Location, Location, Location!! This comfortable and affordable one-bedroom is conveniently located. Within 10 minutes you can get to the world-famous RAINFOREST El Yunque; the white-sand Luquillo BEACH; premier SHOPPING outlets; tasty RESTAURANTS; horseback riding and water sports. 20 minutes away is the ferry to the gorgeous Islands of Culebra and Vieques (they are to die for!). It's just 30 minutes to the San Juan PARTY scene.
If you just want to relax and veg out, this apartment has an air conditioner that works fabulously! It also has a TVs, DVD player for movies, Ipod player/radio. Plus a comfy recliner to rest your bones.
If you like to cook, the kitchen is fully equipped. If you just want to heat up food quick, there's a microwave.
There is also free Wi-fi.
Most important, the people are friendly and warm--and if you're looking for time just to be with yourself, they'll stay out of your way
The apartment is exactly as other reviewers had mentioned and specifically what Dan had promised! The bedroom is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the streets. Although the Coqui's t night are phenomenal. The roosters in the morning make you feel like you are truly in Puerto Rico! I needed that!!! Conveniently located near El Yunque, Luquillo Beach, Walmart and a outlet mall. Whatever you need it's right around a corner. Highway 3 is right down the street. Take advantage of this lovely spot and relax your in Puerto Rico now!!! Safe Traveling to Rio Grande!
My family (including 2 kids and mother-in-law) stayed here for a week. Dan has this apartment loaded with everything you will need for a vacation on this beautiful island. The ladies love to cook and the kitchen had everything imaginable to do just that. It kind of reminded me of one of those ultra efficient model apartments you see in an IKEA store.
Kids could watch DirecTV either in the cozy bedroom or the living room. The AC unit in the bedroom cooled like a dream but we hardly used it since we were out during the day and it is cool at nights anyway (73F) and there are 3 fans in the apt.
The bathroom was loaded with clean linen and basic toiletries like shampoo, soap, toilet paper and lots of cool products left behind by previous guests. We paid it forward and left some of ours too.
The surroundings is great for someone who wants to get the feel of living in a local community. Nobody spoke English, everyone is laid back and time passes at its own pace. BTW, that didn't bother us though we hardly know any Spanish. Sign language works wonders! For those who like to shop, the outlet mall is close by and so is a grocery store.
The location was convenient with rainforests, beaches, the Fajardo ferry and highway close by (for quick access to San Juan ). I suggest taking the pre-paid toll option with your rental car if you plan to go to San Juan often. Dan also promptly replaced the natural gas cylinder when we apparently used up the existing one.
The kids also liked to roam the neighborhood streets looking for cats, horses, chickens and even green iguanas! Took lots of photos with local fauna. Though we were a little apprehensive about the neighborhood initially since it looked run down by American standards, we quickly learned to love the local charm and friendly people. I felt safe letting the kids walk around outside without supervision during the day.
OK, there is no WiFi in the apt but we got a good signal on our Sprint smartphones and hence could do all the netsurfing right off the phone. If you need WiFi, the plaza that is a stone's throw away apparently has free WiFi though we did not test that theory as we didn't need it.
Finally, nobody can beat Dan's pricing. For what you get, you almost feel guilty paying such a low price. We will definitely stay here the next time we come to Puerto Rico and will recommend this apt to our friends and family.
I have nothing but good things to say about Dan's wonderufl apartment. You honestly get way more than you're paying for. I spent 18 days and I wish I could have stayed longer. The area is very calm and the neighbors are really friendly, I'm happy to now call them my friends. The apartment is small but cozy, it's very clean. The AC in the room is amazing. Shopping centers are close by. If you're looking to experience the true Puerto Rican life than this is it. I'm planning on staying here again in December :] . Saludos Dan.
The inside of the apartment is fantastic. The place was obviously remodeled and maintained with a lot of care and attention to detail--Dan didn't cut any corners. We enjoyed the quality of the amenities the apartment was filled with including the pots, pans, knives, bed, linens, shower, fans and AC unit among other things.
The price! It was an incredibly reasonable rate.
The location is convenient. We traveled every day and were a quick drive away from all the spots we hit.
Dan. He was a pleasure to interact with. He was very informative, friendly and prompt in all his communications. Our security deposit was also returned in full quickly.
The neighbor's were overly friendly and helpful. We talked with them a lot and enjoyed getting to know them.
The only knock that I have on this place is that the surrounding area is visually a little rough around the edges. We understood that Rio grande is a small town in Puerto Rico--we didn't expect (or want to) be staying in a resort area. It was initially a little bit of a culture shock though. Many of the homes are in pretty poor repair (although some are beautifully maintained). At first, we were concerned that the area could be unsafe. Through our interactions with people though, we came to realize that the neighborhood was very safe and were put at ease.
We greatly enjoyed our time in Puerto Rico and our stay at the apartment. For the money, it was a awesome deal. Although we initially were a little taken back by the neighborhood, we met, and enjoyed the company of, many kind people in Rio Grande. As the day's passed we saw more and more beauty in the town and definitely grew to appreciate its character. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone as long as they are a little adventurous.
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights. We loved this apartment! It was in a perfect location! We were close to El Yunque and Luquillo Beach but still had the opportunity to experience a local neighborhood and great local food without all the tourists. The neighborhood was safe and the people were very friendly. The apartment had everything we needed and it was very cozy! We highly recommend this wonderfully priced little gem!
The apartment is located in a residential neighborhood off of a main road. Very easy to get lots of places within 10-20 minutes with a car. We used it as a base location for a bunch of day trips between San Juan and the east coast. The owner was very very friendly, helpful and responsive - the guide to the area is very helpful as well. Deposit returned quickly after our stay. We were two young women and felt safe in the area, neighbors were friendly. Its small, but comfortable and easy to get around if you're looking for an affordable place to stay and explore the area!
Welcome to Puerto Rico!! This comfortable and affordable one-bedroom is conveniently located
--10 minutes from world-famous rainforest El Yunque
--10 minutes away from horseback riding, ATVing through jungle, and swimming in rivers
--15 minutes from white-sand Luquillo beach and all kinds of water sports
--15 minutes from premier shopping outlets (cheap shopping spree!)
--20 minutes from the ferry to the gorgeous islands of Culebra and Vieques (they are to die for!)
--30 minutes from San Juan party scene (get your boogie on)
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|Notes||Note that there is a fully refundable $200 reservation fee that we have *never* had to withhold from anybody. We feel blessed that people have taken care of the apartment. Nevertheless, this fee is in place for our security so that people do not cancel last minute or break things in the apartment.|
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