What a amazing stay and certainly glad we booked. My wife and I spent a week traveling to St Thomas on vacation and had the opportunity to stay a night in San Juan prior to traveling to St Thomas. I'm a Hilton Diamond Member For Life ....we decided to change it up and try a vacation rental home. Wow, what a way to see the local San Juan area as the "locals" do. Richard, the owner was a 10 in regards to his property management and ease of use of the rental. We stayed in the 1st floor Casita which was clean, comfy (no bugs/mosquitoes), and had all the pleasures of a fine hotel (A/C, Cable, private sitting area, and all amenities). His walking tour and knowledge of the arts, museums, and history was superb. His recommendations for restaurants was also a 10! Booking, security and facilities all were great. would definitely stay again. Thanks Richard! PS: Plaza del Mercado - La Placita is a must!
First off, Richard is the Best host one could ask to have! What a wonderful person! Richard is extremely amiable and so willing to insure that your experience is the absolute best! And, his local knowledge, along with the Santos museum that he and his friend have put together is amazing!
Due to a cancellation, we upgraded to the second level, per Richard's recommendation, which was pure magic! We looked at all three of the accommodations and were thoroughly impressed with all of them!
Richard looks after all of his guests in ways that even a five star hotel overllooks! The sunscreen, the after sun lotion, the extra teas and coffees, the beach towels, etc., etc, and the last night shot of local rum, if you need it! Pure Wonderful!
Bottom line, if you want a GREAT San Juan experience, stay at one of Richard's properties! You will not be disappointed, int he least!
This had to be the best experience of our week-long PR vacation. Don't even hesitate. Richard is the very best host you could ask for. He provided us with a full tour of the neighborhood and the best hospitality I have ever had. The Casita's pictures do not do it justices. It is amazing. Private interest in a neighborhood that is the REAL San Juan and not the touristy area. We plan to book here again.
The place was wonderful and Richard was a king
Class all the way
I went looking to explore parts of SJ I never saw before and I did SJ, I will be back,
Gracias Richard su amigo
Cozy 1 bedroom casita hidden in the heart of Santurce PR. the place is clean, comfortable and well equipped with basically everything you can possibly need. Richard made us feel welcomed and allowed us to check in early. He informed us of the area, took us on a tour of the town and let us know of all the events taking place as well as hints on where to eat. I recommend the casita to anyone looking for a nice , cozy place that has its own character and stye. Not your typical apartment.
We stayed on the first floor Casita. The building has two other rentals, a Museum and a business office.
Richard is a very considerate and gracious host. The apt. was furnished and equipped to make our stay very comfortable. His knowledge and insight of the area made our visit truly great.
We were here for a week and got to visit museums and travel spots. Everything is within walking distance or bus ride. We even took the Train Urbano. Santurce is close to everything in San Juan. The neiborhood is safe and fun to explore.
My husband and I have stayed in unique vacation rentals in Europe and Costa Rica. Our accomdations at Castia was the coolest. Our living area was an open air/covered patio with an outdoor kitchen. You slide open two huge wood doors to the sleeping room and find a comfy king size bed with a big flat screen. The well equipped bathroom is right off the bedroom.
You can see the neighborhood suffered from the 2008 real estate recession, but it is on the way back. No problem with crime and taking the bus into Puerto Rico was a breeze. You can walk to the beach. It's about a half mile. Lots of good local restaurants along the way. Food store about 3 blocks away.
Richard is an amazing host. We plan on coming back to Puerto Rico next Christmas to catch a cruise. We will be staying with our new friend, Richard.
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