CHARMING 2 BR APART. IN HEART OF COLONIAL CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

Jaime Urrutia

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CHARMING 2 BR APART. IN HEART OF COLONIAL CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

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Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This apartment is ideally located in the heart of magnificent colonial Cartagena, which is a very safe area. It's a stone-throw from the 16th century cathedral and also where Sir Francis Drake lived when he captured the city.

Within walking distance: fine restaurants, museums, churches, the beautiful streets of Cartagena, and its fortifications. A bit further out, requiring a taxi ride, the spectacular San Felipe fort and La Popa mountain-top monastery.

Beaches close by.

The apartment itself is well appointed and decorated, ideal for two couples. The building has a lap pool at street level as well as a roof-top sunning and lounging area. It has a doorman at all times.

The daily visit of a cleaning lady is included. She can also be hired to cook lunch.

Nearby travel agencies, or boats on the dock southeast of the apartment, can arrange a boating visit to the bay's fortifications, the Rosario islands, and the Aquarium.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility

Jaime Urrutia

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Colombians, residing in Santiago, Chile, and in Bogota, Colombia. Have loved Cartagena for a long, long time.

Jaime Urrutia purchased this apartment in 1990

Colonial, walled, Cartagena is extraordinary - an intimate and magnificent experience. This building is located on the landmark Plaza de Bolívar, diagonal from the Inquisition Palace Museum, the XVIth Century Cathedral, and the Gold Museum.

The lanai of the apartment faces the beautiful dome and spires of San Pedro Claver Church. The building is on the central Plaza de Bolivar or Inquisition Square, although the apartment is on the quiet side of the building, not facing the sometimes noicy square. Ideal location for walking tours of this gem of a colonial city. The building has a lap pool and a sundeck.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Charming 2 BR Apart. in Heart of Colonial Cartagena, Colombia
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
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Charming 2 BR Apart. in Heart of Colonial Cartagena, Colombia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272159vb
+56 222338241
Centro Cartagena
5

Excellent property in great location

  • 5 of 5
Very comfortable, clean and spacious apartment for four adults in a great central location within easy walking distance to excellent restaurants, bars, tour pickup point, a small supermarket and historical sights.
The apartment was well equiped and the air condition/fan combo was very efficient in the bedrooms. Fans were more than adequate in the living areas and the gorgeous cool lanai where we spent most nights over drinks and conversation. The roof terrace is not be missed offering superb views of the old city and the ocean beyond. Everything worked, including the excellent shower with good pressure and hot water as well as the washing machine and dryer. Lots of space for storage and hanging clothes.
We throughly enjoyed our stay at this apartment. The housekeeper Aidee and the concierge at the lobby were most helpfull, friendly and did their job well.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Charming 2 BR Apart. in Heart of Colonial Cartagena, Colombia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272159vb
+56 222338241
Centro Cartagena
Santa Monica, California
5

Old World Abiance - Best Location in Cartagena

  • 5 of 5
This is a very special apartment, definitely charming, romantic, historic and accommodating. There were four of us who stayed at the apartment for 4 nights and we wished we had booked for longer. By the end of the visit we could envision ourselves living permanently in the Old City. Our host Jaime was wonderful sending us a wealth of information ahead of our visit, regarding local sites, history and restaurant recommendations. Once arrived, the building doormen were all very sweet and helpful and Aide the housekeeper really made it a special cleaning up and doing the laundry each day. We greatly appreciated the fully stocked kitchen as we cooked breakfast each day to enjoy on the patio. There are also beach towels, a sun umbrella to use at the beach. The apartment is filled with wonderful art and interesting books related to Cartagena and the general area. Do NOT miss going to the rooftop of the apartment at dusk – incredible views of the old city! Only issue we had was with a city electric crew working on the block a couple of days with full power outages – which made us appreciate the top notch air conditioning in the bedrooms all the more when the power came back on. Incredible value for the money. We felt like honored guests and we hope to be back!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Charming 2 BR Apart. in Heart of Colonial Cartagena, Colombia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272159vb
+56 222338241
Centro Cartagena
Oregon, USA
5

Comfortable, relaxing stay in Cartagena

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed for a week at this beautiful, relaxing apartment, and greatly enjoyed our first visit in Cartagena. In spite of its location in the very center of the city, the unit is remarkably quiet, as it faces the rear of the building. The amenities are in good working order, including the A/C - which was important to us, as we are used to a Northern climate. The location is truly unbeatable - we sampled several of the city's museums, and some of its best restaurants, all within a block or two of the building. Getting to the Bocagrande beaches was also no hassle, as we were able to hop on a buseta, and reach the sandy shore within a few minutes.

And when we came back from a good day in the city, those adorable turtledoves were there, waiting for us in their nests in the lanai.

I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone visiting the city, and would return in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Charming 2 BR Apart. in Heart of Colonial Cartagena, Colombia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272159vb
+56 222338241
Centro Cartagena
New Zealand
5

Above Expectation

  • 5 of 5
A great little apartment. Very comfortable and fantastic location in old town. The pool was fantastic - very cool which is just what is needed in CArtagena in July. We had a great time. Thank you.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Charming 2 BR Apart. in Heart of Colonial Cartagena, Colombia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272159vb
+56 222338241
Centro Cartagena
Chicago
5

Classic Cartagena

  • 5 of 5
My family (wife and two kids) just spent five days in this apartment. We had looked at more modern options in the Bocagrande, newer section of Cartagena and decided to stay in the old city instead. It was the best decision we made. The apartment is in the heart of the old walled city. It is smack dab in the center in front of Parque Bolivar. The apartment has a housekeeper (Aide) that came everyday after we had left the apartment and washed dishes, made beds and even did laundry if we needed her to. Aide was also a wealth of information suggesting restaurants and how to get around the walled city. The apartment is absolutely safe and secure with a doorman around the clock (Ismael and Ruby were also a great help with cabs or directions anywhere). We never closed the rear doors leading to the terrace and fell asleep reading on the hammocks or rocking chairs on the deck or in the bedrooms. The walls of the apartment are covered in tasteful art. The apartment was so comfortable and comforting, that it felt like home after the first day. We loved every minute of it. The owner was also very helpful and easily accessible via email.Cartagena is the most beautiful and safest city in the Caribbean. We never worried for a second. You can walk throughout the entire walled city easily into midnight and the city is alive with the friendliest people. Go to Colombia! Visit Cartagena! Stay in this apartment... you will not regret it. By the way, we visited Bocagrande to see what we were missing and an hour later were glad to be in a cab back to our "Cartagena home".
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • 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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Charming 2 BR Apart. in Heart of Colonial Cartagena, Colombia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272159vb
+56 222338241
Centro Cartagena
Chicago
5

Great Value for the Location

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from spending 6 nights in this great apartment. The location is excellent - old city and across the street from one of the nicest plazas (IMO) in the city (Bolivar). With 4 people, we were comfortable (though the double bed is tight for 2 people). It really felt like staying in a friend's apartment that you were given keys 2. The complex seemed empty which made the rooftop terrace seem totally private just for our use. The views from the terrace were fantastic. Lastly, Jaime was very cool and always prompt with questions and answers.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
40 minutes walking
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
one block
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
one block
Car: not necessary

In the heart of extraordinarily beautiful colonial Cartagena. Building faces wonderful Plaza de Bolivar, surrounded by Inquisition Palace, Cathedral and Gold Museum. Bocagrande beaches nearby. Beautiful beaches and coral reefs in Barú and the Islas del Rosario (including a seaquarium), less than an hour away by speedboat, or an hour and a half by taxi to Barú.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Centro Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
low season
Feb 15 2014 - Dec 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,320
$4,400
 
 
high season
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Deposit of 50% to reserve.
Final 50% due 15 days before arrival.
Deposit refunded if reservation is cancelled at least 60 days in advance.
Final 50% due if cancellation is made with less than 30 days' notice.
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Amenities

Amenities

Centro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Elevator
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , two twin beds usually paired, can be separated
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • King size bed (1) made up of two separate beds in main bedroom, Queen size bed (1) bedroom 2.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library
  • Books for Adults
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • ruins
  • cinemas
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • shopping
  • water sports
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • cycling
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Paintings by renowned Latin American artists. Daily cleaning, washing and ironing included.
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