About this listing
Coming to San Juan? Stay in Style! This spacious 2 bedroom apartment is in the heart of Old San Juan, less than 1 block from the historic San Juan Cathedral. The space has a lot of charm and also features a private balcony adorned with tropical plants.
I also offer airport pickup for $20 if my schedule allows (that's about $5-8 less than a taxi)
The apartment is in a building more than a century old, in a prime location in Old San Juan. We've just given it tons of love, fresh paint, a good cleaning, and new (well, new vintage) furniture. There's two bedrooms, a sizable living room area, a bathroom, a private patio, and a kitchen area.
The bedrooms each have new Full-size beds and AC. Wireless internet is accessible.
Once booked, you'll have the apartment all to yourselves (i.e. It's not a small part of a larger shared unit.) Two bedrooms, bathroom, spacious living room, private patio, and a kitchenette.
You'll also have access to the building's rooftop terrace, which has some great views (you can see the Bacardi Factory from up there!) and is a nice place to smoke a cigar and drink some Puerto Rican rum (mmm Ron del Barrilito...)
Interaction with guests
Need advice on where to eat and drink in Old San Juan? Looking for vegetarian options? Trying to figure out how to get to Vieques or Culebra? Need a bottle opener? Me and my roommates live in the same building, work close by, and are always glad to help you out with anything you might need. Just text us!
The location is great! You will be less than 5 minutes walk from the impressive El Morro fortress. The majestic colonial San Juan Cathedral is just a stone's throw down the street.
Some of the best bars and restaurants in the city are just blocks away, and you are just a 3-5 minutes walk from the main shopping streets. Also the legendary bars El Batey and La Factoria are both a very short walk from your doorstep. Calle San Sebastian, the heart of Old San Juan's night life is just a block away.
The apartment is easily accessible by taxi (tell them to take you to Hotel El Convento). The bus terminal and ferries are just 10 minutes away by walking. Street parking is free in Old San Juan, but if you don't feel like circling for a spot, there is a hotel parking lot on the adjacent block that you can use for $25 for 24 hours (or $10 for 3 hours.) If you plan on renting a car during your stay let us know, because we can suggest some companies who can pick you up from the apartment.
Other things to note
This is an apartment in a building where families live. The walls are made of stone, but to some degree, they will be able to hear you and you will be able to hear them. That means to keep your volume respectable.
The apartment is a 4th floor walk-up. There aren't many elevators in Old San Juan.
Most buildings in a city as old as San Juan don't have big water heaters. Ours is that way, and that means that your shower will have a choice of two temperatures. Hot (from the attached electric heater) or as cold as whatever temperature water is in the pipe (usually we all opt for the latter, as it's welcome, nice, and cool after a hot day of walking around.)
- There are families in the building. Please be considerate of the neighbors.
- No crazy parties.
- No smoking in the apartment. Smoking on the balcony is OK.
- Please help us conserve energy. Utilities are expensive here, so please help save the planet by turning off lights and fans when not in use.