Very Good

27 reviews

1 / 13 View from 1000 square foot rooftop terrace.

Map
Map

Overview

Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
Sleeps:
6
Type:
Condo
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
No

Description from owner

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4904201

About the area

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. With an average year-round temperature of 82° F, it's always a good time to head to the beach! There are beautiful beaches for miles in each direction. The island famous Luquillo kiosks have lots of shops and restaurants and are within a short walk of the condo. There are many restaurants to choose from in the Luquillo kiosks within a short walk from the condo.

Getting around

You will need to rent a car if you want to get around the island. There is so much to see!

Owner profile

Elizabeth B.
Years listed:
2

Languages spoken: English

Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (27)

Very Good – based on 27 reviews Very Good
27 reviews

“We're Back!”

Reviewed 18 May 2016

Our return stay in your condo was a delight. It was a joy for us to wake up in the morning and look down at the beach directly from the huge living window. We were able to go down and dip our feet in the water before even having breakfast. There is a beautiful view of the entire Luquillo cove from the window and especially from the rook top patio where we spent a lot of time enjoying both an early morning cup of coffee and an evening drink under the stars. We were able to walk in both directions and to explore the coastline. it is sad to see the damage that was done by the hurricane but it didn't stop us from enjoying the long walks along the beach. The neighbors are friendly and it was fun to listen to the roosters crow in the early hours of the morning. We appreciate the speed at which you responded when anything went wrong in the condo. It is Paradise indeed as you write. There are plenty of good restaurants to choose from but we often preferred to cook ourselves in your fully equipped kitchen. We love the public beach at Luquillo as it is the best on the island and is only 2 minutes from the condo. We lacked nothing and enjoyed every minute of our stay at Bellomar. We absolutely love Puerto Rico and look forward to staying with you again. For us it is like a second home. Muchas Gracias por su amor y hospitalidad!

Owner's reply: Thanks Peggy, It's always a pleasure to have people Like you come and stay at My Condo In Paradise! I'm glad that you feel like that is your Your home away from home I look forward To your return. Shalom, Elizabeth,

“Definitely a Condo in Paradise!”

Reviewed 1 Jan 2016

This was our third trip in 3 years to this beautiful island. We love the beauty of the island, but also the people. This condo is situated in a local village, far removed from the glitz and glamour of some hotels and that's what we loved about it! Of course, the owner of this condo was top-notch in every way. She was always quick to respond via email or by phone, was very organized and genuinely wanted us to have the most wonderful vacation. Everything we could possibly need was available to us. The condo itself was comfortable for our family of four and we all enjoyed the jewel of this condo, the rooftop terrace. Even though we couldn't enjoy the beach right out front due to high tides, we didn't mind because the terrace provided us with the most amazing views! Relaxing in the hammock, listening to the ocean crash below and seeing the rainforest all at the same time was just incredible! We enjoyed many activities close by, however, I sometimes never wanted to leave the terrace! It was just so relaxing. Thank you, Lisa, for being so accommodating! We look forward to our next visit to Puerto Rico and hopefully your Condo in Paradise!

“Indeed Paradise!!”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2015

Everything was as promised... if not even better!! My family felt at home right away! This condo's views from the living room window and the terrace are amazing!! My husband kept saying, "these are million dollar views". The Condo is very clean and very nicely decorated with a Caribbean theme. There is everything in the condo to help you settle immediately. There are Walgreens, Walmart and Econo Supermarkets not far from the condo. We walked daily on the beach to the Luquillo Balneario behind the Kiosks. The beach on the way there was safe although a little bit dirty. However at the Balneario everything was clean and the food and Pina Colada's were delicious. My husband and teenage son went hiking twice to the Yunque Rainforest, since it was only a 5-10 minute drive. We also took a private boat from Las Coabras in Fajardo (only 15 - 20 minutes away by car) to Palomino Island and spent a whole day enjoying this private island's white powdery sand and crystal clear waters. We also went to Old San Juan and La Plazita (Farmer's Market) de Santurce on the weekend since they were less than half hour by car, and both places were lots of fun for the whole family. We thank Elizabeth and her sister for helping us to make our vacation a wonderful experience! Hopefully we can return very soon to this beautiful Condo in Paradise!! The Lebron Family

“Fantastic!!!”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2015

The condo was more than we even expected and had everything you could possibly need very clean well organized just like living at home we would definitely recommend this to all thinking about coming to Puerto Rico and we would definitely come back, the only drawback is if you want to go to the beach you have to drive a few minutes away but otherwise fantastic!! HAD A GREAT TIME!!!!

Owner's reply: Thanks for taking the time to evaluate My Condo in Paradise, So sorry the tide was high while You were there normaly we have a small private beach area also very clean but some time when Tropical Storms pass by the Tide get high. I just returned from there and we had a few activities at The beach because there was a lot of shore. But within 5 minutes we have Luquillo Beach one of the Most Beautifull Beaches in Puerto Rico. We hope to see you again and thanks for the good report

“Best Spot on Luquillo Beach”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2015

My husband, children, and I just returned from an amazing week at the condo. We cannot say enough about this place and the many great opportunities staying here provides. First of all, the condo is beautiful and welcoming. The rooftop balcony truly makes this property shine. With views of El Yunque on one side and the sparkling ocean on the other, this balcony provides the best of both worlds. Staying here truly immerses you into the Puerto Rican culture as you are right in the middle of village (neighborhood) that blossoms with life. There are cats, chickens, roosters, and dogs roaming around as well as the wonderfully welcoming neighbors. One night they even projected a boxing match on the building that brought the neighborhood out. The private beach in front of the condo is pure heaven. We visited other beaches, but much preferred the solitude and beauty of the private beach. The location is terrific with many nearby activities. El Yunque is 3 miles away, Fajardo (where you can kayak biobay, take a snorkeling trip, or catch the ferry to Viques and Culebra) is 20 minutes away. Additionally, you can take the beach to kiosks for dinner and drinks. When the tide is high, it makes for quite an adventure. This condo is very secure with a gated fence around the whole property. If anything, this was the only drawback as you had to have keys with you to get out. Elizabeth provides an experience that you will not likely forget. If you plan on staying in Luquillo, this is the place to be!

Owner's reply: HILLARY, Many thanks for the great report. So glad that you and your family had a Great Vacation in My Beautiful Island of Puerto Rico and that My Condo in Paradise was the Perfect Spot for you and your family. It so nice to hear that families can travel together and enjoy every thing Puerto Rico, has to offer and that you can appreciate different cultures and blend right in. I hope you will return soon and we keep on working hard to truly make the place A Condo in Paradise. Many Blessings.

“Truly a piece of Paradise”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2015

We are 2 couples who stayed at Bello Mar for 10 days end of Feb-beginning of March. Elizabeth was easy to contact and a pleasure to work with. She answered all inquiries quickly and satisfactorily. Her directions to the condo were clear, and everything was as she'd said it would be upon arrival. The unit itself is wonderful: it is third floor with windows in the sitting area overlooking the ocean, and surf rolling in below. We felt very comfortable and "at home" there. The kitchen had everything we needed to work with, and full-size grocery stores were just a few minutes drive away. The crown of this condo, though, is the rooftop terrace! We had most meals up there, usually at the front table, overlooking the water and along the shore to Luquillo beach, though sometimes at one of the bistro tables in the back where we could look at El Yunque. There are roosters and dogs roaming the neighbourhood; they start crowing and barking early, which didn't really bother us, but you might like to bring earplugs if you think it would disturb you. The neighbourhood itself feels safe, and we were often greeted by the locals. Turning right from the condo, 2 minutes walk brings you to an outdoor basketball court that you cross to access a beach; you can follow this up to the mouth of a river, and even cross the river and continue on if you wish (we didn't, but we had some pleasant sunning and wading). Our favourite, however, was to turn left and walk along the street until it ran out at the baseball field, then go around the field on the beach and back up to the road on the other side, taking the road either in front of or behind the kiosks; at the end of the kiosks you get back on the sand and you're at the Luquillo public beach (balneario); it is also a short little drive if you prefer, with loads of parking (paid). This is a great beach, with pleasant temperature water and easy waves. There are amenities there (wash/change rooms, shop) and shelters. It was well-used but never crowded. Walking further up the beach you can go around the point and continue to Fajardo! Bello Mar is also handy to many of the best attractions: El Yunque rain forest, bioluminescent bay, ferries to Culebra and Vieques, and even an easy trip to the fantastic Sunday lecheronas in Guavate! We stayed in 3 other places in PR, all of which had great points, but this was our all-round favourite for location, comfort, and amenities. We would definitely rent from Elizabeth at Bello Mar again!

Owner's reply: Thanks Jim&Heather, for all those kind werds and the good report also for all that feed back that will help other people that might like to visit but are not sure. We love to have you come back soon. Many Blessings to you and your family. Elizabeth,

“Wonderful place.”

Reviewed 18 Feb 2015

This is a wonderful place to stay we enjoyed it very much. We stayed for 35 days while exploring the country. It is a great location and wonderful beaches on both sides of the condo with just a little walk. The rainforest was amazing and so was the weather. Thank you so much. John & Pam McNabb

“Christmas Dreams in Puerto Rico”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2015

Our family spent a week in the Luquillo area of Puerto Rico at the Bello Mar apartment complex at the Condo in Paradise - and it lived up to its billing! The condo was so comfortable, with enough seating for a large group of people in the living room, which overlooked the ocean and from which we could hear the waves as they landed on the beachfront below. The kitchen had everything one would need for an extended stay. We cooked several times and also went to the large complex of what are knows as kioskos which were only a couple of miles away and had 50-60 different open-air restaurants, a very different, but pleasant, experience. One of the best things about the condo was the private rooftop which the entire length of the condo from front to back. From the front we had a magnificent view of the ocean and from the back we could see the mountain called El Yunque, a tropical rainforest. The remainder of the condo also had nice appointments - comfortable queen-sized beds, one with a private bathroom and a TV. And there were a good number of soft, fluffy towels available. If you are looking for a nice condo in Luquillo, PR, this might be the place for you.

“What can I say..”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2014

Yes it was a Condo in Paradise. To start off it was so easy to get to following the directions we were given. When we got to the condo the house keeper was just leaving and she walked us upstairs and gave us the grand tour. Everyone who lives there or staying there were so friendly and helpful with telling us where to go places to eat shop, felt like I was at home. All the local residents that lived right next to complex were so wonderful even had one that cooked us home made meals twice. We will be back again and will be telling my friends all about our stay. Thank you Elizabeth for the allowing us to use you home and make it our home for a week. Looking forward to planning my next vacation with you.

Owner's reply: Thanks Barbara, for your kind words and comments. We try hard to make our guest feel at home and comfortable during their vacation and I'am so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at My Condo in Paradise look forward to having come back again an we will do all we can so that you keep coming back. Sincerely, Elizabeth,

“Truly a Condo in Paradise”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2014

I'm originally from PR and purposely wanted to stay away from the San Juan metro area with my teenage kids. Elizabeth's condo and attention exceeded our expectations, yet within a reasonable distance from my mother's house in San Juan. The roof top terrace was our favorite spot: me in the mornings helping the sun come up, the kids in the evening playing dominoes and chatting. The condo has all the amenities one would need, including some extras you normally don't get in other vacation rentals such as beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach toys, mini surf boards. The location is perfect, in close proximity (about a 15-minute leisure beach walk) from the Luquillo public beach and it's typical food kiosks where we dined almost nightly. Luquillo is also close (about a 25-minute drive) to Old San Juan attractions and activities, not to mention the even closer attractions such as El Yunque and Fajardo where we enjoyed snorkeling. Overall, a wonderful experience which we hope to repeat annually. Elizabeth was always prompt responding to emails regarding the condo and nearby attractions, we will definitely seek to stay there again next year.

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