Beach Lover's Heaven, Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico
|Per night||$129 - $179|
Others advertise beach front, but our condo at the Bello Mar Resort is the real thing! Nestled in the quaint fishing village of Fortuna on Luquillo Beach (the pride of Puerto Rico!) you'll see sandy beaches for miles and miles in either direction with warm water for year-around enjoyment.
Our 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo is beautifully furnished and can sleep up to 6 with 2 queen beds, and two click-it sofas which lay down into 2 more very comfortable full beds.
El Yunque, Puerto Rico's breathtaking rain forest, is just over a mile away, boasting 4 ecosystems in a 28,000 acre park. Horseback riding, ATV rides, bike rentals and a go-cart track are within a mile. Not one but two world class 18-hole golf courses and spa facilities are within 5 miles!
|Jan 01 2015||Dec 31 2016||$129||$179||$825||$2,600||-|
|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Deposits: *1/2 the full rental amount is due at the time of booking. *The rental balance is due 14 days prior to arrival. *A fully refundable $250 security deposit (except for a $50 cleaning/parking assessment explained below) is also due 14 days prior to arrival.|
|Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa|
|Other Fees: A $50 cleaning/parking assessment is charged per stay as well as a fully refundable $200 security deposit which is refunded within 72 hours of checkout provided there are no damages and no excessive cleaning is required.|
Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Luquillo, East, Puerto Rico
April 29, 2016
Absolutely beautiful rental! Loved the feeling of home! The water was high the entire time we were there, so we could not enjoy a beach right out front nor could we walk across the river to the left. But, we did enjoy a beer with the locals. We enjoyed walking down to the Kiosko. Great place to stay!!!
Truly Paradise for us.
July 31, 2015
We had booked this condo 2yrs ago, and we had an unfortunate incident and had to cancel. We emailed Lynora right away, and she was very understanding and told us when we are ready to let her know. Sure enough we just got back from our vacation and couldn't wait to write this review. Amazing! it was truly a paradise for us. When we got there we felt at home right away, and we truly believed during our stay that we were in paradise! it was a well deserved vacation for us but the experience was amazing! we can't wait to go again, and we hope we can stay here again! we would love to keep this place a secret! however, we recommend anyone that is looking for a relaxing ocean front beautiful, quaint, clean, place to stay as well fun, and so much to do, and did I mention beautiful and relaxing? this is the place, the owner Lynora is wonderful!!!! this was our first time and believe me it won't be our last!!! oh, and the people in town were so super friendly! this place has it all! you will not go wrong. Thanks Lynora!!!
Everything was amazing!!!
June 29, 2015
My family and I couldn't have been happier with our experience! From the very beginning, Lynora was there to answer any question we had and provided very detailed information. The condo itself is immaculate! Our children said it looked like HGTV did the decorating! = ) My husband and I knew the neighborhood wouldn't be what we're used to based on other reviews and Lynora's description. Driving in, we were a little hesitant, just having our children with us etc. However, let me reassure you. We couldn't have felt safer than we did in Puerto Rico. It's a different way of life down there( and I think they're on to something...) Every person we encountered could not have been friendlier! From other condo residents, to the locals in the neighborhood, to any person we encountered in Luquillo...everyone was wonderful! Also, you will not find a better beach than the one right outside your door! All of it is still surreal to me! If you're thinking of visiting Puerto Rico, stay here! You won't be disappointed!!
November 30, 2014
Lenora, I finally had an opportunity to have dialogue with my sister about her stay in Puerto Rico... She loved it. You provided everything that she needed and her experience was one of a lifetime. My plan is to visit in March. Based on her experience I'm moving forward... And not looking back... We will talk soon. Love ya
DeWitt, MI USA
great place...great times
August 1, 2014
First off, Lynora was nothing short of great. She was top-shelf. Lynora was prompt in responses, accommodating to our needs, helpful, and spot on with all things relative to her place. The condo was all that was advertised. Luquillo is in a great location to explore the island and we took advantage of it all. Best was the immediate access to the beach! Without hesitation, I would recommend this unit!
My mother's wish
April 27, 2014
The place was as beautiful as the pictures. We had fun with the other tenants singing and staying up until 3 am. My children loved the area and what it had to offer. We were able to do so much. It did not rain at all. It was a little scary because all the locals hang in the streets all day/night. However after the second day we were feeling comfortable. in the end we were able to honor my mother's wish with family and friends. We also managed to look at some properties for future vacations. Thanks.
Thanks for bringing your family and staying with us. The neighbors do love to hang out with each other--takes me back to a time when neighbors did that here at home! Even though there is a language barrier, my husband loves to go join the locals for a game of dominos or to help pulling in the nets when the men are out fishing. For us, it has always been part of the charm of the place. So happy you enjoyed Puerto Rico!
Los Angeles, CA USA
Great Location and Great Space!
March 17, 2014
My wife, two and half year old son and I traveled to Puerto Rico with our friends and their 6 month old son. This apartment was well situated for day trips to the rain forest, some of the best local restaurants and the best beach on the island. We enjoyed many nights on the balcony listening to the sound of the waves crash. The only reason I didn't give the apartment five stars was because of an issue with the hot and cold water regulation in the apartment showers. The temperature during showers would jump quickly between hot and cold. We were told of the issue by Lynora a week before our arrival. She was actively trying to resolve the issue but was not able to do so during our stay. I would check with her to see if the water temperature issue is resolved before booking. Thank you for a great stay and we will definitely stay here again.
I'm sure glad you enjoyed your trip in spite of the issue with regulating the hot/cold water temperature in the showers. We are in Puerto Rico right now. Replacing the cartridges didn't fix the problem so my husband has the walls torn open to completely replace and upgrade the shower faucets. I'm certain that will fix the issue for future guests and for your return visit! Thanks again for staying with us.
Leslie Larson Puzey
South Jordan, UT USA
March 6, 2014
My husband and I stayed here for 6 days for our 16th wedding anniversary, and it was amazing, to say the least. The condo is in a perfect location, close enough to San Juan to enjoy all that is available there, but seconds from the most beautiful beach in Puerto Rico (in my humble opinion). There are plenty of things to do here, or you can lie in the hammock on the balcony and do nothing at all (we did both!). We kayaked in the clear, warm waters in Luquillo, ate at several of the kiosks walking distance from the condo, and explored the rainforest and Old San Juan. The condo itself is wonderful and comfortable. The accommodations were perfect for the 2 of us, but would also have been great if we brought our kids, as well. We had everything we needed, and Lynora was available any time we had questions or needed help from her. This was probably one of our best vacations, and I would definitely come back again! Thank you Lynora for sharing your beautiful home with us!!
In Canada near the city of Montreal
PARADISE ON EARTH
August 27, 2013
When we arrived in Luquillo, at night, we were hoping that all would be all right and as promised, because we were vacationning with 3 young kids and a mom to be. ALL WAS not only as promised but we did not enquire any difficulties at any point. Now, for the amazing, breath taking view and condo, well what is there to say ! Waking up looking at the ocean and enjoy an extraordinary Puertorican coffee, well that was life already, although my cousine could not enjoy it as much, being pregnant. Beach near the condo to the left is spectacular, rain forest and Gilligan's island, Playa Fortuna, etc.... I WANT TO COME BACK with only my husband and my daugther of 7 years old and take at least : 2 weeks if not 3 weeks vacation just the three of us. Lynora's condo is well organised for anyone to relax and enjoy. All commodities are available and believe me, with 3 kids, washer and dryer, well are a necessity ! :-) Beds are comfortable WOW what a change from an all inclusive and that is one of the most important thing we look at when we travel (that and bed bugs) which there was none. We also had the GOOD FORTUNE to participate on the other side of the street, at a wedding, they invited us to the ceremony... we also met very nice and helpfull neighbors in the condo untis whic were very helpful when I ended up with a mom to be and 2 kids, sick with stomac upset for a whole day. They were amazingly reassuring to me and made themselves available should I need any assistance. To resume, my experience of my trip and my daugther's was so wonderful that we hope to get back there in 2014 (sometime in Spring, Feb. or March) but this time so I can also relax and enjoy (not carry stuff around or play nurse) :-) PUERTO RICO and Beach Lover's Heaven, is the place to be when visiting wonderful and amazing PUERTO RICO / Luquillo !!! Best regards Sylvie
San Jose, California
August 5, 2013
I found this place on the Internet while looking for a condo for my family (me, my husband, our 4 year old and 5 month old). First, the place looks just like the pictures. it was so beautiful and picture perfect. The condo is literally on the beach and if you walk left or right you will be in heaven. All of us enjoyed our time immensely (yes, even the five month old!). The water is warm and the waves are perfect for boogie-boarding. If you want water without waves, those beaches are within walking distance of the condo. The condo itself was very comfortable and clean when we arrived. I have travelled to Puerto Rico many times and often places can constantly feel a little damp or stuffy because of the humidity, but this place didn't feel that way at all. There are also many amenities like towels, beach chairs, cooking utensils, and even sunscreen, which is awesome. We were traveling from California, so not having to pack beach stuff was great. The beds were comfortable, as was the living space. I think this place is a gem, and if given the opportunity to stay there again, I would in a heartbeat. The other people who live in the complex were also very friendly and warm. The atmosphere was definitely a perk. Lastly, Lynora, the renter, was extremely easy to work with and very professional, but warm at the same time. We figured everything out via email, and that worked just great. Oh, and did I mention the location? Literally 10 minutes away from the rainforest, 5 from a major grocery store, an hour away from Old San Juan, and a walk away from Luquillo. I have travelled all around the island, including Vieques and Culebra, and this place was one of my favorites. You won't go wrong by choosing this beautiful spot!!
Denmark, TN USA
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Everything You Need for An Amazing PR Beach Vacay
April 27, 2013
We stayed at Bello Mar for 7 days in April (14-21) and it was fantastic. It was even better than Lynora described in her ad, and the place looked just like the photos. The decor is nice, but the best parts of the condo rental were: 1) Luguillo itself! The beaches here are amazing, but also Luguillo is a great little area - close to all kinds of great beaches, ferries to other beaches, funky restaurants, friendly locals, the rainforest, and amenities galore, 2) the incredible hospitality Lynora creates by the extras like boogie boards, hammock, laundry with supplies, kitchen essentials, bathroom essentials, and "the Book" - a guide for all kinds of information to make your exploration easier and more efficient. 3) the well-laid out details that Lynora provides, her prompt attention to your requests, and her well-organized process which makes check-in a breeze. We visited El-Junque, Vieques, Luguillo Beach, Cieba, Fajardo, and many other places on the east end of Puerto Rico. We were totally amazed by how much we love PR, and we definitely plan to return. I would absolutely rent this condo again - mainly because Lynora is so wonderful to deal with, the condo is great, and Luquillo is really well situated for your basecamp while exploring this gorgeous island. I should point out that Bello Mar is "right on the ocean" so you won't have beach to lie on right in front of the condo, and the waves were really strong in front of the condo. However, there is ample beach space (ie sand to lie down and sunbathe) only a few feet on either side of the condo, and there is a nice public beach to the right side where we watched young children playing in the surf. If you have young children or weak swimmers, I would highly recommend walking the few minutes down to the public beach where the surf is a bit more gentle. Also, one caution regarding walking around PR. We noticed that on the public beaches and public areas there was a lot of litter. It amazes me that people would litter when they have such a beautiful place to enjoy, but it happens pretty much everywhere. However, we came across a lot of broken glass on the beaches and streets so be careful where you walk or let children play in the sand. The beaches on Vieques did not have litter and broken glass (the 2 we visited) so there are lots of great beach spots without the problem too. Finally, Lynora returned our deposit promptly, thanked us for our stay, and invited us to return. You will love Bello Mar
Thank you sooo much. What a wonderful review. I wanted to explain a couple of things. First, the beach in front of our house changes with the seasons. When the tide is high, the amount of sand we have on the shore is small. Believe it or not, during the summer and much of the fall, there is 30+ feet of sand from our retaining wall to the ocean. It's crazy that there's so much variation but even when the tide is high, it's great that there's perfect beach in both directions just a short way down the beach. I also wanted to explain the "trash on the beach" issue in Puerto Rico. I originally thought people were littering but the problem is that the trash isn't picked up often enough from the trash cans on the beach. Dogs tear into trash that's left out and then the wind carries it down the beach. We do our bit while we are there to keep our stretch beautiful. So glad you loved Puerto Rico. Pretty hard to beat the weather and beauty!
San Antonio TX
March 18, 2013
My husband and I stay here one week ago, Lynora ( the owner ) was really nice and helpful, I love the place, I fall in love with the view of the ocean, and the condo it self make me field relax with the decoration and the set up. We enjoy having breakfast in the balcony, Look for a binder with information on the condo, if your visit take some time to read, I found a lot of helpful information here and please READ the directions( before you complain ), to make the water hot is a red switch in the kitchen people:) All I have to said is that yes...this place is a little piece of heaven. I am so thank full that God give us the opportunity to enjoy the beauty that he create for us..Thank you Lynora.
Camp Lone Cloud
Lovely Condo on beach
March 6, 2013
We stayed at the condo for about a week and wished we had more time there. The beach is literally in front of the property and a short walk to the east or west opens up into additional beautiful beaches. The neighbourhood is very safe and everyone in the area was friendly. the condo itself is well appointed and very clean. We had a wonderful time and would love to return.
February 15, 2013
This place is perfect for a younger couple, older couple, and family's. The view was amazing and so romantic. Perfect location between San Juan and fajardo for activities. Stores and restaurants close to home. I loved that this unit had a washer and dryer = no stress at all. The only thing I could suggest is up to date knives and kitchen supply's . This place was really great overall and has us thinking we need to move to pr now !
Hampton Roads, Virginia
October 9, 2012
This condo has an unbeatable view of the ocean! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lynora made sure we had everything ready for our visit. Be sure to check out the binder at the condo, it has recommendations for restaurants and things to see and do in the area. We'll definitely make another trip!!
Great Time and Great Weather
September 14, 2012
We had a great time and the condo was beautiful. It is located in a nice little quite town, that gives you a great experience away from the congestion, but still close to all the sites.
Blessing from the Heaven
August 19, 2012
I was there with my son. The breeze, the view ,the people in the area and the condo specially Mrs. Liza, Mrs. Samary, Mrs,Carmen, Mrs. Miguelina and Mr. Tongo were a beautiful people to help my stay more easy. My son and I felt in love with the view from the balcony. Thanks Lord for give us this blessing. We did a lot activities ; the places were close of the condo ,and was easy to be on time. We come back next year first Yeshua.
Puerto Rico paradise!
August 8, 2012
We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed vacationing at Bello Mar in Puerto Rico. We all felt right at home at your beautiful condo and appreciated the location close by to so many wonderful sights and activities. We managed to pack a lot in during our stay - including rain forest hikes, Old San Juan, bioluminescent bay tour, radio telescope visit and so much more! A vacation our family will all remember very fondly for sure! Thank you!
More Than What We Expected!
August 7, 2012
Our vacation time in Puerto Rico is just we needed. I am so happy I came across Lynora's condo in Luquillo. It was a very simple process to make our travel arrangements through her. I dont think I have ever stayed in a place that had everything we needed to make us cozy. Right down to spices for our cooking lol! It truly was a home away from home. The decor, the comfort, the warmth, and yes that BEACHFRONT VIEW! It was spectacular in the morning and in the night. Not to mention it was very spacious. We enjoyed cooking our breakfasts and sitting out on the balcony to the crashing sounds of the waves. It was deeply inspiring. She had wonderful air conditioning unit and although it was just the two of us in this big 2 bedroom we found the comforts of sleeping by the balcony. The great thing about her location is that the building is very quiet and relaxing and it is tucked away in a small community where we found the locals to be kind and friendly. We could either relax in this dream escape, or go find things to do in around in the area. Shopping is very close as well as the ferry to go over to the Vieques which we did and had an awesome time. Its close to everything you need. There is so much to do in this vicinity, beautiful beaches and great hotels in the area like the El Consiquedor. That has a mini casino which was fun. Lynora, thanks so much for extending you place to us. We will come again!
Best Vacation Ever
February 22, 2012
Honestly the pictures do not do this place justice. We lived on the balcony in the hammock the whole time. We fell asleep and woke up to the sound of crashing waves. Condo is on 2nd floor which makes for the BEST view. The beach is totally private perfect for skinny dipping, the stars on a clear night will blow your mind. you can walk left to resort beaches (and sneak in their pool/hot tub) rent umbrellas, cabana service, a beach bar, jet skies etc. We also LOVED Luquilo beach a short drive away, everything you imagine in a tropical beach, leaning palm trees perfect to use instead of an umbrella, snorkel stuff for rent, awesome waves to play in or boogie board, ice cream vendors, and the best turquoise water. Kiosko hopping near the condo was our fav night time activity, I recommend Ely's (a super chill lesbian bar) with secluded patio in back, La Parilla is yummy, and Vejigante has the BEST food, if you are sick of fried food head there, you'll need a rental car in this area. Luquillo is the most friendly place I've ever been to, 1,000x better than Ocean Park/Condado. Location in Luquillo is great, close to El Yunque, Fajardo, and still 30-40 min from old san juan, Kasalta, and everything else you want to see. Lenora's condo guide was a life saver, and it was very sweet of her to leave such a detailed guide. We are hooked we can't wait to come back!!!
Luis Danny Rodriguez
Orlando fl usa
best condo ever
February 1, 2012
Very happy I stay there. Me and my wife and my 2 kids we really enjoy it the view is amazing we had breakfast every morning in the balcony. The condo is very clean and had everything you need. We walk to the kiosko the people are very friendly in the area and safe. We got our key enough time. before we left and the direction to get to the condo was. perfect. The condo was close to everything. If you deciding to go you will love the this condo. Did I told that this condo is perfect is right on the beach trust me you can throw a rock right from the balcony. Can't wait to go back and stay there again. We love it. Until next time.....
Bridgeport, WV, USA
Almost Heaven, Puerto Rico
September 19, 2011
I don't recall how we ran across this vacation rental, but I am glad we did. First, unlike many owners we have rented from the owners of this condo went above and beyond the call to keep us informed and to make our trip uneventful. The condo is on the 2nd floor beach front. You can toss a stone to the beach from the deck. Beautiful panoramic view of nothing but beach and waves. If you decide to eat in, the kitchen is equipped to do so. Eating out is always an option and there is a Kiosk of about 20 stores and restaurants within a mile (we walked there along the beach) and had lunch. The condo was very clean and there were plenty of clean linen and towels. The owner provides a detailed set of instructions for travel from the airport as well as a step by step list of to do items when you arrive, such as breaker box turn on, cistern operation, stove top operation and cleaning hints. There is private gated parking at the condo and the owners, true to their word, sent the keys and gate opener two weeks before departure. There is a huge notebook of activities available to keep you entertained, but I recommend doing your own research before departure. It saved us a lot of time and we were alerted to changes in our chosen activities which allowed us to go to plan B. The bottom line, however, is attitude of the owners (top notch) mixed with the ambiance of Puerto Rico while staying right on her coast in a condo that allows you to fall asleep at any time during the day to the hypnotic sound of crashing waves. I returned home and could still hear that sound in my head as I went to sleep. Would I recommend Beach Lover's Heaven? You bet I would. Would I return, yes. Many things still need to be seen in Puerto Rico. Just Do It.
Joylyn Neutz Gonzalez
Wonderful Honeymoon Stay
July 31, 2011
The condo was clean and spacious. It had every amenity you could wish for. You are guaranteed to have a great time on the beach, with the included boogie boards and beach chairs. The washer and dryer are very convenient too. The other condo owners were all very friendly and helpful. The location is central to many recreational and cultural attractions such as: El Yunque, ferries to Culebra and Vieques, San Juan and Old San Juan. The Kiosks in Luquillo are just a walk down the beach and offer many different cuisine choices. A rental car is handy for exploring the rest of the island. Ken and Lynora made the rental process easy and convenient. They answered all our questions in a timely manner. Overall, it was a great first stay for us in Puerto Rico. We would highly recommend this property.
April 3, 2011
We truly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful condo. It had everything we wished for and then some. Gladys was the perfect hostess and Luquillo is truly magical. There was a town festival going on while we were there so you could hear the wonderful music from the bedrooms. We will definitely stay here again.
Tina Hargrove Haskell
Perry, MI USA
A Comfortable Stay in Paradise
March 30, 2011
Amazing view....great location....beautiful furnishings....stone's throw from the beach!! What more could you ask for?? If you love the beach, you will love this condo! The sound of the ocean, right outside the balcony of this beautiful condo, put us to sleep every night. The location was perfect for us as well....right down the beach from the Luquillo Beach Kiosks where you will find all kinds of amazing food and yummy drinks (try the Burger Shack for the best Mojitos ever!!), a 5 minute drive from El Yunke Rainforest, 45 minutes from Old San Juan, 15 minutes from the marina in Fajardo where you can take a boat trip out to Culebra Island and Flemenco Beach for snorkeling and beach combing, and an easy and beautiful drive to the south side of the island to watch the whales, surfers, and the sunset over Rincon Beach. The condo owner was incredible....informative, welcoming, and very easy to work with!! There is a welcome book in the condo with all the information you will need for your stay, including brochures for just about everything there is to do in the area, as well as local restaurant info and reviews. We cannot wait to go back to Puerto Rico, and wouldn't think about staying anywhere else!!