Description of the Old San Juan vacation apartment rental
The 800 sq. ft. Garden Apartment is open air living. It is built around the lush garden of the interior patio on the 1st floor.
The living room, with 18 ft ceiling, is full of tropical plants and recessed behind a massive arch, then open to the sky above (except for security poles high up, so no one can “drop in”).
Each bedroom has its own bathroom, satellite TV, and air conditioner. 1 Bedroom has a Queen bed, the other has a double and a twin with roll out trundle and a little dressing room before its bathroom. There is a set of doors between the bedrooms that you can choose to leave open or keep shut. (see photos)
The apartment has a small fully equipped, eat in kitchen, with washer/drier, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, ice machine and iron & board; plus a hair dryer in each bathroom. It has. Ceiling fans & WiFi throughout, and a phone for free local calls.
Minimum stay – 3 nights
Up to 4 persons - $200 p/nt or 1250 p/wk
Additional persons $25 p/nt each, up to 6 person max.
There is a one-time Cleaning fee of $80.00 for the Garden apartment, and 7% tax
The Apartment can accommodate a maximum of 2 couples and 2 singles.
We require a 25% deposit to confirm the reservation. Your balance will be charged to that same card by 6pm the day of your scheduled arrival.
Weekly fresh Sheets & Towels & weekly maid service is included.
Our guests appreciate that they are not "abandoned" as the employees downstairs during the day, can provide concierge services.
For groups of over 6 persons you can add our other full apartment to give you entire 2nd floor. (See note in right column- owners other properties: Become a San Juanero I, The Gallery Apartment) This will give you 2 more bedrooms and 2 more bathrooms, and allow you to comfortably accommodate up to 10 singles, or 3 couples and 7 singles.
WE ARE SOLD OUT FOR SAN SEBASTIAN FOREVER:
(January MLK weekend) Please do not inquire!
The Garden Apartment is an easy 2nd floor walk up in a meticulously restored, secure, historic building.
You are on the best and safest block in Old San Juan, down the hill, right in the middle of the finest shops, galleries and restaurants.
You are surrounded by historic monuments: one block north of the Cristo Chapel, Pigeon Park, and La Fortaleza, giving us the added security of being probably the only property with policemen right on the corner 24/7, because the Governor lives there.
One block West is the Plaza de Armas, where you'll find cafes, grocer and drug stores as well as a stop for the free trollys that go around San Juan, and taxi stand. You are 2 blocks South of the El Convento Hotel and the Puerta de San Juan, the ancient gateway to the city. Here you enter the middle of the "Paseo": a beautiful mile long walkway along the bay that stretches from the ancient cemetery to the cruise ship docks. This is a great morning jog or walk.
Legendary nightlife is 4 blocks away: "SoFo" restaurant district to the east, and San Sebastian St. for clubs & bars to the North (up the hill).
If you plan to stay in Old San Juan, you won't need a car. If you will have a car anyway, you can usually find free on-street parking nearby, but it's a bit of a hunt.
If you prefer, there are several inexpensive parking lots within a few blocks. Maps showing proximity to parking and attractions are shown on the "Rental Property" link.
WHERE’S THE BEACH?
We are not beachfront, but Old San Juan is where everything else is. Most people choose to stay in Old San Juan because this is where everyone comes at night, so traffic coming into town then can be a nightmare. It's easier to get in & out of town during the day to go to the beach. That way you can return, shower, maybe take a nap before going out again. Then after dinner, or whatever, you just have to walk a few blocks and you’re home, instead of hassling with traffic & finding a cab.
The nearest beach is a long walk, or a 5 min cab or bus ride. We have a picture among ours here, and you can look up Escambron. It is a well maintained, free, clean, safe, beautiful beach; the only one with a lifeguard. Unlike the hotel beaches, it gets sun all day, and there are plenty of palms for shade.
The beach is part of a very interesting park with historic battlements & part of the old walls of the city. From the beach you see both forts.
Early mornings the women’s water aerobics group meets there. Very friendly group, you can work out with them for free. There is an outdoor snack bar that also serves drinks cheap, and a reasonable restaurant with outdoor terrace and indoor air-conditioned dining room, serving local food.
You will not find a better beach in San Juan.
Finding parking in Old San Juan can be challenging. On street parking is free, or there are several pay parking lots within a few blocks. (see map in large photo) Unless you're planning on exploring the Island, you won't need a car. Old San Juan is only 8 sq. blocks, and we are right in the middle. We are 20 min. from the airport, and there are always cabs there to meet each flight. For local trips there are cabs on the next corner, or you can call one. Numbers are programmed into your phone.
|Jan 01 2013||Dec 31 2014||-||$200||$1,000||-||-|
|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 7%|
|Deposits: All reservations require a 25% deposit to confirm the reservation, cancelable with full refund up to 3 months before scheduled arrival. Your balance will be charged to that same card by 6pm the day of your scheduled arrival. Check in: 4 pm Check out: 11am. Bags can be left 10am-6p We are not responsible for items left in the apartment. There is to be no one staying in the apartment other than registered guests.|
|Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa|
|Other Fees: Cleaning fee $80 per stay|
- 1 Queen Bed
- 1 Double Bed
- 2 Twin Beds
- Air Conditioning
- Full Kitchen
- High Speed Internet
- Linens Provided
- Alarm Clock
- Ice Maker
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- Ceiling Fan
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Coffee Maker
- Hair Dryer
- Shopping Area
- Basketball Court
- Grocery Store
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Scuba Diving
- Movie Theater
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in Old San Juan, North, Puerto Rico
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Great place and location!
November 17, 2011
Wonderful girls weekend! We were so busy out in town, we were barely in the apartment, but it was very nice, clean, comfortable, and safe! Everything you need is already there. Centrally located in walking distance to many local attractions. We will return!
This place is worth it
September 1, 2011
This place is a little expensive, but let me tell you it is worth it. Great location!
Made our trip!
April 2, 2011
Our vacation really would not have been as wonderful as it was without this apartment. Even with 7 of us, it was spacious and comfortable, and we made extensive use of the kitchen which was well-equipped to deal with us! Lounging in the balcony and overlooking the street activity was one of our favorite pastimes. The staff and owner were very accommodating and helpful. The location was fantastic--we went to a different beach every day, and were walking distance from bars, clubs, restaurants, and El Morro Fort. I strongly recommend snatching up this apartment if it is available for you--you will LOVE spending your holiday here!
Simply the best!
April 23, 2009
Love these places. I have stayed at both apts in the last few years. They're comfortable and they have what it takes to make you feel at home, including the hospitality of the caretakers. I'm and Old San Juan expert and I have stayed in many places before, but these are my favorites. I highly recommended them. Love the store downstairs too, La Boveda.
Great Location for Exploring Old San Juan
April 13, 2009
My Girlfriend and I stayed for 4 nights in February for my birthday and found the locationa nd apartment to be ideal for experiencing the city. The apartment nice with all of the amenities you need, though the staircase to the bedroom is a bit steep. Besides being close to everything the best part was the balcony where you could sit and watch the world go by.
Perfect for us
January 23, 2008
I truly enjoyed this apartment, It's location is ideal. Right next to Governors residence, restaurants and El Morro the 500 year old fort. The airconditioning was great and we enjoyed just being on the balcony watching people go by. It is important to know that their is a long stairway to go up to the second floor so you must be able to go up the stairs. I reccomend this apartment.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Puerto Rico in Style and Comfort
July 25, 2007
My girlfriend & I made our first trip to Puerto Rico in March, on what was the first leg of an extended overseas holiday. After travelling for the better part of 2 days by plane just to reach the country it was amazing good luck to find this place to stay. No exageration to say it would be very hard to find a better apartment in San Juan, on so many levels: location, privacy, security and comfort. An amazing base to set about travels of San Juan and further afield. For a start, this is in one of the safest parts of town. We stayed for a week and in that time ate at probably 10 fantastic restaurants no further than 5 minutes walk away. We hired a car to enable touring further afield for golf and other destinations (Las Croabas fishing village, downtown Fajardo, a bioluminescent bay, El Yunque Rain Forest, Camuy Caves, Arecibo Observatory, El Conquistador golf course, Dorado Beach golf courses). Very large and functional kitchen. Great loft with queen sized bed. Enormous living area with balcony, high ceilings throughout. Great tv reception in both the bedroom and the living room. You will find a cheaper option if you desperately want to but I am confident to say nothing of such high quality for this price. This is a class apartment most people would be more than happy to live in. Fully self contained. A real delight. I have travelled extensively throughout the world and freely suggest this apartment is one of my most comfortable and value for money finds to date. Feel free to contact me if you wish to verify any details. Happy travels & thanks for the memories, Puerto Rico. Sam C
April 20, 2007
Really cool spot. Lovely airy apartment. Nice one!
Great place in San Juan!
March 18, 2007
We just spent 2 weeks in Old San Juan, and that was the best vacation I have spent in some time. We were so happy to find this location to stay at. It was near everything we wanted and made a great base to explore the island at our will. The apartment was huge and had everything we needed. The owner was always ready to take care of us and help us with our plans; If you want to stay in a great place that is right on the the beaten path, then you will enjoy this nice and charming guest house.
March 8, 2007
I have enjoyed many stays in this Safe, quite apt located in the HEART of San Juan when I travel to Puerto Rico on business, Its like staying with Family ,without the hassels and screaming kids. I only stay here when I travel.The price is always resonable.
Jackson Heights, NY
Old San Juan Vacation
March 8, 2007
Comfortable, clean, convenient, courteous, affordable, private. I totally enjoyed my week there.
Reno, NV USA
March 7, 2007
We stayed in the Garden Apartment (smaller unit) prior to leaving on a cruise. The location was great, as we could easily walk to all the Old San Juan tourist sites and then the next day roll our suitcases down the hill right to the cruise ship dock. We found the room quiet and felt secure enough to not ever worry about our cameras or laptops.
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About:I never liked cold weather, and when I came to Puerto Rico in February of 1968, from New York, I got off the plane, those balmy tropical breezes hit me and I said "this is the way to live". I traveled around the Caribbean a bit, but Old San Juan, with its cobblestone streets and 500 yr old buildings,...
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