Stay at the Heart of Old San Juan! This charming 1BR apartment is right at the center of the Historic District, equipped with a full kitchen and bathroom, perfect for a nice vacation and the "living local" experience. Ideal for couples or families with children (accommodates approx. 2-4 people), we offer a Full size bed and a Full size futon –in the living room… an extra “mini” futon can accommodate an additional small child-. Central AC, Wireless Internet, TV, marble floors and ample closet space are among its many amenities; in addition, our guests can enjoy a read at the rooftop deck or some quiet time at the building’s indoor patio.
This apartment, located in Calle San José, offers easy access to every restaurant and shop in Old San Juan. Situated behind the Old San Juan Cathedral and a block from the El Convento Hotel, it is only a couple of blocks away from the Plaza de Armas –where you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee with the locals-, SJ City Hall, the Fortaleza –Governor’s Mansion- and the Calle San Sebastián – famous for its yearly Festival de la Calle San Sebastián. It is walking distance to historic sites like the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the Castillo San Cristobal and the traditional Parque de las Palomas. A short walk will take you to the beautiful Paseo La Princesa and the Old San Juan Port.
A few notes:
1. This apartment is on the third (3rd) floor and there are no elevators in the building...
2. It is an "inside" apartment, it doesn't have a balcony or windows looking out to the street.
3. Old San Juan has all the charm of an old historic town, but it also has the very old water supply system. You may encounter issues with inconsistent water pressure and sometimes NO water service at all. This usually resolves itself in a couple hours at the most; however, it may be possible that it’ll take longer… unfortunately, there’s nothing to do other than wait until it comes back.
**When EXITING the apartment, make sure that you turn off the AC, electronics, lights, appliances, etc. It's the "green" thing to do!
**CHECK-IN hour is after 3PM; CHECK-OUT hour is before 12PM. Special arrangements may be made, if requested and if availability permits.
**This is a NON-SMOKING property. You can go to the rooftop or other outdoor areas if you want to smoke.... Also, the use of drugs is PROHIBITED! After all, they are illegal :)
**If you like to PARTY, there are plenty of bars and clubs around town; parties at the apartment are NOT permitted.
Staying at Yayra's Old San Juan apartment was a great finish to our adventures in Puerto Rico. The apartment is a great blend between modern and classic (just like the old city itself). Yayra and her family were great hosts. The apartment was spotless and the check-in/out was easy as can be. Also, the complimentary drinks that awaited us were a nice touch. We highly recommend staying here. Be sure to visit Don Ruiz Roastery (located at the Museo de las Americas) during your stay. It is one of the best cafes we've ever been to. There are many other local gems hidden on back streets and side streets, so don't be afraid to wander!
Muchas Gracias Yayra!
I stayed here by myself for 3 nights.
The apartment was exactly as billed. The location could not have been better for my purposes--being a groomsman in my friend's wedding at the San Juan Cathedral. It is literally across the street from the back of the cathedral, so it was perfect for that. It is also within walking distance of all of Old San Juan.
The apartment was clean and well-furnished. All of the systems, including the A/C, worked well. Although I did not use it all that much, the kitchen was pretty well stocked with pots, pans, etc. As is set out in the listing, there are no exterior windows. However, for sleeping that is a plus since it keeps the place very quiet.
As for hosting, Yayra was very responsive throughout the process, replying quickly to email questions.
Overall, this was a very good rental. I felt very pleased with my choice to stay here rather than the Sheraton Old San Juan.
We had a great stay at Yayra's. Great location and a large amount of space for a couple. As the description says, it is an 'inside' apartment so we didn't have much natural light because we didn't want to open up the windows into the hallway, but we spent the entire time out exploring so that didn't matter to us at all.
We had a very long travel day upon arriving, and having a cute cocktail of rum and coke waiting for us was the perfect way to start our first night in Old San Juan.
We hope we can come again soon!
We very much enjoyed our stay at Yayra's apartment in Old San Juan. Everything was as pictured and described - a very nice, simple, and comfortable clean apartment. The location was great...we just walked out the door and were in the middle of Old San Juan where we walked the streets, enjoyed local food and bars and went to the small beach across from the capitol building only a 15 minute walk from the apartment. On the weekend there was a festival with music and dancing and food right down by the docks where we had a great meal eating from the various street vendors. I had a few questions and by email Yayra always responded the same day. She was a great host
I stayed here for 4 nights and it was perfect! The apartment is in a wonderful location, just minutes from restaurants and tourist attractions, but a good distance from the dock area and its swarm of cruise ship tourists. The building's courtyard is pretty quiet, and the apartment itself is super clean and cozy.
My dad stayed in the bedroom and was comfortable, while I slept well on the futon in the main/living room. As other reviewers said, the water pressure is a bit iffy, but it's not a big deal at all.
Yayra was very helpful when we couldn't figure out how to get the TV working, and all her instructions for getting the key were super clear. We really felt at home, and would absolutely stay there again!
I had a wonderful time staying here. Yayra had left several drinks (water, soda, rum) in the fridge, making me feel right at home. The neighborhood is a perfect location, close to bars, the grocery, and restaurants. My only complaint is the weakness of the water pressure, but Puerto Rico had limited resources, like water and power, so that's to be expected.
Yayra is an excellent, communicative host. The apartment is exactly as advertised and located in a perfect spot in Old San Juan. The apartment opens up onto an interior courtyard, which significantly cuts down on noise. The space is immaculately clean and the bed is comfortable. The appliances are basic but they include everything you need for a wonderful stay. Yayra was very welcoming and accommodating; we would absolutely love to stay at her place again when we are back in San Juan. Thank you so much, for everything Yayra!
I am a singer/musician, originally from San Juan PR although now living in Los Angeles, CA. One of the things I enjoy the most in life is traveling; being able to travel, explore new places and learn from other cultures have made me the person I am today. There are just a few things that make me as happy as traveling -family/friends, music, literature, photography- which is why I love sharing stories and experiences everywhere I go and with anyone I meet that wants to listen.
Through this rental property, I want to give you the opportunity to explore and experience one of my favorite places in the World: OLD SAN JUAN. In all my travels I have been to many amazing places and Old San Juan never ceases to amaze me with its history, beauty and rich culture... plus, yummy food and great shopping! I can only hope you give yourself the opportunity to "live like a local" in this wonderful old town. You won't regret it!
Please, contact me with any inquiries, questions, etc. -email is always the best option-. I will answer you message or call -to the best of my ability- within 24 hrs.
Thank you... Happy and Safe Travels!