LUXURY BY THE SEA! BEST LOCATION IN MAGIC HISTORIC CENTER. OLD WORLD ELEGANCE.

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
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LUXURY BY THE SEA! BEST LOCATION IN MAGIC HISTORIC CENTER. OLD WORLD ELEGANCE.

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3 bedrooms, each with TV, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6.

Historic building overlooking the sea, renovated with every modern amenity. Private furnished Roof Garden with breathtaking Sea View, relaxing pool, barbecue, sensational sunsets. State-of-the-art kitchen. Designer and antique furniture. Colonial Dining table seats 12. Full size pool and sauna. Located steps from restaurants, museums, shopping, bars, discos, 10 minute taxi to Boca Grande, close to beaches. Excursions by boat to the Rosario Islands and Baru available by advance booking. Antique and colonial style furnishings and lighting with mix of modern. Grand lobby and reception area in former 19th-century chapel with vaulted ceilings, surrounded by arched colonnades and pools of water cooled by ocean breezes. Personal guided tours available by special arrangement.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
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A FlipKey verified reviewer

New York

Sep 20, 2010

I was extremely fortunate to be able to stay in this most wonderful residence during March of 2010. The complex is conveniently located, and is quite one of the most prestigious in Columbia. It was beautifully finished, and furnished to the highest possible standard, with everything you would need to be made to feel special on a vacation in a most exotic and charming city. The staff at the complex, which is a converted monastery, were attentive, and prepared to assist you with anything that you needed. The apartment comes with a most charming and obliging maid, who is available to do shopping, and to make meals for you. The owners were charming and delightful, as well. I only met them once to pick-up a key, and get some interesting information about the locale. Otherwise, they left me alone, and were completely unintrusive. The apartment offers the utmost privacy, and you can spend many relaxed hours by the rooftop pool overlooking the sea.



I cannot recommend this residence highly enough to anyone, or my visit to a most beautiful city. I look forward to returning there in the coming year.



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Date of Stay: March 2010

I recommend this for

"Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!"

Friends getaway: Yes A romantic getaway: Yes People with disabilities: Yes

Older travelers: Yes Families with young children: Yes Families with teenagers: Yes

Tourists: Yes Luxury-minded travelers: Yes
Mar 2010
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Luxury by the Sea! Best location in magic historic center. Old world elegance.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Luxury by the Sea! Best location in magic historic center. Old world elegance.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331528
+1 516 982-5170
San Diego Cartagena
5

INCREDIBLE LOCATION WITH AUTHENTIC CARTAGENA CHARM

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at this beautiful spot with our three children, ages 10, 9 and 7. The apartment is part of an old monastery that overlooks the old wall surrounding the historic part of Cartagena. Just one block away is the Santa Clara hotel, which was an old convent. The location is very safe and perfect for families. Shopping, restaurants and coffee shops are just a block away.

When we were looking into places to stay in Cartagena, we looked at some high-rise condos in the Boca Grande area, which is a 10 minute taxi ride away. Thank HEAVENS we didn't stay there!!! The cement block buildings are dull and dingy. The beach is o.k., but the water isn't the clear water we are used to seeing in the Caribbean or most parts of Mexico. We walked along the beach one day and were immediately mobbed by vendors offering hats, watches, necklaces, massages, hair braiding, etc. It was fine for an hour, but it really started to wear as the entourage followed us down the beach. Needless to say, it wasn't the peaceful experience we had imagined. Taxis are very cheap - $5-$7 USD for pretty much anywhere you'd want to go. We were so happy to be able to visit the beach, but return to our little sanctuary in Casa de Bocatillo!

We also looked at some apartments in other parts of the walled portion of the city. Again, we were relieved that fate directed us to our special location as other apartments, though charming, would have been noisy due to street and pedestrian traffic. Taxi drivers in Cartagena honk frequently! I truly can't image another spot that would yield a better combination of location and quietude!

A description of this property would not be complete without mentioning Clari. She is the housekeeper and also prepares breakfast. Clari is a fabulous cook. We hired her to prepare three other meals. Her chicken dish is amazing! The kids adored her and consider her to be one of the best parts of our trip to Cartagena. To the best of our knowledge, she doesn't speak English, so brush up on your Spanish!

The owners, Thomas and Jim, are accessible via a free Vonage phone line to the U.S. They are also a tremendous resource for restaurant recommendations. Thank you, gentlemen, for a wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: May 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury by the Sea! Best location in magic historic center. Old world elegance.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331528
+1 516 982-5170
San Diego Cartagena
Forest Hills, NY, USA
5

CARTAGENA - COLOMBIA

  • 5 of 5
We LOVED this property, straight out of Architectural Digest. Pictures do not do justice to the spaciousness, high ceilings, airiness and beauty of this triplex apartment. The owners were very pleasant and professional to deal with. The housekeeper was charming, helpful and a great asset. We had a wonderful time in Carta and this beautiful location had much to do with it.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Luxury by the Sea! Best location in magic historic center. Old world elegance.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331528
+1 516 982-5170
San Diego Cartagena
Columbus, Ohio
5

IN A WORD, "PERFECT"

In a word, "Perfect"
  • 5 of 5
In February, our party of four traveled to Cartagena to scuba dive and we had the good fortune to stay in this home. It is beautiful, exceptionally well maintained, decorated and furnished, private, located in the heart of the "Historic District" and, as noted in other reviews, the pictures do not do it justice. The owners were easy to deal with, very accommodating, and full of helpful information about Cartagena (where to dine, tour, etc.). And, the "daily housekeeping" is performed by a wonderfully friendly lady who could not have been more helpful - a very nice asset to this home. The roof top pool is a terrific place to watch the sunset and provided our group with some views of Cartagena that we will never forget. All in all, this is what you want a vrbo rental to be - faithful to the billing, an easy "rental" process, and with no hidden disappointments. Hard to believe that there are better accommodations in Cartagena than this home. I have rented a number of units thru vrbo and, without exception, this one rates at the top. Our party will be returning to Cartagena again and we will time our visit to ensure that we are able to stay in this home.
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury by the Sea! Best location in magic historic center. Old world elegance.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331528
+1 516 982-5170
San Diego Cartagena
Auckland New Zealand
5

ONE OF MY MOST RELAXING, REGENERATIVE EXPERIENCES TO DATE.

  • 5 of 5
In August, my wife and I and 2 close friends stayed in this supurb casa.
Like one previous reviewer I have to agree that the pictures and the literature do not do it justice.
As far as vacation experiences go this was a complete standout. The house/accomodation had a genuine "old world" feel with all the convenience of contemporary living, and what's more, managed to achieve this with flair and idiosyncratic style.
Cartagena aside, this truely beautiful property is an experience in its own right. That aside we were provided with a treasure trove of local information, which proved invaluable in our exploration of this unique and exciting city.
The house as a facility, and the communal amenities of the "Old Convent" were beyond expectation, as was the inhouse food prepared on our behalf.
As holidays go, I would rate this as one of my most relaxing and regenerative experiences to date.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury by the Sea! Best location in magic historic center. Old world elegance.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331528
+1 516 982-5170
San Diego Cartagena
Mumbai, India
5

A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE! EXOTIC LOCATION & GRACIOUS HOSTS!

A memorable experience! Exotic location & Gracious hosts!
  • 5 of 5
This wonderful work of art was one of the most fabulous places me and my family have stayed at. We flew all the way from our home in Mumbai as an adventure into a distant culture. It was so comfortable, and to say we felt 'at home' would be an understatement. The interiors were magnificent, each painting and each detail of things like the chairs and the mirrors looked like they has been thoughtfully been put together. The colours were so cartegena! Loved it!

The view from the top floor was also fantastic, and the rooftop barbeque & pool was a delight! Cartegena boasts of wonderful weather, warm people and some of the tastiest and most exotic fruit & cuisine we've ever indulged in. The hosts needs a special mention as they spoilt us with fresh fruits, juices, and some of the most interesting recipes we've enjoyed. They were so warm & gracious, taking us around to interesting spots they thought we would enjoy! They were like family!

Apart from this wonderful home, we must mention the magnificent complex that housed it. It was magical to enter into, with its pillars and stone and water, it was like entering a beautiful painting. We would most definitely return here given a choice, this was one of our most memorable holidays to date!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury by the Sea! Best location in magic historic center. Old world elegance.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331528
+1 516 982-5170
San Diego Cartagena
Tarrytown, NY
5

MAGICAL, ELEGANT AND FANTASTIC LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
The pictures and description of this house does not do it justice. Better than 5! The house is gorgeous, yet comfortable and homey too. We found that we spent most of our time on the rooftop, enjoying the amazing pool, and views of Cartagena, which included the ocean and a panoramic view of the beautiful old walled city. If you've ever been to San Juan, it will remind you of Old San Juan, but better. Cartagena is funkier, less crowded and definitely a place we would go back to. The food is fantastic, the people charming and it is not over run by tourists. We felt completely safe and free to walk anywhere with our 2 teenage girls.
The house is in a converted convent and not only has the roof top pool, but an amazing infinity pool(shared by the complex) overlooking the beautiful wall and next door to Gabriel Garcia Marquez's house. You do not need a car, as everything you need is within walking distance.
The housekeeper/cook was a delight and prepared the most amazing breakfasts with fresh squeezed juices and anything that you would want. The house and interior looks like it's out of Architectural DIgest.
We flew from NY and Cartagena is an easy trip.( wished we had stayed a few days in Bogata too--next time!) The owners make every effort to make your experience there memorable.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Cartagena
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Boca Grande
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Hotel Santa Clara
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Hotel Santa Clara
Car: not necessary

Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the beautiful Caribbean coastline. Safely protected by a magnificent 500-year-old wall, this city earns its reputation as mystical, magical and spell binding. Colonial architecture, museums, centuries-old forts, cathedrals and pulsating plazas filled with restaurants, impromptu parties, and historic treasures offer an enchanting trip back in time.

Every up-to-date amenity has been seamlessly brought into the old city, so that visitors are never without the comforts and delights of a luxury vacation. The government of Colombia has made Cartagena a safe and exciting vacation destination. (Check out articles in the New York Times, Travel and Leisure, & Town and Country Magazine.)

A walk or candle-lit horse-drawn carriage ride through the cobblestone streets is the best way to experience the rich culture of the city’s history. Superb restaurants, museums, casinos, discos, shops and pulsating park plazas with local folk dancers.

Other Activities: Excursions by boat to Rosario Islands.

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Amenities

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Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Parking On Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Rain shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Rain shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Roof Garden
  • Master Bathroom is private en suite. Guest bedrooms share full bath room. 'Public Bathroom' (Powder Room) half-bath near living room, kitchen. Roof Garden ('Mirador') full bathroom and wet bar.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , TV, Club chairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , TV
  • Master Bedroom with King Size Bed and Club Chairs for enjoying breakfast, delivered by the housekeeper. Private bathroom en suite. Flat screen TV. Guest Room #1 with 2 double (full size) beds. TV. Guest Room #2 with 2 single (twin size) beds. TV. Guest Rooms share full bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Sauna
  • Private Pool
  • Communal Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Not recommended for small children or elderly or infirm. The Private Roof Garden and Relaxing Pool have railings, but are not 'childproof'. The apartment is on 3 floors which require use of stairs. Sorry, no pets allowed.