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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,605 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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


Casa La Carbonera is an Amazing 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

Katia De la P.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

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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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:
  • 3605 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.


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Beautiful home, but the water...

  • 4 of 5

TLDR: Please be advised to limit shower time and potentially limit to one shower per day per person.

My group really enjoyed our stay. The home is beautiful, the house attendants were responsive/helpful, and everything was as expected... except for the water. I've been to other Caribbean/Central/South American countries and am usually given disclaimers about any issues or potential issues before booking. We didn't receive any notice about potential water issues with this rental and didn't expect any issues given the home is marketed as "luxury".

However, we didn't have running water on two occasions and I'm not exactly sure why. The house attendants told us the tank(s) had to refill on one occasion (as if the water had run out), and on the other occasion we were told it was a citywide issue. However, in both instances a technician was called to the house immediately. And once when we went to dinner around the block the hostess had no recollection of any citywide water outage. Each outage happened at the most inopportune times (upon return from the mud volcano and from the beach). You can imagine our agony. Some of us ended up washing up using jugs of water from the store.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Brittney. Thanks for your feedback. In regards to the water then the city ( only san diego area )had 2 “outs” during your stay. We unfortunately can not do anything in this case. It is rare and unfortunate but one of the challenges of colombia in generel ( happens with electricity,water and internet on few occscions ) Hope you had a good trip back. Thanks.
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Beautiful House + Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa La Carbonera. It’s a beautiful house with plenty of space and comfort. The device at the house was also impecable. Walking distance to everything. Can’t wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Iowa City, Iowa (USA)

High-design, well maintained house located in historic district. Friendly, solicitous staff

  • 5 of 5

An outstanding experience in every sense.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a gorgeous 3 bedroom “mini-hotel” that we rented all of for a week. Highly recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

Like most of historic Cartagena’s finest homes, Casa Carbonerra is an oasis hidden away behind a street-accessible large wooden door. Step right inside to a cooling, green tiled splash pool bordered by a plant covered wall and open air courtyard. There is another small pool/water feature on the rooftop terrace overlooking all of town. The art here is gallery quality and the large formal sitting room even has a full sized piano. We loved the two ladies on staff who took great care of our two children (12 and 8), booked outings and dinner reservations, and even made us a wonderful Thanksgiving meal (we are from the US). I would stay here again and again.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Texas USA

Charming home centrally located

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, centrally located in the old district, tastefully decorated Colombian style, with original outdoor layout. The staff was very helpful but discrete, and cooked amazing meals upon request. We were 4 adults and 3 children and stayed comfortably; the children enjoyed the outdoor space and pool. Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Staying in Katia's house made our visit to Cartagena a dream. From the get-go, she was extremely responsive and helpful with her communication. When we got there, the property is exactly as described (really, even larger and nicer than I expected), very well located, and beautifully furnished. Whereas many of these kinds of home feel staged, the art and furniture in Katia's home were very tasteful and my friends kept taking pictures of everything for their Pinterest boards. The staff was amazing (definitely have Alicia cook you dinner at least one night), and the perfect balance of attentive and invisible. Only tip here would be that it would be helpful to have at least one person in your group with some very elementary Spanish to communicate with the staff. Alicia also helped me coordinate a boat trip to the islands, which was a very luxurious experience, but well-worth it and the highlight of our trip.

Overall, I would 100% stay here again and 100% recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.