This condo is a ground level 650 ft2 studio, converted to a one bedroom, one bathroom, It sleeps 4 adults comfortably.
It comes fully equipped including a 40 inch plasma TV in the bedroom , a 26 inch plasma TV in the living area and Wi-Fi internet access.
Beach is steps away from villa
The villa is located in a private complex called Crescent Beach.
It is very well maintained as you can see in the photos, and provides 3 pools 2 for adults and 1 for children and features complimentary lounge chairs in the beach.
Palmas Del Mar is located on the south-east part of Puerto Rico a 60 minute drive from the San Juan (SJU) airport. The property encompasses 2700 acres with 600 hectares designated as wildlife preserve areas and has miles of walking, jogging and golf cart paths. Palmas is located 60 minutes from historic Old San Juan. It’s an easy 45 minute drive from Palmas del Mar to the El Yunque National Rain Forest and a 25 minute drive to the bio luminescent bay in Fajardo.
Several boat charters operate from the Palmas Marina offering half and full-day sails to Vieques and Culebra and Virgin Islands along with deep sea fishing charters and scuba diving charters. There are 2 championship golf courses designed by Rees Jones and Gary Player, a casino, an equestrian center, there are more than twenty tennis courts in the Resort. There are more than 15 different restaurants within the resort grounds from pizza to gourmet food and some of them deliver to your villa.
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one bedroom, 1 bedroom.
Our flight was delayed. Instead of arriving at 1pm we arrived at midnight and Enrique met us with a smiling face. Great resort, clean, great condo. It's an older crowd here and that makes it quiet but very friendly. The beach is just feet past the pool. We will be back!
The property was just as described and very clean. The owner was very easy to work with and called the day we arrived to make sure everything was okay. My only complaint would be that the shower water was just warm - no hot showers. The resort was very quiet with minimal people around. If you are looking for quiet - this is the place. If you are looking for bars and nightlife - this is not the resort to visit.
We have rented apartments and condos in the past and this was by far one of our best experiences. The owner is a pleasure to work with and the condo is exactly as pictured. It was clean and well appointed, and the king sized bed was very comfortable. The location is great--easy access for a lot of great restaurants and day trips, but with a pool and beach in our front yard, we didn't get out all that much. It might be a little cramped for 4 people, but for us it was just right. We would highly recommend it!
We stayed on the apartment for the Holy Weekend and it was awesome. The apartment itself was clean, completely equipped and ready to be occupied. The villa is waking distance from the beachfront and the three pools are only steps away from the entrance of the Villa. The kitchen was ready to go. We are a young couple that wanted to stay within premises, so having kitchen utensils, plates and functional appliances was a must in our wish list for our vacation villa. This apartment has it all. Appliances are in excellent conditions. It was easy for me and my boyfriend to just walk in from the beach and cook whatever we like and it only took minutes to have any meal prepared. Every morning we ate breakfast at the kitchen bar area, and in the evenings we had special dinners in the outside, with a pretty pool and beach view.
The beach at this side of the Palmas Resort area is very clean and perfect to have a day out. The complex includes security and people that helped you with your beach chairs and with anything else you may need to be confortable and secure. However, if you are scare of fishes (like me) you may prefer the pool area.
The weekend we stayed was a busy one; the complex was full of local people enjoying their own properties. If you want to be in a more quite ambience, you may prefer to check the local holiday list and stay away during those days.
Palmas include a lot of amenities, and as a villa guest, you may enjoy some of them. The Four Seasons at Palmas is walking distance from the complex, there you may find restaurants, café from the David’s Cookies chain (not the best, but is ok for those of you craving some sweets), a casino and a pool area reserved for the hotel’s guests. The shopping area, called Palma Nova, has Mexican, Chinese, Latin and steak restaurants. You may find a grocery store and a Wine Cellar if you enjoy having wine with your friends and family. Their wine list seems to be long and well selected. If you play tennis or golf, you are available to make pertinent arrangements.
In overall this was a perfect vacation. We want to use this review to thanks Enrique for sharing his villa with us, and for making our stay perfect and trouble free. I definitively recommend this Villa, you wouldn’t have any regrets staying here.
Stayed here with my wife and 11-year-old daughter for a week in February 2011. Perfect for our needs. We did day trips on three days, and just hung out the rest of the time. LOVED the walkout patio ... onto the grass ..... and into the pool .... and/or the ocean.... Master bed is a king and very comfortable. The unit is cozy, and it might be tight with 2 kids/teens (or with four adults), but with the right mix it's very doable. Kitchen is small, but that didn't keep us from enjoying home-cooking for most of our meals -- and shopping is convenient (with a car). WiFi worked fine. The Crescent Beach development was never empty, but it was never too loud or too crowded. Really liked that the pool has a lot of shaded sitting area. The staff keep the grounds and pool in great shape.
Great place to get in some walking -- either on the beach or on the sidewalks/golfcart paths that are all over Palmas del Mar. Also a great base for daytrips -- El Yunque rain forest, bioluminescent bay, the islands, beaches at Luquillo and Fajardo, snorkel/sail excursions, even old San Juan (~1 hour).
Enrique is a pleasure to deal with, and I would definitely recommend this unit to a friend or relative. Under "recommendations", this online review form doesn't include "Getaway for one", but I'd also recommend this unit for someone just looking for some quiet relaxing by him/herself.
Back in the 1970s I worked at Palmas; the development of this beautiful track of land. Through the years it has gone through many changes, but its beauty is still there. I decided to visit some of my relatives and stayed at this condominium for a few days. The condominium has all the amenities needed. Beautiffully appointed, as well. It is perfect for playing or relaxing. The ocean is right there; that ocean smell that only can be sensed from a Caribbean beach; Vieques and Culebra islands at a distance. Dealing with the owner? A breeze. Do I fully recommended? You bet.
Casino, Deep Sea Fishing