Casa Aguacate

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A 5-bedroom central property that’s perfect for mixed groups and close to great restaurants.

  • This Is What We Love

    • This house is perfectly balanced. Mixing deep colours and tones with cooling, natural more sombre shades
    • Nab a four-poster bed if you can - 40-winks in a blissful bed will cure any aches and pains after spending a day pounding Cartagena’s cobbled streets
    • There is an equal number of double and twin beds so this place is perfect for mixed groups and families
  • What You Need To Know

    • This is a 5-bedroom holiday, 3-floor property that sleeps up to 12 people
    • Perfect for mixed groups, this villa is made up of 4 queen sized beds and 4 twin beds
    • Breakfast is not included in the price, although lunch can be prepared with guests own groceries
  • The Details

    Number Of Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms

    Optimum Occupancy: 12

    Beds: 4 queen sized beds and 4 twin beds

    Price: $2,215.00/Night

    Price (High Season): $4,285.00/ night (rates) ?

    Rates for colonial and luxury houses during Cartagena’s high season can vary considerably. The high season rate for this property applies for bookings between Dec 15 - Jan 15

    Address: San Diego, Cartagena, Colombia

    Neighbourhood: San Diego

    Rating: This is Cartagena

WHY THIS IS CARTAGENA

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  • THE LOWDOWN

     

    Amenities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Dry cleaning
    • Family rooms
    • Rooftop Terrace
  • FULL LISTING

    There is something feisty about Casa Aguacate's burnt orange walls, tropical plants, going through a growth spurt thanks to blessed to the burning Cartagena sun and the seriously sensual four poster beds, romantically draped in crisp linen.

    When you're feeling a little hot under the collar, there are plenty of spaces to gather shade - the calm and collected lounge room makes the ideal backdrop for your surreal Marquez holiday read for instance -  but you needn't worry about Casa Aguacate ever leaving you in the cold, it's far too tropical for that.

    The pool plunges you into full-blown holiday escape mode: wonderfully encased in a bare stone tunnel, it practically demands its very own gondola to sweep across it. Failing that, a couple of home-made cocktails, using Colombia's finest fruit should go down swimmingly.

    After sprawling around luxuriously between the lounge room's surprisingly blissful wicker chairs and pool, freshen up in the cool marble stone bathrooms and head out to explore.

    Casa Aguacate is in the heart of Cartagena's most inspiring districts, San Diego, which is far too good to miss during the day when enigmatic street-venders are in working mode and the ceviche holy trinity of restaurants - La Cevicheria, El Boliche and Malanga - are within easy walking distance.

    Don't worry about getting lost, because even from the outside, sparkling in the sun, Casa Aguacate shines out, eclipsing the colonial competition with a flirtatious wink and decorative smile.

    Neighbourhood

    A healthy mix of sub-cultures makes San Diego one of the most interesting and varied districts in the city, something reflected in its diverse gastronomic offering.

    San Diego is formed by 16 blocks north of Calle de la Universidad de Cartagena and west of Calle San Augustin and Calle de la Moneda and stretches to the Baluarte de Santa Catalina and the walls that protect the city to the north.

    Architecturally the houses are smaller and were built principally for the military, artisans and clergy. There are fewer of the two- or three-storey holiday homes for the ultra-rich that characterize the centre and you will still find traditional families living in some of the more modest houses in this part of town.

    After Cartagena's moneyed classes swapped the claustrophobic centre for expansive mansions in Manga and later Bocagrande and Castillogrande in the mid-19th century it took the renovation of the former Santa Clara Monastery, converted for the hotel chain Sofitel into the city's pre-eminent hotel in 1995, to put this barrio back on the map.

    Colombia's farandula, or celebrity set, has since colonised San Diego including John Leguizamo who bought a place here after filming Mike Nichols' Love in the Time of Cholera.

    The bohemian types that spill out of the arts college, Bellas Artes, provide a counterweight to the tourist overkill that blights the Centro in high season.

    Locals living to the periphery of the walls are also doing their bit to resist the Disneyland development further to the south.

    A sprinkling of rich foreigners looking for some Caribbean fun have moved into the area close to Parque Fernandez de Madrid recently, adding to San Diego's healthy mix of sub-cultures. Some of Cartagena's best restaurants are clustered around Plaza San Diego, including El Santisimo, The Cevicheria or Juan del Mar's three restaurants found directly on Plaza San Diego.

    Fernandez de Madrid also boasts more economical options - La Sandwicheria and Pizza al Parque, catering to Cartagena's student population. Sheltered under the city walls, La Bovedas, built at the end of the 18th century to store gunpowder and troops and later used to lock up unruly residents now stocks a good collection of handmade craftwork.

    Try and blag a look inside the Teatro Circo, a derelict bullring that has architects and developers scratching their heads about how to unleash its undisputed value.

    Go before it falls down. The streets around the nearby Exito supermarket boast some of the best street-food in town churning out empanadas and arepa de huevos to a hungry workforce waiting for the bus home to the other Cartagena.

    Some linger longer than they should in the dive bars under the trees trading in ice-cold beers and salsa for those locals in no rush to go home.

LOCATION

  • San Diego

    A healthy mix of sub-cultures makes San Diego one of the most interesting and varied districts in the city, something reflected in its diverse gastronomic offering.

    San Diego is formed by 16 blocks north of Calle de la Universidad de Cartagena and west of Calle San Agustin and Calle de la Moneda and stretches to the Baluarte de Santa Catalina and the walls that protect the city to the north. 

    Architecturally the houses are smaller and were built principally for the military, artisans and clergy. There are fewer of the two-or three-storey holiday homes for the ultra-rich that characterize the centre and you will still find traditional families living in some of the more modest houses in this part of town. 

    After Cartagena's moneyed classes swapped the claustrophobic centre for expansive mansions in Manga and later Bocagrande and Castillogrande in the mid-19th century it took the renovation of the former Santa Clara Monastery, converted for the hotel chain Sofitel into the city's pre-eminent hotel in 1995, to put this barrio back on the map. 

    Colombia's farandula, or celebrity set, has since colonized San Diego including John Leguizamo who bought a place here after filming Mike Nichols' Love in the Time of Cholera.



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