|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !!
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.
We just got back! LOVED the condo! Directly on the beach, you open the condo door to see panoramic views of the ocean! The beautiful decor makes it really feel like a vacation! A small kitchen area was great for that late night pizza and snacks! Centrally located less than a block from CVS, Walgreens and close to Starbucks, Whole foods similar grocery store which we loved and bars and restaurants galore. Then when we wanted to do a tour, we just walked next door to the Marriott's tour desk and they booked it for us and we got picked up there! Easy breezy!!! Loved everything about this place, great value, comfortable bed and super clean!
We are repeat renters from this owner at both of his condos. Wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in SJ. The cleanest and best maintained places we've ever rented. We like to cook and there is a well-stocked kitchen even. Can't beat the ocean-side location.
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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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$200|
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.
A 25% booking deposit secures the date with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival paid by check to the owner.
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (USD), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.