|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
This incredible and enormous seven-bedroom mansion has an ideal location right in the heart of Old Town Cartagena, near all of the best historical sights, restaurants and shops. The stunning architecture, comprised of stone, novel archways, high wood beamed ceilings and a gorgeous mix of tile and wood paneled floors, makes the home look like a castle, which fits right in with romantic Cartagena.
The outdoor space is stunning with its indoor/outdoor patio areas that are set under high ceilings and arches and decorated just as beautifully as the rest of the home with couches, tables, lighting and fans for comfort. Surrounded by immaculate gardens and sweeping palms and adorned with scattered lounge chairs and patio tables, it is truly a secret garden. In the middle of this oasis is the spectacular pool that is surrounded by high walls and lovely greens. A staircase near the pool leads to rooftop patio, another peaceful escape, offering sweeping views of the city.
The living room is extremely spacious with various seating areas that are all decorated with alluring, ornate furniture and eye-catching antiques. The décor of the home follows an old-world Spanish style and is captivating and elegant. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a large dining area with a massive dining room table, fit for the entire family.
Each of the bedrooms is uniquely decorated with their own style, but still following the Spanish theme. The master bedroom has a large king-size bed and a private bathroom. The other remaining bedrooms have a combination of queen, double and twin-sized beds.
Located in Cartagena’s historic center, this lovely property is perfect for sightseeing and getting a glimpse of the best colonial architecture in the city. Great restaurants and bars are within walking distance.
I've had my share of staying around the globe in some pretty well to do places and this is hands down in my top 10 list. The house itself is enshrouded in feeling of old world ambiance with modern comforts. One minute you're walking down the busy streets of Cartagena and the next your tucked away in this amazing oasis. Every bed room is unique and comfortable. The common areas are beautiful and tranquil. I could disappear from the world here.
We had three staff while were there and we used them. They were accommodating, polite and profession. The food they cooked was the traditional Colombian fare which is just what I wanted. I wish I could have taken them home with me!
Can't think of one bad thing with this property. It's big enough to pack your whole family... (14 for me) and yet hide from them.
Hope this helps. (Did I mention I loved it?) ;)