Choose the Balcones Apartments & you are right in the heart of the magical Old City!
In this listing our two bedroom/three bath plus living room (with balcony!) option is highlighted, ideal for a couple of friends, two couples, or a small family. There's lots of information below, or look through the photos to get to know where you could be staying on your Colombian visit!
This newly renovated (fall 2016) offering is a great place to base yourself in Cartagena. You’ll love sipping your glass of wine or morning cup of Colombian coffee on your private living room balcony overlooking Calle de la Moneda while people-watching and getting a true taste of Cartagena life. Want to get to know your fellow travelers staying in the other Balcones apartments and/or get a higher view of the Old City? Check out the roof deck with amazing views!
This listing describes combining two of our Balcones apartments, a one bedroom (304) with a studio (305), via a double locking hotel door to make a two bedroom/three bath apartment with living room. Each bedroom has a double bed, its own bath, and a closet for clothes. One bedroom (interior studio 305) also has a kitchenette. The living room has a sofabed, kitchenette, a balcony, and full bath.
*Balcony with teak bistro table & chairs overlooking Calle de la Moneda
*Double paned windows & balcony doors with black out shades
*Three full baths, each with rain shower head
*Two 40" flat screen TVs (one in living room, one in interior bedroom)
*Two kitchenettes, each with small refrigerator, coffee machine, induction burner, toaster, and basics for making (& eating! :) light meals
*Beautiful coralina stone walls & finishing touches
*Air conditioning (mini-split in each room)
*Wifi/Internet (dedicated broadband!)
*Hot water in the shower and sinks -- not all places in Cartagena have this!
*Towels: dish, hand, bath & beach
*Rooftop terrace & 'mirador' -- great views!
*First aid kit
OPTIONAL SERVICES (at additional expense):
*Housekeeping during your stay
*Tour guide services
Besides this listing, there are 9 other apartments located on the 2nd & 3rd floors of this three-story walk up building (a clothing store is on the ground floor); this listing is on the 3rd floor. There is a door from the street with stairs to the second & third floors which guests of the eleven apartments share. Guests will have the key to this main door as well as to their own individual apartment.
There is also a roofdeck with a 'mirador' and great views of Cartagena! All apartment guests have access to this.
Once booked, guests receive a multi-page document (in English) and website with information on the apartments and Cartagena. I have lived in this city for more than two years, traveled around Colombia quite a bit and would be happy to answer any questions or give advice via email or phone prior to your trip.
Upon arrival in Cartagena, our multilingual (Spanish/English/French) apartment manager Benjamin will meet you at the apartment at the agreed upon time to let you in, show you the place, and give you keys. Should you have a question about the apartment or you want tourism assistance, laundry service, or have questions while there, feel free to ask!
If you’d like a smaller or larger place, or if you’d like to book multiple apartments (parties of 1-36 can be accommodated), please let me know.
We partner with 'Pack for a Purpose', an organization that links travelers who'd like to help fulfill wish lists of non-profits in developing countries. We work with community organization Fundación Pescador de Letras in the Boquilla section of Cartagena, plus Cartagena Paws, supporting street animals, & would love to have your help!
We look forward to having you!