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Wake up in the Heart of Cuenca

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Last updated: 11/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 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

This 550 sqft colonial apartment will keep you super comfortable during your stay in Cuenca. Enjoy the comforts of a home for what you’d pay for an average hotel (where all you get is a room with a bed and bathroom)!

Following the description of this apartment (at the bottom) is a 'checklist' of things you might consider when examining other properties. Be sure to look it over so you get the RIGHT FIT FOR YOU!!!

Now, about this apartment.....

Situated in a historic building located in the heart of El Centro. Everything you want is just steps outside your door.

* Short stroll to the Cathedral and Parque Calderon.

* EZ walk to large Mercado featuring local grown fruits and vegetables plus meats and seafood.

* Lots of eateries from cheap $3 lunches to upscale restaurants.

* Pharmacies, medical/dental offices, and hospital all nearby.

* Want a taxi or a bus? They're ripe for picking anywhere you happen to be in El Centro.


* Nearby is the flower market and a plaza lined with Otovalan vendors selling beautiful fabrics, clothing, shawls, scarves, tapestries, etc.

The apartment has been completely remodeled with new flooring, plumbing, toilet, furniture, paint, bed, etc etc.

The living room is long and spacious, outfitted with a love seat, single-sofa-chair and work (ugh!) desk. Enjoy the wall-mounted flat screen TV (with HDMI ports so you can watch (even USA TV stations!) from your laptop), or more than 100 DVD's of your choosing to play on the DVD player.

The bedroom is large with a Queen bed, full bath, and built-in closet. There's an additional desk in the bedroom as well.

The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you’ll need (except food!)…gas cooktop/oven, microwave, toaster, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, food processor, and tall refrigerator. Coffee/tea, condiments, cooking oil and spices are also provided.

Need to do laundry? No problemo as you have your own washer AND dryer (rare here) in the apt. OH!! A cell phone AND internet are provided, too!

Yet another feature is the rooftop terrace (exclusive for my guests only) with table and chairs, and great views daytime or nighttime.

Availability: Please consult the online calendar for dates available vs booked. I keep my calendar current at all times.

Pricing: You'll find the daily cost of this apartment to be less than an average hotel here in Cuenca, especially when you consider the additional expenses of eating out all the time. AND, if you stay a month or longer, you'll get a significantly discounted month-rate, saving you even MORE money!! Ask yourself..."How many nights would I get for the same price, if I stayed at a hotel?”

FULL DISCLOSURE: This building (as is 95% in Cuenca) does not have an elevator. The apartment requires a 2-flight walk-up.

When you arrive in Cuenca, I will pick you up at your arrival point (whether that be the airport, bus terminal, or van service), bring you to the apartment, give you a short orientation, answers any questions, and hand over the keys!!

A CHECKLIST WHEN VIEWING OTHER PROPERTIES

* Location. Can you walk to most everything you'll want to do, or do you always need to take a taxi or bus?

* Does the unit have hot water at the kitchen sink, bathroom sink (rare here), and piped to the shower?

* Does the shower have direct-piped hot water, or one of those electric shower-heads that produce only lukewarm water (known as 'widow-makers')?

* Does the unit have an oven or just a cooktop?

* Does it have both a washer and dryer IN the unit?

* Does it have a tiny fridge? Is it sitting on the floor where you darn near have to get on your knees to get anything?

* If 2 people are sleeping in the same bed, can they walk around both sides of the bed? Is the bed FULL or QUEEN?

* Is the bed(s) located in the SAME space as the living room?

* Does the furniture look comfortable or is it rigid and formal and/or crammed together in a tiny space?

* Does the kitchen provide all the tools, gadgets, and small appliances you'll want to 'get the job done'?

These kinds of things can make the difference between an 'okay' experience and a great one. Closely examine the photos in each listing and look for details in the descriptive write-up.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, Basic Spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Queen bed, large room with built-in closets + work desk

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    plus HDMI cable for you to connect to your portable internet device. Television is for viewing DVD movies and/or anything you can stream from your internet device. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Over 100 DVD's to choose from....moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    A cell phone is provided for you....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Cooktop, oven, toaster, coffee maker, blender, food processor, teapot, fridge, microwave, toaster oven....it's all there! Just add food....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    cooking oil, coffee, sugar, tea, spices, etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 17 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$49
$999
* 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

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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Calendar

Last updated: 11/26/2016
Check availability
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21 Unavailable
22 Today
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Location

Everything is right outside your front door!

 

Owner info

About the owner: I am originally from the Seattle, WA, USA area. I've lived in Cuenca since early 2011.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Basic Spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

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Photos

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Kitchen with all the pots/pans, dishes, and gadgets you'll need!

    Kitchen with all the pots/pans, dishes, and gadgets you'll need!

  • Coffee, tea, honey, sugar all provided to start your day.

    Coffee, tea, honey, sugar all provided to start your day.

  • Bedroom with Queen Bed

    Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • 2nd desk in bedroom

    2nd desk in bedroom

  • A 2nd Work desk in Living Area

    A 2nd Work desk in Living Area

  • Covered outdoor area next to laundry.

    Covered outdoor area next to laundry.

  • Cathedral in the heart of El Centro is just steps away

    Cathedral in the heart of El Centro is just steps away

  • Flower market across from Cathedral

    Flower market across from Cathedral

  • Living room looking back to front entrance.

    Living room looking back to front entrance.

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Dining table

    Dining table

  • Built-in closets

    Built-in closets

  • Bathroom with shower, handheld shower massager, and plumbed hot water.

    Bathroom with shower, handheld shower massager, and plumbed hot water.

  • Laundry

    Laundry

  • Rooftop Terrace with amazing views for your enjoyment day or night!

    Rooftop Terrace with amazing views for your enjoyment day or night!

  • Local Indigenous Mercado

    Local Indigenous Mercado

VRBO #600694

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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