"This was our 1st trip to PR; my husband and I had a glorious 9 days. The apt. was 1st rate, near sights, the ferry, and everything we needed. It is in the only building in the Penamar complex with a direct view of the ocean. The stunning view from the balcony, accurately represented in the photos, looks straight out to Culebra in the distance and there was usually a cool breeze from the trade winds. We really enjoyed sleeping with the windows open and, although there is no beach in the immediate vicinity, we could hear the surf from the apartment in the quiet of the night. The apt. is on the 2d floor and very accessible to the parking spaces, which are two tandem spaces, so it is easy to get to the apartment without taking the elevator.
Luis "Tony" was very responsive and easy to deal with. There was a little confusion on our arrival because we arrived late at night and only had Luis' daytime contact information. For later arrivals, we would recommend making sure to have all phone numbers and emails and a plan for how to get keys. The security person contacted the owner when we arrived and he sent someone right over to let us in, give us keys and offer some pointers about the apartment. We never had to wait for the security person to enter the complex.
The apt was clean and well stocked with folding chairs, beach chairs, coolers, towels, tennis rackets and balls, kids' toys. The owner told us there were only a few starter supplies, but the apt. actually had many condiments, including olive oil & balsamic vinegar, paper goods such as towel paper, garbage bags, dish soap, laundry detergent, and toiletries such as suntan lotion and moisturizers. Some of these items appear to have been left by prior tenants so what is there might be different over time. We recommend checking the supplies before grocery shopping; there is a Walmart in Fajardo, which is open 24/7, so it is very easy to pick up what you need regardless of when you arrive.
The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable; didn't use the other 2 bedrooms. The apt is nicely furnished, with a gorgeous comfortable sectional couch. The table in the eating area is bar height. We would have preferred a lower table, but we got used to it by the end of our stay. Favorite beach-Seven Seas-5 minutes away. Fav restaurant-Ole Lelolai up the street. Always felt safe and very comfortable. All complex amenities excellent and uncrowded. We can't wait to return. Thanks, Tony!!!"
Date of Stay: January 2015
Review Submitted: January 30, 2015