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2 Guests

Studio

1 Bed


Entire home/apt

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Studio

1 Bed

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About this listing

We are a 3 minute walk to the best beach in San Juan: Ocean Park beach. You are ideally situated to SJU airport & Old San Juan. We are walking distance to grocery stores, must try local restaurants, & bars. We offer 6 unique apartments, all sharing a common courtyard, barbecue & jacuzzi area. Our home like apartments allow you to experience the best of Puerto Rico like a local while still enjoying your private space and the on site services like daily housekeeping, concierge & free bicycles.


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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock

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Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 17%
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Description

The space

This is the El Taino unit, one of several units available at Coqui Del Mar Guesthouse. The Tainos are the original inhabitants of Puerto Rico and we provide some references to their art and way of life to honor them.

This is our economy unit featuring a comfortable queen bed with high count linen (The queen size bed is 152 x 203 cm.), a private bathroom with a beautiful and modern glass shower and updated kitchen with refrigerator and microwave. Be aware that the glass shower is within the bedroom area.

This is a simple and cozy room that makes the most out of every space. In addition this room offers a desk area for eating or working, an in room safe, USB plugs, fast WiFi, a flat screen TV, and even a solar battery for charging your cell phones.

The kitchen is small, but packed with useful things such as a blender for your tropical drinks, a toaster, microwave, oven with stove top, a coffee maker with enough coffee for at least your first night, complete tea service (with herbal and green teas), and high quality Circulon cooking pans.

We have 5 other units of various sizes and several or all unit scan be rented for larger groups (from 15-27 guests for all units). All of our units are in the same private building in Ocean Park, very close to Isla Verde. All units are completely private with their own entrances and each with its own private bathroom(s), kitchens, free WiFi, Air Conditioning, in room safes, USB chargers, and Cable TV. Some units offer steam showers, or two person double showers. All apartments are themed with Puerto Rico and its culture in mind, from our "El Yunque" unit celebrating the rain forest, to "La Fabrica", a nod to the rum industry in Puerto Rico.

We include many extras, never with an extra fee:

+on site concierge service
+airconditioning
+free courtesy phones (local calls)
+Free Beach Bikes (first come basis)
+free beach chairs
+free beach umbrellas
+free boogie boards
+Jacuzzi (on property)
+free WiFi throughout property/rooms
+USB plugs
+full private kitchens
+bar-b-que grill
+Free parking on public street
+free public tennis courts within 5 minute walk (use our raquets)
+Running track (public) 5 minute walk
+Playground (public) 5 minute walk
+free washer dryer on site (must coordinate use via on site manager - we provide the detergent)
+free beach towels, Bath towels, linens
+hairdryer in each bathroom
+full size refrigerator
+ additional outside shower (for after beach)
+in room Challenger safe - big enough for laptop
+ipod alarm clock
+Apple TV (use for iTunes, NetFlix, YouTube, etc)
+shower gel, soaps, shampoos

We are constantly updating and improving. We also love guests suggestions and feedback.

One of the beautiful things of our property as well is the on site management. You will not find this kind of help at many of the apartments listed on this site. Our on site management call this their home and know the neighborhood, restaurants, and travel tips to make your trip the most enjoyable.

You can read our reviews on TripAdvisor, Places, Yelp or here on this site. Be assured you are making the best vacation choice. Thank you!

Guest access

COURTYARD:
The courtyard is an excellent place to drink a coffee or enjoy your meal. Or just take in some sun or a good book. You may meet other guests here.

BARBECUE
Our stainless steel gas barbecue is a joy to cook out on. This is in our courtyard area.

OUTDOOR GYM
We have a limited gym area featuring a pull-up bar, yoga mats, and push-up area near our jacuzzi area. A public running track is 5 minutes walk or run along the beach. Public tennis courts are also within 5 minutes and we have racquets for check out.

LA HACIENDA:
This is our open shared guest area, where guests have access to public phones for free local calls and tourist information. Guests frequently leave books to share, guidebooks, sun screen, bug spray, or donate to our community refrigerator and food cupboard, where new guests are welcome to take what they can use before going grocery shopping themselves. This also helps reduce food waste and goes along with our belief that hosting can be environmentally friendly.

La Hacienda also features a luggage weighing station to avoid any surprises at the airport with overweight luggage.


JACUZZI:
The jacuzzi is share with our other guests. This is open throughout the day and early evening and a great place to mingle with other guests.

LAUNDRY AREA:
A washer and dryer are located on the property and free usage can be coordinated through the on site managers. We include detergents and softeners. (These are kept locked and used by staff during the day).

COMING SOON (under design and construction for summer 2017):

1) Covered patio, to feature hanging nest chairs, hammocks and bistr tables. A peaceful place to relax and unwind.

2) Rooftop deck featuring beautiful seaside views, ocean breezes, and covered area for film showings, wine tastings and other events.

Interaction with guests

We have self check in so you can arrive conveniently no matter what time your place arrives. However, it is likely that our on site manager, Noyda, may see you during your check in. She lives on site so she is available as our on site expert concierge to recommend restaurants, tours or any other questions. Just call her or knock on her door. We provide daily housekeeping, and you will likely see our cleaning staff during the day.

The neighborhood

If you are looking to be surrounded by hundreds of other tourists in a Disney style version of Puerto Rico, this is not the place for you. Here you will feel more like a local. You will experience a local taste to Puerto Rico staying with us, while still being within easy distance to the more popular tourist areas of Isla Verde and Condado, or Old San Juan. Ocean Park beach is the local's favorite (a 3 minute walk), and the small bistros and bars in the neighborhood are frequented mostly by the Puerto Rican community while warmly welcoming tourists.

Come stay at Coqui del Mar and experience the best of Puerto Rico in a homelike setting.

Getting around

TAXI OR UBER
From SJU airport you are a simple taxi to us ($15-$20 per taxi). From the cruise ship docks it is similarly priced. We are about 10 minutes drive to the SJU airport and 20 minutes drive to Old San Juan. UBER works great in Puerto Rico and is reasonably priced. We can also recommend private drivers.

WALKING
Walking is a great option if you plan to simply see the beaches and you will have your choice of many local and unique restaurants, a late night grocery store, and shopping all within a 15 minute walk. You are within a 30 minute walk (or take our bikes) to the central tourist area of Condado. We at Coqui del Mar have created a local map of our favorite places for you to discover.

BUS
Local bus lines T-53 and T-5 are both within 5 minutes walk (one stop is just in front of the beach which makes a nice waiting spot). There are also free buses that visit the park just near our house. The buses go to Old San Juan, the convention center, Condado, or Isla Verde. *Be aware that buses do not typically run on schedule here and you may wait 5 minutes or 50.

BICYCLE
We also provide free bicycles with locks, another great way to get around. Avoid the traffic and enjoy some exercise.

RENTAL CAR
A rental car is recommended if you plan to travel outside of the San Juan area (i.e. the rain forest), or if you plan to travel frequently at night. A car can also easily be rented for only the days that you need one. (We recommend the local company, Charlie's Car Rentals, which offers free pick up or drop off service at our location during the work day). We offer free parking on the public street in front of us and it is easy to find a spot.

Other things to note

WELCOME TO ALL
We welcome all guests and our private apartment style units make a perfect stay for families, honeymooners, couple retreats, friends get-a-ways, LGBT community, wedding parties, business travelers etc...

GROUP VACATIONS
We offer discounts for multiple rentals at the same time...Rent all 6 units for your family reunion, wedding parties, sport teams, work retreats or friends get togethers for a great way to have everyone in the same space, while still having your own space.

MEET OTHERS
Our guests that like to mingle and meet others can do so easily in the courtyard and jacuzzi areas. Or enjoy your privacy. Its up to you.

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS
We work with the local community to find special exclusive discounts offered to our guests, such as $5 discount off a top rated El Yunque tour or extra drink at a local restaurant.

GREEN FRIENDLY
We do our best to ensure that hosting is environmentally friendly and we use solar heated water, rain water reuse for our organic garden and mango tree, active recycling program, filtered water fill station (to avoid plastic bottle waste), no small disposable soaps, LED lighting when possible, low flow toilets and showers, Energy Star appliances when possible, free bicycle usage for guests, and much more.

CUSTOMER SERVICE
Our goal is to make you feel at home and to exceed your expectations. If there is ever anything not going as expected, we want to know and will do our best to make things right. After all, this is your vacation and we are here to assist you in enjoying it. We thank you for your patronage.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Welcome to Coqui del Mar Guesthouse, an apartment hotel styled Eco and gay friendly guesthouse in San Juan Puerto Rico. We have NO extra or hidden fees.

OUR GOAL
Our goal is to make you feel at home and exceed your expectations. If things are not as expected for you, please let Noyda, our on site manager know so that she can fix it.

QUIET HOURS: As this is a guesthouse and you typically will be sharing the property with other guests, we do have quiet hours from 10pm to 9am daily. (If you rent all 6 apartments then you can set the quiet hours)

LAUNDRY: We have laundry machines that our housecleaning staff uses. Our guests are welcome to use these (and our detergents) for your own laundry but you must coordinate the time to use this via our on site manager (usually after 5pm).

OUTDOOR SHOWER: We ask all our guests to use this to get rid of the beach sand outside (instead of tracking it into your house).

BROKEN ITEMS: A guesthouse takes constant maintenance and many times, you are the first to discover a burnt out bulb, a loose hinge, or maybe an accidental breaking of a plate etc...Just let Noyda know so she can take care of this.

SHARING: Please feel free to share your unused sunscreen, bug spray, toothpastes, shampoos or whatever else you would like to leave behind. If it can be shared with other guests, we will. We have built up a collection of guidebooks and reading novels...Feel free to use these and add to the collection.

BIKES/BOOGIE BOARDS: We have several bicycles and boogie boards. These are provided on a first come first serve basis and can be reserved maximum one night before (just let Noyda know).

WATER: Please do your best to conserve water during your stay. You can make a big difference by hanging your bath towels. If our cleaning staff find these on the floor, we will know to replace them. By hanging them, you will be able to reuse them and reduce the laundry load/detergents.

ELECTRICAL: Please do your best to conserve electricity by shutting off your AC and lights when you leave the apartment. We have already taken numerous steps to make our guesthouse Eco Friendly, but we need our guests cooperation to truly make a difference.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

87 Reviews


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Jared User Profile
May 2017
Quite simply this place was great! The layout offered a perfect blend of privacy with the ability to mingle with the other guests and staff. They had just about everything you would need to enjoy the beach steps away or a stroll into the neighborhood, or ride. There were coolers, bicycles, beach towels etc at your disposal. Robert and his staff were super friendly and helpful. The communication was excellent and they all had terrific suggestions of how to enjoy the property and area. I can't wait to go back!
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.
Response from Robert:
Jared, it was great hanging out and hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Rob
May 2017

Lindsey User Profile
April 2017
Great stay! When we arrived we were welcomed by Esti, the super hospitable housekeeper, she showed us around the very cute tropical property. They have a community area with advice on where to go (pamphlets & a black board with daily recommendations) as well as coffee. They have a Jacuzzi, bikes, chairs, boogie boards. We stayed in the Taino (economy) room it was perfect for the 2 of us. The newly renovated steam shower is very nice and so is the mini kitchen (stove, fridge), plus they had TV and wifi. Location is a few blocks, a quick uber or a nice walk, away from the tourist town, perfect for us. In a very safe, secluded/upscale residential area, near to the beach.
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.
Response from Robert:
Lindsey, so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are lucky to have such great staff and glad to hear that they helped you out. Hope to host you again, Sincerely, Rob
April 2017

Kanisha User Profile
January 2017
This place is great, clean, and had everything we needed. Right on the beach and a short walk away from restaurants and shops. The people here were great and very knowledgable about the city.
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.
Response from Robert:
Kanisha, It was special to host you and your friend and we wish you the best on your budding career! Hopefully we have the opportunity to see you on stage (if not in San Juan, then in France). We hope to host you again! Rob
January 2017

Jayme User Profile
December 2016
Had an amazing stay at El Coqui del Mar! My boyfriend and I stayed in El Taino, the smallest room, and it had everything we needed: a newly installed shower, full kitchenette, queen sized bed, flat screen television, a safe, and so many beach toys to borrow. The hotel is in a lovely neighborhood right next to the beach. We used uber to go to old San Juan, La Placita, and the airport. Many fun things are within walking distance of the hotel as well. Noyda and the staff were very accommodating and friendly. I highly recommend El Coqui del Mar and would stay again if we return to Puerto Rico.
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.
Response from Robert:
Glad that you both enjoyed your time. And that you discovered La Placita. One of my favorites. Look forward to hosting you again, Rob
December 2016

Chimu User Profile
December 2016
Cozy, clean, and a block away from the beach!!
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.
Response from Robert:
Chimu, thank you again - we look forward to hosting you in the future. Rob
December 2016

Gia (Giovanni) User Profile
November 2016
My boyfriend and I had such a lovely time here! The space is absolutely gorgeous and everyone we had the pleasure of speaking with was amazing. Noyda is a real gem, she was helpful with everything from food recommendations to the best beaches in the area. The room is tastefully decorated and the perfect size for two people and has a bunch of useful items in the kitchenette. The guesthouse was perfectly located and we were within 15 minutes of everything that we wanted to do in San Juan. We will definitely return!
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.
Response from Robert:
Gia, We were glad to help you celebrate your anniversary. We look forward to hosting you again for many more. Warmly, Rob
November 2016

Brent User Profile
November 2016
The apartment is exactly as advertised. When we got there, the apartment that we originally rented out wasn't ready, so they gave us a free upgrade to a much more spacious apartment. The location is right next to the beach and is central to a lot of tourist attractions. If I am ever in Puerto Rico again, I will definitely come here again.
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.
Response from Robert:
I'm glad that you enjoyed the upgraded apartment and your time in Puerto Rico. We loo forward to hosting you again your next visit. Warmly, Rob
November 2016

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Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.

Saludos, Bonjour, Hello! I am from California, (San Diego) and spent many years in the Coast Guard. I have been living in Europe the last few years (currently in Bordeaux, France after several years in Paris). I recently completed a 9 month cooking school through Le Cordon Bleu, so if you are renting my spare room in Bordeaux, I'd love to provide breakfast (unless I'm traveling...but there are so many local options anyways). I love exploring Bordeaux, Europe, and I guess travel in general, and I've found AirBnB a great way to do it. I've found a great, very open and fairly spacious apartment that I rent either as a 1 bedroom (when I am here) or 2 bedroom private apartment (when I am traveling).

If you are looking at the Puerto Rico properties on my listing, it's basically a guest house (see us on TripAdvisor) and there are on site managers that will not leave you feeling like you are abandoned on the island. They call Coqui del Mar home and will be happy to help you with recommendations, travel tips, or anything to make your stay more memorable. There are 6 rentable units within the same property. If you have any questions prior to booking either Puerto Rico or Bordeaux, please let me know. Thank you!

Sincerely, Rob - owner, Coqui Del Mar guest house

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