Penthouse Condominium w/3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms & 30' Balcony (Sleeps 6)
About Richard Lord
We are sister & brother; Joanne from Connecticut and Richard from the metropolitan Washington DC area. This condominium was our mother's and father's (US Army Col.) retirement home. We keep their home, now our home, in as fine a condition as would they, and perhaps better as they would not spend the money as we have on expensive amenities such as four TV’s one of which is a large-screen HD LCD Sony. Pic is of Richard's spouse Nancy at their waterfront farm in SOMD.
Richard Lord purchased this Condo in 2000
Why Richard Lord chose Vilomar
As our mother's and father's (US Army Col.) retirement home, which we were fortunate to inherit, in their memory, we maintain it according to their high standards of excellence.
What makes this Condo unique
Our home is one of the finest & most spacious condominiums on one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, & is nearby the El Yunque Rainforest and the fantastic bio bay. It is one of only a few 3 bedroom 3 bathroom penthouse suites in all Puerto Rico. The condominium aLso has FREE 10-BIT HIGH-SPEED DIGITAL CABLE INTERNET/E-MAIL access including optional WIRELESS connectivity. It also has FREE LONG-DISTANCE TELEPHONE calling to ANYWHERE IN PUERTO RICO and ANYWHERE IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. It also has four televisions including a 46' LCD Sony Full HD 1080P with BlueRay HD DVD player.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Small Gatherings of Friends
Only on balcony
Per Condominium Association Rules
Great for Kids w/Pool & Playground
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great apartment, great place to visit!
Could not have asked for a more perfect place for our family get together. This house truly feels like a family home- well loved and full of EVERYTHING you would need for your vacation. Chairs, beach towels, coolers, a kitchen full of all the equipment for meals. Richard is an amazing communicator. This apartment has views of the ocean, as well as the rainforest. Centrally located near restaurants and groceries, but the far greatest feature is the beach with the most perfect waves in the world. Come enjoy this amazing opportunity at Casa de Helene.
This is a very comfortable well provisioned (for your basic beach needs). Fuul time breezes and the
As a family of 6 including 2 children under the age of 6...we were comfotable in every room. The sea wind was always available and controlable with window louvers . The views were gorgeous. Equipment for beach needs was available in it’s own closet. Everything works.
Although the community pool is currently under renovation as is the playground. The building is still being repaired after Maria.The beaches moments from the building are exquisite. Great restaurants within walking distance downn the beach. We all had a spectacular vacation here.
Our family of five, including two teens, stayed here Christmas week. The location is amazing. About 45 minutes from Old San Juan, 15 minutes from El Yunque Rainforest and 30 from Fajardo Luminescence Bay. We walked the beach but didn't swim since the rio currents were too strong at this time and honestly, we were too busy. THe condo has everything you need and the views on bother sides are amazing. The ocean sounds were so loud and the owner is correct, the A/C really isn't run much due to the wonderful cross breezes. The condo is a little dated in furnishings, but they are all well maintained and comfortable. The owner sent a large packet prior to us leaving and has excellent communication. There is a Walgreens and grocery store within walking distance. Glad we chose to stay in the Luquillo area since there is so much to do near here and a day trip to Old San Juan is easy. The owner recommended sailing with Erin go Braugh and wow was this amazing. There are a ton of restaurants 5 minutes down the road and too many to choose from, La Papilla and Revolution Pizza were great. Would definitely stay here again.
Absolutely gorgeous views, wonderful property. Plenty of space and definitely a home away from home! Can't wait to book again.
I vacationed here in April 2016 with my family. It was an amazing getaway, but with the safety and comforts of home. Beautiful views of the ocean and El Yunque rainforest. The rooms were very spacious, bright, and cozy. Plenty of room for the kids to play while the adults relaxed. Was also easily accessible for my disabled mother in law to get around the apartment and pools. Has outdoor pools, and private beach access, and even had some beach chairs and towels for us to use. Close to local shops, restaurants, museums, rainforest, etc. Great place for the whole family! Can't wait to go back!!! 👍𣐽𣑍
Luxury is the last word we would use for this condo. The furniture, bed linens, towels are at least 30yrs old. All living room and dining room furniture may be new fabric, but needs badly to be replaced, no where to sit that is not painful. 2 bedrooms the beds are fine, the queen was composed of 4 layers of foam placed on top of each other. We had to have plywood made and placed to have someone use bed. I bought new sheets and cotton blankets for beds, and towels are old and stained. The master bedroom is old, tired, beat up white wicker furniture. We were there for a month- very expensive for condition of apt. Penthouse indicates security key for elevator, did not exist. The living space is all glass topped furniture, be careful with children.
These very elderly reviewers, well beyond my 69 years & my wife’s 70, needed continual & excessive assistance from my manager to handle normal home operations, who made several trips to assist them in simple matters such as turning on the TV’s. These reviewers appear to need accommodations more suited to assisted-living.
This review is not consistent with other reviews, which affirm this as a luxury condominium w/the finest amenities. As the continuing owner of my mother’s retirement home, I spend extensive condominium income to continually update & refresh it.
It appears these guests wanted living room furniture far taller than normal. The 2 living rooms have 3 heavy-duty wicker sofas in appropriate Caribbean decor & all have new, expensive richly appointed upholstery. The dining room & 2 living rooms have thick glass-top tables w/safe rounded edges. 1 of the 2 living rooms has a very new & expensive work-of-art hand-carved teak wood living room glass top coffee table.
The queen bed the guests did not like is a new Sears Sealy Posturepedic Adjustable Bed where the head & foot raise up & down. The mattress must bend to adjust, but is of the finest flexible materials. My manger purchased boards to put under the mattress to make it extremely firm for them, but the bed no longer adjusted, and he removed the boards after they left. My wife & I sleep on this bed when there as it is new, firm, but adjustable & the most conformable of all the beds.
We have multiple sets of bedding & towels for each of the 3 bedrooms, which I regularly rotate & replace. The bedding & towels are clean & fine.
The kitchen is up to date w/large side-by-side refrigerator/freezer w/in-door ice dispenser, glass top stove w/oven, built-in microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, toaster oven & coffee maker. There is a new stackable clothes washer & dryer.
Over the past 2 years, I replaced all the outer windows in the 3 bedrooms, the front door & all the folding inner doors. 2 of the 4 TVs are new. We replaced all the air conditioners & blinds in the 3 bedrooms & celling fans in 2 bedrooms. The dining room has a new real crystal chandelier. 3 of the 4 beds are new. All this cost some $25,000+ & the list goes on including boogie boards, beach coolers, beach chairs & towels, beach toys, tennis rackets & balls, pool sticks & balls, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, Frisbees, etc.
When asked about their stay, despite their contrariness, they indicted they had a great time. Go-figure.
Condominium Community Activities in Winter (exercises classes, walking club, water color painting classes, Spanish classes, line dancing, Bridge games, other card games, beach cookouts, and much, much more! - For everyone organized by the large & very active Winter senior retirement community population)