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Absolutely the best value in the heart of Cartagena, $400 per night.

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,906 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 full Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

When we started on VRBO and Homeaway there was no one else doing it in Cartagena.

Besides being the best location and nicest most luxurious apartment in the old city we have many benefits to enhance your stay we can arrange airport pickup for a very reasonable price. Fresh cut tropical flowers, and concierge service are included.

We have the best views of Cartagena for when you want to just hang out in the apartment.

There is a full time butler that services the apartment daily and you will never want for fresh clean linens and towels.

There is an optional cook for a very reasonable price, about US$15 per day and if you have her stay after 5pm to serve dinner an extra $5 for transport home.

The pool deck is private to the apartment, you do not share it with any other facility. The pool is small and you certainly can't swim laps but it is a great place to refresh on a hot day while taking in the views of Cartagena.

There are 2 bedrooms with full bath. The main bedroom spans the entire front of the apartment and has a 30 foot balcony over the main street of Cartagena. The master bath has a huge shower with twin heads all tiled in corolina "Travetine" twin Morano glass sinks and plenty of closet space for your belongings.

The guest bedroom can be set up as twin beds or a king sized bed. A full sized bathroom adjoins this bedroom.

This lowers floor also houses the laundry, kitchen and servants quarters.

Up stairs there is another full bathroom and the entertainment area including a nautical bar, upper lounge area, front balcony and pool deck with a beautiful new coralina barbecue.

The front balcony is a superb place for sunset with the cupola of San Pedro Claver church right across the street.

Several photoshoots have been done from this balcony including JCrew plus a number of national TV stations have filmed from here.

The best way to get a feel for this magnificent apartment is to read the reviews and see what other travelers have said about their stay here.

If you want a luxury holiday where every detail has been taken care of for you this is the place to stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Greg Hills
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Greg Hills

I am an Australian ships captain working on megayachts so I know what luxury is. I purchased this property and did a complete reconstruction to make this the nicest user friendly place for my home.

Greg Hills purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Greg Hills chose Centro

Its dead center of Cartagena. You can't get more central. It has absolutely the best views with stunning balconies overlooking all the major attractions of the city.

What makes this apartment unique

The best city views from 3 balconies, absolutly the most central location, private large rooftop jacuzzi. Great security. luxury, Luxury, luxury.

There is not another apartment that offers its visitors a better experience. We are dedicated to helping you with your vacation from meeting you at the airport to helping you with tours and excursions. Its our goal to make your stay a memorable one.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a great review Mathew. Thank you. Its great to be appreciated for the effort we put into making this the best stay in Cartagena. You were a pleasure to look after and I hope all my guests are as responsible and respectful of my property as you.

All the best. Greg
Apr 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment Centro Centro

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2906 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Huge luxury bathroom, double shower heads in monster shower.
  • This is a gorgeous big bathroom lined with coralina a fossilized coral quarried in Colombia. It has a very large shower with 2 big 6 inch diameter shower heads, twin morano glass sinks and ratan closet fronts. 8 ft high double doors open onto a 30 foot balcony over looking the main street of Cartagena and San Pedro Claver Cathedral.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Can be a queen size bed or 2 twin size beds
  • Comfortable good size bedroom, very quiet and great for sleeping late after a night on the town.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveller reviews)

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Absolutely the best value in the heart of Cartagena, $400 per night.
average rating of 4.9402986 based on 68 reviews
5

Perfect Vacation Property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time here. This place is an oasis in the best part of town and my only complaint is that I cant give it more stars. The property is so beautiful that we enjoyed hanging out there just as much as touring the city. Jorge was great to have around and really made the trip for us, and Billys cooking was better than most meals we had out. The only thing I feel like I can add to the endless 5 star reviews of this property is a review of the 2nd bedroom. We were two couples traveling together so the question of who gets the master bedroom was a big decision and I didn't see it mentioned by anyone else in much detail. Have no fear, the second bedroom was just as good as the first, just a little smaller and slightly less lavish. It had its own bathroom and was actually much quieter than the master, which is on the main main street, so the 2nd was easier to get good sleep in. I actually preferred the 2nd bedroom for those reasons.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review thank you. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Ill pass you nice comments on to Jorge and Billi. Regards Greg
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5

The property was magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

Recently spent 4 nights at this amazing property, Sept 8-12, with 5 friends. It was a 5 star experience in every way. Greg the owner, was very easy to work with from the beginning of the booking process to assisting with arranging airport pickup and offering information on available services such as having our meals prepared by house staff. The property is perfectly located to easily explore the beautiful Historical Centre offering immediate access to shops, restaurants and views of awesome architecture.

The interior is beautiful with a great master suite, a second bedroom to accommodate two persons and a huge upper level with two balconies, a small pool and a open sitting and dining area. Plenty of room for everyone!!

Any question we had about the area, restaurant recommendations, or in house needs were happily handled by Jorge. He was very very helpful. We also had three excellent Colombian breakfasts prepared by Josedi. I would highly recommend taking advantage of her services.

Simply said, Greg offers an outstanding place for anyone to enjoy a 1st class experience in Cartagena. I highly recommend his home and his staff as the place you should select if visiting the area. You will not be disappointed in any way!!! Thanks Greg and salute to your staff!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place with an amazing view and the location couldn't get any better

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. Cozy, spacious, clean, and up to date and by far the best location in the old city!!. Mani made us breakfast and lunch some days and she is an amazing cook. Jorge was there to assist us or provide us with anything we needed or asked for. We enjoyed it so much we extended our trip because we didn't want to leave. Greg the owner was super easy to deal with and he was always prompt with his replies. Been to Cartagena before and will definitely come back and wouldn't pick another house to stay at. Trust me you won't be disappointed!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very happy with our rental!

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, outstanding living room/patio configuration on the top floor - gorgeous views and best of all its location. Utilities worked without any problems (i.e. hot water, water pressure, electricity, air conditioning), in house butler kept the apartment clean while we were gone - highly recommend this option if it's available for your getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The location is truly the best in Cartagena.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment itself was spacious and clean. The host was responsive to all our needs. The onsite caretaker was also helpful. I traveled with another couple and they too were similarly impressed. I will certainly stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

History and Texture in a Safe Setting, Comfortable Accommodations, Supported by a Great Staff

  • 5 of 5

The modern city of Cartagena offers all of the feel and tourist consistency of South Florida, but none of the texture of the Old Walled City and this vacation rental.

Located in Old Cartagena’s historic center, Centro's colonial character, the responsiveness of its owner, Greg Hills, and the attentiveness of its staff make this vacation rental a great choice for a truly memorable holiday.

The Morgan Freemanesque house attendant, Jorge, displays a dignified be-of-service-attitude while somehow remaining unobtrusive. Jorge helped us change money, plan a private boat trip and otherwise served as our personal vacation advisor. We also retained Ms. Billie the cook whom you can hire for $15-20 US per day (if you have no conscience). Billie made us breakfast every day featuring great local fare and rich Colombian coffee. The highlight was Billie’s fresh Tilapia dinner with coconut rice and fried plantains.

For six days and seven nights, Jorge and Billie were part of our family.

The property itself is beautiful, comfortable and secure, with commanding views from its two balconies. The centerpiece of one balcony is a small jetted cool-tub, great for a refreshing dip on a hot day. The top floor is an open recreation area for meeting and relaxing. It could also serve as an additional sleeping area by utilizing the futon sofa/bed.

You will enjoy piping your music through the high-quality sound system through the speakers located throughout the property. Nice TVs too.

If you are looking for a South Florida type beach vacation, go to Miami. If you want to experience the braided interdependent street-hustling culture of a historic Colombian town with all of its history, sights sounds and smells—choose this vacation rental in Old Cartagena.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a beautifully detailed well written and thought out review. Thank you so much and I will pass on your comments to Billi and Jorge. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Now Im heading to Cartagena so I can enjoy my home for a few days. My very best wishes to you. Greg
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Location

Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
San Pedro Claver
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
San Pedro Claver, El Corral
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Boca Grande
Car: not necessary

If contact in Columbia is needed there is a direct line Spanish only. (57)315 707 5380

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment Centro, Cartagena

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
New Years
15 Dec 2017 - 15 Jan 2018
8 night minimum stay
£5,920
for 8 nights
From
£740
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£592
for 2 nights
From
£296
£2,072
£5,920
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £740

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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