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Beautiful Old City Bay View 2nd Fl. Apt. on Exclu/ & V Safe St.W Wi Fi & D /TV

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Arrow shows house which overlooks San Juan Bay.

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Last updated: 05/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Juan apartment description

Beautiful Old San Juan Bay View 2nd Floor Apt On An Exclusive Residential & Very Safe Street

This 2nd floor apartment comprising the entire 2nd floor of a Spanish Colonial townhouse is one of a small handful of Old San Juan short term rentals which are unique. .

First , it has a completely private entrance from the street.
Second , it enjoys a great water view - 3 street side balconies offer great views of San Juan Bay , passing cruise ships and pelicans. . The property enjoys a clear view of the bay and the mountains beyond..This is also a unique urban property with 3 large trees in a tiny park in front of the house which offers a peaceful and almost rural environment within the Old City with an exceptional view of SJ bay along with a small nonswimming beach below the Governor's mansion.
Third, the property is located directly across the street from the Puerto Rico Governor's mansion called 'La Fortaleza' and the area enjoys unparalled security and police vigilance.

Despite the unban location Puerto Rican tree frogs called 'coquis' along with the waves from the visible small bayside non swimming beach below the wall can be heard at night

'Caleta de las Monjas' is probably the safest and most secure street in Old San Juan .There is a small police barracks attached to Governor's mansion one block from property in addition to the Hotel' Convento's security and cameras just up the street. . Parking is available free on the streets of the Old City .There is a large outdoor lot about an 8 minute walk along the Bay from the property. The entrance to the National Park 'El Morro' is only steps away from the apartment.

The property is residential but is only 3 blocks from the main plaza of Old San Juan- 'Plaza de las Armas' with a trolley stop Walgreens, a Supermarket, a Marshall's , Wendy's , a Pizzeria and both an outdoor and indoor coffee /internet cafe - Many other shops , restaurants and bars are within 3 to 5 blocks .

The ceilings in the apartment are 17 feet tall - bedrooms , living room ,dining room &there are ceiling fans in all rooms . The patio bedroom has an air conditioner which can also a/c bathroom. The living room has a futon and a sofa . An air mattress is also available. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine. A clothes line is installed in patio. There is a dining room and the patio can also serve for outside dining. The apartment is about 1,500. sq ft. and can accommodate 6 persons or more if the air mattresses and/or futon are used. .

There is Direct TV and WIFI
There is a large bathroom with shower between the 2 bedrooms .In addition there is a much smaller bathroom/shower at the back of the residence. The patio is shaded by a large mango tree which produces mangoes 2x a year. Sun enters patio from mid am to early pm..

This base rental for this apartment is priced for a 1-2 guest occupancy with an extra guest charge for each guest after 2.

This apartment is a really good deal for a group or family All the rooms are large and accomodating.
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.Steps away from property is the beginning of Ël Morro Trail'- a harbor walkway maintained by the National Park Service which ends at the mouth of SJ harbor directly below the famous fort Ël Morro'.

The property is located on a privileged and very special street. called 'Caleta de las Monjas' -the Street of the Nuns. - also known as the street of the statues ' There is a famous large bronze statue in front of house called 'La Rogativa' ; there are 3 large statues at the beginning of the street in addition to the statues on the fascade of the Cathedral. The Caleta is one of the most painted streets of Old San Juan by artists.

The 'Caleta' is only about '200 yards in length. At the beginning of St is San Juan Cathedral and the 4 star Hotel ' El Convento '-. and the PR Childrens' Museum. At the end of st is the property ,the PRGovernor''s Mansion' and the back entrance to the National Park '' Ël 'Morro'' which is very popular for walking , and kite flying. The property is directly in front of the Governor's Mansion's gardens and back gate.

The house is only 6 houses down st.from Hotel Convento which has a ' tapas' bar and a restaurant.Taxis are available there 24/7 . By car the property is about 15 traffic free minutes away from the airport and about 5 minutes to nearest blue flag beach called 'Ëscambron'' which is next to the Caribe Hilton .You can also access the beach via bus followed by a 4 minute walk. or via trolley&a 10minute walk. Bus station is about a 12min. walk from house

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking is allowed on patio...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • The patio side bedroom has an air conditioner which can also cool the bathroom if the door to the 2nd bedroom remains closed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • There are 2 bathrooms in apartment . One is between the 2 bedrooms ;the other is very small and is off the kitchen at the back of the house . Both have showers ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Toys

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Bay/Sound
          • Churches
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Photography
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          local services and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Laundromat
          • Babysitter

          Location Type

          • Waterfront
          • Water View:

            Apartment has a great view of San Juan Bay ,part of the Old City Wall and also of a small beach just below the Governor's Mansion known as 'La Fortaleza' ...moreless

          sports and adventure activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Snorkeling
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Dining

              • Dining Room
              • Dining:

                There is also a small table with 2 stools in the street side bedroom next to the balcony .There is also a table with chairs in the patio ...moreless

              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Internet
              • Air Conditioning:

                only patio side bedroom ...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking:

                Parking can be found on the street . There is a large outdoor lot about an 8 min walk from house. ...moreless

              • Iron & Board

              Kitchen

              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Yearly
              Jan 31 - Jan 31, 2015
              1 night min stay
              $185
              $1,195
              My Standard Rate
              1 night min stay
              $185
              $1,195

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning/Linen Fe $75
              • Taxes Included

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 05/24/2014
              Check availability
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              Location

              10 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
              0.75 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              To Catano & bacardi Rum Factory
              3 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Escambron
              300 Metres
              Nearest Barpub
              El Batey
              200 Metres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Rosa de Triana

              The property is:

              only 3 blocks from the main plaza of the Old City called 'Plaza de las Armas' where the Old City's only supermarket is located in addition to Walgreens, Puerto Rico Drugstore, Marshalls and a handful of fast foods and cafes

              5 minutes walking to El Morro Fort

              45 minutes walking to nearest blue flag beach 'Escambron'

              1 block to San Juan Gate and the harbor walkways

              1 block from the famous Calle Cristo with many shops, bars and restaurants

              1 block to San Juan Cathedral

              3 blocks to San Sebastian St. with over 15 bars and restaurants

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2001

              About the owner: I am an attorney. My daughter and I live on premises.

              Why the Owner Chose San Juan:
              I rented this property 20 yeas prior to purchasing it. It is the only house on the street which looks the same as it did 100 years ago .

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              The house is located on a residential street with little traffic and no discos or bars. The grounds of the Governor's Mansion are only about 40 yards across the small Plaza and there is a constant police presence . There is usually a Commonwealth policeman on duty in the area of the Plaza called 'La Rogativa'which is shown with the large statue in the photos. The entrance to the National Park 'El Morro' is just further down the st at the very end about 70 yards from the property. This is an urban property in a close to rural setting . Overall, the 'Caleta ' is just a very unique street with the San Juan Cathedral at its beginning bordered by the Hotel El Convento and the small plaza just in front of the Church and the Governor's mansion, the El Morro National Park and the grounds of 'La Casa Blanca' which was Ponce de Leon's residence at the very end . If you enjoy walking you also have the 2 harbor walkways known as the El Morro Trail and the 'Paseo de la Princesa' only a block away with the Sheraton Hotel and Casino about a 15 minute walk either through the Old City or along the bay.


              Contact us

              Speaks: spanish, english

               

              Photos

              • Arrow shows house which overlooks San Juan Bay.

                Arrow shows house which overlooks San Juan Bay.

              • View of statue in Plaza Rogativa from living room balcony.

                View of statue in Plaza Rogativa from living room balcony.

              • Private Entrance to 2nd floor apart.

                Private Entrance to 2nd floor apart.

              • Living Room  from  bayside bedroom.

                Living Room from bayside bedroom.

              • Another view of Living Room  with bayside bedroom also seen.

                Another view of Living Room with bayside bedroom also seen.

              • Dining room and part of living room seen from kitchen

                Dining room and part of living room seen from kitchen

              • Patio side bedroom with a/c.

                Patio side bedroom with a/c.

              • View from a living room balcony.

                View from a living room balcony.

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • View of entrance to Kitchen from far side of Patio

                View of entrance to Kitchen from far side of Patio

              • View of Bayside bedroom from living room

                View of Bayside bedroom from living room

              • Balcony view from living room . Back entrance to Governor's mansion can be seen

                Balcony view from living room . Back entrance to Governor's mansion can be seen

              • House is seen from entrance to Governor's  Mansion's entrance.

                House is seen from entrance to Governor's Mansion's entrance.

              • View from front of house looking up toward Cathedral.

                View from front of house looking up toward Cathedral.

              • Stairway to 2nd floor.

                Stairway to 2nd floor.

              • Living Room from balcony.

                Living Room from balcony.

              • View of living room showing the 3 large balcony doors -2 in l/r and 1 in bedroom

                View of living room showing the 3 large balcony doors -2 in l/r and 1 in bedroom

              • Dining Room seen from living room with kitchen at end

                Dining Room seen from living room with kitchen at end

              • Bathroom and street side bedroom and bay in distance seen from patio bedroom

                Bathroom and street side bedroom and bay in distance seen from patio bedroom

              • View of pier and Old City wall  from living room balcony

                View of pier and Old City wall from living room balcony

              • View of Patio from Kitchen

                View of Patio from Kitchen

              • View of patio side bedroom  from dining room.

                View of patio side bedroom from dining room.

              • Living room looking through dining room and then kitchen with stairway on left

                Living room looking through dining room and then kitchen with stairway on left

              • Another view of kitchen.

                Another view of kitchen.

              $185 per night (USD)
              3

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

              View calendar: Updated 05/24/14
              Minimum stay: 1 nights
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              Speaks: spanish, english
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