Water sport enthusiast, animal lover. Love to travel. Owner of Puerto Rico Paddle Board tours & local furniture store
My wife and I and 2 other couples had a fantastic and loved our time at this house, is perfectly located 2 blocks from the beach. It has all you need to have a good time and all amenities work top notch. We were at Puerto Rico for a wedding in a hotel nearby and it was the perfect location to save the money of staying at the hotel but felt like we were still at a very nice place anyway. The beds are clean and comfortable and all appliances are brand new. I wouldn't hesitate on recommending it to my friends or renting it again on my next visit. Thanks so much for everything!!!!
The room was great just like the photos and the bed is very confy, just like an hotel! We will be back soon! :)
I loved staying here! Everything is just as it looks/seems. The apartment is clean and in a really cute residential area. It's close to San Juan airport, near the beach, has Wi-Fi access and is close to some local restaurants and a little jazz place called Marimba. It is a little small, but if you're looking to feel more like a local than a tourist, your experience will be great!
We love to travel outside the chaos of typical tourist locations. The Beach Block Studio was quaint, clean and in a great location. We walked to the local market and Kasalta's for lunch. The beach is close by, too. Having bikes was a bonus! We biked to Old San Juan twice. 37 is a bike route, which made it possible to go all the way to Old San Juan, but it does have traffic and some pot holes. Worth it, though! Mike and Tanya were great hosts and responded quickly to our questions and needs. If we are in San Juan again, we will definitely come back.
Our group of 5 had a wonderful time at Mike and Tanya's place. There were 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, and very large indoor and outdoor common spaces. Everything was very clean and well kept. The kitchen was well-stocked with pots, pans, glasses, plates, and a large assortment of spices. And a coffeemaker! They also provided beach chairs and towels to make our beach trips very easy.
The house is a block from a quiet neighborhood beach, so was perfect to walk to in the mornings or evenings. The neighborhood seemed very safe and we had no problems walking around at night. There are a number of restaurants and bars (and food trucks!) within walking distance. Inside the apartment they have their own "visitor's guide" that orients you to the area, including restaurant recommendations and public transit options.
We rented a car for the duration of our stay, and would recommend that if you want to see other parts of the island. There was ample street parking in the area. Old San Juan was a 10 minute drive, and El Yunque and Fajardo were both under an hour.
We would highly recommend their place. They were very quick to respond to email questions as well.
5 friends and I stayed here for a total of 6 nights during our spring break and we have a great experience! The place was clean, close to the beach, kitchen was well stocked with plenty of spices and utensils, and the bedrooms were all very spacious.
Location wise, we took a cab to most places such as Old San Juan or places on Condado. The place itself was a 5 min walk to a nearby grocery store, which allowed us to cook almost every meal and save money. There were also plenty of great restaurants within walking distance. There was a nice, residential beach right down the street as well, which is where my friends and I spent the majority of our time. Mike and Tanya had beach chairs, plenty of beach towels, and other beach related equipment, which definitely enhanced our experience.
Mike was a great host. Communication was great, he was very responsive, and I would definitely recommend staying here for anyone considering it!
This studio is so convenient to this part of San Juan, and it's really a pretty part of the city. Beach is close and nearby park lends itself to lots of people watching.
Studio itself is small, but as described in write up. A few things could make it a bit more inviting: getting rid of chipped dishes in kitchen, adding another towel rack or two and another shower caddy in bath, and providing blender for kitchen. Studio is clean and quiet. Nice place for a few days. Complimentary bottle of rum was appreciated!
We stayed here for a MONTH!. This was an amazing experience for us (two adults, 2 kids). The condo is exactly as pictured. We used the condo as our base and we rented a car (condo has parking) and traveled the entire island (bus service is close too, if you are just doing San Juan). Trust me when I say that staying here is like staying at an upscale hotel with laundry and the ability to make your own meals. *Even though this condo is only a 1-bedroom the ceilings are about 20ft tall and it is bright and airy, so you never feel cramped. There is a large patio that leads out to the grounds. Our kids would just play outside while we sat on the patio sipping our morning coffee. *I did not see any other property in SJ that came close to this one. I am not exaggerating when I say this has to be one of the most beautiful properties in PR. These grounds are meticulously maintained & because you are also the only condo facing the beach on the first floor, at night it is like having these beautiful grounds all to yourself. You sleep to the surf and the call of the Coqui frogs and in the morning you wake up to the waves on the ocean and the soft call of mourning doves. *Beach is right out back, there is a cooler and two chairs for you to bring with you. My husband would take his snorkel set and just follow the fish around on calm days & there was great swimming. It is a quiet, shady beach. *The condo has everything – and I mean everything – you need. There are towels, linens, beach towels, some dish soap/dish towels/TP/paper towels to start you off. There is cable and internet as well as a nice collection of movies for you to enjoy. There was even a nice cupboard full of spices and a few condiments left in the fridge. Having stayed in a few places where you had to bring EVERYTHING with you or buy it, this was a welcome change. With a grocery store & pharmacy being only a few blocks away the location also can’t be beat. *Mike was available via email/text/phone whenever we needed something. We let him know there was only one chair and he promptly brought us another. He was always quick to reply even though we never really needed anything because Mike and Tanya have thought of everything that could possibly make your vacation perfect. * I could go on about the wonderful people who live here & the amazing things we did in PR, and the incredible time we had, but instead I will leave it there. I have nothing but amazing things to say about the month we spent here and staying in this condo really made our vacation. We can’t wait to go back! (edited: review only allows 500wds).
My friend and I stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time! Everything was provided and the kitchen was very well-equipped. The space is very pleasant. It's perfect if you're looking for something with character and if you want to save money by eating in. The beach is a 5 minute walk, and there is easy access to the #5 bus which takes you right to Old San Juan! The apartment had one small plumbing issue when we first arrived, and Mike fixed it very quickly. He was also very flexible by letting us check in a few hours early. I highly recommend this place!
Mike was a great host and very accommodating and responsive to our questions. We spent 4 days and 5 nights at the house and all 6 of us slept comfortably. The house is well stocked with linens, kitchen utensils, and recreational equipment. We were also very pleased with the cleanliness of the place!We never had a problem with the temperature inside the house--if it gets a little hot, there's air conditioning in every room except for the bathroom and the kitchen. It's at a great location in San Juan, located in a nice, quiet neighborhood and it's lovely to come home to after a day of sight-seeing! Thank you!!
Tanya Esparza is a very capable, detail oriented, totally honest person. She is straight forward & a very pleasant person-she's a pleasure to work with.,
This condo on the beach is the perfect vacation rental. You are right on the beach, with pool and privacy. You will feel at home in puerto Rico. Tanya and mike have lots of experience with rentals and Tanya runs a paddle boarding adventure. Renting with airbnb is the hidden secret for affordable vacations. This condo is a great place to stay.
Tanya takes great pride in her vacation properties! She takes great care in decoration and accomodation, and makes sure that everything you need is available for a pleasant stay. Her properties are always in great repair, and very clean and comfortable. I have personally stayed in two different rentals she owns, and both were exceptional. I have traveled quite a bit, and can honestly say these were top tier properties.