The location of this studio doesn't get any better. Being on the 17th floor, sitting on the balcony with the cool breeze was wonderful. The ocean views and views of the pools and grounds below were beautiful. The amenities offered by the hotel were top notch and the hotel personnel couldn't have been nicer. The unit is fully furnished with everything you need. It is also right on the bus line. Also the Isla Verde beach (versus Condado Beach) and water was much nicer and safe for children or those of us that don't want to be tossed around by high waves. Different water sports were also available. Working with Isabel (the owner) was very easy. She answered all questions we had very quickly. We would definitely stay here again and are already looking forward to next year. Just a note - there was some construction going on in and around the hotel but it did not impact our stay.
It is amazing how resilient Puerto Rico is, considering that Hurricane Maria tore through the island just 3 months ago. This studio, located in Isla Verde, revealed no scars from the storm and looks just as it is advertised, with a majestic view of the ocean, beach, and skyline.
Isabel is quick to reply, and is very organized. She provided comprehensive info about the property, parking, and specific check-in/check-out instructions.
Treat yourself to a getaway here that will surely have you looking forward to another visit!
¡Puerto Rico se levanta más fuerte!
We stayed in Apartment 1753 for 11 days in March 2017.
This apartment is terrific in every aspect.
Isabel, the owner, was wonderful in her communications with us and it was a real pleasure dealing with her. The whole process of booking, arrival and checkout was professional and smooth. Her advice and assistance was very much appreciated. Within a day or two of leaving, Isabel refunded our deposit, no problem.
The Studio Apartment is very spacious, clean, modern and fully equipped with all cutlery, dishes, pots, pans, stove, microwave, toaster, etc. The king bed is very comfortable, and there is plenty of cupboard space in the unit. It has a large bathroom and good water pressure in the large shower. The apartment has a large screen TV, and the internet service was fast and reliable. A pay-as-you-go washer and dryer in the basement of the building is really convenient, especially for longer stays.
The apartment has a huge balcony overlooking the resort pool and the beautiful crescent beach. The view from the balcony is just amazing. The resort sits right on the beach and the water on this crescent of beach is very calm. Renters of the apartment enjoy access to all amenities of the resort, in the same manner as those who rent directly from the resort itself.
The apartment is in the ESJ Azul resort highrise, which is modern, clean and well run. The resort staff are very professional, friendly, and helpful. They handle the check-in/check-out and the process was very easy and efficient.
The pictures on the website are truly representative of the apartment and environs. The resort is in a very safe area. There is a Pueblo Supermarket within an easy 10 minutes stroll, as are the CVS and Walgreen's. There are many restaurants and shopping in the immediate area. The bus stop is just around the corner and for 75 cents you can catch the bus to Condado or Old San Juan. There is also a car rental agency just down the street.
Would we come back to stay here again? Absolutely.
My wife and I spent 5 days here in April 2017. The view is MESMORIZING! Perfect 17th floor (Penthouse button in the elevator) view...high enough to be away from any potential noise. Comfortable bed, fully stocked kitchen, beach chairs, books, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, etc. Plenty of extras left from prior tenants. From sunblock to liquor. Slept at night with the sound of the ocean waves.....amazing. Owner is great, responsive and organized. My $150 deposit was already en-route by the time we flew back to Michigan!
Within the ESJ Azul facility. Decent bar, store and game room on main floor. Can be on the beach within 3 minutes from the room. Down the elevator, walk out the doors and onto the beach! Friendly staff everywhere, bar at the gate to the beach, vendors occasionally walk the beach with decent food. All friendly.
The only small negative issue has nothing to do with the owner or the room. On one side of the building there is protesting from some disgruntled employees that were "fired and then offered to be re-hired for less pay". You can hear them chanting for most of the day (not on Sundays) at the facility next door...but they usually stop around 6pm. On the other side they are working on a new facility and the construction noise gets loud at times.
Great price for the view! Plenty of restaurants and stores within 10 or 15 minutes walk. We have Sprint phones and they have a great connection all through Isla Verde! We plan on returning someday!
Isabel was fantastic to work with. She made everything smooth & easy. She even accommodated us a night early in a different condo she owns, when I called her from Puerto Rico to tell her that my original plans had fallen through. The resort is in the middle of everything. The beach is beautiful. The price was amazing. All I know is we're definitely doing this again soon. Best time ever!!! Thanks again Isabel.