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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.
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Daryl C
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
1 review
“Great place with an excellent host”
Reviewed 8 April 2013 for a stay in February 2013

This rental property was exactly as the picture show, Very nice place with some nice upgrades. House was very clean and Richard was more then helpful. Richard met us late that night when we arrived then walked us down to the food market. Gave us very good directions and restaurant choices. Toured us down to the local street party/market.
We stayed with friends and had both upper levels.

Would recommend it for anyone, but would think it would be best to have both levels, so you don't have to share the kitchen.

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Liked best: The heritage and still of the house with the newer amenities.
Liked least: Kitchen fridge could have been cleaner.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Yreka
Reviewed 1 April 2013 for a stay in February 2013

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CA
Reviewed 8 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013

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Minneapolis
Reviewed 27 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

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“Perfect.”
Reviewed 11 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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OK, I have to say that in some ways I hesitate to write this review, because I would hate for this wonderful, wonderful place to become too popular!

Our experience here was absolutely wonderful. In fact, it made for one of the best travel experiences I have ever had. We chose "Historic House & Suites" because it looked like the kind of place we would be comfortable in, and because my husband was born just blocks away and grew up right around the corner.

Everything about the situation exceeded our expectations. From the location, which was ideal for us, to the beautifully restored and appointed historic building, to the graciousness and kindness of our host Richard, to the way we felt utterly and completely at home there . . . everything was as perfect as it could be.

We stayed in the penthouse and had booked the middle/kitchen floor for other family members who could not come after all, so we had the top two floors to ourselves. We especially enjoyed our morning coffee and evening tapas on the veranda, and the soft breezes that rustled the passionfruit vines right outside the bedroom in the night. The bed was ultra-comfortable, and the bathroom, with its glass blocks and shower that opened to the outside, was really special. The well-appointed kitchen even had cooking herbs right outside.

The rooms are full of little design details that one doesn't notice at first, but which delighted us continually throughout our stay.

For people that want a convenient hotel-on-the-beach experience, this wouldn't suit, but for those who are a little more adventurous and like the idea of a real home away from home, this is an ideal spot. We hope to return many times!

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Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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