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Located in the Heart of Cuenca's Historic Center

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cuenca apartment description

The perfect location for exploring Cuenca's Historic Center.Beautiful ceramic tile floors; new glass ceilings and ventilation; new lighting; custom built furniture; Direct TV cable channels delivering international news and sports (IE: CNN ESPN, BBC); extensive new DVD library, new Magic Jack plus allows you to make unlimited free call to North America (without a computer), and to top it off new original works of art by internationally renowned Peruvian artists. Located just 1 1/2 blocks from Parque Calderon and the famous cathedral, and 1/2 block from Simon Bolivar language school. The apartment is on the main floor and the back side of the building away from the roaring traffic, horns and alarms, loud music from all the shops and smog that permeates the historic center. A glass wall in the bedroom overlooks the little private terrace with a mural custom designed/painted by the famous Ecudorian artist Ernesto Galaraza. The entire ceiling in kitchen, eating bar, and terrace are glass providing lots of natural light. You will enjoy a top quality Teka glass cook top and electric oven; a full size stacking washer/dryer; a full size fridge with separate freezer; stainless steel cooking pots; toaster; coffee pot; microwave; nice dishes; glasses and utensils; 100% cotton linens and towels (imported from the US); hair dryer; ironing board/iron; and a 32' Sony Bravia TV and DVD player. Skype with friends and family via the Wireless Internet. A 30 gallon US style hot water tank, assures you will always have a hot shower. A space heater is provided for those chilly Cuenca mornings and evenings. Top quality decor and custom built furniture includes an excellent quality Queen size pillow top mattress in the bedroom. A sofa sleeper in the living room will accommodate another adult or two children. Weekly housekeeping services are provided for stays of more than 8 days. Basic supplies are provided such as laundry detergent, toilet paper, napkins, shampoo, soap, coffee filters and enough coffee for your first couple of mornings. Free pickup and transportation to the apartment from the Aiport, Bus Station or Shuttle Office is provided on arrival date. Please note that there is one flight of stairs to access the apartment. There is onsite Security during business hours. A cell phone is available for use during your stay...just purchase minutes. Longer stays mean greater discounts - ask for rates.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 465 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : One flight of stairs to climb

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom has a custom built bed and pillow top mattress. Extra blankets and pillows and 100% cotton sheets are provided. Lot's of closet space for hanging clothes. Overlooks a small glass roof covered courtyard with a custom painted mural by a well known Cuencao artist. A security safe in the closet will store a 15' laptop plus room for much more. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Most basic pantry items are provided including coffee filters, salt, pepper, sugar and some spices and condiments, napkins and all cleaning supplies. Coffee is provided for your first 2 days...moreless

          • Dining:

            Dining area is a granite bar with 4 custom built bar stools...replica's of some Pottery Barn bar stools I love....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen has been completely redone with new cabinets, granite counter tops and new appliances....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Complete kitchen ware and dishes for all your cooking and even baking needs....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Black and Decker Stainless Steel pot....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Is full size with a separate freezer....moreless

          • Stove:

            Excellent quality Teka Glass cooktop...moreless

          • Oven:

            Excellent Quality Teka electric oven...moreless

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            All customer built wood furniture and a sofa sleeper. TV, DVD player, and DVD library with over 100 DVD's...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All linens provided have been imported from the US...100% cotton....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Full size stacking washer and dryer...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Apartment has been upgraded with 220V GROUNDED electric. Weekly housekeeping services are provided free of charge for stays of more than 8 days. A cell phone is available for use during your stay. Just pay for minutes....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Music is provided via Direct TV Music channels...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Yes...DVD player is provided...moreless

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Magic Jack Plus for free unlimited calls to and from North America...moreless

              Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Small private terrace off the bedroom. Listen to the rain while reading a book or enjoying a cup of coffee....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Tennis
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Ruins
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Standard pricing
                  5 night min stay
                  $35
                  $245

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Inquire about discounts for longer stays.

                  Rate are subject to change until reservation has been made.

                  Payment due in full at booking plus a $250.00 fully refundable damage/loss deposit. ($45.00 lost phone charge/$30.00 lost key charge (to re-key locks))


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                  Last updated: 07/10/2014
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                  Location

                  • Museo del Banco Central

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                    "This is hands down my favorite restaurant in the city. Excellent food, wonderful rustic déco..."

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                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  CUE
                  Cuenca
                  Nearest Barpub
                  In Hotel El Dorado next door
                  Cuenca
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Hotel El Dorado next door

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Located on one of the busiest and safest streets in the city center. Walk to everything - Museums; historic sites; churches; some of the best restaurants in the city; bars; coffee shops; art galleries; tourist center; indigenous markets (crafts, fresh fruits and vegetables); grocery stores; liquor stores; boutiques (selling clothing, shoes, purses, fine jewelry, handcrafts); flower markets; free concerts; parks; and rivers. There is a grocery store next door to the apartment building. It is walking distance to Central Bus Station for out of the city excursions. Just minutes to the Airport.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: I moved to Cuenca in November of 2010 (from Seattle Washington) and am enjoying my new life immensely. I enjoy sharing my experiences with people that are considering the BIG MOVE themselves.

                  Why the Owner Chose Cuenca:
                  Cuenca is an amazing city with a perfect climate (for someone from Seattle), rich culture, and warm and friendly people. When I bought this property I was looking for a small place in the historic center that would provide a quiet and peaceful retreat for people visiting the city. Having stayed in the city center during my first trip to Cuenca, I know how miserable it can be to not get any sleep due to constant noise. Since this apartment is located on the back side of the building it is completely protected from not only all the street noise but the smog that is a problem in Cuenca.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  QUIET, SAFE, and the LOCATION couldn't be better. Architecture in the city center is interesting and unique and this apartment is a fine example of that. With my interior design background I was able to see the potential and created a beautiful and cozy retreat for visitors. This apartment has everything you'll need to live comfortably for a few days or several weeks.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Living room TV/DVD cabinets

                    Living room TV/DVD cabinets

                  • Art in dining area

                    Art in dining area

                  • Granite dining bar looking into kitchen

                    Granite dining bar looking into kitchen

                  • Kitchen overlooking dining area

                    Kitchen overlooking dining area

                  • Bedroom overlooking small terrace

                    Bedroom overlooking small terrace

                  • Bedroom closet

                    Bedroom closet

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • Hand crafted masks in entrance hall

                    Hand crafted masks in entrance hall

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Dining bar

                    Dining bar

                  • Art by Fredy Roland in dining area...looking into kitchen

                    Art by Fredy Roland in dining area...looking into kitchen

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Bedroom with queen size bed

                    Bedroom with queen size bed

                  • Table/chairs in terrace with mural by Ernesto Galarza

                    Table/chairs in terrace with mural by Ernesto Galarza

                  • Bedroom hallway looking into Living/Dining areas

                    Bedroom hallway looking into Living/Dining areas

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • Entry Hall

                    Entry Hall

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

                  $35 per night (USD)
                  6

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 3

                  View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 5 nights
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