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Stunning Colonial House in Cartagena's Old Town with cook and staff.

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,027 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Restored house at the highest levels with 6 double rooms with all the comforts.

The house has 6 double rooms, 2 with double beds and 4 with 2 single beds each. All with bathroom, air conditioning, ceiling fans, WiFi internet, 3 with TV. Swimming pool connected with a large Jacuzzi, another Jacuzzi on the sun terrace, a large kitchen. layout, two living rooms one on the ground floor and one on the first floor with air conditioning.

The walls are embellished with works by well-known Colombian artists.

Within walking distance there are two supermarkets for your shopping as well as numerous shops and street vendors where you can really find everything.

The administrator and three service people will take care of all the Vs. need'. Our concierge can provide you with everything: a baby sitter, a chef, a boat to go to the Rosario islands (40 min.). You will have only to ask. The cook will be able to cook typical dishes of the local gastronomy and the maid will keep the house clean.

Do not trust those who offer you services on the street.

House comes with an administrator and a staff of three.

The porter can solve almost all of your needs: renting a boat, finding a baby sitter or a chef, going to the market and much more.

Up to 12 guests in 6 double bedrooms, will enjoy the magic city of Cartagena, living in a 300 year old Colonial house restored to top notch amenities. Conveniently located in the center of the city, in the neighborhood of Cartagena's bubbling day and night life.

More Details

Guidobruno Guidi di Bagno
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2018

About Guidobruno Guidi di Bagno

My wife and I like to consider ourselfs as citizens of the world. We love travelling, knowing people, taste new foods and we really appreciate new cultures.

I love taking pictures to stop those precious moments within our experiences.

My wife likes to know people and make new and different friendships.

Guidobruno Guidi di Bagno purchased this house in 2007

Why Guidobruno Guidi di Bagno chose San Diego

We discovered Cartagena by chance and we fell in love with the people and the city. We live here with great pleasure various months per year and we are really happy when we can share this experience with friends or guests. Colombia unfortunately has a very bad fame, but this regards only a very small part of it. The great majority of the country and its people is beautiful and very welcoming.

If you read "100 years of solitude" when young you will be surprised to find out that Gabriel Garcia Marquez didn't put any fantasy in his book he merely described what happened and happens even today in Cartagena. You will find the improbable names, absurd situations, unbelievable places he described.

You will find yourselfs in the magic of the Pearl of the Caribbean, you will be caught by the slow motion of life and the heat will surround you.

By a white Panama hat and you'll be in another era.

What makes this house unique

Buying our house was a" coup de foudre". We saw it in 2007 and immediately decided to buy it. It has been restored with all our love and with a total respect of the characteristics and materials of 3 centuries ago. Starting 2008 we came to Cartagena more and more. Now we are travelling and spend more ore less 6 months in our beautiful house.

Our porter can find you almost everything: a baby sitter, a chef, a boat for a trip to the Rosario Islands (40 min). Just ask him. Don't trust anybody offering you services in the streets.


San Diego House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6027 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are lavishly finished in local stone. They have a fan.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , can be converted to queen size
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , can be converted to queen size
  • Each room has its own bathroom with shower and toilet. Air conditioning and fan. 3 have TV. All have internet access.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning Colonial House in Cartagena's Old Town with cook and staff.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A+ property, staff and owner

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Guidobruno, is very responsive and answered all the questions I needed prior to arrival and made me feel comfortable booking the property. The property itself looks better than the pictures. It has a large outdoor living area and a second large air conditioned indoor living room on the second floor. The rooftop with jacuzzi had a cool view and the pool was clean and a great part of the house. Felix and the staff were very nice and accommodating and would clean after every night. We were very impressed with the space and the bedrooms were comfortable and much better than the pictures look. I would absolutely recommend this place. The location is perfect and a very convenient to get around old city. We felt safe the entire time we were at the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property really made our stay in Cartagena something special.

  • 5 of 5

Great property and superior location next to everything. You're able to walk to most places. The staff was great and extremely accommodating. Would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Overall experience was unreal, by far the best vacation of my life!! The house was amazing, exceeded all my expectations. It came with a maid which cleaned everyday, a chef that cooked for you everyday and porter who helped with all your needs. The location of the house was in a very safe area, we roamed the streets at all hours of the day and felt completely safe. Everyone was so nice, food was amazing, I definitely plan on returning and staying at the same location.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is clean and nice.

  • 5 of 5

Overall this place is clean. the maids and butler were very friendly only issue we had was the language cause they didn't speak any English but thanks to google translate. This place was in a very good area. I would recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Rafael Nuñez International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Karibana Golf club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Cartagena, the Pearl of the Caribbean, was founded in 1527 by Spanish conquistadors. Today and 'the biggest tourist attraction of Colombia and and' highly respected by all the South Americans, Americans and Europeans. Surrounded by ancient walls and 'imbued with a spell that will discover walking through its streets with poetic names: street of bitterness (because you passed through the slaves), Las Damas, tumbamuertos (because the corpses fell funeral vehicles because of the condition the road surface at the time), and Calle Quero (where and 'situated the house) for withal niggardly Count Quero that it says he lived right at our doorstep. In Cartagena, there are lots of things to do, places to see local bars and restaurants to hang out, just steps away from the house. Cartagena will amaze 'with its quiet rhythm of daily life that become hectic night. music everywhere, beer and rum, so many possibilities' to make friends.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $124.07
Damage Deposit $1,240.69

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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