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VILLA FORTUNA The Very Best of Indoor/Outdoor Living at Rio Mar

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Chic Poolside Mediterranean Villa With Gorgeous Ocean And El Yunque Views

We first encountered this villa, situated on the grounds of the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, the summer of 2013 after we purchased our first villa in Cluster II. Every day we would spend time at the Cluster's private pool, and look up at a beautiful villa overlooking the pool. It was perfect and had everything you would ever want--a gorgeous view, excellent light, and an expansive terrace. But it had no life; it was always closed. We joked that we should buy it--if only to breathe new life into it. That joke soon became reality. We found the owners, and shortly thereafter we owned this unique property. What followed was an intensive restoration phase. No surface was left untouched; the original, authentic Mediterranean design was lovingly preserved and we updated all appliances and systems to modern standards that discerning guests expect. We absolutely love spending time in this gorgeous villa and look forward to sharing this unique property with others.

Villa Fortuna is a perfect getaway destination for uncompromising families who require both proximity to amenities for family or friends as well as a chic environment for the adults. We're also a great solution for two couples traveling together who appreciate a fun yet refined vacation experience.

We have meticulously restored this villa in the Mediterranean style and original spirit of Rio Mar and its architecture. To that end, Villa Fortuna is truly a place to disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nature and the vibrant natural scene of Puerto Rico. All rooms have a commanding ocean view and look out over the community's private pool and the Rio Mar Ocean Golf Course. Guests will notice that the villa is cooled by the natural trade winds that bless the island as well as ceiling fans in every room. For guests who need to stay connected, high speed internet is available, as is a Bose stereo system and a 50 inch flat screen TV.


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

VILLA DELFINA A sophisticated 2 bedroom villa with a serene garden view: homeaway #888752

VILLA PADILLA TRICE A beautiful 3 bedroom villa with two terraces and gorgeous views: homeaway #3656150

More Details

Rodrigo and Elliott
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 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 2014

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.


Rio Mar Cluster 2 Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Shower window with fantastic views. Feels like outdoors!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2nd floor
    2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1st floor; twin bed is in loft in the bedroom
    Mezzanine with twin size convertible chair - 1 twin/ single , Mezzanine is situated at top of stairs
  • All bedroom have great views of the ocean, golf course and pool.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

VILLA FORTUNA The Very Best of Indoor/Outdoor Living at Rio Mar
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

A lovely charming villa in a beautiful quiet resort!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this charming Mediterranean style villa. From the very start of booking it, the experience was so positive. Elliot was responsive to my enquiries and then directed me to Lydia, the property manager who was incredibly helpful with all of my questions. Elliot reached out just before we arrived to make sure we were all ready. What I really appreciated was they sent us an information package that included how to get to the villa, nearby restaurants and grocery stores and things to do, even a great little tapas restaurant in Old San Juan which we ate at. We referred to it many times! We were warmly greeted by Lydia when we arrived with fresh fruit, flavoured water and a bottle of wine on ice. Lydia was really responsive while we were there as well The villa itself was so charming with nicely appointed furniture and art. Loved the two levels with the little reading nook, the balcony with the doors that opened out completely, the view from the balcony, I think one of the best situated properties in the cluster. The bedding was so comfortable, towels nice and fluffy and great beach towels. Great pool right in front of the villa and beach nearby. Damaris who coordinated our excursions was also great to work with and very helpful. We've rented through VRBO before but what really impressed me were all the extras that made our vacation really enjoyable. Thank you to Elliot, Lydia and Damaris for a great vacation! I'd highly recommend choosing Villa Fortuna for your next vacation in Puerto Rico.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Su, thank you so much for your kind words. We're so delighted you were able to take advantage of all of our recommendations and that you appreciated everything we do for our guests. We'd love to welcome you and your family back soon so please stay in touch!
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Best Stay Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Puerto Rico for 4 years now. We accidentally came across the Rio Grand Mar Resort on our first visit when our Old San Juan lodging didn't work out. The first 2 years were spent at the hotel and the third at an ocean villa. Obviously we love the location, but Villa Fortuna was our absolute favorite stay yet! A beautiful space with attentive owners/manager. Lots of room, amazing views and a short walk to the beach. We highly recommend renting this property. And want to thank the owners for taking such wonderful care of us. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had such a wonderful stay. It's also wonderful to have such lovely guests as yourselves! We look forward to welcoming you back very, very soon!!!
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Great Spot in Puerto Rico!

  • 5 of 5

Our condo was very nice, clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed for our family for the week. The location was perfect-with the pool right off our terrace and the ocean view on the horizon. We even enjoyed the fireworks from our balcony on New Year's Eve! The beach was fantastic and just a short walk away and the tiki bar area with swimming and outdoor games was a nice spot to relax with the kids. We loved being so close to El Yunque and the Bio-Bay. What a great vacation we enjoyed here!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Villa Fortuna. We enjoyed meeting you and your family and are delighted that you had such a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Beautiful property, outstanding service!

  • 5 of 5

The entire experience from the booking and communication with owner to the check in with Lydia, the property manager, was very smooth and attentive. The Villa is beautiful and inmaculate; everything is of the highest quality and in a privileged location, very close to the pool. Our family had a great time and will come back for a longer stay next time! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, please do come back for a longer stay next time! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay. The proximity is close to the beach, and it is a very safe location. I loved the decor and the floor plan. I also liked the gentle breezes that flowed throughout the condo when the doors and windows were open. The condo was also clean, and the owner and house manager was very accommodating. I recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. We're delighted that you had a great stay! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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  • 5 of 5

This vacation was AMAZING!!!!!

My family and friends take a group vacation once a year and decided to go to Rio Mar this past July. My initial contact with Diana was just wonderful. I have never dealt with a more loving, informative, detailed professional while planning a vacation. Upon booking our vacation everything was very clear, specific, and seemed just too good to be true. BELIEVE IT PEOPLE! Diana and Damaris assisted me in planning a vacation for 20 people. We planned meals, activities, transport, and an extravagant 20th Wedding Vowel Renewal for my sister. The communication was awesome, detailed meal plans, activities, and no hidden cost was a true blessing from God! And the day of my vacation American Airlines canceled our flight! In despair, I called Diana at 4am and informed her of the issue; while I worked on our flights; she and Damaris CHANGED EVERY detail to meet the needs of my family when we arrived! Everything planned went on as normal. A true blessing!! THE MANSION; the pictures do no justice, this home is immaculate! The owner greeted us with open arms, her love and kindness is what the bible speaks of. It’s astounding and a blessing to know that we live in a world where people can still show kindness! The chef goes above and beyond! His food was absolutely the best!

This team of people exceeded our expectations in every way. When you book the Mansion for a vacation you get more than your money’s worth. You get a quality of service that will truly overwhelm you. As I book future trips for my family it will be very hard to top this one; and that is why we will be returning. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rio Mar Cluster 2 Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Spring 2016 - 2017
Nov 16 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Rio Mar Beach
Car: recommended

The villa is located in Cluster II 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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