Villa Blanca | Stylish Colonial 2 Bedroom in the Heart of Historic Old San Juan


13 reviews
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Apartment

2

Bedrooms

1.5

Bathrooms

4

Guests

SUMMARY:

Nestled in the 500-year-old historic city of Old San Juan, the elegance of Villa Blanca is the ideal basecamp to explore Old San Juan history, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Villa Blanca conserves the structure of the traditional Spanish architecture, with soaring ceilings, arched windows, and welcoming ornate doors. Villa Blanca’s interior has been recently renovated to preserve its history while elevating comfort and coziness. As you enter, you’ll be greeted by iconic colorful artwork representing the vibrancy and diversity of our Island’s culture. Fine art will charm your way throughout the whole apartment. And by just opening the doors to the balcony you’ll embrace natural light, the beautiful sight of cobblestone street Calle de la Cruz, and the warmth of Puerto Rican people.

The apartment has air conditioning throughout and ceiling fans in the living area and bedrooms, so you can beat the heat during the day and enjoy a relaxing sleep at night. Just a few steps away from Plaza de Armas, the apartment is right by easy shopping, convenience stores, and restaurants. Although laying in a calmer residential street, Villa Blanca is a short walk from the nightlife and restaurants of Calle San Sebastian and El Morro Spanish fort.

We hope you enjoy your stay and love Villa Blanca as much as we do!

 

LIVING AREAS:

Enter the apartment through a private staircase that leads to an open layout living and dining area. There is a 6-person dining room and a living room to host and entertain with a 75” flat-screen TV, and a double doors balcony that you can completely open to the street or leave closed with windows to let sunlight in. Beside the dining room, the renovated kitchen has everything you would need for an extended stay. Villa Blanca has beautiful high cathedral ceilings that make the quaint 1,164 sq. ft apartment feel very spacious.

There is a half bathroom in the living area. The apartment has wifi, air conditioning throughout and ceiling fans in the living area and bedrooms. There is a coin washer and dryer in the building in case you need to do some laundry while in San Juan.

 

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS:

There are two bedrooms in Villa Blanca – one master bedroom and one guest room – that comfortably sleep 4 adults, with one queen bed, air conditioning, a closet with hangers and a smart TV with video streaming applications such as Netflix & Hulu in each room. The apartment has 1.5 recently renovated bathrooms.

 

KITCHEN:

Villa Blanca’s kitchen was just updated with new cabinets and quartz countertops. In Puerto Rico, we say love enters your house right through the kitchen, so you and your group will surely spend time socializing and cooking in this beautiful space. There is a coffee maker, kettle, stovetop, toaster oven, microwave, and fridge. You’ll have enough paper towels, trash bags, and dish soap to comfortably start your stay. 

LOCATION:

Staying in Old San Juan is a truly unique experience filled with charm and character. From Villa Blanca, you can comfortably walk anywhere within Old San Juan. The apartment is located on one of the quieter streets but still steps away from all the action. We recommend taking a cab from the airport and using Uber or taxi while you stay at Old San Juan. Renting a car is not necessary unless you are planning on road tripping. This is a truly walkable location with everything you need a short walk away. The apartment does not include parking. Nonetheless, there are convenient parking lots close to the apartment.

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Breakfast at “La Bombonera”. This is a Puerto Rican landmark well known for its locally inspired breakfast and pastries.
  4. Savor Stuffed Avocado. Healthy and “trendy” spot where you can create your own avocado bowl.
  5. 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.

 

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, 2 rolls 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
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited. A smoking fee of $500 will be charged if violated. 
  • 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 4 adults/children
  • 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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13 Reviews
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This place will wow you. Exceptional. We wanted to stay another week!

July 13, 2018 by Melissa
This place will wow you. Exceptional. We wanted to stay another week!

This is an amazing place in the heart of old San Juan- near to all the great local spots! The apartment…

July 3, 2018 by Triveni
This is an amazing place in the heart of old San Juan- near to all the great local spots! The apartment is spacious and very tastefully decorated. Keyless entry makes it a convenient place to share with friends. You will love staying here!

Amazing! Very close to everything but in a quiet street at night. Beautiful property where everything…

June 27, 2018 by Cristina
Amazing! Very close to everything but in a quiet street at night. Beautiful property where everything works, masterfully decorated. West Indies is in constant communication with guests since booking. We had a great time and plan to rent everytime we

This has been the best Airbnb experience we have ever had! I would definitely stay here again and recommend…

June 13, 2018 by Patricia
This has been the best Airbnb experience we have ever had! I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone looking for a spot in the Old San Juan.

Amazing experience deep in the heart of Old San Juan!

April 24, 2018 by Kayla
Amazing experience deep in the heart of Old San Juan!

You can’t go wrong with this beautiful, authentically colonial two-bedroom with a modern bathroom and…

April 21, 2018 by Arturo
You can't go wrong with this beautiful, authentically colonial two-bedroom with a modern bathroom and kitchen. The antique furniture, high ceilings, and front balcony overlooking the street make for a truly memorable combination. The night life is

Location was perfect. The tips the host gave us for food and things to see was great! We tried a few…

April 19, 2018 by Tyson
Location was perfect. The tips the host gave us for food and things to see was great! We tried a few places to eat from the list and loved them all. The condo was very comfortable.

The location of this apartment is phenomenal! You will be fully transported when staying here and enjoy…

April 1, 2018 by Cynthia
The location of this apartment is phenomenal! You will be fully transported when staying here and enjoy a great time away from home. Your host will provide you with an adequate list of places to visit but you will be in a central area that allows

Amazing place. The location is absolutely unbeatable in Old San Juan. Everything in the old city is max…

March 17, 2018 by Jan-Paul
Amazing place. The location is absolutely unbeatable in Old San Juan. Everything in the old city is max a 15 min walk and most places you'd want to go are just minutes away. The apartment is well-equipped. Great kitchen, beautiful balconies and

Very nice, clean place. Also has a very nice view. We had such a great experience!!

March 9, 2018 by JooHee
Very nice, clean place. Also has a very nice view. We had such a great experience!!

Simply Amazing. This is one of the best Airbnbs I’ve stayed in. It’s is a professionally managed property,…

February 16, 2018 by Safraz
Simply Amazing. This is one of the best Airbnbs I've stayed in. It's is a professionally managed property, and the staff are amazing from the reservation specialist Patricia (who took the time to answer all my questions promptly and comprehensively)

You need to stop looking now and book this amazingly beautiful and spacious and modern and centrally…

February 2, 2018 by Aj
You need to stop looking now and book this amazingly beautiful and spacious and modern and centrally located apartment NOW!! I would be selfish and hide this one for my self and come back to San Juan every week if I could. The apartment is close to

I spent 10 days in the amazing space. Pictures are very accurate. Large, bright living area with soaring…

January 29, 2018 by Ralph
I spent 10 days in the amazing space. Pictures are very accurate. Large, bright living area with soaring ceilings - that opens up to a great sitting patio which overlooks a charming cobblestoned street in Old San Juan. If you plan on staying in Old


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