The SpaceWe recently completed a renovation of kitchen and bathrooms with new, energy efficient appliances and many "green" details! We are located within the security of Palmas del Mar resort, yet a few minutes walk from the palm lined beach. The apartment is decorated with original artwork by artists from Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries. Sailors will appreciate the whale bones and other "recuerdos" from sailing adventures throughout the Caribbean. Fully equipped kitchen and comfortable dining and living areas. Comfortably sleeps 7. Can sleep up to 11, using air mattress and living room sofas.
The Beach Bohio, a casual beachside bar and restaurant is a brief walk away. The Palmanova plaza, a few blocks away, offers several restaurants, a grocery store, souvenir shops and a bank. The Marina of Palmas is about a block away and a great early evening walk.
Owners Rich and Laura Martinez do not live in Puerto Rico full time but love helping guests plan for their trip. They have a very helpful caretaker, Tina, who cares for the home, greets visitors and can provide additional support and recommendations, including recommendations of restaurants and activities outside of the resort.
The apartment is located within the extensive, gated resort of Palmas Del Mar, about 50 minutes from San Juan. The resort is beautifully maintained and is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Of the many neighborhoods within Palmas, this is one of the few located so close to the beach and conveniently located walking distance from restaurants and the Palmas grocery store.
For those who are more adventuresome, our location on the east side of the island is a short 45 minute drive from El Yunque rainforest, very calm beaches at Luquillo, snorkeling areas at Seven Seas beaches and the ferry to Vieques and Culebra islands. The Humacao Nature reserve (where you can rent kayaks and mountain bikes) is even closer, as well as many interesting small towns.
Please note: Our complex does not have a swimming pool. The beach at Palmas is often rough, with dangerous currents. Even experienced swimmers should use caution. Our children, however, have enjoyed the beach there since they were very small, swimming, boogie boarding, jumping waves at the edge of the water and playing paddle ball in the afternoon shade for hours. For those looking to unwind in a beautiful, warm yet breezy spot, the beach close to our apartment is ideal. Guest AccessThe beautiful beach of Palmas is minutes away, as well as restaurants, stores and a bank. Golf cart rental is available less than a block away. Golf courses, tennis courts and an equestrian center are all located within the resort and available to guests for additional fees. Apartment is located next to the marina of the resort, where boat trips can be chartered to Vieques island or fishing areas. Interaction with GuestsWe do not live in Puerto Rico but are very available and eager to answer questions and provide recommendations. I really enjoy helping people plan for their trip and get the most out of their visit so please don't hesitate to contact me with questions. Our trusted caretaker, Tina, greets guests and can provide additional guidance and recommendations in person. The NeighborhoodA unique location within the Palmas del Mar resort: very close to the beach and conveniently located walking distance from restaurants and stores, including a grocery store. The Marina is right next door and there are great paths for walking around the neighborhood.
Palmas del Mar is about an hour from the San Juan airport and a perfect spot for beach lovers. It is also a great location for those who want to o beyond the touristic sites of the city to explore the beautiful tropical rainforest (El Yunque) and the charm of small towns and surrounding areas. Getting AroundPublic transit is not readily available. Rental car is recommended. Within the resort, many choose to get around in golf carts. Golf cart rental is available nearby on a daily basis. Other Things to NoteThis is a special apartment with a warm, welcoming feel and lots of character! We have beach items, towels, folding chairs, paddle ball set, yoga mats and more for your use at the nearby beach. We also have an assortment of books, toys, games, and movies for families with children.
The apartment is recently renovated with all new energy efficient appliances in the kitchen and many "green" details throughout the home. The perfect spot for those who are conscious of the environment and want to tread lightly on the isla del encanto.