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Luquillo Surfer Beach VALUE! Budget 2 Bedroom Apt!

Entire apartment hosted by Billy
5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
Great location
93% of recent guests who stayed nearby gave the location a 5-star rating.
If you like the idea of living like a local, we're steps from La Pared surfing beach & town plaza - just above Pasta y Pueblo restaurant.
Rate is for 1-4 guests in 2 bedrooms with king beds. Single daybed in living room.
This apartment is on the SECOND FLOOR - no elevator.
NO AIR CONDITIONING - but very good cross ventilation & breeze.
Bedrooms & living room have ceiling fans.
Our goal is to provide a comfortable apartment for travelers who want a great place near the beach at a VALUE PRICE!

The space
March 3, 2018: Renovation complete! Electric, Water & Wifi all working fine...

The apartment is on the second floor of a building that has a commercial space on the ground floor (currently being renovated by owner of 'Pasta y Pueblo' as a new 'cantina' concept). We're one block to Luquillo town plaza and one block to 'la pared' beach which is one of Puerto Rico's favorite 'town beaches' and the center of east coast surfing.

The apartment is cosy and comfortable with front balcony, living/dining room with sofa, ROKU TV and WiFi. There is no cable TV but if you have cable at home, you can bring your account id/password and watch many channels that have channels on Roku.

New kitchen has gas stove, microwave, refrigerator and lots of counter space. Kitchen is equipped with everything you need for cooking, eating and drinking. There is a toaster, rice cooker, blender, coffee-makers (Mr. Coffee, moka pot, French press), kettle and lots of pots and pans if you choose to cook in the apartment.
The stove & oven are gas - so you have to turn on the valve in the gas tank (in the furthest lower cabinet) and then use a flame to light the stove. To light the oven, the pilot is at the center of the front of the oven. Please make sure gas is fully turned off each time you use a burner. On your last day, please turn off the valve on the gas tank when you check-out.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the house.

NO AIR CONDITIONING!

The apartment gets great cross-ventilation from the trade winds that blow in from the ocean. Bedrooms and living room also have ceiling fans. Bedrooms also have a floor fans.

There is one bathroom in the house with shower (no Tub).

Each bedroom has a king bed. There is an additional single bed in the living room off to the side. We provide sheets, pillows, towels, beach towels, shampoo, shower gel, soap and cleaning supplies/mops/brooms, etc.

There are surf board racks in stairway and a bin with hammocks under the TV stand if you want to get lazy at the beach.

A note about cleaning: Even though we are one block from the beach - there is very fine sand that can blow up to the second floor and leave a layer of very fine sand chairs and anything on the balcony and even blow into the apartment. Usually you can not see this, but if you walk barefoot - it can stick to your feet instantly. We provide a swiffer which picks it up easily - locals tend to wear socks instead of going barefoot to avoid constantly having to rinse off your feet. You may want to leave shoes on the landing of the stairway to avoid tracking any additional sand into the apartment.

Windows provide great ventilation - but please close all windows when you go out of the apartment - a sudden squall can force rain into any room - which may only last a few minutes but require a cleanup (mops in the kitchen).

Parking is on street (can be limited on weekends during peak beach periods) - so grab a space early and enjoy the beach all day! If you have to park a few blocks away, you'll be able to move back in the evening. Please do not block neighbors driveways (and like anywhere in the world - don't leave anything visible in the car while unattended).

Less than one minute walk to 'la pared' (the wall) beach, surf shops, restaurants and bars in town center.
15 minute walk to famous Luquillo public beach and local food kiosks.
10 minute drive to El Yunque rain forrest.
10 Minute drive to Seven Seas beach and the 'Cabesas de San Juan' Nature Reserve and Eco-tour.
15 minute drive to Fajardo ferry for Culebra and Vieques (Spanish Virgin Islands).
40 minute drive from San Juan airport (SJU).

Note: Some guests have commented on the many abandoned houses in the area between the plaza and the ocean. This is not unique to Luquillo - but more concentrated here. Many of the house have been in families for many generations and distant relatives don't often agree on who should have use of a house, the value of a house if they do agree to sell, or what percentage should go to whom. To complicate matters further, the town square was originally planned to extend to the ocean - so many houses on this block own the building but not the land they sit on. This is being addresses gradually, with local ordinances that will encourage families to either fix a house or sell it... but this will take a few years to go into effect. In the meantime, local artists are using them as great locations for murals and planning an international mural competition in the future.

Guest access
After booking, let me know your arrival time and we will arrange for keys.

Normally, keys can be picked-up in San Juan (less than 10 minutes from the airport). If you have a late night arrival, we can send one set of keys by priority mail if there is enough time prior to arrival.

When you check-out, leave all keys in the rack in the apartment and use the last set of keys to lock the front door. Then just drop the keys into the slot in the front door and you can head straight to the airport or your next adventure in Puerto Rico.

Other things to note
There is wifi throughout the house and a 'Smart TV' so you can use any streaming channel that does not require additional charges.

If you have traditional cable at your home - bring your user name/password and you can access most channels from your home cable provider
(remember to log-out of the channel before check-out).

We also have access to local Spanish language TV through digital antennae but reception can be fuzzy at times since El Yunque is in between Luquillo and the transmission towers.
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Puerto Rico Tourism Company Hotelier ID 1113.
7% PR Room Tax is calculated and charged by AirBnb.
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Apartment has NO AIR CONDITIONING!
Ceiling fans and trade winds provide good ventilation.
SECOND FLOOR - no elevator. Two flights of steps with a total of 21 steps.
Rate is for 1 - 4 guests in 2 bedrooms. $10 additional/night for a 5th guest (there is a day-bed in the living room area).
If you like the idea of living like a local, we're steps from La Pared surfing beach & town plaza - just above Pasta y Pueblo restaurant.
Rate is for 1-4 guests in 2 bedrooms with king beds. Single daybed in living room.
This apartment is on the SECOND FLOOR - no elevator.
NO AIR CONDITIONING - but very good cross ventilation & breeze.
Bedrooms & living room have ceiling fans.
Our goal is to…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

Amenities

Free street parking
Private entrance
Fire extinguisher
Wifi
Essentials
Hangers
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Iron
TV

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Location

Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Once you get settled in the house, explore the stores and restaurants around the town plaza.

Luquillo is a typical small, seaside town that has always been 'on the verge' of redevelopment.

You'll notice several large lots that have been designated for hotel development, but have not been built yet...

There is a classic town square, some cute little houses, large condos and some abandoned buildings as owners wait for gentrification. This may put some people off - but it also gives a kind of 'funky Caribbean' vibe that is a very local experience instead of a touristy zone.

Just a few steps away is Pasta y Pueblo Restaurant at the Luquillo Sunrise Inn and on the waterfront is Boardriders Surf Bar/Restaurant. Around the Plaza and side streets are 6-10 other restaurants and coffee shops.
New bakery is located on our street at the end of the plaza.

The mini-mart is at the far end of the plaza behind the bandstand. There is another just 5 minutes walk at the entrance to the Sandy Hills Condo. The large Amigo supermarket is just across the highway.

Calle 14 de Julio goes along the west side of the plaza with the town hall and police station, US Post Office plus Emergency Care Facility.

Back on the plaza, you'll find the Catholic Church and on the opposite side is a liquor store, beauty parlor, ice cream shop.café, hardware store and gym.

To the right of the plaza is the 'main street' of Luquillo with coffee shop/bike rental, pharmacy, El Rincon del Sabor Restaurant, Sandy's Restaurant and Latin Gyros - which has amazing breakfasts and Greek food! You'll also see a sign for our local 'Plaza del Mercado' or fruit/vegetable market on the side street.

Back at the plaza, if you turn left to the beach, you'll see Leñas Restaurant and an empty lot (supposed to be a future hotel) and the two towers of Sandy Hills Condo and William's Pizza. Go to the waterfront for 'La Pared' (the wall) beach. Next to this, you'll find a Board Riders Restaurant - the main hangout for surfers and everyone else!

There is a brand new beach wall and beach access with nice mosaics. Continue along the beach wall until you come to the roundabout with the sculpture and Luquillo Sunrise Hotel. You can rent beach chairs, watch the kids on skate board ramps or everyone just hanging out.

New food truck 'Bistro del Mar' parks in this area and they now have a larger space on the block between the apartment and the beach.

Also check out the surfing school right on the beach - Mikey speaks English and specializes in teaching kids to 'hang ten'. Turn left at the roundabout and go one block to your housed pass the new home of Surf Puerto Rico.

Like any beach community, there are lots of out-of-towners, especially on weekends, so make sure you always lock the street-level gate.

Beaches: You have beaches on every side of Luquillo Town.

La Pared Beach: Just a minute from the apartment is Luquillo's town beach - La Pared (the wall). This is quiet during the week, but full of local families on weekends. If you face the ocean and walk to the left - you'll find less people. This is Luquillo's surfing beach.

"La Selva" - Nature Reserve Beach: Facing the ocean at La Pared - you'll see the two towers of Sandy Hills condominium to your right. Just walk over the rocks in front of the condos and you'll come to the North East Ecological Reserve. You can walk for miles to enjoy undeveloped beach and great birdwatching. Be aware of several inlets that you may have to wade across or swim if the tide raises during your walk.

Playa Azul (Blue Beach): To the left of La Pared Beach, walk around the point and you'll come to a quiet beach near Luquillo's cluster of high-rise condos at Costa Azul. About a 15 minute walk from the house. This is the best beach for Snorkeling!

Luquillo Public Beach - Playa Monserrate: Continue past Costa Azul and you'll find an undeveloped point where you can imagine you're on a deserted island. Cross a few inlets and you'll round the bend near the campground to arrive at the most famous public beach in Puerto Rico. This is a 'Blue Flag' beach, so it is well maintained and continually checked for water quality. Here you'll find showers, rest rooms, food stands and lots of families having a great time! About a 25 minute walk from the house. Note: you can walk on the road to the public beach in about 15 minutes from the house.

Kioskos: Just past the public beach are 60 'Kioskos' or food stalls. There are usually 20 or 30 stands open so just walk along until you find one that makes you want to stop and enjoy some great food and fun. You'll find everything from fine dining to street food, tacky souvenirs to biker bars and nightclubs - so its something you will want to check out. Many visitors love the beach that is just behind the kioskos... very local and usually not many people - but great access to food and fun at the kioskos.

If you get all the way to the kioskos, you may want to consider walking back on the road that goes from the parking lot by the campground behind the Playa Azul condominiums then past the cemetery, Brass Cactus Restaurant, Le Flamboyan Restaurant, Laundromat and the new ballpark before arriving at the town plaza and home.

Beyond the town center:
There is a shopping center with large supermarket just across Route #3 from where you turned to come into town.
There are also lots of fast food outlets (McDonald's, KFC, Taco Maker, William's Pizza, Wendy's, Chinese, etc in front of the shopping center along with a large Walgreen's.
If you drive about 15 minutes further on Route #3 you'll come to Fajardo where you'll find larger stores like Walmart, Kmart, Supermarkets, etc.
Fajardo also has the very large El Conquistador Resort with its Water Park and access to Palomino Island (private beach).
Fajardo has the ferry terminal for ferries that go to Puerto Rico's 'Spanish Virgin Islands' of Culebra and Vieques.
Fajardo also has Seven Seas Beach and the nearby Bio-luminescent Bay. Note: you can only tour the bio-bay by kayak with a registered eco-tour operator unless you register for the night-tours operated by The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico which allow you to walk through the mangroves with expert guides.
And don't forget El Yunque Rainforest - only a 5-10 minute drive from the house! It has partially re-opened and will add more trails as they complete restoration efforts in the National Park.
Once you get settled in the house, explore the stores and restaurants around the town plaza.

Luquillo is a typical small, seaside town that has always been 'on the verge' of redevelopment.…

Hosted by Billy

Joined in April 2015
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Retired medical doctor and recent Ph.D in Caribbean history and Puerto Rican culture. Curator of private museum dedicated to the traditional folk art 'household saints' of Puerto Rico - Museo de los Santos. Originally from a small town in the central mountains of Puerto Rico, now living in San Juan and traveling throughout the world.
Retired medical doctor and recent Ph.D in Caribbean history and Puerto Rican culture. Curator of private museum dedicated to the traditional folk art 'household saints' of Puerto R…
Co-hosts
  • Richard
During your stay
Richard will handle all pre-arrival communication and reservations from San Juan. We live in San Juan which is about one hour from Luquillo - so personal interaction is minimal, but we are always available if there are any problems during your stay.

The owner of Pasta y Pueblo restaurant lives next door and can help with any information and assistance if you can't reach us.

We are always available by phone, txt or email for any questions.
Richard will handle all pre-arrival communication and reservations from San Juan. We live in San Juan which is about one hour from Luquillo - so personal interaction is minimal,…
  • Languages: English, Español
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200