This beachfront condo-hotel studio at the Hotel Mare (formerly ESJ Azul or ESJ Towers) is centrally located on San Juan's best beach, Isla Verde Beach, only a 3-minute drive from San Juan International Aiport. It features the amenities of a hotel combined with the convenience of a fully equipped spacious studio apartment. The hotel is now under new management and has been totally refurnished. It is part of a chain called St. Claire Collection, which includes three luxury hotels- Mare, Jade, and Noire., As a guest, you will have the privilege of renting this privately-owned apartment at about half the rate that the hotel charges for similar units! It is on the 15th floor with a spectacular panoramic view of Isla Verde Beach, Puerto Rico's finest. Next to El San Juan Hotel and Casino and other major hotels and restaurants, five minutes from airport. Hotel facilities include huge swimming pool, jacuzzi, restaurant, bar, video game room, card room, fitness center with sauna, showers, fully equipped gymnasium and lockers, voice mail and water sports on our beachfront. Maximum occupancy is 4 persons (includes both adults and children). $20/night fee for any additional persons. Mare is between two major hotels: The El San Juan Hotel and Casino and the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Casino. Other major hotels, restaurants, and night clubs line the strip. The Isla Verde beach is San Juan's best beach, bar none!
Studio Apartment On 15th Floor With Spectacular Ocean View
- english, spanish, Knowledge of French and Turkish
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 12, 2018
About Lionel Kaufman
We are retired teachers. Lionel retired as a full professor at the University of Puerto Rico. Sally retired as an English as a Second Language teacher at Buchanan Army Base in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We are both English-Spanish bilinguals. Lionel was born in New York and Sally is from Cleveland, Ohio. Lionel likes tennis and boating. Sally like walking the beach and Yoga. We lived in Puerto Rico for over 34 years and now reside in Sarasota, Florida. But we travel to the island frequently. People calls us “Gringo Ricans” since Puerto Rico has been so much a part of our lives.
Lionel Kaufman purchased this Apartment in 1985
Why Lionel Kaufman chose Isla Verde
We bought this property back in the middle 1980's, not only as an investment, but also to have access to the beach since our house in Rio Piedras was several miles from the coast. We are one of the original owners in the building, and even today, some 30 years late, we pride ourselves in maintaining one of the most updated apartment in the building.
What makes this Apartment unique
You can't beat the location--on the beach, located between two major Hotels and Casinos, the El San Juan Hotel and Casino and the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Casino. This is a condo-hotel (1/3 hotel, 1/3 time share, and 1/3 private owned apartment). It is unique in that you experience residing in a privately owned unit while you can enjoy all the amenities of a major hotel. And one other advantage: It is the most secure location of any condominium in San Juan.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great location very clean and comfortable
Great stay the apartment was clean and loved having a balcony and kitchen.
Ocean view easy access to beach pool and jacuzzi . Right on the strip with beach restaurants and casino . Everything you need was right there . Much better than a hotel with all the amenities bar in the lobby with game room . The apartment had everything you needed even xtra pillows a cooler even aloe spray which came in handy . Overall it was a great stay would recommend for sure
Lionel & Sally, thank you..i had the most memorable experience...worth staying 150%. Clean, attentive and great location..staff at esj azul were spectacular.
5 star choice for me is easy. The location is walking distance to stores and restaurants. The beach is literally tour back yard. The view from the room will take tour breath away. The proximity to the airport. The furnishings they supply for you. The air conditioning worked superb. I was cold at times. The balcony with seating is a great addition. The hotels pool is nice. The bar downstairs is friendly as well as the staff. You can book tourist tours from the lobby. I could go on. But go see for yourself...
The property , the apartment and the owners attention were all superb-
Has been and Amazing accommodating host.
His property is awesome, the location , the amenities the apartment are everything anyone will wish for.
So happy and pleased to have chosen Mr. Lionel’s Place during my stay here in San Juan.
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION - WITH SUPERB ATTENTION
MR. LIONEL's apartment at ESJAZUL is all you can hope for.
Location/Price/Amenities/Responsive owner is all here.
First Mr. Lionel's has been extremely accomodating during my entire stay. He has been very responsive and thru various means of communication he has been on top of things making sure everything is fine. His apartmnet is all I wished for during my recent mission trip for the animals at save a sato in Puerto Rico. The apartment itself is properly appointed with comfy beds, great air conditioning system, hot water and kitchen. The apartment sits just 10 minutes from the airport with a great view of the Carolina Beach and the entire airport is visible too. It is awesome. The place is clean and has cable tv and wifi. The property itself is located beach front with a beautiful pool/bar. The Lobby of the building has been upgraded and in the weekend there was even life entertainment. I LOVE this place and I will look for this option first next time I come back.
Thanks Mr. Lionel for your attention to detail and for been such a gracious / accommodating guest. _ LOOK NO FURTHER this is the place to be.
Loved loved the property. The apartment met all my expectations and beyond.
The apartment was super clean and fully equipped. The balcony has a beautiful view to the water, which was perfect for me to sit and have my morning coffee as I meditate. The room / studio is comfortable with 2 beds. The property has a beautiful pool and a beach, you are steps away from the beach. In addition the location is convenient with near by restaurants and supermarket. The host Mr. Lionel was very nice, he answered all my questions during my stay, and was always available. I highly recommend this property.
Isla Verde, along with Condado, is one of the main tourist areas in the metropolitan area of Puerto Rico, hosting various restaurants, hotels, casinos and discothèques. Isla Verde means "Green Island," but it's the lovely crescent of beachfront that commands center stage, and it is here that you'll find some of the island's hippest, hottest, and most exclusive hotels. Of course, there's the beach. Two of them, actually: Isla Verde Beach and Carolina Beach, a balneario, or "public beach," with ample parking and amenities. Here are some other activities to put on your list: casinos, diving, water sports, and cock fighting. If you are driving, the nearest attractions are El Yunque (the rain forest), Luquillo Beach, Old San Juan, Plaza Las Americas, and the Camuy Caves. If you want to drive across the island, our favorite towns are La Parquera, Boquerón, and Rincon.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
7. Other charges are: An additional fee of $20 per person/per night will be charged if the number of occupants exceeds the number mentioned in the rental inquiry. Maximum occupancy is 4. Any additional occupants (which includes both adults and children) will be charged an additional $20/night.