|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
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 small 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 no elevator, but a guard who will 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.
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.
Just completed a one month stay here for the second year in a row. We love it. Ideal location, very spacious and comfortable condo with many, many extras. It's even equipped with a Bose Sound Dock for playing your IPod! If you've never before visited Cuenca check this place out! If it's not your first trip but you chose a "lesser" accommodation before, you'll appreciate this attractive condo all the more.
Our family of 4 had a wonderful one month stay in this beautiful apartment. The location is perfect...right on the Tomebamba River, across from a great park (walking track, playgrounds, and weekly special events), and next to the old town area. The apartment is spacious, well-decorated, and set up well for cooking. We arrived in the evening, and were so happy to discover that initial groceries and breakfast items had been provided, so we didn't need to worry about rushing out for groceries. It was great to have a desktop computer and printer available for our use, and the wifi and TV coverage were excellent. There is lots of space, spread out over two floors, which we really appreciated after nine months of traveling. This was our last stop on our extended trip, and was a delightful place to conclude our travels. We feel like we saved the best for last!
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.
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!
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!
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. 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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6 night minimum stay
Rates are for up to four people. Additional guests will be $20 per night per extra person.
Invoice will be sent via PayPal. Booking fee required for reservation, remainder due 30 days before arrival. For more than four guests, $20 per night per person will be added.
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