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GROUND FLOOR AFFORDABLE FAMILY FRIENDLY BEACH APARTMENT

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5 or 6 max.

Is a ground floor apartment in a vacation complex on the beach. Taking the # 66 highway express is 35 minutes east of Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, 20 minutes from Beltz Factory Outlet, 10 or 12 minutes from El Yunque and walking distance to the Rio Mar Wyndham Beach Grand Resort where you can find a big Casino, nice restaurants, nice music, and bar inside the hotel or at the beach area. From my property you can drive to restaurants near by like Richie's Café (5 min); Don Pepe (10min), Kioscos de Luquillo (12min). The Yunque Forest is just crossing the # 3 avenue, km 3.12!!!

The property has 2 bedrooms with air condition , 2 complete bathrooms, completely equipped kitchen, completely entertainment center (Plasma TV- Cable/Blue Ray/ DVD) and a back patio across from one of the two community swimming pools. It has one queen size bed, one full futon bed and 2 twins beds. One parking. Is 24/7 security. Rented by days, weekends or weeks. Minimum- 2 nights / up to 5 or 6 persons. Include bath towels and bed linens, hammock and beach chairs, BBQ, Blue Rays and DVD movies, magazines, 2 tennis courts, 2 swimming pools and beautiful green areas and playgrounds for kids.

Al lado de Rí­o Mar y del Hotel Windham. Villa primer piso a pasos de la playa con dos piscinas, canchas de tenis, baloncesto, áreas de juego y preciosas áreas verdes. Con seguridad 24 horas. Habitaciones(2) con aire acondicionado, 2 baños, sala con plasma / Blue Ray DVD con películas incluidas, comedor y cocina completamente equipada. Se incluye sábanas y toallas de baño, hamaca, sillas de playa, BBQ. Acomoda 5 o 6 personas máximo. un estacionamiento dentro del complejo, mínimo 2 noches

More Details

Owner
Elsa Lopez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Elsa Lopez

Hola, soy una persona amigable y social. Me encanta el mar y sé que es una terapia para muchos. Comparto la Villa para el disfrute de otros que como yo aprecian las bellezas naturales que nos rodean .

I'm a bilingual speaker if you don't speak any spanish , I can understand enough to communicate with you. If you plan to stay in my property, I will receive you and show you the facilities around. So Welcome to the most beautiful Island in the whole Caribbean.

Elsa Lopez purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Elsa Lopez chose Rio Grande

I love the ocean and the natural environments. Is a place easy to drive in, good roads to get there (#968), is a very private place with very good 24 gate guards security. Near, like ten minutes from the apartment, you can drive to the most beautiful Rain Forest in the world. It's El Yunque Rain Forest. Once you get there, you can walk around to see the water falls. Also, near by is the Hacienda Carabali where you can ride horses and eat in this place restaurant. Only 15 minutes from the apartment, you can drive to the famous Kioskos of Luquillo and eat traditional food of the island.

I just Love it and love to share my place with friends and visitors.

What makes this apartment unique

Love my Villa because is a ground floor apartment in front of one of the swimming pools. The area has big green areas in front, it has good cross ventilation and you can sleep listening the sounds of the ocean near by. It's a cozy and family comfortable apartment. The views around are the mountains of El Yunque Forest in one side and the beach at walking distance.

Amenities

Rio Grande Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 6:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full bathrooms includes towels, toilet paper and liquid soap with small and large clean towels. The first bathroom has a complete tub, toilet unit and bathroom sink with a big mirror.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Air conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed twin size, air conditioning and bathroom
  • Air Conditioning in each room. The living area has a futon , full size. It has fans all around and is a very fresh area with windows with a nice view of one of the pools. Living room has a 40 'plasma TV, Blue Ray DVD and a collection of movies of all kind to watch.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Is just in front of El Yunque Forest, near to most of the best east side restaurants , walking distance to the beach... The Luquillo Kioskos are just ten minutes ahead by the # 3 east road. Also, this unit is near Fajardo, El Conquistador Hotel. It is 5 minutes from Rio Mar Windham Grand Resort and Spa. Some of the restaurants near by are, Richie's Café, Don Pepe and Lolita's and Dos Panzas are very good mexican restaurants. By the entrance, # 3 east road, you will find small stores full of art gifts typical of the island of P.R. This unit is about 40 minutes from the Luis Muñoz Marin Airport in Carolina.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
5

Fantastic vacation home base!

  • 5 of 5

We are so happy we went with Elsa's great condo. The condo itself is just the right size for our family of 4 - having a separate bedroom, away from the living space with bunk beds for the kids was fantastic. Everything we needed for the week - towels, kitchen supplies, etc. was there and ready to use. The pool is beautiful and there was almost never anyone else in it. The beach is fabulous, wide open, plenty of space to spread out. And again, most of the time you would've sworn it was a private beach. I ran on the beach many days - able to run multiple miles up the beach in either direction. Security was present, but unobtrusive. Many great restaurants and sights right nearby - El Yunque shouldn't be missed. And a day trip to San Juan was totally reasonable. If you are thinking about staying here, you won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!!! Hope to have all your family again in P.R. and in my apartment. Thanks!!!
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5

Perfect location for relaxation

  • 5 of 5

A central location for East side activities! Being across the highway from the road to El Yunque, a short ride to San Juan and Fajardo was such a benefit.

All the little details that were present made this a great vacation. From the coffee and creamer to the hammock, to the mosquito repellant, Elsa takes good care of her guests!

The only complaint I have is the noise from the ac....but that helped to mask the alarm clock morning birds right outside.

The secluded beach and perfect palm trees - the beautifully manicured grounds...the flora, the air....this condo was worth it!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! As guests I already gave you and your family a full 5 stars.!!! Thanks so much for the kindness of leaving the unit so clean, organize and beautiful. Even the ac was on energy saver, maybe because of the noise? I have a little complain about that too, and is a new GE ac , but sometimes I believe is raining outside and when I open the window, is not. Even though, I love the sound of the rain and waterfalls. You were so considerate inside the unit that I ask myself if you had been there. Thanks so much! The other thing I complain is that I didn't have the chance to know all of you in person, but next time I will because I'm sure you will return!!! Again, thank you so much for everything. During the next week you will receive your refund deposit back. Thanks!
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5

Perfect, peaceful, beautiful home for a week

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our adult daughter rented Elsa's apartment for a week in February, and everything about our stay was perfect! Elsa provided many amenities, such as coffee, bottled water, basic spices and high quality toiletries and sun screen products. The apartment is beautifully decorated and furnished and comfortable, as is the patio (one of us was always lounging in the hammock when we weren't at the beach or the pool). Speaking of the beach, there is probably not a more beautiful beach in Puerto Rico. It's almost totally private, the sand is soft and white, and the water (the Atlantic Ocean!) is warm, clear and shallow. We loved having such a peaceful and safe place to return to each day after visiting various destinations on the island. It was an easy drive to San Juan, el Yunque, Luquillo and Fajardo, and everything we needed was just a close drive away. Thanks so much for your gracious hospitality, Elsa! We definitely will be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathy & family: I feel so grateful when I can welcome a family so lovely and kind like yours. Thank so much for your nice review and I hope to welcome you and your family again in my lovely Puerto Rico island. Blessings!!!
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5

Beautiful and peaceful family place

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for our family of 4 persons (kids 5 and 7). Two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Clean and cosy. Even some toys for the kids.

Nice veranda with morning sun facing the pool. The gardens around the apartment were tidy and we always felt safe.

The pools were cleaned daily and are open 10 am to 9 pm. We had some mosquitos in the evenings, but nothing we couldn't handle with som bug off.

There's only a minute walk to the beautifil beach that was almost empty with people. There was a bit too big waves for the kids some days. Walk to the right until you reach the first hotel pool, this part is cleaned daily and the waves were smaller there.

You can also walk to the far left where the water is very protected (no waves at all...) and here we could also do some snorkeling. You can park your car on the beach here.

The El Younque forest is just across the 3 road. There are a lot of different great beaches that you can reach in just a few minutes driving.

A recommened for anyone who wants a peace and quiet on your holiday with great pools and beach (and weather :-) ).

Thanks again Elsa!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jonas I'm so glad you enjoy your vacation in Puerto Rico. It sounds like you and your family had a few adventures around the El Yunque area and the beaches around the East Coast. I'm always grateful of meeting wonderful guests such as you and your family. It would be great to see you again if you ever come back to Puerto Rico. All the best to you and your beautiful family! Sincerely, Elsa:)
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4

3 nice days in Playa del Yunque !

  • 4 of 5

Our family spent 3 days in Elsa's apartment just after Christmas and it was 3 lovely days ! The apartment is located just 200 meters from the beach (we went to the beach for a walk every morning) and just in front of the pool, The condominium is also very quiet.

The apartment was super ready and clean when we arrived. Coffee, sugar, water and butter in the fridge, even popcorn ! towels, beach chairs and toys...

At the end of he stay, we had the chance to meet Elsa who is a nice and caring lady.

If you go to Elsa's apartment you'll need a car in order to go groceries shopping and/or go to the restaurants around.

Thanks Elsa ! Muchas gracias !

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dear Olivier and Sandrine Dott: Thanks for your nice review!!!. It was a complete pleasure for me to receive guests so wonderful in my apartment. All your family was so grateful and nice and I feel so glad that I had the chance of meeting you too. Welcome to come back any time for another vacation. I will be delight to receive all of you again. Thanks for let me know what I can do better to manage everything that I can for your next time in P.R and for other guests that wish to stay in my place. Thanks and Happy, Happy New Year 2016, all my blessings for your family! ¡Muchas Gracias y los espero nuevamente en P.R. Feliz Nuevo Año 2016!!!! Siempre a la orden Elsa
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5

Peaceful, sunny, breezy

  • 5 of 5

The apt was well equipped. We found everything we needed: a relaxed space, without unnecessary deco items, just a beachy, happy atmosphere. Quiet and steps to beach. We were very pleased with our stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I'm delighted to know you enjoyed your stay in my Playas del Yunque apartment. You were wonderful guest, come visit again sometime! Sincerely, Elsa
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Map

Car: necessary

Upon exiting the airport stay in the right lane and take the exit towards Expreso Baldorioty de Castro, Highway Route #26, towards the cities of Carolina, Canovanas, Rio Grande, Fajardo. On Highway 26 stay in the left lane for approximately five (5) miles. Take a left exit unto Highway Route #66 towards the cities of Canovanas, Rio Grande and Fajardo. During the trajectory you will pass two tollbooths ($1.50 and $1.00 each). The second tollbooth is electronic and does not have a pay station. After the electronic tollbooth, stay in the right lane taking the second (2) right hand exit towards the East - cities Luquillo, Fajardo - road PR #3.Make a left on road PR #968, passed Wyndham Rio Mar entrance, next road turn right towards road Las Picuas all the way down towards the beach passed another entrance for Wyndham Rio Mar Resort and then another entrance which is for employees of the Hotel, continue to the first entrance at your right is Playas del Yunque.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $85

Payments only by VRBO or Home Away service, no personal checks, thanks. A 50% deposit is required to reserve the property. Half of the deposit is refundable if you cancel the reservation 4 weeks (or 30 days) before your check in day.

Owner'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.