HURRICANE FIONA UPDATE: THIS PROPERTY HAS RUNNING WATER AND ELECTRICITY.
Nestled in the 500-year-old historic Spanish colonial city of Old San Juan, Villa Fortaleza is the ideal basecamp to explore Old San Juan history, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. This is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment. It remains with its original beautiful old colonial style charm. The location is ideal for those looking to be close to the action in Old San Juan, next to restaurants, a plaza and all that you need to see in this beautiful historic city. The suite comfortably sleeps 2 adults in a queen bed. This is a historic building in a 400-year-old city.
PLEASE NOTE: This apartment is not suitable for children under 16 and elderly guests. The apartment has an architectural feature that includes stairs and a loft overlooking the living room. Any guest that reserved this unit automatically accepts responsibility for any accidents that may occur in the stairway or mezzanine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Next door unit has ongoing construction that will last 6 months. Construction hours are from 8 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday. If you are planning on working remotely this is not the ideal property.
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO WORK REMOTELY DURING THESE HOURS AT THE PROPERTY OR ARE SENSITIVE TO NOISE.
As soon as you enter Villa Fortaleza you are welcomed by Spanish style ambiance, black and white checkered floors, high ceilings with exposed wood beams, hardwood accents, and beautiful traditional colonial charm, which are all traditional of Old San Juan design. The layout encompasses a spacious living room and a separate kitchen with a dining table for 4. Living room is directly besides the kitchen. The living room has a comfortable sofa, coffee table, a flat-screen TV and access to a full bathroom.
Villa Fortaleza has one bedroom that comfortably sleeps 2 adults located next to the living area. The comfortable bedroom has a queen bed, air conditioning and flat screen TV. The bedroom is appointed with fresh linens for a good night’s sleep. Last but not least Villa Fortaleza has an awesome mezzanine space that can be access through the staircase. It features a full on working station where guest can comfortably work remote and a reading nook area.
Villa Fortaleza comfortable kitchen is equipped with a stovetop, microwave, coffee maker, osterizer, toaster/oven and fridge.
Staying in Old San Juan is a truly unique experience filled with charm and character. From the property, 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, 1 roll of paper towel, 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom, 1 dish soap, and 1 dish sponge. 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!