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Luis Torruella

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, spanish

Sculptor's Retreat Villa @ Dorado Beach Resort, a Ritz Carlton Reserve

44 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Dorado Beach Resort & Club Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathroom On Golf Course; Walk To Beach

Owned by renowned local sculptor Luis Torruella, this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa has a spectacular location second to none next to the famous West Course of Dorado Beach Resort in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Enjoy the privacy of its huge covered terrace with unobstructed views of the West Course fairways. In 2013, it was fully remodeled with the artist’s personal touches.

The villa’s casual elegant décor and its natural surroundings will set the mood for the perfect vacation. Whether you want to relax in the 800 square foot covered terrace feeling the smooth trade winds while listening to the birds or take advantage of the numerous activities this resort home has to offer you will not find a better vacation spot. Great for families with kids!

And remember, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, with no passport, no customs and no currency exchange required. You enjoy the convenience of the U.S. and the luxury of a legendary Caribbean Resort.

Reserve today and start living your Caribbean dream!

Dorado Beach Resort Club includes:

• The Watermill River Park

• 3 golf courses at Plantation (50% reduced rate of $70 for the Pineapple and Sugarcane Courses and $125 for the East Course)

• El Encanto Beach Club, which has beautiful beach and pool and shower facilities, a restaurant and the center beach, Barlovento Water Sports facilities and restaurant, the Fitness and Wellness Center, as well as a Tennis Center.

• Barlovento Watersport Club (kite boarding, paddle boarding, hobbie cat and kayak)

Also includes Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton Reserve Facilities available to members:

• Su Casa Restaurant by Jose Andres

• Positivo Sand Bar

• Hotel Shops

• Botanical Spa

The Dorado Beach membership will provide you with an ID cards and charging privileges.

A membership is not required for the following:

• East and West beach (accessible by golf cart, bike or by walking in the property)

• tennis courts

• Main pool (community pool)

• Zafra Restaurant at Plantation golf Club

• Golf is also available at nonmember rates of $145 for Sugarcane and Pineapple Courses, and $250 at the PGA East Course.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Luis Torruella (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Luis Torruella

Luis Torruella collaborates with architects, developers, and art institutions for the development of art. His work is displayed in several museums, inside and outside of Puerto Rico. He has shown his work in the United States, Europe, and the Orient

At the moment, he offers conferences in the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, participates in international art fairs, and continues evolving his style and technique to set an innovative pace in the international sculpture scene.

Work can be viewed at website.

Luis Torruella purchased this villa in 2013

Why Luis Torruella chose Dorado

We purchased this property because Dorado Beach Resort has a unique set of qualities found nowhere else in Puerto Rico. Also, the world class golf, the beach, the tennis facilities, and the amazing view from its perfect terrace makes this property the perfect setting for a vacation.

What makes this villa unique

Features:

• Prime location with unobstructed views of the West Course fairways and lake. This is truly one of the best locations within the entire resort.

• 800 square foot covered terrace: includes sitting area, large dining table, BBQ area and hammock

• Private 4 seat golf cart with its own golf cart garage

• 6 bicycles

• Tennis court and swimming pool

• 2 parking spaces for the unit’s exclusive use

• Close to the beach, a 10-minute walk, or a 5- minute bike ride or stroll in the golf cart

• The Ritz Carlton Reserve Spa, Three Robert Trent Jones Sr. Championship Golf Courses, various restaurants, a themed water park, state of the art fitness center, beach club and water sports are all available.

Reviews

4.9
based on 44 traveler reviews

Sculptor's Retreat Villa @ Dorado Beach Resort, a Ritz Carlton Reserve
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews
5

Spacious, clean, convenient, family friendly.

  • 5 of 5

The property was just what our family of 7 needed. Luis, the owner, greeted us when we arrived and gave us a complete tour of the home. We were able to use towels and toiletries that were in the home, which helped a lot. You don't realize how much you appreciate using things like salt and pepper and laundry detergent until you don't have it. I would stay here again, we loved everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing views, great location, so much to do

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and a great location for a family of 6 with ages from 12 -18. I could easily live on the back porch with the hanging chairs and hammock. The views are beautiful and peaceful. We took advantage of the bicycles that came with the house and there were enough for all of us to bike together. There are so many things to do on the reserve you really don't need to leave. We took morning hikes before going to the beach or Watermill each day. We were even lucky enough to come upon gardeners cutting the coconuts from the trees one day. They chopped off the top off two and offered us fresh coconut one morning! We snorkeled in different areas pointed out to us by the Ambassador of the Sea program. Our teens took kite surfing lessons at the Goodwinds beach area. We loved using the golf cart to go to the pool areas or wonderful Positivo Restaurant at night. It was awesome to eat out doors with our feet in the sand and the food was amazing. We took one day trip 15 minutes away to a new reserve where they rescued leather back baby turtles and released them at sunset, Amazing! Again the Ambassadors program told us about it. We would definitely stay at this home again. It gave the whole family plenty of room to spread out and was great to come back to every day. The bedrooms were large and clean. Luis was there to great us when we arrived and answered all of our questions. Thank you for a wonderful vacation and many wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Fabulous vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family arrived to a beautiful resort and villa. Luis, the owner, greeted us and was very helpful in pointing out all the amenities of his villa. The villa was super clean, spacious and comfortable and decorated very nicely, full of great art! The large covered outdoor space had amazing views and was an area were many meals were eaten. Dorado Beach Resort is an amazing property full of activities for everyone. Having the golf cart was a lot of fun, as well as, a convenient way to move around the property. Luis had a binder full of restaurant suggestions within the resort as well as in the town of Dorado. Our family truly had relaxing and an amazing time. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, well located property.

  • 5 of 5

I have been using VRBO for over 15 years and have not encountered a more hospitable owner. Luis met us at the property to give us a lay of the land, which was really helpful. The property is very comfortable and has an outstanding covered outdoor space with a comfortable sitting area, a great hammock, a dining table, and a grille. While utilizing this space, you can hear waves crashing in the distance. What else do you need? We also had use of a golf cart along with bikes for our entire family. The property is perfectly located. A short bike or golf cart ride to the Encanto Beach Club. The best thing about the Dorado Beach Club is that there is something for everyone. It will entertain all ages. Golf, tennis, surfing, kiteboarding, phenomenal gym, beautiful beaches, fun water park. All right out the door.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Scupltor's Retreat is fantastic. Could not ask for anything more

  • 5 of 5

This property is a total delight. It is beautifully decorated with every amenity one could ask for and is in excellent condition. The pictures and reviews are all amazingly accurate. We especially love the outdoor covered terrace with full dining, hammocks, chair swings and couches and tables. We practically lived out there and enjoyed the beautiful view. The unit was well supplied, including provisions and all appliances are in excellent working order. Most of all, the owner Luis is extraordinary! He was immediately responsive to every request, even when the internet went down through no fault of his in area-wide failure. The unit comes with bicycles, a kayak, paddle board, nearly new gas grill snorkling gear and more. Beds are in great shape and the original art is very attractive. The nearby tennis court is in great shape, the pool and hot tub too. This was our second trip to the Ritz Carlton resort and met every possible expectation. (And Luis' Mom makes a dynamite muffin!)

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Vacation of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 spent Spring Break week at the Sculptor's Retreat in Dorado Beach. It was the best of both worlds: enjoying the world class facilities of the Ritz Carton Reserve with 5 Star accommodations, but at a fraction of the price. The Villa was immaculate and exquisitely decorated. It came equipped with everything we needed during our stay; the only thing we bought were groceries. The price included a guest membership to the Ritz Carlton facilities, which is a "must have" when staying at this resort.

As others have mentioned, Luis is the consummate host. He anticipated all our needs, starting with excellent directions from the airport. He was there to greet us upon our arrival and provided us with a brief tour of the Villa. He even texted us periodically, just to make sure everything was "OK" (it was). We were also provided use of a golf cart and 4 bicycles which were invaluable as the resort is huge and distances to the various facilities (beach, pools, golf, fitness club, water park, restaurants) makes walking impractical.

We were not prepared for the beauty of the resort. We felt like we were staying in a large tropical botanical garden. We dined at every restaurant and were very satisfied with both quality of the food as well as the service. We left feeling refreshed and looking forward to our next visit to Dorado Beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Dorado Beach Resort
Nearest Golf
10 Metres
Dorado Beach Resort
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
PR-22
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Dorado Beach Resort
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Dorado Beach
Car: recommended

Dorado Beach

Three Robert Trent Jones Sr. Championship Golf Courses

The Ritz Carlton Reserve Spa

Access Encanto Beach Club, Spa Botánico and Mi Casa, by José Andrés Restaurant at the new Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve.

Spectacular dining at Zafra and La Hacienda Bar and Terrace located at the Clubhouse.

Exclusive Watermill Aquatic Adventure Park

Barlovento bar and grill at East Beach

Wind & Waves Center offering sailing, paddle boards and kite surfing lessons and other watersports.

Access state-of-the art Fitness & Wellness Center

Local Villas private swimming pool & tennis court

Nearby Casinos

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Rates & Availability

Dorado Beach Resort & Club Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer season 2016
Apr 21 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$660
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$599
 
 
Mid Season
Nov 21 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$799
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,199
 
 
High Season 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$899
 
 
Summer season 2017
Apr 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$660
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$799
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

There are no hidden charges for this listing nor "processing fees". Use of the golf cart is included.

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Amenities

Dorado Beach Resort & Club Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • All bathrooms have shower towers with numerous jets.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
    Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom opens to terrace and the two other bedrooms open to an interior patio. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. Master and bedroom 3 have flat screen TV with cable.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You have the option of purchasing a one-week temporary membership for a group of four (fee of $75 each per week to add up to six more) for $525 plus 7% tax for the resort club, which includes: • The Watermill River Park • 3 golf courses at Plantation (50% reduced rate of $70 for the Pineapple and Sugarcane Courses and $125 for the East Course) • El Encanto Beach Club, which has beautiful beach and pool and shower facilities, a restaurant and the center beach, Barlovento Water Sports facilities and restaurant, the Fitness and Wellness Center, as well as a Tennis Center. • Barlovento Watersport Club (kite boarding, paddle boarding, hobbie cat and kayak) Also includes Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton Reserve Facilities available to members: • Su Casa Restaurant by Jose Andres • Positivo Sand Bar • Hotel Shops • Botanical Spa

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