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Chalets de Dorado del Mar / Private Gated Community, Dorado Puerto Rico

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms + den, 2.5 bathroom, sleeps 6-8

Our vacation home, Chalets de Dorado del Mar, is located on a cul-de-sac in the prestigious Dorado del Mar, in Dorado Puerto Rico, elegantly manicured community. This beautiful home has a private back yard with a small pool, 42' HDTV, free WiFi, along many other amenities for your enjoyment. This is a private 2 story, 3 bedroom + den, 2 car garage house which offers 24hr security with gated access. You are a few minutes drive away from the Embassy Suites Dorado Beach Resort. Dorado is located on the north coast of the island of Puerto Rico just 20-30 minutes from San Juan, Old San Juan, and Plaza las Americas (the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean). Relax and take in the tropical lifestyle and surroundings of this small quiet town. The weather is incredible, the water is pristine, the people are friendly, and the food is delicious.

The Town: Dorado is a small tourist town in the northern coast of Puerto Rico, 15 miles west of San Juan and is located in the norther region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Toa Alta, east of Vega Alta, and west of Toa Baja. Dorado has various upscale neighborhoods and a small town with a Spanish town square (plaza).

Where to go!: Go to El Morro in Old San Juan to see a six-level fortress (the Caribbean's largest) dating back to the 1500s and incredible views of San Jan Bay. For further 1500s fun, go to La Fortaleza, which was originally built by Charles V to ward off attack by Caribe Indians, but has since been converted into an opulent governor's mansion.

Considered holy by ancient civilizations and rumored to be visited by aliens, El Yunque rainforest is a spectacular aggregation of vegetation and wildlife. The forest is home to 150 fern species, brilliantly colored flowers, and the nearly extinct Puerto Rican parrot. It lies only 45 minutes from San Juan near Luquillo. For nature's magic show, wear your goggles at night and go kayaking in a lagoon beneath a crescent moon to see a dazzling display of bioluminescence. The greenish sparkle is actually the light of thousands of glow-in-the-dark plankton, but to the casual observer dipping a paddle into the deep, it looks like illusory pixie dust.

More Details

Augusto Torres
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 September, 2017

Why Augusto Torres chose Dorado del Mar

We purchased this property in 2006 while on vacation and decided to share it with family and friends. Then, immediately had a better idea and decided to share it with all of you. WOW! This is the expression you get when you walk in this private home - you immediately know you are on vacation! But, you will never know unless you open the door. Bienvenidos!

What makes this house unique

By renting a private property you save money, get larger living space and more amenities. But most important, you get a higher privacy, comfort and much better value than with standard hotels. Oh, by the way, no sharing of your private pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner


"Since we first contacted Mr. Torres, we understood that our accommodation in Dorado was being professionally administered, and all aspect of our staying would be well taken care. In fact, the property manager was at hand every time we needed suggestions and advices for our vacation. The house was well kept, spotless like you would keep your own home. We enjoyed the nearby public Dorado beach and the facilities of the next door Embassy Suite; golf course is part of the property.Downtown Dorado you will find one of the best restaurant of the island, "Ladrillo". A Shopping Center is conveniently located at the exit of the gated property. We hope that this house will be available next time we will travel."

Franco D. Manhasset, NY, USA."
May 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dorado del Mar in Higuillar

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • The master bedroom has a full bathroom inside.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Day bed and Queen Air Mattress
  • Each room has an A/C unit including the den. There is a queen air mattress that can be used, if necessary.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
42 in. HDTV LCD, cable TV, and BlueRay DVD/CD player. Free wireless broadband access.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

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Chalets de Dorado del Mar / Private Gated Community, Dorado Puerto Rico
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 33 reviews

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here to celebrate our 27th Anniversary and to attend a wedding in Rio Grande. Mr. and Mrs. Torres truly accommodated us during our stay. We are so happy we chose to stay at the Chalets #12 instead of the wedding party's resort. The home is beautiful and truly comfortable, you might not get the opportunity to tour Puerto Rico. We enjoyed being in the center of all the attractions of Puerto Rico not mention being able to shop on the Military Base Buchanan. Their property manager Wilma was very attentive to our needs. We enjoyed our stay so much that we'll definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this beautiful home and the owner, Augusto. He was absolutely fabulous to work with and super responsive beginning with my initial inquiry to stay at the property through our departure and the return of our deposit. He gave excellent directions to the home from the airport. He provided information on the island and things to do. He also worked with us when we had to stay two extra days because our flight was cancelled due to weather and the earliest flight out was two days later.

This home is convenient to so many things and it is centrally located on the island making it a great home base if you want to explore all of Puerto Rico. My husband and I put almost 1,000 miles on our rental vehicle in the 11 days we were there.

The home is very well supplied with everything you need to make it your home away from home. Wilma, the property manager, was fantastic and was quick to respond to our needs. She met us when we arrived to welcome us and show us the home. She made sure we were comfortable and did not have any questions before she left.

We loved this home and Puerto Rico. We will definitely be back to our home away from home! Thank you so much Augusto for sharing such a treasure with us.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ashley - hope all is well with you and your family. We just wanted to thank you for taking the time to submit the wonderful review of our home in Puerto Rico. I shared your review with Wilma and she wanted to send her sincere appreciation as well. Please be assured that you have and extended family in Dorado and a home as well. Thanks again and we look forward in accommodating you in the near future. Muchas gracias, Sincerely, Augusto
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Home away from home

  • 4 of 5

This place is a perfect little get away! Our family had 6 people total, 2 adults, 1 older teen, 2 teens and one little guy and we all had plenty of room. There are Window units in every room for air conditioning and most of the time we had to shut them off because we got cold! My children were all able to sprawl out on all the couches provided all at once. I loved the open feel of the home with all the windows and open floor plan! We grilled outside almost every night (the back yard is the best asset of the home). In the back yard you had lounge chairs for laying under the stars, a "bar" area for drinks by the pool , a large table for evening dinners and a small pool for the kiddos. The pool is small but all 4 children managed to wrestle around in it. The neighbors are nice as long as you don't make alot of noise, the couple next door are retired and do not like parties so if you are coming for new years make plans outside the home like we did to respect the neighborhood.

Walgreens, CVS, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Burger King, Baskin Robin, KFC and Super Max are all next to the security guard shack. Super Max is the local grocery store and is open 24 hours and had everything you need, liquor included! If you get on the 693 you can find Chili's, Krispy Kreme and San Juan Cafe. I recommend all these for some American food and feel. Best restaurant for couples wanting a date night is El Ladrillo which is in central dorado, you would not expect such a fancy establishment in a less than stellar neighborhood but believe it this place is EXCELLENT! BUT make reservations don't just show up or you will be waiting for a table for a while.

San Juan is 20 minuets to the East, Fajardo is 50 and even Ponce is 1 hour 30 min South (best drive ever like being on Hana road in Maui only with mountains and cool houses!

Finally Wilma the property manager is sooooooo cool, kind and will take care of your every need! She was the best person to welcome us in to PR and noticed one of our toilets weren't working and had it fixed within 24 hours. .. She was quite a gem!

Here are some suggestions for "tiny issues" we had: This place could use a dishwasher! With 6 people living in the home for 12 days I did a lot of dishes. . But hey I was in puerto rico so ok no big deal right! The cable would work one day and not the next (same with wifi so if you come to do work good luck! ) I figure it was the cable company issue not the house but still. Beach access.. really you

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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My family had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

My family chose Puerto Rico for our annual vacation. We explored the island and enjoyed its beaches. There were seven of us and the house offered enough space for a comfortable feeling. My youngest grandson especially enjoyed the pool in the backyard. The Agosto and Evelise are wonderful and I definitely recommend this private paradise home!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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fun. time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. There were four of us and we had room galore. The furnishings were lovely and we were close to everything. Supplies were abundant. I would stay here again. The weather was such a joy. Didn't even mind showers daily as they were short in duration.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very gratifying to hear that you and your guest have really enjoyed your stay at our property. Our goal has always been to make you feel not only welcome, but also at home. We look forward in accommodating you and your family in the future. Sincerely, Augusto & Evelise
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Land O Lakes, FL

Nice place!

  • 4 of 5

The location is great with easy access to numerous restaurants and only a short drive to San Juan! The home itself is nice, very comfortable and has a very at home feel! I would definitely stay there again! The owners are wonderful to work with and the property manager as well! It is in a very safe, gated community on a golf course, which is beautiful! You will love your stay if you chose this home!! :)

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We hope to accommodate you and your family again in the future. Sincerely, Augusto & Evelise
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El Morro
El Yunque National Forest
Bacardi Rum Factory
Paseo de la Princesa
Arecibo Observatory
Seven Seas Public Beach
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Juan International Airport (Luis Munoz Marin)
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
22 East / West toll road
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dorado Beach
Car: necessary

By renting a private property you save money, get larger living space and more amenities. You get a higher privacy, comfort and much better value than with standard hotels.


Dorado Beach, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Fishing, Surfing, Boating, Bacardi Rum Factory, Casinos, Arecibo Observatory, El Yunque Rainforest, Camuy Caves, Hospital, Churches, Shopping. 20-30 minutes from San Juan airport, Old San Juan, and Plaza las Americas mall. Local Vendors just outside the Dorado del Mar gated community and within walking distance are a multitude of shops including grocery stores, ice cream parlors, 24hr pharmacy and much more!


Prices & Availability

Additional pricing information

Rates for stays less than 6 nights is $300 a night.
Minimum 4 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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