Cozy room 3 minutes to great beach

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Cll General Del Valle, San Juan, San Juan 00913, Puerto Rico

This is a simple and cozy room that makes the most out of every space. We are a 3 minute walk to a beautiful beach, and walking to grocery stores/restaurants/bars. The room has a queen bed, refrigerator, micro, wetbath (RV style), safe, WiFi + more

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This is a simple and cozy room that makes the most out of every space. We are a 3 minute walk to a beautiful beach, and walking to grocery stores/restaurants/bars. The room has a queen bed, refrigerator, micro, wetbath (RV style), safe, WiFi + more

The Space

This is the El Coqui unit (previously called El Mango), one of several units available at Coqui Del Mar Guesthouse. This is our economy unit, queen bed, small bathroom (with toilet and shower sharing the same space, like an RV or Yacht), refrigerator and microwave. We have other larger units with full kitchens. All of our units are in the same private building in Ocean Park, very close to Isla Verde. All units are private units with private entrances and each has its own private bathroom(s), free WiFi, AirConditioning, in room safes, and Cable TV. Other larger units have Ipod Docks and full kitchens (this unit offers a refrigerator, microwave and coffee machine), and some units offer steam showers, Apple computers or double showers. Washer and dryer are located on the property and free usage can be coordinated through the on site managers. Other amenities that are free and can be checked out our bicycles, boogie boards, and other beach items, such as coolers and chairs. We are constantly updating and improving. We also love guests suggestions and feedback. Our location is literally 3 minutes walking to the nearest beach. We are a $15 taxi from SJU international airport, and there are buses that go to Old San Juan 2 blocks from our location. Yet you will reside in a friendly neighborhood setting and get a taste of real Puerto Rico, as opposed to spending more and staying in a hotel. 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, and hopefully we will have more reviews here as well soon. Thank you!

Guest Access

+Beach (public, 3 minute walk)
+Free Beach Bikes (first come basis)
+beach chairs
+beach umbrellas
+boogie boards
+Jacuzzi (on property)
+WiFi throughout property/rooms
+private kitchenette (refrigerator, micro, coffee machine)
+bar-b-que grill
+Free parking on public street
+free public tennis courts within 5 minute walk
+Running track (public) 5 minute walk
+Playground (public) 5 minute walk
+free washer dryer on site (must coordinate use via on site manager)

Interaction with Guests

We have free daily housekeeping, so you may see our on site manager, Noyda, or housekeeping staff. We offer self check in, but our on site staff is available for assistance. Need suggestions on restaurants, tours, or local info? Just ask any of our staff.

The Neighborhood

Your stay will be in Ocean Park, a beach community between two of the more popular tourist areas (Isla Verde and Condado, both which are home to large hotels, condos, casinos and chain restaurants. Our neighborhood borders one of the best beaches, Ocean Park beach. Our neighborhood offers many unique and local dining experiences, a grocery store close by, bars, a playground, and is a great place to Kite Surf or to watch people partake. You will feel more like a local and less like a tourist staying in this area.

Getting around

To get to Old San Juan, there is a free bus (about every hour during daytime hours) about 5 minutes walk from us. We offer free on street parking, and a car is the recommended way to get to the rainforest, Bacardi Rum Factory, catamaran sailings, or anything outside of the San Juan metro area. We also offer free beach bicycles to get around the neighborhood easier. Taxi's are easily available at the airport, or by phone call from our location with 15 minutes lead time.

Other Things to Note

One thing that sets us apart is our on site management. You are not just renting an apartment and left to fend for your self....You are renting a private unit in our guesthouse with Noyda and her husband that live on site. Its like (email hidden) in concierge. Questions on restaurants, how to work the jacuzzi, how to get to Old San Juan, etc...just knock on her door. We are eco-friendly and try to minimize our impact, and ask for your support as well. Recycling bins, LED bulbs, Solar hot water (supplemented by instant heaters), soap dispensers (as opposed to the disposable plastic bottles) are just some of the ways we try to make a difference.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $444 /week
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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    July 2014
  • Great place to stay during your visit in SAn Juan PR, very affordable and also close to old San Juan (20mins drive) and one block away from ocean beach, 15 mins walking to great nearby restaurants like inca chicken, and 10-15 mins away from rental car companies and also airport. Next to isla verde.

    This bnb place is very nice and cozy. Noyda is very helpful so is her husband Neal. If anything is needed to be fixed, they are there to help. Very good response time. Meet some of the folks staying in coqui del mar and they were very helpful during our first day when Noyda was unavailable.

    We stayed at both el coqui and la concha rooms

    For an affordable price el coqui is good enough for us to stay but it is very tight with having 3 i and two small luggages and two big people staying. The toilet and the shower in el coqui is all in the same space so no space for the other person for their own business, have to take turns Minimal closet space, a flat screen tv, the sink is your vanity for washing dishes and also brushing teeth, has microwave toaster and coffee maker and lots of hangers to hang your clothes. If you need the more space and privacy I suggest reserving the la concha! Nice space with full kitchen also two shower heads and a separate place for toilet, good closet space and also Apple TV, DVD player, and flat tv screen, a couch to place your things.

    Both beds in both rooms are very comfy. La concha floors seems to be hardwood while el coqui is tile so it's cooler at night.

    Este or Esther is one of the cleaning ladies who comes to tidy our room add more towels replacements of supplies

    Wifi speed is ok in el coqui but faster in la concha

    Robert who is the owner is very easy to
    Communicate with and will help you anyway he can (since he doesn't live in the PR at the moment) any needs Noyda and Neal will be there for u.

    June 2014
  • Great location! You are less than two blocks from the beach, in a safe area, close to wonderful restaurants, and able to walk to multiple destinations. We rented a car and parking was not a problem. This particular room is on the small side, but offers everything you need for your stay. We enjoyed the jacuzzi while there and also took advantage of the free beach gear they offered (chairs/snorkels/boogie boards). We were very happy we chose to go this route instead of a hotel. We were looking to stay on a budget and this place offered more amenities than many of the hotels that were around the same price. Robert was very accommodating in our stay, as well as it is convenient to have the property managers on site to answer any and all questions. I would recommend to anyone visiting San Juan.

    May 2014
  • Nice place! Love that they had a bbq to use and could walk to the beach. The bathroom is a little weird, since the toilet is in the shower. I would stay there again.

    May 2014
  • Robert's place was very clean and the location is unbeatable! Very, very close to the beach and airport and tons of places to eat in the area. Nodya was a darling, she came to chat with my husband and I and gave us directions to Old San Juan and places to shop. I absolutely love the neighborhood and I can't say enough how lovely Robert's place is. My only issue was the bathroom, because I am claustrophobic the RV style toilet and shower was difficult for me but my husband had no issues with it. I will definitely stay at Robert's place again whenever I visit Puerto Rico, great safe neighborhood.

    April 2014
  • Great experience. The hosts could not be nicer or more helpful. Great deal for a clean room so close to the beach. Awesome, safe and cute neighborhood.

    April 2014
  • Easy to find, good response from the host even though he was oversees. Surprised only about the shower over the toilet....

    March 2014
  • Coqui Del Mar was such a great place to stay. It was beautiful and the amenities were perfect. The courtyard and jacuzzi are a really nice space to relax and we even had coolers, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and boogie boards to take the beach. whenever we wanted!

    Coqui Del Mar is located just a few minutes walk from the beach which was perfect for us. The restaurants in the vicinity were good, but the better places to go out were about a 20-25 minute walk away. There is a gas station nearby for snacks and drinks and the bus is also close by.

    Our hostess Noyda was super helpful. I met her a few times and she was always available over text. She answered all of my texts within minutes and offered great suggestions, which really made things easier for us.

    I would highly recommend Coqui Del Mar. Thanks so much for a great stay!

    March 2014
  • Loved it! Booked last minute after getting sick of hostels in San Juan. The room was clean, the property was great, the people were awesome. Noyda was super helpful and even let me borrow detergent to wash my clothes. The parking on the street was super easy and the beach is less than a five minute walk.

    February 2014
  • My partner and I had a nice time at the guesthouse. We enjoyed the hot tub, the close proximity to the beach, the mall, and my parent's home. It was truly a cozy spot. The neighborhood is very nice. Definitely would love to stay in that area again. We tried one of the spots recommended "Inca Chicken" and the food was amazing. The guesthouse is in the perfect location. Not far from the airport or anything.

    February 2014
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Vlerick Management School, Le Cordon Bleu Paris (culinary school)
Saludos, Bonjour, Hello! I am from California, and spent many years in the Coast Guard. I have been living in Europe the last few years (currently in Paris, France). I recently completed a 9 month cooking school through Le Cordon Bleu, so if you are renting my spare room in Paris, I'd love to provide breakfast (unless I'm traveling...but there are so many local options anyways). I love exploring Paris, 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 (for Paris standards) apartment (after one year of searching) 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 (currently #1 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 Paris, please let me know. Thank you! Sincerely, Rob - owner, Coqui Del Mar guest house
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