BEAUTIFUL 1ST FLOOR APARTMENT WITH PATIO

Olivia Melendez

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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BEAUTIFUL 1ST FLOOR APARTMENT WITH PATIO

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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.

Attractions

•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)

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Olivia Melendez

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
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My father, Luis Alfonso, and his two sisters, Rosa and Isabel, in front of the Cathedral in Old San Juan, 1966

Olivia Melendez purchased this apartment in 1982

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Beautiful 1st Floor Apartment with Patio
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews
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Beautiful 1st Floor Apartment with Patio
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San Juan Puerto Rico
5

Lovely Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
I highly recommend this lovely, conveniently located rental within walking distance of San Juan's historical hi-lights. The hosts were super friendly and accommodating. Some of the most enjoyable moments of my vacation were spend in the beautiful atrium, relaxing after a day of sight-seeing!
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Beautiful 1st Floor Apartment with Patio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p275179
+1 4136262716
San Juan Puerto Rico
5

absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5
It's an ideal place to stay while spending a couple of days wondering around in Old San Juan. We absolutely love the spanish clonal style of architect. It's spacious (for 4 of us) and very comfortable. The place is only two blocks away to the center of the town, but also quite and private. They have a fully equipped kitchen, so it's good to have a dinner in the beautiful courtyard. Highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful 1st Floor Apartment with Patio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p275179
+1 4136262716
San Juan Puerto Rico
Madison WI
5

Laid back/tasteful setting

  • 5 of 5
My wife and our two young kids enjoyed this setting with its instant access to charming Old San Juan, the El Morro fort, the lazy walks around the oceanfront, the bustle on the streets, squares and markets, the friendliness of the locals, the warmth of the hosts, the in-house art gallery, the sense of history and art, the open and comfortable courtyard, the wonderfully equipped kitchen ... It allowed us to create an intimate time for the family cut away from the rest of the world when we wanted to and then when we desired it allowed us to soak up the sun, wind, the people, the charm ... Loved it and highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful 1st Floor Apartment with Patio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p275179
+1 4136262716
San Juan Puerto Rico
3

San Juan June's honeymoon

San Juan June's honeymoon
  • 3 of 5
Lovely entrance with the great painting, and the patio is really wide for a couple, the appartment is close to everything, shopping, cathedral, restaurant and nightlife. Unfortunatly there is no AC, and in this warm and humid month, with the open windows, the fan's are not enough to fight againts the mosquitoes.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car
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Beautiful 1st Floor Apartment with Patio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p275179
+1 4136262716
San Juan Puerto Rico
Brooklyn, NY
5

an excellent choice

  • 5 of 5
This place is full of charm. If you are looking for the privacy and the European old school feel, then this is the place for you. My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights while we are visiting old San Juan. The place is very clean and well equipped with items you can think of.
This place is close to all the historian sites and nice restaurants.
The only thing bothered me was the weather. It was very hot and humid and the place doesn't have AC. And there were a lot bugs come into the rooms due to the apartment settings.

I will still highly recommend staying at this place and it will give you a truly different experience.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful 1st Floor Apartment with Patio
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+1 4136262716
San Juan Puerto Rico
Richmond, Virginia/USA
5

A beautiful escape

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 loved every bit of this beautiful apartment. From the art in the entry hall to the private courtyard retreat, we felt we were in a tropical paradise. The ceiling fans provided ample breeze and the kitchen was fully equipped for some experimental cooking after a short walk to the local farmer's market. Our 6 and 8 yr-old loved the space as much as we did, and there was plenty of room for all 4 of us. The building was quiet and safe, yet close to everything we wanted to see. The owner was extremely kind and responsive. An amazing vacation at an incredibly reasonable price!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Car: not necessary

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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San Juan Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 17 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$100
$600
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Dec 1- April 30: 1-2 pers $125/night - $800/wk --- 3-4 pers $145/night - $925/wk

May 1- Nov 30: 1-2 pers $100/night - $600/wk --- 3-4 pers $125/night - $800/wk

January 15 - January 18, 2015 (Carnival/Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian): 1-2 pers $200/night --- 3 pers $220/night --- 4 pers $240/night

During Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian the $100 Security Deposit will increase to $200.
In order to confirm your reservation we require a 50% deposit (Reservation Deposit) of the total rent along with a signed Lease Agreement. The second balance payment is due no later than three weeks prior to the check-in date, along with the additional fees of
$100.00 Security Deposit (returned to you by mail)
$50.00 one-time cleaning fee.
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Amenities

Amenities

San Juan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • parasailing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • pier fishing
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