My duplex is in a very safe neighborhood called Laguito on the tip of the peninsula of Boca Grande. It has an extraordinary 180° view and is surrounded by sea, restaurants, beaches, pedestrian pathways, tennis courts, swimming pools, and more. It is located at a 100 meters away from the Hilton hotel. From there, all sorts of activities are easily accessible, like taking a boat to the near island of "tierra bomba" for a nice swim and a delicious fish before coming back a couple of hours later.
Two elements make our apartment unique and outstanding. First of all it offers an extraordinary view on the Laguito, a seawater "lake" which periodically connects to the sea and is surrounded by a nice pedestrian pathway (perfect for jogging but preferably early in the morning because of the heat!"), tall modern buildings and the spectacular and oldest luxury hotel in the city: "el hotel Caribe".
Moreover, our apartment is a duplex, which gives it a unique atmosphere, and fisically separates very well both spaces: the lower floor where you'll find a very iluminated living room, a small toilet and an magnificent open kitchen with two levelled bar (lower on the inside to cook, and higher on the outside as a bar). Going up our original staircase, you'll get to the top floor where you'll first find our studio with a sofa and a washing machine. This comon area also entails a bathroom with a toilet and a shower with hot water. The higher floor entails a bedroom with a double bed and has the same breathtaking view as the lower floor. You'll even have a glance to the open Caribbean sea over the hotel Caribe. This bedroom entails an internal bathroom with toilet and hot shower, and also has a TV (with the same channels than the other one) on the wall that you can orientate towards the bed, and a small desk if you need a quiet place to write, read or use your laptop. The second bedroom comprehends two single beds and an extra mattress (for a possible 5th person).
Wifi internet is available in the whole apartment. For entertainment, you'll find a very big flatscreen cable TV including news (CNN, FOXNEWS, CABLENOTICIAS), music (MTV) sports (FOXSPORTS, ESPN) european (TV5), movies, series (WARNER, SONY), independent cinema (ISAT) and cartoon channels. We also have installed speakers so that you can connect your device (MP3 player, Smartphone) and listen to your own music. Both top bedrooms and the whole lower floor have internal air conditioning and you'll find 2 fans in the apartment, one on the lower floor, and another one in the principal room.
The buiding counts with a nice swimming pool and a small park in the backyard. For safety and comfort we have a 24 hour doorman.
Apart from the apartment of course, you'll have access to all the common spaces of the buiding, such as the swimming pool and the little backyard garden. You'll also have access to our private and covered parking lot if you come with a car (it is possible to rent cars just coming out of the airport on your left hand side).
With great pleasure Vivi and me will orientate you if you have any questions. As a foreigner I've been in Cartagena first as a tourist so I know more or less what can be usefull to know for someone new. On the other hand, Vivi is a local so she can also orientate you on "Insider" activities. Before having our 2 lovely children we used to eat out a lot and knew Cartagena's incredible nightlife very well. So don't hesitate if you're looking for a good restaurant that meets your needs, ask us.
Please note that there is a check-in fee when you arrive at the lobby of 25.000 pesos (7 dollars aproximately).
There is an inscription fee when you check-in at the lobby of 25.000 colombian pesos (8 dollars aproximately, independently of the number of guests and the length of the stay), as part of the building rules.
Early check-in (before 3pm) will be accepted if there are no reservations on the same day.
Check-out is before 11am.
Vivi and I are a very joyful and family-oriented couple with 2 very young and marvelous children. As a Swiss citizen, the first time I came to Cartagena, I immediately fell in love with this city and the Colombian people. Colombia's dualities have always fascinated me. Building a couple with Viviana, which was born and has always lived in Cartagena, strengthened my decision to stay here on a permanent basis since 2011.
Our couple will help you out with any question you have. We love being helpful plus our cultural mix (believe me she's the organized one in the couple, not the Swiss, as weird as this may seem!) will let us understand your needs in an easier fashion.
We used to be night birds, but since Samuel and Emma arrived, we are much more into "children activities"... Anyways, with our knowledge, we'll be able to orientate any kind of guests based on their interests. We still have an updated knowledge of the best places in town, above all, restaurants since we love eating!!
Vivi is a dancing freak (salsa/Zumba) and I'm an unconditional tennis fan (so if anyone out there wants to have a little match, I'll be more than happy to defy you...). We both love music and work in the same professional field: development assistance.
Finally, I can guarantee you, we'll always do our best to make guests journeys as nice as possible in our apartment.