2156A Info (English)


How to Get Here

Our home is located 10~15 mins from Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (SJU), in the neighborhood of Ocean Park, inside the Santa Teresita – Park Boulevard gated community, just east of Dr. José Celso Barbosa Park. Your lodging is a small, detached guesthouse situated right behind the main house.

If traveling from the airport by Uber, exit to the ground floor and walk towards pickup zone 16 to the right of your terminal. (If you fly Jet Blue, you arrive at a separate terminal where you can be picked up near the exit.) Usually, your ride will not be much more than $15 (if prices are high, try waiting a few minutes and checking again).

The main entrance of the gated community is located on Guerrero Noble street at the Laurel street intersection.

If arriving by Uber or car, you must approach the intercom at the gate and press the button to communicate with security, identify yourself and state the address (2156 General Patton). If arriving on foot, you will find pedestrian gates on either side of the street.

Once you pass the gate, quickly take your first right and follow this street almost to the end. Our house is the light blue on to your left.

If we’re not able to receive you, you can let yourself into the yellow gate in the center, and follow the brick path to the left of the main house. At the end of this path, behind the main house, you will find the door to your accommodations, La Casita del Ultimo Trolley.

Door Code

The code is the last four digits of your phone number + the asterisk key. For example, if your phone number is 123-4567, your code is 4567*.

To lock the door when leaving, simply press any button on the keypad.

Getting Around On Foot

The pedestrian gate you see at the end of General Patton street requires a key, which you will find inside the Casita, hanging under the mirror by the sink.

Make sure not to lose this key, as doing so will result in a $100 replacement fee.

If you do not have this key, you can also use the pedestrian gates by the main entrance of the gated community on Guerrero Noble street, 24/7.


Please do NOT climb the wall of Don Israel’s house on the corner to get by the General Patton street gate.

Do NOT attempt to force open the gate for cars. You may be liable for thousands of dollars in damages. The area is monitored by cameras.

Getting Around By Car

You must use the main entrance to the Santa Teresita – Park Boulevard gated community, which is located on Guerrero Noble street at the Laurel street intersection. [Map]

To enter, identify yourself to the guard via the intercom at the gate and state the address (2156 General Patton). To exit, you must return to the main entrance.

The gate at the end of General Patton street is exclusively for residents.


There is one parking space in front of our house. If the space is not available, please park across the street at Dr. José Celso Barbosa Park, outside of the gated community.

This parking lot is safe and very close, only 3 doors down and across the street. You will need to carry your pedestrian gate key to enter and exit.

Please do not park in front of our neighbors’ homes.


You are a guest in our home; leave the chores to us!

Simply make sure to grab all of your belongings and arrive safely to your destination.

Be sure to return the pedestrian gate key to its place, hanging under the mirror next to the sink. The loss of this key will result in a $100 replacement fee.

If any object has been damaged, stained, broken or gone missing, please let us know as soon as possible.

Damaged or missing objects may result in fines.

*NOTICE: If you’re going to the airport to catch a flight, be advised that all passengers must have their baggage checked by the USDA. This inspection is completed *before* both the line for ID check and the TSA checkpoint line. If you get to TSA without first going through USDA, you *will* be asked to exit and make the lines again.

For a non-exhaustive list of the prohibited products, follow this link: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/traveling-with-ag-products/puerto-rico-usvi .

The airport’s official website has the most up-to-date list, but it’s only available in Spanish. Follow the below link and click “Departamento de Agricultura (USDA)” to view the list. https://aeropuertosju.com/servicios/

Contact Us


About Us

We are Marc and Franny, a small family of two recently moved to the capital. Franny is from Caguas (the Creole City!) and Marc is from Raleigh, NC. We met in New York, but on his first visit to Puerto Rico, Marc fell in love with the Island of Enchantment and vowed to build a life here. After a few years of preparation and a string of failed attempts, we were finally able to purchase this house and make it our home. (Franny’s maternal grandfather was a G.I. from Montana who also fell in love with a boricua and her island – [[]])

With your visit and support, you are not displacing, but rather helping a Puerto Rican family pay the mortgage – Airbnb as it was meant to be. We’ll be close by and glad to assist if you need anything during your stay.

P.S. Our cousins are also running Airbnbs from their homes: one in the mountains by Carite lake and one on Vieques island. Let us know if you’d like to check them out!

About Our Home

History of ultimo trolley

History of servant’s house

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Do not lose the gate key

If you lose the gate key used to exit the neighborhood, you will be charged a $100 replacement fee.

Moderate noise levels

Please be courteous with noise levels. This is a residential neighborhood where people live and work.

Turn off the A/C when you are not home

When you are not in the casita, please turn the A/C off, or raise the temperature. The cost of electricity in PR is higher than any US state.

Only flush toilet paper

Please only flush toilet paper, and discard anything else in the trash next to the toilet.

No Smoking

No smoking inside the casita.

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Your kitchen has everything you might need for a short stay: dishes, glasses, mugs, utensils, knife and cutting board, coffeemaker, microwave, electric kettle and blender (we do not offer a cooktop or oven)

*note: use the cable from the mosquito raquet in the bedroom to charge the blender.

Fire extinguisher inside the cabinet under the sink.


We offer basic toiletries such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, sunscreen, bug spray, hair dryer and more.

There is a Walgreens pharmacy open 24/7 within walking distance for any other item you might need.

Work Space

Press up the two levers at the end of the table hinges, gently pull the table up, and drop it down.

Extra bed

Lift the front of the chair and pull forward until the bed is fully extended. There are extra blankets on the top shelf in the bedroom. There is a step stool under the bed to reach it.

Washer dryer

You can contact us through the Airbnb app to request access to the washer and dryer. If you are a long-term visitor, we will provide you the code to access it at anytime.

Gate Key

Before you checkout, please place the orange gate key on the mirror hook next to the sink.

Adjusting the shower

You can loosen and tighten the two levers of the shower arm to adjust the height.

First Aid

In the right side of the bedroom there is a first aid kit containing basic items and some over-the-counter medications.

We are not responsible for any injury or adverse reaction to any of the amenities provided during your stay.


There is a TV in the bedroom with a Chromecast connect to HDMI 1, so that you can stream all of your services from your devices. Click here to learn more about how to use Chromecast.

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About the area

Uber & Taxi

Uber is the only rideshare app operating in the area (no Lyft, Didi, etc.). You can generally get to popular areas like Old San Juan and Santurce for under $20.

We also have traditional taxis. You can call Taxi Service PR at (787) 382-6220.

Public transportation

There is a free bus that travels through San Juan and stops nearby.

Follow the link to see maps and schedules: https://sanjuan.pr/lineasj/

How late are bars open?

Businesses in San Juan can only serve or sell alcohol from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and up to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday if Monday is a holiday.


The neighborhood is gated and has a 24/7 guard patrol. It is safe to walk within the gates at any hour. Outside of the gates, it is generally as safe as most US cities. Use common sense and treat the people and properties around you with respect.

Tropical critters

Lizards, mosquitos (zapper and bug spray provided – dengue) the occasional cockroach , nothing that can kill you.

Allergy warning: There is a colony of stray cats (spayed and neutered!) living in the area. If you suffer from very severe cat allergies, this may not be the ideal place for you.

Blackouts, etc.

Please be advised that all parts of Puerto Rico experience frequent power outages. The Ocean Park area is prone to episodes of low water pressure or service cuts with short notice. Our internet service is the most reliable (fiberoptic) but even so, we have had service interruptions in the past.

We have solar power and a generator, and we will do everything we possibly can to assist you through any inconvenience, but we cannot be held responsible for any unforeseen issues of this nature.

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season extends from June until the end of November. Puerto Rico is impacted by a major storm every 3 to 5 years. Due to climate change, storms have become more frequent, form more rapidly, and are more destructive in recent years. In the event that a hurricane warning is announced during your visit, we strongly encourage our guests return to their homes. If that is somehow not possible, we cannot guarantee your comfort or safety any more than we can our own, but we are experienced, well-prepared, and we will do what we can.

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Walking distance

Coffee / Breakfast


  • Donostia
  • Los Pinos Café (24/7)
  • La Coffeetera
  • Café con Cé
  • Bistro Café
  • 787 Coffee
  • Bebo’s Café

By Uber/Car



  • Tresbé
  • Uvva (the food here is hit or miss, but the location by the beach is fantastic)

By Uber/Car



  • Barbacoa
  • Pirilo Pizza Rustica

By Uber/Car

  • El Nuevo Acuario




  • Numero Uno (on the beach)
  • El Tap (beer only)
  • Ganesha
  • 173°

By Uber/Car

  • La Factoria
  • El Vino Crudo
  • Vivo Beach Club (beachside brewery – food is hit or miss)

Convenience & Grocery Stores

The nearest grocery store is called Supermercados Plaza Loíza and is in short walking distance. After exiting the neighborhood, take a left on Av. Las Américas, and a left on C. Loíza.

For 24/7 service, there is SuperMax – Isla Verde, and Walgreens on Loíza.

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