Casa Aji

Release your Inner Diva in this Topline Pad

A deluxe 4-bedroom central property built for mixed groups who want to be in the thick of all the action

  • This Is What We Love

    • Breaking a sweat riding one of the free bikes around the city after a lazy day by the pool
    • Taking the lift up to the roof makes you feel like you are member of the most exclusive club in town 
    • Flipping a coin to decide whether to have a dip in the basement pool or a soak in the rooftop Jacuzzi
    • Having some of the best city spots on your doorstep. The Gold Museum and Cartagena’s main square are just a stone throw away
  • What You Need To Know

    • No pets are allowed
    • Whoever pulls the short straw will have to take the sofa bed in the Family Junior Suite
    • You won't be able to spread yourself equally amongst the rooms. The Family Junior Suite sleeps 5 people, the Junior Suite sleeps 3 and the Superior Room sleeps 2
  • Written By

    Logo aulatrés Rainbow Nelson
    Founder of This Is Cartagena. I've been writing about travel in South America for Wallpaper*, VICE, WSJ Magazine, Jetsetter and the Robb Report for 20 years
  • The Details

    Number Of Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms

    Optimum Occupancy: 10

    Beds: x

    Price: $2,000.00/Night

    Price (High Season): $2,797.00/ 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

    High season 

    Dec 15- jan 15

    Address: Centro, Cartagena, Colombia

    Neighbourhood: El Centro

    Rating: This is Cartagena

WHY THIS IS CARTAGENA

  • With Us, The City's Yours

    We've got more than just the keys to your unbeatable Caribbean villa in Cartagen…

    Concierge Services

    While Colombia's reputation has been transformed in recent years, some visitors …

    Quality Assurance

    We’ve slept in every bed in town and have hand-picked a blissful collection of l…

    Insider Intel

    We really do know Cartagena and Colombia better than anyone else. Our talented t…

  • Concierge Services

    While Colombia's reputation has been transformed in recent years, some visitors can still be daunted by the prospect of arriving in Colombia on vacation for the first time. To ensure you and your family or loved ones, feel right at home we’ll send a member of our Cartagena travel team to help you check you in and get you plugged into Cartagena's laid-back Caribbean groove. Your bilingual concierge will be on hand to join up the dots throughout your dream Colombian holiday. If there's anything you need, from table reservations to coordinating the most authentic tours and experiences in Cartagena, you can call on them day or night

  • Quality Assurance

    We’ve slept in every bed in town and have hand-picked a blissful collection of luxury vacation rentals in Cartagena that will make you yawn with yearning. Even some of the most impressive houses to rent in Cartagena require a little intervention to make sure they live up to our lofty standards so we offer complimentary airport transfers and a great breakfast served fresh every day to ensure that all our exclusive colonial mansions, beach villas and private islands are a cut above your average stay in Cartagena.  

  • Insider Intel

    We really do know Cartagena and Colombia better than anyone else. Our talented team of travel advisors has cherry-picked the very best Cartagena has to offer so you can experience this marvelous Caribbean city like a local. We’re on-the-ground, all-year-round so we can share with you all of our favourite Cartagena things to do, places to eat, drink and relax. Don't take our word for it, check out some of our testimonials and customer reviews here


  • THE LOWDOWN

     

    Amenities

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

    Imagine a bachelor pad.

    Now replace those naff Austin Power shag rugs and mirrors for oak furnishings, soft lighting and some techy-but-not-too-techy gadgets and ta da! you’re in heaven. Or more specifically Casa Moderna, the perfect compromise for groups stuck deciding between the ‘soft and flowery’ or ‘minimalist swag’ villa categories in Cartagena. 

    Fluent in the language of Cool, this contemporary pad gets some serious kudos for its manicured elegance that still allows some leeway for your #Colonialrelics snaps on Instagram. The corner lift, if you can’t be bothered to climb the sweeping staircase, bodes perfectly with the poolside wooden canoe. The bedroom’s burnt orangey-brown textiles and wooden artefacts are bosom buddies with the large screen TV’s and contemporary squishy, leather headboards, and the symmetrical marble and glass dining area aren't offended by the wicker chairs  in the grand entrance hall.

    3 spacious rooms fit up to ten people that will wake up to Cartagena’s fierce sun tucked up in a frothy bed and the cappuccino tinged rooms. Take one duvet day with breakfast in bed and sweat out the rest of your Cuba Libre hangover in the shady downstairs area, where the décor is as sharp as James Bond’s chat up lines. 

    Sun worshippers seeking Jacuzzi action can crawl upstairs and fling themselves on the voluptuous sun beds and sunny yellow couches. Just be sure to get the whole group back together for an early evening bike around the wondrous city centre. 

    Now imagine trying to leave.

     

LOCATION

  • Centro

    Cartagena's nerve centre serves up breathtaking colonial architecture, the city's top attractions, finest hotels, eateries and drinking dens as well as being the administrative and cultural heart of the city.

    Constructed on one of three islands that are now connected to the Colombian mainland, the historic walled city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

    Ever since UNESCO made the announcement the money has poured into restoring the incredible architecture contained inside its historic walls. Wandering aimlessly through Cartagena's historic center is without question it's one of the highlights of any trip to Colombia. 

    Centro has lost none of its importance over the last three centuries, thanks to the universal allure of its colonial pomp and the concentration of government buildings, hotels, tourist attractions, bars and restaurants in the area. 

    While the riches of the region no longer flow through Cartagena on their way from Colombia, Peru and Ecuador to Spain, the city has maintained its position as the colonial gem in Colombia's Caribbean crown.

    Cartagena's best hotels and restaurants have taken over the uber-casas built by slave traders and Spanish plunderers in the 17th century.

    The richest residents knocked up stunning two and three-storey mansions by the westernmost tip of the walled city, where they bagged the sea breeze, added security, papal pardons and the chance to get an early first whiff of pirates.

    While it was home to the slave traders of yesteryear, today not much has changed with only those at the very top of Colombia's rich list able to afford to maintain these opulent houses in their original residential state.

    As well as hosting the most opulent churches and principal tourist landmarks, Centro is home to the best bars and restaurants in Cartagena.

    Standout foodie destinations include restaurants Don Juan, La Vitrola and Maria and bars and nightclubs like Alquimico, Cafe del MarLa Movida and La Jugada.



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