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Casa Arana 104 San José

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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La Casa Arana was the residence in San Juan of renowned Puerto Rican Painter Alfonso Arana. The first floor apartment was used as guests quarters for artists and friends who visited Arana over the years. The building is located at the heart of the historical sector, next to City Hall and the San Juan Cathedral, down the street from Calle San Sebastián with its restaurants and bars and within walking distance to El Morro, Puerta de San Juan and all the historical and scenic landmarks in Old San Juan. It is one block from the main square, Plaza de Armas, where you can find a supermarket, pharmacies, ATM's, open air cafes and wonderful restaurants. There are two beaches in the island of San Juan just a short walk away or easily reached by public transportation. The apartment is located on ...La Casa Arana was the residence in San Juan of renowned Puerto Rican Painter Alfonso Arana. The first floor apartment was used as guests quarters for artists and friends who visited Arana over the years. The building is located at the heart of the historical sector, next to City Hall and the San Juan Cathedral, down the street from Calle San Sebastián with its restaurants and bars and within walking distance to El Morro, Puerta de San Juan and all the historical and scenic landmarks in Old San Juan. It is one block from the main square, Plaza de Armas, where you can find a supermarket, pharmacies, ATM's, open air cafes and wonderful restaurants. There are two beaches in the island of San Juan just a short walk away or easily reached by public transportation. The apartment is located on the ground floor, away from the street, with an independent entrance. It is 'L' shaped with an interior court yard and it is quiet and spacious. Because of its size, it is perfect for families with children. We do not have air conditioning but air can be kept circulating with ceiling fans. The room, the dining space and the kitchen open to the interior patio. There is also a table and chairs for outdoor dining, reading or surfing the net. There is a queen size bed and futon couch that converts into a full size bed. We also have a folding bed for infants. The apartment can accommodate a group of four very comfortably. We have other properties listed with VRBO in the same neighborhood, please ask if traveling in a larger group. In order to confirm your reservation we require a 50% deposit (Reservation Deposit) of the total rent along with a signed Lease Agreement. The second balance payment is due no later than three weeks prior to the check-in date, along with the additional fees of $100.00 Security Deposit (returned to you by mail) $50.00 one-time cleaning fee. For parties of 3-4, we charge $125/night or $800 per week during Low-Season. The rate goes up to $145/night and $900/week during high-season. During Las Fiestas de la Calles San Sebastian (local carnival, third week in January), we charge $200/night and the security deposit increases to $200. Please note, there is a $30 dollar charge for check-ins between 6PM-9AM. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 0679141359More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Luis Alfonso M
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2015
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Reviewed 4 August 2019

We enjoyed our stay in the heart of Old San Juan. This apartment was beautiful and old Spanish Colonial style. There is no modern air conditioning because it is an original building, however with the L-shape and lots of doors to open, you get a...More

Date of stay: February 2019
1  Thank Muriel S
Reviewed 4 January 2019

It is a very much historical spanish architecture with a nice airy court yard, just like the picture. The rented unit has its own entrance and privacy. It is decorated with famous Puerto Rican painter Alfonso Meléndez Arana's paintings. The house is cool. Indeed you...More

Date of stay: December 2018
2  Thank Hattie X
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The home is beautiful, the architecture, greenery and overall character of the home is gorgeous. It is in the center of many local attractions, restaurants and a supermarket to pick up whatever you may need. The only downside to the home is not having an...More

Date of stay: May 2017
4  Thank mamalinda212
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We stayed with our children (4 and 2 years) for 8 nights at Casa Arana and couldn't have been happier. The place itself is – as other reviewers already stated – gorgeous: an open, spacious apartment that is simply but beautifully furnished in combination with...More

Date of stay: March 2016
3  Thank Federstern
Reviewed 13 March 2016

All the reviewers before me rightly sang the praises of Casa Arana. I don’t have a single reason to differ by playing a sour note. The apartment is ideally located at the heart of historic San Juan on a quiet, narrow street lined with old,...More

Date of stay: February 2016
3  Thank DELAQUERIERE
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

We have stayed in several other properties in San Juan but this was the one we enjoyed the most. The location is awesome and so is the owner. We all had music in common. We walked all over the city during the day and came...More

Date of stay: February 2016
1  Thank Balistrerifun
Reviewed 17 February 2016

My husband and I recently stayed at the Casa Arana apartment and we are already looking forward to coming back as soon as we can! We absolutely loved it for so many reasons. One reason is for its prime location. It was so nice to...More

Date of stay: February 2016
2  Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 11 November 2015

We stayed at Casa Arana for a week and it was such a pleasure. The location cannot be any more convenient if you are staying in Old San Juan - we were close to EVERYTHING! The venue itself is clean, spacious, and very beautiful in...More

Date of stay: November 2015
2  Thank Christina J
Reviewed 29 April 2015

We found the accommodations in the heart of Old San Juan wonderful. An apartment which opened to the courtyard made the whole place romantic and enchanting. The birds chirped, lovely flower petals floated down around us, it was wonderful. Our hosts really cared whether we...More

Date of stay: April 2015
5  Thank teka0050
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Date of stay: March 2015
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Blender
Ceiling Fans
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Optional
Internet Access
Iron
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Wi-Fi
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Old San Juan has a very vibrant night life. There are a wide variety of restaurants and bars to choose from which stay open relatively late. Other city beaches such as Condado Beach, Ocean Park and Isla Verde are about a 15 minute drive and are also accessible by bus. Enjoy Puerto Rico's bounty of natural wonders all within driving distance of Old San Juan, such as El Yunque National Rain Forest where you will find many hiking trails and waterfalls; Puerto Rico's caves, Las Cuevas de Camuy, one of the largest cave systems in the world (tours are available); and much, much more.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Arana 104 San José

Casa Arana 104 San José is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Casa Arana 104 San José has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Casa Arana 104 San José has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Casa Arana 104 San José must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.