Pool, maid, chéf, Roof top terrace, directly in the Historic centre !
Katia De la P.
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About Katia De la P.
We are a Colombian and Danish couple living in Spain. Using our house privately for vacations 2-3 times every year.
Katia De la P. purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Katia De la P. chose San Diego
We decided to rent out our private holiday home with our Staff as we will not spend much time there the next years due to work. House is absolutely amazing in design, location and service. Everyone that has been there has been surprised about this house and the service level
What makes this Villa unique
2 pools, maid and chef and a lot more services. We can help you find any thing you want in Cartagena as we know each small corner of the city. All the best restaurants, Bars, sights etc.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
In the open living area - not in sleeping areas
No visitors no previously regustered at check in
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful experience in Cartagena!
Very unique and stylish space - you're torn with wanting to stay inside and enjoy the house but, of course, you're in Cartagena to have some fantastic experiences! The interior of the house is beautiful - interesting art, nicely furnished, very comfortable with plenty of private areas to enjoy.
It's located on a quiet street - away from the main crossroads and busy areas within the old city yet close enough that walking anywhere within the wall takes no more than 10 minutes.
The housekeepers (different ones at different times) are wonderful!
A very special place to stay....
Great villa in the heart of El Centro Cartagena
Great multi level villa in the center of the walled city in Cartagena. The location is walking distance to basically anything in the walled off historic area.
-Location Overall - Walking distance to virtually anything in Walled City
-Location right near Exito Supermarket - A very ideal scenario considering you are living in a villa and probably at the very least will need snacks and bottled water.
-Breakfast is included - The onsite staff make a breakfast daily for all in the house. Quality is solid, but its not restaurant quality. Anyway you slice it though, its convenient.
-On-site Staff - Insegna (Spelling) was very nice and she and Alicia were helpful with breakfast and cleaning. They even did a load of laundry for us. (We obviously tipped them at the end of our stay).
Air Conditioning in Rooms: Worked well and this was great considering how sticky the weather/heat is there
Amenities: Remember you are at a villa. So anything you may need is probably at the villa. Items to cook etc. Also, very helpful to our group was a large cooler to bring out on the boat trips we took. Just ask the staff.
-Main Room does not have Air Conditioning: Since the main room opens up to outside air (above the pool) this main room gets very stick and hot, especially during the day. Just be aware you may not want may to chill out in the main portion of the house very often because of this.
-Only 1 Pool: The body of water on the roof is a fountain, not a rooftop pool. We thought from pictures that there were 2 pools. One inside (Swing next to it) and one on the roof. That is not the case and the photos are a bit misleading.
-There were some electrical issues: The lights for the terrace/rooftop upstairs did not work or we just could not find the switch. Also, the Air Conditioning in the family room with the Main TV did not work for a few days while we stayed. The unit broke during our stay.
-House rules are a bit cumbersome with guests: Read them. We didn’t have any visitors so it was not relevant for us....but it would be a nice perk to have people over.
-Front Door: The only way to get in during the day and even late at night is ring the buzzer. Not really an issue, but you feel bad ringing that bell at 2 AM. Even though they tell you its fine, you will feel bad.
Location Address: THE PHYSICAL LOCATION OF THE ENTRANCE IS NOT ON THE STREET THAT IS SENT. IT IS ACTUALLY LOCATED AROUND THE CORNER . It took us a bit to find the villa because of this.
Luxury and Style
I can’t say enough good things about this home and the staff. Todo perfecto! Every detail of the home is designed perfectly, and the decor and art collection create a breathtaking zen escape.
The staff are warm and professional; they’re always there to help but never intrusive.
Don’t think twice, just book this property and know you won’t be disappointed in any way.
Dream com true!
Like to thank everyone, the owners Katia and Rasmus, were excellent answering any questions and booking the House was so simple with them! The staff is wonderful, they helped with everything we requested, Alícia and Yesenia are super nice, forever will miss those home cooked meals.
House is immaculate, decorated very tesfully, location is perfect, walking distance to everything. We were 7 girls and had the time of our lives! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Highly recommend this house! Thank you
Beautiful home, but the water...
TLDR: Please be advised to limit shower time and potentially limit to one shower per day per person.
My group really enjoyed our stay. The home is beautiful, the house attendants were responsive/helpful, and everything was as expected... except for the water. I've been to other Caribbean/Central/South American countries and am usually given disclaimers about any issues or potential issues before booking. We didn't receive any notice about potential water issues with this rental and didn't expect any issues given the home is marketed as "luxury".
However, we didn't have running water on two occasions and I'm not exactly sure why. The house attendants told us the tank(s) had to refill on one occasion (as if the water had run out), and on the other occasion we were told it was a citywide issue. However, in both instances a technician was called to the house immediately. And once when we went to dinner around the block the hostess had no recollection of any citywide water outage. Each outage happened at the most inopportune times (upon return from the mud volcano and from the beach). You can imagine our agony. Some of us ended up washing up using jugs of water from the store.
Thanks for your feedback.
In regards to the water then the city ( only san diego area )had 2 “outs” during your stay. We unfortunately can not do anything in this case. It is rare and unfortunate but one of the challenges of colombia in generel ( happens with electricity,water and internet on few occscions )
Hope you had a good trip back.
Beautiful House + Great Location
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa La Carbonera. It’s a beautiful house with plenty of space and comfort. The device at the house was also impecable. Walking distance to everything. Can’t wait to come back next year.
Centro Historico - Historical centre. Exactly in the middle of everything in the heart of the old city. and on close to the beach side