The SpaceThe shared apartment is located in downtown San German, the hub of the South West corner of PR. With the town plazas only two blocks away, you can walk all over town with ease. Just one block away, there is a local grocery store with all the amenities and groceries one would need for a short stay. The local University, Inter Americana, is located just two blocks away and is a beautiful campus situated in a junglesque setting. Feel free to walk around campus and pick up freshly fallen fruits such as mangoes and avocados!
The apartment is located on the second floor. There is a huge balcony with expansive views of San German and the mountains next to it. Here you can enjoy a cocktail in one of the two hammocks or lounge in the chairs if you prefer. With ample space in the apartment, you won't feel cramped. The sunshine brightens up the apartment as the mountain breezes make the apartment very comfortable temperature-wise. It can get chilly at night!
There are two bathrooms in the apartment, one inside and one located on the balcony. There is never a problem waiting for use of the bathroom. The main bathroom has handle bars inside the shower and outside for those who need supported assistance. Also, a shower chair is available upon request. The room is private and a key is available to lock the door if you wish. From the inside of the house, it is very quiet with very little noise thanks to very thick concrete walls. At night, from the outside, the coqui frogs will sing you to sleep with their unique sound.
The kitchen is available to use. Please help yourself to use of the microwave, stove, toaster oven, utensils, plates, herbs, etc.
The bedroom is equipped with a table and chairs, plenty of closet space, a very comfortable, new, queen size mattress and a fan. Also, towels and some amenities (soap) are provided. The wifi (internet) has full signal strength throughout the house. There is a guest book with local maps and points of interests provided.
Please be advised: I live in the center of a bustling town. Since I'm in the center, it can be noisy with cars passing by, roosters crowing, church bells and choirs singing, loud music, vendor trucks with microphones, children, dogs, street conversations, all starting around 7:00 a.m until about 10:00 p.m. During the evening it's generally very quiet with only the sounds of coqui frogs. I have earplugs available and 2 fans that drown out the noise fairly well for those who are noise sensitive.
Thank you, and I hope for you to enjoy your stay with me! Guest AccessWasher, drying line, Internet, Kitchen, Bathroom, Patio, LIving Room, Dining Area. Interaction with GuestsI work about 50 hours a week as a school teacher, so I wake up early and go to bed early during the week. Weekends I like to stay up late and sleep in and sometimes have guests over for a visit, bbq, and/or drink on the terrace. I like to chat with my guests and learn new and wonderful things about them and where they come from! I love to travel myself, so hosting guests is a wonderful way for me to explore the world without leaving home when I am unable to travel. Sometimes when I am busy with my work, I am not able to interact and socialize as much. Being a teacher I tend to bring a lot of work home during the week. However, I'm up for anything during the weekend :) The NeighborhoodTucked in between the mountains of San German and Lajas, the hub of the South West corner of PR, and located in the heart of downtown historic San German, you will find your home away from home! San German offers many attractions such as visiting museums, checking out the local theater productions, local festivals and artisans, as well as lively music in the two plazas in the middle of town. Surrounding San German you can access forests for hiking or bird watching, while enjoying the fresher climate that the mountain breezes provide. Also, for you basketball enthusiasts, there is a court close to my house where they welcome anyone who wants to play.
Being centrally located in the southwest region of Puerto Rico, you can access many points of interests easily. This region of Puerto Rico is reputed to have the most beautiful beaches and unspoiled land in PR. Here you will find a laid back, safe, less populated, and comfortable location for exploring the island of enchantment.
Points of interest include:
Guanica Dry Forrest- take a lot of water- it's hot and dry!
Playa Santa- check out the beach, la jungla, and/or the mangroves!
Playa Ballena is a long strech of palm tree lined beach. Very tropical feeling.
Guilligans Island (take a kayak or ferry ) and explore these clear waters with snorkel gear!
La Parguera, known for its bioluminescent bays and snorkeling
Playa Sucia (La Playuela) -My favorite location! Check out the salt flats of Cabo Rojo and picturesque cliffs views from the lighthouse. Also, a beautifully preserved beach where you can hike along and swim.
Boqueron is known for being family and gay friendly, has a long spread of beach and delicious fresh seafood.
Maricao, a beautiful area up in the mountains, check out the national park and view the island from above. Check out the coffee regions.
Mayaguez is the closest city offering many museums and sights to see inland.
Joyuda in Cabo Rojo offers about 20+ fresh seafood restaurants- many drive from across the island to eat in one of the many restaurants.
You won't run out of things to explore here and may be disappointed by not having enough time to see everything! Plan to stay a couple days to sink into true Puerto Rican culture and natural beauty.
Access to most of these places are 30 minutes or less with the exception of Playa Sucia which is about 45 minutes away (but totally worth the trip to the south west tip!)
Check out-Trip Advisor:San German (copy and paste into search (EMAIL HIDDEN)
Also: Check out the short documentary on you tube about San German for a mini history lesson :) Getting AroundThere is no public transportation, unless you call a "publico". The prices vary. Renting a car is the best way to get around. Charlie's Car Rentals is the cheapest. Other Things to NotePlease be advised: I live in the center of a bustling town. Since I'm in the center, it can be noisy with cars passing by, roosters crowing, church bells and choirs singing, loud music, vendor trucks with microphones, children, dogs, street conversations, all starting around 7:00 a.m until about 10:00 p.m. During the evening it's generally very quiet with only the sounds of coqui frogs. I have earplugs available and 2 fans that drown out the noise fairly well for those who are noise sensitive.