Our Five-Star Hospitality – Personal Services:
(available for an additional fee)

Daily housekeeping services
Personal chef, picnic baskets and food shopping
In villa massage and spa services
Private car service
Event planning such as weddings and reunions

Airline reservations:

We can recommend a very reliable and efficient travel agency to help you with all your travel needs including airline reservations.

Private Jet Charter:
Are you interested in renting your own Paradise Villa, but hate the idea of flying commercial? You can match the privacy and style of your private villa by chartering a private flight to San Juan.
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What to Bring:
Bathing suits
Short sleeves and tank tops
Sun dress
Light cover up or light sweater (for air conditioned spaces)
Sandals and water shoes
Sun glasses
Sun screen
Cell Phone and charger (Sprint has excellent service on the Island but others do as well)Reading material
Favorite DVDs
Music listening device
Beach bag
Comfortable shoes (hiking?)
Long pants (horseback riding)
Tennis balls
Snorkeling equipment

Getting to Dorado:
Rent a car from the airport (rental company vans pick you up curbside)
Take a taxi
Order car service in advance (we can provide you with company names)

Driving Directions:
From Airport – Take Hwy. 26 to San Juan and make a right to Minillas Tunnel. Take Hwy. 22 towards Bayamon and Dorado. After the first pay toll, take exit 24 on right, make right at end of ramp and left at light to Dorado on SR 693. Make a left at the fork onto 6693. At the end of 693 make a left at the traffic light. After 2 miles bear left at fork with 697 (at gas station). Follow 693, to the Dorado Beach Resort on your right OR for Lakeside villas, pass Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar, then take first right into Bienvenides Road. Enter Lakeside villas gated entrance on the right. Check in with security. Follow directions to the unit as described below.

Lakeside Villas:
When you arrive at the Lakeside Villas you will need to pass through the guarded entry. Please note that it is best to notify us to call security in advance and remind them that you are coming. When asked by the guard, let them know that you are our guests. You will receive a pass for your stay.

For Villa O~3: Proceed forward and you will bear right at a V and then continue all the way forward across a bridge to the last set of Villas on your left hand side and you will see the O~3 entrance with parking designated in front of the villa.

Dorado Beach Resort:
When you arrive at the resort you will need to pass through the guarded entry. When asked by the guard, let them know that you are guests of the owners and security should have your names on their list for arrival.

What you need to know upon arrival:
At Lakeside villas, each area and bedroom has it’s own air conditioning unit. In each room you will see a closet and there is a switch plate labeled A/C. Turn switch up to activate A/C unit per room. There are separate zones in the villa with a separate thermostat that you may set to your comfort level. Please turn off A/C when not in use.
The hot water tank is located in the laundry room. When turned on it will illuminate and you will need to turn on this switch at least 15 minutes before you require hot water. When you are finished bathing please turn off.
All appliances are easy to use and are self explanatory including the washer and dryer.
Maid service prior to your arrival will assure that your beds are made and towels are available.
Also, please remember that there is no smoking in the villa or in the patio areas at any time. Also pets are not allowed. Internet access is available in unit O3.

Should you have any trouble with anything at Lakeside Villas you can call us or contact Juan Rodriguez at the management office in the complex.
Juan Rodriguez – 787 644 3654
In case of an extreme MEDICAL emergency you may also want to contact the above individuals for support in addition to 911. If you have any medical conditions you should have a medical plan upon arrival.

Getting to the beach and using the Lakeside facilities:
Just outside the back patio you will see the pool area and club house area with ping pong table, beyond that are located the tennis courts, playground and a little further down access to the beach and ocean. You will need a key to exit and enter the beach; you will find keys hanging in the kitchen (located on master chain) to walk through there. Please return the keys to that location when you are done. There should be one set available. Let us know ASAP if the set is missing.

You can use any of these facilities during your stay. The tennis courts can be used at night as well. We have racquets at the villa in the laundry room that you can gently use. There is also a map next to the keys illustrating how to get to the gate that takes you to the beach. Note that the gate gets locked at around 11pm at night, so make sure you return before then. Next to Lakeside Villas, a 5 minute walk on the beach will bring you to the Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar. There is a beach, pool and restaurants that and they also have a fun mini golf course. You can use the beach at no charge (just not the chairs…). Check with the resort if they offer a day pass for all facilities.

1 787 246 4612 or 787 807 4607 – Sigfredo – Dorado Tours- Tour Guide/ Driver – he can take up to 21 people to Rain Forest in a bus or smaller groups anywhere else on the island. Nice guy- great English.
Highly recommended activities include; hiking in the rain forest, horseback riding, Camuy caves, Loquillo beach, Old San Juan- sites and shopping, Bacardi Distillery, Arecibo Observatory, Bioluminescence Bay and so much more.
Watersports are available at the various beaches around the island.

Grocery shopping:
Amigos- Located at the Paseo Del Plata shopping center.

Walking distance dining includes – poolside at the Beach Bohio at the Hacienda del Mar.

Local Favorites include: La Terraza, Ladrillo, Chop House, Grappa,  L’Ami, and Greenhouse.

For breakfast or lunch check out Mana Deli.

Movie Theater:
Dorado Cinema- Located at the Paseo Del Plata shopping center.

Located minutes away at the Embassy Suites Resort in Dorado.

Upon departure:
Follow instructions for returning keys
Turn off the A/C and all lights.
Turn off hot water switch.
Make sure stove and toaster oven are off.
Please take trash out
Please strip your beds and collect in central pile.
Turn off television, CD players and any appliances.
Leave the maid service a note about any concerns you encountered.
Lock all doors

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