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Located in the Heart of Cuenca's Historic Center

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Last updated: 03/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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


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Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • 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

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



  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located in the heart of Cuenca's Historic Center, just 1 1/2 blocks from Parque Caldron and the famous blue domed Cathedral 'Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción'....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

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

  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided:

    Also provided and 100% cotton....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size stacking washer and dryer...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Black and Decker Stainless Steel pot....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

    Is provided....moreless

  • Oven:

    Excellent Quality Teka electric oven...moreless

  • 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


  • Deck / Patio:

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



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Last updated: 03/30/2015
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1.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nearest Barpub
In Hotel El Dorado next door
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.

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  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Entry Hall

    Entry Hall

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Date last modified - Friday, May 01, 2015

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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