A Few Notes About The Condo
You are staying in an early twentieth century edifice that is currently being restored. It may be a little rough around the edges, but the bones are good!
The front gate is usually unlocked during the day. Just reach in and pull the lever to unlatch. If you get to the building late at night and find it locked, please re-lock it after entry. (Same with the stairwell gate before the 4th floor!)
There may be some noise at night from people enjoying all that VSJ community has to offer.
Sometimes VSJ loses water or electricity for a few hours. Relax, slow down, and enjoy the experience! (There are also gallon jugs of water in the cupboard above the fridge and one under the bathroom sink.)
The entrance door requires you to turn the top knob and push down the latch above the handle at the same time to open it. (Of course, check to make sure the deadbolt is unlocked as well!)
The shower head has an in-line heater that provides hot water. Turn on the side tub knobs to get the water flowing and then turn the center knob to start the shower head. The water coming from the shower head should get warm quickly. If it does not get warm, there is a breaker box behind the canvas painting in the living room. Gently take down the painting, flip the top left switch off and back on, and that should do the trick. If not, please contact your host!
Both bedrooms have window air conditioners. There is no central air, but the front windows open out onto the ocean, providing a nice cool breeze throughout the rest of the condo. Simply unlock and open. The silver knobs at the base tighten to hold them open. When opening the double paned window, please carefully fold it all the way back behind itself and tighten the knob to prevent the wind from breaking it. (Please remember to loosen the knobs when you close the windows.)
Some tidbits about the art on the walls:
- A local print of the famous Puerto Rican flag door (La Puerta de la Bandera) on Calle San Jose in VSJ.
- A painted sketch of 19th century VSJ by the owner of Puerto Rican Arts and Crafts on Calle de la Fortaleza.
- A watercolor looking at VSJ from the north. You can see our building near San Cristobal on the left, La Perla in the foreground, and El Morro on the right.
- In the back bedroom, a sword from Toledo, Spain.