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Luxury apartment with private pool and jacuzzi, sea views in Ciudad Colonial

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment with 2 suites in the best place of Cartagena with sea views

Luxury apartment with 4 floors, first floor with fully equipped kitchen, living room with TV and home cinema and an interior courtyard with pool and chill out. Second and third floor rooms en suite with queen, one double and 2 single convertible bed, bath and dressing both. An incredible fourth floor terrace with hot tub overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the colonial city.

Housekeeping included.

The complex includes 2 pools, gym, spa and 24-hour security.


Owner
Carlos Santa-Cruz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

Amenities

San Diego House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Marble bathrooms and colonial stone floor with dressing
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Room 1 - 1 king
    Room 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Air conditioning, fully equipped bathroom and dressing In one bedroom 2 single beds can be converted into a bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
House Rules: prohibited parties in the apartment. Visits allowed only until 10 pm. Breach of these rules will involve the collection of the deposit in full

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Luxury apartment with private pool and jacuzzi, sea views in Ciudad Colonial
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
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Hot Humid City Night

  • 2 of 5

We are traveling from the USA (Kansas). Family of 4, two parents and two active teenage sons ages 18 and 16.

Before and during our stay Carlos was always available and quick at responding to our questions. He also provided one medium size drinking water for us upon our arrival that we requested ahead of time. You most bring in your drinking water.

At the door the security guard only speaks Spanish. We were asked for paper work showing our reservation and passports. We were grateful for security that was very tight.

The apartment is elegant! We are all very pleased as we checked out all the floors and make it to the small roof top for a beautiful night view of the city and the ocean. The AC is on, on the main floor nice a cool. The bedrooms A/C are off so we turn them on and go down stairs to give them a chance to cool the bedrooms off. Unfortunately, the middle floor never cools down. The top floor A/C does a great job. Beds are comfortable bedding is average to low quality. There are no extra sheets or bedding. If you want twin beds (not the king bed) probably need to request this ahead of time. Bathrooms are very clean. The shower is very small and tight and has a rain head faucet.

There is no paper work giving us any directions as to WIFI or anything else. The security guard helps us with the WIFI that is only used in the hot but shaded comfortable courtyard. Carlos response quickly on the A/C and promises to have it fixed. In the meantime, the main floor Kitchen/family room is heating up this A/C is now not keeping up. The pool is nice and refreshing. We do not find a way to turn on the waterfall. There are two “community pools” on the property as well. The apartments are not busy with visitors but is very busy with constructions from 9am to 3pm. The TV do not get English speaking channels. There are no games or other entertainment in the apartment. The A/C are not fixed till after 8pm our second night.

Over all it is a lovely apartment. The location is very ideal for walking the city. At night, it was very quiet and away from street life. Very safe and secure the guard has a straight view to your door. The price and all cost are done in Paso. Refund of deposit has yet to be returned and no compensation given for the A/C issues.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments and for your stay. Concerning TV English Channels, I have the only available cable TV operator in Colombia which you have only one English Channel (CNN) ... you are in Spanish language Country, so it s normal most of the channels are in that language (I ve been in Kansas and could not watch Spanish TV neither speaks Spanish with most of the people in many places, which for me it s normal if you travel to other countries to adapt to local cultures!) as well as the security guard talks in Spanish or all the costs there in Cartagena are in Pesos which is their local currency ! About you said there were no extra sheets or no directions where given, this is not true. I asked you several times to ask me at any time for tips, information, places you would like to go or visit. You didn't ask at all and said it s all ok and didn't need anything (even at the time I talk to you by phone when I called to see if you all were well and happy !). More sheets are at a deposit place. If you need more you could ask for it when asked and talked. The Wifi was written there at the table on the first floor, which normally the employee or administrator gives to guests when they arrive, but you arrived so late at midnight which of course nobody is already there and we did the effort to be sure you could have everything ready for your so late checkin. About the A/C you are right. They are all 3 new but It seems one of them unfortunately didn't work propertly, as you mention, which sometimes I m sorry but occurs, specially at that strong Caribean weather which everything suffers a lot. We did all we could to fix it and called even on Saturday afternoon the technical guys to check and fix it. The guy went there even being away of the city with the family so he did it finally as the A/C are at the guarantee period still. Finally about deposit, I don t accept at all you say you didn't receive it. Ask Homeaway or I send you if you want the mail confirmation from Homeaway that they took that amount from my account, so before saying or accusing something like that you should check before. If it s not the case let me know and we ll go to police to make the report ! Again thanks again for your stay hope you liked and enjoyed that beautiful and amazing City of Cartagena. Regards, Carlos
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4

Comfortable and Charming!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the apartment. It was perfect for two couples visiting Cartagena for a wedding. Private, large beds, clean updated bathrooms, great location you couldn't ask for more. The rooftop is small, but quiet. The mini private pool on the first floor is clutch after a long day exploring the city. The pool stays cooler than expected and is truly refreshing. Carlos was easy to work with and very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a fabulous apartment!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, and our 18 year old daughter absolutely loved our stay. The location is perfect and the apartment feels like a sanctuary when you walk in - especially welcoming after walking around the city for periods of time. We loved having coffee on the patio in the morning and loved the rooftop with the views and ocean breezes in the afternoon/evening when we weren't out and about. Carlos was always wonderful to work with and responded quickly. We would highly recommend this apartment. The bedrooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floor with the rooftop on the 4th floor. Not a problem for us at all, but something to consider if you have mobility issues. Thank you Carlos!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Candus, I m very happy to see you had a great time in the beautiful Cartagena, liked my home and felt confortable there, which is the most important for me to hear. I also want to thank you again for selecting my place and treating so well everything there. You are an excellent guests and fully recomend you to any other property owners. You and your family will always be welcome to Cartagena and we ll be glad to attend you and help in what ever you may need again. I wish you a great tríp back home. My best regards to you and your family, Carlos
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5

Wonderful Retreat Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in numerous high end apartments/condos in various countries, and this one ranks as one of the best. In my first trip to Cartagena, I found my home away from home. The location is superb, just inside the wall and easily accessible to all taxi drivers. It's a great starting point for walking around the walled city, with a coffee shop a block away, two supermarkets within walking distance, great shopping and restaurants nearby as well. Carlos (owner), Libia (property manager) and Luz (cleaning lady) were all accessible and wonderful to work with. The owner responded quickly to all questions and checked in via text throughout our trip to ensure everything was going well. The property manager was accessible as well, and gave me her daughter's contact information to help translate my English requests. Luz was very friendly and went to the supermarket on a couple of occasions and cooked us breakfast for a reasonable tip. The apartment building has 24 hour security, and the guards were all friendly and helpful when hailing cabs or getting directions.

The apartment layout can't be truly appreciated from the pictures, but it's location directly inside one of the main entrances to the walled city is great. The living room and kitchen are spacious on the ground floor, and the plunge pool is a great way to start the day or cool off after a day of exploring. Both bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious, and effectively exist on their own floors, which is great for privacy. They both offer nice views of the courtyard. The rooftop offers beautiful views of the city and ocean, and is a great place to relax at night. Whether it's smoking a cigar, enjoying a beer or relaxing in the Jacuzzi, you can't go wrong. The lighting in this apartment is wonderfully done, showing a great attention to detail by the owner, and the wireless internet was strong the entire time...which can be a worry at other locations. I will definitely return to this location the next time I return to Cartagena! Thanks to Carlos and his staff for their hospitality!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Calvin, Many thanks for your nice comments and what really make me very happy is you felt in my place like your own home. You have been very kind as well to Libia, Luz and took very good care of the house. I really appreciate you all this and you are and will be always welcome to my property. Hope you return again to this incredible city and wish you and your family all the best ! Carlos
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5

THE MOST AMAZING PLACE IN CARTAGENA!

  • 5 of 5

I MUST ALSO SAY THE PICTURES DO NO JUSTICE AS THE PREVIOUS VISITOR SAID.THE OWNER IS VERY FRIENDLY AND RESPONDS VERY FAST TO ANY NEED.THE LOCATION, VIEWS BEATS OUT THE BEST HOTELS IN CARTAGENA FOR LESS THEN HALF THE PRICE (Sofitel Santa Clara) AND YOU GET ROOM AND MORE PRIVACY NOTHING BEATS YOUR OWN POOL AND JACUZZI AS WELL AS THE VERY NICE COMMUNITY POOLS AND GYM.EVERYTHING IS NEAR BY.WELL WORTH THE MONEY YOU WONT BE DISSAPOINTED.I WILL RECOMMEND AND BE BACK. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR HOME.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your nice comments and specially for being so nice guests and treat my house so well. I fully recomend them also to any other owners and you ll be always Welcome back to my place. We ll be always happy to make you feel like your own home here ! Receive my best regards, Carlos
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5

amazing apartment in old city

  • 5 of 5

the pictures do not do the apartment justice. It is a beautifully furnished and well kept apartment. It is in a beautiful complex with 24hour security. The caretakers- Libia and Cindy were always just one phone call away if we had any issues. Of note, there are 4floors of stairs- no elevator for those with disabilities.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Rafael Nuñez
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Cartagena de Indias
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Karibana
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Bocagrande
Car: not necessary

Luxury apartment in a World Heritage Site in front of the Caribbean Sea

Along with the monuments, squares and major historic churches in the city. Typical local and international restaurants, the best shopping local handicrafts, fashion and accessories.

Near the incredible Islas del Rosario and Baru, white sand and turquoise sea

Water sports, golf, tennis nearby.

Active and exciting nightlife.

Photos

Rates & Availability

San Diego House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Reinado
Nov 11 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$467
 
 
Alta
Dec 11 2017 - Dec 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$467
 
 
Navidades
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$583
 
 
Alta
Jan 8 2018 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$467
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $466.64

Prepago 50%.
servicio limpieza incluido
Comida no incluida
Organización de Fiestas prohibidas. Visitantes distintos a los huéspedes es posible hasta las 10 de la noche. Infringir las normas de la casa supone el pago de la totalidad del depósito !

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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