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House with the balcony of the apartment Dining Room and Reception Kitchen Master Bedroom Bathroom 1 Second bedroom Third bedroom Reception Dining Room View to the Street from the Balcony View to the Dining Room and Reception from the Master Bedroom Balcony View of the old town from the roof terrace View of the Caribbean from the roof terrace Dining room, view from the colonial balcony Third bedroom, kitchen,reception and internal balcony of the prinicpal bedroom Third bedroom, reception entrance to second bedroom second bedroom Balcony Second bathroom Entrance to master bedroom Master bedroom master bedroom, detail kitchen (detail)

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Last updated: 04/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cartagena apartment description

A stunning apartment (360 degeres photos availale on http://altamira360.com/lasbuganvillas ), situated in the heart of the walled city, declared common heritage of mankind by UNESCO, very close to the Church and Plaza Santo Domingo. From its external balcony, you can appreciate the beauty of narrow streets . Only a few meters away, you will come across the famous bronze statue 'La Gorda' by the renown sculptor and painter Botero. You can also enjoy different cultural performances on the square, such as music and dance, and also sample superb gastronomy in one of the most beautiful cities of Colombia and the Caribbean, recognized as the patrimony of mankind by UNESCO.

The apartment is 135 square meters long, situated on the first floor of a two level apartment. The entrance leads to a reception/dining room, which is part of the original construction of a XVII century home. The reception/dining room is nine meters long and five meters wide and some 10 meters high.


The kitchen is spacious and functional; the colonial balcony is large and delightful, covered with bougainvilleas and palms. A corridor leads to the second bedroom, also with an en suite bathroom. At the centre of the reception/dining room we come across a room which is designed as a waiting room but which can also be used as the third bedroom as it is equipped with a double sofa bed. A metal spiraling staircase from the beginning of XX century leads to the principal bedroom with an en suite bathroom, with a view to the reception from an internal balcony.

The perfect location of this apartment is one of its principal attractions, as is the roof terrace with a view of the sea and old town including the Cathedral which is illuminated at night. The interior design is particularly elegant, a work of an international designer. Its decoration is suited for the use of families on holidays, executives, officials and diplomats as it can also serve as an office or long term occupancy.

All elements of technology and comfort include Internet Wi-Fi, two TV plasmas, Cable TV, telephone line with unlimited use for local calls, and a home theatre. It also has washing/drying machine, hob and gas oven and a microwave. A maid is available part time to maintain the apartment and cook international meals. We also offer the services of a bilingual hairdresser, nurse, baby sitter, masseuse and driver at market prices.

Location: Only meters away from Plaza Santo Domingo, Plaza de Bolivar, Inquisition Palace, Plaza San Pedro, Plaza de la Aduana and Plaza de los Coches. Five minutes away from Hotel Santa Clara and Plaza San Diego. The city is surrounded by walls and fortifications which you can visit on foot in view of short distances.

Property Type

  • 135 m²
  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Daily Maid Service
          • Massage
          • Housekeeper Included

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

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          • Catering Available
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Freezer
          • Oven
          • Stove

          Amenities

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Babysitter
          • Washing Machine
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Spectacular foof terrace, 89 square meters, with a view of the Caribbean Sea and old town including the Cathedral which is illuminated at night...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Broadband Access
              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony
              • Porch / Veranda

              Theme

                  • Historic

                  Location & View

                  • Monument View
                  • Ocean View

                  Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Swimming
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Ruins

                  Other Activities

                      • Cartagena de indias is the best preserved walled city in the Caribbean, most of buildings in the old town are from 16-18 century. Cartagena has become one of the leading partying cities in South America: with hosts of cultural festivals, from classical music (January) to film and literary events. The apartment 'Las Bugenvillas' is situated in the heart of the colonial town, in a 17th century house, 2-5 minutes from all the landmarks, and only 20 meters from the colonial Plaza Santo Domingo. The apartment has a large colonial balcony, and the huge dining room/reception has a ceiling ten meters high. Beaches are cca 5 minutes by cab, or 20 minutes walk. A roof terrace with a view of the old town and the Caribbean will be constructed in August 2010....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Great stay!

                        Great stay!

                        • Guest Sophie P.
                        • Date of stay 01/17/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/11/14
                        We stayed one week in this apartment. We had a fantastic week in the heart of the old city. The place is charming and the owner very helpful. The apartment was perfect, being big enough and comfortable for 2 couples with small children. I would definitely recommand it.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Amazing house

                        Amazing house

                        • Guest Kiko (Brasil)
                        • Date of stay 01/03/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/09/13
                        I had an awesome time in Cartagena. I could say that a great part is because of the house i stayed. It is in a very good location as said on the ad. A lot of restaurants, bars in a walking distance. The house is very beautiful, clean, new, cozy. The photos were very accurate and the owner is very friendly. We had 0 zero problems and I would reccomend this house to all of my friends and family. I had no complaints at all.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, tourists without a car.

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                      • Amazing, worth the price

                        Amazing, worth the price

                        • Guest mau (sao paulo)
                        • Date of stay 01/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/09/13
                        Amazing colonial house, 3 bedrooms, very clean, lots of style, best street in the Old City (inside the walls). You will not regret.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                      • Elegance in the Old City!

                        Elegance in the Old City!

                        • Guest Fink (Sugarloaf, PA USA)
                        • Date of stay 06/28/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/28/13
                        Listing is completely accurate! Perfectly located within the walled city on the best street in town! Lots of shopping and restaurants close by. Pictures depict the unit as it is today. Very nice, clean and comfortable. Owner was very gracious and helpful before and during our trip. I would recommend this place to anyone that is thinking about staying in the walled city and wants to be close to everything. The owner provides recommendations for dinner that are spot on! We went to see the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, Playa Blanca and Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano). All were worth it. If you are coming to stay in Cartagena, you should stay here!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                      • Best place to stay in Cartagena

                        Best place to stay in Cartagena

                        • Guest Mitch (New York)
                        • Date of stay 06/28/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/23/13
                        This apartment was fantastic on all accounts. It was really important for me to be located centrally in the old town and this delivers. It's on the one of the main streets and there is no more than 5 minutes walking between the apartment and most locations in the old city. The apartment itself is spacious, clean, and comfortable. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone who is looking for a truly authentic Colombian experience in Cartagena.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Old City Convenient Apartment

                        Old City Convenient Apartment

                        • Guest Lee (Rhinebeck, NY)
                        • Date of stay 08/08/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/15/12
                        Very clean, very convenient apartment in the heart of the old City. Viktor arranged for taxi pick-up for us so we were escorted at the airport and whisked away to our apartment where he met us. The apartment came with a young woman who was included up to four hours a day to clean for us and and/or cook for us. Her English was limited. Wi-fi and air conditioning provided. Four adults and two young boys shared this apartment comfortably. We felt very safe in Cartagena. Excellent restaurants right outside our door.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Best Location in Cartagena (el Centro)!

                        Best Location in Cartagena (el Centro)!

                        • Guest Ryan (Denver, CO)
                        • Date of stay 08/27/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/03/12
                        My wife and I (31), along with one other friend, just returned from Cartagena where we spent 5 nights at the apartment. The location is second to none if you are looking to stay in the heart of Old Town (el Centro), within the city walls. The apartment is just one block off of the popular Plaza Santo Domingo (great for a pizza, beer and people watching), and two blocks from Plaza Bolivar. The location is truly second to none! Viktor, the owner, provides great communication (lightning fast) throughout the booking process. He can also coordinate taxi service to and from the airport if needed. In addition, he provides his guests with a helpful information packet outlining the things to see and do in and around Cartagena. There is also a maid service at no additional cost who will wash your clothes, clean daily, and cut up fresh fruit for juices. We chose this apartment because all other hotels/hostels in Old Town Cartagena appear to be overpriced for what you get. This is a great opportunity for parties of 3-5 people to save money on lodging, while getting the best location and accommodations! Don't hesitate to pull the trigger on staying here. You won't be disappointed!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • A Fabulous find in the Heart of Cartagena

                        A Fabulous find in the Heart of Cartagena

                        • Guest Shawnak (Toronto)
                        • Date of stay 02/03/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/01/12
                        I realize that my space for this review is limited but I can not say enough about our stay at this property. Located right in the heart of the old walled city of Cartagena this apartment is steps away from beautiful churches, vibrant plazas and surrounded by amazing local eateries. The apartment itself is well appointed with a full kitchen, two full bathrooms, hot and cold water (hot water is not common in Cartagena apartments), washer and dryer and full A/C. Old world charm of high ceilings and spiral stair case to the second floor bedroom is mixed with modern amenities such as high speed internet. There is a beautiful veranda that stretches the length of the apartment which we would sit on every night to watch the hustle and bustle of the street below. Very clean, there is a lovely young woman who comes to clean daily. She will help you shop for local fruits and vegetables and will make fresh juice for you with your purchases. We can not say enough about out host Viktor. He treated us like old friends the moment we met and he went out of his way to ensure that we saw the best of what Cartagena had to offer. A true gentleman he even arranged a beautiful lunch (incl chocolate cake) for my birthday. There are plenty of things to do (or not do) while visiting. The local beach is a 5 min cab ride away or a 20min walk. Rent umbrellas for $7 a day and relax as locals come by to sell you beer, fruit, fish and massages. The beautiful Playa Blanca beach is a 45 min high speed boat ride away. Leaving around 9am, expect to stay all day, returning around 4pm. An excursion to the mud volcano is about an hour away. A true experience but expect to get really muddy. If you have to opportunity to visit Cartagena you can't go wrong by renting this property. The best part of all was meeting and making friends with all the local people around us. Viktor will provide you with a list of places to eat and sights to visit. Follow it and enjoy. He will not steer you wrong. We can't wait to visit next year!!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Holiday with History

                        Holiday with History

                        • Guest Coralie (Colombia)
                        • Date of stay 11/24/11
                        • Review Submitted 01/23/12
                        This beautiful apartment is a 'must stay' when in Cartegena. Not only for the gorgeous historical apartment with modern amenities but for the location. One of my favourite things to do there is to sit on the balcony and watch the street come alive in the morning with my coffee and in the evening, before going to one of many restaurants, having a glass of wine and watching the city get ready for the evening. The vibrant atmosphere is contagious. Viktor, thank you for all your advice which you gave generously. See you soon

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      • Perfect Colonial Apartment!

                        Perfect Colonial Apartment!

                        • Guest SK (San Francisco, CA)
                        • Date of stay 03/27/11
                        • Review Submitted 05/13/11
                        I had an amazing stay in Cartagena!! This apartment is beautiful, super clean, and HUGE. The location is perfect and everything is so accessible and walkable. I stayed for 4 days with 3 girlfriends and we honestly could not stop talking about this apartment. The owner, Viktor, took such great care of us and was very accessible. He connected us with a driver that we used for the full 4 days and gave us great tips about Cartagena. The apartment price also includes a cook who was amazing! She fed us so very well! GREAT FIND! I would definitely recommend this play to anyone planning a visit. You cannot go wrong!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low Season
                      Apr 16 - Dec 14, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      £215
                      High Season
                      Dec 15 - Jan 15, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,918
                      My Standard Rate
                      1 night min stay
                      £215

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                      • Taxes Not included

                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Location

                      • Nearest Barpub: at 20 Metres
                      • Nearest Restaurant: at 20 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: Viktor is an international lawyer and journalist who moved to Cartagena to escape harsh European winters. He bought this property to preserve its architectural heritage: most of what used to be called 'salon principal' in grand houses from 17th century have now been converted into multiple apartments, taking advantage of their enormous height. This apartment faithfully reflects rich historic tradition of Cartagena and will now be preserved as part of the architectural patrimony of this walled city.

                      Why the Owner Chose Cartagena:
                      Cartagena is the only completely preserved walled city in the Americas and easily easily competes with rennaissance and baroque cities of Europe, and elsewhere in Central, South Amefrica and the Caribbean with perfect climate and twelve months bathing season.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      You will feel transported centuries back in this 17th century house, and yet enjoy all the modern amenities


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                      Photos

                      • House with the balcony of the apartment

                        House with the balcony of the apartment

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Bathroom 1

                        Bathroom 1

                      • Third bedroom

                        Third bedroom

                      • Dining Room

                        Dining Room

                      • View to the Dining Room and Reception from the Master Bedroom Balcony

                        View to the Dining Room and Reception from the Master Bedroom Balcony

                      • View of the Caribbean from the roof terrace

                        View of the Caribbean from the roof terrace

                      • Third bedroom, kitchen,reception and internal balcony of the prinicpal bedroom

                        Third bedroom, kitchen,reception and internal balcony of the prinicpal bedroom

                      • Balcony

                        Balcony

                      • Entrance to master bedroom

                        Entrance to master bedroom

                      • master bedroom, detail

                        master bedroom, detail

                      • Dining Room and Reception

                        Dining Room and Reception

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Second bedroom

                        Second bedroom

                      • Reception

                        Reception

                      • View to the Street from the Balcony

                        View to the Street from the Balcony

                      • View of the old town from the roof terrace

                        View of the old town from the roof terrace

                      • Dining room, view from the colonial balcony

                        Dining room, view from the colonial balcony

                      • Third bedroom, reception entrance to second bedroom

                        Third bedroom, reception entrance to second bedroom

                      • second bedroom

                        second bedroom

                      • Second bathroom

                        Second bathroom

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • kitchen (detail)

                        kitchen (detail)

                      VRBO #282882

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

                      £215 - £274 per night (GBP)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

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