My father and his siblings spent their early childhood in Old San Juan. Their house was in the Caleta de las Monjas until their departure to France in the early 1970's.
In 1982 their father and my grandfather, the late painter Alfonso Arana, returned to buy this house in Calle San Jose and it became our family home. It is a beautiful building with the patio on the ground floor and beautiful terraces upstairs. My grandfather, used to call it "his Palace"....
In 2009 our family decided to open the house for guests and furnished the downstairs apartment for vacation rentals. My father lives on the 2nd and 3d floor of the house, my 2 aunts, Isabel and Rosa, live in Massachusetts and Connecticut. We love our Old San Juan home and hope you enjoy your stay there.
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Charming one bedroom, one bathroom furnished ground floor apartment in historic Old San Juan, located in the residence of the late Master Puerto Rican painter Alfonso Arana. This beautiful building of restored Spanish Colonial architecture is characterized by thick walls and brick-stone floors; all doors of the apartment…
3 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Left on Jul 23, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
Located in a residential neighborhood, the apartment is a nice, clean apartment located in the heart of Old San Juan. Both of us found it very comfortable. We did not use the mosquito netting; we did turn on the two floor fans and the overhead fan and the air movement seemed to keep the mosquitoes away. There was bug spray in the apartment for our use and it was needed when we left the … See more