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Dan Vazquez

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish

Comfortable, Affordable - Close to Beach, Rainforest, Shopping. Can't miss DEAL!

17 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

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Overview

Rio Grande Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

Location, Location, Location!! This comfortable and affordable one-bedroom is conveniently located. Within 10 minutes you can get to the world-famous RAINFOREST El Yunque; the white-sand Luquillo BEACH; premier SHOPPING outlets; tasty RESTAURANTS; horseback riding and water sports. 20 minutes away is the ferry to the gorgeous Islands of Culebra and Vieques (they are to die for!). It's just 30 minutes to the San Juan PARTY scene.

If you just want to relax and veg out, this apartment has an air conditioner that works fabulously! It also has a TVs, DVD player for movies, Ipod player/radio. Plus a comfy recliner to rest your bones.

If you like to cook, the kitchen is fully equipped. If you just want to heat up food quick, there's a microwave.

There is also free Wi-fi.

Most important, the people are friendly and warm--and if you're looking for time just to be with yourself, they'll stay out of your way

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dan Vazquez (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish

Reviews

4.5
based on 17 traveler reviews

Comfortable, Affordable - Close to Beach, Rainforest, Shopping. Can't miss DEAL!
average rating of 4.470588 based on 17 reviews
4

Homey feel.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Great value. Woke to roosters but very quiet other than that. Beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

The apartment was very well kept and roomy.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this apartment. The apartment was very neat, well kept, and roomy.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

This condo met our expectations. It was clean, in a great location (shopping, things to do, etc), easy to find, with a well stocked kitchen and closet (meaning extra sheets, towels, etc).

The a/c worked well, the bathroom was large, and the sitting room was good. The only negative is there is not cable tv. For anyone with a computer, the wifi works so you can surely watch movies from your laptop.

There was mis-communication getting into the condo the first time. My advice is have the exact address and explicit information to gain entrance BEFORE leaving home. I would stay at this location again if I return to NE PR.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Affordable and a short drive to Luquillo Beach, Fajardo Ferry and San Juan

  • 3 of 5

In March 2016, my girlfriend and I stayed at Dan's Rio Grande condo. The size of the property worked for us, but I couldn't imagine trying to accommodate more than two people. The kitchen and bath were well stocked with dishes, towels, etc, and having a cooler and chairs for the beach was great. The air condition worked great. The hot water was decent in the bathroom but nonexistent in the kitchen.

The condo is located in a residential neighborhood that is extremely "rustic." Not all of the homes are maintained well, and we were awaken every morning by the crow of the neighbor's roosters. Nonetheless, we felt safe. We didn't mind the simplicity of our surroundings since we really only slept and ate breakfast there.

We rented a car from the airport--DEFINITLY rent a car. There's a ton to do in the vicinity of a short drive. Luquillo Beach and several food kiosks are about 15 minutes away. Also, the condo is about 25 minutes from the San Juan where we did a walking tour, played at the casino and partied at Club Brava. In the opposite direction, the condo is a convenient 30 minute drive from the Fajardo ferry to Culebra and Vieques.

Our biggest complaint is that we waited outside approximately an hour after a long flight before Dan arranged for someone to bring us the keys to the condo. Overall, our experience was pleasant.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Last stop in our roadtrip

  • 4 of 5

Nice appartment. Clean, comfortable everything working. Friendly neighbourhood even if it looked kind of rough. Location was perfect, close to lot of places we wanted to visit. El younge, Luquillo beach, ferry to Culebra and boat taxi to Icacos. All well worth visiting. Good communication with owner and lady who let us in. Thank you very much.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great little place and price, awesome location, and nice host

  • 5 of 5

This is a great little place to stay. My husband and I stayed there with our two young children, and it was so nice to have separate spaces (i.e. bedroom and living room), as opposed to the single room of a typical hotel. There are windows with thin curtains high on the wall between the living room and bedroom, which adds to the charm of the place but also lets some light from the living room into the bedroom. Our kids were still able to fall asleep regardless of that light, though, so it was no big deal. The kitchen had plenty of dishes and pots, the bathroom had lots of stuff left by previous guests like sunscreen and bug spray, and there were plenty of towels and extra blankets (if needed). As a nice bonus, there are lots of supplies you could take to the beach - beach towels, a couple camp chairs, an umbrella, and a cooler. This is a cozy little place with lots of great extras that you wouldn't get at a hotel - and at a price that is WAY less than hotels I found in the area!

The location is wonderful, too. It's a longer drive (30ish minutes) to San Juan, but much closer to El Yunque and the awesome Luquillo Beach. Since we did all of those things, it was nice to be close to two of the options! We did have to rent a car (per google reviews, though not through personal experience, do not rent one from E-Z Rent-a-car; multiple people said it's a scam as they were intentionally overcharged and delayed). Being out of San Juan, we were also close to local bakeries that make not only pastries but also breakfast pates and sandwiches - just look up any bakery and try it, every one we ate at was so tasty! The place also has lots of restaurant recommendations from the host and previous guests in a binder - be sure to check them out!

Finally, Dan is a very accommodating host! My husband and I stayed with our two young sons, and I asked if he had extra blankets so our 1-year-old could sleep on the rug or something - so Dan actually had his manager go buy a pack and play (small crib) for the place, so that we could use it!!! I was very impressed by that. He checked in (via email) and made sure we had whatever we needed. We are happy we stayed here.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
San Juan
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
La Parrilla
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Fajardo
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Rio Mar
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 3
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
La Parrilla
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Luquillo Beach
Car: recommended

Welcome to Puerto Rico!! This comfortable and affordable one-bedroom is conveniently located

--10 minutes from world-famous rainforest El Yunque

--10 minutes away from horseback riding, ATVing through jungle, and swimming in rivers

--15 minutes from white-sand Luquillo beach and all kinds of water sports

--15 minutes from premier shopping outlets (cheap shopping spree!)

--20 minutes from the ferry to the gorgeous islands of Culebra and Vieques (they are to die for!)

--30 minutes from San Juan party scene (get your boogie on)

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Rates & Availability

Rio Grande Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$69
$450
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $10

Note that there is a fully refundable $200 reservation fee that we have *never* had to withhold from anybody. We feel blessed that people have taken care of the apartment. Nevertheless, this fee is in place for our security so that people do not cancel last minute or break things in the apartment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Rio Grande Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom newly renovated in June 2010. Decent water pressure; built in hot water (as opposed to having to plug in hot water heater). There is plenty of room in shower (even enough for two people at once!). Also there is a lot of shelf space in the bathroom to store your toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom always has ample closet space with an overhead space for large luggage on top of the closet. Hangers, ironing board, and iron are provided. There is a Queen size, pillow-top bed with both king size and queen size pillows. Linens are always fresh. Shelf-style headboard if you like to read at night. There is also shelves to store clothes. The bedroom also has an air conditioner that cools the room down to perfection without making noise. Finally, there is Direct TV if you just like to relax by watching a movie or TV show.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a high speed fan and a regular fan that can be moved around the apartment for your use wherever you may like it. The wi-fi access is literally a three minute walk away in Rio Grande's central plaza.

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