MAGICAL Bohemian-chic boutique apartment nestled in the heart of Luquillo Pueblo.This tropical island retreat is 15 steps across the street from the famous surfer beach, La Pared. Enjoy a one minute walk to local bars, restaurants & cafes. 15 minutes from El Yunque Rain Forest, 35 minutes from San Juan Airport. Colorful, artistic, stylish place with 24 hour ocean breeze you will feel at home.
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Walk out of the front door 15 steps to the beach in the heart of the pueblo of Luquillo, in a section called La Pared. A beautiful view of the ocean and a path steps away to the main strip to the beaches and local surf bar, the location is fabulous. (The bar plays live music on the weekend it is down the street, so you will be able to hear it on the weekends.)
10 minutes from the rain forest and just 35 minutes from the San Juan Airport, this is the perfect little island surfer town to take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
A tropical, warm, intimate rooms are provided with 100% cotton sheets as well as soft Egyptian cotton towels and extra large beach towels UPON request.
Colorful and Cozy with bright bohemian inspired decor.
All of the art is original and for sale if interested.
Huge closet space.
This is a local experience and intended to be so. The private Apartment is a 5 unit building and is 40 plus years old. The street is very quiet, especially for local living. (there are unoccupied houses on the street)
The residents are older and will always greet you with a smile and a Buenos Dia in the morning, Buenos Tardes in the afternoon and Buenos Noches in the evening.
We are Happy to do your laundry for $10 a load. Upon Request
local laundromat is within walking distance if needed.
Fresh Juices and smoothies are available made by the owner. Menu to order will be provide at check in.
As with a lot of buildings in Puerto Rico there no air conditioner. But the ocean breeze is DIVINE!!
This is a local pueblo, and every once in a while the water pressure may go low, PLEASE don't be alarmed and know that it will not last.
We have an electrical heated shower that is running by water pressure. It may go low for a short time but will come back on.
Accès des voyageurs
Wifi is available and a flat screen TV with DVR/DVD player, located in the living room.
Fully stocked kitchen with spices, coffee, tea and cooking supplies.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Pedro and Molly live in the apartment building and We are available for anything you need!
Beaches: You have beaches on every side of Luquillo Town.
La Pared Beach: Just a minute from the house is Luquillo's town beach - La Pared (the wall). This is quiet during the week, but full of local families on weekends. If you face the ocean and walk to the left - you'll find less people. This is Luquillo's surfing beach.
"La Selva" - Nature Reserve Beach: Facing the ocean at La Pared - you'll see the two towers of Sandy Hills condominium to your right. Just walk over the rocks in front of the condos and you'll come to the North East Ecological Reserve. You can walk for miles to enjoy undeveloped beach and great birdwatching. Be aware of several inlets that you may have to wade across or swim if the tide raises during your walk.
Playa Azul (Blue Beach): To the left of La Pared Beach, walk around the point and you'll come to a quiet beach near Luquillo's cluster of high-rise condos at Costa Azul. About a 15 minute walk from the house. This is the best beach for Snorkeling!
Luquillo Public Beach - Playa Monserrate: Continue past Costa Azul and you'll find an undeveloped point where you can imagine you're on a deserted island. Cross a few inlets and you'll round the bend near the campground to arrive at the most famous public beach in Puerto Rico. This is a 'Blue Flag' beach, so it is well maintained and continually checked for water quality. Here you'll find showers, rest rooms, food stands and lots of families having a great time! About a 25 minute walk from the house. Note: you can walk on the road to the public beach in about 15 minutes from the house.
Kioskos: Just past the public beach are 60 'Kioskos' or food stalls. There are usually 20 or 30 stands open so just walk along until you find one that makes you want to stop and enjoy some great Puerto Rican street food. You'll find everything from fine dining to street food, tacky souvenirs and nightclubs - so its something you won't want to check out.
If you get all the way to the kioskos, you may want to consider walking back on the road that goes from the parking lot by the campground behind the Playa Azul condominiums then past the cemetery, Brass Cactus Restaurant, Le Flamboyan Restaurant, Laundromat, King Seafood Restaurant and the new ballpark before arriving at Pio, Pio Express Fried Chicken and the town plaza.
Beyond the town center:
There is a shopping center with a Pitusa discount store and a large Econo supermarket just across Route #3 from where you turned to come into town.
There are also lots of fast food outlets (McDonald's, KFC, Taco Maker, William's Pizza, Tiny Frog Café, Chinese, etc in front of the shopping center along with a large Walgreen's.
If you drive about 15 minutes further on Route #3 you'll come to Fajardo where you'll find larger stores like Walmart, Kmart, Supermarkets, etc.
Fajardo also has the very large El Conquistador Resort with its Water Park and access to Palomino Island (private beach).
Fajardo also has the ferries that go to Puerto Rico's 'Spanish Virgin Islands' of Culebra and Vieques.
Fajardo also has Seven Seas Beach and the nearby Bio-luminescent Bay. Note: you can only tour the bio-bay by kayak with a registered eco-tour operator unless you register for the night-tours operated by The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico which allow you to walk through the mangroves with expert guides.
HAVE FUN...RELAX. Enjoy!!!!
Check in time is 3pm or after.
If you need an early check in time I may be able to arrange it with prior notice at the time of booking, just request then and I will see what I can arrange.
My place stays very busy, so normally I am doing a checkout and check in the same day, cleaning the rooms and the common areas...that is the reason for the 3pm check in time.
Because of this there is NO bag drop off before check in time because I need to clean the whole apartment.
We have a few restaurants and cafes in walking distance that you can enjoy if you arrive before check in.
*please no outside overnight guests or parties and quiet time is after 12am, this is a residential neighborhood.
*no smoking inside or on the patio..
Most of all enjoy Island life!