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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


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Pool, maid, chéf, Roof top terrace, directly in the Historic centre !


Casa La Carbonera is an old colonial house located on calle de la Carbonera directly in the Historic Centre of Cartagena ! - The house includes our maid and chef for at full service experience.

The house has a total area of 300 square metres, split over three floors. On the ground floor, you will find a spacious lounge with a semi-grand piano, where you can enjoy marvelous soirées with family or friends. The dining room and kitchen are integrated with the swimming pool area.

The large dining area offers space for more than eight people. The kitchen is equipped with high-end domestic appliances and has everything for our chef to prepare a fabulous break first , lunch or dinner.

The house also has a chill-out terrace with a mini jacuzzi and spectacular views, where we also arrange our famous romantic dinners with live guitar music.

You can rent the whole house or book rooms; either way, you will enjoy an exclusive dream house.

The bedrooms:

These are big and welcoming, and all have air conditioning, a private bath with hot water and a TV. The bed linen and towels are of the highest quality. We have three bedrooms (two doubles and a triple) in which all the beds are doubles, with the option of choosing a super king, king or standard double, plus a single bed in the triple bedroom (subject to availability).

Our staff:

Alicia and Néstor will make your stay in our house an extraordinary experience. They are extremely friendly and helpful and will gladly assist you with any needs or information. Alicia is also an expert cook and will happily serve you the best traditional Cartagena cuisine on request and for a small additional charge.

If you are looking for an exclusive place offering charm, luxury and comfort, Casa La Carbonera is the perfect choice for your stay in Cartagena de Indias. We look forward to seeing you!

Included in our prices:


Welcome cocktail (please let us know your preferences when you book)

Security system with Camera and online connection

Basic Safe deposit boxes in each bedroom

Free Highspeed Wi-Fi connection throughout the house ( 4 separate Apple express modems located on EACH floor so connection is great - even on the terrace

High quality bed linen ( Imported from Zara Home )

NEW: Wifi streaming 'SONOS' Hi-Fi system installed in each room and terrace for free selection of music in top quality.

Please note HOUSE RULES:

We do not host any larger party, wedding, reception, bachelor party or similar activities. We respect our neighbours so after 00:00-01:00 we do not have loud music. Additionally no local visitors not present at check in allowed.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Katia De la P.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2016
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About Katia De la P.

We are a Colombian and Danish couple living in Spain. Using our house privately for vacations 2-3 times every year.

Katia De la P. purchased this villa in 2009

Why Katia De la P. chose San Diego

We decided to rent out our private holiday home with our Staff as we will not spend much time there the next years due to work.

House is absolutely amazing in design, location and service.

Everyone that has been there has been surprised about this house and the service level

What makes this villa unique

2 pools, maid and chef and a lot more services.

We can help you find any thing you want in Cartagena as we know each small corner of the city. All the best restaurants, Bars, sights etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house was absolutely amazing. The representative Tany was wonderful and ver helpful. The staff was first class and made our stay even better. We did not expect things to be this great. We willnalways rent this house on our next trip to Cartagena. We were very very happy. Can't wait to go back

Thank you Tany!!
Jul 2013
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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Casa Carbonera with a group of girlfriends (7 total) and we had absolutely the best stay! The house is unlike anything I've ever seen, or will probably have the chance to stay at again. It is immaculate, open air except the bedrooms and living room which are tightly sealed with plenty of AC! The location is absolutely perfect, just 2 blocks from the Santa Clara hotel, restaurants, etc. - we were able to walk almost everywhere. Natalie and Edinson were absolutely amazing hosts - running out to get us pizza and drinks when we arrived late from Santa Marta, fresh breakfast in the morning, and super helpful with reservations, directions, cabs, everything! We felt like queens, and are so disappointed to be back in reality, but it was wonderful from start to finish.

Katia and Rasmus were also extremely helpful with recommendations and helping to coordinate travel within Colombia, which would have been impossible to plan in advance without them. Thanks all for an amazing trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jessie for your kind words. We are delighted to see how you enjoyed the stay. It is a real pleasure to make sure that you got the same amazing experience as when we are in the house. We welcome you back any day. Best regards Katia.
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Smyrna, Georgia

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house! 5 of us stayed there very comfortably and had a great experience. Alicia and Joe were welcoming and warm and never intrusive. And the breakfasts were simply delicious. The highlight was the dinner Alicia cooked for us with the absolute best pie we have ever eaten. Perfect location to experience beautiful Cartagena. 5 stars all around.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible stay at this exquisite villa- a gorgeous city, amazing house, and lovely staff. And the owners were so corteous and helpful. Wish we could have stayed all winter! Thanks you for the perfect vacation! Gratefully, Jen & Nate

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jennifer. Thanks a lot - we are happy you enjoyd it - and you are welcome anytime you get too cold in NYC :-) Best regards Katia
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Our best VRBO experience worldwide!

  • 5 of 5

Service, service, service! Thank you Alicia and Nestor. Always there but never in the way. They seem to come out of nowhere just when you need them! By the end of the stay they were like family. The house is brilliantly designed and decorated. You will catch yourself staring at the gorgeous artwork. The owner is very responsive and helpful beyond expectation. The location is perfect, walking distance to everything. I've rented many homes around the world through this site and this is my hands down favorite. Even better than the advertising suggests!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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?Beautiful house with impeccable service

  • 5 of 5

Casa dela Carbonera definitely exceeded our expectations!

It is beautiful, comfortable, clean and well located.

Our girls loved the outdoor pool off the living room, and my husband and I loved the little soaking pool on the roof.

What made our stay especially fantastic though, was the amazing service by Nestor and Alicia.

They are delightful, helpful, and very skilled in ensuring a perfect stay.

Be sure to ask Alicia for a home cooked meal,if you think her breakfasts are delicious, just wait and see what she can wipe out for dinner!

Thanks for a memorable stay - we will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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We will come again !

  • 5 of 5

Super clean, in the center of all, great employees, great beds, fast internet and I love your penthouse terrace - we had the most romantic time here.

We will be back next year again without a doubt.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Santa Clara Hotel and many others
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Cartagena Public
Car: not necessary

Centro Historico - Historical centre. Exactly in the middle of everything in the heart of the old city.


Rates & Availability

San Diego Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas / new year
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Check-in: 2.00 p.m.
Check-out: 12.00 p.m.

A fourth bed can be provided in the triple room for a supplement of $30 per night.
If you book the whole house, a reimbursable security deposit of $250 applies.
***Smoking is not permitted in the rooms***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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San Diego Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 330 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom for visitors - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master bedroom - 1 double , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom with double bed and option for extra fold out bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom with double bed + 1 single +1 double fold out couch
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Please note HOUSE RULES: We do not host any larger party, wedding, reception, bachelor party or similar activities. We respect our neighbours so after 00:00-01:00 we do not have loud music. Additionally no local visitors not present at check in allowed.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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