Large, 2 bedroom, 2 bath in old city, walkable to everything, AC, hot H20,WiFi
- english, spanish
About Deb Bennett
We live in Dallas, Texas and have owned vacation rental properties for many years. I have always been in love with Latin American culture and minored in Spanish in college. When we went to Cartagena in 2011 we fell in love with the city and bought 3 modern, renovated apartments in the old walled city on Calle de la Moneda. In 2015 we bought the unique corner historic Los Balcones building and renovated it! We divide our time between Dallas, Cartagena and our other properties on Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Deb Bennett purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Deb Bennett chose Walled City of Cartagena
Old Cartagena is simply magical! We fell in love with the city and wanted to buy immediately. We were delighted and excited when this property became available. It is now wonderfully renovated and perfectly situated to explore the walled city.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our 3 apartments make up the entire second floor of this building. It is very private. The one bedroom and studio have balconies. The property is in the heart of the Old Walled City on the lively street of Calle de la Moneda. It's very typical of Old Cartagena- beautiful colonial buildings, vibrant and bustling, no need for a car, within walking distance of every site imaginable. One of the perks of this property is that it is wonderfully tranquil at night.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Events allowed on rooftop w/ advance approval-ASK
Not inside-on balcony and rooftop deck only!
We do not have highchairs. Pack n'play on request.
To prevent fraudulent check ins (a problem here!), the first guest checking in must show a photo ID to manager. He will take a photo of the ID.
If this guest is not the person that booked I must know the name in advance. They must also show a photo ID to the manager which will be photographed.
No drugs or prostitution. Visitors allowed during day until 10pm. Manager will ask for ID & reserve right of admission. Please respect noise level.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Very nice place. Centrally located. Incredibly quiet. Benjamin was great to deal with. Would highly recommend.
Thank you and I hope you have the opportunity to come back sometime!
Excellent location, great value!
Although my stay was short it was very pleasant. The place is as pictured and is in a prime location. Everything is literally steps away from your front door. The AC worked very well, and the kitchen seemed fully functional (although we did not use it). The host is there to help you with anything you need and the laundry service is amazing if you're staying for a long time (comes freshly cleaned and folded same day). We will definitely stay again!
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! I am so fortunate to have the best manager and caretaker. They are so attentive to the needs of the guests.
Thanks again and I hope you do have the opportunity to come back!
Excellent location in Old Town Cartagena
We enjoyed our 1 week stay in Cartagena in this apartment which was perfectly located. It was very easy to walk to many restaurants and historical sites and also to take a taxi to the Convento de la Popa and Castillo de San Felipe Barajas. Benjamin was very helpful throughout our stay, he was quick to respond with all questions and concerns we had. It was very quiet, the beds were comfortable. We felt we had a quiet oasis from the busy city right outside our door.
There were a few minor items of concern ... hot water was scarce and unreliable, the door knob into the apartment was quite loose and the kitchen was sparsely equipped. A kettle would be helpful for tea drinkers. Having said this I would still highly recommend this apartment because we felt very comfortable and safe there during our stay.
Thank you for your thorough and thoughtful review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are so fortunate to have Benjamin as our manager. He is so attentive to our guests.
I am sorry that hot water was unreliable. Old Cartagena has old infrastructure and we do the best we can with a back up generator during the frequent power outages.
We have fixed the door knob to the apartment. Thank you for bringing that to our attention.
Thank you also for the kitchen suggestions. We run hot water through the coffee machine when we are there for tea but I understand that some guests would want a kettle.
Thank you again for your suggestions and feedback. We always want to improve the quality of stay for our guests.
Perfectly located apartment in Cartegena
This apartment is quite spacious, and the location is great. We walked to everything during our 19 day stay. We walked the wall every day, and walked to lots of restaurants all over the Old Town. We did a hop on hop off (2day ticket) so we could easily spend a day in new town. The apartment was very quiet. Benjamin (the apartment manager) was very responsive when we asked for more garbage bags, having our laundry done, etc. We got a chance to talk to him and he is a very interesting man who moved to Columbia from France. Enjoy your visit in this apartment.
Thank you so much for the thoughtful review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Benjamin is so thoughtful and attentive to our guests. We are very fortunate. All of our guests just adore him.
I hope you have the opportunity to return!
Very well located to visit all of the key historic sites within the colonial walled city.
The property is very comfortable, and clean. The apartment has a window for outside light through the kitchen, one bathroom, and a skylight; the good point is that there is really no street noise at all. The air-conditioning is very comfortable, as well as the beds and bathrooms. If there was any difficulty, I would simply say that whatever was needed, the caretaker Benjamin was more than solicitous, and arranged our tours, ground transportation to the airport, and a reasonable laundry service. He is a gem for making your stay enjoyable.
The one point that could be improved is the kitchen … the cookware is very rudimentary, and the non-stick pans were terribly scraped (teflon is carcinogenic when compromised) … the good news is that Benjamin immediately got us a new non-stick fry pan! So, remember fellow travelers, silicon and wood for non-stick surfaces; metal ONLY with metal surfaces. It would be nice if there were some basics kept on hand that everyone could use and which are usually sold in more bulk sizes (cooking oil, sugar, salt & pepper, some basic spices; also moving toward a better kitchen would be cloth kitchen towels instead of paper towels, a quality kitchen knife set, and no plastic plates, etc.). The key thing for us when traveling as a family is being able to save $ on cooking the majority of our own meals. These ideas would go a long way toward that goal.
In the end, it was really a lovely stay, and I would highly recommend this place for anyone wishing comfortable lodging that is perfectly located within walking distance of just about everything worth seeing in Cartagena!
Thanks for taking the time to write such a thoughtful response! I am glad you had a great time. Your suggestions concerning the kitchen amenities have been noted and we will consider making some changes.
Thanks again and please come back sometime!
Super vacation in Cartagena
This is a beautiful apartment in a great location of Cartagena. Everything is very modern and very clean. The owner, Deb, is super easy to work with during the renting process. The manager in Cartagena, Benjamin, was dependable and friendly. There was a city-wide power outage in Cartagena during our stay and Benjamin was very responsive and provided as much help as possible despite us contacting him late at night. There are lots of excellent restaurants just a short walk from the apartment. A detailed notebook in the unit provides a lot of great suggestions. We especially enjoyed Epoca, Tecado and Rosa Mezcal-Taqueria. Even though this is in the middle of a very busy area, the apartment was very quiet. We enjoyed our stay in this unique city and highly recommend this apartment.
Thank you for your feedback! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately there are always unpredictable power outages in Cartagena, especially during peak seasons when the infrastructure is stressed. Thank you for your patience. I am glad that Benjamin was there for you. He is amazing and super attentive. Please come back for another visit!
The three apartments are centrally located in the historic walled city within easy walking distance of all attractions. The location is down the street from the University of Cartagena and around the corner from Plaza Fernandez de Madrid.