Gorgeous 2BR/ 1BA patio rental on famous San Sebastian Street in Old San Juan. Calle San Sebastian is the famous street in the historic old city, where the annual San Sebastian Fest originated, which attracts thousands of visitors every January. The colorful historic buildings together with many different restaurants and bars create a lively, tropical atmosphere. The apartment is beautifully decorated. With original wooden doors and wooden ceilings at 18ft. it reflects the charm of the old days, yet offers modern amenities to make your stay pleasant. The equipped kitchen has room for 4 person to enjoy their meal at home, but if you love to eat out you find several choices literally at your door steps. The 2 bed rooms offer comfortable bedding, up to 4 person may sleep on 1 queen and 2 twin beds. The apartment has ceiling fans throughout and offers Internet as well as Roku (a movie down-streaming devise) for entertainment.
2BR/ 1BA - sleeps 4 - great taste with high quality furniture
- english, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 2 Dec 2018
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great home and area, unique and artsy home unlike one I’ve ever seen! Loved it!!
Pros: Location!! It is located right on the street where most of the major bars are and they are open late (Saturdays are the best). Mini split Air conditioner with remote control in both bedrooms. Kitchen and laundry room made it very convenient to cook some home cooked meals and wash our clothes so we were able to pack light. Grocery store is within 5minutes walking distance. Restaurants and shops are all within walking distance as well as the beach. Apartment has Eating utensils and they have a few towels for you to use. There is TWO bathrooms (only one shower) but more than one bathroom is always a plus. Living room has a TV if you wanna just stay in and have a chill night after all that partying. The manager Wanda was very prompt and knowledgeable. The owner of the property is great and is so quick at responding I wish every owner was like that! I would definitely come back!!!!
Cons: PARKING- I’m NOT renting a car if I stay here again. You cannot park on the street from 6pm-6am so you have to pay to park in a parking garage and the closest one is a 5min walk but it’s more expensive. They have cheaper parking but it’s a 30min Walk and traffic can get pretty bad in old San Juan. TV speakers don’t sound too good. There is NO OVEN! There was no spices or condiments so we bought a few things and left them in the cupboard and fridge. The set up of the house is beautiful but it is not very private from the balcony, it’s completely open so it made the rest of the house a little humid (not bedrooms, they have AC). Lady upstairs does not want you making noise which blows my mind because this property is located right above party central.
Nice unit but noisy Thurs-Sat nights
Plus side: The staff at Vida Urbana are pleasant, helpful and responsive.
Whoever created the apartment had a great eye for design. The patio has a retractable canvas cover and, even on cloudy days, fills the apartment with light. It is also a great place to just enjoy the sun. The opening between the rooms and hall (forming part of the patio), and the patio and the stairwell permit very good flow of air. Combined with very high ceilings and fans the unit was always comfortable. Painting the walls white and the wood doors and window louvers dark brown made it feel very Spanish and refreshing. The bedrooms are air conditioned and those work very well.
Minus side: The furniture in the patio, necessarily outdoor type, is hard and not comfortable. Privacy is not great. The stairway to the third-floor apartment has two large open windows that look right down into the patio and the hallway. Make sure you are mostly covered before leaving the bathroom after a shower. The many openings, covered only by wooden bars or louvers, let sound bounce off the hard walls and between apartments. There is also a water pump above a drop ceiling in the bathroom that feeds a plastic cistern. It and kicks on and off frequently. The complete absence of any outside windows is a little disconcerting.
Mixed: Calle San Sebastian has apparently been recently designated as the late night party area for Old San Juan (and maybe for all of Puerto Rico) and not just for the annual festival. On Thursdays to Saturdays the bars keep their multiple large doors open and the music volume high, trying to drown out that of their competitors. If you are looking to party into the wee hours, this is the place for you, it actually sits directly above one of the bars. On the Wednesday night we were there things were quiet – the only sound was that of the cistern pump. On Thursday night loud thumping music went on to about 12.30 AM. On Friday, it lasted until about 1.30 and on Saturday night (Sunday morning) to a little after 4 AM. Sleep was impossible during those times. At 2.30 Sunday morning I actually got dressed and went down and outside to see if it was what it sounded like and, sure enough, there were about 60-70 guys (and 4-5 girls) out in the street, walking, talking and drinking on that block alone. There were also others inside the bars, although not as many. I am told that it gets quiet again on Sunday nights.
Beautiful but wish it were elsewhere.
Gorgeous! Comfortable! Professional staff!
Great location in a beautiful building. It was a wonderful place to stay, we only wish we could have stayed longer
Thank you for sharing your impressions. We would be glad to welcome you soon again. It was a pleasure to host wonderful guests like you. The VidaUrbanaPR Team
Perfect Home for a Old San Juan Vacation.
Great apartment, tons of space great view from balcony. House has everything you need. Its walking distance to anything you need . Only complaint is the upstairs tenent was not to fond of our music and asked us to lower the volume a few times. Other then that its was a perfect vacation home
Thank you for staying with us and sharing the beautiful impression you had of our rental.
And yes - it is recommendable to be respectful of everyone around you. The VidaUrbanaPR Team
First of all the best feature of the apartment is the location! The apartment is located at one of Old San Juan most famous streets. Restaurants and bars are literally steps from the building. Close to many historical sites it is a quiet apartment right in the middle of the action (El Morro Fortress, The Cathedral, La Fortaleza, pubic parking building, among others).
The apartment is beautifully decorated and very clean, with plenty of space for a group of 4. It was a nice surprise to see that the patio was fully furnished so it was the perfect spot for breakfast or just hanging out. The manager was there to meet us upon arrival and was very responsive to our email inquiries and general questions.
I would definitely stay here again!
Thank you, Emma.
We are glad you had a wonderful time and appreciate that you are sharing your impressions. We hope to welcome you soon again. The VidaUrbanaPR Team
Old San Juan is the oldest city on US Territory and part of the World Heritage. It is about 8 by 8 blocks of unique colonial style architecture and offers everything from restaurants, bars, Puerto Rican coffee shops, galleries, open air music, and nice paths to walk by the Port & Ocean, tourist shops to grocery store, pharmacy, Marshalls and Starbucks. The closest unofficial beach is in front of the Capitol Building in about 10-15 walking minutes from almost anywhere in Old San Juan. The nearest blue flag beach is called El Escambron and can reached in about 25-30 minutes walking along the Atlantic Ocean or in about 5 minutes by car/ taxi or bus. Old San Juan has a bus station from where you can go to Plaza Las Americas, the biggest mall in the Caribbean, to the Convention Center, as well as to Condado and Isla Verde, the other two main tourist spots along the coast of San Juan. Condado and Isla Verde are the modern parts of the city and have great beaches, hotels & casinos & much more...
Additional pricing information
The rates do not apply for the annual San Sebastian Fest in January. Monthly Rates do not include the cost of electricity. Listed cleaning fee may be higher for longer stays.