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BEAUTIFUL OLD SAN JUAN APARTMENT WITH SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS

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Bedrooms 2
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BEAUTIFUL OLD SAN JUAN APARTMENT WITH SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS

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Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This beautifully renovated colonial apartment has one of the best views in all of Old San Juan. From its three big balcony windows you look out over the 500 year-old San Cristobal Castle and over the city walls, onto a panoramic ocean view. Swing the Spanish shutters open and let the sun and ocean breeze into your bedroom in the morning. Pull up a chair and read a book looking out over the Atlantic. It's a wonderful place to relax for a week or more (**5 night minimum stay please**)

The apartment is spacious (1150 square feet) and architecturally designed with very high ceilings and interior archways. It’s on the second floor of a bright blue colonial two-story building and takes up the entire ocean view side (the entrance is on Calle del Sol but the apartment is actually on Calle Norzagaray so the views are unobstructed). It has two bedrooms - a master bedroom (with the view right from your bed) and a very nice medium-sized bedroom - each with its own Spanish-tiled bathroom for privacy. The living room space, dining area and kitchen are all open, and connect to an indoor patio where the occasional afternoon rain can be heard coming down through the open skylight. This also allows for a refreshing cross-ventilation, so the air conditioners are usually only necessary on very hot days. The place is furnished with traditional plantation-style furniture in dark hardwood - the two queen beds are modern and comfy.

We love this apartment, and if you’re like us you might be tempted to spend a lot of time just relaxing inside, but you have to get out and experience Old San Juan. The location is super-convenient:

• You’re right next to the San Cristobal Castle which, along with El Morro just a few blocks away, are the two oldest and best restored military fortresses in the Western hemisphere.

• There is a scenic walk (or free trolley) along the city wall connecting the two castles, with grassy parks along the way where the locals fly kites (you can buy a kite for $3 from the guy who sells piraguas from a cart).

• Walk 10 minutes the other way and you get to a nice small beach, and a little further is a bigger beach and then Condado, the more modern and trendy side of San Juan.

• There are great restaurants and bars within a few blocks of the apartment, as well as live music, great shopping, art galleries, quaint museums, and all the necessary conveniences (supermarket, pharmacy, etc).

• All of the main historic sites are within a 10-minute walk. Most of the streets in the area are made of Italian blue cobblestone that dates back to the 16th century, and the whole place - pastel buildings, lively people, artsy vibe, and tropical warmth - feels like unique little jewel.

Don’t waste your money on a hotel with no view, no kitchen, and no privacy, or on a standard apartment that’s more or less the same as any other. Stay in our wonderful condo and be part of the real Old San Juan experience. **please note: the apartment is in a residential building - guests must be willing to respect our rules and maintain a peaceful and quiet environment. No parties or loud behavior is allowed, and mature guests are preferred.

Keywords: Seaside, charming, renovated, comfortable, colonial, balcony, vista

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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Speaks English
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful Old San Juan Apartment with Spectacular Ocean Views
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Beautiful Old San Juan Apartment with Spectacular Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p384776vb
(617) 852-9226 (Massachusetts, USA)
Old San Juan San Juan
5

Great homey apartment

  • 5 out of 5
We recently rented this wonderful apartment in Old San Juan. I really felt like I was staying with friends. There was coffee in the cupboard and cream in the refrigerator which started our first day off right! The view out of the master bedroom and living room was beautiful. We did not need to rent a car because there was a taxi stand within walking distance for travel but everything in Old San Juan is in walking distance. We had a couple of very minor problems and had to call the owner but he was on the phone back to us within 30 minutes and the problems were fixed immediately. I really appreciated being able to contact the owner at any time. The only small drawback is that the master bedroom is on a busy street. This was only a problem on Saturday night. The rest of the time we fell asleep to the sound of the ocean. I would definitely recommend this wonderful get away and hope to stay there again in the future.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying at our place. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Old San Juan. We welcome you back any time! Best regards, Alex and Monica
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Beautiful Old San Juan Apartment with Spectacular Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p384776vb
(617) 852-9226 (Massachusetts, USA)
Old San Juan San Juan
5

Gorgeous Get A Way !

  • 5 out of 5
This apartment was fantastic !!! The view is breathtaking and ambiance of staying in this historical apartment was wonderful. We are a family that loves and appreciates history, architecture, and culture. Everything is as promised in the description. There is a cart to help you with groceries from the Market (short walk), Restaurants, Shops, Casino and Ferry a few blocks away. Only rented car for activities on the East end of island but you could probably pay a tour company to take you. This apartment is the perfect location and makes you feel like you belong there ! Now, there were a few things we dealt with but were OK with so if you are looking for a 5 star luxuriant hotel experience this place may not be for you. Bug spray is a must in the apartment, especially around the open air atrium and plants, not sure why, but there are "no see-ums" that bite legs especially if apartment has been empty all day. The water cut out at least once a day while we were there but just for a short time like 1/2 an hour - never the same time each day. The AC in the front bedroom did not work past the first night however I was fine with the fans and open windows at night. Yes the street was a bit noisy but I was overjoyed with the sound of the surf all night long. Parking is a game that you just have to play and laugh at yourself if you get a ticket - which we did as we did not notice the yellow curb at night so parked there because everyone else was too - $75 - they don't kid around. For us, these were minor inconveniences and surpassed by the beauty, location and ambiance. When we go back we will try to stay there again. Alex was a wonderful long distance host !
  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Vickie, thanks so much for staying at our place and for the great review. We're so happy you had a wonderful experience there and welcome you back. As for the minor inconveniences, the water does occasionally go out for all Old San Juan apartments but it's usually brief and usually not more than once in a while, so I'm sorry it happened a little more often for you. Parking can be a challenge on mornings and weekends so we avoid those times. We have never been bothered by any mosquitos (except rarely in the summer) or by "no-see-ums" ever. I have been bitten by these at the beach though, but there are none in the apartment. Both bedroom AC's are now working well - sorry about any trouble with that and glad you didn't need it anyway. The breeze and fans are usually enough, but it's good to have AC backup. Come on back anytime!
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Beautiful Old San Juan Apartment with Spectacular Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p384776vb
(617) 852-9226 (Massachusetts, USA)
Old San Juan San Juan
Los Angeles
5

Old world charm with modern features

  • 5 out of 5
If you're looking for a place that is in Old San Juan, within walking distance to the most amazing restaurants and shops, and with a spectacular breezy view then you won't want to miss this place.

Our stay (four of us, all in our mid-late 20s) here was amazing. The ocean breeze that comes in through the old Spanish doors/shutters was really nice and helped cool things down during the day. The condo is clean, well-kept, and super comfortable. There are modern appliances throughout and the little open atrium with beautiful plants is a nice touch. We were lucky enough to have it rain a night or two during our stay and it was so soothing to listen to the rain come through.

There are an abundance of clean towels (both to shower and beach towels) as well as magazines and books (both travel and literature) to keep you well informed. Parking can be a nightmare in OSJ but with some diligence and driving around a bit (you could be driving around up to 30 minutes) we always found a spot really close the condo. Walking is good for us anyway!

I believe our favorite part of our stay was being able to be able to call this condo a "home away from home" after our daily excursions. It's nice to be able to come home, shower, sit in the living room with friends and just talk about our day (while planning for the next) while the ocean breeze comes through.

Monica and Alex were more than accommodating via e-mail and made sure we had everything we need. When we come back we're totally booking another stay here!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves at our place. Thanks for the nice review. We really like sharing the experience of "living" in Old San Juan for a while with our guests who appreciate something that goes beyond just a nice hotel. Yes, the parking can be tough, but we try to provide some guidelines on when and where, and some times to definitely avoid! I hope you make it back down sometime. You are more than welcome back.
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Beautiful Old San Juan Apartment with Spectacular Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p384776vb
(617) 852-9226 (Massachusetts, USA)
Old San Juan San Juan
Austin, TX
5

Thanks!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great time staying at Alex and Monica's place. The location couldn't be better: right in Old San Juan with a stunning panorama of the ocean. The flat itself was charming and comfortable. With the living room shutters open there is a steady cool breeze.

I really want to thank Alex for being so helpful. He recommended places to visit and wrote out detailed instructions to answer any questions we had. He was very friendly and easy to work with when I was booking the place. I can't imagine having a better experience.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Nik. It was great to get to know you (virtually). We're really happy to hear that you and your group has such a great time in PR and at our apartment. The breeze and the ocean view is what we miss most when we're not there, and it's what keeps us coming back, so we're happy you could enjoy it too. Come back any time! Alex and Monica
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Beautiful Old San Juan Apartment with Spectacular Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p384776vb
(617) 852-9226 (Massachusetts, USA)
Old San Juan San Juan
New Hope, PA
5

Authentic Old San Juan Villa Experience

  • 5 out of 5
We loved our time in this charming spacious villa. The living/bedrm rm views of the Atlantic & San Cristobal Fortress are unique. Artistic design throughout is authentic Spanish influence. Off the kitchen area, the open skylight (yes morning light showers come in) w a small indoor patio surrounded by plants was very cool. Bedrooms and bathrooms were nice and homey. This place is for those travelers who want local flavor, not for those who like the sterile/predictable/super clean hotel chains. Owners were very helpful w a minor Internet issue. Great location but parking is more of a sport but owner's tips on parking should be considered..no problem. You DO need to be quiet in this neighborhood as locals live here but we loved living w OSJ neighbors & met some very nice people.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Old San Juan Apartment with Spectacular Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p384776vb
(617) 852-9226 (Massachusetts, USA)
Old San Juan San Juan
Buffalo, NY
5

Our BEST Puerto Rico trip!

  • 5 out of 5
Having always stayed at resorts, this was a departure from our norm, and we could not be happier. From the moment we inquired, we felt this was a special place. The owners were available through email during the whole process, and offered great tips for enjoying the city. The apartment is the perfect location from which to explore. Everything in the old city is within a reasonable walk from Sol Street. If we wanted to venture further away, we found taxis and transportation were available. The apartment is a unique mix of the historic with every modern conveinence we could think of. The kitchen was ready for gourmet cooking, bedroom comfortable, satellite TV and WiFi, and even AC if we needed it, although the cool ocean breeze generally did the trick.
Some of our favorite experiences: walking alog Paseo de Princesa at night, flying kites on the grounds at El Morro, enjoying beers at Taberna Lupulo and El Batey... I could go on... needless to say, we LOVE San Juan, and highly recommend this apartment for your next trip. You will not regret it.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves in Old San Juan at our apartment. We fell in love with this place when we first saw it, so it makes us very happy to be able to share the experience with others who appreciate it.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
8.2 Miles
San Juan International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
El Capitolio
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday condo in Old San Juan, San Juan

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Low season
1 May 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,578
for 5 nights
From
$294
$1,712
 
 
High season
1 Dec 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,712
for 5 nights
From
$321
$1,926
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$1,712
for 5 nights
From
$321
$1,926
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • surfing
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