Ocean View Historic House in Old San Juan
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
San Juan house description
Three hundred plus (300+) years old house is located in the Old City. Have a leisurely walk to experience the colonial architecture of hanging balconies and cobble stone streets that would make you feel like you have gone back in time.
The city is surrounded with a massive wall and fortifications that were built to protect it from land invasions; the house is across the street from San Cristobal and El Morro fort.
Old San Juan is the home port to the most important cruise ship lines. Duty Free shops and exciting nightlife, lots of international cuisine restaurants.
Spectacular Atlantic Ocean view.
Keywords: Ocean View House
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Monument View
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
Many thanks to owner, Rosa!!!
Many thanks to owner, Rosa!!!
Have just returned from 5 nights in this lovely home in Old San Juan where I stayed with my son and daughter-in-law. I would highly reccommend it with the provision that if you are a senior person you might find the circular stairs a little challenging and the 2 bathrooms on the 2nd floor. Otherwise this home is outstanding. The furnishings, linens, art work, antiques, A/C, kitchen with dishwasher and enclosed patio are top quality and only superceded by the view from the 2nd bedroom. The location of 423 Calle Sol is also very convenient to any where in Old San Juan, including a nice beach just below San Juan Park/Plaza, just a bit away from San Cristobal, which is 1 building and across the street from Rosa's lovely home. you are not renting an apartment/house but are staying in a welcoming, comfortable home. The owner has great taste in her decor and as an artisan cheese maker you will find her cheeses, left for you to consume,also have great tastes! Hopefully I can return to this place again and/or sned others there to enjoy this slice of paradise. Thanks, Rosa, for sharing and caring!!!
- Guest amer_can (Calgary, Alberta)
- Date of stay 10/19/13
- Review Submitted 10/25/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Beautiful views but not well kept
Beautiful views but not well kept
We stayed in this property last week. Rosa was very helpful by notifying us about the IRON MAN PR event that was going to take place in Old San Juan the day of our arrival, so we got to the house late that afternoon to avoid the crowd and traffic. Though we paid a cleaning fee and I was told that the house was going to be cleaned the morning of our arrival day, we found a refrigerator with a used bottle of wine, several cheeses and decomposing mandarin oranges inside. Needless to say my wife decided that she was going to clean the property before we use it. The floors were not clean at all. Additionally we were surprised to see what we thought was personal belongings of the owners (clothing items) occupying the drawers, which made us unconfortable enough not to get our items out of the luggages while we were there. I must say that the house is beautiful and has great potential but not well kept at all. There was a leak either from one air conditioner of from the refrigerator that kept the floor wet on/off. Also there is no bathroom in the first floor and to get to the secong floor you have to take a 22 steps spiral staircase which is unconfortable to say the least. In an attempt to be fair I must say that I didn't call Rosa to complaint about the cleaning disaster because I was so frustrated that didnt know how to approach the issue without being confrontational and at the end we were starting our vacation and wanted to be as relax as possible. Overall Old San Juan is magical, the house is beautiful but unconfortable and the cleaning lady needs to be fired ASAP. I wouldn't stay there unless I ensure that those critical items are taken care of.
- Guest Fam. Cruz (Ocala Fl)
- Date of stay 03/18/12
- Review Submitted 03/27/12
Owner response: I am truly surprised about these comments. I remember you clearly. To be honest, I am the "cleaning lady", this way I make sure the house is left clean. About the "cleaning disaster", salt residues from the ocean in front of the house are responsible for what you thought it was not clean, should you have called me, I would have explained. In March, the ocean is so brave that in just a few hours salt residues are all over the floors and furniture, sorry about that. Living in paradise, i.e., ocean front in the Caribbean, has its price. About the cheese, I am a cheese maker and cheese is left on purpose so guests could give it a try. About my belongings, it was clear in the instructions sent to guests, the house is my second home, I live there when it is not rented, however, all towels, bed sheets, everything is left clean and impeccable. Never had a complaint before. Sincerely and thanks for your review. Rosa
I rented this house in Old San Juan for a month in July with three of my girlfriends. This house was a great find for us for the amount of money we paid, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a beautiful old Spanish Colonial house which is very well maintained and excellently located - view of the ocean and one of the historic garitas (sentry box) of Castillo San Cristobal, in historic old san Juan. Awe inspiring just to think that there have been people living in it for more than 300 years! Of course, the down side of any old house is that you need to work around its little glitches, like the front door needs to be pushed, lifted and pulled to open, or might get stuck, etc. The house is a lot bigger than it seems in the pictures. On the first floor are the living room, kitchen and and the dining room, and the two bedrooms are on the second floor accessible by a lovely iron staircase. One of the bedrooms has a balcony looking out to the Atlantic, and the view of the famous garita. You can sit on the balcony and stare out into the view forever. Rosa, the owner of the house went out of her way to accommodate us. I told her that we were all women and not too keen on sharing beds, and she bought two inflatable beds and left them in the bedroom for us. Any questions about the house I had, I was able to communicate her via text message, e-mail and phone. The house was one of the best things about staying in Puerto Rico. Very clean, beautiful, historical, well located and comfortable. Excellent value for what you pay. If I had the fortune of going back to Puerto Rico, I'd stay there again.
- Guest january wind (LOMA LINDA)
- Date of stay 06/28/11
- Review Submitted 07/30/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.
May-Oct .. $185/night .. $1200/week .. $2750/month Nov-Apr .. $225/night .. $1400/week .. $3000/month Advance payment of 50% of rental rate required 60 days prior to arrival. Remaining balance due the day of arrival. Refundable security deposit $200
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: I am a chemical engineer, 40 years old.
Why the Owner Chose San Juan:
I chose Old San Juan because of its historical background and well preserved monuments. My property has a spectacular Atlantic ocean view and it is located across the street from a 16th century fort.
- Primary: (787) 237-1671 (Puerto Rico)
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View from one of the bedrooms, 16th century guardian house 'garita'
Kitchen, granite countertop, beautifully remodeled
View from one of the tiny windows.
A corner to write.
From the interior patio to dining room.
Reading rocking chairs in living room
Dining area including the interior patio
Second floor bedroom.
Wood deck on roof top.
Fixed front doors.
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