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Penthouse in Cuenca's Historic District. Sound-Proofed. Jacuzzi.

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Sacrifice nothing at Parque Place Penthouse in Cuenca!

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Last updated: 09/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 5
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Direct elevator to our door

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Colonial Master: 1 king

    Wood-burning fireplace, 32' LED TV with DVD player...moreless

  • Jacuzzi Master: 1 king

    Jacuzzi Tub, Views, 32' LED TV, DVD player & Direct TV...moreless

  • Rustic 3rd Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Twin beds w/ canopies, Views, Deck Access & 22' TV w/ DVD...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Social Bathroom: toilet, shower

    includes urinal...moreless

  • Jacuzzi Mater Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Jacuzzi tub for 2 with colored lights...moreless

  • Colonial Mater Bath: toilet, shower

    Dual sinks & Rainfall Shower...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A small selection of books in English for adults in several genres is provided for your enjoyment....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD players are on all TVs, and the one in the living room also plays Blu-Ray....moreless

  • Games:

    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

  • Television:

    Apartment includes 4 flat-panel TVs all with DVD players. 42', 32', 32' and 22'. All are HD except the 22'....moreless

  • Video Library:

    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

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Views of the historic district, with many churches including the famous new cathedral....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Views of the surrounding mountains from the large terrace and 3 rooms....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    Direct elevator to our door...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Two fireplaces. Electric fireplace in living room provides heat and ambiance, and a wood-burning fireplace is in the colonial master bedroom....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 fireplaces, portable radiator and electric heaters and blankets ensure your comfort on cold nights....moreless

  • Internet:

    2 High-speed wireless internet providers, as well as a 17' laptop, and printer/copier/scanner/fax....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    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

  • Living Room:

    Features sectional sofa for 7 plus 3 ottomans, and great entertainment center....moreless

  • Parking:

    Secure uncovered parking is available adjacent to the building for $14 per day....moreless

  • Telephone:

    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

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of thick fluffy white bath towels, hand towels and wash clothes are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Private laundry area includes American-made machines in English. Laundry soap is provided and there is a dryer and line to hang delicates....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Includes dishes, utensils, glassware, barware, cookware & bakeware with more than enough for 8 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen includes everything you may need with all new appliances and gorgeous Brazilian granite....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels, coffee, coffee filters, tea, sugar, salt, pepper, and some condiments are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove:

    6 burner gas stove with griddle and oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Huge 5th floor terrace spans 3 rooms and has plants, a bar, loveseat and bistro set, all with lovely views of historic el centro....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Jacuzzi bathtub for two with colored light show, rock walls and waterfall faucet is provided in one bedroom....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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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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Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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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Location

3.3 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Mariscal Lamar International Airport
15 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Numerous on Calle Larga
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Cuenca Golf Club
15 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
California Kitchen, La Cigale, Oviado, etc.
170 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Machala

Car: Not Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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.


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Speaks: english, spanish

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  • Sacrifice nothing at Parque Place Penthouse in Cuenca!

    Sacrifice nothing at Parque Place Penthouse in Cuenca!

  • Melt away the stress of travel with a hot soak, soft robe and plush king bed!

    Melt away the stress of travel with a hot soak, soft robe and plush king bed!

  • Both masters feature king beds, ensuite baths, & 32' TVs. Which will you choose?

    Both masters feature king beds, ensuite baths, & 32' TVs. Which will you choose?

  • The colonial master has a wood-burning fireplace, persian rug, and king bed.

    The colonial master has a wood-burning fireplace, persian rug, and king bed.

  • Both masters have the best mattresses, with 4' of memory foam & 500 TC sheets.

    Both masters have the best mattresses, with 4' of memory foam & 500 TC sheets.

  • Feel at home in our comfy 'sala', while the views remind you you're in Cuenca.

    Feel at home in our comfy 'sala', while the views remind you you're in Cuenca.

  • Our gourmet kitchen is stocked for living, not just the bare minimum.

    Our gourmet kitchen is stocked for living, not just the bare minimum.

  • Our 3rd bedroom is no slouch either, with killer views and local artisan crafts.

    Our 3rd bedroom is no slouch either, with killer views and local artisan crafts.

  • Twin beds also feature nice mattresses and fine high-threadcount linens.

    Twin beds also feature nice mattresses and fine high-threadcount linens.

  • We have many award-winning and top rated board games for all ages!

    We have many award-winning and top rated board games for all ages!

  • Half of our large 5.5 floor terrace

    Half of our large 5.5 floor terrace

  • Enjoy a morning coffee or nightcap while admiring the stunning 'new cathedral'!

    Enjoy a morning coffee or nightcap while admiring the stunning 'new cathedral'!

  • Sound-insulating windows let you  have peace in the heart of the action.

    Sound-insulating windows let you have peace in the heart of the action.

  • Choose from numerous colors to suit your mood or let them cycle as you soak!

    Choose from numerous colors to suit your mood or let them cycle as you soak!

  • All 3 bathrooms feature shampoo, conditioner, soap, lidded trashcan & hair dryer.

    All 3 bathrooms feature shampoo, conditioner, soap, lidded trashcan & hair dryer.

  • This master has antique crystal light fixtures and molded ceilings.

    This master has antique crystal light fixtures and molded ceilings.

  • The colonial master bath features dual sinks, a rain shower head and hair dryer.

    The colonial master bath features dual sinks, a rain shower head and hair dryer.

  • Keep warm with an electric fireplace & heaters, and entertained with a 42' TV.

    Keep warm with an electric fireplace & heaters, and entertained with a 42' TV.

  • Enjoy a dishwasher, 6-burner stove, oven, microwave, filtered icemaker, & more!

    Enjoy a dishwasher, 6-burner stove, oven, microwave, filtered icemaker, & more!

  • The huge closet has a safe, iron, ironing board & plush robe. 24' TV and DVD.

    The huge closet has a safe, iron, ironing board & plush robe. 24' TV and DVD.

  • Yes, the 17' laptop, printer, ink and paper ARE included! So are the umbrellas!

    Yes, the 17' laptop, printer, ink and paper ARE included! So are the umbrellas!

  • The social bathroom has a shower, hair dryer, and even a urinal!

    The social bathroom has a shower, hair dryer, and even a urinal!

  • Terrace enjoys unobstructed views of the historic center & access from 3 rooms!

    Terrace enjoys unobstructed views of the historic center & access from 3 rooms!

  • The yellow circle shows our prime location between the main square and river!

    The yellow circle shows our prime location between the main square and river!

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