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Villa La Paz - Paradise of Tranquility, Luxury & Adventure

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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 6 nights


Cerro Gordo Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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Villa La Paz is a dream in one of the most acclaimed and exclusive gated areas on the island of Puerto Rico. This exclusive Villa has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a family room that can be used and converted as a third bedroom with 2 full size futon beds, overlooking beautiful landscaped gardens and a gorgeous man-made lake with a striking fountain. Villa La Paz is an ideal place to enjoy peace and tranquility.

This large 2,700 sq ft contemporary second floor villa is very colorful both inside and out giving it a tropical modern plantation feeling. An elegant living room, dining room and very spacious kitchen finished in bright colors and wood tones, and a large terrace facing the lake and gardens. Villa La Paz is fully air-conditioned with large and comfortable sofas, sound system, TV's and DVD player. The kitchen located at the rear of the spacious living and dining area is very bright and airy. The large windows provide a very open feeling. The fully equipped kitchen is separated from the living room and dining room with an additional dining area sitting six to eight people.

The two large bedrooms are located very privately on the opposite side of the villa. The master bedroom with a queen size bed, a queen size sofa bed and full ensuite bathroom is decorated in vibrant colors with elegant furniture. The ensuite bathroom area has a double vanity. The second bedroom with two twin beds, and two twin hideaway trundle beds (total of four twin beds) that can be placed together to form two double beds, is located opposite to the master bedroom with its own private ensuite bathroom.

A large private balcony offers privacy to enjoy a drink, BBQ, a nap in the hammock, or have a peaceful moment.

Villa La Paz is ideal for beach, golf and tranquility lovers, and is within a short three minute walking distance to the beach and a 10 minute driving distance to stores, restaurants and other resorts in the area.

In the early 1900s the Rockefeller family purchased plots of land in the northwest region of the municipality of Dorado where they built a huge private vacation compound. Laurance Rockefeller would later use this land to create the Dorado Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar is right next to Villa La Paz and even shares the same beach. In recent years, Dorado has been known for its development of upscale neighborhoods and Villas. Several well known politicians and artists own properties in Dorado.

Just 35 minutes from Luis Muñoz Marín international airport, Villa La Paz (Peace Villa) is located in Dorado, next to Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar and just minutes from some of the most beautiful resorts and tourist destinations of the Caribbean. A children friendly Villa community featuring a putting green, golf course and two tennis courts. The villa has great views of the lakes and magnificent fountains. Lakeside Villas has a main pool and a children's pool and playground. Surrounded by beautiful water fountains and lakes, Villa La Paz is an exquisite place for your ideal vacation. The beautiful beach will provide you with hours of fun and entertainment.

Lakeside Villas is also next door to Dorado Beach Resort & Club, which is home to four legendary championship golf courses. The famous East and West Courses, originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., are located in a secluded seaside sanctuary along two miles of Puerto Rico’s northeasterly shores, nestled within the former Rockefeller estate’s magnificent, mature landscaping.

Keywords: Paradise, Luxurious Villa, Beachfront, Peaceful, Tranquil, Adventure.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Gretchen Manzanal
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2016
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About Gretchen Manzanal

Please contact Gretchen for booking inquiries and other information.

Gretchen Manzanal purchased this villa in 2006

Why Gretchen Manzanal chose Puerto Rico

Villa La Paz is located next to the beach in Dorado and is one of the most acclaimed and exclusive gated areas on the island of Puerto Rico. It has 24 hour security and is a safe place for children.

What makes this villa unique

Villa La Paz is a paradise for every age to enjoy peace, tranquility and adventure, next to the beach surrounded by fountains, pools and beautiful lakes.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Villa La Paz - Paradise of Tranquility, Luxury & Adventure
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our family vacation in PR. Words cannot express how much we enjoyed our stay at Villa La Paz. The property is beautiful and its surroundings breathtaking. The peace and tranquillity we experienced was second to none. Our teenage kids did not want to leave!!! Our family is originally from Puerto Rico (we now live in Florida) so we know well all the vacation spots around the island. We can honestly say that Lakeside Villas is one of the best places we have stayed at. The owners, Gretchen and Marcos, made sure all our needs were met. We are grateful they shared their piece of paradise with us.

Viviana and José Vila

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a restful one week vacation at Villa la Paz. The villa itself is exactly what we needed. Every member of our party had a bed to sleep. The rooms were spacious with three full bathrooms. A large fully equipped and modern kitchen with its own sitting area and adjacent dinning/living room. The L shaped porch overlooking a pond with ducks was very peaceful. The ocean breeze kept the villa cool enough that there was no need for the air conditioning during the daytime. The pool and beach areas were ideal, clean and relatively private. Parking was available for us and our guests. The complex is just classy as well as beautiful with 24 hour security. You need a car to explore and get around as well as to buy groceries, etc. We hated to leave at the end of our week stay. The owners could not have been more gracious and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stillwater, MN

10 Day Stay at Villa La Paz

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 really enjoyed our 10 day stay at Villa La Paz in June 2012. The pictures on VRBO and on the owners Villa La Paz website accurately reflected what the property was like. The whole time we were there it was peaceful and very quiet. Just what we were looking for! We also felt the rate for the rental was very fair. The unit was beautifully decorated, spacious and very clean. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to prepare meals. The owner even had a cooler, beach/sand chairs ,beach towels and a child's boogie board for us to use. We went to the semi private beach 2 days and very much enjoyed it. The beach was also pretty clean. We preferred this beach over the public beaches we visited. My kids especially loved the waves! We used the pool once and we had it completely to ourselves We preferred the ocean over the pool as we don't live near an ocean and the pool water was too warm. It was a very short walk to both the beach and the pool. Overall the grounds of this property were very nice too and well maintained.

My favorite part of the villa was the covered porch. Every morning I would sit on the porch, drink my coffee and watch my kids walk to the ponds and feed the turtles, ducks, and sometimes the lizards and crabs. Amazingly we were able to sit out on the porch at night too and not be bothered by any bugs.

Most days we were off sightseeing. We traveled the entire island stopping in places such as San Juan, Rincon, Ponce, Mayaguez, Utuado, Arecibo, Ponce, Carolina, and Fajardo. We felt we covered Puerto Rico very well. After visiting all of these places and seeing other vacation properties and hotels, there was no doubt we made the right choice by staying at Villa La Paz in Dorado. The entire Dorado area is very nice and seems not as highly populated as some other areas. I highly recommend staying in Dorado at Villa La Paz.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bliss at Villa La Paz in Dorado - Puerto Rico

  • 5 of 5

My wife, young baby and I were looking for a beautiful and peaceful villa to spend 5 days to unwind from the rigors of city life and boy did we find right villa to enjoy and unwind! We loved the stylish decor and the open spaces, high ceiling and relaxing veranda as well as the lush surrondings with the many small lakes and fountains with ducks, turtles and fishes - which we fed. We were delighted with the full kitchen - as we love to cook and found a wonderful gourmet supermarket La Hacienda, only 5 minutes away. The beach was immediately at our feet once we opened the gate from the community and the pool was marvellous. I did not use the tennis courts or putting green...we just relaxed and truly unwound...We highly recommend this Villa la Paz...the translation does the villa justice...peace/calm

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Lovely Villa with Every Amenity!

  • 5 of 5

Located in the City of Dorado, Villa La Paz exceeded all our expectations! This large (over 2600 sq. ft) villa is located on the second floor of a gated community. The villa is beautifully decorated (Beatles lovers will be especially impressed) and offers every amenity: beach towels and equipment, gas BBQ grill, washer and dryer, full-size kitchen appliances, etc. We traveled with 4 college students and they played WII every night and enjoyed playing their IPods on the stereo with surround sound. My favorite amenity was the full-size hammock on the huge wrap around porch! I enjoyed the cool breeze and the palm trees from the comfort of that hammock. One of the young adults even slept on it at night because it was so cool and comfortable.

The villa had a community swimming pool with huge shaded gazebo and it had a private gate that led to the beach. The complex had ponds with fountains and streams running through it and the ducks who floated in the ponds looked forward to the bread that we fed them several times a day. Don't forget to buy an extra loaf of bread to feed to them. Even the turtles are so tame they would walk out of the pond when we called to them and would eat bread out of our hands!

The owner was friendly and so helpful. She showed us around the entire villa and happily answered every question that we could ask her. If anything, the pictures do NOT do the villa justice because the rooms are so large that it is difficult to capture everything in one photo. The villa is the owners' second home and pride of ownership is apparent because it is so clean and well-maintained. A housekeeper visited midweek to change towels and thoroughly clean.

Getting around in Puerto Rico is not easy. The traffic is congested and the streets and highways are not marked well. We found it easier and less frustrating to eat at the local restaurants than venturing too far away and getting lost. The food was always delicious and the beer was always ice cold! If you decide to visit Puerto Rico, you can't find a lovelier place to stay than Villa La Paz! I would absolutely recommend it to anyone wanting to relax and unwind and get away from it all!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vieques Island

Wonderful, relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We chose to stay at Villa La Paz because we were actually looking for a quiet place to rest from our very busy lives. It was the perfect choice for us! The place is tranquil and we really never heard any neighbors. The villa is very spacious (there were only two of us). We loved using all the areas including the outdoor hammock to read a book while listening to the lake fountain and birds, ect. The family room was great for movies and the kitchen was equipped with everything you need to cook your own meals. And the was great! The beach is large and tranquil. The pool at the complex was also a plus for an after beach soak. I think one of my favorite experiences was having breakfast with the windows open and hearing the nature sounds. We will definetly return when we want some rest away from the huslte and bustle.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
SJU, San Juan International Airpor
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Cerro Gordo Villa Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

Total rental fee to be paid 30 days pryor to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Cerro Gordo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) The Master Suite has 1 x queen bed and 1 x queen sofa bed, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) The second bedroom has 2 x single beds and 2 x hideaway trundle beds that can be joined together to make a king. Two double beds or four twin beds in total., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Master suite has 1 x queen sofa bed. Second bedroom has 2 x hideaway trundle beds. Family room has 2 x queen sofa beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please visit our website at to view other amenities and pictures of the villa and area.

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