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The stunning exterior of Los Balcones exuding light!Wide angled view of studio
Mini kitchenette on left
Balcony on right
Old City Balcones studio #302-Balcony/Rooftop-WiFi
Old City Balcones studio #302-Balcony/Rooftop-WiFi
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath

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Beautifully remodeled Los Balcones 3rd floor studio in the Walled City.
The balcony and expansive rooftop are exquisite perches from which to enjoy the typically bustling Cartagena street below. Enjoy a meal and people watch to your heart's content.
Within walking distance of restaurants, nightlife, museums and historic attractions. Enjoy the ambiance, the people and culture, and the location. Great for couples, adventurers, business travelers, and families.
Have your wedding reception here!

The space

The studio is gorgeous with travertine walls and tile throughout.
There is a double french doors that leads to a cozy private balcony.

A mini kitchenette features a coffee maker, toaster, induction burner and stainless steel skillet, microwave and small refrigerator.
Other amenities include hot water and the tools with which to prepare and eat your meals!
Yasmina, our caretaker, will be available to do laundry for guests at a charge of 5,000 pesos per load. (She will use a laundry bag labeled for each apartment making it hard to lose any of your laundry.) No laundry service on Sunday.

Guest access

There are 11 apartments at Los Balcones. You will have access to your apartment and balcony, if this applies. All apartments have access to the fantastic, beautiful and expansive rooftop. The views are simply incredible!

Interaction with guests

Our manager, Benjamin, lives on the property and will be available to help and assist you with any problems or questions you have during your stay.

Other things to note

Our wonderful concierge team can arrange tours or have a chef cook for you!

Wireless Internet
Suitable for events
Extra people No Charge
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in time is 3PM - 1AM (next day)
Check out by 11AM

- Under no circumstances should anyone other than those that have booked stay in the apartment.
- Parties are not allowed in the apartments.
- Events are encouraged for the rooftop with prior approval.
- Please be courteous of your neighbors. Quiet time at 10pm.
- Treat the apartment as you would your own home.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Third floor apartment
No parking on property - We do not recommend bringing a car into Cartagena. However if you must there is parking nearby
Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

7 Reviews

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Kelly-Ann User Profile
December 2017
I booked Cathy’s place for my solo birthday trip to Cartagena. Los Balcones was perfect, I was right in the thick of the action and I felt super safe. Once inside the building it’s very quiet and well maintained. This cozy studio suite also came with a great cable package for those nights that I felt like staying in and watching a good movie. The suite was cozy and close to anything I needed. Cathy and her awesome manager Benjamin were extremely responsive and friendly. They both remembered it was my birthday and made my stay the best possible. I enjoyed every second there. I’m looking forward to staying there again.

Jeremy User Profile
November 2017
Great bijou pad in the centre of the old town in Cartagena, super clean and easy to manage arrival and departure. I loved watching the street life below from the balcony...

Tim User Profile
August 2017
Cathy and the hotel/apartment were just lovely. Smaller than expected but the balcony and location are ideal. Perfect for walking anywhere in the old city or taxi'ing to other parts of the city.

Luis User Profile
February 2017
Last time I went to Cartagena, I stayed there for 5 days. I stayed at los Balcones because it's amazing location, price and cleanliness. This time was very special because I was able to meet Benjamin who helped 1000% with a issued I had after I lost my bag. Also my flight from NYC arrived before check-in time and since the room was available, management had no problem letting me in earlier (something unusual with other places in Cartagena even if the room is free). The location can't be better.. and the fact that you have a balcony makes stay in old city of Cartagena a unique experience. If you have an issue with stairs make sure you pick the lowest floor.. the beautiful building has no elevator.. not a big deal if you can do 3 flights o stairs. For when I calmed back, I will not think twice and stay at Balcones again
Cathy User Profile
Response from Cathy:
Thank you Luis! I so appreciate your thoughtful feedback. Benjamin IS wonderful! We couldn't do it without him. Please come back!
February 2017

Lowry User Profile
January 2017
Great location and very accomodating
Cathy User Profile
Response from Cathy:
Thanks so much for the nice review. The location does make the place!
January 2017

Spencer User Profile
December 2016
The stay in Cartagena was wonderful, lots to do and a lot to see. The room was perfect for the time there, minus the 3 flights of stairs to the room, but worth it for the balcony view of the streets below. Cathy was very responsive and gave a lot of information and visiting sites for Cartagena which was very helpful! A trip I will never forget.
Cathy User Profile
Response from Cathy:
Thank you for the kind review, Spencer. The balconies and bird's eye views of the street are wonderful. Please come back!
December 2016

Philippe User Profile
December 2016
This a great place. Well located. Communication went down very smoothly. Recommend it.
Cathy User Profile
Response from Cathy:
Thank you Philippe for the nice review! You were the very first guest in Los Balcones and I am so glad that you liked it. Benjamin, our manager, is absolutely terrific. Please come back.
December 2016

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Cathy User Profile

My home base is in Tucson, Arizona, close to the Mexican border and a culture that is very close to my heart. My love of Latin culture and the Spanish language was inspired by my Mexican grandmother. I have traveled extensively in Mexico, Central America and Colombia. I have been a hiking guide in the southwest (including the Grand Canyon) since 2000 and currently operate a guiding company in the Copper Canyon region of Mexico, home to the world renowned Tarahumarans.

From Reef to Ruins
I am enamored with Ambergris Caye and Cartagena and hope the enthusiasm is contagious!
Most visitors are attracted to Belize for the water. The Caribbean offers innumerable opportunities for exploration. Belizean waters boast a myriad of amazing sea creatures, among them the incredible, huge and docile manatee. This beautiful giant is everywhere threatened, but Belize boasts the largest number of remaining manatees in the world. Explore the water from diving and snorkeling to simply hanging out on the beach!
As amazing as the water is, what I find particularly appealing is the multi ethnicity of Ambergris Caye. One can stroll from one end of a street in San Pedro and hear not only English, the official language, but Spanish, Belizean creole and several dialects of Mayan. Want to pick up another language? Here’s your opportunity! People are open, friendly and kind.
Cartagena is a city like no other. Stroll aimlessly the streets of this World Heritage Site with a mind to simply "take it all in". There is so much history in this city! From forts and beautiful colonial buildings, to great restaurants and museums, the Old Walled City has it all. And of course there is the wall itself and the sea!
As in Belize, the Colombians are unbelievably friendly and the Cartageneros particularly so. The Caribbean openness and "laid back" culture infuse everyone and everything. Shop for a few days in the local supermarket, and you'll be having little old ladies asking your advice on which cut of meat to buy!

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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