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THE ARTSY LOFT IN OLD SAN JUAN

Lourdes or Sofia

Advertiser since: 2010
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People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Lourdes or Sofia

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THE ARTSY LOFT IN OLD SAN JUAN

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

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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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lourdes or Sofia (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks English, French, Spanish

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



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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.
Aug 2012
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 49 holidaymaker reviews

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The Artsy Loft in Old San Juan
average rating of 4.836735 based on 50 reviews
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The Artsy Loft in Old San Juan
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p329257
+1 -787 587-1982
San Juan Puerto Rico
4

Awesome stay in el viejo San Juan

  • 4 out of 5
Comfortable, roomy,
Beautiful. And the best thing about this loft is that it's so close to everything. We kept our rental car in doña fela parking even though it was more expensive , but it was close, accessible always and safe. We were pleasantly surprised, since usually the pics are nicer than the place but it was exactly as depicted in the website.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
The Artsy Loft in Old San Juan
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p329257
+1 -787 587-1982
San Juan Puerto Rico
4

Great location, clean, cozy, & fun!

Great location, clean, cozy, & fun!
  • 4 out of 5
The Artsy Loft was clean and comfortable...with great/easy access to Old San Juan. The listing description had it right for locale, layout, amenities. Lourdes provided excellent customer service. I would recommend this location to other travelers who want the experience of living there, rather than just being a typical tourist. This includes all the late-night activity (BTW, be ready for the loud restaurant staff nearby cleaning late at night and prepping early in the morning) to the morning/daytime activity at area cafes, restaurants, bars, etc. While we felt safe in the Loft, we think the front windows on the doors that face the street could use more secure materials--rather than just the wooden shutters/blinds. We thoroughly enjoyed renting bicycles and touring around at our own pace the sights of Old San Juan and (modern) San Juan and its beaches. We took a day trip with a small tour (total of 6 people) to the El Yunque Rainforest using a small company that had great/personalized service called Bespoke Lifestyle Management. Each night we were so thrilled to return to our cozy Arsty Loft, make our own dinner and mojitos when we were feeling up to it, and just unwind in a relaxing environment...our home for a week. Te quiero, Viejo San Juan!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Artsy Loft in Old San Juan
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p329257
+1 -787 587-1982
San Juan Puerto Rico
Atlanta
5

The lost was roomy and was in a great location

  • 5 out of 5
The loft was roomy and was in a great location. We are 4-2 adults and 2 children. It was close to restaurants and evening performances on the square. We enjoyed ourselves!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
The Artsy Loft in Old San Juan
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p329257
+1 -787 587-1982
San Juan Puerto Rico
5

wonderful Old San Juan, lovely apartment

  • 5 out of 5
The apartment is beautiful, very convenient to downtown San Juan's restaurants, galleries, shops. Attentive owner, lovely art work, clean and well maintained. The description is accurate. I would definitely recommend the apartment.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Artsy Loft in Old San Juan
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p329257
+1 -787 587-1982
San Juan Puerto Rico
NYC
5

Great Accomodations

  • 5 out of 5
The apt is exactly what you see. The location was very convenient to all the points of interest and was walking distance to grocery and ferry that takes to you the Bacardi museum. Once you get to the part of the island where Barcardi is located it was just $3/pp by taxi. You are given drink tickets for FREE drinks before the tour! The ferry was just $1.00RT. Forts were walking distance but you are also able to take the free trolley from stop #4 if you don't want to walk up the hill. I highly recommend the walk at night it was Beautiful seeing the forts and cemetery lit up. Back to the apt. Water pressure was great. Never ran out of hot water. There is a stovetop but no oven but I don't cook! We just bought breakfast items at ate breakfast before taking off each day. We ended up renting a car. Enterprise is just a couple of miles away and they will pick you up. It was very easy to catch a taxi when we dropped it off at the taxi line right across the street by the Denny's. Dona Fela parking was very reasonably priced. $1.50 first hour and then 50 cents each hr after until 6PM. Then from 6PM to 6AM it was just $4. We didn't even use the car one day and was under $20 two nights and all day. I also recommend the little hole in the wall restaurant right next door. It looks like a dive but the food was AWESOME!!! Their rice and beans were as good as my grandma's! Fried chicken.. yum! And they actually made the best tostones I've ever found. But still have yet to find them as good as my mom's and aunt's..lol. I enjoyed their food more than Raises around the corner. And prices were under $10 a plate. I would definitely stay here again. The only thing I suggest being that the streets are narrow and Calle Tetuan being a popular thru street for cars is that you bring ear plugs. It was not a problem for us as we were upstairs in the bedrooms which were nice and dark and quiet. But if you have a larger party and need to use the sleeper downstairs its very loud all day and night with motorcycles, honking, trucks, trash truck. I tried to take a nap but was very hard with all the passing traffic. The air conditioners work great. We kept very cool and there were fans in each room and ceiling fans that work awesome downstairs. The only think I suggest is that the master bdrm and kitchen a/c's be serviced. I think the filters need to be changed. There was an odor when they ran. Loved your apt!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Hi Marissa, Thank-you for your detailed review. I am sure it will be very helpful to other travelers.
For a few weeks Calle Tetuan did have a lot of traffic because Fortaleza St. was being repaved. However, Fortaleza is now open again to the traffic and Tetuan went back to its usual low traffic flow. The noise is gone.
I also followed your suggestions about servicing the a/c. Now that is done. Hope you can come back soon. It was great having you with us.
Lourdes
business
The Artsy Loft in Old San Juan
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p329257
+1 -787 587-1982
San Juan Puerto Rico
5

clean, comfortable, excellent location

  • 5 out of 5
My three daughters and and I were most pleased with our stay at Artsy Place in Old San Juan on our trip to celebrate my 80th birthday and to meet cousins we had never met and so enjoyed getting to know with a highlight for me being a visit to San German where my father was from. Our location for visiting all of Old San Juan was perfect for walking, shopping, dining, and taking the trolley to visit the Fort. We so appreciate your stocking a few items in the refrigerator for us, especially the morning coffee after our late arrival, and so appreciate your being their to greet us. All communication was clear and efficient. Muchas gracia por todos and I am sure, if we have the opportunity to visit PR again, we will stay with you!
  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay in PR! You were great guests too. Thank-you for taking good care of our treasure: the Artsy Loft. We love it, too!

Location

Location

Car: not necessary

Other Activities: sightseeing

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
High Season
19 Dec 2014 - 14 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
$947
for 4 nights
From
$214
$1,589
$4,371
 
 
San Sebastian Festival
15 Jan 2015 - 18 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,803
for 4 nights
From
$428
 
 
high season 2
19 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
$947
for 4 nights
From
$214
$1,589
$4,371
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$754
for 4 nights
From
$166
$1,214
$3,301
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes NO Early check-in or late check-out. Check-in is between 3pm and 7PM . There will be a $50.00 fee for late check-in (between 7 and 10PM). If you are considering arriving later than 10 PM please check with owner first to see if or what arrangements can be made. Ck-out is at 11AM.
These rates do not apply for the Fiesta de la Calle San Sebastian Festival. Please call for rates.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , on 1st level
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , on 2nd level
  • There is no bathroom in the master bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Queen
  • Sleeps 4 Mini split in both rooms. Black-out roll ups in master bedroom for a good night's sleep.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Everything is easily accessible in Old San Juan and close to this property: sauna/spa, pharmacy, supermarket, Starbuck's, laundromat, beauty salon, bookstores, libraries, theater, cinema, etc. We provide a laundry cart.
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