If your ideal Caribbean vacation is sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, or resting and reading all day long under a palm tree, then Villa Marbella is the right place for you. Luquillo is well known for its variety of beaches suitable for all ages, personal preferences and needs. It has 12 miles of Atlantic coastline, great for jogging, swimming and cycling, all with refreshing trade-winds and large and dense palm trees which provide plenty of shade. Villa Marbella is a spacious 3 bedrooms-2 bathrooms apartment, centrally located in the Luquillo Beach Community, home of some of the most popular beaches in the East Coast. The apartment is within 3-minute walk from Playa Azul Beach, a family beach popular with teenagers and young adults and suitable for sunbathing, paddle boarding and amateur surfing. Villa Marbella is also near Punta Bandera Beach, located to the west of Playa Azul. It is a tranquil and shallow beach surrounded by coral reefs, great for snorkeling, fishing and suitable for families with young children. Within a 5-minute drive from Villa Marbella, you arrive at Balneario La Monserrate, a Blue Flag Beach, as designated by the Foundation for the Environment Education. A section of the beach is called “Mar Sin Barreras” or “Sea Without Barriers”; it’s wheelchair accessible and provides a ramp that leads directly to
the ocean. This is a flat-water beach great for swimming and water sports, where you
can rent jet-skies and scuba diving equipment. La Pared Beach, is also within a 5-minute drive from Villa Marbella. As opposed to Balneario La Monserrate, this beach is famous for its high waves, suitable for surfing. Finally, the town of Fajardo is a 14-
minute drive (via Interstate PR3) from Villa Marbella. From Fajardo, you can charter a boat for fishing and/or plan day trips to the neighboring islands of Icacos and
Palominos, known for their crystal-clear waters and white sand.
Villa Marbella is located on the 2nd floor of Condominio Marbella, a small apartment complex in a residential 2nd-home community, mainly owned by locals. It is tastefully decorated with tropical wicker furniture and blue/teal accent colors. It’s also fully air
conditioned, including the living areas; all spaces are also equipped with ceiling fans. This gives you the option of enjoying the natural Caribbean breezes during spring, fall and winter, or relaxing on a cool atmosphere during the hot summer months. There is high speed WIFI throughout the property and two flat screens tv’s with Cable, one in the living area and another one in the master bedroom. The living room tv also has been equipped with ROKU. The apartment also provides beach chairs, umbrellas, floaters, snorkeling gear and a cooler, to enhance your beach experience, and a variety of table games, to relax during the evenings.
THE BUILDING COMPLEX
Condominio Marbella is made up of two 3-story buildings, each with six apartments, two per floor. The complex has access control to the parking lot through an electric gate. Each apartment has a designated parking space for one car. It also has a gazebo for outdoor gatherings, a laundry and an exterior shower area, so you can clean up the sand after a day at the beach. Although Villa Marbella is not a beach front
apartment, it is within a 3-minute walking distance to the beach. The ocean breezes are felt throughout the apartment because its design allows for cross ventilation.
Villa Marbella has an open living and dining area that connects to an exterior balcony, equipped with a gas BBQ and lounge chairs, where you can enjoy a breezy afternoon. The living area is very well lit, with louver windows on the dining and kitchen areas and full glass doors that open-up to the balcony, which allow for cross ventilation. It has a three-seater sofa, a lounge chair, and a couple of ottomans, for family gatherings. The dining area has a round table that sits 4 adults, although you can easily accommodate 6 people with the ottomans. The newly renovated kitchen has a bar-height counter-top so you can serve meals buffet style.
Villa Marbella comfortably accommodates 6 people in three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size bed with side tables, a chaise lounge chair, a large dresser, and a small flat screen tv with Cable. It also has a dedicated full bathroom. The second bedroom has a queen size bed with side tables and a dresser. The third bedroom has a full-size bed with a side table and a shelf, and a dedicated closet. Inside the closet, there’s a small washer/dryer combo. All bedrooms have ceilings fans and air conditioning. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share a bathroom, located in the connecting hallway. The janitor closet, located in the hallway, has a new in-line water heater, a janitor sink, and cleaning utensils.
The fully equipped kitchen has everything you will need for an extended stay. It has a new fridge, electric stove and oven, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, rice maker, and food processor. It’s also equipped with all sorts of cooking pans, utensils, cutlery, water, juice and wine glasses, and plates matts. The kitchen layout allows you to socialize with guests in the dining and living areas while you cook.
The Luquillo Beach Community is one of the most popular areas within the East Coast of Puerto Rico. During the winter and spring months (November to April), some of the second homes are mainly occupied by stateside and Canadian tourists. During this period, Playa Azul Beach has a very quiet, private and relax atmosphere. During the summer and fall months (May-October), many local owners return to their apartments during weekends to enjoy the beach, and the area becomes more active, with people jogging, cycling, or walking their dogs along the beach coast.
NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST
ECOTURISM: The Northeast Ecological Corridor Nature Reserve (NECNR) refers to an area designated as a protected Nature Reserve located on the northeast coast of Puerto Rico, between the municipalities of Luquillo and Fajardo. Along this coastline, you can find the following amenities:
GOLF: The following golf clubs are within a 10 to 25-minute drive from Villa Marbella:
FOOD VENUES: Luquillo has a large and varied culinary offering, suitable for every age, taste and budget.
West Indies strives to deliver top notch service and amenities to guarantee our guests feel at home. Our properties are outfitted with freshly laundered bed linens and towels. We provide 2 bath towels per guest and 1 beach/pool towel per guest. Our properties typically include at least 2 beach chairs, and an ice cooler.
West Indies provides the disposable amenities necessary to get your vacation off to a comfortable start. These amenities include 1 set of hotel size soaps and shampoos per bathroom, 3 garbage bags, 2 rolls of paper towel, 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom, 1 dish soap, 1 dish sponge, and a small amount of laundry detergent. We do not provide unlimited disposable amenities. It is your responsibility to review what is included in the property and stock with whatever else may be needed for the duration of your stay.
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