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25 Steps from the Beach Studio: Private, Relaxing & Quaint, Isla Verde

Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Sleeps up to 2 (on 1 king size bed)

25 steps from the beach - this recently refurbished studio offers a partial ocean view, an equipped kitchenette, bath, A/C, one king size bed, Internet, Cable TV, breakfast table, ample closet space - sleeps up to 2 persons and is located on Isla Verde Beach next to Hotel ESJ Towers. Tropical atmosphere with access to two of the best beaches in San Juan, night clubs, shopping, pharmacies, hotels and casinos in the San Juan Area. Everything is within walking distance. Also has one parking space for car rentals and a coin laundry provided by the Condo.

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Property Manager
Vida Urbana
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2017

About Vida Urbana

Picture shows Andres & Annett, owners at Vida Urbana, Managers of the property.

“Imagine the City is your guesthouse…'

and while you are walking through one of the first cities in the colonial world you find your “space” to stay, the apartment of your choice, small and cozy or spacious and elegant, colorful with high ceilings or a window to the ocean, with a balcony to a plaza or a hidden patio. Imagine this wide variety available for you to dive into and feel the spirit of more than 500 years.

Therefore we enjoy representing our neighbors (homeowners) who have decided to offer their homes to travelers. We are managing an incredible variety of properties, all very different from each other and yet in the same gorgeous old city, Some Truly Economic and as well Some of the Finest Locations in Old San Juan. We live in Old San Juan ourselves and like to welcome you to experience our Latin-, Tropical-, Spanish-colonial style neighborhood.

Vida Urbana is committed to Serve Travelers at a Fair Rate and to help Finding The Rental That Meets Your Needs. We enjoy providing an Honest Service and being Available Before and During Your Stay. Our Message to all Tenants: Have Fun, Enjoy, Relax and don't hesitate to contact us for anything you need.

We recently added as well apartments in the modern part of San Juan for you to visit and enjoy the 'beach front' lifestyle of Puerto Rico and two 'hidden get a ways' around the Island.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved our stay in Isla Verde at the Coco Mar. Myrna was waiting for us when we arrived from the airport and showed us around the apartment. It was very clean and also very secure which was very comforting being two female travelers from the states. We couldn't have been closer to the beach which was definitely a plus!!! I do not think the tsunami alarms are a common occurrence but the first day we arrived, they went off for about an hour. We weren't sure what they were and it was a little scary but Myrna responded to my text right away and told me it was just a test. Maybe for future guests an advisement on what those alarms are would be helpful. Overall we loved the apartment and I would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants something different than a resort/hotel in Puerto Rico! Thank you so much!!
May 2015
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

25 Steps from the Beach Studio: Private, Relaxing & Quaint, Isla Verde
average rating of 4.5 based on 26 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Peaceful! Relaxing! Quiet!

  • 5 of 5

I was thoroughly pleased with my stay in Isla Verde.

The building was extremely quiet. The neighbors were extremely friendly. The area was perfect! I have absolutely no complaints at all. Right off the beach, tons of great authentic places to eat in the area, and plenty of police around if you need an extra feeling of security.

Thanks Irma and Myrna for making my first trip to PR an amazing and cultural experience I will never forget.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us on your first visit. We hope you will return many times and will be glad to welcome you again. It is a pleasure to host so wonderful people. The entire VidaUrbanaPR Team
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Peaceful and Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

To all looking for a simple clean place next to the beach... Stay here!! I chose to stay here and not in a hotel because I hate the fact of paying royal fees in a place I will only sleep in. Not only is the beach steps away so are the restaurants and Walgreens and bars. Thank you Myrna for being so attentative during our stay!!! I will definitely come back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience, Cindy. It was a pleasure being your host and we would love to welcome you again at any time. Your VidaUrbanaPR Team
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some what disappointed

  • 2 of 5

I was disappointed to find roaches every place...even carried some home in my luggage. Was depending on the wi-fi and after several calls we had it for one evening....very disappointed. The room was ok for 2 people, the beach was near.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To our future Guests: We would like to be very frank in our response and share with you that this review is nothing short of a big, fat lie. The Guest who wrote it had not once contacted us during or after her stay about any roach and at check out even stated she was HAPPY. How could she have been happy with roaches all over the place and seriously - would she have stayed the entire week in a rental full of roaches without saying a word to us, without leaving early, without asking for help? Please rest assured that our rental is not filled with insects and also that our Internet works just fine. You may have to reset it, if you didn't use it for a longer period of time, but that is all. In the case of this Guest, she was incapable to enter the password correctly, which is a given to make it work. So indeed she was in touch with us during her stay, we even drove her all the way to the next Casino once, but at no moment she mentioned a single roach. Furthermore, if you decide to stay with us and at any moment do see a roach or any other bug anywhere, be assured that we will be over asap and work on it. In order for you to hopefully never see one, we do exterminate once a month. We love what we do & we would love to welcome you.
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Awesome experience!!

  • 4 of 5

The experience was great! From the professional staff to the exceptional service from Myrna. She went out of her way to accommodate me and even picked me up from the airport due to booking rental car a day later. The property was clean, spacious and welcoming. Beach was steps away, shopping was walking distance as well as night life. Fun, fun!!! Private parking, quiet and pleasant. Best place compared to hotel prices and other rentals! I travel very frequently and after finding this place, will not want to stay elsewhere!!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time and posting your review. We certainly hope to welcome you very soon again. The VidaUrbanaPR Team
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Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada

As advertised - beach access 25 steps from the gat

  • 4 of 5

We were late to arrive and had difficulty finding the building. Staff answered quickly and connected with us to guide us into the gated parking.

On introduction to the apartment we were pleased to know the images had not deceived us.

Beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler all made our trips to the rest of Puerto Rico's balnearios quite interesting.

The studio was easily cleaned as it's cozy not unreasonably so given that we had a view of the ocean and could hear the wind in the palm trees while waves hit the shore. It was wonderful to watch the sunset from bed or the beach.

Of great joy was to find the only road maps which we'd been unable to find during our stays in the Aquadilla area or anywhere else on Puerto Rico.

Thank you to Myrna [not allowed to post the company.. sorry] and owner for making my first visit to Puerto Rico such a joy! I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada

As advertised

  • 4 of 5

We were late to arrive which compounded our difficulty experienced with GPS in Puerto Rico. Myrna [ Vida Urbana's employee] graciously met us in the pouring rain after dark with nothing but our brief description and location given to guide us into the gated parking garage.

On awakening the next morning we were delighted to see the ocean and palm trees from our bed.

Delightfully clean, easily kept with a bar size fridge to keep food/drinks cool. The apartment comes with 2 beach chairs, a cooler - towels separated by colour as to whether they were to be used for beach or shower usage. The kitchen included a coffee maker, microwave, toaster and stove-top as well as basic cooking materials and eating utensils/plates/bowls.

There are lots of shops within walking distance along with casinos, stores and restaurants.

The elevator was a tad quirky in that it rarely stopped parallel to whatever floor you were headed for which would make this building not accessible for those in wheelchairs or completely reliant on mobility devices.

Close to bus, or other transportation I'd stay there again! In fact - how soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Luiz Munoz Marin (SJU)
Car: not necessary

Old San Juan, Short Term Rentals, Vacation Rentals, Vida Urbana, Real Estate, Fortress, El Morro, Restaurants, Bay, Port, Ocean, Walking, Shops, Gallery, Spanish Style, Culture, Architecture, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Romantic Get Away, Grocery, Snorkeling, Diving, Rain Forest, Bacardi Factory, Theater, Live Concerts, Open Air Music, Latin Culture, Latin Food, Puerto Rican Cusine, Fresh Made Beer, Old Harbor Brewery

Other Activities: next to well known hotels, bars, discos and casinos


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

10% tax include 7% local tourism tax and 3% service charge
Listed Deposit may be higher for stays longer than 1 week.
Listed Cleaning Fee may be higher for stays longer than 1 week.
Monthly Rates do not include the cost of electricity.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cangrejo Arriba Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The two twin beds are convertible to a king size bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Beach Towels
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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