Villa Acuarela | Spectacular 2 bedroom overlooking San Se’ Street


28 reviews
San Juan, Puerto Rico, PR
Apartment
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
5 Guests

SUMMARY:

Nestled in the 500-year-old historic Spanish colonial city of Old San Juan, Villa Acuarela is the ideal basecamp to explore Old San Juan history, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. You will love people watching from the comfort of your own three-door balcony overlooking the famous San Sebastian Street. The location is ideal for those looking to be right where the action resides in Old San Juan, located next to all the nightlife and restaurants of Calle San Sebastian and a short walk from El Morro Spanish fort. It is also just a few steps from the Old San Juan Cathedral. The apartment sleeps five adults, has a king bed, a full bed, and a twin bed, a six-person dining table, an updated and fully stocked kitchen, a living room with flat-screen TV and WIFI. 

IMPORTANT:

This apartment is overlooking the street – guests will hear street noise at night from Friday to Saturday and that is part of the charm!

 

LIVING AREAS:

Enter Villa Acuarela to a great showcase of Puerto Rican folkloric art. The walls are filled with beautiful local paintings that give it a truly authentic Old San Juan feel. The layout includes a comfortable living room with a sofa and flat-screen TV, a 6-person dining table and the renovated and fully stocked kitchen. All this is encompassed by the spectacular triple door balcony that oversees San Se’ street. Open up all the doors to enjoy all the natural sunlight. The villa has air conditioning and WIFI.

 

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS:

Villa Acuarela’s master bedroom is appointed with a king bed that is outfitted with fresh linens for each stay. The second bedroom has a bunk bed with a full and twin bed.  This apartment has a maximum occupancy of 5 guests but there is a seating area for up to 8 in case you are planning to have friends visit. There is also a ceiling fan and air conditioning.

 

KITCHEN:

Villa Acuarela has a simple but modern kitchen with a fridge, microwave, sink, and a stove. It is fully stocked with everything you might need for an extended stay. Dinnerware and a small cooking pot set are included. 

 

LOCATION:

Staying in Old San Juan is a truly unique experience. The charm and character you will experience in the 500-year-old is one of a kind. From Villa Acuarela you can comfortably walk to anywhere within Old San Juan.  The villa is located in one of the most famous streets in Old San Juan, San Sebastián street. You will have all the nightlife and restaurants just steps from the villa. We recommend taking a cab from the airport and using Uber or taxi while you stay at Old San Juan. This is a truly walkable location with everything you need a short walk away. Renting a car is not necessary unless you are planning on road tripping. Villa Acuarela does not include parking. 

There are many things to do in the surrounding areas, here are some of our favorites, all within walking distance:

  • Explore the El Morro Fort. There are daily tours of the fort and the large green areas have spectacular ocean views. Take a tour, have a picnic, and fly a kite. This is a must-do.
  • Explore the iconic Calle San Sebastian nightlife. There is a large assortment of bars on this strip which is a favorite among locals on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
  • Breakfast at “La Bombonera”. This is a Puerto Rican landmark well known for its locally inspired breakfast and pastries.
  • Savor Stuffed Avocado. Healthy and “trendy” spot where you can create your own avocado bowl.
  • Take a stroll around “Paseo La Princesa”, a waterfront walkway which you can start off at El Morro and finish of the walk with a rum tasting at Princesa Gastrobar at the end of the trail.

 

GETTING AROUND:

This property does not include parking. If staying within the general San Juan/Metro area, we recommend moving around via Uber. If you decide to rent a car, there are various paid parking garages around Old San Juan – pricing varies as some charge by the hour and others have a flat rate. 

 

AMENITIES:

West Indies strives to deliver top-notch service and amenities to guarantee our guests feel at home while visiting our properties. All of our properties are outfitted with freshly laundered bed linens and towels. We provide 2 bath towels per guest and 1 beach/pool towel per guest. Our properties typically include at least 2 beach chairs and an ice cooler.

West Indies provides the disposable amenities necessary to get your vacation off to a comfortable start. These amenities include 1 set of hotel size soaps and shampoos per bathroom, 3 garbage bags, 1 roll of paper towel, 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom, 1 dish soap, 1 dish sponge, and a small amount of laundry detergent. We do not provide unlimited disposable amenities. It is your responsibility to review what is included in the property and stock with whatever else may be needed for the duration of your stay. 

 

HOUSE RULES: 

  • Check-in time is at 4:00 pm
  • Check-out time is at 11:00 am
  • NO SMOKING: Smoking is strictly prohibited. A smoking fee of $500 will be charged if violated.
  • NO PETS: No pets are allowed at any time. A $300 fine will be charged if violated and you will be expelled from the property.
  • The host will not pay for a hotel, vacation rental, or transportation expenses incurred because of an interruption in water or electrical service.  If water or electricity is interrupted for more than 3 hours, guests have the option of canceling their reservation and requesting a refund for the nights not used. Under no circumstances will we refund consumed nights.
  • All bookings are contingent on signing a short term rental agreement that will be sent via email. It must be signed within 48 hours of booking or before entering the property, whichever happens first.
  • Maximum occupancy of 5 adults/children at all times. This includes visitors. 
  • Max. occupancy is strictly enforced and exceeding it may result in immediate cancellation of booking or being expelled from the property.    
  • Towels and linens must only be used for their intended purpose. Do not stain them with food, grease or any other substance. Do not use towels to clean up any mess. Stained towels/linens will be charged. 
  • Do not hang towels from the balcony or windows. A $100 fine may be applied if you break this rule. 
  • Subletting not allowed

 

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS:

The West Indies Vacation Rental staff is eager to ensure everything about your vacation is 5-star. Once you reserve, our Vacation Planning Team will send you detailed property information, suggestions on where to eat and what to do, as well as the contact information of your Guest Services manager that will be available to assist you during your stay. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you want additional suggestions and expert opinions on what to do during your vacation. We want to make your experience the best it can be!


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28 Reviews
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November 30, 2022 by David Quinlan
Bunk bed needs to be repaired but other than that the place was very nice. It was a little loud at night but was not bad. Condo was very clean great location and was easy to get in and out

2 star rating

September 6, 2022 by Kristen Kinjo

5 star rating

June 3, 2022 by María Porras

No hot water and property mgmt offered to have someone look at it on Monday, the say we checked out….

March 1, 2022 by Jennifer Tower
No hot water and property mgmt offered to have someone look at it on Monday, the say we checked out. Cold shower or no shower?! Otherwise the place was as expected, but the very loud bass music at the bar down the street starts at 10am and runs

Great location, authentic style and everything you need to fit right in. We will definitely be back!

January 10, 2022 by Scot C. Avery
Great location, authentic style and everything you need to fit right in. We will definitely be back!

5 star rating

November 7, 2021 by Navorn Clark

Couldn’t have asked for a better location or a better property manager. She was easy to contact and quickly…

October 11, 2021 by John Gargaro
Couldn't have asked for a better location or a better property manager. She was easy to contact and quickly took care of the few issues that came up. It all added up to a great visit to San Juan Highly recommend!

If you are looking for something close to all the action in old San Juan, this place is hard to beat!…

July 24, 2021 by Rick Thomas
If you are looking for something close to all the action in old San Juan, this place is hard to beat! Within a couple blocks of restaurants, bars and cafés on the north end of town where we found the choices to be more authentic. The tourist traps

I truly like the location and property. Extremely noisy all night and morning. No decent night of sleep…

June 21, 2021 by Darnell Shelton
I truly like the location and property. Extremely noisy all night and morning. No decent night of sleep but overall good.

Fantastic spot. Noisy but that is to be expected in the city.

June 16, 2021 by Leah McClellan
Fantastic spot. Noisy but that is to be expected in the city.

Amazing location! Stay here if you want to be in the middle of the action. Plenty to do even during…

May 22, 2021 by Jason Gail
Amazing location! Stay here if you want to be in the middle of the action. Plenty to do even during curfew.

We had an amazing time staying at this property. The artwork was beautiful and the location was great….

May 11, 2021 by Akila Shabazz
We had an amazing time staying at this property. The artwork was beautiful and the location was great. The cold shower was off-putting at first but it really helped with cooling us down from the hot days. I will say, that the king bed should be

Pros- The decor was awesome. The location is everything thing. It’s in the heart of everything. Down…

April 5, 2021 by Sarah Shannon
Pros- The decor was awesome. The location is everything thing. It’s in the heart of everything. Down the street from the best restaurants and right off the beach. It’s close to a place called La Perla. Where they play Americanized Music, drinks

Joselyn was an attentive and accommodating host. We loved our stay at the villa and would highly recommend…

November 29, 2020 by Scott McCullers
Joselyn was an attentive and accommodating host. We loved our stay at the villa and would highly recommend it!

Location was amazing and the place was very clean and beautiful

November 18, 2020 by Demi Thornton
Location was amazing and the place was very clean and beautiful

No hot water/ housekeeping was bot the best!

October 7, 2020 by Myriam Soto
No hot water/ housekeeping was bot the best!

Great location, clean and neat. Beutiful decor. The reason I give 4 stars is because air conditioner…

July 18, 2020 by Nelson Rodriguez
Great location, clean and neat. Beutiful decor. The reason I give 4 stars is because air conditioner wasn't cooling enough and tv didn't work at all, wifi was a problem too,besides that everything was perfect!!

Beautiful location, beautiful house, but had maintenance issues that were left unfixed. Poor management….

June 6, 2020 by Madina Muquit
Beautiful location, beautiful house, but had maintenance issues that were left unfixed. Poor management.

Stylish, well appointed and generous 2br apartment 5mins from the heart of old san juan, great balconies…

June 22, 2018 by Adrian
Stylish, well appointed and generous 2br apartment 5mins from the heart of old san juan, great balconies with Cuban tunes wafting through every afternoon and evening. West Indies are very prompt and responsive will stay there again for longer.

We had a great time staying in the apartment. Patricia and Miguel were really responsive, they helped…

April 11, 2018 by Tania
We had a great time staying in the apartment. Patricia and Miguel were really responsive, they helped us with every question we had and even found a solution for us when a major power outage was happening on the island. The location is great, on a

This apartment is an incredible find in Viejo San Juan! This perfectly located generous space was perfect…

March 22, 2018 by Steven
This apartment is an incredible find in Viejo San Juan! This perfectly located generous space was perfect for our group of two couples. Right up the block from Plaza Colon and down the street from incredible nightlife. The hosts were super

Great place to stay in Old San Juan! Our host Miguel was extremely responsive, and made our business…

March 20, 2018 by Mark
Great place to stay in Old San Juan! Our host Miguel was extremely responsive, and made our business trip simple. The location is perfect - a 5 minute to restaurants, bars, historical sights (essentially all of Old San Juan). The neighborhood is

Couldn’t have asked for a better location or a better place to say. Was in walking distance from all…

March 16, 2018 by Branden
Couldn’t have asked for a better location or a better place to say. Was in walking distance from all major sites in Old San Juan. West Indies themselves were super attentive and welcoming. They even worked around my check-in time and extended my

The apartment is beautiful, on a quiet block in Old San Juan.

March 13, 2018 by Joseph
The apartment is beautiful, on a quiet block in Old San Juan.

The location is great, and the place is beautiful and cozy. The service from the staff of West Indies…

March 2, 2018 by Diana
The location is great, and the place is beautiful and cozy. The service from the staff of West Indies was great. They were attentive and easy to communicate with. I recommend this place.

I cannot say enough how much we enjoyed our stay in Old San Juan and in this apartment. It was the absolute…

February 23, 2018 by Shanna
I cannot say enough how much we enjoyed our stay in Old San Juan and in this apartment. It was the absolute perfect location, with all the fun easily accessible but just distant enough to feel private and homey. The apartment was well appointed with

Great app is just like it says in the advertising. Great location near the nightlife, everything is a…

February 16, 2018 by Jo
Great app is just like it says in the advertising. Great location near the nightlife, everything is a food step away in old San Juan. 5’ walking distance from public parking space. Possibility to dubble park near the app to load & unload

The apartment was perfect. Beautiful space and awesome patio overlooking San Sebastián. Close to lots…

February 12, 2018 by Rory
The apartment was perfect. Beautiful space and awesome patio overlooking San Sebastián. Close to lots of restaurants and bars. The hosts were incredibly responsive and helpful.


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San Juan, Puerto Rico, PR
18.46766 -66.11421
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