José is an Operating Room Nurse and will be attending gradúate school starting in June for a Masters degree in Nurse Anesthesia.
Charles is a lawyer interested in historic property restoration and development.
The location of the condo is PERFECT! We couldn't have asked for a better location. After staying their for 1 night we were disgusted to wake up to cockroaches everywhere......after calling the host Jose (and getting his voicemail) we decided to cut our stay at his condo early!
Pros: location, decent sized
Cons: dirty, old beds, kitchen light is always on, uncomfortable
I wouldn't return here unless some major TLC happened!
Great house, great price and great location. The beach is fun- however Old San Juan has the best night life and this gorgeous house is in the midst of it all.
Had a great time,thanks for the stay!
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Fantastic location? Smooth check-in! Everything went perfectly. Thank you Charles!
The house is very well located, it has a hidden beauty with great potential but need a lot of TLC......unfortunately the host does not communicate well, we could talk on phone for arrival but after we checked in, we send text and messages and nothing......cleaning guy (David) who welcome us was very nice but the job needs a team of 10 to get that house clean.......No TV (only as a decorative item), leaking AC, broken doors, exposed electrical wiring, filthy futon couch.....
Fantastic Location, Great Views, Apartment with lots of potential. Place is not clean to my standard. Mold on shower curtain, disgusting old sponge on kitchen sink, etc. etc. If you look at it as camping in a great spot in Old San Juan you should be fine. But it is not at all the standard I've seen at other Airbnb places.
Location, Location, Location. This is why you want to stay at this apartment. It is located in the middle of Old San Juan, and is close to EVERYTHING. I could literally walk to anything within 15 mins.
The apartment was nice, the beds were comfortable and clean, bathroom was nice.
Jose and Charles were a pleasure to work with. Excellent communications and no problems with obtaining the door keys and checking out.
The walk-out rooftop area was really nice, but I didn't really use it.
The location of the apartment is amazing.
The air conditioners (2) work really well.
2 separate loft style bedrooms (one on each floor, 3 floors).
Jose and Charles were easy to work with.
The floors were a little dusty.
1 bar of soap was provided in the bathroom, no shampoo.
Overall, I would definitely stay here again, and recommend it to all my friends.
We had a lovely stay at this beautiful home. As advertised it was very central to exploring old san Juan and it was easy to check in and check out via the lock box. We enjoyed relaxing on the adorable outdoor sitting area with the fountain. The only disappointments were that the AC in the front room and kitchen wasn't working (the air in the bedrooms worked great and that was where we really needed it!), but with the windows open there was a nice breeze so it wasn't really a problem. Also the cable tv didn't work, again not a big concern for us but my 3-year old son was a bit disappointed :)
Overall I definitely recommend this rental, it was perfect for our group of 4 adults and 1 child.
We arrived in Old San Juan by taxi just before 1pm and left a voice mail for Jose and Charles inquiring about how we get our keys and/or check-in to the apartment, as I still wasn't sure as of the day of our arrival. Received a call back within 30 minutes with instructions on how to get the keys from the lockbox.
Never met Jose or Charles in person but figured out how to get the keys using the punch code and let ourselves into the apartment. It's a pretty nice place. The location is great - near El Batey bar, the Hotel El Convento restaurants, the Mezzanine at St. Germain, and La Taberna Lupolo taphouse.
The apartment is a little more drab and rundown than expected, and the air conditioning doesn't quite cool it enough, but when you get the ceiling fans going and open the large balcony doors the living room is comfortable enough and the ambiance is enticing, with your 3rd story views of the surrounding area. You can see water in the far off distance.
The kitchen is hot, stuffy and outdated but we spent very little time in there - just enough time to make coffee or grab some frozen pizza out of the fridge. The bed was not the most comfortable in the world, and the bottom sheet kept coming loose. Didn't sleep all that great, due to it being hot in the bedroom and also there's quite a bit of noise outside - either from partiers late at night or delivery trucks and street workers in the morning, but the sound of the little AC unit kind of drowns that out.
But again, the location was awesome -- you walk out the door at street level and you're right in the thick of things. Far enough away from where the cruise ships dock to be away from the typical touristy places that may attract the generic cruise ship patron, but still in the thick of things to be near some very cool bars and restaurants. Also walking distance to the El Morro Fort. Old Harbor Brewery and the shops and restaurants on La Fortaleza are only a few blocks away.
Taxis are easy to catch because they line up nearby outside Hotel El Convento. Ostra Cosa, El Patio De Sam and Nono's were also some decent bars nearby, but definitely check out El Batey and La Taberna Lupolo if you want to drink with the locals. Both were only a short walk in either direction. I'm sure it's about as good as anything you're going to find in that price range in that part of Old San Juan. If you'd like to read my review of Old San Juan in general, search online for "Six Water Grog + First Time In Puerto Rico: Three Nights In Old San Juan".
Jose and Charles were great guests! I really enjoyed hosting them ! The left the apartment spotless ! We would love to host them again anytime!
Very nice guy. We were happy to host him and his friends.
Our communication was clear and friendly. He speaks Spanish as well as English.
I would recommend him to other hosts.