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Enchanting, Private and Steps Away From the Beach.

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Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Santillana del Mar Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Beautifully Decorated First Floor Apt. with Easy Access to the Beach and Pool.

Take off to this private, quiet and well kept piece of Paradise.

Malibu Beach is a secluded yet very accessible apartment complex on the most beautiful beach in Loiza. It has 24 hour security and gated access to the complex and the beach. The complex features a lap pool, a large play pool and a kid’s pool and kid’s playground.

Very comfortable, spacious and fully equipped kitchen. All three bedrooms are Air Conditioned and feature ceiling fans in Master bedroom and Living room. Sleeping accommodations consist of a Master bedroom with Queen Bed, closet and private bathroom; and two Guest bedrooms with two single bunk beds in each. All mattresses are orthopedic and very clean. Sheets, bathing towels and beach towels will be provided for up to 6 guests. Maid service is NOT offered but a washer and dryer is provided in case you choose to wash items during your stay.

Airy balcony with four Adirondack chairs, Hammock and BBQ Grill. And for your enjoyment the apartment features a 32' Flat Screen, Blue Ray Player and Music System and WiFi.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Hector Ortiz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 28, 2016

About Hector Ortiz

Hector Ortiz is born and raised in San Juan, PR.

Hector Ortiz purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Hector Ortiz chose Loiza

I was looking for an airy and spacious place with a beautiful beach, easy access from San Juan, without stairs and well kept gardens and facilities. I was lucky to find Malibu Beach where all apartments look toward the gardens or the beach. I call our apartment at Malibu Beach 'La Casa Chiquita' or Our Petite Home.

The beach in front of our property is among the best bathing beaches in the Northeast of Puerto Rico. While public in nature, the location allows ample privacy to residents and guests because the apartment complex has close to 1,000 feet of beach front.

One of Loíza's barrios, Loíza aldea, is famous across Puerto Rico because it has been a talent pool for dancers and artisans. Loíza is known as 'La Capital de la Tradicion'- 'The Capital of Traditions'- for its 'bomba' music, traditional Taíno and African dishes, artisans, and distinct culture. Each year there is a celebration in Loíza where people parade around wearing Máscaras de Vejigante. Máscaras de Vejigante are a type of mask made in Loíza. They are made of coconut, and painted in multiple colors. Loíza is known as 'La Capital de la Tradicion'- 'The Capital of traditions'- for its 'bomba' music, traditional Taíno and African dishes, artisans, and distinct culture.

What makes this apartment unique

As you walk inside the apartment you are intuitively drawn to cross the dining and living area and open the sliding doors that give access the beautiful common landscape that showcase two adult Flamboyant trees, well kept grass and gardens. The 2 parking spaces are a true convenience; one has immediate access to the apartment and the other is just across the driveway facing the apartment.

The apartment is beautifully decorated and well maintained; and we place much effort in keeping it in such condition as it is our summer retreat.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I was blown away when I first walked into Hector's beautiful beach condo. It has very nice furnishings-maybe a little too nice for a family with 2 active toddlers. The kitchen was well equipped for making and serving meals. The patio had a nice gas barbecue and a comfortable hammock as well as a table and chairs for relaxing outside in the nice breeze off the ocean which can be seen across a large grassy area that was great for the kids to run around on. At the far end of the grassy area are the beach, 3 pools including a kiddy pool, and jungle gym/ slide area. We couldn't have asked for more. Walmart, Walgreens, fast food and outlet stores are just a 15 minute drive away. The beds and furniture were comfortable and the wifi, cable tv and air conditioners in the bedrooms all worked perfectly. I strongly suggest reading Hector's check out instructions thoroughly before getting too comfortable. They are quite extensive but that is probably how he keeps the place so nice. They call for putting everything back in its original location including kitchen utensils etc. I wish I would have paid better attention because I couldn't remember where everything went. My bad. Lol
Apr 2015
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based on 7 traveler reviews

Enchanting, Private and Steps Away From the Beach.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 17 reviews

The best vacation ever

  • 4 of 5

my family of six stayed 12 days and had a fabulous time. We had easy access to the pool and the beach all day. The beach is always clean and the water crystal clear. We couldn't ask for a better place to stay. It is a great location with lots of privacy. We located a new restaurant called the Herera fishermen Reataurant that promoted the culture of indigenous Puerto Rico and Loiza. I recommend it to all my closest friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your vacation and our property. It's really a very nice place and it's located at the right distance between San Juan and East coast attractions. We also strive to keep the apartment in great condition for our guests to enjoy while they are on the premises. Thanks again.
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Best stay ever!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best stay ever at this rental. The owner, Hector, was very personable and reliable to contact us prior to arriving and during our stay as needed. The rental was plenty of space for my family of five (three kids). The kitchen had everything that we needed to prepare all of our home-cooked meals. The rental had access to three idyllic pools and of course, the oceanfront which was miles of a quiet, clean beach with 80 degree water. The rental is also very safe for many reasons, one of them being that it is in a gated community. The rental was also conveniently located 30 minutes from El Yunque Rainforest, 45 minutes from Old San Juan, and a stone's throw from picturesque towns that we visited often. Great place, great owner, and an amazing island!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nat and family. I'm glad that you enjoyed the Malibu Beachfront complex, our apartment and Puerto Rico as a destination. My wife and I sincerely appreciate your kind review and recommendations. We chose Malibu as our summer home because of its beautiful surroundings, closeness to SJ and the mesmerizing North-East attractions. We also enjoy sharing information so our guests can maximize their visit to our enchanting paradise. We were pleased to have you and look forward to a repeat stay in our place. Have a great 2015! Best, Hector
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Beautiful and well kept apartment

  • 5 of 5

We really liked the place.. The apartment is very well kept, clean, fully stocked (knives were excellent!). The complex itself was not crowded at all. Pool and beach were empty most of the time.

Hector was absolutely helpful and responsive.

Thanks again for wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elena. Thanks so much for your comments and feedback. I appreciate you choosing us among other competitive alternatives. We love our property, and strive to keep our place in top condition and being responsive to the needs of our guests. There is always room for improvement and look for every opportunity to deliver good service and promote a good experience. We look forward to have you back any time.
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We came down as a large group and rented three condos in this complex. We had a great time. The condo's are about a 20 minute drive from San Juan, and 15 minutes or so to Walmart, so you definitely need a car.

There are some great little convenience stores and roadside fruit markets right outside of the complex, so you don't need to run to Walmart very often.

The kitchen was equipped with all the basics and the house had everything we needed for a great trip. We had a great BBQ on the patio.

The water level at the beach right outside the complex gate is pretty high, so there's not much sand, but if you walk down 50 or so yards, there's more beach to play on. The pool is beautiful and we had it mostly to ourselves, especially during the week.

The security guards were always pleasant and helpful and we felt 100% safe at all times.

We'll definitely be back and would rent this condo again without hesitation!

(A note on rental cars- use a well known US based brand - Avis, Hertz, Budget, etc. Second rate ones like Ace, Fox and the other little ones subcontract with local rental agencies who will try to screw you out of additional "insurance." We rented three cars from the big guys - cheap and all we did was tell them the name of our full coverage provider back home and we were on our way. The fourth person who rented a car went through Ace who subcontracts with Charlie's Car Rental and they would not accept even his insurance card- they wanted a copy of his actual policy or $20 per day! - that's more than the rental cost!)

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We enjoy owning and using this property and feel great when our guests enjoy it as we do. Regarding the beach, some years during September and October we experience high tides that wash some of the sand away from the section on the beach right in front of the beach gate. The good thing is that the shore is so wide that you'll find a nice spot lounging spot several yards away near the gate. You took very good care of our property and we're thankful for it so you're welcome anytime. Thanks.
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay. Hector, (the owner) provided great service and really helped us to get to know the area by directing us to a great restaurant and some nice activities. We really enjoyed El Yunca. We spent a lot of time at the pools at the condo and really enjoyed them. Hector's unit is maintained in new condition, which made it very pleasant for our family. I highly reccomend Hector's place.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Adam. Thanks for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you're pleased with my service. This is our own beach getaway and we place a good amount of effort in keeping it ready for our guests and for us whenever we can take a break. I also strive to provide excellent service so that our guests can enjoy their stay right away and hopefully return. My best to your family. Hector
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Clean, convenient and beautifully located...

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough great things about our stay!

Conveniently located right in the middle between San Juan and Fajardo, this place is not only clean and comfortable, but is also very safe as it is within a gated community.

Hector was incredibly accommodating as he met with us to explain the ins and outs of the apartment and made sure that we had everything that we needed during our stay.

The complex contains 3 pools and a small playground for kids, and the best part of the complex has to be the beach. It is incredibly clean and beautiful and mere steps from the apartment itself.

I wholly recommend staying here if you are looking for a place that is close enough to the tourist areas but far enough from the crowds.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We chose Malibu as our summer retreat because of it's convenient location, great weather, the beautiful beach and gardens; and its closeness to San Juan and to major east coast attractions. Our guests have plenty of choices when planning their vacations so we will strive to deliver top of the line service and value. You're welcome any time.
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Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Tour
Culebra's Beaches
Carabalí Rainforest Park
Balneario La Monserrate - AKA Luquillo Beach
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
Fajardo Ferry Terminal
Old San Juan
Isla Verde Beach
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa
El Yunque National Forest
The Outlet Ruta 66
Paseo Piñones
Jobos Beach
Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar
Walmart Supercenter
Cueva La Ventana
Isla Caja de Muerto Nature Reserve
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Luis Muñoz Marin Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Ferry to Vieques/Culebra
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bahia Beach
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
On your backyard, only steps away!!!
Car: necessary

Malibu Beach is only 15 miles or a 30 minute drive to and from the LMM Airport, Old San Juan, El Morro Fortress, El Condado and Isla Verde nightlife and beaches. You will enjoy picturesque driving to unique North-East attractions like El Yunque rain forest, horseback riding in Hacienda Carabali in Luquillo, kayaking at the Bio-luminescent Bay in Fajardo. Enjoy day trips to Culebra and Vieques islands and return to a relaxing and beautiful place, and to your cozy and well kept apartment.

When you stay in Malibu Beach you're only minutes away from Wal-Mart where you can do your grocery shopping and The Outlet Mall 66 featuring 73 shops and 53 corridor modules, offering customers a broad range of unique designer shops offerings at the time of purchase. The Mall features a carousel for children and seven last generation cinemas with a play area. The Outlet Mall 66 has been positioned in the community as a unique space where even the most discerning can find everything looking for.


Rates & Availability

Santillana del Mar Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter - Spring 2015-16
Nov 1 2015 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

No more than 6 guests hosted at any time. Renter over 25 years with photo ID required. Check in after 3:00 PM; check out is at 12:00 PM (noon). It is suggested that guests arrive at daytime to ensure easier driving and buying of groceries. You will be met at the Car Rental facility nearby LMM Airport for delivery of keys and gate remote. Special arrangements will be made for arrivals after 6 pm.

Manager'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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Santillana del Mar Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Shower/Tubs in both bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
  • Enjoy the comfort of fully furnished and air conditioned bedrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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