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Stunning, art-filled, contemporary 2-bedroom, 4-bath apartment in a beautifully restored Colonial building in the heart of Cartagena’s walled historical district. Airy, spacious, elegant, colorful and tranquil. Enjoy a morning coffee on the private terrace with sweeping views of the old city and Caribbean Sea. From there you have the perfect vantage point to listen to the birds, watch the city wake up to another tropical day in paradise, unroll a yoga mat and do some sun salutation or just lay in the hammock and recover from a night out salsa dancing.
The building has a beautiful lobby, with wrought iron gates, fountains, hanging garden and 24-hr doorman. On the rooftop there is a swimming pool and hot tub with even more amazing views. Perfectly located in the historic city center, within easy walking distance to the plazas, churches, museums, restaurants, clubs and shops that make this city special. Apartment was previously owned by a leading restoration architect, whose projects include Hotel Santa Teresa and other historical mansions in the city and around the world.
Apartment has limestone floors, stucco walls, wood plantation shutters, open Moorish style panels allowing light and breeze to flow from central atrium. Modern kitchen with granite counters, side by side stainless steel refrigerator/freezer.
Twice per week, a trusted housekeeper, who has been with the family for many years and is an superb cook, specializing in delicious local, traditional cuisine.
Apartment owners (one of whom is a Cartagena native) can recommend restaurants, cultural events, art galleries and hidden gems of this charming city.
High Season Dec 12 - Jan 17, 2016 5 night min stay
My Standard Rate 5 night min stay
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When you walk around the historic Centro district in the early morning or late afternoon, the sun isn’t quite as hot and you can take your time through the elegant plazas and down side streets, past block after block of candy-colored homes and grand colonial mansions with wooden balconies just wide enough for a hammock, many built around the time of Cervantes. Cartagena is a place of romance and history. Through the ages it has inspired poets, novelists, artists. Its cobblestone streets, courtyards, secret gardens hidden behind magestic facades reminiscent of distant glory. The ramparts surrounding the city glow in the waning light. The sound of waves slapping against the shore echoes across the cobblestones along with the clip-clop of horses pulling carriages with lighted lanterns mounted on their sides. Colonial Cartagena, can make a romantic of just about anyone.
The historic Centro district also offers a dizzying array of restaurants, clubs, designer shops and art/crafts to which you can easily walk. In the evening the plazas are alive with music, dancers and street life.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We live in Houston, Texas, and spend a few months each year in Cartagena, my hometown. Lou is a ship pilot and I'm a retired chef.
Why the Owner Chose Cartagena: The apartment is unique and charming. We love to watch the sunset by the pool on the roof of the building. The 360* view of the sea, the Bay, forts, churches and all of Cartagena unfolds around us. It's a quiet oasis in the middle of the historical district.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: Walking around the historical district is a never ending treat. The plazas offer a shady spot to cool off and watch the street life. There's often music, dances, festivals, parades and celebrations. Restaurants and clubs offer infinite possibilities for entertainment.