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CONDADO, SAN JUAN, LITERALLY 10 STEPS TO BEACH, PRIVATE TOP ROOF POOL, MAR

Isabel or Juan

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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CONDADO, SAN JUAN, LITERALLY 10 STEPS TO BEACH, PRIVATE TOP ROOF POOL, MAR

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in San Juan - Mar

2 BR, 2 BH, full kitchen, W/D,high-speed Internet,sleeps 2-8 Ask if more people,

Amazing charming apartment with swimming pool (2 bedrooms-2 bathrooms) located 10 STEPS from the sand of the most beautiful urban beach in Puerto Rico. Located in Condado, San Juan, a lively (and the safest) neighborhood. Walking distance to a variety of local and trendy restaurants and 10 minutes cab ride from the airport and Old San Juan.

Enjoy the peaceful breeze and sun in the mornings in the top roof swimming pool or beach and then have fun exploring restaurants, pubs, disco, etc. in Condado (drinks), Old San Juan (Salsa), Isla Verde (disco), Piñones (Bomba y Plena) in the evenings.

Ask the owner for larger groups.

Swimming pool available: You share our top roof swimming pool with our other apartment, Sol.

Top entertainment walking distance: We have all kind of restaurants: Puerto Rican, Mexican, Japanish, Spaniard, international, healthy, vegetarian, Argentinian, Italian, French, Peruvian...walking distance.

Yoga class every Wednesday and Friday: You can come to the owner class on the beach every Wednesday from 8 am till 9:30 am. for free

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Isabel or Juan (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Why Isabel or Juan chose San Juan

We love the breeze in the top roof pool. The beach in front of the apartment, the sunset, the sunrise, the location, the atmosphere, the puertorrican people, the food, the rain forest, the piña colada, the Mofongo, ocean park beach, Piñones, the Rain Forest El Yunque, the bioluminiscent bay, surf in #8, paddle surf in the ocean in front of the apartment, windsurf with friends, rum DonQ, the mangos, avocados and papayas, and my husband (:

What makes this apartment unique

There is nothing comparable with our two units sharing the top roof pool in San Juan, this I do now. And the hammock, of course.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 53 holidaymaker reviews

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Condado, San Juan, LITERALLY 10 steps to Beach, Private Top Roof Pool, MAR
average rating of 4.6415095 based on 53 reviews
business
Condado, San Juan, LITERALLY 10 steps to Beach, Private Top Roof Pool, MAR
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p943474
-7874540614
San Juan Puerto Rico
3

Ok

  • 3 out of 5
Overall the property wasn't horrible, but there are some things that could use some adjusting. I stayed in the upper level apartment. The first thing I noticed when I arrived is that the place was not very clean. It was very dusty and the stove was filthy. The floor was dirty and the bottom of my feet were constantly dirty and I had to sweep and mop the floor myself. It would have been nice if someone would have cleaned the actual apartment and not just the common areas prior to our arrival. Also the tv that was in the room with that bathroom did not work so I couldn't watch tv and that was upsetting. The private pool on the top roof had broken steps and bugs in the pool, it looked like it had not been cleaned in a while. We also had red ants everywhere. I know being in a climate like Puerto Rico, bugs are everywhere but maybe they should supply bug spray or bug bomb the place before people come to stay. On a positive note I liked the fact that we were so close to the beach. I would not stay here again because I enjoy the amenities that hotels offer (i.e. restaurants/food on site, bars on sight, spa services, daily housekeeping, staff that speaks English).
  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback. We are sorry you did not have the best of your vacation experience but i agree with you that vacation rental is completely different to hotel vacation and it is really about what style suits better your needs; i personally prefer the freedom of a home-like feeling, having the breakfast i like, in my pajamas, without waiting lines, and visiting only restaurants when i want. But it is true that it might be more convenient having all the amenities at hand. Simply put, is a question of likes.

We have had a crew contracted for years to complete 1) the exit cleanings and daily maintenance of common areas (Ivelisse); 2) pest control scheduled monthly (Oliver Exterminating Co.); and 3) Weekly Pool Maintenance scheduled on Fridays (Gustavo) . All three teams are excellent so i am not sure what happened as we always ALWAYS do an intense exit cleaning, we clean and maintain the pool weekly, and we do pest control monthly; anyway, will review with them to understand better if there has been any problem. However, we do always inform our clients to communicate with us should they encounter any problem. Unfortunately we were not informed of these issues while they happened and we could not provide the support you might have needed. And thank you for your comment on the pool stairs: we will have them fixed immediately.

Sincerely,

Isabel
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Condado, San Juan, LITERALLY 10 steps to Beach, Private Top Roof Pool, MAR
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p943474
-7874540614
San Juan Puerto Rico
3

gorgeous

  • 3 out of 5
Mar is a beautiful property on the 2nd floor with great views and a convenient location in a safe neighborhood near restaurants(Mango' s, Pamela'a, Kasalta, Church's chicken, Burger King, Seafood, Mexican) and a couple stores.

5 women on a girl's trip that was enjoyed with great timing to miss the first MN snow(15.5") of the season.
We loved the pool (4th floor) two of the 3 lounge chairs poolside are in bad ripped shape and need to be replaced. We also hauled the beach chairs and the small cooler to the beach for variety.

I had the master bedroom to myself the first two nights. The air conditioner built up condensation that dripped onto the bed and ran down the wall making it musty. I had allergies triggered and I don't have any regularly occurring issues. There's either black mold or mildew on the ceiling(I have photos on my phone) I slept horribly from the first night, bought antihistamine at Walgreens and took daily with no relief even after switching rooms. There is bubbling paint in the kitchen and entry ceiling that seemed to be from moisture. I was plugged up and developing a sinus infection.
The solarium/roof Windows leaked making the floor hazardous. An old towel was living on a beam above the small table.
The ice maker didn't keep up with our needs. There was no laundry soap to wash our beach or bath towels nor, dish soap~only hand soap. Plenty of shampoo is provided.
We did not cook only made cold sandwiches for lunch and am coffee. There are 3 coffee makers and a large electric griddle along with the cooktop, no oven. The blender worked great for rum drinks :)

Overall we had a nice trip and enjoyed our stay even though we thought the apartment was overpriced and expected better conditions for the amount we spent.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had an overall good stay and we thank you very much for your feedback as we do need to know what needs to be fixed so we can continue providing our best service. We do inform and encourage our clients to bring to our attention any problems they might find so we can fix them ASAP (i.e., soap, towels, laundry...). So it is unfortunate you did not contact Anna and inform her about these matters when they happened. We are here to make sure your stay is the best you can have but we need to be aware of any issues when they come.

Thanks anyway and yes, we will replace the lounge chairs as soon as they are available (not easy to find better-than-Costco/Walmart type of quality in PR though¡). Ice-makers have a production capacity you can not increase. But you can use the old-style trays provided to produce extra ice. And if need even more, we could have provided more at your request. Again, communication is the key. Our apologies again anyway. And finally, solariums are a nightmare and ours is not different. We are continuously maintaining and fixing any leaks as they appear, provided the weather permits so (we need a few non-raining days for sealing leaks which is complicated in raining seasons).

Again, thanks for your feedback, we do appreciate you choosing us and we are glad you had an overall great experience.

Isabel
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Condado, San Juan, LITERALLY 10 steps to Beach, Private Top Roof Pool, MAR
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p943474
-7874540614
San Juan Puerto Rico
5

Gorgeous Apartment!

  • 5 out of 5
This apartment was beautiful! Orginially upon arriving, the apartment we were shown was completely different than the one in the pictures. Come to find out we were in a bigger apartment then the one above us. Isabel was not in town, so Ana was our contact person. She was absolutely wonderful.

We were able to come earlier than expected and look around the apartment while the last people staying were packing and getting ready to leave. Anytime we needed anything and called her, she was available and very helpful. She was very nice to work with.

The apartment was gorgeous. It was such an open space, I especially loved the big, sliding, glass doors. The rooftop pool was the perfect spot for us! We grilled and had a few great days up there when it was raining. The only thing I would fix is there were two leaks coming from the roof onto the tile flooring that need to be fixed. Other than that, everything was great. I would most definetely come back and rent both apartments out for a big group trip!

Thanks for everything Isabel! We really enjoyed ourselves :)
  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Both units have the same size but different distribution. Sol has a beautiful terrace facing the ocean and the other does not have terrace but open sliding doors (this is the one you stayed). Both are really special. And both share the top roof pool with the BBQ and the wonderful ocean and El Yunque mountains views. Yes, come back with your family, we can fit 22 people. We have 3 units. (: Isabel
business
Condado, San Juan, LITERALLY 10 steps to Beach, Private Top Roof Pool, MAR
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p943474
-7874540614
San Juan Puerto Rico
5

Can't think of a better place to stay.

Can't think of a better place to stay.
  • 5 out of 5
After a fabulous stay at Mar last year, we returned and stayed at Sol. Lovely apartment, and it was even cool enough on several days to open the glass doors for the open air living space. When a steady downpour caused leaking in places (nothing that a few towels and well-placed bowls couldn't temporarily fix), Anna came by right away to check on it. Each flat has its own charms, and we have spent a lot of time thinking about which we like more. The location suits us as we can walk to some terrific restaurants both along the beach and up the street a bit, and drive or catch a cab into Old San Juan. We never had a problem finding a spot to park. Isabel (and/or Anna), we look forward to seeing you again next year!
Cheers,
Cheryl and John
  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for staying with us a second year! Isabel and Anna
business
Condado, San Juan, LITERALLY 10 steps to Beach, Private Top Roof Pool, MAR
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p943474
-7874540614
San Juan Puerto Rico
5

A slice of paradise

  • 5 out of 5
We rented this condo along with another couple for a short get away trip and I honestly could not have been more pleased with every single aspect of the property and process. Isabel and Anna were both a pleasure to deal with and made everything as easy and convenient as possible.

The condo itself is in an easily accessible location with a lot of restaurants within walking distance (a great thing consider how difficult the parking situation in most of San Juan is). For anyone with security / safety concerns I really felt like there was very little to worry about in this part of town and general and the condo specifically was surrounded by a lot of upscale developments.

As to the condo itself I can really only say "wow". It really is everything it looks like in the pictures and then some. Everything was in great condition and working, and it was spotless when we checked in. One entire wall of the condo is comprised of a set of sliding glass doors so you can basically open it up and enjoy the cool ocean breeze of the evenings. There was ample room for the four of us and the rooftop patio / pool area is just amazing.

I honestly could not give this a higher recommendation. If you are planning a trip to the area and looking for a place to stay, don't bother looking anymore, you've found it.

My one major recommendation is to rent a car. There is some parking around the condo so there is always a place to leave it and taxi rides are very expensive. You could easily spend an car entire rental fee worth on taxi rides in a few days, plus a rental car lets you skip the need to pay for a tour if you want to tour the rain forest just drive out there and explore on your own.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, we have parking available but it should be request before arrival because we have 3 apartments and just 2 parkings. There is parking on the street but it is more difficult to find iit on weekends. Thank you, very much for your beautiful review! we really try to do our best. Isabel
business
Condado, San Juan, LITERALLY 10 steps to Beach, Private Top Roof Pool, MAR
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p943474
-7874540614
San Juan Puerto Rico
5

What a charming "La Casa"!

What a charming "La Casa"!
  • 5 out of 5
We loved the staying in MAR! We did not have the pleasure of meeting Isabel or Juan but Anna and the cleaning staff took great care of us. The house is located in a great area with easy access to resuarants, shops and the beach. The rooftop patio was AWESOME! We invited family over one night for dinner and enjoyed "hanging out" and catching up under the stars. We definitely plan to come back and stay again!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very very much for enjoying our home! we hope to meeting you next time. Anna and Ive are just amazing! Isabel

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Muñoz Marin
Car: not necessary

Condado is a pleasant, lively neighborhood of San Juan, with many local and trendy restaurants and one of the most beautiful urban beach in the world. From here, you are 1 hour drive to the amazing 'bioluminescent bay' (evening excursion) and 20 minutes fly (or 2 hour by car and ferry) to the islands of Vieques and Culebra. Also, huge caves, the Arecibo observatory (featured in several films), and the tropical forest of El Yunque are only 1 hour drive from here. Several Golf courses are available within 20 minutes drive. Finally, Old San Juan is just 10 min. drive.

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5 night minimum stay
$1,749
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$320
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Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,389
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Exit Cleaning $100
Notes More than 4 people pay $20 more per day per person.

Please, check with owner for 2014 rates.
You pay part before arrival and part upon arrival.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    living room - 3 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The Master has a private bathroom. In the huge living room we have 3 beds and a futon, the futon can fit a couple in love so you can be 9, in this case. WE DO ACCEPT CHILDREN
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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