About This Listing
Cozy room with individual entrance at beach-house in San Juan, Puerto Rico, queen size bed in room with ceiling and oscillating stand-up fans . Share kitchen, bathroom, Family Room, patio!
Private room with private entrance, queen size bed in Ocean Park beach house, 3 blocks from beach and entertainment. Cieling fan and oscillating stand up fans in room as it has no air condition.
Enjoy Access to TV-family room, kitchen, bathroom, dining table, outside dining and laundry room, wifi, patio, friendly dogs. Walk to the beach, entertainment areas such as restaurants, stores, bars, park (tennis, jogging, track & field, basketball, baseball and more).
Interaction with Guests
I interact with guests continuously during the day if at home. Although I limit my questions in order to respect their privacy. Want to tell me about yourself? Then break the ice and let me know. Need advise or directions? Let me know!
Santa Teresita - Ocean Park neighborhood is a privileged location. To the east, Isla Verde tourist zone with restaurants, bars, nightlife, hotels and Isla Verde beach just a short 10 minute walk. To the west is Condado, the main tourism area of San Juan with more hangouts, dining options, fun places. And in between both my neighborhood has small inns such as Hosteria del Mar, Uno's Guest house and their excellent restaurants Uvva and Pamela's. Also close by Kasalta Bakery, Mango's Rest., Das Pastelhaus bakery. 10 minutes by car to the airport and to Old San Juan.
Public transportation is easy Bus 53 takes you to Old San Juan. A bus stop is two blocks away. Also the municipality of San Juan offers free shuttle service within the neighborhood and towards Old San Juan.
Other Things to Note
Sheets, towels, toilet paper, towel paper, etc. are provided. Please bring your personal items such as toothbrush, hairbrush, soap. Grocery stores are also a short walk away.
Please leave kitchen door locked if you leave home or when not in the area (backyard, garage or kitchen). Also, please clean all dishes and cups after use. Don't leave them in the sink unclean. My dogs shall be left inside if possible. Lastly, turn lights a/c or fans off when not in the house. Thanks!
No smoking inside the house. No illegal substances, drugs, permitted on the premises. Wash all dishes immediately after using them. Buy your own groceries and use one shelf in the refrigerator and one in the freezer.
Stricter rules between 9pm and 9am: reduce all noise levels, maintain house secured, if going out lock after you.
I'll give you a run down on the house. I live in it alone. Sharing will be with myself and other guests. I do have a property management office in the house as well. Thus between 8:30am and 6pm there may be 1-2 people coming by. I also have 2 good dogs (a Weimaraner and a English Springer Spaniel) Other than that, the house is for you to enjoy. All common areas, including kitchen (refrigerator, oven, stove), dining room, TV room and patio we will share. The hallway bathroom will be shared by guests. All I ask is that you be clean and considerate at all times. Buy your own food and enjoy your stay! The house is an easy 3 blocks walk from Ocean Park Beach. The bathroom you will utilize is semi-private as the entrance is in the hallway, however it will be assigned to you. Please clean after you. I prefer you bring your own towels and sheets, however I have some available. When cooking please immediately after eating clean pots and pans, and dishes. Please don't bring guests or people you meet in the street without prior approval, this is for everybody's security.
My fares include laundry services (I have a washer and dryer for the guest to utilize), a wireless connection you may use with your laptop or in the office we may share a PC. Light drinking is allowed, no drunkness though and smoking is NOT ALLOWED inside the house ONLY outside is fine. If you are caught smoking inside, even in your room we reserve the right to cancel you out and stay with your prepaid stay fee.
7% ROOM TAX - Please be aware that Puerto Rico Government requires all property owners to collect and pay a 7% room tax from room rates and fees (on stays of 90 days or less). Airbnb does not allow for this to be paid through them. Thus, I will send you an email and an invoice for it to be paid through PayPal or other means we agree on.
DISRUPTIVE ARRIVALS - Guests arriving after 11:00PM and before 7:00 AM will be charged a one-time late arrival fee of $25.00 USD. Check in is after 3:00 PM and check outs have to occur before 11:00AM.
HOUSE RULES - No smoking allowed inside the house at any time. If you smoke please do so outside and clean up after yourself and remove cigarette butts daily.
Turn off electrical appliances when not in use, including lights, fans, air condition, and kitchen appliances. Please limit use of air condition to 8 hours a day. Limit dryer use to 20 minutes, conserve water and energy!
Remove garbage from bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen regularly; garbage may be placed in trash can outside the house.
Use laundry hampers to store dirty clothes and wash bedding as needed. Clean dryer vent after each use.
For the safeguard of your personal property, lock doors, dead bolt, when not in room, apartment or house.
Ease replace any items you damage or brake and inform Property Manager. Also I from of any situations within your unit or any shared areas as soon as possible. We will make every attempt to resolve problems within a timely fashion. Please not that we are not responsible for any accidental injuries which may occur during your stay.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Alberto var venlig og fik mig til at føle mig velkommen i hans hjem.
Værrelset var præcis som det er beskrevet i annoncen, hvilket dog ikke var helt perfekt efter min smag. Man kommer til at svede i det rum, selvom der er to faner. Jeg ved godt at jeg burde have forventet det når der ikke er A/C - men det var varmt. Det skal dog også siges at det var praktisk med egen dør til værelset, og et køleskab lige udenfor.
Yderligere: husk at læse hans husmanual grundigt (mere grundigt end mig). Her står nemlig at når man er hos ham, vil han opkræve 7% "puerto rico room tax" af hvad man har betalt for værelset (inkl. rengørings fee). Det er altså udover hvad du allerede har betalt.
Thanks Sebastian for writing in german so I don't understand it. He is a young 20 yr old traveler and seemed he is not familiarized with government taxing as he complained that we as hostels have to charge it over room stay and any services such as cleaning fees. If your read the House Manual taxes information is included there. In case that's what he is saying... About my dogs, hope he liked them because it is all over my webpage that you must be a dog lover to stay here.
Alberto was great and the place was as described. There are a few ares to sit around outside and relax and eat which was nice as well. He made us feel really comfortable and gave us advice about the area. The grocery store (Plaza Loiza) was really close by which made it easy to make some food. They also have an ATM which was helpful. Overall we had a great experience with Alberto.
Alberto was great. I felt welcomed and comfortable. His dogs were very good and the neighborhood was conveniently located to the beach, supermarket and nightlife.
Alberto's house had beautiful artwork and a lovely room! He provided fresh towels, linens, access to kitchen, Cupboard space and a private fridge.
We felt welcome and safe. A very short walk to a very large fresh market and very close by a beautiful beach.
Another plus was lots of parking! We would definitely go back
Me alojé con una amiga en casa de Alberto durante seis días. La casa está a pocos minutos de la playa y bastante cerca de restaurantes y bares. La habitación se ajustaba a lo que buscábamos. El baño es compartido, por lo que no siempre estaba disponible y en algunas ocasiones los otros inquilinos no respetaban la limpieza.
Alberto fue un anfitrión estupendo e incluso nos llevó en coche a otra zona de playa. Sin duda repetiríamos en su casa!
Room was exactly as described, comfortable and great safe fenced in location. Beach was a mere three blocks walking distance and its in a less "touristy" area decent distance from the hotels making for easy beach access. If you're looking for restaurants Isla Verde is an easy safe walk from the house. This was a wonderful place to stay, yard was lush open and airy, green and beautiful, inside was clean and well kept. Alberto was very helpful and informative even making wi-fi easily accessible even reaches outside where you can browse your day trips in PR outside if you wish. Laundry included was a very nice add-on as it made for easy cleaning of beach clothes and towels. There was a grocery store close-by which also made for getting groceries for home cooked meals. Alberto makes his beautiful kitchen easily accessible so you're not spending excessive $$$ on restaurants every day. I would highly recommend this location and host many times over with no hesitation. On a side note San Juan's bus schedule is pretty random so the 53 bus is what takes you to Old San Juan, it's a mere 1/2 hour-45 minute bus trip and it picks up right next to the grocery store thats closeby for 75 cents each way. Cabs are roughly $20 each way from SJU airport.
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About the Host, Alberto
Single, gay, entrepreneur, beach lover, private and interested in meeting people and sharing my properties with those that know how to share in a clean, quiet and roommate-type of environment. Honesty is key for me and those around me. I don't like smokers nor loud mouths nor trashy people. I love to travel and have been all over Europe, some Latin American Countries, Egypt, Turkey and lots of US states. Lots more to investigate and visit. So far my favorite destination is Prague. I believe in spirituality, and a world reigned by love.
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The best beach in San Juan!
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