Close to beach! Great value: functional unit with high end appliances, minimalist decor
Our stay in the condo was enjoyable. Parking was vey easy (recommend getting a car) and the beach was a 5 minute walk and lovely (great for swimming, lots of shade from the palm trees). It's situated halfway between old san juan and condado so it was convenient to avoid the crowds. The unit was very clean upon arrival. There was clearly investment into high end appliances (very good AC, washer and dryer, oven, refrigerator).
Unlike some other rentals I've stayed in, this one was clearly a vacation rental property (and not a vacation home for someone that they rent out when they're not in town). This can be favorable or not depending on your point of view. There is definitely a minimum amount of furnishings - a table with 4 chairs, a couch, a TV with DVD player, basic set of silverware/plates/cups/mugs, small coffee machine. However, there was a lack of some of the things you might expect if someone was living there - i.e. full length mirror or any mirrors outside the bathroom, a trashcan in the kitchen area, microwave or blender, multiple cutting boards/knives, coffee table, beach towlers/accessories or any of those other little furnishings that someone might have when decorating a home (side tables, additional chairs, book cases, etc).
None of those were a deal breaker (though we did find ourselves wishing we had a microwave to heat up some of our delicious leftovers from lechonera los pinos or casa dante - and a full length mirror would have been helpful for sunblock application. We ended up buying some $4 beach towles from walgreens) and overall the unit was sufficient for our needs.
I'd recommend this as a very good value for the area with easy access to a lovely beach. It's a good home base for exploring the rest of the island. Just don't expect something that's been dressed up like your own home.
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, but a bit disappointed that we were unable to satisfy all of your expectations. We actually have beach towels, blenders, iron and ironing board and a number of the other items that you mentioned you would like to have had. We feel responsible that we did not communicate adequately that these things were available for the asking. To our future guests, please let us know if you would like something that you cannot find in the apartment and if we have it, we would be happy to provide it. Our goal is to make every guest's stay the very best possible.
Helpful votes: 8/9
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