This beautiful colonial mansion in the heart of Cartagena's old town will transport you back in time to Cartagena's rich colonial past. Once you enter this expansive property, in a privileged spot with the city's best restaurants and shops on your doorstep, you'll feel like you've found the city's best kept secret. The house comes with breakfast and concierge services.
There's plenty of places to explore and submerge yourself into another world. We're talking grand dining areas, church pew benches, winding staircases, leather bound books, Chesterfield sofas and candelabras dripping with wax.
Few houses that can 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 (EMAIL HIDDEN)plete 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 Casa Estrella as a stunning aristocratic stately home - there'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.
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 is a 5-bedroom property that sleeps up to 14 people. There are 7 King, 2 Queen and 2 singles
* All rooms have a desk for visitors looking to get a little work done during their stay
Zugang für Gäste
The house will be for you if you book it in its entirety. You won't be sharing it with anyone else. There's always staff at the property to let you in and out.
Interaktion mit Gästen
My office is one block from the apartment.
I want you to feel welcome in the city, that's my job, so feel free to reach out to me whenever you want.
The staff are also very friendly and can help with anything when I am not around.
If I am traveling there will always be someone from my team looking out for you.
I am a travel writer for the likes of Wallpaper* City Guides and the Wall Street Journal. Four years ago I set up my own guide for Cartagena - This Is Cartagena - which has been keeping me at home a little more than in the past.
I love travel and getting paid to visit new places. Love a little luxury when I am on the road but the most important thing for me is to get to really know somewhere through its people.
When I am on the road it's great to meet new people that really help get under the skin of the city. When I have guests I love doing re-paying the generosity of others. Going the extra mile to ensure someone gets to know my city is good business and good karma.