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2015 Award Winner: Luxury Oceanfront Apt- Crescent Beach, Palmas del Mar

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4.

Top Ranking 100% Profile by HomeAway/ VRBO, 2013, 2014, 2015

Winner: Top Vacation Rental 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Rated: Excellent, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Proprietor Award to Andi & John Stix, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015

*The World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization report that the east coast of Puerto Rico has the lowest cases of the Zika virus as of November 2016. Palmas del Mar continues to be vigilant with spraying to minimize the risk.

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Enjoy a spacious two bedroom, two bathroom, air-conditioned apartment overlooking the beach on the crystal blue Caribbean Sea at Palmas del Mar. Relax on a chaise lounge on our balcony or under the palm trees at the beach just steps away. Or, bask in the sunshine on the waterfront’s edge at the foot of our Crescent Beach complex, where there are three pools.

Our 1550 square foot unit is equipped with all the modern amenities: new appliances, fully stocked new kitchen, and large washer and dryer. Sheets and towels are provided so your packing becomes minimal. Maid service is available to ensure you get a well-rested vacation.

The oversized couch and chairs in the living room allow you to spread out comfortably. Steps away, you may enjoy a spacious dining area or take an afternoon nap on our wrap-around terrace with a spectacular view of the water. The entertainment center has a large flat screen TV.

The master bedroom offers a king-size bed, large television, walk-in closet, and an en suite bathroom, equipped with bidet, Jacuzzi, and hair dryer. Down the hall, the second bedroom has twin beds, a fully equipped bathroom, cable television, and a separate air-conditioning system.

Palmas del Mar is located on the east coast, just 45 minutes from the San Juan International Airport. Transportation is easily available.

What does Palmas del Mar, a 2600 acre - gated community, offer you and your guests?

Two 18-hole golf courses - Designed by Rees Jones and Gary Player

The largest tennis facility in the Caribbean Islands - Clay and hard courts available

Excellent Restaurants - Italian, French, Chinese, Steak House, Spanish, Seafood, and Pubs

Hotel and Spa - Fitness Center and Casino - Equestrian Center

*Will consider renting the unit as a one bedroom, with a lock-out feature off season.

Charter Boats (scuba diving, deep sea fishing, and snorkeling)

Ten-minute access to the town of Humaco that offers:

Boutique shops - Walmart and large grocery stores - Humacao Nature Trails and Kayaking - Fine dining & fast food restaurants

**We have a special relationship with vendors and can offer you over $500 worth of coupon values for local restaurants, shops, and sport activities with booking.

See our Facebook page to view guests' pictures, video, and awards

More Details

Owner
Andi and John Stix
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Andi and John Stix

The Stix Family welcomes you to the Hamptons of Puerto Rico. Our family has enjoyed coming to Palmas for over 30 years. There are so many activities and delicious dining, that it is difficult for us to leave... We are sure that you will feel the same way as well! My husband, John, is in the rock-n-roll industry and I, Andi, am an educational consultant. So, getting away from the Big Apple is essential for us!

Andi and John Stix purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Andi and John Stix chose Puerto Rico

The Puerto Ricans consider Palmas del Mar their second home and top vacation area, just as New Yorkers run to the Hamptons in the summer. So, if they feel that this is the prime location in Puerto Rico, who are we to challenge them? With 25 tennis courts, two golf courts, horseback riding along a scenic beach area, exercise gym, and good restaurants, it is hard to beat! We selected this unit because it overlooks the largest beach area in Palmas with an unobstructed view. Only 10 minutes away, we kayak and hike in Humacao's Nature Reserve in and around their gorgeous lagoons.

What makes this apartment unique

**We have a special relationship with vendors and can offer you over $500 worth of coupon values for local restaurants, shops, and sport activities with booking.

Amenities

Humacao Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
  • 5 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be modified for a king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(87 traveler reviews)

2015 Award Winner: Luxury Oceanfront Apt- Crescent Beach, Palmas del Mar
average rating of 4.9770117 based on 87 reviews
5

Beautiful condo on the ocean with amazing views; great location for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Las Palmas is a gated community on the water in Southwest Puerto Rico. It offers amazing views of both mountains and beach. This Crescent Beach condo, located on the third floor, is beautifully appointed. The kitchen had everything we needed, the main living area is bright and spacious, and the two bedrooms and bathrooms are very nice. The larger master bedroom has its own entry on to the balcony and a spacious ensuite. The unit looks directly onto the beach and adjacent pools. The views from the large balcony are amazing! It has two lounge chairs along with a table and chairs that accommodate 4. You truly are only steps from both the beach and three different pools. The beach is very nice despite spots of seaweed here and there. The water is gorgeous and swimming fine, including right in front of the building. The grounds are well tended. One end of Las Palmas feels like a small town. The condo is located at the opposite, quieter end, which was great, and it's a quick drive to the town area. We rented a car and were within easy drives of El Yunque and Luquillo Beach. Even closer is the Humacao Nature Reserve with some great kayaking in a mangrove swamp.

The condo owner, Andi Stix, is super easy to work with. She promptly answered all of our questions and wanted to be sure that we had a good time. She gave lots of great tips on activities and restaurants. It is a beautiful condo, with great views and a fantastic location. We were sad to leave!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Peter, for such a great review. We work hard to make your experience 5- star quality and glad you had such a great time. Please come again!
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Palmas del Mar. The pictures don't do the setting justice. We were within 20 steps to the ocean and it was great to have a pool on site to wash off the salt. Our children loved the waves, beach and pools. We were within driving distance to amazing sites in Puerto Rico. Andi was a great host. She checked in with us several times and quickly answered all our questions. We'd go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come back at any time. It is a pleasure!
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5

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have a condo in Florida. However January's climate in Florida can be a little "iffy" so we decided to try Puerto Rico instead. After a great deal of research we selected this particular unit. We are so glad we did! Overall well appointed and cared for, the deck, in particular, spoiled us. What a view!! Over the course of two weeks we each relaxed and read several books. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

WOW!!! PERFECT FOR US!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, mother-in-law and myself stayed here for 5 wonderful nights. The pictures don't do it justice. The view from the large balcony was incredible. We sipped our coffee every morning and our wine every night looking at the water and listening to the waves. The place could not be any closer to the water or have a better view. The space is well equipped with everything we needed and the wifi worked well. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We take great pride in our unit as we hope to retire there some day! Mi casa es su casa!
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days and really enjoyed ourselves. The condo is very well appointed and very clean. The view is spectacular and we enjoyed the deck. Andi is a great host. The beach is a little rough, and also has a pretty strong rip tide, so be careful.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I will create a picture file showing all future guests the layout of the beach: Where to bring young children, where to jump the waves, and where possible rip tides may form. (Which is not in front of Crescent Beach). Palmas Del Mar has 3 miles of beach. Just 20 steps to the left of us is buffered by a reef where everyone swims and is often used by young parents and their babies. Oftentimes, the ocean is like a sheet of glass. So sorry that you caught a patch of rough ocean.
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5

Wonderful return visit

  • 5 of 5

This is our second trip to PR and to this beautiful condo. Without hesitation we wanted to work with Andi and stay at Palmas del Mar. She is helpful and makes everything easy with instructions. The condo is wonderful, beautifully decorated, spacious and comfortable. We spent the first two days touring Old San Juan and then came to relax in beautiful Palmas del Mar. The view of the beach from the patio is nothing less than breath taking. The pools, beach, palm trees, turquoise warm water and area restaurants called us back and didn't disappoint on this return visit. We had a fantastic time. Thank you again Andi!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Juan
Nearest Barpub
on-sight at many restaurants
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
20 to Fajardo for off shore islands
Nearest Golf
on-sight
Nearest Restaurant
on-sight
Nearest Beach
downstairs

Rain forest

Kayaking

Humacao Nature Trails

Island Hopping

Bioluminescent Canoeing

Ziplining

Hot Springs

ExoQuest

Photos

Rates & Availability

Humacao Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2016 & Spring 2017
Dec 16 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
Summer & Fall 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$265
 
 
Winter 2017 & Spring 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Dec 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$340
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Top Peak Rates: $3010 per week or $430 per night
for Christmas, President, & Easter Week rates


Discount packages for golf & tennis

*Please contact us for modified pricing for a one bedroom option, May-Dec 15

Checks accepted. Credit cards are subject to an additional fee.

International Exchange rate has a 1.5% fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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