LOCATED IN THE HEART OF CUENCA'S HISTORIC CENTER

Beverly

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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LOCATED IN THE HEART OF CUENCA'S HISTORIC CENTER

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Cozy and QUIET apartment tucked away from the noise and pollution of the city.

The perfect location for exploring Cuenca's Historic Center.Beautiful ceramic tile floors; new glass ceilings and ventilation; new lighting; custom built furniture; Direct TV cable channels delivering international news and sports (IE: CNN ESPN, BBC); extensive new DVD library, new Magic Jack plus allows you to make unlimited free call to North America (without a computer), and to top it off new original works of art by internationally renowned Peruvian artists. Located just 1 1/2 blocks from Parque Calderon and the famous cathedral, and 1/2 block from Simon Bolivar language school. The apartment is on the main floor and the back side of the building away from the roaring traffic, horns and alarms, loud music from all the shops and smog that permeates the historic center. A glass wall in the bedroom overlooks the little private terrace with a mural custom designed/painted by the famous Ecudorian artist Ernesto Galaraza. The entire ceiling in kitchen, eating bar, and terrace are glass providing lots of natural light. You will enjoy a top quality Teka glass cook top and electric oven; a full size stacking washer/dryer; a full size fridge with separate freezer; stainless steel cooking pots; toaster; coffee pot; microwave; nice dishes; glasses and utensils; 100% cotton linens and towels (imported from the US); hair dryer; ironing board/iron; and a 32' Sony Bravia TV and DVD player. Skype with friends and family via the Wireless Internet. A 30 gallon US style hot water tank, assures you will always have a hot shower. A space heater is provided for those chilly Cuenca mornings and evenings. Top quality decor and custom built furniture includes an excellent quality Queen size pillow top mattress in the bedroom. A sofa sleeper in the living room will accommodate another adult or two children. Weekly housekeeping services are provided for stays of more than 8 days. Basic supplies are provided such as laundry detergent, toilet paper, napkins, shampoo, soap, coffee filters and enough coffee for your first couple of mornings. Free pickup and transportation to the apartment from the Aiport, Bus Station or Shuttle Office is provided on arrival date. Please note that there is one flight of stairs to access the apartment. There is onsite Security during business hours. A cell phone is available for use during your stay...just purchase minutes. Longer stays mean greater discounts - ask for rates.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Beverly

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I moved to Cuenca in November of 2010 (from Seattle Washington) and am enjoying my new life immensely. I enjoy sharing my experiences with people that are considering the BIG MOVE themselves.

Beverly purchased this apartment in 2011

Cuenca is an amazing city with a perfect climate (for someone from Seattle), rich culture, and warm and friendly people. When I bought this property I was looking for a small place in the historic center that would provide a quiet and peaceful retreat for people visiting the city. Having stayed in the city center during my first trip to Cuenca, I know how miserable it can be to not get any sleep due to constant noise. Since this apartment is located on the back side of the building it is completely protected from not only all the street noise but the smog that is a problem in Cuenca.

QUIET, SAFE, and the LOCATION couldn't be better. Architecture in the city center is interesting and unique and this apartment is a fine example of that. With my interior design background I was able to see the potential and created a beautiful and cozy retreat for visitors. This apartment has everything you'll need to live comfortably for a few days or several weeks.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Located in the heart of Cuenca's Historic Center
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Located in the heart of Cuenca's Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p477843vb
604-200-3458
Cuenca Ecuador
Acworth, GA
5

Wonderful Apartment - Great Stay

  • 5 of 5
On a previous trip to Cuenca, we had stayed in a hostel. On this trip, for about the same money, we stayed in this wonderful little apartment and found it to be a much better experience. The apartment is in a perfect location, just a block from Park Calderon. We felt safe, even in the evenings after dark, coming and going. And the apartment itself is safe and secure, nestled inside an office building behind four locked doors.

The apartment had everything that we needed for our stay. The kitchen was fully equipped and the flat screen TV (with DIRECTV and a full library of DVDs) was very nice. The bathroom was just fine and there was plenty of hot water for showers. The bed was comfortable and there was plenty of blankets (and even a small portable heater) for the cool Cuenca nights. Our stay was in June, with lows in the 40’s at night. We found that the apartment could get cool in the early mornings and evenings with its tile floors, granite counters and concrete walls. We did use the heater most evenings and highly suggest bringing slippers and/or thick socks to walk around the apartment. There are no windows in the apartment, but there are a couple frosted skylights that provide daylight.

There is a loaner cellphone that could certainly be handy but we didn't need to use, but we did use the Magic Jack phone a number of times to make and receive free calls to the States. And Bev was wonderful to deal with – before we arrived, during our stay and afterwards. And she also was able to pick us up at the airport and check us in the apartment when we arrived. All in all – a very nice stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jeff and Dana...it was a real pleasure having you stay with me. I'm so glad you had a nice time and that the apartment met all your needs. I thank you so much for providing a detailed review of my property because it really gives people a good understanding of what to expect when they stay with me. I hope to see you again if you ever return to Cuenca! Be well....
business
Located in the heart of Cuenca's Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p477843vb
604-200-3458
Cuenca Ecuador
USA
5

Great Owner, Great Location...

  • 5 of 5
This apartment is a great place to "land" in Cuenca. The location is unbeatable: you are right in the middle of El Centro within easy walking distance of just about anyplace you'd want to go. The apartment itself is small, but the layout makes excellent use of the space available, and a lot of thought went into furnishing and equipping the space so that guests have everything they need. The kitchen was really easy to cook in - the appliances are high end and you have more cookware, utensils, etc than you usually find in a vacation rental. The apartment was immaculate, and the weekly housekeeping was thorough and not intrusive. The bed was super comfortable, and there was always hot water for showers. The cable tv features a good package with lots of English channels and the internet signal was strong and reliable. The availability of a cell phone and a Magic Jack fo calls to the US were nice bonuses, as was the guide to Cuenca that Bev has put together for her guests. I really appreciated her accurate description of the apartment when I first contacted her - it is tucked into an office building and there is no direct access to the outside. However, there is a lot of natural light from the glass roof in the kitchen and the faux terrace off the bedroom, and lamps and ceiling lights are plentiful. Last, you cannot go wrong with an owner like Bev. She genuinely wants her guests to be satisfied, and goes the extra mile to make sure that happens.
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jacqueline! I'm so glad my apartment met your needs during your stay and I so appreciate you taking the time to write such an in-depth review. My only regret is that with my crazy schedule due to travel and moving, we were unable to get together as planned. On your next visit for sure. Be well and enjoy your summer!
Your new friend in Ecuador...Bev
business
Located in the heart of Cuenca's Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p477843vb
604-200-3458
Cuenca Ecuador
5

Great apartment in Cuenca

  • 5 of 5
Tastefully decorated modern apartment, complete with extras like washer and dryer, flat screen television and free international phone service.
It´s an ideal location to explore Old Town Cuenca. It would also serve as a great location if you were searching for a permanent retirement home or rental.
Beverly´s apartment deserves a five star rating based on our three week stay while we explored Cuenca.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was certainly a pleasure hosting you both and I am so very glad my apartment and location worked out so well for your stay. I wish you both many happy travels ahead as you continue to explore the world!
business
Located in the heart of Cuenca's Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p477843vb
604-200-3458
Cuenca Ecuador
5

We would love to return!!!

  • 5 of 5
We loved Cuenca and our lodging. The apt was perfectly located for us, within walking distance to everything. The apt was great, really nice linens on the bed,cozy and comfortable. Kitchen was well equipped. Really appreciated the Magic jack phone line and wi-fi, owner has printed out everything you need to see, know and go to. The listing was accurate regarding location, photos of apt.exact, clean and well-maintained. We would recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Charlie and Joanie. It was a pleasure hosting you and getting to know you. I hope we can get together and do something fun when you return next year. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
business
Located in the heart of Cuenca's Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p477843vb
604-200-3458
Cuenca Ecuador
Texas
5

Great place to stay in Cuenca

  • 5 of 5
Stayed for 1 week and was really impressed. Condo has everything needed for a comfortable stay. Located in the center of Cuenca's downtown. Condo is close to restaurants, shopping, museums, airport, and the bus station. No need for a car. The owner, Beverly, had great information in the form of a guestbook to keep you busy and provide insights on the local restaurants and activities nearby. Bev will be glad to answer questions you may have to improve on your visit. I was lucky to have chosen this location to stay.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you John! I'm so happy when I can help make someones visit to Cuenca enjoyable, and provide information that helps you navigate easily from day one. No need to waste time trying to figure things out. It was a pleasure hosting you and I hope to see you back in Cuenca again one day. I think your wife will love it!
business
Located in the heart of Cuenca's Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p477843vb
604-200-3458
Cuenca Ecuador
-
5

Wow!! This is the Best!!

  • 5 of 5
What a great place to stay! We spent the past week in this condo and it was one of our best traveling experiences ever. The place is impeccably furnished and outfitted. It has every appliance and gadget imaginable: cooktop, oven, and even a full sized washer and dryer. Most important, the place is immaculate. It feels like a luxury hotel suite. The owner has gone to great pains to provide guests with a notebook that not only explains how everything works, but also things to do, places to eat and shop and directions to get there. Last but not least, the owner is wonderful; you'll feel like you've made a new friend in Cuenca.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind and generous review of my property. It was a true pleasure meeting and hosting you both. The fact that you are both experienced travelers and have a rental property of your own, makes your comments feel especially heartfelt and genuine and I so appreciate the feedback on things that made your stay especially comfortable and enjoyable. I do hope our paths will meet again on your next trip to Cuenca. Be well and stay in touch my friends!
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Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
CUE
Nearest Barpub
In Hotel El Dorado next door
Nearest Restaurant
Hotel El Dorado next door
Car: not necessary

Located on one of the busiest and safest streets in the city center. Walk to everything - Museums; historic sites; churches; some of the best restaurants in the city; bars; coffee shops; art galleries; tourist center; indigenous markets (crafts, fresh fruits and vegetables); grocery stores; liquor stores; boutiques (selling clothing, shoes, purses, fine jewelry, handcrafts); flower markets; free concerts; parks; and rivers. There is a grocery store next door to the apartment building. It is walking distance to Central Bus Station for out of the city excursions. Just minutes to the Airport.

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Availability & Rates

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5 night minimum stay
$35
$245
 

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Rate are subject to change until reservation has been made.
Payment due in full at booking plus a $250.00 fully refundable damage/loss deposit. ($45.00 lost phone charge/$30.00 lost key charge (to re-key locks))
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Amenities

Amenities

Cuenca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 465 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom has a custom built bed and pillow top mattress. Extra blankets and pillows and 100% cotton sheets are provided. Lot's of closet space for hanging clothes. Overlooks a small glass roof covered courtyard with a custom painted mural by a well known Cuencao artist. A security safe in the closet will store a 15' laptop plus room for much more.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
Apartment has been upgraded with 220V GROUNDED electric. Weekly housekeeping services are provided free of charge for stays of more than 8 days. A cell phone is available for use during your stay. Just pay for minutes.
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