LUX 2 BDR OCEANFRONT 17TH FLOOR - BOCAGRANDE, THE PLACE TO STAY

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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LUX 2 BDR OCEANFRONT 17TH FLOOR - BOCAGRANDE, THE PLACE TO STAY

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Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 on 2 queen beds)

BEST FURNISHED UNIT AT PALMETTO. Top of the line luxury 2 bedroom beachfront. It is furnished tastefully, with high quality furniture, artwork and top of the line appliances. Truly UNIQUE in this building. If you are going to Cartagena, Bocagrande is the place to stay. Preferred method of inquiry is by phone. Please - NO SPAM INQUIRIES, SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY, your time and my time is valuable. While my typical renter desires the unit for 7 days or more, I will rent for shorter periods of time for near term bookings. Edificio Palmetto is centrally located in Bocagrande, just minutes west of the Old Walled City (World Heritage City) by taxi. This unit is one of the newest on the market, furnished with high quality furnishings, American queen size beds, pillow top mattresses, comfortable L-shaped sectional in living area. February, 2011 removed the stereo and replaced it with a Vizio blue ray player (for CD's and DVD's linked to 46' LCD wall mounted TV (new October, 2012) by HDMI cable. Cable TV in primary living room. Cable, Internet and Local Telephone Service. Currently November, 2012 Vizio blue ray TV's placed in each of the two bedrooms. Plays CD's and DVD's. Security safe in closet in one of two bedrooms. You are renting direct from owner, not an agent.

This new to market 17th floor unit is direct ocean front, ocean front view from the living room and both master bedrooms. Curtain in living room added summer, 2012 to keep some of the afternoon sun out for those who want it. Custom made drapes in both bedrooms.

Unit has large refrigerator, microwave, oven and 4 burners on cooking surface. Unit has NEW on demand hot water system and it works (replacement unit October, 2012). Always inquire if you are looking at other units about their hot water systems. Both baths are full baths with shower. More than adequate dishes, utensils, pots and pans for those who want to cook. Washer and Dryer added to unit September, 2009. Local Phone and internet. If you are comparing my unit to others in this building, look at the comparison photos. This unit truly is the best furnished unit in the building, except the top floor penthouse.

Cartagena is an incredible city. In fact, Colombia is an incredible country and its citizens are friendly and unassuming. Spanish is not a must, but is extremely helpful.

The recent film, Love in the Time of Cholera was filmed in Cartagena; years back, Romancing the Stone.

The old walled city allows one to wander for days, viewing incredible architecture, world class shopping and great restaurants. To get a feel for the real Colombia, visit the old city and surrounding areas. To the west (by boat) you will find an island chain that has incredible aqua marine water, perfect for snorkeling or just boating. Many tour operators run to the islands or you can do as I do and rent a boat and leisurely cruise the islands and visit a variety of beaches (Playa Grande, Rosario Islands).

I was fortunate several years back to visit Cartagena with natives of Colombia. I was enchanted not only by Cartagena, but by other cities I visited, including Bogota. A visit to Cartagena and a stay in my condominium/apartment will allow you to relax and return home with stories to tell. You will be compelled to return as soon and often as you can.

Should you stay in my unit, I will provide as much insight as I can about Cartagena, the surrounding community, the building and my unit.

The unit is not restricted to adults (although that is my preference) however, Cartagena is probably more for adults than children. I require photo id in the form of drivers license and passports from all occupants. As I rent my unit frequently, payment is due upon the making of reservation; minimum 7 days rental (for near term booking, will now rent for shorter terms - inquire). Arrangements for keys can be made in a variety of ways, depending upon where you are traveling from and time and date of arrival. Typically, I send keys to you prior to your departure from your home city.

Others who rent in this building will rent to up to 9 people in a unit. I limit my unit to a maximum of 4 responsible individuals, no large families.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Keywords: Upscale two bedroom (both master) unit with separate bath/shower

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed

Steve

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Professional active male; light hearted, enjoys life. I was introduced to Colombia and Cartagena by dear friends, both from Colombia. Well educated professional with a love for life and meeting and interacting with new people from all over the globe. I hope our paths shall cross.

Steve purchased this condo in 2008

I visited Cartagena with two wonderful friends, both Colombian. They actually took me to a number of cities in Colombia as well as introduced me to the wonderful people of the country. I found Cartagena to be interesting, the people warm and friendly and the weather incredible. On the property next to the hotel I was staying, a trailer was on site and the developer was advertising units for sale. I was fortunate that the real estate company that was marketing sales of the units to be build had one english speaking sales person, and I was able to negotiate a contract long distance with her assistance. I don't regret my purchase at all.

First and Foremost, you are dealing with a thoughtful owner, one who in furnishing the unit and maintaining has considered the comfort of others who might later occupy it. Before and while at my unit, I am available to answer questions and guide you as best I can, either in preparation for your trip or while you are already on site. In the morning have coffee on the balcony as the sun rises or walk on 2nd to Juan Valdez Cafe (the Starbucks of Colombia). Juan Valdez is a great people watching place. The unit is furnished with high quality furnishings and has after my viewing of some other units in the complex the best furnishings in Palmetto, with the exception of the penthouse. Full size, not Colombia size queen beds, custom drapes from the United States, custom fabric from the United States for the living room sectional sofa, chairs for the beach, an umbrella for the beach, a wide array of towels for the chaise lounges at the pool. For those who go to the beach, beach towels and an umbrella you are free to take from the unit and use at the beach. Excellent building security and management and friendly staff. Bocagrande is the place to be (the Old City is to be visited but in my view is not the place to stay) and this unit is central to Bocagrande, on the beach and within walking distance to everything in Bocagrande.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Lux 2 Bdr Oceanfront 17th Floor - Bocagrande, the place to stay
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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Lux 2 Bdr Oceanfront 17th Floor - Bocagrande, the place to stay
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Mompox Bolívar
5

EXCELLENT VIEW AND LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at Steve's apartment for 9 days and had an excellent time in Cartagena. What you see in the pictures is exactly how the apartment looks. The apartment is setup with two separate master bedrooms with private bathrooms and showers which was ideal for two single men. The building staff is excellent with 24hr security and front desk control of who enters the building. The pool is excellent overlooking the ocean. Steps into the beach also. The balcony view gives you an excellent look at the city and gorgeous sunsets. The apartment is excellently equipped with Wi-Fi, cable, stereo and cooking utensils for all your needs. Walking distance to everything, safe neighborhood not the Laguito area which has prostitutes walking all over. $5-$6 cab rides to el Centro where most good restaurants and bars are located. Walking distance to the best neighborhoods of Cartagena.

Steve is an excellent host and has a staff in town ready to fix anything that might go wrong. I believe my friend call in to fix a door in the shower and we had two guys knocking on the door the next day to fix it. However, we did not require anything else during our stay.

I greatly recommend this apartment for two single men and women or couples who want to explore Cartagena. If I return to the city, I will definitely stay at Steve's place again.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Lux 2 Bdr Oceanfront 17th Floor - Bocagrande, the place to stay
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Mompox Bolívar
Centennial, Colorado, USA
5

THE BEST IN CARTAGENA!

  • 5 of 5
First off Steve's condo is a wonderful place to spend a week or longer when visiting Cartagena. We were two senior couples and it was great to have two perfect master bedrooms with baths to choose from. Each has a view and we loved being able to open the windows when we went to bed and amazingly we could hear the surf even from the 17th floor! Although we didn't cook (too many good restaurants around) we did note that the kitchen was well stocked.

Most important to us is how great Steve was when we had trouble with our original reservation made two years ago. We had a major medical emergency and had to cancel just before leaving on our trip. Although it was not a part of the agreed contract Steve honored our week's paid stay when we were finally able to travel. I don't believe you will find many owners willing to do that. Thank you Steve!!
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
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Lux 2 Bdr Oceanfront 17th Floor - Bocagrande, the place to stay
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Mompox Bolívar
5

CONDO IN CARTAGENA

  • 5 of 5
Just as described,spacious,nice and clean

Very friendly and responsible owner,goes well and beyond of just renting out the unit
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Lux 2 Bdr Oceanfront 17th Floor - Bocagrande, the place to stay
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Mompox Bolívar
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5

GREAT UNIT...EVEN BETTER OWNER

  • 5 of 5
This unit was as good as advertised. Comfortable beds, very good wifi, three zones of AC and washer/dryer. The view from the 17th floor was beautiful...sunsets every night.

The unit has everything and Steve was so easy to deal with. He sends out a great info package, explaining a few intricacies like turning on the hot water along with cab info and where to find grocery stores.

While we were there, the complex was cleaning the water lines and it took longer than planned. Steve had his housekeeper deliver a bottle of wine for the inconvenience...not necessary, but pretty classy on his part.

Staying here was the best of both worlds---city and beach. It's a great unit, in a well maintained building with plenty to do within a 5-10 minute walk.

This unit was as good even better than as advertised.
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Lux 2 Bdr Oceanfront 17th Floor - Bocagrande, the place to stay
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Providence, RI
5

GREAT APARTMENT AND TERRIFIC OWNER

  • 5 of 5
From the beginning, Steve was great to deal with it. He explained everything that we needed from getting a cab at airport to turning on the hot water in the unit.

His apartment was perfect...and as he mentions, the bed is comfortable...really comfortable.

The air conditioning - one in each room- is a good set up as you only have to use the AC in the room that you are using.

The unit had everything for our 12 day stay and the location couldn't be better. You can walk everywhere in Boca Grande and the ease of getting into town is well, pretty easy.
An example of Steve's kindness-- the building had to do a water test and it somehow took longer than planned. To offset the inconvenience Steve had his housekeeper deliver us a bottle of wine. Totally unnecessary, but totally classy.

If we ever went back to this great city, Steve's unit would be where we would stay.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Lux 2 Bdr Oceanfront 17th Floor - Bocagrande, the place to stay
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5

EMACULATE

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I are in our mid 20's and had a great time. Steve probably has one of the nicest apartments in the building.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CTG)
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
MARINA RENTALS AND TOUR BOATS TO ISLANDS
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
LESS THAN A BLOCK AWAY
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
NEXT DOOR, IMMEDIATELY RIGHT OR LEFT OF BUILDING
Car: not necessary

Best Location Center of Bocagrande, minutes from the Old City.....great day and evening views, DIRECT oceanfront, all rooms....better than the old City for a place to stay, close to shopping, restaurants...take a tour to Rosario Islands, Baru or rent a boat and set your own schedule

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Availability & Rates

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Mompox Condo Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
$200
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$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,250
$3,750
 

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Notes Upon confirmation of rental and payment, building entry authorization and intro package sent together with code to key entry to your location; no worries about meeting anyone at airport or building to look for keys; arrive at airport, taxi to Palmetto, check in thru security and elevator to floor 17 and enter unit. Payment is non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Mompox Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 17
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bath is full bath with shower. Bathroom are directly off of each bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) queen beds (each bedroom) with pillow top mattress both master bedrooms - new comforters February, 2011. TV and dvd in each bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
  • churches
  • marina
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
Unit has two (2) master bedrooms, with custom made queen (US style) queen beds and pillow top mattresses; linens and bed coverings suitable for tropical environment; small CD library with DVD library in place early 2009; custom made entertainment center and wall mounted 46' LCD Television, installed November 2012. New covering on sectional in unit. Unit located 17th floor of tallest and newest building in Bocagrande (42 stories). Living room has L shaped lounge (couch). State of the art security, entry into Palmetto on 1st floor, cleared through security to main desk on 3rd floor, where elevator bank whisks you to 17th floor. On the 3rd floor you will find large pool overlooking ocean, restaurant (to open soon), sauna, state of the art gym. THERE ARE OTHER UNITS AVAILABLE IN PALMETTO. SEE PHOTOS OF ALL UNITS. I REPRESENT MY UNIT PHOTOS AS ACTUAL. IF YOU COMPARE MY UNIT FURNITURE/ARTWORK TO THE OTHER UNITS YOU WILL NOTICE THAT MY UNIT IS HIGH END. MAXIMUM GUEST USE IS 4.
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