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LUX OCEANFRONT 2 BDR/BEACHFRONT American Owner - Great Rates

Bedrooms 2
Space 90 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 on 2 queen beds)

BEST FURNISHED UNIT AT PALMETTO. Top of the line luxury 2 bedroom beachfront. It is furnished tastefully, with high quality furniture, artwork and top of the line appliances. Truly UNIQUE in this building. If you are going to Cartagena, Bocagrande is the place to stay. Preferred first method of inquiry is by phone (720 257 3293). Please - NO SPAM INQUIRIES, SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY, your time and my time is valuable. While my typical renter desires the unit for 7 days or more, I will rent for shorter periods of time for near term bookings. Edificio Palmetto is centrally located in Bocagrande, just minutes SW of the Old Walled City (World Heritage City) by taxi. This unit is one of the newest on the market, furnished with high quality furnishings, American queen size beds, pillow top mattresses, comfortable L-shaped sectional in living area. Cable TV in primary living room. Cable, Internet and Local Telephone Service. Vizio TV's placed in each of the two bedrooms. Plays CD's and DVD's. Security safe in closet in one of two bedrooms. You are renting direct from owner, not an agent.

The building in which my apartment is located was completed in the fall of 2008. The building has been well maintained as has my unit.

Unit has large refrigerator, microwave, oven and 4 burners on cooking surface. Unit has on demand hot water system and it works well. Always inquire if you are looking at other units about their hot water systems. Both baths are full baths with shower. More than adequate dishes, utensils, pots and pans for those who want to cook. Full size washer and dryer. Local Phone and internet. If you are comparing my unit to others in this building, look at the comparison photos. This unit truly is the best furnished unit in the building, except the top floor penthouse. LOTS OF TOWELS. FURNISHED FOR OWNER USE, NOT AS A RENTAL.

Cartagena is an incredible city. In fact, Colombia is an incredible country and its citizens are friendly and unassuming. Spanish is not a must, but is extremely helpful.

The film, Love in the Time of Cholera was filmed in Cartagena; years back, Romancing the Stone.

The old walled city allows one to wander for days, viewing incredible architecture, world class shopping and great restaurants. To get a feel for the real Colombia, visit the old city and surrounding areas. To the west (by boat) you will find an island chain that has incredible aqua marine water, perfect for snorkeling or just boating. Many tour operators run to the islands or you can do as I do and rent a boat and leisurely cruise the islands and visit a variety of beaches (Playa Grande, Rosario Islands).

I was fortunate several years back to visit Cartagena with natives of Colombia. I was enchanted not only by Cartagena, but by other cities I visited, including Bogota. A visit to Cartagena and a stay in my condominium/apartment will allow you to relax and return home with stories to tell. You will be compelled to return as soon and often as you can.

Should you stay in my unit, I will provide as much insight as I can about Cartagena, the surrounding community, the building and my unit.

The unit is not restricted to adults (although that is my preference) however, Cartagena is probably more for adults than children. I require photo id in the form of drivers license and passports from all occupants. As I rent my unit frequently, payment is due upon the making of reservation; minimum 5 days rental (for near term booking, will now rent for shorter terms - inquire). Access to unit is via a keypad lock on door, combination provided within 2 weeks of arrival.

Others who rent in this building will rent to up to 9 people in a unit. I limit my unit to a maximum of 4 responsible individuals, no large families. I cater primarily to travelers from Europe, Canada, United States (where I live), Panama and Mexico.

I look forward to hearing from you. (720--257-3293)

Keywords: Upscale two bedroom (both master) unit with separate bath/shower

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Steve

American Owner, purchased the unit new pre-construction. Have visited Cartagena frequently over the last 10 years and watched the amazing growth in both BocaGrande and the old city. Wish we could chat before booking but that option has been removed after Expedia purchased vrbo and homeaway.

Steve purchased this condo in 2008

Why Steve chose Bocagrande

This property is well appointed, first and foremost very comfortable pillow top mattresses on the two queen bed. Property is furnished for the times I visit, renting is incidental. Full size refrigerator, full size washer and dryer. Exceptional artwork, lots of linens, towels, kitchen has everything you need. Rent from American owner with confidence.

What makes this condo unique

First and Foremost, you are dealing with a thoughtful owner, one who in furnishing the unit and maintaining has considered the comfort of others who might later occupy it. Before and while at my unit, I am available to answer questions and guide you as best I can, either in preparation for your trip or while you are already on site. In the morning have coffee on the balcony as the sun rises or walk on 2nd to Juan Valdez Cafe (the Starbucks of Colombia). Juan Valdez is a great people watching place. The unit is furnished with high quality furnishings and has after my viewing of some other units in the complex the best furnishings in Palmetto, with the exception of the penthouse. Full size, not Colombia size queen beds, custom drapes from the United States, custom fabric from the United States for the living room sectional sofa. Excellent building security and management and friendly staff. Bocagrande is the place to stay This unit is central to Bocagrande, on the beach and within walking distance to everything within the community. Large grocery stores, restaurants from local to high end.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Bocagrande, Colombia

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 17
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bath is full bath with shower. Bathroom are directly off of each bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , nice linens, pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , nice linens, pillow top mattress
  • Queen size Beds (1) queen beds (each bedroom) with pillow top mattress both master bedrooms - new comforters February, 2011. TV and dvd in each bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Unit has two (2) master bedrooms, with custom made queen (US style) queen beds and pillow top mattresses; linens and bed coverings suitable for tropical environment; small CD library with DVD library in place early 2009; custom made entertainment center and wall mounted 46' LCD Television, installed November 2012. New covering on sectional in unit. Unit located 17th floor of tallest and newest building in Bocagrande (42 stories). Living room has L shaped lounge (couch). State of the art security, entry into Palmetto on 1st floor, cleared through security to main desk on 3rd floor, where elevator bank whisks you to 17th floor. On the 3rd floor you will find large pool overlooking ocean, restaurant (to open soon), sauna, state of the art gym. THERE ARE OTHER UNITS AVAILABLE IN PALMETTO. SEE PHOTOS OF ALL UNITS. I REPRESENT MY UNIT PHOTOS AS ACTUAL. IF YOU COMPARE MY UNIT FURNITURE/ARTWORK TO THE OTHER UNITS YOU WILL NOTICE THAT MY UNIT IS HIGH END. MAXIMUM GUEST USE IS 4.


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LUX OCEANFRONT 2 BDR/BEACHFRONT American Owner - Great Rates
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Luxury on the beach with great city view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful condo for 2 months & wished we could have stayed longer. The suite layout with a main centre room for the kitchen, dining & sitting room suports the 2 bedrooms each with glassed shower.with unlimited hot water, not always so inColumbia!

The unit is totally equipped, you can host a party & have all you need.

The furnishings are all top grade. The Custom Queen beds and mattresses are pillow top & fitted with the softest of sheets, then beautifully appointed duvet covers. Three flat screen TV's on cable/satellite . Steve has a local mgr. Maria who responds to any need quickly & efficiently. Ther is optional maid service. We had Kathy come once a week she is excellent & even did our personal washing..

This is a quiet, secure building & Steves keyless entry is a real treat.

We will be back, and are recommending this condo to our friends.

Jim & Mona Dunlop, Ottawa Canada

  • Review Submitted: 17/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim and Mona booked my property some 7 or 8 months before they arrived for their 2 month visit. They were a pleasure to deal with, prior to arrival and upon arrival. They treated my apartment as if it were their home and I look forward to their return. I make it a point to speak with all my guests regarding my home away from home. My apartment was not purchased for my own use and rental is incidental; accordingly it is well furnished as was noted by Jim and Mona. For any of you looking for a quality apartment, center of BocaGrande, this is one of a kind at Palmetto.
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Perfection location

  • 5 of 5

The property was nice, clean, well maintained. Very convenient to the beach, restaurants, and other city amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location Great View Well Appointed

  • 5 of 5

Great location close to walled city, shops and restaurants. Nice pool and snack bar and beach is across the street. Steve the owner is great and gives you a ton of useful information. Condo is beautiful and well appointed with everthing you will need. The view is awesome I would highly recommend this propery you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always let my guests know my property is located in the center of Bocagrande, right on the beach and close to shopping and restaurants. I try to be helpful in any way possible to my guests. Wendy and family were the perfect guests and I was happy to provide them my home away from home.
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Wonderful stay - immaculate apartment - great owner

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience with VRBO and luckily I found Steve's apartment on-line. I was impressed with the photos, but as we know, sometimes photos are misleading. Not here...the apartment is as it appears in the photos...and the view is amazing. We spent so much time on the balcony just enjoying the scenery. Coffee in the morning and a glass of wine while watching the sunset. The purpose of this part of our two week trip in Colombia was to relax and enjoy. That we did.

Steve was great to work with and I felt like I made a new friend before I even arrived. I would not hesitate to book this apartment again. So convenient to everything. We walked to restaurants, grocery store and the beach is right across the street. Very nice pool in the complex and good security features for access to the building. We always felt safe. We hope to return to Colombia and would definitely want to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 06/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As with all guest, I respond to inquires as quickly as possible, and maintain my unit for them to the highest standards. My guests are treated by me as family and friends.
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Wonderful condo overlooking the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Never having been to Colombia and not knowing Cartagena in particular I was concerned about renting a condo over the internet. Well I was extremely fortunate by having rented this one!! Beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bath overlooking the ocean. Location excellent so I could enjoy the city, beach and be within a short ride to the Old Walled City (which is a must see!!)

I felt at home there and safe as well. Wonderful security and an awesome pool on the 2nd level

Condo was clean, organized with up to date appliances and TV's

I was given a contact locally if I had any issues with which I had one which was promptly handled.

I loved the city as well and could not have been more pleased with the condominium.

In addition the owner was quite accessible and extremely honest and pleasant. A package was furnished prior to my trip with all kinds of helpful tips and suggestions.

I would certainly return!!!

Kal Kassel

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always make myself available to my guests, during the reservation process and during their stay. For Kal, as all guests, I insure that my lux condo in the center of BocaGrande and its activities is perfectly maintained. Kal was the perfect client. I thank him for his gracious review. Steve
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Very nice appartment and Great location

  • 5 of 5

I rented the apartment for over 3 months and a half and I loved it.

Very secure and great apartment. Nicely furnished and very comfortable beds.

You have everything you need just like home.

Located in front of the beach with a panoramic view of the old Carthagena.

Easy access everywhere.

The owner is always reachable making sure everything is fine. (As well as the person looking after the apartment).

A little paradise in Carthagena.

Thanks Steve.

  • Review Submitted: 24/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Best Location Center of Bocagrande, minutes from the Old City.....great day and evening views, DIRECT oceanfront, all rooms....better than the old City for a place to stay, close to shopping, restaurants...take a tour to Rosario Islands, Baru or rent a boat and set your own schedule


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Upon confirmation of rental and payment, building entry authorization and intro package sent together with code to key entry to your location; no worries about meeting anyone at airport or building to look for keys; arrive at airport, taxi to Palmetto, check in thru security and elevator to floor 17 and enter unit. Payment is non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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