PERFECT COMBINATION TO THE RELAXING CONDO BEACHFRONT AND NEAR TO THE RAINFOREST!!!
Situated in the EXCELLENT area in Luquillo, location itself is a charm as you'll be at the best beaches in the area, steps away from local and international cuisine spots, near to RAINFOREST, VIEQUES AND CULEBRA island, Fajardo, hotels, casinos, GOLF CAMPUS and dozens of bars and nightclubs...
I'm always available to my guest's all the time...
In Luquillo you will find plenty to do during your stay here. This beach town is in the center of the many activities like beach festivals, surfing competitions, the annual "Festival de Platos Tipicos" where you can sample the many cooking recipes of Puerto Rico, floorshows and nightlife that take place in the lounges and casinos of the Wyndham El Conquistador and the Westin RioMar Resorts, both with 18 hole championship golf courses. There are several must visit places nearby; 'El Centro de Bellas Artes de Luquillo' with a museum of local 'artesanos' presents theater and musical events. We are sure you will enjoy a day visit to the El Yunque National Rain Forest where the views and nature trails will mesmerize you with the splendor of exquisite natural foliage. Make sure you take the trail to the Coca waterfall and wear shorts or a swim trunk so that you can take a plunge in the cool pristine water pond where the river downstream is born; you will never forget this one. The El Faro Lighthouse Museum and adjacent Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve (bioluminescent mangrove lagoon) and the above water boardwalk and nature trail walk are found a short 15 minutes drive on the scenic road that leads to Las Croabas in the neighboring town of Fajardo where you can take day trips by Ferry to Vieques and Culebra. At the foot of this same road you will find local fishermen selling their catch of the day and some are for hire and will take you out on day excursions to the many little isolated islands including Palomino Island, Cayo Icacos and others. Are you up to competing in Blue Marlin fishing? Here you will find marinas where you can book a one day trip and go out with the locals to the best areas for your prize winner Blue Marlin. If you like Thoroughbred horse racing you will find Hipodromo el Comandante on Highway 3 in the town of Canovanas.
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TRANSPORTATION: Direct non stop flights are available into San Juan International from all major US airports. You will find all the major car rental agencies as well as local competitive agencies that are priced cheaper. There are also Taxicabs and Public cars (publicos) which you can charter at a pre-agreed fare.
Driving around and getting around Luquillo without a car could be difficult: It's highly recommended that you avail yourself of a rental car at the Airport. Although the easiest way to get here is taking a taxi at the taxi stand in the airport but you will need a car to get around and visit other areas and the rest of the island...
Free High Speed Internet & Wifi and Cable TV.
Please NO smoking ANY TIME, NO pets allowed, and ALL electrical appliance (AIR CONDITIONER AND LIGHTS) must be turn off when guest outside of the apartment.... (we pay the highest price for kw/h in all the Caribbean and the mainland US). ANY EXCESSIVE ELECTRICAL COMPOSITION WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE GUEST SECURITY DEPOSIT.
1) Under no circumstances are you to hang stuff on your balcony’s railing – no towels, sneakers, bathing suits, rugs, etc.
2) Garbage is to be deposited in the cans in the garbage area. DO NOT LEAVE GARBAGE BAGS IN THE LOBBY AREA.
3) The beach gate needs to be locked with your key when you come up. Same goes for the pedestrian gate up front.
4) Please keep the doors to each stairwell closed and locked at all times.
5)The hose is for you to rinse off sand before you enter the building; please do not take it up with you (hose, nor sand!)
6)Please return the shopping carts to their spot behind the bar; DO NOT LEAVE THEM ABANDONED IN THE PARKING LOT.
7)The parking spots are numbered to identify their owners; please respect them. If there are no visitor’s parkings (VP) available, you must leave your car outside.
THANKS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION!
Maria was in touch with us once we landed in San Juan and we were able to meet up with the cleaning lady to check in by 3:30pm. The apartment was clean, beds made and towels ready for the beach. The apartment is directly on the beach, but there isn't much sand right out in front. There are great beaches within walking distance both east (public balneario/beach with kiosko restaurants) and west (private/more secluded beach). Further down the beach to the west (or a 10-15 minute drive away) is the Rio Mar Wyndham resort, which has golf, a spa, a casino, several pools and a casino.
The apartment kitchen is stocked with basic appliances, and we cooked dinner several nights. The only minor issue we had was with soapy water coming up through the drain in the laundry room- which may have been caused by the higher than normal occupancy in the apartment complex due to the Easter holiday weekend. I sent Maria a message about it and she said she would send the cleaning lady to check on it. Fajardo beaches are a quick drive for an easy day trip and El Yunque national park is less than 15 minutes away. We also took a day trip through San Juan, doing dinner in Old San Juan. The apartment is a great location for exploring the northeast area of Puerto Rico. There is some "rush hour" traffic at the main towns in the early afternoon (between 2:30 and 3:30pm), but overall it was easy to drive around with our rental car.
We loved the apartment overall. You can't beat waking up to the ocean and having breakfast on the porch with an unobstructed beach view.
The beach front condo provided an amazing start to our PR vacation. Every morning I would open the glass doors wide and let my family experience the sensory overload of waking up to bright blue water and crashing surf. If this is your dream, look no further.
The kiosks of Luquillo are visible about a mile east down the beach. Luquillo Beach is just beyond. You can walk there if you don't mind dodging waves rocks and other obstacles.
Maria was away during our stay but her back-up was a tremendous help to us. Our flight arrived late. He arranged for us to pick up house keys at the rental car counter at the airport.
The apartment itself was clean and comfortable. Kitchen was spartan but functional. We spent most of our time on the amazing deck entranced by the view.
The neighborhood is a mix of beach houses and lower income homes. Neighbors were friendly. Parking was secure. We would gladly visit this property again.
This apartment was a good way to end my trip in Puerto Rico: a beachfront condo with an awesome view (especially in the morning—catch the sunset if you can). What I loved about it is that it's located in a regular Puerto Rican neighborhood. You'll see dogs roaming around, locals hanging out and things of that nature. Unfortunately, I didn't get to meet Maria personally, since she came into town while I was out, but she responded in a timely manner when we needed help. Directions are a must, it was confusing getting there at first... I'd recommend asking for the name of the building name instead of the address (it shows up on Google Maps on an iPhone.
Tip: there is a strip of restaurants and a GREAT souvenir shop about five minutes down the main highway. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks Maria!
The property was great. Clean, well equipped, private and safe. The neighborhood was very varied. Fairly under developed, nothing glamorous there. However the precautions to keep the property secure were fine. There are 12 apmnts in the build so it felt like a small community. The unit is RIGHT on the Water. The view is STUNNING, every morning it was like being on the a ship with a balcony. The only shortcoming was the sea came right up to the seawall so there was really no beach. Down the stairs through the sea wall and into the water. Luquillo beach is a 5 min drive and is a great one. We enjoyed this week and would recommend it highly.
This wonderful beach/oceanfront condo was exactly as described, in great condition with all the amenities we needed and more. It was our first time in Puerto Rico and how lovely this place was will play a role in us returning to PR again in the future.
This place is perfectly situated close to Luquillo Beach, El Yunque and the Kioskos with amazing food and grocery store nearby.
We LOVED the condo, location and overall town of Luquillo. We had envisioned spending most of our time driving back towards San Juan and the various surrounding neighborhoods, particularly for dinner, but spent most of our time closer Luquillo. Lots of great restaurants at the beach kiosks (La Parillo, Terruno and Peruvian Ceviche). Great breakfasts at Aroma and Erick Giros closer to "downtown". Heard great things about Pasta y Pueblo, but it was closed the night we went.
Maria was very responsive when we first reserved the unit and then I had to email her 3 times before our visit to alert her we had 2 additional guests. But, once we arrived, she and Jose couldn't have been more responsive and accessible. They stopped by one day with a box of Krispy Kremes.
The unit was nicely decorated, very clean and comfortable. We loved waking up to the ocean view, sun and sounds. While you can't lounge by the water because the beach is too narrow, it's great for just swimming. There are beautiful beaches close by. We had seen a grill in a photo, but none existed when we arrived. Without a grill or oven, it's not a great place to do any major cooking.
There is some street noise including dogs and a rooster(s) early in the morning, but keeping the bedroom windows on the street side closed solved that problem. Between the ocean windows and overhead fans, it was comfortable 24x7.
Recommend this place and unit 150%. We can't wait to go back.
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