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Modern with pool, beachfront, steps to Old City!

Nothing like Colombian coffee, fresh tropical fruit, & a view!
4 reviews
Nothing like Colombian coffee, fresh tropical fruit, & a view!
Bedroom 1 has full en suite bath and can have king bed or twins
Bedroom 1 has full en suite bath and can have king bed or twins
Bedroom 1's Bedroom s full en suite bath
Three blackout shades for balcony doors in each bedroom
Balcony goes length of the apartment
Ahh.... :)
Full kitchen with counter seating
Mary can show you how to make patacones (fried plantains) and more!
Living area
Bedroom 2 has full en suite bath & queen bed; blackout curtains
Bedroom 2 has full en suite bath & queen bed
Bedroom 2 full en suite bath
Laundry area
Apartment floor plan
Wifi speedtest results,  important to many! Faster than 83% of Colombia :)
You are a short walk from being inside the Old City wall
Morning view of the 'Popa' hill from the back window
Balcony view towards the Old City (part of city wall is where the Christmas tree is)
Beach view from the balcony
Balcony view towards the northeast
Fabulous sunsets from the balcony!
Building pool on 7th floor
Building entry
Building facade
Located in the Cabrero neighborhood, just outside the Old City walls
Former president Rafael Nuñez house/museum, on the way from my apartment to the Old City
Chapel, Parque Apolo, across the street from Nuñez house & just down the street from my building
Vendor selling fruit & vegetables just behind the building!
Neighborhood restaurant & shop just behind the building
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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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About the Owner, Barbara S
Languages spoken: German, English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : May 2013
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 119 reviews and 33 properties
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Listing #FKN7016707
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Excellent - based on 4 reviews
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1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in February 2018

We stayed in Casa Barbara from February 7 to March 12, 2018. We highly recommend the condo unit, as well as the location and Cartagena as a destination. Our arrival was very smooth. Barbara had provided us with plenty of information on how to get to the condo, and we were also in touch with Tara by WhatsApp. We were...

Management response:

Thank you SO much for such a positive review, & so thorough! We were thrilled that you were able to make Casa Barbara your home for the month & hope that you can return sometime! Muchísimas gracias!


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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

Communication with Barbara was wonderful. Her responses were always very prompt. The apartment is very clean and bright. At first I was a bit concerned it might be too far out of town. However, I found that it was a very easy walk in to El Centro and the benefit of a bright modern and quiet location was just what...

Management response:

Thrilled you liked the apartment & location -- you don't get that great balcony view in many places! :) Thanks so much for your nice review & hope you can come back sometime!


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San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 29 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Super comfortable and clean apartment overlooking the Caribbean. The breeze off the ocean was luscious, the perfect distance from the old city. Wifi was strong and consistent. Very much enjoyed the cooking lessons provided by Mari. Learned how to make patacónes, coconut rice and local fish recipes. Barb was a great resource for history, shopping and festive outings. Looking forward...

Management response:

Yay! So glad you had a nice stay & that you ate well :) Thank you for your review & hope you can come back soon!


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Playground
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • 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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Default 7 nights
₹ 9,843
US$ 150
₹ 65,617
US$ 1,000
₹ 1,90,289
US$ 2,900
19 Dec 2018 -
3 Jan 2019
7 nights
₹ 19,357
US$ 295
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  • Cleaning: ₹ 1,640 / 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 Ol...
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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