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.
3 bedromm 2.5 bath in quite Santa Fe style contempory Condo
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 19, 2019
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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Very Comfortable Place for our Family
Our family of four rented this apt. for a three-week stay in Cuenca. We chose it for the central location and modern amenities. When we arrived, we discovered it to be better than we imagined. The VRBO description was definitely accurate regarding location, layout, amenities, etc. The owner also provided a guest guide which included info on the apartment security system, wifi, applicance instructions, nearby resources, points of interest, etc.
The complex is a little oasis in the middle of the bustling historic center of the city. Inside the secure entry is a series of lovely landscaped courtyards. There are two exits, one that opens to a busy city street lined with food markets, bakeries, restaurants and sundry shops. The other leads to the beautiful Tomebomba River and riverwalk which runs through the city.
Our apartment was spacious, modern and clean. Every very room had windows to bring in natural light. The kitchen was large, uncluttered, and equipped with all essential cooking tools. It was a delight to prepare meals while looking out at a panoramic view of the city and the mountains. We discovered issues with the a leaky refrigerator and non-functioning dishwasher during our stay. The property manager, Cecilia, was quick to respond to our messages and sent our a repairman as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it wasn't possible for the repairs to be completed during our stay as parts had to be ordered. Hopefully, those issues will be resolved before other guests arrive.
During our stay, the property manager, Cecilia was communicative and helpful. Beyond that, she was incredibly warm and hospitable. She invited our family to a Halloween party at her apartment and was thoughtful in recommending activities around town for our kids. The other residents were social and gracious as well. We were invited to gatherings within the complex and our kids had play dates with some other children in the complex.
This apartment was in an excellent location that provides easy, convenient access to any kind of service, amenity, activity within the city. Most things are within walking distance. It's also easy to find a taxi to take you anywhere else you might need to go.
We loved our visit to Cuenca and thoroughly enjoyed of stay in Casa de Nogal. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!
Thanks for your wonderful review. We have now received the necessary parts and repaired the refrigerator and the dishwasher issues. Sorry, we could not get them done while you were here but it takes a while to get parts.
beautiful condo in a perfect location.
great security, really nice bed linen and towels.
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.
Great historic center location. This place is an oasis hidden in the hectic city. Efficient space plan & layout, has everything you need and more!
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.
Everything there is to see and do in the El Centro area of Cuenca is within easy walking distance of our unit.
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.