|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
This tropical and openly designed 19th century 3BR Apt. boasts a beautiful large 370sq.ft. interior patio - a quiet and charming get away from a long day of travels. The open feeling of this Spanish Colonial apartment is enhanced by the
ability to access the interior patio from any part of the apartment via three seven foot gated arches. The patio has comfortable seating, an electrical awning for shade and a great place for quiet eating and conversations. The kitchen has been remodeled, is ready for cooking and opens to a large comfortable dining/living room with cable television, a stereo with Ipod docking and large ceiling fans. The first bedroom has four beds that can be moved together to make two king beds. The master bedroom has a sitting/dressing room with ample closet space, chairs, a king size bed, large ceiling fans and additional floor fans. The third bed room has like all other ample closet space and a double bed, so that the apartment can accommodate eight persons.
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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We arrived late to check into the apartment with our one year old twin girls but Michael and Maria were gracious enough to check us into their apartment even though it was after 9pm! They even went to get us a gallon of milk for our girls and held a parking space for us on the street! Way above and beyond our expectations! Michael and Maria made us feel like we we're staying with some great friends that happen to have a place in Old San Juan. From personal suggestions on dining to tourist stuff, they made our stay memorable. The apartment itself was a perfect fit for our family. The indoor/outdoor patio to main hallway really made you feel like you had arrived in the tropics. And the location was perfect for anything you wanted to do while in San Juan. The kitchen was fully furnished for making meals and cocktails and the washer/dryer in the apartment was exactly what you need on a family trip. No central a/c but lots of fans and open air patio makes it comfortable. We had our older daughter and her friend along as well and they loved the location for night life as well. This was a great way to experience Old San Juan from a beautiful, well maintained apartment on a quiet block in the heart of the city.
The home was beautiful! From the beginning when you enter through the gated front steps of the residency, to the front door of the actual home, it is clean and quiet. Once you enter the home, you are greeted by beautiful beams decorating the ceiling, complimented by the long spacious hallway that looks out into the patio! We loved our clean rooms full of such beautiful artwork and everything we needed. Everything was so clean and the owners really appreciate ART! We cooked our morning meals and ate out for our other meals. The rental is up the street from the hub of el Viejo San Juan where all the music and food is, and is right across the street from the scenic forts! WE LOVED IT AND WIL MOST DEFINITLEY COME BACK!!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Old San Juan in this property! Even though there were four of us, 8 people would easily fit comfortably in this space. It's only about 15 minutes from the airport and the taxi ride was $20. The home is stocked with almost everything you need and is within walking distance to a market, Walgreens, and many restaurants and bars. We also were able to find a small beach a few blocks away. The rental was exactly how it looks in pictures and clean and inviting upon arrival.
The apartment is airy, with a great patio and plenty of fans to keep cool. There is WiFi available and DirectTv with multiple English channels. The only con was that the open air concept led to mosquitoes but the fans help to keep them away if you sit in front of them or have them blowing on you at night while you sleep. That is the only reason I didn't give 5 stars. I would recommend bringing an insect repellent. We didn't have a mosquito issue while walking around the city. The neighborhood felt safe, even at night, and there is a strong police presence without feeling intimidating or making you wary of your surroundings.
Visit Expresso Art for great coffee/breakfast and El Jabarito for an awesome dinner. Both are just a couple of blocks away from the rental. Up one block and to the left will take you to a string of bars and clubs, for anyone looking for some night activities. There are also maps and brochures in the house that can be used to navigate the city. You're in the middle of Old San Juan, so you really feel a part of the culture versus the usual tourist spots.
We just checked out yesterday and I already received my refundable security deposit! Vida Urbana was very easy to work with and responded quickly to my initial inquiry and follow-up questions. Specifically, Irma was very helpful from the very beginning- from confirming our reservation and payment arrangements to check-in and check-out. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to really experience Old San Juan. I think you will really love it!
It's a beautiful apartment at a great location! Very well decorated. Good sized rooms and with everything you need to have a great stay. It's also very nice to have internet access available. The only downside is that the rooms do not have air conditioning which can be very helpful in such hot/humid weather. I would strongly recommend the owner to install a.c. at least in every bedroom.
if you're looking for a relaxed place for your vacation getaway, this is it. just 10 minutes from downtown old san juan. id definitely stay here again.
I came with a large group of friends to enjoy Puerto Rico for a week, this Apartment was perfect! It was located right in Old San Juan less than a minute from bars and restaurant as well as a 5- 10 minute walk to the ferry, bus station and historic locations such as forts.
The apartment its self is beautifully kept.
The bathroom had a large shower as well as a washer and drier. For a group of seven you would think that one bathroom is an issue but it was perfect. There was also an outdoor shower for days when you can back from the beach particularly sandy.
The patio is beautiful and has a remote awning if you still want to sit outside but it is raining.
The beds were comfortable and each bedroom contained multiple fans if you were perhaps feeling hot that day.
The owns supplied us not only with bathing towels but beach towels which was a lovely touch.
The living room has direct tv and a nice dining area and well suited to our large group. If you were looking to save money by cooking at home the kitchen is a full and modern kitchen.
This apartment was literally a home away from home.
On top of everything the owners themselves are wonderful and polite people who are only a stones throw away if you should need anything.
I was incredibly surprised by how wonderful this little gem ended up being. All of the amenities exceeded the expectations of our group of 7.
The location was perfect and we especially enjoyed coffee in our own private courtyard in the morning.
What really stood out was the charm of this rental. The pictures, furniture and all of the small details constantly welcomed us to relax and take our own pace. This was not a rental property, but a home that welcomed us in.
I was very hesitant to book for the first time using homeaway. I mean, it is quite a leap to send money to anyone in another country and not reserve some anxiety about whether or not the place will be there. But this was an amazing experience and everything was easier than expected.
Perfect for large groups and a great launching pad for anyplace you want to visit on the island.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$125.00 + Tax|
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 applies to weekly rentals. For longer stays charges for cleanings may be higher.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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