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Best Deal Peña Mar Ocean Club-Marina Cluster

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Our beautiful apartment is located in a peaceful and yet exciting place. Here you'll find our spectacular ocean view of Culebra, Vieques and Palomino Islands which can be reached by ferry in just minutes. This complex is located in the North East side of the island of Puerto Rico. Our location is excellent, we are just 35 miles from San Juan International Airport, 15 minutes to the beautiful blue flag Luquillo beach, 5 minutes you will find our Seven Seas Beach, 25 minutes drive to 'El Yunque' tropical rain forest, 5 minutes from 'El Conquistador Hotel' and the Bioluminicent Bay. You have access to numerous restaurants, movie theaters, various marinas, hospitals, pharmacies, and supermarkets. There is also the Fajardo Mall where you can find just about anything you might need. There is also Big K, and for those who enjoy serious shopping Belz Outlets is only 30 minutes away.

Our modern decorated apartment is a corner sub-penthouse with a breathtaking view since it is located on the 4th floor overlooking Villa Marina. This three bedroom, 2 baths with a huge balcony is fully furnished with Trane air conditioners, ceiling fans, high speed internet and WIFI. The living area has 40' LCD Flat Screen with cable and a 32 Flat Screen in the master bedroom, DVD and Ipod dock. Our kitchen has a granite counter top with a huge side by side refrigerator with ice maker and water filter, microwave and washer dryer combo, and two coffee makers. Master bedroom has one queen size bed with memory foam mattress, a 32' flat screen TV and a safe. The guest room has one full size bed and in the third bedroom two bunk beds that sleeps 4. All rooms are equipped with window blackout shades. Besides the kitchen utensils we supply cooking herbs, paper towels, napkins, dishwashing liquid and cloths and garbage bags. Linen, towels, beach towels, beach chairs, cooler and umbrella are provided for your beach trips.

Pena Mar is a gated community with 24 hours security. For your peace of mind we are located in front of the front gate. There are two apartments per floor and elevators in all the units. It has 3 pools, one infinity with Jacuzzi, one in the shape of a sailboat, and one with a built in water slide. There is a fully equipped gym, basketball and tennis courts, playground and a walking trail.

Villa Marina is right across the street from us where you can find daily catamaran charters that will take you out to the Icacos Cays for a day of snorkeling or just laying out on the beach. For a moderate fee you are treated to tropical drinks, water, lunch and all the fruit you can eat. The snorkeling gear is included. It is an experience you won't want to miss. About 10 minutes away you can reach Puerto Real where you can take a Ferry to visit our sister islands of Vieques and Culebra where you will find the most beautiful beaches. If you prefer to fly you can reach our regional airport in the town of Ceiba from which you can fly to Vieques, Culebra, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and the British Virgin Islands. Minutes away at 'Las Croabas' you will find our 316 acres of Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Preserve that offers a tour to one of the oldest lighthouses that is operating since 1882. Besides the Lighthouse and Mangrove tour there is also a night tour that takes you to the Bioluminicent Lagoon. The Bioluminicent Tour can also be taken in Kayak. Reservations are required for these tours. We also have a framed map with the names and telephone numbers of recommended restaurants for your convenience.

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More Details

Owner
Minnie Mendez
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Minnie Mendez

Harry and I have been married for the past 25 years. We are both natives here but unlike Harry who has lived here all his life I was raised in NYC. In my mid 30's I decided to move back home and although I do miss the big city I wouldn't change this for the world. We chose this location as a second home since we enjoy boating. Our children have all grown and moved away so now we can enjoy our second home here in Fajardo whenever it is not rented. Because of the fact that we are self employed we are able to enjoy our condo and are proud to say we keep it in tip top shape.

Minnie Mendez purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Minnie Mendez chose Fajardo

We have been boating for the past 30 years and love the beach. At our condo we have access to various beaches where we can get to by boat. Even when we don't go out the resort style living and the privacy in the complex is a relaxing atmosphere.

What makes this apartment unique

Our property is walking distance to the Catamarans that takes us to the cays for snorkeling and scuba diving. We can also walk to the Passion restaurant which has received awards for its fine dining. Right across the street you will find 'Las Olas' restaurant where we enjoy 'tapas' and you can see the boats coming into the Villa Marina Yacht Harbor while having our favorite drinks. At Villa Marina we also have one of our favorite restaurants by the name of 'Sasabe Rest' and a convenience store. There is a shopping mall about a mile away where you can find just about anything you might need. The ferry to our sister islands, Culebra and Vieques is just minutes away.

Amenities

Fajardo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bedrooms have closets with hangers for storage and bureau with drawers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , dresser and mirror
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , with dress and mirror, sleeps 4
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Equipped with memory foam for comfort, 32' LCD TV and safe
  • Queen size Bed in Master bedroom with memory foam mattress (1), Double Bed (2), Baby Cribs (1) Playyard that can be used as a crib, Bunk Beds (3) 2 Twin Size Bunk Beds that sleeps 4. Ceiling fans in the master bedroom and bedroom #2.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This apartment has a spectacular view since it is a corner sub-penthouse overlooking Villa Marina. Our cross ventilation with a constant breeze makes it cool even in the hot summer months. Pena Mar is equipped with a Gym, three swimming pools, playground,tennis courts, basketball courts, walking distance to catamaran charters and tours. There are only two apartments per floor which makes it very private. Walking distance to restaurants, kioskos and convenience stores. 5 min. drive to El Conquistador Hotel, the beach and the famous broadwalk in Las Croabas and our 316 acres 'Las Cabezas de San Juan' where there is a major nature preserve which offers a tour to the lighthouse and mangroves. There is also a night tour to the Bioluminicent Lagoon.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We are very thankful for the wonderful experience we had while staying at Minnie time share. The timeshare is beautiful, spacious, clean and equipped with everything we needed. Minnie the owner was always available whenever we had a question. Today is our last day here and we definitely didn't want to leave. I highly recommend this timeshare for its wonderful hospitality during our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Both Harry and I are happy to know that your experience at our condo was a pleasant one. We always try our best to have the apartment equipped with everything possible and we are always a call away. We know how important it is to share with family. Thank you for your marvellous review and we hope to have you again as our guest.
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5

Highly satisfied with this rental

  • 5 of 5

Great condo. Great location. Great hosts. Huge condo. Sometimes felt like I was getting lost in it. Has everything you need. Wi-Fi, 2 bathrooms, 3 befrooms, kitchen utensils, a.c in bedrooms. Huge balcony overlooking the water. Great security. 3 excellent pools. Funny how there are no mosquitoes at pena mar ocean club. Restaurant minutes away. Luquillo minutes away. Highly recommend minnie and Harry's rental condo. No issues whatsoever .

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for your wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our condo and that everything was just as you expected. We regret not being able to meet you personally since we were tied up with family affairs. Hope you can visit us again soon.
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5

Nice fit for our family

  • 5 of 5

This property was a great fit for our family. My husband and I traveled with three teenage girls. We had just the right amount of space for everyone to feel comfortable. The location was convenient to travel to El Yunque National Park, Seven Seas Beach. Luquillo Beach, and La Pared where the kids learned to surf. It was also right across the street from the Marina where we booked a day trip to Culebra. The gym and the pool were nice. Wish there had been lounge chairs to lay out on by the pool. There were beach chairs in the apartment that we could take to the beach though. The kids had hoped we were within walking distance to a beach but were not. Also hoped we could go running near the property but most of the streets in the area had limited sidewalks and no shoulder so we ended up on the treadmill. Overall though the apartment was nice.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so happy you found the condo to be just what you were looking for. We truly appreciate your comments, especially the one of the lounge chairs missing in the pool area. This is a situation we have brought up with the administration and will keep at it until they resolve this. We definitely need the chairs for the pools. I too will add three more chairs to our condo to make up for the missing one.
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Lansdale, PA
5

Perfect condo, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip to Puerto Rico and 2nd time staying in Fajardo. This condo is perfect. Minnie was great from the beginning and throughout our trip, providing quick responses to our questions. The condo is huge (can easily sleep 2 couples and 4 children, though just the 2 of us had it to ourselves) and beautiful, in a convenient location. It has all the amenities you need within the condo itself (dishes, coffee maker, basic supplies) plus parking, gym, pool, etc. all within a gated condo community. We enjoyed the very large balcony for watching the sun rise while having coffee and enjoying the breeze while having drinks/snacks before going out at night. The rooms are very spacious and the master bed was very comfortable, with a thick foam/pillow top mattress and nice pillows. The location is great, and we were able to walk to La Ola and El Varadero (twice) for dinner. Several other restaurants are a very short drive away. We recommend El Estacion, Calizo and the kiosks at Luquillo Beach. The island catamarans leave from the marina across the street, so that is very convenient. There is so much to see and do within a short drive, making this the perfect location. It is easy to get around, mainly using Route 3. Seven Seas Beach is a few miles up the road and very beautiful. The ferry to Culebra and Vieques is also just a few miles away. We enjoyed kayaking and snorkeling (turtles, rays, puffer fish, squid, etc etc.) on Culebra and hanging out on Flamenco Beach. We also enjoyed the beach at Luquillo (Montserrat). It is beautiful and large, and has El Yunque as the dramatic back drop. El Yunque is an easy (25 minute) drive away, offering lots of trails to explore. Closer to San Juan, we stopped in Loiza/Pinones for lunch and some time on the beach, then rented bikes for an easy ride along boardwalk through mangroves, pine and palm forest, and along the coast. The condo is also very close to biobay tours (we recommend Kayaking Puerto Rico) and a tour of Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve. So pretty and peaceful. Everyone in PR is friendly and helpful, and the island is beautiful. I highly recommend this condo for convenience, location and because it is spacious, clean and well-maintained.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Vira for your impressive review. We are happy to know you enjoyed our condo and that it filled all your expectations. We try very hard to make ourselves available and to make our condo as comfortable as possible. As Puertoricans we are very proud of our Island and all our beauty but it fills us with pride when reading your experience here. We are thankful for having the opportunity of sharing our home with you and Greg and hope you can visit us again.
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Fort Lauderdale
4

Great rental, responsive owner.

  • 4 of 5

Location in Fajardo was great. Seven seas beach less than 2mi away. Beautiful grounds of property with several pools along with a gym. Pictures are all accurate. Affordable way to stay in Puerto Rico with a large family. Owner was very attentitive to our needs. The only set back is although the home has AC units in each of the bedrooms, there isn't one in the living area making it very hot during the day.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, FL
5

Minnie's condo was the perfect place/location.

  • 5 of 5

Minnie's condo was the perfect place for our family. We were a party of 7 and the condo provided all the amenities we needed to make our stay easy and comfortable. It was nicely decorated for the Christmas occasion. We used the condo as a base for all the wondering around we did on that side of the island. Minnie was a most gracious hostess. I will definitely recommend it to friends. We would happily stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We are so happy you enjoyed our condo and was able to visit here during the Christmas holidays. Hope to see you and your family again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
La Ola
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Culebra & Vieques Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
El Conquistador Hotel
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Road #3
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Pasion Por el Fogon & Olelelolai
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Seven Seas
Car: necessary

We recommend the Bioluminecent Bay night Tour, The Catamarans tour which can be taken at Villa Marina Yacht Club located across the street from us, The Rainforest, the Lighthouse Tour, Snorkeling and scuba diving.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Once the payment is made I will mail our lobby key to your address and give you our electronic combination to our condo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.