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Beachfront Luxury Family Apartment

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 10 nights

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5+ Baths, plus combo option

Large Corner Beachfront family apartment in the Zona Norte section of Cartagena. A short walk to the Hotel Las Americas. 205 square meters of lovely stone floor and whitewashed cement walls. Very private apartment only three apartments on the level. The apartment is located on the fifth floor, two floors from rooftop pool.

WE CAN ONLY RENT TO FAMILIES. MAXIMUM 8 PERSONS. NO UNREGISTERED GUESTS.

Please note that in addition to the nightly rate there are additional charges that are calculated at check-out separately partially for accounting reasons but also because of this websites new policies. This includes additional charges per person after 4 people with a firm maximum of 8. Please review the detailed quote before requesting a booking. First the service fee is paid to and received by VRBO/Homeaway not us. The Security Deposit is received and held by VRBO/Homeaway and is released to you directly by them. We do not see, hold or otherwise control it.

The building charges a penalty per person for short term rentals for anyone that enters and requires our written express permission referencing that persons passport number. Therefore all guests must be registered at the time of booking. Add-ons will not be given permission to enter the building unless we approve them and an additional fee will be required. We reserve the right to refuse entry if identities of guests are changed.

It has a large living/room dining area, three bedrooms which each have their own full bathroom. There is also a guest half bath.

There is an enclosed t.v. room/home office.

The building is very private and exclusive. Inside and out it is a very elegant, yet unpretentious environment. The building was designed using 'feng shui' principles and is unique among its counterparts. There are 24 hour security guards at the main entrance and garage and at the beach access entrance. The beach access area has outdoor showers.

We will only rent to families (no teenagers or young adults without parents) and no more than 8 total, no exceptions.

Rental includes daily maid (and cooking) service for 5 days a week.

Building is 5 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes from the walled city and 15-20 minutes from Bocagrande.

We can offer an amazing combination of both ours and our neighbor´s even bigger apartment. A RARE total of 420 sf and 6 bedrooms and 6 baths and 2 half baths. See vrbo #814567 or Contact us for details.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Clayton Steele
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Clayton Steele

`We are a U.S./Colombian family with extended family in and strong ties to Colombia. It´s a very family friendly building, which we respect.

Clayton Steele purchased this condo in 2005

Why Clayton Steele chose Cartagena

We chose this building in the Boquilla section because we wanted a relaxing beach environment and an exclusive building with a strong neighbor/community atmosphere.

What makes this condo unique

Many activities nearby for children, wonderful neighbors. There are only approximately 40 apartments in the building, all are large family apartments and many owners are year round residents. This is a rental to bring your family or friends with their family and enjoy a comfortable, relaxing stay at the beach. The building management is very strict about enforcing noise and nuisance regulations. It is not a party or 'spring break' appropriate destination.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Luxury Family Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Perfect for a relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was just as described/in photos, or better! Perfect beachfront location (nice, wide, sandy beach- sand/sea not pristine white/blue, but clean and safe and beautiful); sunsets couldn't be more gorgeous! Everyone in the area is super friendly and helpful, the daily maid (Leydis) is fantastic - and makes delicious fruit drinks!! The rooftop pool is beautiful and never crowded, the beds (and hammocks!) comfortable. Location is great - very close to airport, and a quick cab ride to the walled city. Will definitely put this on our "let's do this again!" list. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and the for taking the time to write them. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You are always welcome!
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Hurricane, WV
5

Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was better than described. There were 8 of us and we had plenty of space to eat, hang out, sleep, and plenty of bathrooms. The view from the condo is great. It looks out over the beach and ocean. The condo came with a house keeper that did a tremendous job cooking, cleaning, and making sure we didn't need anything. The roof top pool was all ours and offered a great place to enjoy the Cartagena ocean view. I highly recommend this property. The owner did an outstanding job keeping us informed, answering our questions, and hooking us up with services (car, boat, restaraunts) we needed. We will definitely be back at this location. It exceeded our expectations. Thanks for a great spot!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and I appreciate the shout out as well! I really do love this "job." You are always welcome!
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5

Lovely views, clean spaces, relaxing pool area

  • 5 of 5

For those who want a quiet, relaxing, beach experience, choose this place. Perfect for families or two families traveling together. All you need to relax is there for you.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. You were wonderful guests from beginning to end, great communication especially. We would love to have you back again. Happy Holidays!
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5

Outstanding week with incredible views! Already planning another trip back!

  • 5 of 5

We spent an amazing week in this apartment and could not have picked a more perfect place. My husband, myself, our 4 year old son and my parents felt spoiled beyond measure. Leydis was so good to us! Her arepas are so delicious we brought some home with us. This busy mom could really get used to someone cleaning and cooking for her;) We spent most of our days lounging there and found everything we needed or could want available to use. From board games to books to movies, it was all there! For transportation we HIGHLY recommend Elsa!! She lives in the same building and Clayton can put you in touch. She was our personal taxi all week and the price was no more than a cab! She drove us to the mall, old city, grocery store, the Castillo and even airport shuttle. We also ordered fresh sea food from the guard one night and breakfast of hot empanadas a few mornings. Our son asks everyday to return to the "vacation house" and we are already planning another trip back! HUGE thanks to Clayton for sharing this paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such generous comments. I am grinning ear to ear!!!! I love to share our apartment with wonderful guests like your family. As you appreciated, this property is very dear to me, as is the wonderful community that helps me maintain it, Leydis, Elsa etc... Thank you for recommending them I will be sure to let them know. Sharing my paradise with friendly, easy going guests like you is truly my pleasure. You are always most, most welcome!!!
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5

Excelente

  • 5 of 5

Fue una fabulosa gran experiencia desde el inicio de la reservación con la Sra Clayton lindisima ,,nuestra estancia con Leydis y la Sra Rufina de gran apoyo, el apartamento precioso no nos hizo falta nada,, las camas ricas, la alberca muy agradable en fin si regresamos nos volveremos a quedar aquí

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchisimas gracias por sus lindas palabras. Me agrada mucho que lo hayan pasado bien. Pasare el cumplido a Leydis y Rufina. Agradezco que siempre cuando se reconozca su trabajo y dedicacion a las propiedades. Vuelvan pronto, la tranquilidad de Mar Abierto las espera! Abrazos!!
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5

Beautiful, relaxing vacation in Cartagena!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing apartment! As the name of the building, "Mar Abierto" suggests, you feel as though you are one with the beautiful open sea. There is a great ocean breeze and the view is breathtaking, morning, noon and night.

The pictures are all accurate, if anything the apartment is more beautiful in person. The “unseen” elements are all excellent. The apartment has a great layout and the bedrooms are quiet. We particularly enjoyed the small office/tv room which was great both for kids watching TV and adults needing some work space. The air conditioning is great – way over powered allowing you to rapidly cool down the apartment at will.

The terrace gets a fantastic breeze and the hammocks are as inviting as they would appear.

I also recommend the apartment to architectural buffs – it’s built without exterior right angles – the curves of the building open up all the apartments to views and breeze. It’s aesthetically pleasing , functional and interesting.

The beach is wide and great here – much better than boca grande. The price of this beach is a $4-5 cab ride to get to the old city. The building is two buildings over from the Radisson hotel (the beach is so big you wouldn’t know this from the beach side) and cabs are available on demand (the building will call one for you). About ten minutes from the airport. The apartment is well-equipped with beach towels, toys and chairs.

The maid is nice and cooks well. It was particularly relaxing to have someone clean up after you and cook for you (inlcuded in the price of the apt.!). The owner is very well organized (as reflected in the preparation of the apartment) and a great communicator (helping with arrangements and some recommendations).

We had a wonderful stay and will be dreaming about Cartagena and Mar Abierto until we are able to return! Thank you for an amazing vacation!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I am thrilled that your family enjoyed it. I hope to welcome you back next year!
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Rafael Nuñez
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: necessary

Kite surfing and extreme water sports schools within walking distance, jet skis and beach horseback riding readily available

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Please note that in addition to the nightly rate there are additional charges that are calculated at check-out. First the SERVICE FEE is paid to and received by VRBO/Homeaway not us. The Security Deposit is received and held by VRBO/Homeaway and is released to you directly by them. We do not see, hold or otherwise control it.

The building charges per adult that enters and requiere our written express permission referencing that persons passport number. Therefore all guests must be registered at the time of booking. Add-ons will not be given permission to enter the building unless we approve them and an additional fee will be required paid and we reserve the right to refuse entry if identities of guests are changed. It's not us. It's the building.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Zona Norte Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 175 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) two extra large twin beds combined make king., Queen size Beds (1) two twin beds combined make queen, Twin or Single Beds (1) Maid's room has small twin bed. , Child Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Master bedroom has two sets of twin bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Shared rooftop social area with, showers, steam room, sauna, covered exercise room with separate bathrooms and a pergola and BBQ picnic area with tables and chairs adjacent to pool.

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