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AWESOME DEAL - Unique Comfortable Apartment for Two (2)

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 2

This unique apartment is part of a historic building with traditional wooden doors, which was recently re-certified by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture as being emblematic of Old San Juan’s heritage. Yet it provides all the modern amenities you wish for on vacation: A/C, a fully equipped kitchen, queen size bed on a cozy Loft reached by a spiral stair, Free Wi-Fi Internet with easy-to-use Roku streaming video player and free access to Netflix, Pandora, news and other channels. It has a coin laundry right next door and parking buildings just 3 blocks south. It lies in a quiet street just steps away from the San Cristobal Fort. A tunnel used to connect this property with the fort during colonial times. The tunnel no longer remains, but part of its entrance is preserved. Some of the best restaurants in the area are just two to three blocks away. A café with the most valuable espresso machine in the entire Caribbean, and coffee which reflects that in its flavor, is just around the corner.

Some of the best and most original restaurants in the area, including The Parrot Club, Tantra, Toro Salao and many others are just a few steps away as well. The apartment is not recommended for young children.

More Details

Property Manager
Vida Urbana
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

About Vida Urbana

We are Andres & Annett working with Vida Urbana and managing this property for the owner.

Therefore we enjoy representing our neighbors (homeowners) who have decided to offer their homes to travelers. We are managing an incredible variety of properties, all very different from each other and yet in the same gorgeous old city, Some Truly Economic and as well Some of the Finest Locations in Old San Juan. We live in Old San Juan ourselves and like to welcome you to experience our Latin-, Tropical-, Spanish-colonial style neighborhood.

Vida Urbana is committed to Serve Travelers at a Fair Rate and to help Finding The Rental That Meets Your Needs. We enjoy providing an Honest Service and being Available Before and During Your Stay. Our Message to all Tenants: Have Fun, Enjoy, Relax and don't hesitate to contact us for anything you need.

We recently added as well apartments in the modern part of San Juan for you to visit and enjoy the "beach front" lifestyle of Puerto Rico and two "hidden get a ways" around the Island.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The apartment was perfect for two people, and it's in a fantastic location in Old San Juan! The apartment itself was cute, clean and well maintained. It definitely helped having a fully equipped kitchen for the days we decided to have a late morning and make breakfast ourselves.
Jan 2015
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San Cristóbal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom is a Loft, access through spiral staircase only
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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AWESOME DEAL - Unique Comfortable Apartment for Two (2)
average rating of 4.45 based on 22 reviews

A great location in Old San Juan

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just as described. On street level. There was some street noise, but we shut the door between the kitchen and living area and that helped. Also having the upstairs fan on, no problem sleeping. The place is close to everywhere. You can walk to both forts and everything in OSJ. Internet and Roku worked just fine. Check in and out were very smooth. Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

The home was true to the culture of Old San Juan, and the absolute perfect location! Close to shopping, restaurants and just touring around. The square is 1/2 block away where they had a parade and carnival but was still pretty quiet in the house. Downsides were the first couple of times up the spiral staircase are cautious but you get used to it, the bed was horribly squeaky but we stuffed a pillow behind the headboard to stabilize the frame and it was gone :), the wifi didn't work the first couple of days but was resolved. Uber can't get up the street when the roads are blocked for events but we just strolled up to another block to pick one up. The staff was wonderful! I would definitely recommend this place to a couple wanting the Old San Juan experience on a budget!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Totally average apartment-- would not book again

  • 3 of 5

We booked based on the pictures. We were not impressed with the overall condition of the property. There were rusted appliances which need to be replaced (toaster and coffee pot), rusted towel rack in the bathroom, broken toilet paper holder, electrical plate cover broken and off in kitchen, squeaky bed frame that woke us up when the other would get up in the night. The only tv available was via Netflix, which is fine as a supplement to cable, but not the only option. The location was excellent.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To all of our future tenants, we hope to welcome you soon and can assure you that we are available to help with anything being communicated to us at the moment. We are very sorry about the way David felt. We noticed right away that his wife was missing the cable TV, when she called us around midnight, but the apartment is offered with Internet and Netflix only. We are very sorry that was not clear to David and his wife. The apartment was recently painted and we delivered a brand new toaster and coffee maker at once. We are in the process to purchase the new towel and toilet paper holder too. We hope you will enjoy your stay with us.
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Wilmington, NC

Best location in Old San Juan!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing apartment! It's clean, cozy and close to all the things you want to do in Old San Juan. The street noise can be a bit distracting if a boat is in port late but can be easily controlled by closing doors & windows. Not for kids or elderly as it is a loft with tiny spiral stairs leading to it. Perfect for a vacationing couple. Highly recommended staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Perfect for young couple on a budget!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for us. We loved the location, the convenience, the ease of moving around the city so easily. This restored, historical house made the trip for us. It really has everything we needed for a relaxing trip while leaving us quite independent. For a building that is several hundred years old, they have done an amazing job of preserving the history while making it suitable for the modern traveler...AC, hot shower, Wifi, Roku...The pictures and descriptions they give are very accurate. Read through them to see if its for you.

Perfect. Stay here.

I hope to come back to PR and stay here again soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience. We truly hope to welcome you soon again. The VidaUrbanaPR Team
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Check in and check out was a breeze. The apartment was clean and nicely appointed. The location was the best part. We were literally steps away from great restaurants and all the action in old San Juan.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
SJU - LMM - Luis Muños Marín
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
El Escambrón

Old San Juan is the oldest city on US Territory and part of the World Heritage. It is about 8 by 8 blocks of unique colonial style architecture and offers everything from restaurants, bars, Puerto Rican coffee shops, galleries, open air music, nice paths to walk by the Port & Ocean, tourist shops to grocery store, pharmacy, Marshalls and Starbucks. The closest unofficial beach is in front of the Capitol Building in about 10-15 walking minutes from almost anywhere in Old San Juan. The nearest blue flag beach is called El Escambron and can reached in about 25-30 minutes walking along the Atlantic Ocean or in about 5 minutes by car/ taxi or bus. Old San Juan has a bus station from where you can go to Plaza Las Americas, the biggest mall in the Caribbean, to the Convention Center, as well as to Condado and Isla Verde, the other two main tourist spots along the coast of San Juan. Condado and Isla Verde are the modern parts of the city and have great beaches, hotels & casinos & much more...

Frequently asked questions: Have you been to the property? Where do you live? Do you have references? What are your policies for payments and cancellations? What do you provide? Where do we meet? How do I get the keys? Where to go? Where to rent a car? Where to park? Where to eat? We have prepared answers to all of these questions for you - please email us, if you would like to receive detailed information on us and our services.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

​The listed rates are subject to changes and do not apply for the annual San Sebastian Fest in January and may change for other holidays such as Christmas, Easter, etc.
With each reservation we are charging at least one cleaning fee for the cleaning at your check-out. If Guest stays with us for more than 7 nights we apply a deep cleaning fee at your check-out.
The deposit for weekly rentals will be returned 3 days after departure following an inspection of the premises. The deposit for monthly rentals will be returned following an inspection of the premises and after the utility bills of the last rental month have been paid.
Monthly Rates do not include the cost of electricity.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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