riding, etc. Approx. 15 minute walk to ocean or 5 minute drive (parking available at hotel). There is an outlet mall approx. 15 mins away with shops such as Tommy Hillfiger, Ralph Lauren, Nike, and Guess. Grocery store and other shops nearby.

Other Activities: Hiking - Natural Rain forest across the street from property

Golf: Our villa is directly on the RIVER golf course first hole. There are two courses within the resort and the El Conquistador and the Trump Cocoa Beach courses are only 15 minutes from our villa. Many other courses in the area also.


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May 1 - Nov 15
2 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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Rio Grande Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1360 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , also an upstairs loft with 2 single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , + 2 inflatable children's beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft in master bedroom (upstairs)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , LR has pullout queen sleeper sofa
  • Queen pullout couch/sleeper is brand new. All matresses are high quality and VERY comfortable.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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