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Stunning 18th floor remodeled 2/2, beachfront! Fantastic beach views!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Two bedroom, two bathrooms on 18th floor beachfront, sleeps up to 8

NOTE: OUR PROPERTY WAS NOT AFFECTED BY HURRICANE MARIA, AND WE ARE ACTIVELY TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR REMAINDER OF 2017 AND 2018!!!

Feel on top of the world in this magnificent renovated 18th floor apartment with breathtaking views of the beach and ocean, everywhere you look. Have breakfast every day enjoying the spectacular views and hearing the waves as they come and go....This apartment is the true definition of a tropical paradise.

Be in the center of all action in the most popular beach of all of the San Juan Metro area, the Isla Verde beach, with restaurants, clubs, casinos, hotels, and 24/7 supermarkets all within short walking distance.

Our apartment at Marbella, the most sought after building for vacation rentals offers 24/7 security and many amenities, as a large swimming pool, basketball court, children's playgrounds, barbecue pits and beautiful grounds.The barbecue area overlooks the beach and allows you to have your own BBQ party by the beach. All amenities at the condo are within gated areas and only available for condo residents or renters.

The apartment itself was professionally renovated and decorated during April 2014. The style is a contemporary modern one, using white and grey as primary colors with turquoise and magenta as accent colors, giving it a very relaxed atmosphere, ideal for your vacation.

The apartment can accommodate up to 8, especially if some are children, configured as follows:

Master bedroom: one king sized bed and one twin and a have (45 inches) size futon, for 3 guests.

Second bedroom: one full sized bed with one twin and a half (45 inches) futon, for 3 guests.

Living area: one queen sized high quality sofa bed, for 2 guests.

Bed mattresses and linens were carefully selected for your sleeping enjoyment.Towels are thick and thirsty 100% cotton. Both bedrooms have blackouts and window treatments.

There is good storage space for clothing, since both bedrooms have closets.

More Details

Property Manager
annie astor
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About annie astor

We are a family of five, mom, dad and three sons. We grew up coming to Isla Verde beach every Sunday, especially in the area from Marbella del Caribe to El San Juan Resort. It was the place to be on week ends, so we have fond memories of the area. We still love it here, and now share it with our renters.

annie astor purchased this apartment in 2015

Why annie astor chose Isla Verde

This property has the great advantage that it is right on the beach, while at the same time, having other amenities, as a great huge pool, basketball court, playgrounds etc. You just need to get on your beach clothes and take the elevator down, and a few steps further on, you are on the beach, while being is a very safe condo, with 24/7 security, and assigned parking space.

At the same time, if you feel like exploring the island it is a good place to stay, since it is very close to Highway 66, that goes to the East, where most of the attractions like Rainforest and bio bay tours are.

What makes this apartment unique

The minute I saw this apartment I fell in love because of the stunning views from the 18th floor....I knew it needed some work but the basic ingredient of a great location, was there. After the renovation work, I think the apartment is a true gem, and I wouldn't mind if I get the chance to use it myself every now and then....

Amenities

Isla Verde Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 18
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • -No illegal drugs allowed -No high volume music or noise -No hanging of towels or clothes from balcony railing
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Fully renovated master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Fully renovated second bathroom
  • Very nice newly remodeled bathrooms in modern style, walls are covered floor to ceiling in porcelanato tile, showers have beautiful mosaics and beautiful glass panels work as shower doors.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Additional sleeping accommodation in the living room area, with a queen sized sofa/bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Four Tommy Bahama beach chairs, cooler, and beach towels provided. Baby high chair, umbrella type stroller and pack and play can be provided at no additional cost, upon request.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Stunning 18th floor remodeled 2/2, beachfront! Fantastic beach views!
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
5

Wonderful apartment with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here from 3/31-4/5 and loved the apartment. It has a great view, it is clean, well furnished, and has a great air conditioner. We did not cook at the apartment, but it had all the necessary essentials. She also provided beach towels and we had a great parking spot. Annie is very nice and helpful too. Upon renting, she provided a document several pages long of suggestions on places to eat and things to do in various cities on the island. We will definitely rent from her again.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for submitting a review, Danielle. So glad you liked our location and amenities!! Hope to see you back soon! Best, Annie
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible weekend in Annie’s apartment. She was very attentive and helped us before getting into the apartment. We had all the essentials we needed for the weekend. Since we first opened the door we could feel the peace that the apartment offers. It has a peaceful environment, the staff were really humble and kind to us since the beginning. The bedrooms where really comfortable and we could hear and enjoy the sounds of the waves from it at night. We absolutely loved the apartment and would definitely come back in a future. Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jennifer, for taking the time to review my property. Most people love the proximity to the beach and stunning views this apartment offers, in a modern and safe environment. Yes, you can literally hear the waves when you are at the balcony, out of the central air conditioning!! I hope to see you coming back soon!! Best, Annie
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Not what we expected...

  • 2 of 5

This property and the location were not what we expected. First, I'll start with the positives:

1) Annie was very accommodating about an error that I made on my reservations. She got us into our unit a day early with only two hours notice and rushed around to make that happen.

2) The beach and view are beautiful from this unit. They are really breathtaking!

3) The decor in the unit is modern, there were plenty of cooking utensils, etc.

Our struggles:

1) The overall condition of the area where this property is located was not what we have experienced on our previous stays in San Juan. There are lots of boarded up buildings in the area, vandalism and it wasn't an area that I would feel comfortable walking the streets in. When you enter the grounds to the condo you go through two sets of steel gates to get into the garage and then there is another locked steel gate to get into the building and steel bars on the screen to your unit. It feels a bit like vacationing in a prison.

2) The information about this property says that there isn't damage from the hurricane, that simply isn't true. While this particular unit, inside its walls may not have damage, there is damage to the building as a whole. The ceiling immediately outside the unit in the hallway is missing and has temporary material covering a large hole, the large windows in the living room don't close fully, they don't seem to fit anymore, there torn porch coverings on the outside of the building, etc.

3) We arrived on a Saturday and the noise from the beach and people outside was extremely loud all night. We've stayed on a lot of beaches, there are always people out at night, which is fine, but this was extreme. We were up until 4am because there were people screaming outside and there didn't appear to be staff at the facility to go ask them to quiet down.

4) The cleaning person who tried to get the unit clean in time for us when we arrived early overlooked some very dirty linens. One of the blankets had blood and what a urine stain on it.

We ended up choosing not to stay in this unit for the week that we had paid for. We had spent a lot of money to get to Puerto Rico and wanted it to be a trip we enjoyed. Despite the problems, Annie was unwilling to refund any of our money, so I would suggest being certain that you are okay with this area and facility before booking with her. We were able to find a hotel on Condado Beach that was lovely, so we ended up having a good trip anyway.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI... I was extremely surprised to hear at the time that you did not like the area. I believe all the other excellent reviews, some of which are contemporaneous to your stay, speak for themselves. Most people who choose to stay in Isla Verde do so because they love the area and the beach, which has been chosen as the Best Urban Beach in the World by the USA Today Reader's Choice two years in a row. There are a few properties that are being remodeled after the Hurricane, but that has not seemed to bother any other renters in any of my 5 Isla Verde properties. The same is the case with other areas, as the Condado area you mentioned. The day you arrived was a Saturday, and for some reason there was a party at some nearby hotel. I asked you to give it a chance, that other days would be quieter than Saturdays, but you refused. The building has excellent security, which is appreciated by all renters. After all the beach is public and a lot of security can never be deemed too much. As discussed during the process, It was not that I was unwilling to refund, our contract said it was non refundable and I didn't think that there were valid reasons to refund, since my unit is beautiful, remodeled and impeccable. The only item that is mentioned is a dirty blanket, and it was due to the pressure of time, since the apartment was reserved for Sunday and I realized on Saturday morning that it had been an error on your part and you were coming Saturday, with renters leaving Saturday, so we had to change cleaning plans and clean /prepare the unit in very little time. Overall, I think our area and most areas were visitors come have made a great come back from a category 5 storm of 2017, as judged by comments I receive every day from my renters in Isla Verde and Dorado. Puerto Rico is getting better each day and I thank you for giving it a chance!!!!
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Great apartment in a High floor

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was great. Really comfortable for the 3 of us and the view was fantastic! Would definitely come back in future vists.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Lisa, Thanks so much for your review. I strive to have properties to provide a fantastic vacation experience!! I am so happy you want to come back to our unit, but so sorry that the condo is occupied during your visit in July, but please contact me any other time!!! You were a great guest!! Best, Annie
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5

Outstanding! Just perfect for our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The view is spectacular & access to the lovely (& relatively uncrowded) beach, ocean & nice pool were very convenient. It's a well-appointed, very clean condo with terrific amenities - the kitchenette & laundry facilities were a great help and the bedrooms & baths were very attractive & comfortable. And the tile floors are easy to keep clean, which is important considering the proximity to the beach. Even the parking spot is convenient if one is driving/renting a car. It's a great location - 15+ minute drive to San Juan (although traffic & driving are pretty wild if one is new to Puerto Rico), and very accessible to other great adventures, like El Yunke National Park and the bio bay tours. Perhaps the nicest part is the owner, Annie, who was extremely helpful & informative. Her travel tips for Puerto Rico are superb! It was a great vacation & our family is already asking to book that unit again for next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Apartment!!!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was beautiful, clean and Annie did an AMAZING job making me and my family feel welcomed. Beach is literally steps away, we had restaurants, stores, casino, Old San Juan nearby; it is the perfect location! We are definitely returning next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Our apartment building, Marbella del Caribe, East Tower, is located on the beach in the main strip of famous Isla Verde Avenue, the most sought after tourist area in Puerto Rico. It has the most beautiful turquoise beach which is two miles long, just in our doorstep! You only need to take the elevator down 18 floors and you will be able to enjoy this magnificent beach, surrounded by palm trees and walk on white sand.

Walking distance from our condo, you can find El San Juan Resort and Casino-a Waldorf Astoria Hotel-, the Intercontinental Hotel, the Ritz Carlton Hotel, the Verdanza Hotel, the Embassy Suites Hotel, and the Water Beach Club Hotel. You will find all sorts of restaurants in the area, from all fast food chains to fancy restaurants, you name it and Isla Verde has it. The Isla Verde Beach has a variety of water sports you can practice like parasailing, jet skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling and sailing. You will be within a short cab ride to the areas of Condado, Ocean Park, and Old San Juan. I will give you my own restaurant guide of places to eat in the San Juan Metro area.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90

Slightly higher rates would apply to special weeks within a season which may involve a holiday, like Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving and others. .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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