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203 Old City large studio, 3 balconies, roof deck!

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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The magic of Cartagena is in wandering the streets of the beautiful colonial walled city. Choose the Balcones or Moneda Apartments (studio, one bedroom and two bedroom option) & you are right in the heart of that magic each day of your stay! In this listing our large Balcones studio with three balconies is highlighted, ideal for a single person or couple. There's lots of information below, or simply look through the photos to get to know where you could be staying on your Colombian visit! This newly renovated (fall 2016) second floor studio apartment is a great place to base yourself in Cartagena. You’ll love sipping your glass of wine or morning cup of Colombian coffee on your large, private balcony while people-watching and getting a true taste of Cartagena life. Want to get to know yo...The magic of Cartagena is in wandering the streets of the beautiful colonial walled city. Choose the Balcones or Moneda Apartments (studio, one bedroom and two bedroom option) & you are right in the heart of that magic each day of your stay! In this listing our large Balcones studio with three balconies is highlighted, ideal for a single person or couple. There's lots of information below, or simply look through the photos to get to know where you could be staying on your Colombian visit! This newly renovated (fall 2016) second floor studio apartment is a great place to base yourself in Cartagena. You’ll love sipping your glass of wine or morning cup of Colombian coffee on your large, private balcony while people-watching and getting a true taste of Cartagena life. Want to get to know your fellow travelers staying in the other Balcones apartments and/or get a higher view of the Old City? Check out the roof deck with amazing views! _________________________________ APARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS: *Balconies overlooking Calles de la Moneda and Segunda de Badillo *Teak bistro tables & chairs on the balcony *Three sets of balcony doors with black out shades & double paned windows *Full bath with rain shower head *40' flat screen TV *Kitchenette with small refrigerator, coffee machine, induction burner, toaster, and basics for making (& eating! :) light meals *Beautiful coralina stone walls & finishing touches _________________________________ APARTMENT AMENITIES: *Air conditioning (mini-split) *Ceiling fan *Wifi/Internet (dedicated broadband!) *Hot water in the shower and sinks -- not all places in Cartagena have this! *DirecTV *Bed linens *Towels: dish, hand, bath & beach *Personal soap *Toilet paper *Hair dryer *Safe *Smoke detector _________________________________ BUILDING AMENITIES: *Rooftop terrace & 'mirador' -- great views! *Tourist information *First aid kit *Fire extinguisher _________________________________ UPON REQUEST: *Baby crib *Iron/ironing board _________________________________ OPTIONAL SERVICES (at additional expense): *Housekeeping during your stay *Laundry service *Tour guide services _______________________________ This apartment is one of eleven apartments located on the 2nd & 3rd floors of a three-story building (a clothing store is on the ground floor); this apartment (203) is on the 2nd floor. There is a door from the street with stairs to the second & third floors which guests of the eleven apartments share. Guests will have the key to this main door as well as to their own individual apartment. There is also a roof deck with a 'mirador' and great views of Cartagena! All Balcones guests have access to this. If you’d like a smaller or larger place, or if you’d like to book multiple apartments (parties of 1-36 can be accommodated), please let me know. 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 work with community organization Fundación La Vecina in the Boquilla section of Cartagena & would love to have your help! We look forward to having you!More
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About the Owner
Barbara S
Languages spoken:German, English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
Interaction with guests
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 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!
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Safe
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Ceiling Fans
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Microwave
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City Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
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 the corner of Calle Segunda de Badillo and Calle de la Moneda. The streets are lined with shops and a couple of small restaurants. Just at the other end of the Calle Segunda de Badillo is the beautiful Parque Fernández de Madrid surrounded by plenty of nice restaurants and cafes. Churches, museums, the old city wall, a department store, the popular Juan Valdez coffee shop, the main University of Cartagena building, and the Caribbean Sea are only a few blocks away. You are within close proximity to everything here!
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$4-5 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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