|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This spacious and unique penthouse is almost 1,800 square feet and is located on the 22 floor of building 1. It is ocean front and steps from the beach. It is the only penthouse in the Playa Azul complex with a private ocean front balcony in each bedroom. The living room and dining areas have a 30 foot ocean front balcony. All the walls that face the ocean are floor to ceiling glass with sliding doors that allow you to open the areas to the ocean breeze, the sound of the crashing waves and a panoramic view of the crystal clear golden sand beach. The condo is decorated in a modern contemporary style and boast four flat screen LCD HD televisions. The three bedrooms have 42' flat screen televisions and the living room has a 52' screen . The TVs are mounted on the wall. The living room has a blueray DVD player, the bedrooms have VHS/DVD players.The condo is equipped with wireless high speed Internet as well as cable television. the kitchen has brand new stainless steel appliances, microwave, toaster. toaster oven and dishwasher.
If you are looking for a smaller unit, I have another penthouse right next door, # 356676, it is a two bedroom, two bathroom corner unit with views of the ocean and the mountains. The two penthouses are connected by two doors that when opened turn the units into a five bedroom, four bathroom almost 3,000 square foot penthouse with with two living rooms and two kitchens.
The Playa Azul Condos are located on the beautiful Playa Azul beach. the condo is on the 22 floor of building 1. To the left of the left of the condo is the world famous Luquillo beach which has the islands only handicapped beach access for wheelchairs. On Luquillo Beach you can view El Yunque , the tropical rainforest as you bath in the tranquil azul waters. To the right of the condos you can walk to 'la selba' (the jungle) beach. There are many restaurants and fast food stores in the area. You are within walking distance of the Amigo supermarket and Walgreens drugstore.
All the information in the description is completely accurate. There were four of us who stayed, plenty of room and really the view alone is worth the price. The only thing we didn't know, and it mattered, was that only the bedrooms have AC. We were there in July and it was crazy hot and humid, there was almost always a good breeze going through but that wasn't enough for some. The kitchen was lacking for real and significant meal prep but was great for basic meals and food storage. The linens were abundant and the extras such as beach chairs and swim noodles were a great bonus.
The beach in front of the building was great, we went to few different ones within driving distance, the only one we thought was better was on the island of Vieques which we took the ferry to. The beach in front of our building was clean, had some good snorkeling areas, calm waters at one end, waves in another.
Communication was easy and payment arrangements were easy as well. Between the amount of space and location, you can't go wrong.
I woke up every morning and watched the sunrise from the balcony, depending on the time of day, the ocean colors varied. I saw cruise ships passing at night, pelicans diving during the day.
We had reserved the unit a year in advance to get the exact dates we needed. The wait was worth it. The condo was every bit as appealing as the pictures. We kept the sliding doors open at night to sleep to the sound of the surf. We spent many happy hours on the huge balcony looking out over the ocean which was beautiful both day and night. I had worried that we were too high up to get the feel of the ocean but that was not at all true. We were 7 people ranging from 4 years old to grandparents. We never felt crowded, always felt safe, and there was something to do for everyone. The beach across the street is great and you can choose what level of surf you want depending on which part of the beach you select. The kids loved it. It was nice to not have to deal with parking at a beach or to be able to run back up to the condo if something was forgotten. The beds are comfortable, the condo is very clean, and every appliance, pan or dish you might need is available. There are TVs, games, and books in abundance. We took numerous day trips--El Yunque, snorkeling on a catamaran, Old San Juan, Biobay--and the location was always convenient. A grocery store (Amigo) is withing walking distance and a reasonable place for souvenirs too. Miriam was very good to deal with and went out of her way to be helpful with the booking. We had never been to Puerto Rico, didn't know what to expect, and had nothing but good experiences. It's a great place for children. It was everything one would want in a family vacation. I'd highly recommend Luquillo and especially this unit.
Miriam and Enoc (at the local property management company in Luquillo) really went above and beyond! All the previous positive reviews have already said it--this is a fantastic unit and we (two families of 4) had a wonderful vacation. It was really well stocked--towels, boogie boards, beach cart, snorkel gear, water and sand toys, an entire library of DVD's, lots of games, etc, etc. We did have a couple of minor issues (a ceiling fan didn't work properly, a couple boogie boards were missing a leash, we requested a smoke detector and fire extinguisher) and these things were taken care of almost immediately! It was clear that our hosts were determined to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. We were so impressed with their quick response time. You really can't go wrong in choosing this apartment. Miriam even generously allowed us to stay late on our last day so that we could enjoy one more day of boogie boarding on the awesome beach right outside the high rise. This is our third year visiting Luquillo and it is such a lovely place. Mellow beaches, boogie board beaches, surfing beaches...all beautiful. The rain forest just a short drive away for a change of scenery and great hiking. The kioks are always fun to explore, the local folks are kind and welcoming. Close to the airport in San Juan, yet far enough away to not feel crowded.
Thanks to all who made our vacation so memorable. I hope we get to go back!
The condo was everything it advertised and more. The views were amazing. We left the doorwalls open in the evenings to the wonderful sound of the surf. It had all the amenities needed for a fun filled week! Luquillo is a great place to vacation and a good starting point to the day trips we took to different places like Old San Juan and El Yunque. Sad to have to leave but we would definitely rent again. Thank you Meriam!!
We joked that we'd have to write a terrible review so that we could keep this amazing gem hidden away, but Miriam and crew are so wonderfully kind that we couldn't do that to them. This place is unbelievable. Each bedroom has a dedicated full bathroom to itself; the kitchen is fully outfitted, the washer and dryer were used daily. The closet was jam packed with boogie boards, puddle jumpers, floaties, buckets and shovels, beach chairs, coolers, and more. The living room was full of board games, card games, DVDs, and more. There were more than enough sheets and blankets and towels to keep our family of 6 covered for all our trips to the beach and frequent sheet changes when sandy bodies collapsed from exhaustion! We napped in the hammock on the balcony watching the clouds blow over the ocean; we ate at hte balcony table; the younger kids camped out on the balcony one night! The neighbors were friendly enough about having a crew of smaller kids in the otherwise very quiet and clean building.
The only thing the kids missed out on was shells. The beach is immaculate and soft sand, which is nice, but there were no shells along this area. If your kids are shell collectors plan to do a walk elsewhere one day. We were quite happy to have such pristine sand with no concerns for stepping on sharp shells!
We ate several meals "at home" (which is what it felt like; home) and a few at the Brass Cactus around the corner. One night my husband and I walked around the beach to Pasta y Pueblo which was delicious beyond description. Coconut curry shrimp with coconut rice -- wow!! Another meal was at the kioskos which were about a 3 minute drive. We went to the rainforest another day which was about 10 minutes driving. Everything was close and easy. Most of our time was spent on the beach.
There's a grocery store basically across the main street (Amigo) and a Walgreens. The Walmart is about 5 mins away if you need anything else.
This is a beautiful condo with an amazing view. Very clean and roomy. We were a group of 6 friends and family that stayed here 3 nights before our cruise out of San Juan. I wish we could have stayed longer. It is conveniently located close to Fajardo for BioBay, the rainforest and being right on the beautiful beach was perfect. Lots of neat restaurants close by. Definitely try the kioskos on your visit. Owner was so very helpful and I really hope we will get to stay in this condo again but for a longer visit. I fell in love with Puerto Rico on this trip.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee||$100 + Tax|
Keys are picked up and payments are made at The Playa Azul Realty office which is located about 100 yards from the complex entrance gate. The office managers name is Enoc. The Playa Azul Realty office is opened 9 to 5 on Mondays, Wednesday , Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. Closed on Sundays and Tuesdays. If You are arriving on these dates please call me and I will make special arrangements.