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1st Floor Casita: Historic House: SJ Arts District

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The sliding door to your bedroom.
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent
66 reviews
The sliding door to your bedroom.
Passage from the entry hall to the casita's courtyard gate - at rear of house.
Casita courtyard.
View from the kitchen looking to the bedroom.
Kitchen is open from the courtyard. New cabinets give you lots more space!
Newly renovated kitchen with plenty of cabinet & counter space - designed for longer stays.
The French doors to the exhibition space are permanently closed so you have privacy.
Casita bedroom - large TV with cable, WiFi and computer stand.
Bedroom with king bed showing door open with view to courtyard and kitchen.
Windows have screens if you prefer open air sleeping.
Bedroom with king bed showing door closed.
Bedroom with bathroom door under the air conditioner and backup airco just in case...
Closet has robes (on request) iron/board, luggage rack and skirt hangers.
Casita bathroom. We have a hair dryer, so no need to pack yours.
Casita bathroom with shower, no bathtub.
Your courtyard is semi-covered so it does get wet in the rain.
Casa Museo de los Santos: Historic house with 3 one-bedroom rental suites, museum & art gallery.
Front door has bulletin board with upcoming events.
Lobby has 24/7 coffee/tea available. Extra linen and emergency supplies if you forget something.
Entry lobby shared by all three suites, museum and art gallery.
Quarters for the bus to Old San Juan are in the box under the mirror if you need to make change.
Reception and office is located in our private museum of folk art.
Antique tiles in the lobby.
Antique floors are original 1915 artisan tiles - hand poured cement that look new after 100 years!
Join us for a glass of wine and museum tour with the curator during your stay.
Lobby leads to Ellie Pruess Gallery under the traditional Carnival Mask.
Art Gallery located next to main lobby.
The antique blue horse points toward the garden passage to the 'Casita Suite' at the back of house.
Passage from the casita to the front of the house.
The gazebo roof opens at one end for lots of light and air.
Inspired by a local fishing boat - the gazebo roof adds lots of character and shade.
Casita - View from the courtyard to the font of the passageway.
Parking is available on the street in front of the house.
Our next door neighbors are the indie rock group Fantasmes - live upstairs/studio downstairs.
Fantasmes - its like having your own 'house band' - they normally don't practice past 10pm.
On the corner, is Abracadabra arts café - hipster coffee house, restaurant, jazz on Friday & more!
Abracadabra: theater, magic, circus arts, film festivals, jazz & famous weekend Magical Brunch!
Film crew in front of house during filming of Banco Popular commercial.
The museum set up for filming to promote Puerto Rican culture.
Kitchen with lots of work space.
Kitchen
Kitchen.
Kitchen is 2 stops down from the courtyard.
Kitchen.
Kitchen
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Listing #FKN2117574
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011 for a stay in August 2011

We were going to SJ for a conference, and didn't fancy the expensive 'could be anywhere' hotel chains listed in the conference brochure. We found Richard on TripAdvisor, and originally planned to take his condo option. However, unforeseen circumstances led us to book the Casita and floor above instead. Once we figured out the buses to the Convention Centre, and...

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
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£60
US$75
£401
US$500
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16 Apr 2017 -
21 Dec 2017
Summer 2017
1 night
£55
US$69
£361
US$450
£962
US$1,200
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Fees
  • Cleaning fee: £60 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
NOTE: 7% short term rental tax administered by the Puerto Rico Government Tourist Office on all rentals.
Cleaning fees are one time charges per stay (not per night). This fee covers cleaning prior to your arrival and when you leave. It does not include daily maid service. Extra towels, sheets, etc. are available upon request any time during your stay.
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About the neighbourhood
When you arrive, I'll take you on a walking tour of the neighborhood and show you all arts venues, restaurants, bars, supermarket, ATMs, way to the beach, bus stops, etc. and end up at Plaza del Mercado.

The Santurce area of San Juan was the center of all business, shopping, restaurants, theaters and nightlife from the 1940's - 1980's. Often referred to as the 'Times Square' of Puerto Rico. Our area of Ponce de Leon had so many exclusive shops and boutiques it was called 'The Fifth Avenue of the Caribbean'. There was an elegant 'Rainbow Room' style dinner club one block away at 'Top of the First' and the highest concentration of movie palaces in the Caribbean.

All this changed when TV came to Puerto Rico. While the US mainland had their...
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Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: SJU: 3.2 km
Railway: Sagrado Corazon: 1.0 km
Ferry: Fajardo: 48.0 km
When you arrive at the airport - the only real alternatives for transportation are taxi or rental car.

UBER has arrived in San Juan Metro Area - but is currently blocked at the airport for arriving passengers - although you can use it when you return for your flight home.

Taxis are flat-rate from the airport at $20 plus $1 per luggage and any tip (10% is customary here).

Rental car rates vary so shop around. Off-season rates can be very reasonable and when you consider a taxi from the airport will be about $22 each way - it may make sense to rent for your entire stay even if you don't use it every day. There is free parking on the street in front of the house.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.8 km.
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