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The Artsy Loft in Old San Juan

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

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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Property Manager
Lourdes or Sofia
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

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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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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The Artsy Loft in Old San Juan
average rating of 4.714286 based on 69 reviews

Good location and comfotable

  • 4 of 5

This loft was nice and comfortable. Close to everything we want to do in Old San Juan!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denham Springs, LA, USA

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, well appointed apartment. The location was our favorite aspect. We walked to all of the OSJ restaurants and attractions we wanted to visit.

We were able to easily duck back into the apartment mid-day for a rest, then wander around beautiful OSJ more in the evening. It was so much nicer for our family of four than being crammed into a hotel room AND cost less.

The owner was responsive to all of my queries and easy to work with. Apartment was exactly as described in the listing. We will return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Im ready to g

  • 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.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: 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!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: 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

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: sightseeing


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
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 if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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San Francisco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , on 1st level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , on 2nd level
  • There is no bathroom in the master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 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.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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