About the property
- Villa3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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 Higuillar
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.
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Beautiful villa. Excellent location Highly recommended!
Perfect combination of luxury and privacy
Have now stayed at this villa twice in 2014 and again in 2018. Had to come back for more. Most recently Stayed 8 days with 5 adults and 3 kids, ages 6,4,1.5. If you didn’t watch the news about the hurricane, you’d probably never even notice. More than adequate space in the villa. Plenty of space to be together with fully stocked kitchen and living rooms and also room inside and out to separate to get some quiet time when needed. Club facilities are top notch with beautiful pools, incredible water park and protected beach with all fun and no worries. Never felt pressured by any staff. Owner always stays in close contact and is very easy to work with. Kids loved every moment. Daytime is full of great pools, beaches, water park. Nighttime gives you time for adults to socialize with grill and patio. Kids loved seeing and interacting with all of the frogs, toads, lizards, iguanas, and geckos that inhabit this beautiful place. All are very friendly of course. The area is super easy to navigate with all the benefits of a US territory but the uniqueness of fantastic culture. We have been a lot of places. Trust me, if you’re looking for a laid back vacation, you can’t go wrong here.
Fantastic Spot for Family
We had a fantastic stay in the "Sculptor's Retreat" in Feb. 2018!
The villa was well appointed, clean and very comfortable. We are a family of 5 with 3 young boys and had plenty of room to spread out. The villa could easily accommodate a larger group or two families. The kitchen was supplied with plenty of cooking utensils (and there were even basic condiments available!) which enabled us to prepare our meals each day (many of the Ritz restaurants are not currently open or with limited availability).
Luis (the owner) was a gracious host, available to answer any questions and offer local advice. He was attentive and thoughtful.
The outdoor patio has a large dining table, seating area for 4-6 and hanging seat swings and a hammock - a highlight for all! We ate, read and relaxed out there, all the while enjoying music on the bluetooth speaker provided. The grill was a huge plus too!
We made use of the temporary Dorado Beach Resort membership, with access to the beach, pool, restaurants, water park and state-of the-art fitness center. As well, we enjoyed the Fairways private pool and tennis courts (a stones throw from the villa). Additionally, Luis made available bikes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards throughout our stay.
In all, an awesome spot that we look forward to visiting again! Thank you Luis!
Luis made sure we had everything we needed and the accommodations were very comfortable made you feel like you were home. We would highly recommend this property!
Perfect place for a relaxed and fun family Vacation!
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.
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.
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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There are no hidden charges for this listing nor "processing fees". Use of the golf cart is included.