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Beautiful Beachfront Home Away from Home W/ Art Gallery Appeal

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to YOUR home away from home. Apartment 1103 in Playa Azul building #2 is a beautiful, newly renovated, fully furnished, one bedroom one bath apartment that is just the right size for a couple or for a group of up to 4 people. The apartment is on the 11th floor, and has beautiful views of Playa Azul Beach and El Yunque Rainforest.

I am a photographer and artist. When I redesigned the apartment, I wanted to create the feel of a home & art gallery. I also wanted to create a space that was similar to some of the more expensive suites that you might find in nearby resorts like Conquistador or Westin Rio Mar.

Attention to detail is important to me. Therefore, I have included many unique features in the apartment for you to enjoy during your stay. For instance, the floors are made of exquisite Italian ceramic tile, and are reminiscent of the floors in old world Spanish or Italian country homes. I designed the floor of each room different from the next. I have adorned the walls with lots of my own original photographic art work which I periodically change. The photographs are primarily of locations that you might visit during your stay in northeastern Puerto Rico. The curtain rod in the living room and the shower curtain and towel rods in the bathroom are hand cut bamboo from local forests.

The apartment also has all of the usual amenities that you might expect in the Playa Azul Complex, and some extras: plenty of towels and sheets, pull out queen size futon sofa couch which can sleep two additional people, new queen size bed and furniture in the bedroom, 30” flat screen television with cable service and built in DVD player. And for those of you who have a hard time unplugging from the outside world, the apartment also has a high speed WiFi connection.

The apartment is within sight of a cellular tower, so your cell connection should be very strong. Building #2 is also recently renovated, and is very well maintained. The hallways, lobby areas and garbage rooms are kept in exceptional condition. I installed a new clothes washer and dryer combo. Most apartments in this complex require their renters to do their laundry at a local laundromat. So, this unusual feature is convenient for medium and long term renters, and for those of you who travel light and periodically need to wash and dry your clothes. There is an AC in the bedroom. There is no AC in the living room, but it is is quite comfortable most of the time because the winds flow throughout this space.

In short, apartment 1103 has a very warm, personal and inviting atmosphere to it. It is designed to be YOUR home away from home at a reasonable price. Enjoy!

To see many more photos of the surrounding area, click the 'Portfolio of Images of Surrounding Area' link at the bottom of this listing.

Please remember to write a VRBO Review after your stay is over.

Some of the other features of Apt. 1103 include:

- Overlooks picturesque Playa Azul beach and world famous El Yunque rainforest.

- Walking distance to other famous, stunning beaches: Luquillo Beach, La Pared, La Selva.

- Fully equipped kitchen, including: garbage disposal, microwave, toaster oven, electric stove/range and lots of utensils.

- 30” flat screen TV w/ built-in DVD player.

- WiFi high speed internet, upon request.

- Cleaning service, upon request.

- 11th floor amazing beach and rainforest views.

- Air conditioned bedroom with new queen size bed and furniture and large closet space.

- Large pull out futon sofa.

- Ceiling fans in all rooms with lots of breeze through the windows and front door.

- 24 hour building security.

- Balcony with clothes lines to hang garments and towels.

- Boogey board, beach chair.

- Gated complex with 24-hour security guards.

- Lots of parking, $20 parking fee good for 30 days.

- Tennis court, heated pool, basketball court, racketball wall.

- Family friendly children’s playground, baby pool, tennis courts, basketball court.

- Beautifully grounds.

- Ping pong table in recreation room.

- Walking distance to supermarket, restaurants and three world class beaches.

Attractions within 15 minutes by walking:

- Playa Azul Beach (swimming, snokeling, picnics)

- Luquillo Beach (jet skiing, kayaking, ethnic dining along Rt. 3.)

- La Pared Beach (swimming, surfing)

- Town of Luquillo (shops, dining, church, surf shop & rentals)

- Supermarket, fast food restaurants, drug store/pharmacy, bank, gasoline stations.

Attractions within 15 minutes by car

- Fajardo

o Bioluminescent bay eco kayak tours.

o Sailing and diving in Fajardo bay, Icacos and Palominito.

o El Faro, period style lighthouse tour.

o Movie theater, Wal-Mart, supermarket.

o Ferry to Culebra and Vieques islands.

o Seven Seas Balneario public beach.

o Conquistador Resort.

- Rio Grande

o Horse back riding in rainforest and beach.

o Westin Riomar resort.

o Entrance to El Yunke Rainforest.

- El Yunque Rainforest

o The only rainforest in the US National Forest Service, and the oldest forest reserve in the western hemisphere.

o Guided tours.

o Water falls, fauna and flora tours.

Attractions within 45 minutes by car

- Isla Verde

- Old San Juan

- Luis Munos Marin International Airport and car rental services

- city of Humacao

- Palmas del Mar Resort

- Dorado Beach Resort

Keywords: Beach front condo

More Details

James Roy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About James Roy

I have indicated on the above map some of the more interesting locations to visit. Some of these locations correspond to the photos that I have posted.

I am a professional photographer and I live in the Turks and Caicos Islands. I lived in Puerto Rico as a teenager, and purchased this property as a vacation home away from home. When I purchased the property in 1996, my goal was to create a very inviting space that my family and my clients would enjoy and would want to return to in the future. I recently redesigned the place like a home and and art gallery. I invite you to enjoy the beauty of the space and place. Mi casa es su casa.

Click the 'Hybrid' map mode to see in more detail my recommended locations to visit.

James Roy purchased this condo in 1996

Why James Roy chose Vilomar

I purchased this property in the Playa Azul Condominium complex because of its strategic location on the northeartern tip of Puerto Rico. It is only 30 - 45 minutes from the international airport, and from the San Juan metro area and everything the city has to offer. Building #2 is very well maintained and the grounds are beautiful. The complex and surrounding areas offer something for everyone. It is a geat place to get away and relax. I have indicated all of my favorite locations on the map for your reference.

What makes this condo unique

The surrounding beaches are rarely overrun by tourists, which makes it a great place for couples or even families who want a quiet atmosphere. The number, variety and quality of beaches within walking distance and 15 minutes by car is exceptional. El Yunque Rainforest is within eyesight of the condo and offers an unparalled opportunity to explore and enjoy a one-of-a-kind tropical rainforest. In this part of the island, the number of activities available to you is limitless. Some of my favorite activities include surfing at La Pared Beach, short hikes along the beach to and from Luquillo Beach Balneario, El Faro Lighthouse guided tour, sail on Fajardo Bay, long hikes along the beach at Seven Seas Balneario. In my opinion, Seven Seas is the most photogenic and beautiful beach in Puerto Rico. During the week it is usually empty. I also recommend taking a private sail on Fajardo Bay to Palominito and Icacos islands. Please contact me for more details.


Vilomar Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Beachfront Home Away from Home W/ Art Gallery Appeal
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews

the picture dot show the reality

  • 2 of 5

at the time of our arrival the housework was not done, we had to telephone so that it send somebody. in the condo there is only the air conditioned in the bedroom then imagined the heat in the living room and kitchen, impossible to sleep we installed the futon very stained on the ground for the children but covered with a clothwhom we washed ourself, take a look at my photos to understand the reality is very different, the site is superb but the picture that is shows us for me are swindles….. it is for that 2 stars is the maximum for this hiring..and they charges 3% if you pay with a credit card, we will not return

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very Pleasant and Well Located

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was clean and comfortable and well equipped for a couple or small family. The louvered windows and doors provided a wonderful cross breeze throughout the apartment, so that we never needed to use the AC. The living room and bedroom have a great view of the ocean. The pool area was somewhat lacking in chairs/loungers, but the beach is right behind the facility and there was plenty of shade under the numerous palm trees. The Luquillo location is near most of the attractions (El Yunque, Fajardo, Bio Bay) and many good restaurants, making this a great location for a PR vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you had a great time. And you are correct that Playa Azul Apts. is one of the best locations in Puerto Rico to see many interesting things within a 15 minute drive from the apartment. The condo association is always updating its facilities. So, I am sure that they will upgrade the pool amenities.
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  • 5 of 5

Tuve unas vacaciones expectaculares, el complejo es muy seguro, me sentí como en casa, el apartamento muy limpio y cómodo, gracias, definitivo que regresaré.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience !!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful time staying at this apartment. We loved spending time on Luquillo beach and eating at few Kiosks. The location was perfect for the activities we did. The apartment was clean and well maintained. But on the day of our arrival we noticed the toilet tank was leaking. I informed the staff at Playa Azul rental office and they were amazing, they fixed it within few hours. I thought it would be nice if the apartment had few door mats for the front door and bathroom. Overall it was a nice experience for us staying at this apartment. I would definitely recommend this unit to my friends who are planning to visit Puerto Rico.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the response. We are always trying make the apartment a perfect place for our guess.
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Great Location, sub-par logistics

  • 3 of 5

We went to PR for a full week and stayed at 3 different condos throughout the island. Luquillo is a great area, second nicest Beach we went to (behind Crash Boat), close to the ‘strip’ of food/bar vendors, condo has a nice pool, close the RainForest, and Bio Bay. The condo was just OK, it definitely photographs better than the in-person experience. Deposit refund was horribly slow. This was the first condo we stayed at during our trip and the last condo to refund the deposit (which was also the highest deposit we paid). Once I contacted the owner, vs. the rental company, I was refunded but I shouldn’t have to go through those extra steps. I was told the deposits are given on Saturdays but didn’t receive mine until over a week afterwards (almost 2 weeks since I checked out), after phone calls and emails to the rental agency and then final to the owner. I would recommend staying here for the location primarily.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your input. We are always improving our system so that your vacation runs as smoothly as possible.
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Beautiful Beachfront Home Away from Home W/ Art Gallery Appeal

  • 4 of 5

Room was good. Could not use shower first night as you have to pull some ring under the spout to get shower going. They should have posted how to use the shower. Tv did not have sound till I figured it out, after many hours. Called owner, but he advised me to contact rental people. You would thing an owner would know how to use a tv, but oh well, figured it out. Beach was great, and a short walk, till the key to get to the beach was changed and we had to walk to the rental office to get a new one. The said the owner should have provided a key. would stay in Playa azul again, but would want a bigger condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, thanks for the comments. It's helpful to know how I can improve some of the finer details of the apartment. Sounds like a great suggestion to explain how the shower faucet works. I too had a hard time figuring out how the the darn thing worked years ago.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Juan International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Azul Condo. #2, Apt 1103
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Azul Realty
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Luquillo Beach Balneario
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La Pared Beach (swimming, surfing)
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La Selva Beach (surfing)
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Seven Seas Balneario Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
El Faro Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Las Croabas (sailing & bio bay start point)
Nearest Point of Interest
turn off to El Yunke Rainforest
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Conquistador Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Icacos Island
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Palominito Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Culebra Island
Nearest Point of Interest
El Yunque Rainforest
Nearest Point of Interest
El Moro Fortress, Old San Juan
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Westin Rio Mar Resort
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Beautiful walk to Luquillo Beach
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Fishermans' Reef
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Luquillo Beach coconut grove. Amazing!!
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The best view of Seven Seas. It is worth the walk.
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Bioluminescent Bay
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Start point for El Faro Lighthouse tour.
Nearest Point of Interest
Luis Munos Marin International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Azul Beach
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

WIFI available upon request. Parking $20 pay at guard gate.

Refundable deposit is required to reserve apartment. Call for a custom quote for stays over 14 days.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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