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Tropical Home with Pool, A/C and 3 blocks to beach, Gated Security

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,048 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bath single family property with pool and close to the beach

Beautiful private air conditioned house in a gated community with 24 hour security. Private pool in the backyard with an outside bathroom for bathers convenience. This single family home has 3 bedrooms (Master: Queen, #2: Double, and #3: single bed with a popup single bed underneath. From the front door, walk into a beautiful soft colored Living Room. Off to the right is a hall way leading to the Bedrooms and Bathrooms. Off to the left is a breakfast nook which adjoins a very nice grain colored cabinet Full Kitchen. Travelers have been provided with the cooking comforts of home, but please note this is not a Bed And Breakfast. Travelers are provided with the cooking utensils to prepare their own meals in the comfort of this home. The Kitchen has a Refrigerator, Microwave, and Oven. We provide you with both breakfast and dinner service for eight, silverware, glasses, pots and pans, linens, towels and even a cooler to take and enjoy the beach. We provide cable service for the TV's in the Living Room, Master Bedroom and #2 Bedroom. Each with individual controllers. There is also a nice stereo system in the Master Bedroom as well as an old fashion radio in the Living area. Beyond the breakfast nook is a Utility room with a Washer and Dryer for your use. Next you will walk into a spacious Dining Room with seating for eight people. The house many windows which allows for natural lighting for the entire house. There are decorative white painted ornate grills covering all the windows but each inside window can be opened for fresh breezes if that is your pleasure. Enjoy this vacation home just two blocks from the beach with a private pool in the backyard. Upgrading for Solar Engergy panels and replacing Air Conditioning with inverters for more electricity efficiency. Gorgeous furnishings. We also have provided a gas grill on the back patio and provided a ceiling fan for your cooling on the back patio. Central Air Conditioning allows you to keep the house to a comfortable temperatures. Please remember to close all windows and keep doors closed with using the air conditioning. Also provided in the Master Bedroom is an individual cooling Inverter. Just bring your suitcases and lotion. 2 beach chairs provided. Tropical plants in front and back yard. Two parking spaces. Gated community with mobile security. Club house/center. Biking and running available. Protected swimming area.

Ten minutes from a protected beach, snorkeling, shore scuba diving, 10 minutes from fine gourmet and local restaurants, shopping centers as well as five minutes drive to multi screen cinema/movie theater.

30 minute drive to downtown San Juan.

Fast food is 5 minutes away -- McDonalds, Applebees, Sizzler, Pizza Hut, Burger, King, Taco Bell, Ben & Jerrys, etc.

We know you are away from your home but we have tried to provide everything you with the comforts of home while visiting with us. What you experience will be lifetime memories, and we want your experiences to excite you to want to return again and again to our unit. We would be so complimented if you develop a sense of belonging each time you return to visit Puerto Rico and chose to stay again in our unit.

Located at Q-12 Calle Palmas in the beautiful neighborhood of Dorado, Puerto Rico, we are only 10 minutes from the Dorado Beach Hotel East and West and Ritz Carlton Reserve Hotel. The airport and San Juan are only thirty minutes drive, all freeway. A short distance from the sand and minutes from restaurants and shopping. Neighbor to some of the Caribbean's best golf courses. Take a swim in our private pool or walk in the tropical area to the close beach and enjoy the warmth of the Caribbean. So close you can swim both in the morning and in the evening, if you are so inclined. Paradise is yours for the enjoyment!!!

Puerto Rico is a destination that maintains the charm and hospitality of former days of Spanish conquests, historic forts and a location of major European countries battling for dominance of this essential island. You will find everything that the Caribbean has to offer in this all around family destination. What is the best you ask someone in Puerto Rico and you will get as many different answers as people you inquire. Each person comes to Puerto Rico and sees different and wonderful aspects. Sights, sounds, and experiences will forever be embedded in the memories of those who visit the Island Paradise. There are no passports or visas required for United States citizens, which means that US Citizens can travel freely in and out of the island territory of Puerto Rico without going throughout immigration or customs.

More Details

John D. Curd Jr.
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About John D. Curd Jr.

I worked and retired after 34 years from the US Military (16 US Marine Corps and 18 US Army). Also worked as an American Diplomat and retired in 2005. Father of four wonderful grown adults and grandfather of three darling granddaughters. I am a PADI dive instructor and found a place where I can enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving in some really nice places very close to my new unit.

John D. Curd Jr. purchased this house in 2014

Why John D. Curd Jr. chose Dorado

I travel myself and have put into the property the attention that I would want if I were wanting to spend time in a home away from home. I was born in Hawaii and love being surrounded by water. Hawaii was just a little too far from my children and grandchildren. This location allows them to visit and we can spend quality time together.

What makes this house unique

The historic charm of the old Spanish world mixes with the morning world and yet still retains so much of that historic charm. I love sitting on my front porch and enjoying the Trade Winds as they gently blow through the house while enjoying a cool beverage. Also I enjoy the privacy of my own pool in the backyard and my covered patio where I can sit at night and listen to the enjoyable sounds of Puerto Rico.


Dorado del Mar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2048 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Marble countertop Sink
    Guest Inside Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Outside Bather Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom for bathers use without dripping water inside.
  • Each bathroom has smooth attractive white tile flooring.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Dream Bedroom has two windows with wood decorator blinds. - 1 double , Ratan furnished, Ceiling Fan New
    Relax Bedroom (with separate 2nd single Bed) - 2 twin/ single , 2nd bed underneath. Pops up. New Ceiling Fan
    Master Bedroom (Bed has extra cushion top padding) - 1 queen , Master bed 60x80 inches, four sleeping, two throw pillows.
  • Each bedroom with attractive smooth light colored tile flooring. The Master Bedroom has an individual special air conditioning unit called an inverter. If you want to enjoy the tropical feeling in the rest of the house, you can turn off the house air condition and leave this Master Bedroom inverter running. This always provides you with a wonderfully cool room to which to return for resting if the day outside is a little humid for you. Also in the Master bedroom I have installed a desk so that you can communicate with friends and family while staying in my home. There is a wireless internet for the entire house so you can use your laptop and mobile devices. The Master bedroom has a 40 inch Samsung flat TV with remote controls and a stereo unit with a remote control for music listening enjoyment. This room has two windows with wood laminate decorator blinds that can be opened and closed when you want. Each window has beautiful white painted ornate grill covers that can be opened.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
I have a property manager who will provide your welcome to the unit and answer all questions for you. She will provide her point of contact information to facilitate your stay in our unit. Do provide comments to her so we may improve with each guest the enjoyment experience.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Tropical Home with Pool, A/C and 3 blocks to beach, Gated Security
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Stayed for one month! Great weather. Perfect spot to travel all over the island. Easy drive to old San Juan the great San Juan hotels on the ocean. Great restaurants nearby ,super meat market , used beach chairs at the Ritz and the Hilton. Will go back again. Alex and Rose

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being guests. Pleased you enjoyed.
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Joliet, Illinois

Met all expectations plus perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The house is just as lovely as in the pictures. Has everything you can possibly need during your stay. Property manager was very responsive and accommodating. Location is great for exploring different areas of the island. Beach was a quick 5 minutes walk away and had no people on it during the week- felt like we had a private beach access. I would definitely recommend this property for anyone going to visit PR and I would gladly stay there again if we would decide to return to PR.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dorado Holidays

  • 4 of 5

John, you have a beautiful home. Every detail is thoughtfully and artistically planned - social and private areas, shady and sunny spots. The swimming pool was cool and refreshing. The house has all necessary items such as comfy beds and a plus with a washer/dryer. The listing is stocked with all necessary kitchen items to prepare meals, loads of towels, nice big fridge, beach chairs, etc. We loved the secluded aspect of the property; the pool was wonderful as well as the gazebo. We loved spending a whole day just relaxing at the house or setting in the evening to have cocktails and watch the stars. Valerie greeted us and explained everything about the place as well as being very communicative and accessible during our stay. For us, this property was the best so far among the 3 times we've been to the Dorado area.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. I try to think I would like with the home and listen to my guests to what can make it a better place in the future. I look forward to your return visit. John Curd
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More than we expected, amazing house!!

  • 5 of 5

First off, John and Valerie were amazing to work with. That's a plus, we are frequent visitors there and have always had trouble while trying to arrange where to stay, but not this time! The house was great, located in a very private and safe area. The house is bigger and nicer than what you can see in pictures. There's a nice and comfortable kitchen that is not pictured with everything you could possibly need. A/C worked great, kept the house at a comfortable temperature and the backyard area and the pool were so relaxing. We will definitely be back!!


Fue un placer haber contactado a John y Valerie, los trámites para rentar la casa fueron fáciles y sin ningún tipo de inconvenientes. La casa es fantástica, localizada en un área privada y segura. La casa es mucho más grande y bonita de lo que se ve en las fotos. Tiene una cocina bastante cómoda que no se ve en las fotos, con todos los enseres que uno pueda necesitar. El aire acondicionado estuvo excelente, mantuvo la casa a una temperatura cómoda. El área del patio y piscina es bien relajante. Definitivamente volvemos!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Springboro, OH

Our stay at Curd's home Dorado del Mar

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's fist time to Puerto and Dorado, located 40 minutes west of the San Juan Airport on the North shore, was a great choice for us.. John's home is nestled in a gated community, Dorado del Mar, which made us feel very safe. The home was clean and comfortable. For us, the best part is the private back yard with a great pool, gazebo for shade and an outdoor bathroom with shower for convenience. Just outside the complex there is a Walgreens, CVS, a large Super Max grocery store and many restaurants. From John's home, you can walk to a sheltered beach in 5 minutes where there are many bar/restaurants to enjoy. The welcome/instruction booklet was well laid out and informative and the property manager, Valerie was fantastic and lives very close by. If we needed something, she was there in five minutes. We would definitely stay at John's home again. One place you shouldn't miss when in Puerto Rico is the El Yunque Rain Forest. Simply breathtaking. Thanks for sharing your home with us John. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. My property manager and I both seek to jerk improving my vacation home to provide increasing comfort got my guests. Please return soon. John Cyrd, owner
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Your own little Paradise

  • 5 of 5

To start i must say this home is a mini 5 star resort. From the moment you pull up to the home you fall in love with the landscaping. The property is located in a pueblo that everything that you need is literally walking distance including the beautiful beach. Back to the home once you open the front door you are in a home that is decorated to perfection, the owner has taken great pride in his home. From the check in manual provided prior to check in to every little detail i can say it is well put and very informative . The property has everything that you need but we went and bought our own and left the rest we didnt use for the next guest. All the amenities that you will see in a resort you can find in this home. I can't say enough about this home the pool area is beautiful especially at night when the pool lights up blue. The owner has everything that you will need for the beach as well, there is not one thing that you will need aside from your clothes he has thought of everything. In the morning you can have your coffee and literally feel like you are in your own private island. We encounter a little issue that the owner was not aware of and after one call it was handled in a timely manner and efficiently to our satisfaction. This owner does care about his guests and provides them with a wonderful place to vacation. He is very thorough in his manuals about his home that in reality there is no need to call all the answers are there but if you do call with any questions Valerie is happy to answer them. I had the best time and in reality if you thought the pictures of this home are beautiful wait until you see it in person you will be amazed. And last but not least Valerie was a pleasure to work with completely professional very courteous and sweet. Thank you John for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Embassy Suites Lounge
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Puerto Rico Highway 693
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Embassy Suites and many local restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Two blocks level ground
Car: recommended

The Dorado del Mar area has major hotels close by (Ritz, Hyatt, Embassy Suites, etc). The beach is two blocks away from the rental and is a protected cove. Very safe swimming. A short drive outside the community you will find more beaches with local restaurants featuring island specialities and Island drinks. Beaches are public in this area and good wave actions for body boarding, snorkeling, and off shore scuba diving. For those who would like to bicycle, there are trails as well as for the walker there are many beach roads offering safe opportunities to enjoy a morning sunrise or an evening sunset. Imagine walking along a palm tree lined beach with a tropic breeze gently passing by your face cooling your skin as you enjoy a pleasant walk along the ocean.


Rates & Availability

Dorado del Mar House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Holiday
May 26 2017 - May 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $80
Dorado Car pass Deposit $50
Utility Deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

** Rates are based on minimum of 6 nights and for six guests. Guest numbers in addition to the six potential must be discussed with the owner.
** This residence is listed as no pets.
** Electricity is our largest bill in Puerto Rico. I suggest you use the air conditioner modestly but you are free to adjust it to your comfort for your family and guests. I require a security deposit for the electricity of $150.00 for each 1 to 7 day period. If the total electric bill is less than $150 per week then I will notify HomeAway to refund the electricity deposit. Please note that I am making upgrades to the air conditioning system to reduce the amount of electricity being used to further make my guests comfortable and enjoying their vacation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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