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Luquillo Surfer Value! Budget 2 Bedroom Apartment 40 steps to La Pared Beach

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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If you like the idea of living like a local - this is a traditional beach town with few tourists - steps from surfing beach & town plaza. Rate is for 1-4 guests in 2 bedrooms with king beds. Single daybed in living room. This apartment is on the SECOND FLOOR - no elevator. NO AIR CONDITIONING - but very good cross ventilation & breeze. Bedrooms & living room have ceiling fans. Our goal is to provide a comfortable apartment for travelers who want a great place near the beach at a VALUE PRICE! This is one of the best values for an apartment so close to the beach. Many nearby 'beachfront' condos require elevators, lobbies and longer walks to beach. Condos are great for people who want a 'gated experience' - this house is for people looking for a truly local experience in the center of a...If you like the idea of living like a local - this is a traditional beach town with few tourists - steps from surfing beach & town plaza. Rate is for 1-4 guests in 2 bedrooms with king beds. Single daybed in living room. This apartment is on the SECOND FLOOR - no elevator. NO AIR CONDITIONING - but very good cross ventilation & breeze. Bedrooms & living room have ceiling fans. Our goal is to provide a comfortable apartment for travelers who want a great place near the beach at a VALUE PRICE! This is one of the best values for an apartment so close to the beach. Many nearby 'beachfront' condos require elevators, lobbies and longer walks to beach. Condos are great for people who want a 'gated experience' - this house is for people looking for a truly local experience in the center of a Puerto Rican beach town. Feb 20, 2018: Renovation complete! Electric, Water & Wifi all working fine... The apartment is on the second floor of a building that has a commercial space on the ground floor (currently being renovated by owner of 'Pasta y Pueblo' as a new 'cantina' concept). We're one block to Luquillo town plaza and one block to 'la pared' beach which is one of Puerto Rico's favorite 'town beaches' and the center of east coast surfing. The apartment is cosy and comfortable with front balcony, living/dining room with sofa, ROKU TV and WiFi. There is no cable TV but if you have cable at home, you can bring your account id/password and watch many channels that have channels on Roku. New kitchen has gas stove, microwave, refrigerator and lots of counter space. Kitchen is equipped with everything you need for cooking, eating and drinking. The stove & oven are gas - so you have to turn on the valve in the gas tank (in the furthest lower cabinet) and then use a flame to light the stove. To light the oven, the pilot is at the center of the front of the oven. Please make sure gas is fully turned off each time you use a burner. On your last day, please turn off the valve on the gas tank when you check-out. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. NO AIR CONDITIONING! The apartment gets great cross-ventilation from the trade winds that blow in from the ocean. Bedrooms and living room also have ceiling fans. Bedrooms also have a floor fans. There is one bathroom in the house with shower (no Tub). Each bedroom has a king bed. There is an additional single bed in the living room off to the side. We provide sheets, pillows, towels, beach towels, shampoo, shower gel, soap and cleaning supplies/mops/brooms, etc. A note about cleaning: Even though we are one block from the beach - there is very fine sand that can blow up to the second floor and leave a layer of very fine sand chairs and anything on the balcony and even blow into the apartment. Usually you can not see this, but if you walk barefoot - it can stick to your feet instantly. We provide a swiffer which picks it up easily - locals tend to wear socks instead of going barefoot to avoid constantly having to rinse off your feet. You may want to leave shoes on the landing of the stairway to avoid tracking any additional sand into the apartment. Windows provide great ventilation - but please close all windows when you go out of the apartment - a sudden squall can force rain into any room - which may only last a few minutes but require a cleanup (mops in the kitchen). Parking is on street (can be limited on weekends during peak beach periods) - so grab a space early and enjoy the beach all day! If you have to park a few blocks away, you'll be able to move back in the evening. Please do not block neighbors driveways (and like anywhere in the world - don't leave anything visible in the car while unattended). Less than one minute walk to 'la pared' (the wall) beach, surf shops, restaurants and bars in town center. 15 minute walk to famous Luquillo public beach and local food kiosks. 10 minute drive to El Yunque rain forrest. 10 Minute drive to Seven Seas beach and the 'Cabesas de San Juan' Nature Reserve and Eco-tour. 15 minute drive to Fajardo ferry for Culebra and Vieques (Spanish Virgin Islands). 40 minute drive from San Juan airport (SJU). Note: Some guests have commented on the many abandoned houses in the area between the plaza and the ocean. This is not unique to Luquillo - but more concentrated here. Many of the house have been in families for many generations and distant relatives don't often agree on who should have use of a house, the value of a house if they do agree to sell, or what percentage should go to whom. To complicate matters further, the town square was originally planned to extend to the ocean - so many houses on this block own the building but not the land they sit on. This is being addressed by town government, but may seem strange with so many great houses empty just a block to the beach. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 06-23-14-1113More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Blender
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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Reviewed June 13, 2017

Awesome location just a short walk to the beach and great restaurants nearby. Richard is a great and friendly host and made our stay very pleasant! Also, If you are looking for a more private beach experience just walk to the right past La Pared...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Steve V
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Richard was very accomadating to work with. House was perfect for our needs, would love to go back with group. Ac kept BR cold. Hammock on porch was a delight. Close to pasta y pueblo, Boardriders and Beach.

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank terry k
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Location is great; right off the beach and 20 minutes from el yunque. The place is very cute and was exactly what I was looking for. It was small, but had everything that necessary for our stay. There were lots of great food options nearby...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Sherpa704826
Reviewed March 2, 2017

My 6 year old daughter and I loved our week-long at Richard's beach house in Luquillo. The location was the perfect launching pad for a wide-variety of activities, including: steps to Pared beach (for playing in heavier surf and watching others ride the waves), quick...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Vacation688714
Richard H, VR Owner at Luquillo Surfer Value! Budget 2 Bedroom Apartment 40 steps to La Pared Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2017

Thanks for the head-up about the new restaurant and music. We haven't had any other comments on this - but I'll have a talk with the owner and the other neighbors. I'll also add a supply of earplugs just in case there are light sleepers...More

Reviewed February 20, 2017

After putting several hundred miles on our rental car exploring the island last year, we decided to spend most of our time in Luquillo this vacation. We visited the Kiosks and the beach directly behind them every day, trying a different food stand or restaurant...More

Date of stay: February 2017
2  Thank Bryne B
About the Owner
Richard H
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2010
Interaction with guests
The owners are located in San Juan, but we have a handyman who lives in Luquillo who can take care of any issues with the house while you are there. Key pick-up is in San Juan (less than 10 min from the airport) but you can leave the keys at the house when you leave and go directly to the airport. We're only 45 minutes away from Luquillo is there is anything that requires attention. We also have rentals in San Juan if you need a place in the Arts District after your stay at the beach.
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About the neighbourhood
Less than one minute walk to 'la pared' (the wall) beach, surf shops, restaurants and bars in town center. 15 minute walk to famous Luquillo public beach and local food kiosks. 10 minute drive to El Yunque rain forrest. 10 Minute drive to Seven Seas beach and the 'Cabesas de San Juan' Nature Reserve and Eco-tour. 10 minute drive to Fajardo ferry for Culebra and Vieques (Spanish Virgin Islands). 40 minute drive from San Juan airport (SJU). Once you get settled in the house, explore the stores and restaurants around the town plaza. Calle 14 de Julio goes along the west side of the plaza with 'El Fogon de Juanita' restaurant, the town 'panaderia' or bakery that opens at 6am for early coffee. Across from the bakery is the town hall and then the street ends with the police station, US ...
Getting around
There is no public transportation outside of San Juan. Uber will bring you to Luquillo for approx $65 fixed rate. However, there is not very much UBER coverage in the Luquillo area, so you may have to wait for a car or find 'no cars available'. Taxis are available, but expensive with a trip from San Juan in the $80-100 range. Once you are in Luquillo, you can walk to many restaurants, mini-mart, bakery, or just across the main road to a large supermarket.
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