reviews for: listing #57217 - Puerto Rico, Caribbean Villa rental

Luquillo Beach & Rain Forest Solimar Deluxe Villa Paradise
  • bedrooms  2
  • pool  yes
  • type  Villa
  • baths 
  • hot tub  no
  • community  Urb Solimar
  • sleeps  8
  • pets allowed  yes
  • rates (USD) $99 - $143 /nt
    $699 - $999 /wk
    $3,699 - $5,499 /mth

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Great Place/ Great Time

Review submitted: January 17, 2010   Date of arrival: August 14, 2009

My family and I stayed at the villa in August 2009. The Villa was spacious and clean. Don Aurelio greeted us when we arrived. He made sure that we were comfortable during our stay by calling and making sure we had everything we needed.

The location of the villa was wonderful. We had three beaches in the area, restaurants and supermarkets. It was right of the highway which made it convenient when we travelled the island. The pool was clean and well maintained. We would definitely recommend it to our family and in fact we'll definitely stay here again.

Thank you Don Aurelio!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly

Owners response: Thank You / Muchas gracias espero vuelvan pronto /comeback soon .

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First Trip to Puerto Rico and Great Fishing .

Review submitted: April 5, 2014   Date of arrival: April 5, 2014

My husband and I's first trip to PR and we will definitely be back. Mr. Cabrera your home is perfect! Thank you for sharing. Sangria is delicious!!!! El Yunque is a must Bio Bay with pure Adventure. Kioskos on HWy 3 are amazing. Wish we had more time but will be back. Good Health to you Don "Pepe" and Thanks again.


Thank You Mr Mrs Sabasteanski Glad you had a Great time and Deep Sea fishing You caught a lot of fish . Mi Casa es Tu Casa Hope to see you soon .

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Until We Return Again !

Review submitted: March 29, 2014   Date of arrival: March 28, 2014

My husband, myself and our friends had a fantastic stay, the beaches were awesome, food fantastic. We will definitely be returning some day I am sure. The house had everything we needed including the Yummy Sangria. We also be friended a cute black and while kitty we named Boots :) Couldn't get near her but she came out every day when we were in the back yard. If you read this and the kitty is still here please feed her and give her water. Until we return again. Jamie & Susan. P.S. The ribs are great on Friday and Saturday night from the guy on the road by the Amigo Store across #30,

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 
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Gracias Señor Cabrera

Review submitted: March 29, 2014   Date of arrival: March 15, 2014

First time here on this lovely island and we enjoyed it immensely! Your home worked wonderful for us and we appreciated all of the beach amenities at our disposal - they were well used :) Will gladly recommend Luquillo and your hospitality to our family and friends. Family from Canada.

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Visiting from Minnesota

Review submitted: March 15, 2014   Date of arrival: March 6, 2014

Came here w/ my sister and brother in law. It was an amazing experience that I was blessed w/ and will never forget. Rebeca . Thank You for your hospitality . It was our first trip to Puerto Rico . It would be wonderful to comeback. There are so many amazing things to do and see. El Yunque Forest was great . If you can ,take two days to visit. The Camuy caves were pretty cool. Also we did a snorkling tour Wonderful , amazing time . Went to Culebra , it was breathtaking. The house had everything we could possibly need or want. There is a skittish black cat that comes around . She appears to be pregnant. We made sure to feed her . If you like to shop , walk and look at beautiful island crafts go to Old San Juan . Thank You so Much for everything Diane and Wade Young .Back to the Minnesota Snow . Familia Diane Wade and rebeca Thank You for your review hope to be your Casa de Playa next time again . gracias Don Pepe Mi casa es tu Casa Always.

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THE MELL FAMILIA

Review submitted: March 6, 2014   Date of arrival: February 24, 2014

A LAST MINUTE ACCIDENT BACK HOME IN DC. MADE OUR STAY IN AURELIO'S LOVELY HOUSE A CONVALESCE ONE . SO WE MOST OF ALL TOOK FULL ADVANTAGE OF GRACIOUS GARDEN , THE COMFORTABLE HOUSE (SO WELL EQUIPPED ADDITIONS DURING OUR STAY) BREATH-TAKING LUQUILLO BEACH . OUR MAIN CATERERS WERE . KING SEA FOOD FOR GRILLED LOBSTER & SHRIMP . BUT ALL THIS HAS BEEN GIVEN ITS TRUE BY THE KINDNESS AND HOSPITALITY OF OUR LANDLORD AURELIO- MY ROLE MODEL FOR RETIREMENT (JEREMY ) AND OUR AMBASSADOR FOR THE PEOPLE AND CULTURE OF PUERTO RICO . THANK YOU SO MUCH! JEREMY & MELANIE TOULOUSE CAPITAL CITY OF HAUTE -GARONNE IN SOUTH FRANCE , ON THE GARONNE RIVER.

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The Arless / Cunningham New York/ Canada

Review submitted: March 6, 2014   Date of arrival: February 12, 2014

Mr Pepe , Thank You for your Hospitality! This is our second time in P.R. and we are expecting many more stays. We had a great time in your Home, everything was perfect. The Sangria & Baked goods (Pastries) Was a Wonderful touch !
For other Guests This is what we recommend
1. Kioskos Eat at All of them !
2. Go to see Luis @ El Rincon del Sabor THE FOOD IS OUT OF THIS WORLD. THE EXPERIENCE IS PERFECT FOR P.R ( 3MINUTES AWAY IN TOWN )
3. GO TO BIO BAY TROUGH BIOISLAND!
4. CULEBRA ISLAND IS A GREAT LITTLE ISLAND TO GO FOR THE DAY!
5.AWESOME BAKERY COCO SWEETS ON P.R. 955 9TURN GRANDE MELIA)
6. BBQ POLLO (CHICKEN) PR EAST NEAR BQ JUST ONE OF THE SIDE INTERSECTION
P.S WE FOUNF A LITTLE BLACK AND WHITE CAT AND GAVE IT FOOD ! SO CUTE1
THANK YOU

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Thank you so much for your hospitality

Review submitted: January 25, 2014   Date of arrival: January 23, 2014

This house was perfect for the three of us spending a week here. All of our need were met. We enjoyed the forts in Old San Juan, the rainforest, the nearby beach, the Kioskos and other things. If you want to do the bioluminescent bay in Fajardo, get early reservations. We liked the nearby Brass Cactus Steak House Restaurant. If going to Old San Juan, it was convenient for us to park at Doña Fela parking garage on Recinto Sur Street. It was about $5 for seven hours. Seven Seas Beach was fabulous and we also we had a great time Kayaking through the bioluminescent bay. Thank you Pepe.

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To all who stay here:

Review submitted: January 16, 2014   Date of arrival: January 15, 2014

You will not find a better host in all of Puerto Rico ! Mr Cabrera is tops!!!! We loved our thre days plus the previous eleven days a total of two weeks altogether McCowen Family and Foreman Family and look forward to coming back . I love The Mofongo a plantain base plate that you can have with Seafood , Beef ,Pork ,chicken. At La Parilla #2 Kioscks .


Thank You Mr Foreman Mi Casa es tu Casa even though you booked from Jan 04 to Jan 15 and stayed for three nights only , I sure hope to see you next time a bit longer and another Sangria . It was so nice that you like the Mofongo our plantain base plate from your last trip to Our Island . Hope you get a good Mofongo in Old San Juan. See you soon . Keep Well and safe trip back. Your Amigo. Pepe .

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Wonderful Time.

Review submitted: January 16, 2014   Date of arrival: January 4, 2014

Señor Cabrera , We had a wonderful time staying here; Thank You so much for your hospitality and guiding us through paradise. Bogey Boarding was so much fun! We love your beautiful garden - it reminded us of El Yunke (a must see). There was a little stray black and white kitten that we fed, even got him to eat out of our hands! We are very sad to be leaving and hope to come back again to stay here . Future visitors: The Brass Cactus is delicious (Steak House ) less than a block away on Hwy 193 from the entrance to The Beach House, and so is Lolita's Mexican Rest on Hwy 3 about 4 miles away from Solimar Beach complex and Boardriders and The Ceviche Hut in The Kioscks area on Hwy 3 also about five minutes away (Boardriders) The Beach area in The Wall Beach area (La Pared) . Check out El Yunke The Rainforest. I will recommend this place to all of my friends and family .Thank You again for giving us a nice and safe place to stay for this lovely and much needed vacation . Gracias Señor Cabrera!



Thank You Familia McCowen you had so much fun at Costa Azul Beach Im Glad you found Mi Casa es tu Casa That special place you are great guests Please comeback when you need another Vacation . Gracias Hope to see you soon 2015 or at the end of 2014 maybe you can do 14 days two weeks . Don Pepe.

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Inolvidable Time!!!!

Review submitted: January 12, 2014   Date of arrival: January 4, 2014

We have inolvidable time unforgetable in Puerto Rico! We appreciate your hospitality and your home is as fabolous as ever. Love you, Lanzo-Rivera & Ruiz Familly. Muah!

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Segunda Vez en Luquillo

Review submitted: November 17, 2013   Date of arrival: October 27, 2013

Es la segunda vez que estamos en su casa de Luquillo. Por que? Pues la primera vez la pasamos "super" y disfrutamos enormemente de sus facilidades y quedamos encantados. Esta vez igual, y ademås nuestro nieto Elias José se quedo con nosotros y esta gozando "un monton" en la playa y la piscina, aaah.... y no se quedan atras mis hijas de 4 patitas; Chispa Mari y Minnie Ishtar, como han gozado también. Gracias nuevamente por su gentileza y hospitalidad al recibirnos en su casa. Con cariño, Raul y Margarita.

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Gets Better and Better

Review submitted: October 25, 2013   Date of arrival: October 25, 2013

Mr Cabrera , Thank You again for sharing your Casa with us . its been our 4th or 5th time renting from you & The experiences get Better and Better. What can we say we could not ask for more for anything more. Bye Until Next Time .

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Thank You for everything !

Review submitted: September 21, 2013   Date of arrival: September 14, 2013

We loved the place & hospitality . Even took a drive on Highway 187 West on the Beach Road to Carolina that you recommended . Hope to stay again! Best.


Thank You Mrs Bonds Mi Casa es tu Casa Always . Let me know if you can make it next year . Hope to see you all next year . With luggage and all . Next time two pitchers of Spanish Caribbean Sangria. Salud, Salud, Salud .

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Our Stay in Luquillo Fantastic!

Review submitted: September 13, 2013   Date of arrival: September 1, 2013

Mr Cabrera . Thanks for all the Hospitality from beginning to end . Our stay in Luquillo was Fantastic . Your home was wonderful just like you said "Mi Casa es tu Casa".The Home was clean,and close to everything. Luquillo Beach was beautiful and in walking distance. Your home felt safe to be in. Our Stay in Puerto Rico was fantastic. Thanks
Mrs Rosita DelAngel .

Mr Mrs Darwin Del AngelThank You for your review Im Glad you found Mi Casa es tu Casa safe,clean,fantastic and your whole Vacation was Fantastic and wonderful You did a lot of stuff Vieques and Culebra Island and Flamenco Beach . Camuy Caves , Arecibo Observatory a lot of places in your nine days. Gracias Don Pepe Cabrera See you soon .

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Grazie Mille "Don Pepe"

Review submitted: August 26, 2013   Date of arrival: August 12, 2013

Grazie Mille "Don Pepe " For your support on this Holiday Vacation,you started to support us from the beginning and all has been Fantastic.
Your House is simply perfect like The Picture "Mi Casa es tu Casa" We felt like at home ! Puerto Rico is really Beautiful and offers different things to do also with Children .
And one last thing .... Your Sangria es Mucho Gusto !!!
Ciao and Grazie from The Italian Family . Claudia,Marco,Micol,Matteo !, Grazie

Familia Lucca Thank You for your beautiful words and review . I take very seriously my Slogan Mi Casa es tu Casa Thank You for being so nice and such Beautiful Family You left the House in tip top shape . Grazie . I'm so glad when Families do get their money worth on a good and Nice Vacation on Our beloved Caribbean Paradise . Puerto Rico USA -Italia Benvenuti Always Ciao Not for long either you come back to Puerto Rico or I will go to Italia in a year or two God Willing . Gracias Thank You .Don Pepe

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Our Stay here in Luquillo Beach was Great .

Review submitted: August 11, 2013   Date of arrival: August 9, 2013

We had a wonderful time visiting the beaches . The Weather was Great during our stay. We recommend to visit The Yunke Rainforest and Old San Juan .Mr Cabrera was very hospitable , Welcoming us into his home. Thanks for everything .

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Two Families from Kansas and Texas

Review submitted: July 14, 2013   Date of arrival: July 14, 2013

Stayed for a week here. House was perfect!! Came for the beach ! Awasome ! Hard to find souvenir shops. Luquillo beach prices hard to beat. El Yunque Rainforest a must.... Also found shops there with everything we wanted to buy!! Came with children. El Yunque Rainforest also provides a by Scouts of America Badge for Hiking. Boys were astatic!!! Great time here for families!!!

Hola Mr Griffin Im glad you had a Great time with your family and also lets not forget your Deep Sea fishing trip was it a Marlin , Two Barracudas and a Snapper thats Great Fishing Glad you had a good trip. See you again you still have many places to Go in Puerto Rico . Camuy Caves will be great for the Kids. Hasta La Vista see you soon . Don Pepe Cabrera

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My Family and I had a Wonderful Stay .

Review submitted: July 7, 2013   Date of arrival: July 7, 2013

First time renting a house trough the Internet Homeaway instead of staying at Hotel. We must admit we were nervous coming with the house not knowing but Aurelio Welcomed us in , showed all amenities . This was not only the right decision,rightplace,right location but all joint together by a "Home" . We will definitely Come Back.

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What's up Friends !

Review submitted: June 17, 2013   Date of arrival: June 10, 2013

We had a good time . Firstly The Rainforest is Boss.If you want a Piña Colada from the Kiosks you have to another $4 for the shots to go in the drink. We met some cool people. Conrad stands out and he works at Lolita's Mexican Restaurant . Go there . Anyways,Yeah we had a really good time.

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We had a Wonderful time.

Review submitted: June 17, 2013   Date of arrival: May 26, 2012

The Location is Central to all activities we wanted to do . The House is very nice for a family of six to eight. Thank You for a wonderful week .

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We had a Great Week

Review submitted: May 25, 2013   Date of arrival: May 17, 2013

We've had a great week and it has been the perfect space to share with our adult child and "significant other". It has been all you promised and more. We've appreciated your help and advice and hope to return. All the best, Michele & Terry.


Thank You Mrs Michele & Terry It was my pleasure having you over . I hope you had a nice Memorial Day Weekend in Old San Juan . Have a nice trip back to New Jersey . God willing will see you all next time or next year . Mi Casa es tu Casa. ALways Gracias Don Pepe

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Thank You For Your Hospitality

Review submitted: May 17, 2013   Date of arrival: May 11, 2013

Dear Mr. Cabrera I like to thank you for your hospitality. The house was more than I expected more than we needed. The Patio was awesome had two grills, Kitchen was fully equipped and we will definitely if God willing come back. Thank you again.


Mrs Carrion Thank You God Willing will see you next year . Im Glad you liked The Patio and all the amenities that we offer to you and past guests and future ones. I love to improve the house as much as I can for everyone benefit and to offer the Best Value . Gracias Don Pepe

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Our Great Vacation

Review submitted: May 12, 2013   Date of arrival: April 27, 2013

Thank you so much for everything. This was such a great vacation. We had the time of ours lives. We will come back to visit next year. We're making your place our home away from home. Thank you again for your hospitality. You're such a generous host.



Owner Response .
Thank You you are Wonderful Guests . See you Next Year Muchas Gracias Don Pepe

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Best Vacation Ever!!!

Review submitted: May 4, 2013   Date of arrival: April 26, 2013

Hats off to this vacation. This was the way to go. Gated community, very quite villa, and so relaxing. If your traveling with 4 or more in your vacation party, definitely lease here. The accommodations were spacious and we did not need any beach accessories as they were all provided... Towels, chairs, coolers, boogie boards, etc... Conveniently located not only to a private beach but, restaurants, supermarkets, etc. were all a few minutes away. Not on purpose but we accidentally put the home security system to the test one night and the police were at our door within 5 minutes so we were at ease and felt safe.
The Wi-Fi was an added bonus as it allowed our children to do their homework online at night during our stay.
The only complaint I would have is that 7 days were not enough. Definite 2 week vacation next time.

Thank you so much Don Pepe for extending your home to us and the Sangria was yummy.
We will see you again...

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Best Vacation Ever!

Review submitted: April 21, 2013   Date of arrival: April 2, 2013

We stayed two weeks in the house, with our 3 years old daughter - The first 5 days also my brother and 12 years old. The location is great. The house had everything we would wish for and Mr. Cabrera is the best host ever! He met us at the Airport and checked every few days if everything was ok. Thank you so much! Köszönjük!!! Gracias


Thank You Familia Frisch Hope to see you all again soon. Gracias Mi Casa es tu Casa Don Pepe Cabrera

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Wonderful Time!! The Internationals Richardsons UK

Review submitted: March 2, 2013   Date of arrival: February 22, 2013

Señor Cabrera
Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome. We had a wonderful time!!! I would love to bring my children next time, they would love it. Sincerely, The Richardsons.
E.Yorkshire , UK
Brainerd , Mn, USA.

Muchas Gracias Familia Richardson Thank You for the photos of Our Wildlife in Puerto Rico and the Birds , Im real Glad you had some quality time with your Father and Brothers . You did a lot with your family we would love to have you back with your wife and children. You enjoyed the Rainforest and the Beach areas. Mi Casa es tu Casa hope to see you soon again. Tu Amigo Pepe.

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Excellent rental!

Review submitted: February 10, 2013   Date of arrival: March 9, 2012

Arelio is a great host. The condo is well equipped in a quiet, secure development. Mornings sitting in the backyard, under the palm trees, drinking coffee are most memorable. It has Sony Bravia TV's, a comfy couch and new barbeque grill. The main level had new windows and sliding doors. Beach access is a 5 minute walk. We walked several times to Luquillo Beach and spent an afternoon. Luquillo Beach is a 5 minute drive away and is a great beach with a little bar and grill and gift shops. Good excersize. There is a strip of vendors and restaurants that is fun to check out along the highway. Old Town San Juan is an hour or so away and is fun to visit. We also took a day trip to Ponce which was enjoyable. Book early for snorkeling trips. We did a night kayak trip into a luminesent bay that was really fun. All in all, we had a great time and recommend this location.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with teenagers, pet-friendly, sight seeing

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Our 3rd Visit

Review submitted: February 8, 2013   Date of arrival: February 7, 2013

Our 3rd visit in four (4) years and we can't say enough about how much we love it here. We would never consider staying anywhere else. Loved all the improvement. This is our "Home Away". Try to see you next year. The Wood's


Thank You again for your support see you again 2014 . Thank You for your new inquiry from Jan 26 to Feb 07 2014 .

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Enjoyed Our Three weeks Stay

Review submitted: February 3, 2013   Date of arrival: January 5, 2012

Mr Aurelio Cabrera,
Already in Vermont back to the cold .Thank You very much for everything. We enjoyed our stay and will keep in mind for next time , Thank you a whole bunch,a lot .
The Carys

Don Aurelio.
Ya en VT cogiendo frio. Gracias por todo.
We enjoyed our stay and will keep you in mind for next time.
Gracias un monton,
The Carys

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Enjoyed Our Stay

Review submitted: February 3, 2013   Date of arrival: January 5, 2012

Don Aurelio.
Ya en VT cogiendo frio. Gracias por todo.
We enjoyed our stay and will keep you in mind for next time.
Gracias un monton,
The Carys

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Our Stay was Great

Review submitted: December 15, 2012   Date of arrival: December 6, 2012

As always our stay was great. Even though we thought you could not add anything else its was great to enjoy the Wok and the telephone service was the best to contact locals. As you know this is Our Home Away from Home. God Bless. See you next year.


Mr &Mrs Gutierrez , Muchas Gracias I certainly hope you liked the Sangria with a Caribbean Spanish Puerto Rican Twist and The Swimming Pool it was remodeled ,refurbished with new skimmers, filters, motors the whole thing . See you next Year for ten days with your son and Family from Hawaii. God Bless you all Merry Xmas Happy New year Mucha Salud su amigo y hermano Don Pepe

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We drove and did eat our way through The Island .

Review submitted: November 30, 2012   Date of arrival: November 26, 2012

The house is adorable and the location couldn't be better. Thank for all yours kindness and helping us find the best places to eat, the menu, roads and so on. Can't wait to come again. We went to Guavate and had roast pork Los Pinos. Went to the Kioskos several times, num 54 like someone said and to La Parrilla, be sure to eat their fresh snapper. Went to the Bio Lagoon in Las Croabas in Captain Charlie electric boat, Great, Really beautiful and spooky and you don't have to spend the night on Vieques. Went to Bacardi Factory--a must- see if a little disappointing. We seemed to have eaten our way through the Island. Loved it !

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Beautiful Island

Review submitted: November 30, 2012   Date of arrival: November 26, 2012

We enjoyed our visit to your beautiful island and we especially enjoyed our time spent in your very well furnished Villa/house Beach. Thank you so much for all of your efforts to make our stay so comfortable and for being such a gracious landlord.

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Wonderful Time

Review submitted: November 17, 2012   Date of arrival: November 3, 2012

Dear Don Pepe
We had wonderful time. The location is great and the house had all the comfort of home. We loved the location. It is easy on and off the expressway. It was very easy to access different parts of the Island. We especially enjoyed the quick access to the beach and all the amenities you available. Thank you for suggesting Los Pinos in Guavate. The food was delicious. And thank you also for the suggestion of using Highway 66 which made getting to places much easier and with less traffic. Thanks Noreen, David, Linda, George.

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An Amazing Time

Review submitted: October 7, 2012   Date of arrival: October 5, 2012

Had an amazing time here in Luquillo. Good times and beautiful spot and would love to come again. Thank you very much for having us in your home. Carlos Rolando and Family.

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Fabulous Stay in Solimar Villa

Review submitted: September 15, 2012   Date of arrival: September 12, 2012

Thank you so much for being a gracious host. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Hope to come again soon! (Jai and Cathy). Muchas gracias por su hospitalidad y amabilidad. Nuestra estadia fue estupenda y no puedo estar mas satisfecho con su casa. Espero estar de regreso pronto. (Victor and Ricky). Gracias por todo Señor Cabrera fue una excelente estadia! (Horna). Thank you for making our stay fabulous! (Jules)

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Amazing TIme

Review submitted: August 11, 2012   Date of arrival: August 6, 2012

We had an amazing time here. This house has EVERYTHING! Appreciate the beach supplies and fully stocked kitchen. Recommendations:
1. Go to Vieques on Ferry. $4.00 round trip. Get tickets early. Loved Red Beach!
2. Brass Cactus - Jummy Fajitas.
3. Near Luquillo Beach. Go to Kiosko 54. Great local food. (Chicken Stew and rice).
4. Get a "loaded" Piña Colada from the little green truck across from Kiosko 54.
5. Dive in waterfall @ El Yunque on Big Tree Trail.
6. Rent Kayak from Gringos. $5.00 @ Luquillo Beach.
Thanks "Pepe"!

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Great Vacations Fourth of July .

Review submitted: August 4, 2012   Date of arrival: July 4, 2012

Es como estar en casa fuera de Mass.
It is like being home in Mass .
Esta casa esta Super equipada con lo que necesitas dentro y fuera para la Playa.
This House is Super ,you have what you need and more ,beach equipment .
Yo se la recomendare a todos mis amistades .
I will recommend to all my friends and visitors Mr Cabrera is a real good Landlord and makes you feel part of the family . Great Location, nice beach Wonderful Vacation,no complains . Thank You Mr Cabrera Carlos and Karen Real W.....

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Puerto Rican Hospitality @ Tapas

Review submitted: August 4, 2012   Date of arrival: July 23, 2012

Gracias por su hospitalidad y sus detalles de bienvenida. La estadia fue fenomenal mi familia quedo encantada. Gracias y hasta la próxima pronto. Maria de los Angeles S......y Familia

Thank You for your hospitality and details at welcoming my Family Thank You for the Tapas and Pastries . Our stay was phenomenal, my family was amazed Like we Puerto Ricans say Enchanted. La Isla del Encanto . Thank You and Hasta La Proxima vez . Until Next time . Maria de Los Angeles Sant...... PR.

Thank You Familia Sant.... I owe you one will see you again soon. Don Pepe

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We Found are Homeaway from Home and Beach House .

Review submitted: July 27, 2012   Date of arrival: July 15, 2012

Gracias Mr Aurelio la pasamos super bien, Mejor Casa no pudimos encontrar de seguro la proxima vez. Nos quedamos con Ud por lo menos un mes . Gracias Los Morales


Thank you Mr Aurelio We had a Super time Cant find a Better House next time we want to stay the whole month. Gracias The Fam M....

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Puerto Rico as is Luquillo Beach & Rainforest ?

Review submitted: July 11, 2012   Date of arrival: June 30, 2012

Puerto Rico as is, a Beautiful location my stay here has added a beautiful stay . This house was extremely homely and found myself finding everything I needed in this house ! I felt like I was at a hotel ,just more private . Either way you look at it this house was perfect for my vacation and I will recommend it to everyone . thanks Deanna P B.

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The Memories will always be Treasured

Review submitted: July 11, 2012   Date of arrival: June 30, 2012

My visit here @ Luquillo P.Rico . Was amazing . I couldn't ask for anything more staying here @ Cabrera was so homely or rather yet spectacular although I have relatives who live here I wouldn't mind staying @ Cabrera once again . the Cabrera home just added the icing to the cake. Paradise indeed . Many Thanks to the Cabrera family . The Memories will always be Treasured . (The truth is I don't want to leave but my Vacation has ended , till next time )

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Our home away from home was the Best!

Review submitted: July 11, 2012   Date of arrival: June 18, 2012

I have traveled to Puerto Rico for the last 7 years ,however this time our home away from home was the best ever . I enjoyed the comfortable Villa of Mr Aurelio Cabrera at Solimar which was equipped with all the necessities to enjoy with family and friends alike . Aurelio was most hospitable owner who assured us we would not regret his paradise home . I have found my niche here for future visits and pray to God to bless Mr Cabrera with health and good cheer in order to relive my fabulous time in Luquillo Beach,Puerto Rico .Rebecca & Louis Car...... Hollywood ,Florida U.S.A.

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Loved This House!!!!!!!!

Review submitted: June 9, 2012   Date of arrival: May 11, 2012

This house was abosulutely beautiful and the area was just as beautiful. We fell in love with this house soon as we walked in. We were immediately fascinated with the island feel of the house, the outside patio, modern appliances and then of course, the owner himself, Senor Aurelio :) The owner was extremely helpful in every way possible and available at any hour that we needed him. He frequently checks on you and makes sure you are completely satisfied. The house is much prettier than the pictures itself and I do highly recommend this house if you're looking for a quiet comfy get away. Its very close to beautiful beaches, all types of activites, food and shopping. In all, this is a better stay than the resorts, especially if you're like myself and like to be secluded away from tourist and crowds. Nice and peaceful stay with romance. THANKS AGAIN AURELIO, and we hope to see you again next year :()

Vonnetta and Angel Cruz

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

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Wedding-Wonderful Location Luquillo Beach Solimar.

Review submitted: May 29, 2012   Date of arrival: May 17, 2012

This is a wonderful location, The House is great! Did not need anything,only my own food. I will definitely comeback. I had a wonderful time, It was 25 years since I came to the Island , and wow not disappointed at all, From this location you can go to El Yunque Rain Forest, took a trip to Ponce City in the south part of the Island and also to Guavate in Cayey City off expressway 52 to Ponce The Food was great Puerto Rican pork A La Varita. You can see the countryside ,Isla Verde is the place to go for night life dancing Salsa at the El San Juan Hotel. The ladies MMM nice! Thank you Mr Cabrera for everything . This place is great! I recommended this place to all family and friends at the wedding at the El Conquistador Hotel to come and have a great place to stay for a wonderful vacation! 5/17 to 5/29 2012

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Surprised with The Place.

Review submitted: May 29, 2012   Date of arrival: May 17, 2012

I must admit I was very surprised when I saw the place and its amenities. For a Tropical Island it gets very expensive when living out of a suitcase in a Hotel. This whole house is a treat.If I could change anything it would be less partying and dancing until four in the morning and getting up earlier in morning to enjoy the Sun . Usually it rained in the San Juan/Isla Verde area and in the afternoon up past the Rain Forest. Highly recommend Rain Forest,Old San Juan and of course Luquillo Beach. If you get a chance Culebra Island is another world- Flamenco Beach . Anyway I will try and comeback during peak season,a little more pricey but better Weather. I can go on and on ,But judge for yourself. Have fun . God Bless .

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Second Honeymoon

Review submitted: May 29, 2012   Date of arrival: May 4, 2012

Beautiful house Mr Cabrera . We had a great time . Love the modern appliances and the Patio. We hope to comeback for another visit but longer this time. We really hope to see you again Very soon.

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Personal Airport Escort and Wonderful Home!

Review submitted: April 30, 2012   Date of arrival: April 7, 2012

The proprietor and his home are an amazing!

We came into SJU about 11 p.m. and the proprietor was waiting for us at the car rental place to escort us to Luquillo (about 30-35 minutes drive). It was very nice not to have to stress about finding it in the dark - a nice, early, and much appreciated touch.

The house is great! You must try the outdoor wok and use the flashlights in the kitchen to hunt down the nightime coqui! Be ware - there is a HUGE frog that lurks in the front yard that just stares at you. He is real...even if he doesn't move too much :)

The location is also nice - a short drive to El Yunque, 40 minutes to Humacao, and only a 3 minute walk to the beach. Being in the gated community was also nice. It is seemingly hard to find good eats but follow the proprietor's advice and you will have NO troubles. He was very responsive to text and phone calls for help and advice.

Bonus: Surprise sweet treat! To die for!!!

Agree with another commenter/poster - only thing we would have changed... more time. Hope to bring back the kids on a future visit.

This place is GREAT!
Thank you so much for a wonderful and relaxing vacation!

Owners response: Thank You very much for your kind review . Yes those two CLAY Frogs and my Snail
They do welcome you at the entrance. As always glad to deliver right location ,Villa/House price , amenities ,secure home . Yes please bring the kids they will have wonderful memories , a great sun tan and Bbq's the Boogie Boards are waiting for their enjoyment see you soon . Anything to please my guests for a memorable vacation . Gracias Don Pepe

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From Mind of a Smart Thirteen year old/Buffalo NY

Review submitted: April 22, 2012   Date of arrival: March 30, 2012

This is Our second trip to Puerto Rico . It was sadly gray and rainy the first days. Sunny from April 01 in Luquillo Beach . We hope to take a Boat tour/visit The Rainforest El Yunque.We wanted to be near the best beaches. We found this place easily affordable and close to the Ocean. Our only suggestion for this place would be a hook or a box near the front door for the keys that we used during our stay.PR is a nice place.Much warmer than Buffalo New York . Family Gardner Gracias. Mr. Cabrera

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A Sunny Smile from Luquillo Beach

Review submitted: April 22, 2012   Date of arrival: April 14, 2012

This was our first visit to Puerto Rico, and we had an amazing time. The home was perfect it was safe an quiet and we were able to relax, sleep in, BBQ, and enjoy the backyard. The property was so close to everything and Luquillo Beach was beautiful and just a few minutes walk away! Mr. Cabrera was wonderful and made us feel right at home! We will definitely be back and will recommend this place to all our friends and family! Thank You Mr. Cabrera for everything!!

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Our stay in Luquillo Beach was all that and more.

Review submitted: April 15, 2012   Date of arrival: April 7, 2012

Our stay in Luquillo was all that and more, Thanks to you Mr Cabrera ! The House is wonderful and has everything you need including location ,amenities . Suggestions for future guests . 1. Go to El Yunque Rainforest and hike the trails,take your time to spot the small wonders. Mt Britton trail is well worth the uphill climb . 2. Eat at the Kioscos. A bit too extreme for young kids on the weekends but a great treat otherwise. 3. Go to the biobay! Pure adventure. out of Fajardo was awesome and recommended by the locals. Not something you can take pictures of and you will come back wet. 4.Try the outdoor. Its fun and is super hot ! 5. open the windows @ night to enjoy the sounds of rain. 6. walk / run the beach. Put your feet in the sand 7 watch the crabs dig out 2 sunset. 7. eat 2 the Brass Cactus. The Churrasco 7 chios is the yum! Thank again for everything. Left behind some groceries 7 hope the next guests find it useful. Your danish pastries Quesitos was a welcome surprise ! Jeremy7 Tracy Charles Town WV USA April 2012 P.S Use the flashlights in the kitchen to hunt Coqui! oqui watching only Gracias.

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This is the place to stay.

Review submitted: March 3, 2012   Date of arrival: February 24, 2012

If you are considering a visit to the island THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY. The location is great, near the beautiful beach of Luquillo, highways, casinos, and shopping. The place is in a gated community within walking distance from the beach. The home has all the amenities needed for a great stay. The back yard is a little oasis. The property is clean and well maintained. The owner is very accommodating and does everything possible to ensure your stay is a memorable one. I highly recommend this location and look forward to making this a recurrent vacation spot. My family an I had a great time

Owners response: Hola and Thank You Familia C & C .Im Glad your wedding headquarters was just perfect for you and the location of your Villa in the Beach of Luquillo was what you expect it since you made the reservation in person a few months ago. I was able to take your husband for a ride down the North Coast back to the Airport and we had a ALCAPURRIA de Jueyes in Piñones and on the way back I showed him were he could get the best Mondongo in The King of Mondongo Restaurant just a few miles on Highway #3 . Say hello to your sister and Im glad you liked the Pastelillitos of Guava and Beef . ALso the Bocaditos of Cream of Asparagus with home made Mayonnaise spanish style . Go to you tube Made in Spain by Jose Antonio . Thank You for the Medallas you left and all the sweets and Cake . Hope to see you in the next wedding or Vacation to Puerto Rico enjoy your retirement in Ocala ,Fla Thanks again and Salud . Su amigo Pepe.

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Wonderful Stay!!!

Review submitted: January 30, 2012   Date of arrival: January 18, 2012

Thank you Señor Cabrera! We had a wonderful stay - could not have asked for more other than another week!
Don Pepe: Muchisimas gracias! You have a very comfortable place. Nice and convenient. Playa Azul and Luquillo fue magnifico. El Yunque - Wow!!! Maybe will stay again sometime. Sus amigos: Amy and Jason


Thank you Mr. And Mrs. Tishler

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Vacaciones Magnificas

Review submitted: January 30, 2012   Date of arrival: January 13, 2012

Muchas gracias Señor Cabrera. Fue un placer conocerlo y todo fue un éxito. Con su ayuda pudimos ir a muchos sitios y conocimos mas de la isla. Desde la Isla de Icocos a los Kioskos, el Yunque, las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, el Observatorio de Arecibo, La Destileria Bacardi, hasta nos llovio en la Fiesta de San Sebastian en el Viejo San Juan, el Restaurante Lolitas, todo estuvo magnîfico, y el area donde nos ubicamos estuvo perfecta, nos sentimos seguros. Gracias por todas sus atenciones y cuando regresemos a Puerto Rico nos quedaremos aqui.

Familia Mota de Forth Worth, Texas y La Lake Elsinore, California

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Nice unit near beautiful Luquillo Beach

Review submitted: January 29, 2012   Date of arrival: January 21, 2012

Comfortable and nicely set up condo unit within the gated community of Solimar, right next to route3 in Luquillo. It has a nice back-yard with two bar-b-q grills great for outdoor dinners. Don Pepe (Aurelio) was very welcoming and gave as useful advice. Although there is a beach at the back of the complex, it is rather dirty, the bottom is rocky and the surf is rough, so we recommend going to the public Luquillo beach which is well maintained and calm. You can walk there (4-5 blocks) but if you bring chairs etc, it is better to drive and park for $4.28/day. We did not go to the beach kiosks because we had heard that the beach behind them was quite dirty. Luquillo is a small town but has several good restaurants, Pasta y Pueblo is one of the best. It is an easy drive to Fajardo and the Culebra/Vieques ferry (you need to be there before 6:30 if you want to get on the 9:00 AM ferry). Touring Puerto Rico is fun although traffic near San Juan can be quite heavy. We drove to Palmas del Mar resort and to the west and southwest coast that has some pretty areas such as Rincon and Boqueron.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Hola Martin Thank You for your review , Im glad you liked our Mi Casa es tu Casa . I that you wished and your wife that wanted to stay another week . Im glad you used the chairs and your daughter her husband and Beautiful little boy had a great time . Yes at this time of the year Oceans are Oceans they can get pretty rough rather quickly . Most of the time when we get a Cold front from the North the wind will make it a little rough . The Live rock area that you mentioned is a wonderful spot for inexperienced snorklers . Since it is rather shallow but when we have a cold front it will raise to about four to five feet when it is calm about two to three feet . It has a lot of beautiful fish . From yellow Tangs to Blue Tangs and French Angels and all kind of Tropical Damsels. I kind of know what Im speaking about since I had three large Aquariums and I usually like to catch some Octopus for a nice salad . During the Summer is very calm and great for small children since there are Natural Pools all along the Beach . Thata is why the Local fishermen Tie up the boats is this area . It connects to the other side of Luquillo Beach the most beautiful in the Caribbean rivaled only to maybe Varadero Beach in Cuba which is off limits . Thank You and hope to see u soon. Boqueron is far away and Rincon and they dont have a Luquillo Beach. Also when you say the beach being dirty it is a Public beach and free of charge . We have the Dept of Natural Resources that cleans the Beach area once a week from the Palms tree and the Seaweed that it is constantly being washed on shore this is not dirty it is the Oceans way to get rid of the excess nutrients being dumped on the Oceans. The Municipality of Luquillo has assigned a cleaning worker to pick up trash that is blown all over from local visitors as well of our guests . Hope this help to answer some of the questions. From a five Star accommodation .

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Family of Montreal, Canada

Review submitted: January 7, 2012   Date of arrival: December 18, 2011

"Magnifique vacance dans une villa à Luquillo"
Ceci a été notre première expérience de location d'une maison. Nous étions craintif mais M.Cabrera a été tellement gentil et rassurant que nous avons décidé d'y séjourner 3 semaines. Il nous a permis d'entrer en contact avec des gens du Canada qui avaient récemment louée sa maison. A notre arrivée, M. Cabrera a été très accueillant et a même pris le temps de faire le tour du secteur pour nous montrer où était situé les plages,les restaurants et magasins. Il nous a bien expliqué sa maison dans tous les détails. Le complexe est clôturé et surveillé 24 heures. En plus, sa maison est munie d'un système d'alarme. Sa maison déborde d'appareils et équipements de toute sorte, 3 TV HD, WIFI, et une cour arrière magnifiquement aménagée avec plantes de toutes sortes et ensembles de patio des plus confortable. Il y a une cuisine extérieure avec wok, plaque de cuisson et bbq au gas et charbon de bois. Nous y avons passé de bons moments. A notre avis, la région de Luquillo est vraiment une des plus belle de Puerto Rico. Nous avons fait quelques excursions en automobile vers l'est et le sud de l'ile près de Ponce. Nous sommes également promené vers le centre nord de l'ile là où est situé l'usine de rhum Bacardi. Nous n'avons pas trouvé de plages aussi belles que celles de Luquillo. Nos vacances ont été de tout repos et la température a été magnifique dans une maison très accueillante. Merci M. Cabrera pour votre hospitalité et vos bonnes patisseries.

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"Wonderful holiday in a villa in Luquillo"

Review submitted: January 7, 2012   Date of arrival: December 18, 2011

Review from Family of Montreal, Canada
(Dec. 18,2011 to Jan 08, 2012)
"Wonderful holiday in a villa in Luquillo"
This was our first experience of renting a home. We were apprehensive but Mr. Cabrera was so nice and reassuring that we decided to stay three weeks. It allowed us to get in touch with people from Canada who had recently rented his house. Upon arrival, Mr. Cabrera was very welcoming and even took time to tour the area to show us where was located the beaches, restaurants and shops. He has clearly explained his house in every detail. The complex is fenced and guarded 24 hours. In addition, his house has an alarm system. His house full of appliances and equipment of any kind, 3 HD TV, WIFI, and a beautifully landscaped backyard with plants of all kinds and sets of patio more comfortable. There is a kitchen with wok hob and BBQ gas and charcoal. We spent a good time. In our opinion, the area of Luquillo is truly one of the best of Puerto Rico. We made some trips by car to the east and south of the island near Ponce. We also walked to the center north of the island is located where the Bacardi rum factory. We did not find beaches as beautiful as those of Luquillo. Our holidays have been easy and the temperature was beautiful in a very welcoming home. Mr. Cabrera thank you for your hospitality and your good pastries. Helen and Jean-Yves de Montreal, Canada

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Review from Family of Montreal, Canada

Review submitted: January 7, 2012   Date of arrival: December 18, 2011

(Dec. 18,2011 to Jan 08, 2012)
"Maravillosas vacaciones en una villa en Luquillo"
Esta fue nuestra primera experiencia en alquilar una vivienda. Estábamos un poco preocupados, pero el señor Cabrera fue tan agradable y reconfortante que nos decidimos a quedarnos tres semanas. Esto nos permitió entrar en contacto con personas de Canadá, que había alquilado recientemente su casa. A nuestra llegada, el Sr. Cabrera fue muy hospitalario, nos dedico tiempo para recorrer la zona y nos muestro dónde se encuentran las playas, restaurantes y tiendas. Nos explico cada detalle de la casa. El complejo está cercado y tiene vigilancia las 24 horas. Además, la casa tiene un sistema de alarma. La casa esta equipada de aparatos y equipos electronicos de todo tipo: 3 televisores de alta definición, WiFi; y un jardín bien cuidado con plantas de todo tipo; y juegos de patio muy cómodos. Hay una cocina con hornilla para “wok” y barbacoas de gas y carbón. Tuvimos una excelente estadia. En nuestra opinión, el área de Luquillo es verdaderamente uno de los mejores lugares de Puerto Rico. Hicimos algunos viajes en auto al este y al sur de la isla cerca de Ponce. También visitamos el area norte y centro de la isla donde se encuentra la fabrica Bacardí. No se encontró playas tan bellas como la Playa de Luquillo. Nuestras vacaciones han sido fáciles y la temperatura fue hermosa en un hogar muy acogedor. Al Sr. Cabrera; Gracias por su hospitalidad y su buena pastelería.

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Thanksgiving November 2011 Family of Chicago, IL

Review submitted: December 2, 2011   Date of arrival: November 23, 2011

Review from Family of Chicago, IL (Thanksgiving November 2011) “This was our first visit to Puerto Rico and we definitely picked a great location and rental property. Mr. Cabrera meets us late in the evening the day we arrived and took the time to give us a tour of the house and the neighborhood. He even led us to the grocery store so that we would have breakfast the next day. The second day of our stay we realized that the coffee maker wasn’t working properly, and the very next day we arrived home after a full day of snorkeling to a new coffee maker and a box of delicious local pastries. Mr. Cabrera went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed for a wonderful vacation. The neighborhood is very safe, the pool is clean and well-kept, and the beach is beautiful and very close by our two sons (6 and 8); have a wonderful time here, and all of us enjoyed relaxing on the back yard and patio after busy days of swimming, snorkeling, zip-lining and hiking in the rainforest. There is so much to do here that we will need to come back to complete our “must do” list. The weather was great during our visit the week of Thanksgiving and most places we went were not crooned with tourists A great place to mix with the locals in the Kioskos off of PR 3. La Parrilla was very good, and the stuffed burgers at El Jefe Burger were delicious. This was a truly memorable vacation, and a big part of that was having a place where we felt very much at home. Thank you Mr. Cabrera. We will be back!!!!! The McNulty Family

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Thanksgiving November 2011

Review submitted: December 2, 2011   Date of arrival: November 21, 2011

Review from Family of Chicago, IL (Thanksgiving November 2011)
“This was our first visit to Puerto Rico and we definitely picked a great location and rental property. Mr. Cabrera meets us late in the evening the day we arrived and took the time to give us a tour of the house and the neighborhood. He even led us to the grocery store so that we would have breakfast the next day.

The second day of our stay we realized that the coffee maker wasn’t working properly, and the very next day we arrived home after a full day of snorkeling to a new coffee maker and a box of delicious local pastries. Mr. Cabrera went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed for a wonderful vacation.

The neighborhood is very safe, the pool is clean and well-kept, and the beach is beautiful and very close by our two sons (6 and 8); have a wonderful time here, and all of us enjoyed relaxing on the back yard and patio after busy days of swimming, snorkeling, zip-lining and hiking in the rainforest. There is so much to do here that we will need to come back to complete our “must do” list.

The weather was great during our visit the week of Thanksgiving and most places we went were not crooned with tourists A great place to mix with the locals in the Kioskos off of PR 3. La Parrilla was very good, and the stuffed burgers at El Jefe Burger were delicious.

This was a truly memorable vacation, and a big part of that was having a place where we felt very much at home.

Thank you Mr. Cabrera. We will be back!!!!!

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November 2011

Review submitted: December 2, 2011   Date of arrival: November 10, 2011

November 2011. This is the second time that we have rented from Mr. Cabrera and every experience we have had has been wonderful. We have taken our family from Hawaii; here and our family from New York, Virginia and Connecticut. From all the states everyone was very happy with their stay.
From the beginning Mr. Cabrera has always been very hospitable, he greets you upon arrival and makes you feel welcome.
We have found that our stay we did not need anything. Mr. Cabrera had all the amenities that you could possibly want from indoor activities, outside patio and many things that you could take to the beach, which is a stores throw away.
The house has always been very clean and we were thankful that everything is here, especially the kitchen area, where my husband loves to cook, and the grill both gas and charcoal whichever you prefer. As I said, all the amenities and much much more than you could ever need.
We also feel very safe and the gated community and have found the neighbors to be very friendly.
The pool area, playground and tennis area are phenomenal.
As we continue to come to Luquillo we will always rent from Mr. Cabrera We are very pleased. It is a great family spot for young children, young adults, teens and elders.

Thank you Mr. Cabrera for your hospitality and we feel welcome to your home. We will be back!!!!!

The Gutierrez Family

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great vacation

Review submitted: August 24, 2011   Date of arrival: August 10, 2011

My family of five--two adults and three children--stayed at this lovely little spot for 7 relaxing days. Don Pepe is an excellent host. He showed us around the area on the night of our arrival, kept in touch via txt and generally was very accommodating. We enjoyed Playa Azul, the beach closest to us, La Pared, the surfing beach, ate local fare at the Kioskos nearby, visited El Yunque, Old San Juan, and on the last day before our departure, sailed to the outlying islands on a catamaran for snorkling from Fajardo, which is close by. Overall a fantastic summer vacation. I highly recommend a stay at Don Pepe's condo. Luquillo is a great starting point for all the fun things you can do around Puerto Rico. We'll definitely go back!!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Great, clean place!

Review submitted: August 17, 2011   Date of arrival: July 31, 2011

Thank you Don Pepe for a great vacation with my family. We had a great stay. I recommend this rental for anyone! Don Pepe is very friendly and helpful in visiting local attractions. The apartment was very clean and most importantly safe! In a gated community and 24hours security and alarm system. It is also in a great location. It is near Fajardo to take the ferry to Culebra and Vieques Island. It is also close to San Juan. Luquillo Beach is also very beautiful. I do recommend renting a vehicle in Puerto Rico. And I thank Don Pepe for encouraging me to rent a vehicle. It is not a must if you want to relax and joy the beach. But we wanted to get to know Puerto Rico and visited different places such as Old San Juan, Vieques Island, Barcardi Tour, El Yunque (which is so close) and so are the kioskos where they sell affordable and delicious food. Thank you Don Pepe and see you soon! If you are hesitant in whether or not to rent this property, go ahead and book it! It is a great location and Don Pepe is an ethic and honest person.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Owners response: Hello,Hola Mrs Michelle R Muchas Gracias for your nice comments I again value all my guests as part of the family when I say Mi Csa es tu Casa . It has a true meaning .Im glad you and your family had a Great Time and you liked the Cuisine at the Kiosks and yes we have the location right next to three beach areas and over six restaurants in or around Luquillo Beach City.Plus over 40 Kiosks with all kinds of local and international foods From Fish to Chicken and Steak and many more. Also on your next trip you will have to go to Guavate for the Puerto Rican BBQ Pork ( A La Varita) and also Las Croabas . Im glad you had a great time and a better vacation . After such a long trip from Calif . You really did relax .Thank You and hope to see you soon . Don Pepe

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We had a nice stay and would stay here again

Review submitted: July 31, 2011   Date of arrival: July 12, 2011

This property was comfortable and met our needs nicely. We went down to PR for a family vacation- myself, my wife and our two children aged 9 and 12. Sr. Cabrera (owner) went the extra mile to make sure we were happy and kept in touch via text to make sure everything was going ok. If we had questions, he responded right away with guidance and reccomendations. There were a few small issues with the property- a small leak in the kitchen, a rear slider door that came off the track frequently and a pool and gym in the complex that could use some updating. These small issues were really nothing when compared to all the positives- a very safe, clean and secure vacation home, an accomadating and friendly owner, a full size gas grill and comfortable patio, beach gear including chairs, coolers, towels and boogie boards an a very good location near three nice beaches. If you are seeking pampered luxury, look elswhere. if you want a nice clean comfortable beach house, this is a great choice.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Im glad I was able to provide you a safe and clean home and that you liked everything about the house the small leak will be fixed in a matter of hours It was repaired 8 months ago with the May rains a small crack resurfaced water is very tricky with our cement houses which is safer and stronger than wood that is a small problem once in a while.Your Children were very Happy when you asked me if I had Boogie boards .I gave your children a nice surprise and had the two brand new Boogie boards for them to use at the beach. Im glad they liked it and used it. I have ordered brand new security doors for the Patio and entrance plus security windows another $6,000.00 investment for everyone to enjoy and feel safe and comfortable.They should be installed in Sept. Your children were thrilled being here for the Summer .Gracias Don Pepe Hope to see you soon. I keep improving the house I have invested as you could see over $97,000.00 the last three years . My Patio your PATIO or MI Casa es tu Casa there is no other like it. Also my rates are the best . Location Tops .Puerto Rico Does it Better.

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Mr. K

Review submitted: June 9, 2011   Date of arrival: May 29, 2010

I vacation every year in Puerto Rico and I've stayed at most hotels in the San Juan area as well as the Rio Grande/Luquillo/Fajardo area and I must say that renting this villa was the best choice I ever made. First off, its in a gated community which is great and also walking distance to the beach. The owner is helpful, kind, and very accomodating. The house was clean and stocked with everything we needed and plenty of towels and beach toys. The back yard is great for unwinding after a long day under the tropical sun and also for grilling on the stainless steel Weber gas grill. El Yunque, Hacienda Carabali for horseback riding/atv's/go karts, outlet mall, golf course and of course beaches nearby. Close to Walgreens, Walmart, and many restaurants. There's also a great bakery nearby across the #3 highway. I will definately stay there again next year. When Don Pepe says, "Mi casa es su casa", he means it. Can't wait to visit again.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Hola Mr K and Family Thank You for your kind words . I value everyone stay and to be the best experience . Mi Casa es tu Casa . Certainly hope to see you next year . Luquillo and Puerto Rico Does it Better. We have the Casa ,Location,Price. Gracias Don Pepe .

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A Home Away from Home in Paradise!

Review submitted: May 26, 2011   Date of arrival: May 5, 2011

We had an absolutely wonderful time in this beautiful vacation home that feels like just that -- a home! We could not have been more comfortable during our stay. Our incomparable host, Don Pepe, was waiting at the home to meet us and made sure we were settled, oriented, and had everything we needed. He was also available at all hours to answer questions and could not have been more accommodating. The location was fabulous -- direct access to Luquillo Beach through the housing complex. Luquillo beach itself was pristine, gorgeous, and not over populated with locals or tourists. The location was also only a few minuets drive from the El Yunque rainforest where there are breathtaking views, wonderful hiking, and many more fun activities. We also took advantage of the proximity to both Old San Juan as well a Fajardo -- where there was a bioluminescent bay (better than any other we'd been to) and a ferry that took us to the charming island of Vieques.

Best of all, this home was a STEAL! A wonderful place to come back to after a day of adventure that had everything we could want. Some of our best times of the vacation were spent grilling and relaxing on the charming patio, or enjoying a movie on one of the flat screen TVs. It was so easy to have a car, with plenty of stores, restaurants, or anything else one could want. We look forward to our return and will definitely be revisiting Solimar during our next stay,

Ashley

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing

Owners response: Hola Ms Ashley A/Michigan USA. Gracias Muchas Gracias . Thank You very much for your kind and warm review . As always I take my guests very seriously . I want all of you to have a wonderful and nice home for a nice and relaxing . Vacation when you need another Vacation Please let me know . And will have the whole group over . Hope to see you soon or next year. Gracias again Don Pepe/ Aurelio.

Helpful votes: 5 / 5

 

Excellent Vacation

Review submitted: May 23, 2011   Date of arrival: May 12, 2011

My family and I stayed at the villa in last week May 2011. The Villa was spacious and very clean. Don Aurelio was kind enough to greet us when we arrived. He made sure that we were comfortable during our stay.

The location of the villa was wonderful. The beach was close by you could either take the five minute walk or the 2 min drive to the beach. There were plenty of restaurants in the area.

We found a fantastic family owned restaurant in town called, "El Rincon Del Sabor". The food was excellent and the service was superb. We also tried "King Seafood" and we were not impressed at all. Over priced and the food was okay. You mainly have to drive to all of them but they were some that were very close. There was a supermarket and a Walgreens also close by.

The property was right of the highway which made it convenient when we were exploring the island. We would definitely recommend it to our family & friends. We'll definitely stay here again.

Thank you for your kind hospitality Don Aurelio!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing

Owners response: Thank You very much for your kind words . This is why I'm here for all my guests . To provide the best location,house,price. Gracias Hope to see you next year. Don Pepe. It was nice having you here and that you had a nice place.

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 

Excelentes Vacaciones

Review submitted: May 3, 2011   Date of arrival: July 31, 2010

El año pasado tuve la oportunidad de compartir unas vacaciones inolvidables junto a mi familia. Estuve buscando por el internet distintos alojamientos que tuvieran lo necesario para pasar unas buenas vacaciones y por suerte encontré esta residencia. La primera vez que visite el complejo donde se encuentra la residencia quede encantada por dos razones, la primera por la seguridad del lugar, pues tiene control de acceso, y la segunda, por las facilidades que hay dentro del mismo. La cancha de tenis, la piscina, la playa a pocos minutos, etc., esta todo perfecto. La casa es la mejor parte. Es hermosa, cómoda, acogedora, limpia, organizada, teniendo todo lo necesario para pasar unas divertidas vacaciones. El patio es una de los lugares mas hermosos que tiene la casa. Excelente para los amantes de los BBQ's y de compartir al aire libre un rato en familia. Yo recomiendo al 100% este lugar, y estoy segura de que pasaran unas hermosas vacaciones sin tener que pasar necesidades y sobre todo disfrutando de un lugar tranquilo y muy cómodo. Yo en lo personal estoy tan encantada con la residencia que este julio próximo sera mi tercera visita. Espero que disfruten tanto o mas de lo que yo la disfrute!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, pet-friendly, romantic getaway

Owners response: Hola Familia Ro/Ba Caguas Muchas Gracias por tan lindo comentario . Espero su llegada proximamente en Julio el Complejo esta todavia mejor un Nuevo Gazebo,Entrada con mas seguridad y moderna. Y la Casa con extras de mas de $15,000 a $20,000.00 en inversion en Televisores Bbq's muebles de Comedor Aires acondicionados nuevos en el Master Bedroom. Lavadora y Secadora nuevas . Todos estos extras . Para beneficio de todos los alquileres . Y espero que su Casa en la Playa sea mejor que las ultimas dos ocasiones o tres yo perdi la cuenta creo que esta es la cuarta visita y espero que sean muchas mas. Gracias y Bienvenidos. Espero tenerles si Dios permite unos Churrascos Angus para que puedan celebrar su estadia. Mi Casa es tu Casa . Gracias Don Pepe. Los veo pronto .

Helpful votes: 2 / 2

 

Great location for a Family Vacation

Review submitted: April 27, 2011   Date of arrival: April 13, 2011

The location in Luquillo was excellent. Within walking distance of Luquillo Beach. A short Drive to El Yunque and a 20 minute drive to Fajardo and and the ferries to Culebra and Vieques. Don Pepe was a very accomodating and gracious host, he provided us with lots of information of things to do in Puerto Rico, he met us upon our arrival so that we could follow him to the villa and he made certain we had everything we needed. The villa was very nice. It was clean and had plenty of room for a family of 5. There were plenty of towels, linens, Beach chairs and toys and both a gas grill and a charcoal grill. The villa was also convenient to a grocery store and Walgreen's. We throughly enjoyed our stay at this property and would absolutely recommend it. Our family had a wonderful time in Puerto Rico and the landlord and this property in Luquillo were one of the main reasons we did. Thank you Don Pepe, my family loved our visit to beautiful Puerto Rico.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway

Owners response: Muchas Gracias Mr & Mrs K&T .
Thank You again this is why we are here for to make it easier and more enjoyable. Im glad you and your whole Family had a good time and a wonderful vacation . I will be looking forward to seeing you in a not far future . When it gets cold let me know and we will have Your Casa en la Playa de Luquillo ready for your whole family and a second Honeymoon. Take care and will see you soon. Your amigo Pepe.

Helpful votes: 3 / 3

 

Great Family Vacation!

Review submitted: April 3, 2011   Date of arrival: March 26, 2011

This property was perfect for our family. The beach is only minutes from the house with its own path to get to it, the community pool was open long hours, tennis court and volleyball net were a plus for our family. Aurelio was great, he explained everything to us and was very accommodating. If I had a question, he always answered our calls even before arriving to the property.
My family came over with no issues. The security booth called us if we had any visitors, which made us feel very safe and secure. The property was big enough for us and pretty clean. They have plenty of linens, towels, beach towels, lounge chairs, 2 grills (charcoal and gas). We had a so much fun. Is only 5 minutes from the Rainforest, El Yunque, and many other areas. Shopping is also minutes away, and a great outlet mall 15 minutes away.

We will definitely stay there again on our next trip to Puerto Rico.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing

Owners response: Hola LM Family Im so glad you had a Great time and we had all you expected to have a good Family quality time . At Your Casa in Luquillo Beach . Hope to see you in a couple of years . Say Hello to all of your Family . Gracias Don Pepe. You have a Great Family . Im glad you enjoyed the Grills. The Patio. Next time two weeks. See you soon Mi Casa es tu Casa . Luquillo Beach and Solimar Complex best Location in our small Paradise. Also on your Suntan Im glad you left with one. The Caribbean Sun has been Outstanding another happy face .

Helpful votes: 5 / 5

 

Month Long Stay

Review submitted: March 25, 2011   Date of arrival: February 20, 2010

I rented Aurelio's condo for one month. I was there the full time--other family members came for a week at a time. Everyone enjoyed the accommodations and the easy location to many sights. Aurelio is a kind and honest man, and you can rest assured that your reservation at his condo is secure. It is very safe, located in a gated community. For those new to Puerto Rico, be prepared for a lot of litter on the beaches and everywhere. I carried a plastic bag every time I went to the beaches to pick up garbage. And the stray animals will break your heart. My family befriended a female, tabby cat who hangs out at Aurelio's. PLEASE watch for her and feed her--we called her Lucinda. I even took her to the local veterinarian to have her spayed so she can have a chance. The only reason I didn't rate the condo as Excellent is because it is next to a busy highway. I chose not to use the A/C as the weather was perfect, and had a lot of road noise during the night. But everything else is as he says it is--lots of room, fully furnished, etc. Enjoy your visit at Luquillo! We are already talking of returning next year!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing

Owners response: Hi Janet Im glad all of you had a great time and a great value. All your family came to be with you and the beautiful Sun tan you left with . It was my pleasure to help you get your car the following day at Dollar car rental since they ran out of cars when you came in at 1100pm I was there for you to take you and family to the house. And calling Dollar to pick you up the following day and again helping you get your car and taking your younger daughter to the Airport at 500am . I still believe that Solimar Luquillo Beach is better than a Five star hotel for the Value and facilities ,Location. There is no better place on Earth. We are plain Paradise . Yes garbage and strays are a problem all over the world. We are working with the local authorities to keep it under control. And on the beach since we have the trade winds the garbage gets blown all over the place and there is a lot of careless people yes Im with you on that one. Come Back soon. Your Amigo Pepe.

Helpful votes: 6 / 6

 

Perfect

Review submitted: March 22, 2011   Date of arrival: May 20, 2010

I took my AP Biology trip to Puerto Rico to explore the rich ecology that is on the island. Also to visit my family who lives on the Island. My students really enjoyed their trip and learned so much. But the best part was the condo. The students were so happy with the condo and the location was perfect for all of the best activities of the Island. And while we were not snorkeling, horseback riding, kayaking, or hiking through the rainforest, the student enjoyed their time at the beach that was just few steps away. I would recommend this condo to anyone who is interested in the best part of the the Island. It is literally minutes from the rainforest, beach, lighthouse. and the best snorkeling. Also we found a Panaderia with the Rueben best sandwich.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Hola Ms Yoli Thank you . You and your students certainly wanted to stay a bit longer. You really had a good time and your father was a great help with the Van to take half of your class of about 12 or more students . All over the places you describe . Say Hola to all and your father . See you in another trip with your whole class. Your Casa in the Beach. Luquillo beach . I know Puerto Rico Does it Better. So many things to see and beach areas to enjoy . Gracias Don Pepe. See you soon .

Helpful votes: 3 / 3

 

such a nice guest!

Review submitted: February 28, 2011   Date of arrival: December 26, 2010

We spent one week in Luquillo at Aurelio's place.
We had a very good time, Our host made everything so easy for us.
The house is very well equiped, very clean and well situated, close to the beach, a few minutes away from a shopping center.
We spent great time outside having cocktails around the BBQ.
Aurelio picked us up at Fajardo, dropped us at the airport, and had one concern : making his guests happy!
We would strongly recommend the house!
Cheers

Owners response: Hola Charles it was my pleasure to pick you up and your friends from Paris,France. Im glad you made it at the last second. When you came in from Vieques you mentioned your rental over there was not up to any standard and it was far to get groceries and no transportation. Im glad you did not have the same problem at Luquillo . Hope to see you all soon Gracias and take care. Our weather has been sunny and a cool 70 to 75 at night and Sunny and hardly any rain . Don Pepe

Helpful votes: 3 / 3

 
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Summer Vacation Luquillo Beach/Rain Forest Solimar

Review submitted: February 16, 2011   Date of arrival: August 15, 2010

Sr. Cabrera
Thank you so much for letting us rent your home this past week. We had a great time in Puerto Rico and your wonderful home and hospitality had a lot to do with it. The house and all of its facilities were terrific - you had everything we needed and were wonderfully helpful in making sure that we well-cared for. We appreciated the attention. Your yard was also excellent, and we enjoyed it for a few meals. I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to see you, before we left, but we were eager to see more of your lovely island before our flight back home. Thanks again for everything, and enjoy the rest of your summer!
The Herman's
New York ,NY.
August 2010

Helpful votes: 2 / 2

 

Familia López Donato

Review submitted: August 10, 2010   Date of arrival: July 25, 2010

Pasamos una semana super buena con toda mi familia. El lugar es bien tranquilo. La casa bien limpia y organizada. Tiene todas las facilidades que se necesitan para pasarla bien y varios extras. Tienes todo lo que necesitas y más. Sólo tienes que llevar la comida y listo. La piscina es limpia y segura. El lugar es céntrico y puedes visitar varios lugares, desde playas, casinos, haciendas de caballos, visitar otros pueblos cercanos. Se lo recomiendo, vale la pena. Si buscar un lugar tranquilo donde pasarla bien con tu familia, ya sabes donde ir. El señor Aurelio nos recibió personalmente y se aseguró que todo estuviera bien. Se mantuvo en comunicación para que lo pasaramos lo mejor posible. Es una persona muy atenta y cortes. Visiten esta villa no se arrepentirán.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers

Owners response: Hola Familia Lopez Donato ( No es Vivir si no Saber Vivir) y Mi Casa es tu Casa . Fue un placer tenerlos ustedes son como una Familia extendida . Estoy adoptando el (No es Vivir si no saber Vivir ) Esto me lo recordo la Señora Lopez Donato . Espero pueda ayudar a muchos futuros alquileres a Poder Vivir y a pasar una mejor vacacion como usted me dijo que esta fue la primera vacacion que pudo descansar y gozar de verdad . Espero poder verlos en una proxima ocacion. Su amigo Don Pepe. Hasta la Vista .

Helpful votes: 2 / 2

 

Second Home

Review submitted: July 4, 2010   Date of arrival: June 13, 2010

On June 13 2010 my Boyfriend and his parents and I visited Puerto Rico to visit his parents hometown and my birthday. His parents have not visited Puerto Rico since they were little.

Don Aurelio was a great host and very accommodating. He provided great directions to get to his home and met us at the the entrance. Don Aurelio took us on a tour of the property, which was in good condition. He provided us with endless information on the local area and what cities to visit (which was very helpful).

Don Aurelio provides us with free wifi, satellite tv, flat panel tvs with DVD, air condition in all the rooms and a fully stocked kitchen and washer and dryer!

The house was very clean, spacious, comfortable and very affordable. The furnished backyard and patio area was great when we cooked outside. Not to mention the musical songs of the Coqui.

The house was just 10 minutes from the El Yunque Rain Forest, 45 min to San Juan. The Walgreen's, gas station, and grocery store less than a mile away were very convenient.

All and all this was a great home away from home. We would recommend it to anyone. When we revisit Puerto Rico we know what home to go to.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Hola Im glad you had a Great time at Luquillo and Puerto Rico. See you soon Mi Casa es tu Casa always. All of you are so nice good people . Im really happy I was able to provide a nice stay it is my pleasure. Hasta la Vista . Don Pepe

Helpful votes: 2 / 2

 

Holiday in Puerto Rico

Review submitted: June 13, 2010   Date of arrival: May 1, 2010

We (2 adults and a boy aged 6) have enjoyed our holiday in Puerto Rico. We've rented via VBRO at both sides of the island: Luquillo and Cabo Rojo. The highlights of the first week (Luquillo): old San Juan, swimming in the waterfall at the end of route 191 (Naguabo side of rain forest) as well as from the Luquillo side and the sea in Luquillo (walking distance). We also had the communal pool all to ourselves during the week (unfortunately it was closed on Sunday). I would rate the accommodation as average (it was clean but a bit untidy, it has a nice garden but close to a busy road), however with the friendly help we've received from Mr Cabrera (he has guided us from the car rental agency in San Juan to the house at 23h00 !) I've rated the experience as good.

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing, tourists without a car

Owners response: Thank Mr Schalker yes we are close to Highway #3 very convenient to go places .Like to the Guavate area for the Puerto Rican BBQ Pork , to the Camuy Caves and Arecibo Observatory. And of course we have the perfect spot for ecoturism The Rain Forest only 12 to 15 min away Old San Juan . The Island of Vieques and Culebra and Palomino and Palominito next time you have to stay longer and the house sometimes it gets to be a little bit untidy due to the fact of my Wonderful rates and that my Guests they keep coming at a rate of one right after the other ones. And also meeting you at 1200am it is my pleasure anything to help my guests see you soon . Say Hi to your son he did enjoy his vacation I could see his face very very Happy Boy. Don Pepe Gracias.

Helpful votes: 3 / 3

 

Worried about renting from someone you don't know?

Review submitted: March 31, 2010   Date of arrival: March 4, 2010

I was very nervous at first to rent a home from an individual I didn't know--especially chancing that we could arrive far away from home and find we didn't have a place to stay or that the place was not what it was advertised to be. It is good to know that Home Away offers a protection guarantee that is inexpensive to purchase for worry-warts like me. But with this home---you won't need that!! The house itself is great (clean, comfortable, and anti allergy) with EVERY amenity you might need (including outdoor grills, chairs, coolers, tons of beach towels as well as a washer/dryer, several TV/VCR/DVD players, and yes, ladies, there is a lighted make-up mirror---as well as a dining table big enough for 6 people to eat or play games at easily). If you need something there is a grocery store just 2-3 minutes away and a Wal-Mart within 10 minutes. The house has a security system and a safe. The area also feels very safe and secure---it is in a gated community with a pool and tennis court. There is a one time $25 fee (good for the length of your stay) by the homeowners association for you to have a car there.The gated entrance to the beach is at the back of the community (about 2-3 minutes from the house---we usually took the car so we could put all our stuff in it---you will get a gate key). It is very conveniently situated near the rainforest (El Yunque--hiking, swimming in La Mina Falls, horseback riding & El Yunque Zipline), next door to the Kioskos (a group of open air store front restaurants--make sure to have a hamburger at El Jefe--closed on Mondays unless there is special event), within 15 minutes of the ferrys/airport to go to Vieques & Culebra,15-20 minutes away from the best biobay (in Fajardo), not to mention right next to the amazing Luquillo Beach.You WILL need a car, but the house is not difficult to find and has easy access to the highway.The rent is very resonable and it was nice to be able save a bit of $ and calories by having our own food and be able to choose to spend a bit more when we did go out to eat.The best part is the owner himself. He goes by "Pepe." If something isn't right, Pepe WILL make it right. Even before we arrived he quickly responded to any of our questions and concerns by both email and by phone. He is honest and takes the BEST care of his renters. When he says Mi casa es Su casa---you can take him at his word. I wouldn't hesitate to rent from Pepe again. I just know that as the word gets out---every week will be booked!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing

Owners response: Gracias Muchas Gracias MP and JP and family Im glad you had a wonderful time Gracias for the pictures . I will use them see you pronto. Hasta la Vista in 2011 . When it gets about right you have Your Casa in Luquillo . Gracias Pepe .

Helpful votes: 6 / 6

 

Home in Paradise!!

Review submitted: March 19, 2010   Date of arrival: January 20, 2010

In January 2010, my husband, my in-laws and I visited Puerto Rico to visit my family and tour the west coast of the island. Our trip was semi-spontaneous and we had not booked accommodations for the 2nd half of our trip, so we were delighted when we discovered Don Aurelio's beautiful place in Luquillo Beach was available due to a last minute cancellation.

Don Aurelio is the perfect host and very accommodating. He met us at the beginning of our trip in San Juan so that we would not have to detour from our trip westward. When we arrived to pickup the keys and tour the property, he suprised us with delicious mondongo (a Puerto Rican traditional food) which my husband had never had before but thoroughly enjoyed! He gave us a tour of the facilities and endless information on the local area (which even for a native like myself was incredibly helpful!).

After 4 days in the west coast full of sun and sand, but no air conditioning or hot showers, we were thrilled to arrive at Don Aurelio's air conditioned townhouse and take a hot shower. Typically we plan a few nights at the Wyndham for these luxuries, but this was a much more pleasant and cost effective alternative - not to mention the fact that Don Aurelio provides free wifi, satellite tv, flat panel tvs with DVD in all of the guest rooms a full kitchen and washer and dryer! Wyndham look out!!

The entire place was clean, spacious, comfortable and just right for the four of us. The furnished backyard and patio area was the best location for my daily cup of coffee in solitude before the family woke up.

The proximity to Luquillo Beach (no fighting for parking!) and the access to the pool were ideal. It was also just 10 minutes from my family's home, 15 minutes from our friends in Loiza, and 10 minutes from the El Yunque Rain Forest! The Walgreen's, gas station, and grocery store less than a mile away were incredibly convenient.

For the past seven years, my husband and I try to visit the island at least once a year. We believe that we have found the perfect location for our future visits! We would strongly recommend Don Aurelio and this location for any travelers that are looking for the comforts of home in paradise!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 3 / 3

 

Very clean,comfortable,and relaxing

Review submitted: February 26, 2010   Date of arrival: February 9, 2010

We have never enjoyed a more relaxing vacation. This unit has every possible thing you need just like home. The back yard is beautiful for cooking and relaxing. Pepe has lots of information on sight of restaurants and attractions. Can't wait to go back. We would reccomend this unit to all our friends.

Recommended for: age 55+, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 3 / 3

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

nice place

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: February 27, 2009

Nice place in a quiet neighborhood. The unit was clean, and included everything that we needed for a nice stay. There was a fenced in back yard with some grass, which was good for 1.5 yr old.

Close to rainforest as well as Fajardo (sp?) for more water activities.

Walking distance to Luquillo beach, which was real nice.

Walking distance to the beach on the other side of the point, which was a little wavy when we were there.

Walking distance to the Brass Cactus which had some amazingly good food, even though it was a touch expensive.

The pool was closed one day for cleaning, and for an unknown reason on another day, but was nice when open.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children

Helpful votes: 6 / 6

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

A comfortable place to stay

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: March 8, 2009

Three of my friends plus me stayed here for spring break this year (2009). The complex had all of the amenities we could ask for. There are tennis courts, basketball courts and a swimming pool.

The two bedrooms accomodated the four of us just fine, and the kitchen was very useful in preparing meals. Aurelio keeps the place very clean!

Also, the location is close to plenty of attractions. We drove to the rainforest and it only took about 10 minutes. The surf at La Pared was consistent during our trip, and we were able to walk to Luquillo beach where we caught a few fish.

This villa was the best deal I found before arriving in Luquillo and after spending 5 days there, I think it is still the best deal.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children

Helpful votes: 6 / 6

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

great family vacation

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: March 9, 2009

My family went to Luquillo in March 2009. We have four children: 6yrs, 5, 18 months and 4 months. The beach next to the Balneario was perfect for them. The development also has private access to another part of the beach where the water is not as calm. The house was well maintained and clean. My kids can't wait to get back and we would certainly stay there again.

Thanks Aurelio

Los Chico
Recommended for: Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Helpful votes: 6 / 6

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

Wedding/Vacation get a way

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: April 8, 2009

This is a very beautiful house that sit within a quiet community. There is a on site pool and tennis court. You are walking to Walgreen's, the bank and local food. I stood here in April 2009 with my 17 month old son, husband and mother. Let just say we were all comfortable. The price was well within our budget.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 
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Vacation 2009

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: June 12, 2009

After a layover in my hometown, I went to retrieve my key for the rental and was pleasantly surprise with the condition and facilities of access. My husband loved the outdoor grill and patio and the central air on all the house. Mr. Aurelio had an efficient person to welcome you. You only need your luggage and your food(you can shop nearby) and you are all set. I will definetly recommend this villa "Solimar" to anyone whos looking for a home away from home. All the turistic places near and far and the most important thing was that the place was excedingly safe and very clean. If you need to rent for the summer or winter; this is the place to go. Don Aurelio; many THANKS for an experience we will likely to repeat. Thanks again; Lourdes and Luis
Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Helpful votes: 5 / 5

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

Beach, Sun, Snorkeling, BBQ and Surfing

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: June 23, 2009

A dream Villa, a perfect location. The air was clean and everything felt fresh. The house is spacious and clean, very comfortable and well kept. The matresses and air conditioning, kitchen and bathroom all brand new, and remodeled, also the patio is a beauty with a large brick BBQ, a gas grill and Spanish and Italian tiles. Everything you need is right there. It was exactly what we were looking for access to the beach and the ocean . The owners of the property are accomodating, attentive, reliable, and kind making sure our vacation went perfectly and supplying everything needed to make our stay feel comfortable and easy, what a vacation should be! The beach is only about 5 minutes walking from the villa, and enjoyed the famous Balneario Luquillo beach. Nearby are Mexican and Seafood Restaurants. Various shopping centers and supermarkets are just 5 minutes. A great place for just couples or the whole family. The price was within our budget.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

Great vacation villa

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: September 10, 2009

Excellent location, very comfortable villa and a most caring owner. Our family stayed in this villa for five days. The place is very clean. Every room including the kitchen is well equipped with all necessities. We enjoyed B-B-Q dinners in the charming and peaceful garden. Highly recommended for a quiet vacation.
Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

This is a dream spot!!

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: October 8, 2009

Im a music producer and have a very busy schedule this place is beautiful serene romantic and best of all very very clean!!! flat screen TV in bedroom with blueray DVD player also tv and dvd in living room . nice kitchen to cook and a beautiful back yard to BBQ . The beach is at walking distance and the pool and tennis courts are in the facilities with a gate to the beach!!! as a producer i have to travel to the metropolitan are daily it took me only 39min i cant believe how close it was from all the mayor attractions i love this area of PR because the beaches are beautiful and the area is safe!!! this is my spot at every buisness trip i love it!
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

Short drive to the natural wonders of Puerto Rico

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: September 6, 2009

September 2009. Great location for access to Luquillo, the beach and El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. Forest Service! A comfortable villa and the owner will do everything possible to make sure you are comfortable. He even escorted us from the airport at 11:30 PM. A work colleague and I used this for five days as a base to work out of while doing work in the rain-forest. It was clean and had everything we needed including Wi Fi. I would return here for a vacation with friends or family.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

Great Place and Great Time

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: August 24, 2009

My family and I stayed at the villa in August 2009. The Villa was spacious and clean. Don Aurelio greeted us when we arrived. He made sure that we were comfortable during our stay by calling and making sure we had everything we needed.

The location of the villa was wonderful. We had three beaches in the area, restaurants and supermarkets. It was right of the highway which made it convenient when we travelled the island. The pool was clean and well maintained. We would definitely recommend it to our family and in fact we'll definitely stay here again. Thank you Don Aurelio!
Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

Wonderful Location

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: December 28, 2009

My husband and I had a great stay. The home was well equipped and clean. It is close to all sights. We loved the beaches being right out of the back gate. The walk to Luquillo is well worth it. It is a beautiful walk.
We are going back as soon as we can. It was a pleasure. The owner was a wealth of information about the island. Thank you for such an enjoyable stay.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

Great Location, Great Owner

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: January 28, 2010

My family stayed there for four nights in January 2010. The vacation home was very well furnished and had lots of indoor and outdoor space for the kids. The kitchen was clean and well-equipped. We couldn't ask for more! When we arrived on the first day, Mr Aurelio took us on a quick orientation tour around the neighbourhood and shared with us his local knowledge. Mr Aurelio is the warmest and friendliest vacation home owner I've met so far. Gracias!
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 
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Great Place

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: December 30, 2009

A very nice villa with all ammenities, huge outdoor area with B.B.Q., and grill for entertainment. Four friends stayed here for two weks and was excellent. Close to all main attractions, rainforest, San Juan, etc. The house is safe and very clean and close to the most amazing beach in PR, only five minutes accessible by the complex's own back door. Swimming pool and tennis courts for the sportiest and all very well maintained. We felt safe and we also mixed with some amazing locals in the close by kioskos; such amazing food and drinks. The owner Pepe was absolutely amazing- after many delays in our flight he met with us at 3 am, and he showed us around the property and explained all we needed- even stocked the fridge for a nice breakfast- Thank you Pepe!!! He has been excellent!!! what an experience. The wifi is very useful as we needed it for work e-mails etc. We strongly recommend it to everyone.

Helpful votes: 5 / 5

 

Excellent experience!

Review submitted: February 2, 2010   Date of arrival: December 20, 2009

A very nice villa with all ammenities, huge outdoor

area with BBQ and grill for entertainment. Four

friends stayed here for two weks and was excellent.

close to all main attractions, rainforest, san juan

etc. The house is safe and very clean and close to te

most amazing beach in PR, only five minutes

accesible by the complex's own back door.

Swimming pool and tennis courts for the sporties

and all very wel maintained. We felt safe and we

also mixed with some amazing locals in the close

by kioskos- such amazing food and drinks. The

owne Pepe was absolutely amazing- after many

delays in our flight he met with us at 3 am and he

showed us around the property and explained all

we needed- even stocked the fridge for a nice

breakfast- Thank you Pepe!!! He has been

excellent!!! what an experience. The wifi is very

useful as we needed it for work e-mails etc. We

strongly recommend it to everyone.

Recommended for: age 55+, tourists without a car

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 

Review submitted: February 2, 2010   Date of arrival: February 2, 2010

A very nice villa with all ammenities, huge outdoor
area with BBQ and grill for entertainment. Four
friends stayed here for two weks and was excellent.
close to all main attractions, rainforest, san juan
etc. The house is safe and very clean and close to te
most amazing beach in PR, only five minutes
accesible by the complex's own back door.
Swimming pool and tennis courts for the sporties
and all very wel maintained. We felt safe and we
also mixed with some amazing locals in the close
by kioskos- such amazing food and drinks. The
owne Pepe was absolutely amazing- after many
delays in our flight he met with us at 3 am and he
showed us around the property and explained all
we needed- even stocked the fridge for a nice
breakfast- Thank you Pepe!!! He has been
excellent!!! what an experience. The wifi is very
useful as we needed it for work e-mails etc. We
strongly recommend it to everyone.

Helpful votes: 3 / 3

 

Great Location, Great Owner

Review submitted: January 28, 2010   Date of arrival: January 16, 2010

My family stayed there for four nights in January 2010. The vacation home was very well furnished and had lots of indoor and outdoor space for the kids. The kitchen was clean and well-equipped. We couldn't ask for more! When we arrived on the first day, Mr Aurelio took us on a quick orientation tour around the neighbourhood and shared with us his local knowledge. Mr Aurelio is the warmest and friendliest vacation home owner I've met so far. Gracias!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank You Very Much Im glad you liked it Hope to see you soon .It is my pleasure having you and your Lovely and beautiful family over say Hi to your father. Aurelio (Pepe) .

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 

Wonderful Location.........

Review submitted: January 28, 2010   Date of arrival: December 5, 2009

My husband and I had a great stay. The home was well equipped and clean. It is close to all sights. We loved the beaches being right out of the back gate. The walk to Luquilla is well worth it. It is a beautiful walk.

We are going back as soon as we can. It was a pleasure. The owner was a wealth of information about the island.

Thank you for such an enjoyable stay.

Recommended for: age 55+, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 5 / 5

 

GREAT PLACE

Review submitted: December 30, 2009   Date of arrival: December 20, 2009

A very nice villa with all ammenities, huge outdoor area with BBQ and grill for entertainment. Four friends stayed here for two weks and was excellent. close to all main attractions, rainforest, san juan etc. The house is safe and very clean and close to te most amazing beach in PR, only five minutes accesible by the complex's own back door. Swimming pool and tennis courts for the sporties and all very wel maintained. We felt safe and we also mixed with some amazing locals in the close by kioskos- such amazing food and drinks. The owne Pepe was absolutely amazing- after many delays in our flight he met with us at 3 am and he showed us around the property and explained all we needed- even stocked the fridge for a nice breakfast- Thank you Pepe!!! He has been excellent!!! what an experience. The wifi is very useful as we needed it for work e-mails etc. We strongly recommend it to everyone.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank You very much for your helpful comments . Mi Casa es tu Casa. Im Glad you had plenty of Luquillo beach it is really a beauty and The Rain forest. Will see you soon in the future and the weather was warm and sunny 99.99 per cent of the time it was my pleasure having you here. Sorry you had to go back to three inches of snow in London. Your amigo Pepe.

Helpful votes: 3 / 3

 

Review submitted: December 26, 2009   Date of arrival: December 26, 2009

We spent Thanksgiving week here and it was very nice. The owner (Pepe) met us even though we arrived late at night to show us the place. It is well furnished with a fancy refrigerator...excellent air conditioning. A very nice back yard/patio with palm trees and local iguana. A nearly empty beach is a five minute walk within this gated community and there are literally miles and miles of empty beach to walk on. Swimming is very safe in the sandy beach parts but stay away from the reefs that have spiny sea urchins. An easy two minute drive to a modern food market and Walgreens. Close to the rain forest and about 40-50 minutes to Old San Juan.

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 

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