|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Please Note: minimum 5-NIGHT rental required, which could start any day of the week. Retro (1930's), vintage, Deco, fully restored and equipped, in the very heart of Old San Juan, on the main square, 'Plaza de Armas', right in front of City Hall, at the only residential building on the plaza. There is an open-air cafe on the plaza. Front full-size balcony with great views, including a glimpse of the ocean bay. Some of the features are: land telephone, hi-speed internal WI-FI, washer/dryer, granite-top kitchen counter, iron with board, high-ceilings, intercom, original mahogany doors, TV/DVR home theater with cable service via DishNetwork, stereo, CD player, A/C throughout most areas (except in 2nd BR), soundproof windows, spare water reserve, etc. Very safe. Since this is an owner-maintained unit (no agents), we make constant improvements. This vacation rental will cost you less than the average hotel room in Old San Juan, besides the fact that you won´t find a better location and get to stay in a full-size apartment with plenty of amenities.
Ideal for retirees, couples, business people, professionals, small families (up to 3 people), solo travelers, artists, writers or anyone who appreciates historical properties. Long terms welcome!
IMPORTANT: 5-NIGHT MINIMUM. Early reservations are recommended as we tend to book months in advance. After payment, we ask travelers to please email their AIR TRAVEL Itinerary so that we can schedule the housekeeping. Directions and keyless access codes will be sent once full payment is made. Please read carefully our full listing since we have tried to incorporate all possible FAQ´s. Our online Calendar is always up-to-date! (Just in case, we have been marking our Calendar as 'full' for most of 2014 and onward since we are currently mostly living in the property, but feel free to inquire for any available dates.)
We´ve owned this property since 1996, having done a full restoration, which is different than a remodeling. This apartment was closed off in a semi-abandoned state for 10 years before we bought it.
The location of this two bedroom , apartment together with the owners helpful and attentive help and suggestions made our stay successful and comfortable. I particularly enjoyed looking down from the balcony early mornings and watching the city wake up.
I recommend this apartment where location and comfort are needed.
I rented this historic apartment in Old San Juan for an extended period of approximately 6 weeks. It was simply amazing!! My wife and son still rave about it to their friends. The location is truly unique being one of just a few residences in the central square of OSJ. Being on the 5th floor, I had constant views of street performers, locals mingling, gorgeous sunsets, etc. The apartment has so much old world charm that it felt like something out of a movie. The landlord, Ramon, was so nice and attentive, checking in to make sure everything was just perfect. We will definitely be back!!!
Terrific. No place could be more convenient to see Old San Juan. Ramon recommended great places to eat. The accommodations suited to a T our family of 3. We loved beaches castles & forest and our balcony view of theater dance and mime. Great vacation -- Dick S
Our second stay here has only confirmed our fondness for this apartment. In fact, we have already booked our stay for next year. We feel that the goal of our most cordial host is to share something about Puerto Rican culture. The apartment is located in a building situated close to essential services: a Walgreens, a department, a book and a grocery store. There are numerous restaurants and walks along the water, charming streets. museums and shops. There are renovation projects ongoing in the building and late concerts on the Plaza.
If you are looking for the perfect place to rent right in the heart of Old San Juan, you just found it. Comfort, location, beauty and attention to detail are what this unit is all about. This place has everything; It’s spotlessly clean, spacious, well appointed and in a great location. The view is fabulous and my balcony time became ritual. The apartment has all of the amenities of home at a price that beats most of the hotels which don’t offer half of what you will enjoy here. Fast wi-fi, good a/C, comfy beds, land line, cable, charming decor, W/D, stereo, Bose sound system, turntable, DVD, CD library, copy/fax/printer, cedar lined closets with plenty of hangers, filtered water, and a fully stocked kitchen with everything from cookbooks to a bamboo steamer, etc. And what’s more, its all really cute and you are right in the Plaza de Armas! This was one of my best rental experiences ever because all of the thoughtful touches Ramon put into the apartment. He was great to work with and checked in with me from time to time to make sure that everything was alright . When I return to PR, I will stay here again. It really is a home away from home. P.S. If you are thinking about renting a car-don't, everything is short lovely walk away. If you are taking a tour outside of San Juan most companies will pick you up at Plaza Colon which is 4 blocks away. If you want to explore outside the city you can walk to the Sheraton Hotel and Casino and rent a car from there. Just try your best to avoid traveling during rush hours.
We had 3 wonderful weeks in Puerto Rico. The apartment was great and we felt like home. The air-conditioning in the bedroom was perfect, we could sleep excellent. The sleeping couch in the television room was also quite good. The kitchen is equipped perfectly. Once we had a problem with the water, Ramon helped us immediately. We also had the pleasure to meet him in person, he is a good person and does his job very profesional. Everything was organiced very well, he responded every email, gave us information about Puerto Rico and he even had good resaurant tips, too. After all it, was a great time and we would like to come back. By the way, the neighbours are also absolutely nice. Greetings to Coral, Victor. Thank you and greetings to Ramon
Old San Juan (or 'Viejo San Juan') is one of the oldest settlements in the Americas, it's origins dating back to the 16th century. It is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The district is characterized by numerous public plazas. OSJ is the main attraction in PR for both international and local tourism. The centuries-old El Morro Fort complex is just a few blocks away.
Location, Location, Location: The apartment is located steps away to markets, pharmacies, taxis, restaurants, museums, historic sites, government offices, hotels, cruise ships, nightlife, pubs, live theaters, ice cream parlors, jogging trails, tennis and basketball courts, etc. On the other hand, the El Convento Hotel, and the Casino, both of which are popular venues for weddings, are just a couple of blocks away. Watch from our balcony the free concerts or shows often offered in Plaza de Armas.
We are just 3 blocks away from the cruise ship ports. A public bus terminal is nearby. There are several public parking garages around. HOWEVER, please note that OSJ is best enjoyed on foot, no car is needed and certainly not recommended since traffic could be very slow through the narrow streets, particularly during the day and throughout the Christmas season. Also, there is a free trolley within OSJ.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
|Cleaning||$80 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$75 + Tax|
|Notes||No hidden costs or agent fees. If staying for more than 2 weeks, an additional cleaning fee may be added but we will let you know before booking. We are registered with the PR Tourism Company, for room tax purposes, as mandated by law. For your own protection, we recommend that you get travel insurance, perhaps through www.InsureMyTrip.com (800-487-4722).|
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