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Old City 3 bedroom/3 bath: balcony, 2 kitchens, great wifi

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 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.

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 one and two bedroom apartments together (which are right down the hall from each other), you will have three bedrooms (each with a double bed) and three full baths. You will also have two fully-equipped kitchens and two living/dining areas with a sleeper sofa in each. One of the living/dining areas 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:

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

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

*Two dining areas, each with table seating for 4

*Two fully equipped kitchens with counter seating

*Three quiet bedrooms each with double bed, TV

*Three full baths with rain shower heads (one of those baths is en suite to master bedroom)

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

*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. 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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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:
November 24, 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'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!

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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 holidays
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
New Year's holiday period
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$845
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$290
 
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, 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 10 guests (4 in 1BR apartment, 6 in 2BR)
*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.
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:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , with rain shower head
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite to bedroom #2; with rain shower head
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , with rain shower head
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , With en suite bath; baby crib on request
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Cook, Colombian cooking classes, and tour guide services on request for extra fee.

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