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Absolutely the best value in the heart of Cartagena, $400 per night

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 270 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 full Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

When we started on VRBO and Homeaway there was no one else doing it in Cartagena.

Besides being the best location and nicest most luxurious apartment in the old city we have many benefits to enhance your stay, we can arrange airport pickup for a very reasonable price. Fresh cut tropical flowers, and concierge service are included.

We have the best views of Cartagena for when you want to just hang out in the apartment.

There is a full time butler that services the apartment daily and you will never want for fresh clean linens and towels.

There is an optional cook for a very reasonable price, about US$15 per day and if you have her stay after 5pm to serve dinner an extra $5 for transport home.

The pool deck is private to the apartment, you do not share it with anyone. The pool is small and you certainly can't swim laps but it is a great place to refresh on a hot day while taking in the views of Cartagena.

There are 2 bedrooms with full bath. The main bedroom spans the entire front of the apartment and has a 30 foot balcony over the main street of Cartagena. The master bath has a huge shower with twin heads all tiled in corolina "Travetine" twin Morano glass sinks and plenty of closet space for your belongings.

The guest bedroom can be set up as twin beds or a king sized bed. A full sized bathroom adjoins this bedroom.

This lower floor also houses the laundry, kitchen and servants quarters.

Up stairs there is another full bathroom and the entertainment area including a nautical bar, upper lounge area, front balcony and pool deck with a beautiful new coralina barbecue.

The front balcony is a superb place for sunset with the cupola of San Pedro Claver church right across the street.

Several photoshoots have been done from this balcony including JCrew plus a number of national TV stations have filmed from here.

The best way to get a feel for this magnificent apartment is to read the reviews and see what other travelers have said about their stay here.

If you want a luxury holiday where every detail has been taken care of for you this is the place to stay.

The $400 per night is for up to 4 people. For more than 4 people contact me for a quote.

More Details

Property Manager
Greg Hills
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2018

About Greg Hills

I am an Australian ships captain working on megayachts so I know what luxury is. I purchased this property and did a complete reconstruction to make this the nicest user friendly place for my home.

Greg Hills purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Greg Hills chose Centro

Its dead center of Cartagena. You can't get more central. It has absolutely the best views with stunning balconies overlooking all the major attractions of the city.

What makes this apartment unique

The best city views from 3 balconies, absolutly the most central location, private large rooftop jacuzzi. Great security. luxury, Luxury, luxury.

There is not another apartment that offers its visitors a better experience. We are dedicated to helping you with your vacation from meeting you at the airport to helping you with tours and excursions. Its our goal to make your stay a memorable one.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a great review Mathew. Thank you. Its great to be appreciated for the effort we put into making this the best stay in Cartagena. You were a pleasure to look after and I hope all my guests are as responsible and respectful of my property as you.

All the best. Greg
Apr 2016
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Centro, Colombia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 270 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Huge luxury bathroom, double shower heads in monster shower.
  • This is a gorgeous big bathroom lined with coralina a fossilized coral quarried in Colombia. It has a very large shower with 2 big 6 inch diameter shower heads, twin morano glass sinks and ratan closet fronts. 8 ft high double doors open onto a 30 foot balcony over looking the main street of Cartagena and San Pedro Claver Cathedral.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Can be a queen size bed or 2 twin size beds
  • Comfortable good size bedroom, very quiet and great for sleeping late after a night on the town.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(73 traveller reviews)

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Absolutely the best value in the heart of Cartagena, $400 per night
average rating of 4.9452057 based on 74 reviews
5

Perfect Vacation Property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time here. This place is an oasis in the best part of town and my only complaint is that I cant give it more stars. The property is so beautiful that we enjoyed hanging out there just as much as touring the city. Jorge was great to have around and really made the trip for us, and Billys cooking was better than most meals we had out. The only thing I feel like I can add to the endless 5 star reviews of this property is a review of the 2nd bedroom. We were two couples traveling together so the question of who gets the master bedroom was a big decision and I didn't see it mentioned by anyone else in much detail. Have no fear, the second bedroom was just as good as the first, just a little smaller and slightly less lavish. It had its own bathroom and was actually much quieter than the master, which is on the main main street, so the 2nd was easier to get good sleep in. I actually preferred the 2nd bedroom for those reasons.

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review thank you. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Ill pass you nice comments on to Jorge and Billi. Regards Greg
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5

Great location, terrific staff, responsive owner

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (5 of us) just spent 8 days in Greg Hills apartment in Cartagena, and I concur with the high ratings of previous reviewers. The apartment is located within the walled city very close to San Pedro Claver Church. The owner Greg, on site coordinator Fanny Guzman, and the apartment staff are all attentive and easy to work with.

THE APARTMENT -

You enter the apartment from an unmarked/addressed glass door from the street, right between the Waffles and Crepes restaurant (wildly popular) and a jewlrey store, climb two flights of steps and then enter in the foyer / bedroom level of the apartment. The master bedroom is large and bright with ample space. The bed has a remarkably firm mattress. There is a large balcony off the master bedroom, great for people watching on the street below. This bedroom can be noisy because of the street below.

The second bedroom and bath is smaller and has no windows, but this makes it very quiet.

DINING ROOM / LIVING ROOM / DECK AREAS --

If you go up one more flight, you land in the dinning and living room area, which has another bathroom and shower as well. There are terraces on both the east and west side of this floor, one with a great view of the cathedral and one with lounge benches with cushions and the jacuzzi. Terrific views abound from this floor.

THE STAFF ---

Jorge and Billie are terrific. They are friendly, honest, discrete and always there to help. None of us speak Spanish beyond a few simple words, but we were able to commuicate any needs we had, and they both always accomodated our requests and schedule. Jorge lives off the kitchen through a glass door seperating his space from the second floor bedrooms. So while you do see him on occassion, he is around when you need him, and out of sight when you want privacy. Billie's cooking is excellent: even in 8 days time, I think we only repeated a main course twice. Jorge keeps meticulous records of grocery expenditures which he presents every several days.

THINGS TO DO ---

Horse and carriage ride

Walk the wall

Cooking class at "Oh La La!" in Getsemani neighborhood...terrific fun

Shopping, dining out

Trip to the islands (but chose carefully which island..some are crazy busy and beaches aren't great)

DINNING OUT ---

We ate two meals at the apartment most days, and dined out either for lunch or dinner. Our favorites:

1. Cusco

2. El Gobernador

3. Marea by Rausch

4. Alma

SUMMARY --

Highly recommend this location and rental.

  • Review Submitted: 06/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The real Cartagena experience !

  • 5 of 5

Great residential home and location. The roof top cabana and pool are fantastic. Jorge, the Butler is very helpful. This is THE place to stay in the Old City, behind the Wall

  • Review Submitted: 24/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location and beautiful apartment with wonderful extras!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 adults traveled to Cartagena for a wedding and we couldn't be happier with our experience in this beautiful spot. First - the location is perfect - centrally located to many of the major attractions and great restaurants. Second, the apartment is stunning - the photos accurately depict the space and furnishings. It is large and grand, with marble floors, high ceilings and beautiful outdoor spaces. The beds and couches are very comfortable. The large living area upstairs complete with bar and additional full bath is perfect for a large gathering. There was plenty of room for all of us to have our own space which is key with three adult children. The wonderful extras and what really sets this place apart though, was the assistance we received from Jorge, the butler and Billi, the cook. They could not have been nicer or more helpful. Google translate allowed us to communicate notwithstanding the language barrier! We started each day with a delicious breakfast and the rooms were made up, bathrooms cleaned, etc. Not having to grocery shop and clean up after ourselves (the usual downside to a VRBO over a hotel) really made for a completely relaxing getaway. Finally, Greg is very responsive should you need anything, such as setting up an airport pickup. I would recommend this lovely spot without hesitation! Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 13/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This place is amazing!! It has 3 beds - 2 are large and one is in the living room.

  • 5 of 5

A butler is included in the price!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comforting and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying in the same house with months apart. I love it I couldn't ask for any better and wouldn't stay anywhere else the next time I visit!!

  • Review Submitted: 25/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
San Pedro Claver
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
San Pedro Claver, El Corral
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Boca Grande
Car: not necessary

If contact in Columbia is needed there is a direct line Spanish only. (57)315 707 5380

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Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$1,263.1

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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