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Penthouse In Cuenca's Historic District. Sound-Proofed. Jacuzzi.

Nanci Lopez

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Nanci Lopez

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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Penthouse In Cuenca's Historic District. Sound-Proofed. Jacuzzi.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Cuenca Condo Rental Photos and Description

Sound-Proofed 3/3 In Centro with Terrace, Views, Double Jacuzzi Tub & Fireplace.

You'll want for nothing in our luxurious penthouse in the heart of centro historico! Enjoy all the comforts of home and more in our finely appointed apartment. One master suite has views and terrace access, with a modern bathroom plus a jacuzzi tub for 2 in a rock walled alcove. The other master suite has charming colonial decor with a huge rock and granite wood-burning fireplace and bathroom with dual sinks and rain shower. Both master suites feature king sized beds of the highest quality and comfort available, featuring a full 4 inches of memory foam pillowtop on a supportive orthopedic core. They also include private bathrooms with showers, bathrobes, bowl sinks and granite, plus 32' LED TVs. The third bedroom has a rustic theme with two comfortable twin beds, views and terrace access. All beds feature a choice between 500 thread count cotton or warmer microfleece linens, as well as fluffy down alternative comforters with duvets and blankets. All three bedrooms and the living room feature vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams. The social bathroom has a glass block shower, toilet, and even a urinal. The gourmet kitchen features gorgeous granite, a dishwasher, 6 burner stove and oven, microwave and large fridge with filtered water and ice in the door. The Living room has a soft comfortable sectional and a 42' LG plasma TV with a huge DVD library and Direct TV HD with DVR and a Blu Ray player. All rooms have DVD players. The entire apartment includes a terrace with unobstructed 6th floor views over centro, including a granite breakfast bar overlooking the impressive icon of Cuenca, the new cathedral.

Our home is cleaned to a strict standard between each set of visitors, and cleaned and stocked according to a checklist, so that you can rest assured that you'll have a wonderful stay free of the common pitfalls of stays in a foreign country. The kitchen is equipped with all of the dinnerware, cookware, silverware and barware you will need, plus small and large appliances. We provide paper towels, sugar, salt, pepper, coffee and tea. The towels are plush and plentiful and we provide thick toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap and blow dryers in each of the three bathrooms. We provide 3 huge flat-screen televisions, one smaller flat-screen TV, all with DVD or Blu Ray players and two with Direct TV HD with DVR, a huge video library, high-speed wireless internet, and even a brand new 17' laptop so that you can leave your computer at home! We also provide a local cell phone and a home phone, if needed for a small fee. The building has an elevator straight to our door that only services 3 apartments, so you won't have to climb any stairs like in most centro homes, or even wait for a busy elevator like in a high rise. The building is very secure with a friendly guard from morning to night. When the guard isn't there, you are behind 3 locked metal doors. The apartment is quiet as it is 5 stories up, with dual-paned laminated glass throughout and no walls are shared with any neighbors. There are just 2 other residences, and the rest of the building is occupied by offices, mostly law offices. If you have a rental car, there is a parking lot next door. If you have more than 6 people, there is an extra double mattress to sleep two more, and a dining room table for 8. For your comfort, all rooms have black-out curtains, there are portable heaters, a wood burning and an electric fireplace, a double electric blanket, and extra pillows and blankets, and unlimited hot water. There is a full-sized washer with hot water and gas dryer for your use. We use only hypo-allergenic fragrance-free detergents.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Nanci Lopez (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Nanci Lopez

We are professionals from Southern California who have been living and working abroad since the end of 2011. We enjoy traveling, scuba diving, foreign languages and animals. So far, we have lived in California, North Carolina, Caribbean Mexico, Andean Ecuador, Antigua Guatemala, and Medellin Colombia. We have visited many US cities, including New York, Hawaii and DC, as well as cities in the countries of France, Belize, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Ecuador, Croatia, Spain, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia and Cambodia. We plan to continue seeing the world while renting out our beautiful penthouse apartment in the historic center of Cuenca Ecuador.

Nanci Lopez purchased this condo in 2012

What makes this condo unique

Our apartment is a unique rental in the historic el centro. It is the penthouse of the tallest building in the area, providing for great unobstructed views, privacy and lots of sunlight. Most buildings the UNESO heritage area do not have elevators, however ours does. We love all of the great nearby restaurants, attractions, shopping and cultural events just steps our out door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My fiance, along with 2 of his sisters (all of us 50+yrs of age) just came back from paradise. Nanci and I had been corresponding long before we took this trip, so I already felt like she was family. Altho' we didn't get to meet Nanci/Jesse, Bev was there when we arrived and she's terrific. I've moved 34 times in my life, and..not to exaggerate, I never wanted to leave! We all truly felt like we were in "Donald Trump" accomodations. Just to add to what others have mentioned, planes flew by and we couldn't even hear them due to the soundproof windows. The beds/linens/pillows were the best. I probably took 50 pics just of the penthouse. We walked most of the time altho' taxis were readily available right outside our building. We ate at "Bananas" almost every day for breakfast. Parque Calderon right down the street has several restaurants that we frequented. Even tho' we had a top of the line kitchen we ate out every meal except two (when we were taking an early excursion before restaurants opened). This is coming from a gal who doesn't eat out except when her fiance splurges at "Waffle House". :-) It's so inexpensive to eat out in Cuenca, you can't afford not to. We had met a couple in Quito when we visited there for 5 days (I heard him speaking English :-). We made contact w/them when they arrived in Cuenca, and quickly became friends, taking a bus to little villages, eating out, shopping, etc. :-) We invited them over before they left for the airport to head home to Texas. They were so impressed that they wanted me to send information so they can reserve the penthouse next summer. This was our 2nd visit to Cuenca, the city, Lord willing, that we'll be living in asap. We love the people, weather,food, the "family-oriented" atmosphere. This is "Heaven on Earth". We love Cuenca! We plan on a 1-1/2 to 2 month stay in Cuenca next summer to find our little paradise, thanks in part to Nanci and Jesse. :-)

Suzie
Jul 2013
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Penthouse In Cuenca's Historic District. Sound-Proofed. Jacuzzi.
average rating of 4.964286 based on 34 reviews
5

The absolute best in Cuenca

  • 5 of 5

Extremely comfortable condo, very nicely decorated and fully stocked. Everyone was extremely helpful and the condo is in the perfect location. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful vacation in Cuenca

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week in this beautiful penthouse apartment. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the home had everything we could need and more. Everyone we met, from the property manager to the security guard to the people who live in the city were wonderful, friendly and very helpful. The beds were comfortable and the amenities were top notch. Nancy and Jesse were great with answering any questions we had prior to our arrival and after arriving also. Even sending an email to make sure we had arrived safely and that we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The on site property managers, Beverly and Michele, were super helpful and answered any questions we had quickly and also offered suggestions for restaurants and things to see and do while in Cuenca. The city itself is vibrant and clean and we felt very safe. The location is excellent for being able to walk to many of the local shops, bars, markets and restaurants. In short, should we visit Cuenca again we would be sure to choose this location. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ontario, Canada
5

Lovely and spacious condo in prime location

  • 5 of 5

This condo is very well appointed and has very spacious bedrooms. The balcony is so lovely with incredible views in all directions. The hosts are very professional and well prepared with many tips and they are excellent at communicating with very quick responses to any queries. This is a wonderful location near the river, great restaurants and the old city centre. Highly recommended for a group of friends or family.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Milwaukee, WI
5

Parque Penthouse

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful place in a great location and the terrace adds a whole other amazing element. The mattresses and linens are high end. The rooms are large and beautifully decorated. The kitchen is stocked with anything you need to cook or just hang out at. The Bunn coffee maker (with coffee included) started our day each morning. The fireplace is warm and inviting.

We felt safe the whole time we were there.

You are a few steps away from one of the main streets that offers restaurants and stores and markets AND the steps to go walk along the river (I cannot spell its name).

In the other direction...you are only a few blocks from the main square where lots of action takes plus..plus, more restaurants and shops and churches, etc.

We don't know how it could have been nicer.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Portland, Onatario, Canada
5

Perfect Penthouse in Historical Cuenca

  • 5 of 5

This penthouse apartment is in perfect location in historic part of Cuenca. You can walk to everything - Caldron Square, restaurants, churches, museums and art galleries. Wonderful 300 degree views of Cuenca mountains, churches and rooftops from balcony - the perfect place for your morning coffee, afternoon drink and star gazing. Very modern apartment and very well decorated. A wonderful home away from home.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
5

Beautiful condo, extremely safe, perfect location, and top notch service.

  • 5 of 5

This was my first international travel experience. It was important for me to find lodging that was comfortable, safe, and convenient in Cuenca. This condo met and exceeded every expectation. First, it's beautiful. It looks exactly like the photos or better. The apartment provides 3 levels of security doors, and has live security during the day. Not that we ever felt endangered in any way while in Cuenca, but there was peace of mind knowing that when you were home, it couldn't get much more secure. There is an elevator that opens beside your door....which you will appreciate! The home is very well maintained, and don't underestimate the value of the sound proofing. Cuenca is a bustling city, but close all the doors to this unit and it amazingly quiet. I loved the high, long deck that can be accessed by the living room and 2 bedrooms. You won't believe the details here. Everything you could need from umbrellas, internet with great wifi and office with computer. Robes, movies, board games (that we actually played and enjoyed)...just everything you need to feel like you are in a home, not a hotel. The property manager is extremely accessible and helpful. The owner and property manager helped me plan everything from great drivers for longer trips, to detailed recommendations for restaurants and city activities. My security deposit was returned within a few days of check out, which was greatly appreciated. Thanks for a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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California Kitchen
"California Kitchen is a great place to meet other expats when you're new to Cuenca. The owne..."
Nearest Airport
3.3 Kilometres
Mariscal Lamar International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
Numerous on Calle Larga
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Cuenca Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
15 Metres
California Kitchen, La Cigale, Oviado, etc.
Nearest Beach
170 Kilometres
Machala
Car: not necessary

There is no better location in Cuenca Ecuador! This is the hub of culture and nightlife in the heart of Centro Historico. We are on Luis Cordero, the same street as the main central plaza Parque Calderon, just 2 blocks down from the plaza between it and the famous Tomebamba river. We are surrounded by the best restaurants in town, open air markets, churches, plazas, bars, cafes and theaters. If you are coming to investigate Cuenca as a potential destination for retirement or relocation, you'll be happy to discover all of the popular expat hangouts, socials, and events within blocks of here. You can walk from this central location to pretty much anywhere you may want to go in Cuenca. From here you can usually get around without climbing stairs, as our building has an elevator and we are already in Centro, which is higher than most of the suburbs. There is even a nearby mall (Millenium Plaza) with fast food and American movies in English that's just a short walk down the charming Tres De Noviembre river walk (El Baranco). You can watch parades or fireworks right from the huge terrace! Should you want to leave the historic center (El Centro) or river area, taxis are readily available on our street and bus stops are nearby. Even though we are in the heart of downtown Cuenca, our 5th floor penthouse ensures a tranquil oasis with it's doubled glazed and laminated sound control windows and lack of shared walls.

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Rates & Availability

From $115 Per night

Cuenca Condo Rental Rates

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May 28 2015 - Jun 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$115
$690
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
$140
$840
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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Amenities

Cuenca Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Social Bathroom - toilet , shower , includes urinal
    Jacuzzi Mater Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub for 2 with colored lights
    Colonial Mater Bath - toilet , shower , Dual sinks & Rainfall Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Colonial Master - 1 king , Wood-burning fireplace, 32' LED TV with DVD player
    Jacuzzi Master - 1 king , Jacuzzi Tub, Views, 32' LED TV, DVD player & Direct TV
    Rustic 3rd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds w/ canopies, Views, Deck Access & 22' TV w/ DVD
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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