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🇨🇴 Old City 1 Bedroom: Balcony, AC, great WiFi, hot water! 😎

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

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!

APARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

*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

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!

*Smart/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/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 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. 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 Fundación Pescador de Letras in the Boquilla section of Cartagena, plus Cartagena Paws, supporting street animals, & would love to have your help!

We look forward to having you!

Thank you!

Barbara Smalley

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara Smalley, Vacation Rentals Cartagena
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

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, Mexico & 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 Pescador de Letras, a community organization in Cartagena, plus Cartagena Paws, supporting street animals; 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!

Thank you,

Barbara Smalley

Guestbook comments from the manager

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
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Amenities

Centro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests of renters are permitted if they do not pose a security threat but they cannot stay overnight.
  • Other renters are to be respected regarding noise level.
  • Renters are required to pay for any damages.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • 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:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bath with rain shower head. Bathroom has two doors: one to bedroom & one to hallway
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Bedroom has double bed; double sofabed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cook, Colombian cooking classes, laundry service, and tour guide services on request for extra fee.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.75 based on 6 reviews
5

Loved the apartment

  • 5 of 5

It has a fantastic location and convient to everything. If you want to explore the old city this place is perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked it! Thank you very much & we look forward to seeing you again soon!!
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5

One of the best locations to stay with family

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked a stay for us and 2 kids in the 1 bedroom apartment through Barbara. Its a great location as its close to pretty much everything. Great people watching from balcony but no noise after 7-8 PM. Barbara and Benjamin was very communicative and super helpful. Plenty of space, light and renovated kitchen/bathroom. Definitely recommend for any families with young kids.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much -- hope to have you all back some day!
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Great apartment/Great location!

  • 4 of 5

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"!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchísimas gracias for your nice review! Glad you liked the apartment & the location and that we could be of help - thank you!
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5

Super clean well managed property, great location!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review, Nelson, & we are always happy to have you & your friends stay! Thank you also for your generosity to the local soccer group and for inspiring us to do more. Look forward to your next visit! Barbara (& Henry!)
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Cartagena Rafael Nuñez
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Miles
Muelle Turistico/Tourist Dock
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. 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$4 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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

- Renters are required to pay for any damage to the apartments.
- Other renters are to be respected regarding noise level
- No drugs
- No non-registered guests without prior permission and then only if they do not pose a security threat to the apartments or other renters; non-registered guests may not stay the night
-Maximum of 4 guests, even if one is an infant
-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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.