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Lux 2 Bdr Oceanfront 17th Floor - Bocagrande, the Place to Stay

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from interior, view from living room to balcony

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Last updated: 10/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Cartagena condo description

BEST FURNISHED UNIT AT PALMETTO. Top of the line luxury 2 bedroom beachfront. It is furnished tastefully, with high quality furniture, artwork and top of the line appliances. Truly UNIQUE in this building. If you are going to Cartagena, Bocagrande is the place to stay. Preferred method of inquiry is by phone. Please - NO SPAM INQUIRIES, SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY, your time and my time is valuable. While my typical renter desires the unit for 7 days or more, I will rent for shorter periods of time for near term bookings. Edificio Palmetto is centrally located in Bocagrande, just minutes west of the Old Walled City (World Heritage City) by taxi. This unit is one of the newest on the market, furnished with high quality furnishings, American queen size beds, pillow top mattresses, comfortable L-shaped sectional in living area. February, 2011 removed the stereo and replaced it with a Vizio blue ray player (for CD's and DVD's linked to 46' LCD wall mounted TV (new October, 2012) by HDMI cable. Cable TV in primary living room. Cable, Internet and Local Telephone Service. Currently November, 2012 Vizio blue ray TV's placed in each of the two bedrooms. Plays CD's and DVD's. Security safe in closet in one of two bedrooms. You are renting direct from owner, not an agent.

This new to market 17th floor unit is direct ocean front, ocean front view from the living room and both master bedrooms. Curtain in living room added summer, 2012 to keep some of the afternoon sun out for those who want it. Custom made drapes in both bedrooms.

Unit has large refrigerator, microwave, oven and 4 burners on cooking surface. Unit has NEW on demand hot water system and it works (replacement unit October, 2012). Always inquire if you are looking at other units about their hot water systems. Both baths are full baths with shower. More than adequate dishes, utensils, pots and pans for those who want to cook. Washer and Dryer added to unit September, 2009. Local Phone and internet. If you are comparing my unit to others in this building, look at the comparison photos. This unit truly is the best furnished unit in the building, except the top floor penthouse.

Cartagena is an incredible city. In fact, Colombia is an incredible country and its citizens are friendly and unassuming. Spanish is not a must, but is extremely helpful.

The recent film, Love in the Time of Cholera was filmed in Cartagena; years back, Romancing the Stone.

The old walled city allows one to wander for days, viewing incredible architecture, world class shopping and great restaurants. To get a feel for the real Colombia, visit the old city and surrounding areas. To the west (by boat) you will find an island chain that has incredible aqua marine water, perfect for snorkeling or just boating. Many tour operators run to the islands or you can do as I do and rent a boat and leisurely cruise the islands and visit a variety of beaches (Playa Grande, Rosario Islands).

I was fortunate several years back to visit Cartagena with natives of Colombia. I was enchanted not only by Cartagena, but by other cities I visited, including Bogota. A visit to Cartagena and a stay in my condominium/apartment will allow you to relax and return home with stories to tell. You will be compelled to return as soon and often as you can.

Should you stay in my unit, I will provide as much insight as I can about Cartagena, the surrounding community, the building and my unit.

The unit is not restricted to adults (although that is my preference) however, Cartagena is probably more for adults than children. I require photo id in the form of drivers license and passports from all occupants. As I rent my unit frequently, payment is due upon the making of reservation; minimum 7 days rental (for near term booking, will now rent for shorter terms - inquire). Arrangements for keys can be made in a variety of ways, depending upon where you are traveling from and time and date of arrival. Typically, I send keys to you prior to your departure from your home city.

Others who rent in this building will rent to up to 9 people in a unit. I limit my unit to a maximum of 4 responsible individuals, no large families.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Keywords: Upscale two bedroom (both master) unit with separate bath/shower

Property Type

  • 4 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 17
  • 90 m²
  • Elevator : 3 elevators from 3rd floor to top

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Adult renters only (may of course have children)...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Queen size Beds (1) queen beds (each bedroom) with pillow top mattress both master bedrooms - new comforters February, 2011. TV and dvd in each bedroom....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Unit has two (2) master bedrooms, with custom made queen (US style) queen beds and pillow top mattresses; linens and bed coverings suitable for tropical environment; small CD library with DVD library in place early 2009; custom made entertainment center and wall mounted 46' LCD Television, installed November 2012. New covering on sectional in unit. Unit located 17th floor of tallest and newest building in Bocagrande (42 stories). Living room has L shaped lounge (couch). State of the art security, entry into Palmetto on 1st floor, cleared through security to main desk on 3rd floor, where elevator bank whisks you to 17th floor. On the 3rd floor you will find large pool overlooking ocean, restaurant (to open soon), sauna, state of the art gym. THERE ARE OTHER UNITS AVAILABLE IN PALMETTO. SEE PHOTOS OF ALL UNITS. I REPRESENT MY UNIT PHOTOS AS ACTUAL. IF YOU COMPARE MY UNIT FURNITURE/ARTWORK TO THE OTHER UNITS YOU WILL NOTICE THAT MY UNIT IS HIGH END. MAXIMUM GUEST USE IS 4....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    approximately 50 CD's on premises, variety of music, more later...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    cable tv - living room and each bedroom has tv and dvd...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    46' tv in living room (new Nov. 2012); and tv's with dvd in each bedroom....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    DVD's in unit Feb. 2011 with BlueRay Player...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Boating
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                      • Beachfront:

                        Unit directly fronts beach; beach cabanas are available from a variety of vendors; Palmetto is located 10 meters east of Hotel Capilla Del Mar...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        three separate units with remotes; 1 main living area, one in each bedroom...moreless

                      • Broadband Access:

                        high speed cable internet - netbook computer for use by guests...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        building new fall 2008, dryer installed November, 2009...moreless

                      • Computer Available:

                        Effective mid-Feb, 2011, a netbook computer will be left in the unit for guests - leave your laptop at home...moreless

                      • Covered Parking:

                        underground secure parking...moreless

                      • Elevator:

                        3 elevators from 3rd floor to top...moreless

                      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                        4th floor gym overlooking ocean, adequate would be my description for the gym...moreless

                      • Garage:

                        underground secure parking...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        wi-fi via cable modem...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        quality linens, bath and kitchen towels, beach towels; new comforters February, 2011...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        features sectional with new fabric November, 2012. Most often you will also find two extra chairs I leave in unit in living room using custom made pillows as cushions. ...moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        installed for local calls - and for contacting security and reception desks...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        building new fall 2008, washer installed November, 2009...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        installed - also building in various locations, pool and lobby has wi-fi...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available:

                        from a variety of restaurants in the area...moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        single coffee maker in unit...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        more than adequate for 4 people...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        full kitchen dishes and utensils...moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        this unit is new (Fall,2008), as are all appliances, large refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven...moreless

                      • Microwave:

                        mid size...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Balcony:

                        circular shaped balcony, perfect for viewing the beach, the old city at night...moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        available for rent at various locations around town...moreless

                      • Boat:

                        Numerous boat rentals available; tours to Rosario Island, Isla Grande, Baru Island...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        balcony overlooking ocean and old city; see photos...moreless

                      • Golf:

                        approx. 30 minutes outside of town...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        available in area Castillo Grande, 5 minute walk from Palmetto...moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        large pool overlooking ocean on 3rd floor...moreless

                      • Sauna:

                        near pool, as is the state of the art gym...moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          5 night min stay
                          $200 $250
                          Thu, Fri, Sat
                          $1,250 $3,750
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                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          Upon confirmation of rental and payment, building entry authorization and intro package sent together with code to key entry to your location; no worries about meeting anyone at airport or building to look for keys; arrive at airport, taxi to Palmetto, check in thru security and elevator to floor 17 and enter unit. Payment is non-refundable.


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                          Location

                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CTG)
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          LESS THAN A BLOCK AWAY
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          MARINA RENTALS AND TOUR BOATS TO ISLANDS
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          NEXT DOOR, IMMEDIATELY RIGHT OR LEFT OF BUILDING

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Best Location Center of Bocagrande, minutes from the Old City.....great day and evening views, DIRECT oceanfront, all rooms....better than the old City for a place to stay, close to shopping, restaurants...take a tour to Rosario Islands, Baru or rent a boat and set your own schedule

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2008

                          About the owner: Professional active male; light hearted, enjoys life. I was introduced to Colombia and Cartagena by dear friends, both from Colombia. Well educated professional with a love for life and meeting and interacting with new people from all over the globe. I hope our paths shall cross.

                          Why the Owner Chose Cartagena:
                          I visited Cartagena with two wonderful friends, both Colombian. They actually took me to a number of cities in Colombia as well as introduced me to the wonderful people of the country. I found Cartagena to be interesting, the people warm and friendly and the weather incredible. On the property next to the hotel I was staying, a trailer was on site and the developer was advertising units for sale. I was fortunate that the real estate company that was marketing sales of the units to be build had one english speaking sales person, and I was able to negotiate a contract long distance with her assistance. I don't regret my purchase at all.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                          First and Foremost, you are dealing with a thoughtful owner, one who in furnishing the unit and maintaining has considered the comfort of others who might later occupy it. Before and while at my unit, I am available to answer questions and guide you as best I can, either in preparation for your trip or while you are already on site. In the morning have coffee on the balcony as the sun rises or walk on 2nd to Juan Valdez Cafe (the Starbucks of Colombia). Juan Valdez is a great people watching place. The unit is furnished with high quality furnishings and has after my viewing of some other units in the complex the best furnishings in Palmetto, with the exception of the penthouse. Full size, not Colombia size queen beds, custom drapes from the United States, custom fabric from the United States for the living room sectional sofa, chairs for the beach, an umbrella for the beach, a wide array of towels for the chaise lounges at the pool. For those who go to the beach, beach towels and an umbrella you are free to take from the unit and use at the beach. Excellent building security and management and friendly staff. Bocagrande is the place to be (the Old City is to be visited but in my view is not the place to stay) and this unit is central to Bocagrande, on the beach and within walking distance to everything in Bocagrande.


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                          Photos

                          • from interior, view from living room to balcony

                            from interior, view from living room to balcony

                          • best pool in Cartagena, fronts the beach (pool resurfaced Nov. 2013)

                            best pool in Cartagena, fronts the beach (pool resurfaced Nov. 2013)

                          • shot on balcony, old city backdrop; balcony has 2 new chairs, not shown

                            shot on balcony, old city backdrop; balcony has 2 new chairs, not shown

                          • Edificio Palmetto from the beach- the best in Cartagena

                            Edificio Palmetto from the beach- the best in Cartagena

                          • late evening view of living room and balcony backdrop

                            late evening view of living room and balcony backdrop

                          • photo bedroom 2

                            photo bedroom 2

                          • balcony dinner with Cartagena old city backdrop

                            balcony dinner with Cartagena old city backdrop

                          • Typical Street in the old city

                            Typical Street in the old city

                          • Typical Outer Island Beach - Isla Baru

                            Typical Outer Island Beach - Isla Baru

                          • another view of old city from balcony

                            another view of old city from balcony

                          • another photo showing entry

                            another photo showing entry

                          • another photo bedroom 1

                            another photo bedroom 1

                          • do you agree with me, incredible view

                            do you agree with me, incredible view

                          • bedroom #1, pillow top queen mattress, down comforter and duvet, down pillows

                            bedroom #1, pillow top queen mattress, down comforter and duvet, down pillows

                          • photo taken from edge of balcony, Nov. 2013

                            photo taken from edge of balcony, Nov. 2013

                          • 3rd floor elevators at Palmetto/partial lobby

                            3rd floor elevators at Palmetto/partial lobby

                          • bedroom #2, pillow top queen mattress, down comforter and pillows

                            bedroom #2, pillow top queen mattress, down comforter and pillows

                          • another photo bedroom #2

                            another photo bedroom #2

                          • 3rd floor pool, overlooking ocean, imagine yourself here day after day

                            3rd floor pool, overlooking ocean, imagine yourself here day after day

                          • In the Rosario Islands

                            In the Rosario Islands

                          • ice cream beach vendor (yeah, right)

                            ice cream beach vendor (yeah, right)

                          • edge of living room towards entry - new dining room table and chairs Nov. 2013

                            edge of living room towards entry - new dining room table and chairs Nov. 2013

                          • dining room table and chairs

                            dining room table and chairs

                          • another photo bedroom 2, evening shot

                            another photo bedroom 2, evening shot

                          VRBO #213395

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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

                          $200 - $250 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                          Speaks: english
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