Sound-Proofed 3/3 In Centro with Terrace, Views, Double Jacuzzi Tub & Fireplace.
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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.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Excellent Condo In Prime Location
Walk out your front door and choose between more than 20 good restaurants within 2 block radius. 4 blocks to main square, for best people-watching in town. Almost everything you want is in walking distance from this location, and taxis and busses abound just a block away if you really want to go further.
Loved every minute of it
Great decor, very upscale condo in the perfect location close to everything. Dustin and his wife welcomed us when we arrived. Everything was so luxurious yet so cozy to come back to each night. Next time we come to Ecuador we will stay here longer than the 4 wonderful days he had in Cuenca! The best memories of the trip were here at this beautiful place spent overlooking the historic district of Cuenca on the balcony. Thanks for everything. We were so pleased with our stay here.
A beautiful place in an excellent location!
Nanci, the kind owner, was a huge help with extensive answers to any questions even before we arrived! The penthouse itself is wonderful - modern, clean and comfortable, beautifully furnished and provisioned, and very conveniently located. We loved the huge, covered porch where we read and enjoyed the refreshing and constant breeze of Cuenca. An abundance of restaurants, museums, plazas, and lovely urban and river walks were right outside our door! Because we were there at Christmas, we got to enjoy the local traditional parades all over town! And don’t miss the Amaru Zoo! Or Cajas National Park, where Angel (an excellent driver recommended by Nanci) took us one day for a great hike and fantastic scenery! There is no way our stay could have been more perfect!
No wonder this place gets 5 Star reviews!
5/5 - Plush, soft beds with every pillow type imaginable, crisp white towels in all bathrooms, warm fireplace when you need it, cool deck for fresh air with access from 3 different rooms.
5/5 - FULLY stocked kitchen with every utensil and then more (very ‘lived’ in feeling) Don’t bring shower gear, every bathroom has Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash! Wood OR electric fireplace, lighted jacuzzi in master, TV’s in all rooms, Direct TV with PVR, DVD library with hundreds of titles, board games, chefs kitchen, ‘always on’ coffee maker, dimmer lights in every room, couch blankets, servings trays, luxurious duvets and soft sheets, breakfast bar or large dining room table, it just goes on and on.
Pre-paid cell phone and Laptop for you to use during your stay.
5/5 Within 20 steps out the front door you have multiple restaurants of every variety, shops, museums, churches, tour companies, parks, rivers and more. Within walking distance to a TIA Express for groceries (or a $1.30 cab ride to the SuperMaxi), walking distance to the New Cathedral, centro, fresh produce market, clothing markets, etc. No car needed, PERFECT walking distance for any travellers of any age.
5/5 In latin America, internet CAN be a problem, but we had no issue during our 2 week stay. Speed was good enough to stream a movie.
5/5. Where else can you visit a historic posh city, stay in style right in the middle of all the action, and have every comfort of home? Probably nowhere. One of the more expensive rentals in Cuenca for a reason, the value cannot be beat.
5/5. Not only was the owner very quick to respond, EXTREMELY organized and professional, but the Property Managers were as well. We were met ahead of schedule, given a complete tour of the home and shown how to use/access everything, and given a plethora of ways to contact anyone, should we need to. They checked on us mid way through the stay, and met us on time the morning of check out. The entire process was the most smooth we have ever experienced.
- Leave blowdryers, shampoo, conditioner, laptop at home.
- There is an elevator, but we did the stairs… WOW, they are a doozy, just an FYI.
- On Fri/Sat there is a bit of ‘city’ noise (cars, people, etc) but not overwhelming, the other nights were silent.
- We stayed under 2 weeks, the perfect amount of time in our opinion! Lots to see!
Beautiful place, great location!
We stayed at this apartment for two nights on a whirlwind Ecuador trip. The finishes and furnishings are topnotch. The beds are comfortable and having 3 bathrooms was a nice plus. The location is great. There is street noise but the soundproofed windows kept it quiet inside. We would definitely stay here again...hopefully for longer, next time. I was surprised to find that the laundry facilities are on the roof, up one flight of stairs. We had to do our laundry the night before our departure, which meant multiple trips up and down in the dark. I had a small flashlight, which was helpful. The owner was very easy to deal with and returned our deposit promptly.
Penthouse is the Tops!
We have stayed twice at Parque Place Penthouse and will stay again if we get the opportunity. The owners are very responsive and they have a gem of a place in the historic heart of Cuenca. We recommend it most highly.
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.