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 includes maid service. Guests can use the swimming pool in host´s building.
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).
Other things to note
The apartment is situated in a three story house built in the 17th century of coral stone. Because it is old, despite all modern amenities, in all rooms, kitchen, and bathrooms, objects cannot be thrown in the loo not to clog the sewage system, but in the basket which is emptied daily by the housekeeper
The apartment is strictly non smoking.
From Cartagena de Indias Colombia, international environmental lawyer and classical music critic. Understand what travellers want ,having travelled to 123 countries and lived in a number of them on all continents. Provide a housekeeper so guests do not need to worry about cleaning.