Best Vacation Rentals in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Enjoy your own balcony views with a stay at one of these San Juan properties
Enjoy your own balcony views with a stay at one of these San Juan properties | Courtesy of Fortaleza Suites / Expedia.com
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5 August 2021

From its old cobblestone quarter to its beachy districts, San Juan is a city to immerse yourself in fully. Indie vacation rentals make a great proposition – peace, quiet, a kitchen to cook in, historic sights close by and balconies or roof terraces where you can watch daily life. Whether you visit to discover La Fortaleza in Old San Juan or relax at Escambron Beach, here are the best vacation rentals in San Juan, Puerto Rico – all bookable through Culture Trip.

Numero Uno Beach House

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4.3/5 (136 Reviews)
Numero Uno Beach House
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Now from $332 per night
In the quiet Ocean Park Beach area is this gated community facing the sands, with spaces that feel bohemian and bright – from guest rooms to two-bedroom apartments, all feature cool linens and teal-accented walls. You’ve come to the right place if you like to kiteboard – the hotel offers both lessons and rentals – but the oceanfront location suits all. Wake up, grab a fresh mango smoothie from the on-site restaurant and spend the day bronzing, just steps from the property.
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Fortaleza Suites

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4.2/5 (628 Reviews)
Fortaleza Suites
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Now from $141 per night
This place makes the perfect base for San Juan explorations in the heart of things, with super-comfortable suites of up to three bedrooms. Choose single or twin queen-sized beds, or splash out on one of the four suites furnished with a full kitchen and a living area. You don’t have to sacrifice proximity to the sea, either. The property is close to the beach, as well as all the restaurants and shops – beckoning you to enjoy Old San Juan when the sun goes down.
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Caleta 64 Apartments

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First, admire the pretty blue facade of this historic building, which dates back to the 1800s. Now enter and clock the smart interiors, lovingly restored and renovated over the years. The property has four one-bedroom apartments, each with soaring ceilings 17ft high, fully equipped kitchens and large dining rooms. Eat in by all means, but these apartments are handy springboards into the local scene, in a residential neighborhood very near the Castillo San Felipe (El Morro Fort).

Stay at Mare

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Stay at Mare is a clean-lined, contemporary hotel in the heart of the Condado neighborhood – and also close to Loiza Street and its buzzy overspill of hip bars and restaurants. The minimalist aesthetic aims for the less-is-more crowd, with a choice of one- or two-bedded rooms, all queen-sized. There’s a shared pool and next door there’s a top-ranked coffee shop, Cafe Regina, for cold brews and fresh juices – the perfect pit stop before you head to the beach, a block away.

Case Sol Bed and Breakfast

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This is a special place, owned by husband-and-wife team Eddie Ramier and Margarita Pastor. There are five apartments to choose between, all furnished with Spanish-informed dark wood furniture, high ceilings and exposed beams. Two of the accommodations have balconies overlooking the cobbled streets. Breakfasts – which are complimentary – include French-toast brioche and coconut pancakes, all home-made with local ingredients.

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  • Antillas Loft

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    Great for families or larger groups, Antillas Loft is a modern three-bedroom apartment that can sleep up to eight. Details – such as exposed pipework and concrete ceilings – lend an industrial feel, softened by neutral-painted walls and comfortable furniture. Staying here, you’re close to almost everything: within walking distance of Old San Juan, Condado and the cruise port. Reasons to stay in include a fully equipped, updated kitchen and workout sessions in the building’s gym.

    Navona Studios

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    An easy stroll from all the great historical landmarks in Old San Juan, this is an affordable, adults-only property, featuring four spaces with private balconies and nine interior rooms. They’re uniformly modern and fresh, with bright palm-print wallpaper, blue headboards and crisp white linens. There’s prime people-watching from the roof terrace, as well as magnificent views of sunset over Old San Juan. All in all, perfect for sightseeing and relaxing in equal measures.

    Posada Colonia Vacation Apartments

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    4.3/5 (750 Reviews)
    Price Drop
    Now from $80 per night

    Prepare for plenty of perks at this property, starting with complimentary pick-up from the airport or cruise port – and drop-off, too, at the end of your holiday. The apartments, sleeping up to eight, are essays in comfort at affordable prices, making them perfect for long-stay guests in need of a quiet residential neighborhood – you’re three blocks from the beach, between Ocean Park and Condado. All apartments have a full kitchen, so this is a holiday you can really hunker down on.

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    Check out San Juan’s best all-inclusive hotels for a luxury catered experience, or bed and breakfasts for a more homely feel. The city is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, with excellent restaurants waiting for you to take a bite.

    These recommendations were updated on August 5, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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