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Spacious Beach Front Villa

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10+ comfortably





Stay in a magnificent beachfront villa just 20 steps from the breathtaking Caribbean Sea. The house is located in Villa Palmira, a private, gated community on the beach nestled between the Punta Santiago Natural Reserve to the south and miles of beach to the north.

With over 4,000 sq. ft. of living area, this is the largest, most spacious home in the gated community of Villa Palmira. It is also one of the homes closest to the beach. Enjoy views of the beach and the ocean from the front porch, front living room, backyard, and the spacious second floor terrace. Few homes in the community offer beach and ocean views. The two-story Mediterranean home is completely furnished and fully air-conditioned, has four bedrooms and 3 ½ baths. The bedrooms sleep 10 people comfortably on four queen-size beds and one king-size bed. A portable crib, high chair, and two full-size air mattresses are also available. A lush and vibrantly landscaped backyard awaits you with a private pool, outdoor shower, dining for six under the gazebo, a patio table for four, and gas grill. The kitchen and dining area were made for entertaining. The open layout seats 10 people comfortably between the dining table and the breakfast table with plenty of room for more. The house has several seating areas throughout: two living rooms on the first floor and two seating areas upstairs. A spacious 2nd floor terrace overlooks the beach and the ocean, perfect for watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee or watching the sunset with a glass of wine. Accommodations include flat screen TV, cable television, washer/dryer and Wi-Fi throughout the house.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, relax, leave your cares behind….let the sound of the surf romance you….swim in the moonlight, shower under the stars. Welcome to Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico -- your private home, steps from the beach.

More Details

Arturo Gonzalez
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Arturo Gonzalez

My name is Arturo González I was born and raised in sunny Miami, Florida. My family is originally from Cuba and also Puerto Rico. I love to enjoy the beautiful beaches and laid back lifestyle from the islands. I am a nurse practitioner by profession and have a very stressful and demanding work life. I purchased this home in 2000 and love to use this home to unwind and embrace a peaceful setting. This is truly an oasis.

Arturo Gonzalez purchased this villa in 2000

Why Arturo Gonzalez chose Río Abajo

One of the best places in the world to go on vacation is Puerto Rico. In this exquisite home away from home, you can definitely enjoy everything Puerto Rico has to offer for you. Whether you want a day at the beach, a night out on the town, or just a relaxing evening at home. This home is you. With 4000 sq ft of living area, you'll never be crowded whether it's you and your mate or you're entire family. You can sleep up to 8 comfortably! Just steps to the Caribbean ocean, this 2-story Mediterranean home is completely furnished, with a beautiful landscaping, private outdoor pool, washer & dryer, air conditioned throughout, jetted hot tub in the master bathroom, and many extras. You can admire the ocean right from home.

What makes this villa unique

Local Beaches

Puerto Rico has some of the best beaches fit for an oasis. From this beautiful caribbean oasis, you can relax and truly call this home. You'll feel nothing less than the comforts of home and much more. Located just steps from the beach in Villa Palmira, Humacao, is this incredible home. You have access to crystal clear beaches nearby just a drive away!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Río Abajo in Humacao

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Crib/playpen is available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.825 based on 40 reviews

Local Flair

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from our week long stay at this home. It was spacious (there were two families staying in the house), well maintained and had all the amenities that we were looking for (beach towels, beach chairs, pool toys, etc.). When we drove into the complex for the first time we were a bit unsure about what we were getting into. A few of the homes seem like they have been deserted and/or not maintained. Our concerns were quickly dispelled. The house is beautiful and less than 50 yards from the most secluded beach we have ever been to. The beach is not immaculate since this is not a resort. However, with a little removal of some seaweed, we literally had a little slice of paradise and 4 miles of beach to ourselves! The water was warm, there were a ton of sand dollars and starfish and most importantly no crowds.

We ate at local restaurants which were great and inexpensive. There is a shopping mall 3 miles away with everything you need. This spot was absolutely perfect for a family getaway. Especially if you are looking to avoid crowded beaches and expensive swim up bars. Arturo addressed our minor concerns right away and made our stay fantastic. Truly amazing!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nathan, It is always a pleasure to read your review. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience in Puerto Rico in the comfort of my home. I appreciate you and your family for choosing my home for your vacation. I would love to have you as guests in the future. Best regards, Arturo
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our wonderful, challenging stay at Urb Villa Palmi

  • 4 of 5

what a wonderful yet challenging stay we had in Arturo Gonzalez's beautiful home during Hurricane Irma!!! we had 2 very comfortable, luxurious days in his very well equipped home before Irma made her presents felt! the bedrooms are very spacious and the mattresses and bedding were very high quality and extremely comfortable. he has many seating areas and you can be together as a group or split up for a little quiet time. the views are beautiful! the kitchen is very well equipped with anything you might need. beach and pool equipment was readily available. the pool was clean and beautiful and that was our saving grace when we had no power!!! plenty of seating around the pool and we had supper outside most nights. thank goodness for the wonderful gas grill!! the beach is small and beautiful and it was a short walk down the beach to the nature preserve/rain forest, where we spent most afternoons walking in the shade and fishing in the small ponds and lagoons. I can not express enough how gracious and giving the people of Puerto Rico are, even in the face of adversity. we had to spend one night in the local shelter due to the storm and the people there were so helpful and kind. one of Arturo's neighbors took my family of 5 under their wing and stayed with us in the shelter, as our knowledge of the Spanish language was very limited! after we were allowed to return to Arturo's home, this couple came every morning with 5 cups of coffee for us. they brought us several sources of light as well as a battery pack to keep our cellphones powered up!!! they invited us to their home for anything we might need as they had a generator, and anytime they went to town they would try to get us ice! we had very limited cellphone reception but this couple was able to keep in contact with Arturo's parents to keep them informed off how things were and to let Arturo know that we were safe! he stayed in constant contact even though his own home in Miami was next in line for Irma!! we made it back home safe and sound late Monday night, Sept. 11th and there was already a message from Arturo asking for us to call and let him know how we were!! let it suffice to say that we love Puerto Rico, it's caring people, and the most caring homeowner, Arturo Gonzalez and we can't wait to go back!!! our next trip though will definitely be in the spring, not September!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gray, Thank you for your wonderful review and heartfelt words. It is truly wonderful to hear that despite the hurricane and mandatory evacuation you and your family made the best of your vacation. I do concur with you regarding the hospitality and warm heart Puerto Ricans have. I am glad to hear you want to come back soon and of course not during hurricane season. I want to once again thank you and appreciate you choosing my home for your vacation. Best regards, Arturo Gonzalez
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Amazing Place!

  • 5 of 5

This house was better than the pictures show, very very lovely place! Arturo is a Great host he tried to answer all my calls and if he missed any he returned them as soon as possible! The beds were great, the rooms were great, the Air conditioners worked Fine! I had kids and they loved the pool it was Clean and very inviting! The neighborhood where the house is at is very safe and quiet and i loved the sounds of the Coqui at night.. (Hoped i spelled Coqui right!) The ocean by the house is a beautiful place to walk by but not to sure about swimming in it, there are mixed opinion on that ocean area!

Great things to do in that area are, the Wildlife reserve right next to the house has Kayaking, and also Great beautiful nature walks! Also a few blocks away from the house there is a children water park.. Great restaurants right by the house. Walmart not to far, Chili's, all kinds of stuff!

What i did not like has nothing to do with the house, Verizon reception was incredibly horrific. If you have verizon it does not work and it will not work for your GPS! Get a GPS or use TMobile that worked Great. My daughter has TMobile it worked everywhere! And also i heard AT&T works great!

Good places to visit el Yungue, and also Culebra, the Boat ride to Culebra is not as bad as people say!

Anyways enjoy this beautiful home i recommend it and the Owner! Great place and people Puerto Rico!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joey, for your comments and reviews. I strive for excellence when it comes to my tenants and enjoyment of my home. It is my priority to take care of my tenants as I like to be taken care of when on vacation. I am very pleased to hear that you and your family had an adventure filled vacation. I appreciate you referring your friend for the rental of my home. I look forward in hosting you again in the future. All the best, Arturo
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This place was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We really do not know where to begin, so we will begin by saying 'THANK YOU for allowing us to be in your home. We had our family vacation there with parents, sibling, and kids and we all enjoyed it. The home is exactly like you detailed in your description as well as the pictures of the home.

We are originally from Puerto Rico but had never stayed anywhere but with family. At first, we were skeptical as the pictures and descriptions seemed too good to be true. We're glad we took the chance. The ONLY thing missing from the home was the actual food. The home was fully furnished so we had no need to purchase anything but the food we were going to eat. Anything we needed to get we were less than 10mins away, literally right up the street from the front gate. I think this home was the best one there, the most beautiful one in the community. The house, rooms, POOL, grill – EVERYTHING was perfect. The restaurant right outside the community where good as well. Good music, food, and service.

One thing we were able to do was visit the Humacao Nature Reserve . We decided to do the bike trail. It was an experience that we will never forget. The kids that came with me really enjoyed it. The view from the bunkers is something out of the movies, I never imagined I would see something so beautiful and be so high on the mountain. Guests – you must do this! If you do, wear a hat and prepare for rain and mud but also the best time of your life! Also, walk back as you’ll be very dirty but it’ll be lots of fun.

AGAIN, thank you so much for opening your home to us. We will return.

Hector & Waleska Martinez and our family

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. I am very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful tme in Puerto Rico and enjoyed my home and all it has to offer. It is truly a wonderful place to recharge and be one with nature. I look forward in hosting you in the future. Thank you, Arturo
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An Amazing Vacation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was amazing. This property is so beautiful. It is very clean and well maintained also has all amenities needed.The beach and restaurants are walking distance. The views from the top balcony are breath taking. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family for any occasion.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tamara, Thank you very much for your review. I am very happy to know you enjoyed yourselves and had time to relax and disconnect. It truly is the perfect place to do just that. I hope you come back soon and I can have you stay in my home again. Arturo
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Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect setting, peaceful and relaxing with the ocean about 75 yards away. The house is well kept, clean with nice size bedrooms. If you don't feel like cooking or grilling at the house local restaurants and Kiosks are walking distance and less than a mile away you will find grocery store and a 24 hour Walmart.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mario, Thank you very much for your review. It was truly a pleasure hosting you and your family in my home. I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed it as much as I do. I hope you come and visit soon and I can accommodate you once again. Arturo
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Luis Muñoz Marin; Carolina, Puerto Rico
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Palmas Del Mar
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Carretera #3
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Paradise Seafood
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Palmas Del Mar
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Front Yard!
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Kayaking


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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