The SpaceOur ‘El Caribe’ unit is our largest unit, capable of sleeping 11 adults. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a living room and a private patio.
BEDROOMS : Two of the bedrooms have queen beds (152 cm x203 cm) and private attached bathrooms. The third bedroom has bunk beds with 3 twin beds and one full size. The full size bed is 137x191 cm. The 3 twins are 99 x 191 cm. All beds have high count linens. The third private bathroom in in the hallway of this apartment. This bathroom features an ultra modern steam shower.
If you do not need all three bedrooms, no problem. You can check the availability of one of our smaller units, or if not available, this can be rented as a private 2 or even a 1 bedroom unit at reduced price.
This unit is perfect for family or or a group of friends. This apartment offers a dining area, outside dining on the patio, HDTV projection TV (enjoy your shows on the big screen), in room safes, USB chargers, and fast WiFi.
The kitchen is modern and packed with useful things such as a blender for your tropical drinks, a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, chef style oven, microwave, coffee maker with enough coffee for at least your first night, complete tea service (with herbal and green teas), and high quality Circulon cooking pans.
We have 5 other units of various sizes. All of our units are in the same private building in Ocean Park, very close to Isla Verde. All units are completely private with their own entrances and each with its own private bathroom(s), kitchens, free WiFi, Air Conditioning, in room safes, USB chargers, and Cable TV. Some units offer steam showers, or two person double showers. All apartments are themed with Puerto Rico and its culture in mind, from our "El Yunque" unit celebrating the rain forest, to "La Fabrica", a nod to the rum industry in Puerto Rico.
We include many extras, never with an extra fee:
+on site concierge service
+free courtesy phones (local calls)
+Free Beach Bikes (first come basis)
+free beach chairs
+free beach umbrellas
+free boogie boards
+Jacuzzi (on property)
+free WiFi throughout property/rooms
+full private kitchens
+Free parking on public street
+free public tennis courts within 5 minute walk (use our raquets)
+Running track (public) 5 minute walk
+Playground (public) 5 minute walk
+free washer dryer on site (must coordinate use via on site manager - we provide the detergent)
+free beach towels, Bath towels, linens
+hairdryer in each bathroom
+full size refrigerator
+ additional outside shower (for after beach)
+in room Challenger safe - big enough for laptop
+ipod alarm clock
+Apple TV (use for iTunes, NetFlix, YouTube, etc)
+shower gel, soaps, shampoos
We are constantly updating and improving. We also love guests suggestions and feedback.
One of the beautiful things of our property as well is the on site management. You will not find this kind of help at many of the apartments listed on this site. Our on site management call this their home and know the neighborhood, restaurants, and travel tips to make your trip the most enjoyable.
You can read our reviews on TripAdvisor, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Places, Yelp or here on this site. Be assured you are making the best vacation choice. Thank you! Guest AccessCOURTYARD:
The courtyard is an excellent place to drink a coffee or enjoy your meal. Or just take in some sun or a good book. You may meet other guests here.
Our stainless steel gas barbecue is a joy to cook out on. This is in our courtyard area.
We have a limited gym area featuring a pull-up bar, yoga mats, and push-up area near our jacuzzi area. A public running track is 5 minutes walk or run along the beach. Public tennis courts are also within 5 minutes and we have racquets for check out.
This is our open shared guest area, where guests have access to public phones for free local calls and tourist information. Guests frequently leave books to share, guidebooks, sun screen, bug spray, or donate to our community refrigerator and food cupboard, where new guests are welcome to take what they can use before going grocery shopping themselves. This also helps reduce food waste and goes along with our belief that hosting can be environmentally friendly.
La Hacienda also features a luggage weighing station to avoid any surprises at the airport with overweight luggage.
The jacuzzi is share with our other guests. This is open throughout the day and early evening and a great place to mingle with other guests.
A washer and dryer are located on the property and free usage can be coordinated through the on site managers. We include detergents and softeners. (These are kept locked and used by staff during the day).
COMING SOON (under design and construction for summer 2017):
1) Covered patio, to feature hanging nest chairs, hammocks and bistr(URL HIDDEN) tables. A peaceful place to relax and unwind.
2) Rooftop deck featuring beautiful seaside views, ocean breezes, and covered area for film showings, wine tastings and other events. Interaction with GuestsWe have self check in so you can arrive conveniently no matter what time your place arrives. However, it is likely that our on site manager, Noyda, may see you during your check in. She lives on site so she is available as our on site expert concierge to recommend restaurants, tours or any other questions. Just call her or knock on her door. We provide daily housekeeping, and you will likely see our cleaning staff during the day. The NeighborhoodIf you are looking to be surrounded by hundreds of other tourists in a Disney style version of Puerto Rico, this is not the place for you. Here you will feel more like a local. You will experience a local taste of Puerto Rico staying with us, while still being within easy distance to the more popular tourist areas of Isla Verde and Condado, or Old San Juan. Ocean Park beach is the local's favorite (a 3 minute walk), and the small bistros and bars in the neighborhood are frequented mostly by the Puerto Rican community while warmly welcoming tourists.
Come stay at Coqui del Mar and experience the best of Puerto Rico in a homelike setting. Getting AroundTAXI OR UBER
From SJU airport you are a simple taxi to us ($15-$20 per taxi). From the cruise ship docks it is similarly priced. We are about 10 minutes drive to the SJU airport and 20 minutes drive to Old San Juan. UBER works great in Puerto Rico and is reasonably priced. We can also recommend private drivers.
Walking is a great option if you plan to simply see the beaches and you will have your choice of many local and unique restaurants, a late night grocery store, and shopping all within a 15 minute walk. You are within a 30 minute walk (or take our bikes) to the central tourist area of Condado. We at Coqui del Mar have created a local map of our favorite places for you to discover.
Local bus lines T-53 and T-5 are both within 5 minutes walk (one stop is just in front of the beach which makes a nice waiting spot). There are also free buses that visit the park just near our house. The buses go to Old San Juan, the convention center, Condado, or Isla Verde. *Be aware that buses do not typically run on schedule here and you may wait 5 minutes or 50.
We also provide free bicycles with locks, another great way to get around. Avoid the traffic and enjoy some exercise.
A rental car is recommended if you plan to travel outside of the San Juan area (i.e. the rain forest), or if you plan to travel frequently at night. A car can also easily be rented for only the days that you need one. (We recommend the local company, Charlie's Car Rentals, which offers free pick up or drop off service at our location during the work day). We offer free parking on the public street in front of us and it is easy to find a spot. Other Things to NoteWELCOME TO ALL
We welcome all guests and our private apartment style units make a perfect stay for families, honeymooners, couple retreats, friends get-a-ways, LGBT community, wedding parties, business travelers etc...
We offer discounts for multiple rentals at the same time...Rent all 6 units for your family reunion, wedding parties, sport teams, work retreats or friends get togethers for a great way to have everyone in the same space, while still having your own space.
Our guests that like to mingle and meet others can do so easily in the courtyard and jacuzzi areas. Or enjoy your privacy. Its up to you.
We work with the local community to find special exclusive discounts offered to our guests, such as $5 discount off a top rated El Yunque tour or extra drink at a local restaurant.
We do our best to ensure that hosting is environmentally friendly and we use solar heated water, rain water reuse for our organic garden and mango tree, active recycling program, filtered water fill station (to avoid plastic bottle waste), no small disposable soaps, LED lighting when possible, low flow toilets and showers, Energy Star appliances when possible, free bicycle usage for guests, and much more.
Our goal is to make you feel at home and to exceed your expectations. If there is ever anything not going as expected, we want to know and will do our best to make things right. After all, this is your vacation and we are here to assist you in enjoying it. We thank you for your patronage.