My husband and I and two sons, ages 8 and 6, stayed here and it was just amazing! If you like seclusion and independence and not the hustle and bustle and extra expense of a resort, this place is for you!! We couldn't believe the beautiful beach was a 30 second walk out the back patio - it was truly paradise! And during the week the beach was literally deserted - one day we had it all to ourselves. Milton did mention that starting mid-April the beach fills up a bit more, and on the weekend locals were there, but it never felt crowded.The water was fantastic, the waves mild and safe; my boys had a blast playing in the surf all day.
Milton was responsive and easy to work with - my kids accidentally snapped the paddleboard paddle in half which we felt terrible about - let Milton know right away and of course told him to take it out of our deposit - he was very nice about it. There were no boogie boards, but it was fun to try paddleboarding - really hard!
Don't leave food out on the counter - one day we had tiny ants get into a bag of cereal, but besides that, there were no bugs. Lots of little lizards around, though! Security at the gate felt really safe, but the only downside that happened was one night I left my sons' water shoes out on the patio to dry and the next day they were gone! Really disappointed to have something stolen, especially because it really was a secure, deserted facility. There were a lot of workers there during our stay doing some painting, so maybe it was one of them. Don't know. Not a huge deal - our fault for leaving them outside, I guess.
As far as activities, the location of this property was IDEAL!! The rainforest was a 15 minute drive away with great hikes and waterfall pools to swim in. We spent a day in Old San Juan and El Morro which the boys just loved! The kioskos at Luquillo are a must - Ceviche Hut was great. We did a snorkeling excursion with East Isle Adventures - just a 30 minute drive to Fajardo - that was amazing and the snorkeling was incredible!
We just had a fantastic trip all around and would definitely come back, even despite the stolen shoes!!
One thing to be aware of, Puerto Rican drivers are CRAZY!! Seriously, things that would illicit major road rage stateside are commonplace - especially around San Juan. If you think someone is about to cut you off, they are. If you think they're about to ignore that stop sign, they are. Just be hyper vigilant and don't get mad! It's the laid back island lifestyle, I guess!