About the property
- Apartment1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
2 Large Bedrooms, 2 Full bathrooms, sofa bed in living room. Sleeps 6.
After cleaning up after Maria, we are ready to go. We have full water and electricity restored. We offer 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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Spanish, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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 contribute to making their trip special, depending on their interests. One such opportunity is the chance to volunteer a day on a local Habitat for Humanity project; I can assist in making that happen...Just ask.
Why John Lombardo chose Punta Las Marías
The house is located in a very unique neighborhood. It's a beach area within a short walk to two great beaches. On weekends, plenty of families can be seen walking to enjoy a fun day in the sun and sand. It's urban, with restaurants, a supermarket and clubs nearby. And yet their is plenty of green with palm trees, tropical pines and bougainvillea all around.
What makes this Apartment unique
This is a 2 bedroom / 2 bath apt in a small family complex with two other furnished apts available for larger groups. In total there are 5 bedrooms that can be combined for a fun family get together. Our garden patio area is a spacious, breezy part ot the house to relax or plan an outdoor dinner.
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Home in Puerto Rico!
I have enjoyed the place so much that I have extended my stay. I highly recommend this apartment to anyone who wants the feeling and freedom being home - right on the ocean!
Perfect location, wonderful host
My husband and I stayed for 5 nights with our two toddlers and a friend. The location is wonderful- just a very short walk to the small beach on a very mellow gated street. The beach was packed with locals on the weekend, but we pretty much had it to ourselves the rest of the week! It was perfect for our boys, as it is mostly protected from the waves by a little reef.
The house is like a little oasis in the city- surrounded by a wall, it feels very safe and secure. We loved sitting on the porch in the mornings, eating our breakfast watching the waves and feeling the tropical breeze. On the one rainy afternoon, we enjoyed hanging out in the downstairs patio. We also grilled a couple of nights on the outdoor grill and hung out in the hammock.
The house had everything, especially for kids. When we needed anything, John was super helpful, providing us with snorkel masks, bikes, pac n plays, extra supplies etc. In addition, John was flexible when our flight was delayed and we were "stuck" for 3 more hours. Overall, he was an amazing host!
We had been to San Juan several times before and weren't sure what to expect after Maria. While it's clear this is still a lot of recovery work to be done, we still had an amazing trip. One day, the entire island lost electricity, which apparently happens every so often, but John's house has solar panels, so we didn't feel the effect.
Perfect all the way around
The apartment is great!! John is very accommodating and sees to your comfort and every need. He was responsive if we had questions and always friendly and helpful. The apartment has plenty of room and the outside facilities (the balcony, the yard and the underneath lanai area are great for just hanging out and relaxing. You are situated just on the breakwater next to the little cove. The sound of the waves is wonderful all night from the master bedroom. The cove is about a 25 yard walk where it is calm, safe and not too deep for just splashing around and enjoying the warm water. About another 25 yards past the cove is Isla Verde beach. Both areas are fun, sunny, and relaxing. There are plenty of places to eat and drink close by too. We had a wonderful week and you will too!!!!
Love listening to the waves crash!!
Amazing place to stay!! John have a little slice of heaven with this place to stay! He was very helpful with the area and suggestions on places to eat. I loved waking up every morning and hearing the waves and walking the beach! It was a very wonderful and memorable trip for the entire family!!
Great location in San Juan!
John was a wonderful host with lots of great information about the area! The apartment was in a great location and within walking distance to the main beaches (about 1km in either direction), restaurants, and the grocery store. We made use of the full kitchen, and the living room/seating area was great for just relaxing and listening to the waves. I highly recommend staying here if you’re traveling to San Juan. And Old San Juan was about a 25 minute drive away. So this was just a great, central location.
A secret gateway on the beach front w/ a fabulous host!
My colleagues and I came to San Juan during the after math of Hurricane Maria for Relief work. We were greeted and hosted with the utmost kindess. We already started planning our next trip. Great location that offers more than what is mentioned. John and his wife are great hosts. Wish you all the best!
Excellent location on a small, quiet ocean front 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 and stand up paddle board 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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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.