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 wraparound balcony 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) third 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!
*Wraparound balcony overlooking Calles de la Moneda and Segunda de Badillo
*Teak bistro tables & chairs on the balcony
*Three sets of balcony doors with double paned windows & black out shades
*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
*Air conditioning (mini-split)
*Wifi/Internet (dedicated broadband!)
*Hot water in the shower and sinks -- not all places in Cartagena have this!
*Towels: dish, hand, bath & beach
*Rooftop terrace & 'mirador' -- great views!
*First aid kit
OPTIONAL SERVICES (at additional expense):
*Housekeeping during your stay
*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 (303) is on the 3rd 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.
Once booked, guests receive a multi-page document (in English) and website 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 Benjamin 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, or have questions while there, feel free to ask!
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!
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