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Stunning And Spacious Beachfront Pool House Near Rio Mar Resort! See Video!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Beachfront House, 3 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 10, Private Pool

It is our pleasure to offer you a little bit of paradise in our privately owned beachfront home Villa "Besos Zalados" (translated to Salty Kisses). This beautiful 3 bedroom 4.5 bath vacation home overlooking Las Picuas Beach is located in the gated community Ocean Forest in Rio Grande, on the northeast side of Puerto Rico, near the famous Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort. Spanning a little over 3000SF, this magnificent beachfront residence with its high ceilings and extensive windows will have you enjoying wonderful views from multiple vantage points. And let's not forget it's wonderful location with it's close proximity to an abundance of activities: golf, beach, pool, water sports, horseback riding, rain forest, restaurants, bars, and many many more.

From the moment you enter the house, you will be captivated by its elegant yet laid back beach feeling. The entryway draws you into a spacious layout made for entertaining. The kitchen, dining room and living room share that open concept with unbelievable views of the terrace, pool and beach. It is ideal for entertaining or just relaxing with your loved ones. The family room offers a comfortable space to relax and enjoy a little down time, with its flat screen tv and comfortable queen sleeper sofa, which could accommodate another 2 extra guests. Also on the first floor, the devine master suite, with king size bed and opulent ensuite with a jetted soaking tub and separate shower, has direct access to the terrace and pool. The second bedroom, known a s the Jr Suite, has a queen size bed with a Jack and Jill bathroom connecting to the family room. The third bedroom has two sets of double beds and an ensuite bathroom. Fresh linens and towels are included. The second story treats you to a large hang out room complete with a billiards table/pingpong table in one. Two twin size beds and a 4th bathroom add to a variety of sleeping arrangements. The 2nd story balconies offer you breathtaking views of El Yunque National Rain Forest as well as the Caribbean Ocean, thus the name of the complex, Ocean Forest. French doors invite you to the gorgeous outside with it's covered terrace, private infinity pool and direct access to the beach. Included in this outdoor living area is patio furniture, an outdoor half bath, an outdoor shower and some beach gear such as towels, chairs, inflatables and body boards, all included to make your vacation that much more enjoyable.

Villa Besos Zalados can accommodate 10 comfortably and up to 12 with the sofa bed, great for families or groups. The villa has free high speed wireless internet, cable, TV, a fully equipped kitchen and all rooms and common areas have ac units. However, I recommend that during the day you open all the doors and windows to take full advantage of the soothing sound of the waves and the cool tropical trade winds.

While it might be tempting to spend all your time enjoying and relaxing in this wonderful villa, its ideal location serves as a great base to explore Puerto Rico. Near by lies the Wyndham Rio Mar Resort with its beautiful golf courses, restaurants, bar, casino and spa. Near by attractions include El Yunque National Rainforest, Carabali Adventure Park and the Luquillo Kiosks to name a few. Half an hour out is the city of Fajardo, where its marinas offer boat excursions to Puerto Rico's island towns Culebra and Vieques. And finally a day trip to Old San Juan (about a 45 minute drive) is also a must. Stepping into Old San Juan's blue cobblestone streets will feel like going back in time. The walled city still preserves its stunning colonial architecture alongside some of the island's best museums, restaurants, shops and nightlife.

Please allow us to make your vacation a great one. We are here to serve and accommodate as best we can.

Villa Beso Zalado...memories of a a few days or a week. The way the beach was meant to be. Experience it, enjoy it, live it.

So come and savor the ocean's salty kisses, at Villa Besos Zalados!!

More Details

Christina Zaharas
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Christina Zaharas

I have lived in Puerto Rico for the last 25 years. During that time, I have fallen in love with all the beauty this island has to offer. I am a beach lover, and my dream of owning a beach house finally came true about 2 years ago. After quietly enjoying our property for the last two years, my husband and I decided to rent it out so that others might enjoy it also.

Christina Zaharas purchased this house in 2015


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Rio Grande around the Zarzal

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Easy access to pool.
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning And Spacious Beachfront Pool House Near Rio Mar Resort! See Video!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Best place! Best host!

  • 5 of 5

Christina is the best! She followed up before and on the day of our trip and she welcomed us with a treat which was a pleasant surprise (we arrived PR a little after 12noon, got our car rentals and head to Rio Grande and we were all hungry from the trip)! The house is beautiful and has everything we need for our stay! We love that it has a pool and the beach is few feet away. We spent 5 days in PR but we only went out once just to see San Juan, the rest of the days we pretty much stayed home and enjoyed the pool, beach, pool table/table tennis. Our little Elian said it was his “best vacation ever” and we could only agree. It was a very comfortable and relaxing vacation, just what we need from our busy schedules. And we couldn’t thank Christina enough for sharing her home away from home. -Michelle, Dale, Buru, Janet, Mona, Roger, Borjik and Elian (Mar 31-Apr 4, 2018)

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys!! I just wanted to thank you for your lovely words and awesome review! It's these moments that make my day and I find comfort in knowing that all my best efforts are greatly appreciated! Also, I have to say that you were all wonderful guests! You all took wonderful care of my property, so thank you all so much. You are welcome to comeback any time you like. Christina
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Just book it! You will not be disappointed.

  • 5 of 5

It’s been a few weeks since we returned from our trip to “Besos Zalados” and I still think about it daily! The home is amazing……modern, open floorplan, clean, nicely decorated and located right on the beach. Most days we had the beach all to ourselves (except for some sea turtles that hatched right in front of the house and needed help getting in the water). We spent most of our time enjoying the beach, pool and the house but did venture out for surf lessons, the Yunque Rainforest and some great dinners at the food kiosks. Christina was everything you want in a host. She worked with us on a last minute booking and greeted us with Pina Coladas and provided all the info on the house and the area that we would need. She was available if we needed her and didn’t bother us if we didn’t. It was a perfect trip for me and my family and one that we will always remember.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A dream come true!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from Christina's home yesterday. She is by far the kindest person/ host we have ever met. She allowed my fiancée and I to have a small wedding on her property (10 people total including us), we liked Christina so much that we even had her come to the wedding. The home is located in Rio Grande, in a gated community. There is only 3 homes there. Christina is always quick to respond and let us check in early the day of arrival. She went out of her way to provide food and champagne for when we arrived and also bought champagne glasses incases we didn't have enough for the wedding. The house has everything you can think of, from spices, laundry detergent, extra linen and even pool floats, everything is right at your finger tips. The layout of the house is very open and the outside private and is right on the beach. We stayed for 1 week and were already discussing when we could come back. My family and I have traveled to almost everywhere in the Caribbean and this is by far all of our favorite. Our wedding would not have been what it was without Christina. You made it perfect for us. We all thank you so much. You friends in North Carolina

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marilyn and Luis!! By now yiu are back home settling in to your new lives as husband and wife! It was a real pleasure meeting you and your family. I loved seeing everyone so happy, enjoying the house, the surroundings and most of all your wedding! It was a wonderful ceremony!! Also, thank you and your family for taking such good care of my house! You were wonderful guests!!! You have a friend in me so please keep in touch!! Congratulations once again and best regards to you and your family!! Besos, Christina
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Best house we have ever stayed in, best vacation we have ever had, and best host ever!

  • 5 of 5

I won't be able to say enough about how easy Christina was to work with and how nice she was to meet. The house is just spectacular! The pool is amazing and the location is beyond compare. Just a heads up...there is only one tv for the whole house and it is in the living area. Now this isn't a big deal for me, but my mom likes to fall asleep watching tv, so she slept on the sofa every night. Again, this is not a complaint just an fyi for those who may have the same need as my mom. Of course, my mother doesn't have an ipad or laptop to assist her.with this "problem" like most of us do.

Truly awesome house and landlord! I highly recommend to everyone and anyone!

The house was so clean and well stocked, the beds were comfortable, the towels were fluffy, and the decor was beautiful. Christina met us when we arrived with a well needed adult beverage and an appetizer. That is above and beyond! She even texted during the week to check on us. Again, from a great landlord in Christina to the beautiful house and is amenities, to the location, we had one of our all time great vacations!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin. There are so many wonderful things to say about this property, owner Christina and Puerto Rico in general. My husband and I took our 2 teenage children 14 & 16 along with 2 teenage friends of theirs to this house for spring break. We were a little concerned because Hurricane Maria had hit Puerto Rico so hard last summer. Christina was very open and honest with us and answered all questions regarding the hurricane. There is absolutely NO damage or problems with this property. It is beautiful inside and outside! The kids loved having the option of going to the beach or swimming in a pool. They really enjoyed the boogie boards in the ocean. Having a pool table and ping pong was perfect entertainment for teenagers. The house has everything you will need for a comfortable stay and more!

Never having been to Puerto Rico before, we did not know what to expect. Everything exceeded our expectations! I cannot say enough about the people. Never in our lives have we experienced such genuine kindness. Every person, every place we went was absolutely wonderful, friendly and welcoming. Puerto Rico still has recovering to do from the hurricane and really needs tourism to return to the island. If you are on the fence about choosing Puerto Rico or another tropical destination, I highly recommend Puerto Rico and this awesome property! Thank you Christina for sharing your beautiful home with us! It was truly an amazing vacation! We plan on returning!

(March 2018)

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! The kid's faces upon entering the house was a mixture of awe and excitement, just priceless! I would also like to thank you for being such awesome guests and really happy that you were all able to enjoy your vacation!! Take care!!
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Incredible House! Amazing Owners! It doesn't get any Better!

  • 5 of 5

I think my title really sums up our stay but I will go into more details in the write up. I also want to specifically say that we stayed in January of 2018 and while there are still plenty of places without power the island still has fantastic touring opportunities so please don't be discouraged and try to help the economy. You'll get some great deals on tours as well.

I first want to say that I don't think I've ever met such nice hosts. Christina and her husband (the owners) went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. It started from the time of booking when I needed more flexible payment arrangements, Christina was very responsive and accommodating. A few weeks before we arrived Christina called me up and asked if I need help booking any tours and then just a few days before arrival she called me up again and offered to do some light grocery shopping for us because she knew we would be tired traveling all day with 5 kids. My wife and I were very touched.

The house is exactly as pictured only looks much better in person. The beach was very private. There are only 3 houses in the little strip so its pretty much your own beach. We were the first people to stay in the house since Hurricane Maria and as mentioned Christina was ready and available should anything go wrong, and nothing did.

The house is stocked with every amenity you would get in a luxurious hotel, such as shampoo, soap, conditioner, toiletries, beach towels, and bath towels. As well as dishes, dishwasher, and washer dryer.

All in all its the perfect place for large families are families traveling together.

Thank you Christina!

Ora and Barry

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barry, Ora and kids, It was a pleasure to have you as guests. I am so happy that you were all able to truly enjoy your stay. It is guests like you that make all my efforts so worthwhile! Thank you, Christina
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £228.06
Refundable Damage Deposit £380.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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