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Romantic guesthouse in the center 1/African Room

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Romantic guesthouse in the center 1/African Room

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
Marcus is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean10 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

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Romantic guesthouse in the center/ the Souvenir d'Afrique room.

A beautiful and romantic colonial guesthouse in Cartagena de Indias, in the vibrant and traditional Getsemani area, one of the last truly exotic places in the Caribbean, the most dynamic downtown location where new luxury boutique hotels, bars and restaurants sprawl. Positioned in a quiet street, away from traffic and commercial activities, and just a few feet from the Arsenal and the booming Calle del Guerrero night spots and at walking distance from all the best restaurants.

The house is a mix of colonial and mediterranean style designed by award winning architect and decorated with african elements and maps brought back by the owner in his African journeys. All rooms are customed designed and fully equipped. The cotto floors with spanish ceramic accents help you cool down and unwind surrounded by an abundant tropical vegetation with adult mango and palm trees.

Guests can relax in the patios and enjoy an open air tile jacuzzi on the terrace and a mirador/solarium with view on the Cathedral, the churches of San Pedro and La Trinidad and the Castillo San Felipe. The house is on a north-south axis and enjoys plenty of natural ventilation.

Souvenir d'Afrique.
This is the main bedroom with 1 king bed, a library filled with an interesting collection of books from all over the world and a tv area with sofa or twin bed. Private bathroom with sea souvenirs from Massawa. Minibar, wifi, a small flat screen tv. Africa inspired decoration. 400 count sheets, hard and soft pillows. The atmosphere, cozy and exotic, the tones from whites to khakis and the cotton mosquito net around the bed will take you to the shores of the Red (Website hidden by Airbnb) part of a broader Colombian reawakening, the city is resurfacing with boutique hotels, fusion-seeking restaurants and new fashion labels that turn sleepy towns into global destinations. Tourists are descending on its galleries, strolling idly down its byways, reveling with locals at New Year’s Eve parties in public plazas. Travelers now call it Latin America’s hippest secret." The New York Times May 2, (Phone number hidden by Airbnb)
"Take a dash of faded colonial grandeur, then add a dose of sultry nightlife and an influx of cosmopolitan travelers seeking the next great Caribbean hot spot. Oliver Schwaner-Albright sets his sights on an emerging Colombian getaway that delivers all this and more." Travel + Leisure April (Phone number hidden by Airbnb)
"...recently, the Colombian port town of Cartagena has become an unlikely food destination, attracting the kind of culinary travelers who spend their vacations in Rome and Paris. And what they find is a city far more exotic, but no less adroit at catering to sophisticated palates...200-year-old Spanish colonial mansions refurbished with crisp interiors, trendy bistros that elevate plantains to haute fare, and theatrical rooms buzzing with dignitaries in starched collars and Windsor knots sipping minty rum drinks..." The New York Times Octob (Phone number hidden by Airbnb)
"David Ebershoff visits this dreamy city by the sea, a place that wears its rich history as lightly as it does its languorous charm." Conde Nast Traveller March (Phone number hidden by Airbnb)


Hair dryer
Hot tub
Laptop friendly workspace

House Rules

No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 1PM and check out by 11AM


253 Reviews

Helen User Profile
December 2018
We couldn’t be more pleased with our stay with Marcus. The room was very thoughtfully decorated, comfortable, and quiet. Staff were extremely polite and accommodating. We would highly recommend a stay here for anyone traveling to Cartagena.
Kyle User Profile
November 2018
Marcus has a beautiful home that is located in an Ideal location for all guests. The staff was great at planning local trips to make sure everything ran smoothly. I would definitely stay at his home again.
Kay User Profile
November 2018
A comfy and cozy place to call home while you're on vacation. Marcus's hospitality was awesome and his staff was very accommodating to your needs. The location was very convenient. Most of the attractions were a short walk away, 10 to 15 minutes the most. I had a very pleasant st…
Natacha User Profile
November 2018
I enjoyed my stay. The neighborhood is lively, friendly and safe. All of the women on staff were helpful. Marcus was also a text away with recommendations and advice. The “pet” turtle was a wonderfully, cute surprise.
Reza User Profile
November 2018
Would go back to Marcus’ place 100x over. Only 10 min walk to the old city and in such a cool neighbourhood with tons of cool restaurants and bars. Marcus had amazing tips for bars/restaurants/excursions. He booked an amazing excursion for us so quickly and gave us a secret tip t…
Robert User Profile
October 2018
An outstanding AirBnB in a perfect old city Cartagena location. 2 room suite with excellent bed and amenities. Bathroom and shower excellent. Excellent air conditioning and perfect location near city squares and activities. Would definitely stay there again.
Aja User Profile
October 2018
Lovely place in Getsemani! Unfortunately I didn't get to meet Marcus, but he was consistent and speedy with his communication, and his co-host at the listing was extremely helpful and sweet. Breakfast outside was a lovely touch as well. Thank you so much!

Hosted by Marcus

Miami, Florida, United StatesJoined in May 2011
Marcus User Profile
622 Reviews
Marcus is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Photographer, deeply in love with Cartagena. I'have been living here for quite a while and have a wealth of information and hints on the city to share.
Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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