Quiet Riverbank Location in Downtown Cuenca. Fully Furnished!(19 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, plus office with sofabed (Sleeps 6-8)
Casa-Rio is modern and spacious, especially suitable for families or groups, and less expensive than a hotel. It has all the conveniences and comforts of home in the midst of a vibrant native culture.
You can surf the internet, watch DirecTV with many English-language channels, do your laundry, cook your favorite foods, or just sip coffee on your private balcony overlooking the river.
Casa-Rio is a two story, 3500 square feet home with two master suites with queen beds and en suite baths. One bath has a jetted tub in addition to a separate shower. The third bedroom has twin beds and opens onto a large balcony. The fourth bedroom is set up as an office with a small sofabed. The third bath has a bathtub and separate shower.
Located on the fourth and fifth floor of a secure six-unit building, Casa-Rio has views of the river, mountains, and Parque de la Madre from three balconies. There is no elevator, but a guard will help you carry your luggage up the stairs.
From the balcony you can watch daily life in a different culture. See kids walking to school and folks getting on and off the bus. In the park across the river, watch families playing soccer, jogging on the path, or just eating ice cream. Listen to concerts and events. Observe parades and maybe even demonstrations. Watch women doing laundry in the river and sweethearts sitting in the sun. All without leaving the balcony!
When you arrive you will be met at the airport and taken to the condo. Your driver will give you the keys and explain how things work. He is also available for hire to help with translation or to take you anywhere you want to go, such as the mineral baths or the Inca ruins at Ingapirca.
In the condo is information on local places of interest. There are directions to markets, restaurants, and an English bookstore with helpful owners. We have included the phone number of a good doctor who speaks English and will come to the house in the middle of the night if you need him.
We've set up Casa-Rio to make your vacation relaxed and interesting. We want you to be comfortable while you enjoy Ecuador!
Keywords: Secure building of six units, near park, restaurants, museums, supermarket, transportation. Walk up to penthouse apartment.
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209 765 1898
Member since: 2011
- On floor 4
- 3300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- You can walk everywhere! Close to restaurants (one is halfway up the stairs to the central city), museums, parks, the central square, movies, language schools. The apartment is on the fourth and fifth floors; there is NO elevator in the building. The friendly building superintendent will help carry your luggage....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Computer Available:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items:
Pool / Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Rates are for up to four people. Additional guests will be $20 per night per extra person.
Invoice will be sent via PayPal. Booking fee required for reservation, remainder due 30 days before arrival. For more than four guests, $20 per night per person will be added.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
In the Cuenca area: parades and local celebrations, tours to nearby towns, Cajas National Park, Ingapirca Inca ruins. Tours may be arranged with our local representative.
On the coast: We recommend Casa Grande, a great B&B in Bahia de Caraquez. The owner, Patricio Tamariz also has a new book about the history and archeology of the Ecuador coast The Secret of Paradise: Mysteries of the Pacific Coast of Ecuador. Ask about his tour of a nearby archeological site.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We are a retired couple who live in Texas when we can't be at home in Ecuador. We love to travel and to meet fellow travelers.
Why the Owner Chose Cuenca, Ecuador:
Cuenca is a combination of spring-like weather all year round, mountain views, native Andean culture, low cost of living, eight universities, modern medical care, and airport access. Ecuador is tourist-friendly and uses the US dollar. Burger King and Papa John's Pizza are available for those days you've just got to have familiar food.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
I like being in the center of the city where I can walk to everything. But I still have the gentle sound of the river flowing by. Most of all, I enjoy watching daily life on the riverbank.
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Casa-Rio condo is on the upper floors of the white building.
Stone steps lead up from the Rio Tomebamba to the center of Cuenca.
Living room, dining room, and the staircase to the upper floor.
Living room with large screen TV and DirecTV service.
The main level master suite opens to its own bath and a private balcony.
Fully stocked kitchen with gas stove, including oven and warming drawer.
The second level has a lounge with another TV.
The upstairs master bath includes jetted tub, separate shower, toilet and bidet.
The upstairs balcony is accessible from the office and the twin-bed room.
The main bath upstairs has a bathtub and a separate shower.
Lots of play equipment in the park across the river.
The RioTomebamba flows through the center of Cuenca, past the condo's front door
View from the terrace across the river to Parque de la Madre and new town.
Living room and door out to a balcony overlooking the river.
This colorful map of Ecuador was painted by local artist Lanner Diaz.
The laundry has a washer, dryer, and hot water which is unusual for Ecuador.
Modern appliances: microwave, large refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, etc.
The upstairs master includes built-in closets, a TV, and en suite bath.
The twin bedroom has plenty of closets and opens onto the terrace.
The fourth bedroom is set up as an office with sofabed.
Parque de la Madre's 'Mother' statue, across the river from Casa-Rio.
New planetarium coming to the park across the river.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 10, 2016
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