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Oceanfront Penthouse with Stunning Views of the Caribbean.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Located on the 25th floor with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and The Laguito lagoon, in trendy El Laguito in the heart of Bocagrande, Cartagena’s best tourist area, this apartment offers the best views of the city and the warm Caribbean breeze. The apartment is composed of two bedrooms with on-suite bathrooms, both offering spectacular views of the ocean. The living room is very spacious and has a very large window that offers a stunning view of the ocean. The living room leads to the terrace where the ocean breeze can be enjoyed at all times of the day and which offers a nice view of Cartagena's Bay. There is also a half bathroom for visitors, as well as an utility room that houses the washing machine.

The neighborhood offers huge selection of excellent restaurants with a wide variety of music and food for all tastes. There are also bars, casinos and designer shops only a few steps away. The building offers a pool overlooking the lagoon. Hair salons, convenience stores and rent-a-car are also available within walking distance.

The walled city or 'centro' as locals called it, is only 5 minutes away by taxi (aprox USD $3 ride)

The apartment features:

Luxury king-size bed

Modern furniture

Granite counter tops

Large showers with hot water in all showers

Large windows to enjoy the ocean and bay views

Air conditioning units in all bedrooms

Air conditioning in living room* (additional fee)

High quality bedding for all beds

Extra large fluffy towels

Daily maid service** (additional fee)

Mood lighting

24 hour security and concierge

Safe box

iPod-Ready stereos

Apple TV

Huge Smart HD 3D televisions with access to Internet (Skype, Twitter, Netflix, etc)

Super fast wire and wireless Internet.

The living is equipped with in-ceiling surround systems that is connected to large high definition Smart TV.

For those who love the beach, the apartment is the perfect place, as it is located right next to one of the most emblematic and diverse beaches in Cartagena: Playa Hollywood, which attracts some of the most beautiful men and women from all over the world.

* The living room area is very breezy as the apartment is on the top flop (25). We recommend keeping terrace door and windows open to enjoy the breeze. However, the living room is equipped with an AC unit that can be switched on for an additional fee.

** Daily cleaning service is available at the front desk. Please inquire at the time of reservation.

Calendar of activities:

January

Cartagena Classical Music Festival

Hay Festival

Summerland

Feb

Contemporary Art Biennale

March

International Film Festival

Cartagena Boat Show

October

Cartagena Jazz Festival

November

Floating Miss Colombia/Reinado Nacional de Belleza

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About The Owner

I work in Washington DC. While visiting Cartagena two years ago I fell in love with this amazing city, the people the food, and he weather. I continued visiting Cartagena until I finally decided to buy my own place to enjoy the city on a regular basis and share the experiences with friends and family.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2011

Why The Owner chose Cartagena

Cartagena is the most iconinc city in Colombian. Its old city is a magical place that captivate all who visit this historic place. The city is home to some of the best restaurants, bars and lounges in the country, there is a place for every style.

What makes this apartment unique

The views from this top floor apartment are spectacular. Very few places offer such an amazing view of the Caribbean, the bay and the old city. There is a large window that faces the island of Tierrabomba, which is a beautiful sight day and night. The breeze atop of the 25 floor is something worth experiencing. The apartment has been renovated to the highest standards to provide all its guests with a very special stay. Having travelled extensively, I have tried to incorporate details from different cultures to make my place a pleasant space that reflects my eclectic taste.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Let me just say that the accomodations and the location was the most amazing experience EVER! We were in Cartagena for my nephews wedding! The views in this penthouse were breathtaking! It was also very nice that I was able to make my nephew and his new bride dinner and 7 others as well! The shopping, beach, cafes were all within walking distance. It is 6000 pesos to get to old city! Very easy to get around the city! I can't wait to go back to Cartagena and I will definately book this condo again!
Jan 2013
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Amenities

Bocagrande Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 25
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The bedroom has a 3D HDTV with Internet access.
  • King-size Bed (1) With linens for all beds. , Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Hot water in all showers, stunning view of Caribbean islands, close to high street, close to casino, close to ATMs, next to the beach, luxury hotels, rent-a-car agencies, travel agencies.

Reviews

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Oceanfront Penthouse with Stunning Views of the Caribbean.
average rating of 4.7 based on 22 reviews
5

The apartment has panaromic view of Cartagena new city.

  • 5 of 5

The location is very convenient for walking and taxi rides. The apartment is very spacious and has a great balcony.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Accommodations and Great Views!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The place was well kept and the views were amazing. Also, the location was great for getting to Bocagrande, Castillogrande, and Tierra Bomba beaches.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This place is beyond great. The ocean views from all the rooms are spectacular. The apartment is very well located, with shops and amenities withing walking distance. The beach is right across the street. The neighborhood has its charm and is very safe and friendly. We loved that we were very close to the city center, yet far from the noise.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, spacious, great views.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 4 nights in March 2016. It was myself and a friend both single males in our 30's. The condo is on the top floor with plenty of room and great views of the ocean. It's fairly close to centro, where all the bars and nightlife are. I will definitely be coming back to Cartagena soon and if this spot is available I would stay again.

Bill

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular views, great location

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay here. Everything was as advertised. The apartment is clean, well furnished, and in good condition. The views all around the property are just amazing ... exactly what you would hope for. Communications with the owner Santiago and the onsite manager Edgar were excellent and we had no issues whatsoever. There is a small grocery store literally 1 block and maybe 100 yards away, several very nice and reasonably priced restaurants very close and right on the beach. We particularly enjoyed the Restaurante Bar El Muelle right at the end of the street on the beach from the building location, it has lounges and hammocks where you can enjoy a day a the beach in a full service bar and restaurant. Hard to beat!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worst place ever

  • 1 of 5

We booked our stay in this property to go with my family the first week in January. I wrote an email one week before going there to ask the owner the instruction to check in. He wrote back saying everything is ready, ask for Edgar. We got there at 1pm (he never said at what time we had to be there) and nobody knew we were coming. Mr. Edgar said, we are not expecting you, Mr. Santiago didn't tell me anything about it. The conditions of the building were terrible, super old, dirty and smelling really bad. The elevators took forever to get to the floor. We went upstairs to change while they were "cleaning" the apartment. I can't even describe the conditions of the apartment. We witnessed the cleaning lady "shaking" the sheet and put it them back in the bed instead of changing them. The apartment, the building, the location, have ABSOLUTLY nothing to do with what the owner advertise. There are 2 big buildings blocking the view, and what you can actually see is an inch of water.

We left the property immediately, and when we contacted the owner he didn't even show intention of helping just because we showed up before the checking time. Their fault for letting us go up and see that disaster. There is no way they can clean that mess.

Don't waist your money in this property, it in really bad. Putting a formal claim with VRBO!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Worst experience ever with this guest! First, let us make clear that this guest never stayed in our property. The guest contacted us the day it was due to check-in and asked to cancel the reservation. We explained that we could cancel the reservation, but we could not provide a refund (We have a 30 day cancellation policy, which the guest signed at the time of booking). The guest proceeded to aggressively request a full refund or risk having a bad review. As reflected in our previous guest reviews, our property is well located, well equipped and offers all advertised amenities. The pictures posted accurately reflect the current state of the property. Our property has always exceeded our guest expectations.
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Rafael Nunes
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Caribana
Nearest Restaurant
Riquisimo
Nearest Beach
Hollywood Beach

Diving, snorkeling,

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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