Partial opening of Casa Lila, a Home/Library for book lovers!
Casa Lila Home is a traditional Puertorrican house that were in renovations before the hurricane.
**You are renting a room in a home with share common areas**
The house has a 40' television with Amazon Video, Roku, Netflix, books and a DVD/Vhs Library. Is 20min walk from the beach, 5min by car.
Is in an old neighborhood (barrio) that's still recovering from Hurricane Maria so you are gonna see debris around. No pets in the home.
Welcome to Casa Lila!
A Budget Home for the money wise traveler, backpacker and students:)
*You'll be booking a room in a home with shared common space (kitchen, bathroom, living room)*
In this Airbnb we accept all kinds of Airbnb guest (first timers, no review and low stars) We don't limit ourselves to five stars. If this is your first time on Airbnb please take the time to read the house rules, updates, description of the Airbnb and amenities (so you know exactly what this Airbnb includes).
The neighborhood and the fact that the house is still in renovations are the main reason why we are the most economic private room Airbnb in Santurce.
Have fun, enjoy and text us if you have questions. :)
Important things about this Airbnb:
*The Breakfast is DIY (do it yourself) we provide groceries for breakfast* and meals*
*Most of the time the groceries are:
pasta, rice, beans, eggs, coffee, tea, tomato sauce, potatoes, fruit jam, peanut butter, sausages, oatmeal.
*The stove is electric there's no oven at the house.
*We don't have A/C but your room includes a fan.
*This neighborhood is still struggling with the effects of the Hurracaine so a few houses are under construction (you are gonna see debris around)
*The government hasn't repair the street lights yet so the street is dark at night.
*****The Airbnb is a house with two rooms. When you book with us you book **ONE ROOM** You are gonna share the common areas (living room, kitchen and bathroom) with other guest. The guest can be male, female, both, neither, immigrant, gynesexual, catholic, gay, fairy, bear, Muslim, alien, hibrid, sith lord, ghost, demigod, black, Slytherin, german, mutant, Dionysus, witch, senior citizen, firefighter, aromantic, vigilante, atheist, furries, member of the avengers (ASSEMBLE!!) all of the above etc. Here we don't descriminate. If you want to book the house just for yourself, you have to **BOOK BOTH ROOMS**
*Sometimes we have a co host living on the property in a room that is not listed. The co host is in charge of keeping everything ready at the home. If you want to book the whole house without the co host let us know.
*My neighbor has cats and we haven't build the fence that separate the houses yet so the cats likes to hang out at the terrace with the guest of the Airbnb. If you are allergic or hate cats probably this is not the Airbnb for you.😁
* The water heater doesn't heat boiled straight from hell water so if super hot water is essential for you.....😁
*This Airbnb is still in renovations. There are a 1000 of small things that we are still working on. If something breaks please let me know.
*The neighborhood is not in a tourist area. Translated to English: There's debris, is dark at night and the taxis and Uber drivers are probably gonna tell you that you should have book at the Marriott, Ritz Carlton or something. Tell them that I said: 🤪
*****The bathroom is haunted 👻*****
PLEASE DON'T FEED THE CATS!
and please respect the parking space of the neighbors:)
All the earnings of this Airbnb are being reinvested in the house.:) Thanks for your support and we appreciate a good review!
If you want more info:
This Airbnb is in a typical wooden puertorrican house with a front and a backyard, 3 rooms and a bathroom. Its in Santurce one of the main neighborhoods of San Juan like a 7min drive from the beach, 14 min in a bicycle and 20 min walking.:)
Location: *This is not a tourist area*
This location is the boring, residential, everyone-has-grown-old-and-had-greatgrandkids part of the barriada. Here most of the houses are wooden and needs a fresh coat of paint. That's why our prices are so economic. The hurricane destroyed like 6 houses of the street so sometimes there's debris around.
There's a Wallmart with a supermarket, a wallgreens, a 99¢ store, Pizza place, a Chinese super market, Panda Express, a movie theater, a museum, Chinese and Puertorrican restaurants, chinchorros (Puertorrican bars) and I don't remember what else 15 min away by foot.:D
Like all locations outside of the tourist areas we recommend using uber at night.
We equipped the house with items that you may need to make your stay more enjoyable.:D
The house includes:
* The best sofa for naps in the whole wide universe (the one in front of the tv)
* Water pitcher with filter so you don't have to buy bottles of water. Just make sure to fill the filter with water from the tap everytime you use it😉😊
*A grocery car (is behind one of the sofas)
*Smoothing iron (in one of the shelves next to the fridge)
*smoothing iron table
*Maps and calendar of events of the Santurce area (they are in the back of the main door) --You can find more events on Facebook. Just look under "events near by"--
*Ugly beach towels or blankets (if you don't see towels available please text me)
*Ugly umbrellas (behind the main door on a metal bucket)
*Beach chairs (next to one of the sofas. They are in a bag)
*DIY (Do It Yourself) coffee :D
*There's Aloe vera plant(sabila) in the front yard. (We are gonna grow more:)
*Use of all the appliances
*First aid kit in the bathroom
*Free shampo, conditioner, body cream, shower gel and whatever the other guests donate.:)
*A bag with a lot of groceries bag inside:D
* VHS and DVDs
*"As seen on TV" foot massage machine (upon request)
*You can read all the books that you like.:)
*We don't have pets but there are cats, chicken, iguanas, jueyes and dogs around the house.
***Public announcement for our future Airbnb guest:***
**Because of Hurricane Maria, Casa Lila and Puerto Rico are still a work in progress. Even though we are almost back to normal on rarely occasions they may be ocasionals blackouts or water cuts cause by government repairs. This rarely happens.**
**The wifii has also being affected but the internet companies are working hard on getting the wifii working normally so sometimes it may be slow or not work at all**
**Nos reservamos el derecho de admisión.
**No somos responsables de cortes de agua o luz por causa del gobierno.
**We reserve the right of admission.
**We are no responsible of water cuts or electricity blackouts cause by the government.
In a nutshell:
The home is in a traditional working class Puertorrican neighborhood (barriada) with wooden houses.
A few houses of this street where damage during the hurricane so you are gonna see debris and houses being partially or completely rebuild.
The government hasn't rebuild the street lights of this street so is dark and quite empty at night. No bars or business open in this street so we advise using Uber at night.
The neighborhood is one of the first in santurce and the city developed around it so we are one of the roots of Santurce.
From the Airbnb you can get to a main avenue in a 10 min walk.. The Airbnb is 25min walk from the beach, 6min by Car, Uber or Taxi. You can go everywhere in Santurce including Old San Juan in less than 12 min.
Sometimes Uber and taxis are gonna tell you that they are lost while driving you anywhere in Puerto Rico. When this happen just guide them with google maps or Waze. They don't like to use this apps (mostly taxis) because they gain more time and can charge more when "they get lost". 🤑$$$
The neighborhood is old and so are the neighbors, most of them are between the 60s and 90s so most of the houses reflect this. Like I mention before this location is the boring, everyone-has-grown-old-and-had-greatgrandkids part of the barriada.
Here you can smell my neighbors cooking, hear the distance sounds of the street kids and some neighbors speaking Spanish, my neighbors kittens may come and ask you to pet them or play with them and at night you can hear the coquis and the Puertorrican night sounds. If you’re lucky sometimes around the afternoon you can hear one of my neighbors playing the congas (he’s good at it:)
There's an Ice cream truck and a Guaguita de los Dulces (a mini van or car that sells candy) that pass by the house every few days selling Puerto Rican sweets like Budin, quesitos and I don't now what else. If you see hear them and want to try some of the sweets run out of the house at fast as you can to catch them!!:D
And no I don't think they accept credit card :D
Welcome money wise traveler,
We have a room ready for you!
History and background (for the ones that like to read all:)
It's an old neighborhood the Barriada Figueroa. The Cervecería Corona (Corona Beer Factory) used to be at the beginning of the neighborhood. Most of the male population of the barriada worked at the factory for many years until it close down more than twenty years ago. The building is still there (a huge white building) and now part of it is rented for other purposes.
The resident are descendants of the original settlers of this lands so families know each other's for at least four generations. Most of the houses are wooden and the neighbors are just starting to see backpackers around because of Airbnb and rooms for rent so you may get a little stared at :D
Uber is super cheap in this area, most of the rides cost less than $5 (Old San Juan is like a $6-$7 ride away)
Jednoduchý, ale pěkný dům Velmi dobře umístěný, snadno a rychle do centra města autobusem Velmi jednoduché neibourghood přesto příjemné a autentické Alex byl v případě potřeby opravdu milý a vstřícnýMonique2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
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Alex je skutečně energická, veselá a nádherná dáma, o které se nikdy nezdála být nic jiného než šťastná a připravená jít. Neustále v pohybu a nikdy bez úsměvu! Její dům byl plný roztomilých plakátů a veselých pokynů, měli jsme tam opravdu skvělý čas. Nemohl požádat o lepší místo s lepší hodnotou Absolutně nejlepší volbou pro návštěvy san juan! Určitě si užijete, že jste její přítelkyní, než cokoli jiného, co San Juan může nabídnout !! Díky mil alexPercy2019-10-18T00:00:00Z
Rozhodně doporučujeme. Dobrá cena, čisté a úžasné hostitele ❤️Maria2019-10-14T00:00:00Z
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