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SPECIAL on Awesome 2/2 HOUSE - Spacious & Sunny in Old San Juan

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Colonial Style 2/2 Home with Interior Patios, sleeps 4-6

This awesome, economic rental for budget travelers is a 2 BR/ 2 BA house located in the heart of Old San Juan, please scroll down to find more interesting facts about the oldest city on US Territory. The house is in a quiet, familiar neighborhood, just one block from the famous ocean walk and in walking distance to all main attractions of this charming Old City. The living space offers CABLE TV on a nice size flat screen, WIFI, a dinner table for 6 as well as a sofa bed for 2 guests to sleep on. The kitchen is equipped and opens to a small interior Patio which gives the home a great cross ventilation. The house has 2BR's with one king and two twin beds as well as 2 small baths. Washer/ Dryer included. A second patio with hammocks to relax is available.

Old San Juan is the oldest city on US Territory and part of the World Heritage. It is about 8 by 8 blocks of unique colonial style architecture and offers everything from restaurants, bars, Puerto Rican coffee shops, galleries, open air music, nice paths to walk by the Port & Ocean, tourist shops to grocery store, pharmacy, Marshalls and Starbucks. The closest unofficial beach is in front of the Capitol Building in about 10-15 walking minutes from almost anywhere in Old San Juan. The nearest blue flag beach is called El Escambron and can reached in about 25-30 minutes walking along the Atlantic Ocean or in about 5 minutes by car/ taxi or bus. Old San Juan has a bus station from where you can go to Plaza Las Americas, the biggest mall in the Caribbean, to the Convention Center, as well as to Condado and Isla Verde, the other two main tourist spots along the coast of San Juan. Condado and Isla Verde are the modern parts of the city and have great beaches, hotels & casinos & much more...

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Property Manager
Vida Urbana
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 31, 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.

VidaUrbanaPR is a result of our love to Old San Juan and our desire to share this beauty with you. 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

This was the most amazing experience. I'm from New York and travel frequently to Puerto Rico. I brought 6 family members and they were more than content. This rental has it all, chairs in bags, hammocks and toys for kids. Very clean and the patios are private. Nuyorican cafe, The parrot club, Las Palmas are so close and have great service and atmosphere that welcomes all. Castle of San Cristobal and El Morro are literally blocks away. Irma was a sweetheart and very helpful and if anything was needed she was readily available. Overall I give it 5 out of 5 stars. I plan to come here every year, yea that's how good it was. Thank you guys for this amazing experience and god bless!!!
May 2015
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San Francisco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

SPECIAL on Awesome 2/2 HOUSE - Spacious & Sunny in Old San Juan
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 39 reviews
Mooresville, NC

Nice rental in a great location

  • 4 of 5

I rented this house for my family (me, my wife and three kids ages 17, 14 and 11). We stayed for a week (Saturday to Friday).

Pros - Many. Clean and well maintained; fully stocked kitchen; sleeps 5 - 6 comfortably with King, two twins and pull out couch (note that room with the pull out is on the street and there will be some noise on weekend evenings from passers-by and weekdays from commuters - not crazy loud, but enough to bother a light sleeper - luckily my son can sleep through a hurricane - LOL). Best of all - location. Within blocks to every site in Old San Juan and close to many local restaurants, bars, cafes and shops but not so close to the tourist traps to get tangled up with the cruise ship crowds. Small, isolated beach about 1/4 of a mile away, and a bigger beach with lifeguards, restroom facilities, picnic tables about a mile away. Owners provide a binder with recommendations and are VERY responsive. Neighborhood seemed very safe. Police are very visible and foot patrols are common. My 17 and 14 year old went to stores on their own during the day - although at night I would have been hesitant primarily because of the occasional bar flies wandering the street that you find in any big city.

Tip - if you plan on staying in San Juan your entire trip there is no reason to have a car. However, if you plan on venturing out of the city as we did then a car is handy. Parking is near impossible in the neighborhood, but there is a garage with an attendant 24/7 located just 4 blocks (on Calle Luna near Calle Justo) away where you can store your car for $20/day (plus valet tips) and come and go as you please. This worked great for us!

Cons - Not many. I recommend the Owners get another comfortable chair or small love-seat for the main room because, while the house sleeps 5-6, there is only comfortable seating for 4 people - 3 on the couch and one chair (there is a small courtyard with a comfy hammock my kids really enjoyed). Also, note that this rental does NOT have a DVD Player as advertised - the only thing we found missing from the description. I also recommend a wireless extension - the existing wireless router, which is in the front of the house, is useless in the back bedroom.

All in all - if I were ever to return to Old San Juan I would definitely consider renting this house again

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home with Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a girls trip and it was exactly what we needed. The house was great and perfect location. It is 1 block from the boardwalk and view of ocean. There are numerous restaurants and shops around as well as grocery store about 7 minute walk away. The main areas do not have AC but if you open the windows and courtyard doors then you get a great breeze, we never felt uncomfortable from the heat. The kitchen has all the wares you would need for food preparation and drinks. We got locked out of the house on our first day, apparently the key broke. I called the company and someone came right over to try to fix it. We ended up needing a locksmith to fix the door who came right over. Amazing service! We will definitely stay here again next time we are in town.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in Old San Juan,it's near our favorite restaurant in old San Juan the Mallorca.

Excellent customer service they allowed us to check out at noon,will definitely stay here again and recommend it to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY

Terrific location

  • 4 of 5

The location of the ground floor apartment was great. We were just steps from restaurants and bars with an authentic local feel. Don't miss a roof top breakfast at La Terraza boutique hotel just down the street. Everything was clean, the kitchen had plenty of cups, glasses, plates and silverware. I would have wished for a larger coffee pot than the tiny one provided but we made do. Having the washer/dryer was also convenient. DO NOT RENT A CAR for your stay as our travel companions insisted on doing. It remained in the parking garage all but 3 days of our 7 day stay. The OSJ is a walking city. We felt safe at all times. The weather was so nice we walked to Condado one day. Easy check-in and check-out. Having the second bathroom was a great find in the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice space. Convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful trip. The apartment was a good size. Rooms were comfortable. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay it is perfect and it's right in Old San Juan. The condo looks exacly like in the pictures and theres enough room. The only two things I would suggest is to have another TV in one of the other rooms because we had down time and we all had to share the TV in the living room which wasn't a big deal but it would have been nice to have a second TV. The other thing thats not a big deal but would have been great to have would have been a big umbrella for the Beach to help give us shade. Again not a big deal if those things arent provided. Just a suggestion;). For Old San Juan you actually don't really need a car. You could ride the bus for $0.75 it's right in Old San Juan, the trolley gives free rides around Old San Juan or get a taxi $$$ but if you want to go somewhere far like Rincon etc I would suggest to rent a car. We rented a car for 2 days and it was great and worth it. We explored the island as much as we could and it was beautiful. There is so many restaurants in Old San Juan and they are great. People around there a very sweet, helpful and it was very safe. We had no problems. We even bought some groceries and cooked at the condo helps to save $$$. I definitely plan to book with you guys again thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. We really appreciated it and thank you for being so helpful. The binder with all the information of all time one was very helpful thank you once again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience online. We certainly hope to welcome you soon again. It is a pleasure to host wonderful Guests like you.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
SJU - Luiz Munoz Rivera
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
All over Old San Juan within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
To Barcardi Factory - Catano
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Sagrado Corazon
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
PR - 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
All over Old San Juan
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
El Escambron
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

The rates do not apply for the annual San Sebastian Fest in January.

With each reservation we are charging at least one cleaning fee for the cleaning at your check-out. If Guest stays with us for more than 7 nights we apply a deep cleaning fee at your check-out. One deep cleaning has the cost of two regular cleanings

We require a $200 to $750 DEPOSIT depending on the size of the property and length of stay. The deposit for weekly rentals will be returned 3 days after departure following an inspection of the premises. The deposit for monthly rentals will be returned following an inspection of the premises and after the utility bills of the last rental month have been paid.

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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