About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Choose this Balcones studio and you are right in the heart of the magical Old City of Cartagena! This newly renovated (fall 2016) second floor (walk up) studio is ideal for a single person or couple. You’ll love sipping your glass of wine or morning cup of Colombian coffee on your balcony while people-watching and getting a true taste of Cartagena life below. Want to get to know your fellow travelers staying in the other Balcones apartments and/or get a higher view of the Old City? Check out the roof deck with amazing views!
*Balcony overlooking Calle Segunda de Badillo
*Teak bistro table & chairs on the balcony
*Double pane window & balcony doors with black out curtains
*Full bath with rain shower head
*40" flat screen TV
*Kitchenette with small refrigerator, coffee machine, induction burner, toaster, and basics for making (& eating! :) light meals
*Beautiful coralina stone walls & finishing touches
*Air conditioning (mini-split)
*Wifi/Internet (dedicated broadband!)
*Hot water in the shower and sinks -- not all places in Cartagena have this!
*Towels: dish, hand, & bath
*Rooftop terrace & 'mirador' -- great views!
*First aid kit
OPTIONAL SERVICES (at additional expense):
*Housekeeping during your stay
*Tour guide services
This apartment is one of eleven apartments located on the 2nd & 3rd floors (walk up) of a three-story building (a clothing store is on the ground floor); this apartment is on the 2nd floor. There is a door from the street with stairs to the second & third floors which guests of the eleven apartments share. Guests will have the key to this main door as well as to their own individual apartment.
There is also a roof deck with a 'mirador' and great views of Cartagena! All Balcones guests have access to this.
Once booked, guests receive a multi-page document (in English) and website 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 Benjamin 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, or have questions while there, feel free to ask!
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 Fundación La Vecina, a community organization in Cartagena, and would love to have your help!
We look forward to having you!
Barbara Smalley, Vacation Rentals Cartagena
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 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 in North, Central & South America and Europe. 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 guest bedroom when I'm there and the whole apartment when I'm not. I love playing direct host also! 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! Thank you, Barbara Smalley
Barbara Smalley, Vacation Rentals Cartagena purchased this Apartment in 2016
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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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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 the corner of Calle Segunda de Badillo and Calle de la Moneda. The streets are lined with shops and a couple of small restaurants. Just at the other end of the Calle Segunda de Badillo is the beautiful Parque Fernández de Madrid surrounded by plenty of nice restaurants and cafes.
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!
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.
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$4-5 taxi ride from the airport, and a 5-10 minute/US$2-3 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
- Strict two guest maximum in the apartment, even if one guest is an infant/child - 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 Thank you!