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Lourdes

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Artist's Urban Garden Apt in Miramar - close to Convention Center

13 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

San Juan Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Comfy Remodeled 1 Bedroom Apt With Outdoor Terrace

Great location! Really urban location with a garden. Walking distance to everything in Miramar. Close to Condado and Old San Juan. Located on the first floor of a small, quiet 3 floor building, typical of the Miramar Arts District, this apartment has 11ft high ceilings, big windows, air condition units in bedroom and living area, an outdoor terrace, and private parking. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, and ample storage space. The apartment sleeps two. Kitchen is fully equipped with coffee maker, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer. There is a large flat screen TV, cable and free wifi.

The private patio space is great for relaxing. You can enjoy the beauty of the trees that surround it and the vegetation and flowers inside.

Miramar is a great and lively neighborhood. It is famous for its restaurants, coffee shops, cinema, art and music. There are over 14 great restaurants/bars walking distance from the apartment.

It is also very close to Condado (walking distance) and Old San Juan (5 min. in car or public transportation). It is a very popular neighborhood that appeals to young and old alike because of the many things to do and visit.

And best of all, everything is walking distance: the supermarket, the drugstore, the post office, UPS store, banks, deli, coffee shops, bars, restaurants, hotels, convention center. So if you come for business or for pleasure, you have all you need close by.

During the day, walk to the beach (15 minutes), walk or take the bus to Old San Juan or El Condado... ! And, in the evening walk to one of best movie theaters of the metropolitan area or have a great dinner or just enjoy the music and some drinks in one of the bars, hotels or lounges. Also, if you like art, you will find art galleries and museums close by, too.

The Urban Garden is perfect for a getaway vacation! Artists, travelers, writers, families and business people are welcome. Just steps from the bus stop, bike paths, and the Puerto Rico Convention Center. Close to the Condado area and beaches, water sports in the Condado Lagoon. This is definitely your best choice in Miramar. A must see!

Very Clean/Comfortable/Cute Apartment

Bright and Open Living Space with AC in all areas

Great Area For Running/Jogging/Walking/Swimming/Surfing/Wind-Surfing/paddleboard

Variety Of Restaurants In Walking Distance

Variety of Shopping (Clothes/Shoes/Souvenirs)

Walk to Plaza del Mercado or 'La Placita' A Local Spot For Music/Food/Dancing

Walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art

Walk To Grocery Stores

Public Transportation And Taxi stand steps from the building

Secure Building

First Floor Apartment

TV with Cable

Wi-fi

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lourdes (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Lourdes

Get to know me and my work. Google Sofia Maldonado or visit my site. sofiamaldonado com

Lourdes purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Lourdes chose San Juan

Miramar! what a great place to live in! It literally means looking at the sea. It is synonym of tropical breeze. It is close to the beach, to Old San Juan, to Santurce and Condado. All is walking distance or just a short bus or bike ride away. I am an artist and in Miramar I can walk to museums, galleries, art shops, restaurants, bars, pizzerias, cinemas. It has great public transportation that connects you to all these places, too. Even the train is easy to take from here. The apartment? I fell in love with this apartment immediately. It is situated in one of the best streets in Miramar, lined with trees. There are two big trees right in front of my terrace. The building is one of the old mansions of Miramar that was transformed into a condo in the 80s. The ceilings are high. It has arches! I have worked hard remodeling it and now it is just the way I like it.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is unique! It has a great outdoor space with beautiful vegetation and a great breeze.

Also, Miramar is a very hip neighborhood. It is famous for its restaurants, coffee shops, cinema, art and music. There are over 14 great restaurants/bars walking distance from my apartment. Here are a some of them:

Melanzanna (italian), Pizza Birra (italian), Abreu's Wine Cellar (spanish), Casita Miramar (puertorican), Café Miramar (puertorican), Lima (peruvian), La Jaquita Baya (puertorican), Papillon Bistro (french/provençal), Soda (artesanal), Bistro 606 (french), Augusto's Cuisine (international), La Pradera (puertorican), Osaka (Japanese), Bartola (mexican), Los Pinos (24/7) (puertorican).

All these places are so, so, close. No need for a car to move around.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I think I was the first person who stayed in this apartment after it was remodeled. The description is very accurate. It is in a nice street close to restaurants and all. I highly recommend La Casita de Miramar and Froyo (on Ponce de Leon ave.) for dessert. The Casita has very nice typical puertorican food and it's right on the same street as the apt. The "Playa del Perro" as they call it and the laguna del Condado promenade is walking distance away (great for jogging). The apartment was spotless. Sofia was a great host and communication with her was easy. There are two a/c units that keep the apt cool but we usually had the terrace door open and were in and out all the time. The jewel is the little terrace. Great to have lunch or a romantic dinner outside. wifi, cable, washer-dryer. Oh! one last thing: public transportation is very accessible. There is parking but we had no car.
Jul 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

Artist's Urban Garden Apt in Miramar - close to Convention Center
average rating of 4.769231 based on 14 reviews
5

Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the garden apartment while in San Juan for a conference at the Condado Plaza Hilton. I enjoyed the location---safe neighborhood, close to many businesses and restaurants---and it was an easy 15 minute walk to Ashford Avenue. The apartment itself was delightful, especially the two high-powered air conditioning units and the renovated shower/bathroom. I thought this rental was a great value for the price and came appointed with everything I needed for my brief time in Puerto Rico. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Nice Apt.

  • 5 of 5

Cute apt. with nice art work, patio and remodeled bath. Walking distance to restaurants and grocery store. Only issue was having to park on street, often full in front of house but space was available around the corner.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is located very close to many necessities including a grocery store, pharmacy, many wonderful restaurants. The apartment is very nice, too! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice stay in San Juan.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Wow wow wow

  • 5 of 5

Sofia was amazing!! She helped us find all the neatest places on the island and really went out of her way to make our honeymoon amazing!! This is the perfect place to stay in San Juan, it is an easy walk to moat of the big arractions and areas but just enough out of the tourist area that it is affordable!!! The garden patio is perfect for sipping drinks in the evening or breakfast in the am and the whole place felt like home!! We definitely cant wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable. The owners were very quick to respond to any issued that came up. Restaurants and beach within walking distance. The transit stop is just outside the unit, only minutes to Old San Juan by transit. We spent most the time when at the apt on the patio. We definitely would recommend this little gem.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great little garden apartment

  • 4 of 5

Located on fairly busy corner right next to the bus stops. Easy 75 cent bus ride to Old San Juan. The Walmart is less than a mile away, the Condado Plaza Beach is also less than one mile away. Located in the Miramar neighborhood which has a Movie house, grocery, pharmacy, and many restaurants. The apartment is small but includes a washer/dryer stack, and kitchen. I loved the place and plan to return for twice as long next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Rates & Availability

Miramar Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season Rate
Dec 16 2016 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$75
$500
$1,500
 
 
Fiestas San Sebastian
Jan 12 2017 - Jan 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$750
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$65
$445
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 7.0%

NO Early check-in or late check-out. Check-in is between 3pm and 10PM . If you are considering arriving later than 10 PM please check with owner first to see if or what arrangements can be made. Ck-out is at 11AM. Our property is equipped with keyless entry.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San Juan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , This bathroom has been fully remodeled.
  • shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Large bedroom with queen size bed, chest and closet. Two chests on both sides of the bed with lamps. Large window sealed to provide a more peaceful rest area. Black out curtains for a better night sleep.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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