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Old City 2BR: great wifi, AC, hot water...

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

El Centro Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

The magic of Cartagena is in wandering the streets of the beautiful colonial walled city. Choose the Balcones or Moneda Apartments (studio, one bedroom and two bedroom options) & you are right in the heart of that magic each day of your stay!

In this listing we're highlighting the two bedroom Moneda apartment, which is ideal for a small group of friends, two couples, or a family. It is located on the 2nd floor of a two-story building (a clothing store is on the ground floor).

APARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

*Living area: Lounge seating for 4-5, sofa bed, TV

*Dining area: Table seating for 4

*Fully equipped kitchen

*Counter seating at kitchen

*Master bedroom with double bed, en suite bath (with rain showerhead), TV

*Second bedroom with double bed, TV

*Second full bath (with rain showerhead) has two doors: one to second bedroom & one to living area

APARTMENT AMENITIES:

*Air conditioning (mini-split in each room)

*Fans: ceiling and floor

*Wifi/Internet (dedicated broadband!)

*Hot water in the shower and sinks -- not all places in Cartagena have this!

*DirecTV

*Bed linens

*Towels: dish, hand, bath & beach

*Personal soap

*Toilet paper

*Hair dryer

*Safe

*Tourist information

*Smoke detector

*First aid kit

*Fire extinguisher

UPON REQUEST:

*Baby crib

*Extra single portable mattress

*Iron/ironing board

OPTIONAL SERVICES (at additional expense):

*Colombian meals &/or cooking classes in the apartment

*Housekeeping during your stay

*Laundry service

*Tour guide services

Once booked, guests receive a multi-page document (in English) with information on the apartments and Cartagena. I have lived in this city for more than two years, traveled around Colombia quite a bit and would be happy to answer any questions or give advice via email or phone prior to your trip.

Upon arrival in Cartagena, our multilingual (Spanish/English/French) apartment manager will meet you at the apartment at the agreed upon time to let you in, show you the place, and give you keys. He lives right around the corner at our neighboring building, Balcones Apartments. Should you have a question about the apartment or you want tourism assistance, laundry service, a cook or cooking class while there, feel free to ask him!

If you’d like a smaller place, or if you’d like to book multiple apartments (parties of 1-36 can be accommodated), please let me know.

We partner with 'Pack for a Purpose', an organization that links travelers who'd like to help fulfill wish lists of non-profits in developing countries. We work with community organization Foundación La Vecina in the Boquilla section of Cartagena & would love to have your help!

We look forward to having you!

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Barbara Smalley, Vacation Rentals Cartagena
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016

About Barbara Smalley, Vacation Rentals Cartagena

I've lived most of my life in the U.S. but have also lived for a couple of months to up to two years in different countries: Germany, Spain, Australia, Colombia, Ecuador & Belize. Since 2011 I've been living a somewhat nomadic lifestyle while exploring, working & volunteering in new & old places in North, Central & South America and Europe. It's a great way to keep learning!

I was fortunate to meet a couple from Dallas, who own the Cartagena, Colombia, & Ambergris Caye, Belize, vacation rentals I'm listing. They asked me to help them out and I've fallen into doing something that I love -- helping people like you with their travels. Let me help you with your dream vacation! In the fall of 2015, I was lucky enough to be able to buy my own apartment in Cartagena, Colombia, and rent out the second bedroom when I'm there and the whole apartment when I'm not. I love playing direct host also!

We also partner with 'Pack for a Purpose', an organization that links travelers who'd like to help fulfill wish lists of non-profits in developing countries. We work with Fundación La Vecina, a community organization in Cartagena, and in Belize we partner with Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) and the Saga Humane Society in San Pedro. We'd love to have your help!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our group of 5 stayed in the two bedroom apartment and the studio efficiently managed by Henry Castrillon who is also a great tour guide.

We stayed 5 nights and found the place very comfortable for our group. The kitchen is sufficiently equipped to prepare simple meals or breakfast if you are too tired to go out .

The bedrooms have comfortable beds, good size closets to store suitcases and hang clothing.

There are two bathrooms in the unit so it is very practical for two couples to share the apartment.

The location cannot be better. Right in the heart of old town.

The nicest feature of this place is the manager Henry who can also be hired as a tour guide.

You have to book him in advance because he is very much in demand. He is very knowledgeable of the area , honest and his price is very fair. We greatly appreciated the care and attention he gave to my husband who had a recent knee surgery. He went out of his way to help us plan a day trip to Aracataca, the celebrated town of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

From the minute we landed until we left Henry was always there to make sure that everything goes smoothly ,according to plans.



Highly recommend this apartment and Henry, the manager/ tour guide.
Sep 2014
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Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Old City 2BR: great wifi, AC, hot water...
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Great apartment in the middle of it all

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is centrally located in the old city and everything is in walking distance. The apartment was very clean and it was equipped with everything you need, even during the busy day you could barely hear any noise outside. Nights are very quiet, A/C and hot water were a huge plus! Barbara made sure everything was ok every step of the way

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy you had a good stay -- thank you for taking the time to write a review & hope you can come back sometime soon!
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5

Great location and great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay here again, centrally located within the walls and the apartment was clean and exactly as described. Would definitely stay here again. Henry was extremely helpful too- overall great experience.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Scarlett! So glad you had a nice stay & we would love to have you back anytime!
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Great place in a great city!

  • 5 of 5

If you are going to Cartagena de Indias and you want to be comfortable then this is your place to stay! It's clean, conveniently located and the most important (at least for me) the AC works perfectly. It also has a decent kitchen in case you want to cook. Beds are superb,we slept like babies. There are a lot restaurants and shops nearby. Don't miss the segway tour (great way to see the city).

I thought that I knew Cartagena....but

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review & I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Calle de la Moneda! Look forward to seeing you again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Cartagena Rafael Nuñez
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Manga Cruise Terminal
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bocagrande
Car: not necessary

These apartments are located in the San Diego section of the magical Old City of Cartagena, within the 500 year old Spanish colonial walls. Colonial architecture abounds!

The building is on Calle de la Moneda, which is a busy and lively street during the day but quiet at night. This street is widely used by Cartageneros as they go to and from work, school, etc. (and to shop!). You are in the heart of “real” Cartagena on Calle de la Moneda!

The street is lined with shops and a couple of small, inexpensive restaurants. Just about everything is closed by 8 pm, however, so you’re not disturbed by noise during the night.

At the far end of Calle de la Moneda is the Exito department store which sells everything from groceries to electronics plus has an ATM. One street away in the other direction you'll find the popular Juan Valdez coffee shop and the main University of Cartagena building. And a block around the corner is the beautiful Parque Fernández de Madrid surrounded by plenty of nice restaurants and cafes.

Churches, museums, other shops, bars, the old city wall, and the Caribbean Sea are only a few blocks away. You are within close proximity to everything here!

Walking is the best way to get around the Walled City – it’s great wandering the maze of quaint streets. But you are never far from the surrounding walls so you don’t have to worry about accidentally straying too far!

If you are in a hurry or want to venture outside the walls, taxis are inexpensive and easily flagged on the street. We are a 5-10 minute/US$4-5 taxi ride from the airport, and a 5-10 minute/US$2-3 taxi ride away from other sites/areas, such as San Felipe Castle (the huge old Spanish fort) or the tourist dock (for the boats to the Rosario Islands, where many prefer to go for the beach), or the beaches of Bocagrande, Laguito and Castillogrande.

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Rates & Availability

El Centro Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
December holidays
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$365
 
 
New Year's holiday period
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$463
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

*Check in: from 3 pm on
*Check out: by 11 am
*Renters are required to pay for any damage to the apartments.
*Maximum of 6 guests in the apartment.
*Extra guest fees for those age 4 & above.
Thank you!

Manager'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.
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Amenities

El Centro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Has a door to the 2nd bedroom & a door to the living area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite bathroom with master bedroom; rain shower head
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Crib available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Double sofabed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cook, Colombian cooking classes, housekeeping, laundry, and tour guide services on request for extra fee.

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