Old San Juan, 2 Apts; 2bdrm/2bth ea Read to Pick

1. Gallery Apartment Living Room: 2 Queen futons, also has twin daybed w/trundle
1. Gallery Apartment Living Room: 2 Queen futons, also has twin daybed w/trundle2.  Photos 1 - 15 are of the Gallery Apt.Gallery Apt. Balcony3. Gallery Apartment Kitchen. Photos 1 - 14 are the Gallery Apt.4. North view is up the hill from the terrace in the Gallery apt.5. South view from Gallery Apartment balcony.6.7. The trundle can be used as a 2nd twin, or the 2 hook together to make a king.8. Gallery Apt First floor bath off kitchen & steps to bedrooms on 2nd level.9.10.Gallery Apt. Master Bedroom w/King bed.
Door to 2nd bedroom & 2nd full bath.11.12. Gallery apt small bedroom w/cozy twin bed13. Gallery Apt upstairs bathroom. Shower is to the right.14. Gallery Apt, looking down from master bedroomThe next Photos, (16 - 30) are of the Garden Apartment29.  Down the stairs to the street or across the hall to the Gallery Apt.17. Continuing back from the Living Room of the Garden Apartment,18. Garden Apartment Kitchen19. Garden Apt Back Bathroom 1 off kitchen, for large bedroom.20. Garden Apartment view from every room of treetops in 1st floor Atrium21. Each bedroom has its own entrance from the hall22.23. or lock for privacy. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, AC, TV, closet & fan24.25. The Garden Apt small bathroom w/ Queen bed26. Garden Apt en suite Bathroom.27. Garden Apt Small bedroom, looking in from the hall. Queen bed, En suite15.Enter the Garden Apt. Bedrooms to the right. kitchen & laundry straight back.28. Garden Apt, View from the bed or desk in the small bedroom.30. The building (Balcony is the Gallery apartment)31.33. Nearest Blue Flag Beach. search "Escambron"
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“ Excellent ”
14 Reviews

From $200 / night

Calle del Santo Cristo 209, Old San Juan, North 00901, Puerto Rico



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Apartment
Per night: $200
Per week: $1,250
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Old San Juan vacation apartment rental
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2 adjacent apartments in 350 yr old Conquistador constructed building.
Institute of Culture certified renovation. Rent just 1, or both for larger groups.
Please read prices on rate cards among the photos; & details, below.

When writing to inquire, you MUST tell us WHICH apartment you want, or if you want both.

The GALLERY APARTMENT (Photos 1 - 15) Total Prices on Photo #2

4 nt min. $200 p/nt, $1250 p/wk single or couple +$25 p/nt ea extra person. Cleaning $100 +7% tax
The 1200 sq ft Gallery Apartment can accommodate a maximum of 2 couples and 3 singles, or 7 singles.It is a duplex, with WIFI & Central Air Conditioning throughout; also ceiling fans. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms: 1 with a king bed & 1 with a twin. Downstairs is the huge (25' X 25') living room with 18 ft ceiling and full length balcony over Cristo St. A great place to sit & watch the world go by.
If you have a large group, others can sleep on the 2 Queen futons & trundle daybed in the living room, which rolls out to become 2 twin beds, or 1 king.
There are full bathrooms, Satellite TVs & phones for free local calls, on each level.
Through the doors from the Living room, is the huge eat in kitchen, fully equipped plus microwave, toaster, coffee maker & ice machine. There's also a hair dryer and iron & board.

The GARDEN APARTMENT (PHOTOS 15 - 30)Total Prices on Photo # 15

3 nt min stay $200 p/nt, $1250 p/wk for up to 4 persons +$25 p/nt ea extra person. Cleaning $80 +7% tx
The 800 sq. ft. Garden Apartment can accommodate a maximum of 2 couples and 2 singles.
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”) over the lush garden of the interior patio on the 1st floor of the building.
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: microwave, toaster, coffee maker, ice machine and laundry area with washer/drier & iron & board; plus a hair dryer in each bathroom, ceiling fans & WiFi throughout, and a phone for free local calls.

Groups of more than 7 persons must take both apartments.

Both Apartments together can accommodate a maximum of 5 couples and 5 singles.
See the rate card on PHOTO #31 for special price on 1 week minimum stay in both apartments. Less than 1 week, you are renting the apartments separately.

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.

Note: The calandar here will only reflect dates when both apartments are rented.

Area Information
Enjoy the many attractions of Old San Juan without the problems of access and parking, from your own apartment, in the heart of the downtown gallery/shopping district: bustling during the day, and quiet at night.
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.


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 really cheap 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.

About the owner

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Linda Williams

Linda Williams

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    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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Availability Calendar



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Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2015 Dec 31 2016 $200 - $1,250 - 4 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 7%
Deposits: All bookings require prepayment of 25% of the room rate to confirm the reservation, fully refundable up to 3 months before scheduled arrival. If you cancel later, we will refund whatever days we manage to rent, but it is not likley, as people tend to book well in advance. If you are arriving after 6pm, your balance will be charged to that same card by 6pm the day of your scheduled arrival.
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning fee $80 - $150 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



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 5 Twin Beds
  • 2 Sofa Beds
  • 3 Queen Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Balcony
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Activities

  • Shopping Area
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
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  • Parasailing
    (5 miles)
  • Basketball Court
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  • Grocery Store
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  • Playground
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  • Sailing
    (5 miles)
  • Beach
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  • Gym/Fitness Center
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  • Restaurant
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  • Scuba Diving
    (5 miles)
  • Bicycling
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  • Movie Theater
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  • Tennis
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  • Surfing
    (5 miles)
  • Casino
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  • Ocean
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  • Jet Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (5 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Please note that utility services throughout Puerto Rico are somewhat feeble. It is not unusual for the city supply of water, electricity or both to go out with or without notice. We have a 2000 gallon water cistern, which is enough to last the building several days if everyone’s careful. Water outages rarely last that long. There is however, no remedy for city caused power outages. If the power goes out you should turn off anything that was on before the power failure, and disconnect anything you may have charging, because when the power comes back on, it often returns with a surge that can be harmful to appliances or devices on, or connected. So, please be advised that we cannot be responsible for damages or inconvenience caused by power outages, or lack of water if our cistern is exhausted.

Reviews (14)

Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in Old San Juan, North, Puerto Rico

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“ Excellent ”
14 reviews
Maria Abreu-Otero

Maria Abreu-Otero

miami usa

San se vacation

February 13, 2015

We had a wonderful time. The facilitu es are u n an excellent area have everything we ne ed for the stay. A little but pricey but excellent stayed. Walking distance of everything

Linda Williams

Owner's reply:

Thank you Maria, glad you enjoyed yourselves!
So now you can say you've been to the famous Fiestas de San Sebastian!

katy morales

katy morales

Arecibo, P.R.


January 24, 2012

Unique experience, great location...we expent the wiken with the family and we have a very pleasant time together in the Fiestas ...

Linda Williams

Owner's reply:

Thank you Katy!

Bethany Sanchez

Bethany Sanchez

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!

Carl Wickstrom

Carl Wickstrom

Seattle WA

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!

Aditi Patel

Aditi Patel

Boston, USA

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!

Lynda Moran

Lynda Moran

Hollywood, FL

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.

Cynthia Camero

Cynthia Camero

Puerto rico

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.

Sam Connellan

Sam Connellan

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!

Gary  Williams

Gary Williams

Arizoana USA

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.




Garden Suite

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.

Vincent tozzi

Vincent tozzi

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

Central Location

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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    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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