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!
COVID REQUIREMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS:
1) COVID-19 TESTING AND VACCINATION: State government law requires us to have all guests submit via email proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR molecular COVID-19 test result 72 hours before check-in.
2) MASKS: Masks are required in many common areas and establishments. Please travel with a hefty supply of masks.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!