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Immaculate Beachfront Studio next door to Condado Marriott Hotel in Puerto Rico

Owner Eric Brahm

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, Spanish
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Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Immaculate Beachfront Studio next door to Condado Marriott Hotel in Puerto Rico

People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this holiday condo in Condado - Stella Maris 5B

Studio, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

Bright spacious studio apartment in a building directly on a pristine stretch of white sandy beach. Condominium Stella Maris is centrally located at 1 Condado Avenue in the heart of El Condado, across from the pool of the San Juan Stellaris Marriott Resort and Casino.

The fifth floor location allows for spectacular views, but is still low enough for you to be lulled to sleep by the surf at night. A full wall of sliding glass doors on the ocean side opens up to tropical breezes and a panoramic vista. Black out curtains allow you to sleep late in the morning or have a siesta when in the mood.

This cheery studio apartment was recently renovated with travetine floors throughout including the bathroom, a new flat screen TV and high speed internet There is original artwork throughout and you certainly know you're in the Caribbean. This rent by owner condo is spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you might need to relax and enjoy your vacation in Puerto Rico.

Owner Eric Brahm (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, Spanish
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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About Owner Eric Brahm

I have been employed for more than the last decade as an airline flight attendant. I have lived in Puerto Rico for more than 30 years, residing in Stella Maris since 1987. I love living in San Juan which has a nice mix of beach and city and enjoys almost perfect weather the entire year long. I live in the same building as the rental which allows me to attend quickly to any issues that arise. I strive to provide the level of service that I would like to receive if I were renting form someone else.

Why Owner Eric Brahm chose Condado

I chose to live in Condominium Stella Maris primarily for location. You simply can not beat the view and being on the beach at the end of Condado Avenue, we are right in the heart of things.

The building has 11 floors and has a neighborly feel to it.

The wall of glass doors almost make you feel as if you were out at sea on a cruise ship. The waves lapping the beach lull you to sleep and the breeze blowing in is soothing and comforting.

What makes this condo unique

Almost anything you want to do is accessible by foot. There are a multitude of restaurants in the neighborhood, from fast food to five star and shops from Cartier to Walgreens. For exercise you can swim in the ocean, stroll around the lagoon or go to one of several gyms nearby. The place can be either peaceful and relaxing or there is plenty of lively action in the casinos and clubs in the area..

I like to stroll around the Condado lagoon in the early morning to get exercise and fresh air.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This apartment was a perfect vacation spot

When you arrive, the view takes your breath away. Pictures can't do it justice. The apartment looks right out on Condado beach. The location is ideal, right in the heart of things. The kitchen had everything you could need and I did some of the cooking but there were many restaurants near by and I had some great meals. I had a wonderful stay and hope to return soon and often.
Oct 2009
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Reviews

5
based on 55 holidaymaker reviews

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Immaculate Beachfront Studio next door to Condado Marriott Hotel in Puerto Rico
average rating of 4.981818 based on 57 reviews
Washington, DC
5

A Perfect Getaway In San Juan!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this studio at first sight: when we arrived a gentle breeze was blowing in from the ocean through the beautifully decorated apartment. The view from the balcony is simply breathtaking! The beach is just feet in front of the building and the sound of waves breaking on the shore provides immediate relaxation.

The apartment is perfectly clean, even to our own high standards. Air conditioning makes the evenings cool and comfortable. Water pressure is good, providing a soothing shower and easy cleaning of the kitchen. Speaking of which, we love to cook and we were delighted by all of the little extras in the kitchen cupboards, making us feel right at home.

Security is excellent, which is always an important consideration. The building is gated, with multiple locked doors and the elevator requires a specific key for each floor. The street is quiet and well policed 24 hours a day.

The location of the studio is fantastic: there is a large Walgreens just a few steps down the street, numerous excellent restaurants nearby (our favorite is Ropa Vieja Grill), and shopping for every budget, from Gucci to surfing shops. nightlife is pretty good too, with salsa and merengue dancing at several venues in the neighborhood. The owner went out of his way to make sure that we were well informed and that our satisfaction was complete. He's a real gentleman, and this really added to our enjoyment of a great getaway.

We can't wait to book our next stay - this place is clean, comfortable, well appointed and it is central to everything we love about Puerto Rico.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and Mary Thanks for your kind words and for staying with me on your vacation in PR. You were great guests and I look forward to your prompt return. Eric
5

Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5

This place is gorgeous. The pictures don't do it justice. Very well maintained with everything we needed and more. The location was perfect for us. It's right on the beach with many restaurants, bars, and shopping all within walking distance. The building is very secure. There are taxis right outside the gate. We decided to rent a car last minute. We let Eric know and the gate opener was at our door within minutes! He was such a gracious host and very accommodating. We are already planning our next trip and we wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good vacation. I look forward to your next visit.
5

Wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is right on the beach with the most amazing view, breeze, and sound of the ocean. It was very clean and safe right in the heart of Condado. Lots of restaurants to choose from. Kitchen made it easy to cook if you wanted. Would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to anyone visiting San Juan.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
WASHINGTON
5

Incredible rental!

  • 5 of 5

The listing description is accurate except for the bed... it's a KING bed, not a queen :)

My boyfriend and I had an amazing 6 night stay at Eric's place. It looks exactly the same in person as it does in the pictures. We spent more time in the room with the sliding glass doors open than on the beach (kind of a windy beach). I don't think we ever turned on the AC because the fresh air was amazing. The glass doors are really sound-proof. We couldn't even hear the waves crashing with the doors closed.

The building is great - very secure.

The kitchen had everything we needed. There's a CVS and Walgreens a block away, and a health food store a few blocks away so we could get groceries for the week. We honestly didn't cook much because there are so many great restaurants near by. You can walk to La Placita and eat at Jose Enrique - the best food on all of Puerto Rico. Be prepared to wait an hour on a weekday or several hours on a weekend. Put your name down and then walk around and grad a drink at a local bar. Orozco's is two blocks away - they have THE BEST coconut oatmeal. And it is very reasonably priced. I can't recall the place's name, but there is a tapas restaurant that has live music and a flamenco dancer on Thursday nights. Also walking distance!

Never had trouble getting a cab - the Marriott is right next door!

I would definitely stay here again! Such a great location and very cozy place!

Oh, I didn't even mention how amazing Eric is! Prior to our arrival, he sent us a ton of information of things to do in Puerto Rico via email and even sent a magazine when he mailed the keys.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. Reading your comments made me realize I needed to update my listing. I replaced the bed with a king sized pillow top mattress. I also put in new windows and balcony and the listing now reflects the positive improvements. I am glad you found so many great places to dine and that you enjoyed your visit. I look forward to being able to accommodate you again on your next visit.
5

Another Year of Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Back for another year and it was perfect again! Eric's property is spotlessly clean and perfect in every way. Everything you need is inside from beach chairs and boogie boards to towels, dishes and a cooler to take to the beach. The apartment is exactly as it looks in the pictures and the view is amazing. You could not ask for a better owner, he takes care of the property and is very easy to deal with from reservations to leaving he really makes the process easy. We would not think of renting from anyone in Condado but Eric. Thank you again for another fantastic vacation !!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Spectacular water views on Condado Beach

  • 5 of 5

Great condo on the beach . Nicely furnished and decorated, clean, comfortable and quiet. This is our 4th time to Condado beach and usually stay at a hotel. This was so much nicer than a room in a hotel. Great to have a kitchen and balcony to sit and look out at the beach. Located in great area of Condado near everything. Hope to be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
SJU
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Catano
Nearest Beach
Condado Beach
Car: not necessary

Located directly on the beach, between the Stellaris Marriott Resort and Casino and La Concha Hotel, in the heart of the Condado, the best tourist area in Puerto Rico.

There is a vast selection of restaurants within easy walking distance, from fast food to elegant- you choose based- on your taste and your budget.

Other Activities: There are various tour operator who will take you zip lining, spelunking, rappelling and hiking. El Yunque rain forest is a reasonable drive and can easily be added with a trip to Luquillo beach. Paddle boards, kayaks and kite surfing is available for rent in the area. There are casinos and night clubs near by.

There is a good gym a few blocks away and the health club at the Marriot is another alternative for a work out. I personally like to do the loop down Ashford, over the bridge and back by the lagoon for a walk/run of just under 3 miles to start the day.

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Prices & Availability

From $125 Nightly

Prices for this holiday condo in Condado, San Juan

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Refundable Damage Deposit $200.00
Notes An assigned parking space may be available for $10 per day when reserved at the time of booking or arranged in advance.
I use checks for all transactions and the keys are mailed to the guests in advance of your stay.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Condado in San Juan

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom was totally redone in natural stone tile with a walk in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • There is a comfortable pillow topped king bed. The linens are high thread count. You can sleep with the ceiling fan , ocean breeze or if you prefer, the air conditioner. The sound of the waves should lull you to sleep.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 deck chairs
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The approximately 400 sq. ft. apartment has a fully equipped kitchenette. There is a love seat and a 4 person dining set. There is an air conditioner and ceiling fan. Hotel quality100% high thread count linens and towels are provided including beach towels. There is a cassette/CD player, a VCR/DVD player, Ipod station,and Flat Screen Television with Cable including Wireless Internet. The well maintained and secure twelve story condominium is separated from the beach by only a decorative cement wall . A designated space in a gated parking area may be available when arranged in advance for s small additional fee ($10 per night). Each floor has a separate key for the elevator and stair-well which helps to ensure security and privacy. A coin operated laundry room is on the first floor. All you should need to bring with you is your clothing, sunscreen and your smile.

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