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Beachfront Oversize Studio with Stunning View

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
4 nights minimum
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We bought this lovely 583 square-foot apartment in 2013, when it was a small one-bedroom, and remodeled it in 2017 as a large studio, so that the bedroom, dining and kitchen areas all share an amazing view of the ocean. As a result, the space has a much more open feeling, with the view -and the breeze- flowing freely throughout. We just added wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling windows in the sleeping area, so the view became even more stunning than it already was. It was very nice before and it's even nicer now. The bedroom area features a comfy queen-size bed, and features a roll-down shade to keep out unwanted sunlight. There is also a fold-out futon sofa/bed, which could accommodate a third guest, but please keep in mind occupancy by more than two guests needs to be arranged in advance. Th...We bought this lovely 583 square-foot apartment in 2013, when it was a small one-bedroom, and remodeled it in 2017 as a large studio, so that the bedroom, dining and kitchen areas all share an amazing view of the ocean. As a result, the space has a much more open feeling, with the view -and the breeze- flowing freely throughout. We just added wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling windows in the sleeping area, so the view became even more stunning than it already was. It was very nice before and it's even nicer now. The bedroom area features a comfy queen-size bed, and features a roll-down shade to keep out unwanted sunlight. There is also a fold-out futon sofa/bed, which could accommodate a third guest, but please keep in mind occupancy by more than two guests needs to be arranged in advance. The dining table has seating for four, or you may opt for the kitchen counter, where there are two high chairs. The balcony offers a cocktail table with two additional high chairs, from which you can enjoy the view in complete privacy. All the chairs and seat cushions are waterproof, so feel free to use them in your wet bathing suits. The bathroom is equipped with a tank-less water heater, and there is a spacious walk-in closet as well as plenty of drawers and storage space. In the closets you'll find a beach umbrella, ice chest, towels and folding chairs, and the kitchen cabinets are well stocked with all the utensils, cookware and tableware you may need. Before purchasing this unit, we scouted the area for several years looking for the perfect spot. During different visits to the island we stayed at the Ritz Carlton and Caribe Hilton hotels, the ESJ Towers, as well as the Marbella, Girasol and Raquet Club condominiums. All of them are right on the beach and offer easy access to the shops and restaurants on Isla Verde Ave, but for our taste they were either too big, too noisy and/or too crowded. Navigating immense lobbies, circling around parking structures and fighting traffic on Isla Verde Ave just wasn’t our idea of a nice vacation. Then we found the Amapola 14 condominium. Only six minutes away from the airport, it is on a quiet dead-end street which can be accessed directly from the main highway without having to traverse busy Isla Verde Ave (surprisingly, airport noise is a non-issue). Since it has only 60 residential units (most of which are not offered for rent), the building is quiet, family oriented and peaceful, yet the hustle and bustle of Isla Verde is only a few steps away, with its top-rated dining, bars, supermarkets, cafes, banks, drug stores and shops. The highlight, however, is the view. Everyone claims theirs is 'amazing' and 'the best,' but wait until you see ours. It took our breath away the moment we walked in, and we knew right then and there this was the spot. No other hotel or condo in Isla Verde can match it, either because they don't have the height (we're on 12th floor) or because were built away from the shore to allow for pools and tennis courts. Sit in our balcony and enjoy the steady breeze while sipping a cup of coffee, a cold beer or a nice glass of wine. If you’re an early riser you’ll catch stunning sunrises, and if you’re lucky enough to be there during a full moon you’ll get to experience a romantic moonrise reflected over the ocean. We truly believe this is the best possible spot in all of Isla Verde, and think you will agree. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: Hostelier #06-20-16-2099More
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About the Owner
Ricardo Mendez M
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2016
Interaction with guests
We were living in California when we bought the unit in 2013, which meant we needed someone else to interact with our future guests. We had been visiting the island regularly for years prior to that, staying at different units which we rented from a rental manager, Maria 'Tity' O'Neill. Since we knew her to be nice, reliable and very resourceful, she was the clear choice to be our rental manager as well. She lives only a few blocks from the condo and knows the area very well, and will be happy to help with any questions or concerns you may have. We eventually moved to Puerto Rico in 2018, which means we are now also nearby and available to help you have the best vacation possible.
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Reviewed 20 January 2019

The location is amazing, close to everything, restaurants, stores and entertainment within walking distance. It is directly on the beach. A stunning view from the balcony and oh so calming. This apartment is truly a home away from home. It is stocked with everything and...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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rocomendez, VR Owner at Beachfront Oversize Studio with Stunning View, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2019

Thank you, Janet & Jose! We will be more than happy to have you stay with us again. You were terrific guests and we look forward to having you back.

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I had the privilege of renting from Ricardo and Poli. They were awesome to say the least. Apt is freshly remodeled and has some of the best ocean views around, Sea turtles, manatees, reef sharks and the beautiful reefs were amazing. Apt was quiet and...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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rocomendez, VR Owner at Beachfront Oversize Studio with Stunning View, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thanks, Lee. We work hard to offer the best accommodations possible and are always delighted to hear our guests have enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

We rented the condo as a home base for daily excursions and it is a terrific condo for that. Waking up to coffee on the lanai looking out to an amazing oceanfront view. Then returning to the condo each day for a cocktails on the...More

Date of stay: January 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Water Views
Dryer
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Air Conditioning
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Microwave
Elevator/Lift access
Balcony
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
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How to get there
We are only a six-minute drive from the San Juan airport. There will be plenty of cabs available 24/7 at the terminal when you arrive, most of the US car rental agencies (Hertz, Enterprise, Dollar, National, Thrifty) have counters literally across the street, and there are also several other agencies available off site via shuttle (Target, Charlie's, Popular Auto). If you arrive by cruise ship, we are about a fifteen minute drive from the docks.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km
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