About the property
- House2048 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay6 nights
3 bedroom, 3 bath single family property with pool and close to the beach
Welcome. We survived September 2017 Hurricane Maria and the house is ready for your arrival. The House was above the storm surge and was a refuge for my property manager and her family.
Beautiful private air conditioned house in a gated community with 24 hour security. Private pool in the backyard with an outside bathroom for bathers convenience. This single family home has 3 bedrooms (Master: Queen, #2: Double, and #3: single bed with a popup single bed underneath. From the front door, walk into a beautiful soft colored Living Room. Off to the right is a hall way leading to the Bedrooms and Bathrooms. Off to the left is a breakfast nook which adjoins a very nice grain colored cabinet Full Kitchen. Travelers have been provided with the cooking comforts of home, but please note this is not a Bed And Breakfast. Travelers are provided with the cooking utensils to prepare their own meals in the comfort of this home. The Kitchen has a Refrigerator, Microwave, and Oven. We provide you with both breakfast and dinner service for eight, silverware, glasses, pots and pans, linens, towels and even a cooler to take and enjoy the beach. We provide cable service for the TV's in the Living Room, Master Bedroom and #2 Bedroom. Each with individual controllers. There is also a nice stereo system in the Master Bedroom as well as an old fashion radio in the Living area. Beyond the breakfast nook is a Utility room with a Washer and Dryer for your use. Next you will walk into a spacious Dining Room with seating for eight people. The house many windows which allows for natural lighting for the entire house. There are decorative white painted ornate grills covering all the windows but each inside window can be opened for fresh breezes if that is your pleasure. Enjoy this vacation home just two blocks from the beach with a private pool in the backyard. Upgrading for Solar Engergy panels and replacing Air Conditioning with inverters for more electricity efficiency. Gorgeous furnishings. We also have provided a gas grill on the back patio and provided a ceiling fan for your cooling on the back patio. Central Air Conditioning allows you to keep the house to a comfortable temperatures. Please remember to close all windows and keep doors closed with using the air conditioning. Also provided in the Master Bedroom is an individual cooling Inverter. Just bring your suitcases and lotion. 2 beach chairs provided. Tropical plants in front and back yard. Two parking spaces. Gated community with mobile security. Club house/center. Biking and running available. Protected swimming area.
Ten minutes from a protected beach, snorkeling, shore scuba diving, 10 minutes from fine gourmet and local restaurants, shopping centers as well as five minutes drive to multi screen cinema/movie theater.
30 minute drive to downtown San Juan.
Fast food is 5 minutes away -- McDonalds, Applebees, Sizzler, Pizza Hut, Burger, King, Taco Bell, Ben & Jerrys, etc.
We know you are away from your home but we have tried to provide everything you with the comforts of home while visiting with us. What you experience will be lifetime memories, and we want your experiences to excite you to want to return again and again to our unit. We would be so complimented if you develop a sense of belonging each time you return to visit Puerto Rico and chose to stay again in our unit.
Located at Q-12 Calle Palmas in the beautiful neighborhood of Dorado, Puerto Rico, we are only 10 minutes from the Dorado Beach Hotel East and West and Ritz Carlton Reserve Hotel. The airport and San Juan are only thirty minutes drive, all freeway. A short distance from the sand and minutes from restaurants and shopping. Neighbor to some of the Caribbean's best golf courses. Take a swim in our private pool or walk in the tropical area to the close beach and enjoy the warmth of the Caribbean. So close you can swim both in the morning and in the evening, if you are so inclined. Paradise is yours for the enjoyment!!!
Puerto Rico is a destination that maintains the charm and hospitality of former days of Spanish conquests, historic forts and a location of major European countries battling for dominance of this essential island. You will find everything that the Caribbean has to offer in this all around family destination. What is the best you ask someone in Puerto Rico and you will get as many different answers as people you inquire. Each person comes to Puerto Rico and sees different and wonderful aspects. Sights, sounds, and experiences will forever be embedded in the memories of those who visit the Island Paradise. There are no passports or visas required for United States citizens, which means that US Citizens can travel freely in and out of the island territory of Puerto Rico without going throughout immigration or customs.
John D. Curd Jr.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About John D. Curd Jr.
I worked and retired after 34 years from the US Military (16 US Marine Corps and 18 US Army). Also worked as an American Diplomat and retired in 2005. Father of four wonderful grown adults and grandfather of three darling granddaughters. I am a PADI dive instructor and found a place where I can enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving in some really nice places very close to my new unit.
John D. Curd Jr. purchased this House in 2014
Why John D. Curd Jr. chose Dorado del Mar
I travel myself and have put into the property the attention that I would want if I were wanting to spend time in a home away from home. I was born in Hawaii and love being surrounded by water. Hawaii was just a little too far from my children and grandchildren. This location allows them to visit and we can spend quality time together.
What makes this House unique
The historic charm of the old Spanish world mixes with the morning world and yet still retains so much of that historic charm. I love sitting on my front porch and enjoying the Trade Winds as they gently blow through the house while enjoying a cool beverage. Also I enjoy the privacy of my own pool in the backyard and my covered patio where I can sit at night and listen to the enjoyable sounds of Puerto Rico.
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We loved our stay in Dorado!!! It is the perfect location, easy to travel everywhere from there...The beach is close, with nice restaurants:). The pool was used all day every day!!! We would love to come back!
So pleased to have had you for a guest. Thank you. I look forward to your return.
Most comfortable and has all the amenities!
We come to Puerto Rico each year and have stayed in many places and locations. This was one of the best yet! The house has everything you need, very comfortable and a gated community. Can’t wait to stay here again!
A lovely home!
We completely enjoyed our stay at this home. It was everything we could have needed and then some. The layout of the home is great and the back patio with the pool is wonderful. The only reason I did not give it a five star was that the rug in the living room could use a cleaning and the patio furniture could use some TLC. Both of the lounge chairs are cracked; but usable and the table and chairs outside need to be refinished. The furniture in the house was very nice and the accomodations along with everything provided is great. I would happily stay at this house again.
Bring your bathing suit, toothbrush and a one change of clothes. That is all that is needed to enjoy John's spacious accommodations in Dorado del Mar. Everything else is provided. The pool is delightful and quite private. Even though Puerto Rico is still working on the horrific hurricane damage, most everything in Dorado is functioning fine. It will be nice when all the traffic lights are working again, but most drivers are courteous getting through the intersections. We had a great time and hope to return. Thanks, John
Nice Home, Nice Owner !!
We enjoyed our experience here....The home was clean and in fine condition and it was located in a good section of Dorado, close to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. The manager Valerie greeted us nicely and introduced us to the home. The owner John was both honest and excellent to deal with, alerting us to potential problems that might have arisen from the previous hurricane but thankfully didn't.
Would like to stay here again.
Kudos to John and his staff in Dorado for having the house ready for us while there are so many places nearby still recovering from the hurricane. The house has plenty of space! We were able to host a couple of parties for relatives and friends and there was plenty of room to sit and hang out. The backyard gazebo and the pool area were great. The pool was well stocked with pool toys. The bed were clean and comfortable. There was plenty of hot water to shower and the laundry room was very convenient. The house is well stocked with bedsheets and towels. The kitchen is a tad small and has no dishwasher, but it was adequate.
I would definitely like to stay here again on my next visit to Puerto Rico.
The Dorado del Mar area has major hotels close by (Ritz, Hyatt, Embassy Suites, etc). The beach is two blocks away from the rental and is a protected cove. Very safe swimming. A short drive outside the community you will find more beaches with local restaurants featuring island specialities and Island drinks. Beaches are public in this area and good wave actions for body boarding, snorkeling, and off shore scuba diving. For those who would like to bicycle, there are trails as well as for the walker there are many beach roads offering safe opportunities to enjoy a morning sunrise or an evening sunset. Imagine walking along a palm tree lined beach with a tropic breeze gently passing by your face cooling your skin as you enjoy a pleasant walk along the ocean.
Additional pricing information
** Rates are based on minimum of 6 nights and for six guests. Guest numbers in addition to the six potential must be discussed with the owner. ** This residence is listed as no pets. ** Electricity is our largest bill in Puerto Rico. I suggest you use the air conditioner modestly but you are free to adjust it to your comfort for your family and guests. I require a security deposit for the electricity of $150.00 for each 1 to 7 day period. If the total electric bill is less than $150 per week then I will notify HomeAway to refund the electricity deposit. Please note that I am making upgrades to the air conditioning system to reduce the amount of electricity being used to further make my guests comfortable and enjoying their vacation.