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Affordable luxury BEACHFRONT condo

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Enrique Velez
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 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.

Amenities

Solimar Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • tub with shower in both bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
If you have any special request please ask, we are flexible.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We were a large group who really enjoyed staying here. This place is amazing, next to snorkeling beach, walkable to Luquilo's beach food kiosks and short drive to swimming holes in El Yunque. House is very clean with all amenities. Berto, who welcomed us, was very helpful ! We wished we would have stayed here for more days instead of staying in El Yunque initially.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to hear you all had a great time at our condo... this is what we strive for!!!We also appreciate your kind words. Let us know if you make plans to visit sunny Puerto Rico again, this is your "home away from home". Best regards, Enrique
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5

This condo is one of the nicest I have seen.

  • 5 of 5

There were five of us and there was plenty of room, we were marveled at the attention given by the owner and his assistant. Everything was clean and in good working condition. The washer was not working but they fixed it within the hour. The beach was very close separated by small backyard and a gate. The beach was very clean and shallow but for those who like waves a small walk will take you there.. We spent many hours there. It was close to many places to eat and the kiosks. Our favorite breakfast place was Lenas Cafe.

We highly recommend this Condo. Will definitely be back!!!.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad your family had such a wonderful time at our condo and enjoyed the beach so much. Yeap, the washer stop working, unfortunately this things happen when you least expect them to, but thank God the replacement part was in stock and the technician was able to fix it right away. Berto and I, are always at your service. We look forward to have you all again in the near future. Thanks again for taking time to write this review. Be safe, be well, best regards, Enrique
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5

Cute, Clean, & Convenient

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a three night stay at Enrique's condo. The booking process was easy and he was quick to respond to emails. Berto, the manager was very flexible with check-in and check-out and also he was very helpful when we accidentally locked the keys in the condo one day!

The decor of the condo was cute and the place was well-stocked and clean. Coolers, sand toys, snorkeling gear and best of all big fluffy beach towels were all there for our use. The rooftop terrace was charming and had a beautiful view.

You can't beat the location of this condo. Very short walk to a nice beach (without having to cross a street), and a little further down on the same beach, good snorkeling reefs. It is also very close to the Luquillo Kiosks and the Luquillo beach, and convenient to other tourist areas such as Fajardo & El Yunque. Because it is gated, you also feel very safe. The condo was a great "home base" for all the fun things we did in beautiful Puerto Rico! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janine: We are very glad to hear you really enjoyed the stay at our condo and had such a wonderful time at the beach and Puerto Rico overall. Thank you so much for taking time to write this review. We are always at your service, hope to have you all back again on your next vacation. Best regards, Enrique
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5

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Enrique's place for five nights....and it was so much more than we ever expected. First of all, the view from rooftop is amazing...beach and mountains! During this hot summer, the rooftop terrace was the place to be...the family enjoyed grilling and spending time with company under the stars. The apartment has everything you need! All you need is to bring your food and beverages. We loved the place so much we stayed an extra night!

Now, the beach was so peaceful and beautiful! coming from Texas, we needed a good beach. Even as it is a shallow area, we could just walk to either side to find deeper swimming areas. However, we hardly did that as we enjoyed having a drink in the "pocita" and playing paddle ball on the quiet beach. Our family of five (and sometimes guests) enjoyed this gem of a beach very much!

Our host, Enrique, was very attentive to our needs...and Gilberto was very helpful as well. Both of them were just a phone call or text away. Thank you both for making our time back in Puerto Rico very pleasant. Seguro que regreso!

Orlando Ríos

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad your family enjoyed the beach and the stay at our condo... Thanks a lot for your kind words and for taking time to write this review. I am always at your service and look forward for having you all again in the near future. Best regards, Enrique
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Juan (SJU)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Brass Cactus, The Flamboyan, The Kioskos
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fajardo
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Rio Mar
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
PR3
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.

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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
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$118
$760
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$118
$760
 
 
Winter
Nov 15 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$169
$999
 
 
Christmas
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$189
$1,323
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$169
$999
 
 
Spring
Apr 16 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$118
$760
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$118
$760
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 7.0%

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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