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The perfect location for exploring Cuenca's Historic Center. The apartment has a Magic Jack Plus installed for unlimited toll free calling to and from North America during your stay. Beautiful ceramic tile floors; glass ceilings provide lots of natural light and ventilation; custom built furniture; Gold Package Direct TV delivers many English channels and international news and sports (IE:CNN ESPN, BBC); extensive DVD library, fabulous ORGINAL 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. You will sleep like a baby here - 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 patio 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; and ironing board/iron. A 32' Sony Bravia TV and DVD player. Make video calls with friends and family via the Wireless Internet. A 30 gallon US style hot water tank, assures you will always have a hot shower. Beautiful cotton bathrobes are provided. There is a space heater 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 Airport, Bus Station or Shuttle Office is provided on arrival date. Please note that there is one flight of stairs to access the apartment. A cell phone is available for use during your stay...just purchase minutes. Longer stays mean greater discounts - ask for rates. Minimum stay is 7 nights
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
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
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
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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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.
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.