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ECLECTIC/MEDITERRANEAN 1 ACRE PARADISE FOR 2, BREAKFAST & CONCIERGE INCLUDED

Saadia Popelnik

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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ECLECTIC/MEDITERRANEAN 1 ACRE PARADISE FOR 2, BREAKFAST & CONCIERGE INCLUDED

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

LOOKING FOR A TRANSCENDING PLACE, LOST IN TIME?

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.

BEACH WEDDINGS, PRIVATE EVENTS FOR UP TO 60 GUESTS

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.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • smoking allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Saadia Popelnik

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Speaks spanish, english
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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 belonged 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

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.

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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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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ECLECTIC/MEDITERRANEAN 1 ACRE PARADISE FOR 2, BREAKFAST & CONCIERGE INCLUDED
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ECLECTIC/MEDITERRANEAN 1 ACRE PARADISE FOR 2, BREAKFAST & CONCIERGE INCLUDED
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3722976
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Rio Grande Puerto Rico
5

GREAT HONEYMOON SPOT!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I spent 5 amazing days at Bare Dreams Bed and Breakfast! We were looking for a quiet, serene beach-front property to have our private, intimate wedding ceremony and honeymoon. We found the perfect place! The property is gorgeous and beautifully landscaped. The beach was beautiful and peaceful. Saadia is an amazing person and hostess. She provided excellent service and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay and our beach ceremony. Her recommendations for activities and restaurants were spot on. Don Pepe’s restaurant is a must! She hooked us up with Hector for a private kayak tour of the Bioluminescent Bay. It was spectacular! During our stay, we enjoyed long walks on the beach, spectacular views from the terraces, had the best omelets we have ever tasted, took naps in the hammock, snorkeled in the ocean, enjoyed the company of her sweet dogs, and gazed at the stars while drinking wine on the topless terrace. Thank you Saddia for providing a relaxing, peaceful tropical paradise! We consider you a friend and will keep in touch. We can’t wait to return next year!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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ECLECTIC/MEDITERRANEAN 1 ACRE PARADISE FOR 2, BREAKFAST & CONCIERGE INCLUDED
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3722976
+1 7876673414
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
5

RIO GRANDE GREAT ESCAPE

  • 5 out of 5
Saadia and the pack make great hosts for a relaxing and enjoyable retreat. Saadia makes fabulous breakfasts and her recommendation are spot on. Good luck and hope to be back soon.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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ECLECTIC/MEDITERRANEAN 1 ACRE PARADISE FOR 2, BREAKFAST & CONCIERGE INCLUDED
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3722976
+1 7876673414
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
5

PERFECT ESCAPE TO TRANQUILITY.....

  • 5 out of 5
This property is everything it says it is and more! The pictures can't show the perfect ocean breeze, the sweet personalities of the dogs, the hypnotic serenade of the ocean waves and the frogs. We took long walks, long swings in the hammock, even enjoyed a wonderful massage on the veranda with the warm rain falling outside, so peaceful. Saddia was most certainly the quintessential hostess! She not only welcomed us as if we were old friends, but gave us many tips on where to go and what to do. Her recommendations were always spot on and her map drawing skills top notch ;) You must eat at Don Pepe's (great food and music) and Montemar (get the snapper)! We only regret that we didn't have more time to stay and enjoy her amazing property. Make sure you plan to stay long enough to really get the feel of the peace and tranquility found in this cozy tropical paradise!!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rudy and Brenna,
I enjoyed having you at my place. You certainly described the property better than the pictures. I thank you for it!!! Also, you are most welcome any time!.
Best regards,
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ECLECTIC/MEDITERRANEAN 1 ACRE PARADISE FOR 2, BREAKFAST & CONCIERGE INCLUDED
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3722976
+1 7876673414
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
5

AMAZING!! WILL RETURN AGAIN ASAP.

  • 5 out of 5
The best experience and value for money we have ever had using home away. Almost too good to be true. From a wonderful hostess to great food and beach there is no reason to look anywhere else in the area. Saadia goes above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need for a relaxing stay. There is fantastic food and wine on site if you never want to leave, Saadia can recommend great activities and restaurants in the area and has personal connections with most of them.
The beach is fabulous and normally empty, all activities are within a 15-20 minute drive including the rainforest and the biobay tour. Saadia will even pack you a homemade lunch to take with you. The prices for her food and wine are more than fair and a wonderful fresh breakfast and coffee are available for you at your convenience.

We will be back soon and i highly recommend Saadia and her house for anyone looking for a relaxing peaceful getaway.
  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jonathan and Marian,

Meeting you was wonderful to say the least and I want to thank you for all the very nice details you had with my pack and myself. You actually made me feel as if we were old friends travelling together. I look forward to having you again, soon!
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ECLECTIC/MEDITERRANEAN 1 ACRE PARADISE FOR 2, BREAKFAST & CONCIERGE INCLUDED
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3722976
+1 7876673414
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
5

WONDERFUL HONEYMOON

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I stayed at Bare Dreams for 5 nights after our destination wedding in Rincon. We have rented through Home Away (and in PR) before, but as this was a newer listing, and only had one or two reviews when we found it. From the first email to the phone conversations, Saadia was friendly, courteous and professional - so we took a chance and booked our stay.
We could not have been happier with the choice we made. Saadia's property is secluded and slightly off the beaten path, while still being within driving distance of many restaurants, activities and some really great beaches.
When we arrived, Saadia welcomed us with home made snacks and champagne. We were shown around her beautiful, very well maintained property, and introduced to her very well behaved, sweet dog pack (I say 'pack' because there are 5 of them!) We enjoyed their presence very much, as we were starting to miss our dog just a little.
Saadia is the definition of a hostess. She was present and available when we needed her, yet gave us the space needed to make it feel as though we had our own private retreat to enjoy. She made sure our mini-fridge was always well stocked with water and Medalla light. Her restaurant and beach recommendations were spot on. Ask her about the super secluded El Convento Beach, and laid-back Boardriders Bar.
As for the included breakfasts...we are seriously missing the fresh made omelets we enjoyed every morning. So yummy! We also took advantage of artisan sandwiches for some of our beach days, and were not disappointed.
My husband and I both highly recommend a stay at Bare Dreams, and Saadia will be the first person we call when we plan our next Puerto Rico getaway.....maybe for our 1 year anniversary?
  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rochelle and Shawn, It was great to host you at my property and in particular for such an important event. Also, so happy that your honeymoon vacation dream did come true. Many blessings and may you always enjoy a prosperous and healthy life together.
Saadia
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ECLECTIC/MEDITERRANEAN 1 ACRE PARADISE FOR 2, BREAKFAST & CONCIERGE INCLUDED
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Rio Grande Puerto Rico
4

JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE.

  • 4 out of 5
Eveything that was promised and more. The host is remarkable and goes out of her way to make your time there as pleasant as possible. Great place to lay back and relax. Close to near by activities, riding horses, hiking and dipping in rivers at el Yunque and exploring miles of beautiful beaches.
  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Location

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

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Thanksgiving thru March
27 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,060
for 5 nights
From
$192
$1,443
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$905
for 5 nights
From
$160
$1,226
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes -50% with reservation, balance 25 days prior to arrival date.
-Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
-RESERVATION WILL BE CONFIRMED ONCE THE CONTRACT IS SIGNED AND DEPOSIT IS RECEIVED
-Check out time 12 NOON.
-Monthly Room Rental available, please contact owner for rates

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Spa
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • bay
  • churches
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
Notes:
Full breakfast is included on a daily basis at no extra charge for guests. Light unch is also available at very reasonable prices.
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