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Elizabeth, January 2017: My husband and I have just had the most outstanding rental experience we’ve had in our 40 years of renting property. There wasn’t one thing we might have wanted or needed that wasn’t there already–with clear instructions on how to use everything. The building was well run. The landlord was welcoming and very gracious and helpful. I would stay in this property again. It was very clean and very comfortable.
Ginnie, December 2016: My sister and I spent a wonderful week in late December at Casa Barbara. The layout of the condominium was perfect for two adult siblings (or two couples) who are used to living in their own homes a half continent apart (or also for people who live in closer proximity–LOL). The two bedrooms function as mini-suites, with individual bathrooms, dressing rooms/walk-in-closets and balcony access. Speaking of the balcony, I’ve already complained to Barbara about this: with the breeze, the seating and the view, it was extremely difficult to tear ourselves away to go the short distance to the old, walled city, except for meals at the fantastic restaurants, shopping and some sightseeing. And I especially enjoyed being able to literally run across the street to the beach. Mary cooked us a delicious meal one day, with fresh fish, coconut rice and plantain croquettes, accompanied by a refreshing fresh fruit drink. Apparently she enjoyed having my sister watch, and happily showed her what she was doing each step of the way. She also does a great job of cleaning and doing the laundry. I could go on, and I’d be happy to answer questions from future renters. And yes, we will return.
Rene, November 2016: Super comfortable and clean apartment overlooking the Caribbean. The breeze off the ocean was luscious, the perfect distance from the old city. Wifi was strong and consistent. Very much enjoyed the cooking lessons provided by Mari. Learned how to make patacónes, coconut rice and local fish recipes. Barb was a great resource for history, shopping and festive outings. Looking forward to another visit.
Jody, August 2016: If you decide to travel to Cartagena, this is the most amazing condo to invest your time and money. EVERYTHING is available inside and the spacious balcony + view is SPECTACULAR. The decor is soothing and the environment is well stocked. We had the most pleasurable moments on the balcony! Barbara does an excellent job leaving detailed instructions and points of contact. I highly recommend this space.
Jo, June 2016: Barbara’s apartment was just as the photos show; clean, spacious, super comfortable, the essentials and more were provided for and the view and sunset were amazing!! Communication was great and both Barbara and Tara (property manager) were lovely and helpful in all respects. I couldn’t recommend this apartment highly enough. The apartment is handy for the beach, old town and all the other places you would wish to be within a short walk from.