Brand New! Furnished condo! Gated residential property 2 bedrooms/2full bat
- english, Learning Spanish
About Rick Johnson
Very outgoing, friendly guy! Enjoy being with family, friends and meeting new people! Originally from Upstate NY, near Montreal Canada. Love having company and helping people. Currently reside in ft lauderdale where I work as a flight attendant. I would love to share my beautiful home with you 😀
Rick Johnson purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Rick Johnson chose El Cortecito
I bought this property because the location is excellent! Everything i want and need is in walking distance. The locals in this area are very kind and helpful. I just got a special feeling when I first visited the property, I just knew that this is what I want !
What makes this Condo unique
I love the beautiful pool and grounds and the fact that it is a brand new development. The wood cabinets, closets, and doors are beautiful. I like the location of my unit because it does not get the afternoon sun, like many of the other units, which makes it a little uncomfortable to sit out on the patio in the afternoons. It's so relaxing in the afternoon sitting on the patio with a breeze blowing!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
I had a great stay, the only issue was the water pressure on toilets is extremely low. If that one issue can be addressed things would be absolutely perfect for your next guest
Lovely condo, pool and close to the beach
We had a great week at Rick’s condo in mid March. The condo is newer and has 2 bathrooms and 2 cute balconies. Each bedroom has its own modern ac unit. The kitchen had the basics for everything we needed for cooking and meals. The beds were very comfortable. We really enjoyed the condo pool and lounge chairs around the pool. There was a nice community of expat retirees who were happy to offer suggestions for restaurants etc.
The nearby beaches are beautiful. They are the same beaches that the five star resorts front onto. Nice and soft for long beach walks. If you want to enjoy a lounge chair at the beach, you can go to several of the nearby little beach bar/restaurants and use one of their chairs for several hours with the purchase of drink/food.
Most mornings I enjoyed walking to the small strip mall area, about 15 min away that had a grocery store, pharmacy and amazing coffee and pastry shop called Dalias. I bought produce from Huertop, a couple of doors down from Dalias. There is a Cuban restaurant that we heard was really good in this same little strip mall. We had a great meal at a Mexican restaurant nearby. The 2 for 1 appetizers and pizza special at one of the main beach bar restaurants nearby was also a favorite of ours. We were fortunate the weather was great. The transport to and from airport with grocery stop was very good. We arranged it through Rick’s property manager.
We bought some bug spray as the mosquitos were out at night.
We felt safe and the condo complex is gated with a security guard.
We came with American money and it’s accepted everywhere but exchange rates vary. I would recommend bringing some Pesos with you for local shopping etc.
Overall a great vacation and we hope to be back soon!
Thank you Melissa ! I’m so happy that you enjoyed your stay there! My prooerty manager said you left the place very clean, and you were a delightful guest! I would love to have you and your family/friends stay there again! Thanks again
Well maintained, safe complex
We were guests at Rick's condo for the month of Feb. and found it to be clean and well equipped. It is very quiet for the most part (could hear music from near-by resorts every so often.) Beach access is close, however, the public beach which provides lounge chairs is about a 10 min. walk. You need to get there before 11am to secure a spot. Food and drinks are available from restaurant behind the beach. If you prefer to just hang out by the pool, the recent addition of more chairs makes this very pleasant. There is no shade available there but umbrellas are apparently on their way! Lots of very good restaurants within walking distance. Grocery shopping was a bit difficult as taxis are expensive ($15.00-25.00 U.S. each way) and the buses are VERY crowded. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others. Our son-in-law went out on a fishing charter and caught a 30lb. Mahi Mahi !
Nice, quiet and comfortable condo very close to the beach (5 minute walk). Few but good restaurants nearby. Lack of chairs at the pool and unfortunately, people put their towels over them and end up not using them. No shades at all on the premises but if you are there only for the sun, you will be happy. Chairs on the balcony could be more comfortable. Cannot sit for a long period of time. They are small wooded folding chairs that should only be used as decor.
The condo association is working on getting new chairs and shading for the pool area.
I have been trying to find cushions for the wood patio chairs that I have.
I’m happy that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to have you again. Thanks
A home away from home
Location and rental are as advertised, new, and not far from beach, close to all local amenities.
Pictures on web site accurately represents condo rented.
Comfortable beds and living areas, tastefully decorated throughout. Couches were comfortable, and very relaxing.
There is everything you need at the rental. I especially enjoyed the ensuite bathroom; both girls had their own washroom, a definite plus!
Rick also has some amazing motion activation night lighting on floor, which was also appreciated. Rick Johnson's condo has many extras one does not often see at other rentals, making your stay more enjoyable!
I would definitely recommend this place, and would stay here again!
Ease of booking, confirmation, payment, and reimbursement of deposit, all without a glitch!
A mention of appreciation to Brenda, who manages the condo. My money belt was forgotten in safe, and she wired my funds through PayPal! Thanks again Brenda for your integrity and honesty!
Pool area: Clean, and relaxing area
Thanks Rick for sharing your home with us!
Thank you Alcindo! It was a pleasure having you. I’m so happy you enjoyed my place. Thank you for taking such great care of everything there and treating it like it was your own home, again it was a pleasure having you and hope you will come again. The best to you and your family,
Everything in the condo was true to the photos. The condo had all the amenities we needed to be comfortable, it was nice, clean, we could both cook (kitchen has all the necessities) or eat out really close. The whole building complex and the apartments are new. The pool is spacious and clean, the grounds are sprayed frequently against bugs and mosquitoes, and there are nets on the windows. For the safety, there are security guards on duty at all times.
No noisy night clubs around, in fact it was really, really quiet inside.
The nearest beach is Playa Mathilde, it's relatively small, but it was never crowded (in July).
The owner of the condo is a very pleasant person to deal with!
Enjoy beautiful beach 300 kilometers away! Also right across the street are restaurants, bars, shops, grocery, and pharmacy. Exellent and safe location for everyone!