Looking for a quiet, relaxing beachfront place with a pool, fabulous view of the Caribbean, and just a short walk to the Old City? Casa Barbara Cartagena is a furnished, two bedroom/2.5 bath modern apartment with AC, hot water, wifi & balcony -- perfect for two couples, a couple of friends, or a small family! It is my home when in Cartagena but available for longer term visitors when I am not in town.
The apartment is on the 15th floor with a balcony that goes the length of the apartment. You'll love watching the sun set each evening over the Caribbean! You also have a great view north to the Marbella/Crespo area of the coast and beyond, as well as a sneak peak from the balcony at the part of the Old City wall called "La Tenaza." There are windows in the back of the apartment that give you a view of the Popa, the highest point in Cartagena, as well as the Castillo San Felipe.
The building is in the Cabrero district and was built in 2010, has 24 hour reception, two elevators; and a pool (15Mx4M), jacuzzi, sauna, & social area on the 7th floor.
Each bedroom has night tables, reading lamps, small desk with chair, full length mirror, a private full bath with walk in closet, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors which lead out to the balcony & hammock just outside the door!
--Bedroom 1 has the option of two XL twin beds (1 x 2 meters each) or a king bed (2 x 2 meters).
--Bedroom 2 has a US standard queen sized bed bed (1.53 x 2 mts).
The kitchen is well-stocked for cooking & eating and there is counter seating. The living area has a nice seating plus opens right up to the balcony, where this is a small table with chairs. There is a half bath off the living area.
In addition, there is a laundry area with washer/dryer, clothes drying racks & laundry sink.
*Air conditioning (mini-split in each room; many apts only have AC in the bedrooms, so if you want it other rooms, be sure to ask!)
*Portable floor fan & portable table fan
*Samsung Smart TV/cable
*Hot water (many Cartagena apartments don't have this so if you want it, make sure you ask)
*Washer, dryer & clothes drying racks
*Oven/stove (both gas)
*Microwave, toaster, blender
*Various ways to make your Colombian coffee (machine, French press, drip, Italian coffee maker)
*Back up water & electrical systems (there are often water & electrical outages in Cartagena; this building has back ups for both which not all Cartagena buildings have--AC will not work when on back up generator but fans, fridge, lights, etc, will)
*Balcony going the length of the apartment
*Towels: bath, hand, beach/pool
*Locking closet in each bedroom
*Blackout shades in bedrooms
*Landline for local phone calls
*Weekly housecleaning during your stay
Possible at additional expense:
*Additional housecleaning (beyond weekly)
*Home cooked Colombian meal(s)
*Pool (15Mx4M), jacuzzi, sauna, dining/social area (9 am to 6 pm; 7th floor)
*24 hour doorman
*Pharmacy with mini-mart on ground floor (grocery store within a 5 minute walk)
*Helicopter landing pad on the roof (seriously! Let me know if you'll be arriving by chopper)
**INTERACTION WITH GUESTS**
I have lived in Cartagena for over two years and would be happy to help in any way I can either via email/phone prior to your arrival or during your stay. In addition, Walter & Tara, a US couple who have lived in Cartagena for 5+ years and who live a 7 minute walk from the apartment, will arrange to meet you on arrival to check you in and help as needed while you are there.
*No smoking (not even on the balcony), drugs or pets
*No parties or loud music
*Guests pay for any damages beyond normal wear & tear
*Non-registered guests only with prior permission; no overnight unregistered guests allowed
*I will need to supply the building administration with full names and an ID number (passport or cédula) for all members of your party in order for you to be allowed to enter the building
*Please turn off AC, fans, lights, etc, whenever you leave the apartment
I also work with short term rentals in Cartagena's Old City and in Belize.