LoveSoulBeautiful {Beautiful room}


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Private room

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Love.Soul.Beautiful is a Bohemian-chic boutique apartment nestled in the heart of downtown Luquillo Pueblo. This tropical island retreat is 30 steps from the famous surfer beach, La Pared. Our fabulous rooftop patio is an outdoor oasis that will take your breath away with panoramic views of the ocean. Enjoy a one minute walk to local bars, restaurants & cafes. The colorful, artistic, stylish suites with 24 hour ocean breeze you will feel at home.
Wifi and a fully equipped kitchen avail.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £12
Weekly Discount: 15%

Description

The space

THE APARTMENT
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Walk out of the front door 15 steps to the beach in the heart of the pueblo of Luquillo, in a section called La Pared. A beautiful view of the ocean and a path steps away to the main strip to the beaches and local surf bar, the location is fabulous.
(The bar plays live music on the weekend it is down the street, so you will be able to hear it on the weekends.)
10 minutes from the rain forest and just 35 minutes from the San Juan Airport, this is the perfect little island surfer town to take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

YOUR ROOM
A tropical, warm, intimate guest room is provided with 100% cotton 400 thread count sheets as well as soft Egyptian cotton towels and extra large beach towels UPON request.
Colorful and Cozy with bright bohemian inspired decor.
All of the art is original and for sale if interested.
Huge closet space.
Fans

This is a local experience and intended to be so. The Apartment is a 5 unit building and is 40 plus years old. The street is very quiet, especially for local living. (there are unoccupied houses on the street)
The residents are older and will always greet you with a smile and a Buenos Dia in the morning, Buenos Tardes in the afternoon and Buenos Noches in the evening.

LAUNDRY
We are Happy to do your laundry for $10 a load. Upon Request
local laundromat is within walking distance if needed.

BREAKFAST:
For extra charge Fresh Juices and smoothies are available made by the owner. Menu to order will be provide at check in.
We have a Chef on call and can provide breakfast starting at $10 (upon request) **plant based available


As with a lot of buildings in Puerto Rico there no air conditioner. But the ocean breeze is DIVINE!!
This is a local pueblo, and every once in a while the water pressure may go low, please don't be alarmed and know that it will not last.

Guest access

SHARED SPACE
"Come as strangers, leave as friends"
We provide a spacious living room area with TV to watch if so desired.
The front balcony is fabulous with an amazing view with two picnic tables and lounge chairs to relax, eat a yummy meal and enjoy.
Cafe lights for evening entertainment.
Back Balcony with a view of the top of El Yunque rainforest is perfect for taking a nap in the hammock or eating on the little cafe table....a getaway within a getaway.
Enjoy Coffee or Tea in the kitchen with all the fixins.
We offer a fully equipped kitchen to cook in, with spices and infused olive oil.
2 Bathrooms with showers. Warm water in one and natural water in the other.
**Don't forget to try our Refreshing aroma therapy spring water sprays in the Fridge and Homemade coconut brown sugar scrub in the shower

Interaction with guests

Molly and Pedro live on site in a private apartment and are available anytime for any of your needs.

The neighbourhood

Staying here at LoveSoulBeautiful Guest house you will appreciate and adore the local experience of a true island surfing town. Everything is in walking distance (steps away) from the local coffee shop, homemade ice cream parlor to the 5 star delicious seafood and fun local bar with live music on the weekends.

Some guests have commented on the many unoccupied houses in the area on my street and between the plaza and the ocean. This is not unique to Luquillo - but more concentrated here.
I will stress that it is SAFE.
Many of the house have been in families for many generations and distant relatives don't often agree on who should have use of a house, the value of a house if they do agree to sell, or what percentage should go to whom. This is being addressesd gradually, with local ordinances that will encourage families to either fix a house or sell it... but this will take a few years to go into effect. You'll also see examples of this in San Juan's Ocean Park neighborhood where some of the old houses ruin the ambiance. You can either view this as 'the charm of the Caribbean' or an eyesore... and book accordingly. Everyone in town knows which family owns each house - and they probably have some story of growing up there, or friends who lived there... but it is definitely a town in transition.

Getting around

Rental cars are the best bet to get around and explore.
We also offer an airport pick up and drop off for a discounted price.
Taxis are available but sometimes hard to book.

Other things to note

Beaches: 10 miles of breathtaking, beautiful shoreline.

La Pared Beach: Just a minute from the house is Luquillo's town beach - La Pared (the wall). This is quiet during the week, but full of local families on weekends. If you face the ocean and walk to the left - you'll find less people. This is Luquillo's surfing beach.

"La Selva" - Nature Reserve Beach: Facing the ocean at La Pared - you'll see the two towers of Sandy Hills condominium to your right. Just walk over the rocks in front of the condos and you'll come to the North East Ecological Reserve. You can walk for miles to enjoy undeveloped beach and great birdwatching. Be aware of several inlets that you may have to wade across or swim if the tide raises during your walk.

Playa Azul (Blue Beach): To the left of La Pared Beach, walk around the point and you'll come to a quiet beach near Luquillo's cluster of high-rise condos at Costa Azul. About a 15 minute walk from the house. This is the best beach for Snorkeling!

Luquillo Public Beach - Playa Monserrate: Continue past Costa Azul and you'll find an undeveloped point where you can imagine you're on a deserted island. Cross a few inlets and you'll round the bend near the campground to arrive at the most famous public beach in Puerto Rico. This is a 'Blue Flag' beach, so it is well maintained and continually checked for water quality. Here you'll find showers, rest rooms, food stands and lots of families having a great time! About a 25 minute walk from the house. Note: you can walk on the road to the public beach in about 15 minutes from the house.

Kioskos: Just past the public beach are 60 'Kioskos' or food stalls. There are usually 20 or 30 stands open so just walk along until you find one that makes you want to stop and enjoy some great Puerto Rican street food. You'll find everything from fine dining to street food, tacky souvenirs and nightclubs - so its something you won't want to check out.

If you get all the way to the kioskos, you may want to consider walking back on the road that goes from the parking lot by the campground behind the Playa Azul condominiums then past the cemetery, Brass Cactus Restaurant, Le Flamboyan Restaurant, Laundromat, King Seafood Restaurant and the new ballpark before arriving at Pio, Pio Express Fried Chicken and the town plaza.

Beyond the town center:
There is a shopping center with Amigo supermarket and a Walgreens drug store. just across Route #3 from where you turned to come into town.
There are also lots of fast food outlets (McDonald's, KFC, Taco Maker, William's Pizza, Tiny Frog Café, Chinese, etc in front of the shopping center along with a large Walgreen's.
If you drive about 15 minutes further on Route #3 you'll come to Fajardo where you'll find larger stores like Walmart, Kmart, Supermarkets, etc.
Fajardo also has the very large El Conquistador Resort with its Water Park and access to Palomino Island (private beach).
Fajardo also has the ferries that go to Puerto Rico's 'Spanish Virgin Islands' of Culebra and Vieques.
Fajardo also has Seven Seas Beach and the nearby Bio-luminescent Bay. Note: you can only tour the bio-bay by kayak with a registered eco-tour operator unless you register for the night-tours operated by The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico which allow you to walk through the mangroves with expert guides.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Check in time is 3pm or after.
If you need an early check in time I may be able to arrange it with prior notice at the time of booking, just request then and I will see what I can arrange.
My place stays very busy, so normally I am doing a checkout and check in the same day, cleaning the rooms and the common areas...that is the reason for the 3pm check in time.
Because of this there is NO bag drop off before check in time because I need to clean the whole apartment.
We have a few restaurants and cafes in walking distance that you can enjoy if you arrive before check in.
*no smoking inside or on the patio...please only outside in front of the building
*please no outside overnight guests or parties and quiet time is after 12am, this is a residential neighborhood.


Cancellations

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Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Laura User Profile
April 2017
Bright and fun, yet relaxing. Great tips from Molly!

Hannah User Profile
April 2017
Molly's place was super cozy. It had gorgeous views of both the mountains and the ocean! Great location: close to the beach, delicious restaurants, and a cute town.

Victoria User Profile
April 2017
Molly's apartment was very beautiful, clean, and homey. There are 4 guest bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. We really enjoyed the shower with natural (unheated) water after long, hot beach days. There was ample shared kitchen and living room space and the decks were wonderful for winding down at the end of the day and watching the sunset. You can see the ocean from the deck and Playa la Pared is a 2 minute walk from the apartment. We took surfing lessons there and also walked the 1.5 miles to the magical Luquillo Beach which was pristine and had calm turquoise waves and plenty of kiosks to eat at and buy souvenirs. We also found a hidden gem of a restaurant called Rincon del Sabor that had authentic Puerto Rican food. I would highly recommend staying at Molly's as her place is very welcoming and er boyfriend was very helpful. We hope to visit again soon!

Frances User Profile
March 2017
Molly was a great host! She gave us a stellar recommendation for a local restaurant as well as where to go on the beach for the best spot. The rooms were clean. There was a nice natural shower as well as a heated one. One thing to look out for though is mosquitos. I accidentally took a nap out of the covers and got bit like crazy. So be sure to bring your mosquito repellant.

Maggie User Profile
March 2017
Molly was an AMAZING host! Her place was beautiful. The room had everything that we expected and was decorated with so much love. The front porch was spectacular! Really close to the beach and so many restaurants. It was a great home base for East side adventures. We will be back soon hopefully!

Arla User Profile
March 2017
Molly's place is in such in a great location to explore the island. I would highly recommend staying for a few days and making this your home base. You can see El Yunque from one balcony, enjoy a view of the ocean which your morning coffee from the other balcony. You will be steps away from the ocean with surfers in front of you, natural ecological beach to one side and calm swimming area to the other side. Molly had great suggestions for restaurants and bars in the area, all just a short walk away. The house was clean, the kitchen well equipped in case you would like to cook something yourself. Overall a very comfortable and welcoming home away from home.

Marion User Profile
March 2017
The room was very clean and spacious, as were the bathrooms and kitchen, which are both shared with other guests. The terrace had a beautiful view of the beach and surrounding area, and was great for a coffee or tea in the morning! The birds can make a bit of noise at night, but thankfully Molly provided earplugs, so we slept soundly. Thank you Molly!

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico · Joined in February 2014
Molly User ProfileMolly is a superhost.

"Come as strangers leave as Friends"
Puerto Rico is truly the Enchanted Island, I moved here 3 years ago and fell in love with Luquillo "Capital del Sol. Adorable surfer town.
My Guest House and Private Apartment Love.Soul.Beautiful has been a continuous labor of love.
With the help of my wonderful best friend and boyfriend we have transformed this charming apartment into a true island retreat.
From the art on the walls to the back splash in the kitchen and the homemade coconut sugar scrub in the bathroom, we want to make sure you are comfortable and cozy and right at home.
I am a vegetarian and love to Juice fresh fruits and veggies (I do offer for sale upon request.) I have always been a island girl and a mermaid, so this is the perfect place for me.
I love making things beautiful and living right in the pueblo is amazing. Everything is in walking distance and the locals are wonderful.

I met my boyfriend Pedro a year ago and he has joined me in the love for hosting friends from all of the world. Pedro is a Puerto Rico native and loves to share history of this island with you.
He is also available for airport pickups and drop offs.
I am a true island girl at heart. We love this cute little surfer town of luquillo and adore seeing other people enjoy it as well.
This is our passion and purpose.

(All the art work in my apartments are done by friends and family or by me :)
My Life motto is "Enthusiasm is Contagious."

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour