Old San Juan at your doorstep...

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Cll San José, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

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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: This apartment is on the third (3rd) floor and there are no elevators in the building... It is an "inside" apartment, it doesn't have a balcony or windows looking out to the street. Also, Old San Juan has a very old water supply system which means that sometimes water pressure is less than optimal... should be enough to shower, though ;)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • We had a wonderful time in Yayra's apartment. It is really in the best location, right around the corner from everything. The apartment itself is very spacious and well-furnished - we were traveling with a toddler and were able to make a home there during our brief visit. At certain times in the late afternoon the water pressure was on the low side, but apparently this is a widespread Old San Juan problem. But we loved the place and would love to visit again!

    April 2014
  • Our stay in the apartment ended up being great. We had a few issues the first night with the water not working at all for 6 hours and not being able to reach Yayra or her back ups. It was very stressful and we worried we wouldn't have a working toilet or shower. However, the next morning it came back on and we had no further issues. The apartment is large and spacious. It was the perfect location for everything Old San Juan. We felt very safe as we were two girls staying by ourselves. We weren't able to log on the the Wi-Fi network because it wasn't being picked up and had to watch TV in black and white but those didn't bother us much. Overall, as long as the water stays on it was a great place and I recommend especially location and cost wise.

    April 2014
  • For the start of our 2-week PR visit for the 3 of us, the location of the apartment was ideal for walking the streets of Old San Juan. We enjoyed being near Plaza de (website hidden) was appreciated and needed. We felt very secure. Comfortable and well-maintained apartment. Thanks for the 'snacks'.

    April 2014
    Yayra
    Response from Yayra:

    Hi Rick! Thanks for your kind review, also for the suggestions you sent me. I'll have someone check out the thermostat but I'm glad the AC was working otherwise. Hope to welcome you again in the future!

  • I booked Yayra's appartment for my elderly mother and two sisters who were attending a family wedding at the cathedral in Old San Juan. They have reported back very favourably saying that all was exactly as had been promised and that the location in the very heart of the city was excellent. They commented on how roomy and comfortable the appartment was even with the futon bed permanently out. Mum got the bedroom but the two sisters were perfectly accommodated on the very large and comfortable futon. The other aspect they appreciated was the safety element since they knew that anyone in the complex of appartments was a bona fide resident. We all appreciated Yayra's swift and kindly responses to all our queries before the trip.
    The only slight frustration was the weak water pressure for the shower and there being not quite enough water to take a bath instead but this didn't spoil the stay.
    Oh and the usual gripe of English people abroad that there was no kettle for tea making!

    March 2014
  • Wonderful place in a wonderful central location. Our only issue was the very low hot water pressure in the shower.

    March 2014
  • This apartment was ideal for my stay in Old San Juan! The location is centrally located to everything - we walked to the pier, bars and restaurants and one of the old forts. The apartment is very nice and comfortable and Yayra was a fantastic host! She was very responsive and friendly in all emails. I can't wait to return!

    March 2014
    Yayra
    Response from Yayra:

    Hey Sonja, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay in Old San Juan! Hope you come back and visit us again, soon. Thanks!

  • Where can I begin?!? First let me start off with three words, location, location, location. I've been to PR several times but this was my first time staying in Old San Juan and boy was it spectacular! We were literally in the heart of the city....surrounded by great places to eat, drink and sight see. We were a walk away from several of the most beautiful landmarks in Old San Juan. The condo was perfect, very clean and comfortable with an adorable courtyard....I enjoyed the complimentary RUM as soon as I entered. Thanks! The one complaint I have is that I wish I would have realized that there was a full length mirror on the back of the bedroom door sooner than on my final day!
    I highly recommend this rental to you all, I have already suggested that several of my friends stay here. I definitely plan on returning to PR soon and hopefully I can rent this space again. Thanks Yayra for being an awesome hostess!

    February 2014
    Yayra
    Response from Yayra:

    Thanks Alissa! We're very happy you enjoyed your stay at our place... And we'd love to welcome you and/or your friends in the future.

  • the location of this apartment is really in the middle of old san juan.
    the key-handover system is quite clever with no need to meet the host. the complimentary coke and rum on the table were much welcome after our arrival. the apartment is adequately equipped but we didn'd spend much time there. the small windows are high and only lead to the narrow inner courtyard. no view. and not a lot of light coming in. also they have no mosquitonets and there were some. even in the second floor. from the communal roofterrace one floor up you see lots of other roofterraces -naturally- but there is no shaded area. it didn't seem to be used much by any of the other 12? apartments. still a good place to explore old san juan from.

    February 2014
  • First thing we noticed was that the apartment was only one block from the Plaza de Armas and right behind the Catedral San Juan Bautista. It could not be a better location. The free old san juan trolley (stop #8) is just around the corner and can provide transportation anywhere in the Old San Juan area. Talk about Location, Location, Location!
    Once you enter the beautiful iron work gates and see the classic open air patio, you know your home. Yayra's apartment is just perfect! Clean, quiet and it has everything to make your stay comfortable. A/C worked (email hidden)portant on the Caribbean nights. We loved our visit and will return in 6 months because we loved Old San Juan.

    February 2014
    Yayra
    Response from Yayra:

    Thanks, Raymond! I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Old San Juan and in our apartment. We'd love to welcome you back when you visit PR again :)

  • Perfect location for tourism and great restaurants/bars, and cute apartment with complimentary rum and coke :) I highly recommend staying here!

    February 2014
    Yayra
    Response from Yayra:

    Thank you for your review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We'd love to welcome you back in the future :)

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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!
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