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Historic area Old San Juan PR Apt No 2

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Mercado Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 6

Roomy,lots of windows and ventilation yet private and charming. Two(2) bedrooms 1B Apt. Sleeps 6 Ample kitchen leading to a sunny xtra large patio to enjoy a morning coffee or relax in late afternoon after a day spent in the oldest city of the New World.( Circa 1492)Minimum Stay 4 Nights

Newly renovated, Satellite TV and Wi-F,A/Ci.Everything new except the historic buliding( 1804) built by the Spanish Government for a high ranking Army Officer,during the Spanish quest for conquering of the New World and a stop point for galeons carying gold bullions to Spain.

Easily accessible from street level and to all historic sites of this important city. Walking distance from the New World´s first university.(Now Hotel El Convento), Old Army Headquarters such as Ballajá, El Morro Castle,where the Spanish army held off would be invaders,such as Sir Francis Drake and others. There are lots of museums nearby.

History Indeed was staged here.

Our apartments at Calle de la Cruz are a short walking distance from just about anywhere in this old city and from any convenience you would want such as Supermarket,Drug Stores and well known restaurants .( including lesser known) Many restaurabts offer excellent meals at very reasonable prices.. The Farmers Maeket is a couple of blocks away and opens every Saturday until 1PM

This address is in one of the best Streets of San Juan and near all public transportation(Buses,Trains,Taxi) 15/30 minutes from airport and also close to many cultural Museums.

Just imagine yourself walking along the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on old paths with trafewinds caressing your face,then a short walk to centuries old forts,either San Cristobal, or San Felipe de El Morro. Walk along an old path behind the fort and along the far end of the trail to the San Juan Door access, where traders and troops used to bring goods and arms to the island . Then walk along behind the Governor´s mansion (Paseo de La Princesa) and then on to the waterfront and some of the best restaurants in Puerto Rico. In this area you may purchase souveniers and other items for your loved ones back home or for personal use.

In addition, this walking tour will serve a good exercise ,no need for a gym visit.

Should you wish, day long beach tours can be arranged at reasonable prices.

Please note that this 2 bedroom apt. has 3 beds( 1queen 2 twins) and one queen size futon. Arrangements can be made to covert the 2 twins into a king size bed. Baby chair available upon request.

We offer special rates during the year please check for these special offers as they may change depending oon certain periods of the year..Except during the first weeks of the month of January´s festivities. Please call or write stating your requirements for that period. We will be most happy to help you.

There is a rate increase four days in January due to the Fiestas de San Sebastian, the exact days change every year around the middle of the month. Please ask for rate and specific date changes.

We do offer discounts at certain times,please ask when requesting your reservation.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ralph Escribano
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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Why Ralph Escribano chose Old San Juan

Historic house built in 1804. for Spanish Army officer. Later divided into four apartments . Restored to 90% of original. Certain modern amenities added Surely a place to enjoy and relax.

What makes this apartment unique

Away from the busy area yet close to everything San Juan has to offer. Close to museums,Historic sites and the beaches near a passive park to enjoy nature.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Historic area Old San Juan PR Apt No 2
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Grand Rapids, MI

Historic 2 bedroom in great area of Old San Juan

  • 4 of 5

Ralph and Rachel were wonderful hosts, meeting us as we got out of out taxi! They welcomed us and showed us how the locks work on the front door, then showed us around the apartment. It was a spacious 2 bedroom, living room, and Kitchen space with the historic thick walls. The beds were comfortable and towels were plentiful. We enjoyed the outdoor patio for our breakfasts and enjoying the quiet to do some reading. This apartment was quiet and away from the noises of the city. We loved the location because of how close everything was: the fort, the restaurants, the grocery store and the shops.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you Anne for staying with us. We enjoyed hosting your visit and Thank you for being such great guests. It was very thoughtful of you leaving apartment in great clean and orderly condition. Hopefully we will welcome you and your family again sometime in the future. Our home is your home.
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A wonderful place to stay in Old San Juan.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our seven nights stay at this lovely apartment in Old San Juan. Our intentions were to stay put in Old San Juan and explore the old city on foot, no auto needed. The apartment was exactly as advertised, clean, and modern. Since it was just the two of us the two bedroom was more than spacious. The modern kitchen was useful in the morning for cooking breakfast before we set out on our daily excursions. Air conditioning in the living and small bedroom along with ceiling fans were enough to keep us comfortable during our stay. Our favorite was the beautiful patio where we sat in the late afternoons enjoying our wine before leaving for supper. Our hosts, Ralph and Raquel, were wonderful. They were on hand when we arrived and guided us through the particulars of the apartment. The made themselves available to us and answered all our questions about the apartment and the area where we were staying. This is where we will stay on our next trip to Old San Juan.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Very nice property in Old San Juan

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this property. The owners were immensely helpful. The property was clean and very comfortable. The location in Old San Juan was ideal for local touring. There was a special charm in staying at a beautifully renovated 1805 house. I have already recommended the property to friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Wonderful stay in Old San Juan

  • 5 of 5

Two of us stayed at Ralph's beautiful apartment and absolutely loved it. Ralph and Rochelle were very easy to get in touch with, very hospitable, and kept the apartment in great condition.

Wonderful place to stay during vacation. Beautiful, safe, and fun neighborhood...yet plenty quiet and private from the lively streets of OSJ. Would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is so spacious,it was perfect for our family of 5,well maintained and clean,it has a great location.

The owners Ralph and Raquel are very helpful,such a nice couple.Would be great to have window screens to keep the mosquitos out and have a ceiling fan in the kitchen.

Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to family and friends. Thank you Ralph and Raquel!!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you Byron, Most kind of you. In reference to the screens is something that the Institute will not allow due to the preservation of historic era ,but we have installed powerful Electronic Mosquito Repellers that cover all the property.One upstairs and two Downstairs. These cover better than 4500 sq ft. These fixtures are removable and thus ,allowed. In reference to the fab ,we do have a tower fan in the kitchen. A ceiling fan in the kitchen may not be allowed because of possible dust particles being moved around ,but if allowed,certainly will comply. Thanks again for the suggestions.
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Parma, Ohio

Everything was perfect - from beginning to end.

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough good things about our stay in OSJ. Ralph and Raquel were there at the start of our vacation to show us around their beautiful apartment. They made sure that we were comfortable with everything before leaving us with both of their numbers, just in case. The apartment was very clean and tidy with plenty of towels. Little details, like hand/dish soap and paper products, make a big difference when traveling. It was nice being just a couple of blocks from Plaza de Armas, and still the apartment/patio was so quiet in the evenings. We love staying out in the old part of the city, and we couldn't have been more pleased with their apartment.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Luis Munoz Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
San Sebastian Street,Cristo Street, Waterfront
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
San Juan Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Municipal Gof Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Sagrado Corazon
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Baldorioty de Castro
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
El Escambron

Our properties are locted just steps away from one of the Island´s more important celebration San Sebastian Fiesta.This lasts for four day in January the exact days vary ech year but are usually in mid month. Rates do change these four days and it is best to Ask for the rate. Availability on a first come first served basis.


Rates & Availability

Mercado Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 15 2016 - Nov 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Nov 17 2016 - May 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
San Sbastian Fete
Jan 12 2017 - Jan 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
SS Fete
Jan 19 2017 - Jan 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Property Damage Protection $59

Watch for month's special. Rates may change periodically and are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Quotes are on a first come first served basis. Security Deposit is returnable and shall never exceed 300USD

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be arranged for King size Please see photo
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Full size futon, sleeps 2 available in the living room. Please see photos in photo gallery.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is one of the World´s largest Nattatoriums within 15 minutes by car or public transportatio.If you have a special event ,please consult with host due to hours activities regulations. There is a home guide in the apartment. Special exciting tours can be arranged. Also there is a tourist information center witin walking distance. Please ask about Beach accessibility and distance all within walking distance if you prefer to walk. Please ask host of any other item you should need.

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