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COMFORTABLE, AFFORDABLE - CLOSE TO BEACH, RAINFOREST, SHOPPING. CAN'T MISS DEAL!

Dan Vazquez

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

Dan Vazquez

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
66%
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2014
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COMFORTABLE, AFFORDABLE - CLOSE TO BEACH, RAINFOREST, SHOPPING. CAN'T MISS DEAL!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

Overview

Overview

Rio Grande Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

Location, Location, Location!! This comfortable and affordable one-bedroom is conveniently located. Within 10 minutes you can get to the world-famous RAINFOREST El Yunque; the white-sand Luquillo BEACH; premier SHOPPING outlets; tasty RESTAURANTS; horseback riding and water sports. 20 minutes away is the ferry to the gorgeous Islands of Culebra and Vieques (they are to die for!). It's just 30 minutes to the San Juan PARTY scene.

If you just want to relax and veg out, this apartment has an air conditioner that works fabulously! It also has two TVs and an Ipod player/radio. Plus a comfy recliner to rest your bones.

If you like to cook, the kitchen is fully equipped. If you just want to heat up food quick, there's a microwave.

Free wi-fi just a three minute walk away in Rio Grande's central, newly renovated plaza.

Most important, the people are friendly and warm--and if you're looking for time just to be with yourself, they'll stay out of your way

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dan Vazquez (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Comfortable, Affordable - Close to Beach, Rainforest, Shopping. Can't miss DEAL!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
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Comfortable, Affordable - Close to Beach, Rainforest, Shopping. Can't miss DEAL!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p325672
+1 -914-610-9638
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
5

No brainer - best value on island!

  • 5 of 5
My family (including 2 kids and mother-in-law) stayed here for a week. Dan has this apartment loaded with everything you will need for a vacation on this beautiful island. The ladies love to cook and the kitchen had everything imaginable to do just that. It kind of reminded me of one of those ultra efficient model apartments you see in an IKEA store.
Kids could watch DirecTV either in the cozy bedroom or the living room. The AC unit in the bedroom cooled like a dream but we hardly used it since we were out during the day and it is cool at nights anyway (73F) and there are 3 fans in the apt.
The bathroom was loaded with clean linen and basic toiletries like shampoo, soap, toilet paper and lots of cool products left behind by previous guests. We paid it forward and left some of ours too.
The surroundings is great for someone who wants to get the feel of living in a local community. Nobody spoke English, everyone is laid back and time passes at its own pace. BTW, that didn't bother us though we hardly know any Spanish. Sign language works wonders! For those who like to shop, the outlet mall is close by and so is a grocery store.
The location was convenient with rainforests, beaches, the Fajardo ferry and highway close by (for quick access to San Juan ). I suggest taking the pre-paid toll option with your rental car if you plan to go to San Juan often. Dan also promptly replaced the natural gas cylinder when we apparently used up the existing one.
The kids also liked to roam the neighborhood streets looking for cats, horses, chickens and even green iguanas! Took lots of photos with local fauna. Though we were a little apprehensive about the neighborhood initially since it looked run down by American standards, we quickly learned to love the local charm and friendly people. I felt safe letting the kids walk around outside without supervision during the day.
OK, there is no WiFi in the apt but we got a good signal on our Sprint smartphones and hence could do all the netsurfing right off the phone. If you need WiFi, the plaza that is a stone's throw away apparently has free WiFi though we did not test that theory as we didn't need it.
Finally, nobody can beat Dan's pricing. For what you get, you almost feel guilty paying such a low price. We will definitely stay here the next time we come to Puerto Rico and will recommend this apt to our friends and family.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, Affordable - Close to Beach, Rainforest, Shopping. Can't miss DEAL!
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Rio Grande Puerto Rico
5

Sandra & Brandon

Sandra & Brandon
  • 5 of 5
I have nothing but good things to say about Dan's wonderufl apartment. You honestly get way more than you're paying for. I spent 18 days and I wish I could have stayed longer. The area is very calm and the neighbors are really friendly, I'm happy to now call them my friends. The apartment is small but cozy, it's very clean. The AC in the room is amazing. Shopping centers are close by. If you're looking to experience the true Puerto Rican life than this is it. I'm planning on staying here again in December :] . Saludos Dan.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Comfortable, Affordable - Close to Beach, Rainforest, Shopping. Can't miss DEAL!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p325672
+1 -914-610-9638
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
Rockville, MD
4

Great Apartment

  • 4 of 5
Pros:

The inside of the apartment is fantastic. The place was obviously remodeled and maintained with a lot of care and attention to detail--Dan didn't cut any corners. We enjoyed the quality of the amenities the apartment was filled with including the pots, pans, knives, bed, linens, shower, fans and AC unit among other things.

The price! It was an incredibly reasonable rate.

The location is convenient. We traveled every day and were a quick drive away from all the spots we hit.

Dan. He was a pleasure to interact with. He was very informative, friendly and prompt in all his communications. Our security deposit was also returned in full quickly.

The neighbor's were overly friendly and helpful. We talked with them a lot and enjoyed getting to know them.

Cons:

The only knock that I have on this place is that the surrounding area is visually a little rough around the edges. We understood that Rio grande is a small town in Puerto Rico--we didn't expect (or want to) be staying in a resort area. It was initially a little bit of a culture shock though. Many of the homes are in pretty poor repair (although some are beautifully maintained). At first, we were concerned that the area could be unsafe. Through our interactions with people though, we came to realize that the neighborhood was very safe and were put at ease.

Bottom Line:

We greatly enjoyed our time in Puerto Rico and our stay at the apartment. For the money, it was a awesome deal. Although we initially were a little taken back by the neighborhood, we met, and enjoyed the company of, many kind people in Rio Grande. As the day's passed we saw more and more beauty in the town and definitely grew to appreciate its character. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone as long as they are a little adventurous.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Comfortable, Affordable - Close to Beach, Rainforest, Shopping. Can't miss DEAL!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p325672
+1 -914-610-9638
Rio Grande Puerto Rico
Thomasville, Georgia
5

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights. We loved this apartment! It was in a perfect location! We were close to El Yunque and Luquillo Beach but still had the opportunity to experience a local neighborhood and great local food without all the tourists. The neighborhood was safe and the people were very friendly. The apartment had everything we needed and it was very cozy! We highly recommend this wonderfully priced little gem!
Thanks Dan!
The Thornhills
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Comfortable, Affordable - Close to Beach, Rainforest, Shopping. Can't miss DEAL!
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Rio Grande Puerto Rico
Washington DC
4

Good base location to explore the area!

  • 4 of 5
The apartment is located in a residential neighborhood off of a main road. Very easy to get lots of places within 10-20 minutes with a car. We used it as a base location for a bunch of day trips between San Juan and the east coast. The owner was very very friendly, helpful and responsive - the guide to the area is very helpful as well. Deposit returned quickly after our stay. We were two young women and felt safe in the area, neighbors were friendly. Its small, but comfortable and easy to get around if you're looking for an affordable place to stay and explore the area!
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rio Grande Puerto Rico
New York, NY
5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here for a week in December and it was AMAZING! First off, this place is perfect for those who want to experience PR like a Puerto Rican. It's central to everything: beautiful beaches, San Juan, Rain Forest, shopping, and great food. The last time I went to PR, I stayed in San Juan which was saturated with tourists, not so great food and everything was overpriced! Staying here we were able to enjoy so much more of the island.

The apartment had more than enough space for just the two of us. It was VERY clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. It was equipped with everything you could possibly need and was certainly well maintained. I will definitely stay here next time I am in Puerto Rico.

P.S: I highly recommend taking a day trip to Culebra. Catch the ferry early in the morning from Fajardo (20 min away).
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
San Juan
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
La Parrilla
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Fajardo
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Rio Mar
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 3
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
La Parrilla
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Luquillo Beach
Car: recommended

Welcome to Puerto Rico!! This comfortable and affordable one-bedroom is conveniently located

--10 minutes from world-famous rainforest El Yunque

--10 minutes away from horseback riding, ATVing through jungle, and swimming in rivers

--15 minutes from white-sand Luquillo beach and all kinds of water sports

--15 minutes from premier shopping outlets (cheap shopping spree!)

--20 minutes from the ferry to the gorgeous islands of Culebra and Vieques (they are to die for!)

--30 minutes from San Juan party scene (get your boogie on)

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $69 Per night

Rio Grande Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 5 2015
1 night minimum stay
$79
$550
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$69
$450
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $10
Notes Note that there is a fully refundable $200 reservation fee that we have *never* had to withhold from anybody. We feel blessed that people have taken care of the apartment. Nevertheless, this fee is in place for our security so that people do not cancel last minute or break things in the apartment.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Rio Grande Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom newly renovated in June 2010. Decent water pressure; built in hot water (as opposed to having to plug in hot water heater). There is plenty of room in shower (even enough for two people at once!). Also there is a lot of shelf space in the bathroom to store your toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom always has ample closet space with an overhead space for large luggage on top of the closet. Hangers, ironing board, and iron are provided. There is a Queen size, pillow-top bed with both king size and queen size pillows. Linens are always fresh. Shelf-style headboard if you like to read at night. There is also shelves to store clothes. The bedroom also has an air conditioner that cools the room down to perfection without making noise. Finally, there is Direct TV if you just like to relax by watching a movie or TV show.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a high speed fan and a regular fan that can be moved around the apartment for your use wherever you may like it. The wi-fi access is literally a three minute walk away in Rio Grande's central plaza.

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