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1st Floor Casita: Historic House: SJ Arts District

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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Electricity Restored - Air Conditioning/Cable Tv/ Internet Working!
More than just another vacation rental!

I offer a fully hosted experience in a historic house with three suites/museum/gallery in San Juan's vibrant Santurce Arts District.
On arrival, I'll meet you for check-in & take you on an Arts District tour including Plaza del Mercado.

My office for hotel/tourism consulting is onsite - so I'm here all day for any recommendations or assistance.

If you appreciate art, culture, music & history in a local neighborhood, this may perfect for you!

The casita suite is at the back of the ground floor of our house in the Santurce section of San Juan - the center of San Juan's Arts & Culture District.

Guests use the main entrance and reception gallery to the house, but you have a private locked gate to you...
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Listing #FKN2117574
About the Owner
Richard H
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2010
Interaction with guests
On arrival - I'll meet you outside the house and give you an orientation in the lobby at check-in before showing you to your suite. After you get settled, I'll give you a tour of the neighborhood so you understand the history/development of the Arts District and where to find supermarkets, banks, restaurant, museums, bars, clubs and galleries. We'll end at Plaza del Mercado where you can find restaurants/bars and the weekly 'street parties'. I'll also point out how to get to Old San Juan, the beach at Ocean Park and the bohemian/hipster Loiza Street area. I have my office hotel/tourism consulting and real estate at the back of the museum just off the lobby and is available from approximately 9am-9pm. I'm always happy to help with directions
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

What a amazing stay and certainly glad we booked. My wife and I spent a week traveling to St Thomas on vacation and had the opportunity to stay a night in San Juan prior to traveling to St Thomas. I'm a Hilton Diamond Member For...More

Thank BAYLORBEARS82
Reviewed 14 April 2017

First off, Richard is the Best host one could ask to have! What a wonderful person! Richard is extremely amiable and so willing to insure that your experience is the absolute best! And, his local knowledge, along with the Santos museum that he and his...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

This had to be the best experience of our week-long PR vacation. Don't even hesitate. Richard is the very best host you could ask for. He provided us with a full tour of the neighborhood and the best hospitality I have ever had. The Casita's...More

1  Thank Kat A
Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
Not suitable for pets
No smoking
No parties or events
Bathrooms
    1 Shower
Bedrooms
    1 King
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Fees
  • Cleaning fee: AU$89 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: AU$138 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
NOTE: 7% short term rental tax administered by the Puerto Rico Government Tourist Office on all rentals.
Cleaning fees are one time charges per stay (not per night). This fee covers cleaning prior to your arrival and when you leave. It does not include daily maid service. Extra towels, sheets, etc. are available upon request any time during your stay.
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About the neighbourhood
When you arrive, I'll take you on a walking tour of the neighborhood and show you all arts venues, restaurants, bars, supermarket, ATMs, way to the beach, bus stops, etc. and end up at Plaza del Mercado.

The Santurce area of San Juan was the center of all business, shopping, restaurants, theaters and nightlife from the 1940's - 1980's. Often referred to as the 'Times Square' of Puerto Rico. Our area of Ponce de Leon had so many exclusive shops and boutiques it was called 'The Fifth Avenue of the Caribbean'. There was an elegant 'Rainbow Room' style dinner club one block away at 'Top of the First' and the highest concentration of movie palaces in the Caribbean.

All this changed when TV came to Puerto Rico. While the US mainland had their...
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Getting around
When you arrive at the airport - the only real alternatives for transportation are taxi or rental car. UBER has arrived in San Juan Metro Area - but is currently blocked at the airport for arriving passengers - although you can use it when you return for your flight home. Taxis are flat-rate from the airport at $20 plus $1 per luggage and any tip (10% is customary here). Rental car rates vary so shop around. Off-season rates can be very reasonable and when you consider a taxi from the airport will be about $22 each way - it may make sense to rent for your entire stay even if you don't use it every day. There is free parking on the street in front of the house.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: SJU: 3.2 km
Railway: Sagrado Corazon: 1.0 km
Ferry: Fajardo: 48.0 km
When you arrive at the airport - the only real alternatives for transportation are taxi or rental car.

UBER has arrived in San Juan Metro Area - but is currently blocked at the airport for arriving passengers - although you can use it when you return for your flight home.

Taxis are flat-rate from the airport at $20 plus $1 per luggage and any tip (10% is customary here).

Rental car rates vary so shop around. Off-season rates can be very reasonable and when you consider a taxi from the airport will be about $22 each way - it may make sense to rent for your entire stay even if you don't use it every day. There is free parking on the street in front of the house.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.8 km.
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