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5 STAR RATED: ISLA VERDE BEACH 17th FLOOR MARBELLA APT. WITH A WOW!! OCEAN VIEW

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 666 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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

Owner
Argelio Maldonado
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 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

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Isla Verde

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 17
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Ocean view and includes its own TV set.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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5 STAR RATED: ISLA VERDE BEACH 17th FLOOR MARBELLA APT. WITH A WOW!! OCEAN VIEW
average rating of 4.883333 based on 60 reviews
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Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second visit here. We come to PR every year and we have stayed here because the view is fantastic and the owner is very accommodating. There was a problem before our arrival and he contacted us and offered us three different solutions. The apartment is clean and simple, no frills, but super comfortable and relaxing. Everything you need is provided for you. We mostly spent the week on the balcony. Perfect place for people who want to relax or indulge in beach and pool activities. We won't look for another place to stay in PR again, we will stay here!!

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Place, Great Location, and AMAZING VIEW!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place, super clean, has everything you need, and the view is fantastic!! My son loved it, he had so much fun there at the beach and at the pool, too. The complex has even a little playground for kids, so convenient. Well, we just LOVED it and we defiantly will stay there again on our next visit to Puerto Rico. Gracias Sr. Maldonado por todo.

  • Review Submitted: 11/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Breathtaking view to wake up to!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, very comfortable apartment and gorgeous view! I also love the fact that it gives you that home feel and the bedroom has blackout curtains. I definitely recommend and will rebook when I visit again@

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

All I can Say is awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place around everything you need and very center from everything. I will Be back and recommend other guest as well

  • Review Submitted: 23/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happiness is having two back to back guests' reviews stating that they will come back in the future and that they will recommend my place to others. Word of mouth always works wonders. You are right. My place is truly close to everything including easy access to Old San Juan. Glad you liked it!
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5

Beautiful, clean, best view!!!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my mom stayed from April 9-12! The apartment is beautiful, super clean and the view is amazing! The location is very centric! There’s a 24 hr Walgreens right across the street with most everything you would need. Walking distance to restaurants! Beach access and the pool is super nice! Already recommended this to my local friends! Me and my mom enjoyed our time here and will come back! Thank you for making our stay unforgettable!

  • Review Submitted: 23/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you two had a great time. My building is truly centric ...close to everything. The Walgreens in front of the building offers a wide variety of food and other items. Recently, a competitor (CVS) opened even a larger store a few blocks West from the Walgreens. In addition, you can find two supermarkets within walking distance. Hope to see you next year.
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5

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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. My building's security in terms of the 24x7 guard service ,as well as the electronic key system , provides added peace of mind. The two tower Marbella complex has the largest common grounds along the Isla beach which includes the large pool, BBQs, picnic area, basketball court and the luxury of a tennis court. The fence prevents non residents from using the facilities.
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$101.05
Damage Deposit AU$269.46

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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