Casa Fresita

A Palatial Architectural Gem in Historic Cartagena

A beautifully restored family home-from-home by Colombian architect, Eduardo Franco, this spacious 3-bedroom luxury vacation rental offers an abundance of space behind a discrete door in the historic center of Cartagena.

  • This Is What We Love

    • The understated interiors will put you into a relaxed frame of mind
    • With plenty of space, this property is ideal for a group of friends or family
    • Stylish architecture and interiors
    • Perfectly located on the doorstep of the city's best restaurants and tourist attractions
    • Being two blocks from the This Is Cartagena office
  • What You Need To Know

    • Services are limited. You might want to upgrade your stay with our concierge services
    • The house includes staff to make the beds. An in-house cook can be arranged
    • The owner of the house often stays over Christmas. Book early so he makes alternative plans
  • 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: 3 Bedrooms

    Optimum Occupancy: 8

    Beds: 6

    Price: $930.00/Night

    Price (High Season): $1,130.00/ night (rates) ?

    High season 

    Dec 15- Jan 15

     

    Address: Centro, Calle de la Iglesia, Cartagena, Colombia

    Neighbourhood: El Centro

    Rating: This is Cartagena

WHY THIS IS CARTAGENA

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    Concierge Services

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  • 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

    • In-House Cook
    • Air Conditioning
    • Staff Included
    • Family rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Breakfast Included
    • Wi-Fi
    • Coffee Machine
    • Airport Transfer
    • 24-HourMini-bar
    • Safe Deposit Box
  • FULL LISTING

    A beautifully restored family home from home, this wonderful 3-bedroom house with architectural pedigree is a peaceful paradise in the heart of Cartagena's historic center.

    With tasty neighbours, Cafe Mila and the fine-dining restaurants of Calle Ayos nearby, this house is perfectly located for Cartagena's nocturnal attractions. 

    The impeccable property was designed by one of Colombia's most accomplished architects, Eduardo Franco for his own enjoyment and you can tell. He deliberately avoided cramming too many rooms into the space, leaving a wonderful pool area and a very special, inside-outside atmosphere.

    This property is built for spreading out and chilling. 

    Perfect for a large family or a select group of friends, Casa Fresita, is a treat for families looking for a little extra space to stretch out and enjoy Cartagena.

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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