Casa Marta in the Historic District

House - Entire home/apt · Carrera, Cartagena De Indias (Distrito Turístico Y Cultural), Bolívar, Colombia

The Space

If you want a true "cartagenean" experience and enjoy the local culture and traditions in a family-oriented environment, Casa Marta is the place for you!

Casa Marta is a colonial guesthouse situated in the city's historic district of Getsemani.

The house has been carefully renovated to modern standards and has two bedrooms with a maximum capacity of 4 to 5 people each.

Each bedroom has air conditioner, fan, fridge, Satellite TV, and a private bathroom. Internet service and breakfast are included free of charge.

A nice plunge pool is also available to all guests.

Casa Marta is a family-run guesthouse managed by its owner Marta who lives in the premises; Casa Marta is therefore a place where good manners are always observed.

Marta is a proud “Cartagenera”, she will spare no effort in making you feel at home and give you the insight and perspective to this beautiful city only locals can provide.

Other services at additional cost:

- Nanny services
- Enjoy a traditional "cartagenean" dinner hosted at a local family house
- Massages
- City tours
- Boat tours around the city's bay
- Horseback riding, scuba diving and snorkeling trips
- Excursions to Islas del Rosario, Playa Blanca, Tierra Bomba, Mompox, Santa Marta, Tayrona National Park, Palanque and Totumo volcano (mud baths)

About the historic neighborhood of Getsemani:

Getsemani is the most thriving area in Cartagena, the last authentic neighborhood in the old town and yet to be fully gentrified; it is the neighborhood where true “Cartageneros” still live. Getsemani boasts a unique bohemian atmosphere and a neighborhood feel you won’t find elsewhere in the City, mixing history and tradition with with an eclectic offer of trendy bars, restaurants and discos.

Casa Marta is located in front of the historic Iglesia de la Trinidad, the heart of Getsemani where locals and tourists meet and hang out every day.

It was at the Plaza de la Trinidad where Cartagena’s independence from Spain was declared on 11 November 1811; hence the “Getsemanisenses” are fierce people proud of their roots and heroic past. Getsemani is a place full of history and heritage.

NOTE: Please contact me first for availability before attempting to book.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $630 /week
Monthly Price: $2500 /month
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Casa Marta is located in a very interesting part of Caragena. It is a short walk to the clock tower to enter the old city.
    Casa Marta is located on the Plaza de Trinidad. The beautiful church is open for services in the evenings. Locals full the pews. . The square in front of the church has an interesting mix of locals and visitors. We heard musicians playing in the square, saw jugglers and tightrope walkers entertaining the crowd and other days just groups of kids kicking a soccer ball in the square. Also lots of people just sitting around . There are several restaurants / bars/ cafes on the square. Some more upscale and some more casual.
    Our room revealed the old bricks on one wall and was plastered along the others. A very nice mix of old and new with split AC. TV new soundproof window to keep out the street noise.
    The room was large and very comfortable. The owners were always present and helpful.
    Marts speaks limited English but had good wifi and would use (website hidden) translate to translate conversations. Her niece was available in the evenings. She spoke very good English.
    Over all we had a very nice stray.

    March 2014
  • Casa Marta é um ambiente familiar onde os anfitriões são extremamente gentis, prestativos e disponíveis. A localização é excelente, numa vizinhança denominada Getsemani ainda dentro da área muralhada de Cartagena, mas numa área muito mais calma e tradicional, ainda genuinamente cartaginesa, à distância de uma pequena caminhada do centro histórico um pouco mais movimentado e turístico.

    February 2014
  • Very pleasant and welcoming. Very helpful in pointing us to sights in the area and in arranging transportation onward. Good breakfast hours and great location. Beautiful house and neighborhood. Highly recommended.

    December 2013
  • Ideally situated just steps from a lovely plaza in my favorite part of the city, Getsemani (yet incredibly serene), Casa Marta was a god-send in Cartagena. In addition to Marta's wonderful energy and the casa's amenities, her helpers were a dream, answering the door with a smile and serving up a wonderful range of local breakfast options. They were incredibly helpful, yet never intrusive. I would, without a doubt, upon return to Cartagena, stay at Casa Marta.

    June 2013
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I am a retired lawyer and a proud native of Cartagena, the most beautiful city in the world! :-). I love meeting new people and showing them a bit of my culture and my wonderful city. Since I have the free time, I decided to open the house and welcome guests from the world over, share stories and learn from other cultures....traveling without moving!
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