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Steve

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

LUX OCEANFRONT 2 Bdr - 2016 RATE REDUCTION to cover booking fees

28 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

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Overview

Bocagrande Condo Rental Photos and Description

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 first method of inquiry is by phone (720 257 3293). 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 SW 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. Cable TV in primary living room. Cable, Internet and Local Telephone Service. Vizio 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. Custom made drapes in both bedrooms, curtain in living room to keep the afternoon sun out (if that is your choice).

Unit has large refrigerator, microwave, oven and 4 burners on cooking surface. Unit has on demand hot water system and it works. 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. Full size washer and dryer. 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 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 5 days rental (for near term booking, will now rent for shorter terms - inquire). Access to unit is via a keypad lock on door, combination provided within 2 weeks of arrival.

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. (720--257-3293)

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Steve (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Steve

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

Why Steve chose Bocagrande

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

Reviews

5
based on 28 traveler reviews

LUX OCEANFRONT 2 Bdr - 2016 RATE REDUCTION to cover booking fees
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
5

Wonderful condo overlooking the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Never having been to Colombia and not knowing Cartagena in particular I was concerned about renting a condo over the internet. Well I was extremely fortunate by having rented this one!! Beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bath overlooking the ocean. Location excellent so I could enjoy the city, beach and be within a short ride to the Old Walled City (which is a must see!!)

I felt at home there and safe as well. Wonderful security and an awesome pool on the 2nd level

Condo was clean, organized with up to date appliances and TV's

I was given a contact locally if I had any issues with which I had one which was promptly handled.

I loved the city as well and could not have been more pleased with the condominium.

In addition the owner was quite accessible and extremely honest and pleasant. A package was furnished prior to my trip with all kinds of helpful tips and suggestions.

I would certainly return!!!

Kal Kassel

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always make myself available to my guests, during the reservation process and during their stay. For Kal, as all guests, I insure that my lux condo in the center of BocaGrande and its activities is perfectly maintained. Kal was the perfect client. I thank him for his gracious review. Steve
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5

Very nice appartment and Great location

  • 5 of 5

I rented the apartment for over 3 months and a half and I loved it.

Very secure and great apartment. Nicely furnished and very comfortable beds.

You have everything you need just like home.

Located in front of the beach with a panoramic view of the old Carthagena.

Easy access everywhere.

The owner is always reachable making sure everything is fine. (As well as the person looking after the apartment).

A little paradise in Carthagena.

Thanks Steve.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, Ca
5

Great apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

I would like to thank Steve for having us rent his beautiful well appointed apartment for my stay in Cartagena. The apartment is very nicely furnished. The panoramic views of the Caribbean and old town made it difficult to leave the comfortable apartment. The location in Boca Grande is ideal. Walking distance to restaurants, shops, markets and local beach. Cab ride to the walled city is a 7 minute ride and cost about 6,000 pesos( $2.37 U.S. )

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, Ontario Canada
5

Perfect Rental

  • 5 of 5

Arrived on February 12th in the evening. The building is one of the newer buildings in Bocagrande and has amazing views of the ocean. Went through the check-in process without any issue even with the language barrier. The owner provides you with an information package and this information package is very detailed and explains the entire process for getting to the apartment. The apartment is immaculate and can certainly see a pride of ownership attention to detail that the owner has. It is exactly as pictured and advertised. The information package gives details of all of the systems (ie hot water, AC etc) and how to use them.

The location is ideal as you are within walking distance if everything you need (grocery store, restaurants etc) or can take one of the many taxis into the old city section for about $3.00 each way.

The owner is very quick to respond to questions or inquiries which was a big help as we booked the apartment on short notice and the Internet that is in the apartment is more than suitable for day to day needs (email etc).

We would certainly stay in this apartment again and thoroughly enjoyed Cartagena and this apartment.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belle River, Ontario, Canada
4

Nice Condo, you will not be disappointed!!!

  • 4 of 5

The owner is an American fella who was easy to work with and had everything ready for us in advance. The view of the old city from the balcony was amazing especially at night. This condo has two great bedrooms with really comfortable beds and top notch linens. As a frequent traveler to Colombia I know how rare that is and it was truly appreciated. I was a bit leery at first about the Palmetto building because I had seen some of the other condos and heard some negative things about the water pressure and pool area but it was a complete non issue for us. The pool area was nice, clean and always had lots of people around enjoying the beautiful weather.

If you want to stay in Bocagrande this condo is perfect. The beach is 50 feet outside the front lobby and there are many shops and restaurants directly behind the building. The old city is a 6 minute and $3 taxi ride away.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CTG)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
LESS THAN A BLOCK AWAY
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
MARINA RENTALS AND TOUR BOATS TO ISLANDS
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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Rates & Availability

Mompox Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas-New Years
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 15 2017
10 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$180
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,050
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Bocagrande Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 17
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • 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 ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-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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