|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Villa Famila is perfect for larger groups and family gatherings in Puerto Rico. Located in Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico’s most prestigious residential resort, Villa Familia is a large, comfortable, six bedroom, four bathroom, home with a private swimming pool that accommodates groups of 12 people.
Palmas Del Mar, with its 1.5 mile long beach on the Caribbean Sea, two championship golf courses, casino, tennis club, health club, 15 restaurants, deep sea fishing and scuba center is the ideal spot for your next vacation. Lay back and spend your entire stay at “Palmas” or travel the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. The choice is yours, and on the fascinating east coast of Puerto Rico the location is perfect!
NEW! As members of the Palmas del Mar Athletic Club, we can now offer guest passes that allow weekday access to the exclusive Beach Club and gives our guests Discounts on Golf and Tennis, was well. The Beach Club is a beautiful facility. It has a restaurant, changing rooms, bathrooms many areas for lounging and gathering. There is a large adult pool in a garden setting, a lap pool, two water park areas for kids, including slides and spray areas. It also has access to its own private beach area for swimming or walking. Spending the better part of a day at the Beach Club is quite feasible, and delightful. (For more information on the beach club and lots of photos use the link on this page just above the photo section. Then click 'Visit the Palmas Beach Club' at the top of our home page.)
At Villa Familia, gracious living spaces bring the outside in. The large private swimming pool surrounded by a terracotta tile patio with a large lanai provides shade for outdoor dining and relaxing, while Caribbean breezes waft gently through the entire house.
This fully air conditioned home is newly redecorated and furnished. The home celebrates the bright colors of the Caribbean throughout. With ample seating and comfort seldom found in rental homes, it has areas for both conversation and watching TV.
The large pool offers both gentle steps into the shallow end and depths of up to 6 feet. It’s a great place for adults to cool off and kids to play or learn to swim.
A fully equipped modern kitchen includes: cook top, oven, microwave, blender, coffee maker, cookware, dinnerware and kitchen utensils sufficient to make preparing meals for twelve easy and fun. There is also an outdoor gas grill and a laundry with washer/dryer for your use. The kitchen island has seating for four.
The media area offers a 32 inch flat-screen TV, DVD Player, cable service, Wi-Fi internet access. There is room for five sofas to be “circled around” the TV for family movie night.
The master bedroom (reflected in the glass closet doors) is done in coral. It features a queen size bed, ample closet space, spa style bath with shower tub, sink and bidet en suite. The rain forest room offers a queen size bed, as does the Caribbean Sea Room.
The citrus room offers a King size bed, ample closet space, and a view to the pool. Like all the bedrooms it is air conditioned and also has a ceiling fan. Two smaller bedrooms offer a day bed with trundle bed and are great for single adults or two children. The ocean room has direct access to the pool area with lovely windows over looking it. The day bed allows a bright daytime reading area, and the hidden trundle bed makes the room suitable for sleeping two. The Palm room is configured for sleeping the same way but has its own bathroom en suite.
In the Villa Franca community, our home is among a quiet group of well maintained homes owned by local professionals, retirees and vacation home investors. There is ample off street parking for up to four cars.
Palmas Del Mar offers more than one mile of beach with life guards and food concessions. From the house, the beach can be reached by car, golf cart or on foot. There are two 18 hole golf courses designed by Gary Player and Rees Jones. A tennis club facility with 14 hard courts, 4 clay courts and 2 Omni courts is also open to our guests, and as club members we can offer guest passes that discount fees for both golf and tennis. The resort also has stables for horseback riding, scuba, and deep sea fishing charter boats, a health club and 15 restaurants and more.
Walkers will find miles of trails and paths throughout its environs. Bikes may be rented to travel about the resort, which can be great fun for kids and adults alike. While all aspects of the resort are accessible by car, golf carts are often rented to travel the resorts extensive network of dedicated trails. Using golf cart you can drive right up to the beach, go out to dinner or visit any area of the resort. We provide discounts for golf cart rentals, through a relationship with one of the resort Golf Cart vendors.
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Jim Says, 'A Puerto Rican vacation is wonderful in many ways. The weather is wonderful and dependable. The environment is both relaxing and stimulating. There's always something new to do or discover. The island is beautiful, and the Puerto Rican people are friendly and helpful. Go once and you'll always want to go back!'
The Owner purchased this house in 2008
Palmas del Mar is a wonderful resort with much to do. Even better, it is a short, easy drive from San Juan's airport (SJU),while near many wonderful Puerto Rico day trips, such as the forts and shopping in Old San Juan, off shore Islands and the El El Yunque Rain Forest Park. So, whether you stay in the resort and enjoy the many activities or chose to travel about, you'll have more activities to choose from than than you can possibly undertake in one trip!
Here's the most important thing you need to know about Puerto Rico: It is both safe and friendly. Thousands of American's own second homes in Puerto Rico. Our family has purchased four vacation homes in Puerto Rico since 2000. We, and many others like us, have invested in Puerto Rico because it is very much like an American state. The roads are modern and paved; hospitals as staffed with Doctors trained in American Medical Schools; you can shop at Sam's Club, or Costco or Walmart if you chose. The primary language is Spanish, but many Puerto Ricans are bi-lingual, and many enjoy speaking English with their American guests.
Reports of crime in Puerto Rico are completely overstated. Certainly there is crime in Puerto Rico. (Do you live somewhere where there is never any crime?) However, we have had more than 1000 guest parties at our four homes and none has experienced a crime. No one has been insulted or hassled or accosted.
Puerto Rico is a common wealth of the United States. The island has a representative in Congress. Puerto Ricans are citizens of the US; and as a result, more Puerto Ricans live in the States than in Puerto Rico. Almost every resident of Puerto Rico has an aunt or cousin in the US. If not a bother, daughter or son. Hundreds of thousands have served in the US military. They are proud to be Americans and they like Americans from the States. So, when you go to Puerto Rico, expect to be treated well. You will be.
We had a great time at Villa Familia, the home was just as described on the website (VRBO). There are plenty of things to keep everyone in your group busy in the Palmas del Mar community. There is so much to do outside of Palmas as well. The only drawback we found on the property was the beach was smaller than expected, but we found awesome beaches nearby. The home has everything you need for a day at the beach (chairs, towels, coolers). The home itself is very roomy, we were a group of 12 and didn’t feel crowded in at all. We went during an unusually busy week so we were unable to rent golf carts to get around the property (not necessary but cool), so I would recommend you make reservations in advance for things you really want to do, especially for larger groups. You will need more than a week to do everything you want to do since there is so much to do on the island. Already planning our next trip. If you have children or enjoy a resort like atmosphere, the beach club is a must.
It was a real plus to get Beach Club passes when we rented Villa Familia. Our group used them to play tennis at a discount, visited the health club for morning workouts, and we all enjoy visiting the beach club for several of the days we stayed at your house. Thanks so much. The walkers in our group really enjoyed strolling the mile long beach every morning and the two golfers among us played the two different golf courses, enjoying them both. We found the house comfortable and large enough for our group. Using golf carts we could go from the house everywhere in the resort and several evenings traveled through the balmy air in the carts for dinner out. For me sitting outside with my morning coffee by the pool in a T shirt and shorts was enough reason to come back next year. Nice house, great resort. Thanks again.
Villa Familia was a wonderful surprise! Much bigger than we thought it would be. Well equipped in every way and easily accommodated our group of 12. We loved the decor and the fact that there was comfortable seating in the living area for our large group. Having a pool outside the back door was a special treat…the teens in our group "lived in it!" We had great weather and enjoyed walking to the beach whenever we could. Palmas has extraordinary architecture and plantings, so walking was both a feast for the eyes and great exercise. We ate at three different Palmas restaurants and cooked in three other nights. We found the supermarkets up to American standards, but also enjoyed buying mango, papaya and pineapple fresh and ripe! Our vacation was a terrific break from the hard New England winter we are having. Thanks for sharing your lovely home.
Elaine From Boston Writes:
Our extended family of 7 was enchanted by our lovely bungalow in Las Palmas.
The property was justa s it was described and there was plenty of information supplied to operate the home.
Every morning as each of us awoke we wandered out of our cool bedrooms and quietly started our day with coffee and our 'first breakfast' by the pool.
We spent a lot of time lazing, reading and floating in that space, reconnecting and enjoying each others company.
The Beach Club was well worth the $15 price of admission. With lots of space around the pools and bars we played Volleyball, Basketball and rode the water slides like we were kids again...and the beach and ocean waves were only a few paces away for the more adventurous. They gave us towels and put chairs wherever we wanted and there was enough shade under the palms or umbrellas.
Don't miss Old San Juan for some local culture and great food. The fort has spectacular views for photo ops and the colorful old buildings are charming. We ate at The Parrot Club and had wonderful Mojitos and local fare. The guys even stopped into a cigar shop for some moonshine and smokes!
We did venture off to Loquillo for a day and enjoyed the beach there too. Especially the Kiosks and restaurants on the beach.
But mostly the charming Villa Familia was all we needed to unwind and reconnect. It has everything you need. I highly reccomend this property
>Thank you once again for sharing your great homes with us, we had a
>fabulous time at both your Villa Palmira and Villa Familia. Your
>info on beaches and day trips was excellent. We especially enjoyed
>your tip about the trip to Monkey Island, traveling out with Captain
>Paco. He's a great guy! We enjoyed the snorkeling and decided to
>make a second trip the the island during our stay. Both houses are extremely convenient to El Yungue rain forest, and Fajardo. In Fajardo we kayacked at the bioluminescent bay.
We enjoyed our>time at the Palmas Del Mar Beach Club and used guest passes for the
>health club as well. In addition, the Tiki bar was our favorite eating and drinking spot.
Again, thanks for a great experience, your
>houses are extremely inviting and comfortable.
We had a great time! The house was perfect! Everyone said their beds were comfortable. There were plenty of bath towels and beach towels. The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed having access to the washer and dryer. We appreciated having beach chairs, coolers, sand toys and beach mats available. It made going to the beach, so easy. The patio had plenty of seating and we all enjoyed lounging in the pool.
The tourist information was priceless! Having directions to the various sites, descriptions of the locations and driving times, allowed us to pick things we wanted to see without guessing where we should go. We ended up going to the beach at Palmas de Lucia and Seven Seas. We visited old San Juan and El Yunque. We had dinner at Los Bohios, which was wonderful! The owner was gracious, the food was excellent and the location was "one of a kind".
The two things we did that you might want to add to you list were La Muralla, a roadside restaurant, which is right before you enter El Yunque and taking the bioluminescent tour at the Las Cabezas Nature Reserve. I had read on Trip Advisor that La Muralla had the best pina coladas and great shekabobs.So after hiking and swimming at El Yunque, we stopped at La Muralla on our way home and Trip Advisor was right. The pina coladas are made fresh from scratch and they were delicious, as were the shekabobs and other food there. We wanted to see the bioluminescent bay, but nobody wanted to kayak. Luckily, I came across a tour offered at the Las Cabezas Nature Reserve that is a walking tour. The tour consists of seeing the El Faro del Fajardo Lighthouse, which was built by the Spanish in 1880, walking the boardwalk out to the bay and having the opportunity use sticks to stir the water and light it up, and then we went to see a dry forest. It was a great tour! Everyone really enjoyed it and we all learned a lot. Our tour guide, Carlos, was fantastic!
We offer guest passes to the Palmas Del Mar Country Club facilities. This includes weekday access to the exclusive Beach Club; discounts for golf and tennis and access to the health club.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
50% of rental amount at booking. 50% of rental amount, tax and refundable $500 security deposit 3 weeks before occupancy.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.