Colonial Upscale Apartment in Historic Old San Juan
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
San Juan apartment description
The name given to this apartment is owed to La Puerta (The Door) of Old San Juan, the old main entrance to the city (located ½ a block away).
This apartment consists of two levels, the second level is a mezzanine that is accessed by a solid wood staircase a classic Old San Juan look. In this level you will find the bedroom, with a queen size orthopedic mattress, a closet and bathroom decorated with cream color travertine.
The first level has a fully equipped kitchen, living room (47’ LCD TV & sleeper sofa for 2 guests), and dinning table for 4.
This apartment has an exquisite colonial ambiance dominated by 2 Door/Windows, as these are opened you get a view of the cobblestones street (cobblestones that were brought by the Spaniards to stabilize their ships back in the 1500's) and the amazing centennial tree. You can take the liberty to enjoy this view with a great bottle of wine enjoying the lovely breeze that passes through.
Caleta de San Juan # 64
Located in the Heart of Old San Juan, this luxury structure dates back to the 1800's having been refurbished successively during the 1900's and most recently for the opening of Caleta Apartments.
Its 17 feet high ceilings and 24 inch thick brick walls depict the traditional Colonial-Spanish-Tropical architecture of the time. These features originally created to maintain these large homes aired, by constantly circulating fresh air from its ample interiors.
½ a block from:
- The Door of Old San Juan (The only one left standing from the 7 original)
- The Old San Juan Cathedral
- El Convento Hotel (Originally an old Convent)
1 block from:
- La Fortaleza (The Governor’s Mansion)
- Calle del Cristo (The most important shopping street with stores like Polo, Coach, Dooney & Burke, Coach, etc.)
Walking Distance to:
- El Morro Fort
- San Cristobal Fort
- The Most Elegant Restaurants
Caleta Apartments consists of 5 apartments totally equipped ready for your stay, all you need is the desire to stay in this bicentennial structure.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Free Cleaning Service
- Satellite / Cable
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Gambling Casinos
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Betsy, thank you so much for accomodating Rich and me in your beautiful apartment. It was so refreshing and relaxing, and even better than we'd hoped for. Our bed was amazingly comfortable, and the washer and dryer were great to get our clothes clean before going home after the previous week on the water. We're just sorry we couldn't stay longer! Also, we just loved your shop... I'm hoping Rich will buy a Panama hat next time, or maybe I'll have to purchase one for him! Thank you again.
- Guest Kate S. (Missoula)
- Date of stay 04/28/10
- Review Submitted 05/01/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
This apartment made my trip!!! It was beautiful, romantic and the location was perfect. We could do early morning walks along the fort wall or late night adventures through Old San Juan. Of all the places we could have stayed there is no doubt in my mind, we picked the perfect place to stay for our vacation.The hostess was personable and friendly and made you feel very welcome. My future trips to OSJ will, definitely include ‘Caleta 64’ Thank you again for putting so much effort into making your place perfect!!Of course I'm worried it will become so popular, that when my next trip comes around...it will be book solid. (But that’s what happens when you have created something this wonderful.)
- Guest Teresa67 (Atlanta, GA)
- Date of stay 12/23/09
- Review Submitted 12/23/09
my wife and i just returned from 2 wonderful nights in this delightful, cozy and very cool apt. we walked nearly every street in OSJ and this was the most beautiful, tree-lined and oldest street of all. having the 2nd floor balcony was fantastic for the breezes and people (tourist) watching. great location, great price and betty is THE GREATEST!!would strongly recommend and we would return here in a heartbeat.
- Guest Howard P. (cleveland, ohio USA)
- Date of stay 11/12/09
- Review Submitted 11/12/09
Stayed there in October, 2008 and had an absolutely perfect time. The location is central to everything in Old Town but not on a highly-trafficed street. Plenty of great restaurants and sites within walking distance. The apartment itself was exactly what we needed - a place that assured privacy with the old world thick wood doors/windows (which could be opened facing the sidewalk to enjoy the night). The hosts are a wealth of information and take superb care of their guests. The highest praise I can give a place is that I'd stay there again. And I hope I will!
- Guest Andy M.1 (Oakland, CA)
- Date of stay 02/10/09
- Review Submitted 02/10/09
We stayed in the apartment for 3 days when we first got to P.R. We loved the location and the owners were terrific. We highly recommend it.
- Guest Joanie Duke (Kent, WA)
- Date of stay 09/02/08
- Review Submitted 09/02/08
Super fantastic location with museums, food and shopping with-in blocks. Hands down better service than at a hotel, and they have a shop next door so it is really easy to ask a question or address any issues. If you are looking for a place in Old San Juan look no further.
- Guest Michael132 (Dallas, Tx)
- Date of stay 08/04/08
- Review Submitted 08/04/08
Stay here. We hunted around, and came to the conclusion this was the best option, and it exceeded our expectations. We stayed in the upstairs apartment, "the cobblestone". It's old world with all the contemporary comforts, and they provide better service than most hotels. Great maid service, with fresh linens and towels every day, and they even did our laundry. The apartment itself is so damn cool. Betsy and Gustavo have great taste, and make sure you have everything you need, right down to some mosquito repellant. It is an authentic, loft style apartment, with very high ceilings. It has three large French doors that open onto a long balcony that overlooks the cobblestone street below. It’s great for having your coffee in the morning, or wine in the evening (or morning). The kitchen and bath areas are, again, so tastefully done, and fully equipped (dishwasher, washer, dryer). The bed is super comfortable, the AC, and ceiling fans work great, and there is even a 42" flat screen HDtv mounted on the wall. The only drawback is you'll want to hang out there, and not see the town-but we did. It has to be the best location in Old San Juan- across from the El Convento, and literally is up the street from “the Door of Old San Juan”(the main gate through the old military wall that surrounds the town).. You are within a few minutes walk of all the great sites, best restaurants, supermarkets and shops. When you consider the style, comfort and location, it is hard to beat.Rick-Los Angeles
- Guest Rick Martin1 (Los Angeles, CA)
- Date of stay 08/01/08
- Review Submitted 08/01/08
This apartment is a wonderful find. Very comfortable, Satillite TV, Internet access, and maid service. The Hosts Betsy and Gustave have a list of things to do and places to stay including favorite Restaurants sorted by expence. They also have a shop nearby if you need any addition information. We had a wonderful time and would strongly recommend
- Guest Holly Warner (Reston Virginia)
- Date of stay 06/26/08
- Review Submitted 06/26/08
This place ooozes with coolness!! My son and I stayed for 3 nights in May. Great experience. Betsy and Gustavo are gracious hosts. They renovated this unit in January. If you want to stay in Old San Juan, this is by far the best location - next to Cathedral, El Murro, and El Convento. 2 blks away is Plaza des Armas, where you'll find Walgreens, supermarket and 24-hr coffee/sandwich kiosk. The only downside is lack of soundproofing between floors - you may hear people in the upstairs unit when they walk around. Just bring ear plugs and you'll be fine.
- Guest Darrell4 (Atlanta, GA)
- Date of stay 05/09/08
- Review Submitted 05/09/08
Owner response: Thanks Darell I am very glad you enjoyed the apartment and Old San Juan. This building was originally built around 1800s and in those day there was no soundproofing. Unfortunately, due to the regulations of the Institue of Culture we are tied up in the type of things that we can change. Since this building is a brick structure some noises can be heared but we are working on releaving those inconvenieses. I deepely apologize for this inconvenience and I hope you visit Puerto Rico again!
Rates*: $170/night .. $1,000/week* .. $3600/month *Rates are subject to change on certain Holidays Deposit of 1 Night required when placing reservation. Deposit is Non-Refundable. Weekend Stays Require a Minimum Stay of 3 Nights. 1 Week = 7 Nights Rates DO NOT Include Taxes
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Linving Room & Dinning Room
Mezzanine Bedroom, Closet & Bathroom
Street View Caleta de San Juan
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