PENTHOUSE IN CUENCA'S HISTORIC DISTRICT. SOUND-PROOFED. JACUZZI.

Nanci Lopez

Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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

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)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english

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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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Penthouse In Cuenca's Historic District. Sound-Proofed. Jacuzzi.
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 28 reviews
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Penthouse In Cuenca's Historic District. Sound-Proofed. Jacuzzi.
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Cuenca Ecuador
San Francisco
5

Really Comfortable & Secure

Really Comfortable & Secure
  • 5 of 5
Great location in town & plenty of space for a family or a friendly group. Owner has paid attention to all the details & local manager was great, shipping us items we had left behind. Only negative was parking for our car, but really only a minor inconvenience. Everything else was great & I recommend staying here. Cuenca's a great town to visit too!
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Penthouse In Cuenca's Historic District. Sound-Proofed. Jacuzzi.
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Cuenca Ecuador
Kansas City
5

Unbelievable accommodations in Cenca Ecuador

  • 5 of 5
Wow - everything was 5-star quality! An extremely well-equipped penthouse with everything that a visitor could want: - internet and wifi, and even a laptop to use - Direct TV with several English programs to watch - DVD library with many English movies and series - fully stocked kitchen - extremely comfortable beds and furnishings - washer and dryer access We also felt very safe in the condo complex, and in Cuenca. Safety in the complex should not be an issue to anyone visiting. This was somewhat of a concern based on articles that we read about Cuenca and El Centro. We walked everywhere, day and night, and as long as you keep to major streets like Calle Larga (which is only a few steps away), you're fine. Calle Larga has a small grocery store called Tia (5 minute walk) that was handy to pick up basic supplies. Right across the street from Tia is '10 de Agosto' which is a large local market. Even walking to SuperMaxi (down the steps near TodoSantos Restaurant and across the river) only took us 20 minutes. We walked everywhere. Cuenca is a gem, and so is this penthouse! Thanks, Joe and Pat
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Penthouse In Cuenca's Historic District. Sound-Proofed. Jacuzzi.
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Cuenca Ecuador
San Diego, CA
5

Penthouse in Cuenca

  • 5 of 5
The penthouse was beautiful. Close to the center of the old part of town….the interesting part of Cuenca. Owners gone so property mgr. helped us. Would be good to initially show us how to use the cell phone they provide and how to watch movies in English. Through email and calls to the property mgr. we got it straightened out. Sometimes noisy at night from street gatherings. Bring ear plugs. The double pane windows help a lot. Overall a great experience.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Penthouse In Cuenca's Historic District. Sound-Proofed. Jacuzzi.
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Cuenca Ecuador
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4

Excellent Location & Views

Excellent Location & Views
  • 4 of 5
Great location and the views are wonderful. The property is well maintained and the property manager was helpful and responsive. The decor is somewhat heavy and dark and has a dated feel to it. A little pricey compared to other apartments for rent. However, it did provide a base for a very enjoyable visit to Cuenca.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I'm glad you were pleased with our excellent location in the historic district and the wonderful views from most rooms and the large terrace. We all work very hard to keep the property maintained to a high standard and appreciate your noticing. I'll pass your compliments on to Beverly, our excellent property manager.

I know based on the beautiful penthouse you purchased near us that you prefer modern styling and lucite, but we like wood. Much of our furniture is heavy and dark, but it is only about a year old. Our furniture was custom made by local artisans and some of it was designed to look rustic and other pieces contemporary or modern, in line with our eclectic style. The original parquet floors that we refinished may also date the space, but we like the character they add. With vaulted ceilings and huge view windows, there is no shortage of light to compensate for the dark floors.

It's true that our price is a bit higher than most apartments in Cuenca, but it also offers a unique combination of amenities and sleeps 7. We are located in the historic district, where most other offerings are hotels or studio apartments. Our 3 bed 3 bath penthouse with a huge terrace, sound-insulated windows, jacuzzi tub for two, fireplace, and gourmet kitchen costs less than half of what a 1 bedroom suite of comparable quality will cost you at one of the nicer hotels in town. Though it is a little pricey compared to other apartments for rent, you really do get more for your money. Thanks again for your business and welcome to Cuenca!
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Cuenca Ecuador
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5

Beautiful condo - great views from terrace

  • 5 of 5
Great condo conveniently located in the heart of the historic district. Hope to return next year for another stay.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Penthouse In Cuenca's Historic District. Sound-Proofed. Jacuzzi.
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Cuenca Ecuador
Incline Village, NV
5

Fabulous Apartment in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
I feel all the previous reviews say it all. So I would like to add that Nanci is extremely helpful in making your stay as easy and informative as possible. Questions about transportation, restaurants, groceries, banks, tours and drivers are all available in her instructions and on the in-house computer. And if you need answers on any other issues Nanci and her manager Bev are very responsive. I absolutely loved the view from my bed of the city and mountains. It is a fabulous place at a perfect location.
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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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

Rates & Availability

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Amenities

Amenities

Cuenca Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 5 stories
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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