|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Our 3 bedroom apartment, not only has an incredible view of the ocean, it is right in front of it. Relax, as you sit on our balcony sipping your favorite refreshment hearing the waves as they gently splash on the beach!
The apartment is spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated by well known Interior Decorator Tensi Ramirez. Each room (except the den) has a view of the beach! You can even wash the dishes (if you opt to do so-there's a dishwasher though) looking out at the ocean. You'll love to see the moonlight streaking through the palm fronds or watch the sun come up while you sit on the balcony hearing the waves crash on the sand. Almost poetic, don't you think? And to make your tropical experience easier the balcony connects to the kitchen so you have access to Hors'douvers and all good things.
The beach near the apartment is over a mile long and curves toward the main part of the resort. Right next door to the apartment is the favorite of all the young ones, The BEACH CLUB, with it's slides,2 pools- one for the kiddies with their own slides and one for teens and grownups (who think they are teens). The facility also has a large jacuzzi, volleyball court, a restaurant and two bars. If you continue walking on the beach you will reach the Beach Bohio, a wooden structure right on the beach that serves libations and food. It is a hangout for the whole family with music, games for the little ones, surfing and boogie boarding right in front.
Back to the apartment: The apartment's complex is luxurious, the grounds are beautiful and well kept, Security is excellent. It also has 2 swimming pools.a large jacuzzi, a gym and a play yard for the little ones. There are huge wrap around beach umbrellas, chaise lounges and beach towels, all supplied by the complex. And to top it all off we have a 'CONCIERGE' that will make reservations for you, solve any problems that you may have, give you directions and reserve and set up your lounge chair and bring you a ice chest full of ice while you lounge!
The apartment is on the second floor, has an elevator (it is WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE) and is fully air conditioned. The kitchen has a granite countertop and is fully equipped with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, ovens, clothes washer and dryer, etc. The Master bedroom has a king size bed, a TV, a beautiful view of the ocean and a modern beautiful bathroom with granite countertops. a large tub and separate beautifully tiled shower. The second bedroom has a queen sized bed, a view of the beach and a full bathroom. The den has 3 twin beds which double as couches, and a TV. The lovely living room faces the porch, has an ocean view.. So you see this condo is fully loaded and technically, all you have to bring is your bathing suit!
But that's not all !!. There are plenty of other activities in the resort. I have already mentioned the Beach Club but we also have 2 gorgeous 18 hole championship golf courses, 22 Tennis courts, an equestrian center where you can rent horses and ride on the beach (if the turtles are not nesting), 15 restaurants and a gambling casino, not to mention 2 marinas with charter yachts for deep sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling or day trips to the stunning islands of Vieques or Culebras. Sounds like an ideal spot for a vacation!! Actually,It's also an ideal place to live (which is why I've been living here for 17 years!).
Hi! I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I attended the Wharton School of Finance and Economics of the University of Pennsylvania. I received a law degree from the University of Puerto Rico and a Masters Degree in law from the University of London. I am currently 'retired' but have 2 properties in Palmas del Mar which I rent on a short term basis. This rental business keeps me very busy, reason for the little marks around the word retired. My other property is a house listed on Homeaway and VRBO with the listing number 397428. As you can probably tell by now, I have a horrible sense of humor! Oh, my favorite pastime is traveling. I have lived in Palmas for 20 years and I love it.
Jose Beauchamp purchased this condo in 2013
This property is special in that not only is the award winning complex where it is located stunning, but the apartment itself is unbelievably close to the ocean. Not too often these days do you have the chance to own a property where you can hear the soothing sound of the waves from your porch and your bedrooms. .
Palmas del Mar is also a unique place, with amazing amenities and services all within the resort. I moved to Palmas 19 years ago and never looked back. My daughter went to school in Palmas (Palmas Academy), She could go to school in a golf cart, her doctors had their offices here, she learned to sail, horse back ride and golf here. It is also a wonderful destination for weddings. Beware, once you visit us you may never leave.
This condo is unbelievably close to the ocean. It is beautifully decorated, and all the rooms have an ocean view except one. Our beachfront complex, the Marbella Club is the most luxurious in all of Palmas del Mar, with 2 beautiful pools, a large jacuzzi and georgeous lobbies with fountains and lush vegetation. Palmas del Mar, 'the resort', has many amenities which are available to our visitors. (The Beach Club, 2 golf courses, 22Tennis Courts, Equestrian center, gambling Casino, 15 restaurants, etc..
We had a great stay, everything was clean and comfortable. Marbella is the best place to stay in Palmas. Incredible ocean view. Please keep in mind there really isn't much of a beach at Marbella but the public beach is a 10 minute walk-we lounged around the pools anyways. Highly recommended, would stay again!
we had a fabulous time in this gorgeous condo.. the view from all the rooms was quite stunning.. from our arrival, where we were met by Rudy from Rudy Realty to our departure a week later, everything was more than we could have imagined. Rudy explained everything and gave us a very informative booklet with a map, restaurants and things to do.. The view of the pools and ocean was so nice to wake up to every morning.. the condo was so comfortable with it's designer furnishings. you could tell a lot of time and money had been spent on the rich fabrics, comfortable bedding and relaxing living room furniture.. the kitchen was well equipped for cooking (but there were so many good places to eat out).. we spend LOTS of time on the patio, having breakfast, lunch and even an occasional dinner.. from walking all over Palmas, we feel the Marbella Club was the best location in all of Palmas del Mar.. Palmas was a wonderful location for day trips to El Yunque(45 min.),the bioluminescent bay (50 min) and San Juan (45 min).. meeting Jose and Lissette was so much fun and we had a great evening with them.. thanks so much for your hospitality... we have such wonderful memories from our week at Palmas del Mar and this condo.. the pictures of the condo are very accurate but it is even better in person.
Rudy was great showing us around the condo.
Windows / glass tables were not clean
2nd bedroom - pillow cases were not put on, left on bed.
Floors were not mopped.
Dish washer was full.
Pictures on Vbro seem to be several years old given current status of condo. Pictures do not truly represent what we rented.
Wifi / power flickered and went out several times earlier in the week.
Fire alarm box located by 1st floor elevator - several times the alert alarm went off for hours at a time. We called down to concierge to report on the 3 day.
Unit below us was being remodeled or something , drilling noise all day Wednesday
Guests pass (which is basically a note the owner/member gives to the guest while staying here is how the golf course described it gives a discount on drinks and greens fee at
golf course and and Beach Club) This would have been nice to have. Almost could not play golf because we weren't a member. Had to talk them into letting us play. Cart girl wanted $25 for a six pack of beer but after talking with her she gave us the guest/member discount and only charged us $10.
*Golf course was in terrible shape greens were butt and weeds in fairways, bunkers were dirt and rocks, no sand and very hard and shallow. (Overpriced for its condition.) $140 for Palms and $155 for Flamboyan
Needs to be throughly cleaned and updated - you can tell it's a rental (unit is very tired)
Kitchen cabinets , many doors are falling off
3rd bedroom, no sleeping pillows only decorative pillows
Exposed wiring for cable and wifi in kitchen and family room
Laundry room is a disaster
All rooms need paint and touch up
Vents are moldy
Beds in master and 2nd room- mattresses and pillows need to be replaced -old and tired
Condo has amazing views
Nice pool and hot tub area
Condo is very close to pool and beach
Condo building and grounds are very nice
Close to golf courses and marina
Master bathroom is very nice.
Summary- all in all the condo was ok, not great. Needs to update the condo and then it would be great. The location of this condo is perfect.
- Matt Libke
(Stayed at several VBRO properties all over the world)
My family knew from the moment we drove into the entrance-way of Palmas del Mar, that we had made the right decision. Excitement grew as we got closer to the condo at Marbella Club. Rudy, the manager, was at the condo to greet us, and gave us a tour of the condo, which exceeded our expectations! The condo is beautifully decorated, and well laid out. We had 9 people in our travel party, and everyone was comfortable with the accomodations. When our friends arrived, they too were "wowed" when they walked through the condo door. The children loved the condo pool, and we also bought day passes to swim next door at The Beach Club. We rented a golf cart for two of our 16 Year Old boys to get around the resort, and that was a lot of fun for them! The condo is in a perfect location for day trips to see sites on the island (about an hour to San Juan, El Yunque, Bio-Bay). Great memories were created at this condo, and when we return to Puerto Rico, this is definitely the place we will stay again! Thank you, Jose!
Our family of ten ranging in age from 1 to 86 stayed in the apartment for one week in August 2014. What a disappointing and frustrating experience! I was reluctant to write a negative review because I thought perhaps our situation was unique, but after reading the poor reviews about maintenance issues for this and the owner's other property, I feel obligated to share our experience. Leaking bathroom, defective stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. Not enough towels, coffee cups or sheets. Dirty, worn and stained sheets. We had to contact the manager Rudy Nurse almost daily and wasted many precious vacation hours waiting for the repair staff. Pictures look good but don't show the dust buildup and general yuckiness. The owner must have written those glowing reviews himself. Additionally, before our arrival he insisted that I pay the recently imposed tax of several hundred dollars even though we had a signed contract! Too late for us to rebook therefore I had no choice but to pay it and he knew it. don't trust the guy.
A group of us (3 couples and 1 single) traveled to Puerto Rico for one couple's 10 year anniversary celebration. I have never rented a condo or actually stayed away from an all inclusive resort in all of my tropical vacations. I don't think I would again after this trip. The condo was exactly as it was described. It was clean, well-maintained and provided the amenities we needed during our stay. Our favorite part was the patio area that brought us all together to enjoy the view, smell and sounds of the ocean literally in our "backyard". We spent a lot of time at the pool and hot tub which was a great place to relax and swim. At night and even when it rained, the hot tub was a wonderful ending to our day. The condo complex is a part of a small community where we always felt safe with 24/7 guarded gates. We would suggest renting a golf cart and touring the whole property. The property was very quiet, we felt like we were the only ones there and most of the time were at the pool/hot tub. At the nearby plaza, our favorite restaurant was Chihuahua, excellent Tex Mex food. We ate there twice. Make sure to take a day and visit the rain forest and Luquillo's beautiful beach and many restaurants also located on the beach. We did learn that alcohol cannot be purchased on Sundays at the stores, so plan ahead. The owner, Jose, and property manager, Rudy, were excellent hosts and we enjoyed meeting them one evening and learning more about them and Puerto Rico. We would highly recommend this property for a family or a group of friends like us. We would love to return some day.
Our family of 5 had a wonderful stay Palmas del Mar. What a great location with wonderful amenities. Jose and Rudy are awesome to work with! We'll be back...Thanks again!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 16 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500 deposit required to confirm reservation; this is an advance on your final payment
Beach Club passes provided but entrance fee required ($15/adult; $10/child). May use the complexes two pools and Jacuzzi free of charge.
Our apartment is within a large resort with many amenities such as golf, tennis, a BeachClub with slides, equestrian center, casino, basketball and volleyball courts, walking and jogging paths, golf cart paths, 15 restaurants, etc. We are located on the eastern part of the island where you are within an hour's drive to the Rain Forest, Luquillo Beach, Ferries to Culebra and Vieques, the bioluminecent bay in Fajardo, etc.