2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Penthouse With Panoramic Views Of City, Mountains, River
About Bruce Engle
I live in San Francisco, California most of the year, where I am a computer programmer. I spend four months each year in Cuenca.
Bruce Engle purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Bruce Engle chose San Blas
I spend a few months each year in Cuenca, and while visiting some friends who had just moved into these condominiums, I learned that the top floor condominium was for sale. I asked if I could arrange to see it, and it was love at first sight.
What makes this Condo unique
This condominium is in the perfect location, and right in the center of the historical city center. You can walk to so many wonderful restaurants, shops, bars, and tourist attractions. We are perched right above the bank of the beautiful Tomebamba river. The panoramic views of the city, the mountains, and the river are breathtaking. These spectacular views are available from the living room, the deck, and the private rooftop terrace.
No smoking - Smoking is prohibited throughout the complex.Smoking is prohibited throughout the complex.
Max guests: 4
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Perfect Location and Accommodation
This is our fourth year to stay in this beautiful, modern penthouse overlooking Rio Tombebamba and entrance to the spectacular historic city of Cuenca. Within walking distance to numerous restaurants, markets, museums, art galleries and Spanish-style Squares. From both levels of the condo, you have a panoramic view of the Cajas Mountains surrounding Cuenca. This is truly the best “home-away-from-home” we have found in Cuenca. The owners are most accommodating and a delight to deal with.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and write such a nice review. We are grateful to have you return to stay with us year after year. Although we have never met in person, I have enjoyed becoming friends from afar, through our email chats.
As you well know, I have tried my very best to accommodate our clients in the global coronavirus health crisis. I have offered full refunds with no penalties for last-minute cancellations, and invited clients to stay extra days free of charge, should they need extra time for their travel arrangements.
We value you not only as clients, but also as friends whom we hope to meet in person someday.
When I booked this property, I was skeptical of all 27 reviews having five-stars. Welcome gifts: two bouquets flowers, chocolate, wine, coffee, artisan bread, and jam. Great location, great condo, great views, and great attention to the details. Bruce, the owner, and Cecilia, the on-site property manager, want their tenants to have the best possible experience. I would stay at this property again.
Thank you very much for your nice review. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. That is very important to me, and I work very hard to see that our clients have a pleasant stay.
The neighbors, who invited you over to their home for a party, told me what nice people you were.
Should your future travels bring you back to Cuenca, we hope to see you again.
Everything was great😄.
Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. We are very happy that you had a pleasant stay with us. It feels especially rewarding knowing that you enjoyed your stay enough to book it again for next year. It is always a pleasure to chat with you via email and getting to know you from afar. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
Amazing property right in town
This apartment is just amazing, great views, great space, every amenity included, fantastic location (literally in downtown), quiet yet in the midst of town, full of light on every room, very safe complex, all appliances in working condition, very clean, extra supplies for bedding and kitchen, close to a variety of shops and restaurants, right across a market, plenty of taxis to move around, the TV channel set up is great should you need to watch any. Cuenca is a walkers paradise, with miles of safe, well maintained trails/walkways and this complex follows this trend, there is no elevators but the stairs are nice, wide and safe. Again, the views from this place are breathtaking!!
Thank you so much for the great review. Your feedback is very important to us. I am very happy that you had enjoyed your stay in our Cuenca home, and that you had a nice trip.
If your future travels bring you to Cuenca, we would love to have you stay with us again.
Best vrbo we've ever rented!
From the well appointed kitchen (and spice cabinet!), to the comfy beds, to the great internet, to the unbelievable welcome packet, this is by far the best experience we have had with a vacation rental thus far. The owner clearly wants his renters to enjoy their home and really makes it feel like such. This is not one of those vrbo rentals that feels sparse and cold. It is well appointed and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. You couldn't ask for a better location either - easy walking access to everything. To top it off, the property manager, Cecilia, is a delight. She was attentive and helped us with everything we could imagine - from local doctors, favorite restaurants and things to do with kids. Would absolutely recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a wonderful stay in Cuenca.
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We try very hard to create a memorable experience for our clients, and it was very gratifying to read your glowing review. I was happy that we were able to accommodate your request to extend your stay with us. Although I didn’t get to meet you in person, I enjoyed chatting with from afar via email. We wish a pleasant journey as you continue your travel in South America. We enjoyed having you and your kids as guests. If your future travels bring you to Cuenca, we hope to see you again.