Remodeled 2 bed/2living rms/2fullbaths/large balcony ocean front! Sleeps 8
About Judy Buck
I am from Cape May, New Jersey and have been coming to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico for well over 30 years. I have had the privilege to share this home with my parents for many years. My parents wintered here and loved Puerto Rico. They are both deceased but their memory lives on in this special condo in the ESJ Towers. In January 2015 a new master bath room was installed which is handicap accessible. Our condo is one of the most beautiful in the ESJ with a new hall bath and new kitchen and stainless appliances that was completed in 2008 and 2009. My parents prided themselves on making their condo beautiful. Our apartment was a 3 bedroom that was converted to a 2 bedroom. Unlike other units here ours offers a large formal living/dining area and a comfy rec room with a 47' flat screen tv. Our family has enjoyed many years in Puerto Rico and we're sure you will too. The second unit is right next door to other unit - remodeled in Spring of 2016. Features new TV's, new furniture and appliances, new bedding, dishes, pots and pans. Unit boasts 2bedrooms and 1.5 baths with ocean view. Very bright and airy.
Judy Buck purchased this Condo in 2001
Why Judy Buck chose Isla Verde
My parents vacationed on this wonderful island for over 30 years before settling in San Juan in the Isla Verde section of town. They loved the convenience of the night life, restaurants, beach, grocery store and airport. The ESJ Towers are in the heart of everything and just a short drive to Old San Juan and south towards Fajardo and Carolina. Before my parents purchased their condo they vacationed at the ESJ for several years. The were sold on the ESJ because of the many amenities that are offered. They especially liked that the ESJ is gated and has 24 hour security - an added benefit to any property. The staff is exceptional and very accommodating.
What makes this Condo unique
My family always enjoys what Puerto Rico has to offer and how easy it is to take advantage of while in the ESJ Towers. There is a concierge located right in building! We have taken trips west to see the Taino Indian Ceremonial grounds, visited Rincon, the phosphorescent bay, Ponce, snorkeled and dived in Fajardo, toured Ponce de Leons house in Old San Juan and ate at 5 star restaurants and shopped at our favorite mall 'the Plaza of the Americas'. The new Mall of San Juan will be opening March of 2015 and is conveniently located a short drive away. The Forts in Old San Juan are spectacular and educational! We have taken advantage of all this island has and hope you will as well. It is so easy to get there from the states. USAir and American have several direct flights from many states in the US. Once you arrive in San Juan you are just 5 minutes from your beach vacation. Best of all Puerto Rico is 86 degrees most 365 days of the year - unlike some frosty southern states in January and February and only 1 more hour by plane!
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The condo is absolutely beautiful. It has every amenity you could imagine. The furniture is new and very comfortable. Judy (the owner) was outstanding to work with (our fly cancelled and we were arriving hours later) and available for questions all the time.
2019 - Family Vacation
The property location was key. My family enjoyed the pool and beach. The condo had a beautiful view of the ocean. Our host was so helpful and pleasure to speak with. I am so happy that we stood here. I definitely recommend this place for a rental. Thank you Judith for lending my family and I stay in your condo.
This condo was much more comfortable and spacious than what we expected. When you enter, there is a dining room, living room, balcony, then to to the right, the kitchen and the den (with a large screen TV), then the "kids" room with two double beds and the hallway bathroom, then the master bedroom with a king size bed, a sitting room, and the master bathroom with double sinks. The mattresses were very comfortable and the kitchen was very well stocked. We slept very well, despiet being in an urban area, there was no noise, it was very well soundproofed.
In the kitchen, there were real wine glasses, real pots and pans (that looked new), plenty of cups, dishes, etc. The condo was very clean and has a nice ocean view from the balcony and the living room.
The pool area at Mare has just been redone and it is quite nice and has a hot tub. There was a DJ on Saturday afternoon. There was also live music in the lobby on Saturday night and artisans/vendors in the lobby if you needed to get souvenirs. Right in front, there is beach chair ($4 each) and umbrella rental ($10 each).
The parking spot was very convenient. We quickly got the lay of the land and were able to come and go and explore. There is so much to see and do in Puerto Rico. So much!
Owner sent directions and was accessible by phone when we had a question at check-in.
We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this condo.
Amazing and beautiful
My family and I traveled to Puerto Rico and stayed in this wonderful condo that was everything we expected. I highly recommend renting this out for your next stay, I know we will 😊� Thank you Judy !!!
Our Best VRBO Experience Ever
From start to finish the condo was perfect. Even though there were only four of us (us and the two kids), it could have housed two families our size. This was one of the best beaches we've been to. The view from the balcony is awesome and the beds were very comfortable. The Owner, Judy, was perhaps the best asset. We probably talked to her eight times during our stay. She was very helpful in that she recommended places to eat and see. Her recommendations were perfect and she was always pleasant. This is a property we would definitely return to.
A nice mix - Got better each day
The owner and the individuals property are KEY. We took a chance and were blessed with both. The "chance": Our first experience with owner, the Mare St. Claire and Puerto Rico.Reviews swing wildly,who can tell where the truth lies right? Let's start with the owner.Top Notch.Responsive.Loves PR and wants others to love it as much. Judy is kind, honest and our experience with her validates.Her property is the right "mix". View=great slice of beach. Amenities=all comforts of home. Location within property=access to pool and beach made us feel like VIP's-really convenient.Everything is pretty much up to date & functional.Climate control=great. Is it one of those sleek contemporary sterile places? Part of it is - the main dining and living area that leads out to the balcony with the views that enchant. Would it be nice if these windows & views were in every room room? Of course, but that is not the way the building is laid out. The other rooms don't have the views, but the second living room area has a comfy den-like feel. The bedrooms have small windows to let light in and don't offer views, but those rooms are for sleeping right? Living in the space, we began to appreciate the variety-it really does grow on you-has a really warm feel.
Bigger picture, the Mare St.Clair property is under new ownership and it seems they are in transitioning/updating mode. Has to be tricky because within the Mare property, there are people who privately own rooms like Judy- some rooms are like hotel accommodations - some are time share. Dealing with all these interests must be a challenge. Maybe the reason that the reviews swing wildly.Really depends on WHO you get the place from. Updates being made are evident and impressive-pool: Nice- lobby contemporary,clean,international feel w/coffee shop/deli/cocktail lounge, gym -all pretty sweet.Staff were professional respectful and willing to help. Mare is located in an area where we felt safe, a choice of decent restaurants are in walking distance - as is a 24/7 grocery store that has everything you need, including liquor, fresh produce, baked goods etc-ONLY negative to report is the food at the pool needs much more attention - you are better off getting fresh from deli lobby and taking poolside.
Finally, PR. Could wax on about how much it has to offer. A diverse/beautiful/adventurous place & still part of USA yet feels more exotic-out of your comfort zone but still comforting-makes you feel alive-just the right mix!
Casino & several 5-Star restaurants within walking distance!