John and Enid
- english, spanish, some Spanish (simple conversational)
Check-in: 1:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Children not allowed
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great apartment in a great location.
Clean and safe apartment close to parks, cafes, and bus lines. Very walkable to many cool places. Apartment is as advertised!
You had some memorable experiences during your visit ... you met lovely people, had fun with the owners of the leather shop at their home, had leather boots and a fabulous leather jacket custom made and a whole lot more! Let us know when you will be returning to Cuenca.Thank you for choosng Loft #1.
We LOVED this place!
John and Enid’s place in El Centro is clean, quiet, comfy and secure. It is the ideal set up for 1 or 2 people. If you want to take advantage of the fresh local food and cook, the kitchen has all you could need and more including: utensils, pots and pans, cutting boards gas cooktop, oven, microwave etc. There are ample towels and sheets. We stayed a month, and a maid service came in to clean halfway through. The location is great; in El Centro, but quiet. Very walkable location, but busses and taxis readily available.
Pick up and return to the airport are included. We were greeted by Enid. John and Enid are very responsive and friendly. On our arrival, there was a basket of fresh fruit and fresh flowers. Enid has collected all sorts of helpful information in her black binder. (I needed a haircut and found Hilda on Av of the Americas!)
There really are not enough words to say how much we enjoyed our stay in Casa San Sebastián! John and Enid are super hosts. Very highly recommended!
Cindy and Richard ... It was a pleasure having you as guests and we would love to have you come back to Cuenca. You sent such kind words and it is because of people like you that make it enjoyable for us to do what we do.
Well stocked with everything one would need in the kitchen, great shower to get us up every morning.
The property is very well maintained and exceptionally quiet. We were able to keep a window open every night an never heard a sound. One day was sunny and warm enough to go to the roof top and read without hearing anything. This is amazing considering the apartment in the centre of town and it is noisy once outside the building. The fabulous location allowed us to walk to shop in the market, walk to many terrific restaurants and walk to several parks to watch the passing scene. We'd highly recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Ecuador and wanting to get to know Cuenca.
Clean and Comfortable Loft
The Loft is exactly as pictured, lovely and clean and is fully equipped with anything you could possibly need. It is situated in a nice part of historic Cuenca with shops and restaurants all handy and Parque Calderon a 10 min walk away. The building is secure and the rooftop terrace is wonderful. We were here for a month and cleaning ladies came in after two weeks here and did a great job. The hosts were kind enough to leave us water, coffee and fresh fruit when we arrived and even arranged and paid for a taxi to take us to the airport on our departure. We would certainly recommend staying here.
Thank you Dianne and Tony. Glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and you were able to visit with your cousin and his wife. Enjoy your stay in Salinas. When you are ready to return to Cuenca, let us know!
I hit the jackpot with John and Enid's place. I have rented apartments while traveling overseas for almost forty years and it just does not get better than this. The apartment was exactly as represented and the hosts were exceptional. I hated to leave but will be back next year if John and Enid will have me.
The apartment is located in a wonderful Cuenca neighborhood which I knew from previous experience in Cuenca. The number of units in the building was small so privacy was ensured. The apartment contained everything I could have asked for had it been my own home. Enid thought of everything, from the beautiful and warm hand crocheted Afghan quilt, to scissors and a wine opener in the kitchen.
The hosts were easy to work with and fun to interact with, giving me privacy when I wanted it and availing themselves of their experiences and expertise when I asked. This was the perfect month away from the hot US Summer I had hoped. My only regret was my last minute change which cut my visit from two months to only one.
Thank you John and Enid for a wonderful time!
Thank you for taking the time to submit the 5 star rating. You were a great guest and we are already looking forward to welcoming you back to Cuenca.
The Loft exudes convenience!. Within a one minute walk I found 4 bakeries, 3 cafes, the best Belgian beer in Cuenca, an Italian restaurant and an Italian delicatessen, a maker of Panama hats, the contemporary museum, 6 convenience stores, a bookstore and a lady selling fresh fruit from her wheelbarrow outside the front door. When I stretched my legs for a five minute walk, I found the fresh food market, the main square, the Rio Tomebamba, a flower market and weekend stalls selling everything from candies to shawls to religous icons. Inside the Loft, when I needed a juicer, the blender was there. If I needed an umbrella, there were two hanging on the coat rack. If I ran out of toothpaste, there was a new tube sitting there with the lotions and soaps. A flashlight by the bed, a cupboard to lock away valuables, a box of sticky notes and pens - just lots of very thoughtful and convenient things making my stay even more enjoyable. The owners John and Enid picked me up at the airport and seemed to respond to my emails before I could hit the send button! Convenience galore!
James ... thank you for your kind words. We are pleased to hear that your stay was comfortable, convenient and trouble-free.