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Historic District Gem

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Your own place, including a kitchen and modern appliances

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 (3 in a pinch)

Explore Cuenca from this modern one bedroom, one bath apartment in a renovated colonial building. Located in the historic district, you'll be walking distance of Parque Calderón (the main square), Plaza San Sebastián, Calle Larga, and the entire colonial city center.

With easy access to taxis and public transportation, this secure, centrally located apartment is a wonderful point from which to explore Cuenca. When it's time to relax with a book or a glass of wine, enjoy the covered outdoor patio or rooftop areas. Internet, DirecTV, washer/dryer, and dishwasher are available for your convenience.

With your own fully equipped kitchen, you'll be able to take advantage of the glorious array of fruits and vegetables at the nearby market. Shops, restaurants, museums, and public squares are nearby.

What makes this place special? The location, privacy, shared common areas in the building, and modern amenities. You'll also appreciate the commercial-grade fiber optic Internet connection, which you won't find in most rentals. Both WiFi and direct Ethernet connection are available.

With one queen-sized bed, the apartment works best for one or two people, but a sofabed and twin air mattress are also available.

Check-in/check-out times are enforced only if guests overlap on the same day.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Children under 12 not permitted....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    It breaks my heart, but pets are not allowed....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    This apartment is not appropriate for people with mobility impairment due to the staircase. Once inside, it's all on one level....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • The bedroom has a queen-sized bed, nightstands, and built-in closet space with drawers. It sleeps two; in a pinch, there is also a twin air mattress that could be used in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • The bathroom is modern and has a window that opens.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Theme

  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    In the historic, colonial center of Cuenca, this apartment is walking distance of Parque Calderón, the main square, as well as the Museum of Modern Art, Plaza de San Sebastián, and many other sites....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    The dryer is part of the combination washer/dryer. It works, but takes a long time. Don't try washing & drying something shortly before leaving!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Good commercial-grade wifi....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is equipped with pots and pans, dishes, coffee maker, and tea kettle....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are two communal areas: an outdoor (but covered) sitting area, and the rooftop with picnic table....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$39
$700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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Location

2.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mariscal Lamar Airport (CUE)
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Café San Sebas

Car: Not Necessary

Winner of Outside Magazine's 2014 Travel Awards for 'Best Adventure Hub,' Cuenca has something for everyone, whether heading to the Cajas National Park or staying in the colonial center of town. Cuenca has numerous museums, restaurants, markets, and architectural delights. Bus tours depart from the main square, and the biggest challenge is deciding what to.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I live in the U.S., but am fascinated with South America. I hope to eventually live in Cuenca, at least part-time.

Why the Owner Chose Cuenca, Ecuador:
This building was featured in the New York Times as an example of colonial buildings in Cuenca being renovated while retaining the original facade. After staying in the building on my first trip to Cuenca, I was lucky enough to find out that this apartment was for sale, and bought it. This building is special for its lovely ambiance and the comfort level: the high quality Internet connection, plentiful solar hot water, good water pressure, and modern appliances.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Great central location, while being just far enough from the main square to be a bit more quiet. The building is secure and has friendly occupants.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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Photos

  • Your own place, including a kitchen and modern appliances

    Your own place, including a kitchen and modern appliances

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Sofa

    Sofa

  • Shower

    Shower

  • Toilet

    Toilet

  • Interior courtyard showing steps up to apartment

    Interior courtyard showing steps up to apartment

  • Outdoor sitting area available to all building residents and guests

    Outdoor sitting area available to all building residents and guests

  • View from rooftop

    View from rooftop

  • Picnic table on rooftop

    Picnic table on rooftop

  • Roof decoration against cloudy sky

    Roof decoration against cloudy sky

  • Staircase leading to apartment

    Staircase leading to apartment

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Bathroom sink

    Bathroom sink

  • Looking down on courtyard from roof

    Looking down on courtyard from roof

  • On the way to the shared outdoor seating areas

    On the way to the shared outdoor seating areas

  • View from rooftop

    View from rooftop

  • View from rooftop

    View from rooftop

  • Sample of bounty from the local farmers' market just blocks away

    Sample of bounty from the local farmers' market just blocks away

  • Colonial building just blocks from main square. Original facade; modern inside.

    Colonial building just blocks from main square. Original facade; modern inside.

VRBO #554566

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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