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Beautiful Old City Bay View 2nd Fl. Apt. on Exclu Street.w WI FI & D /TV

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2

Description

Catedral Villa Rental Photos and Description

Base rental is for 1-2 guests > 2nd guest is $20.00 each per night

BEAUTIFUL OLD SAN JUAN BAY VIEW 2nd Floor APART ON On EXCLUSIVE AND V SAFE RESIDENTIAL STREET

This 2nd floor apartment comprising the entire 2nd floor of a Spanish Colonial townhouse is one of a small handful of Old San Juan short term rentals which are unique. .

1st: This 2nd floor apartment has a completely private entrance from the street.

2nd , Property enjoys a great water view - 3 street side balconies offer great views of San Juan Bay , passing cruise ships and pelicans. . The property enjoys a clear view of the bay and the mountains beyond..This is also a unique urban property with 3 large trees in a tiny park in front of the house which offers a peaceful and almost rural environment within the Old City with an exceptional view of SJ bay along with a small nonswimming beach below the Governor's mansion.

3rd: The property is located directly across the street from the Puerto Rico Governor's mansion called 'La Fortaleza' and the area enjoys unparalled security and police vigilance.

4th: . A Rural Ambience in an Urban Setting:

The special location on the west side of the Old City next to EL Morro National Park offers views of pelicans and tropical vegetation and trees with several palm trees and a large mahogany directly in front of the property. There is also a large mango tree which shades half of patio of this apartment.

Despite the unban location Puerto Rican tree frogs called 'coquis' along with the waves from the visible small bayside non swimming beach below the wall can be heard at night. The entrance to the "El Morro National Park" is about 60 yards further down the st.

'Caleta de las Monjas' is probably the safest and most secure street in Old San Juan .There is a small police barracks attached to Governor's mansion one block from property in addition to the Hotel' Convento's security and cameras just up the street. . Parking is available free on the streets of the Old City .There is a large outdoor lot about an 8 minute walk along the Bay from the property. The entrance to the National Park 'El Morro' is only steps away from the apartment.

The property is residential but is only 3 blocks from the main plaza of Old San Juan- 'Plaza de las Armas' with a trolley stop , Walgreens, a Supermarket, a Marshall's , Wendy's , a Pizzeria and both an outdoor and indoor coffee /internet cafe - Many other shops , restaurants and bars are within 3 to 5 blocks .

The ceilings in the apartment are 17 feet tall - bedrooms , living room ,dining room &there are ceiling fans in all rooms . The patio bedroom has an air conditioner . The living room has a futon and a sofa . An air mattress is also available.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine. A clothes line is installed in patio. There is a dining room and the patio can also serve for outside dining. The apartment is about 1,500. sq ft. and can accommodate 6 persons or more if the air mattresses and/or futon are used. .

There is Direct TV and WIFI

There is a large bathroom with shower between the 2 bedrooms .In addition there is a much smaller bathroom/shower at the back of the residence. The patio is shaded by a large mango tree which produces mangoes 2x a year. Sun enters patio from mid am to early pm..

This base rental for this apartment is priced for a 1-2 guest occupancy with an extra guest charge of $20.00 per night for each guest after 2.

This apartment is a really good deal for a group or family since there is really a lot of space to accomodate a family. All the rooms are large and accomodating.

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.Steps away from property is the beginning of Ël Morro Trail'- a harbor walkway maintained by the National Park Service which ends at the mouth of SJ harbor directly below the famous fort Ël Morro'.

The property is located on a privileged and very special street. called 'Caleta de las Monjas' -the Street of the Nuns. - also known as the street of the statues ' There is a famous large bronze statue in front of house called 'La Rogativa' ; there are 3 large statues at the beginning of the street in addition to the statues on the fascade of the Cathedral. The Caleta is one of the most painted streets of Old San Juan by artists.

The 'Caleta' is only about '200 yards in length. At the beginning of St is San Juan Cathedral and the 4 star Hotel ' El Convento '-. and the PR Childrens' Museum. At the end of st is the property ,the PRGovernor''s Mansion' and the back entrance to the National Park '' Ël 'Morro'' which is very popular for walking , and kite flying. The property is directly in front of the Governor's Mansion's gardens and back gate.

The house is only 6 houses down Hotel Convento which has a ' tapas' bar and a restaurant.Taxis are available there 24/7 . By car the property is about 15 traffic free minutes away from the airport and about 5 minutes to nearest blue flag beach called 'Ëscambron'' which is next to the Caribe Hilton .You can also access the beach via bus followed by a 4 minute walk. or via trolley&a 10minute walk. Bus station is about a 12min. walk from house

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016

About Owner/Property Manager

I am an attorney. My daughter and I live on premises.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this villa in 2001

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Old San Juan

I rented this property 20 yeas prior to purchasing it. It is the only house on the street which looks the same as it did 100 years ago .

What makes this villa unique

The house is located on a residential street with little traffic and no discos or bars.

The grounds of the Governor's Mansion are only about 40 yards across the small Plaza and there is a constant police presence . There is usually a Commonwealth policeman on duty in the area of the Plaza called 'La Rogativa'which is shown with the large statue in the photos.

The entrance to the National Park 'El Morro' is just further down the st at the very end about 70 yards from the property. This is an urban property in a close to rural setting

. Overall, the 'Caleta ' is just a very unique street with the San Juan Cathedral at its beginning bordered by the Hotel El Convento and the small plaza just in front of the Church and the Governor's mansion, the El Morro National Park and the grounds of 'La Casa Blanca' which was Ponce de Leon's residence at the very end .

If you enjoy walking you also have the 2 harbor walkways known as the El Morro Trail and the 'Paseo de la Princesa' only a block away with the Sheraton Hotel and Casino about a 15 minute walk either through the Old City or along the bay.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Old City Bay View 2nd Fl. Apt. on Exclu Street.w WI FI & D /TV
average rating of 4.25 based on 12 reviews
5

Awesome host!

  • 5 of 5

Our group came in 2 days early for a cruise and stayed here. It was as expected. We wanted historic San Juan and we were not disappointed. We rented upstairs and downstairs apartments. Our host Peter let us have a late check out for boarding the ship for a late cruise departure. He was very accommodating. We will return to Old San Juan and rent here.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Great location, fun part of town, and nice size apt. Host was very accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

Apt is in a charming part of town. Beautiful window views of the water.

Apt is on the older side, a/c in only 1 bedroom, and shower is pretty old too. But overall a good experience as apt is charming and in a safe part of town close to nice restaurants and fun activities.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this apartment. It's every person's dream of the perfect Caribbean getaway. It's located in the oldest, historic building on the street. Viewing balconies, stretching across the front, overlook a small plaza bordered by the old massive city walls, and the sparkling sea beyond. A large secluded open air terrace lies off the kitchen: perfect for intimate breakfasts or candlelight dinners. The terrace is semi-surrounded by Jurassic-like roots and vines cascading from the old adobe and brick walls. Tiny tree frogs, nestled in the leaves, serenade you at night. During the day, small groups of tourists wander through your plaza gazing at a famous statue center stage - ships sail by. The biggest decision of the day was always whether to stroll through the shops in town, or lounge around the apartment soaking up the atmosphere. The owner, Peter, is both charming and helpful. He recommended Eleana, our personal on call taxi driver, as well as several great restaurants just steps from our door. If this beautiful apartment is available when you need it, don't let it get away. We were sorry to leave. But we will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Daly City, CA
1

Nice View - Property not so nice

  • 1 of 5

This property was in a great location! The views are awesome!

The property does have colonial charm -

But, the property needs LOTS of work. When we arrived, one bed was not made, Peter had to go to get a lock for the door, the property is very disorganized.

The photos shown are only accurate for the views.

The only AC (very loose term here - it barely works) is in the main bedroom.

The ceiling fan in the main bedroom squeaked VERY loud.

Most of the fans provided did not work.

The kitchen is very disorganized - broken coffee pot, mismatched dishes, the refrigerator does not work - but you can cool water in the freezer section. - It does not look like the photos at all.

In the main bathroom - duct tape is used for the shower head for the water heater, a plant is displayed in the bidet, dish soap was in the bath room?, no rug was provided.

The second bathroom - the toilet seat is broken, you can barely sit on the toilet.

The open space where another bedroom "is going to be installed" is a collection of broken fans, a twin mattress and lots of other broken things.

The patio is VERY dirty - not inviting at all. (also lots of tree frogs which make it very noisy at night)

Because it is so hot at night - we left the windows open and got bit by nats or mosquitos -

No instructions were given for check in or check out.

I think Peter is probably a nice guy, but this property is priced a little high for the accommodations.

So, only rent this property if you want a nice view - OR if you get it REALLY cheap.

OSJ has lots of other properties available that provide more comfort than this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
2

great location, rustic accomodations

  • 2 of 5

The location of the flat is outstanding, and Peter is a kind and thoughtful host who graciously helped our family navigate the neighborhood as well as a reliable taxi to the ferry at Fajardo: we had a great time in Old San Juan and were delighted to be situated in such a charming area. However, we were surprised by the state of the flat itself. Broken fans, TV, refrigerator and futon plus general housekeeping didn't meet our standards for the price.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location with authentic environment!!

  • 4 of 5

Four day post cruise stay. We got off the cruise ship early in the day and Peter was VERY accommodating allowing us to drop our luggage off (ALL of it!) since we were quite early on arriving. Peter was very helpful with information on places to go that had local flavor. This is a beautiful old authentic house. The beds were comfortable and the view could NOT be beat! Peter was very workable due to the refrigerator and the washer being not being fully operational. He took the time to chat with us each time we saw him and provided us with very interesting and historic facts. We found him very intelligent and engaging making this even more "homey" feeling. I would definitely book this residence again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
El Batey
Nearest Ferry
0.75 Miles
To Catano & bacardi Rum Factory
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Rosa de Triana
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Escambron

The property is:

only 3 blocks from the main plaza of the Old City called 'Plaza de las Armas' where the Old City's only supermarket is located in addition to Walgreens, Puerto Rico Drugstore, Marshalls and a handful of fast foods and cafes

5 minutes walking to El Morro Fort

45 minutes walking to nearest blue flag beach 'Escambron'

1 block to San Juan Gate and the harbor walkways

1 block from the famous Calle Cristo with many shops, bars and restaurants

1 block to San Juan Cathedral

3 blocks to San Sebastian St. with over 15 bars and restaurants

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Rates & Availability

Catedral Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$189
From
$198
Fri,Sat
$1,125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Mar 16 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$168
$950
 
 
Summer
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
$138
From
$145
Fri,Sat
$875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$194
$1,175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linen Fe $65
Extra Guest >2nd $20each $20
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmation. There is an extra guest charge of $20.00 per guest after the 2nd guest . The base rental is for up to 2 guests. A discount is available for parties in excess of 4 guests .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Catedral Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are 2 bathrooms in apartment . One is between the 2 bedrooms ;the other is very small and is off the kitchen at the back of the house . Both have showers
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • The patio side bedroom has an air conditioner which can also cool the bathroom if the door to the 2nd bedroom remains closed. This is the only room with air conditioning
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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