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Clayton Steele

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

Beachfront Luxury Family Apartment

11 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Zona Norte Condo Rental Photos and Description

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. 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 taxes cover tourism taxes paid to FONTUR, annual registration and the building fees described below. The Cleaning fee is applied to cover the cost of the 5 days per week full time maid provided to you who is a full time on the books employee and we pay her health insurance, pension, workers comp and unemployment taxes.

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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Clayton Steele (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

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

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Beachfront Luxury Family Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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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5

Maravillosa experiencia en Cartagena!!

  • 5 of 5

toda nuestra experiencia en el apartamento fue maravillosa, llegas y tienes un apto supremamente cómodo con una vista al mar inmejorable en una excelente ubicación, con la playa a unos cuantos pasos solo saliendo del edificio, la piscina en el ultimo piso fue el espacio perfecto para apreciar el atardecer o leerte un libro, en resumen lo recomiendo a ojo cerrado, te sientes en tu propia casa, debo resaltar la atención que recibimos por parte de la propietaria quien estuvo siempre pendiente de lo que necesitáramos en cualquier momento....sin duda volveremos!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Que bien que lo disfrutaron. Con muchisimo gusto. Esperamos su pronto regreso!
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5

Beautiful apartment on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this property many times with both friends and family and have always had the best experience! Great location right on the beach, quiet and relaxed away from the bustle yet still conveniently close to the historic center. And have to love the infinity pool!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Truly great

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment with a wonderful view. Extremely comfortable, we'll designed. One of the best I've found in Cartagena. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It's finally coming back on the market after a year long long term rental hiatus so please check back for future visits. You are always most welcome!!
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5

Muy completo

  • 5 of 5

Fuimos toda la familia, un grupo de 9 personas y estuvimos muy comodos y bien atendidos. El apartamento es muy bonito y esta muy bien dotado, tiene de todo. El lugar donde esta ubicado es mu tranquilo, además tiene una vista espectacular. La señora que esta disponible para atenderlo a uno es muy amable.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Best of both worlds

  • 5 of 5

The condo is simply lovely! Gorgeous views, fresh breeze, conveniently located to both the walled city and the airport! We did not want to leave! The location is perfect since one can enjoy the beach and try some kite-boarding, if daring enough, in the morning and hop on a taxi and be in the historical beautiful town of Cartagena for lunch or afternoon coffee in 10 minutes (taxis are everywhere and affordable). Having a household help was wonderful as well! She would do shopping, cooking, and of course keep the place spotless! Our family of four (2 adults, 2 kids: 6, 12) loved it so much that we're planning to return to enjoy both this beautiful condo and see more of Cartagena and the surrounding areas! The condo is indeed very spacious and the wrap around balcony with the comfy hammoks is to dream of!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for taking to time to write these kind and helpful comments. I will definitely keep them on file for future renters. We hope to see you back soon...maybe for some kitesurfing!
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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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Rates & Availability

Zona Norte Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
New Year´s
Dec 25 2016 - Jan 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 4.0%

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 taxes cover tourism taxes paid to FONTUR, annual registration and the building fees described below. The Cleaning fee is applied to cover the cost of the 5 days per week full time maid provided to you who is a full time on the books employee and we pay her health insurance, pension, workers comp and unemployment taxes.

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
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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