Unbelievable vacation rental!
Submitted: March 29, 2012
Stayed: March 2012
The apartment is exactly as advertised on this site. It is impeccably clean (from the kitchen to the bedroom to the bathroom), organized, and stocked with kitchen supplies, utensils, and bath and beach towels. Even though the apartment is advertised as being small, we slept four in the apartment (two in the queen-sized bed and two on the full-size futon bed) so it actually wasn't as small as I expected. We rarely watched TV but the two TVs had excellent reception and we didn't encounter any problems watching cable or DVDs. With four people, the kitchen and bathroom were often used but everything worked to perfection; you never want to deal with a plumbing issue or broken kitchen appliance when you're on vacation but we didn't have any problems, probably because of how well Anna maintains the place. The kitchen was fully stocked with modern appliances so we cooked many breakfasts and dinners there. The bar stool dining area (as seen in the pictures) created a perfect intimate and social dining area.
We couldn't have asked for a better location to stay in. We did a lot of research on San Juan before concluding that Ocean Park would be the best place to stay. We looked to avoid the super-touristy high-rises of Condado and Isla Verde and wanted a better beach experience than Old San Juan could offer. Ocean Park proved to be the perfect location for us. The residential neighborhood was secured at night, the streets were peaceful, and we found a more local, yet calmer crowd in the neighborhood and on the beach during the day. The beach down the street is clean, peaceful, and the water is really warm. There's a great breakfast place, a place with Mexican food, a local bar, a froyo shop, and a Walgreens within walking distance. A 25-30 min walk could get you to Condado as well. The beach was a minute down the street from the apartment complex. All in all, perfect location.
Anna was extremely friendly and helpful from day one. She drove two of us to the grocery store upon arrival and we could contact her for any questions. On a few occasions, she advised us on good restaurants and other attractions and even offered to drive us there. You couldn't ask for more from a vacation rental owner.
Again, the apartment was impeccably clean and in the perfect neighborhood. For us (4 college students on spring break), the place was affordable, liveable, and a cheap taxi ride away from restaurants, bars, clubs, and attractions.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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