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Beautiful 1st Floor Apartment with Patio

Olivia Melendez

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Olivia Melendez

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015
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Beautiful 1st Floor Apartment with Patio

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

Overview

Old San Juan Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Olivia Melendez (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015

About Olivia Melendez

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

Why Olivia Melendez chose Old San Juan

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.

Why HomeAway

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

4.7
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Beautiful 1st Floor Apartment with Patio
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 reviews
5

Great Location and Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean apartment in the heart of Old San Juan. Hosts were great and easy to get a hold of. Beautiful patio. Highly recommended accommodation!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Nice and Quaint Old World Charm

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was 4 nights in Old San Juan. We have visited there many times on cruise ships and decided to stay there a few days before a cruise. We have taken walking tours before and wanted a place to stay while awaiting the cruise. This filled the bill and gave us a central location to go out and see the city for ourselves. It was like stepping back in time! The modestly decorated but quaint apartment was nice to relax in and unwind after a day in the city. I recommend the apartment for anyone who is spending the day touring the city of Old San Juan.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

great location and nice clean place

  • 5 of 5

Just like the photos, great location and nice clean place. Easy to correspond with host. Good place to stay in old town. Street parking available if you circle around a few block radius.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fantastic apartment and location!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed here for four nights and loved the apartment. The location is so convenient and everyone we dealt with was nice and extremely helpful. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Tennessee
5

Charm & Character!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful! We enjoyed our stay very much. It was so nice to be in the heart of OSJ. The apartment was completely wonderful and had all the charm and character that we were hoping for. Our hosts were great and easy to reach for all of our needs. Thank you for a wonderful, memorable stay!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
  • Source: HomeAway

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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Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Old San Juan Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 13 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$100
$600
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$125
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
$600
 

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

The rate during Carnival/Las Fiestas de San Sebastian (usually the third weekend of January: Thurs-Sun) will be $200/night and the security deposit will increase to $200.

A $30 fee will be charged for check-in between 10pm-9am.
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

Old San Juan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

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

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