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Historic area Old San Juan PR Apt No 2

Bedrooms 2
Space 920 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6

Roomy,lots of windows and ventilation yet private and charming. Two(2) bedrooms 1B Apt. Sleeps 6 Ample kitchen leading to a sunny xtra large patio to enjoy a morning coffee or relax in late afternoon after a day spent in the oldest city of the New World.( Circa 1492)Minimum Stay 4 Nights

Newly renovated, Satellite TV and Wi-F,A/Ci.Everything new except the historic buliding( 1804) built by the Spanish Government for a high ranking Army Officer,during the Spanish quest for conquering of the New World and a stop point for galeons carying gold bullions to Spain.

Easily accessible from street level and to all historic sites of this important city. Walking distance from the New World´s first university.(Now Hotel El Convento), Old Army Headquarters such as Ballajá, El Morro Castle,where the Spanish army held off would be invaders,such as Sir Francis Drake and others. There are lots of museums nearby.

History Indeed was staged here.

Our apartments at Calle de la Cruz are a short walking distance from just about anywhere in this old city and from any convenience you would want such as Supermarket,Drug Stores and well known restaurants .( including lesser known) Many restaurabts offer excellent meals at very reasonable prices.. The Farmers Maeket is a couple of blocks away and opens every Saturday until 1PM

This address is in one of the best Streets of San Juan and near all public transportation(Buses,Trains,Taxi) 15/30 minutes from airport and also close to many cultural Museums.

Just imagine yourself walking along the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on old paths with trafewinds caressing your face,then a short walk to centuries old forts,either San Cristobal, or San Felipe de El Morro. Walk along an old path behind the fort and along the far end of the trail to the San Juan Door access, where traders and troops used to bring goods and arms to the island . Then walk along behind the Governor´s mansion (Paseo de La Princesa) and then on to the waterfront and some of the best restaurants in Puerto Rico. In this area you may purchase souveniers and other items for your loved ones back home or for personal use.

In addition, this walking tour will serve a good exercise ,no need for a gym visit.

Should you wish, day long beach tours can be arranged at reasonable prices.

Please note that this 2 bedroom apt. has 3 beds( 1queen 2 twins) and one queen size futon. Arrangements can be made to covert the 2 twins into a king size bed. Baby chair available upon request.

We offer special rates during the year please check for these special offers as they may change depending oon certain periods of the year..Except during the first weeks of the month of January´s festivities. Please call or write stating your requirements for that period. We will be most happy to help you.

There is a rate increase four days in January due to the Fiestas de San Sebastian, the exact days change every year around the middle of the month. Please ask for rate and specific date changes.

We do offer discounts at certain times,please ask when requesting your reservation.

More Details

Ralph Escribano
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

Why Ralph Escribano chose Mercado

Historic house built in 1804. for Spanish Army officer. Later divided into four apartments . Restored to 90% of original. Certain modern amenities added Surely a place to enjoy and relax.

What makes this apartment unique

Away from the busy area yet close to everything San Juan has to offer. Close to museums,Historic sites and the beaches near a passive park to enjoy nature.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mercado in Old San Juan

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No loud noises after 11:00 PM
  • If checking in after 7PM must advise. Usually it is best to arrive between 4 and 7PM
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea ...
  • town ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can be arranged for King size Please see photo
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Full size futon, sleeps 2 available in the living room. Please see photos in photo gallery.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is one of the World´s largest Nattatoriums within 15 minutes by car or public transportatio.If you have a special event ,please consult with host due to hours activities regulations. There is a home guide in the apartment. Special exciting tours can be arranged. Also there is a tourist information center witin walking distance. Please ask about Beach accessibility and distance all within walking distance if you prefer to walk. Please ask host of any other item you should need.


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Historic area Old San Juan PR Apt No 2
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Ralph and his wife were great.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean, quite and very cozy. Ralph and his wife were very accommodating. Wanted to make sure our stay was great. They are amazing people. I would recommend this condo to anyone. Thanks again Ralph. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washago, Ontario, Canada

We thoroughly enjoyed our family's stay in this spacious and beautiful historic apartment in OSJ.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Ralph. for your prompt and gracious communications and answers to any inquiries both before and during our stay. Rachel was a warm and informative hostess. Both were very accommodating to any requests we made.

Our one daughter, her husband and their two year old stayed with us in #2 apartment while our other daughter, her husband and their 14 month old stayed above us in apartment #3. It was a wonderful convenience and arrangement for all of us to visit together.

The apartment was welcoming and historically fascinating. The beds were comfortable and the air conditioning worked well. Although the apartments are located close to busy streets it was very quiet. The little guys were not disturbed by the festive December activities on San Sabastien Street.

We loved spending morning coffee and evenings together on the open air patio. The rentals are located in the heart of Old San Juan and close to amenities (grocery store, laundromat and shopping) as well as the many tourist attractions in this UNESCO Heritage site.

We highly recommend these rental apartments and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patty ,Thank you so much for staying with us.We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future. It was a pleasure indeed hosting your San Juan vacation. And delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We wish for you all a New Year of health and wealth and time to enjoy both.
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Grand Rapids, MI

Historic 2 bedroom in great area of Old San Juan

  • 4 of 5

Ralph and Rachel were wonderful hosts, meeting us as we got out of out taxi! They welcomed us and showed us how the locks work on the front door, then showed us around the apartment. It was a spacious 2 bedroom, living room, and Kitchen space with the historic thick walls. The beds were comfortable and towels were plentiful. We enjoyed the outdoor patio for our breakfasts and enjoying the quiet to do some reading. This apartment was quiet and away from the noises of the city. We loved the location because of how close everything was: the fort, the restaurants, the grocery store and the shops.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne for staying with us. We enjoyed hosting your visit and Thank you for being such great guests. It was very thoughtful of you leaving apartment in great clean and orderly condition. Hopefully we will welcome you and your family again sometime in the future. Our home is your home.
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A wonderful place to stay in Old San Juan.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our seven nights stay at this lovely apartment in Old San Juan. Our intentions were to stay put in Old San Juan and explore the old city on foot, no auto needed. The apartment was exactly as advertised, clean, and modern. Since it was just the two of us the two bedroom was more than spacious. The modern kitchen was useful in the morning for cooking breakfast before we set out on our daily excursions. Air conditioning in the living and small bedroom along with ceiling fans were enough to keep us comfortable during our stay. Our favorite was the beautiful patio where we sat in the late afternoons enjoying our wine before leaving for supper. Our hosts, Ralph and Raquel, were wonderful. They were on hand when we arrived and guided us through the particulars of the apartment. The made themselves available to us and answered all our questions about the apartment and the area where we were staying. This is where we will stay on our next trip to Old San Juan.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice property in Old San Juan

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this property. The owners were immensely helpful. The property was clean and very comfortable. The location in Old San Juan was ideal for local touring. There was a special charm in staying at a beautifully renovated 1805 house. I have already recommended the property to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Old San Juan

  • 5 of 5

Two of us stayed at Ralph's beautiful apartment and absolutely loved it. Ralph and Rochelle were very easy to get in touch with, very hospitable, and kept the apartment in great condition.

Wonderful place to stay during vacation. Beautiful, safe, and fun neighborhood...yet plenty quiet and private from the lively streets of OSJ. Would absolutely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Luis Munoz Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
San Sebastian Street,Cristo Street, Waterfront
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
San Juan Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Municipal Gof Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Sagrado Corazon
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Baldorioty de Castro
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
El Escambron

Our properties are locted just steps away from one of the Island´s more important celebration San Sebastian Fiesta.This lasts for four day in January the exact days vary ech year but are usually in mid month. Rates do change these four days and it is best to Ask for the rate. Availability on a first come first served basis.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.43
Additional Guest Fee £18.8 per person per night
Damage Insurance £44.36

Watch for month's special. Rates may change periodically and are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Quotes are on a first come first served basis. Security Deposit is returnable and shall never exceed 300USD

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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