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Multiple apartments in a bldg, great for groups!

  1. Vacation Home Rental
  2. Colombia
  3. Bolivar
  4. Cartagena
Very Good based on 5 Reviews
Vacation Home
16 Guests
10 Bedrooms
8 Bathrooms
Multiple apartments in a bldg, great for groups!
The magic of Cartagena is in wandering the streets of the beautiful colonial walled city; these apartments are right in the heart of that magic and offer great views--your balconies & roof deck await!

I work with 14 total apartments in two buildings nearly across the street from each other in the Old City of Cartagena--rent multiple apartments for your large group!

RATES will vary depending on the number of apartments needed; please let me know your needs & I happily provide a quote!

At the Balcones Apartments location (described in this listing), there are eleven renovated studio and one bedroom apartments (some can combine to be two bedroom apartments) that can be rented all together to accommodate up to 26 people if every bed/sofabed space is used. They are on the second and third floors (walk up) of a three-story building in Cartagena's Walled City and are the only apartments in the building.

This arrangement would be great for a large family or group of friends, coming to Cartagena for vacation, a wedding, and/or any other special event!

You can rent some or all of these apartments, depending on what your party needs. Perhaps you are a group of 8-12 and want to rent an entire floor? This would give you up to 6 separate rooms, 6 full baths, 5 double beds, and a sofa bed. Pricing will vary greatly depending on the number of apartments you book and the number of guests; pricing for each unit is as follows:

**Small studios (1-2 guests, 1 double bed): $90/night; there are a total of 7 small studios (& some of these studios can connect to other units to make 2 bedroom apartment). All but three have balconies.

**Large studios with balconies (1-2 guests, 1 double bed): $120/night; there are two of these (& each can connect to a small studio if desired)

**One bedroom apartments with balcony off the living room (1-4 guests: 1 double bed OR 2 twins, 1 sofabed): $120-$140/night (& each can connect to a small studio if desired to make a 2 bedroom/3 bath unit)

Ask me & I would be happy to give you options for parties of 1 to 38 guests!!

ACCOMMODATION HIGHLIGHTS:
*Balconies overlooking Calles de la Moneda &/or Segunda de Badillo--great people watching!
*Teak bistro table & chairs on the balconies
*Double paned windows & balcony doors with black out shades
*Full baths with rain shower heads
*40" flat screen TVs in each room
*Kitchenette in each room with small refrigerator, coffee machine, induction burner, toaster, and basics for making (& eating! :) light meals
*Beautiful coralina stone walls & finishing touches

APARTMENT AMENITIES:
*Hot water in the shower and sinks -- not all places in Cartagena have this!
*Air conditioning (mini-split in each room)
*Ceiling fans
*Wifi/Internet
*DirecTV
*Bed linens
*Towels: dish, hand, bath & beach
*Personal soap
*Toilet paper
*Hair dryer
*Safe
*Smoke detector

BUILDING AMENITIES:
*Rooftop terrace & 'mirador' -- great views!
*Tourist information
*First aid kit
*Fire extinguisher
*Iron/ironing board

UPON REQUEST:
*Baby crib

OPTIONAL SERVICES (at additional expense):
*Housekeeping during your stay
*Laundry service
*Tour guide services

There is a door from the street with stairs to the second & third floors from which all Balcones apartments are accessed and which guests share. Guests will have the key to this main door as well as to their own individual apartment.

There is also a roof deck with a 'mirador' and great views of Cartagena! All Balcones guests have access to this.

Once booked, guests receive a multi-page document (in English) and website with information on the apartments and Cartagena. I have lived in this city for more than two years, traveled around Colombia quite a bit and would be happy to answer any questions or give advice via email or phone prior to your trip.

Upon arrival in Cartagena, our multilingual (Spanish/English/French) apartment manager Benjamin will meet you at the apartment at the agreed upon time to let you in, show you the place, and give you keys. Should you have a question about the apartment or you want tourism assistance, laundry service, or have questions while there, feel free to ask!

Balcones apartments are located in the San Diego section of the magical Old City of Cartagena, within the 500 year old Spanish colonial walls. Colonial architecture abounds!

The building is on the corner of Calles Segunda de Badillo and la Moneda, which are busy and lively streets. There are shops and small restaurants on these streets while just at the other end of Calle Segunda de Badillo is the beautiful Parque Fernandez de Madrid, with cafes with outdoor seating, restaurants, a chocolate museum, and more.

At the far end of the Calle de la Moneda block is the Exito department store which sells everything from groceries to electronics plus has an ATM. One street away in the other direction you'll find the popular Juan Valdez coffee shop and the main University of Cartagena building.

Calle de la Moneda is widely used by Cartageneros as they walk to and from work, school, transportation, etc. (and to shop!). You are in the heart of “real” Cartagena here!

Churches, museums, other shops, bars, the old city wall, and the Caribbean Sea are only a few blocks away. You are within close proximity to everything here!

Walking is the best way to get around the Walled City – it’s great wandering the maze of quaint streets. But you are never far from the surrounding walls so you don’t have to worry about accidentally straying too far!

If you are in a hurry or want to venture outside the walls, taxis are inexpensive and easily flagged on the street. We are a 5-10 minute/US$4 taxi ride from the airport, and a 5-10 minute/US$2-3 taxi ride away from other sites/areas, such as San Felipe Castle (the huge old Spanish fort) or the tourist dock (for the boats to the Rosario Islands, where many prefer to go for the beach), or the beaches of Bocagrande, Laguito and Castillogrande.

Pricing will vary depending on total number of guests and number of individual bedrooms/apartments you would like. When you make a request, please let me know how many bedrooms & beds you would like to have and whether using a sofabed in a living room is an option.

We look forward to having you!

We partner with 'Pack for a Purpose', an organization that links travelers who'd like to help fulfill wish lists of non-profits in developing countries. We partner with community organizations and an organization helping street animals, and would love to have your help!

You can see the individual apartments via my profile link here: www.airbnb.com/users/1120393/listings ). I work with a total of 14 Old City units between the Moneda & Balcones Apartments.

Not yet an AirBNB member? Join via this referral link and save $ on your first booking : www.airbnb.com/c/bsmalley
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No Smoking Allowed
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Suitable for Events
The listing can accommodate a gathering of 25 or more attendees
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Amenities

Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Stove
Oven
Fridge
Dishwasher
Microwave
Toaster
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

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Building entrance on Calle Segunda de Badillo - Multiple apartments in a bldg, great for groups!
Balcones has 11 total apartments, most with balconies. (Our sister building, Moneda Apartments, is nearly across the street with 3 more. Your group has lots of options!) - Multiple apartments in a bldg, great for groups!
Each Balcones apartment was beautifully redone in the fall of 2016 - Multiple apartments in a bldg, great for groups!
Amazing roof deck with bamboo shade cover & fans -- makes it great during the day or evening! - Multiple apartments in a bldg, great for groups!
There are studios, one & two bedroom units - Multiple apartments in a bldg, great for groups!

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I've lived most of my life in the U.S. (where I am from) but have also lived for a couple of months to up to two years in different countries: Germany, Spain, Australia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, & Belize. Since 2011 I've been living a somewhat nomadic lifestyle while exploring, working & volunteering in new & old places in North, Central & South America and Europe. It's a great way to keep learning!

I was fortunate to meet a couple from Dallas, who own the Cartagena, Colombia, & Ambergris Caye, Belize, vacation rentals I'm listing. They asked me to help them out and I've fallen into doing something that I love -- helping people like you with their travels. Let me help you with your dream vacation! In the fall of 2015, I was lucky enough to be able to buy my own apartment in Cartagena, Colombia, and rent out the second bedroom when I'm there and the whole apartment when I'm not. I love playing direct host also!

We also partner with 'Pack for a Purpose', an organization that links travelers who'd like to help fulfill wish lists of non-profits in developing countries. We work with schools, community organizations & animal rescue groups in both Colombia & Belize. We'd love to have your help!

Not yet an AirBNB member? Join via this referral link and save $$ on your first booking, maybe even for a stay in Cartagena or Belize! : www.airbnb.com/c/bsmalley
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Speaks: English , German , Spanish
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Getting around

Walking is the best way to get around the Walled City – it’s great wandering the maze of quaint streets. But you are never far from the surrounding walls so you don’t have to worry about accidentally straying too far! If you are in a hurry or want to venture outside the walls, taxis are inexpensive and easily flagged on the street. We are a 5-10 minute/US$4 taxi ride from the airport, and a 5-10 minute/US$2-3 taxi ride away from other sites/areas, such as San Felipe Castle (the huge old Spanish fort) or the tourist dock (for the boats to the Rosario Islands, where many prefer to go for the beach), or the beaches of Bocagrande, Laguito and Castillogrande.

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These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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