About This Listing
Villa opens up to the balcony, great for entertainment and maximizing the tropical breezes!
Rio Mar Beach House is actually a Condo Villa, but with the space (2305 sq. feet) and feel of a HOUSE!
It is the newest Condo Complex (Cluster 7) located WITHIN the Wyndham Rio Mar Resort. It is located on the highest point of the Resort (What a View!!), surrounded by multi-million dollar private homes.
The Villa's Community pool is directly across the property. A short and fun 5 minute drive with the COMPLIMENTARY Golf Cart will take you to the beach and a second oceanfront Olympic size pool for exclusive use of Villa Owners and Guests.
Relax in this luxurious Mediterranean style villa, and enjoy ALL the amenities you are used to at home, and more. The house-villa has 12-18 foot high cathedral ceilings, FOUR full bedrooms,and 4 FULL (email hidden)e Master Bedroom has a King Size bed, a twin-size sofa bed, and an attached Home Office (you must provide your own laptop). The kids bedroom has a Full size bed withTrundle bed that expands to sleep 4 kids or adults. The third bedroom has two full size beds. The fourth bedroom has a Queen size bed. Each of the bedrooms (except for the kids room) has it's own PRIVATE bathroom!!
Here is a short list of all the amenities you will enjoy:
* INCLUDED Golf Cart so you can roam the Resort grounds, and go to the beach in style (max occupancy of 4 riders at a time, please!)
* Air-conditioned rooms and Central Air in the living room area.
* Hunter Fans in all areas.
* High-end Furnishings for your comfort
* HD Flat Screen SONY , Samsung TV's, in ALL rooms and living room, and a Vizio 3D TV in kids room.
* Fully equipped with Cable TV, Playstation 3 and games, Sony Blue Ray internet-connected players with NETFLIX and other internet movie sources available, Surround Sound, and many, many games and movies for you to enjoy.
* Home Office desk in the Master room with 10MB Wi-Fi house-wide connection (you need to bring your own laptop)
* RED brand Infrared Stainless Steel Grill on the balcony for your grilling enjoyment
* Fully equipped kitchen with all the appliances you can think of
* Wine Cooler in the kitchen
* Luxurious carpeting throughout
* Hotel-style Safe Deposit Box
* Magazines and Books to read
* AMAZING Ocean and Resort view and fresh tropical breezes to enjoy
* Wireless Stereo system - hookup your phone or I-pod and listen to what you like
* Set of golf clubs for you to use, leave yours at home if you like
* Whole house automatic emergency diesel generator and water cistern - you'll never be without water or electric! (Very important, as power outages are commonplace in the Island!)
500 acres of everything you desire to live the ultimate Caribbean escape awaits. Executive Chef Jan Pfeiffer delivers a culinary experience at the Hotel's superb restaurants and lounges satisfying every appetite and epicurean palate. The Hotel's Concierge will help you book a variety of watersports, excursions, fitness center, Peter Burwash’s International Tennis Center and Golf Courses designed by champions Tom and George Fazio and Greg Norman (special rates for guests!). Soak in relaxation on a mile of secluded beach or at the Villa Owner's oceanfront swimming pool or head into the exclusive Mandara Spa. Go all in at the 7,000-square-foot casino or direct your indulgences to several specialty shops.
You are right across the road from the Caribbean National Forest, the only tropical rain forest in the national parks system. There are great hiking trails to waterfalls, tropical plants, orchids, beautiful views and more as you walk or drive through this tropical paradise. A short drive to snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, blue-flag beaches,kayaking, fishing, championship golf courses, gambling, horseback riding, ATV, paintball, and the Fajardo bio-luminescent bay (one of five in the world). If you feel adventurous, take a $5 per person round trip to Culebra Island and Flamenco Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world according to Conde Nast's Traveler magazine, or book a full service sailing with one of the many Catamaran outfits out of nearby Fajardo.
If you want to indulge in the local culinary experience, you are within a 10 minute drive to the Luquillo "Kioskos", where you can enjoy many of the local foods such as the local "pastelillos" or pastries/turnovers, BBQ Pork, turkey and chicken, Sea food galore, from whole cooked fish to the famous "Mofongo Relleno" or fried and mashed plantain hollowed out and filled with seafood or chicken...it is mind-blowing! Try the local french fries called 'Tostones' which are twice fried plantain chips...they can be habit forming.
Old San Juan and World-class Restaurants, Museums, Convention Center and Event Facilities are a very civilized 30-45 minute drive via the brand new US-specs Road 66 Toll Road. Puerto Rico is famous for the Rum made on the island and you can't miss the tours of rum distilleries in San Juan and in Ponce. Go explore!
There is assigned parking for two cars at the villa, in addition to a third spot for the Golf Cart.
Rio Mar Beach House will sleep up to 12 people, perfect for big families, family reunions, corporate events, or just if you want the feel of having room, room, room!
Rio Mar Beach House is truly your home away from home!
We allow smoking, but only out on the balcony. Please feel free to use and consume any pantry items you find, replace if able. Please "respect the wood" as Larry David suggests on HBO, we do provide coasters everywhere to make this easy. Please refrain from using sun-tan lotion and/or oils inside our home, as the spanish tile absorbs these and stains easily. Use the ample supply of towels (beach towels are included) freely, but remember to bring them back to the property. Enjoy your home away from home!
The Villa was accurate to the pictures and descriptions, great area and convenient to the pool/clubhouse, beach, golf and tennis club, everyone was very friendly and courteous. We had some questions and Arthur answered and took care of them immediately, Villa was immaculate and very comfortable for 9 of us, would definitely recommend this house and host to everyone, thank you
Very nice property, pleasant and nicely decorated, comfortable for our family group of nine people. Great to have four bathrooms. Group seating for dinner was limited. The area is beautiful with colorful flowers. The ocean views from the unit are very nice. The host was very responsive when we had trouble with the microwave and cable-TV box, replacing both the day after we mentioned the trouble.
The beach is beautiful -- white sand and turquoise water, and we really enjoyed all of the living sand dollars on the ocean floor. There are beach chaise lounges available and a little shade from the palm trees at the edge of the beach. The Wyndham complex is very large with a couple of golf courses between the property and the beach. It is perhaps a ten-minute drive to the beach via the provided golf cart or a car, due in part to the excessive number of speed bumps throughout the complex.
Luquillo Beach (and its food kiosks) are just a few minutes drive, and just over a half hour to Fajardo (depending on traffic) and to the edge of El Yunque National Rainforest. We enjoyed a bio-bay kayaking tour and a trip to Culebra Island for kayaking and snorkeling, both departing from Fajardo.
Four stars only because the property is not as close to the beach as we expected.
Location -The house was just as the photos showed. It was perfect for our group of 11 and it was nice being at the Wyndham - easy to call a cab, 10 min to Luquillo and the kioskos, 30 min to Fajardo, 10 min to El Yunque, although I do think the resort is more family oriented (we were a group of friends in our mid 20s). Not a problem though and we still loved our stay there! Definitely rent a car for your stay though as the island is pretty spread out.
Host - Arthur was great! He was always very easy to get a hold of and very helpful. The golf cart broke down while we were there and he was right on it, calling in mechanics right away and it was fixed in no time.
Overall it was a great trip and we all had a blast!
We LOVED staying at this property! It was fabulous and our family had one of the best and most relaxing vacations EVER. The villa is so well maintained, and in a great neighborhood. It was secure, had amazing views and LOTS of amenities nearby. Pool and playground within steps of the villa were perfect. We HIGHLY recommend this property and would love to utilize again. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, and opening your property to us.
Arthur was very responsive and gave us very easy to follow directions to the house as well as a handy list of all the amenities that were available to us. The house is exactly as pictured, incredibly clean, and had way more necessities than I had expected (soap, shampoo, dishwashing detergent, pots, plates, many many towels etc). You could probably make the walk to the beach in 15-20mins, but it would be a pretty hilly walk. We found ourselves making great use of the golf cart, which we really appreciated having. There is also a pool literally across the parking lot of the house.
The only issue that we had was with plumbing. It could be that with 7 adults, we overloaded the system, but we found that two of the toilets had kinda slow flushes that would perhaps not take care of... everything. Two of the shower handles (in the other bathrooms) were loose and would not get the water flowing unless a butter knife was used to tighten the handle. This was more of a minor inconvenience, but it would have been nice to not have to do that.
All in all, the house was gorgeous and clean, the views were amazing, and I would recommend!
This penthouse condo is in a fabulous location within close proximity to great beaches, restaurants and hiking. It was a great choice for my families pre-cruise stay.
We found the home to be very roomy for the 10 of us and the kitchen was well stocked for our breakfast needs (we ate out or had leftovers for other meals during our short stay). The view from the balcony was lovely and the overall furnishings were cozy–although they could use some deep cleaning in areas like the sofas.
Regards the cleanliness, the surface cleaning seemed good but there were some areas in the bathroom and living space that needed deep cleaning. Also, some in my travel group noted that one of the beds was uncomfortable for them, but all other rooms were comfortable according to those of my group.
The pool closest to the home was very nice with plenty of lounges and a nice little cabana or outdoor living room space for the residents. Parking was convenient and well marked. The neighbors were quiet (most units seemed to be vacant during our stay). There is a golf cart for use, we did not use it during our short stay.
The owner dropped by to resupply the property with cleaning products—not sure if that's a weekly thing or if he just wants to check on his property.
I'd suggest this property for a large group wanting to spend time together in a home environment. It allows for a number of convenient activities in a gated community.
everything was wonderful. pictures and listing were just as shown/described. The kitchen had lots of pantry items we were able to use, many bath and beach towels, clean and fun! Thank you.
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About the Host, Arthur
I am a retired FAA air traffic controller, have my own real estate business on the side, and love music, reading, dogs, and the beach, beach, beach!! I recently purchased this brand new Luxury Villa in Rio Mar as my retirement home, but own two other beachfront properties and a mountain retreat, so I rent them out to like-minded beach and coastal living lovers who enjoy the beach lifestyle. My properties are spic-and-span, and appointed just as your home would be - only the best is acceptable! My favorite phrase is: "People don't care how much you know, they want to know how much you care!", and I apply that to all I do, so you can be sure all your vacation needs will be met, and I will take care of any situation that may arise to make sure your vacation experience is perfect!
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