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About this listing
Official SuperHost. Nice apartment in a beautiful building in the heart of historic area. Restaurants, beach, bars, clubs, cafes, museums and more just few blocks away. Perfect if you want to be in the middle of action but in a calm building.
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 (1 with TV) with double beds and AC, 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, WIFI, 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 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.
Diego was a fantastic host. From the start of our conversations about booking the apt until the last day of our trip, he was always helpful and quick to answer questions. He arranged our transportation from the airport when we arrived and made a reservation for us on Marsol to take a van back to Cartegena. He sent great information on where to go, where to eat and what to do and was always available to answer all my questions. We couldn't have asked for a nicer, better host!
Found and booked Diego's amazing Santa Marta apartment the day before my friends & I arrived and his Superhost label did not disappoint! Within no time at all he confirmed our booking and sent us a ton of great info about the apartment and the local area. He wasn't in town to meet us, but he was so good at communicating it was like he was there with us! So helpful!
The place itself was exactly what we needed in the middle of our Colombian holiday. Super comfortable in a clean and safe apartment. There was 2 rooftop pools! How can you go wrong! 2 blocks from the Parque de Los Novios in Santa Marta where there are tons of restaurants and a lively nightlife. We were also only 30 minutes from airport and only a short cab from Taganga beach. A day trip into Tayrona national park was very easy from the apartment. Also he has directv and laundry so we were also able to clean some clothes for the 2nd half of our trip and just relax and watch some TV on a weeknight when there wasn't much nightlife happening.
It was a perfect change of pace from the hostels we'd be staying in and helped us refresh for the 2nd half of our travels. I highly recommend it! Thanks for your help, Diego!!!
Diego was a very nice host an very (email hidden)e apartment was very clean and comfortable and well located near center and restaurants.
My friends and I stayed here for three nights. The apartment was quite comfortable and well equipped (we were five adults). The pools on the rooftop were a fantastic addition to our stay, as it was the best place to relax and cool down after a day around town; plus, the view from up there is amazing. The building is next to the most charming parts of the historic center, where nice restaurants and cafes abound. Finally, Diego was a great host, making sure that we always had enough drinking water and coffee in the apartment.
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
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About the Host, Diego
I have a deep passion for traveling, meet cultures and since I discovered Airbnb i´ve been able to do it even more and to share all what I know from this magical country.
As a host, I will help you in all I can so you have a comfortable, interesting and hopefully, unforgettable experience in Colombia. Can guide you through touristy spots or more unique ones.
My personal interests are design, art, Latin-American culture (foods, music), photography, sustainability, handcrafts and entrepreneurship.
I rent unique stays all over Colombia with 5 stars service. My web page is called Amazing Airbnbs Colombia. Visit me, reserve and feel the charm of best Colombian hospitality.
Love to do this :)