Photo by Christian Lowery
Casa de Indias
This guesthouse, tucked into Cartagena's Old Town, instills the colonial architecture with a vibrant and eclectic aesthetic. The villa's history goes back to 1693, when it was owned by then-governor of Cartagena, Sancho Jimeno de Orozco. In 1979, ownership passed to the family of famed Colombian figurative artist and sculptor Fernando Botero, whose daughter, interior designer Lina Botero, redecorated the guesthouse and opened it to travelers in 2013. Inside, historic features like terra cotta–tone stucco walls and black-and-white marble tile floors lend an air of old-world grandeur. Botero added colorful textiles and pottery, rough-hewn wood furniture, and works by her father to create a lived-in yet exclusive feel. Individually decorated rooms are likewise warm and distinctive, with some showcasing original brick walls, and all offering iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. The 16-guest maximum capacity helps ensure a quiet atmosphere where guests are free to roam between palm-shaded patios, lounge around the outdoor pool, or take in panoramic city views from the rooftop terrace and hot tub.
Casa de Indias Courtyard Pool
Casa de Indias is a beautiful privately owned villa in Cartagena, with 10 bedrooms with a pool and jacuzzi, both on the main level and rooftop. It has so much authentic Colombian character and is owner by the Botero family.
Main level pool
Second Floor Blue Railing
Aerial View of Casa de Indias, Cartagena
Casa de Indias Rooftop Views
Casa de Indias Daybed
Casa de Indias Bathroom Window View
Cartagena, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia