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Vibrant Cartagena is an unmissable spot in northern Colombia. This beachfront port town comes piled high with stunning architecture, endless palm trees, and an all-around buzzing atmosphere with plenty to do. Most luxury Airbnbs in Cartagena is located around the Old Town, with its rainbow-hued balconies and cathedral views. Or, venture just outside to nearby Getsemani for the neighborhood’s typically artsy designs and spacious swimming pools. Not sure where to stay? Read on for all of the most stunning Airbnbs in Cartagena.
Set right on the seafront with its own secluded beach, this Caribbean cottage promises an escape to remember. With six bedrooms and space for up to 12 guests, it’s large enough to accommodate big groups without ever stepping on each other’s toes. This luxury Cartagena-based Airbnb is one that doesn’t hold back with amenities, like king-size beds, AC units throughout, strong Wi-Fi, and even board games. There’s an equipped kitchen, a colorful dining room, a living room with an additional guest bathroom and a grand terrace with a pool facing the ocean. Direct beach access means you can start every morning dipping your toes in the water. Located in the coastal hills of Manzanillo del Mar, just 35 minutes from Cartagena’s Historic District, it’s a primary spot for being close to the action but far enough away for a luxurious getaway.
Cartagena’s known for being one of Colombia’s most beautiful towns as well as its stunning architecture. This cathedral-based duplex is a brilliant example of just that. This three-bedroom villa comes with all of the stone walls and sloping doorways that you’d expect from traditional colonial architecture, infused with modern elements to ensure it’s more than ready for endless groups of guests to experience. Stay here and make good use of all of the facilities: an internal pool, a loft lounge area, and a wooden terrace afloat the internal patio. There are three bedrooms with space for six guests and all of the essentials, like good Wi-Fi, comfy king-size beds, and a washing machine. Decked out with neutral shades, it’s a brilliant backdrop for the reflections of the strong Colombian sunshine.
This seven-bedroom mansion is one of the largest in the area and it’s got all of the fancy amenities you’d expect. A great option for large groups, it can easily fit up to 14 guests throughout multiple elegant bedrooms and communal areas to match. “Pierre Casa Boutique” is a chic getaway for sophisticated travelers with a passion for fun, surrounded by some of this Caribbean city’s best shops and restaurants. Its decor was inspired by blending traditional colonial architecture with an oriental twist: something you’ll spot in each room of the house. Some of the most impressive features here include the inviting pool and huge jacuzzi on the rooftop, which can fit all 14 people in at once. If you want full service, you can also add on breakfast, lunch, or dinner to your stay for an added cost.
16 guests can have the trip of a lifetime when staying at this seven-bedroom luxury Airbnb, tucked away inside the Old City. It’s one that infuses the best of Colombian nature into each room, with verdant green plants dotted through. A large swimming pool is probably where you’ll spend most of your time here although, as the entire rental covers around 3000 square feet of space, you’ll spend a bit of time simply exploring it first. You can also relax in the private jacuzzi, or spend a few hours reading a good book while laying back on one of the huge beds. A large living space offers room both for cooking and relaxing, with a dining table as well as multiple sofas. And, the outdoor terrace is a brilliant place to enjoy a drink in the evenings after a long day of exploring the city. The owners of this Airbnb can also offer discounts on yachts and speedboats if you’re looking to add excursions to your trip.
This four-bedroom villa was inspired by Monaco, which means lots of fresh white walls and palm trees throughout. The large communal area here is where you’ll most likely hang out with your family or friends — either on one of the multiple, colorful beanbags by the pool or on the floaties. Located in a very calm and central street in the walled city, it promises spectacular views from the rooftop terrace and original decor from colonial times throughout. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, four bedrooms (with space for up to eight guests), a main living area and a large swimming pool. The owners also have a Ferrari-style speedboat, which can be rented out to guests. The house has a 24-hour butler who’s on-hand for drinks for all guests, and meals and a private chef can also be arranged.
The large, blue swimming pool and white walls will have you wondering whether you’re in Mykonos or Colombia when you check into this stunning Cartagena house. A huge property with space for up to 16 guests across five bedrooms, it’s suitable for families or large friendship groups who want to make the most of everything this city has to offer. It’s in a perfect location for exploring, set in the vibrant neighborhood of Getsemani, with endless adventures all around. Inside the property, you’ll find two spaces: a large family suite with a dining room, bathroom, and two bedrooms overlooking the street and the four interior rooms that converge in a central courtyard with outdoor spaces and two terraces overlooking San Felipe Castle. It doesn’t matter which room you sleep in at this spot, you’ll wake up with beautiful views from every space.
Looking to go on vacation with a huge group of friends? This 11 bedroom mansion in the heart of the Old City has space for you and 21 of your closest friends. It’s a place you’ll also definitely win some brownie points for booking, thanks to its spectacular views and overall feeling of luxury. There’s everything you need here, no matter whether you’re using Airbnb as a home base for plenty of adventures or whether you’d prefer a relaxing break that makes use of everything within easy reach. If it’s the latter, you’ll be able to make use of the maid, who can cook a delicious breakfast and also clean the house. The private jacuzzi is one of the best seats in the house for admiring the surrounding city views and the toned-down decor sets the scene for a chilled-out few days.
This serviced apartment goes above and beyond when it comes to luxury living. Beautifully minimalist, it makes good use of its stone interiors to ensure you never forget you’re in the beautiful setting of Cartagena. With three bedrooms and space for up to six guests, it’s an absolutely stunning rental that’s loved by basically everyone who stays there. As well as a spacious pool, you’ll find all of the essential amenities here like Wi-Fi, TV and daily cleaning service. It’s in a prime location for exploring, with plenty of great restaurants, bars and shops within easy walking distance. Set opposite the Cathedral of Santa Catalina, you’ll start every morning here waking up watching the sunbeams dance on the plants or by watching the sunrise over the cathedral. As well as the bedrooms, there’s a living and dining room, a kitchenette with a laundry area, a bathroom and a patio.
You’ll never want to leave this stunning Airbnb, set high up in the sky with arguably the best views overlooking the entire city. A huge rental, it’s got room for up to 16 guests with lavish furnishings and its own private internal art gallery. This is an Airbnb for those who really want to appreciate the space they’re staying in, with uniquely designed bedrooms and an incredible rooftop pool. It’s also a great option for events with its water feature and sidebar, fans, a BBQ, a large pergola with shade, an industrial kitchen, ice machine and bar with everything you would need. Basically, if you’re looking to go all out on vacation, this is where you’ll want to stay. Rooms are spacious with individual balconies, Wi-Fi and private bathrooms. Throughout the rest of the house, you’ll discover screen smart televisions, an Onkyo stereo with speakers built into the ceiling and an entertainment unit with books and games.
Casa Santo Toribio is breathtakingly beautiful – an Airbnb Plus villa in an amazing location that you’ll never want to leave. It’s decorated with a minimal look; think white walls, interesting artwork and subtle touches throughout that really make it feel like an upmarket home, rather than just somewhere to sleep for a few nights. This Cartagena Airbnb can fit up to 12 guests across five bedrooms and is situated right in the heart of the Old City. It’s within easy reach of Plaza San Diego, Plaza Santo Domingo, and the top restaurants and nightclubs in the city. But, if you’re staying here, be prepared to want to spend a lot of your time inside the villa. Here, there’s a jacuzzi and one of the biggest pools in town: perfect for those long, sunshine-filled days. Your stay also includes a big daily breakfast, chef, a housekeeper from 8 am to 5 pm and a doorman.
Casa de Guerrero highlights the best of Getsemani’s artistic appeal with an apartment featuring just the right amount of color. If you’re someone who appreciates beautiful surroundings, this is the place to stay. This six-bedroom house has room for up to 23 guests across two floors. A house filled with history, it was carefully renovated in 2015 with modern touches but plenty of traditional hints left to admire. As well as the large bedrooms, this villa is home to a big dining room, two living rooms and a spacious swimming pool with sun loungers. There’s also a rooftop jacuzzi, with views overlooking the city. The house is in the middle of the block between Bar la Havana and La Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad and a few blocks away from la Torre del Reloj, making it a great spot for days of exploring.
This 17 bedroom colonial castle is definitely one to rave about to your friends. Filled with sweeping vines and exposed brickwork throughout, it’s a perfect fusion of traditional and modern living. Casa De Alba was recently renovated and comes with seven bedrooms, some with en-suite bathrooms and others with huge balconies. This entire Airbnb is a joy to wander around, with its arched windows and central pool in the courtyard. It’s an award-winning location set in the heart of Cartagena’s coolest neighborhood with the views to match. Stay here and spend your days tanning in the communal areas or evenings on the balcony listening to the sounds of the city all around you. As well as the endless facilities, this villa comes with a team of staff: butlers, maids, chefs and a barman. It’s got everything you need for a relaxing break.
This 12 bedroom mansion’s large, white-edged swimming pool is the centerpiece of this beautiful location. Located in the most iconic corner of Cartagena Old Town, it’s got beautiful street views from the ground floor and balconies overlooking the magic down below from the higher floors. 14 beds and room for up to 30 guests makes it great for casual family events or groups looking for a luxurious stay in Cartagena. Head to the rooftop for stunning cathedral views or wander over to the sundeck to bask in the heat while watching the waves from the nearby ocean. A whole team of helpful staff is included in the price of staying here, which means everything from butlers and housekeeping crew through to a gastronomic French chef, a bartender and a waiter.