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Pristine Penthouse: One Block to Parque Calderon, Stunning Views, Luxury Living

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Last updated: 03/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cuenca apartment description

An immaculate 2 bedroom/2 bathroom home in the historic district's center offers luxury living & stunning panoramic views. Elegant open-plan apartment with modern furnishings. Excellent security & elevator. Meticulously cleaned. Internet/satellite TV. New Internet service installed in January 2015.

Our Beautiful Home Above the Crowds
Our home is located right down town, one block from Parque Calderon, in the heart of Cuenca’s historic district. Here you will enjoy living in a one-of-a-kind space, just a short walk to theaters, museums and the city's best restaurants.

You will have stunning uninterrupted panoramic views of the city and Cajas mountains from all rooms and the balcony off the living area. The second bedroom has a view of the landmark new Cathedral. The apartment occupies the entire 7th floor (148 m²/1600 sq. ft.) of a condominium that houses residents and professional offices (doctors, dentists, attorneys). The 7th floor was originally a roof-top restaurant, which was purchased by an American couple who completely redesigned and remodeled the space as a high-end residence under the supervision of a noted Ecuadorian architect. The building itself is a listed historic building as it was the first high-rise building in Cuenca to have an elevator.

Our elegant open-plan apartment is decorated with new art deco, mid-century modern and contemporary imported and local furnishings to create a one-of-a-kind space.

Sound-proof windows with Hunter Douglas blinds throughout, with blackout shades in bedrooms, add to your comfort. Because the apartment is recessed from the rest of the building and is high up, no external noise can be heard inside the apartment and minimal street noise can be heard even on the balcony at any time of the day or night.

The custom-built modern gourmet kitchen is well equipped with appliances, complete with dinnerware, cookware, silverware and barware.

When you arrive, you will find the kitchen stocked with fresh milk, bread, eggs, butter, tea, coffee, and filtered water. A well-stocked mini-market is less than 100 yards away.

The laundry room has a washer and dryer, with fragrance-free detergents provided. It stores a full-size ironing board and steam iron.

Each bedroom has a queen-size high-quality hotel mattress fitted with luxury imported linen. Custom closets provide generous space for all of your clothing. Alarm radios are provided in the bedrooms.

Each of the bathrooms has a shower and is supplied with hair-dryer and top-quality towels and toiletries. The master bedroom is ensuite.

Our penthouse is a listed historic building - the first high-rise in Cuenca and the first building to have an elevator. Access to the apartment is via elevator and stairs. Due to the stairs to the elevator, our apartment is unsuitable for handicap access.

The apartment has excellent security, both at ground level and on the 7th floor.

Although Cuenca’s climate is consistently pleasant, we provide two portable heaters. You will find umbrellas in the hallway.

Immaculate Condition

The apartment is cleaned meticulously before you arrive. Our cleaning crew is required to follow a detailed cleaning procedure between guests no matter how brief their stay, including replacing all bed linen.

A cleaning service is provided free-of-charge half way during your visit if your stay is at least four weeks. An optional additional cleaning service is available for a small fee.

Well Connected
We have recently changed our Internet service which is now provided by Etapa, the best provider in Cuenca.

The living area and the master-bedroom have LCD television screens with an extensive choice of channels, many in English, provided by Direct TV.

The LG Blue-Ray Disc Player in the living room comes with a selection of DVDs. A radio/CD player sound system, along with a selection of music CDS, is also provided.

An Epson Expression Wireless Inkjet Printer is provided. Each bedroom has a Sony ICF-C218 Clock Radio.

A 3GS iPhone is provided so you can make local calls. Should it need replenishing, you can add 15 minutes (or more) onto the phone at Moviestar outlet a block away for as little as $2.00.

Close to Supermarkets
A well-stocked mini-market (Tia) is within a 100-yards where you can buy just about everything you will need, including wine, beer and spirits. A large American style supermarket (Supermaxi) is within a 15-minute stroll or a $2.00 taxi-ride. Near this supermarket is the Millenium Mall with shops, food-court and cinema.

Car Parking
Inexpensive secure parking ( about $5 per day; $35 per month) is available at parking lots within a minute of two of the apartment.

Penthouse Location
Our Penthouse is 15 minutes from the airport and a $3.00 taxi ride. Buses are a block or two away. Taxies easily available at from $1 - $4.

The penthouse is close to all tourist attractions, historic sites, great inexpensive restaurants, major businesses, and leisure activities.

Communication with Guests
We provide a generous amount of information to our guests and we reply to email and phone messages within 24 hours.

Welcome Guide
Our comprehensive Welcome Guide provides information and recommendations for coffee shops, restaurants, and places to visit. We also provide a list reliable doctors and dentists should you need low-cast, reliable emergency care.

Our property manager will welcome you to the penthouse and provide all the information you will need to have a pleasure-filled visit. The tourist information center is located a short walk away at Parque Calderon.

House Rules
- No smoking in apartment or condo building.
- No pets.
- Sleeping accommodation is strictly limited to four people.

Please Contact Us Before You Book
Before confirming your stay in our home, please contact us by email or phone so that we can provide you with additional information. And we do offer reduced rates for extended stays.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 7
  • 1560 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : To 6th floor

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Large-screen TV and video in the living room, along with a selection of DVDs provided. The master bedroom also has a TV....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Elevator:

    To 6th floor...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two electric heaters are provided....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Imported, top-quality linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Plenty of seating provided....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is available nearby for about $5 per day....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Imported top-quality bath and face towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Milk, eggs, bread, butter, tea and coffee in kitchen when you arrive. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Uninterrupted panoramic views of the city and mountains....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Swimming available at the University of Cuenca for a small fee....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $55
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Taxes Included


- No pets

- No smoking inside the penthouse or condo building. Smoking permitted on balcony provided door to penthouse is shut when doing so.

- Overnight accommodation strictly limited to a maximum of four people.

- Condo not suitable for children under 15 years of age.

- Security deposit due 30 days before check-in.

- The first payment is non-refundable if the reservation is canceled.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 03/08/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: I was born in Ireland and my wife Enid was born in England. We met in 1970 when I was working for Educational Television Zambia and Enid was working as an operating nurse and midwife for Anglo-American Mining Corporation in Zambia. We have four adult children who live in different parts of the world. We have lived in different countries, most recently the USA. We fell in love with Cuenca while traveling in South America and decided to purchase a home here. We enjoy traveling and this enables us to share our immaculate home with others. We like to visit our home countries and wherever our children are temporarily located internationally. Our trip to the Galapagos Islands was a highlight of our recent travels. We are learning Spanish and enjoy participating in Cuenca's many cultural activities and eating in the many fine, inexpensive local restaurants.

Why the Owner Chose Cuenca:
We waited until a one-of-a-kind property became available and it now provides us with the luxury living we appreciate, right in the center of the historic district, close to major tourist attractions, and wonderful restaurants.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Immaculate, light-filled, stunning panoramic views, and comfortable decor.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Stunning View from Every Room

    Stunning View from Every Room

  • Kitchen, Entrance, Dining Room

    Kitchen, Entrance, Dining Room

  • Center View From Balcony

    Center View From Balcony

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Reading Area

    Reading Area

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Ensuite Bathroom to Master Bedroom

    Ensuite Bathroom to Master Bedroom

  • A View from Guest Bedroom

    A View from Guest Bedroom

  • Guest Bathroom

    Guest Bathroom

  • Large, Well-Equipped Kitchen

    Large, Well-Equipped Kitchen

  • Penthouse Sits On Top of Building to the right.

    Penthouse Sits On Top of Building to the right.

  • View Left at Entrance to Building

    View Left at Entrance to Building

  • Entrance & Dining Room

    Entrance & Dining Room

  • View left from Balcony

    View left from Balcony

  • View Right from Balcony

    View Right from Balcony

  • Entertainment Center

    Entertainment Center

  • Internet & Computer Station

    Internet & Computer Station

  • View from Master Bedroom

    View from Master Bedroom

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Guest Bedroom Closet

    Guest Bedroom Closet

  • Looking towards Entrance & Kitchen

    Looking towards Entrance & Kitchen

  • Main Entrance to Penthouse

    Main Entrance to Penthouse

  • Only a glimpse of the Penthouse can be seen from street level.

    Only a glimpse of the Penthouse can be seen from street level.

  • View Right from Entrance to Building

    View Right from Entrance to Building

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