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Sheila Gonzalez

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish

Unbelievable Ocean Views, Gorgeous Beach and Remodeled Apart near Rain Forest

79 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Luquillo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 queen bed and 2 bunkbeds, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 6

Luquillo is a very famous tourist attraction in PR. It has the most incredible blue beaches that are renowned around the world as 'Bandera Azul', or Blue Flag, which is the highest distinction around the world. The famous 'El Yunque National Rain Forest' is 5 min. from the apartment with its incredible waterfalls and hiking trails. Also we have very close in Fajardo the Las Cabezas light house and forest reserve and the famous bio-luminescent lagoon. The Bioluminescent lagoon is a gtreat atraction and a great adventure. It's a beautiful and different experience due to being of a night kayak ride.

The apartment is a corner unit on the 12th floor. Due to many windows it has great cross ventilation providing with lots of ocean breezes. The windows from the kitchen and dinning room area also provide a beautiful ocean view. Even thou the floor is not too high nor too low you will feel from the inside of the apartment as if you are on top of the ocean in a cloud. Come and enjoy our all year round great weather in a place where you will feel like home!.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Sheila Gonzalez (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish

About Sheila Gonzalez

I'm a realt estate agent in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. An hour away from Luquillo. When I was very young my grandfather had a house in Luquillo in front of the Ocean and our family, uncles and cousins would spend most summers at this house in the beach. We always had such great time that I always said that when I could would love to buy a place there. It was the most frequented beach in the Island for Summer time. We used to meet school friends there even thou I lived in the metropolitan area. Everyone wanted to spend summer there and many camped in nearby camping areas. It was the cool place to be. Time has changed and now is a very tranquil beach. This makes it much better because you can enjoy nature in peace at it's best.

One day I was called to sell an apartment owned by my uncle in Luquillo. When I arrived just was amazed at the views of the ocean and just fall completely in love. I had to have it! It was needing some love so I decided to spend lots of money and did it as new. I am planning on enjoying it more in my retirement Unfortunately for the time being work doesn't allow me to enjoy it so I hope you do. This is the apartment that I'm offering with much pride.

Sheila Gonzalez purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Sheila Gonzalez chose Luquillo

This property has been prepared with lots of love and planning for your best experience in the Island. My greatest joy is for you to love Puerto Rico and Puertorricans and want to come back.

What makes this apartment unique

Completely remodeled! Great building with good security 24/7.

You will completely fall in love with the views and won't want to leave. From the kitchen, dinning and living area you really feel like in a cloud over the ocean. Great feeling!!!!

Reviews

4.9
based on 79 traveler reviews

Unbelievable Ocean Views, Gorgeous Beach and Remodeled Apart near Rain Forest
average rating of 4.898734 based on 79 reviews
Rockville, MD, USA
5

Excellent apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family (a couple with 2 kids) spent a week at this apartment during Thanksgiving 2009. The location is great if you want to use it as a base to explore different parts of Puerto Rico, specially the Northeast side, It is very close to El Yunque and Fajardo and not too far from San Juan. We also had a chance to visit Arecibo and Ponce.

The apartment had everything we could possibly need and the owner, Sheila, was very helpful welcoming us at the apartment and giving us hints. She even managed to get us a great babysitter one night so that my wife and I could go salsa dancing.

There is a great beach right in front of the apartment and it has a large pool. A car is definitely needed.

We highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It was my pleasure. Hope to see you and your beautiful family soon. Happy Holidays! Sheila
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4

Gorgeous View

  • 4 of 5

My son and I stayed here for a little less than a week and really enjoyed it! The bedrooms each had air conditioning so sleep was very comfortable. The fan In the living room and the breeze on the balcony made the common areas comfortable. We loved sitting on the balcony and listening to the waves. It is close to so much and we enjoyed the pool, tennis courts, and nearby beach. The parking was secure and there were always spaces available. Sheila was always quick to help if we needed anything and was very helpful. The kitchen had everything we needed and we enjoyed being able to cook our own breakfasts, snacks or occasional dinner. The condo was very clean.

While here, we visited the El Yunque Forest and Old San Juan. We took a great tour with BioIsland for an electric boat tour of the Bioluminescent Lagoon. We also took a snorkeling catamaran day trip with East Island Excursions, which turned out to be our favorite thing of the week.

Staying here worked very well for us and we enjoyed our visit a great deal!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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3

Affordable but noisy

  • 3 of 5

My family had a very nice stay at this condo. The owner was very attentive and made sure that everything was in order upon our arrival. The views of the ocean and El Yunque were lovely, and the location was very convenient for getting to the rainforest and to Fajardo for a snorkeling cruise. We had spectacular weather the entire week, and were very comfortable using just the overhead fans with the balcony doors always open. In general, I feel that the apartment came as described (and pictured) and that the rental fees were fair. We definitely got our money's worth.

However, I don't believe that this is a five star unit as rated by the majority of reviewers. For example, the leather sectional was nice, but the remaining furniture in the living area was stark. It was not easy for the four of us (myself, husband and two adult children) to share the space comfortably. The window in the dining area was missing a shade so that the bright sun made it difficult to enjoy an evening meal at the table. The "glassware" was plastic. Some nice sets of glass tumblers and wine glasses would make things feel a little more upscale. And the larger beach chairs are looking worn out and could stand to be replaced. Some of these points may seem minor, but I expect better conditions, maybe even a little luxury, for five stars.

The biggest drawback to this unit is beyond the control of the owner and that is the incredible level of street noise. Our first night (a Sunday) we had to contend with blaring music well into the early am. The music wasn't as bad on subsequent nights, but the noise from cars was as big a problem. On more than one occasion, it sounded like cars were drag racing on the nearby road. And the mornings weren't much better with the beeping and crashing sounds of dumpster trucks waking us throughout the week. This corner unit does give a lovely view of El Yunque, but I would rather have been in an internal unit where the noise might not have been as much of an issue.

If restful evenings are important to your vacation plans, this may not be the place for you. If you don't mind street sounds and late night music, this is an affordable option for your Puerto Rico vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing stay!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do no justice on how beatiful the view is. This was a perfect condo. The best we have ever stayed in. It had coolers ,beach chairs, basketballs tennis rackets, surf boards. In the kitchen it had everything we needed. The rooms are the only ones with air but not a problem . kitchen and living room area the breeze feels great. Not only at night but during the day too. It even had sun screen ,tan lotion and insect repelent. The beach is right across the street. We will stay here again!!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review!! Think of it as if it where your vacation home in Puerto Rico. Would love to have you again!
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

The location was fantastic. We enjoyed the pool and the beach and the basketball court. Shelia had everything we needed and more; beach towels, basketball, cooler, beach chairs, small surfboard...and a blender. The air in the bedrooms at night and the porch doors and ceiling fans kept us a comfortable temperature. The location is very chill and a mix of vacationers, long term renters and locals, which we loved.

Some of us took surfing lessons from "Surfing Puerto Rico" which was about .5 miles down the beach and everyone go up (37, 10 and 6 years old). We also recommend them! Locally, we ate at Aromas, Pasta y Pueblo, Taco Man (don't recommend this one) and Boardriders. The Kioskos are also interesting and have many food options. No one had any tummy trouble.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts USA
5

Our fifth visit to Sheila's condo!

  • 5 of 5

This past visit to Puerto Rico marked the fifth time we have rented from Sheila as we know that each time, we will have our "home away from home" without any glitches. It is always a pleasure to open the door to find a spotless condo, complete with everything needed; quality and comfortable furniture, working wi-fi, a complete entertainment system, all that is needed in a kitchen and beach chairs and beach toys for adults and children. If anything is needed, Sheila is available and will attend to anything graciously and immediately. The location is well-known among Luquillo visitors as it sits right on the beautiful beach affording a fantastic walk and beach lounging along with a pool, tennis court, handball court, and a center where yoga is offered along with other classes. The area is near excellent restaurants and not far from beautiful golf courses. I always enjoy our stay at this Condo and will be returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Luis Munoz Marin Int'l Airport (San Juan)
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Ferry to Culebra and Vieques from Fajardo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route #3
Car: recommended

Also in Fajardo which is 15 min away, you can set sail on one of many boats for rental or take the ferry to Vieques or Culebra. Also in Christmas season and Three Kings Day you can explore our culture and festivals. Viejo San Juan is only 40 min. away with historical sightseeing like 'El Morro Fortress', the Bacardi Rum Factory tour, lots of shopping, wonderful food and sightseeing in a ferry cruise on the bay. Good Hotels nearby like El Conquistador& Westin Rio Mar where you can find fine dining, casino, golfing, horseback riding, snorkeling, tennis, marina and dancing. There are 5 Golf courses in Rio Grande area.

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Rates & Availability

Luquillo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer season
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$115
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
fall season
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$105
$650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
Dec 16 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
$840
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$120
$800
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Ins $1,500 $49 + Tax
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change before confirmation of booking. Holidays could have an additional rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Luquillo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 958 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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