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BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL APARTMENT ON THE HISTORICAL OLD SAN JUAN (WIFI & PARKING)

Elsa Avila

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Elsa Avila

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014
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BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL APARTMENT ON THE HISTORICAL OLD SAN JUAN (WIFI & PARKING)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

San Juan Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom (2 levels: Mezzanine and Family Room), 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

The Hostal El Sol is a beautiful structure dates back to the end of 1700s having been refurbished succesfully during 2006. This cozy fully furnished apartment is located on the first floor, with elegant new furniture and marble floors. All the wooden doors/windows open into an interior patio giving it a colonial look. This apartment has a unique layout; the living room opens to the kitchen and the kitchen opens to a family room which can sleep two people in a sofa bed. On this area you will find a walk-in closet and a bathroom with floors and walls covered with Travertine Marble. On the top of the family room there is a mezzanine that is accessed by a solid wood staircase with a classic Old San Juan look. On this level you will find the bedroom, with a queen size mattress and a seating/reading area. 16 ft ceiling’s, ss appliances, two sofa beds, two Satellite TVs and iPod sound system. Walking distance to the best restaurants & historical sites. Private parking for a nominal fee.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Elsa Avila (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Colonial Apartment on the Historical Old San Juan (WiFi & Parking)
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
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Beautiful Colonial Apartment on the Historical Old San Juan (WiFi & Parking)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324800
San Juan Puerto Rico
5

Great location in the heart of Old San Juan.

  • 5 of 5
We were very impressed with the apartment's proximity to nearly everything we wanted to see or do. Shops, restaurants, bars, a grocery, and drug store are all within a short walk. The apartment was immaculately maintained and well-stocked with every utensil a guest may require for cooking. The interior is beautifully restored with granite, old carved wood, marble floors -- very true to the Spanish tradition. We were welcomed by a wonderful hostess, Margarita, who not only explained the apartment well, but gave us a thumbnail sketch of the neighborhood and its resources. She was also available throughout the week to offer suggestions and advice about our daily adventures.
Keep in mind, however, that you are staying in a different country with a different way of life. The bed in the apartment's mezzanine is available only by a steep ladder/stair arrangement.Not an arrangement we in America are accustomed to. We slept below on the sofa bed. We also did not enjoy a private courtyard -- it's shared by the apartment building, although it is beautiful as pictured. All the shuttered openings/doors open to the inside courtyard which we found is pretty common in Old San Juan. Too bad we needed to keep the shutters closed to use the air conditioning.
Overall it was a great experience. The only negatives were cultural differences. So much more fun to have a cultural experience rather than staying in a boring American hotel.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed our property. Hope to have you here again.
business
Beautiful Colonial Apartment on the Historical Old San Juan (WiFi & Parking)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324800
San Juan Puerto Rico
5

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
WOW! This place was incredible. Situated on one of the best streets in Old San Juan, you simply can't ask for a better location than this. The owner was incredibly responsive and super easy to work with and the onsite manager, Margarita was fantastic as well. The apartment is fully stocked with absolutely everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Our favorite part was returning in the afternoon and opening up all the doors to the inner courtyard and relaxing out there under the umbrella - a more beautiful spot to avoid the afternoon heat simply can't be found. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to be in Old San Juan and cannot wait to return again!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed our property. We hope to see you soon.
business
Beautiful Colonial Apartment on the Historical Old San Juan (WiFi & Parking)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324800
San Juan Puerto Rico
2

Great location for Everything in Old San Juan

  • 2 of 5
We were very pleased to find this apartment in such a central location. Easy walking everywhere. The courtyard is charming and was lovely for some dinners "at home". The kitchen is very well appointed and stocked with lots of basics.
We would caution potential renters that the sleeping accommodation in the loft is not exactly as advertised. It is definitely NOT "suitable for elderly or infirm". You must be prepared to climb up and down a ladder, not stairs, and that's not easy to do for those who are less mobile. The one bathroom is downstairs, so it creates a challenge. The alternate sofa bed offered is definitely not a comfortable alternative for two. The photos of this apartment don't represent the actual spaces or furniture.
We would not rent this apartment again, but would definitely be looking around the same neighborhood.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review did not represent the true about our unit. This is the first time since we are renting our property that someone has a concern with the ladders. The only difference from the web site pictures is that we replace the existing sofa with a nice sectional unit at the living room, better than the one on the picture. The ladder to the loft is typical Old San Juan, especially from the buildings from the 1700s that are been restored as per Government requirements (only a few comply with that). We trust our guests and this is the first time we receive a 2 of 5 stars in a guest review just because the ladders that are shown in the pictures did not like them. Many of our clients repeat their stay because of the quality of the interiors and our commitment with them. Please refer to the other guests reviews that were generated based on their real experience and not viciously.
business
Beautiful Colonial Apartment on the Historical Old San Juan (WiFi & Parking)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324800
San Juan Puerto Rico
5

Old San Juan home away from home

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in Elsa's place for 5 days in July while we were in Puerto Rico visiting family. I've always wanted to stay in one of the "casitas" in Old San Juan and Elsa's place did not disappoint! We arrived a little early which was no problem because Giselle, the property manager, was there to meet us to give us the keys and show us where the parking structure was located. As other reviewers have mentioned before, the pictures really don't do justice to the true beauty of the apartment. I've stayed in vacation rentals where you feel like you're an outsider. We did not get that feeling in this one. It is perfectly appointed and everything you need is within a 3-5 minute walk, making the location really convenient. A note for those that decide to park at the apartment parking - the parking garage is REALLY tight so you need to take your time going around the curbs. Also, there are two queen-sized sofabeds on the ground level but the bedroom loft is accessible via ladder, so anyone with limited mobility will have serious difficulty navigating the ladder and those with young children will just want to be careful. Elsa provided some great dining recommendations that did not disappoint - St. Germain, which is down the block had a great brunch; Barrachina was nice for traditional Puerto Rican food. For jazz lovers, Carli's is a must! In summary, we had a WONDERFUL time in Elsa's place, we highly recommend it and look forward to going back in the near future!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacations. We hope you return soon.
business
Beautiful Colonial Apartment on the Historical Old San Juan (WiFi & Parking)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324800
San Juan Puerto Rico
5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5
This was a great little apartment in Old San Juan. My wife and I stayed there for a little over a month and enjoyed it. This was located near all of the attractions in Old San Juan and served as a great location to start our excursions in PR. I highly recommend this location.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful Colonial Apartment on the Historical Old San Juan (WiFi & Parking)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324800
San Juan Puerto Rico
5

Perfect choice for staying in Old San Juan!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just returned from an 8 day stay in Old San Juan. This apartment exceeded our expectations. The location is very convenient to everything and on a very quiet street. The building entrance is very secure and the apartment does not face the street so it is very quiet. It is on the ground floor (easy access) and the shuttered doors and windows open onto the beautiful and private inner patio. Great place to have coffee in the a.m., wine in the evening or just a quiet place to relax after a long day of walking this amazing city. It is clean and modern with every amenity you could ask for. The apartment was perfect. Very beautiful, comfortable and in a great location. The coffee stand at the plaza on Calle San Francisco has the best cafe latte. Plenty of tables and benches surround a beautiful fountain. We met many very nice friendly people there, travellers and locals. The Walgreen's located here was convenient for snacks and basic groceries. They also carry beer, wine and liquor. There is also a secure ATM at the plaza. We ate at El Jibarito, Barrachina, Caficultura, Tropical Taste, Waffle-Era Tea Room, St. Germain and a few others. We basically ate our way through the city and loved it all! The travel information center located at the plaza on Calle San Francisco arranged for a car rental and got the best rate. We rented a car from Target Car Rental. $29 day plus $10 for a GPS and they will pick you up at Plaza De Colon in OSJ. Drove to El Yunque and Loquillo. Ate at the Ceviche Hut at the kiosks on the way to Loquillo. Went to Paseo Pinones, walked along the paseo and tried the local food at the many stands. The Pina Coladas at The Soleil Beach bar were a favorite. Looking forward to going back!

Thank you again for a wonderful experience.
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you had a great time!!! Hope to see you in a near future.

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Luis Muniz Marin International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
El Picoteo at the Convento Hotel
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
To Bacardi Distillery
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
San Juan Driving Range - Free
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
St. Germain, El Jibarito, Baru
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Escambron Beach
Car: not necessary

The Sol Street is located in a privileged area close to the most emblematic sites of the Old San Juan area. The apartment is located a couple of blocks from the San Cristobal Fort, El Morro Fort, La Fortaleza (PR governors house), Plaza de Armas, Plaza Colon, The Cathedral ( the second oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere), Capilla del Cristo, and many others. Also you will find to walking distance many shops, pharmacies, restaurants, pubs, bars, even a nice casino. The Cruises terminal is walking distance.

Other Activities: Segway Tours, Casino, Cruises, Pubs/Bars, Beaches, Restaurants, Historical Sites

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Rates & Availability

From $180 Per night

San Juan Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Nov 21 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$180
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Notes Additional charges will be apply for the use of a parking space ($10 per day). A cleaning fee will be submitted based on the amount of people and days.
50% deposit before 30 days of the arrival
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Amenities

San Juan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom floors and walls has Travertine Marble.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , (One additional Sofa Bed in the living room)
  • The Bedroom has two levels. The first level is a family room area with marble floors, a Queen Sofa Bed and a flat screen TV with satellite connection. The second level or mezzanine has wood floors, a queen bed with a seating area. A second sofa bed is located in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The apartment was recently remodeled. All furniture and appliances are new. The laundry area includes a washer/dryer combo. All the apartment has beautiful marble floors. Private parking facilities are available at walking distance. A fifth (5) person could be negotiated.

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