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🇨🇴 Old City 4 Bedrooms/4 Baths, Balconies, AC, Hot Water, Great Wifi! 😎

Centro, El Centro, Cartagena de Indias, Bolivar, Colombia
  • Apartment2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-12

We have three renovated apartments (studio, one, and two bedroom apartments) that can be rented all together to accommodate up to 12 people. They 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.

By renting all 3 apartments, your party would have the second floor of the building to yourselves. This arrangement would be great for a group of friends, a large family, or a couple of small families traveling together.

The studio & one bedroom apartments can combine to become one 2-bedroom/2 bath apartment (with balconies!)--in this configuration the studio becomes essentially a master bedroom with en suite bath & private balcony.

You then essentially have two 2 bedroom/2 bath apartments with each of these apartments sleeping up to 6 guests (or 12 guests total), i.e., 4 total bedrooms, 4 total baths, two living rooms (each with sofa bed; one with balcony), and two fully-equipped kitchens.

The balconies overlook Calle de la Moneda and are great for people watching while enjoying a cup of Colombian coffee or Club Colombia beer!


*Balconies overlooking Calle de la Moneda--great people watching!

*Two living areas, each with lounge seating for 4-5, sofa bed, TV

*Two dining areas, each with table seating for 4

*Two fully equipped kitchens with counter seating

*Total of four full baths with rain shower heads

*Four bedrooms each with TV: one bedroom with double bed, balcony & en suite bath; one bedroom with twins or king & en suite bath; two additional bedrooms with double beds & adjoining baths


*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



*Bed linens

*Towels: dish, hand, bath & beach

*Personal soap

*Toilet paper

*Hair dryer


*Tourist information

*Smoke detector

*First aid kit

*Fire extinguisher


*Baby crib

*Extra single portable mattress


OPTIONAL SERVICES (at additional expense):

*Colombian meals &/or cooking classes in the apartment

*Housekeeping during your stay

*Laundry service

*Tour guide services

This arrangement would be great for a group of friends, a large family, or a couple of small families traveling together.

There is a door from the street with stairs to the second floor (there is a clothing store on the ground floor). Guests will have the key to this main door as well as to the individual apartment doors.

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 place (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 La Vecina in the Boquilla section of Cartagena & would love to have your help!

We look forward to having you!

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Property Manager

Barbara Smalley, Vacation Rentals Cartagena

Member Since 2014
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english, german, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 29, 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've mostly been in Colombia & Belize but also exploring other areas. 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! SEE OTHER PROPERTIES I WORK WITH AND REVIEWS ON VRBO HERE: https://www.vrbo.com/my/93c65fc2-24a4-41cf-9581-0902e8d9185f


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, Has balcony & en suite bath
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, 1 baby crib, Has en suite bath; baby crib on request
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double
      • Each bedroom has a double bed. One bedroom has a balcony & en suite bath; another bedroom has an en suite bath.


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, with rain showerhead
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, with rain showerhead
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, with rain showerhead
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower, with rain showerhead
      • Two of the bathrooms are en suite; two of the bathrooms have 2 doors (one to a bedroom and one to a hall)

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          In the heart of the old walled city of Cartagena.


            • Adventure
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Mini-split in each room
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Washer & dryer in the hall closet; laundry soap provided.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Telephone
                      For local outgoing calls to landlines
                    • Towels Provided
                      Dish, hand, bath & beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washer & dryer in the hall closet; laundry soap provided.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Three total
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Two fully equipped kitchens with counter seating
                        • Microwave
                          Three total
                        • Oven
                          One in each kitchen
                        • Refrigerator
                          One in each kitchen
                        • Stove
                          One in each kitchen
                        • Toaster
                          Three total


                            • Dining
                              Two separate dining areas plus counter seating
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Smart & DirecTV
                                • Television
                                  Smart & DirecTV


                                    • Balcony
                                      Two balconies: one off a bedroom, one off a living room


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Massage
                                            • Private Chef


                                                • bay/sound
                                                • 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
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Cook, Colombian cooking classes, and tour guide services on request for extra fee.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  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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                                                                  Centro, El Centro, Cartagena de Indias, Bolivar, Colombia

                                                                  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

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Additional Guest Fee

                                                                  - Renters are required to pay for any damage to the apartments. - 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 12 guests (2 in studio, 4 in 1BR apartment, 6 in 2BR) -Extra guest fees for those age 3 & above. Thank you!

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                                                                  Property # 3893607