Living Area + CorridorNext door apartment for 6
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Our quite first floor apartment is close to coffee shops, bars, restaurants and museums. The popular Calle San Sebastian is just around the corner!
The AC equipped bedroom fits 2 and a luminous hallway takes you to the cozy and silent patio.

The space

This typical high ceiling apartment is located in the heart of colonial town Old San Juan. Steps away from coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and museums, this quiet apartment offers a magic sense of privacy.
It is located on the first floor of an antique building originally used as a hospital, with easy access (no steep stairs to climb) from the quiet Calle Virtud.
The front door takes you to the dining/living area. You’ll be able to prepare your favorites meals in the fully equipped kitchen.
The master bedroom (with a King size bed) is located at the end of the apartment facing the private patio, keeping your dreamy nights away from any street noise. The bedroom is equipped with AC. The room has an absolutely spacious closet.
A bright hallway takes you from the living area to the bedroom, the private patio and the elegant marble tiled bathroom. The bathroom has enough room for one person to move comfortably around and has an excellent and relaxing tub/shower.
The patio is the perfect place for you to relax away from the street. There you’ll find table and chairs and a hammock.

Thanks to its unique layout you will enjoy a refreshing breeze as soon as you open the front and the backyard windows.

If you have friends traveling with you who won't fit in the property, you can check out our other apartment (Las Virtudes) in the same building that fits up to 6 guests

Guest access

Our guests will have exclusive access to the whole apartment and patio.
The kitchen is fully equipped also with basic products such as coffee, tea, sugar, salt, dish soap and others.
The bathroom has hot water and body soap, hand soap, shampoo and conditioner are provided.

Interaction with guests

We live ten minutes away by car from Old San Juan and we will be at your disposal form 7am to 10pm mon/fri for general inquiry and 24/7 for emergencies related to the unit. We can help our guests suggesting them places to visit and/or contact certified tour guides.

Other things to note

If you have friends traveling with you who won't fit in the property, you can check out our other apartment (Las Virtudes) in the same building that fits up to 6 guests

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 52
Security Deposit: 119
Weekend Price: 99 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM


•Maximum 2 adults (over 21 years old)
•No loud parties or gatherings allowed
•The building is also used by our neighbors, treat it and the neighbors with respect
•Return anything you borrow
•If you brake it; pay for it
•We are not responsible for injuries, accidents, losses or anything that might happen to you while staying here
•Strictly no smoking inside the apartment including the patio area
•Drug use in Puerto Rico is illegal and if you choose to use drugs, you are breaking the law. Possession or use of illegal drugs within the apartment is strictly prohibited and you will be solely responsible for any consequences that result from your actions if you choose not to heed this warning.
•Maintain your best behavior at all times as this is our home and the home of others
•Help us to conserve energy & keep our prices low. Please turn off all lights, fans, A/C, etc. each time you leave the apartment
•A set of clean towels & bed linens are supplied weekly. For a clean set of any before a week is due, a $5 per item will be charge.
•Cleaning fee covers the cleaning of the unit before you arrive. That means you are asked to leave the unit in decent conditions at check out.
•All extra services have to be paid in cash before check out.


•Check out is at 10am
•If you need a late check out, we can negotiate it based on the apartment schedule
•Please remove all your garbage. You can throw it in the green boxes in front of Bar Luppulo, in Mercado street with San Sebastian Street… just around the corner!
•Please wash up all your dirty dishes
•Make sure all ac units, fans and lights are turned off
•If we can’t make it to be at the unit when you leave, please lock everything and leave the keys in the lockbox.

Thank You!



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

155 Reviews

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Christopher User Profile
July 2017
Great place to stay! Perfect location to walk to every part of Viejo San Juan. Not every building surrounding this location is renovated and there were a few harmless, homeless people trying to work for a dollar. There's a bar next door with live bands and DJs that will add to the party vibe, but won't interrupt your quietness. The shower drained slowly, but the four shower heads hitting you in all directions made you forget about it. This wasn't a hotel experience with all the perfections, it was a down home experience with a lot of quirks you'd experience in any home. Parking was a couple blocks away. For two days, we paid $54. A taxi from the airport was $20-30, depending on the amount of luggage. There are plenty of Ubers around that were pretty inexpensive as well. The entire experience made me believe I could live and work well in Puerto Rico.

Dave User Profile
July 2017
This place was perfect for my wife and I to start a few days in the old town.

Dave User Profile
July 2017
Amazing place to stay in Old San Juan! We loved our time here

Bethany User Profile
June 2017
Great place and awesome location! The check in was super easy, we always love a lock box. House was clean and cute. Cochera parking was just as close as Ballaja, but the guys at Cochera gave us a great deal for paying for the whole trip in advance so I'd recommend them :) my only note about the house is there is only AC in the bedroom so to us cold weather natives we were chained to the bedroom when we were home haha...but I know that's very common and practical for PR so it was not a big deal. Absolutely loved our visit! Thanks!

Timothy User Profile
June 2017
The apartment on Calle la Virtud was perfect for our needs. It is on the north side of Old San Juan, away from the cruise ship docks and ultra-touristy area, but within easy walking distance of everything in OSJ. The only times we had to pay for transportation were to go over to visit friends staying in Condado and to visit El Yunque. For anyone considering a visit to OSJ, transportation is a primary consideration, and the apartment placed us right where we wanted to be in the city. The apartment is nicely furnished, provided a locked cabinet for storage of personal items during the day while we were out and about, and the air conditioned bedroom is a comfortable haven after a long day of walking around sunny OSJ. It is in an older building that has been nicely updated and gave us a real feel for what it is like to live in OSJ. There are many restaurants and bars literally around the corner, so everything was very convenient. The neighborhood was also very quiet compared to the south side of the island. When the bars around the corner had live music over the weekend, you could hear them in the private central patio area or with the windows open, but when we retreated to the bedroom and closed the door at night, the music and bar patrons did not disturb us at all. Our host also gave us many good tips on where to eat and what taxi service to use, which saved us a great deal of time and trouble. We would return to OSJ and the apartment at La Virtud without hesitation, as this was one of the best vacations we have ever had.

Nicole User Profile
June 2017
Great accommodations and very central to the sites of Old San Juan!

Philip User Profile
May 2017
Stefano and Carmen's home in Old San Juan was a dream. My wife and I spent our first few days in Puerto Rico there during our honeymoon, and cannot say enough about the location (right behind the scene on Calle San Sebastian, also right near El Morro) and the house. The patio was a wonderful place to read and eat a quiet meal :) Stefano was always easy to reach, and made things easy. Thanks for a great time!!!

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Carmen & Stefano User Profile

Once upon a time, during the inaugural trip of a cruise ship in the Adriatic Sea there was an on-board Italian photographer who met a young and beautiful Puerto Rican passenger. It was summer 2000.
The rest of their story tells about Carmen studying industrial design and living in Florence, Italy, while Stefano was studying photography and living in Bournemouth, England. They got married in 2003 in the middle of the Puerto Rican Rain Forest “El Yunque” in a 14 crazy hours wedding party.
They moved to Milan, Italy where they lived for three years. Carmen was still studying and Stefano working as a photographer. In 2007 they moved to San Juan, en La Isla Del Encanto and gave birth to their son.
Since then they have lived in the “Las Virtudes” apartment, had their daughter and Stefano from photography got into woodworking. In 2013/14 they moved back to Milan.
In August 2014 they decided to return to the island to start yet again the Caribbean adventure.

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