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Xavier Cautino, Esq.

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

BEACHFRONT Villa @ Wyndham Rio Mar Resort- Best location!!!

14 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Rio Grande Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Our villa is located in an exclusive BEACHFRONT refuge of privately-owned villas inside the grounds of the Rio Mar Beach & Golf Club, a Wyndham Grand Resort (formerly the Westin Rio Mar Resort). You can't get a property closer to the beach as these! It is also literally next to the main hotel building so you are within easy walking distance, instead of a mile++ away like most other villas at the resort!

Our villa is about 1,400 square feet and is tastefully furnished, fully air conditioned, has wifi, and cable tv in the living room and each of the bedrooms. It features 2 bedrooms (one with king bed and the other with 2 full size beds) separate living area (with sofa bed) and dinning area, two full bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen with all major appliances (including washer/dryer) and furnished balcony where you not only can see the beach, but also hear its soothing sound. Not only are we villa owners but we also own a vacation rental agency for several other properties, which allows us to offer the best prices and provide some hotel-like services such as airport transfers, concierge, maid service, baby sitters, handyman, among other services. These are exclusive to our guests.

Discover all the comforts of a luxury home while being inside a 500 acre security-gated world class resort offering a 2 mile long beach, different pools, 13 tennis courts, two 18-hole championship golf courses, multiple restaurants and lounges, bars, casino, spa, gym, kid's camp, water-sports, and many other activities without actually having to leave the resort!

The Resort has been recognized by the Connoisseur's guide of Resorts and Great Hotels as one of the world's best and the picture of the Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort lobby was in the cover of the 15th anniversary edition of the guide.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Xavier Cautino, Esq. (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

About Xavier Cautino, Esq.

We bought our first property at Rio Mar over 25 years ago. Soon after, we started renting it when not using it, and people began asking if we had larger properties or additional villas to accommodate several families traveling together. As a result, we spoke with our neighbors and friends at Rio Mar and started offering their villas for rent as well. With this, a little business started, and we have continued to purchase properties for rent, as well as manage others owned by family and friends. Since we are long-time owners at Rio Mar, we know the area well and care for it very much. In addition, since we have made a business out of it, we have our own desk at the lobby of the Ocean Villas building where we provide Concierge Services and assistance exclusively to our guest, as well as employing a full-time handyman so that constant maintenance is performed to our properties.

Xavier Cautino, Esq. purchased this condo in 2007

Why Xavier Cautino, Esq. chose Rio Grande

Rio Mar is a beautiful 500-acre security gated community with manicured gardens, golf courses, tennis courts, beach, pools, restaurants, etc., etc. The Ocean Villas (where this villa is located) is directly in front of the beach and right next to the main hotel building. There is no better location than this at the resort!

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

BEACHFRONT Villa @ Wyndham Rio Mar Resort- Best location!!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
4

Spectacular view and nice private setting!

  • 4 of 5

We loved this property especially the beautiful view from both bedrooms and the living room. We watched the sunrise on several occasions. The pools out front were quiet and we especially loved the infinity pool and hot tub. The beach was steps away and we spent hours in the warm water surfing the waves and finding sand dollars on the long sandy beach. We liked having our own kitchen for coffee and breakfast/snacks in our villa. The laundry facilities were helpful as well especially after a rainy hike in the rain forest. The hotel with all it's amenities was only steps away. We enjoyed brunch, a sushi dinner, the coffee shop and the gift shop as well as many special drinks for kids and adults and nachos at the poolside bars. Xavier was a wonderful help on our vacation and we enjoyed many of the places he recommended around the island from the rain forest to the bioluminescence bay and the food kiosks. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Great for family and friends

  • 5 of 5

Rented this villa along with Xavier's 3 bedroom in the same building for my extended family. Both villas were really nicely furnished and comfortable. They had amazing beach views and it was soo nice being able to not only see the water but hear it from the balcony. It was also great having out own kitchens since it allowed us to cook some meals in which saved us a bunch of money. We walked to the hotel pool a couple of times but it was always so crowded that we preferred to stay in the Ocean Villa's much more private pools.

We will definetly come back. Thanks everyone!!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing View and Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five who stayed over four days after a cruise. We wanted something away from the party atmosphere of San Juan, and boy did we find it! We were here in the middle of September and we are pretty sure we were one of two condos that were occupied while we were there. We were there during the peak of hurricane season, so we knew there wouldn't be a crowd of people there, but wow! We had the pool to ourselves every time we went down.

We were only 30 minutes from the airport in Ceiba where we took a 15 minute flight to Culebra. We purchased airplane tickets on Air Flamenco the same day and only paid $45ish a person each way. We spent the day on Flamenco Beach and had a blast. A drive through El Yunque is a MUST. Leaving Rio Mar, an entrance is directly across Hwy 3. We only spent an hour or so driving through a couple of the falls and a climb up a tower with great views. A half or full day could be spent here hiking. Beautiful views and great scenery.

The food in the area is amazing. We were close to an Amigo grocery store and Walgreens - which is right across from our favorite place to have breakfast and lunch - La Familia Bakery 2. The pastries are great but the SANDWICHES are AWESOME. We also ventured to the Luquillo Kiosks, which were packed on the weekend and pretty cleared out (and only half were open) during the week. Cool experience. Great place to buy souvenirs, too. We ate dinner one night at Don Pepe's - at the entrance to Rio Mar from Hwy 3. DELICIOUS food and really fun, cozy and unique atmosphere, but be prepared to wait an hour and a half for your food. It's worth it though. The only "eh, it was okay" meal we had was in a restaurant in the hotel next door.

The view alone is worth the stay. The view from the balcony - watching the sunrises and sunsets - Amazing! We explored the area and found it to be absolutely stunning. The grounds are very well kept and so very tropical and lush. Xavier was more than accommodating before and after our stay. We didn't require assistance during our stay - everything was very well planned before our arrival! The condo was clean and met our needs. We didn't spend much time there, but we did watch a little TV, used the WiFi and both worked without issue. Xavier and his team were wonderful to work with and we'll certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brad, Thanks so much for the nice review and also for having taken great care of my property. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Xavier.
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Edgewater
5

Quiet, Peaceful, Clean, Perfect.........

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay here! We didn't stay at this exact Villa but they offered us the one next door (Ocean 16) and upgraded us to a 3br (we reserved a 2bR) when we arrived so that was really really nice. This is NOT a Wyndham property, but you get passes and can use resort amenities (the walk is VERY short, my 4 year old did it twice a day) so it was like staying at the resort... but better!

The place is pretty much brand new. VERY clean and LARGE. We were a family of 3 (me, my husband, our 4 year old) and plus my mother. We all had our own rooms, own bathrooms. Towels were provided and were clean, and you could walk around barefoot and know that the place was well taken care of.

Pros:

Quiet, Even though there are several villas, it felt like we were the only ones there!

Pool was quiet and nice, and empty almost every time we went.

It's on the 16th hole of the golf course (hence, Ocean 16) so perfect for golfers (and no worries about stray balls)

literally a 1 minute walk to the beach

4 minute walk to the Wyndham

Xavier and the staff were EXTREMELY attentive. I didn't see them once (although he came by when we were out to say hi) and they were available by text message and responded RIGHT away

Full kitchen to cook!

Close to El Yunque and several other places

Free and convenient parking (and HIGHLY recommend you have a car)

Cons:

There's a fitness facility but you can't access it as a guest (it's for owners only)

You can't bring drinks/food to the pool :(

If we came back to pR, we would DEFINATELY hands down, re-book it here again.

HIGHLY recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our fourth trip to PR and this was our favorite, in large part due to our stay in this villa. Perfectly situated with ocean views with pools and palm trees in the foreground and views of El Yunque from the open air walkway outside the unit. The villa was clean, comfortable and relaxing. As others have noted, Xavier was very easy to deal with - responsive and pleasant. Upon booking, Xavier provides you with a booklet of information including his thoughts on restaurants, grocery stores, day trips and much more. We found the booklet very helpful throughout the trip and as a result had an even better vacation than we expected upon booking. For nearby day trips, El Yunque is a must and the bioluminescent kayak tour is absolutely mystical. Thanks again Xavier!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tim, Thanks so much for taking the time to review my property. I am very happy to hear that you enjoy your stay! Xavier.
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

The villa was spacious and had an amazing view. We enjoyed having coffee in the mornings in the great patio where we could see the beautiful beach and hear the waves. We had full access to the amenities of the Wyndham which was a huge plus. Xavier was great to work with and was very professional. He also has staff on-site, who were friendly and helpful. We met another family who had booked through someone else and who did not have as good experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
San Juan International Airport (SJU)
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Hotel bar is just a 5 min walk
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
to go to Vieques, Culebra, and St.Thomas
Nearest Golf
10 Metres
Rio Mar Golf (back of property is on golf course)
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 66
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Several al the hotel (5 mins walk)
Nearest Beach
9 Metres
Rio Mar Beach (property is beachfront)
Car: not necessary

Palm-lined sandy Beach, Four Beachfront Pools, Pool Slide, Whirlpool/Hot Tub, Sauna and Spa, 11 Restaurants & Lounges, Two 18-Hole Golf Courses, 13-Court Tennis Center, Bicycle Trails, Scuba Diving, Sailing/Rentals, Casino, Bar/Cocktail Lounge, Live Entertainment, Beauty Salon, Exercise Equipment, Auto Rental, Business Center, Concierge, Shopping Area, Laundry, Children, Babysitting Referral, Kid's Club Program, Children's Pool, Playground Area, and Arcade/Game Room, Nearby, DVD Rentals, Grocery Store, Drug Store, and Great Local Restaurants

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Rates & Availability

Rio Mar Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 27 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,375
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,995
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,375
 
 
Pre Holidays
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,995
 
 
Dec. Holidays
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,150
$5,750
 
 
Winter Value
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$3,150
 
 
Winter/Spring
Jan 16 2017 - Apr 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$550
$3,495
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Check-out cleaning fee $65
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates and availability are subject to change without notice. Holiday rentals (i.e., Thanksgiving, Dec. Holidays, President's week, Easter, etc., have a 7 night minimum stay).
Cancellations Policy: Up to 60 days prior to the arrival date have a 20% fee, Between 30 and 60 days prior to the arrival date 40% fee, Less than 30 days prior to the arrival date 100% fee (from total rental)

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Amenities

Rio Grande Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom with king size bed, Second bedroom with 2 double beds, Living room with full-size sofabed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sailboat
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fully-Equipped Kitchens complete with Major Appliances, Dinnerware, Flatware, and Cookware, Spacious Well-Appointed Living and Dining Areas, Fresh Linens and Towels, Fully Air Conditioned, DVD Players, Available upon request at an extra fee, Airport transfers, Daily Maid Service, Roll away beds, Baby Cribs, and Personal Chef, etc

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