About the property
- Apartment1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
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!
*Front bedroom with balcony overlooking Calle de la Moneda, en suite full bath, double bed, TV
*Master bedroom with en suite full bath, twins or king 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
*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!)
*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
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 over 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. 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!
Barbara Smalley, Vacation Rentals Cartagena
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- within a few hours
- english, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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 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! 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
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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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
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- 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 8 guests (2 in studio, 6 in 2BR apartment) -Extra guest fees for those age 3 & above. Thank you!