Entering your studio with a view of the balcony doorsMain door on left, bathroom door in middle
Old City Studio:balcony, great wifi,AC, hot water!
Hosted by Barbara, Belize & Colombia
Barbara, Belize & Colombia is the host.Barbara, Belize & Colombia is a superhost.
2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
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You’ll love sipping your glass of wine, beer, fresh juice or morning cup of coffee on the balcony while people-watching on lively Calle de la Moneda!

This studio is ideal for a single person or a couple (or two very close friends!). Look through the photos & read the info below to get to know where you could be staying on your Colombian vacation!

Please check out my other Cartagena options also at my profile or here:
www.airbnb.com/users/1120393/listings

The space

The magic of Cartagena is in wandering the streets of the beautiful colonial walled city. Choose the Moneda Apartments & you are right in the heart of that magic each day of your stay!

APARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS:
*Balcony overlooking Calle de la Moneda
*Mini-kitchen: small fridge, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, electric skillet
*Double bed
*Full bath (with rain showerhead)

APARTMENT AMENITIES:
*Air conditioning (mini-split)
*Fans: ceiling and floor
*Wifi/Internet (dedicated broadband!)
*Hot water in the shower and sinks -- not all places in Cartagena have this!
*DirecTV
*Bed linens
*Towels: dish, hand, bath & beach
*Personal soap
*Toilet paper
*Hair dryer
*Safe
*Tourist information
*Smoke detector
*First aid kit
*Fire extinguisher

UPON REQUEST:
*Iron/ironing board

OPTIONAL SERVICES (at additional expense):
*Housekeeping during your stay
*Laundry service
*Tour guide services

Guest access

This apartment is one of three--studio, one bedroom, & two bedroom--located on the 2nd floor (walk up) of a two-story building (a clothing store is on the ground floor); they are the only apartments in the building. There is a door from the street with stairs to the second floor which guests of the three apartments share. Guests will have the key to this main door as well as to their own individual apartment.

Interaction with guests

Once booked, guests receive a multi-page document and website with information on the apartments and Cartagena. I lived in this city for more than two years and return frequently, plus I have 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, feel free to ask!

Other things to note

We look forward to having you!

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 Fundación La Vecina, a community organization in the La Boquilla section of Cartagena, as well as Cartagena Paws, an organization helping street animals, and would love to have your help!

If you’d like something bigger, or if you’d like to book multiple apartments, please contact me for more information (or visit my other Cartagena listings via my profile, link here: www.airbnb.com/users/1120393/listings ). I work with a total of 14 Old City units between the Moneda & Balcones Apartments.

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Amenities
Internet
Hair dryer
Wireless Internet

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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

-Strict two guest maximum for this listing, even if one guest is an infant or child.
-Renters are required to pay for any damage to the apartments.
-Other renters are to be respected regarding noise level.
-No non-registered guests without prior permission and then only if they do not pose a security threat to the apartments or other renters; non-registered guests may not stay the night.
-No drugs.
-If possible, please provide Cartagena arrival details at the time of booking or shortly thereafter (airline, flight number, landing time; or other information if not coming by plane)

Thank you!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - One flight of stairs to the apartment
Potential for noise - Street is lively starting early in the morning but usually quiet at night.
No parking on property - Car not recommended
Amenity limitations - The city of Cartagena sometimes has power & water outages; we have back up water in the building & emergency power in a building across the street

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

70 Reviews

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Jesus User Profile
October 2017
Barbara and her studio manager Benjamin were extremely helpful and made our stay stress free! I proposed to my fiancé in Cartagena and benjamin was able to do very romantic decorations for the room. We Absolutely loved it. Definitely would recommend.
Barbara, Belize & Colombia User ProfileBarbara, Belize & Colombia is a superhost.
Response from Barbara, Belize & Colombia:
We were honored to be a small part of your romantic visit to Cartagena!! Congratulations to you both!
October 2017

Omeed User Profile
September 2017
Absolutely fantastic. Located in a prime area within the walled city, very easy to walk to local highlights while being entirely safe. The apartment was clean and perfect for our needs and Barbara was an excellent host, frequently making contact with us to ensure our stay goes smoothly! Benjamin was a great help, showing us into the studio and answering any questions we had. Definitely recommend this spot for anyone looking for a base in Cartagena!
Barbara, Belize & Colombia User ProfileBarbara, Belize & Colombia is a superhost.
Response from Barbara, Belize & Colombia:
Muchísimas gracias, please come back!
September 2017

Donovan X. User Profile
August 2017
This apartment is a perfect stay if you're in Cartagena. It's centrally located in the walled city and near so many attractions. It somehow manages to still be quiet. The best feature, however, is Benjamin, the apartment manager. He guided our driver from the airport, met us at the apartment and arranged a beautiful excursion for us on a nearby private island. Thanks, Barbara and Benjamin!
Barbara, Belize & Colombia User ProfileBarbara, Belize & Colombia is a superhost.
Response from Barbara, Belize & Colombia:
Benjamin is indeed a star!! Thanks for the nice review & glad you had such a nice stay; hope you can come back sometime!
August 2017

Liliana User Profile
August 2017
The location is key!!! Everything is close by, anything you need is literally a few blocks away.
Barbara, Belize & Colombia User ProfileBarbara, Belize & Colombia is a superhost.
Response from Barbara, Belize & Colombia:
Muchas gracias, Liliana! Glad it worked well for you!
August 2017

Ian User Profile
July 2017
Great communication prior to stay, seamless check-in, and a central location inside the walled city.
Barbara, Belize & Colombia User ProfileBarbara, Belize & Colombia is a superhost.
Response from Barbara, Belize & Colombia:
Thank you, Ian! Hope you can visit us again!
July 2017

Sheri User ProfileSheri is a superhost.
July 2017
Barbara's place was centrally located in Cartagena and a great place to start your exploring ! Benjamin was waiting for us when we arrived . He answered any questions that we needed help with. I'd highly recommend this Airbnb ! The location is perfect!
Barbara, Belize & Colombia User ProfileBarbara, Belize & Colombia is a superhost.
Response from Barbara, Belize & Colombia:
Very happy that all went well during your stay; thank you for the recommendation & hope you can come back soon!
July 2017

Melody User Profile
May 2017
Was our first time in Cartagena and this was the perfect apartment to call home during our stay. Very comfortable and most importantly central. Benjamin was the most accommodating and accessible host, even connecting us to a service/scheduling a bus pick up for us to get to Isla del Encanto. The walking tour guide wasn't the best but don't regret doing it!
Barbara, Belize & Colombia User ProfileBarbara, Belize & Colombia is a superhost.
Response from Barbara, Belize & Colombia:
Love that you found your Cartagena 'home'! Glad Benjamin took good care of you but sorry you weren't thrilled with your tour guide; I have contacted you privately for more feedback! Gracias!
May 2017

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I've lived most of my life in the U.S. but have also lived for a couple of months to up to two years in different countries: Germany, Spain, Australia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, & Belize. Since 2011 I've been living a somewhat nomadic lifestyle while exploring, working & volunteering in new & old places in North, Central & South America and Europe. It's a great way to keep learning!

I was fortunate to meet a couple from Dallas, who own the Cartagena, Colombia, & Ambergris Caye, Belize, vacation rentals I'm listing. They asked me to help them out and I've fallen into doing something that I love -- helping people like you with their travels. Let me help you with your dream vacation! In the fall of 2015, I was lucky enough to be able to buy my own apartment in Cartagena, Colombia, and rent out the second bedroom when I'm there and the whole apartment when I'm not. I love playing direct host also!

We also 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 Fundación Pescador de Letras, a community organization in Cartagena, plus animal rescue group Cartagena Paws; and in Belize we partner with Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) and the Saga Humane Society in San Pedro. We'd love to have your help!

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Languages: Deutsch, English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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