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Stellar Apartment with Outstanding 22nd floor Ocean View

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,087 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury apartment w 2 bed, 2 bath, 22nd floor amazing ocean view

This Beautiful, luxury 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment with stellar ocean view. With a large balcony that spans the entire ocean side of the apartment. There is a long expanse of beach in front of the building.

Stylish Kitchen with granite counter tops, fully equipped with coffee maker, toaster, blender, microwave, gas stove, oven, refrigerator and more! The floors are elegant Italian porcelanatto throughout. The balcony has very comfortable furniture to enjoy the ocean view. Watch the kids on the beach or the pelicans fly by.

There is a queen size bed in the master with the amazing view of the ocean from the windows.

There is a double bed and a twin size bed in the guest room. with lots of closet space for three people.

Hot water in both bathrooms. Sleeps 5 people. Large closets with plenty of room for all your summer and beach clothes.

Utility room with washer/dryer combo. Quiet air conditioning in living room and both bedrooms.

Cable TV in living room and bedrooms and wifi internet.

Stereo sound system with iPod,iPad and/or iPhone connection.

The pool on the 5th floor is gorgeous and there are 2 jacuzzis and a child's pool.

The building has door security 24 hours. No local girls are allowed into the building.

We are 5 min from the old city without the noise and hassle of staying within the wall. Get more room for your money.

Check in is at 3pm --- Check out is at noon

Para pagar en pesos colombianos, por favor contactarnos por VRBO Gracias.

Tony y Vicky.. :-)

More Details

Owner
Tony Forero or Vicky Fields
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About Tony Forero or Vicky Fields

We live in Colorado, USA but love the ocean and the beach! It was one of my dreams to have an apartment in Cartagena. As a Colombian (and even an American) this is a dream come true.

Tony Forero or Vicky Fields purchased this condo in 2005

Why Tony Forero or Vicky Fields chose Cartagena

This is the dream location. We love my husband's country, the people and the food and especially because this city has the most beautiful old historic city in all South America!

What makes this condo unique

I love the sound of the waves while I'm laying down in the bedroom or relaxing on the balcony. We are on the 22nd floor right in front of the beach and will never have anything to block our view. The sea breeze is delicious!

While enjoying having 'our own' beach, we love to explore the old city. Shops, restaurants and fun events are a regular thing. Don't forget a quick boat ride to diving or snorkeling at Isla Rosario!

For a beach, ocean destination and experiencing the history of South America Cartagena is the best!

Amenities

Marbella Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 22
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1087 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master en suite - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • We have one double bed next to a twin bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Its a very romantic ambiance at night on 22nd floor terrace in front of the ocean enjoying a glass of wine with your amor.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Stellar Apartment with Outstanding 22nd floor Ocean View
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
5

Back in the high life again!

  • 5 of 5

Perched high up on the 22nd floor, this modern, up-to-date condo was the perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of leche' con cafe', watch a squadron of pelicans swoop down to the cresting waters in search of their breakfast. Speaking of breakfast, I appreciated the convenience of the granite counter tops, gas range and ample refrigerator space, all quite nice for saving money and eating in.

The beach, located just across the street, was perfect for body surfing, lounging and enjoying juicy fresh cut mangos and coconut candies offered by locals.

I slept like a baby, the kind of deep sleep you can only get on vacation. The bedrooms and bathrooms were beautiful. Lots of hot water--a must on my list.

Perhaps, one of the nicest aspects of this condo was its affordable access to the old city of Cartagena. Balcony, beach and dining in the old city that seems to glow with vitality at night. So much to do and see.

I felt this condo was an excellent value, a great getaway, a safe place to visit a new world. Enjoy your visit as much as I did mine.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous modern apartment with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

Overall the stay was amazing. Cartagena is a beautiful place and this condo made it much more enjoyable. The apartment was clean, had all amenities we needed to cook and clean our laundry, which made the stay better then any hotel imo.

There was a little trouble with check in, but Tony and Vicky were immediate with their responses and help. Even later on in the evening when I contacted them with a request to add a guest for authorization. They were fairly quick to respond and genuinely helpful and understanding.

By no means is this place a party building or noisy, but if you're looking for a gorgeous, updated, modern place to relax after enjoying Cartagena. Then this place is just for you

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Really lovely

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very nice and close to the old city. Nice beach just below. Oil was marvelous

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great apartment, great views, great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed six nights in this clean, modern, spacious apartment that had everything we needed for our wonderful vacation in Cartagena. It has two large and comfortable bedrooms, two modern, well-appointed bathrooms, a really nice kitchen with granite countertops, etc., small dining area, and living room. All the furniture was very comfortable for relaxing when we weren't out and about at the beach, pool, or Centro. Perfect for 2 adults with a teenager. Best of all: the balcony with expansive views of the ocean, and comfy furniture for your morning coffee, late afternoon Scrabble game, or a glass of wine.

Other notes:

- the 24 hour security personnel at the front door were all very friendly and helpful;

- the pool/jacuzzi is a lovely spot for relaxing (more views of the ocean!)

- the beach is right across the street, not very crowded, not at all touristy. Rent a small canopy and chairs for a few thousand pesos. Note there are some waves here, not like other parts of the Caribbean where the water is still. Water is warm and lovely.

- plentiful taxis for a quick and inexpensive ride to the old city (centro), Bocagrande, or the Castillo;

- a small market a block and a half away for essentials -- milk, coffee, eggs, bread, fruit, etc. (note that it is cash-only)

- a couple of family-run restaurants within walking distance

- countless restaurant choices in the old city (Centro)

Vicky and Tony made sure we had everything we needed. We loved Cartagena!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, Doug and Nate, We loved having you in our home. So glad you enjoyed everything! We would love to have you or any of your family back any time. Glad we could help you have a nice adventure in Cartagena!
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5

Great little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The AltaMar condo run by Vicky and Tony was very comfortable and perfect for our vacation getaway!

The balcony has a great view and is wonderfully relaxing. The patio furniture was comfortable and we loved spending time out there. The master bedroom is roomy with a really fun master shower that looks out over the ocean. The kitchen is compact but has everything we needed. The washer/dryer combo was a little complicated but we got it after a load or two.

I love the beach in front of the building! It’s fun to play in the waves, or watch the local kids play in the surf; and has vendors ready to sell you fruit or cervesas. Which is what you need on a hot day!

This building is close to the old city but not in it, which means it is much quieter than the old city. When we do want to get to the old city for restaurants or music or shopping, it’s just a short taxi ride away.

The pool was under renovation ☹, but it is the tropics and maintenance is an ongoing issue. Fortunately the beach is a super alternative!

Tony and Vicky were great about letting us know about how things work and Zuny was there to answer any questions we had about changing currency or grocery shopping or any other issue.

My wife and I had a terrific, romantic vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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VERY BAD CHOICE !!

  • 1 of 5

THERE IS NO GOOD reason to stay here (there are many many other rentals at the same price vastly superior) without the gorgeous never ending pool, which was EMPTY and under construction to our astonishment. The owners ,Tony and Vicky, knew about this and DIDN”T ADVISE US. Then they excused it in an email, noting it as A SMALL THING. No pool” in Cartagena is “NO SMALL THING”. ( the sea in this area is not inviting.) Further, after checking in, we were informed it is preferable not to drink the tap water, and advised to get bottled water from the market. These owners then conceded they usually furnish a days worth of bottled water. Which was not there. .Quite the inconvenience taking cabs to and from the market lugging heavy water jugs on vacation.

In other residences we’ve stayed, homeowners generously supply the following niceties without listing them as amenities, but as welcoming items for their guests convenience.

1) Bath Mats

2) Beach towels

3) hair blower

4) coffee filter

5) detergent (for ! wash)

6) New clean sponge

7) decent pillows.

THIS PLACE SUPPLIED NONE OF THE ABOVE !!! Very unwelcoming to say the least.

These owners are the cheapest hosts we've ever encountered ,with misrepresenting the status of the pool this rental is A TOTALLY BAD CHOICE.

AS if all this wasn’t enough, the property is advertised as 6 blocks from the city. We when pinned down what a block is defined by the owner Tony, 6 blocks turned into 1 mile.

WE checked out an hour after we arrived.

We found another place 3x the price, but considering the shape we found ourselves in, we indulged and enjoyed the luxury.

It is our OPINION,Tony and Vicky should be ashamed , they are not worthy of being a host to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We should NEVER have rented to Jane J and her husband. The booking was last minute and we had to have our housekeeper to make a special trip to check them in. They were LOUD, RUDE and INSULTING to her. They were demanding of things that were not reasonable. They arrived with two large bags of dirty clothes. The only reason they rented our apartment was to use the washer/dryer before they went back to US. They didn't want to spend a coin on a washer or a dime on soap. So they booked an apartment with a washer. We DO provide Towels, Bath mats, Coffee and filters, Sugar, Bottled water for a few days (the water in the building is just fine and we told them that). We provide all the kitchen utensils and cookware. We provide complimentary bath soap, shampoo, conditioner and a housekeeper to help with any questions and run errands. We provide a cell phone to call around Cartagena. This is an apartment fully stocked with kitchen cookware and bathroom supplies but clients need to provide their own food and groceries. The beach is fabulous, clean and quiet and right in front of the building. We found out day of the booking that the pool was being closed for renovation. We tried to talk to them and make an accommodation The price was at a discount already for the low season. But they just yelled. We let them cancel. Totally outside the contract but we accommodated them. If they wanted a hotel then they should have gone to a hotel in the first place. Not making a mess in our home. They DIDN'T PAY for the apartment but USED THE SHOWERS AND TOWELS and took the shampoo and bath soap that we provide. AND MADE A MESS in the apartment. Zuny, our housekeeper is available to run errands like buying groceries and supplies. If they had taken the time to speak with her and not just yell, then the things they needed would have been resolved. THEY ARE THE WORST RENTERS EVER! Rude, demanding, complaining, cheap (they didn't pay a thing) and obnoxious. Jane J and her husband were very rude and condescending with our housekeeper and even with Tony and me. I WOULD NEVER LET THESE PEOPLE INTO MY HOME AGAIN!
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Rafael Nunez Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Donde Fidel Salsa Club
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Cartagena
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Karibana
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Carretera del Mar
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Club de Pesca
Nearest Beach
In front of the Building
Car: not necessary

The Centro Historico, or the Old City as we call it, is a beautiful 600 year old Colonial city. One of the oldest in the Caribbean. From restaurants, museums, shops, street performers or great Salsa Clubs this is a unique destination stop only 5 minutes away by Taxi or a 20 minute walk.

The fabulous tourist district of Boca Grande is only a 10 minute ride from the front door. Great Shopping and Restaurants. Not to mention the Submarino Ceviche kiosk outside Hotel Caribe. A standard in Cartagena for 45 years!

Brand new MegaTiendas is now open 6 blocks from Alta Mar, to fill up the frig for your stay.

Enjoy the beach all day right in front of the building. Or walk to Chinaguita Beach just a couple of blocks up from the building. Take a right from the main entrance. You'll see tents, umbrellas and sun beds. They have cold beer and a full bar available.

Enjoy site seeing at the Centro Historico or the Castillo San Felipe. The old fortress used to guard Cartagena from Caribbean pirates.

If the city is not enough then you can take a boat ride to Isla Rosario for snorkeling, scuba diving or lunch at another beautiful beach.

A vacation in Cartagena is laid back but fun too!

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Rates & Availability

Marbella Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$730
$2,500
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$140
$730
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$110
$730
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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