|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Just renovated 7th floor beautiful sophisticated apartment! Enjoy the relaxing ocean views and sounds from every room. The bedroom has a comfortable queen bed, led 42' TV, wall to wall ocean view, walk in closet. There are plenty of restaurants nearby, but the kitchen is fully equipped and you will find groceries in the supermarket available at walking distance. The living area includes pullout futon sofa and 46' led TV. Both TVs have access to netflix, hulu plus, Pandora, and more. Wi-fi is also available. You may not need it, but there is air conditioner in the bedroom and in the living/dinning/kitchen areas. Relax, take a nap, or cook a BBQ while enjoying the wonderful ocean view in the 30ft balcony.
The building is located in a guarded gated community with parking space available. The recreational facilities within the community include swimming pool, kids swimming pool, basketball court, handball, tennis court, direct access to the beach, playground and more... Gorgeous apartment with gorgeous views! Super relaxing!!!!
There are plenty of fun activities nearby as well! You may hike in el yunque rainforest, enjoy the waterfalls and the beautiful scenery; visit hacienda carabali for horseback riding or four track tours; play a round of golf in westin rio mar or melia golf resort, or visit the balneario de luquillo or la pared beaches.
We are young professionals and felt in love with this apartment immediately!!
Elena purchased this apartment in 2012
This property is very safe! Gated condo with guard at gate and inside. The space is exactly how described and was very clean. The view was worth it alone! We fell asleep each night to the waves crashing against the shore! The beach is within walking distance and the sand was soft not rocky. Property owner easy to work with. Would stay here again!
Elena promptly responded to our questions, very easy to work with. The building is older but the unit somewhat renovated and kept clean. Large comfortable balcony, great air conditioning. Comfortable bed. Great location for visiting the two blue flag beaches, Luquillo and Seven Seas, for El Yungue and for a kayak trip to Lagoon Grande.
We had a excellent week at Elena's apartment located in Playa Azul Tower 1, which from my opinion has the best beach facing location than the other two towers. From the very beginning Elena was very easy to work with and she was always prompt to reply to email. Even though we did not meet Elena while in Puerto Rico she did quickly send someone to reset the tv in the bedroom, which was greatly appreciated. Tower 1 is an older building and it is showing its age in minor ways. However, the building and surrounding grounds are kept exceptionally clean and maintained. There are lots of stray cats outside however they were no bother. Access to the building's parking lot and to the building itself is monitored by 24 hour friendly security. We always felt extremely safe even though the balcony door did not lock. The apartment was exactly as shown in the photos. It has been well maintained and it was very clean. However, like the building itself the apartment is showing its age, especially in the very small kitchen and bathroom, which does not show in the photos. For this reason I did not give the apartment five stars. If the kitchen cupboards and the bathroom vanity were replaced and the kitchen and bathroom remodelled (and the balcony door repaired) the apartment would easily be five stars. However, the outdated kitchen and bathroom did not prevent us from thoroughly enjoying our stay. The patio was large and had great furniture to enjoy the amazing ocean views and the sunrise. Unfortunately, the wall on the balcony was a little too high to enjoy the views while sitting. As there was no table on the balcony it was difficult to enjoy meals outside. There is AC units in the living area and the bedroom. However, we rarely used them as the crosswinds from opening the windows and the front door was sufficient to keep the apartment cool, plus it allowed us to enjoy the sound of the ocean day and night. The bed was comfortable and we appreciated the large walk-in closet and the washer and dryer. Overall, we had a great stay and we would not hesitate to stay here again. A rental car is necessary if you plan to explore the surrounding area.
You can't beat the ocean view or the balcony! The view and proximity to the beach are the best things about the apartment and reason enough to stay there. The apartment was adequate but a little smaller and not quite as nice as pictured (cabinets pretty banged up) and it could use some better pots, pans and a baking sheet for cooking. That said, the size worked for our family of four (kids 6 & 9). With the outside living area you can use the inside living room as the second bedroom. The smart TV's were nice to have as well. As much as we didn't go to Puerto Rico to watch TV, it was nice for the kids to wind down with a movie at the end of the day. The pool was also very nice, but unfortunately closes at 7:00. While it was nice to be in a secure complex, it did cause some logistical issues since you need keys to get in or out any of the gates on the grounds. I would recommend requesting a second set of keys if you think your party will want or need to split up at times.
This is the condo for you if you are looking for a bigger kitchen, cleanliness, and NO clutter in the apt at all. I had crisp white linens and towels, and two lovely smart tv's.
Elena is quick to respond to your calls or texts. I appreciated that so much. Her helpers are the best ever. This condo just sparkled when I arrived.
My 2 suggestions to improve stay would be to fix the door shutters so one can get a cross breeze. I mentioned it and it was not addressed. The a/c worked well but I don't enjoy a/c in a place where we love to keep everything open for the whole stay. Without the door panel to open, it was hot, humid, and dark. During the day I kept the door open, but was not able to do that at night. I wished I didn't have to use the air at all because it is very costly in PR. A new door, or window panel in door would be money well spent; even an open gate over the open door would have been great at night. I think AC is completely unnecessary with cross ventilation --my experience in the past.
Both sinks had hot water, but there was none in the shower. I was told it worked and this being my 3rd yr in Playa Azul, I know how the faucets work and this one didn't give me hot water ever. Every day for 2 months I carried 3 pots of hot water into the shower, and had to do a sponge-type bath with it. (clumsy for an older lady with orthopedic problems.)
This condo is in building one which is the quietest one of the three, if you are looking for that. Building two is in the center of more activity if you prefer that, but you can't go wrong in Playa Azul in any of the three. I adore being here.
Do consider this 5 star if 2 issues were changed. I relaxed easily because I could cook and enjoy myself in the calm of a clean and pleasant environment. Elena cares about her properties and will respond to you asap. No complaints about that.
Great location, clean apartment, safe and secure! Excellent beach that is steps from the building, highly recommend this property! Owner was great to work with!
Playa azul is located in luquillo, steps away from the lovely playa azul beach, minutes from balneario de luquillo, el yunque rainforest, hacienda carabali, westin rio mar beach resort, el conquistador resort, gran melia golf resort, restaurants, drug stores and supermarkets.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Rate per night $125 to $150
Cleaning fees of $75
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.