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Saadia Popelnik

Member since: 2014
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Speaks English, Spanish
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Saadia Popelnik

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2015
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Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Rio Grande - BARE DREAMS Beach Front for 2

Just for Two - 1 acre property breach front to relax and connect with nature


Bare Dreams is a novel and paradisiacal place just for two. Its attentive and exquisite owner has designed a unique concept in its class, offering concierge services in an exclusive oceanfront property located at Las Picuas Beach, in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. This is a quiet, thus very private beach that will be totally enjoyed by the only two guests at Bare Dreams (you and your compagnion). The property consists of a 1 acre beach front lot with a 3,500 square ft. Eclectic Mediterranean house from which you and your companion may enjoy contemplating spectacular views of a beautifully landscaped flowers and trees garden and the Atlantic Ocean right outside your room. Guests at Bare Dreams will be extended with the highest quality service and personalized treatment. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a welcoming reception with the owner, along with a glass of either champagne, white or red wine and home made spreads, to get you acquainted with the property and area. The house has several terraces to enjoy the stunning day and night views and listening to the crashing waves and the melodic chant of the Coquí frogs (tiny little frogs native to PR). You may enjoy long walks along the coastline, ocean swims, exercise, snorkeling, sun bathe or you may simply relax in the tranquil and pristine crystal clear waters of our Caribbean jewel retreated from all tensions and the daily world. Bare Dreams is ideal for U.S., European and other International couples who love nature and pets and the total relaxation of beautiful surroundings. The premises are also home for five amicable and trained dogs (two are handicapped) that accompany Saadia throughout the year.

To make your stay an intimate and unique experience in its class, Bare Dreams has only one guestroom for two people per stay, which includes a queen size bed with fresh linens, a fully equipped bathroom with hot water and towels, freezer/refrigerator, Wi-Fi Internet connection, air ventilator and air conditioner. Coffee maker, beach towels/chairs, cooler, and floaters are also included and laundry service is available at an additional cost. Printer Services are available for a nominal fee. Your guestroom opens into a 750 square foot terrace at its footsteps, with a view of the patio and beach (5,000 square ft. with 5 stations containing flowers and tree gardens with benches), for your enjoyment. The property is secure both day and night and is also equipped with an emergency water cistern of 600 gallons and a 15KV power plant. The main terrace offers a sitting area with patio tables and chairs, a hammock and a decorative pond, which create the perfect atmosphere to chat or listen to music. A second, more private terrace located on the second floor of the house with a view of the beach is also available with lounge chaises, and is ideal for the enjoyment of topless sunbathing, reading a good book or the platinum lighted ocean on full moon nights.

As a complement, we also offer relaxing therapeutic massages through a private masseuse on the premise to be arranged by appointment. Concierge services are provided as the owner would be delighted to help you discover our beautiful island either by driving you to our many points of interest (as private chauffeur) or simply aid in coordinating your ideal activities and places to visit, should you decide to rent a vehicle.

If you wish to exercise, we provide basic equipment at no additional cost (5, 10, and 15 pound weights, weight ball, skip rope, or if preferred, personalized training can be provided for a minimal fee on the premise or beach front.

Daily breakfast is included, prepared by your host and property owner, who only uses fresh ingredients of the highest quality, many of which are harvested on site. Examples of our breakfast menu may include: Bruschetta Omelet filled with a variety of cheeses, turkey or vegetables accompanied by orange juice. Fresh aromatic Puerto Rican coffee is always available.

Light lunch is also available to include Artisan home made pizzas, breast of turkey or chicken sandwiches in addition to home made green salads. A nice selection of wines, or champagne to complement your lunch or simply relax at the end of the day are also available

The beach just steps from the garden extend for miles of beautiful crystal clear waters, adorned by the tropical rainforest as backsplash.

If you enjoy walking along the beach, Bare Dreams is only a short walk from the Wyndham Westin Río Mar Resort and 45 minutes walking from the mouth of the Espíritu Santo River which has the rain forest as a background. If you prefer to drive or be driven, all are accessible via short distance to include the Grand Meliá Hotel on the opposite bay.

We are conveniently located to nearby 45 restaurants, less than 10 minutes away from the property including the Luquillo Kiosks which will provide you with an exquisite culinary savoring of our local dishes and flavors including all kinds of seafood, meats and local fritters in addition to our version of french fries...plantains which are stuffed with a variety of options. A true mouth watering experience all beach front. Nearby are also pharmacies, supermarkets, minimarkets and ATM machines. Additional activities all within close distance can be found: horseback riding. GoKarts and ATVs (all - terrain vehicles).

Nearby natural resources also offer all types of excursions, including: kayaking, hiking or zip-lining. If diving is your passion, it is available on the island and owner can aid with arrangements. Also a complete golf course is within 5 mns. at the Wyndham Hotel.

Additional close by amenities, we are 20 minutes away from the ferry terminal to the municipal islands of Vieques and Culebra, catamaran tours to the islets of Icacos and Palominos, the fun sector of Las Croabas, tours of the Bioluminescent Bay and visits of El Conquistador Resort.

We are also within 35 minutes of San Juan via car should you wish to explore and enjoy the beautiful old city and fine dining either during the day or night.

On the other hand, the famed Tropical Rainforest of El Yunque is only a 10-minute car drive away from our B&B. Your visit there could include bathing under the tropical rainforest cascades, hiking on the Park Trails, of what has been nominated as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.


Allow us to provide you with an exquisite and stress free wedding day, custom fit to the bride and groom’s unique style and personality. We’ll assist you with the design and décor and take care of all details, (including arrangements with minister), in order to bring your special wedding-day vision to the reality of the event of your dreams. Private events can also be designed to meet your specific needs.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Saadia Popelnik (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2015

About Saadia Popelnik

I acquired the land where Bare Dreams is established during the mid-80’s, as a suggestion from my father. The entire farm consisting of 29 acres was purchased between my brother and me with the knowledge that 24 of those acres could not be developed, as they belong to the natural resources reserve which is right behind my property. Since before the 80s I have led a busy city life, where I worked 19 years in corporate management; establishing Start-up operations in data and telecommunications both in the U.S. and Internationally. I have also run my own Telecom Consulting business during the past 17 years. Finally eight years ago, I decided to move from the city into this piece of paradise in order to fulfill my dream and built my home with open spaces, inspired from my many travels in Europe. I also wanted to have enough land so I could walk around and enjoy each corner during my morning breakfast. A place where I could garden, work, exercise and live all year round beach front, while also reaching out for peace and tranquility. A home filled with dreams that could be shared with persons around the world with parallel common grounds and frame of mind with regards to hide away places to stay, surrounded by birds, butterflies, nature and total relaxation. I also wanted to be able to enjoying life to its fullest in a very simple manner without giving away the fine things in life. I opened this new B&B concept with the intent to offer my guests a vision of an unforgettable experience, framed by first class, warm and cozy service.

Saadia Popelnik purchased this house in 1984

Why Saadia Popelnik chose Rio Grande

Bare Dreams is a perfect example of what anyone would dream while travelling to the Caribbean. A secluded beach front location with private access to the ocean either day or night combined with great relaxation and the highest level of service. If you are looking to transcend yourself into another world, you came to the right place. We are close to everything you may need including various hotels, golf courses, casinos, all kinds of activities, restaurants and even the city life, yet away from it all in this exclusive location. Do as much or as little as you would like. Various nearby beaches also available in addition to the one in front of the property.

What makes this house unique

You can see the ocean from anywhere in the house and enjoy the constant trade winds. The Eclectic/Mediterranean property style is perfect to unwind and the walk around the garden and beach provide for a very romantic and relax surroundings. The secluded beach in front of the property is in a very nice and protected area which is perfect for swimming, snorkeling or simply sit in a sandy shallow area with your beach chair. Owner lives on the second floor so she is available any time to serve you and meet your needs. If you prefer to sleep late, lunch can also be arranged. Anything can be done as long as you feel like it. Just ask your Concierge!

Lastly, vehicle available upon request. Call for details.

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average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place Bare Dreams is and what a gracious hostess Saadia is!! We were so blessed by peace-filled and serene landscape and ambiance of this Oceanside paradise! This was the perfect place to escape the winter blues, rejuvenate, relax and unwind. We thank The Good Lord for His wonderful creation of immense beauty. And thank you, Saadia, for opening up your home to us! Many blessings.... Janelle and Harry/Tim/Jim ��

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the most wonderful rewards I get from having Bare Dreams is to be able to share the magic of my place with guests. Thank you so much for your kind comments........also for choosing my property along with Harry, sometimes Tim and even Jim LOL, for your stay. Thank you... once again!!! Best, Saadia

Special Private Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We'd never been to Puerto Rico before, and I knew I wanted to find that special, perfect place for my boyfriend and I to stay that would be private, romantic, by the ocean and near the rainforest. And I did!!! I have to tell you, this place is just completely fantastic! There is nothing else like it on this side of the island. It literally has it's own private beach and we spent a few mornings completely alone in the water with no one around for miles! The veranda that comes with the bedroom is amazing, the tranquility at night unbeatable, and the decor beautiful. Saadia as a host is just lovely! She was always available immediately when we needed anything, was thoughtful, caring, and spunky! She's great and I feel like we made a friend, rather than just met a host. Her hummus is spectacular, her breakfast yummy, and her dogs are so precious. We couldn't have picked a better place to say and will for sure be back. Thank you Saadia for a lovely, incredible experience!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we knew that the coming week at Bare Dreams would be exceptional, and we were not disappointed. If anything, the vacation surpassed our expectations. Heaps of gratitude to our hostess Saadia for all you did to make us feel welcomed and pampered.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: On the contrary Deb, many thanks to you and Robert for making me feel as if I was part of your family from the moment you arrived. It was lovely meeting you....I'm also very grateful for your kindness and thoughtfulness in every way. Hope we can meet again.....S.

Beautiful, relaxing, secluded but close to lots!

  • 5 of 5

This property is clearly the home of an artist who cares about others. The decor is unique, the views are amazing, the food is gourmet and the week was everything we hoped for. Saadia gave us great recommendations for places to visit and eat out. We spent one day at El Yunque, which is very nearby. We visited the Luquillo kioskos, also close by, twice. We could have done much more but we were so relaxed there were a couple of days that all we did was move from the beach to the hammock to the 'topless terrace'. i would go back tomorrow if I could.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments Suzanne. Also, for sharing your research about our forest trails and your wonderful knowledge about birds. It was definitely very special to have you and Andy stay at my property. I also wish you best of luck in your future thoughts towards a B&B back home. Please keep me posted, I would definitely be looking forward to book your place beside spending time with you and Andy once again….Warm regards,

Amazing STAY

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Bare Dreams. We spent six days there and it absolutely made our trip to Puerto Rico very relaxing and enjoyable. The property is spectacular and private and Saadia was extremely helpful. Saadia provides great recommendations and helped with making reservations for meals and activities. Breakfasts were spectacular and we also ordered lunch a number of times and they were equally as good. I cannot recommend Bare Dreams enough. We loved the grounds, the weather, Saadia's hospitality and the doggies. We hope to be back some day.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicole and Jeff, It was a pleasure hosting you at my property. I'm so glad I was able to help with the amenities and restaurants and that somehow I contributed to your unforgettable experience. I thank you again for chosing Bare Dreams and all the love shared with my puppies......they definitely enjoyed having you as well!!! Best regards,

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Bare Dreams was "dreamy". Saadia went out of her way to make our stay an enjoyable and unforgettable one! The zip line was a first for both of us. Thank you Saadia! A milestone for at least one of us! Have to mention, the breakfast was scrumptious! The bioluminescent bay kayak tour was both interesting and fun!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Luis Muñoz Marín Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
around the corner...also Kiosks in Luquilllo
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wyndham RioMar, El Conquistador, Coco Beach Hotels
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 66/Route 3
Nearest Beach
Las Picuas, also Luquillo Beach
Car: recommended

El Yunque Rain Forest, Zip Lining and Hiking, Luminicent Bays, Luquillo Kiosks, Municipal Islands of Vieques and Culebra, Palomino, Palominito and Icacos Islands, Horseback Riding and Belz Outlets, among others.


Prices & Availability

From $187 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off Season 2015
1 Aug 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Off Season 2016
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee $100.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes -If on site damage protection not chosen, then a $200 cash deposit required upon arrival
-50% with reservation, balance 30 days prior to arrival date.
-Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
-Check in at 12:30 PM and check out is 11:45 AM
-Monthly Room Rental available, please contact owner for rates

Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom is adjacent to the guest room. Shower has volcanic stones in the walls with large window. Excellent view of the terrace and ocean when door is open. Hot water all the time!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • WIFI connection available in the bedroom and throughout the entire premises. AM/FM radio with IPod docking station available in the room.: Air ventilator, A/C, refrigerator/freezer, spacious closet and large windows provide view of both the front entrance and patio terrace overlooking the ocean. A table right outside the terrace has a coffee maker and utensils so coffee can be enjoyed while owner prepares breakfast.
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Full breakfast is included on a daily basis at no extra charge for guests including orange juice. Puerto Rican coffee or tea are available. Light lunch is also available at very reasonable prices.

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