Exciting Cartagena de Indias .2BR..

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carrera 1a, EL Laguito, Cartagena De Indias (Distrito Turístico Y Cultural), Colombia

The apartment is on a beach strip El Laguito,we are steps into the Ocean! ou can access the beaches directly from the building, Its 2 bedroom apartment a/c in each bedroom, our beds are one king size in each bedroom
Be adventurous come on down .

Your host, Mario
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The apartment is on a beach strip El Laguito,we are steps into the Ocean! ou can access the beaches directly from the building, Its 2 bedroom apartment a/c in each bedroom, our beds are one king size in each bedroom
Be adventurous come on down .

The Space


IT IS 2 BEDROOMS. BUT THE APARTMENT CAN BE CONVERTED INTO ONE BEDROOM ALSO. The rate STARTS FOR one bedroom for 1-2 persons(couple) if the SECOND BEDROOM is needed or used it will apply the the extra charge for the second bedroom( 1 or 2 persons) and it is US 25 extra per day.
If you need a cleaning lady, WHILE YOU STAYING;she will come for 3 hours to clean up for an arranged FEE.

High SEASON RATES begins on DECEMBER until The end of JANUARY... Please check rates for those dates. In December 15th up to January 15 the rate is US 250 per day.On july 15 untill agost 15 is usd 125 x day.

1mile away there is an Island by the name Tierra Bomba, Local Native lives there;They have local restaurant where you can find local food. 10 minutes boat ride.

Walking in the Old city is a must..there plentiful restaurants ,plazas,Parks,churches etc.. Night life is very active.

There are Italian,international,french,Germans restaurants,also many boutiques for clothing fine Colombians designers.

The climate is warm and breezy in the afternoon ..walk is nice experience..watch the sunset at Cafe Del Mar in the old City, sitting on an old fortress walls..WOW...!!!

Be adventurous.....so come on down,amigos....

Transportation is at your hands..taxi fares to the old city is 6000 pesos.

You can take a days tour to the Island of Rosario,50 minutes boat rides.-

City tours. You can have one private.



1) A day trip to the Island Of Rosario to a nice beach-club Island, from 9am till 4 pm approx, lunch included: Caribbean local food. A day to relax in Blue waters sea, snorkel,walk in nature, away from the madding crow.

2) Cartagena -- SAN BLAS ISLAND---Panama via sailboat ,catamaran, then ,You can Fly out of Panama to America or ..Europe.etc etc .-a 2-3 day trip.

Guest Access

To the pool, direct exit to the beach, near restaurants,food store, near a casino, 40 meters away from the Hilton hotel, transport at hand. Internet fast.
There is the pool on the 11Th floor.

Interaction with Guests

I welcome them home, Give them a brief information and am on call 24 hours a day in case of need.

The Neighborhood

We are located on a beach street, in front of an Island which can be visited by any one by boat ride (10 minutes). The beaches are all around the area. There is a Casino in the area and the Hotel Hilton is at 40 meters distance.They welcome visitors at the cafeteria and bar Pool.

Getting around

Yes...easy access to buses or taxis....taxi fare starts at 6.000 to the old city. A walk to the old city, in the afternoon is a must. It is about 30 minutes on the beach sidewalk, all the way to the city.

Other Things to Note

Taxi fare from the airport is about (phone number hidden) pesos.
You can go into the Hilton hotel for a days staying They have an open cafeteria and pool.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $1750 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I had a great time here mr Mario it's a very nice host I recommend this place the area is great the beach it's in the back of the building and very nice attention from the building staff there restaurants walking distance a a casino near by 4 minutes from the apartment to the old city were are very nice restaurants and dancing clubs me and my friends had a very good time with mr Mario and very happy I met him I will be back soon

    May 2014
  • Mario was an excellent host. He left us a bottle of champagne for our arrival and greeted us when we arrived. He gave us a tour and explained everything well. He allowed us to do laundry, by coordinating with the maid and all went smoothly. Anything we needed, he made sure we had. Definitely visit the rooftop pool; there is a nice breeze no matter how hot the temperature and it's private! The ac in the bedroom is brilliant and I would certainly stay with Mario again :-)

    May 2014
  • Apartment conveniently located... chivas (busses) and taxis stop right in front of the building. Mario was a perfect and gracious host. Would not mind staying there again.

    April 2014
    Response from Mario:

    Thank you ffor your comments; positive ones indeed-. Cartagena has not hot water heaters in the buildings. it is dued to hot climate. Althought the shower head has one; it needs to be adjust to warmer temperatures, Next time will set it for you, amigos.
    Be happy and enjoy the world traveling......see you soon...
    mario Mejia
    Exciting Cartagena.

    April 2014
  • Mario is a very considerate and accommodating host. The apt itself is in a great and safe location, next to the Hilton and it opens up to the sand and the ocean. The A/C units are only in the bedrooms, but they work really, really well. The unit was clean, comfortable and spacious. We had a small issue in the bathroom with a leak under the sink and some other related water/pipes problems, but Mario rectified the situation in a speedy manner. He has completely fixed the problem and it stands as a testament to his honorable and gracious personality. I'll be back pronto.

    February 2014
  • Meeting Mario was a pleasure. He is attentive, kind, helpful and a gentleman. One speaks with him for 30 minutes and feels one knows him for 30 years. He went out of his way to make sure my visit was a success, and I can tell you without reservations that is exactly what I did. I had a blast! I love this beautiful city, its people, its beaches, the food, everything. At Mario's house I felt I was in my own. No lies, no b.s., no drama. In other words, what you see is what you get. A humble, down to earth, 2 bedrooms home, right by the water, with an inviting swimming pool on the top roof, walking distance to money exchange, restaurants, shopping, fun, bars, etc. I will recommend his property to anyone looking for a cool place to stay. Did I mention the air conditioner is very potent? It run without problems and it kept me fresh and nice like a lettuce in a supermarket. Internet signal was very strong and never went down. In short, I got my place to stay in Cartagena! I hope you do the same. A+ for Mario's place. Que viva Colombia!. Jeje Luisinchicago. Thanks Mario!

    August 2013
    Response from Mario:

    Thanks,Mr. Luis..... Pls come back HOME......We enjoyed your visit....very pleasant.

    hasta la vista,
    Exciting Cartagena-

    August 2013
  • Mario was amazing. We rented the apartment for 5 or 6 days during the peak season (New Years). He met me( I arrived earlier than my friend) outside the apartment and took for a couple drinks, introduced to a lot of people, gave me advice of places to go and how to plan our stay. He even got a deal on a (email hidden)EAT New Year's party.

    The apartment itself was excellent:
    - Very clean
    - Well appointed
    - Big rooms
    - Powerful air conditioners
    - Great views of the ocean.

    January 2013
  • Mario was a wonderful host. When we arrived at the apartment, he was waiting to welcome us, even though we had arrived an hour later than expected. Mario had gone above and beyond to make us feel at home, as he had gone to the store beforehand and purchased us some fresh, local fruits. It was a very nice touch. He even bought us a beer to enjoy as we settled into the apartment.

    This apartment definitely meets the needs of anyone wanting to have a comfortable stay right on the beach without breaking the bank. It is close to the bus line, so there is cheap, easy access to all parts of the city. It is in a very safe part of town, as well. The guys working the front desk at all hours are friendly and helpful, and will answer any questions you may have.

    Even though the listing does not mention a washer and dryer available, Mario may be able to arrange for a maid to come every three or four days to wash your clothes and clean up the apartment for a nominal fee. If you are not interested in that, there is a laundromat only a few feet down the street.

    The apartment is nice, furnished, comfortable and has a very effective air conditioner in the bedroom, which is essential for trying to sleep through the hot and humid Cartagena nights.

    The are only two true cons of this apartment. However, both of the following negatives are probably shared by every building in the city. One is the incessant noise coming from the street below. You will hear music and horns at all hours, but it is not very noticeable when you are in the bedroom at night with the air conditioner and the fan running. We really didn't have trouble sleeping because of it. The other con is the vendors that lurk outside of the building and basically bombard you with offers for sunglasses, hats, trips to Playa Blanca, etc., as soon as you walk outside. This is nice if you're in the market for any of these items or trips, but after a few days, it gets really, really annoying.

    We highly recommend this apartment if you are traveling to Cartagena and want to stay somewhere on the beach.

    August 2012
  • Nice apartment, great location in a very beautiful city. Mario was a great host. Although I did not meet Mario personally, as he had business elsewhere. He stayed in contact with me daily to be sure I was comfortable and everything was fine. I highly recommend Mario's apartments.


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