Casa Estrella

Enjoy a Star Studded Stay at Casa Estrella

This historic Cartagena mansion will transport you back in time to Cartagena's rich, colonial past. Once you enter this expansive vacation rental in the heart of Cartagena’s old town, you'll feel like you've found the city's best kept secret.

  • This Is What We Love

    • The Anglo-Caribbean decor is a surprisingly delightful merger. Who knew Chesterfield sofas and towering palm trees go so well together?

    • There's nothing like a rooftop pool to get you in the holiday mood. Grab a beer, soak up the sunset and wile away an afternoon without a care in the world

    • Breakfast is included in the price of the rental, so that's one less meal to worry about

  • What You Need To Know

    • This property has 8 beds spread across 5 bedrooms

    • All rooms have a desk for visitors looking to get a little work done during their stay

    • The same owners have Coconut Island at your disposal for a few days in the islands

  • 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: 14

    Beds: 8

    Price: $1,389.00/Night

    Price (High Season): $1,786.00/ 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

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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
    • Family rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Rooftop Terrace
    • Breakfast Included
    • TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee Machine
    • Airport Transfer
    • Concierge Service
    • Room service
    • 24-HourMini-bar
    • Safe Deposit Box
  • FULL LISTING

    Few Cartagena vacation rentals boast a better location, in the heart of the action sandwiched between, the second homes of Colombia's richest families.

    The suites are more than eloquent, with an almost boudoir feel buttressed by four poster beds and wonderfully tiled suite bathrooms that finish off the stately home look Casa Estrella pulls off flawlessly.

    “The bigger the room, the better the view” seems to be the rule of thumb here. With the top floor family room packing the biggest punch, with stunning views and a small seating area to kick back after a hard day taking in Cartagena's colonial charms.

    Bag one of the upper floor rooms and you'll also be closer to the pool, a majestic little rooftop number that overlooks Cartagena's ever-so-pretty, colourful church peaks.

    If you've already filled your boots at the nearby culinary hotspots and want to make the most of your mansion, we'll help you cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen and dine in style in the grand dining room at ground level.

    Complete with a gigantic dinner table, and inky black throne-like chairs that look as though they've been carved out of charcoal, this is a room that just screams banquet.

    Just when you think of this historic villa as your stunning aristocratic stately homethere's even a smoking room with its own bar to take an aperitif–you bump headfirst into a tropical Caribbean slant such as a woven wall hanging or a skyscraper of a palm tree, that act as a wonderful Caribbean softener to Casa Estrella's dark and mysterious exterior.

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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