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On the beach & close to El Yunque

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Oceanfront Apartment With Pool, Near Golf Courses

Our beachfront getaway is on the 6th floor of Playa Azul I, in the seaside village of Luquillo, located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. It is approximately a 30 minute drive from San Juan Airport.

Playa Azul I is part of a gated complex with a swimming pool, and tennis and basketball courts. The front gate and buildings are staffed with security 24/7. The beach is less than a one minute walk! Please note that the beach in front of the condo is not staffed by lifeguards.

The apartment has two bedrooms each with new air conditioners. Bedroom 1 has one queen sized bed and on suite bathroom with walk-in closet. Bedroom 2 is larger and has one king sized bed with an on suite bathroom and walk-in closet. Each bedroom has windows that open overlooking the ocean. Bed linens and towels provided.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a new cooktop, dishes, knives, utensils, and cookware. We also have a washer and a dryer for your convenience.

The living room has a ceiling fan to circulate the ocean breeze to keep things cool. We have an HD TV with a cable and WiFi internet access.

We have a large balcony to enjoy the scenic view. We eat most of our meals outside.

DO NOT LEAVE SMALL CHILDREN UNATTENDED ON THE BALCONY!! They may crawl up on furniture and be in danger. Keep the furniture away from the railing.

You can have a lazy relaxing vacation, active vacation or a combination of both!

To do:

Monserrate Beach or Luquillo Beach has breathtaking coconut palms that shade more than a mile of fine and shimmering sand. It is one of the most popular and nicest public beaches in the San Juan area. It offers food stands, public bathrooms with showers, access for disabled people, and an ample parking lot. This is one of the public beaches most frequented by the locals and is a 10 minute walk or a 2 minute drive from Playa Azul. Lifeguards are on staff and the water is warm and calm.

Activities

Horseback ridding, scuba diving, snorkeling, bioluminescent bay tours, zipline, hiking, swimming, kayaking, golf, casino, deep sea fishing, spelunking

Day trips:

Old San Juan, Guavate Rainforest in the south, Rio Camuy Caves, Arecibo for the radiotelescope, Lares for ice cream (crazy homemade flavors), Ponce, ferry ride to Bacardi, Culebra or Vieques

Restaurants in Luquillo

El Flamboyan - $ sandwiches, drinks

Pasta y Pueblo - $$ Fresh seafood, need a reservation

Brass Cactus - $$ American Bar

El Rincon Del Sabor - $$ Local Criollo

Boardriders Rum Shack Bar and Grill - $$ Bar food..good ribs

Lolita's - $$ Mexican

There are also many restaurants in San Juan and some in Fajardo.

There are many stores within a short driving distance: Walgreens, Walmart, Ralph's Supermarket, banks with ATM

More Details

Property Manager
Michael
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Michael

Michael lives in Minneapolis MN in the freezing cold winters. I love traveling, meeting new people and experiencing other cultures.

Michael purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Michael chose Luquillo

Luquillo is special to my family. We started vacationing here 7 years ago as a family and were 'hooked!' Playa Azul I is on the beach with the scenic views we love.

What makes this apartment unique

Our apartment has views of both El Yunque Rainforest and the ocean. We feel so relaxed and at home in Playa Azul. We hope you will feel the same!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hola Mara from Rincon, PR......Wanted to let you know we had a Wonderful Amazing(time on Luguillo Beach.....Your Place is Absolutely Beautiful and Oh What a Spectacular Breathtaking view from the apt and on the Balcony..Crisp Clean and a Great Job on the renovations and Decor too......We enjoyed every minute...the am breakfast on the balcony...the marvelouse white sand beaches with aqua waters....weather was perfect.....Went to Tango Kiosk..had fresh whole red snapper....one nite the next nite went to sushi bar yum,....after dinner we came back to the apt opened a bottle of wine and had it on the balcony watching the stars and the Gorgeous Palms Swaying in the Breeze with the white caps of the ocean blue.....So Happy we were able to get the reservations for your place and look forward to returning with my daughter.....Glad for you that you will be arriving there shortly to enjoy your marvelous place...Luguillo and Puerto Rico the Island of Enchantment.....Best Regards....Barbara and Rick Z... ..and friends Debbie and Fran:)
Apr 2013
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Map

El Yunque National Forest
Bacardi Rum Factory
"Nice of you have some extra time. Beautiful property."
Culebra's Beaches
"Easy ferry ride from Fajardo."
Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Tour
Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park
"Great zipline!!"
Camuy Caves Park
Balneario La Monserrate - AKA Luquillo Beach
"Beautiful beach with lifeguards, food and drink!"
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Fajardo
Nearest Golf
10.5 Miles
Trump International Golf Club - Championship
Nearest Beach
Playa Azul
Car: necessary

Amenities

Luquillo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Newly Remodeled - Both on suite
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • We have a new twin rollaway bed that may be used.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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On the beach & close to El Yunque
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 36 reviews
4

Friendly and helpful

  • 4 of 5

The place was clean and the view from the apartment was excellent

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore MD
5

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is located on the beach. You go to bed and wake up listening and seeing the Caribbean. It is well located within a short distance of grocery stores and the kioscos of Luquillo where you can choose among many options to dine. It is a short drive to San Juan, and about 15 minutes to El Yunque.

Well furnished with a the basic necessities it is a perfect place to stay and explore Puerto Rico.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Luquillo

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy our stay in Luquillo at the Playa Azul property. We appreciated this unit had two larger beds since we are 2 couples traveling together. A little more water pressure in the shower would have been nice but it was certainly adequate for our needs. This is a very secure complex with great amenities. The convenience to San Juan and getting back to the airport is hard to beat. We've stayed lower in the building but really enjoyed the higher view this time. We noticed changes within the last year since we have last left, of course the buildings are all getting a face lift which sure does improve their appearance. Renting of this unit was quite easy and we would definitely want to return here. Thank you

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The perfect base of operations for exploring Puerto Rico!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay here! We received prompt and informative responses to our inquiries to the owner, and the overall booking process was a breeze. The condo was just right for us; squeaky clean, not too small and not too big, two good-sized bedrooms with separate bathrooms, well appointed kitchen, laundry in-unit, etc. The best of all is the balcony. We loved chilling in the hammock and listening to the waves.

The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful when we had questions, and the gated environment provided some extra peace of mind. Playa Azul I is a gorgeous facility. Luquillo has somewhat of a far-removed feel for those who want some peace and quiet, yet it is actually centrally located between the beach, the rain forest, Fajardo, and just a 30-40 minute drive to San Juan when traffic is reasonable. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and many other retail operations are just a stone's throw away in a plaza about 0.25 - 0.5 miles from the condo building. If you want table service, the Brass Cactus is just a couple buildings down the street from Playa Azul. They have super friendly service and excellent pub food. I am partial to the hot wings!

And now a few tips...

DO:

-- Rent a vehicle to get around the island (you're welcome).

-- Walk along the beach in front of the condo, especially a few minutes to the east, where there is an area where the waves converge and are much friendlier to swimmers (you can swim in front of the condo, just be attentive to the waves. There's a pool, too!).

-- Explore the island. Puerto Rico has so much to offer, especially if you are willing to look around. We found a wonderful, reasonably priced, private snorkeling and bio bay tour a couple hours south in La Paguera, but I'm sure there are closer opportunities, too. It is worth paying a little more to have more time, and one-on-one attention from a guide!

DO NOT

-- Explore without a GPS if you do not know the island well.

-- Stress about the occasional, brief rain. You are near a rain forest. We found the majority of each day to be sunny, but some rain is almost a guaranteed daily event.

-- Use the ferries in Fajardo without checking with a local or someone in the know. The ferry workers have recently been on strike and/or conducting work slowdowns. When we attempted to use the ferry, we waited in line for almost 90 minutes, only to be turned back. Some were waiting for 2+ hours to get the next one!

-- Get stuck in San Juan rush hour traffic!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Rapids
4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

This our fifth trip to Puerto Rico, 2nd time in this building, (which is the closest one to the beach). It is easy to get to, very secure, and has a beautiful view. This unit is well-equipped, clean and well-maintained with good wifi. It is not appointed like the Hyatt Regency but it is a very good value and we were totally happy with it. Brass Cactus restaurant was excellent this time as well as Kiosko #38. Boardriders restaurant was good too. We preferred Luquillo beach, (5min away) due to less waves, wind and more services like food and drinks, rental lounges etc. We drove a couple times, ($5.50 to park) and walked a couple times. I would rent this unit again and would recommend it as a good value.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment with a beautiful view, huge room, lots of privacy with separate bathrooms,close to everything if you are planning to visit east of the island this location is perfect. Mr. Michael, helped us a lot with few problems. I want to thank you Mr Michael for sharing your apartment with us. All had a very nice time, and my daughter and her husband were delighted with everything the aprtamento offers too.We think of returning in the not too distant future. Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

There is an additional $20 per-stay parking fee collected at the main gate for Playa Azul Condominiums. Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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