from $1786 / night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
- Pets allowed:
- Wi-Fi available:
- Per night:
- $1786 - $2977
- Per week:
- $12500 - $20834
Description from owner
Passion for the authentic!
LA CASA QUE BESA EL MAR, is a jewell of modern architecture privileged located inside the wall city of Cartagena de Indias, world heritage by the Unesco.
Spend a few days at LA CASA QUE BESA EL MAR, and your world will be upgraded to a state of peaceful restoration. This magical 16th century villa extends its hospitality to anyone desiring more than just a vacation. Architecturally magnificent and exquisitely furnished, every comfort imaginable awaits your visit. This gorgeous house is for rent year-round.
Serenity will bathe your soul and beauty will elevate your spirit as you settle into your surroundings. With five air-conditioned bedrooms, each with its own bath, this beautiful house can easily accommodate a large family or a group of friends. The warm sea breezes brush the open-air living and dining rooms with luscious scents of tropical delights. A full-time staff of four, including a cook ready to satisfy your taste for Latin fare, anticipate your every wish.
First floor Two charming bedrooms with a queen size bed each, open large living room surrounded by tropical gardens, the sound of birds, open dining room, swimming pool, kitchen, laundry, maids room.
Two charming bedrooms with two singles beds each, that can convert in one king size bed if necessary.
A terrace with flowers surround this romantic seating area, dinning table, barbecue. Hammock for the siesta.
A garden with flowers, with a lounge area for sun bathing or watching the stars.
A refreshing small pool and an out door shower.
The master bedroom is wrap by a balcony cover with flowers, king size bed, beautiful view of the sea, In-suite bathroom with out door shower. Shower under the stars and the moon.
Top terrace, wonderful view of the ancient wall and the Caribbean ocean.
sun bathing area with refreshing pool, lounge area and dinning under the stars. Amazing sunsets and full moons.
Come relax and recharge in this beautiful house with 4 employees and a magnificent cook that can surprise
you with her delicious cuisine .Fresh tropical fruits in the morning with a good cup of coffee, fresh made arepas, her ceviche is the best ceviche in town, using the freshest ingredients.
When you decide to go adventure in town, the house is very well located. Walking distance to plazas, top restaurants, shopping and bars.
It will be our pleasure in having you as our guest.
We can also provide concierge services. Restaurants reservations, island trips, boat rental, picnics, massage, etc.
Beds: 3 King Beds, 2 Queen Beds, 4 Twin Beds
- High Speed Internet
- Linen provided
- Sea view
- Clothes dryer
- DVD player
- CD player
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine
- Cycling Trips
- Water sports
- Horse riding
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The magnificent house in Cartagena is indeed a Magnificent experience. The combination of a great house, in a terrific location, with a wonderfully attentive staff make for an amazing experience. We visited Cartagena for four days and must say our visit exceeded our expectations. The house is a large multi-level historical house with striking character, comfort and beauty providing an opportunity for its guests to occupy many different parts of the house for various activities and privacy if desired. Located inside the walled city, it is in the historical heartland of Cartagena with easy access to restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and sightseeing. The house is beautifully maintained and kept very clean, rooms are made daily with fresh linens. The house staff is clearly what makes a stay in the Magnificent house truly a special experience; they are attentive, kind, happy and easy to be around. We ended up having breakfast and lunch at the house every day because the food was so wonderful. Every request made to the staff was met with attentiveness and urgency including laundry, trips to the grocery store, making dinner reservations, etc. We absolutely plan to come back, hopefully even longer and totally recommend anyone to experience the Magnificent House in Cartagena. Alfonso
Andrea was very nice and very helpful ! The place is truly an experience and i would rent it again next time I m back in Cartagena. The view of the terraces is amazing, the location is perfect and the apartment is in every way unique ! It made our stay in Cartagena even more authentic ! I would definitely recommend it to anyone staying in Cartagena. Thank you Andrea !
Awesome place! (Miami beach)
Review submitted: May 28, 2012 Date of arrival: May 24, 2012
Two thumbs up for this place..anyone looking to go to Cartagena must stay here..The location is perfect and everything from the Home decor to the warm hospitality of the workers make this overall stay perfect..We will definitely be returning back here soon..
December 22 to December 29.( Philadelphia)
I spoke with Christina today and she had wonderful things to say about the villa, your staff and time in Cartagena.
Thank you for putting together a terrific experience for them.
She said the staff was lovely and the chef was great to work with - very talented.
The villa was clean and wonderful.
Thank you for efforts!
They really enjoyed all the restaurants you helped them pick and make reservations at. These are picky eaters - so job well done!
January 9, 2013 Date arrival January 3,2013
Dream Come True
I am Colombian and grew up going to Cartagena but have never experienced a place like this. We were looking for a house to stay in with our families during our vacation/wedding and we couldn't have found a more perfect place. This gorgeous and inviting home was everything we were looking for and more. The staff was wonderful and are some of the most caring people I've met and the best cooks in the city! We loved staying there so much that nobody wanted to ever leave the house. It is in front of the wall overlooking the ocean and has amazing views. Every room and corner of the house is filled with color and is kept impeccable. The master suite is fantastic and you wake up and go to sleep looking at the ocean and feeling the wonderful breeze that comes with it. The outdoor showers are also something to experience! Our wedding was right around the corner at the Iglesia Santo Domingo so the location was absolutely perfect. We had our reception there as well and I couldn't have asked for more. Everyone had a great time and as for us, it was truly a dream come true. Thank you so much to Andrea, the owner, who went above and beyond to make sure everything was absolutely perfect!
Joshua, July 7, 2013
Thank you again for all of your hospitality and assistance this week. My family had an amazing time in Cartagena and loved every minute we spent in your beautiful home. We all agreed that it was perhaps the nicest place we had ever stayed. My only regret is that we could not have stayed longer. All of the staff was gracious and accommodating, not to mention patient when we were trying to communicate in very poor Spanish. I already miss Muriel's delicious cooking. My son Louis said that the fish he had on Friday night was the best fish he had ever eaten. That lasted until Saturday, when he said "this fish is even better than last night!" My daughter devoured the steak and ceviche.
Thank you also for inviting us to the club on Saturday. It was great to see you and to meet Valentino and your nephew. Tell Valentino that I regret not talking to him more about his art. We particularly loved his masterpiece, which hangs over the dining room table.
Please let me know the next time you are in New York. Perhaps we could meet at Raoul's for a bar steak and drink.
I will make sure to recommend your house to any and all who are visiting Cartagena. And I hope to return there myself in the near future.
Clemencia Yunas. June 9,2013
We had a fantastic vacation, the house is great with all the amenities you can think of and the perfect location. Andrea the owner made it possible for us to go to the Club Iguana were we spent another amazing day. I recommend this house to everybody, you'll love it as much as we did!
Luis, August 2013
The magnificent house in Cartagena is indeed a Magnificent experience. The combination of a great house, in a terrific location, with a wonderfully attentive staff make for an amazing experience. We visited Cartagena for four days and must say our visit exceeded our expectations. The house is a large multi-level historical house with striking character, comfort and beauty providing an opportunity for its guests to occupy many different parts of the house for various activities and privacy if desired. Located inside the walled city, it is in the historical heartland of Cartagena with easy access to restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and sightseeing. The house is beautifully maintained and kept very clean, rooms are made daily with fresh linens. The house staff is clearly what makes a stay in the Magnificent house truly a special experience; they are attentive, kind, happy and easy to be around. We ended up having breakfast and lunch at the house every day because the food was so wonderful. Every request made to the staff was met with attentiveness and urgency including laundry, trips to the grocery store, making dinner reservations, etc. We absolutely plan to come back, hopefully even longer and totally recommend anyone to experience the Magnificent House in Cartagena.
Alkin, May 2013
The house is amazing, Employees are so nice and kind.. Location is close to everywhere in the old city.. Thank you Andrea for this nice stay, if we come again to Cartagena we will definitely stay in this house again...
Mollie Casey. Mayo 27,2014
I wanted to send you a probably too lengthy note of intense gratitude.
I could never afford your amazing home and you could easily charge twice what you do for it.
You gave me the best birthday I have ever had. It was a place where my dearest friends were able to gather and not a single person was uncomfortable or anxious, we spent so much time in different corners of your home. Just being happy with each other and in awe of how beautiful your home is and how lucky we were.
The artwork is striking, the breeze sensual and comforting, music sounds heavenly and perfect inside the walls. Your staff was nothing but positive and helpful and made us feel so comfortable and gave us some of the best meals of our lives.
I have no idea if we asked too much of your staff or you or what is normal for your rental situation, so if for whatever reason something went wrong or someone was unhappy or we didn't say thank you to your staff enough, please let me know.
Thank you thank you, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world and it was a vacation all my friends will never forget.
Josh, February 2014 ( airbnb)
Andrea is a fantastic host with a wonderful full time staff, and her house is amazing. The pictures do not do it justice. We arrived as a group of 10 friends from NYC who frequently travel around the world together, and everyone was equally blown away by the attention to detail and overall ambiance of the home. I couldn't recommend renting this house more, I really hope we can go back.
Jefrey, March 2014 ( from Airbnb)
Wow - I have so many great things to say about Andrea and her magnificent villa, I don't even know where to start. First, let me paint the picture of our trip. We chose Cartagena for a family reunion, as we heard so many great things. Traveling from New York, I met my stepbrother, my godbrother, and my 4 cousins who came in from all over the United States - New Mexico, Minnesota, and Ohio. When we arrived at the villa, we were nothing short of speechless. The house was beautiful, there was TONS of space, it was decorated very nicely, and the top deck with the mini pool and breath-taking view of the water is something that needs to be seen to believe. After our initial tour of the house, I met the 3 fantastically wonderful women who were going to prepare our meals for the weekend...and what amazing meals they were!! We told them exactly what we wanted to eat, and they made it all, even going above and beyond by making us guacamole in between meals!! At night, the security guard Carmelo patrolled the house, ensuring we were safe and had everything we needed. He couldn't have been nicer, and helped in multiple ways.
All in all, this is the THE PLACE you want to stay. Not only is it amazing for all the reasons I mentioned above, but the location couldn't be better - walking distance from everything! I give Andrea's home an A+, 10 out of 10, and 2 big thumbs up!!
Joshua June 2014. Los Angeles.
In June of 2014, a group of us visited one of the most beautiful & romantic cities in the world; Cartagena Colombia. I have been to Cartagena before and stayed in some beautiful boutique hotels, however this time we decided to stay in a villa instead- which turned out to be the best decision of our trip. This house is beyond words; the photos don't do it justice. As soon as you walk in you are transported to romantique, sensual, wealthy, and relaxing Cartagena- the old Cartagena, which is why so many of us are attracted to this part of the old city. The house is large, but feels cozy. You can tell that Andrea has put her heart into every piece in the entire house; so many antiques, pieces of art, interesting furniture; a true feast for the eyes. The house is very comfortable, not only due to the furnishings but also to its location just near the ocean- there is a wonderful sea breeze that flows through the central courtyard and atrium of the house almost all day long. All of the bedrooms are quite large and have en suite bathrooms that are exquisite- the outdoor showers are a dream! Each room has A/C so you sleep like a baby. The lovely staff help you with anything you need, from tidying up your room to doing your laundry, or cooking- they are essential for this type of trip. There are three pools in the house, the main large pool in the courtyard is a wonderful place to hang out with cocktails and listen to music to unwind after a day in the city, touring, shopping, eating. The dining room which is open to the pool is a wonderful place to have a candlelit dinner rather than going out during one evening of your trip. The rooftop dip pool and views are amazing, again- beyond words. We sat up there every evening to enjoy the sunset and watch the tourist and lovebirds stroll along the wall. There is a great little spot up there for breakfast as well. All in all, we always have an amazing time in Cartagena but staying at this house took the experience over the top. The privacy, the intimacy, the service, the location, and the variety of its spaces and design make it a place truly better than any of the boutique hotels. Being on the last street in the walled city gives it unparalleled views and breezes (and light) that the inner villas just don't have. Don't consider anywhere else, book this house if you want to experience its perfection!
OMG!! Thank you very much Josh, for your beautiful words and your wonderful review. We all put our hearts into making everybody have a good time and being as comfortable as posible. The rest of the fun this gorgeous town of Cartagena is responsible. Thank you Andrea
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We stayed at the house for 4 nights and 5 days with my friends. The house is located at convenient place in the old city and not too far from the airport. The house is exceptionally phenomenal and the photos on this site does not do any justice. The owner has an amazing taste in the art and kept the house in old style but yet modern. You get to experience both old and new! The house comes with Chef, Maids and Guard at night. All you have to do is to tell them what you need while you stay. All the maids were great and provided exceptional services even though we could not speak Spanish and they could not speak English. The owner Andrea was awesome. She made arrangements for our needs (city tours, reservations, pick and drop off etc).. She was very professional throughout the process (booking to our departure). It has three levels and each level provides you an unique experience. The pool was great to beat the heat and humidity (depends on time of your visit). The top floor provides an incredible view of ocean and sunset..I would highly recommend for friends or families in large group..The only recommendation I have is to improve the music system !! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!. I hope to visit it again sometime in the future
Stayed: September 2015Submitted: September 29, 2015
Most Incredible House in Cartagena
My friends and I stayed in this house this past weekend. Words cannot express how incredible our experience was. The pictures don't do it justice, the house is absolutely gorgeous. It is extremely spacious, clean, and unique, making you feel as though you are in a dream home. The owner, Andrea, was nothing short of amazing. She was always available through email and was more than willing to fulfill any requests I had prior to arriving and during the vacation. The staff was always attentive, friendly, and extremely helpful. The view from the rooftop is beautiful, you are extremely close to the beach just outside the walls and very close to the center of town inside the walls. Andrea arranged transportation to and from the airport and make every effort to make our trip smooth and stress-free. I am already planning my next trip! I have rented many houses through this site and this is without a doubt the most spectacular house I have ever stayed in with the most helpful staff and owner. If you are planning a trip to Cartagena, look no further than this gorgeous property.
Stayed: November 2015Submitted: November 16, 2015
We stayed at the house with my 3 kids ages 9,11,20, also with my parents aged 60 and cousin and her husband. The house was amazing all around. The service was amazing starting with the owner Andrea to her staff who was just simply amazing, manager Carmelo, Chef Muriel and the two other helpers Ana and Graciela. The house has the best location in the wall city of Cartagena with amazing views just like advertised. The best part is of all was Andrea's staff they made us feel so welcome that my kids are asking me when are we going back to see our family, referring to the staff. Hopefully that can be soon in the near future. If going to going to Cartagena for the first time , the Chivas tour at night is lots of fun . They look like open side school buses with a local band playing local ballenato music on the bus and free drinks. Its a party and an experience. There are so many things to do around near the house , but please whatever you do don't forget to try Muriel's arepa con huevo and her delicious coconut rice. thank you all again
Stayed: July 2015Submitted: July 12, 2015
If you want the best stay in Cartagena -THIS IS IT!!!
This was my third visit to Cartagena and after a lot of research I was lucky enough to find this magnificent house. Let me start with the owner, she takes care of all your needs, makes sure every detail is perfect for your stay. She even took care of our transportation, every day delicious meal menus and restaurant reservations where we were treated like kings, even the chef was making sure we were completely satisfied. The house, looks spectacular in the pictures, we'll let me tell you it is even more impressive in person. Decoration with such great taste and is perfectly maintained. Walking distance from the most popular and best restaurants and bars, even the main touristic places to visit, so forget about taxis and enjoy walking this beautiful city. One big pool and two jacuzzis, the best view in Cartagena (in front of the spot where all the tourists take sunset pictures next to Cafe del Mar, but better as it is higher and of course your own place!.) Spent the whole time in the upper terrace with jacuzzi, and unbeatable spot! Excellent staff that that includes a great cook, they all know how to make sure all your needs are satisfied and that you enjoy local cuisine. We were a group of guys and we all enjoyed this place that is like a dream come true. All of us are convinced that for our next visit to Cartagena and all that are to come, we will stay here for sure. This is the best you will find for your money and the most reasonable deal. Believe me you do not need to look for more options if you want the best -THIS IS IT!!
Stayed: April 2015Submitted: April 29, 2015
Perfect in every way
Our family chose this beautiful villa for a multi generational holiday. The choice was ideal. The house lovely but it also offers privacy for each couple. We loved gathering on the rooftop to watch the sunset over the sea and enjoy the breeze.
The staff is excellent, the house well maintained and well located. Our meals were excellent and we were able to work with the staff to tailor our needs.
We would return each year if time permitted.
Stayed: June 2014Submitted: July 27