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This second floor, corner beach apartment is located in Loiza, Puerto Rico. At the midpoint between Old San Juan and the San Juan International Airport and El Yunque Rain Forest, the Fajardo Dos Cabezas Reserve, and the ferries to Vieques and Culebra islands. It is part of a gated community which has direct access to a secluded beach, has two pool areas, community center, gym with his and her sauna, tennis court, basketball half court, and playground areas. It is also near great local food kiosk in Luquillo and Piñones as well as to top chef restaurants located at St. Regis Resort, Condado, Isla Verde and Old San Juan. The Saint Regis Five Star Hotel and Bahia Beach Golf Club is 2 minutes away, as well as many other great golf courses. Snorkeling, catamaran tours and night kayaking tours to the bioluminescent bay are not far away at Fajardo. This tranquil condominium will make you fall in love with Puerto Rico.
The Villas del Mar Beach Resort offers guests a wide range of activities including 2 pool areas with a hot tub, children playgrounds, gym with his and hers sauna, tennis court, basketball. This complex gives you resort style living in an excellent 24 hours gated community with private beach access just minutes from main attractions such as casinos, 14 minutes from several marinas, 'Las Cabezas de San Juan' (Natural reserve in Fajardo,) 30 min Fajardo lighthouse, close to the Vieques and Culebra ferries, 10 min from The Outlet Mall, 10 min to Walmart Super Center, Marshals and much more...For the golfer, there are several championship courses nearby 2 to 10 minutes away from the worlds Top ten golf courses such as Trump Gulf Club, St. Regis Resort Starwood, Wyndham Resort, Grand Melia Resort and Berwind Country Club.
Fantastic beaches, championship golf courses, restaurants, 10 min from The Outlet shopping mall, and famous attractions like El Yunque Rain Forest, horseback riding at Carabali are just minutes away. Nearby the nature reserve 'Las Cabezas de San Juan,' Fajardo lighthouse (great for hiking) several marinas in Fajardo, Piñones Forest, great for cycling, and much more. Other attractions include: impressive underwater reefs and small cays like Palomino, Palominitos, Cayo Icacos and Lobo. Just minutes from great snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and deep sea fishing. Near the ferry to Vieques and Culebra, with beautiful beaches, bioluminescent bays and coral reefs. San Juan is a 30 minute drive to Old San Juan, El Morro Fort, San Cristobal Fort, and Plaza las Americas Mall.
Loiza is famous for his St. Jaime's Carnival, 'vejigante' colorful masks and costumes, traditional to this town. Loiza also has the Iglesia San Patricio which dates to 1670
This complex was one of the last beach front apartments built in Puerto Rico. It is perfectly maintained and we take pride in it and we want our guests to feel at home, relaxed and happy.
Loiza is away from the hustle and bustle of the city but is close enough to drive to town if you want to enjoy the night life of Condado and Old San Juan.
Great owners to deal with. Needs better housekeeper, but owner personally came to clean so that meant alot. Easy to check in, out. Quiet with great view of beach 3 minute walk away. We would come again.
We had a great stay and the onwers were really friendly and generous. I had my 8month old daughter and they arranged a crib for her and kept some toys too. Over all the apartment was clean and the community was having a private beach were we had spent some good time. I would recommend people to stay at this apartment.
My family and I spent the whole week of Jan 12th at the apartment. Simply excellet.....
I´ll start the review by saying that this was our first visit to Puerto Rico.
At our arrival at the airport, Madelin and Kevin where waiting for us at the car rental counter (sorry for the delay of the flight....).
We followed them to the apartment taking RT 187 by the sea, a 30 minute drive.
The Villa is a little hidden from the main road, we took a pharmacy at a reference point to know at what street we had to turn to the complex (don´t expect to find the names of the streets), then it was very easy to find the way.
It is a very nice, closed community, quiet, safe, even the guards were nice. The surrounding neighborhood looks a bit unsafe, specially at night, but I cannot say that we saw or experienced dangerous situations. Maybe it only looks that way, just be careful....
The beach was not the strongest point of the complex, at least at that time of the year, but since we had already planned to know as much as possible of the island, this was not a problem either. Anyway, we could take nice morning walks by the sea at that beach. I cannot talk about the pool: who could think about a pool with that fantastic sea?.
Another point: a car is a must.
And now we get to the apartment. It is exactly what pictures show: spacious, clean, comfortable, everything was working (yes, the dryer was a little noisy, but this was not a problem for us)
Internet and TV services were available most of the time (we experienced a couple of interruptions). Comfortable beds, clean linens and towels, air conditioning, hot water (not really necessary....). We could do all the laundry we needed. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals and set a nice table. Beach chairs and towels come with the apartment.
Madelin and Kevin left us the fridge with plenty of things to start our first day, then we took the car and went to the closests Walmart and Sam´s, about 15 minutes drive from the apartment.
To finish: Thank you Madelin and Kevin, we spent one of our most beautiful vacacional experiences, and renting your apartment was part of that experience, we made the right choice.
To those planning to spent some days on the island: consider this property, you will be hardly dissapointed.
We plan to return to Puerto Rico for a longer stay, if it is available we would like to be there again
Fully equiped, cozy and confortable!
It's trully your "home away"!
The owners make all within their reach to make you feel at home! They even provide some treats and suppplies.
The condominium is nice and safe, but a car (and a GPS) is required since there are no restaurants, markets or shopping malls in the near surroudings.
A car is required anyway, in my opinion, if you like to explore the island and it's many attractions and to know different beaches, as I do...
I would reccommend a bit of caution since PR is a country of social contrasts, (but with a car you'll be fine).
Although the location is not the best, in in general it's a great cost-benefit!
We loved this apartment. It was very clean and quiet. The neighborhood is gated so we felt very safe. It is a bit of a drive to San Juan, but its worth it. We had the pool area to ourselves which was great, they had beach towels/chairs/umberella/surf board and beach toys ...which was super convinient. The home owner was really nice.. he met up with us at the car rental place and we followed him to the apartment (very welcoming)...I accidently broke the key and it was not a problem at all ..we were given a new key later that day.
I'd definatly stay here again!
Our accomodations were exactly as described. Plenty of room for the 5 of us. Kevin met us at the car rental and was even gracious enough to take us on the scenic route to get to the apartment even though it was very slow going on a Sunday afternoon. He even treated us to a Puerto Rican snack from a roadside vendor.
The complex was close to empty while we were there (not sure why!) and the pool areas are a little run down and sparse. The hot tub was lukewarm one evening and downright cold the next evening. Clubhouse is completely empty and closed. Great location if you want easy access to San Juan, El Yunque and the islands!
I really would rate this at 3.5 if I could. The party was 3 adults and 2 kids and we paid a reasonable price which I think is good value for the place. The condo is pretty, spacious, good kitchen and bedrooms. Bathroom and living rooms are ok. There some minor problems: bunk bed was a big plus for us when renting, but the bottom section moves when my 4 yeard on top turns in it, so he only slept there the first night. Washing maching is in the unit, works fine, but can be very loud. One of the A/C leaks, beach tent is broken, so nothing big but it's there.
The property itself is in a gated community in Louiza, which means its in the middle of everything but close to nothing. You are a bit in your own world, you feel safe and the condition is fine, but there neighborhood outside feels a bit decrepit and there is really nothing in terms of western grocery or restaurants nearby. That's the main thing you miss with being there, i.e. 20 min drive to the neariest normal grocery store and one restaurant option in a hotel not too far away. The beach is nice, it's close but pretty small, so if the community is filled up (it was a ghost town when we were there) it could get busy. Also, and I didn't realize how annoying this would be, no internet in the condo and a poor wifi connection near a pool.
Lastly, the owners are very friendly. They met us at the airport and helped us find it (it is a bit tricky to do that) and then answered any questions we had very promptly. Overall, good value, but has its downsides as well.
Loiza is located on the northeast part of the main island, adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. It is located about 25 minutes from the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, about 35 minutes from Old San Juan and 20 minutes from the El Yunque Tropical Forest. It is blessed with warm tropical waters, copious wild life and great golf resorts nearby. It is great for the avid explorer as well as for the traveler in need of a restful vacation.
Other Activities: While you are staying in Puerto Rico, you should not miss El Yunque Rain Forest, night kayaking at the bioluminescent bay and snorkeling on nearby cays.
Golf: For the golfer, there are several championship courses nearby, just 2 to 10 minutes away from some of the World´s top golf courses. St Regis Resort and Bahia Beach Golf Course, and Berwind Country Club are just a 2 minutes drive away. The Trump Gulf Club (Puerto Rico Open), the Río Mar Beach Wyndham Resort and the Gran Meliá Resort are just 10 minutes away.
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