1 of a KIND OLD SJ 2ndFl BayviewApt/ Exclusive St
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- sleeps 7
Description from the owner
BEAUTIFUL & PEACEFUL 2nd FLOOR VILLA /APT WITH A GREAT BAYVIEW !
This is a unique property whose special location offers a rural ambience in an urban setting. This villa /apt. in a Spanish Colonial house has a completely private entrance from st on an exclusive & v safe st called "Caleta de las Monjas"- the Street of the Nuns . The property overlooks SJ Bay with a great view of the rocks &pier; below. "Caleta de las Monjas" is one of the most painted streets by artists in PP. The property is located in the oldest section of Old San Juan only 1 block from San Juan Gate - the original entrance through the City wall .
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1 of a KIND OLD SJ 2ndFl BayviewApt/ Exclusive St
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Additional Location Information
The house is located in the oldest section of this very old city. The property is located steps away from San Juan Gate - the historic entrance to Old San Juan -on the western side of the Old City. Ships would anchor just off San Juan gate to discharge their cargo which would enter the Old City through the historic gate almost directly below the governor's mansion. Through San Juan Gate you can access the Harbor walkways known as "La Princesa" which goes east and toward the cruise ship mooring, the Hotel and Casino Sheraton and the large parking lots. There is also another walkway to the west called "El Morro Trail" maintained by the National Park Service which goes to the mouth of San Juan Harbor just below the El Morro fort .
. The building which was served as the old city hall for centuries is located at the beginning of the st. along with San Juan Cathedral.; the Hotel "El Convento" and the Puerto Rico Children's Museum which surround the small "Plaza de las Monjas" (Plaza of the Nuns") at the beginning of the st. "Caleta de las Monjas" - translated "The street of the Nuns" is also known as "the street of the statues " . There are 3 large stone statues on the fascade of the Cathedral looking down the st. . There are also 3 bronze statues in the small plaza between the Cathedral. and the Puerto Rico Children's Museum . There is an enormous bronze statue in front of the house in the Plaza Rogativa.
The " Caleta "is a peaceful residential street with great security - there is a small police station attached to the Governor's .Mansion one block from property. The Hotel Convento's security and cameras at beginning of street also help make this area very safe. .Park rangers assigned to El Morro National Park are also on duty during day and contribute to the safety of this area of the city.The back entrance to the National Park EL Morro is only about 70 yards from the property ; the walk to the famous fort itself is about 10 minutes. The proximity to the National Park El Morro contributes to the country ambience of this area. Flocks of small Puerto Rican parrots along with pelicans can frequently be seen. inside El Morro . A group of pelicans can be seen throughout the day from the balconies .There are very small tree frogs called" coquis" which live in the patios and surrounding area.
There is free parking on the streets of the Old City. There are no meters for aesthetic reasons. Parking is competitive but is usually less competitive in the Caleta area since we are located at the westermost point of the Old City. There is also a large outdoor parking lot near the bay which is about an 8 minute walk from the property.There is a pricier indoor lot about 31/2 blocks from property. There is a much larger and less expensive indoor parking garage about 7 blocks from property.
Old San Juan is about 15 minutes traffic free minutes from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and 5 minutes via car to the San Juan Convention Center and the nearest bathing beach called "Escambron" -From "Escambron" it is a short walk to the Caribe Hilton premises. Escambron Beach can also be accessed via a free trolley ride followed by a 10 minute walk or a bus ride followed by about a 5 minute walk. . The small Plaza directly in front of the property called "La Rogativa " is a very popular tourist site and is also available to celebrate weddings with the necessary permit from the city..
You can google this street and also find some nice videos of the Caleta and the surrounding area on Youtube.
Location Type City, Tropical, Waterfront
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: March 05, 2014 ◀▶
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- Tax rate | 7% of rent
- Cleaning fee | $75 per stay
Additional notes from owner
Additional guests after 2 pay $20.00 each per night .
Longer stays and use of premises for small wedding receptions and other events are negotiable.
- Wireless Internet
- Washing Machine
- Electric Stove
- DVD Player
- Cable TV [?]
- Pet friendly - Ask
- Smoking allowed - Ask
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- Wheelchair accessible - No
- 1500 square feet