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Spacious and Modern with Stunning Views Of The City And Mountains from Each Roo

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Daily/ Weekly/ Monthly Rental Of A Beautiful Condo, Sleeps 2 to 4 Guests

Located on the hill in the north side of El Centro, across from historical landmark Cristo Rei park and church, this executive condominium offers breathtaking view of the city and the Andes mountain range from the large windows in every room. See the magnificent views change from dawn to dusk, and in the evening, thousands of warms lights glimmer from below and in the distance. The condo is fully furnished with modern, stylish furniture. It provides spacious living for 2 guests and can accommodate up to 4 guests comfortably. The large kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and fully stocked with nice dinnerware and stemware. Rental includes utilities, cable, internet.

Some of the best features of the condominium:

***Filled with Natural Light***

With all the large glass windows, the unit is filled with natural light. The bedrooms have large glass windows which allow gentle morning sun to stream in. In the evening, warm city lights glimmer and twinkle in the dark. The windows offer a sweeping view of Cuenca and the mountains surrounding it. Once in a while, beautiful fireworks can be viewed from the comfort of our living room, office and kitchen. The four-story building is similarly filled with natural light, its common areas are fitted with glass windows from floor to ceiling. It is one of the most beautiful modern buildings in the city.

(In our past experience staying elsewhere in the historical center of the city, rental apartments or hotel rooms can be dark, cold and damp.)

***Fast Internet Access***

In this day and age, fast internet access is necessary, not only for internet calls, but also for streaming. The WiFi speed in our condo comes in between 18 to 20 Mbps in the living room, significantly faster than the old infrastructure allows in most parts of El Centro (where internet calls may be prone to dropping). For internet security reasons, we choose not to use signal repeaters in the condo. Music streaming, such as Spotify, can still easily be used in the bedrooms.

***English Channels***

Not to be overlooked, at the end of the day after a long exploration, it would be nice to watch some channels in English. We upgraded our subscription to Gold package which includes about 40 channels in English, including CNN International, BBC, Bloomberg, Cinemax Movie Channel, E!, TLC, AMC, TNT, music channels, etc. In addition, there are more than 100 other channels in Spanish (an excellent way to learn the language) and other international languages, such as French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, etc.

***Unique Amenities***

A North American-sized washer and dryer pair is located inside our unit. A dishwasher, which is not very common in Cuenca, is available in our large kitchen. An elevator, which is even more rare in a four-story building, is a nice convenience after a major shopping excursion. The windows in our bedroom are outfitted with double pane glass to reduce noise. Furthermore, for those who prefer complete silence, we offer complimentary ear plugs. For those who come with a car, or would like to rent a car for a period during their stay, there is a secure dedicated garage space under the building.

***Modern Plumbing and Water Storage***

Our building is outfitted with modern plumbing. Also, sudden interruptions in water service are common throughout El Centro. Our building has a backup water system, so you will not be affected by such unannounced cutoffs.

***Close to Multiple Parks***

Nearby, the vast courtyard/ park of the historical church offers an excellent opportunity for stretches or morning exercises. 2-3 times per week, there is community-led Zumba dancercise for 1 hour in the early evening. About 5 minutes walk from the condo, the largest park in El Centro, called Parque Libertad, is nearing its completion. The park, and its massive belvedere (mirador) overlooking the city, have been finished, with the tower and community building nearly done. The city poured $25 million into this project.

(The view from our building’s common rooftop terrace is even more amazing.)

More Details

Owner
Joe
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Joe

I love Cuenca, its welcoming people and culture. Like so many people who have chosen to make this place their permanent home, I am sure I have made the right decision in buying this apartment.

Joe purchased this condo in 2015

Why Joe chose Cuenca

The view from the building is absolutely stunning. Our realtor said: "There are some apartments in Cuenca with nice views, but to get an entire view of the city and all the mountains surrounding it, this is it!"

What makes this condo unique

The apartment is on the north side of El Centro, about 15 minute walk uphill from the Cathedral, or 10 minute walk downhill, or about $1.50 to $2.00 taxi ride. Being on the north side and on the hill, one can escape the downtown congestion, the exhaust from the buses, and the noise (honking) from the cars.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Cuenca

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • No parties. No smoking. No pets.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bathroom 1 is in the hallway
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bathroom 2 is connected to Bedroom 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , European queen, which is about 4 inches wider than US queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , European king, which is about 4 inches wider than US king
    Bedroom 3 - Bedroom 3 has been converted into an office with great view
  • Large windows with views of the city and mountains
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming

Reviews

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Spacious and Modern with Stunning Views Of The City And Mountains from Each Roo
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5

Excellent condo, good value, safe neighbourhood and location.

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautifully maintained and outfitted condo. It was clean, tastefully decorated, excellent cleaning supplies and equipment (or could hire someone to do so). Kitchen had an excellent assortment of dishes, cutlery, glasses, knives, pots & pans, etc. Located within relatively easy walking distance to the central square. Cabs were cheap and readily available if needed. The condo owner was responsive and helpful. He provided an excellent guidebook of resources, tips on things to see and do, nice restaurants, how to get around. Property Managers were superb - helpful, responsive and friendly. Could not ask for a nicer place to stay while in Cuenca.

  • Review Submitted: 03/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean,modern, convenient apartment near old town with beautiful view.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was very nice and the kitchen is well equipped. I enjoyed reading in the office while friends watched tv in the livingroom area. The bedrooms are in rooms that face the street which can get busy from 6AM to 10PM. . .take earplugs. Only TV was in living room area. Modern plumbing was wonderful. Large washing machine and dryer was so convenient. The apartment is up on a hill providing a lovely view of the whole valley of Cuenca.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Rewarding

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at the "Cuenca Vista" apartment for a 4-week visit. I can vouch for and concur with the positive comments and praise offered in previous reviews. Rather than simply repeat many of these positive comments, I will offer what I believe may be useful for others considering staying at this location in Cuenca.

First, Joe (the owner) was extremely helpful in preparing me with practical information about the location, the city, and the people of Cuenca. On all of my various inquiries, Joe promptly replied and provided me with answers to my questions.

Upon arrival, the apartment was extremely clean and ready for a tenant. It has everything necessary as a "second home", including full kitchen and cleaning supplies and equipment. The view from several windows in the unit may be one of the best vantage points in all of Cuenca. The building has a secure door at street level and a clean, functional elevator. The building is new relative to most in the city. The other tenants in the building were very quiet and there is little to no tenant related noise. The nearby streets, however are audible, especially in the early morning and at afternoon rush hour, but I did get accustomed to it within a day or two, but wish I had some earplugs which I could not find in the city. The surrounding area is residential and I felt safe at all hours inside and out of the building. Access to essential services (grocery stores, small shops, El Centro) is easily managed on foot. Most of the better restaurants are located closer to the city center. There is a formidable hill that leads up from El Centro to the building. Once I became more acclimated to the elevation, the hill became an excellent workout. Taxis are plentiful and inexpensive, as are the local buses for which there is a stop within 100 yards of the building. The apartment manager was extremely helpful upon my arrival and stayed in contact with me every few days to ensure my stay was going well. The apartment is spacious and would be very comfortable with a degree of privacy for 4 people. The internet service is very good, however my connection was noticeably poorer when I was in the bedroom area, furthest from the modem. The TV package is adequate, with English, Spanish and some music channels. There are a number of good DVD titles on hand.

I would highly recommend this property for your Cuenca visit. You will not be disappointed. My stay was a very rewarding experience on every level.

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great 2-Bdrm Modern Apartment in Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our apartment rental from Joe, accompanied by the managing neighbors, Danica & Ron, was PERFECT and exactly as presented online, if not better. We rented for a month's escape and were very happy here, and in a safe neighborhood. This 3-yr. old condo apartment had all amenities we needed, great water pressure and washer & dryer, 2 large bedrooms & baths, plus a study, open spaces of a Living, Dining and Kitchen, good WiFi and cable TV. The walk to El Centro and Park Calderon was straight down the Luis Cordero Av. hill, less than a mile, and easy to walk anyplace and take a cab home (or walk up a steep hill the last 4 blocks). Danica & Ron made a huge, hospitable contribution to our orientation, suggestions, with occasional visits to see if all was OK, and we enjoyed their company. We decided to have a second bedroom in case we had guests visit; if that space isn't needed, one can probably rent for a smaller, 1-Bdrm place, perhaps even closer to town. Communication with Joe was easy, and along the way, he provided a lot of info to help planning our trip.

  • Review Submitted: 14/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful city and a perfect apartment

  • 5 of 5

We would come back and stay here again . Perfect location spectacular views !

  • Review Submitted: 09/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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At home In Cuenca

  • 5 of 5

We chose this appartement In Cuenca to feel at home in familiar surroundings for a week and to rest after a month of traveling in Peru.

Joe's apartment delivered beautifully. The apartment has a clean new feel with beautiful tile under foot and supersized windows overlooking the town, the kitchen is large and has everything you need to cook. Washing machine, dryer and dishwasher were so welcome! The bedrooms are light and airy and the beds very comfortable. Bathrooms are new and well equipped. Communication with the owner is really easy and Joe sends timely emails with all kinds of welcome information about the apartment, the town, the restaurants, things to do,etc...

The on site managers, Ron and Danica were also very helpful. We walked to everything in Manta. The center of the city is 10mn or less down the street and 15mn coming back because it is hilly. A taxi from the airport is $3. We went hiking to beautiful Cajas National Park with a guide from Terra Diversa. Don't miss it! We found many little restaurants for lunch in town that were very good and where people were friendly even with us not speaking Spanish.

All in all, this apartment provided us with a great base to explore Cuenca in North American comfort!

  • Review Submitted: 17/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Mariscal Lamar Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
El Dorado
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo around the Cuenca

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
February to September
1 Feb 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$117
AU$621
AU$1,518
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$21 per night, per additional guest
 
October
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$117
AU$621
AU$1,518
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$21 per night, per additional guest
 
November
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$110
AU$621
AU$1,518
 
 
December to February
1 Dec 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$117
AU$621
AU$1,518
 
 
March to September
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$110
AU$621
AU$1,518
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$117
AU$621
AU$1,656
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$21 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$68.98
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$206.94

Two weeks minimum stay during the holidays (Christmas and New Year).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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