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Popular 3BR Penthouse Condo with Upgrades - Must see!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8), Private Terrace

Beautiful three-bedroom vacation rental in the ocean-front Aquatika condominium complex located in the San Juan area (Loiza/Rio Grande). This upgraded penthouse condominium features all of the comforts of home (and more!) in a luxurious Caribbean setting.

Among the comforts and conveniences provided are:

* 3 bedrooms furnished with queen-sized beds (an additional premium full-sized or twin-sized Air Bed is available upon request) Sleeps up to 8.

* Pack 'n Play Crib and highchair available upon request.

* 2 and 1/2 bathrooms. Full baths offer tubs, showers and hair dryers.

* Fully climate controlled. Air conditioning units in all bedrooms as well as in the main floor living area and loft. Ceiling fans throughout.

* Two large, flat-screen televisions with cable TV service and DVD.

* Smart TV with web apps, including streaming services like Netflix and YouTube.

* Cable music stations as well as bluetooth-enabled docking stereo.

* Free high speed Wi-Fi (wireless internet) in the unit.

* Cozy seating and relaxation areas on main floor and in loft.

* Modern kitchen with electric appliances to include: stove, refrigerator with ice maker and filtered water, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, and coffee maker. A complete set of dishes, mugs, glasses, silverware, utensils, pots and pans are all provided.

* Separate dining areas include a kitchen counter bar with three stools, a formal dining table with six seats, a pub table with two stools, and an outdoor patio set seating six.

* Condo features expanded indoor living space, including a second floor loft area which opens onto a huge, beautifully tiled, partially-covered outdoor patio. Furniture includes large table and chairs, chaise lounges and a hammock.

* Electric grill on patio available for your use.

* In-unit washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

* Non-smoking unit throughout, including private patio.

* Tastefully decorated, clean unit.

* Gated community with 24-hour security presence.

* Must be at least 25 years old to rent this unit.

Find your personal paradise at Aquatika. This beautiful condominium complex is the perfect place to escape to for those looking for something other than the hustle and bustle of the main tourist zones. Aquatika offers guests a tranquil setting right on the Atlantic coast. Walk out the complex gate to the beach and crashing waves and take it all in. The Aquatika complex fronts the Atlantic Ocean and allows for direct beach access. Loiza's beaches are beautiful, with comfortable sand and clear, warm waters. Grab one of the beach chairs and your towel and head here for a day of fun and sun.

Inside the gates, Aquatika offers guests a wide range of vacation pursuits. The development features multiple pool areas, including warm and cool jacuzzis, basketball courts, mini-golf, tennis courts, volleyball court, soccer court, sunning and lounging areas, children's playgrounds, shaded seating areas and ample green space. If your stay includes a weekend, spend a day (or two!) at Aquatika's main pool area, which comes alive on Saturdays and Sundays. A full-sized water slide provides countless hours of fun for kids of all ages. Grab one of our inflatable floats and head further down the complex where a winding river pool awaits. Beach-side gazebos and BBQ grills provide the perfect setting for an afternoon cookout, or make use of our electric grill on our private terrace for a more private experience. The grounds display lush tropical plantings, palm trees and flowers.

The main club house area provides guests with a pool and covered terrace with outdoor seating and a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Keywords: Condominium, Condo, Villa, Penthouse, Apartment

More Details

Owner
Jeff Rekett
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Jeff Rekett

I'm a Chicago native working in the health care field. My family and I enjoy traveling to warm climates, especially when the long cold winter has taken its toll on us. Puerto Rico captured our attention a few years back and we decided to purchase a vacation home on the island. We have thoroughly loved making our home warm and comfortable for our own enjoyment and that of our guests. For us, Aquatika is a place to relax and rejuvenate and to get to know another culture.

Jeff Rekett purchased this condo in 2007

Why Jeff Rekett chose Loiza

Aquatika provides the feeling of a fine hotel property but with the comfort of condominium living. Warm crystal clear pools, ocean and beach access, basketball, tennis, volleyball, soccer and mini golf all on site provide hours and hours of fun for everyone. Located just 30 minutes east of the airport and accessible by highway or scenic route, Aquatika is in a prime location to venture out and explore many of the island's attractions.

What makes this condo unique

We enjoy morning strolls around the complex enjoying all of the beautiful flowers and plants, encountering the occasional iguana along our way. The beautiful Atlantic ocean is a short walk down the walking path from our unit and whether we want to take a swim or simply take in the view, it's great having it so close. A hop in the car and a short drive away we find everything we need, from grocery stores to restaurants, to fine shopping. The main tourist areas and attractions are not far either. Our unit is one of the penthouses, the largest unit available at Aquatika. Besides offering two floors of expanded indoor space, our unit features a very large outside terrace. The terrace is partially covered, allowing this space to be enjoyed throughout the day, even under the hot afternoon sun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the best vacation ever!
May 2009
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Amenities

Las Carreras Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two and a half baths make getting up and getting ready easier and faster for larger groups.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) Very comfortable beds with high quality pillows, sheets and comforters., Double Beds (1) Premium full-sized air bed available upon request, Twin or Single Beds (1) Premium twin-sized air bed available upon request, Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'n Play Crib available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
i-Phone and Smart Phone-compatible stereo system available for your listening enjoyment, 24 hour gated community, direct beach access, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball court, soccer court and mini-golf course. Five pool areas.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Popular 3BR Penthouse Condo with Upgrades - Must see!
average rating of 4.892857 based on 47 reviews
5

Clean, Beautiful, Family friendly

  • 5 of 5

Loved the penthouse upper patio! Pool and hot tub was fabulous. Lots of fun amenities on the resort like tennis, putt putt, and beach volleyball. Would like to come back with our kids. Only negatives are not many restaurants close by, deck around pool is loose gravel and must wear shoes, water slide and lazy river is only on during weekends, and lounge chairs need replaced. Minor issues though. Overall really enjoyed the resort and will come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful property with great amentities

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo and had no complaints about it whatsoever. We were met at the car rental place by the property manager and he took us back to the property. The condo itself was very nicely kept up and we had washer, dryer, full kitchen with dishes , pot and pans, ect. It was a very roomy condo. We were two couples that stayed in the condo. you could have had another couple, but we didn't want to share a bathroom. There were two full baths and then half bath upstairs. There was a beautiful roof top terrace that we utilized and the pools on the grounds were very nice. Everything was well kept up.

The only downside/negative, was that you had to drive to go out to eat and it was usually a 20 min drive. If you choose to make food and eat in then that is not a problem. It would have been nice to walk to restaurant and that option was not available. We had some friends that stayed in another condo in the development and they loved it as well, but wouldn't stay at that location due to the limited supply of close reataurants.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a great vacation in Puerto Rico. Jeff and JC were very professional and all of the logistics were seamless. Jeff was very responsive during the booking process. JC went above and beyond meeting us upon arrival at the airport and getting us settled.

The property was awesome with several pools, playgrounds, and a great little beach. The location was ideal for day trips to old San Juan, el yunque, luquillo beach, and fajardo (biobay and ferries to islands). But our kids (8 and 5) had so much fun at aquatika that we could have spent the whole time there. The little town of loiza is away from tourist traps and felt like a more authentic cultural experience. Lots of amenities nearby though, for groceries and other things we forgot to pack.

The unit was great. Clean, spacious, very comfortable, well stocked. The loft and rooftop patio were really nice.

Overall, it was a great unit, great property, and great location, all for a solid value. Coupled with the excellent service from Jeff and JC, we would recommend it. Usually I avoid repeat trips (just too much to see in the world), but would definitely consider going back to this aquatika rental. Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Never a dull moment

  • 4 of 5

Condo was quite large to fit our 2 families. With four teenagers, there was plenty of activities (tennis, pool, soccer, volleyball, lounging on the beach) for everyone. The complex is a little off the beaten path, so I strongly suggest renting a car. We were able to get a van to seat everyone and used Aquatika as a home base for day trips to the rain forest, San Juan, Luquilllo beach, and of course food at Ralph's and Walmart. Great stay for a large group.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was our pleasure having you and the family as our guests. And, it's so true that Aquatika is a great home base with lots of activities for the whole family, while providing a very central location to venture out and explore all that the the island has to offer. Thanks again for your patronage and we hope to see you again on a return trip. Regards, Jeff
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Beautiful well maintained Penthouse with all the trimmings!

  • 4 of 5

What can I say about such a lovely property! From the time of booking Jeff was available to answer any and all of my questions in regards to payments, property, inclusions...you name it. From the time I booked to the time we arrived I had to make additions and changes and Jeff helped us with no hesitation making the process seamless and stress free considering we had family coming from 3 states to stay in the condo. We had 20 people staying in different condos throughout Aquatika but I have to say our property was my favorite. Aquatika as a whole is well kept and just stunning to stay at. The pictures dont do the property as a whole justice. Beautiful to see in person.

The manager JC was great with suggestions on where to eat or places to have fun and find adventure. He also was available when we had a minor problem of the toilet chain breaking and learning how to turn on the Wi-Fi for the TV. When I say they think of evrything you might need to feel at home away from home...they think of EVERYTHING! From cutting boards chop food, pots, pans, bowls, serving dishes, blenders...just to name a few. Beautiful laundry room...pool towels, bath towels, beach chairs, inflatables for lazy river, volleyball for sand volley, sand toys, basketball, tennis rackets, mini golf clubs and balls...you name it they had it readily available. Even offered a pack and play and inflatable mattress if we needed it. Air conditioning kicked great cool air which is a must when its July in Puerto Rico..a problem my friend had with her rental and they were melting. Only thing I felt they couldve used on their beautiful rooftop deck was a full size grill. All they offered was a Foreman grill. But that could be easily upgraded im sure in the future. Only reason I didnt give it 5 stars..but they still get like 4.5stars for our stay.

I would gladly recommend rental 5303 in the future for anyone traveling with a family or group. We had 8 total in the rental and we were all very comfortable! We will definitely keep Jeff's number for the future as we always come back to PR every few years. I love this island!! Thank you JC and Jeff for keeping up such a great property and making our experience in Puerto Rico that much more comfortable and memorable!

Til next time,

The Mitchems

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

JC and Jeff were a treat to work with, the place was amazing as well as the grounds. Everyone enjoyed their stay. we hope to return as I fell in love with Puerto Rico

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Las Carreras Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$140
From
$145
Fri,Sat
$990
$3,310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Housekeeping $125 + Tax
Guest Registration Fees $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change. There are no additional charges for use of any amenities and reserved parking is free. A $250 security deposit is collected on each rental and is refundable following checkout and a successful damage report.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Map

Molasses Restaurant - St. Regis Bahia Beach Hotel
Soleil Beach Club
Balneario La Monserrate - AKA Luquillo Beach
Guavas Restaurant and Pub -- CLOSED
Los Kioskos de Luquillo
El Yunque National Forest
Old San Juan
Plaza Las Américas
Culebra Island
Lolita's Mexican Restaurant
The Outlet Ruta 66
Las Cabezas de San Juan
El Morro
Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Sandy's Seafood Restaurant & Steak House -- CLOSED
Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar
San Juan
Punto de Vista Restaurant & Bar
"Great rooftop spot for food and drink in Old San Juan."
El Verde BBQ
"Fabulous road-side stop for great authentic puertorican food. Eat there or take away. A mu..."
The Mall of San Juan
Ralph's Food Warehouse, Rio Grande
"Full-service grocery store convenient to the property."
Edelweiss Grill & Bar
"Nice spot for dinner and drink at the Luquillo food kiosks."
Smoke House BBQ
"If you have a taste for some excellent BBQ while visiting PR, this is the place!"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Luis Munoz Marin International (SJU)
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Fajardo
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
St. Regis Bahia Beach
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 66 and Road 188
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Molasses Restaurant
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Direct Beach Access
Car: necessary

For golf aficionados in particular, the area boasts a number of exquisite golf courses, including the fabulous Bahia Beach golf course (5 minutes drive) and the breathtaking Coco Beach Golf and Country Club, home of the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open (15 minutes drive).

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