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Quiet Riverbank Location in Downtown Cuenca. Fully Furnished!

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Casa-Rio condo is on the upper floors of the white building.

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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casa-Rio is fully furnished, including WiFi and laundry, in the best location in Cuenca!! It is on the Rio Tomebamba, which flows through the center of town. Nearby stone steps lead up from the river to the city center's cathedrals, restaurants, museums, and markets. A bridge leads across the river to parks, supermarkets, modern hospitals, and a movie complex; all within four or five blocks of the apartment.

Casa-Rio is modern and spacious, especially suitable for families or groups, and less expensive than a hotel. It has all the conveniences and comforts of home in the midst of a vibrant native culture.

You can surf the internet, watch DirecTV with many English-language channels, do your laundry, cook your favorite foods, or just sip coffee on your private balcony overlooking the river.

Casa-Rio is a two story, 3500 square feet home with two master suites with queen beds and en suite baths. One bath has a jetted tub in addition to a separate shower. The third bedroom has twin beds and opens onto a large balcony. The fourth bedroom is set up as an office with a small sofabed. The third bath has a bathtub and separate shower.

Located on the fourth and fifth floor of a secure six-unit building, Casa-Rio has views of the river, mountains, and Parque de la Madre from three balconies. There is no elevator, but a guard who will help you carry your luggage up the stairs.

From the balcony you can watch daily life in a different culture. See kids walking to school and folks getting on and off the bus. In the park across the river, watch families playing soccer, jogging on the path, or just eating ice cream. Listen to concerts and events. Observe parades and maybe even demonstrations. Watch women doing laundry in the river and sweethearts sitting in the sun. All without leaving the balcony!

When you arrive you will be met at the airport and taken to the condo. Your driver will give you the keys and explain how things work. He is also available for hire to help with translation or to take you anywhere you want to go, such as the mineral baths or the Inca ruins at Ingapirca.

In the condo is information on local places of interest. There are directions to markets, restaurants, and an English bookstore with helpful owners. We have included the phone number of a good doctor who speaks English and will come to the house in the middle of the night if you need him.

We've set up Casa-Rio to make your vacation relaxed and interesting. We want you to be comfortable while you enjoy Ecuador!

Keywords: Secure building of six units, near park, restaurants, museums, supermarket, transportation. Walk up to penthouse apartment.

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 4
  • 3300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Downstairs Master: 1 queen

    With ensuite bath...moreless

  • Upstairs Master: 1 queen

    With ensuite bath...moreless

  • Twin Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Office with sofabed: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Guest Bath near Living Room: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Maid's Bath Near Laundry: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Master Ensuite Bath Downstairs: toilet, shower, bidet

    towels, soap, shampoo, hair dryer...moreless

  • Master Ensuite Bath Upstairs: toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet

    towels, soap, shampoo, hair dryer...moreless

  • Hall Bath Upstairs: toilet, tub, shower

    towels, soap, shampoo, hair dryer...moreless

Other Amenities

  • You can walk everywhere! Close to restaurants (one is halfway up the stairs to the central city), museums, parks, the central square, movies, language schools. The apartment is on the fourth and fifth floors; there is NO elevator in the building. The friendly building superintendent will help carry your luggage....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV with English channels...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Quality speakers for iPod provided....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View:

    Located right on the Rio Tomebamba....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    Computer with printer and scanner is provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Portable electric heaters are provided....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality sheets from the US...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large flat-screen TV, DVD player, computer, printer, maps, guide books, and a balcony overlooking the river...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Local cell phone is provided, with pre-paid minutes and useful phone numbers. But a US cellphone works well here....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Secure parking for two cars is available for our guests at the entrance to the building....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Use your laptop anywhere in the condo or out on the balcony....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Unusual for Ecuador!...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Cuenca water is safe to drink....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas oven with additional electric warming drawer...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We supply paper goods and cooking needs such as spices, cooking oil, coffee, etc. You will find fresh fruit and cheese for your arrival....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side freezer, filtered water and ice in the door....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove with 4 burners plus a griddle...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Riverview balconies on both levels....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool at nearby University of Cuenca is open to the public....moreless

  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are for up to four people. Additional guests will be $20 per night per extra person.

Invoice will be sent via PayPal. Booking fee required for reservation, remainder due 30 days before arrival. For more than four guests, $20 per night per person will be added.


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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

In the Cuenca area: parades and local celebrations, tours to nearby towns, Cajas National Park, Ingapirca Inca ruins. Tours may be arranged with our local representative.

On the coast: We recommend Casa Grande, a great B&B in Bahia de Caraquez. The owner, Patricio Tamariz also has a new book about the history and archeology of the Ecuador coast The Secret of Paradise: Mysteries of the Pacific Coast of Ecuador, available from Amazon.com via Kindle. Ask about his tour of a nearby archeological site.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We are a retired couple who live in Texas when we can't be at home in Ecuador. We love to travel and to meet fellow travelers.

Why the Owner Chose Cuenca:
Cuenca is a combination of spring-like weather all year round, mountain views, native Andean culture, low cost of living, eight universities, modern medical care, and airport access. Ecuador is tourist-friendly and uses the US dollar. Burger King and Papa John's Pizza are available for those days you've just got to have familiar food.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
I like being in the center of the city where I can walk to everything. But I still have the gentle sound of the river flowing by. Most of all, I enjoy watching daily life on the riverbank.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Casa-Rio condo is on the upper floors of the white building.

    Casa-Rio condo is on the upper floors of the white building.

  • Stone steps lead up from the Rio Tomebamba to the center of Cuenca.

    Stone steps lead up from the Rio Tomebamba to the center of Cuenca.

  • Living room and door out to a balcony overlooking the river.

    Living room and door out to a balcony overlooking the river.

  • The dining room seats eight people and is open to the living room and stairs.

    The dining room seats eight people and is open to the living room and stairs.

  • The main level master suite opens to its own bath and a private balcony.

    The main level master suite opens to its own bath and a private balcony.

  • Fully stocked kitchen with gas stove, including oven and warming drawer.

    Fully stocked kitchen with gas stove, including oven and warming drawer.

  • The second level has a lounge with another TV.

    The second level has a lounge with another TV.

  • The upper master bath has jetted tub, separate shower, a bidet, lots of storage.

    The upper master bath has jetted tub, separate shower, a bidet, lots of storage.

  • The upstairs balcony is accessible from the office and the twin-bed room.

    The upstairs balcony is accessible from the office and the twin-bed room.

  • The main bath upstairs has a bathtub and a separate shower.

    The main bath upstairs has a bathtub and a separate shower.

  • Lots of play equipment in the park across the river.

    Lots of play equipment in the park across the river.

  • The RioTomebamba flows through the center of Cuenca, past the condo's front door

    The RioTomebamba flows through the center of Cuenca, past the condo's front door

  • Private balconies look toward Parque de la Madre and the new part of Cuenca.

    Private balconies look toward Parque de la Madre and the new part of Cuenca.

  • Living room with large screen TV and DirecTV service.

    Living room with large screen TV and DirecTV service.

  • This colorful map of Ecuador was painted by local artist Lanner Diaz.

    This colorful map of Ecuador was painted by local artist Lanner Diaz.

  • The laundry has a washer, dryer, and hot water which is unusual for Ecuador.

    The laundry has a washer, dryer, and hot water which is unusual for Ecuador.

  • Modern appliances: microwave, large refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, etc.

    Modern appliances: microwave, large refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, etc.

  • The upper level master bedroom has its own bath with jetted tub.

    The upper level master bedroom has its own bath with jetted tub.

  • Third bedroom with twin beds and access to the balcony.

    Third bedroom with twin beds and access to the balcony.

  • The fourth bedroom is set up as an office with sofabed.

    The fourth bedroom is set up as an office with sofabed.

  • Parque de la Madre's 'Mother' statue, across the river from Casa-Rio.

    Parque de la Madre's 'Mother' statue, across the river from Casa-Rio.

  • New planetarium coming to the park across the river.

    New planetarium coming to the park across the river.

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Date last modified - Friday, April 24, 2015

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  • Sleeps
    7
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3.75
  • Property type
    Condo
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/22/2015
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