Charming one bedroom, one bathroom furnished ground floor apartment in historic Old San Juan, located in the residence of the late Master Puerto Rican painter Alfonso Arana.
This beautiful building of restored Spanish Colonial architecture is characterized by thick walls and brick-stone floors; all doors of the apartment open to a private, lush, interior garden. With ceiling fans throughout (no air-conditioned), this lovely apartment has an airy, tropical feel.
This is an “L” shaped, open floor plan apartment with a fully functioning kitchen. The bedroom has a queen size bed, and is separated by an archway from the living room, which can easily be used as a second bedroom. This setting is ideal for individuals, couples, and small families.
Our apartment is on calle San José, the entryway of which is a gallery space of local artists. Around the corner you is the Cathedral and the City Hall and one block is the main square Plaza de Armas, the supermarket and open cafes.
•San Jose Church (1 block)
•La Casa Blanca, home of Ponce de Leon (1 block)
•The Cathedral, which houses Ponce De Leon's remains (Across the Street)
•Pablo Casals Museum (within walking distance)
•El Morro Fortress (within walking distance)
•Felipe Fort (within walking distance)
•San Cristobal Fort (within walking distance)
•San Juan Cathedral (within walking distance)
•Isla Verde Beach (7 miles)
•Condado Beach (3 miles)
•San Juan Nautical Club (3.5 miles)
Other Puerto Rico attractions include:
•Luquillo Beach (30 miles)
•El Yunque Rain Forest (25 miles)
•Arecibo Observatory (50 miles)
•Camuy Caves (50 miles)
My father, Luis Alfonso, and his two sisters, Rosa and Isabel, in front of the Cathedral in Old San Juan, 1966
They spent their early childhood in Old San Juan. Their house was in the Caleta de las Monjas until their departure to France in the early 1970's.
In 1982 their father, the late painter Alfonso Arana, returned to buy this house in Calle San Jose and it became the family home. It is a beautiful building with the patio on the ground floor and beautiful terraces upstairs. My grandfather used to call it 'his Palace'....
In 2009, my father and his siblings, decided to open the house for guests, and furnished the downstairs apartment for vacation rentals. My father lives on the 2nd and 3d floor of the house, my aunts reside in Massachusetts and in Connecticut. We love our Old San Juan home and hope you enjoy your stay there.
Our apartment is on calle San José, the entryway of which is a gallery space of local artists. Around the corner you will find the Cathedral and the City Hall. It is one block from the main square Plaza de Armas, where you can find a supermarket and open air cafes, wonderful restaurants and bakeries. We are very near the 16th century fortress El Morro and a 20 minute walk to the Escambron Beach.
Other Activities: Shopping, boating, biking
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