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Lourdes or Sofia

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, French, Spanish

The Artsy Loft in Old San Juan

61 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Old San Juan - Old San Juan Artsy Loft

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, sleeps 4 + 1

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.

This apartment is unique! This amazing and spacious artsy loft is in a historic building. The loft is on street level. 20 ft. high ceilings and marble floors in the lower level. Hard wood stairs (comfortable to climb, not too steep) lead you to the mezzanine where the beautifully designed kitchen, the dining area and two comfortable 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 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.

You can easily walk all of 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. Lively « plazas » are one and two blocks away. Close to Escambron beach, Condado and Miramar! 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
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lourdes or Sofia (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
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 Old 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

Great Loft with lots of Amazing artwork.Very clean and spacious feeling. Very close to everything and easy to catch cabs. The diner next door was very good also and open late.
Sep 2013
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Reviews

4.7
based on 61 holidaymaker reviews

The Artsy Loft in Old San Juan
average rating of 4.7213116 based on 67 reviews
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Artsy loft in Old San Juan

  • 4 of 5

You couldn't ask for a better location, walking distance to practically everything.

The unit was very clean, comfortable and well appointed.

The only small drawback was noise from the apartment directly below the bedrooms and doors banging at the entrance next door.

All in all, a positive experience.

Couple from Toronto, Ontario

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

AC in the master bedroom could use an adjustment to be more cool. The shower is bipolar. It gives you hot, warm and cold water when it wants. Parking garage and restaurants are near. I would definitely return back even if these adjustments are not made.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property in the heart of Old San Juan

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 recently stayed at this wonderful property and we could not have loved it more! Artsy Loft is a perfect description, the apartment is beautifully decorated and is exactly as described by the owner. It had everything we needed, was immaculately clean, was a pleasure to come home to and perfectly located. The owner was responsive and replied to all inquiries immediately. I would recommend this apartment to all family and friends. There is so much to do in Old San Juan that you really need more than just one day. Having this apartment so conveniently located to Calle Fortaleza, El Morro and San Cristobal forts was wonderful! We spent our afternoons shopping and touring the forts and spent our nights eating at the many delicious restaurants just steps away from the front door. Additionally there was something going on in one of the many plazas every night. We had the fortune of stumbling upon a free concert performed by the Puerto Rican Symphony one evening in the plaza just up the block from the apartment. It was amazing. If we had come in just for the day we would have missed many of these activities. One word to the wise, make sure you check the rates for the parking garages. We mistakenly parked in the parking garage NEXT to Dona Fela thinking it was the same garage. It was not and we paid dearly for that mistake. Dona Fela was $14 a day, apparently the garage next to it has only an hourly rate and will therefore charge you that rate even when you've been there 2 days. Enough said, just make sure you don't make the same mistake. That aside our stay was amazing and we will most definitely stay at this charming apartment again the next time we visit. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location but bad airconditioning and no repl

  • 2 of 5

Great location but bad aircon in second bedroom and no reply to phone call

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Old San Juan rental!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment in an excellent location. Well outfitted, fun art, comfortable furniture, clean. . Nice to be in a more home-like place. Easy walk to dining, taxi stand and OSJ sights. We were a family of 4, all adults, and it was great. Was handy having nice washer and dryer after our time on Vieques. May not be great for young kids but honestly OSJ as a whole is not much of a place for young kids.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as described, no surprises.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location to explore Old San Juan. The loft is large, comfortable and full of interesting art. There was lots of room for 4 adults. The only minor issue is the difficulty in maintaining a constant shower temperature; may have to due with the age of the building. It's probably nothing the owner can control. The best review I can give a place is to say I would stay there again if I go back to San Juan.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for such a great review. Come back soon. Lourdes
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Location

Car: not necessary

Other Activities: sightseeing

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Old San Juan, San Juan

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
17 Dec 2016 - 11 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£488
for 3 nights
From
£145
£1,020
£2,472
 
 
San Sebastian Festival
18 Jan 2017 - 22 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,262
for 3 nights
From
£403
 
 
High Season 2017
23 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£536
for 3 nights
From
£161
£1,020
£2,875
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£633
for 4 nights
From
£145
£1,020
£2,472
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £49 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £151
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old San Juan in San Juan

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
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 curtains in master bedroom for a good night's sleep. We can accommodate a fifth person with an extra charge.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters 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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