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LUX PRIVATE POOL PENTHOUSE FACING THE CARIBBEAN IN OLD HISTORIC TOWN!

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 11,500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 1 half Bathroom + maids´bedroom Sleeps 6

A one of a kind property! This maid-serviced apartment is located in the ancient city center of World's Heritage colonial Cartagena de Indias. This Pent House boasts 360 degrees magnificent views over the Caribbean and the most important City monuments, Castillo de San Felipe, Cathedral, the University old Tower, etc, etc. The ocean is so near that you can hear the waves leaping the beach.

While still an apartment, the only one located on the top floor of the building, the property really feels like a single family house, as it is surrounded by your own terraces of 900 sq. m ( 10,000 sq. feet ) and an additional private roof-deck of 260 sq. m. ( 2800 sq. feet ) accesible from your own living-room. On this roof deck there is a built-in private small infinity shallow pool from where you can enjoy the most fabulous Caribbean sunsets.

The apartment has massive built-in gardens throughout where flowers blossom literally every day.

The PH is fully furnished, with internet connection, 84´ smart TV, Wash and Dryer, fully equipped kitchen, linen, etc, etc.

Other amenities include a castle-view outdoor Jacuzzi, imbedded on teak deck, and three gazebos plus outdoor cushioned platforms and beds.

Last but not least the PH includes two maids, one a live-in who cleans and can prepare your breakfast if you do the shopping.

More Details

Owner
Alberto
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Alberto

As a former World Bank manager I traveled the world extensively in development projects and fell in love with Colombia at large and particularly with this amazing magical city in Cartagena de Indias where I´m now semi retired. I spend here almost half of the year and enjoy having guests the rest of the time. It gives us great satisfaction to share this place with potential visitors our property and make friends along the way.

Please enjoy it as much as we do.

Alberto purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Alberto chose San Diego

Incredible location within the ancient colonial wall, with the most amazing sunset views over the Caribbean and most city monuments and huge open space to lounge around.

What makes this apartment unique

View, location, space, maid services.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We haD the penthouse from 29.03 . rented until 04/04/2016 from Alberto and were completely satisfied with what we found . The interior design was very good, we stayed mainly on the terraces . Breakfast and lunch was partially cooked by Marta , the cook . Worth mentioning and to praise was the friendliness, helpfulness and courtesy of Christina , which was ready to help all day and took care of us. Even Franklin , who was responsible for the garden and terraces was always cheerful and friendly . The location of the penthouse is central and everything can be reached quickly and easily . There are many restaurants and bars where you can eat and a lot of shops are located in the old town . Supermarkets are around the corner . The apartment can great and we would not hesitate to book it again .
Mar 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment San Diego San Diego

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 11500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    half - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , sitting area and convertible bed and studio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sitting area and convertible bed
  • Both double bedroom with en-suite full bathrooms and sitting area. Master bedroom has also a studio area and big screen windows with access to outdoor shower, in addition to the shower inside the bathroom, and impressive views of the ocean. Second guest room has a queen bed and a sitting area as well as en-suite bathroom. There are also two sleeping sofas.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Live-in maids included in the fee. This is a maid-serviced property. They can do your shopping and prepare your breakfasts and lunches. Please note that they do not prepare dinners.

Reviews

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LUX PRIVATE POOL PENTHOUSE FACING THE CARIBBEAN IN OLD HISTORIC TOWN!
average rating of 4.8488374 based on 87 reviews
5

HERMOSO PENTHHOUSE CON VISTAS MARAVILLOSAS AL MAR - DISFRUTANDO DEL CARIBE

  • 5 of 5

Una confortable y maravillosa estadía en Cartagena de Indias, el apartamento te permite sentir la magia que encierra la ciudad Amurallada, tener frente a tus ojos la Historia y la belleza de su arquitectura, respirar el Aire y sentir la brisa del mar, tanto en las gigantes y preciosas terrazas, como también dentro del inmueble, con grandes ventanales abiertos para el disfrute total.

Las fotos que aparecen en la plataforma no le hacen justicia a este increíble apartamento, con un área muy considerable entre jacuzzis, terrazas, jardines, pergolas de madera, salas exteriores e interiores.... y lo mejor de todo! son las hermosas puestas de Sol del Mar Caribe Colombiano que se ven desde las camas de la terraza y se pueden disfrutar con la mayor tranquilidad y en la mejor compañía ....

Tienen un excelente servicio de asistentes que te hacen sentir siempre muy bien atendido, mantienen todo muy limpio y cocinan platos locales increíbles (desayunos deliciosos). El wifi funciona perfecto... muy recomendado realmente este hermoso lugar, seguro volveremos a este sitio a seguir conociendo a "Colombia Magia Salvaje"

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias Oscar por habernos elegido para su estancia en esta bella ciudad y muy agradecido tambien por sus positivos comentarios. Me satisface especialmente que aprecien el esfuerzo que hacen nuestros empleados por hacer su estancia lo más agradable posible y le aseguro que les trasladare a Cristy, Marta y Franklin sus elogios. Fue un verdadero placer tenerles con nosotros y esperamos vuelvan a visitarnos pronto. Les estaremos esperando con los brazos abiertos. Les deseo todo lo mejor. Cordial saludo, Alberto
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5

Amazing Find!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is without a doubt one of the nicest places I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. The location defies description, with the Caribbean on one side and numerous historic sites in plain view from almost every direction. The massive outdoor space and smartly decorated interior, with mature plantings everywhere, and the unique position within the historic walled center of Cartagena, set this home apart from any other I have seen. The location is utterly ideal, just near the entrance to the city when arriving and returning to the airport and within easy walking distance to the main attractions in the heart of the historic district. The house managers, Adelaida and Rodolfo, could not have been sweeter and more accommodating. I've already told a dozen of my closest friends and family to put Cartagena and this unique home on their short list of places to visit!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John-Paul, First of all I want to thank you for having chosen us for your stay in Cartagena. We are also very grateful for your kind words and positive feedback. We´re very pleased to know that you liked the apartment, the views and location and the amenities offered. Furthermore, I´ll make sure to convey to the staff your praising comments for their service convinced, as I am, that this will feel them of pride for their work and motivation to continue to excel in their attention to our guests in the future. It was a real pleasure having you stay with us and hope you visit again soon. Thanks much again and best wishes from us all in Cartagena. Regards, Alberto
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5

Serenity by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

This property is just as advertised and is perfect for 2 couples. Everything you could want to eat, see, or buy is within a 10 min. walk. There are numerous places to sit, inside and out, and enjoy the fantastic views of the sea and the wall. There are two large deck/patio areas, one with a lovely, little infinity pool. The apartment is spotlessly clean. Probably the greatest asset of this space are the two ladies, Ana and Claudia, who keep the apartment tidy and will provide breakfast and even lunch daily, as long as you provide funds to purchase food. They are friendly and dedicated to making your stay comfortable, and Ana is a wonderful cook. All in all, this is a wonderful, spacious apartment with beautiful views. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for choosing us for your stay in Cartagena. We do appreciate your positive feedback which encourages us to thrive in trying our very best to make your stay a great experience. It was a pleasure hosting you and hope you see back in Cartagena in the near future. You will always be welcome here. Alberto
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5

Enjoyed every minute

  • 5 of 5

The place is in a perfect location in the corner of old Cartegena. Easy walking distance to the very cool Getsemani district and castle. Our 2 couples were very comfortable and with the help of the wonderful Claudia and Ana our stay here was everything we hoped for.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Has a great time at this lovely Penthouse. Spectacular outside area. Probably room for 100 people on this rooftop. Multiple areas to chill and relax. Soaking Pool is great. Hammocks all over the roof.

Interior is also very nice and cozy.

Staff was great. Yes there is traffic noise but it’s Cartagena.

Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It’s worth a trip to Cartagena just to stay at this spectacular penthouse apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully furnished, comfortable, and perfectly located apartment within walking distance to fine restaurants, museums, shops, and a well-stocked supermarket. The two-level patio with multiple seating areas offers panoramic views of the ocean, the ancient wall, and the city skyline. Claudia and Ana, in-house staff, are delightful, accommodating and eager to help with meal preparation, shopping, laundry, and touring advice. Nicholas does a fine, unabtrusive job of maintaining the tropical flora on the patios. Alberto, the owner/host resides in the building, is easily available by text or phone, and is generous in sharing his wealth of knowledge re Cartagena as well as travel through Columbia. To future visitors. I can only say, enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Castillo de San Felipe
A Sixteenth Century Monument worth the visit.
Cafe del Mar
A good outdoor restaurant facing a beautiful square with live music and an iconic historic m...
Plaza de San Diego
A great night hang out place to meet locals and visitors alike. Sorrounded by colonial monum...
Juan del Mar
A great outdoor restaurant with live-music and the place to see and be seen.
Cartagena City Walls
Interesting historic monument that sorrounds the old colonial city center and provide magnif...
Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Cartagena de Indias
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Muelle de los Pegados to Islands Rosario
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Karibana
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Restaurant Juan del Mar, el santisimo
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Marbella
Car: not necessary

This property is located at the heart of the old city, within the ancient colonial walls, one block north of the Famous Santa Clara Hotel in the Historic Center. First front line from the Ocean which not only you see but you can also hear.

Other Activities: shopping, bars, restaurants and cafes nearby. Also there is a beautiful square right in front of the property where you can buy crafts and art in the famous 'Las Bovedas' under the ancient colonial historic walls right in front of the ocean. ON one of the sides of the square there is a very interesting museum, a church school and the old famous convent Santa Clara often featured in Garcia Marquez´novels and now converted into a 5-star hotel. While at the city center this property is located in Barrio San Diego,a residencial area and, though, restaurants, cafés and bars are nearby, the neighborhood still maintains the real character of the authentic Cartagena population that were born and bred in the area.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment San Diego, Cartagena

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Special Rate
25 Apr 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£429
for 2 nights
From
£215
£1,502
£5,007
 
 
SUMMER SEASON
3 Jun 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£644
for 2 nights
From
£322
£2,146
£7,153
 
 
Holiday Season
21 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,717
for 3 nights
From
£572
£3,576
£10,729
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£501
for 2 nights
From
£250
£1,574
£5,937
 

Additional pricing information

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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