|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Enjoy a newly built apartment and your own private rooftop terrace with beautiful ocean views fanned by the Caribbean breeze. Ideally located in the heart of the historic old city within the walls that once surrounded a Viceroy's compound. You will be enchanted by the splendor of the sea and the charm of the colonial streets full of magic and color. The owners have 20 years experience in the hospitality industry and know how to provide the comfort you deserve.
Within walking distance of historic sites, fine dining, lively nightlife, the convention center, Pegasus pier, the Heredia theater, shopping malls, five star hotels and just 10 minutes from the airport, Bocagrande and the beaches.
Perfect for honeymooners, couples and families seeking to spend a memorable vacation or executives attending an international convention.
The complex has two swimming pools, one just for adults and another for the children, a fitness room, two indoor Saunas and three Jacuzzis with one located on a shared terrace with sea and sunset views. The tropical gardens are cool and relaxing with the peaceful sound of falling water.
The apartment is located in the most exclusive area of Cartagena, providing peace, tranquility and relaxation. The complex has a full security system with closed circuit cameras and a receptionist 24 hours a day.
La Casa del Virrey Eslava is one of Cartagena?s most significant historical sites and has retained it?s 17th century colonial facade. Renovated in 2009, the complex is completely modernized inside without breaking the harmony of its historical value. This was the residence of Viceroy Sebastian de Eslava who commanded Spanish colonies from here as the king?s appointed Viceroy of New Granada from April 24, 1740 until November 6, 1749 .
Born in Cartagena, Osi's is still deeply rooted in this enchanting city. She owned and operated the Bridge Water Inn (Florida) for 12 years and knows how to treat guests to a comfortable and memorable stay. Osi's team of support staff are all from Cartagena including some family members. Presently she is living in United States and Colombia with husband Steve, a solar energy pioneer and team leader for a project fashioning the future of vaccination delivery.
Osiris Alviz-McCarney purchased this apartment in 2010
If you have ever known the charm of the old city of Cartagena you will know that this is one of the world's special places. Someday we plan to live here amid the enchanting and lively, colonial city, enjoying our private ocean view and breezes. We welcome you to our future home!
Old City location enjoy from our top terrace all the colonial roof of Cartagena, very modern interior where everything works, great ocean view,
good garden surrounds and 24 hours security.
We had a great stay in this apartment. The location is excellent and the apartment was exceptional. Osiris and her maid (Maria) are fantastic hosts and made us feel extremely welcome. We stayed for a week and travelled with a young baby - the apartment was very well equipped with all the things you'd want. It felt like a home. We would highly recommend Osiris and this apartment - will stay here again for sure.
The home is spacious, nicely designed, spotlessly clean and well furnished. Its best amenities for us were its large rooftop patio, shared pool, and location. Parts of the Historic Center of Cartagena are busy and often crowded late into the night. Osi and Steve's home--and the condo shows the thought, care and warmth of a home--is a five minute walk from these areas but not a part of them, which is perfect.
Wonderful place. Very luxurious. Away from the noise but close enough to walk everywhere. Beautiful rooftop patio with view of the ocean; great for morning coffee or watching sunset with a cold cerveza! Owner was very easy to work with and helped set up one of our excursions. I would definitely recommend hiring Maria for at least one meal (we had her cook three for us). Only issue we had was driver who picked us up charged us MUCH more for the 15 minute ride to the condo. We'll chalk that one off to experience. Overall a great experience and we will certainly stay there again next time we are visiting!
I thought this place was gorgeous and spotless! Close to restaurants and markets as well as walking distance to all the attractions that we planned to see. The amenities were great - a pool in the shade, a gym, a shaded roof with an ocean view and washing machine as well as AC in the living area and bedrooms. There were only two of us but there is plenty of room for more to stay. The complex is very secure and serene with plants and water throughout. I wish I could stay in such a lovely home every time I travel! Definitely recommend!
My family including three boys aged 17 - 24 stayed in the apartment for 8 days and loved it. The location was perfect and we could walk everywhere. The two pools were wonderful and always empty. The boys said the gym was amazing too. The apartment had everything we could want and was very clean and tidy. We enjoyed drinks on the sun deck. The owners were so helpful and did so much to help us as we didn't speak Spanish. They even sorted car hire, and gave so much good advise and help. I would recommend it to anybody looking for a rental in Cartagena. Having a pool made such a difference after a long day of walking. The whole complex is beautifully looked after and gives a feeling of peace in a very busy town.
The location is about as good as it gets in Cartagena. I stayed with my wife, 2 young children, and our nanny. We were warned that it might be tough with small children as there are flights of stairs separating each bedroom and the terrace. It was fine for us because our nanny was there but note that it could be risky for unsupervised children. The pools were great, the security staff were very polite and professional and the apartment itself was clean, comfortable, and suited our needs perfectly. Highly recommended!
This was our first time to Cartagena and had debated what part of town to stay in. The location of this townhouse is perfect for those looking to explore the walled city - close to great shops, restaurants etc. The amenities of this complex were top notch - 24 hour security, gardens, 2 pools, gym, steam room, sauna, roof top Jacuzzi's - all impeccably maintained. The unit itself was clean, well equipped and modern. We especially enjoyed the rooftop patio with great views of the ocean and sunset. To note, this is a townhouse with many stairs and might not be suitable for some guests. We would not hesitate to recommend this unit and would stay here again.
Heart of Old City, 10 Min to Beaches, Convention Center & Airport
Other Activities: boating, health/beauty spa, gym.
All mayor restaurant are walking distance as well the historic attractions beside the condominium is a historic site that few has a chance to know. One block distance you will find small convenient store call "Carulla" where you can do groceries and also is our famous coffee house Juan Valdez and across a juice bar call "Pan de Bono" a very local site.
The complex has 24 hours security and a peace that you will enjoy as soon as you entrance.
One block behind our complex you will find "La cevicheria" where you can find great ceviches but I also recommend our maid Maria's recipe. I recommend walk and walk all the plazas and colonial street where you will be with the locals that are always happy and smiling.
Cartagena has some beach 10 minutes to Bocagrande or 10 to Marbella either one you choose be prepare for the informal seller if you want not get involve just ignore them. I recommend go to the Rosario Island a day trip that included lunch and will bring you back around 4PM, Maria can help you with reservation to a good tour.
I also recommend a city tour take will take to the Castillo de San Felipe the major fort that Cartagena has. I work with a person that has a SUV and can give a private tour up to 4 people, just let me know and I will put you in contact with him as well he offers pick up and drop off at the airport.
There are several ATM at plaza de la Aduana and is safe area since is inside the walls, take the same precaution as if you were in any cosmopolitan city. Cartagena offer several international festival so check at your arrival what is going on, where must of them are in December (Classic music festival) end ofJanuary "Hay Festival" a very good festival (my favorite) where writers and deep thinkers are invite to discuss different themes or political, economic situations.
There is also the International festival of cinematography (FICCI) the oldest of South America with a FREE entrance to so many movies than you can not see them all(Feb). Let's d not forget our Cartagena Party where we celebrate our independency from Spain but also the beauty contest to choose our next Miss Colombia and join the Colombian to celebrate our parade with as many contestant aspire to be Miss Colombia.(most add my husband love it!)
In the Condominium enjoy the jacuzzis, sauna, pool adults and also we for children, the gym our just the garden with the water walls that bring so much calm and peace.
I must add that Maria the maid is included in the price as she will come everyday at the time you request to CLEAN the apartment but if you need any additional services as cook, wash cloth, iron, you must agree with her a fee.
Please feel free to ask any question, I will be more than happy to answer you.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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