This newly renovated condominium is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom corner unit with 1250 square feet of beautifully maintained living space. It has a balcony that overlooks the panoramic views of the Rain Forest of El Yunque and the remarkable beaches of Luquillo from east to west.
Watch the beautiful sunsets and the changes of weather on the balcony on the 21st floor. Join the activities of the common area; the pools and basketball courts, the playground equipment and the community room with a Sunday morning religious service.
Large windows and fans in every room, provide us with wonderful circulation and light. Each bedroom has its own air conditioner. The master bedroom has a King size bed, private bathroom and a large walk in closet. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and dresser with mirror . The third bedroom has a queen size bed.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a new stove, large clothes washer and dryer, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, toaster, all the utensils and much more. Dining room table seats six. Extra chairs available. Living room has a large comfortable sofa with cable TV, Internet accessible and DVD.
A Blue Flag Public Beach is a mile away to the west and towards the east end is a surfing beach within walking distance. All linens, towels, beach chairs, and sand toys are provided for you for fun in the sun.
For your further enjoyment, there are three four star hotels in close proximity. The Rio Mar, the Conquistador, and the Gran Melea at Coco Beach all have Championship Golf Courses, excellent restaurants and casinos.
Grocery and drug stores, gas stations, dentist and doctors offices are all within walking distance.
The famous Puerto Rican Kiosks are located off the main highway (Rt.3) on the approach to Playa Azul.
All in all our apartment is a wonderful place to spend your vacation time.
Keywords: Condominium, ocean, beach, pool, ocean view, Playa Azul, Luquillo
In short.....this wasn't the trip we planned. Due to lockdown restrictions at our original island destination a quick shift was necessary. So PR was the new plan! I was delighted to come upon this listing and hoped for the best! The reservation response was almost immediate. Upon arrival..the checkin process was simple. Walking in the door of the condo made everything worth it! Spacious, clean and awesome panoramic view! Mostly everything we needed was close by. The beach chairs and other items made our daily trips to a beach easy. I'd definitely look to stay here again if ever in PR. While Liquillo is about a 40 min trek from San Juan its a great neighborhood to enjoy! I highly recommend a car!
First trip since COVID. The property provided me the space, cleanliness and convenience that I may not have found in an hotel. The online pictures definitely depicted the unit.
Lovely property, well appointed with an incredible view. A/c is great in all rooms, beds are comfortable and everything you need is supplied. The location is prime for everything we wanted to do! The hosts were easy to communicate with and everything went smoothly! Would highly recommend.
Just returned from our Spring Break trip to Luquillo where we stayed at Playa Azull Tower II. The condo was just as pictured, clean and had an amazing view. The location was within walking distance to a few places we enjoyed like El Flamboyan. It was also a short car ride away from Fajardo where we went snorkeling on Icacos Island with the Innovation Snorkeling Tour, which I highly recommend! We also drove over to Old San Juan for the day and took in all the history and food we could consume. Overall, a great trip with amazing scenery and even more amazing food! We relaxed on the balcony of our condo every morning and every night, which was the perfect way to start and end each day. Thank you so much for your hospitality and making the process easy for us first-time visitors to PR! We’ll definitely be back!
We really couldn't be happier with our stay. The apartment is very clean and its location in the corner of the building facing the beach is fantastic. The air conditioning and ceiling fans work well , as does the television. The kitchen is small but had everything we needed. As for the location, you really can't beat it. The property is about 40 minutes from the airport in San Juan, and it sits on a beautiful coastline. The ocean vigorously roars onto the beach, which is just a short walk past the complex's pool and rec center. We swam there several times and had a great time. The Luquillo kiosks are just a short drive (maybe a long walk if you're adventurous) from the apartment. Everything you could want to eat is available, reasonably priced, and generally well-prepared. We ate most of our meals there when we were at the apartment. Staying here was one of the best vacation choices we've made. You won't be disappointed if you come here.
This condo has a great location with amazing views and beaches. Basketball courts and pool were a nice bonus for the kids. We'll be back!
We had the most relaxing month at Playa Azul!! This is the perfect place if you want a low key, relaxing vacation. The view was amazing. Even after being there for a month the view from the balcony never got old. We liked that the condo was right between la parad (surfing beach) and Luquillo beach (gorgeous beach for a day in the sand and sun!) we could walk 5 minutes either direction depending on what we felt like doing that day. Our favourite place to eat was “simple food” a food truck on la parad beach on the weekends! The only thing I was sad about was the pool. It only gets sunny from about 10:30 - 12:30 everyday and then it’s shady and the water is FREEZING. But we spent most of our time at the beach anyways! Thank you for a wonderful stay! We will be back!!
clean as listed
We really enjoyed our stay despite the current Covid EO restrictions. The condo was centrally located to everything we wanted to do. The beach was gorgeous. The condo was spacious and accommodated the 6 in my family perfectly. I definitely recommend and would stay here again.
This is the perfect place to take your family, overall it exceeded our expectations! Not only are the views amazing (which sold us from the get go) the condo is super comfortable and had everything we needed, not to mention in the perfect location for groceries, fuel for rental car, restaurants and exploring. This was the first time I have traveled to the island and not stayed with family and I have to say, this is where I plan on going from here on out! The owner is very friendly and responsive, thank you for everything! WE WILL BE BACK!
Beautifully decorated , Spectacular views and convenient location. My family and I had a great vacation in this condo.
This property is accurately described in the listing and other reviews. The overall property was nicely located. The pool was large and clean and there was easy access to the beach. The Unit accommodated our family of four nicely. We appreciated the beach chairs and cooler that were provided. Luquillo was close enough to San Juan to be convenient to the airport yet removed from the city.
Second time staying here, great location. Our families our from Puerto Rico, so after visiting different towns its great to have a beautiful balcony at night to retreat to and enjoy the sounds of the waves and the coqui's. Beautiful spot. Everything is close by. Supermarket, great restaurants and the Kiosko's at Luquillo.
We had a great stay! Loved sitting on the deck early morning and watching the waves roll in. The apartment was clean and spacious. We highly recommend.
The owner communicates well and responded to questions within minutes. The beach in front of the condo has many palm trees great for a hammock. If you want calm water, the Luquillo beach on the other side ( 1 mile walk by road, or park behind the food kiosks) is great because the water breaks far offshore and there are vendors that rent kayaks and jetskis at low rates. The pool is great for doing laps, it was never crowded. (4th week in Jan) The most people in the pool area was about 20 on a weekday when they have water aerobics at 10 am. About 10 were doing water aerobics. The pool was often empty. There are 2 working elevators, one for odd floors the other even. On one occasion we had to walk down 1 flight and take the other elevator as the one for our floor was being worked on. The condo is roomy and clean with new windows and balcony doors. An air conditioner in every room. A Peregrine falcon was on the balcony rail on our checkout day. Three of us were out there with him taking pictures for about an hour. We took the Cantono Ferry to Old San Juan for 50¢ and parked on the street for free. It runs every 30 mins. There are several stores / food locations across the road but don’t miss Latin Gyros down the road with great food and atmosphere.
It was fine, the only inconvenience was that it was a 21 floor and there were several days that the elevator did not work and we had to go down the stairs with the children. I know it's not Jacqueline's fault but I just comment. And another little thing, I would have liked someone to welcome us to the apartment or at least someone as a guide. But after all, the stay at the Jacqueline condo was fine. Thank you God bless you
Easy experience and a beautiful place to stay. Wonderful!!!
We loved our stay in playa Azul. The apartment was spacious and confortable! We loved the view and the many things available to do in this area. Jaqueline was always availble for any questions!! Thanks for shearing your home with us!!
Excellent great views, she had everything you needed for a great stay. Flat was modern and completely updated. Beds and pillows comfortable. The key situation my only issue, you are literally locked in if part of your group goes out and takes keys, little frightening. She might consider putting tv's in the bedrooms. There was no notice that the elevators were being worked on.
Our family enjoyed the amenities and the location was favorable for traveling to other cities.
Beautiful beach front condo! Gated property with security, and direct beach access. The condo was very comfortable and had just about everything we needed. Would definitely recommend! :)
Recently our family of six ( 4 adults and 2 kids) stayed at Jacqueline's condo in Playa Azul; and almost two weeks later, we are still talking about how amazing it was and when can we go back! This was our first time using a rental property which made me very nervous-- is this place legit? is it safe? are the pictures and view true? plus many more questions raced through my mind. As soon we arrived at Playa Azul, all my worries vanished. The gated community was clean, staff was friendly, other residents were both helpful and friendly and my kids loved being able to swim in the pool, or play basketball; and they even got dad and grandpa to play a racquetball match! The condo was clean, comfortable, spacious enough for everyone to have their own space and for the adults their own bathrooms. The best part is truly the view! Looking directly out of the condo, you see the beautiful ocean and miles of beaches just as the pictures show. If you look to the left, you can see the rain forest and watch the clouds gather over the forest but not the beach! It was truly a paradise and if we had any questions, Jacqueline was responded quickly either via email or text message. One of the reasons the condo was so appealing to us was the proximity to various attractions. We were about 10 minutes away from the rain forest, and about 20 minutes away from the bio bay. Both attractions were on our must do list and we have some great memories to take away from each experience. We were able to make a half-day trip to San Juan to see the fort and do a little walking around Old San Juan. It was so nice to be able to come back to the condo after each excursion and relax, do a load of laundry, make a snack and sit on the beach and eat ice cream! We found some great restaurants nearby and frequented the kioskos often. This was a magical vacation for our family. We plan to come back as often as we can and hopefully Jacqueline will continue to have us!
The property was easy to get to and is a gated community. There was always ample parking in the lot and entrance is controlled by security personnel. Being on the 21st floor was amazing - it's a corner condo, so the view from all sides is fantastic and it feels very private. The condo itself is lovely - 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, nice living area and the balcony with an incredible view. Every day we got up, walked out the back gate and we were on the beach! I have been to multiple beaches in Puerto Rico and Luquillo is one of my favorites! There is a Walgreens across the street with light groceries and down the road in Fajardo there is a Walmart as well as an Econo grocery store. The fully stocked kitchen, laundry made it easy to feel at home. Jacqueline has a supply of beach items - chairs, cooler, noodles, boogie board, etc. I would bring additional beach towels as she only has two and condo holds 6 people. One of the best things about staying in this condo is that Jacqueline has a large book with different day trip options as well as a list of good restaurants with their favorites highlighted - we were so appreciative of that inside information! We had a couple of questions while we were there and Jacqueline was always very quick to respond. I am going to miss having my morning coffee/evening libation out on the balcony with the sound of the ocean waves...this was a great choice for us! I gave it 5 stars for being an incredible value!
The place was wonderful and clean. Beds are not the softest but definitely not the worst. The place was stocked with everything you could need. We loved Boardriders down the beach. The only thing I would change is that the living room is only furnished with one small couch. We are a family of five and we could not all hang out at night in the living room because there is not enough room to sit or lay comfortably. Also no area rug in living room so kids cannot even sit on floor comfortably because it's tile. Other than that, the place is everything it appears to be and more!
We absolutely LOVED our stay here! Our family of 6 (boys age 16 and 8, girls age 14 and 7) stayed for 10 nights and it was amazing. The views were incredible! Gorgeous views of the ocean and rainforest. The beach is only steps away, and is perfect for swimming and just enjoying the beach. Safe, calm, clean beach, but plenty of good waves for the kids to boogie board. Besides the views and awesome beach, the location was perfect! While we were there we did a snorkeling tour (aboard the Erin Go Braugh- it was AMAZING!) and parasailed, both in Fajardo which is a very short, easy drive from the condo. We also explored the rain forest and Old San Juan, again, easy drives. The condo is right by a bunch of great restaurants, a Walgreens, gas station, and grocery store. Our favorite restaurants were La Parilla and Revolution Pizza which were both in the Kiosks, Boardriders right on the beach, Brass Cactus (only a 2 min. walk from the condo), Lolita's, and Cuevo Del Mar in the Puerto Del Ray Marina in Fajardo. The balcony was my favorite part of the condo. We sat there every morning drinking our coffee and every night before bed drinking wine. Such great views, and so relaxing to just sit and watch and listen to the waves crashing. The condo is fully equipped with decent sized bedrooms with comfy beds, and updated bathrooms and furniture. It was clean and comfortable. The kitchen appeared to be fully equipped, although we never cooked with all the great restaurants to try! It was nice to have a fridge to store our wine and other beverages. Dishwasher, washer/dryer, and microwave were also handy. The condo was very safe, and also included beach chairs, toys, towels, and everything you would need for a day at the beach. Jacqueline was great to work with as well! If we ever get the chance to get back to Puerto Rico, we would for sure stay here again. Amazing condo with great views, beach and location, location, location. I did a ton of research before booking and could not have been happier with this place. Thank you Jacqueline for sharing your beautiful condo with us! Loved every single minute of our vacation!
Was wonderful to be so close to the beach! Also, the pool was great!
Loved the Apartment. The pictures in VRBO are nice, but the actual views were even more beautiful. We have been to Luquillo Beach so many times and we didn't even know about Playa Azul. The grounds were immaculate, the location was safe, but the apartment and the views were the best. At night time you can here the waves from the beach and the coqui's singing, awesome. Renting through VRBO was a breeze and the owner Jacqueline was very prompt with here responses and gave us all the information we needed. Three couples stayed for the week and the apartment was very comfortable. My favorite spot was the balcony. Thanks Jacqueline. Flores Family and Friends.
We stayed in PR from 1/11/17 thru 1/18/17. Our family consisted of 2 children and 4 adults. The apartment was exactly as described. We had everything we needed. Extra towels, blankets, I loved the attention to detail in convenience such as the beach toys for the children and the beach chairs. We stopped in at Walmart near the airport on our way to Luquillo to pick up food and toiletries. I would recommend first going to the condo as we bought things that were already supplied at the condo such as dish detergent, laundry detergent, paper towels....etc. There is an Amigos grocery store right up the street from this condo. Their prices were reasonable and had everything we needed and more. The apartment is well taken care of with new paint, large sliding glass doors to balcony and furnishings. The beds were all very comfortable for good nights sleep. The condo complex is a gated community and you need key access for every door which exits or enters the complex or its amenities so keep they key available at all times. The staff is very friendly and many of them speak some English. The area is great for a touristic vacation for family or romance. We visited the rainforest, bought from local vendors right off the main route, and the kids even mounted horses nearby. Carabali Ranch is a must go for some good family fun including horseback riding, ATV rides, go carting and more. San Juan is an easy 40 min drive for further sightseeing and entertainment/food. The beach view of the condo is spectacular. The balcony is a great to read or have some coffee but do bring a light sweater as it is very windy being on the 21st floor. We had a pleasant experience and would definitely recommend this apartment if you are looking to stay in the area. Jacqueline is very attentive to any emails with questions that you may have. Thank you for making us feel at home.
Luquillo is a perfect location if you like outdoor experiences. The property is very clean and well-equipped and in our opinion, in an excellent location, near many wonderful outdoor adventure experiences, restaurants, as well as a Walgreens and grocery store. The owner is very responsive and helpful with area recommendations. The beach on the property is quiet, clean, and beautiful. It is very secure, although we never felt unsafe in this area. It's in a guarded, gated community and there is a guard in the lobby of the building also. We found the people in general in this area extremely warm and friendly. It was so nice to have beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. available in the condo for easy use along with plenty of towels for our family of five. Would highly recommend!
We have been coming to Luquillo for years and this is one of the nicest, best apartments we have rented. Very comfortable and clean. the view is the best.
Our family (four adults and two young children) just returned from a 3+ week stay at the Tsenes' condo at Playa Azul II. The condo not only lived up to the pictures, but exceeded our expectations! This unit is definitely what you see on-line, is what you get. As those who travel frequently know, this is not always the case. The description of the unit is very accurate. We enjoyed morning coffee and evening cocktails on the balcony. Comfortable furniture and spectacular views added to our relaxing visit. Although we ate at a number of locations, two of our favorites were, Las Vistas in Fajardo and Entre Pizza y Leña on Rte. 985 in Fajardo. Both establishments are unique in their own right. Las Vistas is a little out of the way but the view is phenomenal! We were greeted by the owner (Gladys) who asked our names and proceeded to address us by them throughout the meal. They are open Thur - Mon from 8a - 2p. Do not pass it up! Located just off Rte.3 on 985, all pizzas at Entre Pizza are wood fired. They are the best we had during our stay. One drawback are their hours: Friday evening and Sat/Sun 11a - 10p. Should our travels take us to Puerto Rico again, we would not hesitate to stay in this condo. Thank you to the entire Tsenes family!
We were very happy with the condo. The views were spectacular. The rooms were spacious the beds were very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.
Our family of 5 just returned from Puerto Rico. We are parents with 3 adult children. We wanted to make our base in Luquillo and this was the perfect spot. Perfect swimmable beach just steps from the apartment. The 3 bedrooms provided us all with a bit of privacy which was perfect. Living space was adequate. Kitchen small but updated and equipped with all that you would need to make meals. Having a washer and dryer was wonderful but we also availed ourselves of a mini clothes line on the terrace. The real treasure was the terrace. Perfect spot to drink your coffee in the morning or have a glass of wine at night and just chill while looking and listening to the surf. Heaven. Unfortunately we had quite a bit of rain because of Bonnie's tail lingering in the area and causing some storminess. Just bad luck. The fact that we had this nice apartment to hang out in when the weather was at its worst was quite lucky. It would have been misery to be in a small hotel room! Plus the thunderstorms were super dramatic from that terrace. Location is terrific. Close to the Luquillo kiosks, which were fun, and El Yunque. Very close to Fajardo and boating and snorkelling charters. We actually were able to avail ourselves of snorkelling toward the end of the trip when the weather cleared up. About 40 minutes drive to Old San Juan which was lovely to visit even in the rain. Plenty of terrific restaurants in the area. Two of our favorites were Boardriders and Lolitas for Mexican food and giant margaritas. We were just getting the hang of the area when we had to leave. Try to get there when it is light. We took a late plane into San Juan airport and it was a little more nerve wracking finding the place in the dark. Everyone at the complex was very friendly. It was very secure with it being a gated community but we never felt nervous walking around the area. They will give you a temporary sticker for your car when you arrive. Have your paperwork from Ms Tsenes ready to hand to the security guard. Obviously I highly recommend this condo. Hope you have much fun staying here as we did.
We had the best time. The owner very kind and responsive. The condo very nice, clean and beyond well equiped. Beach amazing, location great. Grocery store walking distance as well as restaurants and Wallgreens.
Absolutely loved this property. Best part was the view. North, East and west water view. South view of the rain forest. Wonderful to sit on the beach under the palm trees. Location was great. Short drive to Amigo grocery store - could walk but it is across a very busy road. Econo grocery store was better for shopping. Several good restaurants nearby -- In little Luquillo - Boardriders on water -- Aroma Cafe on town square for breakfast -- quaint little Pasta place. Nearer condo- the Brass Cautus. Possible to walk to any of these. There is also a Subway across the street. And, of course, we loved the Kiosks. Monfungo at #2 was really great. Loved hiking in the rainforest - short drive. Zip lining YZA was fantastic. Bioluminescence tour out of Yardo was fun.
From start to finish, we truly enjoyed our stay! The owner was very prompt in responding to our questions, confirming our reservation and providing all of the information we would need once we arrived. We stayed in the condo from January 9-15 and only wished that we could have stayed longer! The location and apartment was as described but it's impossible to truly put into words how beautiful the view from the balcony is...you must see it to believe it. There was plenty of room for us (a family of four adults) when we wanted to be together, i.e. in the living area watching TV, sitting at the dining table, and plenty of room when we needed our space, i.e. three bedrooms, two bathrooms, the balcony. The apartment is clean and well-maintained...the well-stocked kitchen and full bathrooms look like they have been recently renovated. The furniture is lovely and the beds are super comfortable. There were plenty of towels (including big beach towels) but also a washer and dryer, which we used a couple of times...very convenient! Luquillo and Playa Azul II is a perfect location to stay in while vacationing in Puerto Rico...close enough to visit El Yunque, get the ferry/plane to Culebra, visit Old San Juan, etc. We had a rental car and easily drove to the places we wanted to go to. Additionally, we were able to walk to a couple nice restaurants. Don't miss the Brass Cactus and Pasta Y Pueblo for dinner! There is a grocery store and Walgreens within walking distance as well. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to anyone who was looking for a lovely place to stay in PR. We'll definitely be back!!!!
This place is paradise- everything was clean as described. However what they don't tell you is the hidden secret treasures of PR. Fabulous hiking in the rain forest only 20 minute drive, pretty much your own private beach in front which my husband swam in every morning, awesome snorkel literately in front, and around the corner boogie board and surf. PARADISE!!!! everything is here plus the view. Grocery store next door, subway walking distance, everyone was so nice. Our family has traveled a lot and stayed in many VRBO condos and this is the all in one deal. Beds were comfortable with all the comforts of home.
The process for renting was easy and stress free. I stayed 8 days in this apartment and I felt like home. The 3 bedroom apartment is spacious and has everything you might need. I went with my mom and my daughter and we all had a great time. At night you can just open the windows and the breeze you get is great, no air condition needed. You can stay in the balcony for hours. It has many eating facilities close by! The owner has a Big Binder that has tons of information from traveling to eating out. I will definite consider renting here again.
This apartment was great, clean and it had all that we needed to make our stay comfortable.
The property is beautiful but the condo is in need of updating and was not very clean. There was hair in the bathrooms and ceiling fans were covered in dust. Kitchen drawers had old food in them. I spent the first day cleaning. The air conditioning units in the bedroom are also very loud. Makes it very difficult to sleep. I think for the money you could find a nicer unit. I would return to this property. The owner was very prompt to answer questions and returned our deposit the next day. Beaches in the area are also beautiful!!
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay in your unit last week. We love the Luquillio area as we have stayed at the Playa Azul complex many times before. Beautiful beaches, views and more await you just outside the door. Plenty to do for everyone in our group from ages 4 to 53. The El Yunque Rain Forest, Horseback riding, ATV's tours, Biobay, the Food Kiosks, Casino Hotels and more all within a 15 minutes. The renting process with you couldn't have gone any smoother. The condo was as advertised. All the little extras you provide with the unit for use such as beach chairs, towels, toys, games, movies/dvd's, coffee maker, blender, 2 sets of keys, internet, etc. were an added bonus. Every time we wished we had something it was there, just like being at home only 60-degrees warmer. When we arrived the unit was clean & ready for us. Hector called us once during our stay to make sure we were all set, we were. Also, thank you very much for allowing us the late checkout on our last day. Next time we plan a trip to Puerto Rico we will definitely check out availability with you first. Thanks again
My family and I have stayed at Plaza Azul many times over the years with friends and family. This is the most wonderful rental. Even with our large group, there was lots of space. Having the stores and beach nearby was a big plus. Luquillo is a beautiful beach and we have found plenty of great, authentic restaurants. The apartment was bright, breezy, clean and comfortable. We loved the local artwork and family pictures. The kitchen was well stocked with everyday items which made breakfast and lunch easy for the kids. The view from our balcony of El Yunque and the wide stretch of beach is breathtaking. The condo staff was pleasant and helpful. The beach, of course, is beautiful, and was not too crowded. We hiked the rain forest, went to the local casino, went horseback riding, zip lining, jet skiing, and kayaking; there was plenty to do. The property owner is lovely and so easy to work with. All in all, it was a fabulous and affordable vacation. Thanks so much, we’ll be back in the future
Our family of four really enjoyed our stay at this condo in Luquillo. The view from the balcony was breathtaking and the location provided great access (by car) to El Yunque and to other places in the northeast. The ocean at the beach right in front of the condo is very choppy but we enjoyed boogie boarding there (with the boogie boards provided in the condo), and there is a very placid beach around the promontory to the west. We ate a few meals in the kiosks there (walking not recommended at night; during the day it is quite a stroll along the beach, and be prepared to have to walk through the water a few times), as well as at Guava's in Luquillo. We also spent a day in Old San Juan -- an easy trip from Luquillo.
The security, privacy, guards, and view are all excellent. The access to San Juan, the Jungle, and the Islands of Culebra and Vieques is ideal from Luquillo. We enjoyed it tremendously. My only concern was the kitchen. It needs an upgrade. Other than that, we had a great time.
Beautiful condo that served as good location for our family vacation. Hope to return as there was so much that we wanted to do and see that we didn't get to enjoy pool, beach and amenities enough.
The views were very good. There was no problem with the beds, the air conditioning, or the towels. It should be written somewhere that the pool closes at 7pm, and you cannot get back in through the beach gate(not even with your key) after 7pm. Also, if you will be in the commons area after 7pm, you will need the key to the lobby. It would also be nice to have a folding bed, a rug for shoes by the door, & a new beach umbrella. The beach, pool, & basketball courts were nice. We went to the biobay at Fajardo. That was fantastic! We went to El Yunque. We ate at Metropol in Fajardo. Excellent service & good food. We did not get a chance to take the ferry over to Culebra. Overall, a good stay & good value for the price.
My husband and I have been traveling to Puerto Rico for many years (my husband has family there), and he also grew up going to Luquillo every summer. We have stayed at Playa Azul many times, and I must say that this was one of the best experiences we have ever had. The coordination with Jacqueline, the owner, was seamless (articulate, smooth and pleasant). The apartment was very nice! Clean, well kept and the view - WOW. I sat out every morning with my cup of coffee, just dazing out into the spectacular ocean view. Breathtaking! The development itself (Playa Azaul) has always impressed me, with the 24 hour security, private pool, easy access to the beach and to the local supermarket, pharmacy, quick eats. Also has basketball courts and a playground for children. Perfect for families with small children. Overall, our stay was outstanding. I definitely plan to return to this condo in the future! Thanks again for a wonderful stay.
The listing and photos were more than accurate, lovely view from balcony and right on the beach. Clean and well maintained (would have been nice if there had been detergents for dishwasher and clothes washer). Condo security staff were very pleasant. Neighborhood was noisy on weekend nights and the wind and ocean didn't turn off at night which made sleeping a little difficult. 2 of 3 beds were overly firm. We had perfect weather and the water was so warm, could just walk right in. Easy surf for the boogie boards available in the condo. The rain forest was really crowded! not exactly a communing with nature experience. Old San Juan was lovely. Driving around was pretty easy, but be careful, some toll roads require a transponder ($100 fine if you don't get one from the car rental company). Our favorite restaurant in Luquillo was Guava, followed by Pasta y Pueblo and there is also a great ice cream shop.
We took our 2 children ages 19 and 22 during our reading week break and couldn't have selected a better condominium or location. The unit was very spacious and offered everything that we could have asked for in the way of day to day living. We were able to shop for and make many of our meals in the kitchen. When we did go out to enjoy the local fare, we were not disappointed, among our favourite restaurants within walking to Luquillo were Guava's and Boardriders. We heard of other eating places but they all seem to take turns being open it seems and we missed them. As for activities, the list of options is endless. The beach is beautiful (beware of the breeze which makes you forget how hot the sun is), pool excellent for doing laps and there are many day trips close at hand - but you will need a car. If you've ever wanted to ride a horse, don't miss the stables at the base of rain forest. The horses are professionals and will take you on a tour of the lower rainforest. Our only regret was that we didn't book the bio bay in advance of our trip as it was all booked up during our week. Something to keep in mind.... All in all, we had a wonderful holiday and recommend staying at this unit.
It was pretty nice. The apartment is spacious with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master bathroom is very nice. The view of the beach is great. There is a/c in all 3 rooms and the living room. It was very clean. The property manager did call to confirm that all was alright with the property on our first full day there. I would recommend the property. the only issue is that there was barely any water coming out of the kitchen sink. I had to rinse the dishes with bottle water. I should have called Hector, the property manager, but I just dealt with it. That should be fixed. Also, the oven did not heat up so I just used the stove. Otherwise, we had a very nice stay.
We had a great time. The place was very comfortable and clean. The views from the apt were beautiful. Great Location. Very convenient to many places including Fajardo, El Yunque, restaurants, bakery and, supermarket. Thank you for providing all the towels, beach chairs, games, maps, tour books etc. It really does help when you travel and you don't want to carry all these extra things. The owners were very quick and responsive when we had a slight issue with the internet access. We will definitely recommend to others and plan on returning again. Thank you again!
We were very comfortable here. Felt very relaxed and at home in the apartment as well as in the facility itself. The beach options alone (quiet vs. busy vs. surf vs. no surf) could have kept us busy for the week. But Luquillo also offers many sightseeing and dining opportunities in what really felt like the real Puerto Rico. We found the apartment very clean and stocked with everything we could need. For anything else, the Amigo supermarket was across the street. The view from the balcony could not have been better and the balcony furniture was in perfect condition. Enjoyed a great deal of time out there. We were especially thankful for the beach chairs, toys, and basketballs. It was priceless to have the drier available (that worked very well!) as well as the little washline on the balcony. We never once felt unsafe in the complex. There are multiple levels of security 24 hours/day - gated property, locked building and 4 locks on the apartment itself! The owners have been professional and pleasurable to work with throughout our planning period as well as during our stay. Had one little glitch late, late at night with the water which was solved in minutes (apologize to Nellie for the late phone call!) We just really loved it here and hope to return.
What a great place! The pictures and description were perfect. Everything that was supposed to be there, was, and it all worked perfectly. Location was great. Facilities were top notch. Beach was clean and close. Lots of little touches in the condo that made it a perfect experience for our family (2 teenagers). Very convenient to San Juan, Fajardo, El Yunque.
Nina, Thank you so much my family and I had a wonderful time! The apartment was clean and equipped with everything a family would need. The rooms were spacious and well air conditioned. The view was spectacular and the ocean breezes were just what you would expect on a tropical vacation. We went zip lining, snorkeling and scuba diving, we spent a day at Luquillo Beach, hiking in the rain forest and spent a day in Old San Juan all which were in close proximity to the apartment. My daughters enjoyed the boogie boards and the beach right outside the apartment. We had a wonderful week! Thanks again! Tsenes Family
The location of this property was lovely, by Luquillo Beach, near El Yunque and a short drive to Old San Juan. Other than the location, this property turned out to be a disappointment. Let's start with the mattresses on the three beds which were hard as concrete. After several sleepless nights, I ended up sleeping on the couch for the rest of my vacation. My husband and son suffered through it since there was nothing else they could do. The night I gave up and moved to the couch, I slipped on a pool of water in the living room. The airconditioner had frozen up and was dripping water onto the floor, a significant amount which I had to mop up in the middle of the night. Then there were the bath towels. After my first shower, I reached for a bath towel and proceeded to dry myself with what felt like sandpaper. I held up the towel to take a good look at it, and there were three round bleach stains on it! I threw it on the floor and grabbed another towel; it had a hole in it. The crank to the kitchen window was broken, which kept the window from being closed completely, allowing a steady stream of heat and humidity into the condo. Other smaller issues such as bad water pressure and a toilet that stopped up a couple of times just added to the frustration. Overall, the condo and its furnishings looked dated and in need of a facelift. In conclusion, we did not allow the condo itself to ruin our vacation. We enjoyed our days at the beach, the rainforest, Old San Juan, and fishing off of Fajardo. But for the money we paid, I would not recommend this particular property...unless you like sleeping on concrete slabs and drying yourself with sandpaper.
Located in Luquillo - right on the beach. Wonderful view and close to amenities. The grocery store is within view of the apartment. There are several restaurants nearby (Subway across the street, Several near the square in Luquillo, and the Kiosks are a short drive down the road - our favorite was La Parilla). Fajardo (for charters) and El Yunque rainforest are a short trip away. The apartment was clean and well-maintained and as described. The owner was extremely helpful and answered all my questions. I would wholeheartedly recommend this property to my friends and family who are headed to the island for a visit. Can't wait to visit again!
Nina, thanks for everything. The apartment was excellent; it had everything we needed. You should have seen my sons' faces when they found the boogie boards and the basketball in their room. They were sooo happy! We went to El Yunque, Culebra Island, Fajardo, Luquillo Beach, and even went kayaking in the lagoon in Fajardo at night. The apartment's location was very convenient to get to all the places. We might go back in a couple of years and will give you a call to rent the apartment again. Thanks for making everything very easy for us and for helping us have an awesome vacation. Take care!
The apartment was neat, clean, well equipped and maintained. The conditions of the apartment are actually better than the pictures and descriptions. The only minor problem we had at the beginning of our stay, was solved within 10 minutes of a call, to the apartment owners local representative. That is what I call good service. I was impressed by how well kept the common areas are (lobby, basketball courts, tennis courts, pools, etc...). I was equally impressed and delighted by the friendliness of the security guards and maintenance people on the premises. The beach was incredible, soft sand, with warm clear water, perfect for swimming, body surfing, and snorkeling. My sons had a blast building sandcastles and collecting treasures (seashells). The sounds of the crashing waves, the cool breezes and views from the balcony are worth a million. We went to El Yunque rainforest, did night kayaking in the Bio-Bay and visited Icacos Island via catamaran for a day of incredible snorkeling, all these attractions and activities are just a short drive away. We even ventured west and visited The Parque de las Cavernas del Rio camuy, and the Arecibo observatory. Old San Juan with it's spanish colonial architecture and castles is also a must see. We enjoyed dinners at Sandy's, Lolitas and Pasta y Pueblo, all good restaurants at reasonable prices. The luquillo Kiosks were ok. I would definitively recommend this apartment and this type of vacation experience to close friends and family. This was an experience that we will definitively repeat in the future. Thank you Frank and Nina for renting your apartment to us!!!