Beautiful Ocean and Beach Front Condo at Playa Azul
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Luquillo condo description
Enjoy the views of turquoise blue water and palm trees from this oceanfront 25 foot balcony! This spacious condo has all the amenities that families or couples need for a relaxing beach vacation. Many little extras such as: High Speed Wireless Internet, iron/board, blender, cooler, chairs and beach toys. The Master bedroom has its' own A/C, second room and living room does not, all linens, pillows, comforters and towels. Condo is located inside the gated complex of Playa Azul which provides swimming pools, tennis, basketball, playgrounds. The beautiful Playa Azul crescent beach is just steps from the building and at a short walk West takes you to the famous Luquillo public beach which has kayak rental, food, bathrooms and lifeguards. Close to San Juan and El Yunque, beautiful beaches. Will comfortably accommodate a family of seven, but it’s also perfect for three couples traveling together or as a romantic and extra-spacious getaway for two.
Parking Details: Secure parking is available inside the Playa Azul complex. You may obtain a parking pass at the gate for $20.00 (good for one month). Payment is made directly to the security guard at the main entrance.
Keys to the condo are registered copies and we only supply one set unless you request a second set.
Because your vacation home will be many miles away from a large city, you do need to rent a vehicle. There is little concern about safety, you will be in a peaceful and safe environment. In addition, your building will be in a Gated community whose entrance is secured by a 24 hour guard. In addition, the building itself also has a 24 hours a day security guard: in the building lobby. There are two great places for a full breakfast in walking distance. And several excellent restaurants five minutes away, driving. The area specializes in Sea Food. And don't forget the Kiosks. A line of small shops where you can get a full local meal.
- 958 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- You can see El Conquistador hotel in the East, and Westins to the West. Night life is minutes away. On the ground floor, through the back gate and you're only steps away from one of the finest beaches on the island. Stroll down this beach and onto El Balenario de Luquillo, PR's best beach. A beautiful swimming pool is steps away from our building with facilities for kids. You're only steps away from a bank, and ATM. A walk across the main avenue (RT-3) away from a modern 'Amigo' supermarket, a brand new Walgreens pharmacy, and fast- food eateries. 10 minutes away are more than 30 shops called Kioskos where inexpensive local food is sold. You have a brand new blender, toaster, washer and dryer, and an abundance of pots and dishes. A dining table for four, Cable television. DVD, VCR, CD changer and bring your laptop and enjoy our Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access....moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Audio Tape Player
- Rain Forests
- Coin Laundry
- Recreation Center
- Horseback Riding
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Near The Ocean
sports and adventure activities
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Wireless Internet
- Iron & Board
- Parking On Street
- Ceiling Fans
- Broadband Access
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Sofa Bed
- Housekeeper Optional
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Tennis Court
- Child's Swing
- Outdoor Grill
- Large Cooler
- Gated Community
- Walkway To Water
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
ReviewsWrite a review
a wonderful vacation setting close to the ocean
a wonderful vacation setting close to the ocean
My daughter and I found this apartment on the 10 floor of Playa Azul I to be everything we wanted plus more. It was clean, spacious, and well cared for. The view from the balcony of the ocean and beach was uncluttered by parking lot, swimming pools or tennis courts. We felt completely safe and had easy access to grocery stores, restaurants or other stores. I would go back in a heart beat. Anne
- Guest cushie (Ligonier, PA USA)
- Date of stay 02/04/10
- Review Submitted 02/16/10
Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: I am very grateful for the kind words of your review. You are more than welcome to return and stay at our condo. Thank you for taking care of it for us... and thank you for your kind attention: Paul
Wonderful experience !!
Wonderful experience !!
My experience was truly amazing. Excellent value for the price ! Convenient location and many fun places to explore nearby. The view from the balcony is far more breathtaking than the photos. Very secure gated area to park in. I felt very safe with the security guards at the front gate. Shopping within walking distance. VERY clean and well taken care of property. I would love to call this place home !! We were even able to make home cooked meals in the kitchen, and do our own laundry. The washer and dryer were a huge benefit to me. Spacious bedrooms and bathroom, the pictures are only a hint to how wonderful the property really is. The private beach was amazing. It was not crowded and I enjoyed walking from the back of the building to the sand and ocean in just a few steps. The pool on the property was very clean and well maintained. My favorite place to visit was El Yunque tropical rainforest which is surprisingly visible from the balcony ! I saw many beautiful waterfalls, lots of animals and spectacular scenery. It truly was paradise. I generally do not write reviews but this is one vacation I will never forget. I can not think of anything negative to even say, only the exact opposite. I could write an endless amount of positives about the property, it was even better than described. The owner Paul was so polite and responded to any question I had immediately. Five star customer service. I felt comfortable and welcome in this property. This was the total experience for me, far better than a generic hotel where you can barely contact any personnel. Thank you to Paul for your generosity and answering all of my questions regarding the property. You are a kind and courteous homeowner. Many thanks for allowing me to stay in your home, I will return without a doubt ! I highly recommend this property !
- Guest S C.
- Date of stay 04/25/13
- Review Submitted 03/12/14
Owner response: Wow.. your very welcome. I am very pleased to read your review. I try very hard to make your stay not only safe but also enjoyable. Thank you so much for this review and sharing your experiences while vacationing the island and with our condo. You are more than welcome to return and call our place home anytime. Paul
Ok, but not fantastic.
Ok, but not fantastic.
You simply cannot beat the location or the view from the terrace. Those two things alone made this a wonderful experience. Beyond that the unit is pretty dated. The AC did not work and the hot water was an issue. At first it didn't work at all. We contacted the owner and he was very quick to respond. Unfortunately he asked us to stop the touring that we were doing and drive back to the unit to leave the keys which was not very customer friendly. He had his maintenance guy come and then the water would work, but only for 3 minutes at the most. That made showers pretty unbearable and if there had been more than two of us it would have been a disaster. Also, the AC in the master did not work well. I asked him for guidance on how to operate it and never recieved a response. The time of year worked out as the breeze from the terrace helped cool air circulate but in the summer this would have been intolerable. This place would work fine for the low maintenance traveler but if you are expecting creature comforts, a kitchen to cook in or decent showers you want to look elsewhere.
- Guest Latra S.
- Date of stay 02/25/14
- Review Submitted 03/06/14
Owner response: Thank you for your feedback and please forgive any inconvenience I may have cause you..
the view everything was amazing
the view everything was amazing
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 02/18/14
- Review Submitted 03/05/14
Owner response: Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to serve you and your family.
Beautiful Beach and View!
Beautiful Beach and View!
Overall, a good value for this 2 bedroom condo right on playa azul beach! The beach has soft sand, good swimming (especially for younger kids), and is not crowed at all. The 10th story views of ocean, beach, and El Yunque are incredible. The condo itself is adequate, but really needs some updating. If updated, this condo would probably go for $400-$500 per week higher, the beach and views are that good! I would highly recommend this condo for those looking for a great location, beach, and views and are on a budget. Pros Beach-right on an outstanding, sandy, uncrowded beach (great for young kids too) Views-beautiful 10th floor views of the ocean and El Yunque rainforest from the balcony. Location-only 40 minutes from SJU and 15 minutes from Fajardo Ferry Terminal (to take ferry to Vieques and Culebra) Local Food/Beaches-minutes from Luquillo Beach and Kiosks (do to #42…. Great food) Good value Clean and simple Secure-super friendly condo complex security… and felt safe Shopping-10 min drive to Wal-Mart… 5 min to Walgreens Communication-easy to communicate with host Kids beach toys and boogie boards-a great unexpected perk Washer/dryer in kitchen Quiet Residents-friendly (mainly retired) Cons Condo needs updating and some minor fixing Condo complex is adequate Internet use-could only use one device at a time Occasionally loud at nigh (due to out of complex noises) Black out shades/blinds would be nice Hot water for showers lasts for 3min tops… than cool water (never extreme cold) No dishwasher
- Guest Chris R.
- Date of stay 02/06/13
- Review Submitted 02/18/13
Owner response: Thank you very much for the review Chris, they are greatly appreciated. Paul
o.k. I usually do not write reviews however feel like I need to... First of all the view was breathtaken.. Also the condo was very clean. but it kinda stops there. You only get one set of keys and that is fine but you can not get into the building with out a key.. theres a security gaurd that gets really annoyed after the 2nd or third time having to unlock the door for you. Theres no ac in the living room and you know that going in but it is hot.. I mean hot... Theres suppose to be an ac in both rooms however It is still out in one of the bedrooms and has been since the beginning of the year... also there was very little hotwater if any at all.. and the dishwasher was broken. Saying all of that... our stay was nice and the hammock was a hit.. however you knowning this going in if you are o.k. then you will have a nice stay.. it is very cheap for what you get it would have been alot nicer if the other things was fixed.. i would probally stay there again but i think if I got back i will splurge on a little more and get ac in all the rooms.. but good trip and the very clean...
- Guest Jason C.
- Date of stay 10/09/12
- Review Submitted 10/17/12
Absolutely 100% worth every penny! Pictures don't even do the view from the balcony justice! Literally right on the beach, any time we spent inside not sleeping was spent on the balcony. I was a bit concerned since I didn't see any reviews in the past 2 years, but my fears were unwarranted. Everything went very smoothly. The inside is a bit dated, newer washer and dryer which worked excellent, but older stove and TV. Only turned TV on once to check weather, kind of crackled and smelled of ozone, but who needs TV with the view there and the sound of the waves rolling in! Never even turned on the AC, not sure why some people complained about the whole unit not being air conditioned. Opening all windows and leaving the breeze blow through kept the unit quite comfortable day and night. Also a few tiles loose on the floor, but not a big deal. I've spent the same amount for a place with comperable features near the beach in the main land, and this is only steps the ocean! I saw some complaints about the noise level here. Sunday was voting day, and the street in front was packed with locals cars visiting the beach. Some people had radios playing in their cars rather loud, but it actually went very well with the atmaosphere in my opinion. Normally I'd find loud music at the beach irritating, but it was modern Carribean style, and it just really fit with the vibe going on. Weekdays were calm and quiet, with maybe 5-10 people on the beach until noon, and it never got crowded at all. A half mile walk to the east is a surfing beach, and another half mile past that is a completely deserted stretch with no buildings or development. Saw some wild iguanas there. Brass cactus is 2 blocks away, $9.99 steak dinner but be careful if you order drinks, the margaritas were more that the dinner! 10-15 minutes to El Yunique rain forest, beautiful! Don't bother with the visitor center, nothing really there, just drive in and explore. The Bio Bay tour was amazing, but be warned, it's madness to get to the bay with other kayak tours coming out as you go in, pile ups are inevitable! Diving is also a bit chaotic, 1 hour to San Juan during the day. All in all, an incredible week in paradise, would absolutely stay here again! Hope to do so next year! Rob Pennsylvania
- Guest Robert S.
- Date of stay 03/17/12
- Review Submitted 03/28/12
Owner response: Wow! what an experience.. I'm very glad you guys had fun. That in all is what is important to me. Thank you for the review and especially the review of other reviews. We will be waiting for your return...
I want to say that the apartment was exactly as I had expected. Nothing fancy, but comfortable and well equipped. There is no AC in the living/dinning/kitchen/bath and I new that. I was a little surprised out how hot it got during the day, but you can just hang out on the balcony and get a breeze. The bedroom AC was great. The entire place could use a little updating but for the price it was fine. Here is the reason I will not stay here again. Not sure if it was the 4th of July or if this happens all the time, but the noise from the surrounding neighborhood was too much. Nearly impossible to sleep between the really loud music and the cars horns and alarms. The morning of the 4th there was a traffic jam below on the street starting at 5 am. Really loud music and loud people. Felt like I was sleeping on the streets of NY. I am guessing it was the holiday, but there were trucks on the 30th driving in front of the beach with speakers in the back blaring music and advertisements all during the day. Anyway, the noise is to much even for the 26 year old person with us. The windows are paper thin, so even if you had AC in the whole place with the windows closed, the noise would still be out of control. Location. The view and the beach in front are great and beautiful. Spent a lot of time out there. Water is nice with good waves. If you walk to the left around the peninsula you can get the the beach at the park which is really beautiful. One of the reasons we stayed here was the proximity to Farjardo. We wanted to be able to get up and go to the ferry each day and spend time on Culebra or Veiques. Unfortunately because it was the weekend of the 4th all the tickets for all the ferries were sold out all weekend. We ended up flying over and spending the night on Culebra. On the night of the 4th we decided to drive into San Juan for dinner and some fireworks. It took 2.5 hours to drive 30 miles. The owner is very nice. Only had to call once for a question I could have answered myself if I had spent 5 minutes looking around. He quickly responded. So in summery. If you go during the holiday you can expect a ton of noise outside and I would not recommend this unit. The other side of the building or building 3 may have been better. If it is not a holiday I would still be concerned about the noise. Music trucks, etc... Maybe putting in better windows and central AC would help, but that would increase the price too. I would have gladly paid to sleep.
- Guest John (Charlotte, NC)
- Date of stay 06/30/10
- Review Submitted 07/14/10
Owner response: Thank you so much for the review. I am sorry that your stay was not comfortable due to the noise. Being a native from Puerto Rico I can tell you that we are merry people and like to party long and hard especially during any holiday. During the holidays, the locals enjoy to party and often visit the beach. This beach is a popular beach for tourists and locals alike. Although we are on the 10th floor, it seems that during some holidays, it can get loud outside. I understand how the noise made your stay a bit uncomfortable. I appreciate the heads up on the ferry issue, since I have had other tenants stay at our condo due to the proximity to Fajardo, it is nice to be able to give them a heads up about this issue during holidays. Once again, thank you for your honest review and suggestions. I will keep them in mind as we upgrade the unit.
TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE- Renovation hazzards
TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE- Renovation hazzards
We were disapointed to find the condo un-usable, due to building renovations and we had to leave immediately. The owner did not disclose the building was being renovated so BEWARE! They also would not refund even just part of our money so BEWARE! I rent a home too, and I could not beleive they would want me to stay and endanger our child there - or expect that I would return again- this was our anniversary trip- we dont go to puerto rico every year. No one else could have stayed there that week, so it was not just a satisfaction issue- it was a safety issue. Just plain greedy owners - shameful. We feared lead paint poisoning for ourselves and daughter from the paint chips so we departed promptly. I cant imagine the paint dust is gone so watch out!!! The lobby was a mess, tiles in wheel barrel almost fell on my 3 yr old daughter. Painters surrounded the actual condo unit and required windows to stay closed, creating intolerable heat - since no AC. The balcony had so much paint chip debris on it, it was not usable so no view to enjoy and unsafe. At night there was drag racing noise all night disrupting sleep, not a sound tight unit and no one did a thing to stop it. I couldnt understand why security did nothing- other than they were elderly women without much force to be done I suppose. Dont beleive that it is a safe secure complex, it is not. The unit is overall very low budget which could be fine with just a few inexpensive improvements, other units are probably much better that have been upgraded in the complex. The bathroom disgusting- we didnt even use the shower and it smelled like a porta potty for some reason. The dishwasher was broken for some time, overall shabby kitchen and cheap linens -wished I brought my own sheets. They could have better closing windows in bedrooms so the AC units there could function more efficiently and keep noise levels down.
- Guest disapointed (Massachusetts)
- Date of stay 02/17/10
- Review Submitted 07/07/10
Owner response: As is common with everything in life there are good reviews and bad reviews. Unfortunately, this customer was not pleased with her stay at my condo as other tenants most often are with my unit. As of 1978, lead paint became illegal in our nation and manufacturers no longer include it in their paint products. The paint that was being used to paint the outside of the condominium did not contain lead nor was it of any danger to any of the other tenants staying in the condominium during the paint process. Our home owners association assured the residents and tenants a safe environment while the building was being painted, as can be attested by the tenants of the previous week to the complainant and the tenants that stayed the week following complainant. While I rent this unit to total strangers so that they may enjoy their vacation, my family and I stay at this condo as it is our only home in Puerto Rico. We often visit our family and friends in the island and stay at our beautiful beach view property. We take special care of our home and sanitize the condo after the departure of every tenant. This is a home, it is not a four star hotel and we do not claim it to be. It truly is unfortunate that our unit did not meet the expectations of this person as we are able to do with the majority of our tenants to this day. This tenant clearly expected different accommodations than our lovely home was able to provide and for that I am truly sorry. The tenant decided to abandon the property, and it was later, after she found different accommodations and relocated, that she informed me of her issues with the property. Abandoning the property without giving us an opportunity to rectify the situation does not entitle the tenant to a refund. It is only after reading this review by the tenant that I am informed of some issues that she did not bring up in our conversations or email exchanges after the fact. She told me she relocated because she could not sleep and felt unsafe there because the painters were”hanging from the building”. Our home is a clean and safe environment. When I receive a complaint by a tenant (day or night), I work diligently to resolve the problem so that the tenants have a comfortable and worry free stay, it is only after all attempts to rectify the situation have been exhausted that I grant full or partial refunds to tenants on a case by case basis. This tenant was offered a reschedule for a week of her choice at a later time.
Wonderful spot in Luquillo!
Wonderful spot in Luquillo!
Our family had a simply enjoyable stay at the beach condo of the Exum family. It is ideally located right on the Playa Azul beach just across a small street. It has a private keyed gate access right from the building. There is a large balcony overlooking the ocean that with the door open allows the sound of the surf to lull you to sleep everynight. All the appliances in the condo worked, the fixtures were in good repair and everything was clean. The condo is spacious and the beds were comfortable. There is a nice outdoor pool, beach swimming area and reef just beyond which had a nice assortment of fish and the visability improves once you are far enough out. The security staff onsite were very friendly and even helpful with restaurant suggestions. From the side balcony you can see El Yunque and from the the top of the mountain(El Yunque) you can see your condo! Just across Hwy 3 off where the condo is located there is a supermarket, small department store and Walgreens along with some fast food locations. Just down that street is a small neighborhood bakery with great pastries and sandwiches. This rental experience was above our already high expectations and with such great accomidations just an elevator ride away from a fantastic uncrowded beach we will surely return in the future! P.S. Do not leave without going on the night kayak trip on Laguna Grande. The trips leave from Las Caribes about a 20 minute drive away and the bioluminiscent experience my kids said reminded them of the movie Avatar!
- Guest junglehiker beachbum (House Springs, MO)
- Date of stay 05/29/10
- Review Submitted 07/06/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Owner response: Wow! you guys just left me without words. I glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to hear from you soon in a near future. Thanks for the great review.
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Mar 1 - Sep 1, 2014
7 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
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Secure parking is available inside the Playa Azul complex. You may obtain a parking pass at the gate for $20.00 (good for one month). Payment is m
- Cleaning: $75
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