LUXURY IN LUQUILLO I, 13TH FLOOR WITH OCEAN FRONT!

Michael Malchiodi

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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LUXURY IN LUQUILLO I, 13TH FLOOR WITH OCEAN FRONT!

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3 Beds 2 Full Baths Sleeps 8

Lap in the luxury provided by our 13 floor corner apartment sitting directly upon the beach in Luquillo. No roads to cross to obtain beach access, simply just walk down the steps directly upon our beach. To the left is La Pared one of the hottest surfing spots on the island, to the right is La Selva one of the longest undisturbed/undeveloped coastlines in all of Puerto Rico. This gated twin building complex sits high upon a granite rock towering over the beach whose waves create a wonderful sound as they dissipate upon the sand. On-site is a gym, pool, game room for the kids, gazebo and much more. The complex offers 24 hour security and garaged parking. The unit has been decorated using only the finest furnishings. Of the 3 bedrooms two have KING Beds and the 3rd has a TWIN OVER FULL BUNK bed with a trundle. The bedrooms accommodate 8 people.

Luxury Sleeping Arrangements: The beds are equiped with pillow top mattresses outfitted with 300+ thread count sheets. No, you will not find the plywood stiff mattress and the burlap bag sheets that many of the other condos offer. From the balcony you can look to the left and watch the surfers ride the waves or look to the right and see the Pelicans dive bombing for fish on La Selva’s miles of undeveloped beach.

Luxury Kitchen Described: Looking back over the interior of the island you will see the beautiful. El Yunque rain forest which is only minutes away. This place has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. All the beds, stainless steel appliances, maple cabinets, Corian counter tops, leather couch, leather chairs are all NEW. We have gone the extra mile and installed Italian doors throughout the unit. Watch your favorite stations from the states on our 36 inch LDC Wall Mounted TV via cable. Wash and dry your clothes right in our unit. Linens, towels, beach chairs, bogey board, fishing pole, silverware, and dishes are already included not to mention countless other items.

Entertainment: Entertainment is within easy reach. You can see the famous El Conquistador Hotel and Casino from the balcony and the El Yunque rain forest is easily viewable from any window in the unit. Fajardo’s marinas offer boating and sightseeing and Old San Juan and Condado are only 45 minutes by car.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Michael Malchiodi (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007

About Michael Malchiodi

I work at Yale University as a Business Analyst.

Michael Malchiodi purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Michael Malchiodi chose Luquillo

The property is right on the beach. It is close to San Juan. There are many things to do in this area for a vacation. Hiking, fishing, boating, golfing, going to the islands, hanging out on the beach, eating good food etc.

What makes this apartment unique

The sound of the waves. I can always hear them no matter where I am in the world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm Meghan and I am ten years old. This is my second trip to Puerto Rico some of the fun things I did were:

Eat at the kiosks number two was good

Go to the beach

Go to the rockslide

Horseback riding
Feb 2013
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.7
based on 38 traveler reviews

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Luxury in Luquillo I, 13th Floor with Ocean Front!
average rating of 4.6578946 based on 38 reviews
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Luxury in Luquillo I, 13th Floor with Ocean Front!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169626
Luquillo Puerto Rico
New Haven, CT
5

!!Great Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5
What a great place to spend a vacation. It’s been around 10 years since I last visited Puerto Rico. Just as advertised, the condo was spacious, well equipped and very well maintained. We loved the beach and enjoyed our short trips into town for breakfast or lunch. The food and hospitality was wonderful. We were all over the island. We went on a bio bay kayak tour, visited the Rain Forest, went horseback riding, and we went to the Caves of Camuy. Of course we had our own beach which was great. One day we visited all the sites in Old San Juan and came back at night to enjoy the nightlife. I went on vacation with my wife and three kids (19, 21, and 22), if you can call them kids. The kids had the time of their lives… They can’t wait to go back. My wife and I can’t wait to go back and if possible I will be coming back to this condo in Luquillo. THANKS!
  • Submitted: May 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good time down in PR. I also went to the caves and was amazed at how cool they were. I am heading down in August again and look forward to updating the condo with new items.

We will continue to go the extra mile.
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Luxury in Luquillo I, 13th Floor with Ocean Front!
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Luquillo Puerto Rico
5

Amazing & Breathtaking

Amazing & Breathtaking
  • 5 of 5
This has been my 5th consecutive year renting this condo and I am never ever disappointed. The unit is fully accommodating and has everything! Fully equipped, spacious and comfortable with top of the line furniture and appliances. Nothing cheap about this apt. The view is breathtaking!!!! I absolutely LOVE waking up and sipping on my freshly brewed Puerto Rican café while I absorb the most beautiful ocean view! Each day I watched the sin rise over the ocean and it is amazing. The surrounding area is poverty stricken but the condo sits on private gated property. This didn't bother me as I am from NYC and have seen it all. Nothing to be worried about, If anything you will learn the locals are the most welcoming and extremely nice. My family is from Puerto Rico and so I visit yearly and am never disappointed with Michael's Units. I have the best time and every yr its a different experience. PR is one of the most beautiful islands I have ever been to. 30 Min drive from San Juan and this unit is located on one of PR's most beautiful beach; Luquillo Beach. If you are looking for a great, affordable accommodations with top of the line furniture and appliances with the most incredible view ever.....then you have JUST FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury in Luquillo I, 13th Floor with Ocean Front!
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Luquillo Puerto Rico
5

Wonderful Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5
For a group of 6 adults we found this condo fulfilled all of our needs. The view in itself made us want to move down there! It was great to have the basics covered for us - cooking supplies, plates, toilet paper, beach chairs, etc. We were easily able to get the rest. The location was great for a day trip to San Juan, adventures in the bio bay and rain forest, and great food options. And what can top a beautiful sunrise right outside the patio door? The beach seemed so private, it was something we weren't used to since we normally vacation in more populated areas. Talking with the local fishermen was a treat too, we were able to get fish one day by helping them bring in their nets. The only downside we faced was parking, and only because we had not previously arranged having a 2nd car. One last thing, make sure you understand this has "Caribbean air conditioning" meaning there is not central air! The breeze makes it so you don't need the AC but don't walk in thinking you won't sweat a little. Thanks to the owners! Your place was a perfect one to spend a family vacation and celebrate a birthday too!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Luquillo Puerto Rico
4

Outstanding Ocean view and stay.

  • 4 of 5
The four of us, from 66 to 75 years old, had a wonderful stay. The apartment was very comfortable, in excellent shape and quite clean. It has everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. The ocean, beach and coastal view is out of this world from both the living and dining rooms and from the balcony! It includes the therapeutic sounds of the ocean's waves as they approach and reach the sand! The location of the apartment is great for the numerous and exciting sites and restaurants in the northeast of Puerto Rico.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Luxury in Luquillo I, 13th Floor with Ocean Front!
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Luquillo Puerto Rico
4

Great location*** Clean, comfortable and safe!

  • 4 of 5
First of all I do have to to say, do not be taken back by the neighborhood that surrounds the buildings. Although not the nicest, it does provide a sense of 'being with the locals' type of feel.
We stayed in the 18th floor apartment, and I have to say, it was great.
The owner, sent an email with instructions and very detailed information that would benefit our stay, and I found that to be very organized. The apartment had all the necessary things we needed to make our stay comfortable. I'd wish we would have had AC in the living room, but the breeze coming from the balcony overlooking the ocean, worked just as good. Appliances worked, it was clean and the apartment came with all the beach chairs, goggles, boogie boards etc, so we' enjoyed not having to rent things like that.
Very accessible to beaches,and el Yunque and San Juan. I would definitely recommend this place. It felt safe to be in the building. Folks were friendly. One bummer is that the pool closes at 6 pm, so we would of like it to have been a later close, but those are the building rules, nothing to do there.
The whole process from initial contact, to payment, to receiving and returning of keys, was very easy and stress free.
Thank you Michael, we look forward to renting this again in the near term.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Luxury in Luquillo I, 13th Floor with Ocean Front!
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Luquillo Puerto Rico
4

A wonderful escape

  • 4 of 5
We were looking for a secluded, yet reasonably convenient (within an hour's drive of a major airport) family beach vacation destination to escape an absolutely brutal Maine winter and we found it at this gorgeous, beachfront Luquillo Condo.

Luquillo is a small city on the north-eastern coast of PR, about 40 min. from San Juan Airport. It's centrally located between some of the best beaches in the Caribbean and world class attractions, like the El Yunke Rainforest and a bioluminescent bay. A short drive to the east is the city of Fajardo, where you can find some of the famous food kiosks and a ferry port for passage to some of the neighboring archipelagos.

Your first impression of Luquillo may not be so good. Parts of it appear to be rather poverty-stricken, run down and may give the appearance of being unsafe. However, once you take time to explore some, talk with locals and other tourists from the contiguous US, you will find that Luquillo is a relatively friendly city, where you can safely go out and about. We did lots of walking at night. The complex is gated, too. Trust me, the beaches and restaurants make the city's cosmetic flaws well worth it. I think such things add character!

Finding Luquillo wasn't too hard, nor was finding the condo building, but finding the vehicle entrance took us about a half hour, due to the many one-way streets in Luquillo, many of which are not marked. Driving in PR, especially in San Juan was the worst part of the trip. I would strongly advise against hitting the ground running with a rental car if you are either not used to major city traffic, or if you are a driver that likes to take your time. We found the vast majority of PR drivers to be absolutely ruthless on most roads around the island.

As for the condo itself: Outstanding! A clean, comfortable, spacious accommodation with a large balcony and panoramic views of the beach, rain forest and city, as well as many little extras. We really couldn't have asked for much more in an accommodation. Aside from the location and view, the best amenity was the fully equipped kitchen. If you don't mind cooking or warming up your own meals, this is the way to go on a vacation, eating what you want, when you want, at a reasonable price.

The only real drawbacks were the garage and elevators smelling strongly of mold/mildew. Can't really fault the condo owner for that, though. The remaining parts of the facility that we explored were great.

We'll be back!
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Juan International
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Fajardo Ferry
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Board Riders
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Guavas
Car: recommended

Golf: World Class golf can be found at the El Conquistador Hotel and Casino in Fajardo. The same can be found at the Westin Rio Mar in Rio Grande. Both courses are 10 minutes away. The ferries to the Vieques and Culebra are in the next town. The El Yunque rainforest is about 7 miles behind the condo. Hacienda Cariballi offers go carts, horseback riding and ATVS.

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Availability & Rates

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Luquillo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 16 2014
3 night minimum stay
$135
$925
$2,250
 
 
Thanksgiving to Christmas
Nov 17 2014 - Dec 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
$135
$925
$3,750
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 22 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
$925
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes $925 a week $175 a night above weekly rental. $500.00 security deposit requiredIF RENTED WE HAVE ANOTHER 3BED 2BATH UNIT ON THE 18TH FLOOR. SAME QUALITY FURNISHINGS HOMEAWAY # 91179 - EXACTLY LIKE THIS ONE.
Rental + tax is payable up front to secure time slot. Cancellations up to 60 days prior to arrival time $300.00 penalty.
We take paypal which allows you to pay by credit card. We will be switching over to Homeaway payments shortly.
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Amenities

Amenities

Luquillo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 13
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Budget
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Elevator
  • Broadband Access
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Pillow top Mattress 300 Count Sheets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Pillow top Mattress 300 Count Sheets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , All Pillow top Mattress 300 Count Sheets
  • All Furniture purchased from Pier1 Imports. AC and Ceiling Fan in each Bedroom. Closet Doors are hand made. Custom hand made shades. Every Mattress is a Sealy Pillow top. All the sheets are 300 count and above. We have stocked the apartment with a variety of Pillow sizes and types for your comfort. Extra linens are on hand.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Video Games
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
Notes:
Everything in the unit is top notch from the leather couch to the 36 inch wall mounted flat screen TV. No need to use the common area washer and dryer when you have one right in the apartment.
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