In the Cartagena vacation rental lottery, this bountiful bolthole is like hitting the jackpot.
Number Of Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms
Optimum Occupancy: 16
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
Dec 15- jan 15
Address: Centro, Calle Santos de Piedra, Cartagena, Colombia
Neighbourhood: El Centro
Rating: This is Cartagena
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Ironic since it was occupied in the 16th century, by Anglo-colonial crusader (the locals call him a pirate) Sir Francis Drake, who 'camped' out here after sacking the city in 1586.
A seriously handsome house with show-stopping details, Casa Higo, can only be accused of modesty in terms of the number of bedrooms - the house only has seven rooms - we'd love more.
The magnificent seven, however, are totally in keeping with a house that places quality over quantity and avoids any 'who-gets-stuck-with-this-room' scenario, an issue in other less lavish vacation rentals.
Thankfully for lucky guests at this property, the house's owners avoided the temptation to squeeze more rooms in.
Even the traditionally bland twin room offering is sexed up wonderfully with two queen beds, sleek four-poster masts and sophisticated design touches.
The smallest room practically requires a hoist up to reach the blissful bed that dominates the glorious sun-lit space. There are two split-level suites with fancy bespoke chaise longues. Need we say more?
The remaining five master suites are spacious, designer knockouts, thanks to the French owner's mother who could outdo Coco Chanel when it comes to stylish use of monochrome.
The top floor rooms are true heartbreakers, equipped with a walk-in wardrobe and jacuzzi bath - talk about having some serious Je ne sais quoi.
The emerald ground floor pool - deliciously inviting with a backdrop stonewall water feature - clashes ever so beautifully with the rest of the mansion's two-tone colour scheme.
The contrast is even greater when you are perched on the living room's balcony with the Santa Catalina de Alexandria Cathedral's burning red and orange cupola flirting outrageously in sight.
Boasting what's probably Cartagena's most insanely picturesque, baroque backdrop, the rooftop plunge pool provides the cherry on top of this pretty, Oreo-themed cake.
There's no need to think that all tropical fun is taking place outside Casa Higo's walls, there's a charismatic toucan called Francois to remind you that you’re in the middle of the Caribbean – not the French Riviera.
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.
Centro has lost none of its importance thanks to the universal lure of its colonial pomp and the concentration of government buildings, hotels, tourist attractions, bars and restaurants in the area.
Cartagena's finest 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 and first whiff of pirates. Today only those at the very top of Colombia's rich list can afford to maintain these opulent houses in their original residential state.
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