House, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)
Jim Says, 'A Puerto Rican vacation is wonderful in many ways. The weather is wonderful and dependable. The environment is both relaxing and stimulating. There's always something new to do or discover. The island is beautiful, and the Puerto Rican people are friendly and helpful. Go once and you'll always want to go back!'
Owner purchased this House in 2008
Why Owner chose Humacao
Palmas del Mar is a wonderful resort with much to do. Even better, it is a short, easy drive from San Juan's airport (SJU),while near many wonderful Puerto Rico day trips, such as the forts and shopping in Old San Juan, off shore Islands and the El El Yunque Rain Forest Park. So, whether you stay in the resort and enjoy the many activities or chose to travel about, you'll have more activities to choose from than than you can possibly undertake in one trip!
What makes this House unique
Here's the most important thing you need to know about Puerto Rico: It is both safe and friendly. Thousands of American's own second homes in Puerto Rico. Our family has purchased four vacation homes in Puerto Rico since 2000. We, and many others like us, have invested in Puerto Rico because it is very much like an American state. The roads are modern and paved; hospitals as staffed with Doctors trained in American Medical Schools; you can shop at Sam's Club, or Costco or Walmart if you chose. The primary language is Spanish, but many Puerto Ricans are bi-lingual, and many enjoy speaking English with their American guests. Reports of crime in Puerto Rico are completely overstated. Certainly there is crime in Puerto Rico. (Do you live somewhere where there is never any crime?) However, we have had more than 1000 guest parties at our four homes and none has experienced a crime. No one has been insulted or hassled or accosted. Puerto Rico is a common wealth of the United States. The island has a representative in Congress. Puerto Ricans are citizens of the US; and as a result, more Puerto Ricans live in the States than in Puerto Rico. Almost every resident of Puerto Rico has an aunt or cousin in the US. If not a bother, daughter or son. Hundreds of thousands have served in the US military. They are proud to be Americans and they like Americans from the States. So, when you go to Puerto Rico, expect to be treated well. You will be.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Great place to enjoy Palmas del Mar
Villa Familia is a great place. Villa was clean, well kept and fully equipped. It satisfied all our needs. We had a great weekend.
Thanks very much for your positive review. We have worked very hard after Hurricane Maria to bring the home back to the rental market. You are the third group to enjoy Villa Familia since we began to rent it again. All had a great time at Palmas Del Mar and said that they enjoyed the home very much!
Great Resort, Nice Home!
It is nice to see Puerto Rico back to normal after the awful hurricane. Palmas del Mar was a real pleasure. We enjoyed many sunny days and wonderful times at the big beach. We took up the owner's offer to visit the Beach Club pools and our kids had a great time on the slides and we enjoyed the beautiful scenery all around. The home had a newly renovated pool which was beautifully done; the kids lived in it. We found the home well equipped, nicely located and very comfortable. Palmas Del Mar has two great golf courses and we played a few rounds. (We recommend starting early as it does get hot midday; better to be on the beach then!) We'd like to come back again next December...it's a great month in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico and Palmas del Mar are once again a great place to vacation! It's good to have things back to normal and folks enjoying our home.
Palmas Del Mar = Great!
Our group had a great time at Villa Familia in Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico. We found the house large and comfortable and spent many hours enjoying the private pool in the backyard. Palmas del Mar is a magical place. We walked miles through beautiful communities and amazing landscaping. We went to the long and beautiful beach, visited the pterocarpus forest enjoying it’s boardwalk tour of nature, had dinner at great restaurants all without leaving the resort. But that was just the beginning of our great vacation. Villa Familia is wonderfully situated to get a fast start to many other locations. We enjoyed the art at the San Juan Museum of art (very contemporary and most exciting); roamed about Old San Juan. Toured the Serralles Castle in Ponce. Swam in Rincon. Kayaked in the Humacao Nature Preserve. Visited the Camuy Caves and the Radio Telescope project on the same day. And had a very special eco tour of the Las Cabazas de San Juan Nature Preserve in Fajardo. As women traveling alone throughout PR, we were most impressed with the positive welcome we received everywhere and how comfortably we felt moving around on our own. I can’t wait to return to PR. I would definitely stay at Villa Familia a second time. It’s a great place to see PR from!
Thanks for your review. You make a great point: while Palmas is a special place, there is much to do in Puerto Rico outside the resort. Our home is a great place to kick back and relax, but also very convenient to many other great venues. So, in our view, guests should plan to see the whole Island.
great time had by all
We had a great time at Villa Familia, the home was just as described on the website (VRBO). There are plenty of things to keep everyone in your group busy in the Palmas del Mar community. There is so much to do outside of Palmas as well. The only drawback we found on the property was the beach was smaller than expected, but we found awesome beaches nearby. The home has everything you need for a day at the beach (chairs, towels, coolers). The home itself is very roomy, we were a group of 12 and didn’t feel crowded in at all. We went during an unusually busy week so we were unable to rent golf carts to get around the property (not necessary but cool), so I would recommend you make reservations in advance for things you really want to do, especially for larger groups. You will need more than a week to do everything you want to do since there is so much to do on the island. Already planning our next trip. If you have children or enjoy a resort like atmosphere, the beach club is a must.
Perfect home or 2-3 families
It was a real plus to get Beach Club passes when we rented Villa Familia. Our group used them to play tennis at a discount, visited the health club for morning workouts, and we all enjoy visiting the beach club for several of the days we stayed at your house. Thanks so much. The walkers in our group really enjoyed strolling the mile long beach every morning and the two golfers among us played the two different golf courses, enjoying them both. We found the house comfortable and large enough for our group. Using golf carts we could go from the house everywhere in the resort and several evenings traveled through the balmy air in the carts for dinner out. For me sitting outside with my morning coffee by the pool in a T shirt and shorts was enough reason to come back next year. Nice house, great resort. Thanks again.
It seems more young professionals are traveling as a group including several parents and kids of all ages. Our home with comfort for 12 and a private pool fit this need to a "T" . Palmas del Mar has dozens of activities, including golf, tennis, beach club, beach, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, plus great walking and 15 restaurants of varying styles and cuisine. We're glad you enjoyed so much of it and plan to come back!
Private Pool, Great Location!
Villa Familia was a wonderful surprise! Much bigger than we thought it would be. Well equipped in every way and easily accommodated our group of 12. We loved the decor and the fact that there was comfortable seating in the living area for our large group. Having a pool outside the back door was a special treat…the teens in our group "lived in it!" We had great weather and enjoyed walking to the beach whenever we could. Palmas has extraordinary architecture and plantings, so walking was both a feast for the eyes and great exercise. We ate at three different Palmas restaurants and cooked in three other nights. We found the supermarkets up to American standards, but also enjoyed buying mango, papaya and pineapple fresh and ripe! Our vacation was a terrific break from the hard New England winter we are having. Thanks for sharing your lovely home.
Having a six bedroom home on one floor is a a great treat for a large group. Often larger groups must book several small condos in the the same complex to be together. At Villa Familia, everyone can be in the same place and dine together with comfort and space. It's great fun to cook the meal together whether on the pool-side gas grill or around the kitchen island. Everyone gets to talk and laugh and participate, but of course your bedroom is just a few steps away. No elevators, no steps, no running back and forth for the things you forgot. Villa Familia is a rare find inside Palmas del Mar. Thanks again.
We offer guest passes to the Palmas Del Mar Country Club facilities. This includes weekday access to the exclusive Beach Club; discounts for golf and tennis and access to the health club.