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Best View Ocean Front Condo in Puerto Rico in the 28th Floor

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
People
5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

1 bedroom,1 bath, sleeps 4 - 5 Queen size bed and futon in living room.

This 28th floor condo has a spectacular ocean view with a few great beach islands in the horizon, from 20 minutes (Icaco island) to Culebra and Vieques (1:10 minutes in the Ferry). The gated community assures safety, with plenty of free parking. Feel the ocean breezes. See the manatees from your private balcony and across the marina you can see El Conquistador Hotel and Casino.

Get the best of both worlds, from the private balcony side there is an ocean and Marina view then when you step out the front door and you see the mountains (El Yunque Rain Forest)and the island itself.

Gated community w/ 24 hour security and plenty of free parking. New Furniture, Radio/cd, TV, High wireless Speed Internet WF & VCR/DVD. New stainless steel appliances. Olympic sized pool and kid pool overlooking the ocean. Private beach for the Dos Marinas community.

The best price offering in this location. Just bring your clothes.

From the ocean front balcony, you can see Icaco, Palomino and Palominito Islands. On a clear day you can see Vieques, Culebras and sometimes St. Thomas VI. Only about one hour drive to Old San Juan, 20 minutes drive to Luquillo Beach, 25 minutes drive to El Yunque, the tropical rain forest, 5 minutes to 'El Conquistador Hotel/Resort (golf, casino, nite club and restaurants). 8 minutes to the public 7 Seas Beach. We are located right next to Villa Marina, where a wide range of sailboat and catamaran charters are available for group outings. Captain Mingo, with his 25' Water Taxi Service will take you to the small islands of Icaco for $20.00 p/p round trip and to Palomino for $30.00. If you want to go to the bigger islands of Vieques and Culebras, take the ferry for $4.50 round trip.

I strongly recommend a catamaran trip (walking distance from the condo) to Icaco/Palomino Keys, food, drinks, snorkeling equipment and great music For $69.00 per person.

For water enthusiasts, there is snorkeling, diving, fishing and plenty of good beaches. Average temperature is around 80-85 degrees.

No passport required.

Keywords: Vacation Condominium

More Details

Property Manager
Jose Taule
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 February, 2017

About Jose Taule

Hello! My name is Jose Taule. I am from San Juan, Puerto Rico, but have lived in Cincinnati, Ohio for 20+ years. I love my family, my fiancee Debra and her daughter and have a wonderful son and two beautiful granddaughters with whom I enjoy spending my leisure time with. I also am an avid golfer and love all sports, but especially baseball. I am also a real estate investor, a realtor, and a jewelry store owner. I have a BBA in Business Administration and service in the US Army as Military Police (1982-1988).

Jose Taule purchased this condo in 2005

Why Jose Taule chose Fajardo

I bought this condo in Fajardo, Puerto Rico because it is one of the best areas in Puerto Rico to have a vacation w/its spectacular views, the rain forest and beautiful beaches. It also gives me a place to stay when I get the opportunity to go back to Puerto Rico and visit my family.

What makes this condo unique

My favorite things to do when I'm staying at my property is looking out at the view from my balcony and feeling the ocean breeze, going with my cousin, Miguel, on his boat to visit the islands and the pristine beaches, going to El Yunque Rainforest, day trips to Old San Juan, and the night life in San Juan and at the El Conquistador Resort and Casino. And, of course, visiting with my family!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Best View Ocean Front Condo in Puerto Rico in the 28th Floor
average rating of 4.6 based on 25 reviews
3

Great view, but needs some updating

  • 3 of 5

The view from the condo is amazing. Waking up to see the sunrise is definitely worth it.

Jose was very easy to work with, to book the place. Unfortunately, he has his nephew "managing" the condo, and he was not easy to get in touch with. We had some minor issues at the condo, and he would no return our calls/texts. He also overslept the day we got in, and had his phone on silent; so getting the keys and address (that works to find on GPS) were delayed.

The condo does have everything that you could need while you are away from home. The bed however is in need of a major update, we used the futon instead (Jose did say he would be looking into this along with some faucet changes at his next visit). Our only other complaint is the dogs barking into the night, and other outside noise. The doors aren't solid and therefore you can hear into the hallway. (Bring earplugs).

The marina is right next door, where you can book many tours. The ferry and beach are a short drive away, we would recommend renting a car to get around. Very secure and free parking is a definite perk.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, Thank you for staying at my condo. As far as getting in touch with my manager ( nephew) he is usually on time and responds to calls or text (have not had a complaint about him till now) I believe your plane was early and he was expecting for you to call around 6:40 PM and you call him at 6:15. Today, he will be buying a new bed as well as a new kitchen faucet. This is also the first time that somebody complains about barking dogs ( you can check other reviews) . I'm not saying that dogs were barking, very seldom if any. I can say for my own experience never have a problem with barking dogs. I try to make and keep the condo in a nice and comfortable condition for all my guest, if there is anything wrong or in need I take care as soon as possible. Thank you again for letting me know. Hope to have you again at the condo and Puerto Rico. Take care, Jose
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5

SPECTACULAR - AWESOME VIEW!!

  • 5 of 5

I am a local from Puerto Rico and stayed during the July 4th weekend. The main reason why I chose this condo is because it was pet friendly and I was able to bring my little dog. To my surprise he went wild when I took him for his walks because it seems he loved the spectacular ocean breeze. As for me, I absolutely loved the place. The view is breathtaking and the breeze just numbs you. At times we were so relaxed we didn't even want to leave the apt. It's a great place to stay if you want to relax and get away!! You breathe peace and tranquility, just awesome. We were lucky because we had front row seats to the fireworks from the Conquistador hotel o on the 4th. The beach, snorkeling, and alot of other great things to do nearby. We went to this restaurant in the Croabas called "El Pescador" excellent place to eat! The chef fishes his own sea food, fish, etc., so you eat the catch of the day, always fresh, if he doesn't fish, he doesn't open. On our last day I was finally able to see 3 manatees. I would recommend this place and would definitely stay again. Miguel was very helpful, thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hot Springs Arkansas
5

Larry and Diane

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay in Jose's condo for a wonderful stress free week. Jose is very easy to work with and does everything to provide an enjoyable stay. Miguel met us at the airport with the keys and took care of everything we needed. The view is magnificent and the condo very clean and comfortable. It even smelled good. My husband liked the big screen TV and A/C, although with the ocean front breezes, you don't really need it. We could still hear the roosters every morning and watch the manatees in the ocean. From the 28th floor, ( I repeat) the view is to die for. We went to the historic town of Ponce, El Yunque rainforest, Old San Juan twice, Bacardi Rum Factory, Luquillo Beach and found two new wonderful places to eat. Don't miss going to Las Vistas for breakfast and Don Esteban for lunch or dinner (both in Fajardo and both remarkable). Thanks, Jose. We can't wait to come back :)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Larry and Diane for your kind review. I hope I can meet you in person some day. Looking forward to hear from you again next year. Have a wonderful year. Take care, Jose
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Wesley Chapel , Florida
5

Paradise in Fajardo

  • 5 of 5

This place has a million dollar view.Miguel met us at the airport on time to drop off the keys.The condo was very clean and comfortable and well maintained. We stayed a week and not one day did we need to use A/C. We opened all the windows and took advantage of the breeze that's always blowing. We could hear the surf all day and the roosters in early am. How cool!We took many day trips including the Old City; El Yunque rain forest ; The Arecibo Observatory and many more . The restaurants Di Yukas: Tapas Le Lo Lai are a must as well as Calizo. All close by. El Varadero Cafe for breakfast ,lunch@ the marina across from Di Yukas rest.Vistas Cafe was also a great experience. I have already recommended to relatives and friends. Planning on returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful beautiful beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I want to start by apologizing for taking so long to write a wonderful review about this rental apartment in Puerto Rico. My name is Nexa and I stayed from April 1st through April 8th in Jose's condo along with my 15 year old daughter and my 8 year old grandson. I will start by saying the place is BEAUTIFUL! It is very clean and the view is amazing. Jose and his nephew Miguel, were very helpful every time I called. From the living room you can look down like Jose says, and you can see the manatees, well my daughter and my grandson named these manatees. They were only able to see two, so here are their names: Gilbert and Quinby. I will end this by saying that we will definitely be back to stay at Jose's condo. Thank you so much Jose!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nexa, Thank you very much for your comments about your time in my condo. I'm very happy that you your daughter and grandchild had a great time . I'll remember the names of the manatees for future guest. Hopefully, will see you next year. Take care, Jose
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5

Awesome Vacation -- Affordable, Gorgeous Views and a Great Experience...

  • 5 of 5

I need to apologize for such a late review, but after returning from a wonderful vacation in Puerto Rico, we came back to reality--the holiday celebrations came (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's), planning of two birthday parties within a five month period and life in between delayed my review.

First, I want to say that my experience with Jose was beyond awesome. From my first e-mail to my last phone call with him, all I can say are positive things about our vacation. He always answered my e-mails and phone calls (even when we were in Puerto Rico). He was extremely helpful & offered suggestions of what to do around the area. For some things, you will need a car, but you may want to take a nice walk and enjoy the scenery.

Second, I must say that his place is amazing. Someone met us at the car rental place to give us the keys for the condo--which I thought was extremely nice of them to do that. You need a card to park in their private lot & there was ample parking. We always felt safe. Once in the apartment, we looked out & the views are way beyond gorgeous. He wasn't kidding when he says he has the best views on the island! Every morning whether rain or shine, we would look out the windows--all we saw were the beautiful waters, the islands nearby and the gorgeous sky. It was absolutely spectacular! You can't beat the views anywhere... seriously! Did I mention that we saw manatees too? Yes, it was that cool! The apartment was perfect for the three of us--two adults and a small child. The apartment was very comfortable, quiet, clean and roomy. We even thought about purchasing a place of our own--especially if it had views like this one.

Third, we were pretty close to certain eateries & beaches. We rented a car because we wanted to venture out & check out the island. My fiancé is originally from Puerto Rico, so he knew most of the places we visited, but we did follow some of Jose's suggestions.

This was an overall great experience. Working with Jose was extremely easy from beginning to end. This was the first time I've rented from VRBO & all I can say is I'd definitely do it again if every owner is exactly like Jose. My fiancé & I would definitely return to his condo if he had the availability during the time we plan to visit. In fact, we're thinking of returning to PR very soon.

Thanks again, Jose, for renting out your condo to us last year. Hopefully, we'll see you soon! People... one word... AWESOME!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Juan
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
around the corner
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Fajardo Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
by Hotel El Conquistador Resort and Casino
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
#3 highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
condo beach, 7 Seas beach 4 miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Dos Marinas
Nearest Point of Interest
catamaran rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
El Conquistador Resort/Casino
Car: recommended

A variety of activities for day and evening are here for your pleasure. During the day, you can take the ferry to nearby Culebra or Vieques Islands and enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. For an additional fee, call Captain Mingo at 787 383-6509 in his 25' boat he will take to Icaco Island (20 Min. ride) for $30.00 round trip and enjoy a day of swimming, snorkeling or fishing. Another nearby daytime activity is the El Yunque Rainforest...Beautiful waterfalls, walking/hiking trails, vistas and foliage. A little longer drive will take you to Old San Juan...shopping, restaurants, and history. Nearby evening activities include dancing, gambling, shopping, and restaurants at the El Conquistador Hotel. My favor, Charter catamarans, that will take you to Icaco and or palomino islands for a day of snorkeling, terrific beach, good food and drinks and of course great music. Take Catamaran name Barefoot V with Captain Robert and tell him Jose send you.

Other Activities: restaurants, casino, dancing

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Peak
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£100
£699
£1,820
 
 
Off Peak
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£336
for 3 nights
From
£92
£619
£1,660
 

Additional pricing information

3 to 6 days up to $75.00 £60
Pet Fee £20

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) Brand new Queen Bed (10-15-2011), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in living room/balcony
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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