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