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Alberto

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

Luxury Penthouse Facing the Caribbean in Cartagena De Indias

68 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Overview

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2 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 1 half Bathroom + maids´bedroom Sleeps 6

A one of a kind property! This maid-serviced apartment is located in the ancient city center of World's Heritage colonial Cartagena de Indias. This Pent House boasts 360 degrees magnificent views over the Caribbean and the most important City monuments, Castillo de San Felipe, Cathedral, the University old Tower, etc, etc. The ocean is so near that you can hear the waves leaping the beach.

While still an apartment, the only one located on the top floor of the building, the property really feels like a single family house, as it is surrounded by your own terraces of 900 sq. m ( 10,000 sq. feet ) and an additional private roof-deck of 260 sq. m. ( 2800 sq. feet ) accesible from your own living-room. On this roof deck there is a built-in private infinity shallow pool from where you can enjoy the most fabulous Caribbean sunsets.

The apartment has massive built-in gardens throughout where flowers blossom literally every day.

The PH is fully furnished, with internet connection, 84´ smart TV, Wash and Dryer, fully equipped kitchen, linen, etc, etc.

Other amenities include a castle-view outdoor Jacuzzi, imbedded on teak deck, and three gazebos plus outdoor cushioned platforms and beds.

Last but not least the PH includes two maids, one a live-in who cleans and can prepare your breakfast if you do the shopping.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Alberto (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

We haD the penthouse from 29.03 . rented until 04/04/2016 from Alberto and were completely satisfied with what we found . The interior design was very good, we stayed mainly on the terraces . Breakfast and lunch was partially cooked by Marta , the cook . Worth mentioning and to praise was the friendliness, helpfulness and courtesy of Christina , which was ready to help all day and took care of us. Even Franklin , who was responsible for the garden and terraces was always cheerful and friendly . The location of the penthouse is central and everything can be reached quickly and easily . There are many restaurants and bars where you can eat and a lot of shops are located in the old town . Supermarkets are around the corner . The apartment can great and we would not hesitate to book it again .
Mar 2016
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Reviews

4.8
based on 68 traveler reviews

Luxury Penthouse Facing the Caribbean in Cartagena De Indias
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 69 reviews
5

HERMOSO PENTHHOUSE CON VISTAS MARAVILLOSAS AL MAR - DISFRUTANDO DEL CARIBE

  • 5 of 5

Una confortable y maravillosa estadía en Cartagena de Indias, el apartamento te permite sentir la magia que encierra la ciudad Amurallada, tener frente a tus ojos la Historia y la belleza de su arquitectura, respirar el Aire y sentir la brisa del mar, tanto en las gigantes y preciosas terrazas, como también dentro del inmueble, con grandes ventanales abiertos para el disfrute total.

Las fotos que aparecen en la plataforma no le hacen justicia a este increíble apartamento, con un área muy considerable entre jacuzzis, terrazas, jardines, pergolas de madera, salas exteriores e interiores.... y lo mejor de todo! son las hermosas puestas de Sol del Mar Caribe Colombiano que se ven desde las camas de la terraza y se pueden disfrutar con la mayor tranquilidad y en la mejor compañía ....

Tienen un excelente servicio de asistentes que te hacen sentir siempre muy bien atendido, mantienen todo muy limpio y cocinan platos locales increíbles (desayunos deliciosos). El wifi funciona perfecto... muy recomendado realmente este hermoso lugar, seguro volveremos a este sitio a seguir conociendo a "Colombia Magia Salvaje"

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias Oscar por habernos elegido para su estancia en esta bella ciudad y muy agradecido tambien por sus positivos comentarios. Me satisface especialmente que aprecien el esfuerzo que hacen nuestros empleados por hacer su estancia lo más agradable posible y le aseguro que les trasladare a Cristy, Marta y Franklin sus elogios. Fue un verdadero placer tenerles con nosotros y esperamos vuelvan a visitarnos pronto. Les estaremos esperando con los brazos abiertos. Les deseo todo lo mejor. Cordial saludo, Alberto
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5

Amazing Find!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is without a doubt one of the nicest places I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. The location defies description, with the Caribbean on one side and numerous historic sites in plain view from almost every direction. The massive outdoor space and smartly decorated interior, with mature plantings everywhere, and the unique position within the historic walled center of Cartagena, set this home apart from any other I have seen. The location is utterly ideal, just near the entrance to the city when arriving and returning to the airport and within easy walking distance to the main attractions in the heart of the historic district. The house managers, Adelaida and Rodolfo, could not have been sweeter and more accommodating. I've already told a dozen of my closest friends and family to put Cartagena and this unique home on their short list of places to visit!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John-Paul, First of all I want to thank you for having chosen us for your stay in Cartagena. We are also very grateful for your kind words and positive feedback. We´re very pleased to know that you liked the apartment, the views and location and the amenities offered. Furthermore, I´ll make sure to convey to the staff your praising comments for their service convinced, as I am, that this will feel them of pride for their work and motivation to continue to excel in their attention to our guests in the future. It was a real pleasure having you stay with us and hope you visit again soon. Thanks much again and best wishes from us all in Cartagena. Regards, Alberto
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5

BEST POSSBLE RENTAL IN CARTAGENA DE INDIAS

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse we rented in old town Cartagena is without a doubt one of the best apartment we ever stayed, located within the colonial wall, one block away from Covento Santa Clara, a stone-throw from restaurants, bars, open cafes, supermarkets, etc, location couldn't be better, central but in quiet residential area. The views from its magnificent terrace are breathtaking 360º panoramic views over the most amazing Caribbean sunsets and the most important historic monuments in town, Castillo de San Felipe, Cathedral tower, San Pedro dome.

The service provided by Cristy, Marta and Franklin was fantastic, we felt pampered from moment we stepped in.

Thanks Alberto from a most memorable vacation, we'll be back soon.

Belen Caldevilla

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Belén Thank You so much for having chosen our penthouse in Cartagena for your recent stay. We are also very grateful for your kind review and very happy to know you liked the apartment, the location, the views and the services provided by our staff there. I'll make sure to convey your positive remarks to Cristy, Marta and Franklin as I know they will be very glad to know you appreciated their hard work. It was great having you in our penthouse in the old Colonial City of Cartagena and hope you come back. It will be a great pleasure to all of us to give the warmest welcome. Stay well! Alberto
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Great location and staff

  • 4 of 5

This property is in a great location. Fantastic for relaxing outside and viewing the ocean. With a nice breeze my friend and I spent almost all our time on the huge patio. As nice as the patio was it was the staff that made our stay memorable. Very accommodating and friendly. Once you get use to staffed vacation homes it is hard to go back to hotel life.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dan, Let me start by thanking you for choosing us for your holiday in Cartagena. We´re also very appreciative for your positive comments. I´m glad that you liked the apartment, the views and location and, most of all, the services rendered by our staff. I´ll make sure to convey to Cristy, Marta and Franklin your praising comments convinced as I am that they will reinforce their will to provide all our guests memorable moments during their stay with us. Our main objective is to provide you guys with the best possible service, aware that you have many options for your vacation and appreciate very much the fact that you choose Colombia and Cartagena within the Country and us out of many other excellent options within the city. Thanks again for taking the time to provide your commendable review. It was a real pleasure to have you with us and hope you come back soon. Best regards, Alberto
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great looking place, terrific inhouse staff, poorly decorated, neglected needs TLC

  • 3 of 5

Location whilst central the building itself is below par for the price,

The views are stunning, it could use another bedroom.

Needs a lot of more attention to detail.

Marta and Cristina the inhouse staff are terrific.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is really incredible.the view from the top floor swimming pool is breathtaking. Really nice modern decor with precolombine pieces. Huge terrace that seams to fly over the city walls. Couldn't be better!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive feedback. I´ll be happy to convey your message to the staff as I´m sure it will reinforce their commitment you make out guests´stay as comfortable as possible. It was a real pleasure having you stay at our penthouse in Cartagena and hope you come back in the near future. Actually we would like to encourage you to visit us during the summer holidays at a time your children will also enjoy the wonderful breeze coming from the ocean as I remember them saying they´d like to play their kites in the terraces. Please convey our warmest regards to your wife and children. They were great. Best regards, Alberto
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Car: not necessary

This property is located at the heart of the old city, within the ancient colonial walls, one block north of the Famous Santa Clara Hotel in the Historic Center. First front line from the Ocean which not only you see but you can also hear.

Other Activities: shopping, bars, restaurants and cafes nearby. Also there is a beautiful square right in front of the property where you can buy crafts and art in the famous 'Las Bovedas' under the ancient colonial historic walls right in front of the ocean. ON one of the sides of the square there is a very interesting museum, a church school and the old famous convent Santa Clara often featured in Garcia Marquez´novels and now converted into a 5-star hotel. While at the city center this property is located in Barrio San Diego,a residencial area and, though, restaurants, cafés and bars are nearby, the neighborhood still maintains the real character of the authentic Cartagena population that were born and bred in the area.

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Rates & Availability

Centro Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Holiday
Jul 15 2016 - Sep 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
$8,000
 
 
CHRISTMAS
Dec 23 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$850
$5,950
$15,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$5,600
 

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Amenities

San Diego Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 12000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    half - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , sitting area and convertible bed and studio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sitting area and convertible bed
  • Both double bedroom with en-suite full bathrooms and sitting area. Master bedroom has also a studio area and big screen windows with access to outdoor shower, in addition to the shower inside the bathroom, and impressive views of the ocean. Second guest room has a queen bed and a sitting area as well as en-suite bathroom. There are also two sleeping sofas.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Live-in maids included in the fee.

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