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Last updated: 10/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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 complex, this unit is set in the back away from the busy street where you can enjoy QUIET!

The unit has two bedrooms plus one bath (with shower), a living area with a flat-screen TV and DVR (plus lots of DVD’s!!), stereo, and a laundry porch with full-sized washer AND dryer (IN the unit, not located somewhere else in the complex).

The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you’ll need (except food!)…gas cooktop/oven, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee-maker, toaster oven, and tall refrigerator. Coffee/tea, condiments, cooking oil and spices are also provided. OH!! A cell phone AND internet are provided, too! Hot water at ALL outlets.

All this within steps of the heart of Cuenca, the old colonial ‘El Centro’ district.

Though this apartment is technically 2 bedrooms, one is used as a dressing room where the closets have been relocated. The bed in the primary bedroom is a Queen. The bed is NOT located in the same space as the living room (like some other rentals)!!

• Located along the Tomebamba river, greenbelt, and a short walk to El Centro ‘old town’ Cuenca
• Near a large, recently renovated park (Parque de la Madre) and new Planetarium.
• 4 blocks to a major supermarket
• Pharmacies, medical/dental offices, and hospital all within about 6 blocks
• 5 blocks to the soccer stadium
• Want a taxi? A bus? 1 block and you’re set.

Availability: Please review the online calendar. 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: Like most older buildings in Cuenca, there is no elevator. The unit is located 3 levels up. Also, to walk to the El Centro requires walking up a set of stairs across the river. If you have walking/climbing issues, you might consider my other listing (Modern Luxurious Loft apt…).

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!!

* Location. Can you walk to most everything you'll want to do, or do you always need to take a taxi or bus?
* Is the unit above a busy street with noisy busses, honking horns, and car alarms invading your space?
* Does the unit have hot water at the kitchen sink, bathroom sink (rare here), and 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?

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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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

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

  • Video Library:

    Nearly 100 dvd's to choose from...moreless


  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


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

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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Cooking oils, spices, coffee, sugar, tea, honey, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony

Building Type

  • Building


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from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • 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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Last updated: 10/15/2016
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Owner info

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

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Speaks: english, Basic Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Microwave, pots/pans, and toaster oven (not shown)

    Microwave, pots/pans, and toaster oven (not shown)

  • Bedroom with Queen Bed

    Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • 2nd bedroom made into a closet room

    2nd bedroom made into a closet room

  • Tomebamba river with walking paths

    Tomebamba river with walking paths

  • Kitchen


  • Eating Area

    Eating Area

  • Bathroom with shower, hand-held shower massager, & plumbed hot water

    Bathroom with shower, hand-held shower massager, & plumbed hot water

  • Laundry porch

    Laundry porch

  • Nighttime view from kitchen window.

    Nighttime view from kitchen window.

VRBO #600732

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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