Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in San Juan - Old San Juan Artsy Loft
2 Bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, sleeps 5
This apartment is unique! This amazing artsy loft is in a historic building. The loft is on street level. No carrying luggage up a steep flight of stairs or walking down some dark corridor to reach it. 20 ft. high ceilings and marble floors in the lower level. Hard wood stairs (comfortable to climb, not too steep) lead you to the second level where the beautifully designed kitchen, the dining area and bedrooms are located. All hard wood floor on the second level. An original mural by artist Sofia Maldonado adorns the hallway. Stunning contemporary art pieces on all the walls.
The spacious master bedroom has a queen size bed. The second room has two twin beds and a small futon. In total we can accomodate 5 people. Most apartments in Old San Juan have just one bathroom. Ours has 1 1/2 bathrooms. Full bathroom on the first floor and 1/2 bathroom on the second. Quiet, comfortable, spacious, a/c in all areas. Condominium has two interior patios in common areas. This apartment is very elegant! You will live a luxurious vacation if you stay in the Artsy Loft.
You can easily walk all Old San Juan and dine at the most renowned restaurants, visit the forts and see the most spectacular views of the San Juan Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Starbucks, Old Harbor Brewery, local bars, the most lively 'plazas' are one and two blocks away. Long walk (with Atlantic Ocean View) to Escambron beach, Condado and Miramar or take the bus or a cab! Taxi and bus stand are a block away. Visit Old Sand Juan and experience the Old City in the most extraordinary artsy setting!!
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- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Lourdes or Sofia
I love Old San Juan. It is like a small village full of charm, history and wonderful people! You haven't been to Puerto Rico if you don't stay in Old San Juan.
Lourdes or Sofia purchased this apartment in 2009
Why Lourdes or Sofia chose San Juan
We needed a lot of imagination when we bought this loft! We had to rebuild it from scratch. But that is the fun of it! Today, it is nowhere near what it was then. The restauration took over a year. But we knew it was going to be unique! And it is!! Marble and hard wood floors, exquisite contemporary art, all new appliances. It is the Artsy Loft! Unique in Old San Juan.
What makes this apartment unique
It is situated in one of the best streets in San Juan, close to all the great restaurants and hotels. Completely repaved, Tetuan Street goes from the Teatro Tapia up to la Capilla del Cristo. It is a wonderful promenade. It is also close to the port and the beautiful Paseo La Princesa. Walking distance from taxi stand, bus stop and parking lots. What more could I ask for!
Guestbook comments from the manager
Good Day Lourdes,
It seems that the Home Away Page that requests a review requires that I join Face Book to leave a review; I don't want to join FaceBook. Below is what I wrote on the page until the stop. Just wanted you to know. And we, did rush out of there without thanking Wanda, so if you can please let her know we appreciated here welcoming us and being around just in case. Peace, Andres
This is indeed just as described by the owners and prior guests: it's in a great central Old San Juan location; has a unique artistic layout; and you are taken care of by attentive/helpful hosts. My wife, son, and I felt very comfortable and were very pleased. Would do it again, with little hesitation--most likely will. Just two little warnings, and this is nitpicking on my part: since the apartment is street level, you will hear a few street sounds wafting in, especially on a Saturday night for example. I like it because part of our culture is open and we want to feel connected to what's happening all around us, however if you want deep silence, beware; perhaps a high rise hotel or the hills would suit you better (the apartment bedrooms are in the back and away from the street, so sleep at night was no problem at all). Also, it is a loft, so there are stairs to deal with on a daily basis, so if you have a problem with a short flight of stairs, then again, maybe not for you--I turned 54 during this visit and had no problem with street sounds or stairs. I have to say it was one of my best visits to the island that I've ever had; and with family in/near San Juan, I have had countless visits. To the owners and hosts, my warm big thanks for making it all so nice and easy.