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Penthouse Duplex, Amazing Views Over The Historic Center

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 1,872 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom With Own Bathroom, Great Old Town Location, Rooftop Jacuzzi & Views

Spectacular design and recently renovated, spacious 3-bedroom penthouse duplex apartment. Amazing terrace with breathtaking views over the rooftops of the historic city. Jacuzzi on the terrace, free WIFI, centrally located, TV, air conditioning.

3 bedrooms with own bathroom, all with King or Queen size beds + 2 single beds. Can accommodate 6 adults and 2 children. Other facilities like daily cleaning, ironing service and laundry facilities are available.


Owner
Hervé FELLI
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

Amenities

El Centro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1872 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Social WC
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Terrace bathroom with Shower, Toilet and Outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , In suite bathroom, Walking closet, TV, A/C
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , In suite bathroom, closet, TV, A/C
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , In suite bathroom, Mezzanine, A/C
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Maid/Cleaning Lady: It is mandatory (at COP$ 50'000 per day) for stays longer than 3 nights. This will be paid directly by the guests to the lady. She can also prepare breakfast and small meals. Time and frequency need to be arranged. Non-Smoking property: smoking inside the apt is strictly prohibited. Deposit will be retained in case of smoking inside for cleaning purposes. Airport Pick-up: Van transportation from the airport to the apartment can be arranged at a cost of COP$60'000 per trip. Boat Rental: We can put you in contact for private boat rental from a trusted boat owner (lanchas or yachts).

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Penthouse Duplex, Amazing Views Over The Historic Center
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
4

Great space for a family or group of friends!

  • 4 of 5

This bright, roomy apartment is arranged perfectly for three couples, a family needing extra bedrooms, or friends traveling together and wanting their own space to rest up for various adventures. Each bedroom has its own bath. The upper bedroom off the patio is large and very private. The apartment is clean and comfortable. In addition, our maid, Maria Christina, took good care of us. We gave her grocery money and a list so she could cook a tasty breakfast for the grandkids and us on two mornings. Note that the apartment address was difficult to find. If you tell the cab driver it is a couple of doors down from Don Juan's Restaurant, that will help. The sunsets from the rooftop patio are as lovely as pictured. Finally, you will also receive prompt replies to your questions from the property owner.

The drawbacks: While you will encounter stairs as a part of life in Cartagena, the stairs to this apartment are quite steep. The first flight is not a problem. The second flight curves as you climb and is not so easy. If anyone has hip, knee, or breathing problems, this will be a difficult location. The second issue is the loud, loud music that blares from a nearbly rooftop restaurant over the weekend. Bring earplugs, which will help a little. The rest of the week was fine.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great accomodations with a few hiccups

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 6 girls in our late 20's in Cartagena for a bachelorette party.

Pros:

- great apartment! Huge living area, nice bedrooms. True to the photos.

- amazing location within the old walled city

- Maria Christina (the helper lady) prepared us drinks and snacks on our arrival as we asked

- rooftop patio was amazing. It was completely private (just our group), was big and had a great little dipping pool. The only tip is to make sure it's a pool when you're there - for some reason it was a hot tub / jacuzzi at first. Not sure how it suddenly became a pool but it was much nicer as a pool

Cons:

- tried to charge us 50 000 pesos (~20 USD) to have someone come in and clean/water the garden on our second day there. This was not listed anywhere on HomeAway and should have been included in the price

- they only leave one roll of toilet paper per bathroom and one garbage bag and expect you to buy the rest. Again, not mentioned and should have been included.

- We tried to organize a day trip to Playa Blanca through Herve and our driver didn't show up. 2 hours later we finally got someone, but were told "Welcome to Colombia". We were apparently suppose to call the driver the night before but nobody told us this. We had already confirmed with Herve and talked about the driver a few days prior. Poor communication.

- Air con was broke in upstairs room for a few days but was excellent once fixed. Not a huge problem as it did get fixed, but should have been noticed before

- Herve required us to email him with reminders leading up to the trip (ex. Email him to remind him we wanted to be picked up from the airport, etc.)

All in all the apartment is wonderful and in a great location, but a bit more honesty in the listing and more professional/open communication would have made this experience a 5 star.

Tips:

- bring toilet paper and garbage bags

- ask someone to show you how to unlock every lock before they leave as there are multiple locks per door and some of them are hard to figure out

- make sure the pool is a pool, not a jacuzzi

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amanda, it was great to have you in the apt. Thanks for choosing us. Also thank you for the good comments and suggestions which will be taken care off. All the best, Hervé
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5

Amazing Rooftop, views of the city day and night! Highly recommended Airbnb

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place! We will always have memories of waking up and going to bed with the amazing views of Cartagena. Herve was very accommodating through emails and put us in contact with Clara the woman who met us there. Very clean and modern and close to everything!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great apartment and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Good spot!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York
4

Beautiful apartment, with amazing private rooftop

  • 4 of 5

This was a beautiful apartment, with an enormous amount of space, and in great condition. What I loved most about this was the roof deck. Be careful when looking at apartments that have rooftops, because some of them are shared with other apartments - this one is completely private and does have stunning views. The location is also superb - central in the old city and close to clubs, restaurants, and bars. My only caution would be its proximity to several other rooftop clubs, whose music you can hear from the apartment - so I highly recommend this place if you're likely to be going out - we certainly got a kick out of pointing to our rooftop from the bar.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA
5

awesome penthouse

  • 5 of 5

I was really happy with my stay at this gorgeous penthouse. Rooms were nice and large. Plenty of bathrooms and kitchen was good. Definitely as advertised!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and review. You are welcome anytime. Kind regards,
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Aeropuerto Internacional Rafael Nunez, Cartagena
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Karibana, Cartagena
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Cartagena
Car: not necessary

The "Centro Historico" is a great location choice for travelers interested in museums, gourmet food and architecture.

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Rates & Availability

El Centro Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$458
$2,833
 
 
Mid Season
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$458
$2,833
 
 
High Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
$599
$3,813
 
 
Mid Season
Jan 9 2018 - Feb 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$458
$2,833
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$414
$2,506
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $217.89

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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