House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
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About Rosa Avalo
I am a chemical engineer and a cheese monger.
Rosa Avalo purchased this House in 2001
Why Rosa Avalo chose San Cristóbal
I chose Old San Juan because of its historical background and well preserved monuments. My property is one of the few historic houses with spectacular Atlantic Ocean view and it is located across the street from a 16th century fort.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
I’m going back to paradise and ocean breezes.
Rosa’s Casa Lila is very much an oasis of art pieces, tastefully decorated and a beautiful place that exceeds your needs. It’s in Old San Juan where you have a beautiful view of the ocean. The ocean breezes were so nice-and the waves breaking were therapy. We sat on the balcony and listened to the waves for hours.
Rosa was great with communication, always tending to our needs. We were a bit needy because of the Coronavirus outbreak during our stay. We had to navigate PR under the rules the Governor set in place and Rosa was more than helpful with everything.
We will definitely go back as there is so much beauty to see. Driving a car in PR is fine and easy to navigate (we are from CT, USA). The parking garages are low priced. The beds were comfy. The towels are superior. There is no TV, WiFi signal was good-we had no problems. Work space for laptop. Large dining space. Beach chairs/towels. Plenty of lighting, powerful ceiling fans in main floor and a/c throughout. There is a spiral staircase to go up to bedrooms and bathroom...be mindful when you need to carry your suitcases up-the carry on wheelies are easier.
Looking ahead to definitely return. ♥️
Amazing home in Old San Juan!
We had a wonderful experience at Rosa's home in Old San Juan. You will not find a better location and view of the ocean. The close proximity to restaurants and shopping made exploring the area so fun! A historic fort is literally steps away. Rosa gave us many great suggestions for food and activities in the area which we thoroughly enjoyed, including Rosa's own amazing cheese and wine tapas bar which we dined at twice during our stay. I spent most mornings enjoying my coffee on the wonderful rooftop patio. The views from up there are second to none! The house was so beautiful that it was hard to leave! We plan to return to Old San Juan again in the future would love to stay at this house again! The only downside was the steep spiral stairs leading to the bedrooms, I almost didn't make it with my heavy suitcase. Otherwise, a perfect experience! Thank you so much for the hospitality Rosa!
Million Dollar View
Excellent location for access to local events and shopping. Fantastic view of ocean.
The home could use a main floor half bath.
Overall you will not be disappointed with this rental.
This was an amazing house in old San Juan
This historic home is so unique and well-kept. I loved just walking around and looking at all of the items on the walls. Rosa is clearly a world traveler and dedicated to your comfort. We enjoyed incredible views of the ocean and were with in steps of some of the best restaurants in Puerto Rico . I intend to stay there again!
Thanks Natalie for enjoying my house as much as I do, my pleasure. And you are very much welcome to enchanted Old San Juan!
Colonial Charm with a View
Casa Lila is a beautifully appointed, historic home conveniently situated within walking distance of all the attractions, shops, and restaurants in Old San Juan. The proximity to the ocean is a bonus, not only for the spectacular view from the bedroom balcony, but also for the breezes which freshen and cool the house and back courtyard patio.
This is an ideal property for a romantic vacation or for a small family with older children. Both bedrooms are on the second floor which can only be accessed by a steep spiral staircase and this would likely be difficult to manage for toddlers or older adults with mobility limitations. At the top of the stairs are two ample bedrooms each with a full bathroom. The master bath is beautiful with a large tiled shower.
The owner of Casa Lila, Rosa Avalo, made the rental process simple with prompt communication during the booking process. She also provided an exhaustive list of her favorite activities and restaurants both in Old San Juan and throughout the rest of the island. Her recommendations for dining never disappointed, and all were accessible with no more than a 10 to 15 minute walk. Since parking is quite difficult on the narrow streets, walking around Old San Juan is the preferred mode of travel, and I never felt unsafe at any time of the day or night. For guests with a car, parking garages are located a few blocks away from the property and are reasonably priced.
My wife and I had the good fortune of meeting Rosa as we checked out. She is a gracious and welcoming hostess whose elegance is reflected in Casa Lila. I would stay at this property without hesitation the next time I travel to San Juan.