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Beautiful 1st Floor Apartment with Patio

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Last updated: 08/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Charming one bedroom, one bathroom furnished ground floor apartment in historic Old San Juan, located in the residence of the late Master Puerto Rican painter Alfonso Arana.

This beautiful building of restored Spanish Colonial architecture is characterized by thick walls and brick-stone floors; all doors of the apartment open to a private, lush, interior garden. With ceiling fans throughout (no air-conditioned), this lovely apartment has an airy, tropical feel.

This is an “L” shaped, open floor plan apartment with a fully functioning kitchen. The bedroom has a queen size bed, and is separated by an archway from the living room, which can easily be used as a second bedroom. This setting is ideal for individuals, couples, and small families.

Our apartment is on calle San José, the entryway of which is a gallery space of local artists. Around the corner you is the Cathedral and the City Hall and one block is the main square Plaza de Armas, the supermarket and open cafes.


Attractions
•San Jose Church (1 block)
•La Casa Blanca, home of Ponce de Leon (1 block)
•The Cathedral, which houses Ponce De Leon's remains (Across the Street)
•Pablo Casals Museum (within walking distance)
•El Morro Fortress (within walking distance)
•Felipe Fort (within walking distance)
•San Cristobal Fort (within walking distance)
•San Juan Cathedral (within walking distance)
•Isla Verde Beach (7 miles)
•Condado Beach (3 miles)
•San Juan Nautical Club (3.5 miles)

Other Puerto Rico attractions include:

•Luquillo Beach (30 miles)
•El Yunque Rain Forest (25 miles)
•Arecibo Observatory (50 miles)
•Camuy Caves (50 miles)

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • The apartment in equipped with a queen size bed and a futon couch that converts into a full size bed. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located in the center of Old San Juan within walking distance of all points of interest....moreless

  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private and gated patio with exclusive access by our guests. ...moreless

  • Patio

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Special Deal
Aug 28 - Sep 23, 2015
2 night min stay
$90
$540

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $77 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Sep 24 - Nov 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$100
$540

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $77 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$125
$800

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $114 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$100
$600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $86 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Cleaning $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Dec 1- March 31: 1-2 pers $125/night - $800/wk --- 3-4 pers $145/night - $925/wk

May 1- Nov 30: 1-2 pers $100/night - $600/wk --- 3-4 pers $125/night - $800/wk

The rate during Carnival/Las Fiestas de San Sebastian (usually the third weekend of January: Thurs-Sun) will be $200/night and the security deposit will increase to $200.

A $30 fee will be charged for check-in between 10pm-9am.

Please contact me directly for monthly rates.

In order to confirm your reservation we require a 50% deposit (Reservation Deposit) of the total rent along with a signed Lease Agreement. The second balance payment is due no later than three weeks prior to the check-in date, along with the additional fees of

$100.00 Security Deposit (returned to you by mail)

$50.00 one-time cleaning fee.


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Last updated: 08/09/2015
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Our apartment is on calle San José, the entryway of which is a gallery space of local artists. Around the corner you will find the Cathedral and the City Hall. It is one block from the main square Plaza de Armas, where you can find a supermarket and open air cafes, wonderful restaurants and bakeries. We are very near the 16th century fortress El Morro and a 20 minute walk to the Escambron Beach.

Other Activities: Shopping, boating, biking

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1982

About the owner: My father, Luis Alfonso, and his two sisters, Rosa and Isabel, in front of the Cathedral in Old San Juan, 1966

Why the Owner Chose San Juan:
They spent their early childhood in Old San Juan. Their house was in the Caleta de las Monjas until their departure to France in the early 1970's. In 1982 their father, the late painter Alfonso Arana, returned to buy this house in Calle San Jose and it became the family home. It is a beautiful building with the patio on the ground floor and beautiful terraces upstairs. My grandfather used to call it 'his Palace'.... In 2009, my father and his siblings, decided to open the house for guests, and furnished the downstairs apartment for vacation rentals. My father lives on the 2nd and 3d floor of the house, my aunts reside in Massachusetts and in Connecticut. We love our Old San Juan home and hope you enjoy your stay there.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

 

Photos

  • Patio

    Patio

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bedroom and living room separated by arch

    Bedroom and living room separated by arch

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Date last modified - Friday, August 28, 2015

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Speaks: english, french, spanish
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