This cozy beach house is located at Solimar, Luquillo. Solimar is a gated community with 24-hour security and it is just steps away from the popular Luquillo Beach. This private community has entertainment for the whole family: 2 tennis courts, 1-1/2 basketball courts, pool, gazebo and a grass volleyball court. The house can comfortably accommodate 8 adults. It has two bedrooms with Air Conditioning, (1 bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has a twin/full bunk bed). The kitchen is complete with all the necessary kitchen tools and gadgets for beach entertaining. The living room has Air Conditioning, 2 full futons, TV/DVD and tons of games/movies for indoor entertainment. The villa have a huge gazebo overlooking a beautiful communal patio,perfect location for lunch/dinner with the BBQ. The house has 1 full bathroom, and outside shower and a washer and dryer. There is also wireless internet.
This house is located right near the beach. A wonderful getaway from the hustle and bustle of san juan. The house is lovely and clean with a huge terrace with a barbeque grill for entertaining in the evening. It is well stocked with everything you might need for your stay. I would definitely come back to this house. The security is tight and makes you feel very safe in this community.
My family and I planned a trip to Puerto Rico to visit my dad in Ponce. Although the trip was mainly to do family stuff with my dad, we decided to take a few days to visit San Juan. The week we were going most hotels were booked. We were told to visit homeaway.com. It was our first time, therefore, we decided to try it out. We had a hard time trying to get some of the owners to reply to us on some of the beach properties so it was becoming frustrating. Until, we came across this property and emailed the owner who immediately emailed us back. I requested for him to call me and he called me immediately. He was extremely informative and accommodating especially that we were only looking for a 2 day stay. He sent me the contract immediately, allowed for some modifications that can make us both happy. He was a total gentlemen and spoke English very well. Unfortunately, we did not make it to San Juan since my dad had other plans for us that weekend. Being able to deal with someone as responsive, informative and who answered all my questions without becoming frustrated was a plus!!! I had to text him many times with many questions before signing the Contract since it was our first time and he always responded immediately and thoroughly. He made the experience a breeze and gave me a better feeling of renting through homeaway.
My husband and I stayed in this adorable beach house for two months this winter, 2012, and two months the winter of 2011. We loved it! Luquillo is the perfect vacation spot, close to El Yunque Rain Forest, the ferry to Culebra and Vieques, as well as all kinds of activities. The beach is one of the best on the island. The house is simple, clean and comfortable. The house was very well stocked, including outdoor games, snorkel gear, boogie boards, etc. there are even lobster pots!!! We bought fresh fish and lobsters at the pescaderia (fish market) and put the equipped kitchen to good use. It is located in a pretty and safe gated community, right by the beach. It is also quiet, and while we were there we met a number of the neighbors! Who were friendly and helpful. You are a long walk or very short drive to a good grocery store, and restaurants. The famous kioscos (small restaurants) are very close also. I can't recommend this house highly enough. Edgardo is a wonderful host. We plan to be back again next year.
This place is perfect, especially if you have children (we traveled w/ our 3 year old). It's in a very charming neighborhood with private beach access. It's a block away from the pool, and a leisurely 5 min walk to the beach...or if you prefer you can drive to the gate and still park within the fence.
We walked to the beach most times which gave me the chance to look at the other villas, and I have to say this one is one of the best locations within Solimar especially for families. It has a shared large back yard area for the kids to run around with a small playground while the adults relax on the HUGE patio with a few cold drinks. There's a gas grill too, for BBQ at home. Grocery store and pharmacy are a quick 3 min drive away.
There's everything you could ever need for a trip to the beach - towels, mats, beach chairs, boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, balls, shovels, buckets... loads and loads of beach toys. The owner, Edgardo, has really thought of everything to make your stay perfect. Edgardo is readily available to answer any questions you may have as well! It really felt like home instead of a typical hotel. In fact our 3 year old keeps asking when we can go back to our "Puerto Rico house".
While you're in Luquillo and visiting the kiosks I highly recommend Vejigante (kiosk #31). Also head downtown at try El Ricon del Sabor - Luis the owner is great and the food is wonderful!
Everything that could have been needed was thought of. I mean from various sports equipment to board games and puzzles. Picturesque views all around. The only minor drawbacks were the guest bedroom had a very loud bed (I preferred to sleep on the futon in the living room) and the futons weren't as comfortable as a nice couch to lay on. The owner was very prompt and courteous- extremely professional with any little question we had. We didn't get everything done that we wanted to do so there will be a next time and we will be staying for longer than two weeks.
The unit and condo complex were a bit dated but VERY clean, well maintained, comfortable, well stocked, and great for families. The condo had everything: tons of beach toys, boogie boards, towels, well stocked kitchen, extra sheets, foosball table on the patio, etc. We rented 2 units for an extended family getaway; this unit was close to the pool but farther away from the beach within the complex. The location is great: close to El Yunque, grocery stores, etc. Not the W, but much more comfortable than a luxury hotel for families with young kids.