"We had a wonderful stay in San Juan and loved this condo. It is exactly as pictured and described. The highlight is the amazing ocean views, which were breathtaking even after 6 nights. Beatrice has mirrors hung strategically through the condo so that the ocean is visible from anywhere in the condo. The condo was a great size for my husband and I, and we enjoyed the tasteful décor, comfy bed, clean bathroom/shower, and especially the balcony! When we booked, Beatrice emailed a very informative word doc full of recommendations and local tips, which led us to some of our favorite adventures while in Puerto Rico. The building is not exactly glamorous (especially compared to nearby resorts), but very clean, very secure, and very convenient. We loved that we shared the same stretch of pristine beach with the resort-goers while paying a fraction of the price. By traveling in the off-season, we often felt like we had the beach to ourselves. Staying in Isla Verde was great for easy day trips to El Yunque, Luquillo, Arecibo, Cueva Ventana, and Old San Juan. It was minutes from the airport, but we didn't hear any airplane noise or any noise from nearby waterfront beach club--nothing but the sound of ocean waves. We rented a car (had a great experience with Charlie's Cars across the street), and appreciated the secure, covered (and free!) parking in the building's garage. It was also very convenient to be able to walk across the street to Walgreens for miscellaneous needs. The washer and dryer was a huge plus, as we had clean & dry swimsuits and beach towels every day and were able to run a load of laundry the day before leaving while sipping sangrias on the balcony and returned home with a suitcase full of clean clothes. Be prepared to buy toilet paper, toiletries, dish soap & sponge, and laundry soap, as they are not provided beyond small starter toiletries. Know, too, that some details leave a little to be desired, such as a frayed bathroom towel and tears in the bedroom blind, but overall, we had a great time and would choose this condo again. Beatrice was very professional, had quick response times, and refunded our deposit promptly."
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: September 28, 2015