About the property
- Condo750 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Remodeled/laundry rm/quiet&safe complex
Private and gated community, conveniently located to all the historical sites, restaurants and party areas, all within easy walking distance. A free trolley is available across the street from the condo that will take you to various places of interest in 'viejo/old' San Juan.
The condo complex is located away from the hustle of city traffic and party noise common in the area. The apartment is on the 1st floor with only 2 steps to the front door in a 2 story building. The condo is close to the Governor' mansion, Capital, federal buildings, historical sites, shopping & cruise ship piers. Safe & quiet area well monitored by local and federal police as well as the Coast Guard.
Since Old San Juan has a very dynamic and vibrant night life, many streets tend to be busy & noisy which makes this apartment a great retreat from activities...quiet days and restful nights.
The apt is located within walking distance to Escambron beach, fine shopping and casinos. The Condado area is 5 minutes away, can be reached by taxi or public transportation. Taxis are plentiful, 24 hours/day.
The apt faces the Coast Guard bldg & El Arsenal Museum built during the Spanish colonial period. On the opposite side of the complex is the 'Paseo de La Princesa' park with its beautiful fountain at the end of the promenade where you can enjoy spectacular sunsets by the bay and see the walled city as built by the Spaniards. On Sundays evenings locals gather with musical instruments for lively and fun concerts.
The kitchen is fully equipped, quality towels & linen are supplied, individual A/C units in the kitchen and bedroom...there are overhead and floor fans in apt. Great cross ventilation/breeze in the apt with louver windows/doors that open. The laundry room is located within the apartment with vacuum, ironing board, iron and other tools to clean.
For last minute renters or for more than 2 week stay, please call for arrangements and fees: Owner, Ileana at 706/216-3614
Public parking available: the lot is next door to complex for approx $10/day or street parking when available. No taxes or cleaning fees...included.
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- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 06, 2018
My father had been working for a pharmaceutical company and was offered a transferred to PR which he gladly accepted. He brought the family to live in San Juan for approximately 3yrs from NYC. I absolutely fell in love with the island, its warm, friendly & genteel people as well as the fun and positive attitudes. Loved the greenery, flowers and mountainous regions...so very different from NYC. Learned about tropical fruits & vegetables, still many not available in the states today. My father' descendants were originally from the San German area...helped to abolish slavery. I'm proud to be of Puerto Rican heritage...love the island, it's people and their spirit. There is so much to see and do that I still haven't enjoyed all that Puerto Rico has to offer.
Why Ileana chose La Puntilla
Why should you rent this property? I take great pride in maintaining this condo in the best possible condition...making it an inviting and comfortable place to come to...a place that I would want to visit, stay and return to. My desire is to make guests feel at home. When compared to other rentals in old San Juan, this apartment is larger than most, clean, well decorated, airy, with all the necessary kitchen accessories. Quality towels and linen included. There are air conditioning units in the bedroom and in the kitchen, however, there's a wonderful cross breeze throughout the apartment when doors are opened. Mr. Velez, caretaker, is on call for assistance.
What makes this Condo unique
Convenient to all historical sites, restaurants, shopping (retail, jewelers & groceries), casinos, ferry and cruise ship piers as well as public beach. Safe with Coast Guard residential facility at the end of the street and federal + local police monitoring area. The complex is also gated. Quiet complex since it's away from central old San Juan, however, easy walk to all but you can enjoy your time in the apartment without all the traffic noise, etc. Laundry room with washer & dryer within the apartment. Only 2 steps up to the apartment.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
La Puntilla Condo in Old San Juan
This condo was located in a perfect spot of Old San Juan for us. We are retired, in our early seventies, and this property was very convenient.It has all the emenities we needed. The owner provided excellent service. We could recommend this condo to our friends without hesitation. We plan to return next winter and hope to stay here again. We spent the entire month of January 2009 and it was definitely worth it.
I'm glad to know that you enjoyed your visit to Puerto Rico
and your stay at the condo. I look forward to your visit
in 2010. Thank you for taking care of the condo as if it
were your home! Ileana
Location, Location, Location
This apartment is very well located, in walking distance to the port, museums, forts, grocery store, old wall, CVS Pharmacy, bus depot etc. The grounds were well groomed and the apartment was clean, with lots of towels and bed linen and a comfortable bed. Since we stayed two months, it was great having the washer and dryer in the apartment!
Ileana (owner) and Joe (manager) were easy to contact answered our questions and saw to any problems, quickly. There were always festivities at the Paseo de la Princesa on the weekends, but the bedroom, at the back of the unit, next to the interior courtyard, was very quiet for sleeping.
We enjoyed going across La Puntilla St. to the old armory to sit in the shade and watch the activities on the water (cruise ships, ferry, and coast guard maneuvers ).
Our only complaint was not having access to the parking inside the gate, when we rented a car for a week. The free parking on La Puntilla, was very limited.
All in all, the old town was fascinating to visit and the condo's location and condition made our stay very enjoyable.
Dear Mr. & Mrs. R,
I'm so delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit to Puerto Rico as well as staying at my condo. So glad you appreciated the convenient location and quietness of the apartment. It's sometimes difficult to get a good nights rest with the festivals and folks partying throughout the streets of OSJ. As you indicated,
this condo complex is conveniently located but set apart from other rentals since it's on a dead end street
with very little foot traffic allowing for restful nights. I thank you for your wonderful comments and hope
that you will soon return to the "enchanting" island and to my home away from home, La Puntilla.
A charming, cozy condo with an ideal location.
This condo was just right for our first visit to Old San Juan. It is very well equipped with clear instructions on how to operate and find everything. It is very safe and a short walk to the promenade, shopping, trolley stops and street food carts. A great spot to stay and discover the fun and history in Old San Juan. The owner Illana was great to work with and the condo manager was great too. Don and Marilee Muth ...Wisconsin
A wonderful place in a great location
What a great place to stay in Old San Juan. This property was comfortable, clean, convenient, and just as described in the listing. Ileana, the owner, was very easy to work with and was able to make accommodations for my late night arrival. I loved that it was just a 5-minute walk to the beautiful trees and fountain of Paseo de la Princesa. Highly recommended!
I'm glad to know that you enjoyed your visit to Puerto Rico and old San Juan. I appreciate your great comments regarding the apartment and the surrounding area. Your late night arrival wasn't a problem. I hope that you will return soon to see more of this "enchanting" island and also to the condo.
Thank you for taking care of the condo as your own and also for your review.
Best location and place to stay in!
Stayed here for 5 nights and I have to say the location is perfect! Really close to a lot of good restaurants and a brewery! The place is nicely kept both inside the premises and the unit itself. Weather wasn't too bad and when it was hot opening the windows was good enough to feel the breeze from the ocean making it cooler inside. Then again we are from california so we are kind of use to the heat at times just not the humidity, but the place offers ceiling mounted fans which work great. Most of the tourist areas are walking distance therefore we never really had to drive much. We would definitely book this property again and recommend anyone to do so as well. Thanks again Ileana for letting us rent your property and hope to deal with you again in the near future.
Dear Jose G.,
It's great to read your great comments and to know that your stay at the condo met
your expectations. I'm glad that you and friends enjoyed your visit to Puerto Rico and
old San Juan. I look forward to your return and stay at the apartment.
Wonderful "second home"
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay in San Juan in this lovely vacation rental. It truly felt like home with all of the amenities available to us, provided by owner Ileana. Returning to the comfortable condo was a treat after a day of sightseeing or relaxing at one of the many nearby beaches. Ileana was also very helpful in telling us of some of the many highlights and interesting historical sights of this beautiful city. We plan to return and are looking forward to our next vacation!
Dear Mr. & Mrs. F.,
Thank you for your review and comments. It's pleasure to know that you enjoyed your visit to the "enchanting" island of Puerto Rico as well as your stay at the condo. There is so much to discover about PR, so I hope that you will return for a longer stay and hopefully, back to the condo. I look forward to your next visit. Regards, Ileana
Old San Juan was designated as a world heritage site by the United Nation in 1983. This distinction places Viejo San Juan in a select group of worldwide landmarks. Within walking distance you will find excellent restaurants, patio & open air bars, museums, fine art galleries & historic churches. The art galleries hold a late night exhibit the first Tues. of the month and outdoor exhibits of local crafts are also in view. The forts, El Morro & San Cristobal, fortresses built by the Spanish empire, designated national parks, are also within walking distance. Take a leisurely walk to enjoy sunsets at the Paseo de la Princesa park and see the entry & walled section built to protect the city & harbor. Free concerts held ever Sat. by the bay (1blk from condo) as well as at the Plaza de Armas. On Sunday evenings locals gather at the park for impromptu concerts. See the oldest chapel in N Amer,Capilla De Cristo, also La Rogativa, statue honoring women for saving San Juan from the British. Other Activities: Casinos and Tax Free Jewelry shops; Designer Shops In Condado Area
Additional information about rental rates
PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR DISCOUNTS ON RESERVATIONS GREATER THAN 14 DAYS. TAXES ARE INCLUDED IN NIGHTLY CHARGES. If reservations are made several months in advance payment can be split into 50% at booking and the balance (50%) due 2 weeks prior to arrival. This condo is our family's "home away from home". We would appreciate guests leaving the kitchen clean (no dirty dishes) and the apartment tidy. If the home is left dirty, there will be a $200 charge. This is a residential condo community-please conduct accordingly with manners and respect toward neighbors. Fines are administered by the HOA for noise and parking violations-these will be deducted from the security deposit.