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Immaculate Beachfront Studio next door to Condado Marriott Hotel in Puerto Rico

68 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Studio, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

Bright spacious studio apartment in a building directly on a pristine stretch of white sandy beach. Condominium Stella Maris is centrally located at 1 Condado Avenue in the heart of El Condado, across from the pool of the San Juan Stellaris Marriott Resort and Casino.

The fifth floor location allows for spectacular views, but is still low enough for you to be lulled to sleep by the surf at night. A full wall of sliding glass doors on the ocean side opens up to tropical breezes and a panoramic vista. Black out curtains allow you to sleep late in the morning or have a siesta when in the mood.

This cheery studio apartment was recently renovated with travetine floors throughout including the bathroom, a new flat screen TV and high speed internet There is original artwork throughout and you certainly know you're in the Caribbean. This rent by owner condo is spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you might need to relax and enjoy your vacation in Puerto Rico.

Owner Eric Brahm
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2016
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About Owner Eric Brahm

I have been employed for more than the last decade as an airline flight attendant. I have lived in Puerto Rico for more than 30 years, residing in Stella Maris since 1987. I love living in San Juan which has a nice mix of beach and city and enjoys almost perfect weather the entire year long. I live in the same building as the rental which allows me to attend quickly to any issues that arise. I strive to provide the level of service that I would like to receive if I were renting form someone else.

Why Owner Eric Brahm chose San Juan

I chose to live in Condominium Stella Maris primarily for location. You simply can not beat the view. Being on the beach at the end of Condado Avenue, we are right in the heart of things. When you walk out on the balcony you feel as if you were out at sea on a cruise ship. The waves lapping the beach lull you to sleep and the breeze blowing in is soothing and comforting.

The building itself has 11 floors and a friendly neighborly feel to it.

What makes this condo unique

Almost anything you want to do is accessible by foot. There are a multitude of restaurants in the neighborhood, from fast food to five star and shops from Cartier to Walgreens. For exercise you can swim in the ocean, stroll around the lagoon or go to one of several gyms nearby. The place can be either peaceful and relaxing or there is plenty of lively action in the casinos and clubs in the area..

Personally I like to stroll around the nearby Condado lagoon in the early morning for fresh air and exercise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This apartment was a perfect vacation spot

When you arrive, the view takes your breath away. Pictures can't do it justice. The apartment looks right out on Condado beach. The location is ideal, right in the heart of things. The kitchen had everything you could need and I did some of the cooking but there were many restaurants near by and I had some great meals. I had a wonderful stay and hope to return soon and often.
Oct 2009
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Immaculate Beachfront Studio next door to Condado Marriott Hotel in Puerto Rico
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 70 reviews
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A Perfect Getaway In San Juan!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this studio at first sight: when we arrived a gentle breeze was blowing in from the ocean through the beautifully decorated apartment. The view from the balcony is simply breathtaking! The beach is just feet in front of the building and the sound of waves breaking on the shore provides immediate relaxation.

The apartment is perfectly clean, even to our own high standards. Air conditioning makes the evenings cool and comfortable. Water pressure is good, providing a soothing shower and easy cleaning of the kitchen. Speaking of which, we love to cook and we were delighted by all of the little extras in the kitchen cupboards, making us feel right at home.

Security is excellent, which is always an important consideration. The building is gated, with multiple locked doors and the elevator requires a specific key for each floor. The street is quiet and well policed 24 hours a day.

The location of the studio is fantastic: there is a large Walgreens just a few steps down the street, numerous excellent restaurants nearby (our favorite is Ropa Vieja Grill), and shopping for every budget, from Gucci to surfing shops. nightlife is pretty good too, with salsa and merengue dancing at several venues in the neighborhood. The owner went out of his way to make sure that we were well informed and that our satisfaction was complete. He's a real gentleman, and this really added to our enjoyment of a great getaway.

We can't wait to book our next stay - this place is clean, comfortable, well appointed and it is central to everything we love about Puerto Rico.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
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Owner's Response: John and Mary Thanks for your kind words and for staying with me on your vacation in PR. You were great guests and I look forward to your prompt return. Eric
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Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Eric was the perfect host. He provided everything we needed. We felt completely safe and comfortable for our vacation. The view is to die for. I cried on the day we left because I didn't want to go back to reality of day to day life. I cannot wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An unforgettable week

  • 5 of 5

Eric's condo was the perfect place for us to spend our honeymoon! It is a magical place right on the beach and you could sit all day and listen to the waves and feel the refreshing breeze! We can't say enough how perfect this place is for two people. It is beautifully decorated, and most importantly, clean! We wish we could go back right now!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Amazing location and view!

  • 5 of 5

Studio was just as described. The location was ideal, there was a CVS and Walgreens right on the corner and taxis that were available right outside of the condo at all times. The beach was gorgeous and morning coffee on the balcony was delightful. Definitely recommend the condo and hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a nice review. I love having my morning coffee on the balcony also. I hope you come back soon.
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Very, very pleased

  • 5 of 5

If you want to sleep w/the doors open so you can hear the ocean and enjoy the breeze, this is the perfect spot! I chose to stay here instead of at a U.S. hotel nearby where a conference I was attending was being held. The studio was half the price, very clean, and situated near lots of eateries. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks for realizing the value of a rental over the conference hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 5 nights at Eric's beachfront condo at the beginning of April and couldn't have been happier with this property. The condo was spotless and beautifully decorated with local artwork. Once you open the gigantic patio doors to overlook Condado beach it feels like you're in a private cabana directly on the beach but with 5 story view of beachfront. The patio comes out a few extra feet than the neighboring condo's making it more private and adding to the on the right on the beach vibe. The ocean breeze and the sound of waves crashing while you fall asleep in a luxurious king size bed is one of the most tranquil experiences imaginable. Within a few block radius of the front door you can find a variety of bars & restaurants( the food and cocktails in San Juan are amazing), a Starbucks, CVS, Walgreens, a health food store that has a great selection of produce, and the Marriot hotel and casino that offers daily tours to explore the island. This condo is truely flawless in every way imaginable and the owner Eric goes above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Condado Beach
Car: not necessary

Located directly on the beach at #2 Condado Ave, between the Stellaris Marriott Resort and Casino and La Concha Hotel, in the heart of the Condado, the best tourist area in Puerto Rico.

There is a vast selection of restaurants within easy walking distance, from fast food to elegant- you choose based- on your taste and your budget.

Other Activities: There are various tour operator who will take you zip lining, spelunking, rappelling and hiking. El Yunque rain forest is a reasonable drive and can easily be added with a trip to Luquillo beach. Paddle boards, kayaks and kite surfing is available for rent in the area. There are casinos and night clubs near by.

There is a good gym a few blocks away and the health club at the Marriot is another alternative for a work out. I personally like to do the loop down Ashford, over the bridge and back by the lagoon for a walk/run of just under 3 miles to start the day.


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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $70

An assigned parking space may be available for $10 per day when reserved at the time of booking or arranged in advance.
I use checks for all transactions and the keys are mailed to the guests in advance of your stay.
Normally a 25% booking deposit secures the dates with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom was totally redone in natural stone tile with a walk in shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • There is a comfortable pillow topped king bed. The linens are high thread count. You can sleep with the ceiling fan , ocean breeze or if you prefer, the air conditioner. The sound of the waves should lull you to sleep.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach chairs
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The approximately 400 sq. ft. apartment has a fully equipped kitchenette. There is a love seat and a 4 person dining set. There is an air conditioner and ceiling fan. Hotel quality100% high thread count linens and towels are provided including beach towels. There is a cassette/CD player, a VCR/DVD player, Ipod station,and Flat Screen Television with Cable including Wireless Internet. The well maintained and secure twelve story condominium is separated from the beach by only a decorative cement wall . A designated space in a gated parking area may be available when arranged in advance for s small additional fee ($10 per night). Each floor has a separate key for the elevator and stair-well which helps to ensure security and privacy. A coin operated laundry room is on the first floor. All you should need to bring with you is your clothing, sunscreen and your smile.

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