Airbnb in Puerto Rico: Ultimate Accommodation Guide to the ‘Rich Port’

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Puerto Rico, which directly translates to ‘Rich Port’, is a popular tourist destination and archipelago that lies between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Puerto Rico fell under United States territory as of March 2, 1917, when the Jones–Shafroth Act was signed into law.

Puerto Rican Flag
Puerto Rican Flag

The islands are a rich combination of vibrant cultures, heritage, and history derived from a mixture of Africans, Spaniards, and the indigenous inhabitants, the Tainos. This unseemly integration inspired the island’s unique art, architecture, spirited music, and powerful literature.

Puerto Rico has recently recovered from the devastating Hurricane Maria that rocked the islands on the 16th of September, 2017. Recently, the Puerto Rican tourism industry has, on various platforms, expressed its commitment to the continued sharing of Puerto Rican beauty with the outside world.

To make your stay on the island, even more, accommodating and fulfilling, we have taken it upon ourselves to compile a list of some of the most viable Airbnb listings in Puerto Rico, with a particular focus on the capital city, San Juan. Have a fabulous Caribbean stay.

The Best Airbnb in San Juan

Gorgeous House Steps from Beach in Ocean Park

If you are looking for a luxurious stay in San Juan, this 5-bedroom Ocean Park Villa will certainly do the trick and comfortably accommodate you and at least 10 of your compadres. The house is located in a secure, gated- community, just a short walking distance from the beach. This 5-star premises is also in close proximity to a Walgreens grocery store in case you want to throw down in the kitchen, several swanky restaurants, pubs, and a drug store.

After you are done exploring San Juan, come back home and enjoy over 600 square meters of lush outdoor lawns, adorned with several hammocks, an outdoor pool, sofas, an outdoor dining table, and a barbecue section. The Interior is just as beautiful with its Italian style tiles, high ceilings, and a master bedroom with a lovely patio overlooking the swimming pool, all for $699 per night.

Villa Luchetti’s in Condado

Scenes from the Streets of Condado

Consider this upscale villa located in the affluent neighborhood of Condado. The is villa located half a kilometer away from Condado Beach and only 250 meters from the illustrious Ashford Avenue, where you will find all best casinos, hotels, restaurants, pubs, and night clubs in the neighborhood. If you are looking to escape the city life, however, you can always arrange for a visit to the El Yunque Rainforest, only 45-minutes from the villa.

This 6-bedroom house comfortably accommodates 12 guests and its Spanish Revival architecture gives it a classic feel that is sure to have you and your companions feeling like Victorian-era royalty. Each bedroom here has a queen-size bed, air conditioning, and an exceptionally fast internet connection. For such plush accommodations and placement, $729 per night is definitely value for your money.

Metro Bay and Marina House in Carolina

We especially recommend this house for anyone traveling to San Juan with the family. You will love this house for its expansive outdoors, magnificent views, and general ambiance. Enjoy a luxurious space with 5 bedrooms, a relaxing backyard from which you can see the bay, a fully equipped kitchen, and a swimming pool.

This unique spot is in close proximity to the airport, parks the kids will enjoy, and a vibrant nightlife district. According to the Airbnb listing, the owner is on call around the clock, ready to address any concern you may have. Further, over 95% of recent guests have given the premises a 5-star rating, which is in itself a testament to the quality you should expect, all for the low cost of $500 per night.

The Best San Juan Airbnb’s in Ocean Park

Aerial View of the Upscale Ocean Park Neighborhood

Cool 1 Bedroom at a Tripper’s Inn A in Ocean Park

Find this fully furnished, one-bedroom studio apartment smack in the middle of Ocean Park, one of the most popular tourist districts in San Juan. The apartment is within walking distance from the beach and, here, you will find a complimentary assortment of beach amenities, including chairs, towels, and a cooler.

The space is also equipped with a personalized power plant, which guarantees that your stay will go uninterrupted by power outages. Additionally, your Superhost, Michelangelo, is at your beck and call for any concerns you may have during your stay. All this and more for the shy cost of $120 per night.

Lovely 2 Bedrooms Apt Near the Beach in Ocean Park

Only four blocks away from the beach and a 10-minute drive from the airport, this trendy 2-bedroom apartment offers you the perfect positioning to enjoy Puerto Rico for the humble price of $90 a night. Located right in the heart of Ocean Park, you will also have proximal access to grocery stores, shops, and authentic local restaurants.

The Barbosa Park, which is also right next to the beach, is only two blocks from the apartment and offers the little ones a chance to truly run wild for a while. Note, also, the apartment is located near a church, so you may hear wedding bells ringing several times during your stay.

Starfish by the Ocean-1 Queen by the Ocean in Ocean Park

Enjoy this recently remodeled, tranquil, studio apartment in Ocean Park. The host has installed a lockbox which will allow you to conveniently check yourself in when you arrive. Here you will find ample parking space, a fully stocked kitchen, and various beach amenities for your seaside excursion.

This space is only a short walking distance from the beach, convenience stores, and fantastic local restaurants. The cost per night is a modest $136 but for an extra $45 per day, your host will throw in a breakfast package for you and your companions, consisting of eggs, bread, milk, cereal, and fruit.

The Best Airbnb Rooms for Rent in San Juan if you are on a Budget

“The Black Rose” in Ocean Park

Enjoy this recently renovated one-bedroom apartment located a few steps away from the Ocean Park Beach. The space is also a walking distance from Loiza Street, which has gained popularity amongst tourists as a cultural hub.

The apartment offers you two entrances; one from San Miguel Street and the other from McLeary Avenue. On the inside, you will find a queen size bed, a small breakfast area with all the necessary utensils, a spacious bathroom, and a cozily furnished living area for the low cost of $56 per night.

The Yellow House in Condado Beach

Airbnb Image of the Yellow House

The Yellow House is located right in the middle of the capital, which essentially gives you direct access means to any destination of your choosing on the tropical island. Your, Superhost, Oscar, is highly-rated by former patrons and has gained a reputation for his commitment to ensuring that his guests’ stay in San Juan is as comfortable and fulfilling as possible.

This unique one-bedroom space will comfortably accommodate two guests who will get to enjoy a snug living room area, a well-furnished bedroom, a spacious bathroom, air conditioning, ample parking, and free Wi-Fi for the affordable price of $39 per night.

Ocean Park Mini-Studio with King Size Bed

To be positioned in the upscale Ocean Park neighborhood and only have to pay $50 per night is quite the steal. This property has a two-story manor house and a two-story annex, making a total of four apartments. Your residence will be on the 1st floor of the annex building while your Superhost, Omara, will reside on the apartment above yours in case you need any assistance.

The premises is located just a short walking distance from the famed Loiza Street and Ocean Park Beach. Your host will provide you with complimentary beach towels, chairs, and a cooler for your seashore visit. The apartment itself is small but can comfortably accommodate a single guest and, if need be, a couch bed for a small kid.

VRBO San Juan: Consider These from VRBO Too

Spectacular Ocean and City View in Ocean Park

This VRBO-listed apartment is part of a condominium in the affluent Ocean Park community. The apartments have 24-hour security and your residence will be located on the 7th floor of the complex, where you will get to enjoy striking views of the neighborhood as well as the ocean. The apartment complex is located a walking distance from the Ocean Park Beach and the vibrant Condado district.

The space itself is quite sufficient, clocking in at 500 square-feet, with 6 bedrooms capable of accommodating a large family. On days when you don’t feel like leaving the complex, you can choose to bring the beach chairs available in your apartment up to the solarium for a relaxing sun basking session. The cost of crashing here is a fair $108 per night.

Condado Lagoon View – Apartment at Miramar: Beach, Night Life, Adventures & More in Condando

Located only three miles from the Caribbean’s largest shopping mall, Plaza Las Americas, and only a 10-minute drive from the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, this dynamic apartment is perfectly suited for couples, families, business travelers, solo travelers, you name it.

You will also be in close proximity to Condado’s beach, casinos, parks, and lagoon (you actually have a view of the lagoon from the balcony). This 4-bedroom apartment comfortably accommodates 8 guests and offers you air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and ample parking on the outside, all for $199 per night.

In the Heart of the San Juan Finance District-Hato Rey

The Hato Rey Finacial District

You will find this affordable apartment in Hato Rey, the San Juan Financial District. But not to worry, this part of the capital is also endowed with authentic local restaurants, pubs, and is in close proximity to the Plaza Las Americas Mall, the second largest mall in Latin America.

This two-bedroom apartment is perfectly positioned in the sense that you are only minutes away from some of the most popular tourist destinations in San Juan, including Old San Juan, beaches, El Yunque, and more. Once you are done exploring the capital, come back to a cozy apartment that will only cost you $79 per night.

Puerto Rico is undoubtedly a Caribbean jewel, combining the rich cultural history of the archipelago with modern-day amenities. Make this beautiful island your next vacation destination; wake up to any of these beautiful premises and revel in the island’s amazing culture, beaches, tropical forests, and historical landmarks for the ultimate holiday experience.

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