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Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Isla Verde one bedroom apt. with a beautiful panoramic view close to everything.

Why the "5 Star rated" review headline claim? Easy, during last year 45% of our HomeAway/VRBO guests voluntarily reviewed their stay and gave us a top 5 Star review. This is a very high review percentage. Rather than try to explain it, we will allow verified guests speak for themselves.

We start with a visitor to Puerto Rico: “….once we arrived at the condo and took one look out the window, it was paradise again! And that was in the middle of the night. For the rest of the trip my wife asked me "How did you find this place?!" We shopped around while we were there and did not find a better priced condo, nor one with a better view, nor one in a better location. 10 out of 10 for this condo.”

Now comes the toughest guest.... a repeat, experienced visitor to Isla Verde, Puerto Rico: “…..with a clear conscience I can only write a stellar review. I have stayed in several VRBO and airbnb units in the San Juan area and this was my favorite by far. If you are looking for fancy, with bells and whistles...this is not for you. If you want clean, safe, great location, free parking, lovely beach, comfy bed, and not mildew smelling AT ALL (a big plus in these older waterfront Isla Verde condos) then this is the spot for you! The management company was easy to deal with and the owner was attentive to our questions.” Another lovely lady recently stated "We have traveled to San Juan a number of times and stayed in other condos, but this one was our favorite."

My Marbella apt.'s description now follows:

One bedroom oceanfront apt with a queen size bed and a brand new sleeper sofa suitable for 1-2 children or a third (maybe fourth) adult. It has a beautiful panoramic 17th floor ocean view located in the middle of Isla Verde beach....San Juan’s best. This is a fully equipped self-catering apt. All linens, bath towels and beach towels, cooler as well as beach chairs are provided. It has Wi-Fi and a Cable TV Premium package plus eight Showtime channels . The apt. has three flat screen TV's including a spare one.

The unit is cleaned before your arrival and after you check out. For long term stays additional cleaning can be arranged for a $50 charge. The apt.'s Property manager is located in the same building and is available Monday to Friday during office hours and Saturday until noontime in case of any eventuality.

Marbella del Caribe is a popular and well maintained oceanfront two building complex with 24x7 security and is completely gated. The apt. has a very convenient designated underground parking space. Even though the airport is less than 10 minutes there is no noise. The two building Marbellla complex has extensive grounds, a beautiful large pool, a large BBQ area and a basketball court.

Nearby, there are banks, souvenir shops and a Cyber cafe. Across the street you find Charlie's car rental and a 24 x 7 Walgreens that has just about everything one could need from food to beach gear. There are also two (Pueblo and Super Max) well stocked supermarkets nearby.

Several upscale hotels and casinos are found less than 5 minute walk away offering high end dining, casinos and other attractions to enjoy. These hotels include Wyndham El San Juan Hotel & Casino, The Water Club San Juan and the Inter Continental San Juan Resort & Casino. Also, there is a vast array of restaurants within a few blocks ranging from any possible type of Fast Food plus Italian, Japanese, Chinese, American-International, Cuban and the best Puertorican cuisine.

Isla Verde’s beach is a long and wide sandy beach located near Old San Juan and other tourist attractions. Aside from a beautiful beach, the Isla Verde area has it all. Taxis and buses are always available on the 'main drag'. East of Isla Verde, beautiful Fajardo beach is found which also has a wonderful set of rustic kiosks serving tasty local food such as alcapurrias, bacalaítos, pasteles, and empanadillas. These meat and vegetable filled turnovers and fritters represent Puerto Rico's greasy, crispy, artery-clogging contribution to the world of fast food.

The apt. is close to many beautiful and historical places to visit as well as outdoor activities and challenging golf courses. El Yunque National Forest is a couple of miles inland from Fajardo and is the only tropical rain forest in the US. If you like to hike or kayak , PR is the place to go. The Island's interior has coffee plantations as well as an extensive cave system and the world famous Arecibo observatory. The NW corner has wonderful surfing.

A short flight away from San Juan you find the Virgin Islands with its duty free shopping. The Virgin Islands also offer the additional option to charter a crewed or bare boat sailboat and spend a week sailing the Virgins island. Another option is to take a Caribbean cruise departing from the San Juan seaport.

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Argelio Maldonado
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Argelio Maldonado

For over 10 years, I worked exclusively with a Property Manager located in the same building whose primary target market are Corporations and the Catholic church. However, due to PR's economic downturn the Corporate demand for rentals dropped dramatically. Thus, a diversification rental strategy aimed at individuals was launched. In order to make sure that my guests' stay goes well, I have made arrangements (ie, pay an additional commission) with the same experienced Property manager to coordinate the renter's stay. He handles the keys, your check in and check out and can be approached Monday to Friday during office hours and Saturday until noon in case of any eventuality with the apt.

In order to be on any preferred corporate list an owner must be willing to: 1) offer very competitive rental rates (which I also offer you) and 2) maintain the apt.'s premises up to their standards, otherwise, you are not considered. I recently bought new high end artwork (Fanch Ledan,love his stuff) for the living and dining rooms. In addition, the bath was painted and repaired.

Why Argelio Maldonado chose Puerto Rico

Marbella del Caribe is a very well maintained building. I also try to do the same with my apt. I am not perfect but I do try. Also, as a renter to have the advantage of having access to an on-premises Property manager which is truly very important. His job is to make sure your stay goes well and that you enjoy your Puerto Rico stay.

The building has FREE parking. It also offers security guard 24 hours, 7 days a week, Coin Laundromat, tennis and large pool with BBQ and tables. The area offers a wide variety of restaurants and food delivery by some restaurants.

What makes this condo unique

-Location, location, location

-17th floor beautiful ocean view,

-Well maintained building

-Excellent reviews

-Free WIFI and very convenient free parking


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews

I will return!

  • 5 of 5

I will begin by stating that the owner and all involved were available to answer any question I had and were very gracious. My girlfriend and I were vacationing in PR with another couple. Both condos were nice but I had the better view and better parking spot (in my opinion)! I was not able to use all of the amenities because we simply were not at the condo much. Every day was an ALL DAY adventure and we basically just came back to sleep. Everything worked and everything was as described. I read several reviews that complained about all the keys and gates. I did not see it as a problem...actually I felt safer when I was on the grounds. The beach was great and the security guard at the entrance was both friendly and knowledgeable about the area and suggested some non-touristy sites. I would definitely recommend this condo to anyone looking for a reasonable place to stay with a GREAT location.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: .....and Marbella 1707 will be awating! I am glad you enjoyed PR which has so much to offer the visitor. It is amazing how an island roughly 30x100 miles has such a wide variety of places to visit and things to do. Regarding the locks, they not only offer peace of mind but they prevent outsiders from using our facilities. Marbella has by far the largest and best kept common grounds in Isla Verde beach. Prior to implementing the limited access it was an ongoing problem havingoutsiders using our pool, BBQ, tennis and basketball courts etc.
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A wonderful experience. Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

Argelio was an extremely responsive host as well as friendly, helpful and accommodating. The property was just as described and delivered in every way. The staff at the property was wonderful. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: .....and Marbella 1707 east will be ready to welcome you again. I just returned from my annual maintenance/upgrade visit. Next time you come you will see a number of improvements. I am constantly trying to improve my place for the enjoyment of my guests and my family.
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Perfect Location ...... Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property lives up to everything that is stated . Communicating with Argelio is a breeze! My boyfriend have been here for 7 days and we don't want to leave! The location is ideal , the ocean views are exceptional . You wake up and go to sleep to the sounds of the ocean . Everything else on this beautiful island is accessible . We used public transportation to travel to Viejo San Juan. Handy information provided by Argelio ! Awesome building staff. Choose here you won't be sorry!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review simply states my apt.'s pluses. More importanly, you are 100% correct about the staff at San Juan Vacations.....they are my secret weapon. Aside from their wonderful attitude, having them on site with access to a number of services allows me to sleep peacefully at night.
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Charming, well located apartment with a truly amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

This property truly is a gem. It was perfectly located, the parking spot is ideal, the view was phenomenal, and I would stay there again with my family. It had everything we needed and we felt very secure there, which was important because it was only myself and another female friend staying there. And it was so quiet that even 17 stories up we could hear the ocean. There are two large conveniently located supermarkets a short drive away, as well as the 24 hour Walgreens directly across the street. The management staff could not have been more pleasant and made the check in/check out process very easy. I'm already planning my return!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very gratifying to receive four reviews in a row from satisfied guests stating that they are planning to repeat sometime in the future. Repeat guests over time become friends which is a wonderful aspect of renting 1707. Repeat guests tend to be folks who appreciate the condo"s view, location and security. In addition, I try hard to keep up with its maintenance and once a year during October I take it off the market for major repairs which I personally supervise.
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Argelio's property for a week & it was absolutely amazing! The view was breathtaking! The property is so conveniently located, right next to a 24/7 Walgreens and plenty of restaurants. I can't wait to come back & stay again :)

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The apt. is indeed located in the middle of everything. This includes the building's location which is found in the best part of Isla Verde beach. Looking forward to see you again.
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Had the time of our lives!!

  • 5 of 5

Many of the previous reviews hit the nail right on the head!! What an amazing vacation this was! Argelio is extremely courteous and his property is beautiful, to say the least. If you're looking to spend any amount of time in PR, Isla Verde is where you should do it, and you should certainly spend your stay at this lovely apartment. The apartment is clean, the view is SPECTACULAR, everything is nearby...It was just perfect. My girlfriend and I will definitely be returning here sooner rather than later.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Happiness is having back to back guests who not only give me a wonderful review but express an intention to return next year. As I mentioned to Nancy, I am planning to make improvements and the usual maintanence to the property this coming October. Even though the apt is very well maintained by my Propert manager, I am a firm believer of constant improvement. See you next year!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Munoz Marin International
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Old San Juan to Catano(Bacardi)
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Wyndham Rio Mar Resory
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Sagrado Corazon St.
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Baldorioty de Castro
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Isla Verde beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.0%

Are you flexible with your vacation dates? See some empty dates in the next 30 days that fit your schedule?
Send us an email or call us. We can give you an attractive offer. You will be pleasantly surprised!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cangrejo Arriba Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 17
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 666 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Ocean view and includes its own TV set.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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