Beautiful Old City Bay View 2nd Fl. Apt. on Exclu/ & V Safe St.W Wi Fi & D /TV
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- 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 is a large& beautiful 2nd story apartment in a Spanish colonial townhouse comprising the entire 2nd floor about 1,500 sq. ft. . 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. There is a completely private entrance to the 2nd floor apartment.There is no noise from traffic or bars on this street.
This is a unique urban property with 3 large trees in front of the house which offers a peaceful and almost rural environment within the Old City with an exceptional view of SJ bay.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. 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 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.
.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
- 2 story
- On floor 2
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Tourist Attractions
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
local services and businesses
sports and adventure activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Room
- Towels Provided
- Air Conditioning:
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Deck / Patio
ReviewsWrite a review
Beautiful view. PeRfect location, near major attractions like el morro, paseo de la princesa, museo del niño, parque de las palomas... Also at walking distance from bars, bakery and restaurants.. Very calm area you will sleep all night with no noise from the street. Having the police around was an extra since the apt is just steps from la Fortaleza. Beds were comfortable. Kitchen fully equipped w pots and pans. Peter was very flexible and attentive. Will stay again and will recommended it to friends and family.. Thanks Peter
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 01/03/13
- Review Submitted 06/17/13
Exceptional stay in gorgeous Old San Juan home
Exceptional stay in gorgeous Old San Juan home
My family stayed in this 2nd floor apartment home and was everything we imagined. It was located in a very quiet cobbled, strictly residential street, literally minutes away from fantastic restaurants and the heart of Old San Juan. The apartment is located directly across from the Old City walk path along the water. Extremely safe and picturesque. The night breeze and view from the balcony window was stunning. The owner; intelligent, caring and helpful. The bedrooms were spacious and beds very comfortable. The kitchen, bathroom and dining room were well stocked and clean. New linen & bath towels were provided. There was a large living room and an outside private garden/patio accessible in the back which was wonderful for coffee or drinks. The best thing about our stay was that we never wanted to leave this historic, classic home in an exceptional city. It was much like visiting Old Montreal or Quebec City. The charm of the Old Bay View apartment is something that made our vacation extremely enjoyable and memorable.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/12/13
- Review Submitted 06/11/13
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2 night min stay
- Cleaning/Linen Fe: $75
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- Nearest Airport: Luis Munoz Marin International Airport at 10 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: To Catano & bacardi Rum Factory at 0.75 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Escambron at 3 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: El Batey at 300 Metres
- Nearest Restaurant: Rosa de Triana at 200 Metres
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.
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3 balcony doors of house are to left of largest tree.
Arrow shows house which overlooks San Juan Bay.
View from front of house looking up toward Cathedral.
Stairway to 2nd floor.
Patio side bedroom
Bathroom and street side bedroom seen from patio bedroom
Street side bedroom with door open to bathroom
The house seen from the pier below. -to the left of the largest tree .
View of statue in Plaza Rogativa from living room balcony.
Entrance to 2nd floor apart.
View of living room showing the 3 large balcony doors -2 in l/r and 1 in bedroom
Dining room and part of living room seen from kitchen
Patio side bedroom with a/c.
View from a living room balcony.
View of pier from living room