I booked the place directly above Maritza's weeks in advance and after traveling all the way from California, arrived to find it visibly dirty. Within a few minutes, my frustrated wife and I decided that we couldn't stay there with our 15-month-old daughter, but had no idea where we'd find another vacation rental for 5 days on such short notice. Luckily, we ran into Maritza who was there cleaning up her place and we were able to book with her instead, on the spot.
Unlike the rental upstairs, Maritza's place was CLEAN, comfortably furnished, with WiFi , a washer & dryer on-site, and a brand new ice maker (I helped her take it out of the box myself). Since we booked during the low season, we had the entire place to ourselves with safe, gated parking. The Padillas were the nicest hosts and took care of us whenever we had questions about the property and the local area. They helped turn our stay in Luquillo from a potential disaster to an unforgettably good time.
The pictures don't lie: the beach really is your backyard (just outside the rear fence). The rental is conveniently located near the Wyndham resort and the kioskos (lots of cafe, bar, and restaurant options close by). My family and I enjoyed El Verde BBQ and Don Pepe's in nearby Rio Grande, too. But the best part of renting the property in Luquillo was falling asleep on the balcony listening to the waves in the comfort of the rocking chairs. Don't miss this place!