Recently remodeled/washer/dryer laundry rm in apt/quiet&safe complex
- english, spanish
My father had been working for a pharmaceutical company and was offered a transferred to PR which he gladly accepted. He brought the family to live in San Juan for approximately 3yrs from NYC. I absolutely fell in love with the island, its warm, friendly & genteel people as well as the fun and positive attitudes. Loved the greenery, flowers and mountainous very different from NYC. Learned about tropical fruits & vegetables, still many not available in the states today. My father' descendants were originally from the San German to abolish slavery. I'm proud to be of Puerto Rican the island, it's people and their spirit. There is so much to see and do that I still haven't enjoyed all that Puerto Rico has to offer.
Why Ileana chose Marina
Why should you rent this property? I take great pride in maintaining this condo in the best possible it an inviting and comfortable place to come to...a place that I would want to visit, stay and return to. My desire is to make guests feel at home. When compared to other rentals in old San Juan, this apartment is larger than most, clean, well decorated, airy, with all the necessary kitchen accessories. Quality towels and linen included. There are air conditioning units in the bedroom and in the kitchen, however, there's a wonderful cross breeze throughout the apartment when doors are opened. Mr. Velez, caretaker, is on call for assistance.
What makes this Condo unique
There are only 2 steps into the building and apartment vs. other rentals that require climbing of steep stairways. Laundry room with washer/dryer within the apt. Gated community. Convenient to all historical sites, restaurants, shopping (retail, jewelers & groceries), casinos, ferry and cruise ship piers as well as public beach. Safe with Coast Guard residential facility at the end of the street and federal + local police monitoring area. Quiet complex since it's away from central old San Juan, however, easy walk to all but you can enjoy your time in the apartment without all the traffic noise, etc.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Up to $200 cleaning fee may be refundable after check out inspection. Pls empty garbage daily, clean dishes & kitchen
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A charming, cozy condo with an ideal location.
This condo was just right for our first visit to Old San Juan. It is very well equipped with clear instructions on how to operate and find everything. It is very safe and a short walk to the promenade, shopping, trolley stops and street food carts. A great spot to stay and discover the fun and history in Old San Juan. The owner Illana was great to work with and the condo manager was great too. Don and Marilee Muth ...Wisconsin
Location, Location, Location
This apartment is very well located, in walking distance to the port, museums, forts, grocery store, old wall, CVS Pharmacy, bus depot etc. The grounds were well groomed and the apartment was clean, with lots of towels and bed linen and a comfortable bed. Since we stayed two months, it was great having the washer and dryer in the apartment!
Ileana (owner) and Joe (manager) were easy to contact answered our questions and saw to any problems, quickly. There were always festivities at the Paseo de la Princesa on the weekends, but the bedroom, at the back of the unit, next to the interior courtyard, was very quiet for sleeping.
We enjoyed going across La Puntilla St. to the old armory to sit in the shade and watch the activities on the water (cruise ships, ferry, and coast guard maneuvers ).
Our only complaint was not having access to the parking inside the gate, when we rented a car for a week. The free parking on La Puntilla, was very limited.
All in all, the old town was fascinating to visit and the condo's location and condition made our stay very enjoyable.
Dear Mr. & Mrs. R,
I'm so delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit to Puerto Rico as well as staying at my condo. So glad you appreciated the convenient location and quietness of the apartment. It's sometimes difficult to get a good nights rest with the festivals and folks partying throughout the streets of OSJ. As you indicated,
this condo complex is conveniently located but set apart from other rentals since it's on a dead end street
with very little foot traffic allowing for restful nights. I thank you for your wonderful comments and hope
that you will soon return to the "enchanting" island and to my home away from home, La Puntilla.
A wonderful place in a great location
What a great place to stay in Old San Juan. This property was comfortable, clean, convenient, and just as described in the listing. Ileana, the owner, was very easy to work with and was able to make accommodations for my late night arrival. I loved that it was just a 5-minute walk to the beautiful trees and fountain of Paseo de la Princesa. Highly recommended!
I'm glad to know that you enjoyed your visit to Puerto Rico and old San Juan. I appreciate your great comments regarding the apartment and the surrounding area. Your late night arrival wasn't a problem. I hope that you will return soon to see more of this "enchanting" island and also to the condo.
Thank you for taking care of the condo as your own and also for your review.
A wonderful way to experience Old San Juan
It was a great stay, very much felt like a home away from home, enjoyed staying there very much. Much better than a hotel, a nice apartment setting, with laundry, a small but nice kitchen, and so forth.
Everything was stocked up that we needed, and we replaced/added a few things, like some hand soap, laundry detergent, tissue, etc. A small market was maybe a 5 or ten minute walk away, and food vendors and restaurants are close by too.
Our unit was on the first floor, and after a day of walking the town, it was so nice to come back and relax without any flights of stairs.
We tried the A/C for a night or two, but the weather was just so pleasant that we opened the louvers on the windows and stayed with the nice breeze instead. Might be a bit warm or humid in summertime, but the A/C is always an option.
I live in a very rural area, where it's very quiet at night, and so I often find that many resorts or hotels are a bit loud for me at night - this location was close to everything, and yet was quiet enough for me.
All-in-all, a good stay and one that I highly recommend.
Dear Mr. & Mrs. R.
I'm happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at the condo and also your visit to Puerto
Rico. It's always great to hear from visitors that they found the apartment comfortable and that it met their expectations. I appreciate you taking care of the condo as if were your own home. I hope that you will soon consider returning to PR and also to the condo.
Thank your for taking the time to send this review...I greatly appreciate your positive
comments. Look forward to your next visit.
My daughter needed a getaway from NYC and all the cold weather. We selected this condo and could not have been more pleased! The location is perfect and walking distance to all the major attractions. The condo is beautifully decorated and very roomy and comfortable. It is just far enough away from all the major noise. My daughter loved it and are already planning a return. The owner was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Dear Mr & Mrs. H. and family, I'm so glad to know that you and family enjoyed your stay at our
condo. It's great to know that you found the apartment to be as you expected, comfortable, roomy and nicely decorated. As you stated, it's located on a street with few distractions so that you're able to get a restful night of sleep and prepare for another day of discovery. I look forward to your return in the near future. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Ileana
Best location and place to stay in!
Stayed here for 5 nights and I have to say the location is perfect! Really close to a lot of good restaurants and a brewery! The place is nicely kept both inside the premises and the unit itself. Weather wasn't too bad and when it was hot opening the windows was good enough to feel the breeze from the ocean making it cooler inside. Then again we are from california so we are kind of use to the heat at times just not the humidity, but the place offers ceiling mounted fans which work great. Most of the tourist areas are walking distance therefore we never really had to drive much. We would definitely book this property again and recommend anyone to do so as well. Thanks again Ileana for letting us rent your property and hope to deal with you again in the near future.
Dear Jose G.,
It's great to read your great comments and to know that your stay at the condo met
your expectations. I'm glad that you and friends enjoyed your visit to Puerto Rico and
old San Juan. I look forward to your return and stay at the apartment.
Old San Juan was designated as a world heritage site by the United Nation in 1983. This distinction places Viejo San Juan in a select group of worldwide landmarks. Within walking distance you will find excellent restaurants, patio & open air bars, museums, fine art galleries & historic churches. The art galleries hold a late night exhibit the first Tues. of the month and outdoor exhibits of local crafts are also in view. The forts, El Morro & San Cristobal, fortresses built by the Spanish empire, designated national parks, are also within walking distance. Take a leisurely walk to enjoy sunsets at the Paseo de la Princesa park and see the entry & walled section built to protect the city & harbor. Free concerts held ever Sat. by the bay (1blk from condo) as well as at the Plaza de Armas. On Sunday evenings locals gather at the park for impromptu concerts. See the oldest chapel in N Amer,Capilla De Cristo, also La Rogativa, statue honoring women for saving San Juan from the British.
Other Activities: Casinos and Tax Free Jewelry shops; Designer Shops In Condado Area