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Alberto

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

LUX PRIVATE POOL PENTHOUSE FACING THE CARIBBEAN IN OLD HISTORIC TOWN!

72 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alberto (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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 72 traveler reviews

LUX PRIVATE POOL PENTHOUSE FACING THE CARIBBEAN IN OLD HISTORIC TOWN!
average rating of 4.8194447 based on 73 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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Medellin, Colombia
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

Precioso apartamento muy amplio con maravillosa vista a la bahía!

  • 5 of 5

Una acogedora visita en un apartamento espectacular. Muy cómodo condominio con preciosos interiores y decorados. Las ayudantes fueron muy atentas, Cristina se esmeró en atendernos y prepararnos deliciosos desayunos. Esperamos volver pronto!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Los Angeles
5

Beautiful, Classic Cartagena Casa to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing experience staying at Alberto's house. The location is perfect. Extremely safe as there is security in front to let you in, then its on the 3rd level (top floor). Inside the walled city but on the edge so slightly away from all the chaos & tourists. Just 5 minute walk to all the restaurants and bars.

Alberto was extremely responsive from the moment I inquired about the booking until we left Colombia. He even came by to meet us and to give us all the tips we needed on restaurant/nightlife recommendations & connected us to Thalasa for Boating to Islands. He is also well traveled so great conversations & friendship came along with it.

3 maids are there to clean daily and cook us breakfast. Our main maid that was there 24/7 was Christina and she was the nicest, most awesome, reliable, trustworthy person ever. Did not have to worry about leaving our laptops, money or passports around. You tell them what you want to eat and they go to the market for you, as well as laundry. Fresh drinking water comes with the unit so you dont have to buy.

On the top outside deck are comfortable couches, hammocks and a massage bed where you can hire a masseuse to come.. The perfect place to watch sunset and people watch. The rooms are air-conditioned and the master bedroom has a large tv screen if you have a netflix night.

Restaurants Alberto recommended that I loved: Juan Del Mar, Erre, Saint Roque (Indonesian food). Bars: La Habana on Wednesday nights, NH Rooftop hotel, Candela. Stop by these hotels for lunch or afternoon drink: Hotel San Agustin (food is amazing) & Sofitel.

It takes within 2 minutes to catch a cab downstairs and there is a liquor store for small snacks & alcohol.

I would highly recommend this homestay for your trip to Cartagena. Could comfortable fit 4 people.. But up to 6 if necessary. (if you only have 2-3 people traveling, he has a unit downstairs also which is cheaper).

The best part is the living room and outside, as well as upstairs deck overlooking the ocean.. Very romantic and the personality of the house is very Cartegena-esque.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jacki, it was great to get to know you and your friends. Thanks so much for having chosen us for your stay in Cartagena and for your review remarks. I know you had a fantastic time in Cartagena and enjoyed the apartment, the services of our staff and all that magic city has to offer, monuments, food, music, beach, night life, ...night life, ...did I say night life! I´ll convey your comments to Cristy, Claudia and Martha. Hope to see you girls again soon. Safe trip back home. Cheers, Alberto
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5

Luxury penthouse

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of meeting the owner. A kind , interesting man. His penthouse home is well done and classy. The veranda is expansive and the sunset view beautiful. The staff did a great job cooking and taking care of our needs. The property is located within the old historic district and the is plenty of good restaurants in the area but a little walking needed and worth it to take in the local culture. Little older renovation but well presented and unique. I would return.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Eric for choosing us for your stay in this magical city and for the positive remarks in your review. I´m pleased to know you liked the apartment and the services rendered by our staff and will make sure to pass them on to Cristy, Claudia and Martha as I know it will please them enormously. It was a great pleasure to host you and very much hope to see you again with us. Very best regards, Alberto
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4

Penthouse in Cartagena

  • 4 of 5

Penthouse was nice, it was in an interesting building that is slightly away from everything in the middle of the town. Walking with a toddler was somewhat difficult so we ended up taking a taxi most of the trip. Penthouse itself was nice and staff was extremely nice. Breakfast was provided every morning and house was cleaned everyday. I would rate this a 4-star rather than 5-star based on accommodations and location.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for having chosen us for your stay in Cartagena de Indias, A WORLD HERITAGE! and thank you ever so much for taking the time to provide your review and positive feedback. I´m pleased to note that you liked the penthouse and the services rendered by our staff including breakfasts and the daily cleaning. I´ll make sure to convey your positive remarks to Cristy and Martha. We are located facing the Caribbean Sea within the colonial wall, just one block from the best hotel in Colombia, Sofitel Santa Clara, at the heart of the historic city center and really just a stone-throw from most of the iconic monuments in the City. Location is also convenient because there is a huge supermarket one block away going east and also because of the fact that this is a residential neighborhood and hence, bars and restaurants are two blocks away and hence we can scape the noise that you would encounter otherwise if we were right on top of all the night action of the city. All our previous guests have rated location as one of the best features of this property. Thanks away for you stay and we hope you come back in the near future. Best regards, Alberto
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Castillo de San Felipe
"A Sixteenth Century Monument worth the visit. "
Cafe del Mar
"A good outdoor restaurant facing a beautiful square with live music and an iconic historic m..."
Plaza de San Diego
"A great night hang out place to meet locals and visitors alike. Sorrounded by colonial monum..."
Juan del Mar
"A great outdoor restaurant with live-music and the place to see and be seen. "
Cartagena City Walls
"Interesting historic monument that sorrounds the old colonial city center and provide magnif..."
Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Cartagena de Indias
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Muelle de los Pegados to Islands Rosario
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Karibana
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Restaurant Juan del Mar, el santisimo
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Marbella
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

San Diego Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
CHRISTMAS
Dec 23 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
$12,000
 
 
Easter
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
$10,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
$6,300
 

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  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San Diego Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 12000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean 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 ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • 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. This is a maid-serviced property. They can do your shopping and prepare your breakfasts and lunches. Please note that they do not prepare dinners.

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