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Old City 3 bedroom/3 bath: AC, balcony, great wifi, hot water

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

El Centro Apartment Rental Photos and Description

The magic of Cartagena is in wandering the streets of the beautiful colonial walled city. Choose our apartments and you are right in the heart of that magic each day of your stay!

We have three renovated apartments -- studio, one, and two bedroom -- which are on the second floor (walk up) of a two-story building in Cartagena's Walled City and are the only apartments in the building.

If you rent the studio and the two bedroom apartments together, you have three bedrooms and three full baths; one of the bedrooms is just down the hall from the main apartment.

Each of the bedrooms has a double bed; two of them have en suite bathrooms and one of these also has a balcony overlooking Calle de la Moneda – great for people watching while enjoying a cup of Colombian coffee or Club Colombia beer!

ACCOMMODATION HIGHLIGHTS:

*Front bedroom with balcony overlooking Calle de la Moneda, en suite full bath, TV

*Master bedroom with en suite full bath, double bed, TV

*Third bedroom with adjoining full bath, double bed, TV

*Living area with lounge seating for 4-5, sofa bed, TV

*Dining area with table seating for 4

*Fully equipped kitchen with counter seating

APARTMENT AMENITIES:

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

*Air conditioning (mini-split in each room)

*Fans: ceiling and floor

*Wifi/Internet (DEDICATED BROADBAND!)

*Smart/DirecTV

*Bed linens

*Towels: dish, hand, bath & beach

*Rain showerheads

*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

There is a door from the street with stairs to the second floor (there is a clothing store on the ground floor). You would share this door with the guests in the one bedroom apartment also. Guests will have the key to this main door as well as to their own individual apartment doors.

Once booked, guests receive a multi-page document and website (in English) with information on the apartments and Cartagena. I lived in this city for two years and 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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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:
December 4, 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 -- I am currently traveling in Mexico, Belize & Guatemala. 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!

I 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!

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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. 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.

Rates & Availability

El Centro Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$599
 
 
New Year's holiday
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$747
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

*Check in: between 3 pm & midnight. If arriving between 10 pm & midnight, there is an additional charge of US$25 payable in cash on arrival.
*Check out: 11 am
*Renters are required to pay for any damage to the apartments.
*2 night stays considered on a case by case basis with the addition of a cleaning fee. Please ask if you're interested in a two night stay!
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
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
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 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , With private balcony & en suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , With en suite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • 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
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cook, Colombian cooking classes, and tour guide services on request for extra fee.

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