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Richard Lord

Member since: 2003
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Speaks English

Luxurious Beachfront Oceanfront 22nd Floor Penthouse Suite W/30' Balcony

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in Luquillo - Casa de Helene

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Casa de Helene, THE 1,800 sq^2 LUXEROUS BEACHFRONT OCEANFRONT PENTHOUSE SUITE on the 22nd floor of Building III of Playa Azul on the world famous Luquillo Beach in Luquillo Puerto Rico. This penthouse condominium is one of the largest & finest in all of no-passport-needed Puerto Rico. It has 3 bedrooms & 3 full bathrooms including 2 master bedrooms w/full bathrooms & walk-in closets, & a 3rd bedroom & adjoining 3rd full bathroom. It also has a 30 ft. balcony with a spectacular panoramic, breathtaking view of the ocean & surrounding beaches. It is reasonably priced for up to 6 persons of a family, couples, or singles.

The Penthouse has year-round weather in the 70's & 80's. It has a golden, sandy beach with warm 80+ degree clear & clean water with coral reefs & tropical fish. Swim, surf, & sunbathe. You also have a tropical mountain rainforest above the beach with cool wading waterfalls surrounded by orchids.

If you want lots of space, & are tired of small, cramped, beach condos, this is your dream vacation home!

The condominium has FREE 10-BIT HIGH-SPEED DIGITAL CABLE INTERNET/E-MAIL access including optional WIRELESS connectivity. It also has FREE LONG-DISTANCE TELEPHONE calling to ANYWHERE IN PUERTO RICO and ANYWHERE IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. It also has four televisions including a 46' LCD Sony Full HD 1080P with BlueRay HD DVD player.

You get it all with this fabulous vacation rental!

Yes, the Penthouse is right on the beach!

Everything you want is here - Sun, sea, & sand - Endless Beaches - Pristine waters with coral reefs. Swim with the Angel fish. Experience a tropical mountain rainforest that majestically rises above the Penthouse. Rest, relaxation, & recreation all at your immediate beckoning.

The Penthouse has imported Italian tile floors, & large, open living areas. It is a guarded/gated community. This condominium complex also has a swimming pool, children's swimming pool, tennis court, tennis/handball practice wall, basketball courts, playground, & more.

This condominium is located between the Westin Rio Mar, Wyndham El Conquistador, & the Trump Gran Milia Resorts & Casinos. They are visible & easily accessible from the condominium for restaurants, casinos, & nightlife. They also have championship 18-hole golf courses. You may enjoy these amenities sans the $500+ per night price for a 400 sq^2 room that is not even waterfront.

The tropical mountain El Yunque Rainforest is a 15-minute drive. The El Faro Lighthouse Museum & adjacent Las Cabezas Nature Reserve (bioluminescent mangrove lagoon) & wooden above ground nature walk are within 15 minutes. The historic walled fortress city of Old San Juan is a 45-minute drive. The port town of Fajardo & boat hires for sailing/boating, snorkeling/SCUBA, Blue Marlin fishing, & the ferries to Culebra & Vieques Islands, is a 15-minute drive.

Be sure to go out sailing from Fajardo on the luxurious 50' yacht, the Ketch 'Erin go Bragh' (egbc . net) with our good friend Ingrid, limited to a mixed party of six passengers, with drink & gourmet lunch included, to the small outer islands for great snorkeling.

All the crowded boating/diving excursions of the San Juan resorts come to this part of the island as it is has the best coral reefs, water clarity, & water conditions. This is the beginning of the Caribbean side of the island. There is horseback riding on the beach, & horse racing nearby. There are also great nearby shopping & restaurants.

Everything you want in a tropical vacation is here!

The 2 master bedrooms are located at each end of the condominium for privacy, & each has a full private bath. One master bedroom has a king-size bed, & the other master bedroom has a queen-size bed. Each master bedroom also has a dresser(s), sofa, tables & chairs, & a walk-in closet.

Each bedroom also has FREE digital cable TV with VCR and DVD. The 3rd bedroom also serves as a media center office combination. The condominium has FREE 10-BIT HIGH-SPEED DIGITAL CABLE INTERNET E-MAIL CONNECTION with WIRELESS option and cable TV/VCR. It also has FREE LONG-DISTANCE TELEPHONE calling to ANYWHERE IN PUERTO RICO and ANYWHERE IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. The 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds that make into a king bed if desired, & is across the hallway from the 3rd full bathroom. The condominium is particularly ideal for families, couples, & responsible single adults.

This Penthouse condominium has a 30 ft. balcony overlooking the ocean & beaches. The balcony is so spacious that it has a sofa & matching chairs that seat 6 people, tables & lamps, & a 4 person breakfast table & chairs. You only get this size balcony with this condominium PENTHOUSE SUITE. The balcony faces west over the beaches & ocean, & the sunsets are incredible!

This condominium has a fully equipped, modern kitchen with glass-top stove, oven, & microwave. The kitchen has a side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with in-door icemaker & water dispenser. It has twin sinks with garbage disposal & dishwasher. There is a washer & dryer combination.

The Penthouse has 2 adjoining, open living rooms that seat 10 people, & a 6 chair dining room. The 3 bedrooms are air conditioned, but not usually needed with the Trade Wind breeze, & ceiling fans in every room. Air temperature is cooler in the summer at the condominium than in the States, & no vacation rainouts!

Penthouse rentals usually for 1 week or longer. Inquire on rental requests of less than 1 week. No Sub-Letting allowed. Pets by prior approval. Smoking on the balcony only.


Keywords: Condo, Condominium, Beachfront, Waterfront, Suite, Tropical, Caribbean, Luquillo, Puerto Rico, Beach House,Beachhouse, Penthouse, Beach Front, Water Front, Luxury, Luxurious, Ocean Front, Oceanfront

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Richard Lord (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Richard Lord

We are sister & brother; Joanne from Connecticut and Richard from the metropolitan Washington DC area. This condominium was our mother's and father's (US Army Col.) retirement home. We keep their home, now our home, in as fine a condition as would they, and perhaps better as they would not spend the money as we have on expensive amenities such as four TV’s one of which is a large-screen HD LCD Sony.

Richard Lord purchased this condo in 2000

Why Richard Lord chose Luquillo

As our mother's and father's (US Army Col.) retirement home, which we were fortunate to inherit, in their memory, we maintain it according to their high standards of excellence.

What makes this condo unique

Our home is one of the finest & most spacious condominiums on one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, & is nearby the El Yunque Rainforest and the fantastic bio bay.

It is one of only a few 3 bedroom 3 bathroom penthouse suites in all Puerto Rico.

The condominium aLso has FREE 10-BIT HIGH-SPEED DIGITAL CABLE INTERNET/E-MAIL access including optional WIRELESS connectivity. It also has FREE LONG-DISTANCE TELEPHONE calling to ANYWHERE IN PUERTO RICO and ANYWHERE IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. It also has four televisions including a 46' LCD Sony Full HD 1080P with BlueRay HD DVD player.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was wonderful returning to your “Paradise penthouse” in Luquillo. It felt just like going home. We had a wonderful time and have already starting planning a return trip in 2012 or 2013. Thanks for sharing a little bit of paradise with us.

Bonnie (again) now in Minnesota
Jun 2010
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based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Luxurious Beachfront Oceanfront 22nd Floor Penthouse Suite W/30' Balcony
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 22 reviews

Excellent week of R&R!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the amenities of the penthouse suite. Condo was clean and beds comfortable. Appreciated the use of beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels and more! l Beautiful sites of the beach and sunrises. Walking distance to beach and our most favorite restaurant "The Brass Cactus"

Great escape for three couples or a family.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very disappointed!

  • 1 of 5

Luxury is the last word we would use for this condo. The furniture, bed linens, towels are at least 30yrs old. All living room and dining room furniture may be new fabric, but needs badly to be replaced, no where to sit that is not painful. 2 bedrooms the beds are fine, the queen was composed of 4 layers of foam placed on top of each other. We had to have plywood made and placed to have someone use bed. I bought new sheets and cotton blankets for beds, and towels are old and stained. The master bedroom is old, tired, beat up white wicker furniture. We were there for a month- very expensive for condition of apt. Penthouse indicates security key for elevator, did not exist. The living space is all glass topped furniture, be careful with children.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These very elderly reviewers, well beyond my 69 years & my wife’s 70, needed continual & excessive assistance from my manager to handle normal home operations, who made several trips to assist them in simple matters such as turning on the TV’s. These reviewers appear to need accommodations more suited to assisted-living. This review is not consistent with other reviews, which affirm this as a luxury condominium w/the finest amenities. As the continuing owner of my mother’s retirement home, I spend extensive condominium income to continually update & refresh it. It appears these guests wanted living room furniture far taller than normal. The 2 living rooms have 3 heavy-duty wicker sofas in appropriate Caribbean decor & all have new, expensive richly appointed upholstery. The dining room & 2 living rooms have thick glass-top tables w/safe rounded edges. 1 of the 2 living rooms has a very new & expensive work-of-art hand-carved teak wood living room glass top coffee table. The queen bed the guests did not like is a new Sears Sealy Posturepedic Adjustable Bed where the head & foot raise up & down. The mattress must bend to adjust, but is of the finest flexible materials. My manger purchased boards to put under the mattress to make it extremely firm for them, but the bed no longer adjusted, and he removed the boards after they left. My wife & I sleep on this bed when there as it is new, firm, but adjustable & the most conformable of all the beds. We have multiple sets of bedding & towels for each of the 3 bedrooms, which I regularly rotate & replace. The bedding & towels are clean & fine. The kitchen is up to date w/large side-by-side refrigerator/freezer w/in-door ice dispenser, glass top stove w/oven, built-in microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, toaster oven & coffee maker. There is a new stackable clothes washer & dryer. Over the past 2 years, I replaced all the outer windows in the 3 bedrooms, the front door & all the folding inner doors. 2 of the 4 TVs are new. We replaced all the air conditioners & blinds in the 3 bedrooms & celling fans in 2 bedrooms. The dining room has a new real crystal chandelier. 3 of the 4 beds are new. All this cost some $25,000+ & the list goes on including boogie boards, beach coolers, beach chairs & towels, beach toys, tennis rackets & balls, pool sticks & balls, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, Frisbees, etc. When asked about their stay, despite their contrariness, they indicted they had a great time. Go-figure.
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Definitely worth it.

  • 4 of 5

The location was great. Beach access was perfect. Great amenities for kids. Safe and secure. Central location to all activities. Place has lots of extras and lots of room. Could use an update but perfect for a family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fine review. The owners strive to give guests the best possible vacation experience. As noted in the review, we provide many extras for adults and children, such as boogie boards, tennis rackets and balls, basketballs, footballs, soccer ball, volley ball, Frisbees, pool sticks and pool balls with rack, ping pong rackets and balls, beach baseball bat and ball, beach rackets, beach coolers, beach chairs, beach toys, beach towels, etc. Not known by this guest is that we continually update the interior of the condominium. We just replaced the crystal chandelier in the dining room with one even bigger and more spectacular, and changed out the third bedroom/office TV with a HD Smart TV. The living room has a large HD TV with available HD TV channels and with BlueRay player. The TVs in the other two bedrooms are older, but we kept them as they have built-in DVD players. The furniture is timeless heavy-duty wicker perfect for the tropics. We recently reupholstered all the furniture and cushions. The kitchen has modern appliances including a glass top stove, fridge with in-door ice dispenser, and washer/dryer stack. We just replaced all the exterior windows and outer and inner doors, and retiled one bathroom that needed an update. The beds are all new and one reclines both foot and head. The condominium is so large at 1,800sf with so many items of furniture and appliances given its three bedrooms, three bathrooms, double living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, and 30’ balcony, that keeping it updated it is constant task that we take seriously.
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Cincinnati OH

Great Views/Centrally located

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in early Sept. and would agree with most of the other comments listed. Instructions on how to get there and tourist information was very helpful in a packet mailed to me prior to the trip. Centrally located and an easy drive to San Juan or Fajardo among other places. Spacious and with amenities. The town of Luquillo is a bit rundown and everyone warns you not to walk the beach past 7PM. I would challenge the owners to upgrade some of the items in the condo as it is getting dated. otherwise everything was good and the building service man was always available.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Family Vacation 2013

  • 5 of 5

This place was great!!the city is small, we walked everywhere and traveled to San Juan in 30 Minutes, we Stayed for a week with our 3 adult kids and 2 friends, the beach had everything, waves and on the other side no waves, so you had your pick, would stay there again!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle WA USA


  • 5 of 5

We've been going to Luquillo for 25 years and at last have found the perfect place to stay. The apartment is bright, breezy, and spacious, furnished with taste and practicality, everything works, steps to the beach, all in all everything we want.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Juan International Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Car: necessary

Condominium Community Activities in Winter (exercises classes in pool & ocean, walking club, water color painting classes, Spanish classes, line dancing, Bridge games, other card games, beach cookouts, and much, much more! - For everyone organized by the large & very active Winter senior retirement community population)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
10 May 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Years Weeks
21 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter & Spring
7 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £205

The first payment of $300 is the refundable security deposit. The second payment is the full amount of the rental 30 days in advance of travel. Extra Christmas & New Years nights beyond 7 are available. Add 2 1/2% to price of the rental fee for credit card payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 22
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beachfront
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) May be placed togather to make into a king size bed with provided bed connector and king size linnens
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free Digital Cable TV, & Media Center High Speed Digital Cable Internet/E-mail Connection, Glass Top Stove W/Oven, Side-by-Side Refrigerator, In-door Ice Maker/Water Dispensor, Bedding & Linens Provided, Towels Provided, Beach Towels & Chairs Provided, Community Swimming Pool & Children's Pool, Library (lots of trashy novels for beach and balcony reading), Recreation Center, Game Room (table pool and table tennis), Playground, Tennis Court, Tennis Practice Wall, Basketball Courts

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