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SPECIAL: Gorgeous Balcony Rental on Calle San Sebastian

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2BR/ 1BA - sleeps 4 - great taste with high quality furniture

Gorgeous 2BR/ 1BA balcony rental overlooking San Sebastian Street in Old San Juan. Calle San Sebastian is the famous street in the historic old city, where the annual San Sebastian Fest originated, which attracts thousands of visitors every January. The colorful historic buildings together with many different restaurants and bars create a lively, tropical atmosphere. The apartment is beautifully decorated. With original wooden doors and wooden ceilings at 18ft. it reflects the charm of the old days, yet offers modern amenities to make your stay pleasant. The equipped kitchen has room for 4 persons to enjoy their meal at home, but if you love to eat out you find several choices literally at your door steps. The bedroom and loft offer comfortable bedding, up to 4 person may sleep on 2 queen beds. The front room opens to the street; and it might feel noisy at times, because of the nature of Calle San Sebastian – it is a lively, tropical restaurant & bar street. The apartment has ceiling fans throughout plus A/C's in each bedroom and offers Internet as well as Roku (a movie down-streaming devise) for entertainment. It can be perfectly combined with our Patio Rental on the same floor, listing #998226. A large group of up to 8 persons could enjoy their stay on an entire floor of a charming Old San Juan home.

Property Manager
Vida Urbana
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

The place overall was nice and unique. We really loved the its style and location. Old San Juan is a safe place so we didn't care much about safety issue. If you want somewhere that is full of fun and excitement, this is right place. However, if you want a quite place, you should look for somewhere else as the bar it faces won't close at about 3 am.
Mar 2015
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Mercado Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Loft Room - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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SPECIAL: Gorgeous Balcony Rental on Calle San Sebastian
average rating of 4.285714 based on 9 reviews

Fun Fun Fun

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for us

San Sebastián street is party central

Great space with the balcony

The master bedroom was quiet and we had no problem sleeping

Enjoyed the huge open doors with the sounds of San Sebastián coming through

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and location but VERY loud

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is big and very nice. Is very convenient for seeing old town and we often popped back in quickly as was close to everything. I had read it was on a noisy street but it is on THE noisy block and is above a bar/restaurant and across the street from another so at least on the weekend (when we were there) it is very noisy (hard to sleep) until 3 am. That said we liked both those bars/restaurants. Just know what you're getting into and be up for the loud location.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot in old San Juan - close to everything but be aware the apartment is surrounded by bars.

  • 3 of 5

Great place to stay. However be aware that Calle San Sebastián is one of the noisiest streets in Old San Juan. For example bars stay open till 3 am on Friday night and the music from next door vibrates through the apartment. Excellent bar restaurant downstairs. Thanks Wanda and Heidi. Wifi iffey! Good management.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To our future Guests: We would love to welcome you in our gorgeous balcony rental, if you come to celebrate late night life in PR. You'll love this place. If you come for a quiet vacation, please do not choose this apartment - we have other quiet options and will gladly help to educate you on our choices. We are very sorry to learn that Chris did not read our ad and therefore was somewhat disappointed with his choice. However the apartment is advertised as exactly what he decided to give us 3 stars on, the description reads: "The front room opens to the street; and it might feel noisy at times, because of the nature of Calle San Sebastian – it is a lively, tropical restaurant & bar street." If lively & late night fun sounds good to you, we'll be glad to welcome you.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our rental apartment. Clean beautiful and Vida Urbana made sure we were completely satisfied with our accommodations We stayed in this beautiful

Apartment for a month and had a wonderful experience.

Sherry Moore

March 2016

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience, Sherry. We would be glad to welcome you any time again. It is a pleasure to host wonderful Guests like you. The VidaUrbanaPR Team
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Old world flair with modern amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in OSJ was the perfect ending of our Puerto Rico vacation and this apartment made our stay even more memorable. Being able to stay in the middle of this historic city and to have all the modern amenities made this apartment an excellent choice for our last days in PR. WiFi, Air Conditioned rooms, great view and Old World charm made this the cherry in our vacation sundae.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bursting with character

  • 4 of 5

The stylish and comfortable living is well reflected in the apartment photographs, and a fine complement to experience the character in both the location and rental.

The fabulous location in the heart of the old town was mainly a plus though the biggest drawback is the extreme noise from the close neighbouring bars and cafés. This is the only negative however it's a very significant one as the noise begins around 6.30pm every night of the week and goes into the early hours. You cannot block it out by closing the shutters, and even if you dull it, the heat becomes oppressive without any air flow.

Otherwise the apartment was perfectly clean, good supply of towels and linen and good quality kitchenware.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
SJU International San Juan Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
To Bacardi Rum Factory
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Dorado Beach Resort
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Sagrado Corazon Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Variety of Restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
El Escambron Blue Flag Beach
Car: not necessary

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, and 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...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $300

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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