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Old City 3BR: balcony, AC, hot water, great wifi!

  1. Vacation Home Rental
  2. Colombia
  3. Bolivar
  4. Cartagena
based on 2 Reviews
Vacation Home
10 Guests
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Old City 3BR: balcony, AC, hot water, great wifi!
This listing describes the Moneda Apartments, where you can rent a two bedroom unit & another one bedroom apartment down the hall; together up to 10 people can be accommodated.

This option is great for a group/family to be together yet still allow some "within group" privacy!

Look through the photos & read the info below to get to know where you could be staying on your Colombian vacation! Please check out other Cartagena options also at my profile here: www.airbnb.com/users/1120393/listings

The magic of Cartagena is in wandering the streets of the beautiful colonial walled city. Choose the Moneda Apartments and you are right in the heart of that magic each day of your stay!

We have three renovated apartments -- studio, one, and two bedroom -- at this location. They are on the second floor (walk up) of a two-story building in Cartagena's Walled City and are the only apartments in the building.

If you rent the one and two bedroom apartments together (which are right down the hall from each other), you will have three bedrooms (two with double beds; one with twin beds that can be made into a king) and three full baths. You will also have two fully-equipped kitchens and two living/dining areas with a sleeper sofa in each. One of the living/dining areas has a balcony overlooking Calle de la Moneda – great for people watching while enjoying a cup of Colombian coffee or Club Colombia beer!

ACCOMMODATION HIGHLIGHTS:
*Balcony overlooking Calle de la Moneda--great people watching!
*Two living areas, each with lounge seating for 4, sofa bed, TV
*Two dining areas, each with table seating for 4
*Two fully equipped kitchens with counter seating
*Three quiet bedrooms each with double bed, TV
*Three full baths with rain shower heads

APARTMENT AMENITIES:
*Hot water in the shower and sinks -- not all places in Cartagena have this!
*Air conditioning (mini-split in each room)
*Fans: ceiling and floor
*Wifi/Internet (DEDICATED BROADBAND!)
*Smart/DirecTV
*Bed linens
*Towels: dish, hand, bath & beach
*Personal soap
*Toilet paper
*Hair dryer
*Safe
*Tourist information
*Smoke detector
*First aid kit
*Fire extinguisher

UPON REQUEST:
*Baby crib
*Extra single portable mattress
*Iron/ironing board

OPTIONAL SERVICES (at additional expense):
*Colombian meals &/or cooking classes in the apartment
*Housekeeping during your stay
*Laundry service
*Tour guide services

There is a door from the street with stairs to the second floor (there is a clothing store on the ground floor). You would share this door with the guests in the studio apartment also. Guests will have the key to this main door as well as to their own individual apartment doors.

Once booked, guests receive a multi-page document (in English) 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, a cook or cooking class while there, feel free to ask him!

These 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 Calle de la Moneda, which is a busy and lively street during the day but quiet at night. The street is lined with shops and a couple of small, inexpensive restaurants. Just about everything is closed by 8 pm, however, so you’re not disturbed by noise during the night.

At the far end of the 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. And a block around the corner is the beautiful Parque Fernández de Madrid surrounded by plenty of nice restaurants and cafes.

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 on Calle de la Moneda!

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.

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!

If you’d like something bigger or smaller, or if you’d like to book multiple apartments, please contact me for more information (or visit my other Cartagena listings via my profile, link here: www.airbnb.com/users/1120393/listings ). I work with a total of 14 apartments in the Old City, 3 Moneda Apartments and 11 nearly across the street in Balcones.

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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Family/Kid Friendly
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Not Suitable for Events
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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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Balcony off living/dining area #1 - Old City 3BR: balcony, AC, hot water, great wifi!
Dining area #1 & balcony - Old City 3BR: balcony, AC, hot water, great wifi!
Living/dining area (with sofabed) #1 with view to kitchen - Old City 3BR: balcony, AC, hot water, great wifi!
Fully equipped kitchen #1 - Old City 3BR: balcony, AC, hot water, great wifi!
Fully equipped kitchen #1 with new tile backsplash! - Old City 3BR: balcony, AC, hot water, great wifi!

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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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Old City 3BR: balcony, AC, hot water, great wifi! is a Vacation Home located in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 10 guests
Old City 3BR: balcony, AC, hot water, great wifi! has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jan 2018

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