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Yamil and Cathy

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish

Aquatika Exquisite Penthouse with beautiful View

43 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

Las Carreras Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Penthouse Sleeps 8, Spectacular Pool View and Gardens

Aquatika is a beautiful resort-type community. Don't settle for less, receive the BEST guided service. We will be your private ambassadors here in PR, available 24/7 for all your questions during your stay and prior to arrival. Take time to read our guest's Reviews. This air conditioned Penthouse unit with 3 bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, accommodates 8 people and offers all of the comforts of home in a beautiful Caribbean setting. Aquatika features multiple pool areas, miniature golf, basketball, tennis, sunning and lounging areas, children's playgrounds, shaded seating areas and green space.

Fully furnished condo with fully equipped kitchen. Great entertainment area w TV, cable, surround sound. Also a gas-operated BBQ grill in the terrace. The laundry area inside the apt. includes a washer and dryer. Credit cards accepted with Pay Pal

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Yamil and Cathy (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Yamil and Cathy

We love to receive guests from all over the world (US, Canada, Spain, England, Germany, Russia, Latin America) specially the ones that bring small children and decide to include grandma and grandpa as well. Their faces when they see all the pools, the gardens, the iguanas.... is worth a thousand words and really makes our day.

We enjoy this field of "work" and be able to use our home to share memories and be part of something special....Family Vacations!!!

Yamil and Cathy purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Yamil and Cathy chose Loiza

This property has all what you need inside the apartment; just like new appliances, comfortable bedding and pillows, and beautiful private terrace.

Aquatika has everything you can think of in a private complex; 5 pools, jacuzzi, playgrounds for the kids, direct access to the beach and is very well maintained.

Loiza is not a touristy town, but is close to everything within 7-20 miles you get to the airport, outlet malls, casinos, fine dining, ferries to Culebra, Rain Forest.

What makes this apartment unique

You get our personal attention. You will never feel like you are alone. We answer all questions within minutes. We know how special family vacations are and how insecure one can feel in a foreign country. We are here to help, so you don't rent only our unit, you also get our top of the line Customer Service.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the Guests' Book.

Cathy and Yamil,

Can't wait to come back, everything was great. Awesome location for the kids!. We will miss morning coffee on the porch and being able to watch the kids swim. This was the quietest, most private time to be here with friends. Highly recommend the Bacardi Rum factory tour, El Yunque rainforest and a day at Luquillo Beach - Best Piña Colada ever!!.

Thanks for the memories.
May 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 43 traveler reviews

Aquatika Exquisite Penthouse with beautiful View
average rating of 4.8139534 based on 53 reviews
5

Cathy Is Awesome

  • 5 of 5

It was Lucky I found this place! Cathy helped me out knowing I was going to PR to Get my Kids and fight in court to get them to come to the US. Cathy was awesome and had no bad comments of where me and my family stayed. It was way better then condado. Thank You Cathy!!! Really will be back every year!!! If you are looking at any other comment don't bother Cathy is awesome and the place is what it pictures look like.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maryland
5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Amazing! If you are going to rent in aquatika you must rent from cathy and yamil. They were so helpful from the minute we arrived in PR. They met us at the car rental and we followed them to aquatika. They were also available throughout our stay to answer any questions or trip ideas that we had. The rental was clean and they provided us with toys for my children to play with at aquatika. Best vacation ever! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO USA
5

30th anniversary paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are grateful to have chosen Aquatika to celebrate our 30th anniversary and to launch our sabbatical. The apartment was beautifully decorated, spacious and truly relaxing. Everything was crystal clean. The outdoor setting was serene and beautifully landscaped with access to a private beach. We enjoyed swimming in the interconnected series of pools and walking around the gorgeous grounds. Yamil and Cathy were so kind and helpful to us, eager to make sure that we were well taken care of. Aquatika is a great place to unwind, replenish and to venture out to explore a beautiful part of the island. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA
5

Something for Everyone Eenjoy

  • 5 of 5

A sigh of relief came over all as we approached the front gate knowing that our choice in stay was even better than the brochure. From the private beach to all five pools, satisfaction was on our faces the entire time. Cathy and Yamil made sure, that if we had any concerns or questions, that they were there to help. The rooms were spacious along with the patio and adjoining family room. Up to date appliances made us feel as if we never left home. I recommend, as I already have to my closest of friends and family, this two floor condo. A true gem. Thank you Cathy and Yamil for opening your home to us.

The Quinones Family.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My extended family ranging in age from 48 - 4 stayed for a week in June. Dealing with Cathy to make the reservation was so easy. My husband &I both work for an airline & we travel extensively, but this was the first time we booked through HomeAway.

The apartment was exactly as pictured, so no surprises there. It was also very clean. The complex itself was residential rather than like a resort, so don't expect restaurants, activities, etc. The pools were great & the beginning of the lazy river (which does not have a current, so it isn't really a lazy river) was right in front of the apartment.

Before I booked it, I read all the reviews & saw lots of concern regarding the surrounding area of Loiza. My husband grew up in Puerto Rico & said that yes, it is a poor area, but that it would be fine to stay there. We didn't have any trouble driving around there, even at night, so I would not let that scare you. The complex is right behind a police station & it is gated & staffed with guards at the entrance. We never felt unsafe. Anyone who has traveled throughout the Caribbean will be fine.

You will definitely need a car since there is not much in the immediate area. The location was great as you are close to El Yunque, Pinnones, Luquillo, the airport, etc. There are 3 parking spaces per apartment, so no worries about that.

The apartment was equipped with most items needed in the kitchen, including a sponge, dish soap, and papertowels. There were some basic pots & plates (only 7 forks, though). It also had a toaster oven, coffee maker, and blender. There is NO dishwasher. The appliances were good & worked well. Some things that were missing - a 13x9 pan or cookie sheet, some tupperware (there was 1 container), a caldero, dishtowels, a spatula, & oven mitts.

The linens were clean. There were 8 bath towels, but only 2 washcloths (I always bring my own). There were 4 beach towels (again, we brought some), 2 pool toys, mini-golf clubs, & a basketball.

There was soap & toilet paper, but we did buy some more and left it.

The upstairs patio had a gas grill that was small but in working condition. There were a few plastic chairs up there, but no table so it wasn't really possible to eat up there.

There is A/C in the bedrooms & living room, but not upstairs. The living room A/C cooled the upstairs just fine. There is a limit to how much electricity you can use (70 kwts/day) and we did not exceed that. If you do, you pay extra.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in Aquatika and were happy with the property and service. We already replaced some of the missing items and made other changes for future rentals. Thank you for your review and we hope you consider us again on your next trip to Puerto Rico.
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Wilmington, DE
5

Perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

Our family (with three young kids) had a great vacation in this villa. The property includes several kiddie pool areas, at least one of which is zero entry. Also great playgrounds. The apartment has bunk beds with guardrails, and plenty of space, including a very private sun patio (perfect to use when the kids are sleeping). It was very clean. Owners were super responsive and accommodating. We plan to return to this unit.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad to read you and the kids had such a wonderful time. We hope you visit PR again and come back to Aquatika.
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Luis Muñoz Marin
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Fajardo to Vieques / Culebra Islands
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bahia Beach Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 66
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
El Parrilla
Nearest Beach
Aquatika beach
Car: necessary

GPS coordinates 18.423864, -65.838715.

Aquatika is located in Road 187 km. 23.6 Loiza, Puerto Rico. 15 miles from the Luis Muñoz Marín Intl’ Airport. Within 10-25 minute driving distance you will find Belz’s outlet mall, El Yunque Rain Forest (U.S. National Park), Hacienda Carabalí for horseback riding, mountain bike, go-carts and 4 tracks guided tours, Wyndham Rio Mar Hotel & Casino with two Championship Golf Courses, Trumph International golf course, Bio-luminescent bay at Fajardo, ferries to Culebra and Vieques islands, scuba diving, Camarero horse racetrack, and more… Old San Juan and San Felipe Del Morro are 35-45 minutes away. In Puerto Rico you can also enjoy Rio Camuy Cave Park, The Arecibo Observatory home of the world's largest and most powerful telescope for radar and radio astronomy, Bacardi Factory, Serralles’ Castle and Buena Vista Plantation (antique coffee plantation) at Ponce among other touristic attractions. You can also enjoy typical and fine dining at nearby hotels, Isla Verde and Piñones.

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Rates & Availability

Las Carreras Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Season 2016
Aug 15 2016 - Dec 11 2016
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,120
 
 
Winter Season 2017
Dec 15 2016 - Mar 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,225
$3,200
 
 
Spring Season
Mar 16 2017 - Jun 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$170
$1,120
$2,900
 
 
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4 night minimum stay
$200
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Condo's fee per person $10
Cleaning fee $60
Tax Rate 7.0%

We have available playpen, high chair, and umbrella-style stroller for an additional fee.
Rates are subject to change. Different rates and restrictions apply for the following weeks - (3/20/16 to 3/27/16), (July 3 to 10, 2016), (July 24 to 31, 2016), (Nov 20 to 27, 2016), and (12/23/16 to 1/1/17). Please check with owner.

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Amenities

Las Carreras Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • Aquatika allows a maximum of 8 guests per rental. 7 will sleep comfortably in this apartment. We can provide a floor mattress for the 8th guest.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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