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SCULPTOR'S RETREAT VILLA @ DORADO BEACH RESORT, A RITZ CARLTON RESERVE

Luis Torruella

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Luis Torruella

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Calendar last updated:
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SCULPTOR'S RETREAT VILLA @ DORADO BEACH RESORT, A RITZ CARLTON RESERVE

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Dorado - Sculptor's Retreat

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathroom On Golf Course; Walk To Beach

Owned by renowned local sculptor Luis Torruella, this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa has a spectacular location second to none next to the famous West Course of Dorado Beach Resort in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Enjoy the privacy of its huge covered terrace with unobstructed views of the West Course fairways. In 2013, it was fully remodeled with the artist’s personal touches.

The villa’s casual elegant décor and its natural surroundings will set the mood for the perfect vacation. Whether you want to relax in the 800 square foot covered terrace feeling the smooth trade winds while listening to the birds or take advantage of the numerous activities this resort home has to offer you will not find a better vacation spot. Great for families with kids!

A complimentary 1-week/4-person Dorado Beach Club membership is included for stays 7 days or more. If your stay is less than 7 days, the 1-week memberships can be purchased for $925 + 7% tax. Up to 6 members can be added for $140 + tax each.

And remember, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, with no passport, no customs and no currency exchange required. You enjoy the convenience of the U.S. and the luxury of a legendary Caribbean Resort.

Reserve today and start living your Caribbean dream!

For more information visit the villa's website:

http://www.villadoradobeach.com

Dorado Beach Resort Club includes:

• The Watermill River Park

• 3 golf courses at Plantation (50% reduced rate of $70 for the Pineapple and Sugarcane Courses and $125 for the East Course)

• El Encanto Beach Club, which has beautiful beach and pool and shower facilities, a restaurant and the center beach, Barlovento Water Sports facilities and restaurant, the Fitness and Wellness Center, as well as a Tennis Center.

• Barlovento Watersport Club (kite boarding, paddle boarding, hobbie cat and kayak)

Also includes Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton Reserve Facilities available to members:

• Su Casa Restaurant by Jose Andres

• Positivo Sand Bar

• Hotel Shops

• Botanical Spa

The Dorado Beach membership will provide you with an ID cards and charging privileges.

A membership is not required for the following:

• East and West beach (accessible by golf cart, bike or by walking in the property)

• tennis courts

• Main pool (community pool)

• Zafra Restaurant at Plantation golf Club

• Golf is also available at nonmember rates of $145 for Sugarcane and Pineapple Courses, and $250 at the PGA East Course.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Luis Torruella (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2014

About Luis Torruella

Luis Torruella collaborates with architects, developers, and art institutions for the development of art. His work is displayed in several museums, inside and outside of Puerto Rico. He has shown his work in the United States, Europe, and the Orient

At the moment, he offers conferences in the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, participates in international art fairs, and continues evolving his style and technique to set an innovative pace in the international sculpture scene.

Work can be viewed at website.

Luis Torruella purchased this villa in 2013

Why Luis Torruella chose Dorado

We purchased this property because Dorado Beach Resort has a unique set of qualities found nowhere else in Puerto Rico. Also, the world class golf, the beach, the tennis facilities, and the amazing view from its perfect terrace makes this property the perfect setting for a vacation.

What makes this villa unique

Features:

• Prime location with unobstructed views of the West Course fairways and lake. This is truly one of the best locations within the entire resort.

• 800 square foot covered terrace: includes sitting area, large dining table, BBQ area and hammock

• Private 4 seat golf cart with its own golf cart garage

• 6 bicycles

• Tennis court and swimming pool

• 2 parking spaces for the unit’s exclusive use

• Close to the beach, a 10-minute walk, or a 5- minute bike ride or stroll in the golf cart

• The Ritz Carlton Reserve Spa, Three Robert Trent Jones Sr. Championship Golf Courses, various restaurants, a themed water park, state of the art fitness center, beach club and water sports are all available.

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Sculptor's Retreat Villa @ Dorado Beach Resort, a Ritz Carlton Reserve
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
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Sculptor's Retreat Villa @ Dorado Beach Resort, a Ritz Carlton Reserve
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489220vb
- 7873840026
Dorado Puerto Rico
5

An Amazing Experience

  • 5 out of 5
Upon arrival Luis greeted us at the house and explained the amenities and everything was in order. The resort the house is located on is gorgeous. The Ritz-Carton Reserve definitely is a must stop for the day as it has all of the luxury of home in a tropical setting. We will definitely be staying here again! The house is about 35 minutes from the airport but it was well worth it! I would definitely recommend renting a car and exploring the island. This was by far the best experience I could have wanted for my birthday!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Sculptor's Retreat Villa @ Dorado Beach Resort, a Ritz Carlton Reserve
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489220vb
- 7873840026
Dorado Puerto Rico
Manhattan Beach, California
5

Second to None - We'll Be Back!

Second to None - We'll Be Back!
  • 5 out of 5
After a chance encounter with the Sculptor’s Retreat owner, Luis, on the beaches of SoCal where we both were watching our daughters play beach volleyball, I checked out his vrbo property, and as fate would have it, we decided to head to Dorado Beach for what turned out to be the most amazing vacation imaginable.
We traveled with a large group (our 5 kids 6 – 15 yrs, grandma, and 3 cousins). The villa's spacious and open floor plan lent itself perfectly to our party of 11 and everyone slept comfortably in the well-appointed bedrooms. Upon arrival, Luis kindly met us at the villa to show us the ropes, tour the villa and resort grounds, and to offer recommendations for our stay. The villa is ideally located on the (currently unused) West Golf Course offering amazing views and unmatched serenity while relaxing on the villa’s family-sized patio. Luis welcomed us like family friends (as opposed to renters) and we instantly felt comfortable in the villa. All of the comforts of home are available including a chef-ready kitchen, laundry room, ample and comfy bed linens, beach cruisers and a golf cart.
It is difficult to articulate how beautiful the property is - lush landscaping, immaculately maintained facilities, breathtaking beaches, unique waterpark, first-rate gym, and amazing pools are absolutely second to none. It is imperative to take advantage of the membership for access to all of the Ritz amenities – it’s unlike any typical hotel stay. The huge property calls for exploring all of the great pools, beaches and facilities. The amazing Encanto pool is closest to the villa with its adjacent beach and great restaurant. Spa Botanico is another jaw-dropping experience… even simply walking the grounds of the spa is like a trip to the Rainforest.
There are lots of great options for day trips. A must-do is Old San Juan. Even our younger kiddos hung in there because the sights are pretty amazing. We ended our day in San Juan with a late afternoon paddleboarding venture at Condado lagoon. Considered a ziplining trip (lots of options, one right in Dorado), but it rained the morning we planned so we spent another great day at the resort.
We hired a photographer on our last night to capture some family photos (Arturo from BelMar photo was great!). Our family vacation was amazing. We are so grateful to Luis, Mayleen and their beautiful girls for welcoming us into their home and making our stay second to none and one that we will never forget.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sculptor's Retreat Villa @ Dorado Beach Resort, a Ritz Carlton Reserve
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489220vb
- 7873840026
Dorado Puerto Rico
Raleigh, North Carolina
5

Great family vacation!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful stay in early August at Luis's beautiful villa! Family of 7, we stayed for a week. The villa is very spacious and had everything we needed. The little ones were able to watch cartoons when needed, the kitchen was a blast to cook in, showers, laundry, Wi-Fi, etc all great. Resting on the porch was delightful. The grounds are just beautiful and very easy to get around with the golf cart and bikes or just walking. The beaches are incredible...from our 18 month old to our 16 year old we all enjoyed the sand and the water. The pools and parks on the reserve are fanstastic for day and night swims. The fitness center is 2nd to none and the tennis courts/basketball courts were fun to play on. We easily purchased groceries near the property and had meals at the Villa most of the time, but we did venture into Old San Juan, El Morro, and the rain forest El Yunque a couple of days for unforgettable adventures. And my wife and I managed to have some "date nights" at the Ritz Carlton main hotel bar/restaurants where the food and drink were fabulous. An amazing week on Puerto Rico at Luis's Villa....we will be back!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Sculptor's Retreat Villa @ Dorado Beach Resort, a Ritz Carlton Reserve
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489220vb
- 7873840026
Dorado Puerto Rico
The Woodlands
5

The Only Place to stay in Puerto Rico

  • 5 out of 5
Sculptur's Retreat is a great place to stay while vacationing in Puerto Rico! Dorado Beach and The Ritze Carlton Reserve is a high end resort with many amenities. My family of 6, including parents, a teenager and 3 young adults in early 20's had lots to do on the reserve. The six bikes and pretty back terrace really attracted me to this villa. The terrace lived up to my expectations and we had an extra bonus with a visit from El Senor Frog every night looking for dinner for his frog family.

Every morning, we played tennis at the courts next to the villa. We took a few bike rides on the extensive bike and golf cart trails, including an 11 mile trail all with in the resort grounds. A golf cart is also included with the villa, which was handy getting to the beach and restaurants at the resort.

We ate at Encanto Beach Club Bar and Grill a couple of times during beach and pool outings. I recommend the Chicken Quesadillas...the best I've ever had, and being from Texas, I have tried alot of quesadillas. Another great beach restaurant on the resort is Barlovento near the GoodWinds Water sports; I had a great salad with grilled chicken. We would have liked to go again but it is closed Monday and Tuesday. I wish my son would have taken advantage of the great opportunity to learn kite sailing at GoodWinds, keep in mind it takes at least 3 times to get proficient.

Restaurants we liked outside the resort, in the town of Dorado, for Caribbean cuisine is La Terraza and Metropol. We took 2 day trip excursions to El Yunque National Park and Old San Juan. I loved Old San Juan with lots of history and colorful houses. Lots of photo opps of the architecture and of course had to eat at El Senor Frog...great margaritas. I would skip El Yunque...too many people.

The Hacienda (Sculpters Retreat) was spacious and comfortable. Great kitchen to fix meals and the out door grill came in handy too. The villa location is great with the West Course fairways expansive views from the wall of windows and the out door terrace. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and shower a real bonus for large families.

Great owner to work with. I highly recommend Sculpters Retreat!!!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
business
Sculptor's Retreat Villa @ Dorado Beach Resort, a Ritz Carlton Reserve
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489220vb
- 7873840026
Dorado Puerto Rico
Birmingham, AL
5

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 out of 5
We found our piece of Paradise at the Sculptor's Retreat Dorado Beach. The owner was so kind and helpful. The villa was perfectly appointed to meet the needs of our family of 7, including 3 children. Two of our favorite times of the day was enjoying morning coffee and evening sunsets on the beautiful back terrace. The golf cart provided a fun and easy way to travel the property along with the bikes. The beauty of Dorado Beach can not be truly appreciated in pictures….we constantly stumbled upon pockets of perfection all over the property. The food at all of the restaurants was fantastic but pricey. We ate breakfast in the villa every morning, lunch out every day, and then grilled out several nights in the villa. We found a mini Whole Foods called La Hacienda just a few minutes down the road from the villa that had fabulous pre-marinated meats. Favorites: Watermill Water Park, Livingston Park, snorkeling at beach club, playing tennis at villa court, dinner at Zafra, and really every minute we were there. We will be back….soon than later I hope!!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Sculptor's Retreat Villa @ Dorado Beach Resort, a Ritz Carlton Reserve
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489220vb
- 7873840026
Dorado Puerto Rico
Texas
5

Perfect Stay

  • 5 out of 5
I rented Luis's Villa on the Ritz Reserve property for four nights in mid-June. We were a party of 6 (three couples all around 30 years old and recently married). The villa was perfect. The location is on the property of the Ritz, but not in the actual hotel, and about half the price! It also allowed for all three couples to be in one villa with our own bedrooms, own bathrooms, common kitchen/living area for hanging out, and awesome private porch with great views (not of the ocean but still great). The grounds of the Ritz are unbelievable. The property is massive with multiple amenities - golf, at least 5 places to eat/drink, private beaches, water sports, work out facility, and miles and miles of trails to hike/bike.

The only negative on the property is the expensive food and drink at the hotel pools and restaurants, but that's no different than any resort. Plus, having our own villa with a kitchen and patio allowed us to bring a lot of our own food/drink when hanging out there.

Luis was also great to work with - very easy, and he met us with his family as we arrived to show us around. I would recommend Luis's villa to anyone looking to make a trip to Puerto Rico, and the Ritz Reserve has unbelievable grounds for the perfect vacation for couples, families, friends, etc.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Dorado Beach Resort
Nearest Golf
10 Metres
Dorado Beach Resort
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
PR-22
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Dorado Beach Resort
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Dorado Beach
Car: recommended

Dorado Beach

Three Robert Trent Jones Sr. Championship Golf Courses

The Ritz Carlton Reserve Spa

Access Encanto Beach Club, Spa Botánico and Mi Casa, by José Andrés Restaurant at the new Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve.

Spectacular dining at Zafra and La Hacienda Bar and Terrace located at the Clubhouse.

Exclusive Watermill Aquatic Adventure Park

Barlovento bar and grill at East Beach

Wind & Waves Center offering sailing, paddle boards and kite surfing lessons and other watersports.

Access state-of-the art Fitness & Wellness Center

Local Villas private swimming pool & tennis court

Nearby Casinos

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Rates & Availability

From $855 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Dorado, Puerto Rico

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Holiday Season
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3 night minimum stay
$4,121
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$3,476
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes There are no hidden charges for this listing nor "processing fees". Use of the golf cart is included.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Dorado, Puerto Rico

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms have shower towers with numerous jets.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom opens to terrace and the two other bedrooms open to an interior patio. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. Master and bedroom 3 have flat screen TV with cable.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You have the option of purchasing a one-week temporary membership for a group of four (fee of $75 each per week to add up to six more) for $525 plus 7% tax for the resort club, which includes: • The Watermill River Park • 3 golf courses at Plantation (50% reduced rate of $70 for the Pineapple and Sugarcane Courses and $125 for the East Course) • El Encanto Beach Club, which has beautiful beach and pool and shower facilities, a restaurant and the center beach, Barlovento Water Sports facilities and restaurant, the Fitness and Wellness Center, as well as a Tennis Center. • Barlovento Watersport Club (kite boarding, paddle boarding, hobbie cat and kayak) Also includes Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton Reserve Facilities available to members: • Su Casa Restaurant by Jose Andres • Positivo Sand Bar • Hotel Shops • Botanical Spa
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