SPACIOUS OCEAN PARK CONDO ONLY 3 BLOCKS TO BEACH

John and Vera Ruser

Speaks french, russian, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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John and Vera Ruser

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SPACIOUS OCEAN PARK CONDO ONLY 3 BLOCKS TO BEACH

San Juan Condo Rental Photos and Description

- 2 bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 baths, sleeps 4

Casa Gertrudis is a spacious, stylishly furnished two bedroom apartment in Ocean Park, with one queen bed, two twin beds, and A/C throughout. It is a quick three block walk to the most fashionable San Juan beach and it is even closer to a number of excellent restaurants and bars, most notably Pamelas, Pura Vida and Kasalta. It features a large patio where you can soak up the tropical warmth. The large living room holds a cable TV, DVD player, and CD stereo. We also supply Wi-Fi. The kitchen comes fully equipped, with a little bar between the kitchen and the dining area. The beds are Sealy plush-tops. There is a large, tastefully, tiled bathroom with shower and a separate half bathroom. We supply all linens and beach towels. Once you step inside this apartment, you'll realize that it is a top-shelf vacation rental. From the art on the walls to the comfortable furniture, you'll enjoy a relaxing vacation at Casa Gertrudis.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
John and Vera Ruser (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Hi Vera and John,



Just 2 days after our vacation to your wonderful apartment in San Juan, I had to travel overseas for business. I have just returned and wanted to let you know how much [my sons] and I enjoyed our stay. Your apartment is in a perfect location and is very nicely decorated, making us feel most comfortable and right at home. Most days we left early and came home late, trying to squeeze in all the adventures we could. My boys and I agreed that this was one of the best vacations we have ever had. San Juan has so much to offer. We hiked through Old San Juan, Del Morro, and El Yunque, kayaked in the Bio Bay, and took the ferry to Vieques Island to ride bikes to the beach and snorkel. Thank you so much again!



Best regards,



Cindi
Jul 2010
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 47 traveler reviews

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Spacious Ocean Park Condo Only 3 Blocks to Beach
average rating of 4.8297873 based on 47 reviews
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Spacious Ocean Park Condo Only 3 Blocks to Beach
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San Juan Puerto Rico
Minneapolis
5

Great Find in Puerto Rico (Ocean Park)

  • 5 of 5
John & Vera-
We wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that we really enjoyed our stay at your Condo in Ocean Park. This was our first trip to Puerto Rico and we found your place to be fantastic, clean and very well kept. The location is also very nice as you are close to the beach, a lot of restaurants, etc in walking distance. We also appreciated your recommendations in terms of some of the restaurants as Pinky's (fantastic breakfast), Op's (great Italian Food) and the french bakery is great as well. We did spend a day at El Yunge which was a great experience we will never forget, and also went to Fajardo and did some snorkeing off the coral reefs! If anyone is ever looking for a recommendation have them contact Mingo's Charter Service as he was reasonable and really knew what he was doing! Overall a fantastic trip with a lot of great memories. We will definitely contact you again as we would love to come back to Puerto Rico and see some other areas we were not able to get to this time around. You are wonderful to work with and made this very easy for us. Thanks again for everything! We will definitely recommend your place to anyone that is looking to travel to Puerto Rico as we found it to be an incredible value and quite a find!
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2008
  • Stayed: Jan 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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San Juan Puerto Rico
4

Nice Beach Getaway

  • 4 of 5
I stayed here with three of my friends (we are all graduate students) and we had a great time! This apartment was perfect for what we needed and also for our budgets. Most days we spent almost all our time at the beach, leaving for lunch in the early afternoon only to go right back. The beach is 2 1/2 blocks from the apartment so it was really convenient to stop there before lunch and drop off our stuff. Having time to just relax and lie on the beach all day was my main reason for wanting to go to Puerto Rico, so this apartment was great for that.

The apartment is described well on the website and what you see is what you get. It is not the most modern but certainly has everything you would need (except for the blender which was broken), including a washer/dryer which was very convenient. Everything seemed clean, but we washed the dishes and silverware before using them just to be safe. The only thing that was slightly uncomfortable was the second bedroom that has two twin beds rather than one full since we were two couples.

There is a supermarket about 10 mins (walking) away, which was very nice and allowed us to not have to go out to eat and spend money for all our meals. My friend also highly recommends buying coconut water here. We did love Kasalta bakery, though, and ended up eating there on multiple occasions. I recommend the guava cheese danish!

One of the best aspects of renting this apartment was having Vera and John (the owners) to help us. We had never been to Puerto Rico before, and anytime we had questions about anything they were more than willing to help us. I spoke with Vera on the phone multiple times both before and during our trip and she answered all our questions about the apartment and also gave wonderful suggestions of places to eat and go and how to get around. Overall we had a great time and recommend staying here!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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San Juan Puerto Rico
2

Inexpensive place to stay

  • 2 of 5
First of all let me state that it was neither a found gem nor modern and updated. It was a somewhat nice apartment that is inexpensive. It is in an older section of San Juan – Not to be confused with Old San Juan. We felt comfortable and safe and the beach was nice. We wound up seeing and killing three giant size cockroaches, but this may be common in warmer climates. We are from New England so we aren’t used to it. We were two retired couples and we debated whether it should be rated a one star or two. If we ever went back to Puerto Rico we might consider it, only because of cost. The kitchen is old. The Formica on the counter top has a worn spot through the design so it’s probably over twenty years old. The wall cabinet next to the refrigerator has the end panel peeling off. Don’t move the bucket in the living room as that’s where the water drips from the air conditioner. I tried cleaning the dryer vent, because my wife complained that she had to run the dryer through three cycles, before the clothes would dry. It was better after I cleaned it, but it still took two cycles sometimes. I think the dryer vent needs a good cleaning. There are four keys, three front door keys and one back door key. I found it frustrating trying to figure out which key to use for which door. I would suggest that they have all four locks keyed the same by a locksmith. We went to several stores in the area and the doors were locked. I thought they were closed, but then I was buzzed in. They actually lock the customers out probably because of crime, but as I said, we did feel safe in the neighborhood. We did have a language barrier. It seems that 90% of the population doesn’t speak English. We weren’t thrilled with Kalasata Bakery. Again we had a language issue. My wife ordered chocolate milk and received a hot chocolate instead. I wasn’t very happy with my breakfast sandwich. You might do better if you speak Spanish. I called Tony for some issues, such as, burnt out light bulbs in the vanity cabinet and no battery in the phone so we couldn’t make local calls even though the instructions in the apartment said we could. He never called or came to take care of the issues. When we were leaving and I called him he said that he never received the message that I left on his phone.
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Spacious Ocean Park Condo Only 3 Blocks to Beach
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San Juan Puerto Rico
5

Beautiful apartment, Very clean, very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5
My husband is from Puerto Rico so we go there often. This was our first time staying in Ocean Park. This apartment was like being home. The aprartment was very clean very comfortable and we had everything we needed including a washer & dryer. Very close to very good restaurants. If you rent a car parking would be the only issue cause there is only street parking. However there are buses right out side the door to take to the Condado, Old San Juan, thshopping mall. Beach is accross the street. Tony was very nice met us right away,thought we had a problem with microwave said he would be righ over,turned out it was our error. You would not go wrong renting this place. I know I will again.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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San Juan Puerto Rico
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Great Value!

  • 3 of 5
The apartment was a perfect place for our group. It is only 3 blocks to the beach and in more of a suburban neighborhood away from the tourist district. The condo is showing its age and could use some sprucing up in the kitchen. On a scale of 1-10 the cleanliness was about a 5 or 6. It wasn't terrible, but they definitely have issues with ants and it doesn't appear that the detailed cleaning happens after every guest.

We walked a fair amount to get places, but there are definitely taxis available and even local restaurants. The public tranportation is unreliable, so factor that into your plans.

When we arrived, Tony (property manager) was very prompt in arriving at the apartment to let us in. He showed us around and was on his way. We didn't have any reason to call him after that. I would definitely recommend this property to other people depending on what they are looking for. This isn't a five star hotel, so people have to recognize that when they book.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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An Unsung Gem

  • 4 of 5
How many times can I say "wonderful time?" We arrived late in the afternoon and were courteously greeted by Tony, the property manager. After showing us around, he left. What a great place!!! Nice-sized bedrooms, and the kitchen, dining, and living rooms were large, clean, and comfortable. Most impressive is the patio area in the back. We spent several nights just sitting on the patio. There are neighbors upstairs, but we never heard them. The condo is several blocks away from the beach. We highly recommend visiting the "Mangos" restaurant...try the paella!!!! Only one complaint (and this has nothing to do with the condo)...drinking water in San Juan is awful. Make sure you buy bottled water to drink. Enjoy. We plan to return.
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Juan International
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
beach

Located in the neighborhood of Ocean Park, between Condado and Isla Verde in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ocean Park is a neighborhood of houses, with no large condo buildings. The apartment is only 3 blocks to Ocean Park Beach. It is within a few blocks to many restaurants, including Pamela's, Mangos, La Cueva del Mar, Bagua, and Kasalta.

Other Activities: Kitesurfing rentals on the beach

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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San Juan Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Jul 26 2014 - Nov 21 2014
4 night minimum stay
$100
$700
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
 
Low
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
$125
$800
 
 
Peak
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
High
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $60
Notes $750-$1200 per week
$200 refundable security deposit and $60 post-occupancy cleaning fee. Late arrival fees apply for arrivals after 7 pm.
A non-refundable deposit of one-third of the rent is required to hold the reservation. The balance, including the cleaning fee and security deposit, is due 45 days before arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

San Juan Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Beds are Sealy plush-tops. The twin beds can be pushed together to form a king bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Music Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
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