Historic Apt. in Center of Old San Juan (4-Night Min.)

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Please Note: minimum 4-NIGHT rental required, which could start any day of the week. Retro (1930's), vintage, Deco, fully restored and equipped, in the very heart of Old San Juan, on the main square, 'Plaza de Armas', right in front of City Hall, at the only residential building on the plaza. There is an open-air cafe on the plaza. Front full-size balcony with great views, including a glimpse of the ocean bay. Some of the features are: land telephone, hi-speed internal WI-FI, washer/dryer, granite-top kitchen counter, iron with board, intercom, original mahogany doors, flat screen TV, DVR, home theater, stereo, CD player, high-ceilings, ceiling fans, A/C in common areas, soundproof windows, spare water reserve and pump, etc. Very safe. Since this is an owner-maintained unit (no agents), we make constant improvements. This vacation rental will cost you less than the average hotel room in Old San Juan, besides the fact that you won´t find a better location and get to stay in a full-size apartment with plenty of amenities.

Ideal for retirees, couples, business people, professionals, small families (up to 3 people), solo travelers, artists, writers or anyone who appreciates historical properties. Sorry but this is NOT a party house or for wild vacationers! Long terms welcome.

IMPORTANT: Early reservations are recommended as we usually book weeks in advance. After payment, we ask travelers to please email their AIR TRAVEL Itinerary so that we can schedule the housekeeping. Directions and keyless access codes will be sent once full payment is made. Please read carefully our full listing since we have tried to incorporate all possible FAQ´s. Our online Calendar is always up-to-date!


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 5
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Antique elevator

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single


  • Entertainment/TV Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Extra sleeping space with a double-size futon sofa bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Original Antique Bath...moreless

  • Bathroom Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Original Antique Bath with Full-Size Tub...moreless

  • There is a water reserve tank in case it is necessary.

Other Amenities

  • Please note that we have a keyless access lock for getting into the apartment; no key boxes or waiting for someone to meet you. This gives you both the flexibility and comfort to get in or out at your own time and convenience....moreless


  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    There is a 'Red Box' rental machine at the supermarket next door....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Disco Club
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Nearest beach is just 5 minutes away by taxi, public bus or car; or 30 minutes away on foot....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Right in the heart of Old San Juan!...moreless

  • Monument View:

    City Hall and Plaza de Armas...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Partial view of the Atlantic Ocean....moreless

  • Village:

    Old San Juan is a historic village....moreless

  • Water View:

    Partial view of the San Juan Bay....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Communication / Internet

  • Fax


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    A/C unit in the dining room will reach most of the apartment....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    Antique elevator...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Intercom System
  • Internet:

    Reliable in-house high speed Wi-Fi with backup signals....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Walkable district, no car needed. However, if renting a car, there is on-street parking and several public garages within a few blocks. IN GENERAL, DRIVING OR PARKING IN OLD SJ IS NOT RECOMMENDED....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet:

    Reliable in-house high speed Wi-Fi with a backup signal....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:


  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available at the Condado Lagoon 2 miles away....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Great full-size balcony with awesome views!...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Court is only 4 blocks away in El Morro....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fiestas Calle San Sebastián
Jan 14 - Jan 18, 2016
5 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $80 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%


No hidden costs or agent fees. If staying for more than 1 week, an additional cleaning fee may be added for a midterm service. We are registered with the PR Tourism Company, for room tax purposes, as mandated by law. For your own protection, we recommend that you get travel insurance, perhaps through (800-487-4722). Please note that paid reservations are subject to cancelations in advance, but only in remote circumstances (such as any sudden repair that may be needed, but we haven´t had this happened yet), in which case the guest will be given a full refund.

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Luis Munoz Marin
350 Metres
Nearest Barpub
El Batey
250 Metres
Nearest Ferry
Pier 1
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Dorado del Mar Golf Club
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Tren Urbano
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
La Mallorca
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Escambron; Condado

Car: Not Necessary

Old San Juan (or 'Viejo San Juan') is one of the oldest settlements in the Americas, it's origins dating back to the 16th century. It is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The district is characterized by numerous public plazas. OSJ is the main attraction in PR for both international and local tourism. The centuries-old El Morro Fort complex is just a few blocks away.

Location, Location, Location: The apartment is located steps away to markets, pharmacies, taxis, restaurants, museums, historic sites, government offices, hotels, cruise ships, nightlife, pubs, live theaters, ice cream parlors, jogging trails, tennis and basketball courts, etc. On the other hand, the El Convento Hotel, and the Casino, both of which are popular venues for weddings, are just a couple of blocks away. Watch from our balcony the free concerts or shows often offered in Plaza de Armas.

We are just 3 blocks away from the cruise ship ports. A public bus terminal is nearby. There are several public parking garages around. HOWEVER, please note that OSJ is best enjoyed on foot, no car is needed and certainly not recommended since traffic could be very slow through the narrow streets, particularly during the day and throughout the Christmas season. Also, there is a free trolley within OSJ.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

Why the Owner Chose San Juan:
Owner of this property since 1996, having done a full restoration (different than a remodeling). This apartment was closed off in a semi-abandoned state for 10 years before it was bought.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese



  • Pic a bit dark but you get the idea, right?!

    Pic a bit dark but you get the idea, right?!

  • Amateur (moi) pic of City Hall from the balcony.

    Amateur (moi) pic of City Hall from the balcony.

  • Old dental equipment left in the apartment.

    Old dental equipment left in the apartment.

  • Amateur (moi) picture of City Hall view from the balcony.

    Amateur (moi) picture of City Hall view from the balcony.

  • Panoramic view from the balcony

    Panoramic view from the balcony

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Historic Apt. in Center of Old San Juan (4-NIGHT MIN.)

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