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 conserve 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!
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 in sunlight. 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 for guests to comfortably start their stay.
Staying in Old San Juan is a truly unique experience filled with charm and character. From Villa Blanca you can comfortably walk to 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 true 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.
Lunch, Brunch, or Dinner at La Mala Vida. La Mala Vida is home to one of the most popular brunches in Puerto Rico.
Explore the iconic Calle San Sebastian nightlife. There is a large assortment of bars on this strip which is a favorite among locals Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Breakfast at 'La Bombonera'. This is a Puerto Rican landmark well known for its locally inspired breakfast and pastries.
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.
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. If you are staying for more than 3 nights and the property does not have a washer and dryer we can coordinate a complimentary towel changeover, subject to availability. 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 4:00pm
Check-out time is at 11:00am
Host will not pay for 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 cancelling 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 from damage deposit
Subletting not allowed
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
The West Indies Vacation Rental staff is eager to ensure everything about your vacation is 5-stars. 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 the Destination 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!Get the full listing »