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Spacious Beach Front Property

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10+ comfortably




Stay in a magnificent beachfront home just 20 steps from the breathtaking Caribbean Sea. The house is located in Villa Palmira, a private, gated community on the beach nestled between the Punta Santiago Natural Reserve to the south and miles of beach to the north.

With over 4,000 sq. ft. of living area, this is the largest, most spacious home in the gated community of Villa Palmira. It is also one of the homes closest to the beach. Enjoy views of the beach and the ocean from the front porch, front living room, backyard, and the spacious second floor terrace. Few homes in the community offer beach and ocean views. The two-story Mediterranean home is completely furnished and fully air-conditioned, has four bedrooms and 3 ½ baths. The bedrooms sleep 10 people comfortably on five queen-size beds. A portable crib, high chair, and two full-size air mattresses are also available. A lush and vibrantly landscaped backyard awaits you with a private pool, outdoor shower, dining for six under the gazebo, a patio table for four, and gas grill. The kitchen and dining area were made for entertaining. The open layout seats 10 people comfortably between the dining table and the breakfast table with plenty of room for more. The house has several seating areas throughout: two living rooms on the first floor and two seating areas upstairs. A spacious 2nd floor terrace overlooks the beach and the ocean, perfect for watching the sunrise or having a glass of wine under the stars. Accommodations include flat screen TV, cable television, washer/dryer and Wi-Fi throughout the house.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, relax, leave your cares behind….let the sound of the surf romance you….swim in the moonlight, shower under the stars. Welcome to Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico -- your private home, steps from the beach.

More Details

Arturo Gonzalez
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Arturo Gonzalez

My name is Arturo González I was born and raised in sunny Miami, Florida. My family is originally from Cuba and also Puerto Rico. I love to enjoy the beautiful beaches and laid back lifestyle from the islands. I am a nurse practitioner by profession and have a very stressful and demanding work life. I purchased this home in 2000 and love to use this home to unwind and embrace a peaceful setting. This is truly an oasis.

Arturo Gonzalez purchased this house in 2000

Why Arturo Gonzalez chose Humacao

One of the best places in the world to go on vacation is Puerto Rico. In this exquisite home away from home, you can definitely enjoy everything Puerto Rico has to offer for you. Whether you want a day at the beach, a night out on the town, or just a relaxing evening at home. This home is you. With 4000 sq ft of living area, you'll never be crowded whether it's you and your mate or you're entire family. You can sleep up to 8 comfortably! Just steps to the Caribbean ocean, this 2-story Mediterranean home is completely furnished, with a beautiful landscaping, private outdoor pool, washer & dryer, air conditioned throughout, jetted hot tub in the master bathroom, and many extras. You can admire the ocean right from home.

What makes this house unique

Local Beaches

Puerto Rico has some of the best beaches fit for an oasis. From this beautiful caribbean oasis, you can relax and truly call this home. You'll feel nothing less than the comforts of home and much more. Located just steps from the beach in Villa Palmira, Humacao, is this incredible home. You have access to crystal clear beaches nearby just a drive away!


Río Abajo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • A crib/playpen is available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Spacious Beach Front Property
average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews

Caribbean Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt a true peace of paradise in the Caribbean! I truly recommend this to all that are willing to sit back and enjoy the essential things of life!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Immaculate & Better than Photos

  • 5 of 5

WOW! We have used Homeaway to rent many vacations rentals in many locales. This home goes above and beyond anything we have ever rented. The first impression upon entering was "clean"! It smelled clean and fresh, and it was. The furniture is in excellent condition. The home is decorated beautifully. The kitchen is fully stocked and much bigger than the photos show. Every bed is comfortable and very new! I can't emphasize that enough! The linens are also very nice - soft, clean and smell good. We enjoyed the covered patio and pool area every day - that is where we spent most of our time. The upstairs deck is a great place to watch the sun rise and drink your coffee. The beach is literally a few steps away and we never saw anyone else on it. It is very private and we loved it. Our adult children swam in the ocean every day. Arturo has boogie boards and beach chairs in the garage to take to the beach. We found that helpful. A great restaurant is just around the corner from the community! Definitely give it a try. The ice cream shop next door is also good! Don't miss the wildlife reserve just down the road. We kayaked the mangroves and thoroughly enjoyed it. The people there are very friendly and informative. El Yunque rain forest is another highlight and only 40 minutes away. We loved everything about Arturo's home and highly recommend it if you are looking for a quiet beach home for a family vacation! Thank you, Arturo, for sharing your wonderful home with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jodie, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am very pleased to know that my home was above and beyond anything you have ever rented. I do strive to provide my tenants the best experience while staying in my home. Sounds like you had lots of fun and enjoyed wonderful experiences while in Puerto Rico. I hope that when you return I can host you once again. I thank you for choosing my home for your vacation. I am glad to know you are home safely. Warm regards, Arturo
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Very relaxing week in Puerto Rico

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay in Puerto Rico from Feb.22 to March 1. We wished we had more time as it seemed to move too fast. Other than getting side tracked when we were driving down to Arturo's home by Humacao on the night of our arrival, we found the home very warm and relaxing to help us enjoy our time. The rooms were very spacious and everyone was able to do what they wanted whenever they wanted to. We were able to enjoy the variety of food, from the food tents in the area, to the kiosks and restaurants that we went to. We were also able to enjoy cooking at the house when we wanted to just relax and kick back.

We spent a lot of time at the beach which was not crowded at all. Our almost 5 year old grandson loved the surf and boogie boarding almost daily. The temps in the 80's were a nice change from our Minnesota home.

We were able to take some small trips to some of the areas to the north of Humacao and even a charter with Paco to Monkey Island to see more sites in that area of the country.

We did have a couple of minor issues that came up and Arturo's response was very supportive and responsive.

We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation in Puerto Rico and we have already started our discussions of another vacation in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to know that both you and your family had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay in Puerto Rico. I can relate with your comment when you wished you had more time there as I too experience the same feeling when I am there. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the variety of food, from the food tents in the area, to the kiosks and restaurants. Puerto Rican food is certainly delicious. I am also pleased to learn that you adventured out to Monkey Island with Paco. He truly makes all his trips lots of fun. I appreciate you reaching out and allowing me to trouble shoot any issue you may have experienced during your stay. My goal is to make sure all my guest feel at home away from home. I look forward in hosting you and your family during your next visit to Puerto Rico. Once again, I appreciate your feedback and recommendations. Arturo
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New Jersey

Beautiful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do this home justice. It's a beautiful spacious home located at the end of a quiet street which backs to the ocean. Unfortunately, the ocean which is close by is not a place you would go to spend the day or swim, it's just a gorgeous view for some great photos. I loved how the location was out of the resort area and so we got to really expiernce the culture and steer clear from the "tourism." The house was very clean, featured anything you would need to cook or make Drinks and was very welcoming, Overall, I had a great experience and would most defiantly go back and rent a home at this location.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. I am pleased to know enjoyed my home and Puerto Rico to the fullest and the flavor of the local restaurants and experience. It truly is a wonderful cultural experience when you are not in your typical tourist area. I look forward to accommodating you and your group on your next Puerto Rico vacation.
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Beautiful Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning beach home about 50 feet from the ocean. We had a group of 9 with plenty of room to spread out. The pool was gorgeous and the covered patio area ended up being where we spent most our our time amongst the perfectly landscaped palm trees and orchids. The quaint town of Punta Santiago is about 2 miles down the road and the city of Humacao is about 6 or 7 miles in the other direction with mutiple easily acessed shopping centers with Wal-Mart, Sams Club, Pizza Hut, and Burger King. However the real prize is the shops at the entrance to Villa Palmiera complete with lively night life and a wide selection of Puerto Rico foods. The is a very nicely maintained Nature Reserve less than a mile from the entrance. It is also located on PR3 with easily and scenic access to the perfect blue water beachs of Loquillo and adventure seeking in Fajardo. It is also a short trip to the rainforests of El Yunque. Highly recommended if you want a slice of bucolic and naturally beautiful Puerto Rico.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

A little slice of paradise. Beautiful home for a perfect family/friend getaway. Location is convenient, beaches, rainforest, and bio tours are 45 minutes away. Backyard pool area is private and relaxing. Arturo was amazing and a pleasure to work with! All our questions were answered immediately which was very assuring and helpful. I Would highly recommend this house for anyone looking for an amazing vacation spot to soak up some SuN🌞

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Luis Muñoz Marin; Carolina, Puerto Rico
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Palmas Del Mar
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Carretera #3
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Paradise Seafood
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Palmas Del Mar
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Front Yard!
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Kayaking


Rates & Availability

Río Abajo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

In order to book the home I need a signed contract and 50% deposit. The balance is due on or before your date of arrival at the home. You could pay with check payable to Arturo Gonzalez and mail it to 1001 SW 22 Street Miami, Fl 33129. You may also pay with credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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