|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Privately owned Penthouse Villa located in front of water park pool. Fully equipped & furnished, sleeps 8 comfortably. It has a beatiful roof terrace, gas grill (BBQ), 2 Flat-screen TVs w/ cable service, wi-fi and mini stereo w/ I-Pod connectivity. Complex is ideally located between the attractions offered in the northern and eastern regions of the Island, allowing for a short drive to many activities such as: golfing at the Berwind County Club or Trump Int'l Golf Club (5 & 15 min respectively), shopping or a movie at the Belz Factory Outlet Mall as well as a Walmart Supercenter (15 min), walking at historic Old San Juan (30 min), trying your luck at the nearby casinos (15-25 min), enjoying the trails & waterfalls of El Yunque Rain Forest (15 min), swimming at the beautiful Luquillo beach (20 min), boating or kayaking at the bio luminescent bay tour in Fajardo (30 min), taking a ferry to the outer islands of Vieques or Culebra, home to espectacular beaches.
The apartment was roomy and spacious. It was fresh and clean, as well as it was modern and beachy. We were very comfortable. Our group consisted of 4 adults and 2 children. It has a great set up and a wonderfull terrace with views of both the ocean and the mountains as well as a front view of the pool. The only thing is that the Loft is not well ventilated. So it gets hot!
Other than that evrything was wonderful and the owners were great.
We loved our recent visit to Puerto Rico and Aquatika! The owner Rolando was wonderful to work with and I would recommend this unit to anyone.
The unit: Clean, spacious, as good or better than photos. There were plenty of towels, well-stocked kitchen, boogie boards and pool toys. Air conditioning in the bedrooms was nice, and the rest of the apartment had a good cross-breeze when the windows were opened up. Loved that roof terrace!!! This unit is towards the front of the complex not too far from the beach. Comfortable beds and the extra half bath upstairs was a plus.
Aquatika: Very quiet, not many people around during the week, with only a few more on Sunday. Maintenance crew seemed to rake the beach and clean the pools every morning. Landscaping on ground was lovely. Kiddie pool with slide and fountains was only turned on on Sunday the week we were there. Many times we had a pool or hot tub all to ourselves, other times we shared with other renters, several of whom we return visitors to Aquatika. I would love to be a return visitor sometime!! Also, security seemed very tight - our group of 4 women felt very safe here. The beach at Aquatika was nice, a couple of days it was fairly calm and a couple of days it was a little rougher and we could attempt to boogie board.
Loiza: We did not really spend any time in Loiza, but we found the location to be a good home base for visiting Old San Juan, Pinones, Luquillo, and Fajardo. Loiza is only 10 minutes or so off Highway 3 where you will find lots of chains (Wal-mart, Walgreens, Burger King, etc). We we very happy with our choice to stay just east of San Juan.
We had a wonderful time! The listing description was everything promised and more. Property was clean and very well maintained. Owners were in easy to contact from start to finish to answer any questions. I have not stopped talking about it since we arrived home! We will definitely use Home-Away-From-Home for all our future vacation travels.
What a wonderful condo to stay in. We arrived after midnight, as we came from the west coast and lost many hours in travel. Rolando was accommodating to this, by leaving us a key and having someone come by the following day to check in on us and be sure we had everything we need.
The house was wonderful. It was very clean, and well stocked with towels, blankets, pillows, all we needed. There were six adults traveling and we were more than comfortable. I felt as though there would have been room for more. The kitchen was well stocked with seasonings, oils, pots, pans, coffee pot, etc. There was more than enough silverware, and dishes, and plenty of seating in the living and dining areas. We really enjoyed cooking dinners on the huge roof top patio in the sunset. It was a great way to end every day. The bedrooms all had air conditioning and there were plenty of fans around the condo and a great breeze coming off the ocean to keep it too hot in the main areas.
Aquatika has beautifully kept grounds. The pools were the perfect temperature, not too hot and not too cool. We were only slightly disappointed that the water slide was only available on the weekends, but when we saw all the life guards it made much more sense. Also, during the week, we were easily the only people in the pool, the complex was appeared empty. The lazy river didn't really flow, but we did enjoy inflating the provided pool floaties and slowly paddling ourselves down it with a cool beverage. It was more like a very long pool. The private beach was gorgeous, the water is warm, and it is large enough to share with the few other people out there. The gates do get locked at 7pm.
This was the perfect oasis if you are looking to be outside of town, and enjoy time with friends or family. We had most our meals here, and were thankful for the large grocery store / Walmart being near by. In Loiza we didn't really go out much to eat, but we did really like the roadside food. This was a great location to get back and forth from San Juan or Fajardo. As it was pretty central between both.
We enjoyed hiking in the En Yunque National Forest, scuba and snorkeling from Fajardo, and touring the bacardi factory in San Juan.
The resort was beautiful and the grounds were well maintained. The location was close to San Juan, El Yunque and Luquillo Beach. The weekends are busy, but during the week the resort was very quite.
The condo was very clean when we arrived. It is fully equipped with everything you will need for you stay. Very spacious! It was very easy to get ahold of Rolando if we needed anything.
It was our first visit to Puerto Rico. We highly recommend this condo. We hope to return again.
This was our first time in Puerto Rico and in fact our first vacation off mainland US, so we were not sure what to expect. The owners of the condo were great to work with and the property was very nice. We had some problems with the washer and the beds were a little thin but all in all the unit is as advertised. The complex Aquatika was very well cared for with great landscaping and maintenance. The beach is not nice at all, it is small and you can’t walk around the point in either direction. It was also very very dirty and was in fact very disappointing. The pools were nice but often times the hot tubs were off and the controls could not be accessed. The lazy river is small and was also turned off part of the day. The tennis courts and mini golf are in very poor repair. The pictures are not recent!
The area around the condo was very depressed and run down, this appears to be the norm in Puerto Rico, trash is everywhere in this side of the island. We did visit the west coast and the interior and found it to be somewhat cleaner. The Bio-Bay tour was great and I would recommend the Kayak option, really cool. The area beaches were nice and for northern people like us the water was pleasantly warm and the climate is great. The roadside food was good (but very primitive), it was also cheap! If you don’t like fried foods pack a lunch! The bakeries were wonderful and the coffee is great.
If you know what to expect I am sure you would like the area but we have learned that the internet can make anything look better than it is, so beware!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 1 - Dec 31
Security and Reservation Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee of $60 may apply
Room Tax: 7%
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.