|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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.
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 .
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"
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!!
Nos alojamos 3 noches en este precioso pent-house estrategicamente ubicado en la Ciudad Amurallada, muy cerca de todo. El apartamento es muy amplio, muy luminoso, y cómodo. La atención de Cristina, Claudia y Alberto fue muy buena y nos ayudaron a ubicarnos y conocer más de la ciudad. Muy recomendable si quieren pasar unos días espectaculares!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.