I booked this condo with some reservation because I never book private quarters but was pleasantly surprised.
The owner , jack , was a pleasant gentleman who was bilingual and his condos pictures and descriptions were spot on. The condominium building was secured , clean, and the roof pool was also clean. It's on the beach and numerous shops and restaurants in the block.
I recommend this property
I arrived, easy check in. Jack was there to greet me.
Apartment was perfect, clean, great location , well appointed , just what I needed after a cold winter.
You are close to good restaurants.
The beach is right there.
The staff at the condo's are fantastic.
It's only a short taxi ride to the centro historico.
I was there for 3 weeks, I was treated like family.
Modern apartment, great for two people, right on the beach. If you need anything Jack is available. Otherwise it's your apartment. Enjoyed the privacy and the views
I studied in Cartagena for a month and stayed at this apartment for 2 weeks. Being a student, I saw or heard about almost 20 different apartments/condos/hostels that other students stayed at. Whenever someone came to my apartment to hang out and go to the beach, the comments were universal... "You paid how much for all of this??? I made a mistake staying where I did!!"
This apartment offers the best of both worlds: a $3 taxi to the old city and a better beach experience than Bocagrande. My school was in Getsemani and it was so easy to get to and from there. Accessing the walled city at any time of day was easy as well. While Bocagrande is fun, the vendors that hassle you are so intrusive that I stopped going. This apartment is in an edificio in Leguito. Leguito is a 10 minute walk from the heart of Bocagrande but is much more low-key and has a fraction of the vendors. The beach in from of the building is tiny but is very tranquil and is perfect for swimming and relaxing. After having dangerous men hassle me for 5 minutes at a time about illicit activity in Bocagrande, staying at the apartment beach was heaven. Mostly Colombian families use the beach.
The apartment is very comfortable and had 2 key features i loved (that most apartment rentals don't have):
1) a hotel style safe in the bedroom for securing my valuables
2) a water cooler - do NOT underestimate this. Cartagena is hot and i had to buy several large jugs of water a day while staying at a hotel. Having the full water cooler in the apartment was great. It was nice to have constant access to fresh, cool water for drinking, cooking with, and using to refill bottles for on the go
Overall, a great value and would highly recommend
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Excellent value and all the ammenities you will need on vacation, location and security is a plus.
We were pleasantly surprised and very happy with evry aspect