I am half French, half Colombian. I'm a filmmaker and theater actress. I speak Spanish, English and French. For me it will be a pleasure to have you in my apt!
Elsa's place is perfect. Its got everything you could possibly need and is right across the street from Universidad EAFIT. It's close to all of the action and yet quiet enough that you aren't bombarded with the noise. Elsa is extremely patient (she answered all 10,000 of my questions) and is a phone call away. I felt safe and comfortable during my stay there. Also, the pictures don't really do it any justice- her views are incredible! Definitely would stay there again.
Elsa's apt was just perfect for me, I stayed here for a month from early October into November 2013. The apt is well equipped with all that is necessary and even more plus a washer/dryer is located downstairs on the ground floor for a minimal charge. From her 10th floor apt, the view is great, it is open with constant cool fresh air passing through. There is also a lot of greenery outside and not just a view of other buildings. Elsa was always a phone call away, I had a temporary issue with the hi-speed internet and it was resolved in a few hours. Location wise, it was convenient, 10 mins walk to Oviedo Mall and 10 mins walk to the Metro Station or hail a taxi in front of the building. If I have to stay again for an extended time, I would definitely contact Elsa again.
Arnault's review is spot on - best apartment, best host, amazing experience. We stayed in Elsa's studio for a month and commented everyday on how much we loved the rental. When we arrived a day late and after 14 hours of travel, we were welcomed into a very inviting space that Elsa had made extra efforts to make sure was absolutely lovely. The space is open, bright, and clean, and has everything a traveler could need including kitchen supplies and a very comfortable bed. We work as we travel, and the internet is the fastest we have ever had. Ever. The view was by far our favorite part of our stay. Medellin's weather allowed us to leave the big window open 24/7, and we enjoyed a lovely breeze and the gorgeous city both during the daylight and after dark. On the same floor as Elsa's apartment there is a large shared patio that offers 270 degree views that are astounding. I practiced yoga there and we shared evening beers as the sun went down while watching airplanes circle the city; we never saw another person on the patio in our entire month. The porteros (doormen) were very friendly and helpful. The location was wonderful, we walked a lot - to the grocery store, to shopping centers, to restaurants, to parks, and to the metro station that took us everywhere we couldn't walk to. Elsa is awesome and her communication was great. Definitely stay in her apartment!
Response from Elsa:
Thank you for being so special! Although we haven't seen each other, I feel how special you are through emails. I wish you good luck and love for the rest of the trip. Welcome in Medellín, in my apt always!
The best apartment in Medellin - The best host in Medellin - A truly amazing experience.