Villa Serena | Immaculate 1 Bedroom in best location in Old San Juan

3 reviews
San Juan, Puerto Rico, PR









Nestled in the 500-year-old historic Spanish colonial city of Old San Juan, Villa Serena is the ideal basecamp to explore Old San Juan history, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. The villa has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and a recently renovated kitchen. You will love the combination of old-world colonial design and new world amenities such as air conditioning throughout the villa, an updated kitchen, wifi, TV, and modern decor. The location is ideal for those looking to be close to the action in Old San Juan, located less than two blocks from the busy nightlife and restaurants of Calle San Sebastian and a short walk from El Morro Spanish fort. The villa comfortably sleeps 2 adults in the bedroom’s queen bed. There is a coin washer and dryer in the building in case you need to do some laundry during your stay.



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.

3) CLEANING PROCEDURES: We have updated our cleaning procedures to include industry best practices in response to COVID-19. We are using disinfectant cleaning products on all surfaces and are programming a 24 hour gap between check-outs and check-ins. Our cleaning staff wears PPE during the entire cleaning and disinfecting process. 


As soon as you enter the villa you are welcomed by an open concept layout encompassing the kitchen, dining room and living room.  The high ceilings are an iconic design feature of the colonial architecture Old San Juan is famous for.

There is a 4 person dining room directly beside the renovated kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, stovetop, microwave, fridge, and everything you would need for an extended stay. The living room has a large and comfortable sofa and a flat-screen TV.  There is air conditioning throughout the apartment.



Villa Serena has one bedroom that comfortably sleeps 2 adults. The bedroom has a queen bed, air conditioning, and access to a full bathroom. The bedroom is rather small but is well appointed for a good night’s sleep.



Villa Serena’s kitchen is comfortable and has modern cabinets and quartz countertops. You and your group will surely spend time socializing and cooking in this beautiful kitchen. The kitchen has a coffee maker, oven, stovetop, microwave, fridge, and more. We include enough bounty, trash bags, and dish soap for guests to comfortably start their stay.    



Staying in Old San Juan is a truly unique experience filled with charm and character. From Villa Serena 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:

  • 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.



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. 



  • 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 2 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



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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3 Reviews

My stay was comfortable, the apt was clean, and the location is great! My apt manager Joselyn was very…

September 5, 2021 by Godfrey Obeng
My stay was comfortable, the apt was clean, and the location is great! My apt manager Joselyn was very responsive, helpful, and accommodating. My only major issue was water outages and/or poor water pressure due to water system issues in Old San

Outstanding location, very safe, and the place was spotless. Would highly recommend.

April 24, 2021 by Jeremy Zollars
Outstanding location, very safe, and the place was spotless. Would highly recommend.

I enjoyed my stay here it was in the center of everything, very clean and up to date

February 23, 2021 by Tyteana Roan
I enjoyed my stay here it was in the center of everything, very clean and up to date


San Juan, Puerto Rico, PR
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