5 Bedroom Cartagena Villa 3
Address: Cuba 1940, Calle Stuart #7-46, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
This impressive mansion occupies a very privileged position in the heart of San Diego which is where the city’s best restaurants and hotels can be found. Enter through the grand, wooden doors and you will gain a sense of the house’s colonial history but as you delve further inside you will find a contemporary, chic interior.
Cool, marble surfaces further add to the oasis of calm created by the sound of water splashing into the perfect blue pool and the lush greenery adjacent. Dark accents of wood and the vivid colours of the artwork in the open-air living room provide a contrast and ensure that the design is both simple and striking. The feeling of grandeur is pervasive in the high-backed chairs at the stately dining table where your guests can be fed delights from the modern, equipped kitchen and in the fabulously light-filled formal living area and its high ceilings.
The bedrooms follow in the theme of understated luxury with attention to modern comfort and all with their own bathrooms. The standout is the master bedroom. Peering down from its private balcony that overlooks the pool or showering in its unique, tiled bathroom you will truly feel like royalty of a bygone era. Ascending the stairs leads you to two separate terraces and a last bedroom, all with views of the glistening Caribbean sea and the rest of Cartagena’s thriving Old Town.
Cartagena’s Old Town features the well-preserved remains of the colonial city walls (“ciudad amurallada”). With its narrow streets and brightly painted colonial buildings, it’s the perfect setting to shelter from the midday sun or end the day with a cold beer in one of the dozens of fancy restaurants and clubs.