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Cuenca B&B Is Nestled In The Hills Of Cuenca. It's Just Outside The Hustle And Bustle Of The City Center And Feels Like Country, Yet It's Only 10 Minutes To El Centro Via Taxi.
We have a beautiful Aquaponics Garden where we are growing Trout and Vegetables in symphony where the fish waste is food for the plants and the plants clean the water for the fish! Amazing to see amazing to taste.
Gorgeous Views Can Be Had From All Over The 5 Acre Property. It's A Wonderfully Tranquil Location. Nature Watching Is A Breeze, You'll Often Look Out Of Your Window To A Cow Grazing On The Property. Our Inviting Deck Is Perfect For Relaxing With A Good Book And Enjoying The Scenery. The Property Has Ample Pastures and a stream On The Edge Of The Property Is A Short Walk Away. Local Neighborhood 'tienda's Are Close By As Well As A Variety Of Stores.
'Room with a view' is a Charming And Comfortable room with private en-suite bathroom. The Views Are Lovely. Max of 2 persons in this room.
Breakfast At Cuenca Country Inn Is A Treat. The included breakfast choices are Fresh Bread / Toast & Eggs, OR Fruit, Or Granola, & Freshly Ground Coffee, Tea & Juice. Ask About Our 'specials' (paid extras) Which Include Home Pancakes Made Using An Incredible Sourdough 'starter' We've Nurtured For Years. And Our Delicious Banana And Zucchini Bread - We Buy Local Grains And Grind Them At The Inn. We Also Make Fresh Delicious Kombucha And Sauerkraut Which Is Available For Purchase.
We Are An English / American Family Run Business And Enjoy Catering To The International Community. We Welcome Travelers, Vacationers, And Prospective Immigrants. We Are Very Happy To Offer Accommodation To Families With Dogs (or Without!). The Upper Part Of The Property Is Fenced In So Medium To Large Dogs Are Secure. Small Dogs May Need To Be Leashed As They May Be Able To Squeeze Through Some Areas. Rent for beloved canine's is $2., per dog, per day. Dogs can not be left unattended in your room. If you need to leave your dog there is a pet care fee of a $6 per half day (5 hrs) & $12 all day (up to 11hrs), per dog.
We Speak Some Spanish.
If You Are Considering Immigrating To Ecuador We Can Assist You With Ample Free Recommendations And Help.
Wi-fi Can Be Accessed From Any Room.
We Look Forward To Accommodating You!
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We are a family run, dog friendly B&B that provide superb comfortable accommodations in a beautiful villa, in a gorgeous tranquil setting with views of Cuenca and only 10 minutes to El Centro.
We are permaculture / Aquaponics enthusiasts - our last business in the U.S.A was aquaponicsurbanfarm.
We are about to start creating another Aquaponics farm (June 2014) as well as nurturing chickens and possibly goats to provide us and our guests with the best possible organic food, and to share our love of Aquaponic systems and urban farming.
Haley, Bodi, and the whole gang made being away from home a lot less like being away from home. Bodi's a great cook and Haley's a wonderful hostess. This visit has exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend a stay here if you want an experience that is truly out of the ordinary.
We loved staying here! Very kind hosts, super comfy bed. Bohdi is an awesome chef and he accomodated our vegan diet with some truly delicious vegan pancakes. I highly recommend this place!
I recommend you to STAY AWAY FROM THIS PROPERTY. My husband and I stayed there for 6 nights and every day we had to wake up the owners so they would give us the breakfast that was included in the price. On one of those days, we waited for an hour for breakfast because they had to go to the nearest corner store to buy eggs!
The WORST is the fact this was the only place where we stayed in Ecuador where we were charged an extra $10 for the cleaning that was NEVER provided. Even the first day we arrived I noticed the floor was not properly cleaned because I removed my shoes and kept my sock on, just to remove them later on full of dust and hair from the 4 dogs and 2 cats they keep in the house.
During our 6 night stay they NEVER cleaned the room or the bathroom. They NEVER either picked up the garbage in the bathroom or cleaned the shower. They NEVER changed the sheets or the towels. They didn’t provide us with the standard soap or shampoo that we were provided with in the other 3 places we stayed in Ecuador.
The location is also not ideal because you have to either take a taxi and be prepared to spend at least 6 dollars daily for taxis or do your daily exercise by walking uphill on a dirty road for 20 minutes to the main road where you can catch a bus.
We had a wonderful time in Cuenca. Hayley and Bodhi were very helpful during our visit and recommended some great activities we might have missed otherwise. They were very accommodating and made sure we had an excellent visit. Thier home had beautiful views and only a $3 cab ride to anywhere we wanted to go. Overall great experience!
I and my wife absolutely loved staying here. The setting was lovely and our hosts, Hayley and Bodhi, were gracious and a pleasure to stay with! We truly got the flavor of living in Ecuador, and it was invaluable! We will be returning later this year!
Bob and Lorri
Bodhi, Haley, and their adorable children, Isla & Kodo, are gracious hosts. This is a B&B, but also their private residence - so don't expect hotel accommodations/amenities... however, if there's anything missing or that you need - just ask, if available - they will provide. Taxi transportation to & from town is readily available and quite affordable... it is accessible by foot - but you have to be physically fit for the walk and the steep hills. Their venue is located about 10 minutes outside of Cuenca's metro area and has the most beautiful view of mountains and surrounding countryside. If you opt to stay in for a meal - Bodhi is quite the chef and will prepare trout from their pond, salad fixings from their aquaponic gardens, and eggs from their chicken coop. After spending 10 days in the country, this venue being the 4th hostel - I experienced the best sleep here of all the other places!
Directions via Taxi / Car - (We can arrange airport pick up with an English speaking driver, they charge $20 for this service)
Tell the taxi driver you want to go to "El Cebollar". This is the town (pueblo) that is closest to us, most drivers will know it, if they look uncertain, tell them it's just past the junction of the streets (calles) Aberlado J. Andrade Y Del Chofer.
As you're coming up the hill, you'll see a building on the left that says "Centro de cultural, El Cebollar". 1.5 blocks past this on the right, you'll see a "Pollo Express". Take a right turn immediately after the Pollo Express, the street name is Hernan Coelo Garcia but it's poorly marked. On that corner there's a little store with a "Claro sign on it, and on the other side of that same corner, there's a show repair store. But most importantly, just remember it's the first right after Pollo express.
Go straight, 1 block down, tell the driver to go slow (despacio), the rd turns into a dirt rd, and you're going to go steep downhill all the way to the bottom.
At the bottom turn right, you'll go past a building that says "Azateepa". At the end turn left. If you look ahead and up hill, you'll see our house at this point, it's called "La Casa Blanca".
Many people close to our house will know La Casa Blanca, so ask passers by if need be. If you can't find us, have the driver drop you off at the Pollo Express on Aberlado J. Andrade and I'll come and meet you!
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1 night minimum stay
Two people max per room. Rent shown is for the 1st person, rent for the 2nd person is an additional $10. Breakfast is included. Rent for beloved canine's is $2., per dog, per day. Dogs can not be left unattended in your room. If you need to leave your dog there is a pet care fee of a $1. per 4 hrs, per dog, or a max of $2 per day unlimited time.
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