Casa Colonial

Casa Colonial is a Heritage Winner

Cool, calm and collected. Casa Colonial doesn’t try too hard to impress, and nor does she have to, when she has all this savvy design to do all the talking.

  • This Is What We Love

    • The timeless decor that very much deserves a mention in Wallpaper magazine
    • A swimming pool taken out of a fairy tail
    • Dropping off for a midday nap in the sitting room’s handmade hammock before getting ready for a night on the town
    • Cooking up a feast in the modern style kitchen and hosting Gatsby style parties on the terrace and grand salon
  • What You Need to Know

    • This is a 5 bedroom villa that sleeps up to 10 people
    • There are no family rooms, so this place is best suited to big groups that don't mind pairing up
  • 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: 5 Bedrooms

    Optimum Occupancy: 10

    Beds: 5

    Price: $2,215.00/Night

    Price (High Season): $3,150.00/ 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, Calle Gastelbondo, Cartagena, Colombia

    Neighbourhood: El Centro

    Rating: This is Cartagena

WHY THIS IS CARTAGENA

  • With Us, The City's Yours

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    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
    • Swimming Pool
    • Rooftop Terrace
    • TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
  • FULL LISTING

    Scrubbed walls, tasteful period furnishing and a majestic dining room attached to the poolside patio that just screams out FEAST. Trust us, this is the social space you've been dreaming about whilst being cramped up in your city apartment back at home.

    As you might expect, the swimming pool is the climax of any Caribbean villa, and Casa Colonial's offering most certainly doesn't disappoint.

    The house uses the crumbling outside walls to great effect. As opposed to knocking them down, the designers built the pool around the ruins, creating a wonderfully surreal and layered space that redefines the 2D dimensional aspect of sunbathing in a vacuous space.

    The bedrooms are equally as awe-inspiring. Up to 10 people can conk out in one of 5 uniquely decorated rooms equipped with soft beds, crisp sheets and distressed furnishings that are on the right side of the 'charming antique category.'

    With 3 floors, 3 balconies and more window shutters than a French chateau you can get access-all-areas Caribbean sun and picture perfect vistas from pretty much anywhere in the house.

    It's bold without being boastful, subtle without being boring (the handmade hammock and shots of blue details see to that) and posh without being stuck up.

    Casa Colonial's soft extravagance never feels garish or tasteless, rather like that Hamptons house you wish you could 'summer' in. Only it's the Caribbean so its way better!

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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