QUIET RIVERBANK LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN CUENCA. FULLY FURNISHED!

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Carolyn Walker

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights
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QUIET RIVERBANK LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN CUENCA. FULLY FURNISHED!

Cuenca Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Casa-Rio is fully furnished, including WiFi and laundry, in the best location in Cuenca!! It is on the Rio Tomebamba, which flows through the center of town. Nearby stone steps lead up from the river to the city center's cathedrals, restaurants, museums, and markets. A bridge leads across the river to parks, supermarkets, modern hospitals, and a movie complex; all within four or five blocks of the apartment.

Casa-Rio is modern and spacious, especially suitable for families or groups, and less expensive than a hotel. It has all the conveniences and comforts of home in the midst of a vibrant native culture.

You can surf the internet, watch DirecTV with many English-language channels, do your laundry, cook your favorite foods, or just sip coffee on your private balcony overlooking the river.

Casa-Rio is a two story, 3500 square feet home with two master suites with queen beds and en suite baths. One bath has a jetted tub in addition to a separate shower. The third bedroom has twin beds and opens onto a large balcony. The fourth bedroom is set up as an office with a double sofabed. The third bath has a bathtub and separate shower.

Located on the fourth and fifth floor of a secure six-unit building, Casa-Rio has views of the river, mountains, and Parque de la Madre from three balconies. There is a guard who will also help you carry your luggage up the stairs.

From the balcony you can watch daily life in a different culture. See kids walking to school and folks getting on and off the bus. In the park across the river, watch families playing soccer, jogging on the path, or just eating ice cream. Listen to concerts and events. Observe parades and maybe even demonstrations. Watch women doing laundry in the river and sweethearts sitting in the sun. All without leaving the balcony!

When you arrive you will be met at the airport and taken to the condo. Your driver will give you the keys and explain how things work. He is also available for hire to help with translation or to take you anywhere you want to go, such as the mineral baths or the Inca ruins at Ingapirca.

In the condo is information on local places of interest. There are directions to markets, restaurants, and an English bookstore with helpful owners. We have included the phone number of a good doctor who speaks English and will come to the house in the middle of the night if you need him.

We've set up Casa-Rio to make your vacation relaxed and interesting. We want you to be comfortable while you enjoy Ecuador!

Keywords: Secure building of six units, near park, restaurants, museums, supermarket, transportation. Walk up to penthouse apartment.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Carolyn Walker

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Speaks english
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We are a retired couple who live in Texas when we can't be at home in Ecuador. We love to travel and to meet fellow travelers.

Carolyn Walker purchased this condo in 2009

Cuenca is a combination of spring-like weather all year round, mountain views, native Andean culture, low cost of living, eight universities, modern medical care, and airport access. Ecuador is tourist-friendly and uses the US dollar. Burger King and Papa John's Pizza are available for those days you've just got to have familiar food.

I like being in the center of the city where I can walk to everything. But I still have the gentle sound of the river flowing by. Most of all, I enjoy watching daily life on the riverbank.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Property Reviews

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Quiet Riverbank Location in Downtown Cuenca. Fully furnished!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Quiet Riverbank Location in Downtown Cuenca. Fully furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385440vbi
209 765 1898
Cuenca Ecuador
Oregon
5

Casa del Rio

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
A beautiful modern place. All the appliances worked. Good pressure and plenty of hot water. Numerous balconies; we especially loved the one overlooking the river. I would highly recommend this place for your stay in cuenca.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Quiet Riverbank Location in Downtown Cuenca. Fully furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385440vbi
209 765 1898
Cuenca Ecuador
Denmark, Western Australia
5

Family stay at Casa Rio Cuenca

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
The Casa Rio apartment provided excellent accommodation in the perfect location for our family stay in Cuenca over the week of the 2013 Cuenca Independance Day festivities. The apartment was very clean and has all the comforts and conveniences of a luxury home, with ample space for the 5 of us, and we loved its peaceful location overlooking the river. Many of the city's beautiful old buildings, museums and historic precincts are within easy walking distance of the apartment. We loved staying here, and were very pleased with the excellent standard of property management that the owner has provided to ensure her guests have a great stay, and that any problems or questions are quickly sorted out. We look forward to visiting the beautiful city of Cuenca again one day. Thank you!
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Quiet Riverbank Location in Downtown Cuenca. Fully furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385440vbi
209 765 1898
Cuenca Ecuador
Reno NV
5

Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Our first visit to Ecuador began at Casa Rio in Cuenca and we could not be happier with the apartment! Safety is always a concern when traveling but we never felt like it wasn't safe to venture out for a walk along the river or short walk up the stairs to old town. Super Maxi, a nice grocery store, is only a short 3 blocks across the river. From Casa Rio we were able to walk to any nearby restaurant, produce market and vendors market in the main part of this historic city in less than 15 minutes. The kitchen is stocked with any utensils you need for cooking meals and the washer and dryer come in handy if you are traveling light. If you want a lovely place to stay while in Cuenca, Casa Rio fits the bill!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We love this river-side location, and we're glad to share it with others. We hope you can come back again soon.
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Quiet Riverbank Location in Downtown Cuenca. Fully furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385440vbi
209 765 1898
Cuenca Ecuador
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5

Perfect five star place for your Cuenca vacation from beginning to end….

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had the privilege to stay at Casa Rio for our Ecuador/Cuenca vacation. The location of Casa Rio is perfect in every way. Just a few minutes of walking through town leads you to excellent restaurants, music, parks, museums, and shopping. Best of all, it also takes you to places to mingle, so you can get to know the Ecuadorean people. Cuenca is an incredible historic city, and with it’s colonial buildings, gorgeous 200 year old church, incredible market with millions of fresh fruits and vegetables, and oh so much to describe, you just have to come and see it for yourself. Unfortunately, we were there for only one week and it was way too short of a time for us, because there was so much to see. Each day, we left Casa Rio at 7am to walk and explore, and we did not return home until 9pm each day. We found the area around Casa Rio to be very safe to walk and to explore. But mostly, we love the friendliness of the Ecuadorian people, because they made us feel so happy, and we felt safe. The week went by so fast, but we know we will come back to Casa Rio because there is so much more to explore and enjoy in Cuenca.
Casa Rio is so big with four huge bedrooms, living room and dining room with great comfortable furniture, and art deco is everywhere. We did not have time to cook but if you love to cook, the newly renovated kitchen is very accommodating, with granite counter tops, and lots of storage area. The double door refrigerator will make any chef happy. The owner of Casa Rio has thought of everything to make sure you will have a great vacation in their superb home, right down to providing fresh flowers in the townhouse.
In conclusion, we would like to thank the owner for allowing us to stay in their beautiful home, and for sharing with us the kindness of the Ecuadorian people and the incredible city of Cuenca. We can't wait to come back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Quiet Riverbank Location in Downtown Cuenca. Fully furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385440vbi
209 765 1898
Cuenca Ecuador
Cuenca Ecuador
5

Gorgeous views of the river and Cuenca....with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Hubby and I stayed at Casa Rio for a month while we were searching for a permanent place to live in Cuenca. The condo's location is perfectly centered and close to El Centro, shopping, restaurants, cafes and anything we needed. We came with our clothes and personal items, but since the condo is stocked with absolutely everything, we never missed anything: coffee pot, crockpot, full kitchen pots and pans, dishes, dishwasher, washer/dryer, BIG screen tv's in 3 of the rooms, internet and 2 printers that hooked up to our laptops easily, even a phone for guest usage (order pizza! make appointments!). For anyone who just wants to visit Cuenca and be in the best spot of town, this is perfect. For anyone who is moving to Cuenca and needs a place to stay until finding their own, this is also perfect. You couldn't find a better place....or a more comfortable one, either! Owners have recently painted and remodeled the kitchen for more space, and updated a few fixtures. There's even furniture on the patios that face the river to sit and watch the people while drinking a coffee or a glass of wine.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Car: not necessary

In the Cuenca area: parades and local celebrations, tours to nearby towns, Cajas National Park, Ingapirca Inca ruins. Tours may be arranged with our local representative.

On the coast: We recommend Casa Grande, a great B&B in Bahia de Caraquez. (casagrandebahia.com) The owner, Patricio Tamariz also has a new book about the history and archeology of the Ecuador coast The Secret of Paradise: Mysteries of the Pacific Coast of Ecuador, available from Amazon.com via Kindle. Ask about his tour of a nearby archeological site.

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Availability & Rates

Cuenca Condo Rental Rates

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$1,950
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Fees And Taxes No taxes, cleaning fee, or security deposit
Booking fee required for reservation, remainder due in two installments due 30 days and 14 days before arrival.
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Amenities

Cuenca Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Guest Bath near Living Room - toilet
    Maid's Bath Near Laundry - toilet
    Master Ensuite Bath Downstairs - toilet , shower , bidet , towels, soap, shampoo, hair dryer
    Master Ensuite Bath Upstairs - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , towels, soap, shampoo, hair dryer
    Hall Bath Upstairs - toilet , tub , shower , towels, soap, shampoo, hair dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs Master - 1 queen , With ensuite bath
    Upstairs Master - 1 queen , With ensuite bath
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Office with sofabed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
You can walk everywhere! Close to restaurants (one is halfway up the stairs to the central city), museums, parks, the central square, movies, language schools. The apartment is on the fourth and fifth floors; there is NO elevator in the building. The friendly building superintendent will help carry your luggage.
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