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Right on El Centro's Doorstep!

Bedrooms 2
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

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.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Basic Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About Dano

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Centrally located. Dano was very attentive and the apartment is secure and clean. Highly recommended!
Jul 2017
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Huayna-Capac Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 2 - used as closet room
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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Right on El Centro's Doorstep!
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Great location and best host EVER!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, great value, close to everything and the best host with MORE information on the city than you'll find in any book or website....highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This worked well for us. May be the best part of town... We are able to climb a lot if stairs, which might be hard for some. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location and well equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

Dan has a nice apartment that has everything needed for a comfortable stay. Location is good for seeing the historic area as well as the more modern area and convenient to park, river, grocery store, etc.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We have rented a lot of apartments and this definitely the best equipped. The kitchen was stocked with all the condiments and spices you need. All you need to is run over to the close SuperMaxy to pick up your food.

The appliances were new and all worked very well. The location in new town just across the bridge from El Centro was great. There are all lot restaurant within an easy walking distance. Dano has produced a. Book,he calls the "Bible" and has pretty much everything you need to about Cuenca.

We would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific Stay in Cuenca!

  • 5 of 5

I thought the apartment location was perfect. In 1 month, I only took one single taxi! And that was because I forgot to take my umbrella. The apartment is close to everything I need: Supermaxi groceries, gym, Olympic swimming pool, park with jogging/walking track, (and the dentist ... I got my teeth cleaned and checked for $30)! Especially convenient was discovering that I could live stream Fox News and CNN on my laptop. In fact, I never even turned on the TV the month I was here. The kitchen complete with oven and microwave besides a nice gas cook top were perfect. All in all, I had a great stay and the apartment, especially the location, was terrific.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loja, Ecuador

We could live in this place!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this apartment for a week. It is fully furnished with everything we needed to make us comfortable. And the kitchen has more appliances than I do in my apartment!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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