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🇨🇴 Old City 3 bedroom/3 bath: balcony, 2 kitchens, great wifi! 😎

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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 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 TV; one with twins or king, two with double beds

*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. 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

Property Manager
Barbara Smalley, Vacation Rentals Cartagena
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 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 & 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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Amenities

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.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 ...
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:
  • 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.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Very nice accommodations right in the middle of the old city

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 9 rented all three units (2 bdrm, 1 bdrm, studio) for three nights so we had the floor to ourselves. We had all ages in our party (from 12 to 78), and had no complaints from anyone. Barbara, the booking manager, was extremely helpful prior to our trip. She helped arrange our excursions and was very responsive with answers to our questions. She provides a very detailed information brochure that includes details on the rental, tours, food, etc. It was very comforting having her guide us through our trip planning! The local manager, Benjamin, met us on our arrival and gave us a thorough introduction to the place and area. He was available to us throughout our stay and we communicated with him through whatsapp which I suggest you download to your phone as we used it with all our tour guides during our Colombian stay. Though we didn't spend much time in the rooms, all were very nicely kept with a/c units in main rooms and each bedroom. The studio and 1 bdrm have balconies that overlook Calle 7 street so you can watch the street activity while drinking your wine/cerveza's in the evening. Each unit also has a kitchen (studio is more of a kitchenette) with coffee maker, microwave, etc for making your own meals as necessary. During one of our evenings, we had Benjamin arrange to have a local woman come in and cook us an authentic Colombian meal which was delicious.

We went on the mud volcano tour with Rony which also included an ecotour of the mangroves near Boquilla and a meal. We also went on the scuba/snorkling tour that takes you out to an island on ~45 min boat ride. I recommend both tours. You can get more details/reviews on tripadvisor.

All said, we enjoyed Casa de Moneda very much and our stay in Cartagena. We would definitely return to Moneda on our next trip to Cartagena.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad you liked it & that you had a great stay -- thank you so much for the nice review! Come back soon!! [Note: this listing is for renting two of the apartments together; for those who may be interested in staying in all three apartments, which is what this reviewer & family did, please see this HomeAway link: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3893607 ]
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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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $11 per person per night

- 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 10 guests (4 in 1BR apartment, 6 in 2BR)
-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.

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