About this listing
A nice private bedroom with a comfortable full bed. Included is a four piece private bathroom and a fully equiped kitchen. Bright and airy livingroom and diningroom area, and nice balcony with a terrific view. Secure entrance with elevator.
It's a nice cozy private bedroom with airconditioning, a small refrigerator, a flat screen TV, a DVD player, and a comfortable full bed. There is also pleanty of space for your belongings in the closet, nightstands and dresser. Included is a four piece private bathroom and a fully equiped kitchen with all the necessary amenities (stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator...). Bright and airy livingroom and diningroom area, and a nice balcony with a terrific 8th floor view. Secure entrance with elevator as well. The apartment is organized and tidy.
The building has a wonderfull pool, a BBQ area and lounging chairs and sunny most of the day. Easy access to public transportation and walking distance to shopping centers, restaurants, boutiques and other specialty stores. Widely known area for taxis as well and 10-15 minutes from the beach and touristic areas by car. Parking is off the street but generally available.
I am a professional multilingual female, My parents convenietly live in the same building. I am well travelled and love to meet people from different places and exchange experiences. I have adopted a cute cat, her name is Ginny and loves to play. I was also an Airbnb host in Barcelona, Spain, and very happy with the experience.
I invite you to read our profile in its entirety, most of your questions will be answered. If you have any other inquiries I will be more than happy to respond.
PLEASE READ THE HOUSE RULES.
Guest may make use of the kitchen, dinning room, living room, balcony and pool area.
Interaction with Guests
My schedule is a bit crazy, sometimes I can have dinner with our guests and spend some time together, sometimes we rarely meet. Also this may be because our guests are enjoying the island and are rarely at home, somthing I always encourage.
I live in what is considered a high end area. Though the neighborhood is not in a touristic area, there are many things to do within walking distance. Shopping centers, spa, movie theater, top restaurants, fast foods, coffee shops, supermarkets, mini markets and boutiques. It really is a great place to satisfy any kind of hunger, from Mexican, to Italian, and even sushi. And of course some of the best Puerto Rican food you can find. You name it and the neighborhood probably has it.
Also, by car, it will only take 15 minutes to go to the beach, old san juan, or even the airport.
Be aware that reliability in public transportation on the island is variable. There are buses and taxis, and also there is a train which is quite reliable. We have two stations nearby, within a 25 min walk. Renting a car in PR is always the best.
Other Things to Note
I offer the room with an airconditioner and small fridge, I also allow guests who stay over 7 nights to use the washer/dryer. Thus I ask to be eco-friendly when using the appliances and not use the air-conditioner for long hours and just for the sleeping times. And the washer/dryer after a 7 day stay and one wash a week.
*If you book with us, please know that I am not responsible foy any damages, injuries, losses ect. or anything that might happen to you here during your stay.
* I don't allow for our guest to invite people over to our home unless it has been previously discussed and there are meriting circumstances.
* Smoking is allowed on the balcony.
* Sorry, no (website hidden) cat Ginny is very jealous.
* I love my cat very much but she is quite playfull and hyper, so if you are a cat lover you are free to play with and pet the cat. However she is not allowed in the guest bedroom.
* If keys are lost or damaged the guest must cover their cost.
* Cleaning cleaning is on a weekly basis.
* Sorry, meals are not included
* The air conditioner may be used but for the sake of the environment and the electric bill please use only during sleeping hours or less.
* Also for the sake of the environment, please turn OFF all the lights that are NOT in use.
* If you were to cook please leave the utensils you used clean.
* The washing machine may be used as long as your stay is longer than 7 days.
Although I was not at the listing for as long as I had originally planned, my stay was still good. The bed was very comfortable, my host was fantastic. There was no wifi due to circumstances out of her control. It was also a little difficult to find but that is to be expected with anywhere unfamiliar. Also, having some kind of transportation to get around is ideal, it is not right beside a convenience store or anything. Overall I enjoyed my stay.
The room is exactly as described, and Urania's profile is very accurate.
It is important to read the directions to arrive at her place (there is 3 Calle A in the neighborhood) and to talk with her before arrival to check how enter the building. We had a little problem because we didn't have internet connection on our cell phones and we were unable to reach her. But if you arrange that with her previously, that won't be a problem. She is very helpful, the place and her cats are wonderful. You will feel like home there and having your own bathroom is great.
Urania was very welcoming and a great host. The apartment is in a great location and is exactly as advertised.
Excellent! Urania was very friendly and easy to talk to. The place was in a very safe and clean neighborhood. She has one of the most comfortable beds I've used via airbnb. Highly recommend!
Urania was a sweet person that was caring and helpful. The room is as depicted in the picture. It was nice having a private bathroom. The neighborhood for very safe and walkable. I especially enjoyed walking to the Garden Hills Plaza for meals. Along the way it is fun to pick up the free trolley that takes you to San Patricio Mall. From here you can take a bus 19 to the Tren Urbano. Hop on the metro and it will take you into downtown San Juan. The customer service at the Metro can give you directions and city bus info. Nice and convenient place to stay outside San Juan.
My boyfriend and I had a great experience at Urania's apartment. She provided us with all the information we needed the first night. She is always available for questions via phone and email prior to and during our stay. She provided us updates on her schedule preemptively. For the rest of our stay, she respected our privacy and I felt that we had as much of a private experience as a hotel room even though it was a bedroom within an apartment. The bathroom was also a private one and well stocked with toiletry and amenities.
Overall, two thumbs way up! Thanks for an awesome time in Puerto Rico!
Urania is a fantastic host. She is a nice, thoughtful person. She provided me very useful informations about where to go during my stay in PR. Also her family was sooo nice to me. The place is exactly as described, cozy and comfortable. There are stores like CVS, Walgreen nearby and restaurants at walking distance. It's been a very pleasure experience.
About the Host, Urania
I am an art therapist and teacher. I have lived in Europe, USA and now I am back in my home country Puerto Rico. I love to travel and learn from different cultures.
I am, in a way, a workaholic, though learning not to be. Don´t cook much, but love to eat. Being an airbnb host in Europe opened the doors to a whole new way of seeing the world, people, traveling and sharing experiences. It´s exciting to chat with my guests and learn form them.
I have been fortunate to see Europe and sometimes I miss the way of life and view of the world of Europeans. My favorite city, oddly, is Amsterdam, though Paris has its amazing splendor and London dug deep in me.
And after all that traveling I come back, as always, to my paradise, my island, which I love, Puerto Rico.