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Oceanfront Condo in Luquillo Puerto Rico w/ Pool & Internet Access

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,304 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8.

SANDY HILLS OCEAN FRONT CONDO, just 30 miles East of San Juan - Spectacular panoramic views of the Ocean and El Yunque Rain Forest w/beach access. Amenities include: Telephone, HDTV, Cable Internet, Stainless Steal appliances, Washer/Dryer and Air Conditioning. Enjoy the privacy of a gated complex featuring outdoor pools, terraces & sandy semi-private beaches! Stroll miles of undeveloped beach to the east. Great local surfing from La Pared Beach! Stroll through the local town to the Village Square & visit the surf shops, or enjoy the flavor of the culture at the many little shops. Just 1 mile to Public Beach—handicap friendly complete w/showers, lockers, local fare & drinks. 5 minutes to explore El Yunque Rain Forest, enjoy mountain trails and swimming by the waterfalls. Night life abounds in the neighboring Westin Rio Mar or El Conquistador Casino Resorts. Golf, snorkel, scuba, fish, horseback ride, hike, kayak and water sports are just a few ways to relax in paradise!

COMFORTABLE CONDO: Condo offers all the comforts of home. Bedrooms feature outstanding views to El Yunque Rainforest Mountains. All beds recently updated to upscale quality to ensure a restful nights sleep, featuring fine linen including extra linens for added convenience. Rooms also feature newly installed air conditioners to provide a pleasant temperature & maximize comfort levels. Master bedroom features king size bed, cable TV, walk-in closet & recently updated private, full bathroom. Recently updated & well appointed hall bath boasts plenty of light. Kitchen is fully stocked with all types of kitchenware & features newer stainless steel appliances including front load washer/dryer & dishwasher. Living room boasts high definition cable TV, telephone with unlimited calls within Puerto Rico, high speed internet access. Living room lends way to balcony and panoramic view of La Selva Coastline Nature Reserve to the east and La Pared Surf Beach to the west. .

BEACHES: LUQUILLO PUBLIC BEACH just 1 mile away, offers a safe family environment for sunbathing, swimming & water sports. In season you can rent jet skis & kayaks. Beach offers bathrooms, lockers, souvenir shop, and food shop with typical Puerto Rican food and all types of beverages. Its most distinctive feature is the Mar Sin Barreras (Sea without Barriers), a low-sloped ramp leading into water to allow wheelchair users to access water and other conveniences for physically challenged persons. LA PARED BEACH-WALL BEACH located just one block to the west is a well known hot spot for surfing enthusiasts. You can enjoy watching the surfers from condo or join them. Numerous local competitions are held here throughout the year. La Selva Surf shop offers all types of surfing equipment for sale and rent, you can even take surfing lessons. LA SELVA-THE JUNGLE Beachfront is miles of protected Wildlife Reserve to the east, where the endangered Leatherback Turtles nest (largest living Turtle).

ATTRACTIONS: EL YUNQUE RAINFOREST is just 5 miles away and offers opportunity to enjoy the only tropical rainforest in all of the United States. It’s a great place to enjoy natures best, take pictures, walk the hiking trails and bathe by the waterfalls. Water is cold - you’ve been warned. Cost is Free. FAJARDO (5 miles) offers Wal-Mart, restaurants, marinas, and Ferry Port to nearby islands of Vieques & Culebra. Arrange for fishing and snorkeling trips that leave out of Fajardo. RESTAURANTS-Local eateries range from McDonald's to road side kiosks. Just 2 blocks to La Guava, ocean front sports Bar & Grill & El Rancho, a local, open air restaurant is about 5 minutes away, and both serve local Puerto Rican food and provide music and dancing on weekends and holidays. Additional formal dining, golfing & gambling are available within 20 minutes, at upscale hotel casinos.

More Details

Jorge Pimentel
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jorge, I wanted to let you know that we had a great vacation and were very pleased with your condo at Sandy Hills. It suited us very well in all respects - location, comfort, view, security. There was a festival going on at the Luquillo Plaza several evenings, and the area restaurants were very good. We especially enjoyed La Parrilla and the Miramar. We spent a couple of days at the public beach, which was excellent. We spent a day in old San Juan. The highlight of our trip was an overnight to Vieques and its bioluminescent bay. We rode the ferry, stayed in a simple guesthouse, and enjoyed the Malecon.

I'm glad that we found your condo on the web. Hope to return soon.


Dear Jorge and Gina,

I just wanted to send you a quick thank you for letting us rent your lovely condo in Luquillo. It was absolutely perfect for us and we had a delightful time in Puerto Rico. In fact it is a slap in the face to be back in cold, rainy, wet weather. Jorge, your instruction book was wonderful and we used it every day. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Yours, Mary (and Jack)
Nov 2010
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La Pared Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 19
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1304 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All baths are complete with full luxurious set of towels for 10. Baths have been recently updated! Baths offer choice of tub or shower. Sink w/vanity to accommodate the busiest of travelers. Electric and full mirror available. Blow dryer provided. Bring your bath salts to soak away the long hot days in the sun.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Additional cot in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Additional cot in closet
    Living Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom includes Cable TV, King size bed, private full Master Bathroom, walk-in closet and view to mountainous Rain Forest. Bedroom 2 includes Full size bed, cot in closet with view to Rain Forest. Bedroom 3 includes Full size bed, cot & pack-n-play crib in closet and room boasts view to Rain Forest, town square and beach. Living Room includes Queen size and Twin size futon together with spectacular views of the ocean through sliding doors comparable only to a cruise ship. The crashing surf below offers tropical breezes through the night with the lulling splash of waves over the reef. By day, watch or join the local surfers along Pared Beach that expands as far East as it does West with boundless views. Internet & Cable TV Ready! All bedrooms include air conditioning and additional bedding. Close to local grocery, fast foods and Walmart - so packing is light!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The entire condo is newly furnished & freshly maintained. Kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances including, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Linens are cotton or cotton blend - bath towels and beach towels for 10. Balcony boasts spectacular corner unit views of the surf below and the oceans for miles! Night views are stunning - lighting up the Town Square below or the light house at neighboring Fajardo to the East. With the front door open and the locked rod-iron gate secured - the ocean breeze bustles through the unit offering the balmy Caribbean breeze those long winters or stagnant summers try to steal. There is some 'common' diversions such as telephone, cable television CD Player, radio & Cable Internet Access for those missed 'known' comforts or some reading or board games to pass some time between the many excursions you can enjoy. We prefer non-smokers in order to maintain a pristine atmosphere. We will continue to make improvements and greatly appreciate your comments.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Condo in Luquillo Puerto Rico w/ Pool & Internet Access
average rating of 4.3404255 based on 48 reviews

Christmas/New Years Vacation 2008

  • 5 of 5

Jorge - Thanks so much for opening up your beautiful condo to us. We had a fabulous time. Wish we didn't have to come home. Left yesterday and it was 84. Today we wake up to 14 degrees. Everything we needed was right at our finger tips. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable. Loved the views (from the 19th floor) while having our coffee in the morning. We spent time on your beach, Luquillo Beach, ate at the kioskos, did the bio bay, fishing w/Marcus, El Yunque, shopping, Guavate, Old San Juan and Rio Mar casino. We never made it to the west coast, so I guess

we'll just have to revisit (oh darn!!!!). I disagree with the A/C previous reviews. Although it was Dec., it was in the 80's everyday. However sleeping with the windows cracked and the sliding glass doors open was plenty to keep you comfortable. Washer and Dryer was a real plus (I don't like returning from vacation and having a ton of laundry to do). I can't say enough about the quality of service and facility. We will definately recommend to friends and will probably return someday.

Thanks again,

Karyn in NY

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It brings us great pleasure to see others enjoy our place of paradise. Thank You for taking the time to provid your comments.
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The location. Was good, the place, not so much

  • 1 of 5

This place needs a lot of improvements, it was dirty, dishes were left unwashed. Rooms were smelly. Pillows were very stinky.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would stay here again

  • 4 of 5

The condo was in a very convenient spot. Close to great restaurants, grocery stores, rain forest, Fajardo, Luquillo beach and kiosks. The view from the condo was spectacular. The unit was very spacious for our family of five. We felt very safe there. The neighborhood looks very sketchy, but we strolled out every evening for dinner on foot. Boardriders was awesome. We ate there twice. Pasta D Pablo was amazing, Lenas had a great breakfast, and the Brass Cactus was really good too. We walked all around the neighborhood and most everyone had a smile and never made us feel unsafe. The security guards at the complex were very friendly and helpful. The pool was ok, just wish there were more lounges. The beach is very rough in front, but it was beautiful to walk on and to take awesome pictures. A few things that could have made the stay better, but wouldn't ruin a vacation over more essentials like toilet paper, paper towels and dish detergent. There was only enough for two days. The furniture definitely could use some updating in the living room. It was tough to sit 5 of us comfortably, needed to use the dining chairs to watch tv. The kitchen wasn't exactly clean when we arrived. I bought some Lysol wipes to wipe everything down. Pots, pans, dishes, glasses and utensils could use a major overhaul, it seemed like a lot was missing. A/C unit is very loud in master bedroom. Need more blankets. I think some were missing. Beach chairs were nice to have and plenty of beach towels and bath towels were there. All in all, we would stay here again, however we would like to see the west coast someday. We had a very nice time in Luquillo. Rain forest was great. We hiked a lot. Took a snorkel trip out of Fajardo to Culebra. Would've liked a longer stay.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Everyone should be so lucky to stay here!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view, but not worth it

  • 1 of 5

Stellar view and great access to beach, however, the negatives far outweigh the positives

*When we arrived we were told the keys would be in the unit, but everything was locked up. We' were told they would be there in 5 min to let us in and we waited 25-30 min. Not a good start.

*The unit was filthy. We had to wash every dish, pot, cup and utensil as they were caked with grunge/food. The floors were grimy and our feet were black in minutes.

*Then there was the Smell!! If you shut the windows to try to use the AC, it was unbearable. Smelled like backed up sewer. Very unpleasant. With the windows open at night is was very noisy so we did not sleep much.

* Poorly stocked. The kitchen had very few glasses, all the pots/pans were old, and there were zero basic items like in most VRBOs (no salt/pepper/sugar or basics). There was no extra toilet paper or paper towels so we ran out.

* Not enough hot water for 4 to shower. On day 4 of our 5 day stay they finally turned up the water heater.

*The dishwasher backed up and there was water all over the kitchen (see smell above). When we reported this the management company they claimed to not smell anything and made no repair even though I told them there was clearly a plumbing issue.

*very noisy...when we did try to use the ac at and night the multiple units made a lot of noise, especially the one in the master bedroom.

*Poor response time. We called the numbers given to report all the issues but no one would ever answer. We would get texts or email which was frustrating and not timely. They did finally come out but as I mentioned they never solved the issues. The owner texted me and promised a refund for our difficulties, but he never would answer my questions by text or email of the amount. We left PR with no resolution and now I will have to dispute through our credit card. Very unpleasant to have to deal with all this on spring break.

I would never go back to this unit. Stay in Fajardo, it is closer to all the activities and better beaches.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please do not judge me just by what this guest has said. Please read other reviews and make an intelligent assessment. When I received notice that there were issues I responded right away, within an hour. I dispatched local property manager to assess and correct problems. The complaint I received was regarding a smell, hot water not hot enough and dishwasher not working and leaking. Property manager reported back that he did not find any foul odor, water heater was operational and ran dishwasher. He raised temperature on the water heater. I was concerned that this guest was so upset, but I was not able to confirm the issues he was complaining about. After I heard from property manager I stopped responding and intended on responding when I was done looking into the matter. All the time guest is looking for a refund. My senses became suspicious with guest's intentions. I contacted previous guests and guests that came in after to see if I could get some information. This took about a week. I was able to confirm some of the issues and determined that I would refund 3 days. I thought this was fair even though guest was very impatient and difficult. Subsequently cleaning crew discovered grease in the oven that had foul odor and it was cleaned out. I have also removed dishwasher as it causes more problems. Many guests don't know how to use and dishes come out dirty and they put away. I also intend on removing the tankless water heater and replace it with a tank water heater. I find that tankless water heater reduces water pressure and it is difficult to obtain a higher water temperature. I believe that this guest was not accurate in his recounting of events and seems to exaggerate to make their case. Additionally, Deposit was refunded twice by system. I think he is actually making money. A decent person would return the additional deposit that was reimbursed. I responded the best I could with information I had.
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  • 3 of 5

I found the apartment to have everything it promised. The furnishing in living room need to be updated but over all the owner and property manager were great. We would stay there again. It was on the ocean and walking distance of restaurant /bar on beach. We felt secure and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
San Juan-SJU
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
New Route 66
Car: recommended

Experience the rich culture up close. Sandy Hills Condo is located in town of Luquillo which allows you to interact with very friendly local residents while being minutes from the World Famous Luquillo Beach within one (1) mile. Local eateries range from McDonald's to road side kiosks. El Rancho, a local, open air restaurant is about 5 minutes away, serving local Puerto Rican food and provides music and dancing on weekends and holidays. Additional formal dining is available within 20 minutes, including upscale hotels. Enjoy a ferry ride from Fajardo (5 minutes) to nearby islands of Vieques & Culebra.

Other Activities: Adventure Tours & Museum Tours Available.


Rates & Availability

La Pared Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Dec 16 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Starting at $700 per week during off peak seasons.
Any holiday that falls within your stay will have an additional $140.00 charge for each holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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