Enchanting Oceanfront Villa in the Historic Center

Entire villa hosted by Andrea

  1. 10 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 9 beds
  4. 5.5 baths
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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La Casa Que Besa El Mar ( The House That Kisses The Sea) is a gorgeous villa, restored by a renown Colombian Architect and the interiors by a former NY interior designer. This beautiful home is located in the old city of Cartagena de Indias. It sits unobstructed, with views of the historic Spanish Colonial wall set just in front of the ever expansive ocean. Facing west, the sunset is visible each and every day. The house is situated in the historic center, close to some of the most iconic sites.

The space
The house is the story of the owner's life. Filled with original art from family and friends as well as objets d'art from her world travels, the house is eclectic yet classic.

LQBTQ+ Friendly
Family friendly

The Space

The house is made for chilling, relaxing, and socializing. On every floor, you will find comfy couches, big art books, and games. We have a large dining room table that can fit up to 15 people. There are three pools so that you can always cool down. Music can be played around the whole house. Snacks and drinks are available upon request. We ask that you are gentle with our art.


There are five bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom and A/C, complete with all amenities you may need. All the bedrooms can be made into two single beds or one queen-sized bed, except for the master suite, which has a king-sized bed. There will be fresh flowers, water, candles, and toiletries in each room to make sure your stay is nothing short of luxurious and delightful.

The Staff

Our house comes with staff who will prepare the rooms each day and provide you breakfast. If you want additional meals, please let Andrea know in advance. We highly recommend that you do as our cooks are incredible and use local and fresh ingredients. Our staff is part of what makes the house so special. They have been working with our family for over ten years. They are professional, honest, hardworking, and kind. We ask that you treat them with respect and kindness. Tips are optional but greatly appreciated.

The Owner

Andrea is always available by Whatsapp, email, or phone call. She can arrange transportation to and from the airport, restaurant reservations, and any other recommendations. She can also help arrange the following:
- Salsa Classes
- Boat Trips
- Horse & Carriage tours
- Restaurant Reservations
- In-house massages
- In-house meals (if you want other meals besides breakfast, please let us know in advance so we can arrange the meals and buy the groceries)
- Airport pick up and drop off (70,000 Colombian Pesos or $35 USD)

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free street parking
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.95 out of 5 stars from 60 reviews


Where you’ll be

Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

Our house is one of the only houses available in the historic district or "El Centro" of Cartagena. We are nestled between the historic Plaza de Santo Domingo & Gabriel Garcia-Marquez's house. We are walking distant from Cartagena's top restaurants, bars, and plazas. The house is situated in front of La Muralla, the colonial-era wall, designed to protect from pirates. You can walk along La Muralla. Our neighborhood (and Cartagena in general) is safe.

Hosted by Andrea

  1. Joined in July 2012
  • 70 Reviews
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I was born in Bogota Colombia. I am an interior designer, currently living in Cartagena, a beautiful spanish colonial town by the sea. After 30 years of living in New York and some in London, the pace, the beauty of this city and the warm of his people captivated me. The streets are colorful, the food, the music and the dancing makes this magical town unique. I love to travel all over the world but this little town became my home and this house is the most magical place you can posible imagine.
I was born in Bogota Colombia. I am an interior designer, currently living in Cartagena, a beautiful spanish colonial town by the sea. After 30 years of living in New York and some…

During your stay

Andrea is always available by email or phone, however, the employees can handle almost everything.
  • Policy number: 65204
  • Languages: English, Italiano, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No smoke alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $598

Cancellation policy