|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||1550 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Luxury, Romantic, Beach, Ocean, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
Winner: Top Vacation Rental, FlipKey, 2011, 2012
Rated: Excellent, Trip Advisor, 2011, 2012
Want the feeling of the Hamptons in Puerto Rico? Our brand new, spacious, air-conditioned apartment overlooks the largest beach at Palmas, has a living room, dining area, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. You can enjoy the tropical warmth sitting on the wrap-around porch with chaise lounges and a separate dining area. Or, bask in the sunshine or read under the palm trees below, on the beach or near the three swimming pools by an open gazebo.
Renovated in 2011, our 1550 square foot apartment houses a brand new overstocked kitchen, new a...Read more
Rental Property is located in Humacao, Puerto Rico, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the owner for more details
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2012 Award Winner: Waterfront Luxury Apt- Cres Bch
Humacao, Puerto Rico
located in Humacao, Puerto Rico, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the owner for more details
Additional Location Information
Palmas del Mar is located on the eastern shore of Puerto Rico, overlooking the warm and calm Caribbean Sea, as opposed to the western Atlantic Ocean side. We are located within a half hour of the Rain Forest, the Bio-luminescent Bay, and only 45 minutes from Old San Juan. Palmas del Mar is known as the Hamptons of Puerto Rico, where many of the Puerto Ricans from San Juan have their second, vacation home. We are known for two world class golf courses, the largest tennis facility of 25 tennis courts (clay, artificial grass, and hard courts) in the Caribbean, horseback riding, shops, and over a dozen restaurants right on the grounds. Palmas del Mar is a gated facility and it is known for its safety and its 5-star rating. Crescent Beach is the top rated facility for its beach and up-scale facility.
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$235 - $285||$235 - $285||$1,645 - $1,995||$0||3 nights|
|Jun. 1 2012 - Dec. 14 2012||$235||$235||$1,645||-||4 nights|
|Dec. 15 2012 - May. 31 2013
|All Other Dates||$285||$285||$1,995||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $95 / stay - Other
Additional notes from owner
Housekeeping fee of $95 to set up/close rental; subject to change
Add 7% room tax
*Please contact us for modified pricing for a one bedroom option, available May-Dec 15th.
Add utilities on monthly bookings
Please call for Christmas and President Week rates
Checks accepted. Credit cards are subject to an additional fee.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Wonderful relaxing time at Cresent Beach
We spent a week at Cresent Beach and really enjoyed it.
The beach was clean and uncrowded. The condo was just as
described; spacious, clean, and a great view.
The only thing that would have made it perfect is if it had a outdoor grill.
Unfortunately, when we were there it appeared that some of the restarants weren't open or only open a few days.
Response from Andi and John Stix - 04/25/2013
Glad you had a great time! We do have a large George Foreman grill. I wish you would have contacted us so that we could have shown you its location.
Nicer than the photos indicate
This was a wonderful property. It's always nice to be pleasantly surprised with the "real thing" verses the photos. The recent remodel was done very nicely. The kitchen had everything we needed, there is a nice large dining table and lovely living room furniture. Although the large deck is where we spent almost all of our time. There is a big table and a couple of lounge chairs on the deck. The sunscreens make it ideal for hanging out anytime during the day.
The master bedroom had a very comfortable bed and a huge closet that made it quite easy to unpack and organize our things. We were traveling with a one-year old so the twin beds in the back bedroom were not used. One potential negative is that the central air in the unit does not extend to the back bedroom. There is a wall unit which is quite loud. It didn't impact us, but might for someone else.
The unit has a washer and dryer - really great to have! The owner even provided a little container of laundry soap. I would bring your own as well if you think you're going to do a fair amount of laundry.
The beach is nice but it isn't a long stretch of shoreline for endless walks. The pool area was neat and clean - very quiet and peaceful.
The Las Palmas community is quite large and is really well cared for. Although if you are looking for authentic Puerto Rico - this feels like it could be anywhere is Florida. We really like to find local food when we are traveling. This area did not have places to eat that satisfied our desire for local Puerto Rican fare. We ended up driving 35 minutes north several times to go to Fajardo. There were lots of great places to eat up there.
This was a great place for a relaxing and quiet vacation (with a one year old). If you're looking for some night life this might not be the place.
The owner was responsive and easy to work with. Our only complaint would be the feeling of getting a bit nickel and dimed when we needed a crib and a high chair for our child. We felt we were paying 5 star rates but ended up having to pay more for kid accommodations. That has never happened when we've stayed at expensive hotels.
A travel tip - don't fly out of San Juan on a weekday morning flight. We left the condo at 6:00am for a 9:45 am flight and just about missed it (we had to return a rental car). The traffic was horrible. Bare in mind, it's 45 miles to San Juan.
Comfortable and Relaxing!
Crescent Beach 219 is comfortably decorated and has many details that make for a relaxing vacation. We ate most every meal out on the balcony. The balcony has ceiling fans and comfortable furniture that allow you to enjoy the view while eating. The kitchen has everything needed to prepare meals, but the location is perfectly situated to enjoy meals out at your choice of good restaurants when you don't feel like cooking. The full-size washer and dryer allowed us to pack light for a 2-week vacation. The pools are impeccably maintained, and the ocean view and sounds make this paradise!
New York City
Gorgeous beach oasis, a blissful week of relaxation and rejuvena
I almost don't want to write this review because I'll be letting the secret out - but we had the best time and it was so beautiful I felt like I had to write a review!
We arrived and stayed for a week - it was so beautiful, it felt impossible to leave. The apartment is right on the beach, incredible location. Place was clean, well-maintained, the owner was helpful and responsive. 100% recommend this place to our friends/family (I've even told co-workers about it). The porch is huge and the view of the ocean/beach is insanely beautiful. We fell asleep every night to the waves crashing on the beach and during the day took dips in the pools, played volleyball on the beach, and swam in the ocean basically all day. It felt like a private beach - incredibly relaxing. We will be returning!!
Riggs visit was superb
Great spot only wish I had more time there. Everything is convenient and the water and view is enticing. Overall you can't go wrong. Try it.
A Wonderful Vacation
My wife and I loved Palmas. It was a pull the plug vacation with soft sand beaches, delicious blue waters and great tennis. The apartment was everything as advertised, clean, new and comfortable. The porch is a real plus for indoor/outdoor living. We were very happy we tried this.
Relax in luxury
Beautiful condo with all the convenienes of home. Pritine with large comfortable balcony overlooking gorgeous swimmable beach. All amenities are on the grounds - great restaurants, tennis, golf, fabulous brand new gym with a variety of terrific classes. We loved it.
New Hampshire Traveler
We feel very fortunate to have stayed in this amazing apartment on our vacation in Puerto Rico. It's beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, and has amazing views of the ocean from the living room, master bedroom, and the huge covered balcony. The owner thought of everything to make guests feel comfortable. We were provided with us helpful information about Las Palmas and the surrounding area, and even received a call from the owner to see if everything was in perfect order. Would recommend this place highly, to anyone wanting a perfect Caribbean escape!
The condo was immaculate. It was everything I was told it would be.
The location was perfect - right on the beach. The view was magnificent from the balcony.
It was very relaxing - just what we wanted. We had massages in the condo!!
Every day we sat on their huge wrap around porch and talked about how we were in Paradise watching the Caribbean Ocean. Between the ocean downstairs with the three pools, we were in heaven every day. Loved Palmas with all their activities and restaurants. When the night was over, we curled around the large TV and wondered if we should retire here. Just didn't want to leave. Thanks andi and John!
Honeymoon at Crescent Beach in Palmas Del Mar
We stayed at the condo for one week for our honeymoon. We visited several areas of Puerto Rico, including Humacao, Fajardo, and San Juan, and we found the Palmas Del Mar resort to be the most beautiful area. The condo was large, very clean, nicely furnished, and included every option that we needed. Andi supplied us with great information to help us plan our vacation. The view from the condo was amazing and the grounds were very well maintained. We often had the beach and the pools to ourselves. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a great bang for your buck vacation in Puerto Rico.
Response from Andi and John Stix - 09/21/2012
Thanks for the great pictures!!! Glad you had a marvelous time.
Beautiful view and wonderful apartment!
Location was wonderful but you will need a rental car! Owner very easy to work with and would always respond quickly to any correspondence. Owner very helpful with questions and concerns. Beautiful view from apartment overlooking pools and beach. You can hear the ocean from the master bedroom and balcony. Easy walk to beach. Beach and pools were busy on weekends but quiet during the week. Close to most places of interest (an easy drive). The apartment was very, very clean and furnished with new updated furnishings. The ocean waters were rough sometimes but with a short walk down the beach we found waters perfect fro swimming. Day trips to other places on the island were loads of fun. We enjoyed Vieques Island and the beautiful red beach. Great place!
Response from Andi and John Stix - 08/20/2012
We are so sorry that you were at Palmas during a tropical storm. Most of the time, all waters are crystal clear, calm, and swim"able". We are so lucky to be situated right near a coral reef, where even under difficult conditions, allows everyone a fun time in the water.
Long Islang- NY
Relaxing, quiet, condo
Thanks andi and John, Had a wonderful stay!! View from balcony was awesome. Beach a few steps out the door. Pools were also great. Had a much needed vacation and what better place, no passport needed, easy... Great snorkeling trips and dive trips. Couldn't ask for more. Thanks
We've done quite a bit of traveling and I must say this is by far the nicest place we've rented to date. The location is unbeatable, the unit was spotless and the area very secure. Highly recommed it.
Wir hatten 10 wundervolle Tage in Palmas del Mar. Die Wohnung ist sehr schön und hochwertig ausgestattet, es fehlt an nichts. Besonders die Betten sind Luxus pur, so gut haben wir auf Reisen selten geschlafen.
Vom großen Balkon hat man einen fantastischen Blick zum Meer.
Meeresrauschen und die karibische Wärme machen das Paradies komplett.
Palmes del Mar ist eine groß angelegtes Ferienareal, die einzelnen Ferienanlagen und Hotels stehen aber für sich. Crescent Beach ist eine sehr gepflegte und private anlage mit Pools und direktem Strandzugang, ein eigenes auto ist aber sehr zu empfehlen.
White Plains, NY
Best Escape in the Carribean
We go back to Palmas each year and we count the days. Sitting on the Stix's porch and looking out onto the ocean is breathtaking. Andi refurbishes the unit ever year with new surprises. When we return home, we start counting the days to return back to Palmas. It's the greatest escape from real life. Our response to the frustrations to the day is "It's not Palmas!"
This vacation was way beyond our expectations !
We stayed five and half weeks in this condo. The owners of this condo moved quickly to take of things to make us comfortable--- such as to provide screens for all the windows in this large 2 bedroom condo. The condo was large, nicely furnished, with a new kitchen. The balcony was large with nice furnishings--- table and chairs and 2 lounges. The Crescent Beach condos have the best location in the Palmas Del Mar community. There is a perfect beach for long walks in either direction from this condo.One feels totally safe as there is a main gate then each complex within the community has another gate. The athletic facilities are top notch--- largest tennis complex in the Caribbean. The community has a marina and even an on site riding stable--- a first for us.
This is the 10th place we have rented in the Caribbean. I looked all around the east side of Puerto Rico as I wanted to be near El Yunque. The deciding factor was the view from the balcony--- a postcard view --- lots of palms, the ocean and the beach. I'm sure anyone would enjoy their stay here.
We just returned from a marvelously relaxing month-long beach vacation at the Crescent Beach unit in Palmas del Mar owned by andi and John Stix. This inviting, attractively furnished, well-maintained unit was perfect -a great layout, well-equipped kitchen, new appliances (stove, frig, dishwasher, disposal, washer, dryer,) large flat screen TVs in each bedroom and the living room, and ceiling fans in every room and on the balcony as well. The views of the ocean and grounds from the living room, master bedroom, and wrap around balcony were stunning and spectacular. In addition, the owners were attentive and very helpful. They sent us directions to the unit from the airport as well as a list of restaurants and places to market well before our trip. We could go on and on but it isn’t necessary as the other reviews of this unit are truly accurate. Would we return? Absolutely!
Beyond the comforts of home!
We felt well taken care of from reserving the condo to concluding our stay. We appreciated the complete instructions provided including where to buy food, restaurant recommendations, and directions to attractions. The condo was immaculate, spacious and had many decorating touches that added to its calming and relaxing appeal. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare and serve our meals, and the full-size washer and dryer allowed us to pack lighter and save on baggage fees. The view was fantastic! We enjoyed the ocean view from the balcony that had comfortable, clean, and attractive patio furnishings. We are looking forward to staying here again in the future.
Puerto RIco 2012
Great apt with amazing views
This community is excellent. The apt is very well furnished and has a great balcony with some amazing views. Would highly recommend this place if you are looking for a nice relaxing place...
Not only was this place fabulous, Andi thought of all those extra little details to make it feel like home. Just loved the oversized TV and the extra large seating area in the living room. You can see the ocean from both the master bedroom as well as the living room. Palmas has everything to offer and we participated in all the sports here - from the gym to tennis, golf, basketball, boating, and bike riding. And, it was only 25 minutes from many of the major sites! Thank you, Andi and John for making a wonderful holiday for us. We wanted to keep this a hidden secret, but found that we couldn't keep quiet!
New York City
A room with a view!
I came here last Sept with one of my good friends to get away from the hustle & bustle of NYC. It was the best decision i had made all year! To get to Las Palmas is extremely easy from the airport, only about a 45 minute ride away. The apartment itself is beautifully decorated, clean, and has all the amenities you could want. Most importantly, you are on the beach! Each morning I would get up, sit on the big porch with my breakfast and look out onto the pristine, quite, beautiful beach!
If you like more than just a beach vacation- this is also the place for you! Las Palmas is very close to the rainforest where you can do some great hikes, visit waterfalls & get beautiful views of PR. I highly suggest the excursion! You are also very close to San Juan if you would like to do a day excursion as well.
Overall, this was a fantastic and relaxing trip. I still dream of the warm ocean breezes and afternoon strolls in the sand!
For our family summer vacation, we decided to take a trip to Palmas del Mar. It was fantastic. The apartment is quite beautiful. I've stayed at other home owner rentals and this is by far, the prettiest I've ever seen. The owner thought of everything to make one feel comfortable: great beds, cushions for the beach, and even a waffle maker! Every day, we walked for miles along the shore collecting shells. Crescent Beach is the nicest and the calmest. Excellent for snorkeling. I particularly liked how the owner sent us a to-do list, so that we were properly prepared and knew what to book, from snorkeling to deep sea fishing. The Palmanova Plaza was close by for last minute needed items and a grocery store. The food was delicious- we particularly loved Latinos and Blue Hawaii. But, most of all, we loved the living room and the porch. This is one of the few apartments that had pull-down screens and ceiling fans. So, I loved sitting outside, but in the shade. It made all the difference in the world. I would highly recommend this rental.
Loved This Place!
We've come to Puerto Rico for many years with our family. I particularly enjoyed the new kitchen that was loaded with goodies. My husband often read on their marvelous balcony or put his feet up in the living room watching their large flat screen TV. The layout was open filled with lots to do. The owner called us to make sure that all was well, which was quite nice of her to do. Would recommend this place highly.
Saddened to Leave
After reading the description, I was quite pleased when I walked into the unit. It was light and airy. The place was well equipped and in lovely condition. The Master Bedroom mattress was extremely comfortable and we all slept well listening to the soft sound of the ocean, which swayed us to sleep. Loved to porch, which had lounge chairs and a large eating area. The view was indescribable. Just gorgeous. Liked this areas much more than the Marbella Club. We were saddened when we had to leave.
Hanging out each evening on the wrap-around porch watching the ocean move in and out was so intoxicating. Their unit had a spectacular view which we enjoyed immensely on their cushioned lounges. It was clean as a whistle, and there wasn't a trace of mold or mildew, which is very unusual for a beach front apartment. The area itself was such fun. We hung out at the Tiki Bar, took day trips from the Marina, and enjoyed the casino at night. The unit itself was excellent and was over equipped for a rental. I'd come back here in a flash.
Great Balcony & Superb View
We were shocked when we walked in the door. It certainly didn't feel like a rental apartment. The place is totally updated with a brand new kitchen and new appliances. I loved their balcony with the ceiling lights and fans, which we constantly used. We loved cooking outside and spending so many evenings in our shorts and T-shirts overlooking the Caribbean with a marguerite in hand. The owners called to make sure that everything was in perfect order. We couldn't have been happier.
Palmas Paradise Found
If you want incredible, soothing water views and the largest, nicest beach in Palmas, then Crescent Beach is the place for you.
This unit was extrmely well furnished, well stocked and fairly priced. The owners thought of everything to make sure our stay was at the 5 star level. They are also easy to deal with and gave us great advice about what to do in the area.
My girls loved the beach, enjoyed the tennis, and we really liked the fact that there are many restaurants right on site.
We thoroughly enjoyed this unit and its location is the best in all of Palmas.
If you love the outdoors, then this is the best wrap around balcony in all of Palmas. Cushioned seating and lounge chairs made living outdoors so comfortable. There were fans in every room and also on the balcony (not usually found here in Palmas). After we came home at night after dinner, we had great fun in their living room playing games from their entertainment center. The owners thought of everything and we were so comfortable. My wife couldn't believe that this was a rental- that's how nice it was. Our kids loved the large screen TV and the open layout of the place made living here so easy.
Great for active People
We aren't sitters, we are doers. We loved the horseback riding, fishing, tennis, golfing, and walking trails. Every day, we walked the beach for close to one hour. I was pleased to see how well supervised the area was, as it is a gated community. This place is great for a family. We found the beach club with its water park, play grounds, and a large open area at Palmanova Plaza where the kids can safely run around while we ate. We stayed here in the complex but also opted to explore the island a bit with its bioluminescent cove and rain forest. Great Vacation!!!
New York, NY
Beach + Ocean + Amazing apartment = Happiness!
We originally had a reservation for the hotel and my friend recommended this site. So lucky/happy we took the advice! I couldn't believe how stunning this apartment was. I've been out to the Hamptons and this unit had the same feeling: light and airy. I loved the beach furniture as opposed to the dark furniture that I have at home. The Hamptons is filled with Shabby Chic, light colors, and a breath of fresh air. This unit was right on par. Also, what is not mentioned is how calm and deep this section of the beach is compared to the Marbella Club. I also liked the proximity of Crescent Beach to other restaurants and the casino. It's a prime location. I've stayed at both locations, and this is far superior.