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Jose Gonzalez

Member since: 2004
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Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese

On the 21st Floor Beautiful Beach front Condo with spectacular ocean view

55 Reviews
People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Solimar

Lovely 3 BR 2 BA Corner Apartment on the 21st Floor Spectacular ocean view

This 3 BR/2 BA corner apartment on the 21st floor of Playa Azul #1 Apt. 2101 has spectacular views of the ocean and the countryside. This Apartment has attractive furniture with a king size bed in the master bedroom, one twin beds and one full bed in the 2nd bedroom and a full bed in the third bedroom. This condo offers all the amenities expected in a relaxing vacation. The kitchen is fully equipped including silverware, pans, utensils, microwave oven, blender coffee maker, toaster, slow cooker, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Also three TV's, DVD, radio/CD Player, Telephone, wireless internet and Cable TV. The three bedrooms are equipped with A/C, bed linens and bath towels. Playpen is also available. Beach cooler, beach towels and chairs are also available. The unit has wireless internet available. You need to bring your own wireless capable laptop computer.

Amenities: The condo offers all the amenities you would expect in a relaxing vacation. The Condo Complex has a swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, playground and 24 hrs security guard. The Condo is located in the Luquillo Beach. This is a red-golden sandy beach suitable for swimming, snorkeling and water sports. The condo complex is located right on a semi-private beach all by itself. Use the beach gate and you'll be right on the Playa Azul Beach. It is also located 10 minutes from the Westin Rio Mar Resort and El Conquistador Casino/Resort and 15 minutes from El Yunque National Rain Forest.

It is

also only 15 minutes from Bahia Beach Plantation Golf Course Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

It is close to supermarkets, pharmacy and fast food, movie theatres restaurants. The condo is about 40 minutes from the International Airport Luis Munoz Marin in San Juan.

Activities:The condo is located between the Westin Rio Mar and Wyndham El Conquistador Resorts and Casinos. They are visible and easily accessible from the condominium (about 15 minutes drive) and offer great nightlife and have championship 18 holes golf courses. It is also about 20 minutes from Bahia Beach Plantation Golf Course Rio Grande. The El Faro lighthouse Museum and adjacent las Cabezas Nature Reserve (phosphorescent mangrove lagoon) are within 15 minutes drive. The tropical mountain El Yunque Rainforest is also 15 minutes drive.

The port town of Fajardo and boat hires for sailing/boating, snorkeling, scuba, blue marlin fishing and ferries to Culebra and Vieques Islands is within 15 minutes drive. Horseback riding is also nearby.

No pets, Please.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Jose Gonzalez (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese

About Jose Gonzalez

We live in Rio Grande, less than 15 minutes from Playa Azul. We are a retired couple that returned to PR after 30 years living abroad.

Jose Gonzalez purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Jose Gonzalez chose Luquillo

We bought this property in 2003 but we have beed going to Playa Azul since 1970 because my in laws also own a unit in that complex. We love Playa Azul.

What makes this apartment unique

This property has spectacular views from every single room and balcony and is fully equipped.

Reviews

5
based on 55 holidaymaker reviews

On the 21st Floor Beautiful Beach front Condo with spectacular ocean view
average rating of 4.981818 based on 55 reviews
5

Summer vacation was a success

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Puerto Rico so we were relying on others feedback to help us select our place to stay. This picture is truly taken from the veranda of this condo- the view is spectacular. The beach was easily accessible and not very crowded. the waves were just the right height for my 7 year old to learn to "ride the waves" and for the teenagers to jump around and have fun. The condo was well equipped with beach toys for everyone. There were plenty of towels for everyone, and the washer-dryer helped keep on top of the daily use. The unit is located about 40 minutes from San Juan airport, but it was very close to all of the activities we wanted to do- the most popular rain forest is 10 minutes away where they have hiking to beautiful waterfalls, the bioluminescent bay is also very close and the horseback riding was right down the road. It's a terrific spot for a family vacation, there was a supermarket directly across the street. There were also good restaurants and there is a loose leaf notebook in the condo with suggestions and menus from some of the better places others have gone and recommend. There was a very nice pool on the grounds, which was uncrowded and clean. And plenty of parking very close to the front door. The unit was a good size for everyone to feel comfortable. It was clean and there were extra sheets for all of the beds. The internet was very important for the teenagers and it worked perfectly on all of our laptops. Everyone was very nice-The owners were friendly and cooperative about pre-trip questions and late check-out. we were lucky to have good weather (not too hot as you might think) and we are hoping we can go back again next summer. We can highly recommend this unit for families who need 3 bedrooms with a spectacular view and are looking to see how beautiful Puerto Rico is without being in the middle of major tourism.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted when families enjoy their stay and the accommodations meet their expectations.
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Beautiful view, nice public beach, secure property, AC only in bedrooms

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this condo and loved Puerto Rico! On the 21st floor, there was usually an incredible breeze from the ocean which cooled the condo nicely in the late afternoons and evenings. Out of 10 nights there, only 2 evenings the wind seemed to shift and die and we got rather warm in the living room but nothing unbearable. Due to the expensive rate for electrical power, the owners ask you to use the air conditioners only at night which are located in each bedroom, which are designed to cool only the bedroom. This seems to be a common way of life in Puerto Rico. The Wi-Fi was excellent. The beach was beautiful, but being a public beach, you will encounter the seaweed that doesn't get cleaned up and unfortunately we witnessed beer bottles and cans being thrown into the ocean by a group of inebriated young men which saddened us greatly. The street below is public access to the beach so be prepared for families to park on the street and play their music very loud, which when the wind carries it, it sounds like it's on the balcony! It didn't bother us too much. Loved that the kitchen was so well supplied with useful cooking pots and pans and a wonderful, front load washer and dryer. Overall we loved it! The 2 nearest neighbors on the floor were super friendly and very helpful if we had any questions about the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are glad that you enjoyed our apartment and Puerto Rico. This is our first score 4 of 5. We had proudly maintained a score of 5 since we listed the condo 13 years ago. Thanks again and hope you visit us again in the future.
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5

Better than a hotel, felt like home but with great views

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Puerto Rico for twenty plus years and have family here. We always stayed in hotels or resorts in the Isla Verde and Rio Grande area but decided to rent this time. Best decision ever! We rented a car and shortly after the airport you take Toll Road 66 to the end and before you know it, you're in Luquillo. The ride is very quick. On the way back to the airport, it took about 25 minutes driving time. I recommend renting a car; you can go anywhere on the island from where the apartment is located. One day we drove to Ponce. Another day we drove to Caguas, specifically to visit the Museo de Arte in which a deceased relative has a permanent art exhibit. Before we visited the museum, we had breakfast at the Panaderia La Asturiana. We stocked up on groceries (Walmart and Econo in Fajardo on Route 3, 10 minutes away) and I prepared meals. The kitchen has all the necessary cooking and eating utensils and dishes. We ate out only a few times, at one of the kioskos and at Aromas Café right in town. The apartment is beautiful, tiled throughout and nicely decorated. The breezes can be very strong at times and that was nice, but in late August the weather is very hot. In the mornings, I had my coffee on the balcony and enjoyed the beautiful view and the sound of the waves. The wooden table and 2 stools on the balcony are adequate, but being short, I had a hard time getting on and off the stool. The table wobbles so at times my coffee spilled. It would be nice to have a more comfortable table set out on the balcony. Beach towels and equipment are provided. Actually, everything that you need, besides food, clothing and toiletries, is provided. The 3 neighbors that we got to meet on our floor are wonderful. We had a great time getting to know them and their pets, kitty Esperanza and dog Henry. Jose is a very responsive owner and is available should anything come up. We had a wonderful vacation and this is where we will stay next time that we come to Puerto Rico. Jose, thank you for opening up your home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and the apartment. Hope to hear from you again in the future. I will look into the balcony table set. Best Regards, Jose
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5

The condo was well stocked and convenient to everything

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed ourselves and the view from Jose's beautiful place. It is very close to El Yunique and Fajardo which makes excursions super easy to plan. You'll enjoy the space and how close it is to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Visit us again in the future. Best Regards Jose
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth time renting this condo. Even though it was just the two of us this time, I could'nt pass up the opportunity to stay here. The view, the breeze, the location, and lets not forget the neighbors. Jim and Elaine are the best. I go to Puerto Rico every two years and I am already making plans to stay there again.

Thank you Mr. Gonzalez for everything, and I can't wait for 2018!

Iris and Jose Mendez

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Iris and Jose Mendez, great pleasure to have you again. Take care and see you again in 2018.
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5

Penthouse Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This rental has it ALL!! Including the greatest helpful neighbors on the 21st floor. It's like visiting family! Jose is an amazing person to rent from & answers all of your questions or concerns.

We went for my daughters high school graduation & 18th birthday celebration. Couldn't have been any better!

Only negative is that common areas are not air conditioned. There is a more than adequate cross breeze air flow though. Don't be concerned about Zika. It's a media frenzy exaggeration!!

We plan on returning again in 2017!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. The unit has A/C in each of the three bedrooms. As you mentioned, There is a more than adequate cross breeze air flow though therefore A/C in this area it is not necessary. This also allows me to keep the rental fee more reasonable by avoiding high cost of electricity (cost of electricity in PR is very high, higher than the any of the 50 states of USA). Please contact us again in the future.
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Location

Boardrider's Surf Bar and Grill
The Brass Cactus
Eric's Gyros Deli
El Yunque National Forest
Kayaking Puerto Rico
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Brass Cactus
Nearest Beach
Costa Azul
Car: recommended

Right on the Beach and near Golf courses, El Yunque Rain Forest, movie theaters, Restaurans, Groceries, Pharmacy. Only 45 minutes drive from Old San Juan.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Solimar, Puerto Rico

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
September Special
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£382
for 3 nights
From
£103
£731
£1,719
 
 
October rates
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£394
for 3 nights
From
£107
£814
£2,130
 
 
November 1 to December 31
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£431
for 3 nights
From
£119
£896
£2,706
 
 
Peak
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£896
for 5 nights
From
£165
£1,061
£3,036
 
 
April Discount
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£505
for 3 nights
From
£144
£978
£2,871
 
 
May Discount
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£456
for 3 nights
From
£128
£896
£2,542
 
 
Summer Rate
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£443
for 3 nights
From
£123
£855
£2,460
 
 
September Rates
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£456
for 3 nights
From
£128
£896
£2,542
 
 
October Rate
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£456
for 3 nights
From
£128
£896
£2,542
 
 
November Rate
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£505
for 3 nights
From
£144
£978
£2,871
 
 
December Rate
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£896
for 5 nights
From
£165
£1,061
£3,036
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£567
for 3 nights
From
£165
£1,061
£3,036
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £73
Refundable Damage Deposit £154
Tax Rate 7.0%

$200 USD Security Deposit (To be refunded after return of complete set of keys and verification of condition of the apartment).

$95 USD Cleaning Fee


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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Solimar, Puerto Rico

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 21
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Master Bedroom and Second Bedroom have spectacular View to Ocean. The third Bedroom has a beautiful mountain view of El Yunque rain forest. All 3 bedrooms has A/C. Master and Bedroom #2 has TV.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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