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The Most Exquisite Villa at Rio Mar **GOLF CART INCLUDED**

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Stunning Rio Mar 3 bedroom/2 bath Villa with 2 terraces on the Ocean golf course

VILLA PADILLA TRICE **Includes Golf Cart**

Impeccably restored to its original grandeur, Villa Padilla Trice, situated on the grounds of the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, represents the best that Rio Mar has to offer. Overlooking the championship Ocean golf course, the villa possesses all of the hallmarks of the original Rio Mar aesthetic that has made Rio Mar a favorite destination for decades. Handmade Spanish tiles, terra cotta flooring and gorgeous variegated wood framing throughout lend to the villa's warm, authentic Mediterranean feeling, while recent updates add modern design touches the discerning guest will appreciate.

Appointed throughout with a minimalist mix of classic Modernist and traditional Spanish style furniture and a wide variety of local Puerto Rican art, the villa provides a casually elegant backdrop for the perfect Caribbean vacation. The villa's two terraces provide the opportunity to dine al fresco or luxuriate on the upstairs terrace and enjoy a bottle of wine while listening to the waves crash on the nearby beach.

It is truly a place to experience the natural beauty of Puerto Rico while maintaining a superior level of comfort. Extensive cross-ventilation throughout the villa brings the outdoors in and allows guests to enjoy Puerto Rico's cool, gentle tropical breezes without stepping away from the villa. Once you arrive, you may even find it hard to leave and experience the endless beaches, pools, golf courses, tennis courts, casino and restaurants withinin the resort , or El Yunque Rainforest directly outside of the resort.

In the spirit of stripping down to the bare essentials of casual elegance, high speed internet is made available for those who need to stay connected and a Boese stereo system will suit all your music needs, but guests will also notice the conspicuous absence of televisions and air conditioning in the villa, distractions that get in the way of experiencing the natural beauty that surrounds the villa. Every room is cooled by fans that circulate the fresh air moving through the villa. During your stay, you will awake to the sun rising over the ocean, breathe and be bathed by the fresh ocean air, and will be lulled to sleep to the gentle melodies of the coquís singing at night. It is truly a place to get away, relax and recharge.

Villa Padilla Trice is part of the The Collection at Rio Mar.

Please see our other properties in Rio Mar's Cluster II:

VILLA DELFINA (2 bedrooms, 2 baths; sleeps 4)

homeaway #3888752

VILLA FORTUNA (2 bedrooms, 2 baths; sleeps 6)

homeaway #3791557

More Details

Rodrigo and Elliott
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Rodrigo and Elliott

Professionals in the design and beauty industries, Rodrigo and Elliott spend their time between New York City and Rio Mar.

Rodrigo and Elliott purchased this villa in 2013

Why Rodrigo and Elliott chose Rio Grande

Historically the second home community of Puerto Rican families, Rio Mar has always been known across the island as an exclusive retreat for Puerto Rican professionals that resorts built later have tried to replicate. The architecture of the villas across the property conforms to the rolling shape of the hills, making each villa unique and the grounds feel organic. A native of Puerto Rico, Rodrigo spent his teenage years at Rio Mar, and dreamed of owning a property here while growing up. Living in New York City crystallized the need to have a retreat to relax and recharge. At Rio Mar, we've found the perfect villa to do just that.

What makes this villa unique

We chose our particular villa after looking at approximately 15 different properties within Clusters 1 and 2, the first and most unique and authentic developments, within Rio Mar. Upon walking into this villa we knew it was precisely the one we wanted. It had great bones and gorgeous hand-crafted wood framing throughout giving it a warm and unique character that luxury developments built in recent years simply lack. It is spacious, has excellent views, light and airflow, and is one of the only villas within the entire community with 2 expansive terraces from which to enjoy the golf course, the extensive bird habitat and the sound of the waves crashing on the beach nearby. The villa has all of its original Spanish tile work and looks and feels like a special get away that would never be built today.


Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Luis Munoz Marin Airport, San Juan (SJU)
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Rio Mar Beach
Car: recommended

The villa is located in Cluster 2 of the Rio Mar Resort. On the Rio Mar property guests have access to the cluster's private pool and to the private Rio Mar Residents' Beach Club, which also has a large pool, beach chairs for your relaxation and food and drinks on the weekends. Two award winning golf courses (Ocean and River), as well as an extensive tennis center featuring Har-Tru courts are available for sports enthusiasts. The Wyndham Rio Mar resort on the property also features a wide variety of restaurants and a casino.

The villa's location makes it a great launching point to see the sites outside of the property as well. El Yunque Rainforest is a five minute drive away, Old San Juan is only about 40 minutes away. Laguna Grande, one of only five bioluminescent bays in the entire world, is nearby for an evening excursion, the beautiful islands of Culebra and Vieques are easy day trips as well. (See map above for location of the villa and locations of these places.)


Rio Mar Cluster 2 Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - downstairs -
    Bathroom 2 - upstairs -
  • 2 full bathrooms (1 upstairs; 1 downstairs)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs bedroom - 1 queen , En suite bathroom. Opens out onto living room terrace
    Upstairs bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Opens out onto upstairs terrace
    Upstairs bedroom 2 - 1 queen , View onto upstairs terrace
  • Each bedroom is furnished with a Queen bed and is elegantly appointed with fine cotton sheets and down plush pillows. A baby crib is available upon request.
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Groceries pre stocking service available upon request.


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The Most Exquisite Villa at Rio Mar **GOLF CART INCLUDED**
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

We had a family reunion and 12 people stayed in villas 38C and 23D and were extremely pleased.

  • 5 of 5

The units are beautiful and spacious and the kitchens well supplied with everything you would need. The views were lovely and the pool is very nice. However, we spent much more time at the beach area which is close by and the "gold cart" was in use constantly. This is our 6th reunion and everyone rated it the best so far. I also must say that Lydia, the manager, was exceptionally helpful on many occasions.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing two of our three villas for your family reunion. We are delighted that we were the backdrop for your best family reunion yet! We have a number of families who are repeat guests--we'd love to welcome you to that elite club so please keep in touch so we can host your next stay! And assuming our 3rd villa is available as well, we'd love to make that available to you as well. Until the next reunion... Thank you!
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The BEST of the best!

  • 5 of 5

I was in town for a destination wedding. Many of the guest stayed somewhere at Rio Mar. Hands down everyone voted our place the BEST. It is a BEAUTIFUL space. We were welcomed by the friendly and super helpful Lydia. We had fruit, snacks, chilled water and wine for us. I cannot say enough good things about this place!! It is WONDERFUL and so worth it. Thank you for making this wedding so memorable by allowing us to say at your beautiful place! We all loved it!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay at our villa for the wedding. We are delight that you--and everyone else in thewedding party!--loved it as much as we do. We would love to welcome you back!
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in all three of Elliot and Rodrigo's property's for our family vacation. It was a fantastic, peaceful, and beautiful time. I would recommend anyone interested in a family reunion away. Each Villa is beautifully taken care of and very tasteful. No one in our party had any complaints. If you are interested in a trip to Puerto Rico, definitely book with Elliot and Rodrigo! You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. So happy that our 3 villas worked out so well for your family reunion in Puerto Rico. We'd love to welcome you back on your next visit, so we look forward to seeing you back soon!
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A charming and cozy place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My extended family spent three nights at the Rio Mar Villas. We were a really big group and booked all 3 villas...extra family members stayed at the hotel which was a 5 min drive away. It was so wonderful to be able to find a place that could keep the family close to one another.

Before arriving, it was very easy to get in touch with the Property Manager either by email or phone. And upon arrival, she greeted us and gave us a very thorough tour of each home. We felt like she was welcoming us into her own home.

The villas themselves were simply charming; each had a unique feel. My cousin, an interior designer, remarked on how well furnished and decorated they all were. In addition to being so beautiful, the villas were also very comfortable. Villa Padilla Trice had the best showerheads, but the other two villas had an overall cozy feel. My mom and two aunts spent an entire morning and afternoon in Villa Fortuna chatting on the couch with shutters open overlooking the resort.

A couple of items to note:

- The villas aren't the most toddler-friendly; however the owners graciously provided cribs with really soft linens, a highchair, and even installed a safety gate!

- Many stores/restaurants seem to close early on Sundays, so plan accordingly.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and I would recommend these villas to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our 3 villas at Rio Mar for your extended family's stay. We're delighted you all had such a great time and enjoyed the decor of each of the villas. Please come back soon!
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Perfect Location for our Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

Settling back in from a WONDERFUL stay! The villa was outstanding in all ways and a perfect location for our family. Our children ages 14, 19 and 21 enjoyed having the freedom to come and go within the resort using the golf cart while having the convenience of a beautiful "home base". We will absolutely keep another stay in our future plans.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy--So delighted your family had such a wonderful visit to Rio Mar and stay in our villa. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
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Delightful villa

  • 5 of 5

We rented this villa and another owned by the same people. Both villas were lovely and well-appointed. They matched the description in the listings. We exchanged e-mails with the owner before our vacation and he was very helpful. We enjoyed the beach, pool area and tennis courts. All in all, we had a delightful stay and would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear that your extended family enjoyed your stay in our villas! When we decided to buy and restore another villa nearby, we had in mind families just like yours, so it's great to hear that everything worked out so well. We would love to welcome you all back again soon!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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