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Book this 1 bathroom, studio style rental in San Juan today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 50 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $770, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 90% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 07, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 07 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top San-juan Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- Elevator access
- Secure parking
- CD player
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Smoking allowed
– based on 50 reviews
- Very Good
“Perfect place to stay!”
My daughter and I stayed in this studio condo for a little over a week and it was perfect. It's right on the beach, I fell asleep every night to the sound of the ocean; pure heaven! We had no issues finding the place thanks to Joe and his well organized maps and directions. Joe even sent us information we requested for our stay on the island. I never felt safer than this place, it was a good feeling being that it was just my teen daughter and I. The studio provided every comfort we could require for a home away from home and the decor was pefect (bright and cheery) for a stay on the ocean. The bed was comfortable with plenty of pillows (one of my necessities when I travel). You don't need to bring any beach towels so you can save the precious space in your suitcase to bring back souvenirs! The laundry is $2 a wash and dry so it's kind of pricey but it was nice to have the facility. I cannot tell you how much money we saved by not having to pay resort fees and parking; not to mention the hotel costs in the area for this prime location. The Marriott was right across the street and you can use their pool for a fee but why use a pool when the beach is right there! There is a Walgreen's a block away and it has everything you would need (even light grocery's). Traveling the island is easy. I rented a car and had no problem getting around with my Garmin I brought along. We went to every part of this island except the SouthWest part. We scuba, snorkeled, hiked, rappelled, and ziplined. You must visit Culebra and spend time on Flamenco beach, bring your snorkel gear,visit the history in Ponce, visit the fort and spend some time in Old San Juan. The food is cheap if you get out of Condado. There's some great restaurants a few minutes south in Guavate. Buy some fruit on the side of the road if you travel out of San Juan and support the locals, it's cheap and oh so good. We will definitely be back and stay at this condo. Thank you Joe for a great home away from home!
“The perfect place!!!”
We located Joe Galbraith through Trip advisor. Joe was so helpful in acclimating us to the immediate area with maps, bus line information, and more. It was the perfect vacation spot on Condado Beach with the beach right outside our door. The condo surpassed our expectations for location and comfort. We give it a perfect 10 and can't wait to return in the future.
Meeting Joe was delightful. He is prompt, easy to talk to, kind and informative. I love the studio. I stayed for a week from april 11 to april 18, 2013. I had a refreshing and spectacular ocean view, window to window. The Building is next to the Marriott. The Marriott usually have field days trips that you can booked. Easy walking distance to surrounding areas. The apartment is safe and quiet. I enjoyed having a private gated parking. It is a treat to walk in front of the beach and lay down. I felt at home. Joe became a new friend. I would definetely stay there again!!! Thanks Joe.
I have stayed at Joe's condo 3-C twice in the last two years. There is nowhere I would rather stay in Puerto Rico than Joes 3-C. From the moment I walk in the door I feel I am on the beach. Joe is most gracious. The Marriot right next door has a casino and good food.
Response from the owner Thank you for your review and taking the time to clarify the criteria used for your overall rating classification. I understand and appreciate your explanation and while not receiving a higher 5 or 4 star overall rating, I'd like to point out to prospective guests that I did receive a 4.83 average out of 5 stars in each of your individual detailed ratings for the apartment's (6) catagories with 5 - (5) five star ratings & 1 - (4) four star rating. I've enclosed comments in your follow up email which best sheds light on whether the apartment being compared to European 5 Star Hotels should actually be rated using the hotel rating classification system: "I was thinking of the 5 star European Hotel rating and your wonderful apartment while having a SUPER beach location would really rate by hotel standards as two or three star. Four stars are usually Marriott's, Sheridan's, Hyatts etc and five star are Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton etc... I would think by condo standards a four or five star would be fairly new and very "slick" with small bottles of premium shampoo, conditioner and lotion, fancy hallways, 24 hour desk people etc etc. The bed is a definite 6 star.. Again as I stated I do not want to stay any where else in Puerto Rico.. I love the homey beach feeling & the price is right!" Thanks again for your point of view regarding one of my apartments which I believe is best compared to other apartments in the San Juan area w/ similar views and price ranges. As I tell guests, our best amenity is the location w/ a direct view overlooking Condado Beach and just steps away from the beach. While staying at one of my apartments you'll have a " home away from home" and save the difference you'd pay at 5 or 4 star hotels to use on tours, dining and the beverage of your choice!
Visiting Puerto Rico is not new to us so we knew right away where we wanted to be. 3 years in a row.The Stella Maris Condos is in the heart of the Condado area of San Juan. I have stayed with other owners condos @ Stella and as with all, they go the extra mile to make you comfortable. The best part of every condo in that building? You have the ocean right there!!! Omg! Waking up is such a pleasure listening and watching the waves endlessly roll in. While we were there we saw a double rainbow out on the ocean. Sooo pretty! You have everything right there everything from the very expensive to the frugal,your choice.The apt. was clean decorated with to the nines.A well equipped kitchen and appliances. We like having coffee every morning so having a machine there was a blessing,why pay 4.50 ea. at starbucks? The Marriott is right next door and we take full advantage of their pools and chaises.I recommend getting a rewards card at Walgreens, it pays to look at their flyer for specials. Rent a car, go see other parts of PR if not enjoy the beautiful beach right there, Joe has beach towels, a cooler and paper plates and so picnic it! Washer and dryers are available if need be. Know that the security in this condo is second to none! I can go on and on but see for yourself...we stayed 2 weeks and had a blast! I have recommended it now to 2 people...I need a commission! Thanks Joe! From Maggie and Denny!!
The apartment is beautifully decorated and is so comfortable. Joe is the best host and he is such a gentleman. He was there whenever we needed him. The apartment is furnished with many amenities that made it feel like it is just like home. The location is so great. I loved waking up to ocean breezes and seeing the ocean from the sliding glass windows. The view from the apartment is just ocean...so amazing! The location is so great. Condado has alot to offer (restaurants, dancing, etc.) and it is so close to OSJ, etc. I have been to San Juan 6 times, and this is my best stay ever. Thanks so much, Joe! And, I hope that you are available to accomodate us again! Besos!
“our honeymoon in puerto rico”
we stayed at Joe's sweet little condo in san juan for our honeymoon in spet. 2012 and it was perfect for us! Joe is a great guy and we will rent there again for sure! very secure and key accessible only building each step of entering the condo, (so it's great to feel safe in a strange and new place) seconds to being right on the beach, to the wall of windows in the condo that opens for a spectacular beach view with perfect breezes, fun and cool beach decor, and the ease of getting around to sight see in old san juan, it made for the perfect trip! we so can't wait to see more of puerto rico and stay in Joe's condo again!
“Surprisingly comfortable and affordable”
The unit is in a great location in the center of Condado right on the beach. The building is a bit older but when you walk inside of the unit, everything is very clean, organized and the bathroom appeared renovated. The view is amazing, right out over the beach/ocean. There was a through the wall air conditioning unit that worked great. There was lots of security features for the building, including outer gate, keyed only entry to building and elevator. And lastly, Joe was amazing. He is a very friendly gentleman who takes his time with you. He offers great advice about things to do locally and seems genuinely interested in getting to know you and making your stay better. This was the first time we had ever used this type of online rental service and we were both pleasantly surprised with the outcome. I would definitely recommend this rental from Joe.
“The Land of a Thousand Blessings (and one Happy camper!)”
I have to say, i was a bit aprehensive about looking on the internet. Finding an ocean front condo for the same price as a hotel, and then sending money off to a stranger on an island I've never been to. But Joe's professional, courteous, and kind nature put me at ease. The condo is perfect for one or two people. The location couldn't be better and the security in the building makes you feel protected at all times. Luxury to me is sleeping to the sound of the ocean waves. Waking up when the sky turns to light. And knowing you're one of two people that can access your floor via private elevator key. I hope to come back one day and experience more of this tropical paradise. Thank you Joe, you reaffirmed my faith in humanity.
“Wonderful place to stay!”
My boyfriend and I stayed here a couple weeks ago and couldn't have been more pleased. The location was great with it being right on the beach, close to lots of restaurants in Condado, and really easy to get to Old San Juan. We had considered staying in one of the hotels on the beach, but I'm glad we didn't. The beach at the rental property was so much less crowded than the beaches at the hotels and it was fantastic to be able to cook some of our own meals (there's a Supermax nearby that Joe told us how to get to). The rental was so clean and cute... perfect for a couple. Joe was excellent to work with. Next time we find ourselves in San Juan, we'll definitely stay here again!