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On the beach & close to El Yunque

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Oceanfront Apartment, near golf, ferry, El Yunque

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.

**As of June 2018 the pool is closed for repairs. We've adjusted our rate to account for repairs taking place since the hurricane.

The apartment has two bedrooms each with 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. Guests bring their own toiletries.

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. Guests bring/buy their own dish soap and laundry soap.

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 on the large table. We also have a smaller dining room table that seats four comfortably.

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, an active vacation with excursions and adventure or a combination of both. However you spend your time, we invite you to stay and enjoy yourself in this lovely seaside town.

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.


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

**Since the hurricanes some locations have closed for repairs or have updated hours or offerings. Please call to confirm or check online before you go so that you can have the most enjoyable trip possible. We recommend using Trip Advisor to look for recent reviews for attractions you are interested in--it's a good way to see what is back in business and get real, recent reviews from other travelers.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael and Sarah
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Michael and Sarah

Michael and Sarah live in St. Paul, Minnesota with our two little girls. We are working on enjoying beauty of freezing cold winters. We love traveling, meeting new people and making memories with our family and friends.

Michael and Sarah purchased this condo in 2012

Why Michael and Sarah chose Luquillo

Luquillo is special to our family. We started vacationing here over 10 years ago with our parents and were 'hooked!' Now we bring our own children and hope they'll feel the same as they grow up. Playa Azul I is on the beach with the scenic views we love. There's nothing better than a relaxing morning on that balcony...except maybe a relaxing evening on the balcony after a day at the beach.

What makes this condo 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 was perfect.....Went to Tango Kiosk..had fresh whole red 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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Luquillo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Due to food safety and to avoid pests, we do not provide toiletries, dish soap, salt, pepper or condiments. Plan to pack or buy at local Walgreens.
  • Keys can be left in unit or dropped at the management office. After hours dropbox may have been damaged in storms- leave keys in unit if after hours
  • Grills are not allowed on the balconies.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are located an a bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    King Bedroom - 1 king , Bedroom is large enough to fit twin-sized rollaway bed.
  • We have twin rollaway bed that may be used in the larger bedroom..
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.7 based on 43 reviews
New York

Loved the view!

  • 4 of 5

I really enjoy coming to Puerto Rico. I come every year and stay in Playa Azul. The apartment was very comfortable with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. It was stocked well with plenty of clean towels and sheets. The view is amazing. You are right on the beach. They have 24 hour security in and out of the property and plenty of parking space. There is a supermarket and Walgreens right across the street to get groceries and stock up the fridge. Check-in was really easy and the owners responded very quickly with any questions. I will definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elizabeth! We are glad you came.
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We love it!

  • 5 of 5

Me and family loved so much we plan to go back one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jose! We’d love to have you.
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Tolleson, AZ

Great place for a vacation.

  • 4 of 5

Owners were very nice and accomodating as we traveled all night to get there. The minor problems we had were fixed quickly. I can't wait to go back. The views are awesome, you will love it..

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Playa Azul several times before but this was the first time in this unit. Everything was great! From a fully equipped kitchen, large balcony and spacious bedrooms. We had quick and open communication with the owner and no issues. The AC in the master bedroom did not run as cool as the other bedroom, but fans helped out and it wasn’t a big deal. The area is wonderful with plenty to do. The beach is right there and plenty of shops and places to eat in the area. Don’t miss out on the kiosks! Puerto Rico as a whole is still recovering from the hurricane but you honestly can’t tell staying here. Very secure also. We will definitely be back!!! Thank you for sharing your condo!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan and family! We were glad to host you and thank you for the kind words about Puerto Rico and Luquillo community!
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location and perfect beachside condo!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding, thanks Michael.

  • 5 of 5

The condo is right on the beach. Other than the pool being unavailable/ out of order, we had no other surprises.

The views and access to fun are unlimited.

We hope to return soon.


  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
El Flamboyan
Nearest Ferry
12.8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Wyndham Rio Mar Golf Course, 6000 Blvd Rio Mar
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
El Flamboyan
Nearest Beach
Playa Azul
Car: necessary

*Zip Lining at Toro Verde or JungleQui or many other eco parks with tons to do.

*Hiking and bird watching at El Yunque National Forest -- we recommend starting at the visitor center (when open) for fun trails and information.

*Canoeing with Iguanas looking on at the Humacao Nature Reserve (you can also rent bikes and hike the trails here)

*Bioluminescent Bay trips from Fajardo.

*The beach in front of the condo is beautiful brown sugar sand, often will volleyball nets set up and during certain times of year, sea turtle nests. Larger waves here.

*Luquillo Beach (Balneario La Monserrate) is down the road (walkable by beach or road, or a short drive) and is one of the best beaches for spending a relaxing day with friends, alone or with young children. Very small waves, beautiful view, lots of amenities. *beach is closed now due to the hurricanes. visit their site to keep up to date:

*Amazing food at Di Yuccas in Fajardo, beach bites right in Luquillo at Board Riders and of course the food and shopping at the kiosks in Luquillo. El Verde BBQ just off of PR-3 is delicious! Our favorite little local bar El Flamboyan is just steps from your condo-- the coldest beer in town and delicious sandwiches, eggs and fried chicken (Chicarrones de Pollo).

**Double check your location before you go to make sure they are operational after the hurricanes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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