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Beach & local lifestyle in eclectic neighborhood

Entire rental unit
hosted by Dara
  1. 2 guests
  2. Studio
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Experience San Juan like a native, immerse yourself in local culture and everyday living, close to a beautiful beach.

This cozy studio can be the perfect base for exploring our unique neighborhood.

Three blocks away from Ocean Park beach, steps away from the vibrant, eclectic, artsy Calle Loiza. A myriad of bars, restaurants and stores, as well as great street art are right around the corner.

The space
If you're looking for an affordable, clean, comfortable studio in a traditional house in San Juan's hippest emerging beach neighborhood - this could be the place for you.

Just three blocks to the upscale, gated community of Ocean Park and San Juan's best beach - this has always been an eclectic, bohemian neighborhood favored by artists, actors, writers and Puerto Rico's avant garde community. Think of New York City's East Village two blocks to a palm-fringed beach and you'll have an idea of why young, sophisticated travelers are attracted to the Ocean Park/Loiza Street area. If the Rum Diary were written today - it would be in our backyard - framed by the intimate clubs, pizzerias that turn to dance halls at midnight, shipping containers turned to restaurants, empty lots turned community art spaces or food truck parks and pop-up boutiques mixed in with traditional street vendors, bodegas, bars, salsa music stores, bargain shopping and cafe's from the days when Loiza Street was San Juan's working class 'main street'. The area is still a little 'rough around the edges' - but that's why we love it! This is a real 'local neighborhood' where you can still hear Spanish and Salsa on every corner and experience the 'real San Juan'.

A few blocks away you will find Kasalta Bakery - San Juan's famous Spanish cafeteria where you may find a surfer-dude sitting next to a famous singer, next to a beach bum, next to a latina Telenovela diva, next to a tourist, next to an ex-governor... It is this magical mix that attracted President Obama when he skipped the governor's luncheon to have 'lunch with the locals' at Kasalta. The rest of the neighborhood has the same vibe - very mixed, very interesting, very unexpected. Every day is an adventure on Loiza Street and no two days are the same.

Even Conde Nast Traveler has fallen in love with the Loiza Street vibe calling it 'a place of mystery and possibility, a good time about to be had'! - Conde Nast Traveler, April 2014

When you've had enough sun and fun on the beach and are ready to explore outside the neighborhood, the #53 bus will bring you to the Condado Tourist Strip and on to Old San Juan. The T5 will take you through the Santurce Arts District for museums, Plaza del Mercado for weekly street parties, Miramar Historic District and on into Old San Juan. Buses are only .75 c each way (exact change) and run from 7am to about 8pm. Public buses do not run on Sundays.

Uber is available in San Juan and it is a great way to get around.

This converted studio is located on the 2nd floor of a traditional house, 7 minutes away from the best beach in San Juan and all the major tourist attractions of the Condado district and a short 10 minutes drive from the airport and Old San Juan.

There is free street parking available right outside the house and along our street for your car rental.

FREE wi fi internet is available in the studio. The unit has a smart TV that comes with Netflix.

There is an brand new A/C in your unit.

Your are welcome to use our outdoor space, equipped with table and chairs, perfect for you to enjoy your morning coffee or a drink.

There is a full size bed with a comfortable mattress and a memory foam topper and it comes with cotton linens.

The kitchenette is fully equipped (mini fridge, hot plate, toaster, coffee maker, dishes and kitchen utensils). We offer complimentary fresh coffee, as well as basic spices (salt, pepper, sugar and cooking oil).

The bathroom has a spacious shower, cotton towels and basic toiletries are provided (hand soap, shower gel, shampoo).

A set of towels per guest and a set of linens per bed are provided on a weekly basis.

We offer complimentary beach items (chairs, a set of beach towels, beach bag and portable cooler) .

You will be within walking distance from public transportation, a Walgreens pharmacy, the post office, banks, supermarkets, fresh fruit stands, plenty of great restaurants, cafes, bars, vintage stores, beauty salons and even a yoga studio.

While staying in this studio you will be able to experience San Juan like a native, immerse yourself in local culture and everyday living and make your vacation one to remember.

Check-in time is anytime after 3 pm and check-out time is 11 am.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Public or shared beach access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
42" HDTV with Netflix
Air conditioning
Shared patio or balcony
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave

Where you’ll be

San Juan, Puerto Rico

If you want to live the authentic Caribbean experience, this is the neighborhood to be in. Great little restaurants with delicious local food are a stone's throw away, as well as pop-up and vintage boutiques and stores with a variety of local products to choose from. The locals are very friendly, helpful and always welcoming towards visitors.

7 nights in San Juan

Jul 31, 2022 - Aug 7, 2022

4.84 out of 5 stars from 232 reviews

Hosted by Dara

Joined in November 2012
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Born and raised in Romania, I have traveled extensively for work and fun and lived on 3 continents. I'm always looking to travel off the beaten path and search for the best kept secrets of every place.
I call Puerto Rico my 2nd home and am looking forward to sharing with you the hidden gems of this wonderful place.
Mi casa es su casa.
Born and raised in Romania, I have traveled extensively for work and fun and lived on 3 continents. I'm always looking to travel off the beaten path and search for the best kept se…

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