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Luis Arvelo

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish

Puerto Rico Getaway beachfront condo apartment lodging near San Juan

13 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Medianía Alta Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4-6, walking distance to beach

Reasonably priced accommodation: 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment at Villas del Mar Beach Resort, a recently built oceanfront complex in Loiza, between San Juan and Rio Grande, close to Isla Verde, Condado. 30 minutes from Fajardo and the ferries to the islands of Vieques and Culebra and its famous Flamingo Beach . This budget travel deal has 2 balconies, patio, walking distance beach, tennis and basketball courts, gym & sauna, 2 parking spaces, gated access and more. Ideal for affordable family vacation in the northern coast of this Caribbean island.

This relaxing getaway is located only 14 miles from San Juan Intl Airport (SJU), accessible through several routes. Away from the noise and traffic of the city but within minutes of shopping malls (Outlets 66), renowned golf courses (Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club, Trump International Golf, Westin Rio Mar Beach), casinos, horse tracks, local restaurants and world famous natural attractions such as the Yunque National Park

Reservation: 50% total rent payable in advance to reserve, remaining rent payable at check-in.

Refundable security/damage deposit of $150 payable at check-in. Refunded after check-out inspection.

Regular Check-in time 3pm, Check-out time noon. We can make special arrangements.

Cancellations: Full return (less $50 cancel fee) if cancel in written at least 45 days prior to check-in. Unused portion return if evacuation is ordered by authorities, or the National Weather Service issues a tropical storm or hurricane warning for Puerto Rico.

Other: Discounts for couples (sharing one room) and military, one week min. stay.

$100 off if staying a second week.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Luis Arvelo (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

Why Luis Arvelo chose Loiza

I always wanted to own a beach apartment and could not let pass this opportunity, a beautiful unit close to San Juan metropolitan area, 30 minutes from the airport and the hotel strip but outside of the noise and traffic of the city.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hola LuisLes queremos dar las gracias por su asistencia en nuestro tiempo en Puerto Rico. Realmente nos pasamos de lo más bien. Hemos recibido el depósito el día 29 de Julio 2006. Esperamos al volver, que usted nos ayude una vez más. Si llegare por California, Los Ángeles no se detenga en llamarnos y nosotros le regraciemos el favor. Gracias por su amabilidad Familia Rivera
Jul 2006
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Reviews

4.6
based on 13 traveler reviews

Puerto Rico Getaway beachfront condo apartment lodging near San Juan
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 16 reviews
Cleveland, OH
5

Awesome Puerto Rico Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our Puerto Rico vacation was amazing! First, the pictures of the apartment do not do it justice. When we arrived at our villa, we were pleasantly surprised how large and clean it was. The bedrooms were spacious with fresh linens, and both bathrooms were spotless. The kitchen was very nicely equipped, so it was easy to cook up the local groceries we purchases. Also, there are front and back patios to enjoy the tropical weather.

The complex has about 200 units, and we were lucky to have the place nearly to ourselves. There are two pools and a hot tub to enjoy - all very clean and private. Additionally, every morning we walked to our private beach area and enjoyed a morning swim.

The owner met us at our apartment the first night we arrived and provided us with a map of the surrounding area so we could explore on our own. He was very helpful and made us feel welcome. We would definitely recommend this apartment rental if you want to really enjoy Puerto Rico outside the hustle and bustle of San Juan.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always try to please our guests and have them feel as home.
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4

Perfect Condo for a Great Getaway!!!

  • 4 of 5

With this being my family's first time traveling to Puerto Rico - we had no idea what to expect. This vacation exceeded our expectations. The Condo was a great distance from the Airport and Old San Juan (about 20-30 minutes). We arrived and called Luis when heading to the Condo and the housekeeper met us with the keys to the Condo. Everything was clean and perfect for our needs. I was nervous that it was really warm inside the living room/kitchen area but with the AC's in the bedrooms during the night - they kept the rooms at a great sleeping temperature. We figured we were going to be out and about so no need to worry about it being hot in the house.

The amenities on the property were great - 2 pools, Hot tub - Basketball court (which if you have kids who like to play - bring one along) we ended up buying one at Walmart. - The Tennis Court (which Luis' condo provided rackets and balls).

The Beach was soooo close, you walk out the Complex and it was completely private. The only sad part as far as view - the neighboring building is abandon so it can look a little sketchy when taking pictures of the great shoreline and palm trees. (Just crop that out) But overall the beach was quiet, clean and a great time to spend a morning swim.

We completely loved that the Complex was quiet - always being monitored by the security guards on duty, totally felt safe - which by the way talk to the guards and get the in's and out's of where to go. Shout out to Santiago for really giving us some great places to go visit and eat, especially not knowing the area and we really didn't want to spend all our time in Old San Juan.

We never got to go to the stores at the corner of the complex - we just drove to Walmart and picked up the necessary items which was not far at all.

Overall this place was a great place to stay if you want to be outside of the touristy areas that can sometimes take away from the true experience of traveling to different places. I truly felt I was staying at my grandmother's home in Mexico. Very comfy and homey.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Couldn't ask for a better stay in such a beautiful place !! 👙🏊🏝

  • 5 of 5

My overall expierence was amazing. The place was nice and very comfy. The beach was beautiful and the pool was nice which we enjoyed every night of our stay. The kids loved the pool because there were 3 different pools one about 2 ft of water, one pool had 3 or 4 ft of water, the other was 5 ft and then the hot tub. Fun for all ages. We meet a cab driver that was very nice her name is Tammy if you need a ride if you are in the area call her (787) 667- 3214. She took us where we needed to go and picked us up and brought us back. If you do the rain forest which is a must do they will pick u up from here. We went to Culebra using the East Island Excursion which they will pick u up from here as well. Culebra was a beautiful beach and the entire trip that day was simply breath taking. They were not stingy on any food had plenty for all including seconds, thirds if u want. They had alcohol of plenty, soda, water... All you have to bring is a towel and sunscreen. For the price it's well worth it. I love Puerto Rico !!! Stay here cause it's very comfortable, relaxing, and you escape the hustle and bustle at night especially if you have your kids. We went to Walmart and stocked up for the week. Again even without a car it was very easy to get around.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Nice vacation in Puerto Rico

  • 3 of 5

Overall when we arrived at the property we were met by the cleaning lady and she showed us the condo and gave us the keys (and an extra set for something that we still have yet to figure out). The beds were ok and comfortable but I did go to the local Walmart 6 miles away and get a firm pillow. The furniture was a bit out dated but for a week it was ok. Once the security guard knew our car and us, it was no problem getting in and out of the property. There is wifi in the condo that I didn't know about until Luis told me a few days into our stay as I was going to the pool house every day sitting in my car (as the home away app stated there was wifi at the pool house). The Pharmacy/drug store just down the road from the resort was very accommodating and had almost everything you would need but at a price. Next door was a small coffee / sandwich shop we got fresh bread and coffee every morning. The McDonalds 2 miles away had a limited but similar breakfasts. Make sure you visit Walmart, Pinones town for their shops/food, beaches and we found a pretty good BBQ place too. American restaurants on route (3) past Walmart was IHOP, Chilis, and also loved the outlet 66 mall (which wasn't really an outlet mall outside but an indoor regular mall).

Our 2nd night there the fan went out on our AC unit and Luis was accommodating and found another condo on the property for us to move into while the part was ordered and installed the next day. Overall very good impressions about this place even though it was outdated in the furnature/tvs.

Tim

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, Quiet, Safe, Convenient! Perfect place to stay for seeing the best of Puerto Rico!

  • 4 of 5

We really appreciate Luis letting us stay in his vacation home! It was clean and had all the essentials we needed for our first extended stay in Puerto Rico. We stayed for 3 months! It was so nice to enjoy two pools and a jacuzzi too. The beach on the property changed so much while we were there! And we enjoyed walks in both directions right from the property. We also enjoyed the tennis courts and the gym. We never used the sauna at the gym, but it is available!

The unit was clean and well equipped for sleeping 6, quite comfortably. It is nice to have the use of the tennis rackets, some beach toys, chairs, etc. The paddle fans were great and the screens on the sliding doors were good too! Some units that didn't have these and we were glad that we did! The washing machine and dryer were very convenient too! We felt very safe with the 24/7 security & location at this complex in Loiza, a quiet & convenient location!

We had several visitors and it was perfect for getting them at the airport and seeing the most important places in PR. About 25 minutes from the airport, about 35 minutes to El Yunque (We enjoyed doing all the hikes there and all of our visitors enjoyed going to the National Forest/rain forest), about an hour to Old San Juan, which we did several times, with each visitor and some extra trips ourselves, and about an hour from Farjardo. We went to Farjardo also with most of our visitors. Some did the Bioluminescence experience there, most went to Culebra, and some went to Vieques. These are two islands off the east coast and easy to do either one in a day with an inexpensive ferry trip from Farjardo. We also went to the Horse Races, only about 20 minutes away. We could get to everywhere on the island in a day and return. We made several trips to other parts of the island to see the Camuy Caves, the Hot Baths, the mountains, Coffee Farms, Ponce, Beaches on different parts of the island, and the Arecibo RadioTelescope Observatory (CLosed until June, it's on our list for the next time!). And it was nice to visit several beaches only 10-20 minutes away. We always took 187 along the beach to the airport or to San Juan and it was a nice trip along the coast, with many beaches where you could stop & places to get pinchos or great local food! There is so much to see! We definitely have more to do another time, but we were careful not to do too much, so that we enjoyed all we did do.

Looking forward to returning again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you review. We will continue to make our best to have a clean, convenient, and reasonably priced place for visitors that want to be close to San Juan and at the same time close to the beaches, the forest, and other attractions outside the metropolitan area.
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4

Relaxing getaway

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment with all the facilities you need. The location itself is very safe and secure with good and clean facilities. Luis was a great host and communicated with us very promptly. We had a very relaxing and care free week

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Luis Munoz Marin Intl Airport (SJU)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Loiza Beach
Car: recommended

Loiza is a town located 12-15 miles away from San Juan. You can go there by several routes, the scenic Rd 187 along the coastline, the old Rd 3 and the new tollway Rd 66. It is also close to Rio Grande where you can enjoy its beautiful golf courses and El Yunque Rain Forest, and minutes away from the towns of Luquillo and Fajardo. Puerto Rico Open 2012 will be at Trump International Golf Club, 20 minutes from the property. Loiza is a town with rich cultural traditions. St Patrick Church (1645) in Loiza is the oldest on the island still active as a parish church. Explore Cueva de Maria La Cruz caves with archaeological finds dating back to archaic days. Loíza is the best place to sample the Puerto Rican variety of Afro-Caribbean cuisine. The Loíza Carnival celebrates the African heritage of the town of Loíza. This annual folk (last week of July) festival features a religious ceremony, carnival, parade, floats, costumes, masks and bomba dancers. A lively Afro-Caribbean dance, bomba is at the root of the Puerto Rico's African heritage.

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Rates & Availability

Medianía Alta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$80
$525
$1,400
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$100
$665
$1,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$95
$665
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $60

Fess and deposit may vary depending on length of stay.
Rates are subject to change.
For pets and periods not listed above, please ask.
Full return if cancel in written at least 45 days prior to check-in.
Unused portion return in case of hurricane warning issued by National Weather Service.
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Amenities

Medianía Alta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • towels, soap and toilet paper provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Regular beds for 6 adults. Air bed available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Sports equipment available for rent - please ask. This unit has metal storm shelters on all exposed windows and doors to protect against hurricanes.

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