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Historic Area Old San Juan PR Apt No 3

Bedrooms 2
Space 920 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 5 /6

Unique,charming and private 2/1 New kitchen leading to a sunny large terrace/patio to enjoy just about any activity,coffee,drinks in late evening. Overlooking part of the city below. Or resting after a day at the beach or shopping spree in the old city.

Walking distance from a World Class Casino at the El Convento Hotel. In front of the San Juan Cathedral. Many very good restaurants to choose from.Minimum Stay 4 Nights. Please note that There are significant rate changes in January for a period of four days only. Please inquire as specific days change every year.

Equipped with Satellite TV and Wireless Internet.A/C There is a cistern in case of a water shortage in an emergency.

Naturally well ventilated with cross ventilation ,but if you prefer you can turn on the A/C.But you would have to close all doors and windows or the conditioned air would escape causing unneeded power loss.

This whole complex was built by the Spanish Army for a High echelon Army officer. During the Spanish conquest. This apartment is located on a second floor but only a few easy steps due to wider than usual staircase.Perhaps not suitable for the physically challenged.

The largest shopping center in the Caribbean is just a 15 minute ride by Taxi or Public Transportation

.Also the beach and one of the best passive parks in the area.And plenty of museums.

Close by is a supermarket,drugstores and laundromat. A lot of local and US restaurants to enjoy. There is even local delivery at no extra cost,just the tip to the delivery person

You really have plenty of choices and in the beach is your cup of tea,we can arrange a days beach tour to whatever beaches you may wish to visit.

A good exercise is walking to El Morro Castle (About 5 blocks away),then walking right behind the governors mansion and on to the best souvenier shops and the best restaurants in the area. There is even a local artisan Brewery in the area. walk back to your apartment and you will not have to visit a gym for awhile. No ,really ,it is a very exhilarating experience. Our area is one of the best in the city.plenty of transportation Bus,train etc.

We offer special rates during the year,please check or ask for the offers of the period you are interested in. The first weeks in January, for a very short period the rate changes,you must ask for exact dates as the 4 day festivity changes every year.

Come visit us,mi casa es tu casa.... Our home is your home.

More Details

Ralph Escribano
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Ralph Escribano

Businessman for or 50 years. Property manager-

Have held high possitions in business as well as government. Father of 5 and one adopted son. All incredibly wonderful persons.

Married over 40 years with the same beautiful wonderful and professional lady.

Ralph Escribano purchased this apartment in 1994

Why Ralph Escribano chose Mercado

A Historic house built for a Spanish Army Officer in 1804. What better place to spend a vacation a savor the sounds and sights of the second oldest city in the New World? Air condition in both bedrooms

What makes this apartment unique

Less expensive than a Hotel with the feel of home.Very private with its own terrace for quiet romantic evenings.(If it is not raining) All lines ,Towels,Beach Towels,Initial paper supplies,soap,cleaning supplies, Personal attention.

VIP Limo service at additional reasonable cost for transportation From an to Airport and other tours.


Mercado Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No rowdiness or loud noise after 11PM
  • Check in hours are from 4 t0 7 pm. If other,please advise ,lest a late fee may apply.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • All new
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Futon is in the LR Master has a New A/C which will cool all the apartment. Nevertheless the apartment has excellent cross - ventilation and also Ceiling fans. Very comfortable and well lighted. Private terrace and soon a Sun deck.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Monthly Rental available under contract max.6 months. Please ask about rules and regulations regarding long term rentals (1 month or more).Power added and cleaning fee is different per case.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Historic Area Old San Juan PR Apt No 3
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Nice property in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The owners, Ralph and his wife, Raquel were wonderful hosts and made sure we had everything we needed at the check-in. Everything worked properly and the beds were comfortable. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.It was a pleasure hosting you and your group. Come back anytime. Mi casa es tu casa.:-)
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Minneapolis, MN

We had a wonderful vacation in this apartment.

  • 5 of 5

My son and I had a wonderful vacation here. Everything in Old San Juan is within walking distance of the apartment (small beach just 15 minutes away). We rented a bicycle for my son for further exploration and were able to park it in the apartment court yard. Enjoyed evening breezes on the large, private terrace.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.... For being great guests. Hopefully we will see you again .Mi casa es tu casa.
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed the old world atmosphere of this beautifully redone Spanish officer's quarters. The location allows walking access to all points in Old San Juan with many wonderful restaurants just a few steps away. Grocery store is close as well. The A/C and wifi worked flawlessly. We look forward to a return trip to this comfortable PR home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nyack, NY

Great stay here- even better than the pics...

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a very pleasant stay in Old San Juan. This apartment was even better than described here; has great colonial historic feel, is very quiet, and was very clean. The location is very convenient to everything in OSJ- it's a very short walk to El Morro, great restaurants and bars, and everything the old city has to offer. Ralph and Raquel met us and were very gracious- we didn't need their help with anything, but they were accessible if needed. Staying in OSJ is so much better than the resorts- we had great days at the beach in Luquillo, drove to El Junque, and went snorkeling off Fajardo, and spent hours exploring the streets of Old San Juan. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exelent location, well kept.

  • 5 of 5

I love the property, exelente location, i have been renting this location every year for the last 5 years.

And the owner are very friendly.

Thank you for all.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Juan, PR


  • 5 of 5

We had a great family vacation. Well maintained property with great location and attention from owner, always available and helpful. Would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Luis Muñoz International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
San Sebastian Street,Cristo Street, Waterfront
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
San Juan Bay
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Estacion Sagrado Corazon
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Baldorioty de Castro
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
San Sebastian St., Sol St. Cristo St, Waterfromt
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
In front of Capitol also Escambron Beach
Car: not necessary

Our apartments are located strategically in the center of the city of Old San Juan. Close to jall its attractions like Castillo del Morro an old Spanish bastion. Museums. And other Historic areas within the city. All within walking distance. A current magazine is provided for your selection of visits. World class Restaurants and Watering holes abound.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

Watch for month's specials.Rates vary periodically and all rates and quotes may change until reservation is confirmed. All quotes are time sensitive.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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