About the property
- Apartment1100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Two Bedroom one bath very large luxury apartment Sleeps six. 1 bathroom.
Elegant,historic and very romantic.,Reminiscent of by-gone era. Two (2) large bedrooms, l bath apartment.
Very private, ample kitchen leads to its own, cozy and romantic patio to enjoy a morning coffee or relax in the late afternoon after a day spent exploring the oldest city in the New World or touring the island and its beaches. Minimum Stay 4 Nights
Newly renovated and decorated. Satellite TV and WI-FI, A / C. All new except for the historic building (1804). Built by the Spanish government for an officer in the Army during the Spanish quest for discovering the New World.
Very high ceilings (16'-18 '), original architectural design and preserved materials.
Easily accessible from street level and to very important and interesting attractions in this city dating to the Spanish conquest of the island.
Walking distance to the New World's first university (now the Hotel El Convento) monitored by the Catholic church at that time. Hotel is right in front of the San Juan Cathedral.
Ballaja army headquarters, and everything is, and nearby El Morro Castle from which the Spanish army would ward off invading forces Such as Sir Francis Drake and other pirates . In fact, the history indeed was staged here in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Old San Juan is a unique Caribbean City with all the sounds and atmosphere of years gone by.
From our apartments you are a short walking distance from everything you want would need, including a supermarket, Farmers Market every Saturday where you can buy local fresh produce, drugstores, international restaurants, and local companies that provide typical Puerto Rican and Caribbean cuisine at very reasonable prices.
We are minutes away from the largest modern shopping mall in the Caribbean, and centuries-old passive park (Muñoz Rivera) ......... included the beach, for the whole family to enjoy.
You can also visit the hotels and world-class casinos and just minutes away by taxi GET spectacular PR Convention Center.
Just imagine yourself walking along the edge of the Atlantic with soft Tradewinds caressing your face, then a short walk to the centuries old gates, a walk along the old road leading to San Juan door, just behind the Governor's Mansion,
Paseo de la Princess and from there to the best restaurants in town, just stroll over to the main pier, where you'll find other interesting articles and souvenirs to take home. In addition, this personal tour, will serve as good exercise, no need a gym visit .............
My house is your house ............... Our home is your home ..... Come and visit us. Meet your hosts personally. No need to worry about seasons,we offer low prices as specials on occasions depending on certain periods of the year.Except during first two weeks during the month of January due to festivities,however dates may change during the month and you are urged to call in order tha we may help you with your desired date.
We will be happy to assist you with your special request. Accommodations for large families and honeymoon couples upon request. Ask,you may be pleasantly surprised!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Ralph Escribano
After many years in other businesses,retirement dictated to dedicate our efforts to promoting our Island. Our beautiful Puerto Rico. We had acquired the property for our home but destiny had other plans. So I decided to do what I liked best. Public relations. Thus ,what better way but to short term rentals and meeting many people from different parts of the world.
Ralph Escribano purchased this Apartment in 1994
Why Ralph Escribano chose Mercado
History fscinates me and this property certainly fits the bill. It was built in 1804 for a Spanish Army Officer( 18 in the family) Also it is a very peaceful place.
What makes this Apartment unique
Walking distance to just about anywhere in this old city. Amiable residents. Plenty of culture. and activities. Restaurants,Luxury Hotels nearby. The Waterfront Fantastic sunsets seen fro the fort nearby. You name it. Away from it all. Who needs anything else?
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful historic home in the heart of old San juan
A pleasure to stay in such a beautiful place steps away from everything. Our hosts were lovely. Parking was difficult but the parking garages down by the cruise ships are not far and very reasonable. The French cafe on the corner was an added bonus.
Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you and your family again sometime in the future. Our home is your home.
In the heart of Viejo San Juan!
When we arrived, we found our hostess standing outside in the heat with sawhorses holding off a parking spot for us so that we could unload our luggage. Their graciousness continued like this in many ways throughout our stay. Ralph and Raquel were wonderful hosts. Minor issues were addressed immediately and with grace and kindness. We appreciated the historic aspect of the 211 year old building and were grateful to be in the heart of Viejo San Juan. Parking was not easy on the streets but 8 or 9 dollars for overnight parking in Doña Fela just a 10 minute walk away gave us plenty of opportunity to see things as we walked back and forth. Ralph brought us fresh mangoes and even left us with a parting gift of a wonderfully aromatic coffee from Puerto Rico which was utterly delightful. We recommend this property and wish to express our gratitude to the owners for making this a wonderful stay. Thank you!
Excellent property, vero cozzy and familiar
Owners were very attentive and delivered keys personally. At check out they visited the property to see how was our stay. Lovely couple.!!!
The 6 of us had a great time in this beautiful home! The apartment had everything that we needed and was in a great location. Ralph and Raquel were great hosts and responded to all of our questions immediately. They put us in contact with great people that showed us around the island. It was easy to get to El Yunque, the Caverns, and several beaches. We loved our stay and would recommend this property!
A lovely old San Juan home
My niece and I shared this home for our first visit to old San Juan. We couldn't have been happier with the location and the neighborhood, and we really appreciated the opportunity to experience the authentic and historic architecture. Ralph and Raquel are extremely kind, gracious and accommodating and we hope for the chance to visit them in the future. Also, the Mezzanine (bar) above the St. Germain restaurant just four doors away became our favorite nightcap spot for great drinks and conversation with the staff.
It is always a pleasure to welcome our guests to this Historic building.(circa1804) It has the charm and romance of a bygone era,yet close to most interesting places in this ,the second oldest city in the New World. Mi casa es su casa, Come visit us ,we will be most happy to host you and your guests.
Located in the middle of Art Galleries,Museums and cultural activities. Special tours arranged with expert Tourism Guide. Tours available to just anywhere you would wish to go. Even cocktails and lunch/snacks included
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates may change any time without notice. Quotes are time sensitive and respond to demand. So,quick replies are advisable. Security Deposit is as stated in insurance fee. Saves you time and does not tie your funds.