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Sweet Dreams at Dulces Suenos on the beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
1 - 4 nights

About the property

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

Owner
Brandi
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2017

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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Sweet Dreams at Dulces Suenos on the beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 36 reviews
St. Paul, MN
5

We did not want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Playa Azule! The view was wonderful and the sound of the surf was mesmerizing. I loved watching the sun rise in the morning with my coffee and gazing at the moon rising over the ocean in the evening. The condo was very comfortable and has everything we needed. Our family of 4 was able to spread out and relax. We took several day trips to explore various parts of the island such as the rain forest and Old San Juan. We were easily able to access miles of beach through the gate on the grounds and spend hours exploring various beaches. Everything we needed was easily accessible with a rental car and a sense of adventure! We would highly recommend this condo and cannot wait to return for our next vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the fantastic review.We appreciate that you took the time to review us. So very happy to hear that your trip was good and it sounds like you saw a lot of the island. Yes our favorite spot on the island is also spending the morning on the balcony enjoying the view and the ocean! Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and allowing us to be part of your vacation!
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4

Fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

This condo had a perfect location for us. 35 min to air port, 45 from Old San Juan and 10 from El Yunque rainforest. Condo felt secure and safe with gated entrance and security guards. The weather was great 83 everyday and 76 at night. There is snorkel gear, beach chairs, tennis rackets, basketballs, ice chests, board games, body board for ocean and dvd player for a relaxing movie with family. The grounds of condo complex have pool and kid size pool, basketball courts, tennis courts and jungle gym type stuff for kids. There is a beach just out a back gate and one with calmer waters just 4 min away. There is tons of food options at Luquillo kiosks. People seemed friendly. We don't speak Spanish and managed fine. If you only stay at 5 star resorts this isn't for you. If you are a regular family looking for a nice place to stay and get away, I would highly recommend this unit. Owners were nice and helpful with information.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Puerto Rico at our condo.Thank you for taking the time to submit a great review- it is much appreciated. Happy New Year!
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5

Fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at Playa Azul before. While the other condo I stayed in had much better furniture, this condo has an amazing view. Loved the deck! Must say that the pictures of the deck are not accurate. There is not a sit down table to sit at, only 4 chairs and a side table. Not a problem, but not what I was expecting either. The showers did not have great water pressure, but it bothered some of us but not me. Great instructions and easy access. I would stay here again, my only suggestion is to up date the pictures so they reflect the correct furniture. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review---it is very much appreciated. You are totally correct regarding the balcony furniture. The salt water literally ate the wrought iron of the old patio set over the summer and so we had it replaced in October. Unfortunately we have not been able to travel so I don't have an updated picture to post but I will work on that---thank you for the suggestion. We are glad your trip was good and you are welcome to come back anytime.
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Moorefield, WV
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent week at Playa Azul. Easy access to the beach with a wonderful breeze! Puerto Rico is an amazing experience - I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I am glad your trip to Puerto Rico was good and that we were able to provide a good place to rest between excursions. Sincerely, Brandi
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review. We are glad to hear that the AC is working well--it is fairly new and we are hoping the guests like it. We were very glad you choose to stay with us and I enjoyed helping with your vacation. Thank you, Brandi
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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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Map

El Yunque National Forest
"Great hikes, architecture and views"
El Morro
Old San Juan
Bacardi Rum Factory
"Nice way to see how rum is made both today and historically"
Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Tour
"Book early and try to go with Enchanted Island or Pure Adventure..both are great tours."
Culebra's Beaches
"Playa Flamenco is beautiful and a great way to relax on the beach but Playa Tamarindo is bet..."
Los Kioskos de Luquillo
Jobos Beach
"Nice family oriented beach about 1.5 hours from San Juan airport"
Fajardo Ferry Terminal
"Great way to visit Culebra and Vieques on a budget"
Luquillo
"Obviously my favorite town in Puerto Rico!"
Plaza de Armas
"Old San Juan is beautiful "
Balneario La Monserrate - AKA Luquillo Beach
"Blue Flag beach with handicapped access!"
Culebra
"Beautiful beaches and many sea turtles"
Plaza del Mercado
"Fresh produce...locally grown and delivered each morning"
El Flamboyan Bar and Grill
"Bar and Grill"
La Pared Beach
"Surf Beach"
Yanni's Pinchos Luquillo Puerto Rico
"Pincho's are shish ka bobs and these are great!"
King Seafood
"Seafood Restaurant many freshly cought items on the menu each day:)"
The Brass Cactus
"Restaurant"
Amigo 3682
"Grocery Store"
La Selva
"NE Ecological Corridor"
Enchanted Island Eco Tour
"Excellent tour of the Laguna Grande Bio-Bay!"
Aromas Coffee & Crepes
"Great place for breakfast and lunch!"
Paseo de la Princesa
"Cool statue to visit on a hot day!"
Pure Adventure Bio Bay Location
"Laguna Grande and Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Preserve"
La Parrilla
"famous Luquillo kiosks"
El Varadero Seaside Grill
"AWESOME!!!! My favorite restaurant on the planet!"
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

Solimar Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
Jan 7 2018 - Jan 7 2018
1 night minimum stay
$155
$1,050
$4,000
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jan 20 2018 - Jan 20 2018
4 night minimum stay
$140
$1,050
$4,000
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jan 21 2018 - Jan 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
$140
$1,050
$4,000
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jan 22 2018 - Feb 9 2018
4 night minimum stay
$140
$1,050
$4,000
 
 
Nightly Rate
Feb 27 2018 - Feb 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,050
$4,000
 
 
Nightly Rate
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$155
$1,050
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$155
$1,050
$4,000
 

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Solimar 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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