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You'll want for nothing in our luxurious penthouse in the heart of centro historico! Enjoy all the comforts of home and more in our finely appointed apartment. One master suite has views and terrace access, with a modern bathroom plus a jacuzzi tub for 2 in a rock walled alcove. The other master suite has charming colonial decor with a huge rock and granite wood-burning fireplace and bathroom with dual sinks and rain shower. Both master suites feature king sized beds of the highest quality and comfort available, featuring a full 4 inches of memory foam pillowtop on a supportive orthopedic core. They also include private bathrooms with showers, bathrobes, bowl sinks and granite, plus 32' LED TVs. The third bedroom has a rustic theme with two comfortable twin beds, views and terrace access. All beds feature a choice between 500 thread count cotton or warmer microfleece linens, as well as fluffy down alternative comforters with duvets and blankets. All three bedrooms and the living room feature vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams. The social bathroom has a glass block shower, toilet, and even a urinal. The gourmet kitchen features gorgeous granite, a dishwasher, 6 burner stove and oven, microwave and large fridge with filtered water and ice in the door. The Living room has a soft comfortable sectional and a 42' LG plasma TV with a huge DVD library and Direct TV HD with DVR and a Blu Ray player. All rooms have DVD players. The entire apartment includes a terrace with unobstructed 6th floor views over centro, including a granite breakfast bar overlooking the impressive icon of Cuenca, the new cathedral.
Our home is cleaned to a strict standard between each set of visitors, and cleaned and stocked according to a checklist, so that you can rest assured that you'll have a wonderful stay free of the common pitfalls of stays in a foreign country. The kitchen is equipped with all of the dinnerware, cookware, silverware and barware you will need, plus small and large appliances. We provide paper towels, sugar, salt, pepper, coffee and tea. The towels are plush and plentiful and we provide thick toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap and blow dryers in each of the three bathrooms. We provide 3 huge flat-screen televisions, one smaller flat-screen TV, all with DVD or Blu Ray players and two with Direct TV HD with DVR, a huge video library, high-speed wireless internet, and even a brand new 17' laptop so that you can leave your computer at home! We also provide a local cell phone and a home phone, if needed for a small fee. The building has an elevator straight to our door that only services 3 apartments, so you won't have to climb any stairs like in most centro homes, or even wait for a busy elevator like in a high rise. The building is very secure with a friendly guard from morning to night. When the guard isn't there, you are behind 3 locked metal doors. The apartment is quiet as it is 5 stories up, with dual-paned laminated glass throughout and no walls are shared with any neighbors. There are just 2 other residences, and the rest of the building is occupied by offices, mostly law offices. If you have a rental car, there is a parking lot next door. If you have more than 6 people, there is an extra double mattress to sleep two more, and a dining room table for 8. For your comfort, all rooms have black-out curtains, there are portable heaters, a wood burning and an electric fireplace, a double electric blanket, and extra pillows and blankets, and unlimited hot water. There is a full-sized washer with hot water and gas dryer for your use. We use only hypo-allergenic fragrance-free detergents.
A small selection of books in English for adults in several genres is provided for your enjoyment....moreless
DVD players are on all TVs, and the one in the living room also plays Blu-Ray....moreless
Nice selection of award-winning new board games for all ages, plus cards, dominoes, and chess....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
Direct TV HD with DVR (like TiVo) and English channels is provided in the living room and jacuzzi master....moreless
Apartment includes 4 flat-panel TVs all with DVD players. 42', 32', 32' and 22'. All are HD except the 22'....moreless
We have a large DVD library with titles from all genres and some TV series. Find what you want in our organized and searchable laptop database with box art, ratings, descriptions and trailers....moreless
Duty Free Shops
Local Services & Businesses
Views of the historic district, with many churches including the famous new cathedral....moreless
Views of the surrounding mountains from the large terrace and 3 rooms....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Dining table for 8, plus kitchen bar for 3, and breakfast bar on terrace for 2 with cathedral views, and bistro table for 2....moreless
Two fireplaces. Electric fireplace in living room provides heat and ambiance, and a wood-burning fireplace is in the colonial master bedroom....moreless
2 fireplaces, portable radiator and electric heaters and blankets ensure your comfort on cold nights....moreless
2 High-speed wireless internet providers, as well as a 17' laptop, and printer/copier/scanner/fax....moreless
Iron & Board
Luxury linens provided including 500 thread count sheets, warm microfleece sheets, fluffy down-alternative comforters, blankets, and an assortment of pillows including traditional & memory foam....moreless
Features sectional sofa for 7 plus 3 ottomans, and great entertainment center....moreless
Secure uncovered parking is available adjacent to the building for $14 per day....moreless
Landline telephone is available for local calls, with Skype available on provided laptop for free international calls. Local cell phone also provided for a fee....moreless
Plenty of thick fluffy white bath towels, hand towels and wash clothes are provided....moreless
Private laundry area includes American-made machines in English. Laundry soap is provided and there is a dryer and line to hang delicates....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
Includes dishes, utensils, glassware, barware, cookware & bakeware with more than enough for 8 people....moreless
Full kitchen includes everything you may need with all new appliances and gorgeous Brazilian granite....moreless
Paper towels, coffee, coffee filters, tea, sugar, salt, pepper, and some condiments are provided....moreless
Side-by-side includes filtered ice and water in the door....moreless
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $120 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $93 Nightly
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Rates subject to change up until booking is confirmed by a deposit.
$250 deposit required to hold your dates. This will become your fully-refundable security deposit. 50% of the rent is due 4 months before your stay, and the balance is due 2 days before your stay. We accept payment via PayPal, wire transfer, Flip-Key by Trip Advisor, or Bitcoin.
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There is no better location in Cuenca Ecuador! This is the hub of culture and nightlife in the heart of Centro Historico. We are on Luis Cordero, the same street as the main central plaza Parque Calderon, just 2 blocks down from the plaza between it and the famous Tomebamba river. We are surrounded by the best restaurants in town, open air markets, churches, plazas, bars, cafes and theaters. If you are coming to investigate Cuenca as a potential destination for retirement or relocation, you'll be happy to discover all of the popular expat hangouts, socials, and events within blocks of here. You can walk from this central location to pretty much anywhere you may want to go in Cuenca. From here you can usually get around without climbing stairs, as our building has an elevator and we are already in Centro, which is higher than most of the suburbs. There is even a nearby mall (Millenium Plaza) with fast food and American movies in English that's just a short walk down the charming Tres De Noviembre river walk (El Baranco). You can watch parades or fireworks right from the huge terrace! Should you want to leave the historic center (El Centro) or river area, taxis are readily available on our street and bus stops are nearby. Even though we are in the heart of downtown Cuenca, our 5th floor penthouse ensures a tranquil oasis with it's doubled glazed and laminated sound control windows and lack of shared walls.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We are professionals from Southern California who have been living and working abroad since the end of 2011. We enjoy traveling, scuba diving, foreign languages and animals. So far, we have lived in California, North Carolina, Caribbean Mexico, Andean Ecuador, Antigua Guatemala, and Medellin Colombia. We have visited many US cities, including New York, Hawaii and DC, as well as cities in the countries of France, Belize, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Ecuador, Croatia, Spain, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia and Cambodia. We plan to continue seeing the world while renting out our beautiful penthouse apartment in the historic center of Cuenca Ecuador.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: Our apartment is a unique rental in the historic el centro. It is the penthouse of the tallest building in the area, providing for great unobstructed views, privacy and lots of sunlight. Most buildings the UNESO heritage area do not have elevators, however ours does. We love all of the great nearby restaurants, attractions, shopping and cultural events just steps our out door.