Excellent

29 reviews

1 / 21 North terrace overlooking Atlantic Ocean...perfect for BBQ/sharing meals w/view!

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Overview

Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
2
Sleeps:
6
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4833122

About the area

Dorado is a small town west of San Juan...just 16 miles away from San Juan International airport (35-40 mins. drive depending on traffic). Very close to Catano Rum Distillery...30 mins to Arecibo Observatory. Excellent location for sightseeing...close to Old San Juan through an extremely cheap but comfortable ferry ride just 20 minutes away...from Catano...you may visit the rum distillery and take the ferry to Old San Juan on the same day! Being right next to the Embassy Suites Hotel make this unit an even greater value...you may have access to all amenities at the hotel for a fraction of the cost. No additional charges for your stay...just an exit cleaning fee so that you do not have to bother with doing beds or laundry on your departure date...just pack your things and go...our cleaning lady will take care of everything after you have left. You may also rent kayaks and row boats from hotel... and also order food or drinks and they will bring them right to your chase lounge in the beach and hou may pay with either cash or credit card. Telephone to call and menu with prices at the villa.

Getting here

Dorado is easily accessible through highway 22... just 35-40 minutes from San Juan International airport (depending on traffic... may take longer on weekdays and rush hours). We will provide driving directions. GPS also works perfectly. We will be easily reached on our cell phone to help you find your way until you reach the villa.

Interaction with guest

We will be more than happy to greet you at the villa to personally hand you the keys and show you around the premises. If you arrive too early in the morning or too late at night will try to meet you at the airport or car rental.

Owner profile

Lydia M.
Years listed:
3

Languages spoken: English

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 3: Twin bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Children's pool
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (29)

Excellent – based on 29 reviews Excellent
29 reviews

“Perfect location, great value!”

Reviewed 20 Mar 2016

This was our third year in Puerto Rico and our first year at Villa De Playa. The location could not be more ideal for couples or families with children. The beaches can be a challenge in P.R. as there are many places without protection from the strong waves. This location offers two beautiful beaches within a 3 minute walk, both which are protected and safe for children. The grounds are well maintained and the security team is very friendly. The only reason they were needed was to open the occasional gate in the evening or help with the ice machine that is conveniently located onsite. We felt very safe in the Villa as well as walking in the area. There are several restaurants within an easy walking radius. A grocery store is only a 10 minute walk away or a cab from Embassy Suites hotel next door will take you for a small fare. One of the beaches is in front of Embassy Suites. The owners of the condo provided us with a menu card for the hotel's restaurant and we were able to call from the beach and the staff brought us lunch and drinks! Very convenient, but be prepared to wait about an hour, so order early. The property was comfortable and well maintained. Villa de Playa is an older property but as said before, it is well maintained. Many of the owners are updating both inside and out. The bedrooms are small, but sufficiently sized. The two bathrooms are also quite small and neither of them are connected to a bedroom. The televisions, cable TV and internet all worked well (worth mentioning because we have found that is often not the case). The patio off the living was wonderful with comfortable furniture and a beautiful view of the ocean. The front patio was another nice space and had a closet with the washer and dryer. The kitchen was well appointed and the owner instructed us to use anything we needed including her own supply of spices. It was the first home we have ever rented that had sharp knives! Seems like a small thing, but was greatly appreciated. The owners are lovely people who are very invested in ensuring that you have what you need and were very attentive, occasionally sending texts to check up on us. Most owners lock their things up in a closet, but Lilly leaves everything available for her guests use. We can not say enough about the kindness and generous nature of the owners. This property is a good value in every way And we will definitely be back.

Owner's reply: It will be our pleasure to have you back... anytime! We definitely try our best to give our guests the best possible value for their money. We are indeed very proud of our excellent security and very well kept pools and gardens. And... As you say...the ocean view from the terrace is absolutely beautiful. Our best to you and your family!

“Quiet, cool and spacious”

Reviewed 4 Nov 2015

Ms. Lidia was a fantastic host. She was responsive and quick during the booking process. The 2 floor condo was fully stocked for our visit. Our family of 5 fit nicely in the unit. We have recommended the place to our friends. Thank you - we will stay there again.

“Great vacation home for family!!!”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2015

This was a beautiful home with a great view. Great place to spend with your family. Sleeps 6 ppl comfortably. You will not be disappointed. The owner of the home are great people to deal with. Very attentive, and always ready to answer any questions you may have.

“Sanchez Family Visit”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2014

All we can sat is that this place is beautiful!! Very well maintained and decorated. Bedrooms were well organized and easy to accommodate guests. There is direct access to two beaches. Kitchen was recently remodeled and very well appointed and functional. This villa is situated in a very well kept community where the grounds are maintained on a daily basis. The pool facilities are maintained as if you were staying at a five star hotel. The owners are very friendly, honest and very accommodating. We are planning on returning next year.

“Ocean front view”

Reviewed 10 Mar 2014

Location is very good. Easy access to restaurants , grocery, cafés, and beaches. Includes laundry and furnished. The unit could use a little updating but overall good value and great location. Note 3rd bedroom is small and better for one person. Weather was terrific!

Owner's reply: Thanks for your sincere comments...actually...we just recently (June 15, 2014) remodeled the kitchen and the bathroom in the main floor ....so that we may give our guests an even better value! As you say...the location is privileged and the ocean views totally amazing...hope to have you again in the near future. NEXT TIME WE ARE HOPING FOR A FIVE STAR REVIEW!!!

“Beautiful villa with spectacular ocean views!”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2013

We want to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay in Dorado at your Villa. The weather was wonderful, the ocean views were beautiful, and your villa was everything we had hoped for. We appreciated the cleanliness, the adequate supplies, the comfortable furniture and beds, and certainly the newly installed main level air conditioning. It was very nice in the evening to turn on that air conditioning and relax after a day in the sun! Since our last visit to Dorado, we noticed how much work has been done to upgrade the villas and the grounds. We noticed the buildings were newly painted and there was a lot of new landscaping done - all very beautiful. We also felt a new sense of security - a new guard house, new electronic gate "keys", and regular patrols by the guards. After staying in several of the villas in your complex we believe yours is one of the nicest and most comfortable. All in all, we loved the stay and when our plans in the future include Dorado, we'll certainly let you know! We also would heartily recommend your villa to anyone who asks!

Owner's reply: Thanks for your excellent review...we sincerely appreciate it. It is very rewarding to have nice comments from guests willing to return...looking forward to your next visit on January 2014. One important detail is that even f our villa sleeps six it is not too big for just a couple. Our best wishes for you and Donna.

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