About This Listing
Over 100 FIVE STAR reviews. We love our guests! :)
Charming, affordable, safe and super clean space in adorable Miramar, featuring AC, free parking, hi-speed wifi, towels, toiletries and coffee/tea with pastry for breakfast.
Experience San Juan like a local! I know the best restaurants, beaches and more!
Come and experience a superhost home and what all the reviews are raving about.
• Air conditioned bedroom
• Free, secure parking
• Fresh towels + bath products (shampoo, conditioner, body wash)
• Filtered water + soft drinks provided
• Free hi speed wifi
• Free HDTV cable | smart TV
"Without Paul and his Tropical Hideaway our Puerto Rico adventure would not have been as delightful or charming." -Heather
Let me invent a drink in your honor.
Let me transform your room into a tropical paradise.
Let me turn a weekend getaway into a honeymoon you never thought you'd have.
Let me create a memory so indelible, you'll savor it long after you've left.
Let a seasoned Airbnb host, and my super friendly dogs, pamper you with morning coffee and a pastry. With fantastic recommendations of restaurants, things to do and how to enjoy Puerto Rico like a local, without paying those exorbitant prices, you’ll never be bored. All nice people are welcome :) LGBTQ friendly.
Please contact me to check dates, tell me a bit about yourself and your trip BEFORE you request a booking. The calendar is accurate but I might be in communication with other guests.
NOTE: If you would like to check the pricing, you can enter the dates you are interested in and click "book it", the next screen will show you the final price before you process payment and confirm.
Pets are welcome, provided they are well-trained, house broken, and friendly. Pets are considered an additional guest so if you're bringing your little one with you, please indicate as an extra 'person' when booking. Thank you :)
Authentic Puerto Rican urban, residential neighborhood. Safe, convenient and charming. Fabulous gourmet/health food market/deli (La Hacienda) three blocks away. A variety of wonderful restaurants, cafes, Fine Arts Cinema (a theater showing independent films) and historic landmarks.
Please note that our neighborhood is undergoing a gentrification process, which means there is construction close by. Also, we are freeway adjacent, which adds urban noise. If you are looking for absolute quiet this may not be the right place for you. Some days are peaceful, others not so much. If you're accustomed to city living you'll be just fine here.
Convenient public transportation and/or cab service, which I'm happy to arrange for you. Bicycling is a wonderful way to explore San Juan- my location is five minutes via bike to Condado (roughly a 20 minute walk) and you can get to Old San Juan in about 20 on bike or five minutes by car.
Private Secure Parking
Laundry on site (coin operated)
Interaction with Guests
I'm a native Californian and now call Puerto Rico my home for most of the year. I am usually on site and love to prepare a delicious continental (coffee/tea with pastry) breakfast, lend advice on sightseeing/local attractions and how to easily get around. I will happily honor special dietary needs/requests such as vegan, paleo, sugar free, etc.- just let me know in advance and I'll have the food/beverages you like ready and waiting. I'm here to make your stay as comfortably relaxing as possible. Namaste.
Charming, authentic neighborhood in Miramar, San Juan. Amazing restaurants, cafes, cinema, markets, beaches, all within walking distance. Safe, friendly area. There's a convenient store (conveniently), ceviche/empanada stand and a gem of a local restaurant, all literally one block from my front door.
Public transport (buses) are a block away and cabs are always available- I have two excellent drivers on call to get you around. My neighborhood is completely walkable and safe, filled with wonderful restaurants, markets, cafes, and a gorgeous lagoon.
Other Things to Note
All nice people are welcome :) LGBTQ friendly. Also, there's a wireless printer so you can print out maps, boarding passes, etc. I also have extra maps to help you get around.
Pet friendly, respectful, clean people welcome. Please keep outer doors/gates closed (Lady Puggy and Nacho Escobar must be kept indoors at all times).
Please leave the house the way you found it.
Please use coasters. Coasters are our friends :)
Please hang your damp towels on the hooks provided.
Please tidy up after using the kitchen.
Please help yourself to water, tea, soft drinks, or milk in the fridge.
$50 key replacement fee
$50 garage remote replacement fee
And most importantly, please enjoy your stay. Thank you!
Excellent host -- the home was clean, organized and Paul had good intuitive sense to balance socializing with space. Per Paul's recommendation, we went to the restaurant down the street -- delicious! -- and also to the empanada stand next to it -- chicken was better than the beef.
I can't say enough about Paul; it was my first Airbnb, and he set the bar really high for any other. We drove and felt secure with parking and even went to San Juan (8 min drive) and had a blast.
It was a divine stay. You will not regret it!
Many hugs, Paul. Best to you and Nacho and Puggy.
It was a wonderful experience. We have been to PR about 4 times and always stay at a resort or hotel. Paul was the best part of the trip. We pretty much wanted to take him with us and hang out with him.. hahah.. the stay completed the experience. Its like living in the actual barrios. The local restaurants were 10 times better than the pricey main drag ones and Paul had very good recomendations.
Paul was such a welcoming host during our trip to Puerto Rico! He was friendly and helpful, and really went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. His entire apartment was immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. He provided us with delicious homemade treats and coffee every morning! If he didn't have the answer to a question we had he would go out of his way to get it for us. His apartment is conveniently located near many restaurants and just a short bus ride over to Old San Juan! We absolutely loved our stay with Paul and will definitely be booking with him again on our next trip to Puerto Rico!
Paul was an amazing host. Spectacular place, great location, and he is super friendly. He gave great advice on where to go and how to get around on foot. I only wish we had more time to stay. His level of detail to our accommodation made the stay flawless and extremely comfortable. Bonus: Paul also has great tips for health and home decoration. He is probably the best host on the island. Make sure you read his instructions, it is very simple and straightforward.
Paul is an amazing host and a friendly and lovely person It´s very easy to feel like home at his apartement and you can be sure that you will have a lot of funny moments during your stay there. All the rooms are very clean and comfortable. The beautiful design makes for an excellent and relaxing setting – it´s the paradise. The location of Pauls home is also very practical and the neighborhood is really safe. If you have any questions about San Juan or need help for your trip through Puerto Rico, you can be sure that Paul will do anything for you.
We want to say THANK YOU to Paul for everything and, of course, for the great and funny last day (with a lot of rum). It was a pleasure for us to stay at your appartement and we can´t wait to see you again. Xoxo (Kisses to Giovanna)
Philipp + Babsi
Had an amazing time in San Juan thanks to Paul. His home is in the center of everything, a short 15 minute walk to the main beaches of San Juan and a quick 5 minute taxi ride to old San Juan. Paul's home is very clean and comfortable. You will also be greeted by two amazing doggies that are so lovely and sweet. We highly recommend staying here if you want to make your trip to San Juan a great one!
Staying at Paul McShea's was the best experience we've had at a b'n b thus far. For starters,his web site was amazing and extremely accurate. Paul is an awesome host and it was clear to us he enjoyed what he does.He exudes creativity and his home was very clean welcoming.The location was perfect with great places to eat nearby and great modes of transportation also.I would highly recommend it.
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About the Host, Paul
I believe in karma, the golden rule, respecting the earth, good lighting and the tried and true philosophy of laughter being the best medicine. I vote for the candidate, not the party and always look both ways before crossing the street.
I've lived all over the country and love to travel/explore, meet new friends and experience all cultures. I eat healthfully, meditate, practice yoga and read as much as possible. I look forward to meeting you in person!
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