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Great sea view, large balcony, pool, beachfront, steps to Old City!

Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department
Looking for a quiet, relaxing beachfront place with a pool, fabulous view of the Caribbean, and just a short walk to the Old City? Casa Barbara is a furnished, two bedroom/2.5 bath modern apartment with AC, hot water, wifi & balcony -- perfect for two couples, a couple of friends, or a small family! It is my home when in Cartagena but available for longer term visitors when I am not in town.

The apartment is on the 15th floor with a balcony that goes the length of the apartment. You'll love watching the sun set each evening over the Caribbean! You also have a great view north to the Marbella/Crespo area of the coast and beyond, as well as a sneak peak from the balcony at the part of the Old City wall called 'La Tenaza.' There are windows in the back of the apartment that give you a view of the Popa, the highest point in C...
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Listing #FKN7016707
About the Owner
Barbara S
Languages spoken:German, English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Adjacent to the Old City, this beautiful apartment overlooking the Caribbean allows a nice retreat from the heat and clamor of the city while being a short walk away. I loved relaxing in the hammock and watching activity on the beach. It was also lovely...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank bizwoman
WiredBarb, VR Owner at Great sea view, large balcony, pool, beachfront, steps to Old City!, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thanks for your nice review & look forward to having you back for some more hammock time!

Reviewed 26 July 2018

My fiancé and I took an extended vacation to Cartagena to celebrate our engagement and booked Casa Barbara as our home away from home. On the 15th floor of a seaside high rise, we woke up every morning to remarkable views of the Caribbean –visible...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank rockyruhccoon
WiredBarb, VR Owner at Great sea view, large balcony, pool, beachfront, steps to Old City!, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Thank you very much for the positive review. Congrats again on your engagement & look forward to having you back!

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Reviewed 25 July 2018

My friends and I stayed at Casa Barbara and it completely exceeded our expectations. The oceanview from both bedrooms was breathtaking, and the apartment itself was excellently decorated. It had all the amenities you could ask for, like strong wifi, a washer/dryer, A/C, and hot...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Lindley D
WiredBarb, VR Owner at Great sea view, large balcony, pool, beachfront, steps to Old City!, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Thank you very much & thrilled your time at Casa Barbara went so well for you. Come back for the great view anytime!

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • Elevator/Lift access
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Hot Tub
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
*No smoking (not even on the balcony), drugs or pets *No parties or loud music *Guests pay for any damages beyond normal wear & tear *Non registered guests not allowed to the...
    1 Half bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    2 Twins
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  • Cleaning: £20 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
I love Cartagena's Old Walled City, but I also love a modern building by the beach with a pool -- this building is an 11 minute (per Goo gle) walk or a US$2 taxi ride to/from the Old Walled City, so is the best of both worlds. It's located in the Cabrero section which is quiet & residential. The historic Rafael Nuñez House and Apollo Park with chapel is a short walk away (on the way to the Old City). The beach is across the street.

There is a pharmacy/mini-mart on the building's ground floor, another mini-mart/fast food place around the corner, a larger grocery store about a 5 minute walk away, and a cute burger/beer place just a couple of minutes walk also. There are a handful of other small restaurants/grocery stores also nearby.

The magical Old City itself is steps...
Getting around
The apartment is a 5-10 minute/COP$12,000 (~US$4) taxi ride from the airport, a less than 5 minute/COP$7,000 (~US$2.50) taxi ride in to the Old City, a 5-10 minute/COP$9,000 (~US$3) taxi ride away from other sites/areas, such as San Felipe Castle (the huge old Spanish fort) or the tourist dock (for the boats to the Rosario Islands, where many prefer to go for the beach). Taxis are readily available.

Walking during the day is also a great option (it's about 10 minutes to the Old City), but I advise bringing a hat and an umbrella to ward off the equatorial sun! Taxis are advised at night.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: CTG: 4.0 km
Ferry: Manga: 10.0 km
It is easy to get to Cartagena by air with direct flights from the U.S. (Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Atlanta, NYC), Panama City, and other Colombian cities.

There is good van service to other coastal destinations such as Barranquilla, Santa Marta, Taganga, & Tayrona National Park.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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