Castle Finca in Guatape: An Amazing Experience
After taking two day trips out to Guatape, I knew that it was finally time to escape the city. Daniel and I booked the Castle Finca in Guatape, a gorgeous lake house located between El Penol and La Piedra, and we couldn’t be happier that we did!
This finca in Guatape is situated at the end of a small peninsula and boasts gorgeous lake views. In front of the house, though, was our own gated paradise. The courtyard features a pool, jacuzzi, multiple hammocks, and a bar and grill that are all surrounded by lush green gardens. Medellin disappeared from my mind the second I took a deep breath of the fresh clean country side air.
The Castle features 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, so it took quite a bit of exploring to get our bearings around the unique home. It also has plenty of staircases, balconies, and deck spaces scattered on all sides, showcasing every possible view from the home.
One of my favorite areas to relax was the large two story dock on the water behind the house. It was the perfect place to lean back and relax with shisha, watch the sunset, and soak in the simple quietness that we forget that we need so badly sometimes.
The next morning, we woke up with the sun rising over the water right outside the master windows. After snapping a few shots of the colorful show, we headed down to the dock for an early morning kayak trip out on the water. Sean provided everything that we needed at the home, so it was easy to grab them and get our adventure started.
Paddling along on the water was beyond serene. The multitude of houses built along the lake area are dream come true for any house hunter enthusiast. They range from ultra modern to flowery cottages to everything in between. Time slipped away imagining the different lives we would lead in each one. After our workout, it was time for a hard day’s work… laying out in the sun by the pool, while Daniel lounged reading in the hammocks in the shade.
When we wanted to head in to Guatape for dinner or drinks, it was easy to catch a ride. We just walked out to the road and waited for, well, anything to pass by. Buses, taxis, jeeps, tuk tuks, they all know where we’re heading and will stop to make sure we get there.
I easily could have spent a week out here away from it all. The worst part about the stay was saying goodbye to our lakeside home to return to Medellin.
If you need to feel refreshed and rejuvenated, this quiet lakeside finca in Guatapé is the place for you.
Check it out here, and plan your trip today!
All my love,
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Penthouse in Poblado: Torre Rossini
Daniel and I had the pleasure of staying in the Torre Rossini penthouse in Poblado for a night, and the experience was unforgettable.
As Poblado is my favorite neighborhood in Medellin, I had to check it out for a night. Picture this: you enter into a stunning two story sitting room, all white, with floor to ceiling windows.
The first floor also has a terrace, living and kitchen areas, and 4 bedrooms. Turn up a stone staircase to explore further, and you won’t be disappointed. The top floor left me speechless! It boasts an incredible terrace with panoramic views of the city, a hip lounge area, a bar, heated pool, jacuzzi, AND sauna and steam rooms.
The most incredible part of the top floor though, has to be the master suite. It’s excluded from the rest of the house for the ultimate private recharge zone, and it has glass windows on three of the four sides. I have to admit, I spent most of my time in the jacuzzi built into the floor – perfect for a hot bubble bath and a glass (or three) of champagne.
Want to relax even MORE while you enjoy the view? Try out the brand new massage table! When I decided to treat myself, Daniel, the bilingual manager, immediately sent over an amazing masseuse. It was my first ever massage (besides a weird experience in Thailand… but that’s a story for another time), and I think I’m probably ruined forever. How will I ever top a private massage in my own master suite with a view of Medellin?
Once I reached ultimate relaxation levels, I washed off in the bathroom that was actually bigger than apartments I’ve lived in before (not a joke, unfortunately), and took a dip in the rooftop pool. To say the day was perfect would definitely be an understatement.
After spending a lazy day in the pool and jacuzzi, we threw together a quick cheese and meat platter, lit up a shisha, and cracked a bottle of wine to finish the night on the cozy lit up terraces. With a full stomach and a hazy head, we cuddled up in the king size bed watching the city lights come on. With the entire city stretched out before me, I felt like the queen of Medellin, nodding off while overlooking the vast reaches of my kingdom.
The next morning, relaxed and refreshed, Daniel and I set an alarm to enjoy the sunrise. I’m definitely not a morning person, so this penthouse was perfect for someone as lazy as me. All we had to do was open our eyes and watch from bed!
The pinks and purples washing over the city and mountains set the tone for a perfect sunny day to follow, laying out on the pool deck and letting time pass without a care in the world. Breakfast prep and maid service is included in the cost, so we didn’t have to lift a finger our entire stay. Can I please go back now??
Have you ever been to a penthouse with a full spa, or seen a view as amazing as this one? If not, you NEED to check out the Torre Rossini penthouse in Poblado here on AirBnb! I promise, it’ll be a night of luxury you’ll never forget.
All my love,
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