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Best Location in El Rodadero, 5 Bedroom Penthouse with Beach & Ocean View

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The only 5 Bedroom Penthouse/Apartment Vacation Rental near the Beach.


Penthouse Apartment is 2037.82 SqFt. (189.32 mts2).

CHARACTERISTICS: 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 1 minute to Rodadero Beach (150 feet or 50 meters). Pool on the Roof. Beach view from Penthouse.

Guest has access 24/7. There is always someone at the Reception area providing guest access and 24 hour security. Building has elevator and handicapped access.

This Penthouse Apartment is in the best location in Rodadero Beach in the center of the tourist area. It is near the beach (about 100 feet) and near the best shopping and restaurants.

Walking to the most popular restaurants and shopping locations is only a few minutes in all directions. Taxis are best if you do not have an auto. There are many bus stops within two blocks for travel to any destination in Santa Marta or other cities in Colombia.

Owner is American, and was a previous Hotel owner in Cali, Colombia for eight years. The apartment is clean and managed in accordance with USA standards.

No pets. No late night parties. 12 persons maximum.

More Details

Claude Ledbetter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

Why Claude Ledbetter chose El Rodadero

Owner is American, and was a previous Hotel owner in Cali, Colombia for eight years. The apartment is clean and managed in accordance with USA standards.

What makes this apartment unique

Fully furnished, clean and well maintained.


El Rodadero Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 12
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with Private Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , shares bath in hall, with bedroom (4)
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed. Shares bath in hall with bedroom (3)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Large Master Bedroom with Private Bathroom & Walk-in Closet.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Best Location in El Rodadero, 5 Bedroom Penthouse with Beach & Ocean View
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Spacious apartment and convenient location

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is listed as a penthouse suite. Overall cleanliness of bathrooms is subpar. Kitchen appliances such as the oven were not functional, request a refund for your cleaning services. The kids loved the pool and proximity to the beach. Our family enjoyed our time together however felt the Apartment was overpriced.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Spring break with the family this weak at excalibur was great, awesome security system, and confortable accomodations, cant wait to come back and recomend this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The owner was super fast to respond to inquiries. He was honest, respectful and more than accommodating at all times. The property was just as it was listed. It was huge, clean, luxurious and really in the perfect location.... 1/2 block from the beach. Rooftop pool with amazing views - we had it practically all to ourselves during the week. The building staff was polite and responsive. If you have a large group don't hesitate to rent this place - it is an excellent value for the price! My family reunion in Santa Marta was a huge success due to us renting this apartment. So many good memories!

I will say that some of the A/C units did not work at top efficiency which may not be a big concern for some but it bothered me as I am not used to the heat. However, building maintenance was quick to respond and they did some work to increase cold output of 2 units.

One other issue was bad odors coming from some of the floor drains but again, building maintenance came quickly to try to help with the issue.

I've been burned by homeaway in the past by really misrepresented properties but this experience with the owner Claude and the Rodadero penthouse apartment has restored my faith.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was away and didn't personally meet these guests, but was in contact with emails. This family was exactly the kind of guests that all of us with Vacation Rentals hope for. They were considerate, kind, honest and took care of the property. I hope they come back. I highly recommend them to other owners of vacation rentals.
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Great Location and value

  • 4 of 5

The location of this property cant be beat. The beach is a half a block away, an ATM machine is 2 stores down, place to exchange currency is across the street and a small supermarket is 2 blocks away .

The apartment:

is on the 12th floor so there are no street noise issues.

All AC units worked

Staff is attentive and friendly. Staff replaced the blender when it was making funny noises within 15 minutes.

Lobby is secured

Beds were comfortable

The unit can use a little attention but no major issues

Pool: no algae present, no mineral deposits on fixtures (properly balanced water) , water is clear

No hot water which is typical in hot climates and Colombia

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nando, I sincerely appreciate the review, but more important, is that you and your guest enjoyed the vacation. You are welcome back anytime. Thanks, Claude
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Simón Bolívar International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Many Bars within walking distance 0-1 mile
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Many Restaurants within walking distance 0-1 mile
Nearest Ski
50 Metres
Rodadero Beach - Water Ski
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
El Rodadero Beach




Additional information about rental rates

No pets. No late night parties. 12 persons maximum.

Owner is American, and was a previous Hotel owner in Cali, Colombia for eight years. The apartment is clean and managed in accordance with USA standards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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