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Newly remodeled family/pet friendly studio near everything with free parking

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio apartment close to the beach and tourist attractions

This apartment has been fully remodeled and totally refurnished with custom made entertainment center, kitchen and closet. The Jazzy and Blues Studio has everything you will need. Just bring your clothes and toothbrush! A convenient check-in time at 3:00pm o'clock and the check out at 11:00am. It has a full functional kitchen so you can cook with the local flavors, but if you are not in the mood, there are plenty of great restaurants around. You can also take a walk to the beach, to the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (Art Museum) to appreciate local and international art, Centro de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Performing Center) to enjoy a concert by the symphony orchestra, pop concerts and dramas, or simply to enjoy the thriving local atmosphere. By taxi, bus or car (yes, we have free parking) you easily get to the world famous Old San Juan and all of its attractions. Located on the 8th floor of the Balmoral condo, you can have the warm tropical breeze or just turn on the air conditioner to cool down. You will be near the main highways that cross and surround the Island, so you can plan to go anywhere. When you are in, enjoy HDTV set with cable channels, DVDs, CDs and books for your leisure time. There is also a desk if you need to do some office work, or just to write postcards. Super comfortable queen size bed with extra bedding (two air mattresses available upon request) for the rest of your family. Wi-fi ready.


Owner
Julio and Annie Gonzalez
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Julio and Annie Gonzalez

I'm an ordained Baptist Pastor living in Long Island, NY. My wife, Annie, is also a Minister. I'm also a professional musician and art lover. In 2014, we relocated from Puerto Rico with our four-paw children Jazzy and Blues. My oldest daughter moved with us and the youngest stayed in the Island attending college.

Julio and Annie Gonzalez purchased this studio in 1997

Why Julio and Annie Gonzalez chose San Juan

This studio apartment was bought by my mother because she was born and grew up in this area and she was willing to go back to the advantages that this neighborhood has to offer. I lived here for a while when it was purchased and can testify of the good thing that is living here. When she died few years ago, I decided to fully remodel it and make it a wonderful space to share. The movies, CDs and books that we feature in the apartment are part of my mother's collection, so feel free to enjoy during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nuestra estadia estuvo maravillosa, el estudio muy cómodo y bien situado. Definitivamente fué nuestro principal activo durante nuestro viaje.



Mil gracias por todo.
Nov 2016
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Amenities

San Mateo Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hot water in shower and sink.
  • Full bathroom, completly renewed.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Air bed also available. Just ask.
  • Queen size super comfortable bed with extra bedding alternative. Bar height dinning table that sits four. Entertaining unit with HDTV, with DVDs, CDs and books. Air conditioned studio.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

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Newly remodeled family/pet friendly studio near everything with free parking
average rating of 4.630435 based on 47 reviews
5

Close to Starbucks!

  • 5 of 5

It was nice and clean, we felt safe. Close to everything, Starbucks, beach, great restaurants! We walked every where. The only thing I could suggest, is maybe a comfortable couch or a couple of chairs to relax in. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Springs, FL
5

Excellent / Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to stay while on vacation at Puerto Rico. Its centrally located so you have easy access to all principals road. The apartment is fully equipped, from plenty of towels to everything you need to make a full meal. They even have beach's chairs, umbrella, and cooler.

Most important, its has private parking with access control which make you feel more safe. First floor of the building is Cafe Marquesa, which has delicious coffee and breakfast. And across the street is Bebos Restaurant which offer excellent food and breakfast as well.

I loved my stay here, very comfortable for me and my two daughters; definitely will choose this apt when I go back to the island.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this studio! Very clean and neat. We'll equipped kitchen with everything you may need. The a/c is awesome! Centrally located, near restaurants, bars and supermarket. Very close to Old San Juan and airport.

Everything that is mentioned in the website is there. We definitely recommend this place and would love to come back.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orlando, Florida
4

This studio apartment was good for the two of us Cozy.walikung distance to shopping. Restaurants.

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable and secure with private parking. Attractive with lots of indoor past time items like books and movies. Good for single or couples It is close to main roads in the San Juan ares conveniently located. I enjoyed my stay. Overall.worth the money u pay

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Very nice studio, both the owners and the building manager were very gracious hosts.

  • 4 of 5

This is an excellent option if you're looking for a place to stay, especially if you have a small party. We found it to be a great location as well because it wasn't far from old San Juan but we weren't isolated from the rest of the island either.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming with a spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

I had nothing but a wonderful experience. Everything went smoothly, the condo was adorable. It had everything we needed and was close to tons of things to do. I will definitely be back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

Just 10 minutes riding from the airport and located in an exiting tourist/residential area. Our convenient check-in time at 3:00pm o'clock and the check out at 11:00am. Walking distance to the beach, museums, performing arts center, galeries, restaurants, supermarkets, drug stores, banks, churches and a sinagogue. Taxis and buses are available for a short trip to the rest of Condado, Isla Verde, Miramar and Old San Juan. Also lots of shopping opportunities, including Plaza Las Américas, the biggest shopping mall in the Caribbean.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Your pets are more than welcome! You can cook your hearth out with local Caribbean flavors, but this is a smoking-free studio, so we kindly ask that the only smoke comes from the stove and oven. Rents for more than a week get one cleaning service per week during the stay. Payments are refundable up to 90 days before check in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.