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One Bedroom Apt in the Center of the Walled City - AC, hot H20, Broadband Wifi

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

One Bedroom w balcony, close to everything, AC, hot H20, broadband internet

This one bedroom vacation rental apartment is in the historic center of Cartagena. It is located on vibrant Calle de la Moneda in the San Diego district and is a perfect holiday retreat for one to four persons. One of the most striking features of this apartment is its balcony that overlooks bustling Calle de la Moneda. It's a terrific perch from which to people watch or sip a cocktail in the evening! The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with everything needed to cook yourself a savory meal. Energy efficient mini splits provides generous coolness on hot days. Other amenities include state of the art internet with a dedicated bandwidth, ceiling fans, cable tv in the living room and bedroom, and tile throughout. The apartment is large and the bedroom is situated far enough from the living room for seclusion and privacy if someone were to occupy the sofa bed in the living room. The bedroom is furnished with a double bed, wardrobe and a safe for valuables. The bathroom is large, beautiful and modern. There is hot water which is not available everywhere in Cartagena. Every guest has access to a laundry room in the hallway accessing the apartment that is equipped with a washer and dryer, extra linen, towels, iron and ironing board.

***PLEASE VIEW MY LISTING FOR MY STUDIO APT IN OLD CARTAGENA- #874636***

RATES:

January 3 - December 17 = $120/night (add $10 each additional guest over 2-maximum 4, 3 night minimum)

December 18 - December 28 = $280/night (no extra charge over 2 guests- maximum 4, 3 night minimum)

December 29 - January 2 = $350/night (no extra charge over 2 guests- maximum 4, 5 night minimum)

Visitors to the Caribbean naturally flock to Cartagena. It's not just home to the largest Spanish fort in the Americas- more impressive than Campeche, San Juan, or Havana. It's not just the splendid walled city - designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. As much as anything it's the people and culture. 

Immerse yourself in Cartagena's captivating and colorful history. Visit the amazing naval museum and imagine yourself an adventurer or better, a buccaneer! Have our delightful concierge, Benjamin, arrange an enchanted back alley tour of the city that will have you begging for more stories of colonial intrigue. Wander and get lost in Cartagena's vibrant streets. Savor an empanada or tropical fruit juice from the many vendors that line the streets. Pay tribute at the Monumento a los Zapatos Viejos and then when you are good and tired, relax in your comfortable and cool apartment!

Everything you need or desire is within short walking distance of your apartment: beautiful colonial buildings and plazas, cafes, pastry shops, terrific restaurants and bars, museums, the wall itself and the fort. A  large supermarket, Exito, is just around the corner. The iconic ambassador of Colombian coffee, Juan Valdez, now adds his name to a chain of Juan Valdez Cafes, one of which is located just a block away.

Calle de la Moneda is typically busy and crowded during the day, but wonderfully tranquil and peaceful at night.

It is not necessary, nor is it recommended to have your own car in the Walled City! Walking is definitely the way to explore the area. Taxis abound and are very economical. Be sure to negotiate. You should be able to get around the walled city and surroundings for about 5000 pesos during the day and 6000 pesos at night.

Catch a romantic horse drawn carriage to take you back to the apartment at night.

Benjamin, our delightful, inimitable and ebullient manager, will be on hand to assist you with any and all of your needs. He does not live on the property, but is always accessible. He knows Cartagena like the back of his hand.

More Details

Owner
Deb Bennett
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Deb Bennett

We live in Dallas, Texas and have owned vacation rental properties for many years. When we went to Cartagena in 2011 we fell in love with the city and bought 3 modern, renovated apartments in the old walled city.

Deb Bennett purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Deb Bennett chose Cartagena

It is wonderfully renovated and perfectly situated to explore the walled city.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is in the heart of the Old Walled City on the lively street of Calle de la Moneda. It's very typical of Old Cartagena- beautiful colonial buildings, vibrant and bustling, no need for a car, within walking distance of every site imaginable. One of the perks of this property is that it is wonderfully tranquil at night.

Amenities

El Centro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom is large, modern and gorgeous with beautiful clear shower stall and stone. Hot water!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Bed, nightstand, wardrobe, safe, cable television Full Sofa bed in living room
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

One Bedroom Apt in the Center of the Walled City - AC, hot H20, Broadband Wifi
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 48 reviews
5

Marvelous apartment!

  • 5 of 5

It was just perfect: immaculate, the manager met me there precisely on time when I checked in, great convenient location, nice balcony to watch the passing scene. If I get back to Cartagena, I will definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review, Scott! Benjamin is a fantastic manager and the balcony is one of the terrific amenities of both the one bedroom and studio apartments. Great for people watching! I am looking forward to your return.
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5

Great location, very good condition and excellent manager

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is nicely set up, clean with everything working well - the AC is strong and silent - the hot water is very much appreciated and all the lights etc work. The location is ideal for exploring, you are right in the heart of the old town. Expect some street noise during the day, vendors, lots of people walking and traffic - but at night it is quiet - no restaurants or clubs in the immediate vicinity. Benjamin the manager is very punctual and helpful - all in all a great choice.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Phillip, for the generous and thoughtful review! I am so glad you appreciated the apartment amenities and especially our wonderful manager, Benjamin. We couldn't do it without him. Because we are right in the heart of the Old City, there will certainly be noise during the day. I am glad that it was quiet at night which is my experience as well. The one bedroom is nice because the bedroom is located at the back of the apartment and away from the street. Thanks again for the terrific review. I hope you come back!
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3

Noisy & Small!

  • 3 of 5

First off I must say I stayed in the studio. I originally booked the 2 bedroom but due to scheduling conflicts Deb contacted and asked if I could change my dates. There were only 2 of us staying and I thought the studio would be sufficient. It is very, very small. A queen bed, one outdoor chair, two night stands. Very sparse. The street noise is constant from 6am-9pm. On top of that, this is a busy busy street with cars & locals that makes it is difficult to sleep. By day 3, I was ready to go somewhere else as I was trying to work and it was difficult to do in this loud confining space.

The other apts look much larger with the bedrooms to the back. I do take responsibility for allowing myself to being switched to the smaller apartment that made my visit less than great.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry you did not enjoy your stay in the Studio. It is our most booked apartment of the 3 and we have stayed there several times. Most of the shops open about 7:30 and close 6:30- 7:00. The local street noise does not bother us and we like the bustling location. If you return to Cartagena, you should stay in the one or two bedroom apartment. Both are much larger and have quiet bedrooms. You will sleep like a baby- 1 free night on us. Best, Deb
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4

New to Cartagena

  • 4 of 5

I always chose the best hotels when traveling, such as Four Seasons, Westin, overseas Marriott, Hyatt, etc. In Cartagena I wanted to try an apartment and stayed at the 2 bedroom unit.

Pluses include: Clean, comfortable and attractively decorated apartment in the middle of the best area in Cartagena. Very short and easy walking distance to the best areas, including restaurants and shopping areas. The caretaker, Henry, was both effervescent and helpful and immediately resolved any issues (an A/C remote needed help).

Cons include: Could have supplied a flat sheet on the beds rather than just fitted with blanket. Electricity was off for 1 hour one day, and 7 hours for another, although not the fault of the caretaker or owner. Cable TV reception not very good.

In summary, I would recommend your stay at this apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bill and I am really happy you decided to try an apartment instead of a hotel. We like the flexibility that offers. Not sure what happened with the flat sheet as there are plenty in the laundry room. The electric company has been a challenge and Henry thinks they will be replaced. Luckily we do not have outages often and we are looking into a generator for "just in case" . TV should have good reception so I will ask Henry to get the cable company out. Thanks for your help and come stay with us again. Best, Deb
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Manager Henry was the best part of the apartment.

  • 2 of 5

We stayed a week in the studio apt. It was just ok, but the manager Henry was great, very helpful when there was a problem. Çartagena was great to visit. Lots to do and some wonderful testaurants.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We virtually never get ratings this low. I am sorry you were disappointed in our Studio apartment in the old walled city. Most think it is a well equipped Studio and good value in the old walled city. What did you find lacking? We take feedback seriously and will do our best to incorporate your ideas for improvement. We agree our manager Henry is a national treasure. Thanks, Deb
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4

Great apartment in central area

  • 4 of 5

The two bedroom apartment is in a great location in the old city. Whatever you need is at walking distance. The apartment is updated and very clean with great air conditioning which is a must in Cartagena. Information on the property was very helpful that included many suggestions about the area. there is also a studio and an one bedroom apartment that you could rent if you have a big group. I would rent it again if I ever return to Cartagena.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love that AC too! Yes, the apartments are often booked by families for weddings and reunions. it is nice to have the whole floor to your yourselves. Come back soon! Deb
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Rafael Nunez International Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Closest-La Boquilla Best-Playa Blanca 3 hrs away
Car: not necessary

The three apartments are centrally located in the historic walled city within easy walking distance of all attractions. The location is down the street from the University of Cartagena and around the corner from Plaza Fernandez de Madrid.

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Rates & Availability

El Centro Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Normal
Jan 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Super Peak
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Normal
Jan 3 2018 - Dec 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
$120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Super Peak
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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