Playa Azul #3 Condo with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Hello, I am a respiratory therapist for the local critical care transport team. Don is currently retired after 30 years of buying produce. The love of our life are our sweet little granddaughters. Their parents are pretty special too. The little ones keep us busy on our days off from work and we spend lots of time with them. We love to travel to warm tropical locations especially in the winter to escape the dreary Pacific Northwest weather.
Brandi purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Brandi chose Vilomar
I read about the Bio-bays in Puerto Rico and wanted to visit the island so we arranged a vacation and when we arrived we fell in LOVE with the island and the local people. We previously had traveled to other locations and the locals were not terribly friendly but Puerto Rico was different. We spent our first day walking on Jobos Beach and we were approached by a local who recognized us as tourists (white skin turning red at amazingly fast rates probably was the give-way..LOL) and offered to show us the area while sharing information about both the local area and island in general. This was not an isolated incident, several times we were shown local sites by local people who are proud of their home and want to share it with others. Puerto Rico is nicknamed the 'Isle of Enchantment' and it truly enchanted both my husband and I. We are a few years from retirement and we decided to purchase a condo so when we are ready to retire we have it available but since we can only visit 2-3 times each year we thought why not rent it and let others enjoy the warm island of Puerto Rico.
What makes this Condo unique
My favorite thing about our condo is the proximity to the beach. I love to be on the sand and in the salt water and falling asleep to the rhythm of the ocean. It is wonderful to have the access with no drive! Just a short walk across beautifully maintained grounds and you are on the sandy beach with reefs to snorkle right there. Listening to the waves crash is very relaxing at night hence the name- Dulces Suenos (Sweet Dreams). Luquillo is located outside the metro area but has excellent access to the entire island. El Yunque is a quick 15 minute drive to the trailheads and tourist center. Fajardo is a 10 minute drive for fishing, snorkeling and scuba charters. San Juan Metro is a 30 minute drive for shopping, dining and dancing. Old San Juan is 35 minute drive for all the tourist attractions like El Morro and also many artisan shops. Come and let Puerto Rico enchant you:)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Everything is exactly as stated in the description. We found even more toys etc than expected. The owner is very responsive. The only negative is that our son was disappointed in the WiFi. He is accustomed to high speed so he can play online games and stream video. The WiFi is about 2mbps down and 4mbps up. Sufficient for email but not much more. Our cellular connection is 2-3x faster so he stuck with that. The description needs to state expectations of the WiFi.
Thank you for the wonderful review. Sorry about the wi-fi. I hadn't had anyone mention it wasn't fast enough so was unaware it was an issue. I will make note of it in my ad.
Thank you for staying and you are welcome to come back anytime.
It was a pleasure helping you!
Ideal base for Puerto Rico
We had another wonderful vacation at Brandi's condo. The views from the balcony are amazing and the beach has something for everyone: soft sand, beautiful palm trees, shallow water with waves that are fun for stronger swimmers. The location is excellent with grocery stores, fast food, and other restaurants close at hand. Thanks again Brandi!
You are fantastic!
I am so glad your family had a wonderful trip. Every visitor helps the recovery effort so thank you for coming back to visit this gorgeous island! Also thank you for choosing to stay with us.
The condo is exactly as it appears online. It was very comfortable for my family and I. The condo was clean and fully equipped with everything we needed! There were beach chairs, snorkeling equipment, beach towels and board games. You are steps away from the beach and pool. The cool breeze on the balcony during the evenings was so refreshing. The gated community is secure and the property was very quiet.
Brandi was very helpful prior to and during our trip. I would definitely stay here again on our next vacation to Puerto Rico! Definitely a 5 star rating!!
Perfect for us!
This condo was perfect for our group. Ideal location for our day trips to El Yunque, San Juan, and snorkeling out of Fajardo. My elementary school kids loved the pool and the beach right there, and the quick drive over to Luquillo beach. Brandi could not have been more attentive or organized, and all the instructions were very clear for accessing and using the condo. Brandi was a LIFESAVER with her quick response and helpfulness when our flight plans changed due to airline issues. Amazing view from the balcony and rooms. Lots of beach gear in the closet. Nothing too fancy for my kids to break (perfect!). Everything was clean. Five star review for sure! We will be return customers in the future!! Thanks!!
Fantastic, relaxing, beautiful location!
We had a wonderful time staying here for a week. The beach is gorgeous and not too crowded, and the condo had everything we could possibly need. Brandi was indispensable for helping us plan our trip. We were sad to leave but so happy to have had this once in a lifetime experience!
Yay!!!! Thank you for the great review. I enjoyed helping with your trip. Thank you for taking great care of the condo during your stay, you were fantastic 😊
Enjoyed our stay. Close to the beach, Walgreens, grocery store, ATM, restaurants, and the Kiosks!! The the security on the property, I felt safe. 7 days just wasn't long enough for me!
From Luquillo,Puerto Rico:
~About 20 minutes to El Yunque rainforest.
~About 30 minutes to San Juan -- Old San Juan is well worth a visit.
~Isle Verde and Condado beaches are not nicer than the Playa Azul beach but the tourist crowds make it fun to visit for a day.
~Las Croabas / Fajardo boating area with night trips into the Laguna Grande Bio-Bay. The Bioluminescent bay of Fajardo is a short 10 minute drive from the condo and one of the most amazing natural phenomenons I have ever seen.
~A day trip from Las Croabas to Cayo Icacos is a wonderful beach / snorkeling visit -- the beach is magnificent with crystal clear water on this small coral island. Many group charters will take you there for around $80 per person.
~A ferry trip from Fajardo to Isla Culebra to see the magnificent Playa Flamenco (the ferry was $2 for a one hour trip -- the trip to Culebra can be rough (dramamine is usually available) but the return is usually gentle.
There is much to do relatively close to the condo.
**If you want to map a distance on Google maps use the Luquillo Cemetary as your starting point- it is the closest landmark to the condo.** I have links to many maps already just email for more information:)