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Alma Bair

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, ENGLISH and Hebrew- sorry no Spanish yet!!

Lovely Three Bedroom villa in the heart of the Ritz Reserve on Dorado Beach

5 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Dorado Villa Rental Photos and Description

Includes Golf Cart, Grille, Hammock adjacent to pool and hot tub.

Welcome to your corner of Paradise. Although it goes by the simple name “Villa Felicia”, this lovely Villa, located in the heart of the newly renovated “Ritz Reserve” defies simplicity. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a personal golf cart for four, fully air-conditioned, two stories, palm-tree landscaping, and more, you will indeed be in your very own paradise.

The owner can sponsor (for additional fees) access to the exclusive Dorado Beach Club, which offers you the unique Watermill Waterpark, Fitness Center, Discounted Golf privileges, and entry to the Encanto Beach Club with Watersports activities nearby.

Like to make your own meals? The fully equipped, modern kitchen has everything you might want to cook up a storm — from a family meal to a midnight snack. Or, you can have a sumptuous dinner laid on by your own personal chef. The open-plan patio overlooks a beautifully landscaped, private garden. All bedrooms are air-conditioned, and bathrooms are all well appointed – complete with Skylight!

The spacious, vaulted-ceiling living room is furnished with fashionable wicker settees and couches covered with white cushions – all set against red-tiled flooring. The dining area echoes this design with a glass-topped table and eight cushioned wicker chairs. Both floors are tiled, and the furnishing, fittings, and artwork are tasteful and stylish. A laundry room, Bar-b-q patio and balconies complete this trendy home-from-home. You have plenty of seating and space for all your guests. The Villa sleeps up to seven guests.

The ground floor has an enclosure for your own 4-seater Golf Cart and we can rent you as many additional carts as you may want. Beautiful beaches, golf courses, pools and amenities are all within walking distance – and you are not very far from many restaurants as well as bustling, historic San Juan.

Come and enjoy Paradise.

Sleeps up to 7 guests in three bedrooms:

Master Bedroom en-suite: King Bed; Television; Bedside tables;

Second Bedroom: Queen Bed; Bedside table; Closet;

Third Bedroom: Two twin beds; two wicker, upholstered arm chairs; chest of draws

Additional beds available: One twin bed

General Description:

Palm tree landscaping

A secure, gated community with 24-hour security

Furnishing, fittings, and artwork are tasteful and stylish

Pool and Hot Tub located steps away from the Villa

A couple of minutes walk to the beach

Fully equipped kitchen

Fully air-conditioned

Cable Television

4-Seater Golf Cart in a dedicated enclosure

Hammock

Grille

Pet-friendly

Wi-Fi Internet access

Washing machine and clothes dryer

Parking spaces

The owner can sponsor (for additional fees) access to the exclusive Dorado Beach Club, which offers you the unique Watermill Waterpark, Fitness Center, Discounted Golf privileges, and entry to the Encanto Beach Club with Watersports activities nearby.

Bathrooms:

Three bathrooms

One en-suite to the Master Bedroom

Kitchen:

Fully equipped and stylish

Natural wood-finished cabinets

Double-door refrigerator with ice-maker

Twin sinks

Microwave

Oven

Dishwasher

Stove

Living Room:

Vaulted ceiling

Fashionable wicker settees and couches

White deep-cushion upholstery set again red-tiled flooring

Glass coffee table

Cable Television

Large flat-screen Television

Sideboard

Dining Area:

Seats 8

Glass-topped table

Cushioned wicker chairs

Patio:

Overlooks landscaped private garden

White, slatted, outdoor furniture

Hammock

Grille

Laundry: Washing machine and clothes dryer

Local Amenities:

Pool and Hot Tub located steps away from the Villa

Tennis courts

Close to the Botanica Spa – available to Paradise Villas & Vacation guests

35 minutes from the entertainment, dining, and shopping centers of San Juan

Not far from exciting excursion destinations such the Rain Forest and Camuy Cave Park

Many local, world-class restaurants offering a wide range of cuisine

Casino located at nearby Embassy Suites

Paradise Villas & Vacation offerings include:

(at no additional cost):

The exclusive Paradise Villas & Vacations “Meet & Greet” service

The exclusive Paradise Villas & Vacations “Day-Trippers®” Sheets

The exclusive Paradise Villas & Vacations “Paradise Gold” Special Offer Discounts to many local vendors and restaurants.

The exclusive Paradise Villas & Vacations comprehensive “Guest Resource Guide” with details on everything from medical resources, to excursions, to dining.

24/7 Guest Services Management.

(at additional cost):

Personal chef and catering services

Pre-visit grocery shopping

Excursion advice and planning

Daily housekeeping

Porta cribs and high chairs

Car rental referrals and trip planning

Want to know more?

You are welcome to call Alma at 508-740-4690 for additional information and details

Note: There is a 5% guest services fee and 7% PR tourism tax

If you want owner to sponsor you for membership- the cost is $200.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alma Bair (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, ENGLISH and Hebrew- sorry no Spanish yet!!

Reviews

3.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

Lovely Three Bedroom villa in the heart of the Ritz Reserve on Dorado Beach
average rating of 3.8 based on 5 reviews
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  • 2 of 5

And that’s the overall theme here. The house is totally fine. The beds are fine, the place is generally clean. But, it is in no way modernized, luxurious or resort feeling. The bathroom fixtures are chipped and 20+ years old. There is rust behind the bidet on the drains. Plumbing lines are exposed and not properly anchored. As I mentioned, the in-room AC units are so arcane that the remotes have faded and they’re virtually impossible to use (and no, I’m not tech challenged). The tile in the bathrooms are reminiscent of a hospital. The lighting is so poor that I can’t imagine people can really entertain downstairs (in the dark). And, both lights in the master vanity were burned out (and at least four other bulbs) and not replaced for first 48 hours of our visit.

They have modernized the countertops in the kitchen and downstairs bathroom as well as the master shower – all of which are nice. The rest of the house desperately needs upgrades.

I will say that the on-the-ground guy, Alex, was fantastic. He was nice upon arrival and responsive to us foolishly locking ourselves out the first night.

Suggestions: invest if you want the place to be nice. You know exactly what I’m speaking of. Circa 1990 builders-grade doors, fixtures, toilet seats, plumbing and HVAC were never meant to last this long. I understand it’s probably hard to rationalize if you’re usually renting the place out, but either step it up for fully disclose the short comings. It’s simply not luxurious by any reasonable standard and claiming it to be is simply not fair and incorrect.

The other point w/the third party management is that they pretend to be a “travel booking service” when you actually expect them to take responsibility for fixing a situation. It’s worth noting that Alma’s company facilitates the contract, takes payment and is the sole point of contact throughout the entire process. However, when I referred to her as a property manager when seeking a partial refund for the stream of problems and inconveniences, she said that they were not actually a property management company. She went on to use the classic “good cop/bad cop” routine and said that she would advocate on our behalf for a partial refund from the owner. Alas, not surprisingly, the owner’s proposed refund was absurd. I found the whole process grossly misrepresentative and unprofessional and would not consider renting through Alma again.I

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With over 400 four and five star reviews on both our Villas and our unique guest services, it’s a pity (though it appears to have happened) that a guest had an unfavorable overall experience. We appreciated hearing that the Property Manager, Alex, was so helpful and that the house was FINE! In terms of the specific concerns, we have spoken with the owner and the AC units will be replaced ASAP. They were 100% functional during the guest stay- (Alex made sure of that) but we are aware of their age and it is time to replace them. The bulbs that burned out were unfortunately out of stock and those have now been stocked up to avoid future inconvenience. We have countless instances where guests have praised our hands-on service – from the booking phase all the way to post vacation follow-ups. When the guest asked for a 50% refund on the stay, I approached the owner who offered a more modest amount, as a courtesy for the older AC units. In this case it seems that things neither “came together” nor “clicked” as they always do – resulting in this guest’s unfortunate reaction. We continuously strive to improve our services to our guests, outstripping the competition – and this occurrence gives us the opportunity to gain insight and further grow our increasing list of very happy, and well served, vacationers.
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Very nice property

  • 4 of 5

Overall we were very happy with the unit. Very spacious. Big bedrooms. Updated kitchen though we mostly used only at breakfast. The ritz reserve is an amazing property. We all had a great time riding around in the golf cart. Did not get the memberShip and was fine - still managed to go to beach club and use the facilities when eating lunch there. Air conditioners somewhat noisy but we turned them off at night and used ceiling fan which was enough. Alma made everything super easy and Alex was there to help - even when we needed someone to help us with a few family pictures. Would definitely recommend to a family member or friend.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review VILLA FELICIA at the Ritz Reserve. We are delighted that you had a nice time and were able to enjoy the environment at the resort and the town of Dorado. We appreciate your kind words about our services- we love helping our guests to make the most of the vacation experience in the smoothest easiest way. Your comments about the AC are being addressed!! Hope to see you again soon in Paradise!! Alma
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Great family trip!

  • 4 of 5

Our family vacation to the Villa Felicia was fantastic! As a family of 6 adults and an infant, there was more than enough space, both family and private, for everyone to feel comfortable and happy. The house could use some minor updates, especially in the bathrooms, but everything was functional and well stocked (especially the kitchen!).

Without a doubt the best part of the villa and grounds were the access to the Beach Club and other amenities...we would have been extremely disappointed if we hadn't upgraded and if you're not interested in doing so I would recommend staying elsewhere. The Beach Club, Water Park, and other amenities included in the upgrade made the vacation fantastic and exceptionally memorable. The property, and specifically the grounds of the Ritz Reserve on Dorado Beach, are the most beautiful that we've seen in Puerto Rico.

We can't recommend the villa enough...so long as you be sure to be sponsored for all of the fantastic amenities of the Ritz Reserve.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

This is our 4th trip in 3 years to the Dorado beach resort and we love it. From the water sports, water parks , pools, golf , beach and onsite restaurants- this place has it all. The fairways villa was great for our family of 7 and convenient to everything. We will definitely be back soon!! Thanks Alma!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great way for a family to experience Puerto Rico

  • 5 of 5

Dorado Beach is such a magnificent property. We had an enjoyable experience all around. We came with a 2, 6 and a 13 y.o. and there was something to do for all of them. When we weren't at the beach we were at the kids water park which was so nice for 6 and under.

The beach was quiet and pleasant, and many days we were out there all by ourselves. We brought kites to fly as there is a great breeze every day.

The house was well-kept, clean, with pots and pans supplied, linens and towels as well. After a storm, the whole resort lost power but Alex did a great job keeping us in the loop as he was in contact with resort engineers every step of the way.

The villa is about a 10 minute walk to the beach and it is very easy to do. The property is huge so you need the golf cart if you want to explore. We had a big group, so next time I might look at renting a second cart in addition to the one provided.

All in all a great stay. We hope to be coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
SAN JUAN INTERNATIONAL
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
BARLEVETNO
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
CATANO
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
EAST COURSE
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
693
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
ENCANTO
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
DORADO BEACH
Car: recommended

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve offers an array of amenities and facilities including three spectacular 18-hole golf courses, The Beach Club featuring adult and family pools, and the historic Rockefeller Nature Trail – an open-air sanctuary from land to sea.

With guest membership, sponsored by the owner with additional fees, many resort amenities are available including the Watermill Aquatic Park.

Spa Botánico - A five acre natural haven designed to inspire well-being and provide pure relaxation including open air tree-house treatment platforms

State of the art fitness center is a spacious and naturally lit environment fully equipped to meet all of your fitness needs

Mi Casa, signature restaurant by renowned chef José Andrés

Encanto Beach Club Bar & Grill, casual beach and pool side dining

Positivo Sand Bar, casual beach and pool side dining

La Cocina Gourmet, Puerto Rican coffees, homemade gelatos and gastronomic delights

Three Championship Dorado Beach Golf courses located on property and in the surrounding resort area

Resort Fitness & Wellness Center

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment Watersports Center

Fabulous restaurants nearby. Located18 miles west of the San Juan International airport and a short day trip away to all the major attractions: The Rain Forest, Camuy Caves, Arecibo, Ziplining, Old San Juan, Bacardi Rum Factory and more!!

Dorado Beach Resort at the Ritz Reserve was named one of the TOP 46 Global Destinations to vacation at for 2013 by The New York Times!

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Rates & Availability

Dorado Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 30 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$550
$3,500
 
 
Winter season
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$795
$5,200
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$800
$4,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $195 + Tax
Pet Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner can sponsor club membership for your stay. Sponsorship fee is $200 per week. The resort currently charges $925 + tax for the Week Pass for 4 guests. All rates are subject to change. There may be a surcharge for weeks that have special events.

Dec 20- January 5- rental rate is $1000 a night.

$525 reservation deposit. 50% with contract and balance 45 days before occupancy

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

Dorado Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Two bedrooms share this skylit Bathroom!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , First level bathroom
  • Ensuite bathroom in Master. Skylit bathroom is shared by the other Bedrooms and another Bathroom on first level.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Wonderful garden views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed with lots of closet space
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds with ample closet space
  • Master BR with King bed and ample closet space with full bath.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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