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Affordable fusion of beaches and mountains

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms (King and Queen) + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

This beautiful villa awaits!!!!! Our gated community provides peace of mind so you can rest and Wake up to a beautiful view of the ocean from the balcony. Watch the local wild life while drinking coffee in the morning or cocktails in the evening. After a long day on the beach, sight seeing, or exploring, come home to serenity and nature. You have best of both worlds with this villa: the quiet of the country while being close enough to town to shop, dine, or explore.

The villa easily sleeps six people. The master bedroom is air conditioned with a king size bed, private bathroom, TV, and offers a view of the ocean at sunrise. Bedroom #2 is air conditioned and has a queen size bed. The living room has a 42'' flat screen TV, DVD player and a futon. The fully equipped kitchen looks out onto the balcony which has a dining table, bar, lounge chairs, tall table & chairs, and a 24” TV.

The villa is only five minutes from the beach, local restaurants, grocery store, ever-popular Kioskos—a stretch of restaurants and bars offering local, ethnic and traditional cuisine. El Yunque Rain Forest—the only rain forest in the U.S. forestry service—is only a few minutes down the road. Horseback riding, zip lining, go-carts, and ATV rentals are only a 10-minute drive away. The Bioluminescent Bay, ferry to Culebra and Vieques, golf and casino are only 15-20 minutes east in Fajardo. San Juan is only 20 miles to the west where you can visit El Morro and San Cristobal forts, the Bacardi Factory, and enjoy the many shops and sites in the old city.

Families are encouraged to pack light for their little ones. Baby accessories are available for a small fee (Pack ‘n Play, high chair, baby walker, stroller, and baby bath tub).

Book this villa and you will receive the personal touch. We will be happy to provide information about activities, purchase ferry tickets for you or arrange for a personal massage at the villa or on the beach. Please inquire about pricing for these extra service. Information is always free.

Keywords: ocean view villa, beach, mountain, country, close to town, close to beach, El Yunque rain forest, Golf, Casinos,

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Property Manager
mr lopez
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2017

About mr lopez

Bonded locksmith. Former casino supervisor. Lover of golf, music, the beach, and nature. I enjoy sharing my island home with those who seek solitude and adventure.

mr lopez purchased this villa in 2007

Why mr lopez chose Luquillo

This villa offers the best of both worlds. Cozy country living five minutes from the beach. Luquillo offers restaurants and entertainment to fit a variety of budgets. The beaches in Luquillo offer something for everyone from tidal pools to surfing. For your convenience, there are banks, ATMs, a grocery store, pharmacy, U.S. post office and many restaurants. most importantly, the Puerto Rican people are always very friendly to those visiting our Isla del Encanto (Enchanted Island).

What makes this villa unique

Country privacy and relaxed atmosphere with a view of El Yunque and the turquoise ocean. This private, gated community is only five minutes from the beach.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Affordable fusion of beaches and mountains
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews

Perfect Vacation Home for Those Who Love Exploring

  • 4 of 5

This quaint home is perfect for those who seek refuge from the city life, but wants the safety of amenities. The villa has two bedrooms with window a/c units that were on a timer from 8pm to 8am. This was fine with us since we were off exploring the island everyday and the weather was delightful. What amazed us the most is how we were able to have all the windows and doors open and not a bug came in to harass us. Seriously, we brought mosquito repellent and did not have to use it once. The kitchen had the necessities needed to cook meals. When we were at the house we spent most of the time on the balcony enjoying the views and the songs of the wildlife. We even went hiking in the early mornings throughout the neighborhood and found plenty of passion fruit that we ate for breakfast. The neighborhood was quiet (except for the nature sounds) and we felt quite safe. We love the fact that a few minutes away were the beaches, the rain forest and since we rented a car we were able to take adventures throughout the entire island. We stayed for 8 days and not once saw a bug in the house, nor did we have any major problems. My mother in law stayed on the futon in the living room and refused to sleep with the windows or door open to get the fresh air, so it became quite stuffy since there was no a/c. That was about the only issue we had. Any other issues Marcos addressed them right away. If you are looking for a unique, comfortable, quaint, nature filled, home away from home, then this is the place to come. We definitely want to come back....but this time with out the mother-in-law or!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Great Vacation house

  • 5 of 5

My stay at Marcos place was great. It's an amazing home with a beautiful view from the balcony. The rooms were spacious and beds very comfortable, the home had everything you need to feel right at home. Marcos was very attentive, he was also amazing. My family that came to visit me loved the place so much they stayed with me until the end of my vacation.

The purpose of my trip with my mom was to attended her nephew's wedding and needed a place that can accommodate her needs, Marcos place was it, perfect. Later found out that Marcos already knew some members of my family years ago, what a small world, he also attended the wedding.

The home is definitely better than staying at a hotel, highly recommended.

Marcos thank you for everything and hope to come back soon, with no doubts will stay again.



  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying at this villa for a week. When we first arrived to Luquillo we met up with Mr. Lopez and followed him to the property. The villa is located in a quiet, safe, gated community. The property was clean and spacious with plenty of windows to keep it cool during the day (a/c runs for 12 hours per day, don't worry you'll probably turn it off). My favorite aspect was the balcony which is accessible from the kitchen and master bedroom. The view from the balcony was absolutely breathtaking! Mr. Lopez was very kind and made sure we were satisfied during our stay. He even provided us with native rum and cake! Yum! There is also plenty of restaurants and fun activities (ATV, horseback riding, zip-lining, etc) nearby. I would definitely recommend staying here if you visit Luquillo!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Relaxing and enjoying the view from the balcony

  • 5 of 5

Sadly, our stay in Luquillo was only for 5 nights. Our host, Marcos, met us in Luquillo and we followed him up to the gated community. My friend and I were greeted by the neighborhood dogs and the very friendly cat. Marcos gave us the grand tour and we settled in. The welcome basket of local treats and rum was much appreciated and the fresh cut flowers were beautiful.

The kitchen had just about everything we needed. No oven, but not a big deal 'cause I'm on vacation. The rooms had ceiling fans that were much nicer than using the A/C. Bathrooms were clean, well stocked and there were more than enough towels. The balcony was the best with great views, TV, table, hammock, protected from the rain. We would go out there every morning clutching our coffee and make our daily plans over breakfast. We even got food to go from a restaurant or cooked just so we could kick off our shoes, and have a nice dinner on our balcony.

The location was convenient to San Juan, Humacao, El Yunque, beaches, and stores/restaurants in Luquillo, but you really do need to have a car.

Thank you to Marcos for calling us to make sure we were okay and didn't need help with anything after we had an accident with our rental car.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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A Great Place to Stay in Puerto Rico!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to spend a week in Puerto Rico! It was close to the beautiful Luquillo beach, right next to the El Yunque Rainforest, close to a grocery store and anything you needed in Luquillo, a short drive to explore San Juan, yet private and away from it all. Marcos was a gracious host, met us on time and had the house ready -complete with fresh cut flowers and Puerto Rican rum! It was very useful to have beach chairs and towels available as well as anything else that you would normally need in your own home. We could have spent the whole time relaxing with a book, overlooking the beautiful view off the balcony. We would definitely recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Large balcony with great view

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying near Luquillo for 2 weeks as the house is well-located near the beaches, shopping, restaurants, and the highway. The house is in a gated community and has a huge balcony with a gorgeous view overlooking treetops out to the ocean. Lovely breezes kept things comfortable and ceiling fans on the balcony and in the bedrooms helped as well. Both bedrooms have A/C, but we only used it twice. The kitchen is adequately furnished with dishes and pans and there is a large refrigerator and a stove top. The beds are comfortable and there were plenty of linens, hot water, and nice, tiled showers. We passed many happy hours on the balcony relaxing and playing games with our adult children. We are nature-lovers and found wonderful places to hike and explore all along the east coast, all the way to the tip at Punta Tuna. We give this place a 4 star rating for the absence of screen doors and the screens in the master bedroom and the kitchen had holes in them, making it necessary to close the windows and doors by 4:30 pm to avoid having mosquitoes in the house at night. We wanted open windows and night sounds, not to be closed in with A/C running. If the windows and doors had effective screens this would be a 5 star property.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Car: necessary

Luquillo is a small town offering mountains and beaches. About 30 minutes from the San Juan airport, it is easily accessible. Within a few minutes of the house, the following activities can be found: snorkeling, sailing, deep sea fishing, surfing, swimming, and hiking. The Bioluminescent Bay in Fajardo is a favorite, as are Catamaran day snorkeling trips. There are five major golf courses within 10 miles. ATV, horse back riding, and go carts are available at Hacienda Carabali. Guests can also enjoy El Yunque Rain Forest, zip lining, waterfall tours, lighthouse tours, many restaurants and the ever-popular Kioskos. El Conquistador resort and spa as well as Rio Mar casino are only 15 minutes away. The back deck off the kitchen is a haven for relaxing after a day of fun and exploring.


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Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $125

$125 non-refundable cleaning fee

$200 refundable damage deposit
Check in and check out between 10:00pm-6:00am
will have an additional charge of $25.00. Because this is a gated community, blind checkin/out is not available.

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All fees are to be paid in full 15 days prior to arrival. See lease for details.

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Mata de Plátano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1114 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One private bathroom with twin sinks in the master suite. Second bathroom is spacious and offers a shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , full HD sistem
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) A twin bed can be moved in as an extra bed, Child Beds (1) Pack n Play available for small fee. Futon in the living room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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