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La Terraza, in the wake of Maria - special rates for helping hands

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Come help Puerto Rico! Special rates until December

We welcome all who want to help Puerto Rico. NOTE: After Maria, the most devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico's modern history, we have no power in La Terraza. We hope it will be restored some time soon. There is water and the structure of the building in intact. Many have asked us if they can stay with us despite the power shortage. Yes, we have created special rates just for you. Thank-you for your helping hand. We need to join hands and save our beautiful island, Puerto Rico.

This is a fully remodeled cozy one bedroom/one bathroom apartment on a quiet street in Old San Juan. Perfect for two guests. It is on the second floor of a two floor colonial house. High ceilings. Traditional checkers and hard wood floors. It has a queen size bed in the bedroom. It has a/c in bedroom and living area, Cable TV and WiFi. Fully equipped open kitchen with coffee maker, microwave and fridge. It has a large quiet terrace in the back with comfortable furniture and a table. The house has been completely remodeled respecting its colonial style. You can easily walk all of Old San Juan and dine at the most renowned restaurants, visit the forts and see the most spectacular views of the San Juan Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Lively « plazas » are one and two blocks away. It is one block from the Ocean Walk and El Jibarito Restaurant and walking distance to everything Old San Juan has to offer. Old San Juan is close to Escambron beach, Condado and Miramar!

The terrace is a quiet area for relaxing and meditating. We ask our guests to respect our neighbors and avoid music and loud conversations in this area.

La Terraza is a great place to stay!

More Details

Property Manager
Lourdes or Sofia
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2018

About Lourdes or Sofia

About Caribe Rentals

All of our apartments, whether in Isla Verde, Miramar or Old San Juan are like our homes. We equip, decorate and take care of them as if we lived them full time. When we travel, we don’t like staying in a hotel room. Hotels are cold and impersonal. We always look for a place where we can feel as comfortable as in our home. Each one of our apartments has our personal touch. During the year, we reserve some dates for ourselves and live in each one of them. Why? Because we like the apartments, the neighborhoods and we simply just enjoy living there. They are our homes-away-from-home. It can be yours, too. Like us, you will feel as comfortable as in your actual home.

Our apartments are available for short and long term rentals.

Lourdes or Sofia purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Lourdes or Sofia chose San Francisco

We fell in love with this property from day one. We bought the house and live downstairs. Upstairs there are two one bedroom apartments that we fully remodeled. It is on a quiet residential street. At the same time that you are in Old San Juan, you are away from the touristy area. You get the fell of Old San Juan living, the real thing.

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet residential street.

Very close to the ocean and to all the historic sites.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This apartment was a perfect alternative to generic resorts that you might expect on a Caribbean island. Location-wise, it was exactly where we wanted to be. It was on a quiet street, but minutes (if not seconds) away from many great bars, restaurants and attractions- touristy or local. The pictures of the apartment were spot on- it was clean and comfortable, with nothing lacking. We dealt with Lourdes and Miguel's daughter, who made "checking in" and out easy. Though we have friends in San Juan who we used for suggestions, I had no doubt that Lourdes, Miguel and Sofia would have answered any questions we had. Hosts and location are highly recommended.
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Francisco in Old San Juan

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size bed. Bedroom opens up to back terrace. It is very bright.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming


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La Terraza, in the wake of Maria - special rates for helping hands
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 10 reviews
Ringgold, GA

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed just after the power came back on. The apartment is located in a safe place, close to everything, and is quiet! We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this to anyone visiting Old San Juan.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Medora for staying with us. Lourdes
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Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying in this apartment for the simple fact that it was near everything that we wanted to see. The apartment itself was very nice and quiet, and it had everything you needed while we were on vacation. The best feature was the patio which you could see Old San Juan at night. For our next trip to Puerto Rico we will rent this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, fun, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in "La Terraza". The apt is charming cozy and super cool. The terrace is beautiful with lots of nature and sun! The location is perfect, Old San Juan is such a fun town, the night life is amazing and theres so much to do during the day. If you are staying in PR, this is the place to be.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top of the hill!

  • 4 of 5

Old San Juan is a walking town so everything is close. There was little to no street noise. Even with all the construction it was easy to get around. The apt was clean and the a/c cold. There is very little cross ventilation so we turned it on to sleep. The rooms cooled down quickly so we shut them off while out. The kitchen is tiny but functional. There was very little in the way of seasonings to cook with- just the basics. The dining out choices are just too good and too many to spend much time in there. The microwave was enough to reheat left overs. The bed was comfortable. We are small statured so if you "need" a larger bed the double will be a tight fit. The fold out in the living room did not look inviting but functional. The bathroom is the chink in the armor here. Counter space is non existent. There was only one roll of toilet paper for two people for a 6day stay. My wife wasn't happy that I rationed squares. The shower is huge which was convenient because the water was set to varied- hot or cold. Suddenly the temperature would change. The extra room allowed us to get out of the way. Overall this place is a great deal for what you have to pay- good location, quiet and attractive.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time at this property it is perfectly located in old San Juan. It was in walking distance of everything i wanted to do like exploring the forts and tasting some authentic Puerto Rican cuisine. Lourdres and Sofia were very accommodating and even going above and beyond with the locations of some excellent restaurants and a laundromat to wash cloths. Even when my key broke and it had to be replaced they responded within seconds and made what could have been a nightmare only a slight hiccup on the trip. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to explore everything old San Juan has to offer or even just cuddling up with a book on the lush patio and chilling out. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy getaway in the heart of Old San Juan

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at La Terraza for three nights with my Husband. The rooms were clean and full of Puerto Rican charm. We particularly enjoyed sipping mojitos the sizable porch, which makes up for the lack of view with privacy and tranquility from the cool breeze to the tinkling of the wind chimes and potted plants.

We arrived during the annual San Sebastian festival, which is a city-wide party did goes all night. We found it difficult to fall asleep for the first two nights due to the boisterous partying and clear sound from the stage performances on Plaza de la Barandilla. Definitely felt like we were right there, front row, even if we couldn't see anything. Once the festival was over, La Terraza was a beautiful oasis from the heat of PR and a cozy landing for our vacation.

Lourdes and Sofia were prompt with their communication. Once we arrived, we were given the code to a lock box on the door which contained our key. Be warned, you'll need your full body weight to pull the door into position to open and close it. We found this a bit cumbersome, along with two flights of stairs to the unit, but quickly adapted. This would not be a good place to stay if you have trouble with stairs.

We also made our own breakfast and a few dinners, as vegetarian food is not readily available in PR. We found all the necessary tools, including a percolator for our morning coffee and a small stash of spices. One of the better kitchen set ups that we have experienced.

We were steps from everything we wanted to see in Old San Juan, even stopping back at the room for a mid-day siesta on more that one occasion. I would highly recommend staying here to friends and family. It is a great deal that made a very enjoyable vacation for us both.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
International Airport
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
La Factoria
Nearest Restaurant
43 Metres
El Jibarito
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
North side of Capitol Buildinig
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in San Francisco, San Juan

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fiestas San Sebastian
18 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £46.92 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £144.38
Tax Rate 7.0%

No Early check-in or late check-out. Check-in is between 3pm and 7PM. There will be a $50.00 fee for early (before 3PM) or late check-in (between 7 and 10PM). If you are considering arriving later than 10 PM please check with owner first to see if or what arrangements can be made. Check-out is at 11AM.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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