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Alma Bair

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks English, Minimal Spanish- working on it!!

3BR Beachfront Villa near the Ritz Resort with Pools and Tennis

78 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Cerro Gordo - Beachfront Villa- Dorado Area

3BR 3.5 Baths sleeps 10 people comfortably

Beautifully designed three bedroom Mediterranean style Villa located in the heart of Lakeside Villas gated community near Dorado Beach and adjacent to the Hyatt Cerromar Resort. Patio overlooks pools and beautifully manicured landscaped gardens with lake and water fountain. Fully air conditioned with many amenities.

Championship courses 5 minutes away. Tennis courts on the property, with playground and ping pong table. Wonderful setting for multiple families or friends to get together.

Villa includes free internet, cable TV, DVD and kids games. Maid service and Personal Chef available. Tours and car rental delivered to the villa upon request. With this rental we offer 24/7 access to local Guest Services Manager that can assist you with information about access to the Ritz Reserve amenities- including Spa- Watersports- Dining and more.

Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Alma Bair (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks English, Minimal Spanish- working on it!!

About Alma Bair

Our family lives in Massachusetts. We have four boys and travel to the villa occasionally when the kids are off from school. We enjoy swimming, hiking, snorkeling, golfing and experimenting with local cuisines!

Alma Bair purchased this villa in 2006

Why Alma Bair chose Puerto Rico

We first rented this property for a year from the original owner after we had stayed at Hyatt for a family vacation and fell in love with area. When it came on the market we did a lot of research as to other areas and properties in PR and concluded that Dorado was the best vacation spot for our family!

What makes this villa unique

This Villa will feel like your private home and yet it offers you access to hotel quality amenities- the best of all worlds- lots of space - privacy and attentive service!

Dorado is centrally located on the Island. It is 18 miles from San Juan airport with easy access. Also you can take day trips to every corner of the Island in this location. The beach in front of our home is white sand and very calm- perfect for our kids. The location of Dorado is the best in terms of weather since it has the protection of the rain forest and not as rainy as some parts in the South.

Recently the Ritz purchased the old Hyatt Dorado Beach Resort and upgraded it to a 6 star property- this has attracted amazing restaurants and activities in the area. The Ritz has created a nature reserve on the property and developed an amazing waterpark, fitness center and upgraded the championship golf courses located minutes away from our home. Many of the resort amenities are available to our guests, including the spa, restaurants, golf, water sports and more!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Alma and Allan

Thank you for sharing your lovely home. We had a fantastic time here. Wish we could stay forever. Your home is so peaceful and beautiful. We felt secure at all times. This is paradise, again we thank you.

PS: Baby London, loved feeding the ducks and swimming in the pool

Ivan
Oct 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 78 holidaymaker reviews

3BR Beachfront Villa near the Ritz Resort with Pools and Tennis
average rating of 4.8589745 based on 85 reviews
5

FABULOUS HOME

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the villa with my wife for a few months. The atmosphere was amazing and the security was second to none. Having the pool right outside the back door and the beach only a 5 min walk away, was PERFECT!

Alma and her family answered all of our questions and concerns and our stay was one that we will never forget.

I HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS VILLA.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Complete Serenity

  • 5 of 5

The community was much more than I had hoped for in Puerto Rico. The host is very attentive and responsive. One text, and a immediate response to accommodate our requests or questions. My family and I were more than pleased with the comfortable accommodations. The unit itself is very expansive, and decorated with quality furnishings. Clean, clean, clean! With all the furnishings of home.

Large bright and airy kitchen, vaulted ceilings. Great views of the grounds . The complex has 3 pools, We found ourselves playing Ping-pong and swimming in our even ours. Security was a non-issue, we felt completely at ease. Our host manager, was very pleasant and easy to speak to at any time. Alma, the manager, was so comforting, and gave me peace of mind! This was the best choice to meet my large family's needs and mine. It was a delightful and carefree experience, and I cannot wait to get back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Private and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This villa is big with lots of room for our family vacation. 3 bedrooms all have there own bathroom That was a big bonus. Right off of the patio is the pool which we had to ourselves most of the time. Getting to the beach is less than a five minute walk. You do have to call security to unlock the chairs. Then you drag them down to the beach and back. The beach is a cove that was very private. You share it with the Hyatt Hacienda. But rarely did we see a lot of people. The kitchen was a great size and worked well for us. Loved the large dinning table. We did have a couple of problems with the house. All of the toilets stopped working because of a water main brake in town.The on site manager named Alex came and flushed out all the toilets for us. Even with a couple more minor issues Alex was always there to take care of it.

It can be hard to find the Villas. But that's pretty standard for all destinations in PR. You just have to be aware and turn right even though you think it's wrong. The Villas are secure 24 hours a day with a guard on duty all the time at the front gate. Overall the Villas was a quiet and peaceful spot.

It is a 40 minute minimum drive to San Juan from here. So if driving is not your thing, you should take that into consideration.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary Lou, Thanks for your 5 star review- we certainly appreciate your feedback! It was very unfortunate that you had to deal with the water main break in town during your stay and we are glad that Alex was on hand to quickly address that issue. Our community is indeed a Beachfront Paradise and we are glad that you had a chance to enjoy the beaches and the pool right off the patio. Thanks for your feedback about finding the community. I hope you received your welcome letter that should have included detailed step by step directions to the villa with an attached map. We reference KM marker 13.4 especially to assist with the right turn to the entrance gate- but will certainly make sure that is highlighted. We look forward to hosting you again in our corner of Paradise! All the best, Alma
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5

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family traveled to Puerto Rico this March for the first time and had a wonderful vacation. The staff at Paradise Villas and Vacations was great and made everything easy for us. We were impressed with their organization and knowledge of the area and the villa we rented (Villa Legends) was exactly what we wanted. The staff even arranged an all day family excursion to the Indian Caves, hidden waterfalls and more that was one of the highlights of the trip. We would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great family vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Villa Jacaranda with our children:11, 9 and 5. This is super location. The pool/clubhouse is outside the doors and the beach a 2 minute walk. The villa was very clean and decorated very tastefully. The property manager was super. She offered excursions specific to being in Puerto Rico: caves, snorkeling, hiking. My kids favorite day in PR was the day she took them on a cave hike/rope swinging into the ocean. So much to do in PR other than the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay in Villa Jacaranda. This is one of my favorite villas in the community because it is so light and airy and also has a fantastic view of the lake and pool. We are delighted that you enjoyed the "Perfect Getaway" day with Rafael and we plan on offering a lot more of these excursions to hidden gems on the Island to our guests as part of our Vacation Planning Services. We love sharing our knowledge of this remarkable island and look forward to hosting you and your family again in Paradise. It was lovely to meet you all!!
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Great vacation spot.

  • 5 of 5

Lakeside Villas was a wonderful place to vacation. This particular unit is right next to the pool which made it very easy for the kids to come and go with ease. There is a playground, tennis courts, ping pong table and a short walk to the beach. The house was spacious and the kitchen was completely stocked with any appliance you could possibly need. Grocery shopping was very close as was CVS. The house is well stocked with beach chairs, beach towels and boogie boards.

Although there is no great place to walk/run for exercise we did quickly discovered Dorado Beach and the boardwalk which we ran every morning up to the Ritz and back. Very beautiful and safe.

A must do while in Puerto Rico was the Pinto's R Us Horseback riding in Rincon. Although a bit of a drive it was well worth it. We then spent the rest day on the beach in Rincon.

Lakeside Villas is a nice quiet area, ideal for young children to sleep peacefully at night. I definitely recommend anyone to go vacation in Lakeside Villas.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this detailed and expressive review. I know future guests will find this very helpful. Lakeside has the best of all worlds- family friendly and serene community yet easy access to several resorts with amazing beaches and fun nightlife. I loved your tip about the horseback riding_ i have actually never heard of this group but we LOVE to do day trips to all parts of the Island from Dorado and will definitely check it out!! We look forward to hosting you and your family back in Paradise! Much thanks for your time to write this, Alma
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Location

Car: not necessary

Dorado is one of the premier resort areas of Puerto Rico. Situated centrally with easy access to both coasts. Our villa is walking distance to the Beach and adjacent to several resorts. Championship Golf courses are minutes away as are fabulous restaurants and site seeing!

Other Activities: mini golf, volley ball, basket ball , shopping , dining

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cerro Gordo, Puerto Rico

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Holiday 2016
15 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,902
for 7 nights
From
£534
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,024
for 3 nights
From
£288
£2,047
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £192 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £384
Cleaning fee £150 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are somewhat flexible depending on time of year and length of stay.

The rates quoted do not include a 5% guest services fee on the total rental cost- Our guest services include 24/7 access to a local manager and travel planner.

Holidays- pricing higher- please inquire.

Guest Services manager on call 24/7. We offer full services for travel and food services. This is a rental where you have the benefits of staying in a private home with access to hotel amenities in the vicinity such as restaurants, water sports, spa, golf and more.. Paradise Villas and Vacations have over 70 - five star reviews!! Rates subject to change for peak Holiday periods. Between X-mas and New Years rate is $700 a night. Guest services fee is 5% and PR taxes are 7% which are not included in your quote. We offer baby equipment for delivery fee. Call 508 740 4690.

To reserve we require a booking deposit of $525 (5% service fee)
50% of rental fee with signed contract within 10 days of booking + balance 45 days in advance.

We have several other properties in Dorado- let us know requirements and we will recommend the right villa.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cerro Gordo in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Each Bedroom has a private bathroom attached to form a suite
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Porta crib is available upon request ($20 fee)
  • We offer porta cribs, highchairs and additional twin beds as needed. Our villa sleeps 10 guests very comfortably. Baby equipment involves extra fees.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
* Nearby Golf Course *Putting Green *Playground *24 hour security Personal Chef and Daily maid service available upon request. We also help with transportation arrangmeents and vacation planning.

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