Choose the Balcones or Moneda Apartments (studio, one and two bedroom options) & you are right in the heart of the magical Old City!
In this listing a Balcones studio is highlighted, ideal for a single person or a 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 (walk up) studio 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 balcony while people-watching and getting a true taste of Cartagena life below. 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!
*Balcony overlooking Calle Segunda de Badillo
*Teak bistro table & chairs on the balcony
*Double-paned windows & balcony doors with 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
*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 (walk up) of a three-story building (a clothing store is on the ground floor); this apartment (301) 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!
Barbara SmalleyGet the full listing »