Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)
- english, spanish
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Big, roomy apartment, helpful owner, great location
We were fortunate to choose this apartment for a two-month stay in Medellin. The king-sized bed in the main bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and a large view window was a real plus. Although we are just one couple we found uses for the second bedroom that made our stay easy and convenient. I worried at first that there is no air conditioning but I soon learned that there is no need for it. Medellin's elevation and very pleasant weather kept us comfortable almost all of the time. If it got a little too warm, the fans in the apartment gave us all the cooling we needed. Every morning we took advantage of the veranda off the living room to sit outside, drink our coffee or tea, eat our breakfast and catch up on the news. The apartment is up a hill from the main part of Poblado (Hey, it's Medellin. The hills are everywhere!) and I took advantage of that fact to get some good, vigorous walking in. But the truth is that it's just a ten minute walk down to the business district and only a bit more to the Poblado station of the GREAT Medellin Metro. We ate out much of the time but when we decided to cook for ourselves the small kitchen was sufficiently equipped for us to do that. Special kudos go to the security in the building, especially the 24-hour doormen. Very nice guys. The apartment owner was very easy to deal with, responsible to every question and very helpful arranging house cleaning for us at a very affordable price when we wanted that. We would happily go back again to stay in the same apartment. We were a little sad to leave, in fact, at the end of a great trip.
Mr & Mrs B
We really enjoyed staying at the condo in El Poblado, the guards were very very nice and helpful, anything we need they were very accommodating, we were able to cook ,entertain friends and family. The view of the city is spectacular it is a postcard.
I would recommend this property
Great Apartment Great location
We had been searching for an apartment in Medellin and I came across this on the internet. Everything is Just as it looks online. Simple directions to the Apartment, Doormen were great helped with any thing we needed. Building has a party room which we were able to rent and have family and friends over. Ignacio was easy to get a hold of for questions about the apartment. Thanks Again for the Great Vacation!!
THE Best Medellin Has To Offer (I've researched / seen several others - this one is tremendous)
To preface, I am an avid researcher prior to staying in a VRBO property. Before moving to Medellin, I looked at several websites and read hundreds of reviews. I lived in this condo for six months and in that time saw many condos in the same neighborhood that my friends lived in. This is the best one I've seen (better than a couple penthouses).
In an effort to save you time, you will not be disappointed with this condo. Booking it is a no-brainer and you simply will not find a better guy to work with than the owner, Ignacio. I've hung out with him and his family twice in Colombia - top notch.
When you first step off the plane in Medellin, especially if it's your first time in Colombia, you want to know you are going to a safe neighborhood, have a comfortable apartment, and are close to the nightlife and day to day things like a variety of restaurants, grocery stores, malls, etc. This location is perfect.
Ignacio had a guy waiting for me at the airport. It's a small airport, so it's easy to find the driver. The neighborhood is in El Poblado. There are 6 'classes' of neighborhoods essentially. 1 is the poorest of the poor and 6 is the wealthiest. There is only one '6' neighborhood in Medellin and that's El Poblado aka Gringolandia. It's incredibly safe - I have walked home by myself at literally all hours (from Church services of course) and never had a problem. There is a Carulla grocery store right down the hill (about 5 minute walk). Two buildings over is a high end hotel, Park 10. You can usually grab a taxi there or security in the building will call you one. The guys that work security are some cool dudes. Geovanni speaks some English. He's a very resourceful guy.
The master bedroom is spacious with a king bed. There is plenty of space in both bathrooms. The second bedroom is quite comfortable as well. It's on the 6th floor which sits just over a tree top so you can have breakfast/lunch/dinner staring at the mountains with an unobstructed view. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND hiring a housekeeper/chef. Going rate is about 35.000COP/day. Ignacio can give suggestions.
Running out of space but a couple tips:
Best restaurants: Piqueo (4 min walk) IL Castello (7 min walk). Also go see Chris who owns Flip Flop Sandwich Shop.
Best University to learn spanish: EAFIT.
Best place to stay in Cartagena: VRBO 358789 also owned by Ignacio. Place is unreal.
Best place to get haircut: Looks by Camilo (6 min walk)
Best site: check out medellinliving
Most professional rental I have ever stayed in!
I have traveled all over the world and rented places. For the money it doesn't get better than this. Ignacio (the owner) is extremely on point and made sure everything was sorted. Even when we had trouble contacting the guard for key pickup we called his direct cell phone and he picked up right away and everything was sorted right on the spot. The apartment is what you can expect out of a 5 star hotel. Apartment was spotless when we arrived no issues with anything. Everything is luxury and the apartment is located right in the center of it all. It is a 5 min walk to Zona Rosa but amazingly quiet at night. Beds were quality same with the furniture. Flat screens in every room and a nice soundsystem in the living room. Wifi is very reliable and fast. Balcony has a beautiful view across the valley. The security guard up front was very accommodating and even spoke some English. I will definitely be renting from Ignacio again. Had amazing first trip to Medellin I will be back soon! Thanks
Last minute arrangement
The mantra in New York real state is “location, location, location”. For a first time visitor to Medellin this is even more critical and Ignacio the owner, has solved this problem in the most elegant manner. If you are considering travelling to Medellin, and need a luxurious, well appointed apartment in a very safe building within steps of the heart of the nightlife I highly recommend reaching out to Ignacio.
I am a single male that has travelled the bulk of the world for both work and pleasure. Although I am adventurous and can adapt to most any environment and social condition, when I am on vacation I prefer to have all of the creature comforts that I have grown accustomed living in New York and Paris.
I travelled for the first time to Medellin a few weeks ago for eleven days and I wanted to stay in an apartment, in the heart of the higher-end nightlife, where I could walk out safely and be in the midst of the restaurant and nightlife action. I was a bit worried at first renting a place from an internet sight, but I took the risk and I was happily surprised to find that the apartment was not only the same as the one in the photos but exceeded my expectations in terms of; luxury, location, cleanliness and gorgeous panoramic views.
I stayed at two apartments supplied by Ignacio, the reason for this is that I extended my trip due to great time I was having. Both apartments were magnificent and will satisfy the needs and expectations of the most discerning tourists. Not mentioned in the webpage, is the fact that they are located within a 1-minute walk from the Park 10 boutique hotel, which is a great reference point and serves a great American style breakfast.
I am currently planning two trips to Medellin, a short one in either October or December and a longer one in mid January. I will make all my accommodation arrangements with Ignacio, he has proven to be an honorable, reliable and serious gentleman.