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Old City 2 bedroom with balconies, AC, great wifi, hot water

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

El Centro Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Choose one of our apartments & you are in the heart of Cartagena's magical walled city! There's lots of information below, or simply look through the photos to get to know where you could be staying on your Colombian vacation!

This renovated two bedroom/two bath apartment has everything you need and more, including balconies overlooking the lively Calle de la Moneda! This apartment is ideal for a two couples, a couple of friends, or a small family. You'll love sipping your glass of wine or morning cup of Colombian coffee on the balcony while people-watching and getting a true taste of Cartagena life!

APARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

*Living area: Lounge seating for 4, sofa bed, Smart TV, balcony overlooking Calle de la Moneda

*Dining area: Table seating for 4

*Fully equipped kitchen with counter seating at kitchen

*Front bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, double bed, TV

*Back bedroom with double bed, TV

*Second full bath (with rain showerhead) has two doors: one to back bedroom & one to hallway

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

This apartment is located on the 2nd floor of a two-story building (a clothing store is on the ground floor); there is another two bedroom apartment on this floor as well. There is a door from the street with stairs to the second floor which guests of the apartments share. Guests will have the key to this main door as well as to their own individual apartment.

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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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 1, 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 lucky to meet Deb & Mark 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!

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 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!

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

Old City 2 bedroom with balconies, AC, great wifi, hot water
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The location of the Condo was amazing in the heart of the walled city, It was clean and welcoming. The service was excellent from beginning to the end. We enjoyed the balcony so much. Henry the caretaker was very resourceful and helpful. I would recommend this safe place anytime. Everything about the condo was very nice, close to the shopping and nice restaurants.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much -- I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay & hope you can come back again!
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5

Better than advertised!

  • 5 of 5

My first time ever doing an apartment rental. Friend and I rented the studio and connecting 1 bedroom. Barbara sent 11pages of thorough info about the apartment, excursions etc. plus, she was in constant and fast contact about any questions/concerns. The apartment was modern, clean, spacious. The beds comfy. The air conditioner worked great. We felt very safe. Plus, the manager Henry met us, showed everything, so helpful! We did a walking tour with him which was awesome! The apartment is on a lively street but totally quiet at night. The balcony was the best way for me and Juan Valdez to start my day. Everything is actually closer than we realized (do the walking tour ASAP... We did it the second day). We went to Carmen for dinner (excellent) and all the ice cream places. Loved the Palleteria. Crepes and Waffles. El Bistro was fun for Tapas. Henry arranged a boat trip to a private island where the beaches are Caribbean like. I wish we had done even more stuff. I NEVER a felt unsafe and Henry promised I wouldn't be kidnapped though was kind enough to add that I was kidnapped worthy. Thank you Barb and Henry! It was seamless and anyway you could accommodate us you did! I hope to return soon!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: VERY glad you had such a great stay -- thanks so much for the nice review! Sitting on the balcony & watching Cartagena go by is one of my favorite things too, plus of course wandering the Old City streets. Hope you are able to come back again soon!
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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

El Centro Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$515
 
 
New Year's holiday period
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$666
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$232
 
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 6 guests in the apartment.
*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.
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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:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite bath to front bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Rear bath connects to 2nd bedroom & hall
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Front bedroom has balcony & en suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Rear bedroom has connecting bath
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
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cook, Colombian cooking classes, laundry and tour guide services on request for extra fee.

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