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Bert Rivera

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

Spain Meets the U.S. at 'Puerta Del Mar'... No Passport Required !!!

67 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Aguadilla Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Enjoy a stair-free stay at our 'Marbella' unit (wheelchair accessible; user friendly for seniors). A brightly painted, clean, spacious living room awaits. Expansive windows frame the Atlantic and the 11' curved sofa practically says, 'bienvenido...welcome'. Enjoy morning coffee on your terrace or your favorite meals in a fully stocked gourmet kitchen. An inviting extra comfy chaise lounge and leather chair makes the DVD collection (movies and concerts) much more enjoyable, complete with 54' Plasma TV, BluRay and Surround Sound. Stay connected with Hi-Speed Wi-Fi throughout the unit. Take the binoculars on your day trip and if it looks like rain, take one of our umbrellas along for the ride. Rest comfortably in Master bedroom with King bed, private bath, walk-in closet. The Guest bedroom with Queen bed, wall-to-wall closet; both offer A/C. Sun or surf at Crashboat Beach, just a 3-minute ride and don't cut your vacation short; BQN Airport is just 10 min. away. See below; more to know...

Why consider our 'Marbella' Unit ??: If you have decided to visit Puerto Rico for vacation or for business, know that you are only ten (10) minutes away from the Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN) and the Punta Borinquen Golf Course (public course) that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and lends to great golfing and beautiful views. The Aguadilla Water Park, Indoor Skating Rink, Mayaguez Mall (the largest on the West Coast), supermarkets and many restaurants (local, fast food and national chains) are also very close. Crashboat Beach is visible from your terrace, as are the Continental, JetBlue, and Spirit Air flights as they descend towards BQN Airport. Front-row, unobstructed terrace views of spectacular sunsets are priceless !!! In the winter, be on the lookout for whales as they migrate to warmer waters. We have provided a First Aid Kit for any minor boo-boos you may encounter. The Aguadilla Walgreen's is five (5) minutes away; the Mayaguez Walgreen's (open 24/7) is only twenty (20) minutes away.For an emergency, Hospital Buen Samaritano (Good Samaritan) is on Route #2, about ten (10) minutes away.

We hope you will consider the 'Marbella' unit of Puerta Del Mar as your vacation oasia in Puerto Rico, away from the hustle and bustle and traffic congestion of the San Juan district and surrounding metropolitan area. We have taken great care to provide you, your family and guests with very comfortable and dignified accommodations. If there is a special request, please bring it to our attention. If it is within our means, we will do what we can to accommodate you. Thank you.....Gracias, for considering 'Marbella', where 'mi casa...es su casa'. Inquire today; we look forward to hearing from you.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Bert Rivera (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

Reviews

5
based on 67 traveler reviews

Spain Meets the U.S. at 'Puerta Del Mar'... No Passport Required !!!
average rating of 4.970149 based on 67 reviews
5

Sun, Sea, Sand Accommodations Second to None!

  • 5 of 5

Though born in San Juan and now residing Stateside, Aguadilla was "home." During my Dad's 29-year military career, we left and returned to Aguadilla numerous times, and upon Dad's retirement, settled in the community once again. My review presents the perspective of a "local" since I know the area and all it has to offer. On my last few trips to Aguadilla, I observed with interest the building of the Puerta del Mar complex and discussed with my daughters that the developers had selected prime real estate overlooking the ocean. My parents lived a short 3-4 minute drive from Crashboat Beach, so we always had a place to stay. That changed with my parents' passing.

Puerta del Mar became a reality to us when presented with the need for accommodations near my parents' home. Bert and Edgar's condo is in prime location, immaculately clean, beautifully furnished in modern design, and tastefully decorated by two men who missed their calling to be in the home design and decorating industry! You enter and the mind goes into "relax" mode. Bert and Edgar have taken care of the minutest details to make your stay an unforgettable experience. Two bottles of red wine and an elegantly-set table welcomed us into the dining room--a classy touch! Everything, short of groceries, was provided. It is evident Bert and Edgar take pride in their home away from home, and want every guest to feel welcome. Their detailed contract left no question unanswered.

The personal care we experienced before, during, and after our stay is noteworthy. Bert and his family made certain we had everything we needed, even a brand new high chair and a Pack and Play for my 10-month old granddaughter! Additionally, Bert and his daughter insured the high-speed internet connection was operational, a work-related necessity for us. Bert called numerous times to insure all was in order. Under the circumstances of our trip, he also called to inquire how we were doing. That kindness and personal concern has carried through even after our return. Bert's wife also telephoned to insure all was okay with the baby furniture. This is Customer Service above and beyond all expectations. We established a special bond/relationship from our stay, and can't wait for our next visit.

You need not leave the premises of Puerta del Mar for an enjoyable, relaxing, and rejuvenating get-away; but, I suggest getting out and exploring the Island.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND these two amazing hosts--Bert and Edgar, and their condo.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Mi casa es su casa" are words that most of us have read or heard at some point in our lives. While they convey a sense of "welcome" and "make yourself at home", these words are not taken lightly for the guests of the "Marbella" unit at Puerta Del Mar. In effect, living up to this expectation is our mission. When a guest chooses to stay at our property, they are trusting us with their vacation, their family and loved ones. As such, they are treated like family and they can expect this personal touch. We thank you for your Review and the kind sentiments you have expressed. We look forward to a future visit when you can stay under better circumstances. Thank you.....mil gracias, Bert
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5

Outstanding vacation at Puerta Del Mar

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed another wonderful stay in this gorgeous two bedroom condo at Puerta del Mar in Aguadilla.as with our first stay every convenience was ready for us in the condo.Its so beautifully decorated and the furnishings are incredibly comfortable.The view of the sea is amazing from the private deck and the sunsets will keep us coming back.Our host Bert couldn't be more hands on and attentive to anything that we needed or any questions.We drove all over the island this time and visited incredible Camuy Caves,El Yunque rainforest and the gorgeous mountain area of Utuado .Puerto Rico is paradise and we will definitely come back to Puerta del Mar.Its the perfect place to stay and relax or venture out and discover all that Puerto Rico has to offer.Many thanks Bert and Liz for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, Thank you for submitting such a reaffirming Review. The greatest compliment we can receive is a repeat stay from a former guest. It was a pleasure to host you again delighted that the accommodations were to your satisfaction. Please know that the door to the Marbella unit will always open to you, Ken, and la familia. Best regards, Bert
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Glastonbury
5

Wonderful vacation on west coast

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful vacation on the west coast. Aguadilla was a wonderful launching point with a great beach, proximity to excellent restaurants and many diversions. Bert's condo was clean, tastefully decorated and had all the comforts of home. The propert was beautiful, safe and overlooked the ocean. We enjoyed day trips to Rincon, Parguera, Isabella and Cabo Rojo. Most of all we loved Aguadilla and our lodging.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, Thanks for a wonderful Review. I am pleased that you ventured to the west coast, after having vacationed in Rio Mar (and more pleased that you felt Aguadilla and the surrounding area has more to offer. I'm happy you were pleased with our accommodations and ocean view. We hope you will consider a return visit some day. Best regards, Bert
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Brooklyn, New York
5

It will surpass your expectations...GUARANTEED

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd stay at Bert's amazing Condo. And we really can't see staying anywhere else when on the west coast of PR. From Bert's meticulous attention to every detail to make our stay a true home away from home, to the awesome location in paradise. 2 left turns & a 3 minute drive (5 if you count the traffic light) and you're at world famous "crash boat" beach. The infinity pool is nothing short of spectacular & morning coffee & sunsets on the balcony are 2nd to none. The airport is a short 10 minute drive on 107. Plenty of restaurants nearby to satisfy all budgets. This place has it all and Bert leaves nothing to chance & is only a phone call away to ensure that you have a memorable stay. We truly have not been disappointed & now have a home away from home for as long as Bert opens his home to us. He really goes above and beyond. Thank you once again Bert. We hope to be returning again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rob, The greatest compliment we can receive is a repeat visit....so thank you once again for trusting us with your vacation. It was a pleasure hosting you and Suzy again, and you should know that our doors are always open to you. You make a great case to future travelers for staying on the west coast, and enjoying the local beaches and wonderful restaurants. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards to Suzy..... Bert
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5

FABULOUS CONDO WITH INCREDIBLE VIEWS!

  • 5 of 5

First off, I would just like to acknowledge Bert and give him a little praise report. Truthfully, I was not expecting the type of service we received from him, but from the first point of contact Bert was outstanding! He definitely goes above and beyond for his guests and it's so genuine. The accommodations he provided for myself and for my family truly surpassed my expectations and for that we are forever grateful. I could rant and rave all day about Bert, but just know that he is GREAT!

Now on to the property...it was safe, secure and child friendly. The condo itself was very well kept and has everything you need and I mean EVERYTHING (even insect repellent)! The décor is beautiful and it just really feels like home. The view from the balcony is absolutely breath taking and a fantastic spot to catch the sunset; I was able to capture some beautiful photos! My son and his father really enjoyed the infinity pool. Dad doesn't do too well with water and doesn't swim so that speaks volumes. There are many restaurants located near the condo (don't forget to order some queso frito) and the beach is just minutes away. If you are looking to relax then Puerta Del Mar is the place to be! This was my family's very first trip to Puerto Rico and I know we are already looking forward to our next encounter. Thank you again, Bert!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What ??? You flew from California to Puerto Rico for Queso Frito ??? :) Hi Jacqueline, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host you and your family on your first visit to Puerto Rico. It was a pleasure working with you from the very day of your Inquiry. I am delighted that your family felt at home and that you got to enjoy the local restaurants. Yes, we would be honored to host you again, but only on the condition you squash the Queso Frito and try the Mofongo !!! :) Thank you, once again for trusting us with your first Puerto Rico vacation. Regards, Bert
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5

What you SEE is what you GET!

  • 5 of 5

I have to begin my saying THANK YOU to Bert! The customer service provided by Bert is unique and deserves 5 stars all on its own. My family and I, have stayed in this home for 5 years; which is why we literally call it "home". Every year we anticipate, months in advance, the things we will do and the deep breaths we all will take upon entering the condo. It is ABSOLUTELY true when all you need to bring is your clothes and food. Bert has not only thought of EVERYTHING for the home, but he has made it so that EVERYTHING is of ease and with no complications. My children begin planning all of the hours they'll spend in the pool, my mother the morning cups of coffee she'll drink on the balcony, my husband all of free time he'll have to complete and focus on his personal projects and hobbies, and I enjoying the BEAUTIFUL sunsets with my glass of wine (PRICELESS). We enjoy exploring the island and the binders that are provided by Bert serve as the guides to what adventures my family and I embark while we are on vacation. Every time we walk through the condo's doors (after our days adventures)... we feel we are HOME. The only hardship my family and I experience is the departures of this beautiful condo and the tears that ALWAYS roll out of our eyes because we DO NOT want to leave EVER; hence our FIFTH (5) year visiting.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carmen, What can I say, other than to thank you and you family.....once again. I guess there is something to be said about our original goal: to set a high standard for our guests (comfort; cleanliness; effective communication; etc) and maintain such a consistency throughout the years. I'm pleased that everyone enjoyed our space in their own personal way during your three week stay. Thank you, once again for the confidence you have shown in "Marbella" (our little piece of paradise). Regards to everyone. Bert
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Rafael Hernandez Airport 'BQN'
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Punta Borinquen
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 2
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Crash Boat Beach
Car: recommended

Arrive at this private, gated, resort-style community and you'll soon forget the daily grind back home. Your escape to our 'Marbella' unit in Puerta Del Mar will be an unforgetable one. Here, 'mi casa es su casa' is re-defined in this Mediterranean-style complex perched 300' above the Atlantic Ocean, in full view from your private terrace. Located in the northwest corner of this 100x35 mile tropical paradise in the beach, surfing and fishing town of Aguadilla (a-gwah-DEE-yah), Puerta Del Mar is an award winning complex that joins other nearby ocean front towns in comprising the west coast region known as Porta Del Sol. It is here where Puerto Rico's most beautiful sunsets are showcased at every dusk, where the moon glistens over the calm ripples of the majestic Atlantic Ocean and where the local 'coqui' (miniature island frogs) sing into the night bringing closure to your first day. Your inner most vibes tell you, 'this will be a special vacation'. Read below; there IS more to know....

Other Activities: Deep Sea Fishing, Water Park, Jet Skiing, Paddle Boats, Kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Aguadilla 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 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
$2,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$160
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

Multi-Payment Plan could be available based on how early a guest reserves their dates.

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Amenities

Aguadilla Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1466 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest Bath
  • Each bathroom offers a shower and tub combo topped off with a curved shower rod for that extra roomy feel. You will also enjoy the dual shower heads in each bathroom. Don't risk losing your shampoo, conditioner and shower gel at the airport. Each bath offers a wall mounted dispenser that contains all three. For our more traditional bathers, soap bars are also provided. Plush towels are provided on the towel rods and extras are available in the storage closet by the water heater.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Spread out in your Master bedroom which is 14' x 12' with private bath, separate wash area with wall-to-wall mirror and large walk-in closet. The King bed boasts a top-of-the-line Simmons firm mattress topped off with mattress pad. There is ample room for clothes and personal items in the mirror dresser and the two night tables. Extra sheets and pillow cases are provided along with plenty of plush towels. Land your I-Pod in our docking station and enjoy your favorite music, or sit back and watch a favorite program on the 50' LCD T.V. To help you look your best, an iron and ironing board is available for your use. The Guest bedroom is 11' x 10' and includes a wall-to-wall closet with sliding mirror doors and loads of storage for a stay of any duration. You may not need the A/C on some nights, so open the fully screened winndows throughout the Unit, let the breeze in and rest to the singing of the 'coqui', the miniature island frog. It doesn't get any better !!! :)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
NOTE: Dining area is also fully air-conditioned, for your cooking and dining comfort. No need to bring ice to the pool area; there is a commercial grade ice machine available to guests, next to the outdoor grill. Outdoor showers are conveniently located by the Infinity Pool. Filtered water provided to kitchen sink, refrigerator, water dispenser and ice maker.

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