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Close to SJU airport & beach, kitchen, free bikes
Close to SJU airport & beach, kitchen, free bikes


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

Studio

2 Beds


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

Studio

2 Beds

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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: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smartlock

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 22%

Description

The space

This studio, our « El Yunque » sleeps up to 4 adults, 2 on a queen bed and 2 on a futon sofa (with high count linens) sharing the same room (both are 151 cm x 203 cm). This unit has a full kitchen, private bathroom with shower, plus extras such as a flat screen television connected to Apple TV. Enjoy the privacy of your own private apartment with the comfort of daily maid service and on site management, so you never have to feel forgotten or on your own.

In addition, this room offers a bistro table for working or eating, USB plugs, and fast WiFi.

The kitchen is small, but packed with useful things such as a blender, toaster, 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 larger 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
+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

Welcome to a our San Juan Puerto Rico Guesthouse in a beautiful beach side neighborhood, tucked away within a safe and semi-gated community in a convenient location 3 minutes walk to the famous Ocean Park beach, and 10 minutes to Isla Verde or Ocean Park neighborhoods. You are within a 30 minute walk (or take our bikes) to the more tourist area of Condado. We are about 10 minutes drive to the SJU airport and 20 minutes drive to Old San Juan. There are local buses within 2 blocks that go to both the Convention Center and Old San Juan (though buses here do not run on schedule).

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 of 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

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

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.
to assist you in enjoying it. We thank you for your patronage.


House Rules
No smoking
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

41 Reviews


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Kara User Profile
April 2017
Phenomenal! Very easy check in and check out. The codes allow you to go to the beach without a key. Nice and easy to use grill, hot tub(!), bikes, beach toys, and boogie boards. Lovely patio with table and hammock. Communal kitchen area (in addition to your own kitchen) to share things other guests have left behind - no need to pick up staples at the grocery store. Mango tree on property, fresh mangos to eat when in season! So many unexpected amenities, from a stocked kitchen to beach items and toiletries, umbrellas, towels, etc etc. laundry on site, good internet, and easy to find parking. The lack of fees made this place even cheaper than some of the seemingly less expensive places.

Devin User Profile
April 2017
I loved this place. It was so much better than I expected. I was worried about the off street parking. Since it's in a residential area I found parking was very easy. In fact I parked in the exact same place every day, which happened to be directly in front of the door. The bathroom was a little small but the shower made up for it. I especially liked that the water got very hot. The room had fast wifi. I was able to watch Netflix on the provided Apple TV. The community area was a nice surprise. Any food or toiletries people leave are placed in a common area and are free for the taking. It's nice to know the food I left that was unopened didn't just get thrown away. Another nice surprise was the recycling bin in my kitchen. I grew up in Seattle and I miss seeing that. The only negative I would say is I wish the restaurants were just a little closer. They're all about 5-10 minutes away by walking which isn't bad. I'm just a little lazy. I could go on with all the things I liked about this place. All in all I highly recommend staying here.

David User Profile
January 2017
I spent fourteen days at Coqui Del Mar and it was everything I could've wished for - warm hosts, comfy accommodations, fantastic location that is close to excellent local eateries, the beaches, nightlife, and mass transit. It felt like visiting a distant relative who was hosting new guests in a new place - Rob and Noyda were very personable, helpful, and provided great advice for where to go and what to do. I'm certain if I return to PR I will be back!
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.
Response from Robert:
David, thank you and your brother for your generous reviews. We are glad that you felt at home and we were sorry to see you both leave when your stay ended. Hopefully we have a chance to host you and catch up again. Rob, Vianney and the rest of us at Coqui del Mar
January 2017

Emily User Profile
December 2016
My stay at this house was great. There was some confusion regarding who was staying in what room, but everything was resolved quickly and it did not affect my stay. This apartment was close to the beach, within driving distance of tourist attractions, and full of extra amenities including a hot tub and snorkeling gear.

Maryam User Profile
November 2016
We had a very nice experience! he unit was perfectly good for two people (my sister and I), with a well equipped kitchen. There was snorkeling gear and beach towels and chairs, which was quite nice. We really enjoyed our visit, thanks!
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.
Response from Robert:
Maryam, Im so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time staying with us. Noyda and our crew make this our number one goal in life. We hope to host you again in the future! Sincerely, Rob
November 2016

José User ProfileJosé is a superhost.
August 2016
Robert’s guest house, Coqui del Mar, is nice and very convenient for going to the nearby beach. Robert was very responsive to my messages and provided lots of good information. The guest house staff is very welcoming and friendly. La Luna is a spacious room with a comfortable bed with decor that is charming but not too modern. The bathroom was tiny but the toilet had a washlet which was a very nice surprise. The kitchen had everything needed for basic cooking, including a gas stove. Robert provides codes for the front gate and to access the room, so there’s no need to carry keys around or worry about losing them. This street gets very little traffic and there is always parking available nearby.

Alexander User Profile
July 2016
We had great time and the place was as advertised. Rob and everyone there were very friendly and helpful to get the lay of the land.
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.
Response from Robert:
So nice hosting you, your mom and family. Really cool to have her guide you on a tour of your roots. Hope to see you all again, Sincerely, Rob
July 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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