About this listing
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.
My boyfriend and I loved old San Juan and Yayra's apartment was the perfect place to stay to see all the sights. It is right in the heart of OSJ a block up from Plaza de Armas. The building is quaint, the rooftop is huge with great views. The apartment was much bigger and nicer than I expected (the pictures don't do it justice) & it was no more than 10 minute walk from anything you could want to do in OSJ! The ONLY minor issue we had was that the AC was not very strong and we were pretty warm at night. But other than that we loved it and would definitely stay again.
The apartment was great. It was really comfortable, and the AC was nice after being outside all day. The apartment is in a great location to explore Old San Juan; it is a short walking distance to bars, restaurants, and the historical sites. It really was the perfect apartment for my sister and I on our vacation to explore Old San Juan.
Fantastic stay all around. Perfect location, comfortable apartment. Charming courtyard and finishes.
We split our time in Puerto Rico between Yayra's place and a resort; my family and I agreed that the apt was a much better home base from which to explore! The apt itself is very clean and quite...excellent location!
The place is on a quiet street (for OSJ) but only a block away from a bunch of bars and restaurants and only a few blocks north or south to the fort and marina. I couldn't ask for a better location.
Our experience was excellent! The apartment is exactly as described, and the location was absolutely perfect--very, very convenient. Yayra was very easy to work with, and the experience was a very smooth one. As others have mentioned, we also enjoyed the rum and Coke upon arrival--it was most welcome after a long day of travel. My only difficulty was the lack of water pressure in the shower--I have long, thick hair so washing it was a time-intensive process. However, that was a small inconvenience that's just something for other travelers to be aware of--it's just the reality of staying in a very old building. Overall, excellent experience, very well-located, and we would definitely recommend this apartment to others!
Really a nice spot. Comfortable and quiet, and the air conditioning was great after a long day out in the heat. Really has all you need in the best area in town.
About the Host, 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!