Great view of the Atlantic Ocean in a quiet residential building and literary just 30 seconds from the best beach in the area. At walking distance from major hotels, casinos, restaurants and beach side pubs. Good to relax and enjoy Puerto Rico.
Beachfront, spacious three bedrooms / two bathrooms apartment with a magnificent view in exclusive Condado/Ocean Park location.
Fully-equipped kitchen, washer & dryer, air conditioning units in all areas, parking, controlled-access, storm shutters.
Ocean view from living room and kitchen; city view from master bedroom.
The apartment is located on the 11th floor. There are only TWO apartments per floor so the building is very quiet and not crowded. It has two elevators, one for the main entrance and the second for general purposes such as when you come in from the beach.
You have direct access (literally) to the best beach in the area. It has been furnished with great modern taste.
Restaurants, hotels and casinos are within walking distance i.e. less than 10 minutes away.
And yes, Internet access is provided.
Check the location of the apartment by using a map application Maps and entering the following address: 2 Calle Taft, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Once you do this you will be able to see where everything else is located with respect to the unit.
The physical address is: 2 Taft Street, Costa Azul Condominium, Apartment 11-B, Condado, Puerto Rico.. You will need this If you are taking a taxi from the airport or renting a car.
This is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the tropics Come and visit us and have fun!!
7% occupancy room tax is included in the price.
Things to know for a more enjoyable stay:
1. Entrance to the building, elevators and apartment:
a) The square keys are for entering the building (#2) and for the elevator (#1).
b) You have to use key #1 to get the elevator going UP. Insert the elevator key, turn and then select the 11th floor. For going DOWN or getting out of the building you do not need the keys.
c) Apt 11-B is on your left when you get out of the elevator.
a) This is a Residential building, i.e. people live here permanently, so please no big noises after 10 PM. Also, keep the front entrance door closed at all times when you are in the apartment. The main hall is like an amplifier and other tenants in the building will hear your conversation/music/etc. all over if you leave that door open.
a) You are staying in the BEST beach of el Condado area. It gets very crowded with university students and locals from the neighborhood during week-ends. The water is warm and wonderful. Please be aware of ocean currents; sometimes they can be very strong. Don't leave valuables (keys. money, etc.) unattended and remember to wear sunscreen.
b) It is acceptable to take beverages (beer, refreshments, etc.) and food to the beach. Make sure you clean everything before leaving.
c) There is a door that provides access directly to beach. To get back in you need the building key (#2). Make sure that you take it with you.
d) Please use the service elevator when going or coming from the beach, especially if you are wet and/or sandy. There is a shower located outside. Please rinse the sand off before going back to the apartment.
a) When leaving the apartment, we recommend you to close the sliding windows as tropical rain is usually short-lived but can be accompanied by strong winds.
a) Put your garbage bags in the service entrance hall by the stairs. The doors is the one closest to the kitchen. There is a maintenance crew that picks them up twice a day.
a) You have been provided with one set of keys and a garage opener to access the parking facilities. Please do not lose them. Expect to pay $50 for their replacement.
a) This is a non-smoking environment. If you have to smoke do it outside the building, please.
8. Air Conditioning:
a) Turn-Off all A/C's if you do not plan to be in the Apt.
b) The A/C installed in all the bedrooms is the same model. Please use the “air direction” button in the remote controller to change which direction the air flows. NEVER force the blades to do so. They will break.
a) Tap water is safe to drink in Puerto Rico.
Eduardo was an amazing host. He was extremely welcoming when we arrived and the apartment was exactly as advertised. The view was unparalleled and the fact that the beach was right out the back door was extraordinary. The proximity to restaurants, bars and shops allowed us to eat out but also get groceries to cook ourselves. We would definitely stay here again on our future trips to Puerto Rico.
We loved the views from this apartment and loved hearing the waves! Eduardo was a wonderful host. He picked us up from the airport and drove us around the neighborhood to orientate us. This was very helpful as we arrived at 7 pm with two hungry young kids so it was easy to run out for some groceries. Supermarket, restaurants and Starbucks are within 5 blocks of the apartment. Went to Bebos twice for dinner (food is good but takes awhile for food to be served.) Our kids loved the playground that was a few blocks away. Beach is just outside the door. Waves on this part of the beach were a bit too strong for our little ones so we drove to Carolina beach, which was a little bit more suited for our kids. Apartment is an older unit that has been updated and is rectangular shape with living room/dining room area, kitchen behind it, and three bedrooms that run off the long (website hidden) units in each room worked well to cool off each room. Apartment was clean and well stocked. Beds were comfortable and we had plenty of bath towels. Kitchen had all the basic necessities that we needed to cook breakfast and a couple of dinners. Very convenient to have beach towels, beach toys, beach umbrella, beach chairs, cooler, washer, dryer, laundry detergent and parking available. We used it all!
Eduardo was traveling on business but had his sister Margarita meet us at the condo to get acclimated and she was wonderful! Prior to our trip Eduardo answered all our questions and was very accommodating.
We loved the condo....view was AMAZING! We had three adult couples so had to push the two twins beds together which wasn't ideal but worked out and other than that we had plenty of space for everyone. The kitchen was well equipped as we're the closets with beach gear! We did go down to the Double Tree beach area and rent lounge chairs one day for $5 so that we could lay down easier and not be directly in the sand.
We explored a lot of the neighborhood and found plenty of delicious food! We especially liked Mangos, Bebos, and the food trucks down Loiza that have amazing empandillas and tripleta sandwiches! The mojitos are amazing everywhere as well. We tried walking back from Old San Juan one night...we were all together and made it safe and only a few blisters in Horner feet but I would not recommend it...much better to get a taxi or take the city bus. Old San Juan was fabulous though and you should definitely visit it...Barcardi Mixology tour was awesome too! We took a trip to El Yunque to La Mina falls and were a little disappointed...trails are concrete and there were tons of people there that day. Our flight and time at Vieques however was the best! We wish we would've spent one night on the island to truly enjoy it all.
We got our groceries at the Super Max...gave us a ride home so we didn't end to carry the groceries and we did get some extra stuff and beer/alcohol at the To Go store but found the WalGreens down Ashford a few blocks was actually cheaper.
Not a lot of "touristy" stuff in the area but we did find a few souvenir shops down Ashford just past Marriott on the other side of the street. We also went to the Marriott to help book excursions and they were very nice and helpful at the tour desk.
When it was time for us to leave Eduardo allowed us to leave our luggage while we had lunch and the cleaning crew got started to we didn't have to haul everything around which was great.
Overall, AMAZING vacation! Thank you Eduardo and Margarita!
We were met by Margarita (Eduardo's sister) who is lovely. We were able to get into the apartment early because there was no one in it and that was super convenient.
The apartment is beautiful and suited our needs perfectly. It is not pristine but who cares when you are that close to the beach. Trying to keep things perfect would be a next to impossible task in that kind of climate and being that close to the beach.
It was a nice touch having the extras (laundry detergent, oil, sugar etc.)
The ocean breeze was awesome.
There were a few minor things that come up in a rental unit that previous tenants had perhaps not informed Eduardo of (not wanting to be a bother) and Eduardo did the best he could to remedy them.
We didn't know how to work the light in the dining room and it is a button that you hold down until you get the desired light you are looking for (I know someone else commented on this).
Eduardo came to the condo to go over a few things and spent some time showing us different places to go. Very kind person.
Condado is a fun place and getting around was actually really easy with our GPS. Be sure to check with your car rental place BEFORE you head out on how to manage toll road fees. If you go to the rainforest you will incur a fee.
If I ever get back to Puerto Rico I will definitely be calling Eduardo to book this condo again.
Thank you for a great stay!
Joy, Todd, Samaya, Reese and Aileen
Eduardo was very kind and picked my daughter up from the airport, gave her a tour of the city and let her in early to the condo. He also gave her some tips about things to do in Puerto Rico. Much appreciated! The condo was in an excellent, walkable location. The views from the condo were amazing, very much like the picture. The living room area is a little small and there could be better lighting in the living room and all the bedrooms. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable and cozy.
It was really nice to have a washer and dryer available in the unit. There was also a cooler and several beach chairs and towels available that really came in handy. There was good, secure parking for the unit. As one other reviewer mentioned, the condo was not as clean as I would have liked. There were dusty bunnies and dirt/sand under the beds and the kitchen floor was sticky. The unit is a little time-worn, but served our needs as a central location to see the island. We had some problems with the lighting in the main area, but Eduardo answered our questions promptly. There were several TV's available, at least one was a smart TV so we were able to get NetFlix which was nice for a rare evening in. All in all we enjoyed our stay in Condado and the entire island is amazing!
I can't say enough good things about our stay. It was wonderful. The apartment is just as good as it looks. We had 6 adults and were very comfortable. The beach was perfect. The neighborhood was delightful. Eduardo was out of town while we were there but was available by phone and his sister Margarita was a great hostess--very welcoming and helpful. I would encourage anyone coming here to explore the area; we went east further into Ocean View--check out Acapulco Mexican restaurant on San Miguel and Loiza. The bakery--Kasalta--on McCleary is fabulous. We also went into Santurce for dinner at Jose Enrique's--best food ever. We found everyone in San Juan and the surrounding area to be incredibly friendly, welcoming and accommodating.
Eduardo and his sister, Margarita, were wonderful hosts for my family and me (5 of us total). They are both very kind, knowledgable of the area, and maintain a very clean space in a cool part of San Juan. If we go back to San Juan, we'll look to stay here again.
As you can see in the pictures, the view of the ocean from this space is INCREDIBLE. You can open up those large pictures windows for an ocean breeze and hear the ocean too. It was such a treat to us Ohioans.
Finally, the beach is no more than 30 feet away from the building's exit. If you're a beach person, you'll have a tough time finding a better place than this.
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