1 Bedroom apartment with amazing beachfront view located in the 20th floor of Playa Azul Gated beach community. This cozy and comfortable apartment is completely furnished with a full equipped kitchen, air conditioner in bedroom, full size futon, tv, cable and dvd in the living room. Nearby restaurants and hotels.
Caludia's apartment is exactly as it appears in the photos. Everything was perfect. She had snorkels that my sister and I used when we went to Isla de Calebra. Her apartment is close to El Yunque and a short walk to a coffee shop- what more do you need!?! Thank you for everything, Claudia! We loved Luquillo :)
We had a great stay! The apartment was perfect for two people and it was really clean. The view from the balcony was great and we felt safe in the building. It was really nice not to worry about parking. Renting a car allowed us to explore the island. The location is great because it's right by the beach and a block away from Walgreens, which was nice because we forgot a few things, as well as other businesses. Luquillo also wasn't too touristy which is exactly what we wanted. We had breakfast at Aromas three times. The condo is also a quick drive from Ceiba airport. We flew out of that airport for a day trip to Culebra.
This condo is in a great location right next to the beach. It's in a neat part of the island, easily accessible via Hwy 3 and close to the quioscos and El Yunque and has stores across the street available, including Walgreens and an Amigo supermarket. We also spent time in or around San Juan and it's a 35 - 40 minute drive from the condo west to the city. It was easy to get in and out, the security staff were friendly and we felt safe while we were there, although a neighbor warned us that there has been some theft lately. We used the A/C in the bedroom at night, but mostly for white noise, the wind definitely kept the place cool enough without it. We cooked in the kitchen for breakfast almost every day and had no issues with the setup (there's a stove, microwave, fridge and sink). We also ate at the local places recommended on TripAdvisor including Aromas for breakfast, Brass Cactus for dinner and Boardriders for lunch one day. They were all solid choices with the latter two being more foreigner focused. The only negative from my POV was the shower, contrary to what others have said we did not find it to be very good - the hot water cycled on and off, and the shower head that was installed looked old and sprayed water quite harshly. We will definitely stay here again in the future!
What an amazing experience!! The view from Claudia's home is ABSOLUTELY stunning and everything was wonderful. The space was large, clean and the bed was very comfortable. You could hear the waves crashing on the shore at all hours, which made for an amazing night's sleep. The community is gated and felt safe within and the guards and staff were very friendly as well. The beach was gorgeous and quiet, at least in the mornings and later afternoons. Plus, it's a quick 15-20 minute drive to El Yunque Rainforest, which was a great day trip.
For breakfast, we enjoyed Aromas Cafe and Crepes just down the street. Their coffee and breakfast was amazing and I suggest checking it out. We also ventured to Fajardo, about 30mins away, for a wonderful rooftop brunch another morning at Las Vistas Cafe. I suggest the fruit salad as a start followed by the coconut banana pancakes. Plus, Gladys, the owner, is a delight and will treat you as one of her own (note: they are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).
For lunch, dinner and/or drinks Boardriders looks out over the beach, about 1/2 a mile east of the condo which was very fun as well.
Claudia was very helpful and provided us with detailed directions to the apartment. She also was friendly and let us know we can contact her if we had any questions or needed some suggestions. The apartment was on the 20th floor and in a gated community. It was clean, cute, practical and worked out well for us . The neighborhood was nice and there were stores and restaurants located within walking distance. The beach was within walking distance and the views from our room were beautiful.
We never saw Claudia in person, but she was quick to reply to any questions we had. Her place looks exactly like the pictures (well, it's even more beautiful than the pictures). The apartment had everything we needed. We never used the AC, just open the windows and being on the 20th floor, there's always a breeze coming through. The bathroom/shower was clean/nice. The community is gated and the building has a door man. All of the security personal were very friendly and helpful. I would rent a car to get around. Definitely check out the kiosks behind Luquillo Beach and El Yunque Park. We would highly recommend this apartment.
The location is perfect for exploring the east side of the island, especially El Yunque. The condo always felt safe and secure with the guarded parking. The view from the balcony on the 20th is breathtaking, with El
Yunque on the left and Luquillo beaches on the right. The breeze from the windows and balcony made the ac in the bedroom unnecessary. The kiosks at Luquillo beach were a fun place to grab a coco frio and swim in the calm waters. The condo had everything we needed to make our stay a comfortable one. We'd certainly return to Claudia's condo without hesitation.