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Spectacular Home in Cuenca’S Historic El Centro

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

This unique accommodation is a luxury downtown pied a’tere, which occupies the entire second floor of a fine Patrimonial building on one of the best streets in Cuenca, in the heart of the historic district, one and a half blocks from the Parque Calderon (the central square), the beautiful blue-domed cathedral, and the colorful flower market. You are just steps away from shops and mercados, Nectar organic market, the best resturants, trendy coffee shops, the main tour office and city tour bus, museums, galleries, churches -- everything you will want on your visit to Cuenca!

This historic home, built by a well-known German architect in the late 1920’s, was fully restored in October of 2013 by a talented interior designer and artist.

This Patrimonial property has lots of charm with French doors and romantic balconies above the street, hand tooled plaster 12 foot ceilings, beautiful solid hardwood floors and doors throughout, sweeping windows and/or French doors in every room, three large living rooms, a study, guest bedroom and bath, and custom kitchen. It is filled with fine, lovingly collected antiques, rugs and original art from around the world, and designer furniture; the interiors are beautiful, eclectic and classy, reflecting a calm peace and beauty that is truly unique in the desirable El Centro area of Cuenca. Additionally, it rests one of the quietest streets in historic El Centro.

People say this is the most beautiful house in Cuenca!

You will rest deeply and enjoy your respite from the animated city, cocooned on the second story above one of the quietest streets in the historic downtown area. The house is quiet and tranquil, with very little traffic noise even outside on the open balconies.

Security is excellent. You must pass through three secured doors to enter, and the street door is locked at night and on weekends.

Rent is less than you would pay for one room in a fine hotel, and you will have a quiet, centrally located luxury accommodation with a comfortable imported memory foam bed, extra large rooms to relax in, plus a fully equipped American standard kitchen (of course, your personal food, toiletries and sundries are your responsibility).

The guest room is a lovely double room, with a cushy queen-size memory-foam mattress and 1000 thread-count sheets, abundant down-filed pillows and duvet, an antique desk, colorful art, and a full private bath.

The WIFI works throughout the house.

The kitchen includes disposal, US double-sided refrigerator with crushed ice in the door, gas cooktop and electric oven, microwave, instant hot water, granite countertops throughout and lovely antiqued hardwood cupboards, plus a cozy little balcony off the kitchen for coffee or tea breaks.

Your rent includes gas, water, electricity and maid service before your stay, plus Wi-Fi internet. There is a Blu-ray player with DVD movies for your viewing pleasure.

Cuenca’s climate is consistently pleasant, but we do provide a portable heater for your use.

Optional Extras:

• If you need a personal telephone while you are in Cuenca, (very handy for calling taxis, booking reservations and calling your property manager!) we can provide a 3GPS local phone for $20.00 a week. The phone is activated with a pre-paid plan and ready to use, and you can add additional minutes if needed in any tienda for $2.00.

• If your stay is an extended one and you need laundry service, we can provide W/D for a small additional fee. Contact the property manager if you require this service.

Check-in: Check-in is at 1PM, and check-out is at 1PM. Upon check-in, you will be asked to fill out a short form to comply with Ecuadorian tax law.

Car Parking: Inexpensive secure parking (approximately $5 per day; $35 per month) is available at parking lots within one block of the property.

Airport: The property is approximately 5-8 minutes from the Cuenca airport by taxi ($2.00 - $2.50 cab fare). Directions to the house will be provided upon confirmation.

House Rules & Exclusions: We apologize; our policy does not allow for children or pets, the minimum rental age is 30. Rentals are for 1-2 persons only. No additional guests will be authorized during the rental period. This is strictly a non-smoking environment. Stairs to the main entry mean this home is not suitable for handicap access.

Treat the Premises with Care: This private home is typically only available to friends or referrals. It is a truly spectacular and unique property for the discriminating, quiet, honest and responsible occupant—preferably one person or a couple. Please treat our beautiful home with the utmost care!

Property Manager:
Our property manager will welcome you to your beautiful Cuenca abode and provide all the information you will need to have a comfortable, safe, and pleasure-filled visit. Additionally, the main tourist information center is located just two blocks away at Parque Calderon.

Inquiries: Before confirming your stay in our home, feel free to contact us by email or phone so that we might answer any questions you have, or provide you with additional information about the house or about Ecuador! Our goal to make your visit as enjoyable and productive as possible.

If you have any special requests, let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you!


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum rental age is 30....moreless

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    This home is the second floor of a fully restored colonial building....there are stairs, so not suitable for wheelchairs or impaired individuals....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • Guest bedroom has a Queen-size bed, antique dresser and antique desk. The bed is extremely comfortable, to American standards, with , memory-foam mattress, 1000 thread-count sheets, down pillows and down comforter. Yummy!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Modern private tiled bath with glass shower enclosure, toilet, sink, and a window for fresh air if desired. Fresh, fluffy towels are provided....moreless


  • Books:

    Feel free to use the books provided in the library....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    There is a Blu-Ray player for watching DVDs....moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is a BOSE IPOD docking station/speaker, if you would like to bring your IPOD and your personal tunes....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a large flat screen TV for viewing movies. Movies are provided and may also be purchased in many shops in the city for $1.00 each....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A DVD library is provided for your viewing pleasure....moreless


  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Separate formal dining room full of beautiful antiques, mirrors and art, French doors to the view and a round table that seats six persons comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Room


  • Air Conditioning:

    Cuenca is a temperate environment, famous for it's year-round spring-like weather. AC is not required. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry services can be provided on request with the property manager as an additional amenity....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    For decoration only...moreless

  • Heating:

    We provide a portable electric heater if you should need it. The weather is fairly constant, so heat or air are rarely needed, if at all....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI throughout the house....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Fine imported linens are provided. Down comforters, pillows. Fluffy Designer towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Three sumptuous living rooms furnished with fine oriental carpets, antiques and fine art, down-filled sofas and chairs, high tooled plaster ceilings and floor-ceiling drapes grace the French doors....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is allowed on Padre Aguirre after 7PM. There are two parking garages available within one block of the front door....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Kindly use your cell phone. Local charged and ready cellphone can be provided for your convenience as an additional amenity....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels for two persons are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Onsite Laundry service can be provided on request with the property manager as an additional amenity....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony:

    There is a long balcony on the front of the house overlooking the street, where you can enjoy the frequent fireworks, parades and festivals. But don't worry--this is a very quiet house!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a small terrace off the kitchen for enjoying a cup of coffee or tea or a snack....moreless



Write a review 4.3
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$550 $1,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Final Clean Fee $25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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You are in the heart of Colonial Cuenca, in El Centro, one block from Cuenca's famous blue-domed Cathedral and beautiful Parque Calderon, with restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and trendy shops all around you. Views from your terrace of the New Cathedral and St. Sebastian Church, and El Centro life. Minutes from festive Calle Larga and the Tomebamba river. Eight minutes from the airport. Best location in Cuenca to see all the sights with no need for a car.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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