|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
As an alternative to a simple hotel room, this condo offers an entirely different vacation experience.
It will be like having your own private home, directly on a lovely Caribbean beach.
Imagine your own private balcony that overlooks a turquoise ocean, with a beautiful coral
sand beach directly below you. This is not just a pretty view. You are ON the Beach!
The unobstructed 180 degree view is breathtaking.
The sliding doors in the living room open completely to your private balcony, so the beach becomes part of your living area. The living room and dining area are spacious, and provide lots of room for entertaining, or just relaxing. The living room sofa is a queen sized futon and opens into a queen sized bed, so the condo can accommodate 4 adults.
The kitchen is a separate room Instead of going 'out' to eat for every meal, you can cook 'in' if you prefer, as you have a complete kitchen, with everything you need to prepare gourmet meals.
The bedroom is a separate room as well with a large walk-in closet, and bathroom attached. The bedroom has a large sliding picture window that faces the ocean, so at night, with the window open, you'll feel like you are lying on the beach,
and the sound of the waves will lull you to sleep. The bed is Queen sized with an extra thick mattress.
There is a Pack 'N Play available for younger children.
The condo comes furnished with all linens, towels, kitchen equipment,
stereo, CD player, flat screen cable TV, VCR/DVD,
free Wi-Fi Wireless Cable, Ipod/Iphone plug in,
and many other amenities. The condo is fully AirConditioned.
All you need to bring are your clothing and music.
The Condo is in Condado, on the beach, next to the Marriott and a 10 minute drive/ taxi
ride from San Juan airport (Muniz Marin) or a 10 min Taxi from the cruise ship docks.
If you are not familiar with Condado Beach area, it is perhaps the most popular, and
well maintained, beach in Puerto Rico. The condo ' Stella Maris'
is on the beach, facing the ocean, and 4 floors up (the building has an
elevator). The building is very secure. The property is fully enclosed and gated.
A key is required to enter the compound as well as the lobby. The elevator
also is keyed which will only open to your specific floor. There is a Laundry
room on the ground floor of the building with coin operated washers and
dryers (cost is $2.00 per load).
The Condado area is the main tourist area of San Juan and home to many
casinos, fine restaurants, grocery stores, tourist shops, all within
walking distance, and a 10 minute drive to Old San Juan and close
to the highways that will get you to the rest of Puerto Rico.
Condado is a 'walking area', you don't need a car to get around.
Shopping, restaurants, casinos are nearby.
There is a fitness center, and a Cyber Cafe, about a block away. Taxis
and buses are always available as the 'main drag ' is a half block away.
The Marriott Hotel is right next door and has a great Casino, several excellent
restaurants, with dining on the beach, and live music every night. Most of
the island excursions ( Parasailing, snorkeling, Horseback riding etc.)
can be arranged through them with the operators picking you up from the
Hotel lobby. Although being so close to such a busy area, the condo is
very quiet, except of course for the constant sound of the waves crashing
on the beach below..
This is not just a pretty view. You are ON the Beach!
For more pictures and a virtual tour:
San Juan Airport is a 10 minute drive/taxi ride away.
Very secure property, with private Lobby, and Elevator.
Walking distance to all attractions within San Juan, a 5 minute taxi ride to Old San Juan, and close to the highway to 'El Yunque' rain forest and the rest of Puerto Rico.
Amenities:: All Linens/Towels Provided. NO Cleaning Fees
TV (Cable), VCR/DVD, Wireless Cable, CD player, Tape Deck, Phone, Air Conditioning.
Laundry Facilities on Property.
Fully Equipped Kitchen: Refrigerator , Stove, Microwave, Blenders, Juicers, Coffee Makers, Toaster Oven.
Activities:: Condado Beach is a very beautiful, clean (beach sand is screened nightly), and well maintained beach.
Excellent for Body Surfing, Swimming, Parasailing, or Just Relaxing on the Balcony and Admiring.
Area:: Old San Juan is a 5 minute Taxi ride away. Explore the entire 16th Century Walled City in an afternoon.
'El Yunque' Rainforest is within a 30 min. picturesque drive away.
Explore the underground Caves at Cumuy, or the Stellar Observatory at Areciebo. Ponce, Puerto Rico's second largest city is within 2 hours. The trip over the mountains is worth the drive.
I am new to HomeAway but not new to the condo rental scene. I have been renting my condo for almost 20 years.
Fred Pappalardo purchased this condo in 1998
I am new to HomeAway but not new to the condo rental scene. I have been renting my condo for almost 20 years. See my reviews at Trip Advisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g147320-d1796162-One_Bedroom_Condo_on_Beautiful_Condado_Beach-San_Juan_Puerto_Rico.html (copy and paste)
From the moment I contacted Fred the Owner of this amazing condo, the process was seamless! We sent a portion of payment and Fred was always quick to repond to emails with our many questions.. Having never been to Puerto Rico before, we wanted to experience the local part of the Island as well. He sent us step by step instructions of where to go.. One of our favorites was the deserted beaches that went on for miles. We arrived early and wanted to check in early and he suggested we go to the condo and drop off our luggage and go down to the beach as the cleaning guy was still cleaning from previous guests. The beach is literally steps away. The condominium complex itself is very well kept and maintained and everyone there was so nice and welcoming. Being on the 3rd floor, at night we went to sleep to the sound of the waves and woke up to them as well..From the condo you would never know that you are in the heart of the city. We were in walking distance to Bars, restaurants and CVS and Walgreen's are right there as well.. If you need a cab all you have to do is go to the street a few steps away. We were there for 8 nights and it was very difficult to leave . The people of Puerto Rico are very friendly. When we arrived home I returned the keys via mail to Fred..Within in a week we received our full deposit back from Fred.. Fred has been a property owner in Puerto Rico for 20 years and was pretty much our tour guide from afar.. This was absolutely by far the best vacation experience we have ever had. Thank you Fred!! We will be returning
We recently spent our honeymoon here and loved every minute of it! We were looking for something simple, easy going, but of course right on the beach. When we found this property we knew it would be perfect for what we were looking for. From this location we were easily able to rent a car for a few nights by parking in the Marriott parking next door for a total of around $22. The condo is also located in a walkable distance to many fabulous restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The best part of the stay was definitely the beach view. We spent every evening out on the balcony enjoying the view of the ocean while relaxing. We also enjoyed waking up to the sound of the ocean everyday! The condo is definitely located on the beach!
We totally enjoyed the beachfront location whether we were down on the beach or just enjoying the view from our balcony. Access to kitchen amenities increased our choice to dine in especially for breakfast. We also enjoyed our proximity to a nice 'neighborhood' where there were many outdoor restaurants. This condo has LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!
These were my mother's exact words after a night in our condo. We went for Mother's day and had an incredible time. I had originally priced our stay at the major resorts and found them to be pricey for amenities that my mom and I did not need. If you are into seclusion, quiet, and serenity, this is the place for you. The condo is very inviting with a feel like home. The location is absolutely perfect, just being about 30 yards from the ocean and walking distance from everything you need. The best part was opening the balcony doors at night and letting the sound of the ocean put you right to sleep. I will definitely be back!!
The location of this condo could not be better. We loved that we were only steps away from the beach. The condo was clean and well maintained. We were told that all we needed to bring was our clothes, food and iPods and everything else would be provided. It was! The owner was a joy to work with and I would not hesitate to recommend this rental to family and friends. Thank you Fred for a wonderfully relaxing, hassle-free vacation.
The view is ah-mazing from the living room and bedroom! The sky and the ocean are breathtaking. Everything was clean and in good working order. The kitchen is well-equipped with coffee maker, toaster oven and cooking utensils.Being close to the Marriott is an advantage for arranging excursions and using the gym (for a daily fee). Marriott arranged transportation to/from our horseback ride.
Cabs are very easy to get from Marriott, and cabs are clean, well-maintained and reliable. We walked to SuperMax for groceries and took a cab back. A cab ride to Old San Juan (10min) was $15 each way and a cab ride to Isla Verde (10 min) was about $16 each way. Don't miss seeing Old San Juan!
This condo is well-stocked with everything you will need-linens, beach chairs, beach towels, hair dryer, books, DVD player, etc. It is just a block away from a nice Walgreens. Restaurants line Ashford St. (one-block) and there are ice-cream stores, Starbucks, and gift shops really close.
I loved the open-air experience during the day when we could leave the sliding glass door and windows open for the breeze. Very nice! The biggest negative was that the evening winds were very loud whipping around the balcony and the bedroom windows. Maybe it is just super windy in March, but it was very loud and distracting as we tried to sleep. The wind was far louder than the crashing waves. The current in this section of the beach is a little strong, too. The waters were much calmer in Isla Verde, so I recommended that area if you plan to spend much time in the ocean. Also, the water in the kitchen and shower didn't get hot enough for my preference. It was warm, but not hot.
I got very prompt responses for any questions, I got the keys and directions in a timely fashion, and all communication with owner was easy, clear, and honest. Overall this was a great experience and this is a great condo!
Oceanfront Condo on Beautiful Condado Beach. Condado Beach is the Tourist / Beach area of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Center of fine restaurants, Casinos, and fine shopping, directly on the beach, and only a 10 minute drive from San Juan Airport. Close to all highways to get you to the rest of the island, El Yunque rainforest, and a short ride (5 min.) or a scenic walk (45 min.) to Old San Juan and the cruise ship area.
Other Activities: Casinos and many Fine restaurants
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|