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Brandi

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Sweet Dreams at Dulces Suenos on the beach

31 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Luquillo Condo Rental Photos and Description

Playa Azul #3 Condo with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Dulces Suenos translates as Sweet Dreams. Allow the sound of the waves and the song of the Coqui lure you to dreamland here in our oceanfront condo.

Hola! Located in Luquillo, just 35 minutes from the airport in San Juan, this 3 bedroom 2 bath beach front condo has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. The condo is located in Playa Azul, a gated beachfront community, just steps away from Luquillo Beach. Enjoy the beautiful sunrise in the morning, swimming, snorkeling and boogie boarding in the afternoon and rum drinks on the balcony in the evening.

You will have access to a full size pool, kiddie pool, playground equipment, basketball court, tennis court and a nicely stocked on-site library.

When you awake each morning head out to the 11th floor balcony to enjoy a cup of Puerto Rican coffee while watching the gorgeous sunrise and enjoying the soothing sound of the surf on the beach. You can also check in with the “real” world on your laptop with the free high speed WIFI available while watching the wave’s crash on the beach.

The master bedroom boasts a king size bed and attached bathroom with a shower/tub combination. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and the third bedroom has both a queen and a twin bed. The second two rooms share a bathroom- also with a tub/shower. Six guests can be comfortable in this spacious condo.

The unit is fully air conditioned with a ductless unit in the living area and window units in each bedroom. The living room and each bedroom also offer a ceiling fan if you prefer to keep the windows open and just let the salt air and soothing sounds of the beach lull you to sleep each night.

We have a washer and dryer in the condo and also have beach towels, beach chairs and umbrella available.

The condo is well located to enjoy the best of Puerto Rico. We are 20 minutes from El Yunque rainforest and the bio-bay in Fajardo and only 40 minutes from Old San Juan and the historic forts. The local area has several beaches in walking distance as well as restaurants and a grocery store.

Come and enjoy this treasure in the Caribbean.

Condo Specialties:

• Air Conditioning and ceiling fans in the living room and each bedroom

• Washer and dryer in the condo

• Refrigerator has an ice maker

• 42” LED/LCD/HDTV with HD cable

• High speed wireless internet

• Leather seating with recliners in the living area

• Patio set with rocking chairs on the balcony

• Blender

• Coffee pot with timer

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brandi (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Brandi

Hello,

I am a respiratory therapist for the local critical care transport team. Don is currently retired after 30 years of buying produce.

The love of our life is our sweet little grandaughter. Her parents are pretty special too. Little Miss keeps us busy on our days off from work since we get to spend a lot of time with her.

We love to travel to warm tropical locations especially in the winter to escape the dreary Pacific Northwest weather.

Brandi purchased this condo in 2011

Why Brandi chose Luquillo

I read about the Bio-bays in Puerto Rico and wanted to visit the island so we arranged a vacation and when we arrived we fell in LOVE with the island and the local people.

We previously had traveled to other locations and the locals were not terribly friendly but Puerto Rico was different. We spent our first day walking on Jobos Beach and we were approached by a local who recognized us as tourists (white skin turning red at amazingly fast rates probably was the give-way..LOL) and offered to show us the area while sharing information about both the local area and island in general. This was not an isolated incident, several times we were shown local sites by local people who are proud of their home and want to share it with others.

Puerto Rico is nicknamed the 'Isle of Enchantment' and it truly enchanted both my husband and I.

We are a few years from retirement and we decided to purchase a condo so when we are ready to retire we have it available but since we can only visit 2-3 times each year we thought why not rent it and let others enjoy the warm island of Puerto Rico.

What makes this condo unique

My favorite thing about our condo is the proximity to the beach. I love to be on the sand and in the salt water and falling asleep to the rhythm of the ocean. It is wonderful to have the access with no drive! Just a short walk across beautifully maintained grounds and you are on the sandy beach with reefs to snorkle right there. Listening to the waves crash is very relaxing at night hence the name- Dulces Suenos (Sweet Dreams).

Luquillo is located outside the metro area but has excellent access to the entire island.

El Yunque is a quick 15 minute drive to the trailheads and tourist center.

Fajardo is a 10 minute drive for fishing, snorkeling and scuba charters.

San Juan Metro is a 30 minute drive for shopping, dining and dancing.

Old San Juan is 35 minute drive for all the tourist attractions like El Morro and also many artisan shops.

Come and let Puerto Rico enchant you:)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed in this apartment for the past five years and have seen the various owners improve the place nicely. There are new windows and doors, and new kitchen with washer and dryer. It is convenient to the pool and beach and town.
Jan 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 31 traveler reviews

Sweet Dreams at Dulces Suenos on the beach
average rating of 4.870968 based on 32 reviews
Arlington, MA
4

Amazing Location and Value

  • 4 of 5

My family just returned from gorgeous Luquillo and our stay at Dulces Suenos. Brandi, the owner, has terrific communication skills and we were able to troubleshoot any little issue that popped up. The location, right on Playa Azul, is terrific. The condo is stocked with sports equipment, and we spent a lot of time boogie boarding. The surf was incredible. We also used the full sized pool (it has a deep-end!) and the ping pong table in the common room. The beds were comfortable and we greatly appreciated the air-conditioning in each bedroom as it was humid at night. Overall, this is a great functional space for a family with easy access to San Juan, Farjardo and El Yunque.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect beach condo!

  • 5 of 5

The best part of our stay at this property was working with the owner. Brandi couldn't have been more accommodating. The property was clean, close to the beach and other attraction. Brandi also provided us with a lot of local knowledge through her travel guides. I would absolutely stay at this condo again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! I am so glad your stay was enjoyable and I really enjoyed getting to help you have a great vacation. Thank you, Brandi
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Walpole, MA (outside of Boston)
5

How I miss Dulces Suenos

  • 5 of 5

My family had the most wonderful time staying at Brandi's place - we didn't need for anything. I would return and hope to stay at Dulces Suenos again. Beds were comfy, the beach is fantastic and the food in Puerto Rico is absolutely top notch! Thank you and so sorry for the LATE review...

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is never too late for such kind words! We appreciate the review and are so glad you have good memories from your stay.
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5

Excellent place & host, spot on as described in ad

  • 5 of 5

The condo and view are exactly as pictured / described. Luquillo's kiosk restaurant strip is pretty awesome - endless options and it's near a really nice beach (Playa Luquillo). The beach that is walkable from the condo is also really nice and convenient. You can rent kayaks, boogey boards, or snorkel gear nearby, and there's a couple good walkable restaurants. Other than that however Luquillo isn't the best place to be walking everywhere - no major safety concerns observed just far from what one may think of as a place to vacation.

Brandi is really a pro with this whole private rental thing - she went over and above what most hosts do compared to other VRBO's and AirBNB's I've stayed at. Brandi has tons of tourist information and recommendations she has prepared and organized into books on the coffee table - if you prefer the old school method of vaca planning you'll be very impressed. She also has tons of beach gear, sporting equipment, extra bedding, baby stuff, coolers, etc. available for her tenants to use. She was in touch via text whenever needed and offered to send a repair company for some minor things that we brought to her attention (we did not take her up on that it was no big deal). Thanks so much Brandi!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review! Also for all the updates during your trip. I am always happy when people let me know if anything is not working as advertised so I can get it fixed. I am glad you liked the info books...I am in the process of uploading the info to the hospitality area of the Homeaway/vrbo site so it can easily be accessed from your cell phone as well. Your group was great and we want to thank you for the wonderful review but mostly for all your feedback!
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5

Vacation July 2015

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place, comfortable, with great access to beach and restaurants... Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much especially the great fb posts during your stay. We so enjoy seeing the island when we can't be there in person:)
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5

Perfect home base for a visit to Puerto Rico

  • 5 of 5

Trip was off to a good start with an easy drive from San Juan airport, about 40 minutes. Arrived at the condo to find amazing beach views, with balcony oriented to catch both sunrise and sunset - photographer's dream come true! Condo is fully stocked to enjoy the almost-secluded beach, just steps outside the complex. (beach towels, beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, cooler, etc)

The complex staff was friendly and helpful. The grounds were well maintained. Pool and common areas were always clean. Security was present at complex gate and the building entrance.

Biggest pluses:

access to a fabulous beach that is never crowded

beach towels, etc, provided

laundry in unit

fully outfitted kitchen

proximity to El Yunque Rainforest

Things that could make this unit perfect:

removing doorstop from door of bathroom 2 (have to close the door at just the right speed or the doorstop will drop early and prevent you from closing the door)

filing down the keyhole of bedroom 3's doorknob (I passed too close to the knob and tore a hole in my shirt when it caught on a rough bit of metal)

Take-away:

Playa Azul - Dulces Sueños was a fabulous home base for our 9-day stay in Puerto Rico!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Unfortunately we can't remove the door stop on the bathroom due to the wind blowing the door shut on occasion if the windows are open but we may look into a "shock" style restrainer to slow it down and we will certainly have the doorknob looked at soon. Thank you for the feedback as always we want to improve and your advice makes that possible.
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
(SJU) Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
El Flamboyan
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Fajardo Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
9.5 Miles
El Conquistador Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 3
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Brass Cactus
Nearest Beach
Playa Azul (in front of condo)
Car: recommended

From Luquillo,Puerto Rico:

~About 20 minutes to El Yunque rainforest.

~About 30 minutes to San Juan -- Old San Juan is well worth a visit.

~Isle Verde and Condado beaches are not nicer than the Playa Azul beach but the tourist crowds make it fun to visit for a day.

~Las Croabas / Fajardo boating area with night trips into the Laguna Grande Bio-Bay. The Bioluminescent bay of Fajardo is a short 10 minute drive from the condo and one of the most amazing natural phenomenons I have ever seen.

~A day trip from Las Croabas to Cayo Icacos is a wonderful beach / snorkeling visit -- the beach is magnificent with crystal clear water on this small coral island. Many group charters will take you there for around $80 per person.

~A ferry trip from Fajardo to Isla Culebra to see the magnificent Playa Flamenco (the ferry was $2 for a one hour trip -- the trip to Culebra can be rough (dramamine is usually available) but the return is usually gentle.

There is much to do relatively close to the condo.

**If you want to map a distance on Google maps use the Luquillo Cemetary as your starting point- it is the closest landmark to the condo.** I have links to many maps already just email for more information:)

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Rates & Availability

Luquillo Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$160
$1,090
$4,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.0%

All rates include cleaning fee of $85/ week.
If you are booking more than 6 months prior to arrival please email me for payment plan options.

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Amenities

Luquillo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1086 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) one in second bedroom and one in third bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) in third bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) pack and play crib in unit and also a booster style high chair
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
blender, toaster, washer/dryer in unit, sand buckets, boogie boards, beach chairs, beach towels, games, books, on-site library access, child pool, full size pool, playground, full and half basketball courts, basketball, tennis court, tennis rackets and balls, ping pong rackets and balls, secure parking lot with on-site parking, gated community, full time security guard in lobby,

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