Complete Modern Design Townhouse with private parking near beach
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Joseph Entrepreneur/Engineer/Surfer - Joseph is the president and founder of Sofscape Caribe Inc., ( He has a B.S. in Plastics and Polymer Engineering from the University of Detroit and was part of the National Dean’s List in 1993. In 2007 he completed the Entrepreneurship Development Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During his college years he worked as a co-op student at three different manufacturing plants of the General Electric Co. He was responsible for the testing of new thermosetting materials and the introduction of new molding technology for the plastics molding department. After graduation he was responsible for the complete installation of the plastics injection-molding department of Harvey Hubbell Caribe in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. At Hubbell his responsibilities included the installation of 30 injection-molding machines, personnel selection, and proper operational training. Joseph held the position of Engineering Manager at Microsoft Puerto Rico. His work experience included the complete installation, initial validation, and start-up of the CD-ROM manufacturing facility.
Joseph purchased this Townhome in 2006
Why Joseph chose Santurce
Modern Design Townhouse with great access to main avenues, restaurants, groceries, and other locations.
What makes this Townhome unique
All under one roof. The owner is at your service for local knowledge and suggestions.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Nice place, roomy, close to hot Calle Louiza
An awesome stay!
This was my first time in Puerto Rico and staying at Jose’s place made it all the more better. His house is cozy in a modern way and full of light. Perfect for a group of younger travelers, considering the amount of steps in the 3 story home. My favorite spot was the outdoor shower on the rooftop. Additionally the beach, which is literally 5 minutes away, is beautiful! There were small pockets of natural pools, perfect for swimming. The only downside were a few of the neighbors/locals that were a bit standoffish to travelers; but, if your polite, thoughtful and respectful, you’ll be fine. Lastly, Jose was great!! So accommodating and helpful.
Clean, hip, minimalist in a great way.
I cannot recommend this home enough for your stay. The townhouse is in a great area, Joseph is flexible and incredibly helpful, and the house itself is gorgeous.
Our stay in San Juan was definitely enhanced by Joseph's home, and if you have the chance, stay here.
We had a great time staying at Joseph's property! It is centrally located between Isla Verde and the Condado and only a short distance to the beach. The accommodation has a very modern feel (concrete floors and walls) and was very clean upon our arrival. Joseph was easy to communicate, met us onsite upon our arrival, and even provided breakfast items for us since we arrived late at night. All three beds were very comfortable for the guests and the a/c worked well keeping the place cool. The property is very secure and, as mentioned in previous reviews, the police station is literally in your backyard. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here!
Comfortable home away from the San Juan Hotel strips but still close to the beach and nightlife
Overall, very positive stay. It is important to note that this property is in a beautiful gated building, but is not in the hotel district and as such is subject to the realities of living in Puerto Rico for which some from the US may not be prepared, namely occasional power outages and water outages (happened to us). Joseph (the owner) has prepared the house for these possibilities, with backup water tanks, flashlights, candles, etc.
I would strongly recommend renting a car if you plan to stay at this property. It is far enough away from grocery stores, restaurants, etc that make walking impractical.
Joseph is the high point of the property. He is kind, accommodating, and provides local insight that you will not find at other properties. We occasionally texted him for advice and he gave great suggestions. The house is modern (by this I am referring to its architecture and interior design), which we loved. Do note, that the house is tall and thin. Bedrooms are on the second and third floors (I would not recommend the property for people who have difficulty with stairs.)
It is a short walk from a beach only used by locals with a great protected pool for kids (but not the expansive sunbathing opportunities found elsewhere), and a slightly longer walk from Ocean Park and Isla Verde beach (with sunbathing and surf).
In summary, if you are looking for a hotel-like experience inside a protected bubble, I wold not recommend this location. If you are willing to rent a car and want to see San Juan outside of the hotel strips while still close to beaches and other tourist attractions, this is a great property. Add to this the benefit of the wonderful owner and easy access to the highway to visit other parts of PR, I can highly recommend this location.
Great place to start the new year.
Property was exactly like it was described and pictured. Joseph was nice enough to pick us up from the airport early in the morning and was always available to help when needed. His suggestions for dining spots were right on. The location seemed a little sketchy at first but Joseph pointed out the Police station was a few doors away and we never felt afraid to walk in the area. The condo is very modern and minimalist with a lot of stairs so anyone who can't walk up and down stairs should look elsewhere. The rooftop terrace was a great place for a relaxing glass of wine. Overall it was a great place to start 2017.
The property is a modern style town house designed to take advantage of the tropical trade winds and climate and perfectly for a family vacation.
The property is nestled Punta las Marias, between the Isla Verde and Ocean Park area, and a few blocks away from the family oriented Ocean Park Beach. There you can enjoy world class kite and windsurfing conditions. VelaUno offers beginners or intermediate lessons all year long. Or simply enjoy the sunsets while laying in the sand under a privileged climate. After enjoying your swim or day at the beach, drive down around the block to the re-emerging Loiza Street, this District houses many: specialty shops, grocery stores, bars, restaurants, vegetable/fruit stands, etc. This commercial strip is a great place to mingle with locals or other vacationers and truly experience Puerto Rico.