Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Spacious One Bedroom Terrace Apartment W Most Beautiful View Of Old San Juan

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 12 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

EL MIRADOR is the perfect location for guests who want to be at the heart of the historical center of Old San Juan, while enjoying peace and privacy in a spacious penthouse at the top of a centuries-old colonial building. This one-bedroomed apartment with a massive terrace is on the fourth floor. There is no elevator but the walk is worth the most spectacular view of the harbor, the north shore of Puerto Rico and the romantic rooftops of the colonial city. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom with another full bathroom with a view on the terrace. There's a spacious living room with queen-size futon, a kitchen and outdoor and indoor dining areas.

Property Manager
Luis Alfonso Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 25, 2017

About Luis Alfonso Manager

Managing short term vacation rentals in San Juan is an important part of the work I do as the Director of the Arana Foundation, a non profit organization that supports arts in Puerto Rico.

Our organization offers seasonal painting exhibits, musical activities, weekly Figure Drawing sessions with live models and Yoga classes in Old San Juan. We also provide reasonably priced lodging for artists and academics visiting the capital city.

Guestbook comments from the manager

​My stay at El Mirador in Calle San Jose was an experience of a lifetime. As an artist​, I was​ deeply​ inspired by the colorful facades of ​​the colonial city. It's hard not to feel on top of the world as you take in the entire island of Old San Juan in just a glance. The owner of the apartment is incredibly kind, warm, and a talented journalist, but it was the administrators​,​ Luis Alfonso and Cristian whose thoughtful planning and dedicated help made my visit a true Caribbean getaway, TF, Denver, Colorado​.
Nov 2014
  • 1 of 1


Mercado Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • One full bathroom in adjacent to the bedroom and one on the terrace with a shower overlooking the Old City rooftops
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

90% Complete
9% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Spacious One Bedroom Terrace Apartment W Most Beautiful View Of Old San Juan
average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Luis was such an amazing host for my friends and I. Anytime we needed anything he helped us out. He made sure we had transportation to anywhere we wanted to go on the island. It was the experience of a life time.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Unbelievable roof terrace

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has a fantastic roof terrace. The terrace is bigger than the apartment itself and gives an amazing view on the Old San Juan. Luis, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed staying there. The only potential problem is that it is located on the fourth floor and there is no elevator.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Excellent location, charming apartment with a HUGE patio.

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough nice things about my stay in this apartment. It is located in the heart of Old San Juan, right next to the best nightlife and restaurants the city has to offer! The apartment as 1bedroom with attached bath, a large living room, a kitchen and the HUGE patio with incredible city views. The patio has a hammock and an outdoor shower! The place is big enough to throw a party for 100 people, while still maintaining it's cozy, charming atmosphere for a quiet night-in.

Luis is a wonderful, responsive host and will make sure all your needs are met.

This is the kind of place that you will feel excited recommending to friends, because you already know how much they will love it! 5 stars all around.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment for three nights at El Mirador and had a fantastic time. We wanted to experience the city of Old San Juan and see the fortresses (San Felipe del Morro Fortress / Castillo de San Cristóbal). The apartment was perfect, close to both and also right in the heart of Old San Juan.

Luis is a wonderful and available host. He met us when we arrived and got us settled. We were looking for some night time fun and called for some tips - he took his time to discuss various options and it was very helpful. Thanks Luis!

The highlight of the apartment is the charm of having dual living spaces. The inside is charming and has a nice old-world feel with modern conveniences. The outside patio is spacious,, much more expansive than the pictures made it look. There is a sitting area with a hammock and shower on one side and a dining area on the other. Various plants surround the deck area. The views are spectacular and since it is quite warm and humid, being able to take multiple quick rinses during the day in the open air shower is perfect.

Had a great stay and would highly suggest for other travelers!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great view.. big space..

  • 5 of 5

Amazing!!! Very well clean..

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great apartment right in the middle of the action

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment only a few nights and that was awesome. Everything is as in the pictures. The best thing was the roof top patio, views of Old San Juan, patio itself is 3 times bigger then apartment and we spent the most of our time while in the apartment. Everything with in walking distance, restaurants, bars, shopping. Night life right around the corner. Owner Louis is great guy, gave us some tips where to go and what to do. Thank you Louis

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Puerto Rico
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $250

For security reasons the roof is off-limits and access has been barred with flower pots. We also ask all our guests not to wear high-heel shoes on the terrace in order to protect the waterproofing of our neighbors' properties.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.