Enjoy a wonderful stay in our modern and pristine 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom beachfront apartment with Wireless WiFi. Expect beautiful people and great beaches. Diving, snorkeling and delicious foods are just part of the fun. Colombia is passion!
Thank you so much for visiting. You might have read somewhere that Rodadero/Santa Marta is a vacation destination that offers the magic of having it all. A German tourist said that in Santa Marta, he found that the Magical Realism of Gabriel García Márquez (the Colombian writer and Nobel Prize winner) is not a metaphor by really the poetic, impressive perspective its people have toward life.
This is a magical place indeed, but I am afraid the first description might be a bit hyped, as Rodadero for instance is surely not a place for those seeking to practice winter sports involving snow. The average temperature year around is about 75-80 degrees.
This is a place that combines the beauty, unique charm and the passion that only Colombia offers through its people and culture. Happiness abound. Warm, bright days, awesome sunsets, and plenty of tropical discoveries await you. This Caribbean coastal enclave is located a mere, easy 45 minutes flight from Bogota. And Cartagena, which was declared part of the UNESCO's World Heritage in 1984, is just about 3 or 4 hours by car or by bus, depending on road conditions and traffic. Much closer exploring opportunities abound, including adventuring yourself into the Tayrona National Natural Park, with numerous, secluded beaches that are fringed by a virgin and exuberant nature. These beaches are among the most beautiful in the world. And that is not an overstatement! There is plenty more to do in and around Santa Marta: set aside a day to visit the village of Taganga and experience first class, international scuba diving; explore Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta and Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City); go to enjoy one day in Neguanje Bay, as mentioned above. As you arrive there in the morning (only by boat), be prepared to order your exquisite lunch, a coastal favorite: fish, coconut rice, fried pantains (patacones), and salad. In Rodadero, think about renting a small boat and go fishing for few hours early in the morning with a 2-person crew of local experts. They are terrific and always eager and with a smile to provide and help you with everything that you need.
This is just a snapshot of a great number of things that you can do here. But it is only the beginning. Our greatly located apartment is a perfect starting place for you and your family and friends to discover the many things that Santa Marta/Rodadero has to offer. Do not forget sunscreen and enjoy!!! Ahh: one minute walk from the apartment is the landing spot with the boats that take you to Playa Blanca, another local favorite beach to spend the entire day. The apartment is just about a 15-minute taxi ride from Santa Marta's Simon Bolivar airport.
Thanks again! We look forward to hearing from you.
sheet sets... This is a modern, fully equipped apartment.
Guests will enjoy the convenience and extra security and piece of mind of 24-hours front door security. The apartment also has a reserved spot in the beach, where building staff will install a sun tent daily, and will also take it down and bring it back to building storage when you tell them to do so.
Wireless, secured internet is available at the apartment. There is also a Wi-Fi zone in the lobby. The apartment is just about a 15-minute taxi ride from the Santa Marta airport (Simon Bolivar airport).
Interaction with Guests
All that will be needed to make you and your family and friends feel perfectly ok and at home.
You have an abundance of shops and grocery places steps away from the building, where you have the availability to purchase anything, from bottled water to tropical fruits, and everything in between, just as you would in any small urban setting.
Please note: inside the apartment you have everything that you need, such as kitchen utensils, plates, silverware, bathroom towels, sheet sets... This is a modern, fully stocked apartment.
Taxis are safe, very reliable, and quite inexpensive, and they are a great way to move around places.
Other Things to Note
Smoking inside the apartment is not permitted. Please refrain from smoking inside. Thank you.
We are regular folks and we do expect you to take care of the apartment just as much as you would with something that you care deeply for. We love our neighbors and they love us. Please, keep that in mind.
Gloria es una excelente persona, se preocupa por la estadía de sus visitantes, la guía que nos envió fue de gran ayuda, el apartamento es muy cómodo, limpio, ordenado, tiene todo lo que se necesita para un hospedaje excelente, la ubicación es perfecta, les recomiendo al cien por ciento el apartamento, muchas gracias Gloria fue muy grato para mi familia el hospedarnos en tu maravilloso apartamento.
Gloria Charry was an excellent host. We traveled as a family, 4 adults and 3 young children, and the apartment had plenty of space. When we arrived there was fruit, coffee and snacks waiting for us. The master bedroom and bathroom were very nice. The kids bedroom and second bathroom were fine, but the third bedroom needed a little paint and some brightening up. The view from the balcony was really nice and you could see the beach and trees with iguanas that the children loved. Gloria and her husband were in constant touch with us ensuring that we felt comfortable and that all our needs were met. Her recommendations for drivers were excellent and the maid was always available and willing to help. The apartment was well located and the building staff was very helpful. We didn't do a lot of cooking, but the kitchen and the apartment, as well as the grocery that Gloria recommended, had everything we needed for breakfasts and snacks. The bedrooms had good air conditioning and Gloria very thoughtfully provided a fan to keep the rest of the house comfortable. We would not hesitate to stay in Gloria's apartment again.
Thank you so much for your review, Rafael. Hosting you and your family was a great experience. Thanks also for your comment about the painting in the third bedroom. In fact, the apartment will be painted on its entirety during February.
Guests like you and your family helps us to keep learning the serious responsability of hosting.
All the best, Gloria.
Gloria y la persona que nos recibió se portaron super bien. La comunicación con ellos fue con inmediata respuesta. El apartamento es muy limpio,organizado y tienes todo lo que se necesita. Se los recomiendo 100%
We stayed with my wife and a little daughter. One of the best apartments we had rented. Spacious, very clean, modern. Large balcony with a nice view. Modern kitchen with all the dishes.
We could see the host has a good taste.
The beach is right off the building. The neighborhood is upscale and safe.
The owner provided a lot of helpful information and helped to organize a taxi trip to Bahia Concha.
Restaurants and supermarkets are couple of minutes by food. Donde Chucha is an excellent restaurant Gloria recommended.
We would definitely stay again
Excellent apartment with direct access to the main beach in Rodadero. Aside from the apartment itself, which is very well equipped and well located, perhaps the best part of this apartment is the owner Gloria who went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable. Bottled water, fresh Bananas and Mango were waiting for us on arrival. All communication with Gloria was prompt and concise. I have stayed in several apartments in Santa Marta over the years, this is without doubt the one I would return to.
Gloria was the perfect host. She got back to us immediately with all of our questions. The apartment was perfect for us. We were four adults and three small children. The apartment is on the beach and all the building staff were very helpful in setting up a tent for us on the beach to spend our days. Gloria gave excellent recommendations for eating out and nearby activities. We spend some time at Rodadero Beach... and took two day trips to Tayrona and Taganga. Both were great!
If you decide to visit Robadero/Santa Marta, this should be one of the nicer places to stay at. Very charming and cosy appartment with large kitchen and balcony (sea view somewhat limited, but it is one minute to the beach). Gloria was a great host and immediate communicator at all times and helped me with travel arrangements too!
My name is Gloria. I live in San Francisco with my husband Jose, and we love traveling, cooking, the arts, going to the gym, and nice, positive people. We have been members of Airbnb for a while now, and have used it while traveling in Europe. We loved it!
It has taken us a bit to make the decision to list an apartment of our own but are happy now that we have. We would love to hear from you and will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have. We want you to have a great time while staying in our apartment and we are committed to making sure that is exactly the case. As our guests via Airbnb, it could not be any other way.