About This Listing
Our beautiful 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment in the traditional Cartagena de Indias building has the best views in the city! Located just 5 minutes away (by taxi) from the Old City and a block away from the supermarket, it's the perfect hub for a vacation in Cartagena
The apartment is located on the 14th floor and has spectacular views of the Caribbean sea. It has 2 bedrooms, one with two twin beds, and another with one queen size bed. There is air conditioning in both. There are two full bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen.
The living room has a couple of sofas that can sleep another 2 people, as well as a hammock overlooking the ocean for the best reading/napping experience you'll ever have!
pool, cable tv, free wireless internet in the apartment and lobby. Cleaning lady/cook available upon request for a small fee. Enjoy everything in the apartment, as if it was yours!
The building has a 24/7 concierge and a big swimming pool (as well as another one for kids) overlooking the Caribbean.
It is very conveniently located. The entrance to the Old City is only a 15 minute walk away, or a 5-minute cab ride if you're saving your energy for the cobblestone streets of old town. Since the building is at the entrance to the Bocagrande neighbourhood, you will also be a block away from 2 major supermarkets and a variety of shops and restaurants along the Avenida San Martin.
We love our apartment, so please take good care of it and enjoy Cartagena!
Santiago's apt looks exactly as pictured, is directly across the street from a new mall called the Bocagrande Plaza and has 2 grocery stores nearby, one that is 1 min away and another that is a 4 min walk.
The AC and multitude of fans around the apt helped as Cartagena gets toasty very early in the day.
The only major drawback was the lack of hot water in the shower which was annoying.
Another slight negative was Santiago's explicit rule that absolutely nobody else could enter the unit other than whoever was listed as renting his place. I think that should be made apparent upfront. We met some great people in the city and would have enjoyed inviting them over to watch the beautiful sunsets from the living room... in my opinion, Santiago's place trumps watching the sun go down at Cafe de Mar!
This apartment is beautiful. We loved being right across from the beach and the view is great! It was also really nice having a pool in the building. Santiago gave us alot of suggestions on places to check out, which was great since this was our first time. It's really in a prime location. We loved being in Bocagrande! Thanks for having us!
We had a amazing time in Santiago's apartment! Is exactly as pictured, location is great (can't be better), 10 min walk to Old City and Gethsemane neighborhood, 15-20 min to Castillo San Felipe De Barajas. Just cross the street is a new mall Bocagrande Plaza with large food court, nearby can find couple of supermarkets and bunch of restaurants and coffee shops. Do not miss to visit the bar of Santa Clara hotel (old monastery, converted to Hotel and Spa) for live music, how Santiago recommended!
Thanks for the great hospitality!!!
El departamento no gusto mucho, la ubicación perfecta, en Bocagrande pero muy cerca de la ciudad amurallada.- Lo mejor la vista y la zona de pileta.- Si duda de volver a Cartagena nos hospedaremos nuevamente en este departamento.-
Muy lindo departamento, tal cual se lo ve en la foto, Bien équipado en la cocina y las habitaciones. Muy limpio. La vista magnifica. Las areas communes como la piscina en buen estado. El personal de seguridad muy respetuoso. El lugar es muy tranquilo. Cerca de todo
Se ve que Santiago cuida mucho su apartamento
Santiago's apt is beautiful. The view is amazing and the neighborhood is great as well. Close enough to get to Ciudad vieja by taxi or walking (in case you do, do it early in the morning, before the sun is way up or you'll be HOT)
The pool area is amazing!
We had to stay a couple of hours longer than arranged originally and Santiago was ok with that so he was very nice to us all the time.
Nothing else to add besides the fact that we would definitely come back to Cartagena. Thanks!
About the Host, Santiago
31 years old. Originally from Colombia, living in Vancouver, Canada for the past 12 years.
I work as a Producer for EA Sports, a video game company.
Love football, traveling , reading, drinking good wine and eating good food :)