- english, spanish, russian, Ukranian
About John Herrero
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, I love our island and know all the amazing things it has to offer! Can definitely assist my guests with ideas on where to go eat, enjoy a great day/night life or explore beautiful scenery, as I have a very active lifestyle. Retired from business, engaged in real estate and entrepreneurship in PR.
John Herrero purchased this House in 2017
Why John Herrero chose Punta Las Marías
Puerto Rico has something to offer for any kind of traveller - whether you are into outdoors and sports, or like to go out to eat and party, or are just a beach bum! Our house has an amazing location - nice neighbourhood, a block away from the beach, multiple restaurants in the area, supermarkets, major hotels, Old San Juan, nightlife, etc. - everything within 10-15 mins ride.
What makes this House unique
Very spacious and comfortable house Great to accomodate large families and groups Kids friendly (pack and play pen available) Great refreshing pool Super cool hidden TV/entertainment room Open areas 2 decks to enjoy the Caribbean sun Great safe neighbourhood
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fun place for large groups
My family and I had a great stay at Villa Roja! We were a group of 8 people and fit very comfortably in the house. One of the nicest gestures that the property owners/managers did (John & his brother Tony) was to always be available via text. Tony showed us the house when we arrived and gave us a tour/knowledge about San Juan in person. He was very nice! We really loved the house and thought it was lovely. The main floor does not have air conditioning but I honestly preferred it that way because you actually felt that you were on vacation with the heat- it also was not bothersome because they have two big rotating fans hanging which allow for nice airflow. There was a foosball table, which we thoroughly enjoyed, as well as pingpong and balls for other sports. I thought it was both hilarious and awesome that they had bunch of floaties for the pool, catering to us millennials in the group. My favorite was the avocado float! I love that they had the ones that hold drinks in the pool too. Speaking of the pool, I will admit that it was much smaller than we thought it would be. I am not sure if they list the dimensions of the pool in the listing but I think it is something they really need to do because obviously the images they posted make it seem bigger than it is. Regardless, we enjoyed the pool often and it did the job to cool us down. There are also large beach towels provided. We had two issues in the house throughout our week-long stay- both of which were addressed the same day (leaking sink, water from laundry machine). They are very fast!
The only thing I found interesting with the property was that they ask that we do not use regular towels to wipe our make up off because make up apparently does not come off their towels (weird because make up comes up from any other towel). However, they did provide darker color make up towels for each person to use. It can be difficult for every member of your large group to remember this, so make sure to get the insurance at the time of your booking of Villa Roja. We also had a dirty towel left in one of the upstairs rooms, which we did not see until the end of our stay (because we didn't need to use that many towels per person) and although we told the owners about this, they unfortunately blamed us for it. Thankfully, they were able to use the insurance we bought and not charge us. Overall, we had a wonderful stay at Villa Roja and would recommend it to any groups!
Beautiful house in a great location. Close to everything to do in San Juan. We will most definitely be back!
Family Vacation 2019
Great communication with the owner throughout the entire process. Beautiful home, amenities and the hosts Georgia and Tony were awesome. we rented the home for four days and our check out date was yesterday. There were some minor issues repair issues that were needed to be repaired and our hosts were on top of the issues and the repairs were quickly addressed, We really didn't have an opportunity to use the amenities until the last day before our check out due to the excursions we had booked for our vacation. Although we had to deal with electrical issues on the day before we left the island...overall we had a great vacation. Villa Roja was definitely a great choice for our family vacation! They also supply all the towels, (beach towels too), off, shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner in a dispenser in the showers. We would definitely rent one of their vacation homes again.
Very pleased with our stay!
Our party was very excited for this trip and for the property from the moment we saw the pictures. Once we arrived, we were all amazed with the entire property. It is centrally located to restaurants, supermarkets, beaches, and San Juan. Everything was within a 15 minute drive. The house itself is beautiful. It has a very open and spacious floor plan. It offered everything that we needed during our stay. The neighborhood around us was safe and quite. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay. It was very nice that one of the owners met us upon arrival. Margaryta took the time to give us a walk though of the property and explain how to operate everything inside. She also suggested some areas for us to visit and answered any questions we had. This was far more than we had expected or received from previous bookings on other properties. Thank you John and Margaryta. I hope that we can plan another visit in the near future and stay once again in this home.
Good communication, clean, cool place
Unique villa. Asked if we could check in early and late. Allowed us in early, but not late. But I can’t fault him for that. Overall good experience. Main area can get
Hot, but it’s PR and they had good fans.
We love Puerto Rico!
What a wonderful experience we had, from the initial walk through, John, was so helpful, showing us the house and all the necessities, there was a great mural on the wall of the island and places to eat and things to do. The house was PERFECT for a large group, space was very accommodating for a long stay, everyone had their own personal space with a wonderful open concept area that lead to the pool. AC units kept the rooms nice and cool since the open area was not air conditioned, which we adjusted to rather quickly. Drinking coffee by the pool every morning was wonderful, grocery store wasn’t close so stocking the fridge was easy. Everything was in driving distance, we Ubered every where and it was so cheap in comparison to the states! The locals were wonderful, everyone is so kind and welcoming. We cannot wait for our next trip to PR, we will definitely be back!