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Vida Urbana

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, spanish

SPECIAL Get Away with Tropical Terrace in Historic City

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Catedral Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 2-4, spacious terrace

The family owned residence of 6 great apartments is located right next to the Governors Palace in Old San Juan, PR. Learn more about OSJ, read below... This 2BR/1BA apartment is one of the 2 apartments available for Short Term Rentals right at the beginning of San Francisco Street - the quiet section close to the bay, the historic San Juan Gate and famous La Princesa Walk. The living area opens to small balconies overlooking the Colonial Style Buildings and to the equipped kitchen with stools to enjoy you meal. The best part however is the large terrace which give a true tropical feeling to the rental. The bed rooms have spacious closets, A/C and the apartment is perfect for 2 persons, but can sleep up to 4 Guests on one full size bed and one bunk bed. It offers wireless internet, washer/dryer and the building has a water tank and generator.

Old San Juan is the oldest city on US Territory and part of the World Heritage. It is about 8 by 8 blocks of unique colonial style architecture and offers everything from restaurants, bars, Puerto Rican coffee shops, galleries, open air music, nice paths to walk by the Port & Ocean, tourist shops to grocery store, pharmacy, Marshalls and Starbucks. The closest unofficial beach is in front of the Capitol Building in about 10-15 walking minutes from almost anywhere in Old San Juan. The nearest blue flag beach is called El Escambron and can reached in about 25-30 minutes walking along the Atlantic Ocean or in about 5 minutes by car/ taxi or bus. Old San Juan has a bus station from where you can go to Plaza Las Americas, the biggest mall in the Caribbean, to the Convention Center, as well as to Condado and Isla Verde, the other two main tourist spots along the coast of San Juan. Condado and Isla Verde are the modern parts of the city and have great beaches, hotels & casinos & much more...

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Vida Urbana (Property Manager)
Speaks: english, german, spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were welcomed by assistant who took time to make sure all our questions were answered before leaving us. The apartment was very clean and was close to shopping, restaurants and grocery store, yet very quiet and peaceful. You can walk everywhere in Old San Juan from this location, but if you want to explore farther out, buses and taxis are close by. We recommend this unit for anyone looking for a true Old San Juan experience.
Jan 2015
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based on 8 traveler reviews

SPECIAL Get Away with Tropical Terrace in Historic City
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Enjoyable stay in San Juan

  • 4 of 5

Clean, great location, comfortable, great back porch.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend the apartment. The location was excellent. The apartment was perfect for our needs. We enjoyed eating on the back patio and found the kitchen and laundry set ups helpful. We parked our car at a lot near the Paseo de la Princessa and enjoyed the stunning walk to the apartment via the Puerta de San Juan. However, it would be easy to enjoy a stay without a car since Old San Juan is so walkable. Everyone at Vida Urbana was helpful and responsive to our needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you a lot for sharing your impressions. We all hope to welcome you and many more wonderful Guest like you in the near and far future. The VidaUrbanaPR Team
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Perfect stay

  • 4 of 5

Irma was very helpful to find us this beautiful place in lastminute. Wanda was very nice too. The street is one of The principal street, very safe with everything very closed. Love so much the appartment with is local ambiance. Clean and sweet. Private Terrace for enjoy the first coffee ! Perfect place to stay in Old San Juan :)

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful way to see San Juan. The apartment could not be in a better location. Right next to the Governor's Mansion, San Cristobal fort, the walkway along the water and the city walls, and the historical main entrance to the city. There is also a children's museum right next door. Although we rented a car, we only used it for extended trips, as you can walk everywhere in the city from the apartment.

The apartment was in great condition and allowed us to save money cooking a few meals at home. It was nice to have access to a Roku system and Netflix for the occasional show for our three year old. Finding parking was easier than we had imagined. Irma was wonderful and graciously waited for us to arrive at 3am due to flight and car rental delays. The security deposit was also returned quickly.

You cannot go wrong with Vida Urbana and this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quintessential Old San Juan

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Old San Juan numerous times, usually at El Convento, but decided to try this apartment instead. It was enchanting. The location made us feel like we were really living there, enabling walking to galleries, restaurants, historic sites and other places. The balconies and back patio are charming. Our twenty year old son stayed with us this time, and we felt a perfect balance of individual and family space. Wanda and Irma were welcoming and helpful, and the restaurant recommendations were superb, especially Chic Bodega. Yes, the shower set-up is kinda funky, but it sort of adds to the ambiance. The kitchen set-up is wonderful also. Set in the perfect OSJ neighborhood for quiet and privacy, we truly felt at home.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great time and thank you very much for sharing your thoughts with future tenants. We will be glad to welcome you soon again. The VidaUrbanaPR Team
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was so cute! In a beautiful location. Felt very safe staying right by the Governor and the port of San Juan. A lot of gorgeous views and places to watch the sunset. We didn't need a car and everything was walking distance ( i.e. food bars tours beaches). Irma was very helpful n easy to book with and meet when we got it. Will definately book with them again. :)

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience. We will be glad to welcome you soon again. Irma & the entire VidaUrbanaPR Team
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
san juan international airport (SJU)
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
to the world largest Bacardi Factory
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
just a block from different restaurant

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Rates & Availability

Catedral Apartment Rental Rates

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high season
Dec 16 2016 - Apr 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

The rates do not apply for the annual San Sebastian Fest in January.
Monthly Rates do not include the cost of electricity.
Listed cleaning fee may be higher for longer stays.
10% include 7% tax and 3% service charge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , bunk bed
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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