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  • Room Type:Entire Apartment
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Max Guests:2
  • Min Stay:6
  • Pets Allowed:No
Amenities
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  • satellite tv
  • paper towels provided
  • soap/shampoo provided
  • garden
  • washing machine
  • balcony
  • high definition tv
  • high speed internet
  • refrigerator
  • housekeeping optional
  • clothes dryer
  • towels provided
  • patio
  • wireless internet
  • toaster
  • gas stove
  • microwave
  • freezer
  • linens provided
  • outdoor dining area
    FROM: $39 $273 $1170


    Studio with bedroom loft, historic Cuenca

    Totoracocha

    Description

    We have reconstructed a traditional rural adobe home in downtown Cuenca. Four large studio apartments surround a garden and interior cobblestone courtyard. This listing describes ‘Llama’, located on the second floor corridor, to the left at the head of the stairs in the lead FlipKey/Trip Adviser photo. Its twin, called 'Guanaco', is next door to the right. Pumamaqui Accommodations offers serenity and security, with the city just outside your door.
    Three features make Pumamaqui Accommodations extraordinary: A beautifully reconstituted adobe building with all new amenities; a quiet central courtyard that feels like an oasis in the bustle of the city; and proximity to all that the two Cuencas--historic and modern--have to offer.
    Rentals include broadband WiFi, cable TV, iron and ironing board, washer and dryer, garden with hummingbirds, private courtyard, with all utilities included.
    The owners are Stuart White, an ex-academic from the United States and alpaca rancher in Ecuador for 30 years, and his wife Patricia Espadero, a veterinarian and a Cuencana. We are eager for guests to have a memorable experience, and we will be available to help with suggestions about outings, local restaurants and cultural events.

    Reviews

      This listing has received an average rating of 5 from 2014

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      You can't be closer to El Centro w/o being in it!!
      Enjoy the comforts of a home (rather than just a bed in a room) for what you’d pay for a basic hotel in Cuenca!

      Following the description of this apartment (at the bottom) is a 'checklist' of things you might consider when examining other properties. Be sure to look it over so you get the RIGHT FIT FOR YOU!!!

      Now, about this apartment.....

      Situated in the old adobe complex, through the secured front gate and past the garden courtyard this unit is set back away from the busy street where you can enjoy QUIET!

      The unit has two bedrooms plus one bath (with shower), a living area with a flat-screen TV and DVR (plus lots of DVD’s!!), stereo, and a laundry porch with full-sized washer AND dryer (IN the unit, not located somewhere else)..

      The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you’ll need (except food!)…gas cooktop/oven, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee-maker, toaster oven, and tall refrigerator. OH!! A cell phone AND internet are provided, too! Hot water at ALL outlets.

      All this within steps of the heart of Cuenca, the old colonial ‘El Centro’ district.

      Though this apartment is technically 2 bedrooms, one is used as a dressing room where the closets have been relocated, but it also has a single fold-down sofa/seat (see photo with blue 'sofa') available for those times where there's been an argument or someone snores!!!. The bed in the primary bedroom is a Queen. The bed is NOT located in the same space as the living room (like some other rentals)!!

      • Directly across from the Tomebamba river, greenbelt, and El Centro ‘old town’ Cuenca
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      • 4 blocks to a major supermarket, ½ block to major bank
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      Availability: Please review the online calendar. 5 nights minimum stay/60 nights maximum.

      Pricing: $34 a night (less than a Motel 6!). Staying more than 24 days? Then you'll qualify for the monthly rate ($825) which means the rate drops significantly to only $27.50 a night!! A savings of $195. Think of it...how many nights would you be able to stay in a hotel for $825 anywhere else around the world? 10?? I recently paid $100 a night for a Motel 6 in Miami! And this is a fully furnished apartment!!

      FULL DISCLOSURE: Like most older buildings in Cuenca, there is no elevator. The unit is located 3 levels up. Also, to walk to the El Centro requires walking up a set of stairs across the river. If you have walking/climbing issues, you might consider my other listing (under the title Modern Loft Apt 6 blocks from El Centro)..

      Pickup can be arranged whether you arrive in Cuenca at the airport, bus terminal, or van service.

      Driver services also available. I have lived here over 3 years. I can drive you in a modern SUV 4 x 4 to places around Cuenca and the outskirts so you can experience and see more. Thinking of relocating? I can show you various neighborhoods in-town, rural areas, and/or towns outside Cuenca. $12 an hour includes gas and all the information your brain can digest!

      YOUR CHECKLIST WHEN VIEWING OTHER PROPERTIES
      * Location. Can you walk to most everything you'll want to do, or do you always need to take a taxi or bus?
      * Is the unit above a busy street with noisy busses, honking horns, and car alarms ruining your space?
      * Does the unit have hot water at the kitchen sink, bathroom sink (rare here), and shower?
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      * Does it have both a washer and dryer IN the unit?
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      * If 2 people are sleeping in the same bed, can they walk around both sides of the bed?
      * Is the bed(s) located in the SAME space as the living room?

      These kinds of things can make the difference between an 'okay' experience and a great one. Closely examine the photos in each listing and look for details in the descriptive write-up.
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