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'Toes in the Sand Paradise' **Affordable**

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6 comfortably))

Beautiful, privately-owned beachfront condo with private 1000+ sq. ft. rooftop terrace for dining and entertaining, complete with patio furniture, wet bar, grill and half bath. Includes hammocks for daytime relaxation or extra sleeping area.

Wake up to palm trees and a view of the ocean from every bedroom. Master bedroom has a queen bed. Bedroom #2 has a queen bed. Bedroom #3 has a twin-over-twin trundle. Futon in the living room. Easily sleeps eight people.

Property is gated with a security guard on staff and 3 dedicated parking spaces. Small playground area on site for young children. There is an outdoor shower by the beach gate and a bathroom near the property's gazebo. Blind check-ins not available due to security gate. Property manager will meet guests with the key/gate clicker.

Walking distance to local restaurants, grocery store and ever-popular 'Kioskos.' El Yunque Rain Forest, horse back riding, zip lining, go carts, 4-wheelers--10 minutes. . Bioluminescent Bay and ferry to Culebra and Vieques (in Fajardo)--20 minutes.

Terrific location right on the beach with a magnificent view from the private rooftop terrace. You have to see it to believe it! Come experience Puerto Rico in beautiful Luquillo.

Families can pack light for their little ones. Baby accessories are available for a small fee (Pack 'n Play, high chair, stroller, and baby bath tub). We can arrange to bring a manicurist, masseuse or pedicurist to the condo. Enjoy some time off with a babysitter who will do arts and crafts with your children, or send older kids down the beach for a surfing lesson.

Book this condo and you will have a personal concierge who can provide information for any activities you are interested in, arrange coordination of outings, even help coordinate special celebrations such as birthdays and anniversaries. Optional catering is available for breakfast, box lunches, and dinners.

Larger group? Inquire about availability of booking the condo next door, too, and receive a discount on both.

One set of keys comes with the condo. See lease for information on deposit for additional sets.

You're on vacation. Enjoy yourself in beautiful Puerto Rico!

Keywords: condo, beachfront, quiet, sand, beach, penthouse, teen, children, child, baby, ocean, ocean view, oceanfront, airport, El Yunque, Kioskos, balneario, Bio Bay, Hacienda Carabali, sailing, snorkeling, Zip Lining, romantic, golf, horseback riding, deep sea fishing.

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Jocelyn Pedersen, Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Jocelyn Pedersen, Owner

I'm a freelance writer and professor. I write extensively for newspapers and magazines and am working on publishing a novel.

Jocelyn Pedersen, Owner purchased this condo in 2008

Why Jocelyn Pedersen, Owner chose Luquillo

As a writer, I bought the property to vacation with my children and to have a getaway to write.

What makes this condo unique

The location was perfect due to its proximity to Old San Juan, Bio Bay, El Yunque, Luquillo Beach, Kioskos, Hacienda Carabali, and the San Juan Airport. Zip Lining, trekking El Yunque, horseback riding, and enjoying the secluded beach area are always great fun. The private rooftop terrace is a haven for pure relaxation and solace.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had very eventful 4 days in Puerto Rico. We all loved your condo on the beach. I think the location is just perfect. The tropical forest behind the complex really helps to set the mood. It was both ecstatic and relaxing to wake up every morning and see huge palm brances playing in the wind right from the bedroom.

As I suspected, we could not do everything we wanted in Pueto Rico because of the time crunch, but we still were able to do and see a lot. We went to the beach several times. We ate at the kioskos. We went to Bacardi factory tour and then spent a night in the Old San Juan. And then one night we took a catamaran tour to Vieques and their bioluminiscent bay. This was someting special! Have you done one in Vieques? The reason we went to Vieques instead of Fajardo is because we hard that swimming was no longer allowed in Fajardo bio bay. And we really wanted to experience the sparking water up and close. We are so glad we did! The bio bay in Vieques exceeded all our expectations and then some. This was something special, something magical. It is hard to describe it unless you really get in the water and start swimming in it. This was probably one of the most amazing things we have ever done. Again, words can not describe it. You just need to do it to


We wish we had more time to explore El Yunque. We went there one morning but the park was closed -- they told us they were cleaning up the trails from branches and debris left after Hurricane Earl. They reopened the park Monday morning and we were able to do one quick trail on Monday, just before leaving Luquillo for airport. (My wife took some awesome pictures of lizards in El Yunque, but her pictures are on another computer. I might send you a few once I transfer them to my computer later on.) We liked El Yunque a lot, too, and I wish we had more time to spend there. Maybe next time :)

Anyway, thanks again for sharing your condo with us. We had such a wonderful time! I think you a have a real gem there!
Sep 2010
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'Toes in the Sand Paradise' **Affordable**
average rating of 4.935484 based on 63 reviews
Kansas City, KS


  • 5 of 5

This condo is amazing! The location is excellent with Amigos, Walgreens and the Kioskos so close by. The rooftop is spectacular. The beds are comfortable, the condo is spacious and equipped with everything we needed. Alana was flexible for check-in with our erratic schedule due to the hurricane in Florida, but there were absolutely no issues. The owner Jocelyn is so easy to work with - it was a great experience all the way around, and beach front to top it off. Thank you Jocelyn and Alana!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

I really question all the 5 star ratings!! We arrived to find the kitchen cupboards in a messy condition. Things thrown in and all unmatched (goodwill shopping?). The blender was food soiled, the white coffee pot was well used and brown stained($20 at Walmart). The countertops were dirty, and I didn't dare look under the sink cupboard. I had to wipe and clean anything we used (I bought paper plates and cups). The refrigerator and all bathrooms contained open personal products which were used...ewwwwww. And there were complaints about us throwing them out!! The pictures STILL DO NOT show the current condition of the furniture. I was sick about the condo, as we were to stay for 4 weeks. Many excuses from manager. One morning about 8am, she unlocked the door after a brief knock, as we sat in our PJs and came in....(wrong unit she said, someone had locked themselves out on patio). Felt Total invasion of privacy...she could of waited 2 minutes for us to answer the door.... no excuse for this.

We were refunded our balance after a few nights and owner said the cleaning crew was fired. But, there were more issues...broken chair that I had manager remove (had very sharp edges!!), no hammocks, patio furniture broken, window broken in bedroom, futon that you could feel the springs and could not sit on for very long, linens, and towels mismatched and thrown into the closets. This would be nice for much less...beaches are pretty and we did not use the air conditioning much, as there was a nice breeze. I overpayed for this unit. Beware! Owner implied I was fussy....I expect clean and current pictures of property. We found better and for less. Misrepresented!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As an owner who has over 50 five-star reviews, I can say this is the first complaint in seven years of renting. After the client made contact with me, her complaints were addressed one by one. She received a refund, deck furniture has been repaired or replaced, hammocks have been inspected and/or replaced, and the cleaning crew has been replaced. New furniture has been purchased and placed in the condo. Emails were sent and owner offered recourse that was refused. I'm pleased the guest found acceptable accommodations. I am proud of my many pleasant reviews from happy clients who we have worked hard to please.
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No wonder this condo has 50+ 5-star reviews. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this lovely condo for three weeks. It was a terrific home away from home. Everything was beautiful, clean and in order. The condo was tastefully decorated and well-equipped with a fully functional kitchen, towels, bed linens, and deck furniture. The grill on the rooftop terrace was a great place to prepare dinner while enjoying the ocean and the view of El Yunque. The sturdy deck furniture was nice to relax in while enjoying the ocean breeze, and the pictures on the website can’t begin to show how beautiful the view from the private rooftop terrace is. My family and I spent a wonderful time at the beach, relaxing and visiting. The owner even provides beach chairs to take down to the beach. When we didn’t want to cook, we enjoyed some of the many restaurants nearby in Luquillo—across Highway 3, at the Kioskos, Boardriders by the ocean wall and Pasta y Pueblo—offering some of the finest food you’ll find in the are. Fajardo is very close and offers the Bio Bay, golfing, and sailing attractions. Hacienda Carabali is just a short drive away. The owner, Jocelyn, and property manager, Alana, were very attentive. It’s no wonder this condo has 50+ 5-star reviews! Thanks for a great time at Punta Bandera. I hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Towson, Maryland, USA

Storybook vacation and rental

  • 5 of 5

Our week at "Toes in the Sand" was truly magical. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our time in Luquillo and the surrounding area. From zip lining to our bio bay experience to the local beaches, we could not have been happier. The condo was exactly what we needed for our family of include perfect sleeping accommodations, the clean (yay!) kitchen, the private beach with use of chairs, snorkel gear, and more. We felt completely at home here. By far, however, our favorite space was the rooftop terrace. I can't say enough about this hangout area! The views from the rooftop were awesome and the comfort was divine. We spent more time on the rooftop than anywhere else in the condo...viewing sunrises and sunsets, relaxing after a long day of trekking around Puerto Rico, eating meals, laughing and chatting with our children, viewing local holiday fireworks, and watching El Yunque change from day to night. You need to see it to believe it. Our boys said that the rooftop patio ROCKED. We also liked being off of the beaten track while renting the condo. The location allowed us to "get away" from the hustle and bustle of the tourist traps and truly experience more of the local ambiance of Puerto Rico (and yet be close enough to tour San Juan and the other big cities). Jocelyn and Alana provided top-notch advice and attention, both prior to and during our visit. We will definitely rent again! Thank you for the use of this spectacular home-away-from home for our family's enjoyment.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location For Peace and Quiet!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect!! If you are looking to get out of the tourist pit of Old San Juan this condo is far enough away but also close enough at the same time. The condo is very clean and cozy. The rooftop patio is was great for BBQ's and hanging out after being gone all day. The private beach for early sunrises, swimming with the kids, or just hanging out is wonderful because its only a short walk away. Having the kiosks for shopping and great food near buy is also a plus!! Last but not least everyone involved in the hosting operation was friendly and professional!! Jocelyn, Scott, and Alana gave us plenty of great pointers and information They made sure that nothing went wrong during our stay very attentive!! My family and I will be staying here again when we visit Puerto Rico.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toes in the Sand, perfect location and condo

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our trip to PR and the condo was perfect for us. It had all we needed for our stay in PR. Alana was great help suggesting places to go, one of our favorites was the Tattoo bar, good food and activates to do there. We had a fabulous time in Culebra, snorkeling. The Bio Bay trip was also a favorite. All arranged by

We loved our stay at Toes in the Sand and had many adventures in Puerto Rico!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
SJU: Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
El Flamboyan, Kioskos, Brass Cactus
Nearest Ferry
6.8 Miles
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Multiple golf courses available w/in 10 miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 3
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Kioskos and several other restaurants
Nearest Beach
Playa Azul and Luquillo Beaches
Car: recommended

Luquillo is a small town right on a turquoise beach. About 30 minutes from the San Juan airport, Luquillo is close to many attractions including snorkeling, sailing, golfing, deep sea fishing, surfing, swimming, hiking, El Yunque Rain Forest, horse back riding, go carting, ATVs at Hacienda Carabali as well as the Bio Bay in Fajardo. Zip lining, waterfall tours, lighthouse tours, Kioskos, restaurants, bars, the Kioskos, local food and entertainment are all available nearby. San Juan is close and offers many attractions including old forts, shopping and the nearby Bacardi factory tour. Enjoying the secluded beach area by the condo is always great fun and the private rooftop terrace is a haven for pure relaxation and solace.


Rates & Availability

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Jan 16 2017 - Apr 30 2017
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 7.0%

Minimum nights apply during Holidays. Please inquire.
Free parking and Wi-Fi

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Solimar Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen beds in master bedroom Queen bed in bedroom #2. Twin-over twin trundle in bedroom #3. Double futon in living room. Enjoy your vacation! Let us worry about the details and necessities for young guests. Guest services manager can provide items such as a crib, sippee cups, booster seat, babysitting, crafts, etc. Please inquire for details.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Hammock and patio furniture on private rooftop terrace. Beach chairs available for guest use.

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