Good Times in Old San Juan
Submitted: February 25, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
After a mishap with a phony listing on Airbnb the day before I was set to depart to Puerto Rico, I was directed to Home Away by a New York Times article. Within a few minutes of searching the site, I came across this fantastic Old San Juan listing. I reached out to Vida Urbana and their swift response allowed me to book the condo less than 24 hours later.
I was going to be meeting a friend already in PR and Wanda from Vida Urbana was great about coordinating with him to take care of checking in. Once I arrived,
I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. The condo is so much bigger and more impressive than what you see in the photos. The master bedroom is well-appointed and spacious and the bed itself is probably nicer than what you sleep on at home. The second bedroom is smaller, but still has enough space for a nice side bed as well as a large closet. Also, don’t discount the 18ft ceilings; they helped keep it cool enough in the condo that we didn’t even need to turn on the AC in mid February. Water pressure is great and there were no issues with water temperature.
The amenities made our stay so much better than a generic hotel experience: Flat screen TV, cable, fully furnished kitchen, washer and dryer, beach towels and bath towels.
The tremendous location was the envy of my friends who live in Puerto Rico, as well as the travelers we met who were staying in Condado. It’s a block away from a great restaurant with authentic Puerto Rican food, El Jibarito, and walking distance from a cool bar called La Taberna Lupulo. Taxis were plentiful and the area is safe.
My friends liked the place so much they decided to stay for an additional night after I went back home to Los Angeles. The folks at Vida Urbana were quick to accommodate, even though it was over a Holiday weekend. I highly recommend this place to anyone thinking of visiting Puerto Rico.
Owner's Response: Thank you, Barry.
We are happy to read what a wonderful time you had and thankful that you toke the time to share your experience. Hope to welcome you soon again. Annett
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