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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 - 5 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:
22 May, 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

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(87 traveller reviews)

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Absolutely the best value in the heart of Cartagena, $400 per night
average rating of 4.954023 based on 88 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

Magical views!

  • 5 of 5

I traveled to Cartagena with 3 girlfriends and we very much enjoyed our stay at Greg's place. You can't beat the location. We really enjoyed lazy mornings sipping Jorge's freshly made coffee and the amazing food that Billy cooked for breakfast. There are two terraces where you can comfortably lounge to enjoy the sun or the shade. And, you really can't beat the views! Cartagena is such a beautiful city right on the water and the terraces allow you to just take it all in and enjoy the moment. I would highly recommend booking this property!

  • Review Submitted: 17/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

You'll want to return the moment you leave!

  • 5 of 5

Given the high praise already shared in previous reviews, it's hard to find new accolades to describe how wonderful it was to enjoy Centro Cartagena with this as our home base.

From the moment of our first inquiry, when Greg communicated so promptly and clearly, through our communication with Franny, who arranged our transportation, to our last hug goodbye with Jorge as he helped us load our bags into our departing taxi, we couldn't have asked for a more warm and welcoming "human" experience.

Our group consisted of me, my significant other, and my two teenage children -- for which this home was the ideal setup. As the photos and reviews accurately attest, the home is grand and well appointed, and the location ideal. What we loved most was the oasis of restful calm it provided from the hustle, bustle, heat and noise of lively (and spectacular) Cartagena. If was steps away, yet a world apart. Perhaps the highest praise we could offer is that by the end of the week it felt like home -- our place -- our neighborhood.

All of this aside, what we will remember most from this stay was the kindness and care of Jorge and Osi. They had the magical ability to be there when we needed them, yet never intrusive when we wanted to be alone. Cannot recommend enough that you arrange for them to prepare breakfast each day -- the time we had together each morning to connect and chat was a delight for me as the father of teenagers who converse reluctantly on any normal day.

You'll love Cartagena, you'll love this home, and like us, you'll dream of your next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A day in the life!

  • 5 of 5

Wake up to fresh coffee, exotic fruit, and warm arepas. Walk outside your door and immediately find yourself immerse in the history and culture of Cartagena. Spend the day walking the city and its famous walls. Grab a delicious ceviche lunch at La Cevecheria. Take a break and drink a cold beer on one of several shady plazas. Explore a historic church, return to your apartment and cool off in your roof top pool while parrots keep you company. Prepare a mojito at your wet bar and sip it on the deck while watching the sun set over the cathedral. Enjoy a wonderful dinner prepared by the beautiful and friendly chef. Head out to catch some live music at the Café Havana. Finish your day by curling up in your comfy bed. That pretty much describes a day-in-the-life at Greg’s apartment in old town Cartagena. We had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend it to everyone. Check out Greg’s photo albums!

  • Review Submitted: 01/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stop searching; just book this if you can!

  • 5 of 5

So much of this seems to be a repeat of the accolades from other reviewers, but we feel compelled to add our "voice".

This home in the heart of Cartagena was spectacular! We have had the good fortune to stay in a few other VRBO properties, each with their own beauty. However, the location, hospitality, and amenities of Mr. Hills' home sets a very high level of hope and expectation for the future. From the moment we booked the apartment, the owner was extremely responsive and timely with all inquires. His home, filled with stunning artwork and decor, has multiple terraces from which to enjoy the old city colonial architecture, colorful side streets, terrace gardens draped in floral color, and amazing birds, such as tropical green parrots! Such a treat.

On site, were the owner's staff, who took care of everything. On our day of arrival, there was a widespread power outage in El Centro. They could not have been more helpful. They made sure cross ventilation from the terraces was maximized, offered plenty of cold water, ensured the rooftop pool was filled, and provided encouragement that the outage was scheduled to end by 6pm. Sure enough, by the time we returned to the apartment in the evening, power was on and the air conditioning was running!

Throughout our stay, the onsite staff, Jorge and Osi, were wonderful. We had two moderate Spanish speakers, one average, and two English only. Communication was never an issue.On the day when it was the two of us that are English only, Google Translate helped us out. Jorge's wonderful service ranged from arranging transportation for us to/from the airport; navigating some shopping choices, getting setup with supplies for an excursion to the Rosario Islands, and basically, while he was there when we needed, he was discretely separate. Not having the luxury of having a butler at home, he comported himself just as you would hope if you did!

Osi provided us with breakfast each day. The fresh fruits, juices, and hearty fare was delicious, as were the two dinners we had at the apartment. Fine dining with the best views in Cartagena. Our son, who is spending extended time in Colombia, made a few special requests for some foods he wanted us to experience. Osi graciously complied and we were thrilled with her efforts. Delisioso!

Thank you to Mr. Hills, Fanny, Jorge, and Osi. Our experience was a wonderful introduction to Cartagena, and we hope to return one day. Soon!

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic Review Philip. Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We love having people like yourself who appreciate the extra effort we go to in our home. Thank you, Regards Greg
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5

Amazing apartment!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing apartment! Jorge and Fanny were great, the location is amazing and the view has to be the best in the old town. We had a wonderful visit and hope to return again to Cartagena and stay in this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review. Im glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back. Regards Greg
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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$1,319.4

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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