Living room with open kitchenKing Bed Bedroom
3 bdr 17th Floor Beach Front Apart.
3 bdr 17th Floor Beach Front Apart.
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
3.5 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
3.5 baths
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Located in residential Area of Castillo Grande , in one of the most luxurious building , In front of the beach , from the 17th floor and its 180 degrees view terrace facing the Ocean and Tierra Bomba . 8 minutes drive to the historic Old City

The space

This 3 Bedrooms apartment ( + 1 please see detailed description further) , has all amenities and has been equipped with new, modern, elegant and comfortable furniture. It's private and panoramic elevator leads you to its private entrance and living room with its open kitchen and dining room (table sits 8). A den with sliding door separating from the living room has a sofa bed and toilet . The 17th floor and its 180 degrees view terrace facing the Ocean and Tierra Bomba Island , you can watch cruises and cargo boats coming into the Port of Cartagena right in front of you front of you while enjoying the private Jacuzzi.
Below is a description of the layout of the bedrooms :

-Bedroom # 1 with King size bed + sofa bed for 1 person + private bathroom - direct access to front terrace and jacuzzi
- Bedroom # 2 with Queen size bed
- Bedroom # 3 with 2 twin beds and balcony
- Bedroom 2 and 3 sharing 1 bathroom
- Bedroom # 4 is an extra small room behind the laundry with bunkbed for 2 persons and its own private bathroom
- 1 studio/den with sofa bed for 1 person and access to toilet

Guest access

Access to the entire apartment and Private jacuzzi on the terrace .Pool , Gym, Sauna and jacuzzi on CH level in the building
The beach is just in front of the building , just crossing the road

Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit $500
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

It is your responsibility to read these House Rules and follow them. Booking a reservation means you agree to them.

The maximum number of guests is limited to 8 persons including children.

We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 26 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.
The person booking is responsible for everyone in his or her group. On booking, you must indicate the number of people in your group , names and ID numbers. You must include children of all ages.

Only people included in the reservation will be permitted on the property.

We do not tolerate guests bringing illegal drugs/substances or engaging in illegal activities on the property. You will be asked to leave immediately, we may call the police if needed and you are forfeiting the total cost of the reservation.

The building is located in a residential and quiet area, we expect from our guests to behave properly and to respect the rules of the building and neighborhood especially in common areas like the pool , the gym where no loud music , bands, radio , alcoholic beverages are allowed .

For security reason, all guests must be previously registered and authorized to
access the building, NO OVERNIGHT GUESTS will be authorized, single men parties bringing prostitutes to the apartment are not allowed and could be sanctioned!

NO PARTIES OR OUTSIDE PEOPLE. Guests cannot bring more friends or other people not included in the reservation into the property without permission from me beforehand. We reserve the right not to allow other people to come into the property.
If you bring people without my agreement or your people stay longer than agreed, you forfeit the security deposit. You are responsible for damages caused by them or violations by those people you bring.

Furthermore, Loud music and noise after 10 PM is not allowed on the terrace of
the apartment.

NO SMOKING is allowed inside the apartment. You may smoke on the terrace, please use an ashtray, do not throw cigarettes or ashes over the balcony! If you burn or cause damage to property, you will be charged for it.

PLEASE RETURN YOUR KEY to Maribel or front desk of the building before you leave. If you lose or accidentally take a key with you, you will be charged for the lock change and copies.

Check-ins before 3 PM and checkouts after 11 am are not always available and subject to new guests coming in and availability of staff and myself.
IF YOU NEED A LATE CHECKOUT or early check-in, please inquire before booking.

NO PETS or animals of any kind are allowed on the property.

Guest agrees to respect the rules of the building PLAZA del Mar at all times while at the property and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else Guest permits on the property to abide by the following rules at all times while at the property.

Guest shall allow Homeowner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. Homeowner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner.

By booking a reservation you are agreeing to pay for damages to and loss of property.

We're sharing our home with you, enjoy it, but please don't move or take things!


3 nights minimum stay

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Ju'Won User Profile
October 2017
Our stay at Armelle's beach-front condo was great! There were 6 of us in total and we had very few complaints. Below I've listed out our personal pros and cons of staying here. Pros: -Maribel is an excellent cook! She was able to accommodate our busy itinerary, cooking breakfast and lunch for us on the days we requested it. I would highly recommend taking her to the grocery store in Boca Grande at the beginning of your stay so that you can purchase all of the food items you want her to cook. She doesn't drive herself (she takes an hour long bus ride to and from her home each day to get to Armelle's place), so you will need go by taxi/Uber/rental car. -Armelle is super responsive. There were a few times where we had an issue and/or general question and Armelle always responded quickly via (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). -The apartment was as nice as it appeared in the pictures (although I'd say that the pictures don't truly do it justice). -The apartment has hot water, which is apparently a luxury amenity in Cartagena/Boca Grande Cons: -Apparently other building residents and the building administration don't like that Armelle rents out her apartment to others. So, we weren't able to access the pool for about a day or two. However, after reaching out to Armelle, she was able to handle things behind the scenes such that we were able to use the pool for the rest of our stay. -It seemed a bit weird to us that we needed to purchase common items like paper towels, cooking oil, seasonings, laundry detergent, etc when there had just been other guests who checked out just before we arrived. I know we had a lot of those items leftover after our check-out yesterday...I wonder if they will be available for the next guests... -It seemed as if some of our food "disappeared" when we were away from home. It wasn't any very large amounts of food so it didn't cause major problems, but it was a little annoying still. We have no problem at all with Maribel having a serving of the food she graciously cooked for us, but it seemed as if she might have pocketed 2-3 servings of beef and eggs. Again, our group still had enough to eat and Maribel was very nice to us, so we didn't cause a fuss or anything. All in all, if we return to Cartagena, we would love to stay with Armelle and Maribel again! We are so grateful for Armelle opening up her house to us for our stay! :)

Fabian User Profile
October 2017
Excellent property with great views in a very nice location. All the pictures do not do this property justice.

Dustin/Janelle User Profile
October 2016
PROS We adored this apartment! We rented this for a 10 night stay for our family, 6 guests. The view is breathtaking from all the floor-to-ceiling windows in every room, and the photos don't do it justice! The 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths we used were comfortable and had ample storage space. We noted that the 4th bedroom and 3rd full bath were part of Maribel's quarters so we didn't use that extra shower. The porch makes a lovely hangout space. It gets a good amount of sunshine throughout the day and it also has enough shade too, with enough seating. The kitchen is very well stocked with tools, and I am an avid chef. We felt very safe in this apartment between the security-guarded entrances and private garage parking spaces. Maribel was a huge bonus to this rental. She does a fantastic job of cleaning, cooking, and laundering. Another reviewer had mentioned their concern about Maribel rummaging through their bedroom, but we had no issues with her. She cleaned our rooms and made the beds daily and didn't touch our valuables. She only speaks Spanish, so communication was challenging, but she was very patient with us. We managed to get by, with only having (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) translate and 3 semesters of Spanish education in high school over a decade ago. All of her meals were incredible, as good or better than eating out. She's a really great cook and she takes pride in doing a good job. The building amenities are top notch. We enjoyed the pool and fitness classes. The owner, Armelle, was very responsive to our questions before and during our stay. Upon booking, she emailed us a few documents telling us more about the area and provided some excellent recommendations for places to visit and dine in the area. CONS The jacuzzi on the porch was working for about 2 days of our stay, the heating element was not working. Though maintenance came over to fix the jacuzzi on two occasions, they were prompt with their services. The queen mattress also had a pothole on one side, as one of the supportive slats on the underside had broken. We notified Armelle so I imagine this should't be an issue for future renters. CONCLUSION We highly recommend staying here! Brush up on your Spanish, most of the locals don't speak English.

Andrea User Profile
September 2016
The host canceled this reservation 141 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

David User Profile
July 2016
We recently completed a 2 week stay at Armelle's amazing place. It was perfect for our extended family of 7. Maribel was beyond helpful and our kids loved having her around. Location is ideal for a relaxing holiday but still allowing for a quick taxi to the walled city. We were surprised by how well Uber worked while we were there. The pool is incredible and there is even a kid pool in the back area. The hot tub was not functional while we were there but with 2 toddlers, it was almost a bit of a blessing. We really did have a home away from home. For those with toddlers, the patio can be a bit nerve-racking and there some sharp corners in the house but Armelle and Maribel did everything in their power to help with a high chair and pack-n-play. And oh yeah - views are amazing. Our family thanks you Armelle, Maribel and doormen! We had a great time!!

David User Profile
July 2016
What an apartment! What a wonderful experience all around. Semele and Maribel, as well as the gentlemen in the lobby, could not have been more helpful. I was in Cartagena with my parents, my mother and father in law, sister in law and my wife and son, and we were all astounded by the space, the views, the great meals Maribel cooked, and the overall convenience. Boat to La Bomba was right in front, taxi to the old city was a quick ride and the pool, playground and overall location were amazing. We're already planning a return trip. Thank you Armelle for opening your home

Karen User Profile
April 2016
Armelle was incredibly helpful and so quick to respond, we had gone through tons of apartment listings in the area looking for the perfect place that would meet our expectations for my best friends birthday. It was four of us and we had more space than we needed. The balcony is to die for, with several entrances from different rooms of the apartment and your very own jacuzzi. The balcony had an amazing view ON THE BEACH. We got everything we expected and more. Not to mention the elevator that opens up directly into the apartment (talk about penthouse status). Maribel was an extraordinary plus, what we truly wanted was home cooked meals and that's exactly what we got. We sat down with her on the first day and discussed the meals for the rest of our stay, we went food shopping that same evening and she stuck to the plan. The reviews don't lie, you need her coconut rice in your life. The infinity pool may have to be my favorite part, being that it's a residential building you need not worry about beating a crowd for chairs. Along with the luxuries mentioned you still feel at home, we hung out in the living room often (there's Wi-Fi), made use of the kitchen even with Maribel being the one to cook most of our meals and took advantage of every second on that balcony. When we were not lounging in the apartment, cabs to the old city were (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) pesos which equates to $2/3. Everything is fairly close but far enough away from the mayhem. The location is close to perfection as well. I am very happy with our choice and would like to thank Armelle again for such wonderful hospitality, intel and advice.
Armelle User Profile
Response from Armelle:
Thank you so much Karen for your good comments !! I am glad you enjoyed the place ! I will be very pleased to welcome you again !
April 2016

Mexico City, MexicoJoined in October 2014
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Interaction with guests

Maribel will be at your disposal with you every day for cleaning , she can also cook delicious local dishes ! Her services are included in the rental price, nevertheless you can always tip her if you are satisfied with her services , but there is no obligation at all !
The Security staff at the entrance of the building will also help you to get taxis and help you with any information you need .

About Armelle

I am French , living in Mexico . My husband is Colombian . We often go to Colombia and hope to retire there . Have this beautiful apartment in Cartagena but do not have time enough to enjoy it as much as we would like

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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