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Brand New Cuenca Condo: Perfect Place to Explore Cuenca

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Spacious kitchen with granite counter tops, breakfast bar, dining area, and balcony off of dining

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Last updated: 03/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Cuenca condo description

Attractive, brand new, condo available for short term rental.
The condo has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It has a lot of natural light, and lovely views of the Caja Mountains. The dining area and master bedroom have windows running floor to ceiling. The windows are double-paned and the apartment is very quiet. Each bedroom has its own private bath, and there is a guest ½ bath off the living area. Both bedrooms have queen beds with pillow top mattresses, 2 night tables with lamps, and built in closets. The 2 full bathrooms have showers. The master has a walk-in shower with rainfall shower head. The other bathroom has a corner shower with detachable shower head with hose. The kitchen/dining /living areas are open plan with sliding glass doors opening to a balcony. The kitchen is spacious with granite counter tops and a counter height breakfast bar with 3 chairs. The dining table will seat 6. A wall-mounted 40in HDTV swivels for viewing from the living room or dining area. The kitchen has plenty of storage, 4 burner gas cook top, microwave and a gas wall oven with rotisserie. Adjacent, but closeted, is the laundry with combo washer/dryer and small laundry sink. The second bedroom has a computer desk with adjustable chair. All appliances, furnishings, cookware and linens are provided. We have WiFi/WiMax internet, Blue Ray DVD player with a small DVD library, and a roku (internet TV). We also have a security safe in the master bedroom closet.
Located just 5 minutes away by cab from the historic district, this condo is located near a plaza featuring a grocery store, home goods store, pizza/ice cream shop, and many smaller stores. Nearby is the largest Mercado, a cooperativa market, and numerous restaurants, including a vegetarian one, all within easy walking distance. There is a small park across the street. The condo is situated in a new condominium building of 20 units. The building has an elevator, a large, nicely furnished lobby, and guard/24 hour security. There are several English speaking neighbors in the building. A parking space is available, but a car is not necessary to explore Cuenca from here. A cab ride costs about $1.50, and you are in the historic center, or across town for $4.00. Several bus lines (25 cents) are close by the apartment or, for exercise, it’s about a 30 minute scenic walk to the historic area of town.

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 90 m²
  • Elevator : The 2nd floor would actually be the 3rd in the US

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Building is non-smoking, including balcony....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • New pillow top mattresses, high thread count sheets, 4 pillows each bed, custom made bedspreads/shams. Each bedroom has it's own private bath, making it very nice for 2 couples....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

    Walk-in shower with rainfall nozzle....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

    Corner shower with detachable nozzle....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Spacious guest bath, large sink/storage....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have a list of several English speaking guides/cab drivers with whom you can arrange sightseeing, shopping, day trips. Our property manager can provide greeting and transportation from the airport to the condo for an additional charge, as well as stock a few specified groceries ahead of time. If not providing the transportation, she will still meet you at the condo to provide the keys, orientation, etc. We also have a room security safe....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    2 decks of cards and dominoes, misc. travel scrabble. ...moreless

  • Television:

    40' HD Sony. Roku player for internet TV....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have about 20 DVDs. Right across the street is a DVD store. Even new releases sell for $1.50. Do not plan to take them home with you. Customs will take them away....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Also breakfast bar separating kitchen and dining area. Seats 3 at counter height....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size gas dryer on top....moreless

  • Elevator:

    The 2nd floor would actually be the 3rd in the US...moreless

  • Garage:

    With elevator access...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Small electric space heater provided. Usually not needed. Blankets for the bed....moreless

  • Internet:

    Modem Router WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    2 sets of sheets per bed. High thread count. Mattress pads....moreless

  • Living Room:

    3 seat sofa and 2 seat loveseat. Additional throw pillows. Corner table with lamp, coffee table and floor lamp with 2 lights....moreless

  • Parking:

    One parking space in covered secure garage...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Pre-Pay cell phone can be loaned upon request. You can add additional time as needed. $50 deposit....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Each bath room provided with 4 towels, 4 hand towels, 4 washcloths. Also 3 sets of guest towels. 4 sets of kitchen towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New stacked/ combo. Full size washer on bottom. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    10-12 cup drip coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Porcelain set for 8. Each setting includes dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, cup, saucer. Good quality SS utensils. Full set of SS cookware and utensils, baking pans, storage containers....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Spacious kitchen with lots of storage. Open plan with breakfast bar, granite counter tops....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New. Medium size. Rotating glass plate....moreless

  • Oven:

    New wall oven. Gas. Electronic ignition. Electric element for broiling. Rotisserie and large roasting pan...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels, napkins, basic condiments and spices. Plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Plastic storage bags, garbage bags. Cleaning supplies. Some bottled water, sodas, milk, to start off with....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New Med-large SS refrigerator. Top freezer. Manual ice-maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    New Counter cook top. Gas with electronic ignition. 4 burners....moreless

  • Toaster:

    toaster-oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Small balcony. Opens with sliding glass doors off of dining room....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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14 night min stay
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$1,500
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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

We accept PayPal payments. Check in time is 3:00PM, check out time is 11:00AM.

We can loan a cell phone for your use during your stay ($50 refundable deposit). The property manager can arrange for you to be met at the airport and transported to the condo for $10. Also she could stock a few grocery items until you can make your first shopping trip.(Small fee+cost of groceries)


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 03/03/2015
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Location

  • Tiesto's Cafe Restaurant

    "Unique and delicious dishes cooked in tiestos, earthenware casseroles. Try the Langostinos, ..."

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  • Museo del Banco Central

    "A great place to start if you want to learn more about the history and culture of Ecuador an..."

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  • El Cajas National Park

    "Closest National park. Hiking, scenic overlooks, wildlife, glacial lakes,fishing. Stop at Do..."

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  • Ingapirca

    "Most significant ruins in Ecuador. Learn more about the Canari and Incas. Very mystical place."

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Nearest Airport
Mariscal Lamar Airport

Car: Not Necessary

Cuenca is surrounded by mountains, and traversed by 4 rivers. The largest river runs through the city separating the elevated old town from the newer part of town on the other side. On the steep banks of the river houses are built on several levels. This Barranco, as it is called, is dramatic and historic, Large shady sidewalks line the other side of the river. Cuenca is a large enough city to entertain you, but with a small town feel. The historical area is large, still undergoing restoration. There are many museums, ruins, concerts, artists and artisans and most of it is free. The Caja National Park is a must see as well. There are many day trips you can take, and several tour companies offer services.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Here we are at La Esquina, one of our favorite restaurants. We retired to Cuenca a little over 3 years ago. My husband was born in Cuba, so his native language is Spanish. I grew up in Central Florida. We met 38 years ago at the same workplace, but never knew each other well, and did not keep in touch. He remembered me and looked me up when he moved back to the area in 2005. We met, dated, and were married in 2007. My husband is a psychiatrist, and I am a clinical social worker. We enjoy walking and exploring Cuenca, dining out, and spending time with friends. I love cooking, reading, taking Spanish lessons, and photography. My husband loves music, reading about geopolitical topics, and eating my cooking.

Why the Owner Chose Cuenca:
We had looked at this building during construction 2 years ago, then again in 2012. We ended up buying something already completed in another building where we were renting. After we were settled, we took a look again and decided to purchase a smaller condo in this building to use for guests, and family, and to rent it out short term. Since we travel sometimes, we have a professional property manager to take care of many of the details.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
It's an architecturally interesting building, not the gigantic red brick boxes, so often built here. It is full of light and has lovely views. It has a very convenient location, very close to shopping and the soon to be built tranvia or light rail system. It is located on one of the small hills within the valley of Cuenca, so it has a very nice view even from the lower floors. There are wonderful neighbors in the building as well.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Spacious kitchen with granite counter tops, breakfast bar, dining area, and balcony off of dining

    Spacious kitchen with granite counter tops, breakfast bar, dining area, and balcony off of dining

  • Dining table can be flush with wall or moved for additional seating

    Dining table can be flush with wall or moved for additional seating

  • Kitchen includes all appliances. Cabinets to the right enclose stacked washer/dryer and laundry sink

    Kitchen includes all appliances. Cabinets to the right enclose stacked washer/dryer and laundry sink

  • Counter height breakfast bar. Granite counter top expands work area. Open shelves underneath. Lots of storage space in kitchen.

    Counter height breakfast bar. Granite counter top expands work area. Open shelves underneath. Lots of storage space in kitchen.

  • 40', wall mounted TV swivels and tilts for viewing in living, dining or kitchen area. In background is entrance and guest bath.

    40', wall mounted TV swivels and tilts for viewing in living, dining or kitchen area. In background is entrance and guest bath.

  • Master bedroom with queen bed, 2 night tables with lamps. A row of floor to ceiling windows provide interest and great views. Large built in closet section.

    Master bedroom with queen bed, 2 night tables with lamps. A row of floor to ceiling windows provide interest and great views. Large built in closet section.

  • View from master bedroom into living room.

    View from master bedroom into living room.

  • Master bedroom private bath

    Master bedroom private bath

  • City and mountain view from 2nd bedroom window.

    City and mountain view from 2nd bedroom window.

  • 2nd bedroom private bath. Both private baths have bidet spray feature.

    2nd bedroom private bath. Both private baths have bidet spray feature.

  • 2nd bedroom includes a desk, adjustable chair and desk lamp.

    2nd bedroom includes a desk, adjustable chair and desk lamp.

  • Main entrance to the building is bright, spacious, and nicely decorated. Front desk also affords view of garage, front entrance and waiting area.

    Main entrance to the building is bright, spacious, and nicely decorated. Front desk also affords view of garage, front entrance and waiting area.

  • Mountain view from dining and kitchen

    Mountain view from dining and kitchen

  • Balcony off of the dining area. Large avocado trees in yard next door are quite tempting, but out of reach unfortunately.

    Balcony off of the dining area. Large avocado trees in yard next door are quite tempting, but out of reach unfortunately.

  • Bench seat for flexible dining arrangements. Comfortable dining chairs.

    Bench seat for flexible dining arrangements. Comfortable dining chairs.

  • Bright living room with recessed direct lighting tray ceiling. Lamps provide reading lights.

    Bright living room with recessed direct lighting tray ceiling. Lamps provide reading lights.

  • Guest bath off of entrance hall is spacious.

    Guest bath off of entrance hall is spacious.

  • View from one of the many master bedroom windows.

    View from one of the many master bedroom windows.

  • Master bedroom private bath with walk in shower, and rainfall nozzle.

    Master bedroom private bath with walk in shower, and rainfall nozzle.

  • 2nd bedroom with queen bed, nightstands and lamps.

    2nd bedroom with queen bed, nightstands and lamps.

  • 2nd bedroom private bath has a corner shower with detachable spray nozzle.

    2nd bedroom private bath has a corner shower with detachable spray nozzle.

  • Sink area in 2nd bedroom private bath. Both private bathrooms have glass shelves. Each has a nightlight for safety.

    Sink area in 2nd bedroom private bath. Both private bathrooms have glass shelves. Each has a nightlight for safety.

  • Another beautiful view from apartment

    Another beautiful view from apartment

  • Lobby has an elegant social area as an added bonus.

    Lobby has an elegant social area as an added bonus.

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  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Condo
  • Reviews
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/03/2015
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