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Ultra Modern Luxury Condo in Colonial Cuenca

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedromm 2.5 bath in quite Santa Fe style contempory Condo

If you want to enjoy living right in the middle one of the most charming 400 year old colonial cities in all South America with out having to endure the cold, noisy, old housing common to the area, you have found your home. Our condo is new as of 2016 and designed to appeal to those who want the luxury of all the modern conveniences, a beautiful serene quietness but located in the heart of all the colonial action. There is a master bedroom with king bed and en suite bath, a second bedroom with a Queen bed and an en-suite bath, and a 3 bedroom with twin beds and access to the hall bath. A fully furnished gourmet kitchen, dinning for six, a large living area and a large terrace overlooking the river and mountains nearby. There is private secure access from either the river walk below or the City access above. Our price reflects the high quality furnishings, unbeatable location and incomparable design and style of this unit. There are many cheaper units in El Centro, but if you want the best..this is it. While you are in Ecuador you might also consider a trip to our beautiful coast where we have another gorgeous condo. See VRBO #894766 in Salinas for all the details.

Phil Kennemer
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, dutch, swedish, norwegian, Korean
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Phil Kennemer

We have lived the last 6 years in Cuenca. We came here from Houston, Texas were we worked in Real Estate Investing and Property management for many years. We love traveling and enjoying the beauty of Ecuador.

Phil Kennemer purchased this condo in 2016

Why Phil Kennemer chose San Blas

Ever since we moved to Cuenca, we have wanted a place in El Centro, but because of the "patrimonial" rules almost all property in the central must maintain its "as built" 100's of years ago charm. This makes it very difficult to find a modern, well lit, warm, quite and contemporary place. When this project began on vacant land, we immediately bought a unit because we realized it to be a one of kind opportunity to have both the New and Old world together in one of the most beautiful and exciting places of all South America.

What makes this condo unique

Our unit has many unique benefits but the greatest one is its superior location, right between Old Town Cuenca and New Town Cuenca. Our bottom entrance gives you immediate access to New Town and our street entrance opens the door to all of the beautiful walk-able places in Old Town.

Another great benefit is that it is a one level unit. There are no interior stairs, no going up and down to the bedrooms, only a short one level access stairway from the outside to the front door.


San Blas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , large vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en-suite bath with tub and shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with an en-suite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Use of half bath in hall
  • There are 3 bedrooms. One with King and private bath. Another with a Queen and private bath. And a 3rd with one twin bed and use of the half bath in the hall.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ultra Modern Luxury Condo in Colonial Cuenca
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Perfect Location for a Leisurely Exploration of Cuenca

  • 5 of 5

The Casa del Nogal is in the ideal location for a thorough exploration of Cuenca. We three retired ladies stayed here for almost two weeks and had a wonderful time wandering the old city and venturing out several times on tours of the surrounding areas. The apartment had everything we could ask for in the way of amenities. And the location is close to all kinds of shopping and museums, with taxis available at the door every few minutes. The owner provides any help you might need and provides a notebook with instructions on all the appliances and helpful suggestions on things to see and do and on the local customs. The only negative was the occasional noisy neighbor, but that can happen anywhere. Cuenca is a wonderful city and the people are delightful. We would love to return and would definitely check to see if the Casa del Nogal was available.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and well situated!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was really beautiful and provided a great base for our family! We walked almost everywhere. We enjoyed the gorgeous view of the mountains and the new city. It was also nice to have Netflix in the house. The apartment is quiet with regard to street noise but we did have a noisy neighbor and the walls were thin enough that we could hear every word of his 3am phone call including the person he had on speakerphone. The only negative I could say about the apartment is that the beds are very hard. This may be an Ecuadorian thing but if you are used to a softer mattress or pillow top bed you may wake up a little sore (as we did). The other thing, which I am sure will be fixed, was that the fridge was acting up while we were there and no matter what the adjustment was it was a freezer. We did not contact Phil about it as we knew he was out of town and we didn't make many meals in the apartment anyway. We just thawed our leftovers in the microwave and kept the drinks out. Phil was excellent to work with and has lots of good notes about the apartment and surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful apartment in a perfect location. Well furnished and extraordinarily clean.

  • 5 of 5

After six weeks of constant travel this apartment was like coming home. The unit is within a peaceful complex and has very nice views from the living room and wonderful patio.

The location is perfect for getting around on foot. We discovered great restaurants and fresh food markets nearby.

We rent for weeks at a time world wide and this unit may be our all time favorite.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location in Cuenca

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and modern. Better than I expected. Gorgeous interior courtyard gardens and so close to everything. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gateway to Cuenca

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was the perfect location for us to explore the old city. It was close to the markets, shops and great restaurants. It accommodated our whole family nicely and was spacious with a gorgeous view and balcony. We loved the communal balcony as well provided by the complex. The complex itself was lovely, and full of flowers and lighting. The kitchen was well equipped as well as the bathrooms and bedrooms. Having a washer and dryer a treat! There was tons of closet space and the place was beautiful and airy. We used a local tour agency to hike, horseback ride, do the Inca trail that was only a block away. My only suggestion is to provide for a better heater or heaters in the apartment. It was "unseasonably" chilly, but it was rainy and cold almost every day we were there and the apartment was quite cold at night. The owner was very responsive with questions when we emailed him with questions. Stefanie A.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and Beautiful! Highly Recommend Staying Here!

  • 5 of 5

I normally stay with family when I travel to Cuenca, but this year we came for a wedding and thought it would be easier to stay on our own. I found Casa Nogales on VRBO and the pics were amazing. Let me start by saying they were more than accurate. The place was immaculate and more than enough room for the four of us. My parents, my sister, and I are all grown and some of us more picky than others...let's just say we were all very pleased! It was very easy to set up and get keys, and our host was very accomodating. We were very close to everything we needed. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Old Cathedral
"Absolutely beautiful interiors. Worth a visit."
Car: not necessary

Everything there is to see and do in the El Centro area of Cuenca is within easy walking distance of our unit.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

If you have access to a Wells Fargo Bank you pay by deposit into my account to avoid credit card fees and service fees. Also for stays over 10 days we have special rates so please ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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