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Affordable luxury BEACHFRONT condo

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Family Room and Terrace (Sleeps 8)

Punta Bandera Condos: Two story beachfront condo steps away from a white sand beach with good snorkeling. First level: Master bedroom with queen size bed and private full bathroom; second bedroom with a single bunk over double bed with an additional single trundle; second full bathroom; living room with dinning table and modular sofa with balcony overlooking lush tropical forest; 42 TV, DVD, fully equipped kitchen (oven, range, fridge, freezer, microwave oven, blender, coffee maker, toaster-oven, pots, pans, etc.), with counter & stools; washer and dryer.

Second level: Family room with a Queen size futon with plush mattress, modular sofa, mini refrigerator & wet bar, a/c, 50 TV with blue ray with access to the terrace with a beautiful beach and El Yunque view.

Family room opens onto an ample and relaxed rooftop terrace, can be enjoyed during intense sunlight or even inclement weather due to its long retractable awnings. Cable, Wi-Fi, gas BBQ, outdoor dining table and sitting area are available in the open terrace to be enjoyed with the constant sea breeze and moonlight dinning. View of the beach and El Yunque on one end of the terrace, lush tropical forest from the other.

All areas are air conditioned. Condo is equipped with games, books, videos, igloo, beach toys.

Quiet private gated community.

El Yunque National Rainforest is 10 minutes away. Ferries to Culebra and Vieques islands in nearby Fajardo (20 mins). El Morro Fort and sightseeing in Old San Juan 45 minutes. With new toll road, the airport is only 30 minutes away.

Local activities include horseback riding, surfing, go carts, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, hiking, boogie boarding, relaxing.

More Details

Enrique Velez
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Enrique Velez

I was the developer of Punta Bandera, this 36 unit Beach Condo property. Construction started in late 1999 and most of the condos were delivered (sold) by the end of 2001.

My family is from San Juan, PR but I was born in St. Louis, MO. Went to Washington University, in St. Louis (BA) and to The University of Texas, at Austin (MBA).

I am married and we have three kids (20, 18 & 16 yrs) and we leave in San Juan.

Enrique Velez purchased this condo in 2001

Why Enrique Velez chose Luquillo

It is one of only two properties in Luquillo with direct access to beach.

Punta Bandera has the "main entrance" and the "beach gate" with direct access to the beach. On all other properties you need to cross a street to get to the beach.

What makes this condo unique

Punta Bandera is located next to the world famous "Balneario de Luquillo", right in between this public beach, where water is very calm and Playa Azul where there are waves, etc. The beach at Punta Bandera is also very calm and is just steps away from the condo door... you will only have to decide to which beach you would like to walk, or simply, stay relax right at Punta Bandera beach.

The Condo decor is very tropical to complement the beach atmosphere.

From the roof terrace you can see El Yunque rainforest and the beach. From the main condo balcony you will enjoy a tropical forest view... all while enjoying the easterly constant ocean winds.


Solimar Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • tub with shower in both bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , top bunk a twin, lower bunk a full, and twin trundle
    Family room on terrace - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen futon, a/c, 50' TV, cable, blue ray, wet bar, fridge
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen size futon, Sleep Sofa (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
If you have any special request please ask, we are flexible.


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Affordable luxury BEACHFRONT condo
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
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Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Nice place,close to attractions,convenient location

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, easy access to beach, comfortable setting

  • 4 of 5

Served its purpose for our short stay. Had a party of 9. We were unable to use loft, the air conditioner not big enough or wasnt working properly to cool the area so made it cramped in living room with mattress on floor. All other air conditioners cooled spaces. Can use some updating, liked the fact that its gated and quiet and felt secluded but safe, management very friendly and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this property. The owner and property manager were very responsive to all our inquiries and check-in/check-out was easy. My security refund was literally refunded within 24 hours of us checking out - that's impressive!

The location was fantastic! We spent 10 days in Puerto Rico (5 at this property and 5 at a property on the west side) and our favorite beach for riding waves during our entire 10 day stay was the beach accessed by walking outside this property, turning right when walking down the beach instead of left towards Luquillo beach. It was nice to have both a pick of calm and active waves right there literally walking outside the condo. We walked down to the kiosks twice while staying there - a nice long relaxing walk on the beach followed by cool island drinks and great food!

We found this location to be an excellent home base while we explored the east side of the island: El Yunque, ziplining, ferry to Culebra. We felt very safe and found it easy to get around. Groceries were very close by as well.

Regarding the actual unit - the beds were comfortable and it adequately met our needs. I think using the word "luxury" in the description might be a bit of a stretch but not having been in other rentals in the area I cannot really judge. The unit does look like it could use a bit of a facelift (worn furniture, dryer knob broke off) but in terms of having your needs met in a great location for a reasonable price, it served us well. The dryer did stop consistently before clothes were dry, necessitating a little "babysitting" and we could not get the grill to light - but everything else worked properly and it was great having beach chairs, coolers, towels provided for our use.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pauline: I am glad you all had a great time and really enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to have you back in the future. Best regards, Enrique
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing place great location

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay for our family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Punta Bandera. The condo was beautiful and spacious. The location was perfect...close to stores, restaurants and Los Kioskos. The owner Enrique, and his property manager Berto, were both very pleasant to work with, very responsive to concerns, and always available via phone or email. There is a grocery store nearby with everything you need to stock the fridge and kitchen, but I would check the kitchen first to see what is available and then determine your specific needs. The property is gated with security in the overnight hours. The beach is literally steps from the condo. We enjoyed the beach in front of the condo...the water is calm due to the reef but perfect for exploring with the snorkeling equipment the condo had. Not to mention there were plenty of beach chairs and a beach umbrella available for use, in addition to coolers and other beach necessities, including beach towels. The kids loved having TV, wifi and air conditioning available in the evenings. But there is a surcharge for excessive electricity use. Having a washer and dryer in the unit was great. Overall we loved our stay and look forward to returning in the future. Thank you for everything, Enrique!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennie: Thanks again for staying with us and for your kind words. We are very happy to hear you all had a great time at our condo & beach and Luquillo... This is precisely what we strive for!!! Have a wonderful rest of the year and we look forward to your future stay. If you need anything else in the future, please do not hesitant to contact me. Best regards, Enrique
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Beach life...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the condo in Luquillo. We rented a car when we arrived at the San Juan airport. Luquillo was about a 30 minute drive. The beach was semi-crowded that Sunday afternoon, but the other days we were the only ones enjoying it during the day. We took a short drive one day to Fajardo and boarded the "Spread Eagle 2" for a catamaran trip to an uninhabited island. It was AMAZING! We went snorkeling and enjoyed a sandwich buffet on the catamaran. Great family activity (kids 5 and 9). The rainforest is really close. That was another part day trip for us. Maybe would have been a full day, but there is only so much hiking a 5 year old can do. The Luquillo kiosks have so many options. We ate at a Peruvian/Puerto Rican kiosk for lunch one day.

The condo is beautiful. You can hear the coqui frogs while you sleep. It was nice to have the air conditioning. The upstairs area provided a wonderful reading retreat for my 9 year old. It was plenty of space for our family of four. Berto was friendly and available when we needed. I imagine if you don't have a rental car staying in Luquillo you will have to depend on uber. I don't remember seeing any taxis. I'm glad we stayed in Luquillo for the first part of our trip. It allowed us to truly relax and spend time in nature (beach, rainforest, snorkeling) before we spent a few days in Old San Juan.

The only suggestion I might have is for the owners to buy a pizza pan : ). We cooked our pizza on some aluminum foil on the oven rack which worked out fine. The grocery store is a short 5 minute drive away and has everything you need.

Thank you for renting us your condo. We enjoyed a stress-free vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Juan (SJU)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Brass Cactus, The Flamboyan, The Kioskos
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Rio Mar
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Brass Cactus, The Flamboyan, The Kioskos
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Outside the gate (direct beach access)
Car: recommended

This is a great location to make for your home base while exploring the eastern end of the island! El Yunque rain forest is just down the road and the beach at the complex is enjoyable for all ages. Old San Juan and Condado are just 35 minutes away.

Directions to Punta Bandera from San Juan's International Airport:

The access to Luquillo is very easy, you get off the airport right on to the Baldorioty de Castro Expressway (PR26), go EAST. Continue until PR 66, take PR 66 all the way to the end. Take PR 3 (at the end of PR 66 go right, this is it), continue going EAST until you get to Luquillo (aprox 8 miles). You will pass on the left hand side the following: Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, The Kioskos, Balneario (Luquillos fomous public beach) and on the next traffic light, where you will have a Wendys on the right and a Subway on the left, you need to turn LEFT. Then another LEFT, continue until you pass el Flamboyan Bar (right hand side after Banco Popular and the entrance to Playa Azul Condominiums), then you can make a RIGHT turn on any of the next THREE STREETS, continue until the end where you will be turning LEFT at the beach boulevard. Keep going straight all the way to the END. Punta Bandera is the last Beach Condo on this road.

Please, let me know your travel arrangements so that I can coordinate with Berto (787-235-6648) who will be greeting you at Punta Bandera to do the check in, etc.

(Note: There is an additional $30.00 fee when checking in after 10 PM. This fee shall be paid directly to Berto).

Do not hesitate to contact (email or call) me if you have any questions. My cell number is 787-402-1741.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $350

Discount for multiple weeks and months...
Check IN is at: 3:00 PM Check OUT is at: 11:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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