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John Lombardo

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, italian

Ocean Front Apartment in Gated Isla Verde neighborhood.

22 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

San Juan Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Large Bedrooms, 2 Full bathrooms, sofa bed in living room. Sleeps 6.

A beach apartment with a great ocean view from the front balcony. This 2nd story 2 B and 2 Bath unit is a nice, tranquil, breezy apartment on a quiet little street in a gated neighborhood. It is within steps of the western end of the Isla Verde Beach and a sheltered cove. Also walking distance to wide, sandy beaches, shops, restaurants and a supermarket. The apartment is fully equipped and furnished. It has two bedrooms, including a large Master bedroom with a king size bed, large bathroom and walk-in closet. Room A/C units in both bedrooms, but no central air conditioning. The apartment is great for just opening up the double doors in the living room and enjoying the ocean breeze and view. Other amenities include cable TV, DVD/CD player, WiFi internet, and washer/dryer. It is a non-smoking apartment. Relax on the balcony or in the living room enjoying the beautiful ocean views or sit in the shady patio garden. Only a 15 minute drive to the airport and Old San Juan.

Sheltered Cove. : This sheltered cove is an excellent place for small children to play in the sand and shallow, calm waters. It is a short walk from the apartment. To get further down the beach where there are wider, sandy stretches, remember to bring good beach shoes to comfortably walk over some rocks along the way. (If you would like a bigger 3 bedroom/ 2 bath apt. see our property # 938186).

A great location for food lovers. Within a short walk of the apartment you have a wide variety of eating options. There are some fast food places (Pollo Tropical and Subway), excellent bakeries (Das Pastelhous, Panaderia Espana), great local food, including 'mofongo' (Casa Dante, Rest. El Estribo), a 24 hour diner selling local and standard dishes (Levi's), pizzerias, a food truck that sells delicious steak sandwiches (El Churry), a restaurant specializing in local, organic foods (The Garden) and other fine international restaurants including Argentinian steak houses, Japanese, Peruvian ceviche, Italian and Chinese. And if you feel like cooking your own meal, a 24 hour supermarket is just down the road.

A Real Treat for Coconut Lovers: There is a coconut vender at the entry to our street. Try one of his fresh 'coco frios' for an excellent, refreshing drink. Once you are done drinking out of the shell, he'll cut open the coconut and you can enjoy the sweet coconut inside.

Local water sports: For the more adventurous, there are a few water sports shops within walking distance of the apartment. They offer scuba and snorkeling equipment and trips, wind surfing, kite sailing and paddle boarding.

A couple of the shops (Velauno and Beach Cats) offer lessons or they can get you in touch with instructors.

Check out time is 10 am. . Check in Time is 3pm.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Lombardo (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, italian

About John Lombardo

My family and I enjoy living in San Juan and we also love traveling. We try to combine our knowledge and appreciation of Puerto Rio with our experience as travelers when we meet and communicate with our guests. Besides the best known tourist attractions, we try to identify other more unique opportunities that our guests may enjoy and make their trip special, depending on their interests. One such opportunity is the chance to volunteer a day on a local Habitat for Humanity project. As a member of the local board, I can assist in making that happen...Just ask.

Reviews

4.6
based on 22 traveler reviews

Ocean Front Apartment in Gated Isla Verde neighborhood.
average rating of 4.590909 based on 22 reviews
5

Cozy and very clean apartment that makes you feel like a local.

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was very clean and always had a nice breeze coming in through the windows from the ocean. I definitely will be staying here when i return to P.R. It is quiet and walking distance from beach. It is 40 minutes from El Yunque, 20 minutes from Old San Juan and walking distance to many resturaunts. Cafe Bistro, 2 blocks away, is a must for breakfast or lunch. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for us to stay. John was more than accomodating. Will definately be cback.

  • 5 of 5

Love the cove to be able to get into the water and view some sea life.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An incredible stay The Best I have Had

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in many different places in the World, several in Puerto Rico We had an experience that was filled with pleasure and great experiences. The accommodations were superb, more than adequately supplied and if we needed something it was immediately provided. The Host was a delight...Friendly, concerned and so helpful its almost impossible to list. For example I hurt my knee...The Host immediately without asking arranged for a Doctors apt, took us there, went in with us made sure we were enrolled and eventually picked us up to take us home. HIS IMMEDIATE HELP DURING THE WHOLE STAY WAS AMAZING. The accommodations were very very comfortable, Very clean and plenty of room to wander. The Ocean was very close to the rear of the apt and the view marvelous Fine restaurants stores and other amenities were close and within easy walking distance.... WE ARE RETURNING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect host. ... nice place

  • 4 of 5

The good:

Great rate

Big bedrooms

Fully furnished

Nice view of the ocean

Great communication

Secure

The only thing I would say isn't perfect is its not right on the beach. It is a short walk tho.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the apartment for a relaxing get away with family and I have to say it exceeded my expectations. Everything is exactly as described, the photos don't do the apartment justice. Below are my comments on what made the stay so exceptional.

The location is perfect. It's in a more residential end of isla verde but a short walk from the more commercial end.

John was so accommodating. He was very thoughtful about making sure the apartment was equipped with every convenience of home... sunblock, beach chairs, towels, condiments, he even had a play pin for my toddler when we arrived! I didn't find myself reaching for anything that wasn't there.

John was very helpful in helping us discover some hidden gems that we probably would not have explored our own. Restaurants, attractions, etc.

I would absolutely recommend this apartment if you are looking for a more local experience. I would stay here again on my next trip to San Juan.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A nice vacation

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at John's apartment in mid December, 2014; had a wonderful time. At night the Coqui (tree frogs) sang outside of our rooms. Not quite the jungle atmosphere but it's nice to hear the sounds of nature. Adding to the chorus is the sounds of ocean flapping the sea wall. Beautiful!. Be warned though, the sounds can be so loud that they may wake you up in the middle of the night. Regardless it's a very unique experience.

One day of our stay it rained. The rain forest when it rains it pours. It rained so hard we couldn't go outside. John offered to take us to the mall and we took the offer. The mall is very typical American shopping mall, but it beats being cooped up inside a small apartment in the rain. That's a nice touch on top of John's attentive to our needs, and tips to the surrounding areas. We got to taste the young coconuts harvested from his trees, freed. A Caribbean experience. Thanks John.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Luis Munoz Marin Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Various
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Farjardo ferry to Vieques, 1 hr. away.
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Various
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Isla Verde exit off of Highway 26
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
A dozen nearby restraurants to choose from.
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Isla Verde Beach
Car: not necessary

Excellent location on a small, quiet access controlled neighborhood, right across the street from the ocean and the western end of the Isla Verde Beach. A short walk to all types of restaurants, from fine dining to fast food, clubs and a 24 hour supermarket. Wind surfing rental shops nearby. Relax on the nearby beaches by day and walk to great restaurants or clubs at night. Only a 10 minute drive to the airport or to Old San Juan and easy access to the expressway to explore the entire island of enchantment.

Other Activities: During June and July, considering putting your child in the local Windsurfing camp.

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Rates & Availability

Isla Verde Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Summer
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$2,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation policy: Reservations canceled at least six weeks before the arrival date will get reservation deposit returned in full less Paypal fees. Cancellations within six weeks of the arrival would lose $250 of any deposit paid.
An additional $75 will be added to cover for cleaning and all other fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San Juan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The Master Bedroom is very large and has its own large bathroom and walk-in closet. From this bedroom, with the windows open there is usually a nice ocean breeze and you can hear the waves hitting the shore. Please note that the accommodations are well suited for mature adults, 25 yrs or older, with or without kids.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Regarding transportation, we can recommend a very reliable taxi for pick up and drop off at the airport.

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