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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Luis Torruella
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

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.

Amenities

Dorado Beach Resort & Club Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • 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 $160 each per week to add up to six more) for $980.00 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Sculptor's Retreat Villa @ Dorado Beach Resort, a Ritz Carlton Reserve
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews
Menlo Park, CA
5

Perfect place for a relaxed and fun family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I've spent 9 days with my family at Luis' property. The setting is amazing, the house does not look like a rental. Luis opens his personal weekend home for visitors and you'll get that "being at home" feeling since the moment you step in.

While the house is not new, is very well maintained and perfectly equipped with everything you will need. It also has a large pool 1min away (shared by other houses in that condo), a great view, BBQ, great kitchen and everything else you need to relax.

The Ritz Carlton is next to the property and also a great perk (you need to pay extra to access the hotel, but is 100% worth it). My kids had way too much fun in the water park (The Water Mill) and the gym next to it is world class. The city of Dorado is a few minutes away and has good restaurants, market and offers a nice flavor of a small Puerto Rican town.

The kids also loved moving around the property in the golf cart looking for wild nature (lizards!) and bird watching. Luis is a great host and will respond any message within minutes.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excelent

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time everything was very well mantained the Villa very well stocked. There is one slidding door the one by the kitchen that the lock is not working. But everything else perfect.

Thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Cathy

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this wonderful Villa. The view was beautiful and the villa was very comfortable.

Luis was so helpful & very kind. He made us feel so welcome and helped us learn our way around on the property too. The beach was beautiful !

We are planning on coming back !!

Thank you Luis for being so prompt & answering all our questions.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

Luis couldn't have been a nicer host. It was a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Towson, MD
5

The Best!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and another couple had been searching for a destination for a long weekend (Thurs-Mon) from Baltimore, MD. My husband came across Doarado Beach Ritz Carlton Resort. We looked into the resort rooms but immediately were discouraged at the $1,100/nt price. I quickly jumped on HomeAway to see what was in the area and came across Sculptor's Retreat.

After looking at a couple different properties we knew Sculptor's Retreat was the best fit for us. Louis was so informative and helpful from the second I first messaged him. He sent over a very detailed map, directions and pages of recommendations of things to do in the area. Per Louis recommendation and the reviews we decided to get the short term Ritz membership. This is a MUST!!! Worth every single penny.

After landing in San Juan it was just a short 30 min drive to Dorado beach. When we arrived on the Dorado Beach reserve we were all taken a back at the immaculately kept grounds. It was beautiful! When we arrived the villa was exactly as pictured. The bedroom bathrooms were not featured in the pictures on HomeAway but they all appeared to be recently renovated and very nice!

After we unpacked we took the golf cart and went on a tour of the reserve. We could not get over the beauty of the reserve and all there was to do! Beach, golf, tennis, gyms, pools, restaurants, bars..... anything you needed!

The rest of the trip was spent on the beach, golfing and dinners out. We also took advantage of the top notch gym and tennis facilitates.

For breakfast and lunch we ate at the villa except for one day we had lunch up at the Beach bar/grill which was delicious. For dinner we grilled out at the villa our first night and then ate at both the Ritz restaurants - Mi Casa and Positivo. Would highly recommend Mi Casa! The food was delicious and the service was great. Positivo had an amazing vibe but if you had to pick one definitely Mi Casa. We also ventured into the small town of Dorado Beach and had an authentic meal in town which was a cool experience.

If HomeAway let you write endless reviews I would go on for another 10 paragraphs but since they don't I'll end with you must go to Dorado Beach and if you do Scultor's Retreat is the best place to stay! We will 100% be going back ....maybe even a yearly trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

The resort is awesome for young families

  • 5 of 5

The condo has a great layout, and we appreciated that the small things you don't want to buy are there - coffee, paper towels, laundry detergent, salt, pepper - etc.

The location is fabulous on the resort, really close to everything by golf cart. All the systems worked well - A/C, hot water.

Downside - lighting could use improving, and paint colors updated.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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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

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $59

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund