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Pool,beach,AC,wifi, hot water, steps to Old City!
75 Sqmt Vacation Home hosted by Barbara
2 Guests . 1 Bedroom . 1.5 Bathrooms
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Overview

Looking for a quiet, relaxing beachfront place with a pool, balcony with fabulous view of the Caribbean, & 11 min walk to the Old City? This modern apartment with AC, hot water, & strong wifi is perfect for a single person, couple, or couple of friends--your choice of a queen bed or two single beds! I can help connect you to volunteering opportunities, dive certification, Spanish and dance classes, & more!

The apartment is on the 15th floor with a balcony that goes the length of the apartment -- you'll love watching the sun set each evening over the sea! You also have a great view north to the Marbella/Crespo area of the coast and beyond, as well as a sneak peak at the part of the Old City wall called "La Tenaza." There are windows in the back of the apartment that give you a view of the Popa, the highest point in Cartagena, as well as the Castillo San Felipe.

The building is in the Cabrero district & was built in 2010, has 24 hour reception, two elevators; and a pool (15Mx4Mx1.3M), jacuzzi, sauna, & social area on the 7th floor.

Your bedroom has a US standard queen sized bed bed (1.53 x 2 mts) OR two twin beds (let me know your preference) along with reading lamps, small desk with chair, full length mirror, en suite full bath with walk in closet, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors which lead out to the balcony, & hammock just outside!

(This apartment is actually a two bedroom apartment but in this listing it is described as being rented out as a one bedroom apartment with the second bedroom locked up.)

The kitchen is well-stocked for cooking & eating and there is counter seating. The living area has nice seating plus opens right up to the balcony, where there is a small table and chairs. There is a half bath off the living area.

Each room has a ceiling fan and a brand new mini split air conditioner.

In addition, there is a laundry area with washer/dryer, clothes drying racks & laundry sink.

APARTMENT AMENITIES:
*Air conditioning (mini-split in each room, including the living room; many apts only have AC in the bedrooms)
*Ceiling fans
*Portable floor fan & portable table fan
*Wifi
*Hot water (many Cartagena apartments don't have this)
*Washer, dryer & clothes drying racks
*Oven/stove (both gas)
*Refrigerator/freezer
*Microwave, toaster, blender
*Various ways to make coffee (machine, French press, drip, Italian coffee maker)
*Balcony going the length of the apartment
*Hammock
*Hair dryer
*Iron/ironing board
*Bed linens
*Towels: bath, hand, beach/pool
*Locking closet in bedroom
*Blackout shades or curtain in bedroom
*Landline for local phone calls
*Weekly housecleaning
*Back up water & electrical systems (there are often water & electrical outages in Cartagena; this building has back ups for both which not all Cartagena buildings have--AC will not work when on back up generator but fans, fridge, lights, etc, will)

Possible at additional expense:
*Additional housecleaning (weekly already included)
*Home cooked Colombian meal(s)

NOTE: This apartment does not have TV/cable, but you can stream/download via wifi!

BUILDING AMENITIES:
*Pool (15Mx4Mx1.3M), jacuzzi, sauna, dining/social area (9 am to 6 pm)
*24 hour doorman
*Elevator
*Pharmacy with mini-mart on ground floor (grocery store within a 5 minute walk)
*Helicopter landing pad on the roof (seriously! Let me know if you'll be arriving by chopper)

Guests have access to the apartment with the exception of a locked owner's closet & locked second bedroom. In addition, the building has a pool and adjoining area which includes a jacuzzi, sauna, and dining/social area (hours 9 am to 6 pm).

I have lived in Cartagena for over two years and would be happy to help in any way I can either via email/phone prior to your arrival or during your stay. In addition, Walter & Tara, a US couple who have lived in Cartagena for 6+ years and who live a 7 minute walk from the apartment, will arrange to meet you on arrival to check you in and help as needed while you are there.

I love Cartagena's Old Walled City, but I also love a modern building by the beach with a pool -- this building is an 11 minute (per Goo gle) walk or a COP$6,000/~US$2 taxi ride to/from the Old Walled City, so it is the best of both worlds. It's located in the Cabrero neighborhood which is quiet & residential. The historic Rafael Nuñez House and Apollo Park with chapel is a short walk away (on the way to the Old City). The beach is across the street.

There is a pharmacy/mini-mart on the building's ground floor, another mini-mart/fast food place around the corner with a small Mexican restaurant above it, and a larger grocery store about a 5 minute walk away. There are a handful of other small restaurants/grocery stores nearby as well.

The magical Old City itself is steps away -- you'll love wandering the maze of quaint streets with their colonial architecture, shops, restaurants, museums & little plazas.

The apartment is a 5-10 minute/COP$10 to 12,000 (~US$4) taxi ride from the airport, a less than 5 minute/COP$6,400 (~US$2.50) taxi ride in to the Old City, a 5-10 minute/COP$8,000 (~US$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). Taxis are readily available.

Walking during the day is also a great option (it's about 10 minutes to the Old City), but I advise bringing a hat and an umbrella to ward off the equatorial sun! Taxis are advised at night.

Also see reviews for this apartment (listed as a 2 bedroom) here:
www.airbnb.com/rooms/8989336

I 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!

Looking for accommodations in the Old City? I also work with apartments there, please visit my listings at my profile, link here: www.airbnb.com/users/1120393/listings

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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Sleeping Configuration

Bedroom
1 queen bed
A bedroom with 2 single beds is also possible

Amenities

Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Air Conditioning
Full Kitchen
Wifi
Cable TV
Smoke Detector

Shared spaces

Shared Pool
Shared Hottub
Pool/social area on 7th floor is shared; has sauna, jacuzzi, terrace/patio

Seasonal Pricing

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Reviews (23)

Excellent based on 23 Reviews

Activities

Swimming
Fishing
Walking

Suitability

Not Child friendly
No Parking
Not Wheelchair Accessible

Getting around

The apartment is a 5-10 minute/COP$10 to 12,000 (~US$4) taxi ride from the airport, a less than 5 minute/COP$6,400 (~US$2.50) taxi ride in to the Old City, a 5-10 minute/COP$8,000 (~US$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). Taxis are readily available. Walking during the day is also a great option (it's about 10 minutes to the Old City), but I advise bringing a hat and an umbrella to ward off the equatorial sun! Taxis are advised at night.

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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 it out when I am not in Colombia.

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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Policies and Rules

Check In: 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 10AM
Luggage storage possible outside of check in/out times; we can be flexible when possible!
No parties or events
No pets
No smoking
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
House Rules
*No smoking (not even on the balcony), drugs, pets, parties or loud music
*I will need to supply the building administration with the passport or cédula number for each member of your party in order for you to be allowed to stay in the building
*Non registered guests not allowed to the apartment or pool (if you plan to rent monthly and think you might have a friend visit, please ask me about this; no overnight unregistered guests allowed)
*Not recommended for young children
*Guests pay for any damages beyond normal wear & tear
*Guests with AirBNB recommendations & verification preferred
*Please send your arrival details (flight information/time) so we are sure to have someone meet you at the apartment at the right time to check you in!
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Cancellation Policy
CANCELLATIONS must be received by Barbara Smalley in writing and will be acknowledged by reply to ensure it was received. Following are the cancellation policies:

-Full refund (less $100 cancellation fee) for cancellations made more than 60 days before check-in date. 
-50% refund of full rental cost (less $100 cancellation fee) for cancellations made between 60 and 30 days before check-in date. 
-No refund for cancellations 30 days or less before check-in date.
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Pool,beach,AC,wifi, hot water, steps to Old City! is a Vacation Home located in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 2 guests
Pool,beach,AC,wifi, hot water, steps to Old City! has 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jan 2018

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