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.
- Condo1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 bedromm 2.5 bath in quite Santa Fe style contempory Condo
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 13, 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.
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great historic center location. This place is an oasis hidden in the hectic city. Efficient space plan & layout, has everything you need and more!
A Great Place to Stay
I can't say enough about this rental - the condo is in a beautiful high-rise building on the malecon, with an unobstructed ocean view from eight floors up. It is tastefully furnished with very comfortable seating and beds, the condo was spotless. The kitchen is well-stocked for cooking, a generous supply of utensils, dishes, pots and pans are available, and the coffee maker made delicious tasting coffee, which is important to me. The temperature was very comfortable as the air-conditioning worked great if you choose to use it, and thankfully, we were able to sleep with the window open with no air conditioning so we could hear the ocean. Another great thing about it is the pool area, it's beautiful for relaxing, and we enjoyed time in the Jacuzzi, which is complimentary. The owner was very attentive and thoughtful, giving us great advice on where to eat, and ensured our stay was enjoyable. It was a hard place to leave, I highly recommend it, and if I return to Salinas, would stay there again.
Thank you for this wonderful review but due to my error this is showing on my rental property in Cuenca. it should be for my property in Salinas on the beach. I will send you the correct link.
What more can you ask for?
Beautiful apartment in a great location. Walking distance to most sites and if we needed a taxi we never had to wait more than a minute. We could not recommend this rental enough!
We spent a week in this condo. As people have said the location is great. Very nice to have the balcony for morning coffee or evening glass of wine. We were 4 adults. A couple and two singles. The apartment gave everyone the space they needed. Some found the mattresses a bit too firm. One thing that did not seem to be mentioned in the ad was the layout of this complex. So nice to open the door and be in the quiet of a hallway and several landscaped courtyards on the way to your unit. The way the apartments are set up is unique and interesting. Nice to have one exit to the street and the other to the river. Phil was very responsive to any needs we had.
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks you for your nice comments.
Wonderful condo and perfectly located
We stayed at this condo for 10 days and it was just as described. Very beautiful and modern with a lovely view and a very nice sized terrace. The complex is very secure and close to absolutely all amenities. The owner does a very throrough walk through and is available for any questions you may have. The unit is extremely clean and comfortable. The neighbors are all very friendly. We would definitely stay at this condo again.
Perfect Location for a Leisurely Exploration of Cuenca
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.
Everything there is to see and do in the El Centro area of Cuenca is within easy walking distance of our unit.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.