3 bedromm 2.5 bath in quite Santa Fe style contempory Condo
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About Phil Kennemer
We have lived the last 6 years in Cuenca. We came here from Houston, Texas were we worked in Real Estate Investing and Property management for many years. We love traveling and enjoying the beauty of Ecuador.
Phil Kennemer purchased this Condo in 2016
Why Phil Kennemer chose San Blas
Ever since we moved to Cuenca, we have wanted a place in El Centro, but because of the "patrimonial" rules almost all property in the central must maintain its "as built" 100's of years ago charm. This makes it very difficult to find a modern, well lit, warm, quite and contemporary place. When this project began on vacant land, we immediately bought a unit because we realized it to be a one of kind opportunity to have both the New and Old world together in one of the most beautiful and exciting places of all South America.
What makes this Condo unique
Our unit has many unique benefits but the greatest one is its superior location, right between Old Town Cuenca and New Town Cuenca. Our bottom entrance gives you immediate access to New Town and our street entrance opens the door to all of the beautiful walk-able places in Old Town. Another great benefit is that it is a one level unit. There are no interior stairs, no going up and down to the bedrooms, only a short one level access stairway from the outside to the front door.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
I had a great stay in Cuenca. The rental is in a great, secure small community in a very central area of Cuenca with many expat residents. If you want el Centro, the location is as good as it gets. Easy access to the river. Some great nearby restaurants all within easy walking distance. I had no issues with the apartment and would stay again. Worth noting that there's no heat in the unit (this is the norm) and coming from the summer heat in the US, I wish I had brought a warm blanket for watching TV on the couch. Also, the wi-fi worked great, in the living room/kitchen area, but not in the master bedroom. Not a big deal, but bring some DVDs (or buy cheap ones locally in Cuenca) if you enjoy watching TV in bed.
I loved Cuenca but had to leave because of altitude sickness
I loved the apartment and the location. I just couldn’t breathe up there but I’m in my 70’s and had just got over Pneumonia so I really cannot say if anybody else would have a problem.
Great Location with a View
This property is as described. It is centrally located to everything in Cuenca (grocery, market, main plaza, and restaurants). The apartment is three bedrooms, two with private full bathroom, and a half bath off the living room. The kitchen, living room, and balcony all combined for a very comfortable stay. We were there two weeks and had zero problems. The unit includes a great washer and dryer to top it off. To top it all off, the internet is excellent. You can stream for TV, phone over the internet, and surf much faster than in any of the hotels I’ve stayed in Ecuador. Top notch apartment. Highly recommended.
Thanks for your wonderful review. We have just recently had our internet service upgraded and glad you enjoyed it. Our cleaning staff commented that your were the cleanest guest we have ever had. Thank you for that.
Very Comfortable Place for our Family
Our family of four rented this apt. for a three-week stay in Cuenca. We chose it for the central location and modern amenities. When we arrived, we discovered it to be better than we imagined. The VRBO description was definitely accurate regarding location, layout, amenities, etc. The owner also provided a guest guide which included info on the apartment security system, wifi, applicance instructions, nearby resources, points of interest, etc.
The complex is a little oasis in the middle of the bustling historic center of the city. Inside the secure entry is a series of lovely landscaped courtyards. There are two exits, one that opens to a busy city street lined with food markets, bakeries, restaurants and sundry shops. The other leads to the beautiful Tomebomba River and riverwalk which runs through the city.
Our apartment was spacious, modern and clean. Every very room had windows to bring in natural light. The kitchen was large, uncluttered, and equipped with all essential cooking tools. It was a delight to prepare meals while looking out at a panoramic view of the city and the mountains. We discovered issues with the a leaky refrigerator and non-functioning dishwasher during our stay. The property manager, Cecilia, was quick to respond to our messages and sent our a repairman as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it wasn't possible for the repairs to be completed during our stay as parts had to be ordered. Hopefully, those issues will be resolved before other guests arrive.
During our stay, the property manager, Cecilia was communicative and helpful. Beyond that, she was incredibly warm and hospitable. She invited our family to a Halloween party at her apartment and was thoughtful in recommending activities around town for our kids. The other residents were social and gracious as well. We were invited to gatherings within the complex and our kids had play dates with some other children in the complex.
This apartment was in an excellent location that provides easy, convenient access to any kind of service, amenity, activity within the city. Most things are within walking distance. It's also easy to find a taxi to take you anywhere else you might need to go.
We loved our visit to Cuenca and thoroughly enjoyed of stay in Casa de Nogal. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!
Thanks for your wonderful review. We have now received the necessary parts and repaired the refrigerator and the dishwasher issues. Sorry, we could not get them done while you were here but it takes a while to get parts.
beautiful condo in a perfect location.
great security, really nice bed linen and towels.
A Great Place to Stay
I can't say enough about this rental - the condo is in a beautiful high-rise building on the malecon, with an unobstructed ocean view from eight floors up. It is tastefully furnished with very comfortable seating and beds, the condo was spotless. The kitchen is well-stocked for cooking, a generous supply of utensils, dishes, pots and pans are available, and the coffee maker made delicious tasting coffee, which is important to me. The temperature was very comfortable as the air-conditioning worked great if you choose to use it, and thankfully, we were able to sleep with the window open with no air conditioning so we could hear the ocean. Another great thing about it is the pool area, it's beautiful for relaxing, and we enjoyed time in the Jacuzzi, which is complimentary. The owner was very attentive and thoughtful, giving us great advice on where to eat, and ensured our stay was enjoyable. It was a hard place to leave, I highly recommend it, and if I return to Salinas, would stay there again.
Thank you for this wonderful review but due to my error this is showing on my rental property in Cuenca. it should be for my property in Salinas on the beach. I will send you the correct link.
Everything there is to see and do in the El Centro area of Cuenca is within easy walking distance of our unit.