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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Weekly/ Monthly Rental Of A Beautiful, New Apartment, 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 apartment 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 2 bedroom 1 office 2 bath apartment is fully furnished with beautiful, top quality furniture. The large kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and fully stocked with nice dinnerware and stemware. Rental includes utilities, cable, internet.

Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 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 apartment 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 apartment 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Cuenca

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • 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


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Spacious and Elegant with Stunning Views Of The City And Mountains from Each Roo
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

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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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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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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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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Fabulous view , great location, gracious managers/hosts

  • 5 of 5

Apartment had everything we needed. Fully stocked kitchen, 2 bedrooms and study, lovely view of El Central old town from living room. Even a tv with sound bar, cable tv and a bunch of dvds for the days we cooked at home and had movie night. Had a grand time here.

  • Review Submitted: 26/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Mariscal Lamar Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
El Dorado
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Cuenca

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
October to February
1 Oct 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$201.58
Cleaning AU$67.19

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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