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WE HAVE ELECTRICITY - Condo in Old San Juan Overlooking the Harbour

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2, Balcony with View of San Juan Harbour

1 bedroom/1bathroom apartment in excellent condition. Spacious, quiet, comfortable and safe. Pleasant cross breeze due to layout. The apartment has a balcony with a spectacular view of the San Juan harbor with El Yunque in the background.


Located at La Puntilla, it is just steps away from the 'Paseo de La Princesa' promenade, the Governor's mansion and all other monuments and historical points of interest in the old city. The apartment is within walking distance of all restaurants, bars, boutiques, grocery stores, etc. in Old San Juan.

Situated on the same street as the Coast Guard, the apartment complex is constantly monitored by local and federal police. The apartment building is right in front of el Museo del Arsenal (see pictures).

Conveniently located near the bus terminal, a secure parking lot, and a ferry that will take you across the San Juan bay to Cataño where you can visit the Bacardi Rum Factory.


More Details

Olivia Melendez
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • This apartment has one bedroom with AC and a queen size bed that can comfortably sleep two people.
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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WE HAVE ELECTRICITY - Condo in Old San Juan Overlooking the Harbour
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews

Perfect location and great view

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place.


Location: you are in Old San Juan but not in the middle of it so it is much quieter (we had a previous stay on a main street in OSJ and it was noisy constantly).

View: A great view of the water

Breeze: Open up the balcony door and let it flow in. It was perfect.

Wifi: Strong and fast. Never had any issues


None really. It is a simple apartment so if you are looking for something fancy, this isn't it.

We like staying in different places on our visits to PR but it will be hard not to choose to stay here again next time.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous views of the Cruise Ships

  • 5 of 5

It is a great location in Old San Juan within walking distance of all the major sites of the old city. It was wonderful looking out of the balcony on the dates the cruise ships were in town. Loved the resident cats in the area....made me feel at home, since I have 8 cats. The works of art in the apartment are fabulous....Arrana is now one of my favorite artists. The owner of the condo is his son. He was so welcoming and charming....a true Puerto Rican gentleman!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, loved having the option of fan or AC in bedroom. It had everything we needed and we didn’t miss a TV. Internet was available, but we didn’t try it. It was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. Our host Luis gave us a warm welcome on our arrival and showed us around the unit. Loved the view from the balcony!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not worth the frustrations

  • 1 of 5

There was no Wi-Fi as advertised. Owner would not return phone calls. Got the owner on the phone once to ask how to access the Wi-Fi. He said he had to go and never called back. It was impossible to contact the owner. I would get a recording in Spanish that would not allow me to leave a message. We had to go downtown to the local Starbucks to get online. We could not adequately plan our trip without a journey to find an internet connection.

The floors were filthy. Wiped up some water in bedroom and the towel was blackened. Paid a cleaning fee and it looked like it would not be used for cleaning.

Great view and location but not worth the frustrations.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Todd, I'm very sorry you had a frustrating experience at La Puntilla. I wish you had tried to contact me as well about the issues you were having. You had two contact people but you only reached out to one who was, unfortunately, busy at the time of your call. This is the first I hear about the trouble you were having with the internet. While we do pay for and provide Wifi internet service, we are at the whim of the cable company which has, unfortunately, been providing spotty service from time to time since the hurricane. Not all services are working optimally just yet. We do hope that during this long recovery period our guests can be understanding. That being said, I would have gladly spent the time to try to get the internet working if you had called my number or emailed me. Regarding the cleaning fee, the apartment is always cleaned BEFORE and AFTER each guest's stay. While the floors can collect dust from the windows being left open, I'm sure the rest of the apartment was spotless for your stay since we had just scheduled a deep clean of the apartment right before your arrival. It is unfortunate to receive such a negative review when both issues could have been addressed with better communication. I hope our guests realize that negative reviews such as these really affect our business during a time when small businesses are already hurting throughout the entire island. We work hard to provide an honest and good quality service. Sincerely, Olivia
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Second time!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is awesome! Enjoyed our stay greatly! Hope to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We initially only planed on a short visit to Puerto Rico so we decided to stay at La Puntilla . My Husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this well set up apartment. The location worked out so well for us that we ended up staying almost three weeks here! We loved it so much! Comfortable bed well set up apartment and great breezes and views! Yes it is on the 4th floor but the stairs did not bother us! It was a great location to explore Viejo San Juan! Hope to stay here again in the future! Olivia and her father Luis were great to talk to! Luis was very helpful as he is the one you meet . Thank you to them for the use of there beautiful place! ❤️🇵?🇷? And no issues with water or electric when we were there .

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13.6 Kilometres
Juan Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Cataño Ferry to visit Bacardi Rum Factory
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Tren Urbano, Sagrado Corazon Station
Nearest Beach
3.3 Kilometres
Balneario El Escambron (by foot/bus/car)
Car: not necessary

Old San Juan has a very vibrant night life. There are a wide variety of restaurants and bars to choose from which stay open relatively late. Some streets in Old San Juan tend to be noisy because of this, but La Puntilla is located on a quiet, securely guarded dead-end street which allows for restful nights.

Other city beaches such as Condado Beach, Ocean Park and Isla Verde are about a 15 minute drive and are also accessible by bus.

Enjoy Puerto Rico's bounty of natural wonders all within driving distance of Old San Juan, such as El Yunque National Rain Forest where you will find many hiking trails and waterfalls; Puerto Rico's caves, Las Cuevas de Camuy, one of the largest cave systems in the world (tours are available); and much, much more.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.53
Additional Guest Fee £15.07 - 18.84 per person per night

The rates listed above are for parties of two. We charge an additional $20/night for parties of three.

The $75 cleaning fee and $100 security deposit is for a maximum stay of 3 weeks. These fees will increase for longer stays.

Please contact me directly for monthly rates.

A $30 fee will be charged for check-in between 6pm-10am, as well as arrivals on all major holidays (ie. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Three Kings Day, etc).

The rate during Las Fiestas de Calle San Sebastian (usually the third weekend in January: Thurs-Mon) will be $200 night and the Security Deposit will be $200.

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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