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Chemical Engineer, 44 yrs old female. Cheese Maker.

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Old San Juan Home
2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / Sleeps 4

“ Excellent ”2 Reviews



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Per night:$225 - $285
Per week:$1,200 - $1,400
Pets allowed:No

Three hundred plus (300+ ) years old house is located in the Old City. Have a leisurely walk to experience the colonial architecture of hanging balconies and cobble stone streets that would make you feel like you have gone back in time. The city is surrounded with a massive wall...

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historic gem

“ Excellent ”
September 27, 2014
My brother and I stayed at this property for 6 days and used it as our base for exploring and dining in the old city as well as daily drives to the east to play tennis.. The owner, Rosa Avalo, was terrific at providing fast turnaround on pre-rental inquiries and responded quickly to the couple of questions we had after arrival. The property is very well appointed with furniture that's consistent with the 300 year old house. The two baths are sumptuous--constructed of marble and of a modern, luxurious design. The location is excellent. Although it's in the northeast corner of Old San Juan the walking in the 8 square block OSJ is easily accomplished. This home had been recently used as the owner's personal residence, so it's fully outfitted with everything a tenant could want. The biggest negatives are the absence of cable TV-- despite the 3 high def. sets in the LR and BRs. Another negative is the need to access the second floor (BRs and baths) via a steep steel, spiral staircase. Because the colonial building has a very high first floor ceiling (probably 13' plus) it takes a while to negotiate the stairs, and that area was hot and not reached by the BR or LR air conditioners. All in all our stay was delightful, and we'd do it again. Another factor to consider is that the old city has very narrow streets and essentially no street parking. The public lots are a 20 minute hike, although in our six days we were always able to find a street spot within ten minutes walk. You just have to be patient enough to cruise the streets and wait for an opening.The front view from the guest bedroom is spectacular, with a line of sight across San Cristobal lawn to the ocean; however the master bedroom at the rear looks across a narrow street into neighboring second floors and is subject to a fair amount of noise.The rent was reasonable for the quality of accommodation, and it's worth the premium to be ensconced in the middle of so much history.
Jay Anglada, Easton, MD USA

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Rosa Avalo
Rosa Avalo
From Manatí, Puerto Rico
Member since April, 2013
Engineering Campus, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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