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

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Owner Eric Brahm
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

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 San Juan

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

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

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..

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Condado in Santurce

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom was totally redone in natural stone tile with a walk in shower.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 deck chairs
  • 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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(71 traveller reviews)

Immaculate Beachfront Studio next door to Condado Marriott Hotel in Puerto Rico
average rating of 4.9859157 based on 71 reviews
Washington, DC

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
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12 1
San Antonio TX

Pictures don't do condo justice!

  • 5 of 5

This was not our first time staying in one of Eric's condos. However this was the first time staying in 5B and we were very impressed! The restroom was a beautiful tile walk in shower and the room was so neatly kept! We loved the view we had which is absolutely breathtaking and the pictures simply do not do the condo justice! This won't be the last time we visit Puerto Rico and definitely won't be the last stay in Eric's beachfront condo. We already have been spreading the word around this fabulous room to family and friends and hope that people realize what a gem this is! Thank you Eric for such a clean, comfy, beautiful stay with absolutely EVERYTHING we could think of needing.

-Yvonne & Mario Martinez

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo with the best view on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was exactly as shown. Old building but nicely renovated with wonderful beach colors, quality linens and towels.

The view will knock you down when you walk in the condo. You can leave all the doors open at night and have fantastic ocean breezes and that wonderful sound of waves crashing . Everything you need is there and you can walk to all restaurants and stores . The building is ultra secure and the owner is on top of everything.

I will stay again when in Puerto Rico. It was a great value as my friend paid at least 3 times more per night next door at the Marriott .

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location close to everything !! Beautiful beach very safe .

  • 5 of 5

Loved casino next door!! Secure gated parking .

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Syracuse NY

Always the best!

  • 5 of 5

Trip number 4 or

5 and still the very best! Everything from start to finish (except for the realization that we actually have to leave) is always perfect. The location, the views, the cleanliness and decor of the apartment were all perfect. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

I knew we had picked the right place as soon as we opened the door to the apartment and straight ahead was a clear unobstructed view of the beautiful ocean. We immediately opened the glass doors and enjoyed the constant breeze and sounds of the waves. The bed was so comfortable that it made it easy to lay there in the mornings just staring out at the view. It was amazing. I have stayed at the Marriott next door as well as the Intercontinental in Isla Verde and would not go back to either place without checking to see if Eric's condo was available first. It is perfect size for two people and conveniently located to shopping and restaurants (and casino if you feel lucky :) Thank you again for sharing your place, Rob and Kim

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very appreciative of your kind words. You were perfect guests and I truly hope you return soon, and often. Thanks.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Condado Beach
Car: not necessary

Located directly on the beach at #2 Condado Ave, 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Condado, Puerto Rico

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
18 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Cleaning Fee £54.11

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.
Normally a 25% booking deposit secures the dates with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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