Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Beach, Pool, Sun and Fun

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 6

Bienvenidos!! and play amongst the locals in this beautiful Gated-Beach Community of Villa Palmira in Punta Santiago, a suburb of Humacao, an experience you can't find at a resort! Humacao is designated as the Capital of the East, where everything is nearby. This welcoming vacation home of 1560 sq ft with its tropical flair inside and outside, will have you feeling excited and energized to be there. This lovely home is located on the Ground Floor of a beautiful custom Condo. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath is comfortable, clean and delightful! It is a non-smoking, air conditioned home with a private swimming pool, wifi, full kitchen, washer & dryer, gate entrance remote control and garage remote control, outdoor shower, and a beautiful gas grill for BBQ's in the covered patio. Begin and end each day with the sounds of nature and a visit to the semi-private beach, or private pool in the back yard. If a walk, hike or run is on the agenda, explore the Humacao Nature Center just next door where you'll encounter the WWWII bunkers, Coconut Cemetary, enjoy a very private beach, etc.; Nearby are the Casinos at Palmas Del Mar, El Yunque Rain Forest, horseback riding, a trip to Monkey Island which is near this community, or spend the day in San Juan. Shopping and restaurants are within minutes from the home. There are many American eateries in town, but we're very fortunate to have several local cuisines right outside of the gate of this community. They are delicious and highly recommended!!! We look forward to your visit!

Edie Durham
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2017

About Edie Durham

I was born in Humacao, PR and traveled the world via the military since a youngster. I have many passions which include homes, gardens, and hospitality. My parents have entrusted this lovely property for me to care for. It is an honor to be the steward of this caribbean beach home and to share it with others.

Edie Durham purchased this townhome in 2000

Why Edie Durham chose Río Abajo

Whether you are a couple, a small group, friends or family that seek a place to come together for fun, adventure and laughter, THIS IS IT! You'll enjoy living amongst the locals and natural beauty that this home and community offers. You'll also appreciate that you can enjoy staying close to home or take day adventures that are short trips away.

What makes this townhome unique

A fantastic place to call home for a few days, weeks, or months. The gated community will offer peace of mind. The inside/outside colors of the home are true to the caribe flair. The morning and evening sounds of natures will intrigue you. The lull the ocean will calm you. A swim in the pool will invigorate you.


Río Abajo Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

71% Complete
28% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Beach, Pool, Sun and Fun
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Family Fun Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Edie for guiding us through a safe and secure transaction! The house is very nice, clean and comfortable. The private pool and tropical landscaping is beautiful! The property is an easy 2 minute walk to the beach where there is also a nature reserve with hiking trails that was very neat to explore.

We are a family of 5 (with 3 teenagers) and had plenty of room.

We also felt very safe in this gated community.

Edie's parents were so helpful and taught us a lot about the Puerto Rican culture. They even taught us how to easily cut a fresh coconut!

Such a wonderful experience and we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you have chosen our vacation home for your family's trip to Puerto Rico, and that all was to your satisfaction. My parents enjoyed your presence, and we all look forward to your next visit.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful place to relax and have fun

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with five other adults, and everyone was extremely happy with this property. The beach was very close, and almost private. The backyard was private and relaxing. We watched lizards and hummingbirds go about their business in the backyard. Our group made a few trips to Fajardo, which was not too far of a drive. The property is very close to the Nature Preserve, which is beautiful. Several of us got in some exercise, and went for runs around the Nature Preserve. There are plenty of signs, so we didn't get lost. We also went kayaking at the Nature Preserve, which was a lot of fun. The kayak tour goes into a quiet lagoon with beautiful views of mountains. The Nature Preserve was also a great place for bird watching and iguana spotting. There were a few local restaurants nearby that we walked to. There were ample places to get groceries. We also utilized the grill on the back patio, and enjoyed our dinner out near the pool. The kitchen had all the things you'd need to make dinner and/or drinks (e.g., we put that blender to good use). The bedrooms were very comfortable.

Everyone in my group was very happy that we rented such a great place. Thank you, Edie.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you as guests in our vacation home. I'm very happy that you and your group had a wonderful time and we hope to welcome you again. Guests like you are the reason that we do what we do. Thank you!!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Colorado springs

Great beach house

  • 4 of 5

Our family of five enjoyed our stay at this beach house, a two-minute walk to the semi-private beach. The accommodations were exactly as described. The house has everything one could want, and we especially enjoyed the private backyard pool. The area is not touristy at all, which I enjoyed. The owner is wonderful to work with and quick to respond to any question. It was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Let me start with saying thank you Edie. This place is nothing short of amazing! To the people reading, dont overpay somewhere else! Me and seven of my closest friends stayed here for nine nights, all of us in our mid to late twenties. From the day we first booked this house, Edie was so prompt and professional, not to mention very pleasant. She went out of her way to accommodate us, going as far to carry out a request to stock the fridge with a detailed list of items that we had requested (thanks again)! This place is fit for a king (and queen) and with a fridge stocked with food and exotic fruit, we really felt like it! We didnt really make plans for things we was going to do while in Puerto Rico, only references and (alot of them), after all it is vaccation, no need for a schedule! There is no shortage of amazing things to do and see in Puerto Rico. Through our nine night stay we all decided that the house and surrounding area (private beach, private swimming pool, and three small restaurants only a short walk from the house ( the one closest to driveway gate the best by far, with a cook that belongs in a five star restaurant! Example GUAVA BBQ RIBS) were so amazing we would spend a whole day around the house. Thats a big statement for eight adventurous people! The food all over Puerto Rico is amazing seriously. My favorite the previously mentioned and Don Frappe. Both are elite restaurants. There is a local grocery store where we bought other food for cooking at the house. The house had all cooking amenities included the nicest gas bbq grill I have ever seen! Washer and dryer made it so we could pack lighter and stay fresh:) Bedrooms and beds were very clean and comfortable. Two bathrooms were perfectly clean, comfortable, and functional. The pool, exotic yard, and beach will leave you speechless. The gated community (not a resort) and the sureal location of this place, make it a true vaccation retreat. Paco is a snorkeling guide with a beautiful boat with canopy who lives right in the the gated community too. I highly recommend him, he is a amazing man who loves his island and nature, and people who feel the same as him about it. Puerto Rico is unbelievable, but I highly recommend taking a small plane (fleminco airlines) to Culebra. This place is a hidden gem with a true island feel! Once there look up Captain Sebastian he can take you to the second best beach in the world (tortega beach on culibrita)!! For a day on a amazing island by yourself! 5star

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

We had a wonderful stay!

  • 4 of 5

The beach home was very comfortable and fit our needs very well. There were 2 couples with 2 young children travelling in our group. We enjoyed the private pool vs. having to deal with a crowded hotel pool, as well as the vicinity to many beautiful beaches and other fun activities. The house is located in a local community and the neighbors were so friendly and helped us with directions while we were exploring this gorgeous island.

You will definitely need a car to get around, but there is a beach, a nature reserve with kayaking and some bars and restaurants with great local food within walking distance.

We had an awesome time!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a great home! The house exceeded our expectations by leaps and bounds. The interior was emaculate and well decorated, with comfortable seating and more than enough room for all four of us. The grounds were equally impressive and well-kept, with beautiful flora and a variety of lizards, birds, and coqui, the frog of Puerto Rico. Juan and Norma, our hosts, were fantastic, helpful, and a true highlight of our trip. The beach is a short walk down the street and we had it to ourselves most every day. The pool was clean and we used it frequently during our nine day stay. The home is nearby anything you may need, from groceries to the rain forest, or to the many excursions based out of Fajardo. If the priority on your visit is to relax in peace and privacy, yet enjoy the nearby attractions as you choose, then this is definately the place for you. We hope to be able to rent this home again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2012
  • Stayed: January 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
6 0


Puerto Rico
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Juan Airport (Luis Muñoz Marin)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Chili's Grill & Bar
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Palmas del Mar Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Plaza Palma Real
Nearest Beach
0.5 Metres
Humacao Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Ask about our Military Discount for Active Duty and Retirees. Official ID required. This home is not to be used for parties, weddings or events.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties