A stunning luxury apartment in a 17th century house, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, modern kitchen and a reception with a ten meters tall ceiling in the heart of the colonial town. Price includies maid service
The apartment is 135 square meters large in a 17th century house. It is only 3 to 5 minutes away from all the historic monuments, squares, theatres, restaurants and clubs in colonial town, and only 15 minutes walk from the beach. It has a beautiful colonial balcony and the ceiling of the reception/dining room is ten meters tall. It is a reminder of how Cartagena looked like several hundreds years ago. In fact, the owner purchased the property to preserve the architectural patrimony of the city- Sadly, many developers divide the principal area in colonial houses (such as this property) into two apartments as the exceptionally great height allows them to do so, but at the cost of destroying the original glory of the fabulous space.
Interaction with Guests
When the owner is in Cartagena, he will receive the guests, otherwise his English speaking asistant receives them. As an expatriate who now also has Colombian nationality,and has written extensively on Colombia, its history, art and culture, he is happy to provide information to those interested to explore the city and the country at large (or beyond as he has travelled to some 115 countries worldwide including doing safaris in Asia, Africa and South America).
The apartment is situated in the main street in the colonial town. The area is completely safe, during the day and at night.
You can walk maximum ten to fifteen minutes to all main points of interests. Taxis pass during the day and at night right in front of the house.
Other Things to Note
I provide a fact sheet with information on all the highlights of the city and recommended restaurants, bars and shops. The apartment has a massage bed and guests have access to my own top class masseuse and probably the best (English speaking) hair-dresser in town who attends Miss Colombia contestants.
The apartment is strictly non smoking.
What a fantastic experience! Breathtakingly beautiful property, fantastic amenities, prime location. Viktor was incredibly communicative and responded to any questions we had in a quick, thorough manner. His contacts in the city allow for 24/7 concierge help, taxis and cleaning services - all contributing to a memorable and super experience!
We had a lovely stay in Cartagena. The apartment is beautifully appointed, tasteful, architecturally exciting and very well located in the heart of Cartagena's old town. We were looked after extremely well, and every detail was attended to.
The two principal bedrooms are very comfortable, nice beds, air-conditioned and spacious. The bed in the third, small bedroom is a fold-out couch, and the fourth bad is a double mattress on the floor. We found that these two beds were uncomfortable, and let down the otherwise excellent quality of the apartment.
Overall, I heartily recommend the apartment for up to two couples, and for larger groups only if you are OK with temporary beds.
Patrick, perhaps my staff did not inform you, but there is also a double sofa-bed in the lounge, as well as a single sofa bed in the third bedroom. The mattress is only for emergencies when two people did not want to sleep in the same bed, this is why the apartment advertises for seven right then eight people. Most of the guests preferred a stylish single sofabed in the third bedroom, but as the comfort is even more important than the aesthetic side, I am replacing this week-end the single sofa bed in the third bedroom with a double bed.
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful apartment in the centre of Cartagena. Simple and elegant it had everything we needed. Though we did not cook, the kitchen appeared to be fully equipped. The most wonderful part of our stay was the kindness of Viktor and his team. They provided so much information and help. Can't wait to go back!!
If you are looking to stay in the heart of the action, this beautiful apartment fits the bill. Our host went above and beyond to make our stay worry free and special. The apartment is very spacious and was the perfect venue to host a birthday party. I highly recommend this rental for your Cartagena vacation. Thank you again Viktor, we all had a wonderful time!
We very much enjoyed our stay in this historic building. Our host was very helpful and the accommodation and location was first class. Highly recommended.
Great location, very large place, Viktor reached out to us several times to make sure we were happy and taken care of.
viktor was super responsive and flexible with our requests - you cannot find a better location in Cartagena to enjoy the sites and local nightlife. Super convenient and spacious - highly highly recommend!