Nice apartment in a beautiful building in the heart of historic area. Restaurants, the beach, bars, clubs, coffee shops, museums and more just few blocks away max. Perfect if you want to be surrounded by many things to do but still be in a calm place
The apartment is in the beautiful building Casa del Rio, the perfect combination of contemporary design and colonial-republican architecture. It was designed by the reknown architect Alvaro Barrera, recognized worldwide for his colonial building renovations in South America.
Casa del Rio has an interior patio with pools and beautiful gardens that evoque one of the main characteristics of the colonial architecture. From the top terrace, the view of the bay and the Cathedral are really nice. The terrace is a great place to relax during the day, has two pools and the wet and dry sauna. The building has 24/7 security service.
The apartment is modern and well equipped for a comfortable stay. 2 rooms with double beds and air conditioned, 2 bathrooms with unlimited hot water, living room, fully equipped kitchen, balcony to inner patio and pool, etc.
Acces to the pools, wet and dry sauna, 24 hrs security, Internet, cellphone for national calls, flat screen TV with DirectTV (over a 100 international channels).
Interaction with Guests
I don´t live in Santa Marta, just go few times a year, but I have a property manager which is great, would give you the keys and help you in anything you need. Between us two we´ll try that you have a comfty and unique experience in our place and town.
The building is located downtown, in the historic area and it´s surrounded by nice restaurants, coffee shops, bars, fun clubs, museums, monuments, parks, plazas, the beach (1 block away), yacht marina, banks, atm, tourist agencies, supermarkets, etc. It´s very safe too.
There´s so many places at a walking distance, but if you want to go to a shopping mall, or other tourist sites, I recommend to use taxis (we usually use the same which you can call anytime). They are cheap, you can go everywhere paying not much. Buses are something maybe you don´t want to experience because of the incredible heat inside and the loud music.
You can have daily trips to several places as well, like Tayrona Park, Taganga, Minca, Playa Cristal, Rodadero, even Barranquilla, and then come back. It´s a central place daily tours.
Other Things to Note
Sofa bed in living room so 2 + people can be comfortably accommodated.
Washing machine with detergent and fabric softener.
Cell phone with prepaid minutes to call for a taxi, me, or any phone/cellphone in Colombia.
Water cooler stocked with water all time.
Coffee maker with great coffee, creamers, tea.
Automatic juicer for oranges.
FREE Airport pickup upon request.
Cleaning and cooking lady is available upon request at an extra US15 daily cost.
No smoking inside the apartment (can do it in the balcony) and no big parties please.
The flat and its location were perfect. Could not have been in better hands either: Diego, with the help of Yuliet the administrator, were always at hand to help with anything we needed.
I'd recommend this place to anyone wishing to travel to Santa Marta.
Desde el momento en que hicimos la reserva Diego fue muy atento con nosotras. Siempre preocupado y dando muy buenas recomendaciones, a pesar de no llegar a conocerlo en persona, nos dio mucha confianza.
El departamento es tal y como se muestra en las fotografías. Muy limpio, cómodo, acogedor y completo.
Durante nuestra estadía tuvimos problemas para reservar un transporte privado de Santa Marta a Cartagena y tanto Diego como Yuliet fueron muy amables y nos ayudaron a solucionarlo con gran rapidez.
Sin duda es una de las mejores opciones de alojamiento en Santa Marta.
Literally thee best place to stay in Santa Marta. The apartment is gorgeous and the best professional hosts I've ever had. Very centrally located and best recommendations. Wifi and shower work excellent
The perfect appartment for a family. Really nice and clean and well equiped. We had a wonderful time in Santa Marta - 100 m from the beach, 200 m form a lot of nice cafe's and 300 m from a large supermaket. Nice rooftop area with great sundown view. What is not to like?
Only tiny complaint could be the street noice on fridays and saturdays, but it is not extreme. We bought earplugs for the weekend, so not really a problem.
Diego - our host - thinks of everyting, and is very easy to access. He is really helpful.
Thx for a great stay in Santa Marta.
Our stay at this apartment was exceptional. Everything we experienced was as advertised. The unit was extremely clean, spacious, and equipped with modern amenities (AC, fridge, washing machine, stove, etc.). The location was right in the middle of the Historic District of Santa Marta and, as advertised, was walking distance to everything we needed. The rooftop pools, sauna, and lounge chairs were amazing and the view was incredible.
What impressed us the most, however, was Diego's attention to every detail you can imagine. Bed sheets, towels, kitchenware, etc., were all clean and ready for use. All numbers and pass-codes for wifi were readily available which made settling in very easy.
I would absolutely stay in this apartment again and recommend it to anyone visiting Santa Marta. It definitely was one of the top buildings of the city.
Our host was excellent and promptly responded to all our inquiries. The apartment was great and met all expectations and did offer everything it promised! We loved our experience in this location. Thanks a million!
I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay while in Santa Marta. Everything was as described, it is a great apartment. Diego was very attentive to any need and prompt with communication. The lower level courtyard pool is something I've never seen in a space. Very unique! The apartment was clean and roomy. A little oasis in Santa Marta.
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I love traveling, meeting new cultures and I think Airbnb it´s one great invention to do it.
I will help you in all I can so you have a comfortable, interesting and hopefully, unforgettable experience in my place and town. Can guide you through touristy spots or more local and unique ones. My personal interests are design, art, Latin-American culture (foods, music), photography, sustainability and handcrafts.
I have an apartment in Santa Marta (Colombian capital of ecotourism), a room in my Medellín´s apartment and a room in a wonderful house close to Medellín.
Love to do this :)