This is the first article in a new series focused on businesses and business owners living in Puerto Rico. Operating a business in Puerto Rico has its own unique challenges and benefits. We hope to shed some light on the great people and business owners living on this island paradise.
Paradise Partners is a family-owned business that specializes in renting out privately-owned villas and vacation rentals; crafting vacations of a lifetime. Business owners Elaine Reyes and Edward Osborne bought their first villa in June of 2012 and operate out of Palmas del Mar Resort in Humacao, Puerto Rico. They pride themselves on offering the best service and villas in Palmas Del Mar, all with the highest ratings by clients.
Elaine and Ward live in Palmas del Mar with their two children and have made Puerto Rico their permanent home.
Why did you start your business?
We actually started out living in our villas. However, as they became too small for our growing family, we realized we loved them so much we did not want to give them up, so we began renting them!
Where did you move from?
We are from San Francisco, CA., and moved here as a couple.
When did you move to Puerto Rico?
We started visiting in June 2012.
What are some of the most difficult things about operating a business in Puerto Rico?
We have not experienced any difficulties whatsoever.
What do you like about operating a business in Puerto Rico?
We love being the ones to introduce many people to the wonders of Puerto Rico. We are Americans too, and have lived and traveled all over the world extensively, therefore we feel like we can offer people a unique vantage point in crafting their personalized vacation experience. To date we have hosted numerous birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, wedding parties, honeymoons, and even helped plan a surprise engagement!
What is a big lesson you learned about making your business successful?
I think like any business it comes down to customer service and helping create an unforgettable experience for our guests and their friends/family.
What do you think the future holds for Puerto Rico?
We are confident Puerto Rico will prosper and are thrilled to be a part of its exciting future.
What would you like people to know about your business?
It is important for people to know that our villas were carefully selected and outfitted for our family to live in. Therefore you can be confident you will be staying in a fully-equipped and well-maintained villa worthy not only of our family, but yours.
What is the most popular villa?
We have an oceanfront 3 bedroom/3 bath penthouse villa that is our best renter. It is situated on 10 acres of lushly landscaped lawns and about a mile of private coast. Each room enjoys its own private terrace and spectacular views. And because it is a corner unit, you can actually watch the sun come up over Vieques from one end of the villa, and then watch it set over the mountains of El Yunque Rainforest from the other end. It’s a very unique and special unit. And the complex itself boasts two property pools, a huge jacuzzi, an outdoor barbecue area, park, and an underground cava complete with fireplace.
In addition we have a 2 bedroom/2 bath perfectly appointed top-floor corner condo overlooking the pool in another development, which is popular with smaller families, couples, and business travelers.
Do you have any upcoming specials?
Yes, we have an incredible summer special of only $350/night for our 3 bedroom/3 bath oceanfront penthouse, minimum of 4 nights! We are also running a summer special for our 2 bedroom for $200. Contact me 305-546-3602 for more information/details. We look forward to hosting you!
You can reach Elaine to book one of her villas via email at elaine4_6 [at] hotmail.com or contact her at 305-546-3602. If you would like your company featured on Living in Puerto Rico, please Contact Us for a questionnaire.