Villa Solana | Modern and Eclectic 2 Bedroom in the Heart of Historic Old San Juan

5 reviews
San Juan, Puerto Rico, PR
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
4 Guests


Nestled in the 500-year-old historic city of Old San Juan, the elegance and eclectic nature of Villa Solana is the ideal base camp to explore Old San Juan’s history, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Villa Solana conserves the structure of traditional Spanish architecture, with soaring ceilings, wooden windows, and welcoming ornate doors. Villa Solana’s interior has been recently renovated to preserve its history while elevating comfort and coziness. As you enter, you’ll be greeted by traditional marbled white and black checkered floors, mix with eclectic and modern decor. Fine art will charm your way throughout the whole apartment. And by just opening the doors to the balconies you’ll embrace natural light, the beautiful sight of cobblestone street Calle del Sol, and the warmth of Puerto Rican people.

The apartment has air conditioning throughout and ceiling fans in the 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 Solana 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 Solana as much as we do!



Enter the apartment and you will be greeted by Villa Solana’s iconic green turf with wooden mirrors in the entry hallway which 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 flat-screen TV, and two double doors balconies 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 Solana has beautiful high cathedral ceilings that make the quaint 1,164 sq. ft apartment feel very spacious.

There is a full bathroom that has access through the living area. The apartment has wifi, air conditioning throughout, and ceiling fans in the bedrooms. The unit includes a 2-In-1 washer and dryer combination in case you need to do some laundry while in San Juan.



There are two bedrooms in Villa Solana – 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 2 recently renovated bathrooms.



Villa Solana’s kitchen was just updated with new cabinets and marble 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 Solana, 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 or Uber from the airport and using Uber 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 Mallorca”. 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.



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, 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 4 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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5 Reviews


January 9, 2023 by Marie Hunter
Awesome apt in special historic area. Fabulous restaurants, architecture, walk to everything. Wonderfully decorated and friendly and responsive team. Lovely memorable stay.


November 12, 2022 by Suzanne Connolly
Villa Solano was very beautiful and in a perfect location. Pictures don't capture the true Old San Juan feeling you get staying here! Support was excellent at all times. Wilfredo was responsive and helpful. Villa was well stocked with everything we

5 star rating

October 26, 2022 by Maryam Maquillage

We stayed in 4 Airbnbs while in Puerto Rico. Villa Solana was our favorite. The Villa is impeccable….

October 13, 2022 by Lourdes Kowalski
We stayed in 4 Airbnbs while in Puerto Rico. Villa Solana was our favorite. The Villa is impeccable. Beautifully decorated. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you may need & more. The location is perfect. I can not say enough about our

Seriously the most gorgeous place I’ve ever stayed. The interior designer taste was impeccable and…

October 9, 2022 by Christina Penkala
Seriously the most gorgeous place I’ve ever stayed. The interior designer taste was impeccable and the pictures do not do it justice.


San Juan, Puerto Rico, PR
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