We spent spring break in Puerto Rico. This condo was a good fit for our family including teenage girls. As pictured, the beach was clean and the water was a brilliant turquoise color. Accessing the beach included THREE (3) secured doors/gates, which seemed like complete overkill, but it certainly gives visitors a safe feeling. The condo was updated and clean, with an direct view of the beach/ocean. At night you could hear the crashing waves, so leave your sound machine at home! Typically when renting, we stock up at a local grocery store. This trip was short, so we easily found the basics across the street at Walgreens. The breakfast restaurants directly across the street were fantastic with fair prices. Taxi rides to/from (each way): 1) the the airport were less than $20 and 2) to Old San Juan Area were $22. Lastly, Nora was over the top helpful and accommodating, including making special arrangements to insure we could check-in following a late flight arrival. She even found us on the beach the next afternoon to make a personal introduction. On a funny note, we certainly enjoyed meeting Nora's husband with one exception - he's a diehard NY Mets Fan. Go Kansas City Royals - 2015 World Champions! Last thoughts - good condo, good beach, good owners! Skip the dinky hotel room and rent here!
Source: HomeAway Date of Visit: March 2016
COMFORTABLE AND CLEAN
We love staying at Nora's apartments at Condo Marbella. Plenty of room for a family of four. Nora is very attentive and responds quickly to every call/email. Apartment was clean, fully equipped kitchen, tons of towels/linens, washer/dryer, working A/C, and the best part – the beautiful ocean view. Location couldn't be better. Highly recommended!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Source: HomeAway Date of Visit: Feb 2016
We recently rented this condo in Marbella East. We plan to return to the same condo next year. It is very well equipped. Especially
enjoyed having a washer and dryer right in the unit. Everything is
conveniently located. There is a Walgreens, markets and restaurants in walking distance. We spent our ten day stay walking the beautiful wide beach, swimming in the ocean and lovely pool. on the grounds and experiencing the local cuisine. The staff at Marbella was helpful and attentive. Nora is a pleasure to work with as the property manager of this condo. Highly recommend this condo as well as Nora.
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Source: VRBO Date of Visit: Jan 2016
To die for views!!
This condo is just as pictured. Clean, bright and airy! It is a true home away from home with a fully functioning kitchen and comfortable bathrooms with quality towels. But none of that is even important when you have THAT VIEW. You get a smile on your face just opening the door and seeing the beauty of the ocean.
Nora is easy to deal with and gets any issues that might pop up with the condo resolved quickly. If you need a comfortable place to stay with your kids and want unbelievable beach access then think no further and stay here.
P.S. While I recommend renting a car to truly experience Puerto Rico, her condo is perfectly situated with tons of restaurants, a 24hr Walgreens across the street and plenty of gift stores all in walking distance (the supermarket is a little longer walk)
Source: HomeAway Date of Visit: May 2015
Comfortable Vacation Rental
We recently stayed in this 6th floor unit for a weeks vacation. The unit is very comfortable with everything you will need for a relaxing stay in Puerto Rico. The view from the balcony is good and the complex is very nice and close to plenty of options for dining and entertainment. We have rented from Nora 3 times now and recommend her units.
Source: VRBO Date of Visit: Feb 2015
Coming from Ohio this Feb this condo was paradise! Very bright and
cheerful, clean and welcoming. The view and balcony are impossible to beat! Building is very secure and clean, pool area very nice and people very friendly. Location is very convenient to beach, restaurants, etc. I would nothesitate to return to this condo or recommend to anyone interested in a vacation in Puerto Rico!
Source: HomeAway Date of Visit: Jan 2015
This place was great!!! Not only was it clean but a very safe building. The owner Nora was wonderful to work with. I have been renting a place for a week in Puerto Rico for many years and by far this has been the best place. I can't wait to go back next year
Source: HomeAway Date of Visit: Jan 2015
My family of 4 just spent one week in 1509 in Marbella Oeste. It was wonderful!
As soon as you open the door you see the ocean and then step back to see a wonderfully appointed condo. The entire condo was clean and ready to use, with a full stock of cleaning supplies and start up paper goods. The beds were made and the entire condo smelled as if it had just been cleaned. The bathrooms were fully stocked with towels and were clean and fresh.
We had a small problem that needed handyman service and Nora
responded immediately. She was professional and accommodating at all times.
The beach is beautiful, with umbrellas available to rent at $10 per day and lounge chairs at $4 per day.
The condo complex is VERY secure, with 24 hour security and the beach area is gated.
3 Televisions - all in great working order and good channel selection. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to have a home away from home in Puerto Rico - we could not ask for anymore in either the condo itself of Nora's professionalism. Thank You!
Following are some recommendations on the area and things to do:
We did a lot in 7 days: Visited Old San Juan (awesome!), zip lining in the foothills of El Yunke Rainforest (YZAPR.com), spent hours in the La Mina waterfall in El Yunke National Park (took the "Big Tree trail"), took a surf lesson with Ferguson at Loquilla Beach, visited the bio bay (not as "glowing as you expect but kayaking in the dark was fun!), visited the Bacardi Distillery, drove to Ponce (disappointed when we got there but the cross-island scenery was spectacular). Lupis on Isla Verde Avenue was
great for dinner and in walking distance - El Alambique is 500m up the beach and food/prices are fantastic. Rented from Charlies Car Rental across the street and found them to be less expensive but just as good as any main chain. In Fajardo, we ate at a restaurant called Estacion - close to the Bio Bay. Try their fried garlic bread! And sweet plantain empanadas!
The supermarket is a five minute drive away (Pueblo) and they have
anything you would need. There is also a Red Box DVD rental kiosk there and a DVD player in the apartment. There is also a Walgreens right across the street.. Waves on beach were perfect for boogie boarding - take your own or buy at Walgreens.
We didn't want to come back to icy Rhode Island and hope to revisit in the near future!
Source: N/A Date of Visit: Jan 2015
Wonderful Place to Stay
We stayed in Nora's condo for 2 weeks and had a fantastic time! Condo was clean and was equipped with everything we needed. Nora was very helpful with recommending restaurants and sights to see. Location could not have been better!
Source: VRBO Date of Visit: Jan 2015
Great Apartment Unit! Great Location!
Nora was very professional with all the rental logistics, from unit description to delivery of the keys and paperwork. The unit located in Isla Verde, Marbella Del Caribe East was in excellent condition with all amenities and very clean. Nicely decorated and centrally located to all San Juan attractions. Close to the beach, restaurants, casinos, grocery stores, pharmacy, etc. I am familiar with Puerto Rico so chose to spend time in Old San Juan and in Pinones. In particular I like eating the typical cuisine offered by various restaurants in Pinones, which is roughly 10 minutes by car. I will definitely rent from Nora again.
Source: N/A Date of Visit: Dec 2014
Excellent Stay! Definitely Recommend.
We stayed at the 14th floor 1bdrm condo in the east tower in Isla Verde. We have rented from Nora several times before & it has always been a great experience. The condo was awesome, and we spent a lot of time there. The condo is bright and cheery and very comfortable, and the view every morning was amazing! The condo comes equipped everything you need for a comfortable stay. The Isla Verde area is quite filled with everything you need to enjoy your stay and you can walk to everything, casinos, restaurants and supermarket. Also the building is very safe, staff & residents are very friendly & parking for our rental was a plus too!!
Source: N/A Date of Visit: Nov 2014
The best rental ever. I was so pleased with the apartment and the surrounding neighborhood. Very convenient location. Having the beach and pool close was the best part of staying in the apartment. Nora enclosed information recommending restaurants and nearby businesses before arriving that made it easier for us to get all we needed to make our stay enjoyable. I will definitely stay there again. It was well worth it. Wonderful vacation. I highly recommend it.
Source: VRBO Date of Visit: Oct 2014
My sis, brother in-law and my wife and I chose unit 1509 based on the photos on the website. We wanted a place right on the beach for this stay.
When we checked in we went to the balcony and marveled at the view as it was stunning. We trusted that the photos of the unit would satisfy us in the same manner as the view. It 100% did.
The four of us had plenty of room to sleep, lounge and prepare meals. It was very clean and well stocked. Nora also included a great packet of information that gave reviews on restaurants, shopping and general tips on the Isla Verde area.
We look forward to returning to this condo in the future and will not hesitate in recommending Nora to anyone who inquires about our stay in Puerto Rico.
Working with Nora in getting this set up was as easy as talking to our next door neighbor. She is friendly and very helpful. The whole process of booking this unit, and the unit itself, were simply wonderful.
Source: N/A Date of Visit: Oct 2014
I loved this place, I wish I could live there!
I rented this condo from a friends recommendation.When i contacted nora i saw the pics of the rental on her website and i thought to myself "it looks nice." Now when we got there we were all like "wow" it looks soo much better in person. Everybody loved it, especially the balcony. It has everything you need. The place is clean and very comfortable. Theres a 24 hr walgreens outside and restaurants,etc. I wish I could live there. I highly recommend it. It's cheaper and much better than a hotel.No more hotels for me.
Source: VRBO Date of Visit: Sept 2014
Clean, Wonderful view, Convenient location!!
My husband and I and our 2 daughters stayed here in August as we do every year for the last 7 years. Always clean upon arrival, kitchen has standard size fridge, washer dryer and fully stocked dish/ glassware/pots and pans. Always supplies start up amenities including detergent and even dish wash soap! The parking on the premises is an AMAZING add on! The pool is clean although closed on Mondays for cleaning. The view is amazing!! Working with Nora has always been a pleasure and we will continue to refer her clients!