|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
As an alternative to a simple hotel room, this condo offers an entirely different vacation experience.
It will be like having your own private home, directly on a lovely Caribbean beach.
Imagine your own private balcony that overlooks a turquoise ocean, with a beautiful coral sand beach directly below you. This is not just a pretty view. You are ON the Beach!
The unobstructed 180 degree view is breathtaking.
The sliding doors to the balcony open completely so the beach becomes part of your living area. The bed faces the ocean so at night, with the windows open, you'll feel like you are lying on the beach, and the sound of the waves will lull you to sleep.
Instead of going "out" to eat for every meal, you can cook "in" if you prefer, as you have a complete kitchen, with everything you need to prepare gourmet meals.
The unit has a Queen sized bed with an extra thick mattress.
The condo comes furnished with all linens, towels, kitchen equipment, stereo, CD player, flat screen cable
TV, VCR/DVD, free Wi-Fi Wireless Cable, Ipod/Iphone plug in,
and many other amenities. The condo is fully Air Conditioned.
All you need to bring are your clothing and music.
The Condo is in Condado, on the beach, next to the Marriott and a 10 minute drive/ taxi ride from San Juan airport (Muniz Marin) or a 10 min Taxi from the cruise ship docks.
If you are not familiar with Condado Beach area, it is perhaps the most popular, and
well maintained, beach in Puerto Rico. The condo " Stella Maris"
is on the beach, facing the ocean, and 4 floors up (the building has an
elevator). The building is very secure. The property is fully enclosed and gated.
A key is required to enter the compound as well as the lobby. The elevator
also is keyed which will only open to your specific floor. There is a Laundry
room on the ground floor of the building with coin operated washers and
dryers (cost is $2.00 per wash).
The Condado area is the main tourist area of San Juan and home to many casinos, fine restaurants, grocery stores, tourist shops, all within walking distance, and a 10 minute drive to Old San Juan and close to the highways that will get you to the rest of Puerto Rico. There is a fitness center, and a Cyber Cafe, about a block away. Taxis
and buses are always available as the "main drag" is a half block away.
The Marriot Hotel is right next door and has a great Casino, several excellent restaurants, with dining on the beach, and live music every night. Most of the island excursions ( Parasailing, snorkeling, Horseback riding etc.)can be arranged through them with the operators picking you up from the Hotel lobby. Although being so close to such a busy area, the condo is very quiet, except of course for the constant sound of the waves crashing on the beach below.
This is not just a view, You are ON THE BEACH !
Working with the owner was a breeze and a very professional experience. The unit was comfortable for two, clean, and secure. We felt at home instantly. The location, on the beach with a balcony overlook, was great for morning coffees and late evening sunsets with cocktails. Of the two minor problems we had with the unit, they were quickly corrected. We would definitely stay there again. I think this particular rental is a perfect spot for two - especially for couples, as there is plenty to do right there in Condado; great restaurants and nightlife. The condo has all the amenities and is within walking distance of everything you need, even small markets.
The only regret we had was that we wished we had learned more about the area beforehand so we knew that straying off the main strip would have led us to more interesting eateries and entertainment - we didn't learn this until two days before departing.
We ventured into Old San Juan twice - once by taxi and once by bus (definitely do the bus, only .75 cents each way, a HUGE savings over the taxi). We did a self guided tour of OSJ over the course of two days and saw a lot and had a great time - a lot of walking, so bring comfy shoes for that. We went first on a Sunday afternoon, which was great because there were all sorts of outdoor events throughout the city including music, fairs, festivals and food tastings. The second time we went to OSJ was earlier on a Thursday morning and that was nice because there were less crowds. I really enjoyed visiting some of the many cathedrals all over the place! Beautiful!
We booked two excursions through the Marriot next door to the condo, which in retrospect I would not do again. It was costly and not as exciting as we had hoped. I would have used my money instead to rent a car for a day and drive myself.
Overall, great trip, great condo!
This may seem like we’re just echoing what others have said, but Fred’s place was absolutely perfect for our honeymoon. When people ask what the highlight of our trip was, we reply, “The condo, which was right on the beach.” What a great alternative to staying in a hotel, not only cheaper but also having our own kitchen and cooking equipment to save hundreds of dollars. Moreover, Fred was quick to respond to any questions we had while we were there, and even offered to have his building housekeeper take us around on a tour (a nice guy named Sam who also later offered us a ride to the airport on our way back). Overall, we couldn’t have had a better experience, and plan to come back to PR and stay in the same condo. Thanks again Fred!
My boyfriend and I stayed at this fabulous condo in July of 2011-originally lured by its location and bargain price. The condo itself is a studio with a bathroom and kitchen, which came in handy to avoid the need to eat out for every meal. The best part was the balcony, which you got to via the full walled glass windows with sliding glass doors that opened as pretty much as wide as you wanted. You're practically on the ocean you're so close. The views are amazing as is the ability to listen to the waves whenever you're in the condo. The condo is conveniently located to shopping (including quite a few high end shops, which I was surprised to see, although I had no idea really what to expect as it was my first visit to PR) and a plethora of restaurants to choose from. I can't really advise on the location in regards to doing activities or tours, as although we had planned on doing a bunch of them, we opted for relaxing on the beach or at the condo for our whole stay, it was just too perfect to leave =) The bed is not the most comfortable but it does the trick, and for the price and location, you can't beat it. I highly recommend staying at this condo if you're looking into Puerto Rico!
Amazing!! Everything was great about staying in the condo and being in the Condo Beach area. Very comfty & home like.
the condo was great...the location was the bomb...we were step from the beach, cafes, shopping, drugstore, grocery store...we will definitely be staying there again...clean, comfortable and quiet...you couldn't ask for a better place for the money
From the second my fiance and I walked into the condo we were 100% pleased with our decision to stay at the Stella Maris! The view from the balcony is breathtaking which is perhaps why we spent so much of our time on it! The condo was very clean and the perfect size for two people. The full kitchen was great and allowed us to save a lot of money on meals.There is a constant breeze throughout the entire condo when the balcony and bathroom windows are open, which was so refreshing. Everything you need is within walking distance including a 24 hour Walgreens and lots of great restaurants! The beach was almost always empty, very clean and the water was like bathwater. And the best part about it was that it was right below us! The Marriott hotel is right next door and they are very happy to help if you have any questions about directions, etc. In my opinion, we really couldn't have appreciated or experienced Puerto Rico as much as we did if we had stayed in a hotel. Fred was great to work with and I would love to go back sometime soon! I would recommend this condo to anyone who loves the beach, falling asleep to the sound of waves, and watching the sunset over the palm trees! Enjoy!
Studio Condo on Beautiful Condado Beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Condado Beach is center of tourist activities with fine restaurants, Casinos. fine shopping and nightlife just a few steps away.
The balcony offers 180 degree unobstructed view of Condado Beach
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|