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Location, Location, Location! Deluxe Two Bedroom Villa DIRECTLY on the Ocean.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, pull out couch in living area, 2 full bathrooms, kitchen, sleeps 6

This breathtaking, fully renovated and fully furnished garden style first floor two bedroom ocean-front villa is located in the heart of the Grand Wyndham Rio Mar Resort in northeastern Puerto Rico..considered America's closest island paradise. Come and appreciate direct oceanfront views from your two spacious balconies. Enjoy all the comforts of home with a roomy , comfortable living and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, two full baths, three wall-mounted flat-screen televisions and a built -in washer and dryer. All of this privacy awaits your arrival with the addition of two beachfront pools and a hot tub--all for your pleasure. Top restaurants, two championship golf courses and the famous El Yunque Rainforest complete this property's allure for a vacation never to be forgotten.

Amenities: Enjoyment starts the minute you arrive at Ocean Villas! You are given a code to receive your key to enter into your own villa. No check-ins, no waiting! You can refresh immediately in your spacious infinity pool which seems to spread beyond its rim to the endless ocean. If you wish to exercise in the extensive lap pool which is directly under your raised, first floor balcony , you can be assurred that the heated spa is waiting afterwards for your relaxation as the ocean waves sing, 'Don't worry--be happy.' Of course, this villa's owner wants you to be happy too, so you will be called and welcomed specifically with answers to any questions you might pose.

Restaurants: Notable restaurants on site include: Marbella, an international, casual, family friendly restaurant which also offers a magnificent breakfast buffet; Palio, the award winning Italian restaurant; and Shimas, offering sushi and Asian cusine. The oceanside Tiki Bar and Grill opens at 11:00AM every day where you can sip tropical beverages garnished with warm sunshine and cool trade winds. On a hill five minutes away is Ritchie's Restaurant with unparalleled views of the Caribbean panorama and superb food to match. Of course, this villa has a fully equipped kitchen, so if you want to just 'stay in' and fix something yourself, that's fine too since this is an amenity hotels can't offer.. Relax! Pack a picnic lunch and munch away on the beach . Grocery stores are minutes away. Your convenience and pleasure are paramount.

Surrounding Excitement: Once you are totally relaxed, think about experiencing more of this beautiful island. Less than ten minutes away is the El Yunque National Forest--a finalist in the New Seven Wonders of Nature competition. Twenty four miles of clearly marked and well maintained recreational trails are available highlighting waterfalls and swimming holes. Watersports are available on site, but in addition, catamaran sailing, leisure and sunset cruising, deep sea fishing, island day trips, surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving are available just twenty minutes away in Fajardo and LaQuilla. Don't forget history and shopping also. Forty minutes away you can take a day trip to visit picturesque Old San Juan which highlights centuries old Spanish fortresses, cathedrals and museums. Walk along blue cobblestone streets accentuated by boutiques, clothing stores and art galleries. Stop along the waterfront to watch cruise ships anchor and enjoy the many superb restaurants at every stop. It's fantastic!

More Details

Sandra Blaeser
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2018

About Sandra Blaeser

Grandmother of 13 beautiful grandchildren. All of us love Puerto Rico. Every year we come to celebrate our affection for the island. It is out second home.

Sandra Blaeser purchased this villa in 2005

Why Sandra Blaeser chose Rio Grande

This villa on the elevated first floor has breathtaking views. We come often to settle our minds and relax. Finally, we decided to share this special spot of paradise with others.

What makes this villa unique

I've traveled world wide, but no place stole my heart until I can to this little spot in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. After staying at the resort on business,, I wandered next door to Ocean Villas. To my joy, a few villas were for sale, and immediately my husband and I started preparations to buy our own little piece of paradise.


Rio Grande Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , combination jacuzzi/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , glass enclosed walk-in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Pull Out Couch - 1 double , Living Area
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Master Bedroom 1 has oceanview, wall mounted flat screen television, DVD Bedroom 2 has private patio and bath with oceanview plus wall mounted flat screen, DVD
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • 20 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
glass enclosed walk-in shower jacuzzi in bath open, modernized kitchen


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Location, Location, Location! Deluxe Two Bedroom Villa DIRECTLY on the Ocean.
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Houston, TX

Very good experience

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the property overall. The photos are "spot on" and accurately described. Let me first say that Sandra is a wonderful host for her place and she was constantly in contact to make sure all was going well. We had one tiny maintenance issue and it was fixed like that! So, that set a great tone for our whole trip. The PROPERTY overall is well maintained and is quiet. The condo has plenty of towels and coolers etc., so we were happy for that as well. The location in the area is wonderful too, we recommend the beaches as Loquillo for nice waves and sand bottomed beaches. On the weekend, go to the beach at Pinones to have a great time with all of the local families and stop into the food "kiosks" they are not to be missed. Close to the hotel, our opinion was that the restaurant Antojitos was not great and very slow. Our best experience for 4 eaters with varying tastes is to go to the kiosks a couple of miles east of the hotel road. Ceviche Hut and LaParilla #2 are the best of this lot. /// Back to the condo, our only item we'd say is that if you plan to cook a lot there is not a ton of space in the kitchen. Grill in the evenings it's a bit of work to arrange and that was really the only drawback to our experience there. Our thing is to have one big meal out each day and then close out with grilling and while available it was more trouble than it might be worth. Seriously, this is not even a real downside, just something to know going in. We can't say enough good things about this rental and we're glad to have found it.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy having you, Mike! Thank you SO much for the review. Sandra
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Just Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time visiting the beautiful island of PR - we have stayed in a different place every time. We will definitely return to this Villa again. Sandra the owner is so wonderful to work with - she sent us e-mails ahead of time with many things to do, suggested restaurants, and even specific directions to get to the lovely villa. When we arrived Jesus Garcia was waiting there for us! He helped us with our luggage - and when we entered the Villa - the air condition was on and all the TV's were playing Christmas music for us!! It was the nicest touch. My two boys (ages15-20) really enjoyed the beach directly out front. The water here actually had waves which they really enjoyed. The pools were very nice as well and as a bonus they are open 24 hours to swim anytime you want (Most places are usually closed when you return from dinner). We explored a few other beaches that were perfect for snorkeling. The Villa that is described here is everything and more. We needed nothing and wished we could have stayed longer:) Thanks Sandra for everything!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picture perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures Sandra has on here cannot begin to show you how beautiful and immaculate her villa is. She is fabulous to work with, she truly puts your needs first and works so hard to provide the best possible stay for her guests. I have only a few issues and one I'm fairly certain cannot be helped. The humidifier that needs to be run is SO DARN LOUD, but it is a necessity so we dealt with it. The infinity pool outside the villas needs work, tiles are missing to the point where it could've extremely dangerous but certainly didn't hamper our fun. My family adored the villa, the stunning beach, the rainbows and sunsets and night time swims. The main hotel water slide and pool were a big hit with our three 8 year olds too. You will not find a kinder, more helpful, more accessible person to plan your vacation with. We had many hiccups with our trip, none of which were the fault of Sandra or Wyndham Grand Rio Mar (car issues, lock outs etc...) Each problem that we encountered was handled beautifully by the villa manager and staff. If you want tropical beauty, relaxation and family fun book with Sandra, you won't be sorry!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, It was wonderful having you and thanks so much for your review:-) Jesus Garcia and I are SO happy you enjoyed your vacation at your villa. Our goal is always to make a perfect vacation for you and your family. Thanks for the suggestions also. The dehumidifiers will be replaced and the pool actually is going to be totally redone during August. It has been on the Ocean Villa's Housing Association's list, which was approved recently, so if you come back again (and we REALLY hope you do), it will be all completed. Have a great summer, and we loved your time with us. Sincerely, Sandra Blaeser
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Denver, CO USA

Incredibly Awesome! - words from 3 1/2 yr old

  • 5 of 5

It is no wonder that this villa and owner get 5 star reviews. Everything is just as it is portrayed. I, personally, could have spent the entire 24/7 at the villa and the beach. Sandra, the owner and Jesus, the manager met our every need. If you have a question, just ask. They are so helpful. We did "an adventure" everyday. The people were very friendly and helpful - even in the non tourist places like the grocery stores. Our 3 1/2 year old grandson summed it up. Every day was the best ever and when he was back home he told anyone who asked that it was incredibly awesome!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy, It gives me such pleasure to see my guests such as you and your family, happy! I understand that every vacation time together is an ultimate experience that will be a memory forever. My goal along with Jesus is to make sure that happens. Thanks so much for your note. Please come back. There is a lot more waiting for your grandson as he gets older. You have only scratched the surface of wonderful things to do near Ocean Villas. My best, Sandra
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Fabulous villa.

  • 5 of 5

My family of six have visited many vacation destinations over the past 26 years and usually rent a condo and I can unequivocally say that Sandra's villa was easily one of the top 2. This was our 3rd visit to Puerto Rico and each time it's been better. Regarding the villa, the listing description was accurate in every detail except the pictures don't accurately depict the size of the rooms. They are actually more spacious in person which was a pleasant surprise. The property was clean and well maintained and the beds and living room furniture were quite comfortable which is important to us. I was concerned about the first floor location but it was actually elevated a few feet off the ground which made it fine. My favorite part was the picturesque oceanfront views and listening to the waves while relaxing on one of the two balconies. The two pools on site were kept sparkling clean and were never crowded so we didn't have to fight for the chairs or umbrellas. We also had access to the fitness center, spa, pools and Tiki Bar at the resort next door which we utilized on numerous occasions. Sandra, the owner, was in constant communication with me which was much appreciated. Her suggestions of where to buy groceries and where to eat were extremely helpful especially Richies with unbeatable views and righteous mufongo. The location worked well for us because it was 5 minutes away from the Rainforest, a must see, and only about 25 minutes from Old San Juan. You will need to rent a car.(Save well over $100 by renting from an Isla Verde car rental site one exit away from the airport and not from the airport site itself). I look forward to going back in the near future and highly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation!!! Can't wait to go back

  • 4 of 5

The villa was everything that was promised!! Beautifully furnished and located on a gorgeous tropical property! Sandra was so easy to work with and answered any & all of our questions, as well as sent helpful list of suggestions! The rain forest was our boys favorite!! We made 2 visits to the kiosiks down the road! Terrific food and local flare! Would go back to Rio Mar in heartbeat! thanks Sandra!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I sincerely believe that Ocean Villas is a unique haven where you can relax next to the waves and also have a blast with activities galore to have fun constantly. My villa is prepared to give you comfort and class. This is why I enjoy sharing it with you. Thanks for the review. The best part is that you enjoyed it so much! It's here for you. Next time bring friends and more family:) I'll be waiting:)
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
The Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 3/Road #968
Car: recommended

Nothing beats the location of this villa! Conveniently nestled on the Northeast Coast of Puerto Rico between the ocean and at the foot of the famous El Yunque Rain Forest, this breathtaking, fully renovated and fully furnished two-bedroom ocean-front villa sits 30 feet from the beach and 50 feet from the Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort which offers first class restaurants along with a lively casino, nightly entertainment, and relaxation at the Mandara Spa.. Two golf courses are on site - the Greg Norman's River Course & The George Fazio's Ocean Course. All of these amenities - and you are only 30 minutes from the airport and approximately 40 minutes into Old San Juan. Spend endless hours walking the beach or relaxing under a palm tree on the sand. If you wish for more action, travel just 10 minutes to the rain forest where you can walk forever in the jungle setting. It is a paradise waiting for you...

Other Activities: Visit Rain Forest with waterfalls and hiking

Golf: Two world class golf courses are on the villa's site--the Greg Norman's River course and Tom and George Fazio's Ocean Course. The River Course expands 6,945 yards along the Memeyes River, framed by mountains and sea. Ideal for players of all skill levels, the design features wide fairways, open greens, shallow bunkers and light rough. Enjoy the Ocean Course along the Atlantic panorama with its classic layout which features four sets of tees, numerous bunkers and elevated greens. The Oceanside par 3 hole (238 yards) always rates among the Caribbean's best. Off site, four other world class golf courses are within eight miles of the villa including El Conquistador Golf Club, two Grand Melia International Golf Clubs, and Bahia Golf Club.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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