|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
The magic of Cartagena is in wandering the streets of the beautiful colonial walled city. Choose the Moneda Apartments (studio, one bedroom, &/or two bedroom) and you are right in the heart of that magic each day of your stay.
The apartments are located on the 2nd floor of a two-story building (a clothing store is on the ground floor). In this listing we're highlighting the one bedroom apartment, which is ideal for a single person, a couple of friends, a couple, or a small family.
You'll love sipping your glass of wine or morning cup of Colombian coffee on the balcony while people-watching and getting a true taste of Cartagena life!
*Balcony overlooking Calle de la Moneda with bistro table & chairs
*Living area: Lounge seating for 4, sofa bed, Smart TV
*Dining area: Table seating for 4
*Fully equipped kitchen
*Counter seating at kitchen
*Quiet bedroom with double bed, TV
*Full bath (with rain shower head) has two doors: one to bedroom & one to hallway
*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!
*Towels: dish, hand, bath & beach
*First aid kit
*Extra single portable mattress
OPTIONAL SERVICES (at additional expense):
*Colombian meals &/or cooking classes in the apartment
*Housekeeping during your stay
*Tour guide services
Once booked, guests receive a multi-page document and website (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 or larger place, or if you’d like to book multiple apartments (parties of 1-12 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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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 -- I've mostly been in Colombia & Belize but also exploring other areas. It's a great way to keep learning!
I was lucky to meet Deb & Mark 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!
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!
We had a great stay in apartment! Communication with Barbara, who manages the bookings, was clear and very fast. The apartment itself was exactly as listed -- it was clean, spacious, and well stocked with everything a traveler might need. The location is right in the middle of the historic part of Cartagena, on street that is very lively during the day time and quiet (but safe feeling) at night. Easily walkable all around the city center. Henry, the apartment manager, was very friendly and available in case we needed anything
Barbara made the rental process amazingly easy. She was very prompt to answer any questions,and her first hand knowledge of Cartagena was very helpful. Henry the "onsite" manager is a great asset.It was reassuring to know he was close by,and more than willing to offer assistance! The apartment is very comfortable,and it is in the absolute best location to explore the "Old City"!
This was my second trip to Cartagena. Both trips I spent at this property. This apartment is super clean and well maintained. I have recommended it to friends and in fact a friend travelling with me stayed in the studio. You book through Barbara who is a wealth of info (having lived in Cartagena) she answers all questions promptly and even sends info on events of interest while you're there. Also she is dedicated to helping the less fortunate in the area.
The manager Henry lives near by and I think he knows everyone in the City! Take a tour with him and/or go to the market. He will go out of his way to help you with whatever you need.
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. As the main public transportation hubs (for buses and shared taxis) are a couple of blocks straight down this street, Calle de la Moneda 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$6 taxi ride from the airport, and a 5-10 minute/US$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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Year's holiday period
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest|
*Check in: between 3 pm & midnight. If arriving between 10 pm & midnight, additional US$25 payable in cash on arrival.
*Check out: 11 am
*Renters are required to pay for any damage to the apartments.
*Maximum of 4 guests in the apartment.
*Extra guest fees for those age 4 & above.
*2 night stays considered on a case by case basis with the addition of a cleaning fee.