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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
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Hot tubThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Sparkling clean14 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

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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

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House Rules

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


241 Reviews

Justin User Profile
September 2018
Expect to be well taken care of, I speak little Spanish and was helped wonderfully!
Kara User Profile
September 2018
We had a lovely stay at Marcus's place. The breakfast on the patio each morning was a nice touch--the fresh fruit juices were amazing! Marcus and his staff were totally hospitable and they even helped us arrange a tour to the Rosario Islands. His place is clean, tastefully decora…
Mark User Profile
August 2018
This really is such a beautiful place! Marcus and all the staff are so helpful and friendly they go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. I wish I could of stayed longer than I did but I was traveling so had to move on. Really can’t thank everyone involved enough. It’s clean…
Ugi User Profile
August 2018
So much to say. To be concise, Las Lezards was the best AirBNB experience I have had thus far. We stayed in a combination of rooms over our 4 days in Cartagena - 2 days in the Mexico Room and 2 Days in the Africa Room. First and foremost, Marcus was extremely communicative f…
Sorubiha User Profile
August 2018
Stunning room, lovely bathroom and outstanding hospitality. Staff went above and beyond to help us. Good location, 15 mins walk from the old town.
Med User Profile
August 2018
Charming place in an equally charming Cartagena neighborhood. Everyone with whom I interacted was welcoming and helpful. Worry-free experience.
Maria User Profile
August 2018
I had the best experience staying for almost a week. The place is so unique and kept in wonderful condition. I can’t say enough about how nice everyone was from helping with tours, dinner reservations and making sure the I got the local experience as a tourist. The location is su…

Hosted by Marcus

Miami, Florida, United StatesJoined in May 2011
Marcus User Profile
598 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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