About this listing
The magic of Cartagena is in wandering the streets of the beautiful colonial walled city. Choose this apartment & you are right in the heart of that magic each day of your stay!
There's lots of information below, or simply look through the photos to get to know where you could be staying on your Colombian visit!
I work with 14 total apartments in the Old City of Cartagena. If this listing is showing as booked for your dates, ask me about other options!
In this listing the renovated two bedroom/two bath Moneda Apartment is highlighted, ideal for a small group of friends, two couples, or a family.
*Master bedroom with double bed, en suite bath (with rain showerhead), TV
*Second bedroom with double bed, TV
*Second full bath (with rain showerhead) has two doors: one to second bedroom & one to living area
*Living area: Lounge seating for 4-5, sofa bed, TV
*Dining area: Table seating for 4
*Fully equipped kitchen
*Counter seating at kitchen
*Super quiet apartment
*Air conditioning (mini-split in each room)
*Fans: ceiling and floor
*Wifi/Internet (dedicated broadband!)
*Hot water in the shower and sinks -- not all places in Cartagena have this!
*Towels: dish, hand, bath & beach
*First aid kit
*Extra single portable mattress
OPTIONAL SERVICES (at additional expense):
*Colombian meals &/or cooking classes in the apartment
*Housekeeping during your stay
*Tour guide services
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 a 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. He lives right around the corner at our neighboring building, Balcones Apartments. Should you have a question about the apartment or you want tourism assistance, laundry service, a cook or cooking class while there, feel free to ask him!
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 Cartagena, and would love to have your help!
While this listing goes by AirBNB’s “strict” cancellation policy (see link under "Prices" above), if you cancel two months or more prior to your arrival date, you’ll receive a full refund of any rental fees less a $100 administrative fee which will be withheld. (The AirBNB booking fee is over & above the rental fees/administrative fee & is non-refundable.)
If you’d like something smaller, 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 apartments in the Old City, 3 Moneda Apartments and 11 nearly across the street in Balcones.
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Strict 6 person maximum in the apartment, even if some guests are infants/children
Extra $10/night fee for 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th person counts for those aged 4 and above.
No extra guest fee charged over the Christmas/New Year's holiday period when rates are higher.
Renters are required to pay for any damage to the apartments.
Other renters are to be respected regarding noise level.
Guests of renters are permitted if they do not pose a security threat to the apartments and our renters, but they are NOT permitted to stay the night.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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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 La Vecina, a community organization in Cartagena, 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!
Not yet an AirBNB member? Join via this referral link and save $$ on your first booking, maybe even for a stay in Cartagena or Belize! : www.airbnb.com/c/bsmalley