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Cuenca B&B - Hostel / B&B - Room with a view

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa


About the property

1 bedroom with ensuite bath

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!

More Details

Property Manager
Hayley Jacqueline
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Hayley Jacqueline

You can read about us at

Why Hayley Jacqueline chose San Sebastian

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.


San Sebastian Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Room with a view - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • paragliding


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average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews

What a delightful experience. after living in hotels for the last two weeks, this was truly relaxing

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Worst stay in Ecuador

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THIS REVIEW IS FULL OF LIES. This client stayed with us for 6 nights yet she never shared any discontent with us while she was in our home despite being asked EVERY DAY how things were & if she needed anything. WE CHATTED EVERY DAY, she smiled in our faces, shared tea with my husband and I, and our kids, and our dogs (shown in vrbo pictures). They apparently pretended to enjoy our high quality accommodations, homemade breakfast & warm hospitality being fake and two faced the entire time, how disappointing. You cannot get better accommodations / breakfast / unique setting in Cuenca anywhere else for the rates we charge. I even gave her a 20% discount which she didn't technically qualify for. They received high quality accommodations and breakfast for 2 people for the best rates in town. She did not give us the opportunity to evaluate any of her issues and either try to help her be happy, or get her unreasonable & ungrateful spirit out of our home. She instead decided to pretend she was very happy, and then unleash in writing because she didn’t have the courtesy or courage to tell us the truth while she was here. If she had have told us she was unhappy, we would have fixed any issues that were fixable, or given her a refund. We do not want unhappy people in our home. THIS REVIEW IS FULL OF BOLD FACED LIES. BREAKFAST is served between 7am & 10am. Our guests can reserve breakfast at a particular time (THEY CHOSE NOT TO), or if they don’t know what time they’ll be ready we tell them to just come down when they’re ready, and we’ll be out within a few minutes to make their breakfast. We’ve never had a problem with this system, it was presented to this client at the beginning of her stay. Her claim of waiting an hour for breakfast once – THIS IS COMPLETE FABRICATION! *CLEANING - our one-time $10 cleaning fee is clearly posted on vrbo – it’s used to have the room professionally cleaned upon the guest’s departure, standard procedure for many B&B’s and home rentals. If the room wasn’t satisfactory upon this client's arrival she simply had to inform us & we would have rectified the problem immediately. We always provide liquid soap for our guests, ANOTHER BLATANT LIE. *LOCATION – CLEARLY SHOWN ON VRBO – THIS CLIENT DIDN’T BOTHER TO LOOK! There is nothing we can do for this client now except forget her and her lies as quickly as possible, I hope this review saves another property manager from a similar unpleasant dealing with this Woman.
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Relaxing visit to Cuenca

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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B&B in Cuenca

  • 5 of 5

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

Vermont, USA

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Will Definitely Stay Here Again!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Car: not necessary

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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

extra persons $10
Pet Fee $2
Cleaning $10

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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