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Luxurious 1 Bedroom Apartment in Historic City of Cartagena

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Only 15 minutes from the airport, in the historic center of the city of Cartagena de Indias, San Diego quarter, this 82 M² furnished apartment consists of a living room (50m²), an open kitchen facing the living room, a separate bathroom with shower and a double bedroom with wall to wall closets, television and a desk. The floors, bathroom and kitchen are marble with lovely woodwork. The living room has a convertible sofa which sleeps two, (it opens and has two single beds), and a balcony overlooking the gardens and its fountain. Full air conditioning is provided.

The apartment is in a small two story building; it also offers recreational and social areas, two rooftop swimming pools, gardens and an area to hold receptions. The property has 24 hour porter service, and surveillance cameras in the corridors.

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Maria Isabel
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Maria Isabel

Maria Isabel Otalora is a Colombian citizen, who lives in Paris and works with UNESCO. Owns this apartment for her own use, and wishes to rent it in order to cover the maintenance costs. Looks for careful people, who want to discover and enjoy the marvelous city of Cartagena.

Maria Isabel purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Maria Isabel chose Cartagena

Cartagena is one of the world's most unique cities, offering museums, historica landmarks, classical music festivals, theatre, excellent cuisine, lively nights, in a Caribbean atmosphere and tropical climate. We plan to spend two months per year there to enjoy the beauty of the city.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment combines a perfect location in the old part of the city within a modern setting and complete comfort, refined decoration and excellent services. The rent also includes maid's service twice a week.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Luxurious 1 Bedroom Apartment in Historic City of Cartagena
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
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Vacation summer 2016

  • 5 of 5

very nice apartment. Well located easy to access by car avoiding the slow/jammed traffic of the walled city. Walking distance to all main attractions of the walled city.

The apartment kitchen is well equipped, nothing is missing to it. Good attention and cleaning service. All amenities of a 4 to 5 star hotel, security 24/7.

Great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect apartment in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We spent five nights in this elegant apartment and could not have been more delighted with everything. From the moment you arrive you are greeted by a most friendly staff and Claribel was there to give us a tour of the apartment and show us how to get to the two rooftop pools. The apartment itself is bright and spotlessly clean as well as extremely well equipped. We loved looking out on the lovely greenery and fountain. It was also a nice treat to have Claribel prepare a typical Colombian meal for us on one of the days. We are already looking forward to our return someday and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Cartagena. You will love this apartment! Cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Lovely apartment, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect, clean, cool, comfortable. Very nicely designed with all amenities. The building staff were very helpful and agreeable. The location could not have been better. And Maria Isabel was responsive, helpful and informative. A very positive experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best place to stay in Cartagena

  • 5 of 5

First of all the location is perfect; everything in the old town is within walking distance. The two Exito supermarkets are both very close, and the best restaurants are all manageable (depending on the heat!). Claribel kept the place spotlessly clean, and we had the pools to ourselves early in the morning and for a late afternoon swim.

Maria is a pleasure to deal with and you should book this place with complete confidence. Our favourite restaurants were La Brioche for breakfast or lunch, Archies Tratorria in the Mall Castillo, and Quebracho Argentinian Restaurant. You will have the best time!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Would highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

The other reviews pretty much sum it up. Large one bedroom appartment. The housekeeper is lovely, and she cooks wonderful breakfasts each morning(you give her a shopping list and money when you arrive and she goes to the grocery store). The location is perfect. You can walk pretty much anywhere of interest in 10 or 15 minutes. Cartagena is just as safe as any other city. The bed is comfortable, and there is a large updated bathroom. The pictures the owner took of the place do not do it justice. I have no complaints. I would deffiantely stay here again. Cartagena is a wonderful city(just very hot). The apartment's ac works perfectly.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Beautiful place to stay in the "Centro historico"

  • 5 of 5

There's not too many ways to describe this little gem located exactly where you want to be when visiting Cartagena. It's quiet, full of light, very clean, the style is elegant... we stayed a week at this apartment with our two children (of 9 and 11), and even though it is just a 1 bedroom, we had plenty of space. The pools on the top of the building are a real treat after half a day outside in the heat, this place is like a retreat. In the middle of everything but enough isolated from the street to feel away from the urban buzz.

We loved SO much staying at Maria Isabel's place, during our first week in Colombia, that on our way back from Palomino, 2 weeks later, we booked an extra night. The kids still talk about it today, we wouldn't have been able to enjoy Cartagena the same way without this apartment, Nor without the amazing breakfasts, with fresh local exotic fruits salads and other local treats, Claribel, the very sweet housekeeper, prepared for us in the morning !... Claribel's cooking was "the cherry on the cake", as we say in French.

If you want to treat yourself, while discovering an amazing colonial town, just book this place, you won't regret it. Really.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
15 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

There is a big supermarket just down the street with ATM machines, a hairdresser a few steps away, small grocery shop and great places to eat on Plaza san Diego literally a minute from the apartment.


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Dec 15 2016 - Feb 15 2017
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San Diego Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is seprate from the bedroom and has a shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , The sopha is long and large
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • with wall to wall closet, and a small desk
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Tours can be arranged by the hotel section of the building as well as obtaining taxis and chauffeurs with the help of the porters and concierge. Medical assistance in house can also be obtained through the reception.

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