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Life Is Better On The Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Beachfront Property

Experience resort living in the private comfort of Playa Mar Apartment 403. This newly renovated, cozy yet modern apartment is located in the secluded and well sought after area of El Laguito, Cartagena, neighboring the five star Hilton Hotel, Hotel Caribe and Hotel Dann. The beautiful and calm Caribbean waters of Cartagena is just a few elevator stops down from Apartment 403 - just like having the ocean in your backyard. Enjoy balcony views to the beach during the day and achieve a sound sleep to ocean waves at night.

The apartment accommodates 4 people in a master bedroom and additional small bedroom with two twin beds (duplex). Ideal for a couple or small family. One private bathroom is located in the main bedroom plus additional full bathroom. Fully equipped kitchen and 24/7 security. Balcony to street plus views to beach and ocean.

More Details

Maria Elena.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Maria Elena.

We are Colombian and reside in the United States. We are bilingual in English and Spanish. Therefore, we share the best of both cultures and offer different perspectives that may help in providing the best service possible. Apartment 403 has been rented to travelers all around the world for about 5 years. We are constantly checking up and updating the apartment.

Maria Elena. purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Maria Elena. chose Cartagena

Cartagena is a beautiful historic city that is family friendly and offers many activities that we are passionate about such as wonderful beaches, exotic culture, shopping centers, international restaurants, and an exciting night life.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment building Playa Mar, is located in an excellent location of Cartagena. The building lies right on the beach, offering excellent views and easy access to the ocean and street on both sides.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fueron unas vacaciones inolvidables en Cartagena de Indias. El apartamento es cómodo, esta bien dotado, el edificio es seguro y con personal muy amable. Encontre que el apartamento es tal y cual como aparece en las fotos, con una bella vista del mar. La señora María Elena hizo todo mucho mas fácil desde el comienzo al contestar rápidamente todas las preguntas y dudas antes de mi viaje. La información que me brindo fue muy acertada.
Oct 2013
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Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Life Is Better On The Beach!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 10 reviews

This place is perfect for a couple with 1 or 2 children. The washing machine means you can pack ligh

  • 5 of 5
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I would stay here again and hopefully for a month

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful area

  • 5 of 5
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The apartment was well located and Maria and Mery could not have been any more accommodating and friendly. I would like to note, for any Americans, that many items that come standard in most rentals in the US, ie bath soap, face cloths, paper towels, beach towels, blanket/spread for the bed... do not come with the unit. It was not a problem, I just mention it because had I known, I could have brought some of the items with me to make our first night more comfortable. Fabulous rental and suited our needs perfectly. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5
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Great Clean place excelente

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Good Stay

  • 4 of 5
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We had a very nice stay. Centrally located. Close to restaurants. Hilton next door (very good buffet there)

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comment. I hope to see you again in Cartagena.
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Hermosa Cartagena

  • 4 of 5
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Soy argentina y junto a mi esposo, visitamos por primera vez Cartagena de Indias.

Nos alojamos durante 10 días en el apartamento de María Elena, el que disfrutamos intensamente. Es un apartamento cómodo y totalmente equipado, para cubrir todas nuestras necesidades, decorado con muy buen gusto y absolutamente acogedor. Además de estar muy bien ubicado, en una tranquila zona, se encuentra muy cerca del centro comercial, y de las playas de Boca Grande.

El Laguito tiene playas más tranquilas que Boca Grande, y eso es más de nuestro agrado.

El edificio tiene un encargado las 24 hs, ( personal sumamente amable y dispuesto ).

Y "la frutilla de la torta" ( como decimos en mi país) , que no puedo dejar de destacar, es la piscina, que se encuentra, literalmente, sobre la playa semi- privada, de la que consta el apartamento.

Nuestra anfitriona, una persona muy cálida y sumamente cordial, estuvo, en todo momento dispuesta, para hacer nuestra estadía más placentera

Muchas gracias, María Elena, por tanta gentileza, hemos pasado unos días estupendos y nos encantaría volver a visitarlos

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Señora Mabel, muchas gracias por su comentario. Nos agrada saber, que disfrutaron de su estadía en el apartamento. Seria de mucho gusto tenerlos nuevamente como huéspedes y siempre a la orden.
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A Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a bit over 2 weeks here and really enjoyed ourselves. Laguito is much quieter than neighboring Boca Grande yet everything you could possibly need is within a 15 minute walk. Several times I walked to Old Town (about 45 minutes) and the local buses are a hoot (though sometimes faster than I'd like). The apartment is very comfortable but on the small side. The second bedroom is tiny but would be good for a child or small adult. I preferred that room as it had a ceiling fan and the sound of the ocean...and I'm a small adult. The owner's representative, Mery, is right next door and was incredibly responsive. We had a small leak under the sink and she had the plumber there within the hour. He was also pleasant, professional and fast. The beach below the apartment is small, the water calmer than the bigger beaches with only a few vendors. Fredy runs the beer and beach chair concession and he's a gem. The building is a little older but has charm and there's a 24 hour doorman. Very, very lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wendy, Thanks for taking your time to make the review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay in Cartagena. Best Regards, María
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Rafael Nunez International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
El Laguito
Car: not necessary

Playa Mar Apartment 403 is located in the secluded and well sought after area of El Laguito, Cartagena, neighboring the five star Hilton Hotel, Hotel Caribe and Hotel Dann. The beautiful and calm Caribbean waters of Cartagena is just a few elevator stops down from Apartment 403 - just like having the ocean in your backyard. Enjoy long walks on the beach or take a taxi into the historic city, only 10 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

El Laguito Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

The rate is based off of 2 guests. Every additional guest after 2 persons is a additional $5 per night per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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El Laguito Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Floor Area:
  • 63 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Completely Renovated in April 2014
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 double
    2nd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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