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Spacious One Bedroom Terrace Apartment W Most Beautiful View Of Old San Juan

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

EL MIRADOR is the perfect location for guests who want to be at the heart of the historical center of Old San Juan, while enjoying peace and privacy in a spacious penthouse at the top of a centuries-old colonial building. This one-bedroomed apartment with a massive terrace is on the fourth floor. There is no elevator but the walk is worth the most spectacular view of the harbor, the north shore of Puerto Rico and the romantic rooftops of the colonial city. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom with another full bathroom with a view on the terrace. There's a spacious living room with queen-size futon, a kitchen and outdoor and indoor dining areas.

Property Manager
Luis Alfonso Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2017

About Luis Alfonso Manager

Managing short term vacation rentals in San Juan is an important part of the work I do as the Director of the Arana Foundation, a non profit organization that supports arts in Puerto Rico.

Our organization offers seasonal painting exhibits, musical activities, weekly Figure Drawing sessions with live models and Yoga classes in Old San Juan. We also provide reasonably priced lodging for artists and academics visiting the capital city.

Guestbook comments from the manager

​My stay at El Mirador in Calle San Jose was an experience of a lifetime. As an artist​, I was​ deeply​ inspired by the colorful facades of ​​the colonial city. It's hard not to feel on top of the world as you take in the entire island of Old San Juan in just a glance. The owner of the apartment is incredibly kind, warm, and a talented journalist, but it was the administrators​,​ Luis Alfonso and Cristian whose thoughtful planning and dedicated help made my visit a true Caribbean getaway, TF, Denver, Colorado​.
Nov 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Spacious One Bedroom Terrace Apartment W Most Beautiful View Of Old San Juan
average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews

Excellent location, charming apartment with a HUGE patio.

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough nice things about my stay in this apartment. It is located in the heart of Old San Juan, right next to the best nightlife and restaurants the city has to offer! The apartment as 1bedroom with attached bath, a large living room, a kitchen and the HUGE patio with incredible city views. The patio has a hammock and an outdoor shower! The place is big enough to throw a party for 100 people, while still maintaining it's cozy, charming atmosphere for a quiet night-in.

Luis is a wonderful, responsive host and will make sure all your needs are met.

This is the kind of place that you will feel excited recommending to friends, because you already know how much they will love it! 5 stars all around.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment for three nights at El Mirador and had a fantastic time. We wanted to experience the city of Old San Juan and see the fortresses (San Felipe del Morro Fortress / Castillo de San Cristóbal). The apartment was perfect, close to both and also right in the heart of Old San Juan.

Luis is a wonderful and available host. He met us when we arrived and got us settled. We were looking for some night time fun and called for some tips - he took his time to discuss various options and it was very helpful. Thanks Luis!

The highlight of the apartment is the charm of having dual living spaces. The inside is charming and has a nice old-world feel with modern conveniences. The outside patio is spacious,, much more expansive than the pictures made it look. There is a sitting area with a hammock and shower on one side and a dining area on the other. Various plants surround the deck area. The views are spectacular and since it is quite warm and humid, being able to take multiple quick rinses during the day in the open air shower is perfect.

Had a great stay and would highly suggest for other travelers!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view.. big space..

  • 5 of 5

Amazing!!! Very well clean..

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment right in the middle of the action

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment only a few nights and that was awesome. Everything is as in the pictures. The best thing was the roof top patio, views of Old San Juan, patio itself is 3 times bigger then apartment and we spent the most of our time while in the apartment. Everything with in walking distance, restaurants, bars, shopping. Night life right around the corner. Owner Louis is great guy, gave us some tips where to go and what to do. Thank you Louis

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights at El Mirador and wished we had booked the apartment for longer! The rooftop terrace is amazing. We loved the early morning sun, the covered deck in a tropical downpour and catching some sun in the deck chairs, not to mention the privacy was appreciated. My son took over the hammock! The apartment was clean and well stocked with nice linens, towels and a comfortable bed. The outdoor bathroom was a hit, I don't think we even used the indoor shower once! Luis was a great host, meeting us at midnight and checking in during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. He was so very helpful in giving us the information we needed to enjoy the island.

The apartment is in the center of Old San Juan so the nightlife ramps up every night and goes into the wee hours of the morning. From inside the house with the overhead fans going we never were bothered by the noise of revelers. From the deck you could hear the sounds of the city and peer over the edge to watch the street below. Everything within Old San Juan is well withing walking distance and we loved stepping out onto the cobblestone streets to explore, no need for a car. The 77 stairs to the roof were worth every step....we will always remember our special stay at this special apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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views for days, definitely recommend

  • 5 of 5

the apartment was fantastic, the pictures don't do it justice.. there is tons of room, and it's close to everything in old san juan. the views are worth all the stairs.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £60 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £80
Tax Rate 7.0%

For security reasons the roof is off-limits and access has been barred with flower pots. We also ask all our guests not to wear high-heel shoes on the terrace in order to protect the waterproofing of our neighbors' properties.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mercado in San Juan

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One full bathroom in adjacent to the bedroom and one on the terrace with a shower overlooking the Old City rooftops
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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