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Alberto

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

Ocean-Front Luxury Apartment with Amazing Views.

25 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, sleeping sofa in living, sleeps a maximum of 3 people

This is a unique one bedroom apartment located at the heart of the old colonial city center, within the 16th Century wall, one block away from famous Convent Santa Clara, often featured in Garcia Marquez´novels, and now a 5-star hotel. It has amazing views to the Las Bovedas Square, where they sell all kinds of original Colombian crafts, and it faces the ancient wall and a beautiful sunset view over the Caribbean. It was designed by two famous Spanish artists that live in Spain and used it sporadically during holidays. It´s a luxurious apartment with all kinds of amenities, i.e. broad-band WIFI internet, satellite LED TV, free national calls, wash and dryer, air conditioning, oven, daily cleaning, etc, etc, etc.

The apartment is located at the heart of the colonial city center, a couple of blocks away from restaurants, bars and cafes but still in a relatively quiet residential area. You can see and hear the ocean and take a swim in the nearby, literally a hundred yards, beach.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alberto (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

Reviews

4.9
based on 25 traveler reviews

Ocean-Front Luxury Apartment with Amazing Views.
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
5

The perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this apartment in Cartagena ! Booking was super easy and Alberto was very helpful in the process. When we arrived, Christina was there to meet us and make sure we got settled in. Christina also made sure we had everything we needed and was very helpful to us for the whole week. Thanks Christina! The location is great in the NE section of the old walled city. Close to a large supermarket (Exito) for everything you could possibly want. The location and unit were quiet enough to allow for a good nights sleep and the AC worked great, which was wonderful after a day out in hot and humid Cartagena. Make sure to take a day trip to Playa Blanca - a very nice beach about an hour away.

Thanks Alberto! We hope to stay here again.

Dan & Philip

Seattle, WA

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia
5

Above my expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is absolutely wonderful! I feel like I will not be able to do it enough justice when describing it. The location is prime for doing all the touristy things in Cartagena. It's directly across the street from the artisans market (very nice shopping). There is a convenience store at the base of the apartment which makes grabbing a snack or drink very easy. The location is superb for grabbing. Taxi anyone of the day or night. Now for inside the apartment...it has everything you could possibly want and more. Two very nice cold air conditioners, a fully stocked kitchen (we were even given welcoming drinks and snacks when we arrived), a gorgeous view, spacious bathroom (with hot water..rare in Cartagena), and daily housecleaning. If I am ever in Cartagena, I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Playa Montezuma Costa Rica
5

Un lugar fantastico en el centro de la coudad

  • 5 of 5

Un lugar fantastico y muy bien equipado, situado en el centro historico de la ciudad,

una vista espectacular al mar y al atardecer,

todo muy cerca y con una excellente atenciion tanto por parte de los chikos de recepcion como de dona Cristina, la encargada de la casa.

Otra vez muchas gracias por su hospidalidad y nos veremos pronto

saludos

Ivan

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, Convenient, Relaxing and Stylish

  • 5 of 5

I had a perfect one week stay at this property. The unit is clean and well furnished. I love the huge pieces of art in the apartment and I had several Catagenian(?) guests that visited me that were really impressed with the style. Both air conditioners work well to keep you cool when you need it. I tried to be a good guest and only use them when necessary because electricity is expensive here. You can get excellent cross ventilation from the two balconies through the front door. The door is gated so you can lock the gate and leave the door open while you are inside. The neighborhood is totally safe, the building has pleasant 24 hour security and the building is mostly local tenants, but not exclusively. It is very close to dozens of restaurants and a leisurely walk to site seeing areas and shopping areas.

I also have to commend then property managers. All three, Marta, Christina and Franklin,who live in the apartment just down the hall are tremendously helpful and very friendly. I had cleaning everyday which I don't normally expect when I rent an apartment. I was able to borrow extra towels for the beach and every time I talked to them, they always ask me if there is anything more they can do and to please just ring the bell if I need anything any time of the day or night. Much different than the service you find elsewhere in the city.

I will stay here again the next time I am in Cartagena.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Minnesota, USA
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved this place.

If your looking for a 5 star resort, this isn't the place for you.

If you want to immerse yourself in the local environment, keep reading.

The Apt. is clean, well maintained and spacious.

Very close to grocery store and the old city center.

Great bathroom with huge shower.

Now the good part… The two caretakers, Cristina and Franklin are absolutely wonderful. They work hard to ensure your apartment is clean and are there to attend to your needs.

They are truly great employees. Alberto, you have two gems with these two.

If you don't speak spanish, it could be a bit of a challenge with the security guards and staff.

I was just there 2 weeks ago. I'm going back…soon

Once again, this isn't a resort..it's a great local apartment.

Do it, you won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights in December 2015. The apartment is right in the historical district, a short walk away from just about all the attractions. It was very nice and spacious, and had all the amenities we needed. The caretakers were very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. I'd highly recommend this place for anyone visiting this beautiful city.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive comments. I´ll make sure to convey to the staff your commending remarks as I know they´ll be very pleased to hear you liked their services. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and hope you visit again soon. Best regards, Alberto
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Cartagena de Indias
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
San Diego
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Los Pegasos to Rosario Islands
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
To Barranquilla
Nearest Restaurant
300 Miles
Juan Del Mar
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Marbella-Cartagena
Car: not necessary

Cartagena de Indias is one of the most beautiful Colonial towns in the World. It has been declared a World Heritage by the United Nations and it boasts amazing historic attraction, cathedral and churches, the 16th Century San Felipe Castle and many other colonial forts, the Inquisition Palace, the colonial wall that surrounds the city, the many palaces and old mansions that are all reminiscent of the old world in the Caribbean. The apartment is located at the heart of the old historic City, just one block away of the famous Convent Santa Clara, often featured in Garcia Marquez´novels and now a famous 5 star hotel. The apartment has two balconies to a nice square, Las Bovedas, and the ancient wall and looks over it to a western exposure of the Caribbean which not only you can see but also hear at night leaping the shore. An amazing location and beautiful sight.

Nearest Airport : Cartagena de Indias at 4 Miles;

Nearest Ferry : Los Pegasos to Rosario Islands at 200 Metres;

Nearest Motorway : To Barranquilla at 5 Miles;

Nearest Beach : Marbella-Cartagena at 100 Metres;

Nearest Barpub : San Diego at 300 Metres;

Nearest Restaurant : Juan Del Mar at 300 Metres;

Car: not necessary.

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Rates & Availability

San Diego Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
early summer deal
Jun 27 2016 - Aug 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
$85
$595
$2,200
 
 
Reinado
Nov 4 2016 - Nov 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
$5,000
 
 
Easter
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
$700
$2,500
 

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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Amenities

San Diego Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living Room: sofabed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Daily cleaning free of charge by our staff. Long term renters welcome.

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