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5 STAR RATED: ISLA VERDE BEACH 17th FLOOR MARBELLA APT. WITH A WOW!! OCEAN VIEW

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 666 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Post Hurricane Status Report: My condo is fine.It has electricity, water,Internet, Cable TV and AC. The only significant damage is a broken bedroom window (1 of 4) which is presently closed with plywood. Given that my condo’s repair is low priority (some of the corner condos were devastated) and replacements are scarce, I still do not have a specific date from the building's management for the actual repair. I have rented my place twice this month and the guests were pleased. The building's pool is being repaired and it should be available by the end of the month.The beach is as beautiful as ever. Local restaurants, supermarkets and gas stations are functioning.

During last year 45% of our HomeAway/VRBO guests voluntarily reviewed their stay and gave us positive reviews. 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. It is located in the middle of Isla Verde beach which is not only San Juan’s best but was recently rated by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the top 10 best city beach in the world. Isla Verde beach is one of the most exciting areas of San Juan, alive with cafes, restaurants, nightlife as well as convenient supermarkets and drugstores. Kite surfing lessons, jet ski rentals, umbrella and beach chair rentals are available right on the beach.

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 free 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 25 meter long 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 is very well located. Taxis, Uber 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.

More Details

Owner
Argelio Maldonado
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 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 Isla Verde

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

Amenities

Isla Verde Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 17
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 666 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Instant guest approval is not available for a reservation starting on a Sunday. Approval is available within 24 hours.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Ocean view and includes its own TV set.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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5 STAR RATED: ISLA VERDE BEACH 17th FLOOR MARBELLA APT. WITH A WOW!! OCEAN VIEW
average rating of 4.9038463 based on 52 reviews
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5

VERY CONVINIENT

  • 5 of 5

THEY HELPED ME OUT TREMENDOUSLY.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My Property manager's staff is truly committed. Some of them suffered greatly during Hurricane Maria. Just the same, they showed up to work the moment they were able to do so. In record time they addressed the rental units hurricane damage to the best of their ability. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know.
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Loved the located and the beautiful condo.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very glad you found my place to your liking.It is an attractive place with a beautiful 17th floor view which I try to always price at an attractive rental price.
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5

very nice

  • 5 of 5

grenat location and condo, easy to contact the owner to, all the family like it

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Indeed I enjoyed talking to you and answering your pre/post stay questions. I try to be quick with my responses and treat my guests as I would like others to deal with me.
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location- only an uber ride away from anything we wanted to do! Rented a car for a day to get to rainforest that was so worth the $. Ate at all local restaurants within walking distance!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Indeed, Uber has arrived to PR. It does offer an alternative to those that rather not rent a car. For those guests that prefer to rent a car, Charlie Car rental 24x7 office across the street from my building offers clean cars at very competitive prices. Furthermore, they will pick the client at the airport eliminating the initial hassle of airport driving.
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5

This is quite possibly the most enjoyable accommodations in all of my vacations

  • 5 of 5

This place is a paradise. If you stay here and you're not happy, then you are a difficult person to please. You will have to buy paper towels and if you want something other than a hotel type soap, I would suggest buying or bringing toiletries. That being said, this place has all the accommodations one could hope to have. Not only do you see the gorgeous beach from your balcony, but you also see it from your bedroom as well. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave and nice utensils. We didn't do any cooking but we made tea and used the microwave from time to time. The refrigerator is very large and we used it for snacks, drinks, etc.. Isla Verde is a fabulous part of the island to stay. The Walgreens is directly across the street and there are numerous shops and restaurants easily reached by walking. If you're looking for some good food, I recommend the Metropol Restaurant and Panaderia Espana. They are both conveniently within walking distance and you will not be disappointed. We took the bus into Old San Juan and the bus stop is right outside as well. It is a fabulous experience and when I have the opportunity to go back I will stay here again. The owner is very communicative and genuinely helpful. The beach chairs in available cooler are a plus. I truly enjoyed my stay thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dr. I am very glad you enjoyed my place and that you are coming back in the future. I simply cannot ask for a more beautiful review. As they say...you "fill my heart with joy". You are so correct about Isla Verde beach. It is close to everything and yet away from the traffic and noise of Condado.
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5

Just wonderful! Amazing view and location

  • 5 of 5

Clean, amazing view! Great location .. next to beach bar and plenty of restaurants .. felt safe

The condo is cute and cozy.. plenty of towels , cold AC.. will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Location is one of Isla Verde's beach location. It has many advantages in terms of reaching the rest of PR's sights while being convenient to Old San Juan. I am glad you liked my place. Recently, I added more towels as well as other items. I am always listening to my guests' feedback and making appropriate improvements.
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Map

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 Beach
1 Metres
Isla Verde beach
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75 + Tax
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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