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Bedrooms 1
Space 666 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Isla Verde one bedroom apt. with a beautiful panoramic view close to everything.

Post Hurricane Status Report: My condo is fine.It has electricity, water,Internet, Cable TV and AC.The building's pool is now repaired.The beach is as beautiful as ever. Local restaurants, supermarkets and gas stations are functioning. Vegetation is coming back (after all it is the Tropics) with a vengance. Still, the interior of the Island is still recovering.

During last year 45% of our HomeAway/VRBO guests voluntarily reviewed their stay and gave us positive reviews. This is a very high review percentage. Rather than try to explain it, we will allow verified guests speak for themselves.

We start with a visitor to Puerto Rico: “….once we arrived at the condo and took one look out the window, it was paradise again! And that was in the middle of the night. For the rest of the trip my wife asked me "How did you find this place?!" We shopped around while we were there and did not find a better priced condo, nor one with a better view, nor one in a better location. 10 out of 10 for this condo.”

Now comes the toughest guest.... a repeat, experienced visitor to Isla Verde, Puerto Rico: “…..with a clear conscience I can only write a stellar review. I have stayed in several VRBO and airbnb units in the San Juan area and this was my favorite by far. If you are looking for fancy, with bells and whistles...this is not for you. If you want clean, safe, great location, free parking, lovely beach, comfy bed, and not mildew smelling AT ALL (a big plus in these older waterfront Isla Verde condos) then this is the spot for you! The management company was easy to deal with and the owner was attentive to our questions.” Another lovely lady recently stated "We have traveled to San Juan a number of times and stayed in other condos, but this one was our favorite."

My Marbella apt.'s description now follows:

One bedroom oceanfront apt with a queen size bed and a brand new sleeper sofa suitable for 1-2 children or a third (maybe fourth) adult. It has a beautiful panoramic 17th floor ocean view. It is located in the middle of Isla Verde beach which is not only San Juan’s best but was recently rated by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the top 10 best city beach in the world. Isla Verde beach is one of the most exciting areas of San Juan, alive with cafes, restaurants, nightlife as well as convenient supermarkets and drugstores. Kite surfing lessons, jet ski rentals, umbrella and beach chair rentals are available right on the beach.

This is a fully equipped self-catering apt. All linens, bath towels and beach towels, cooler as well as beach chairs are provided. It has Wi-Fi and a Cable TV Premium package plus eight Showtime channels . The apt. has three flat screen TV's including a spare one.

The unit is cleaned before your arrival and after you check out. For long term stays additional cleaning can be arranged for a $50 charge. The apt.'s Property manager is located in the same building and is available Monday to Friday during office hours and Saturday until noontime in case of any eventuality.

Marbella del Caribe is a popular and well maintained oceanfront two building complex with 24x7 security and is completely gated. The apt. has a very convenient designated underground free parking space. Even though the airport is less than 10 minutes there is no noise. The two building Marbellla complex has extensive grounds, a beautiful large 25 meter long pool, a large BBQ area and a basketball court.

Nearby, there are banks, souvenir shops and a Cyber cafe. Across the street you find Charlie's car rental and a 24 x 7 Walgreens that has just about everything one could need from food to beach gear. There are also two (Pueblo and Super Max) well stocked supermarkets nearby.

Several upscale hotels and casinos are found less than 5 minute walk away offering high end dining, casinos and other attractions to enjoy. These hotels include Wyndham El San Juan Hotel & Casino, The Water Club San Juan and the Inter Continental San Juan Resort & Casino. Also, there is a vast array of restaurants within a few blocks ranging from any possible type of Fast Food plus Italian, Japanese, Chinese, American-International, Cuban and the best Puertorican cuisine.

Isla Verde’s beach is a long and wide sandy beach located near Old San Juan and other tourist attractions. Aside from a beautiful beach, the Isla Verde area is very well located. Taxis, Uber and buses are always available on the 'main drag'. East of Isla Verde, beautiful Fajardo beach is found which also has a wonderful set of rustic kiosks serving tasty local food such as alcapurrias, bacalaítos, pasteles, and empanadillas. These meat and vegetable filled turnovers and fritters represent Puerto Rico's greasy, crispy, artery-clogging contribution to the world of fast food.

The apt. is close to many beautiful and historical places to visit as well as outdoor activities and challenging golf courses. El Yunque National Forest is a couple of miles inland from Fajardo and is the only tropical rain forest in the US. If you like to hike or kayak , PR is the place to go. The Island's interior has coffee plantations as well as an extensive cave system and the world famous Arecibo observatory. The NW corner has wonderful surfing.

A short flight away from San Juan you find the Virgin Islands with its duty free shopping. The Virgin Islands also offer the additional option to charter a crewed or bare boat sailboat and spend a week sailing the Virgins island. Another option is to take a Caribbean cruise departing from the San Juan seaport.

More Details

Argelio Maldonado
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Argelio Maldonado

For over 10 years, I worked exclusively with a Property Manager located in the same building whose primary target market are Corporations and the Catholic church. However, due to PR's economic downturn the Corporate demand for rentals dropped dramatically. Thus, a diversification rental strategy aimed at individuals was launched. In order to make sure that my guests' stay goes well, I have made arrangements (ie, pay an additional commission) with the same experienced Property manager to coordinate the renter's stay. He handles the keys, your check in and check out and can be approached Monday to Friday during office hours and Saturday until noon in case of any eventuality with the apt.

In order to be on any preferred corporate list an owner must be willing to: 1) offer very competitive rental rates (which I also offer you) and 2) maintain the apt.'s premises up to their standards, otherwise, you are not considered. I recently bought new high end artwork (Fanch Ledan,love his stuff) for the living and dining rooms. In addition, the bath was painted and repaired.

Why Argelio Maldonado chose Isla Verde

Marbella del Caribe is a very well maintained building. I also try to do the same with my apt. I am not perfect but I do try. Also, as a renter to have the advantage of having access to an on-premises Property manager which is truly very important. His job is to make sure your stay goes well and that you enjoy your Puerto Rico stay.

The building has FREE parking. It also offers security guard 24 hours, 7 days a week, Coin Laundromat, tennis and large pool with BBQ and tables. The area offers a wide variety of restaurants and food delivery by some restaurants.

What makes this condo unique

-Location, location, location

-17th floor beautiful ocean view,

-Well maintained building

-Excellent reviews

-Free WIFI and very convenient free parking


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Isla Verde

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 17
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 666 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Instant guest approval is not available for a reservation starting on a Sunday. Approval is available within 24 hours.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Ocean view and includes its own TV set.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.8727274 based on 55 reviews

The condo facility was great exactly what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

Great location great views and loved the security of the condo facility

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent value and excellent service.

  • 5 of 5

I am an avid review reader and writer. This is our first time using Homeaway and were initially apprehensive after reading the first review. However, my soul mate and I decided to book the condo after carefully reading the previous reviews which gave us a better sense of the condo and the owner. In summary, we are glad we were persuaded by the majority. This condo and San Juan deserve a 5 rating.

As you enter, the view is simply breath taking. The condo is clean, well equipped (including beach stuff which saves on renting chairs, etc). The kitchen has everything needed to satisfy folks like me who enjoy cooking and the bedroom is comfortable and offers blackout shades which is a plus for me. Lorraine, the efficient Asst. Property manager is a jewel. She had everything ready upon our arrival and patiently answered all our questions. The door security guard (the building has 24x7 security) was extremely helpful and polite. After learning that I was planning to rent a car, he warned me that some of the street lights damaged by the hurricane still were not functioning. We drove with care to Old San Juan without difficulties. After parking in a public lot, we had a wonderful day visiting the old city and the impressive Fort of San Felipe del Morro a fortress with 500 years of history. Upon our return to the condo, we ate at the nearby Metropole. The Palomilla Cuban style steak and the Lacon shank were delicious and reasonably priced.

At the time of the reservation, the owner sent us a great deal of information including a recommendation to rent with Charlie Car rental whose 24x7 office is located across the street from the condo. We paid $22/day and at the end of the last day their shuttle took us to the airport,thus, saving a $10 Uber ride.

This was our first trip to San Juan. We will return for a longer period and will rent this condo again.

  • Review Submitted: 03/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about PR and my condo. We may not be perfect but we try hard to offer a good experience. Never before had anyone mentioned the bedrooms black out curtains. I am glad you liked them...I do too! My family uses the condo quite often which may explain some of the details usually not found in a regular rental unit.
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  • 3 of 5

Good place.ok.My opinon I have stayed in marbella but in different apartment. The cons -Check in was a bit complex My reservation was not ready . Bathroom could use a little tlc ex: soap dish was out the wall in bathtub area. No cleaning supplies mop very filthy ..shower curtain stained and paint threwout the aparment will do justice.

  • Review Submitted: 23/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The above rating triggered such a personal concern that I booked a trip to San Juan ( I presently reside outside PR) to inspect my property. After doing an in depth review with my Property manager we concluded that the Fair rating is unfair. True , the soap dish was off the wall because the maid had failed to report it and the tub curtain/liner needed replacement . This was done ASAP. Also, even though it was not mentioned due to the previous hurricane rains the balcony railing's paint needed to be touch up. This was also done. I took advantage of my visit and purchased new linen, towels plus some pots and pans. Aside from the above, I respectfully disagree with the review comments. Instead, I rather quote a previous repeat visitor whose comments in my opinion captures the essence of my place..... The unit itself came with an extensive list of items one might need during a month long stay. There was nothing we needed during the trip that wasn't there. If you are looking for marble bathrooms, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances there are other more expensive units available. However this unit is very nicely maintained and recently was updated with additional artwork, every aspect of the unit was beyond our satisfaction. The owner is totally honest and easy to work with. He is continually working to make it as comfortable and willing to make an improvements that might be beneficial to future renters.”
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 06/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My Property manager's staff is truly committed. Some of them suffered greatly during Hurricane Maria. Just the same, they showed up to work the moment they were able to do so. In record time they addressed the rental units hurricane damage to the best of their ability. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know.
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the located and the beautiful condo.

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very glad you found my place to your liking.It is an attractive place with a beautiful 17th floor view which I try to always price at an attractive rental price.
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very nice

  • 5 of 5

grenat location and condo, easy to contact the owner to, all the family like it

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Indeed I enjoyed talking to you and answering your pre/post stay questions. I try to be quick with my responses and treat my guests as I would like others to deal with me.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Munoz Marin International
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Old San Juan to Catano(Bacardi)
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Wyndham Rio Mar Resory
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Sagrado Corazon St.
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Baldorioty de Castro
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Isla Verde beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$98.6
Damage Deposit AU$262.94

Are you flexible with your vacation dates? See some empty dates in the next 30 days that fit your schedule?
Send us an email or call us. We can give you an attractive offer. You will be pleasantly surprised!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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