My husband and two teenage daughters stayed in Ana's beautiful, lovingly restored home in Old San Juan during the 2014/2015 Winter holiday.
We could not have been happier with the experience, the home, or the location for exploring Old San Juan and other attractions in Puerto Rico.
Ana was a great hostess, from the time of first contact, to her recommendations for things to do and where to dine. She was always available by phone or by text when we had a question before or during our stay.
The house itself is very spacious and beautifully appointed in every way. Ana explained to us how she a carefully and tastefully restored this 300 year old home, which is located on Calle Sol in the middle of Old San Juan. Many homes in the area are restored, and others not -- making it a fascinating area to walk around.
The photos on the listing are accurate but do not quite convey the spaciousness and beautify the home. Marble floors, air conditioning, and plenty of windows and shutters for indoor/outdoor living made the home quite comfortable even on the hottest days.
The main level had a large and very comfortable living room, as well as a kitchen, dining room, terrace and large bathroom.
The second floor at two large bedrooms, a private terrace, and a bathroom, as well as a library -- my teen daughters were able to spread out and have all the privacy they wanted.
The third floor had a huge master bedroom, luxury bath, and a large private terrace with beautiful tropical plantings and a hammock. My husband -- an artist -- spent many hours there drawing in his sketchbooks and napping. I loved the rooftop terrace with almost 360 degree views of Old San Juan, including a view to the harbor and cruise ships. As we were there on New Years Eve, we were able to see fireworks in every direction. But there were always fun activities day and night that time of year.
The house is located pretty much in the middle of Old San Juan -- every attraction and dining was easily within walking distance. We explored all the regular tourist sites by foot, but particularly enjoyed "living like a local" -- shopping at the organic farmers market, stopping in at the grocery, and dining at simple local restaurants off the tourist track. I really liked the Puerto Rican food, and ate twice at a lovely place called Aji Dulce, that had outside dining. Right on our street, there was a place called San Germain that offered a high end sandwich cafe on the bot