One block to upscale, gated community of Ocean Park, two blocks to the best beach in San Juan - on hip, eclectic, bohemian Loiza Street.
If you're looking for a resort experience - this may not be the place for you... But if you're looking for a great 2 bedroom condo in San Juan's hippest emerging beach neighborhood - this could be the perfect choice for your trip to San Juan.
Just one block to the upscale, gated community of Ocean Park and San Juan's best beach - this has always been an eclectic, bohemian neighborhood favored by artists, actors, writers and Puerto Rico's avant garde community. Think of New York City's East Village one block to a palm-fringed beach and you'll have an idea of why young, sophisticated travelers are attracted to the Ocean Park/Loiza Street area. If the Rum Diary were written today - it would be in our backyard - framed by the intimate clubs, pizzerias that turn to dance halls at midnight, shipping containers turned to restaurants, empty lots turned community art spaces (Cinema Paradiso) and pop-up boutiques mixed in with traditional street vendors, bodegas, bars, salsa music stores, bargain shopping and cafe's from the days when Loiza Street was San Juan's working class 'main street'. The area is still a little 'rough around the edges' - but that's why we love it! This is a real 'local neighborhood' where you can still hear Spanish and Salsa on every corner and experience the 'real San Juan'.
Two blocks away you will find Kasalta Bakery - San Juan's famous Spanish cafeteria where you may find a surfer-dude sitting next to a famous singer, next to a beach bum, next to a latina Telenovela diva, next to a tourist, next to an ex-governor... It is this magical mix (email: hidden)racted President Obama when he skipped the governor's luncheon to have 'lunch with the locals' at Kasalta. The rest of the neighborhood has the same vibe - very mixed, very interesting, very unexpected. Every day is an adventure on Loiza Street and no two days are the same.
When you've had enough sun and fun on the beach and are ready to explore outside the neighborhood, the #53 bus will bring you to the Condado Tourist Strip and on to Old San Juan. The T5 will take you through the Santurce Arts District for museums, Plaza del Mercado for weekly street parties, Miramar Historic District and on into Old San Juan. Buses are only .75 c each way (exact change) and run from 7am to about 8pm. If you stay out later, taxis are easy to find anywhere in Condado or Old San Juan.
The apartment is a 2 bedroom condo, recently renovated and tastefully decorated, on the 3rd floor of a walk up building, 5 minutes away from the best beach in San Juan and all the major tourist attractions of the Condado district and a short 10 minutes drive from the airport and Old San Juan.
The apartment features 2 bedrooms, a living room, 1 bathroom and a small kitchen and has everything you need to make your vacation perfect.
FREE high speed WiFi is available throughout the apartment.
The master bedroom has a queen size bed and the smaller bedroom has a full size bed. Additionally, we provide a twin size folding guest bed for the 5th guest. Each bed has a memory foam mattress.There is an A/C unit in each bedroom and a ceiling fan in the living room.
The kitchen is small, but fully equipped (fridge, electrical 2 burner, microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker and all the dishes and kitchen utensils you might need during your stay). Fresh coffee is provided, as well as basic spices (salt, pepper, sugar and cooking oil).
The bathroom has a full tub and basic toiletries are provided (hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel).
A set of towels per guest and a set of linens per bed are provided on a weekly basis.
Complimentary beach chairs and towels and a cooler are supplied for your convenience.
The apartment has a balcony with a table and chairs and a beautiful wall fountain, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or a drink.
You will be within walking distance from public (email hidden) Walgreens pharmacy, the post office, banks, supermarkets, fresh fruit stands, plenty of great restaurants, cafes, bars, stores, beauty salons and even an open air cinema and a yoga studio. There is also a convenience store located right in front of the apartment building.
The apartment is a corner unit and gets lots of natural light during the day.
While staying in this apartment you will be able to experience San Juan like a native, immerse yourself in local culture and everyday living and make your vacation one to remember.
NOTE: This is a walk-up condo. There are 5 flights of stairs between the lobby door and the condo. please keep that in mind if you have a lot of luggage or if stairs are a limitation.
Check-in time is anytime after 3 pm and check-out time is 11 am.
We are registered with the PR Tourism Company.
Hotelier ID # available upon request.
7 % room tax included in the price.TripAdvisor property ID 2577813...Read more
Beach + hip, eclectic San Juan San Juan, Puerto Rico
Additional Location Information
If you want to live the authentic Caribbean experience, this is the neighborhood to be in. Great little restaurants with delicious local food are a stone's throw away, as well as pop-up and vintage boutiques and stores with a variety of local products to choose from. The locals are very friendly, helpful and always welcoming towards visitors.
Major access roads to and from the airport as well as Historical Old San Juan are a block away, so it is easy and fast to get around by car or taxi.
It is easy to find street parking in front of the building or on the adjacent Loiza street.
There is also a public bus stop located 1 block away from the apartment.
Even Conde Nast Traveler has fallen in love with the Loiza Street vibe calling it 'a place of mystery and possibility, a good time about to be had'! - Conde Nast Traveler, April 2014
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Luis Munoz Marin Intl Airport, 4.2 miles Nearest ferry port: Old San Juan Piers, 8.2 miles Car is not necessary
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