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Romantic guesthouse in the center 1/African Room

Romantic guesthouse in the center 1/African Room

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Marcus is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Hot tubThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

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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, 2010

"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 2008

"...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 2007


Hot tub
Cable TV

House Rules

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

225 Reviews

Steve User Profile
May 2018
We had a fantastic 5 night stay with Marcus in Cartagena. One of the best places that we have stayed in our over 140 stays with Airbnb. Everything was perfect. And the people helping Marcus were so lovely. Don’t miss staying here if you are in Cartagena.
Greydon User Profile
May 2018
Amazing stay in Cartagena. The Africa room is wonderful and separate from the rest of the Airbnb. There’s a lovely staff that is very helpful. Wish we could have stayed longer thank you!!!
Jess User Profile
May 2018
Marcus' house is amazing! The location is perfect and within walking distance to many restaurants and hang out spots. His home is spotless and full of character. The breakfast was worth the price of the stay! The ladies that prepare the food are true gems and I fell in love with …
Kathryn User Profile
May 2018
Marcus's place was beyond lovely and hospitable. It's the perfect location, within walking distance of everything you'd want to explore in Cartagena. Marcus and his team are welcoming and kind, the food was great, and our stay was perfect. Would definitely go back!
Owen User Profile
April 2018
Marcus was very responsive and available both in person and via phone. The room is magnificent; clean and comfortable, the shower is quite unique and is the highlight feature of the room in my opinion. The staff was very hospitable, shout out to Angie for her amazing service; tip…
Hannah User Profile
April 2018
Our stay in the African Room at Marcus’ place was delightful. It was the first place we stayed in Colombia and they even picked us up from the airport which was a great and much appreciated bonus. Someone was waiting for us at arrivals and dropped us off right at the front door o…
Kevin User Profile
March 2018
The guesthouse is very cute and Marcus and his staff are all exceptionally great hosts! They really go above an beyond marking your stay enjoyable and helping you make arrangements for your trip. We ultimately stayed in the Santorini room rather than the Afrique room we had ini…

Hosted by Marcus

Miami, Florida, United StatesJoined in May 2011
Marcus User Profile
549 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. Have been living here for quiet 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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