I rent a double room for one or two people. Near the Bay and city center.
We are in Manga, a recidencial neighborhood near downtown.
We offer: Bedding, towels and soap.
I live two years ago in Cartagena ... this means it can offer tourists a care and advice to fully enjoy your stay in the city.
Cartagena offers paradisiacal islands and white sand beaches just 30 minutes by boat, the port to go to the islands is 200 meters from our house.
We offer transfers to Playa Blanca for 20 dollars per person.
Guests can use the kitchen, the washing machine, parking and wifi.
WIFI, Kitchen, parking
Interaction with Guests
we share dinners, cook typical food of Cartagena and sometimes we go to the beaches or islands.
But if the guest was looking for privacy, you'll find plenty of room to relax, a hammock, two living rooms and terrace.
Manga is a Republican neighborhood that grew with the opening of the walls, the bourgeois classes, wealthy came to live in this area, full of fruit trees.
The book, Love in the Time of Cholera, the Nobel prize winner Gabriel García Márquez, set in Manga.
Cartageneras wealthy families brought their families here and built mansions full of luxury.
So, the traveler is surprised to find mansions that are replicas of the gardens of Granada or Arab palaces.
the traveler can walk to downtown, 10 minutes to Gethsemaní , or 15 minutes to the Old Town.
On hot days, it is best to take a taxi, costs 3 dollars to the center
Other Things to Note
we have two mango trees :)
please turn off the fan and light when you leave the room.
Isabel was incredibly sweet and welcoming! Her home was gorgeous with lots of open air spaces and located in a really safe neighborhood.
Cartagena as a whole was pretty underwhelming. Street vendors hassle you to no end and the whole city smells of sewage. Beaches are impossible to get to from Manga so one must spend the extra money to take a boat to Playa Blanca - definitely worth the money! But again, watch out for beach vendors, they hardly leave you alone.
Isabel offered some helpful tips about how to get to the bay to catch the Playa Blanca boat, but otherwise my boyfriend were left to explore what little Cartagena has to offer on our own.
Isabel 's place is nice and she has a beautiful daughter and two nice cats. Isabel always tried to help and understand our need. Her daught is brilliant and smart and we did talk a lot with each other.
Her place is not located in the old town but it will be more quite and safe as there is a police station nearby. If you want to go to the downtown, it will only take 15mins walk as mentioned in Isabel profile . It is a good choice if you want to remote from the busy downtown and the backpack area.
Isabel had emailed me perfect directions to the house and I arrived their directy from the airport by taxi. They taxi fare was $7US including tip. The house is a private house (not an apartment building) and a one story building. It is 2 blocks from the boat harbor where you can walk to to see the sun set and the Cartegena skyline. It is also a 10-15 minute walk from old town Cartegena. The house is amazingly centrally located. Isabel is very friendly and speaks english and offers coffee in the morning and also if you have a load of clothes to wash she will wash them with hers. There is a grocery store 3 minutes away (by foot) and a ATM/bank across the street from the grocery store. There is a fully stocked kitchen and stove and refridge so you can cook at home if you wish. They rooms are very clean and the bed is very comfortable. There is a lot of common space for hanging out and reading and relaxing. The place looks exactly like the photos in the listing. this listing. The neighborhood is very safe, in fact there is a police station very near by. Many families with dogs and children walk at night along the water. I stayed here for a week and felt very welcomed. Isabel is a great hostess.
Excelente anfitriona, muy cálida, dispuesta y ayudando todo el tiempo a hacer mucho mejor nuestra estadía. La casa es perfecta y está muy bien situada, a unos 20 minutos a pie de la ciudad amurallada. La descripción del aviso es tal cual la realidad.
Isabel's was a lovely host and extremely accommodating. The house was just as described, very clean and in a great neighborhood -- definitely a nice break from the hustle and bustle of old town. Will definitely stay here on my next trip to cartagena!
L'équipement de la chambre au confort minimum nécessite vraiment d'être (website hidden), lampe de chevet, mobilier, air conditionné, insonorisation.
Extrêmement bruyant 24h/24h, il est difficile de se reposer !
Accueil de l'hôte très courtois.
La salle d'eau et WC sont également à revoir.
Martial, your bad opinion, is because I do not let you skip the rules of this website. From the beginning told me you wanted rented without conditions airbnb, this is not honest. Why are you angry.
The room is shown in the photo. You do not rented a room with air conditioning and private bathroom. You have a rented a room with shared bathroom and fan.
The bathroom is also false that was dirty. I have cleaned twice a day, but always you left dirty. I understand you have stomach problems, but, out of consideration for other guests, you could have been more careful.
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I'm Isabel, art historian, I live in Cartagena and in the summer I'm in Barcelona and in Marocco, where I help travelers to organize their trip to the Sahara Desert
Because, it´s smarter to travel together!
Life and travel, together is better :)