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4.06

Hilltop Luquillo Home - 5 Mi to El Yunque Frst

Property ID: 432600LuquilloPRUS
Sleeps 62 BR2 BA
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Description

Live like a local (but better because you're on vacation) while staying at this 2-bed, 2-bath hilltop bungalow nestled in a quiet Puerto Rican neighborhood! In the morning, wake to spectacular mountain views—visible from the home's balcony—followed by a dip in Playa Luquillo's crystal clear waters, located a short drive away. Prefer the mountains to the sea? Find the trails, waterfalls and hidden pools your heart desires in El Yunque National Forest, found 5 miles from the vacation rental.

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Essentials
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Kitchen

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Location Details

ATTRACTIONS: Rainforest Zipline Park (9.2 miles), Carabali Rainforest Park (7.4 miles), Faro Las Cabezas De San Juan (8.5 miles), Snorkel and Beach Tour (Traveler & Tobias) (4.9 miles), Fortín San Gerónimo de Boquerón (34.2 miles), Castillo de San Cristóbal (34.9 miles), Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico (32.1 miles), Ceiba Ferry Terminal (12.4 miles)

BEACHES: Luquillo Beach (5.1 miles), Playa La Pared (3.7 miles), Escondida Beach (6.7 miles), Balneario El Escambrón (33.9 miles)

EL YUNQUE NATIONAL FOREST (9.9 miles to El Portal Visitor Center): Angelito Trail, Puente Roto, La Coca Waterfall, Yokahú Tower, Juan Diego Falls, Bano Grande, Torre Mt. Britton, Rio Espiritu Santo Waterfall, Charco el Hippie, Las Tinajas

AIRPORT: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (28.0 miles)

Reviews

4.06
16 reviews
  • Amazing

    5/5

    Such a great location, and very accommodating, spacious and homie. Would definitely stay here again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Trent W.
    Published May 31, 2023
  • What an Adventure!

    4/5

    I am very thankful to have been at this property during Hurricane Fiona! It is sturdy and stood up well against the gale-force winds and rain. As mentioned in another review, the downstairs did flood because of the rain, but Jason, the caretaker next door, was able to quickly come by and shopvac the water out. I appreciated how quickly both Jen and the Evolve team reached out to us to make sure we were safe and secure. The upper floor was perfect for my small family. We had plenty of sleeping options and having meals together at the table was a plus. There were card and board games to keep us entertained while the power was off which was super helpful for distracting us from the issues around us.There's not much you can do about it, but be ready to wake up at 4am with the chorus of roosters in the neighborhood. There's a flock on the property and they are loud! But they're also fun to watch. A couple dozen chicks were hatched while we were there!Once it was ok to get out and about, we found the location to be perfect for heading either across the north or east shores easily. Walmart and lots of other retail is only a mile away and there are tons of places to eat nearby. If you're ok with mountain instead of ocean views, this quiet, working class neighborhood is a great respite.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Donya B.
    Published October 19, 2022
  • Mountain retreat

    5/5

    This place exceeded our expectations. The house accommodated our family. The the deck area in the back yard was perfect for barbecuing during the day and star gazing at night. The location was perfect for us as well since it was in a nice barrio secluded from the noise of the city but a short drive to the Kioskos in Luquillo.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Araceli Q.
    Published August 30, 2022
  • Not a great experience

    1/5

    House is beautiful, but definitely needs upgrades-mainly downstairs. Bathtub needs a GOOD cleaning & regrouting. I showered with flip flops on. Had to put several ant traps because of the amount of ants invading the kitchenette area. Leakage of water was the worst. There was a hole on wall near washer/ dryer that caused the entire downstairs to flood when it rained. Also had water coming in thru the sliding doors, the sink & the closet. Not exciting having to take away from your vaca to sweep out ATLEAST an inch of water out. When called the maintenance person, was told nothing could be done until it stopped raining, just to find out afterward that he was right next door. Still nothing was done. Management company called & said someone would be coming by the following day to fix the issue- NOONE ever came nor called. Next day after finally drying out floor, woke up to another poodle of water near sink in which my son slipped & fell on. Reported this to mgmt whom I got a call from stating they were investigating the issue & would send me an email. Already back home & haven't heard a peep from anyone. The night before check out the screw from toilet tank broke off & once again ANOTHER water mess. Called maintenance several times- no answer. Called next # which happened to be the owner Jen. I explained all situations occurred which she basically brushed off & not a single apology for any of it. Sent someone to "fix" the problem, except whom she sent was the landscaper who didn't have the correct tools to do anything about it. At this point I had enough, called Jen back and because she didn't like what I had to say - hung up the phone on me. Never again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Karla L.
    Published July 29, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Karla, we want to make vacation rental easy for everyone, and we're sorry that you experienced some issues during your stay. We followed up with the homeowner after reading your feedback, and they wanted to share the following:
    - There was a tropical storm that came through the island during your stay that caused significant damage to the community. We sincerely apologize that it impacted your stay.
    - The hole in the laundry room was for a dryer vent and may have gotten knocked out during the storm. As mentioned, this was unable to be fixed until after the storm had died down. We called multiple members of our maintenance team when you reached out with these concerns, but had a hard time getting help during the storm since many roads were impassable and our maintenance team was dealing with flooding in their own homes as well.
    - The toilet had been perfectly functional ahead of your check-in and has since been resolved.
    We truly go above and beyond for our guests, and we are confident that future guests will have excellent stays!

  • We had a great experience!

    5/5

    I would not recommend driving a car up the hill, you can park at the end of the driveway. It's a safe and quiet neighborhood.The second floor bathroom is quite small so thankfully there's a much bigger bathroom downstairs, other than that it was comfortable for a group of 7 adults. Some updates could be made, specifically the curtain rods. Overall we had a great experience. There was plenty of bedding, pillows, towels, the kitchen was stocked with plates and utensils. I would recommend including a clothes iron for future guests, we traveled with ours.Mid-afternoon traffic due to construction was horrible but in general was heavy in the mid-afternoon, so plan accordingly. If you go to Cafe Rustico, plan to wait for a while to get your meal. There are a lot of excursions nearby, San Juan Condado is 40 minutes away, Puerto del Rey, Fajardo is 20 minutes away. El Yunque, Hacienda Carabali and much more are close by! If you're looking for a nightlife (not "Salsa" dancing), the kioskos are only 20 minutes away. Check out #45 on a Friday or Saturday night. The beach is also behind the kioskos if you just want to relax.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Anonymous
    Published April 20, 2022
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