This cute Penthouse opens to a beautiful patio and has a terrace with a view of Calle del Sol in Old San Juan. The entrance to the apartment is especially beautiful, stepping out of an elevator you will be welcomed by wonderful, tropical vegetation. The living room is openly designed and receives natural light from Patio and Terrace. The open kitchen is equipped and the dinning area opens to the terrace. The two bedrooms have A/C and can sleep up to 4 persons one queen and two twin beds. The bathroom has a shower/tub combination, and a washer/ dryer is available. Also included are cable television & wireless Internet. Please find more info about Old San Juan and what we provide below and contact our agents for any question you may have. With each confirmation we are sending a file with helpful tips on where to find our favorite local spots.
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, 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...
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Our stay in Old San Juan was wonderful. The booking through Hope Away could not have been easier. Vida Urbana followed up promptly with a contract once we established our dates. It's a long, legal statement with some funny statements thrown in, so you should read it through for the information particular to the property and living in San Juan. Vida Urbana requires an initial deposit to hold the reservation, and this was promptly refunded before we even left the airport! (I checked my email on my phone.) Half the rental cost is the next thing you will need to send to Vida Urbana, and we did this through PayPal, which was the easiest for us. The remaining half is due one month before you get there, but don't worry, this is a good company staffed by reliable people! There was not much correspondence before our arrival, except to ask for payment, but the day before our trip, Irma from the office texted me with details about what to do when we arrived at the airport and included her phone number. Once at the airport in San Juan, you are advised to take a taxi to the property, which we did easily. Taxi rates are government-controlled, so all rates are set ahead of your trip. The ride to the apartment was $23 plus tip. Many taxis are huge vans for some reason and driving down some of the the very narrow and cobblestone streets of OSJ is a real exciting experience! Calling Irma once we landed was easy. US cell phones require no extra payments or cards or settings, at least on Verizon, so make your calls as if you were Stateside. Irma met us on the street in front of the apartment when we arrived. The apartment is a lovely, well-appointed "traditional" home, owned by gregarious American, Jennifer, who lives down the hall. (There are only two apartments on this third and top floor of the building.) The apartment is decorated with many personal pieces of art. Few provisions are provided (no soap in the bathroom or laundry detergent) but a supermarket is only a few blocks away. This location is central to all of OSJ, our stay was peaceful and relaxing. Fans keep rooms cool, and AC in the bedrooms are there if needed.
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May 16 2014 - Nov 15 2014
4 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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