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Beachfront Garden-Level Private Oasis

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

Elegant and secluded private community with only 15 units located in a great tourist destination area. The property offers the best experience and value based on its location and all amenities included - see the traveler reviews and see for yourself! This garden level condo offers 1,500 square feet of living area that is wheelchair accessible all the way from the parking area to the inside of the condo. All rooms are air conditioned and comfortably sleep 7 adults. Experience natural ocean breezes with great cross ventilation throughout.

Two bedrooms and two bathrooms offer all the amenities. Casement windows in the kitchen area open up to your own serving counter area for the terrace with, or course, great view to the beach. Spacious beachfront veranda with gorgeous views to the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding patio with views to luscious El Yunque National Rain Forest. You can enjoy beach views of the sunrise and moon over the ocean from all living areas inside the condo. Dream away on the main bedroom suite with direct ocean views from the king size bed with private access to the beachfront veranda through your own in-room glass doors. Relax on this oasis at any of the provided hammocks in the patio, in the two person chaise lounge overlooking the ocean, or bask in the sun in the golden sand beach only steps away.

More Details

Owner
Frankie and Dorisa Alvelo
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

Amenities

Solimar Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • BBQ Cleaning Fee is $50. Tenants are responsible for any broken items, damages, and / or loss to the property and its contents.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Second Bathroom - toilet , shower , Guest bathroom in hallway with massaging shower head
    First Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Inside Master Bedroom with massaging shower head
  • Two bathrooms are available, both have cold and hot water, screened windows, toilet and stand-in shower with massaging shower head that can be hand held. Bath towels and toiletries are provided. The bathroom in the Master Bedroom has a bidet and hand shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Ocean views and direct beachfront terrace access
    Guest Bedroom - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Accommodates five people - Ocean and patio views
  • Spacious Master Bedroom provides a King Size bed with scenic views to the ocean, Rattan furniture includes a six drawer dresser with mirror and two bedside night tables. Bedroom includes a private bathroom with bidet and stand in shower. Room is air conditioned with screened windows and glass/metal doors for direct access to the beachfront terrace and your own two person lounge chair. Comfortable second bedroom provides two bunk beds, one with a Single bed on top of a Double bed and the other with two Single beds on top of each other accommodating five people. Bedroom provides a full size closet with sliding mirror doors and closet organizers; bedside night table and shelves are included. Room is air conditioned with screened casement windows that can be opened to enjoy patio and ocean views. Both bedrooms provide full size closet with sliding mirror doors and closet organizers, flat screen TV with HDTV and premium movie channels as well as integrated DVD player.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Garden-Level Private Oasis
average rating of 4.911111 based on 45 reviews
Louisville Colorado
5

Great Spot for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

All the other positive reviews are right! Not much new to add.

The condo is the best unit in the complex. Great beach and very calm with easy access. For more waves walk south; nice calm walk on the beach head north. We rarely saw anyone else in the other units so the yard was wide open for the kids.

The condo is just as it is shown and the host are very reactive.

thank you

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ideal in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

Frankie and Dorissa's lovely condo was the perfect spot for our family. If you're an urban dweller and "garden level" has any negative connotations for you, don't let that sway you--the whole building is built up slightly higher from the beach level, so even on the ground floor the view is amazing. And for us, being on the ground floor was an absolute asset--our two small kids could run around in the fenced-in area (which has playground equipment and hammocks) on their own, and it was super easy to haul stuff out to the beach, including the kayak that guests have use of.

Frankie noted when we checked in that most of the units in the condo complex are second homes for the owners, and most of the owners do not rent them out—so he suspected we'd have the place virtually to ourselves for the week, and he was right. On the weekends lots of local families came to the beach that borders the complex, but it never felt too crowded and it was a fun and festive atmosphere. Through the week we were often the only people on the beach, basically as far as we could see. The shallow, calm water right in front of the condo was perfect for our kids, and the snorkeling was great. Plus, it's an easy 5-minute walk to a beach with real waves (and the condo comes equipped with a wheeled cart that makes hauling beach stuff easy for that distance).

The condo itself is very comfortable and well-equipped, and was spotless when we arrived. The kitchen was well stocked with equipment, though it would have been nice to have a few more pantry staples available to use (salt, pepper, and nonstick spray were the only things there for use). The beach equipment was in great shape, and included everything from snorkeling gear, to boogie boards and rafts, to sand toys. The condo is also well equipped to handle kids--Frankie pointed out that there were bed rails we could set up for our youngest if we wanted, and there was also a portable crib and some toys. The terrace, which opens up from the living area and the master bedroom and looks out onto the beach, was a fabulous spot to eat and lounge.

Frankie was really responsive and helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay. For anyone looking to stay in Luquillo (which is such an ideal spot for day trips to San Juan, El Yunque, the bio bay, and so many other places), it doesn't get better than this. It's a slightly further distance to town than some other beachfront spots, but the quiet and beauty are well worth it.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you Jessica for such nicely comprehensive review :) See you all on December! Frankie & Dorisa
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Warrensburg, Missouri USA
5

Wonderful Casita

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the condo for 10 days and loved every minute even when the weather didn't cooperate. We spent most of our time sitting on the veranda or the beach just yards from our door. If not on the beach we were eating in one of the great restaurants in Luquillo. Check out Trip Advisor. Our hosts, Frankie and Dorisa were great and so helpful. The property has everything needed to make a stay perfect. We love Puerto Rico.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Molly and George, love that you love Puerto Rico and took the time to venture and experience some of the many unique experiences available in Luquillo and nearby. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you again, the veranda BBQ will be waiting! Frankie & Dorisa
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5

Wonderful and Lovely Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented this wonderful property for an "escape from the north" romantic getaway week. We did a ton of research before deciding on this property and this location. In short, we loved it. Love, love, loved it. We loved being on the garden level and that we could walk right out and be on the beach. The view from the porch was stunning. We spent most of our vacation parked there on the cushy chairs enjoying the view, the sun, and the sea breeze. We loved that the doors and windows all open to have true indoor-outdoor living (an absolute treat for those of us from the frozen north). The beach in front of the house is a popular place on weekends and many local families came to enjoy. We enjoyed watching everyone have fun. During the weekdays, the beach is vacant and we had it to ourselves. The beach is protected by a reef so during high tide, it is like swimming in your tub. Deliciously warm, no waves, you can just float around and watch the fishes. (If you want big waves, it's a short walk down the beach to the heart of Luquillo where the waves are much more active.) At low tide the reef is exposed and is interesting to explore. Frankie and Dorisa are easy to work with and their condo is outfitted with everything you can need. There are beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, etc! The bath towels are super fluffy (always a bonus in my book) and the bed was very comfortable. We absolutely loved staying here and look forward to doing so again in the future. Thank you Frankie and Dorisa for a wonderful, wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Julie, for choosing to stay with us. We are glad you had such wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed our beachfront oasis and its surroundings. Hopefully we can welcome you again soon. Frankie & Dorisa
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West Dennis, MA
5

Christmas on the beach

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation! This was our second visit and everything was great. Frankie and Dorisa are marvelous hosts who will go above and beyond for you.

Of course we will be back for Christmas 2017!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias Kathy for your review and plans to stay this Christmas. Hope the entire family enjoyed the terrace BBQ. See you all real soon! Frankie & Dorisa
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5

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed mid-June. Frankie was very easy to work with and met us at the condo. The condo was a perfect size and cost and the views were fabulous. It was an easy walk along the beach to the area that had waves. The swimming beach was by the kiosks and best reached by car. (But we walked the first time we went-- can be done, but hauling stuff was the issue). We loved the location in Luquillo. The kids (aged 5-12) loved the beach just in front of the condo. They had a great time in the sand and snorkeling along the sea pond. Here in Luquillo, we felt like we were getting a more authentic taste of PR, rather than a tourist destination. Quiet family area. Also, very convenient to the rain forest, Fajardo, and even back to airport and San Juan.

I highly recommend the travel book PUERTO RICO by Van Atten and Moon publishers. It had wonderful suggestions for activities and restaurants. We had a great time at the Las Pailas, if you have time. (Las Playlas-- local spelling was different than book). Fun waterfall play area that is off beaten path and with the locals.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Margaret, we are happy to know the entire family enjoyed our beachfront property, more so that you that you felt a more authentic visitor experience during your vacation. It’s always gratifying to learn we succeeded in helping Guests get away and truly feel like locals enjoying the unique beauty of Luquillo and the rest of the island. We gladly report that since your visit, we have included in our amenities a beach cart to help adventurer families such as yours move beach gear between beaches. For your next visit you will be able to move from surfing, to boogie boarding, to snorkeling, to swimming, to kayaking or just to relax along the shore easier and conveniently. Hope to welcome you all again soon! Frankie & Dorisa
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
San Juan International Airport (SJU)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Brass Cactus
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fajardo to Vieques and Culebra Municipal Islands
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Wyndham Rio Mar Grand Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Road #3
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Various
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Playa Azul and Luquillo Moserrate Public Beach
Car: recommended

This retreat condo provides the best experience and value based on its location and property amenities included at no extra cost. Only minutes away from world renowned Golf courses at the Grand Melia Golf Club, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and / or Waldorf Astoria Collection and Spa at El Conquistador Resort. If the ocean is your passion, available deep sea fishing, sailboat, catamaran and snorkeling excursions are available in nearby Fajardo coast. Ferry terminal in Fajardo or Ceiba Airport offer island hopping experiences to nearby Vieques and Culebra municipal islands. Kayaking at the Laguna Grande bioluminescent lagoon in Fajardo is an experience like no other. Walk to downtown Luquillo and experience its small beach town charm or drive to Fajardo for more coastal city metropolis activities and a municipal airport in nearby Ceiba town. Feel free to let us know what interest you and we will be happy to coordinate the accommodations. Great family funs is to be had with your private access to the beach for snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, or take a short drive to horseback riding and go karts at Hacienda Carabalí in Rio Grande. Experience hiking one of the world’s wonders at El Yunque National Forest, the largest mountain in the Caribbean cared for by the USDA Forrest Service and bathe in a crystal waterfall surrounded by this one of a kind tropical rain forest.

If shopping is your favorite pastime, you will enjoy The Outlets at Route 66 in Canóvanas and the other malls nearby, Plaza Las Americas or historic Old San Juan only an hour away. Supermarket, pharmacies and other convenience stores in the vicinity remain open until late in the evening. Sample the unique local cuisine at the Luquillo Beach Kiosks, enjoy nearby steakhouse, the catch of the day brought in by local fishermen or any of the many quality restaurants offering a one of a kind culinary experience. End your day with a romantic walk on the beach admiring the moon over the waves, lounging in the terrace overlooking the ocean or simply relaxing in good company with your favorite beverage.

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Rates & Availability

Solimar Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$160
$4,286
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Discounted rates are available for Regular Season's weekly stays (at least 7 nights) at $1,000. Please be sure to ask us about extended stay rates. Property accommodations, amenities and ambiance will exceed any hotel vacation stay experience. Long term rates are also available. Our cancellation policy is as follows; if the reservation is cancelled up to 60 days prior to the arrival, the Lease Rent deposit minus a 10% Handling Fee will be refunded. If the reservation is cancelled between 59 and 31 days prior to arrival, 50% of the Lease Rent will be refunded. If the reservation is cancelled within 30 days from arrival, no refunds will be made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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