About This Listing
Charming, affordable, safe and super clean space in adorable Miramar, featuring free parking, 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
• 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.
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 safe 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!
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.
Paul made my toddler son and I feel totally at home. He was patient with my busy child and generous with his home and knowledge of San Juan
Paul was an absolutely amazing host. He made my partner and I feel very comfortable and at home from the first moment. His artistic design sensibility and aesthetic choices makes for an elegant, beautiful, relaxed and welcoming setting. The room, the kitchen, the living room, shower and balcony are extremely well maintained, clean and beautiful. But the accommodation aside, if you stay with Paul, you will be making friends with a wonderful, kind, smart and fun human being. One of those people you feel like you've known for a long time, when you meet for the first time. Also, you might just be lucky enough to catch a batch of his fresh home baked goodies. He makes sure to customize your stay to meet your needs, and that you drink amazing coffee. Do yourselves a favor and choose him as your host.
The room was clean, bed was comfy, and the a/c rocked. The shower had hot water with ample pressure.Paul was a gracious host who made me breakfast, and had the refrigerator stocked with juice, milk, soda & water. Who could ask for more?
Paul è il "cugino d'America" che ogni Italiano sogna. La sua ospitalità è quella di un parente lontano che ti accoglie calorosamente, attento a quei dettagli che ti permettono di sentirti a tuo agio come a casa.
La moka Bialetti e un delizioso cornetto caldo ci attendevano ogni mattina. L'appartamento è arioso, con una bella veranda, tutto decorato con gusto. La camera da letto era confortevole e pulita. Altri ospiti occupavano le due stanze rimanenti, ma la convivenza e la condivisione degli spazi comuni e del bagno non ha dato alcun problema.
Il quartiere è tranquillo, anche di notte, non lontano dalla fermata del bus che porta al centro e nelle vicinanze di un piccolo supermercato aperto 24/24, nonché di alcuni ottimi ristoranti.
Paul è stato gentilissimo, sempre molto disponibile ad aiutarci in qualsiasi nostra necessità: basta chiedere e lui si fa in quattro per darti una mano!
Torneremo sicuramente a trovare lui, Nacho e Puggy nel nostro futuro viaggio a Porto Rico!
I had such an incredible stay with Paul in Miramar. His charming and friendly demeanor will make you feel immediately right at home. Paul pays such close attention to detail to ensure his guests have the utmost quality experience. From the soothing aromatics in the most unexpected places, to an immaculately clean apartment, Paul does a fantastic job of creating a spa-like experience for his guests.
The bedroom was serene and private, had its own air conditioning unit and plenty of airflow. The bathroom and kitchen are shared spaces; however, Paul was very accommodating and pleasant, creating space for my toiletries and groceries. I felt like I had open and free access to both areas at all times.
The neighborhood felt extremely safe even at night. Everything is within walking distance. Beaches were about a 20 minute walk; grocery shops, cinema, and great authentic cuisine is within steps.
Paul recommended top-notch, local dining & beaching spots, as well as recreational activities. I left feeling like I experienced everything San Juan had to offer, and then some. I wouldn't think twice before booking my next stay with him, it doesn't get better than this!
Paul and his Bed & Bruncheon were such a lucky find! My Puerto Rico trip was my first experience using airbnb and I couldn’t have asked for a better host or location! Paul’s apartment is delightful and I felt at home from the start. The apartment is thoughtfully decorated, achieving the perfect balance between a “home” and a boutique hotel - and the bath products were wonderful, too. Having his dogs around - Lady Puggy and Señor Nacho - was an added bonus; they are the sweetest pups. The location was perfect. The apartment is a 10 minute walk from the Caribe Hilton area and a hop, skip and a jump from all that Condado has to offer (great beaches, eateries and shopping). For quick errands, the grocery store is just a 5 minute walk away and the bus stop is right there too. The bus was perfect for heading over to Old San Juan and cost just 75 cents. From planning arrivals and departures, Paul is on task, ensuring that all happens smoothly and without issue. He made coffee every morning and always had lovely music drifting through the apartment. The breezy, plant-lined balcony was enchanting; it was a lovely place to enjoy morning coffee and to chat with Paul. Paul is very knowledgable about where to visit, what to eat and how to get there. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations as he was an accommodating host and a very gracious person in general. It was nothing short of a comfortable, beachy paradise!
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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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