Single-level studio, 1 bathroom, queen-sized bed, w/ optional sofa-bed, balcony
- english, spanish
About Stuart White
My wife Patricia and I are dedicated to wild habitat conservation, in two ways: Since 2000 we support a dynamic local NGO, Fundacion Cordillera Tropical ( that does environmental research, environmental education, and biodiversity conservation in the Nudo del Azuay region of Ecuador's Cordillera Real; and we own and protect a large conservation area, the Mazar Wildlife Reserve, in Cañar Province, Ecuador. We have three young children who share these enthusiasms. On the reserve's pastures at lower elevation we maintain a herd of 500 alpacas. We recently restored a patrimonial building with four studio apartments in Cuenca's historic district that we hope will generate fond memories for our visitors from all quarters of the world.
Stuart White purchased this House in 2006
Why Stuart White chose San Blas
Cuenca's downtown is vibrant, and part of its energy comes from its architecture of old. We found a house-in-ruin in 2006 and decided to give the building a new lease on life. Once we got started, Pumamaqui took six years to complete--from the initial municipal permits, to a final design based on traditional rural Cuenca homes, and of course the construction itself. We finally finished Pumamaqui in August of 2013. The result since then has given our guests plenty of peace, they say, a sense of place, and fond memories of Cuenca.
What makes this House unique
Many guests have enjoyed staying with us, and one point they very often make is this: "The location is perfect!" Indeed, we are within walking distance of most of the distinguished restaurants, cafés, museums, city parks and river walks, venues for theater and musical presentations, and shopping.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
We request no smoking anywhere on the premises.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Comfortable accommodations in great lively neighborhood
Stuart and Patricia were great helpful hosts. Apartments built around beautiful courtyard. Safe, lively neighborhood. Lots of interesting shops and restaurants.
Very nice studio in a great location. Walking distance to several markets and the main square in the old town. Close to many restaurants. Very pleasant and helpful owners.
Wonderful spot : so easy to access restaurants, markets and attractions. We loved our suite !
Wonderful hosts. Comfortable suite. Lots of extras. Highly recommend.
The unit was excellent, it fit our needs exactly as expected
Unit was located central to the city square and all it has to offer, excellent location. Apartment was clean, organized, comfortable, with all the amenities you need.
The owners, and managers were friendly and helpful.