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CHARMING STUDIO APARTMENTS IN CUENCA'S HISTORIC DISTRICT

Stuart White

Speaks english, spanish
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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CHARMING STUDIO APARTMENTS IN CUENCA'S HISTORIC DISTRICT

Photos and Description of this holiday studio in Cuenca - Pumamaqui Accommodations

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

We have reconstructed a traditional rural adobe home in downtown Cuenca, with all-new amenities. A peaceful garden and cobblestone courtyard comprise the centerpiece of Pumamaqui Accommodations. The studio apartment featured here, which we call 'Llama', has a balcony with flowers overlooking the courtyard. The studio's bedroom loft includes a queen-sized bed, two side tables with reading lamps, a skylight and ample closet space. The downstairs level includes the kitchen, bathroom, closets and living area, and a sofa-bed that could accommodate a third guest. Recessed lighting and adobe style make the space both functional and pleasing. Ceilings have exposed beams and floors are artisan brick, made by Cuenca craftsmen.

(In addition to this listing, Pumamaqui Accommodations has three additional apartments surrounding the garden and courtyard pictured here: A mirror twin of the loft studio (called 'Guanaco'), and two studio flats ('Vicuña' and 'Alpaca')--these names because we raise alpacas and advocate the other three South American camelids. Photos are included with this listing. If these studios are of interest, guests are invited to inquire with Stuart directly via the contact information provided here.)

Three features make Pumamaqui Accommodations extraordinary: A beautifully reconstituted building with all new amenities; the central courtyard that feels like a sanctuary in the bustle of the city; and proximity to all that that the two Cuencas--historic and modern--have to offer.

Rentals include broadband WiFi, satellite cable and flatscreen TV, abundant hot water, hair dryer, complete kitchen (including toaster, microwave, coffee maker, blender, refrigerator, stove, plates, pots and pans, cutlery, wine glasses), linens and towels, free on-site washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, and a round table, chairs and sun umbrella in the interior courtyard. All utilities are included.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Stuart White (Owner)
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About Stuart White

My wife Patricia and I are dedicated to wild habitat conservation, in two ways: Since 2000 we support a dynamic local NGO, Fundacion Cordillera Tropical (www.cordilleratropical.org), that does environmental research, environmental education, and biodiversity conservation in the Nudo del Azuay region of Ecuador's Cordillera Real; and we own and protect a large conservation area, the Mazar Wildlife Reserve, in Cañar Province, Ecuador. We have three young children who share these enthusiasms. On the reserve's pastures at lower elevation we maintain a herd of 500 alpacas. We recently restored a patrimonial building with four studio apartments in Cuenca's historic district that we hope will generate fond memories for our visitors from all quarters of the world.

Stuart White purchased this studio in 2006

Why Stuart White chose Cuenca

Cuenca's downtown is vibrant, and part of its energy comes from its architecture of old. We found a house-in-ruin in 2006 and decided to give the building a new lease on life. Once we got started, Pumamaqui took six years to complete--from the initial municipal permits, to a final design based on traditional rural Cuenca homes, and of course the construction itself. We finally finished Pumamaqui in August of 2013. The result since then has given our guests plenty of peace, they say, and a sense of place.

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Mariscal Sucre Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Cuenca Golf and Tennis Club
Car: not necessary

From Pumamaqui Accommodations' location on Honorato Vazquez street, visitors can walk for miles along Cuenca's linear parks, which follow the course of its four rivers. Close-by large city parks, including Parque de la Madre and Parque el Paraiso, are actively used by local residents and visitors for exercise, relaxation and picnics. The main city plaza, Parque Calderón, is 5 blocks away. Leaving from the Parque Calderón are double-decker buses that tour the downtown and stop at Turi Hill, giving a bird's-eye view of the city.

Other attractions of our neighborhood include a great many quality restuarants, among them Moliendo Café (Colombian), HR-Hermanos de la Ruta (Spanish tapas), Bella Cuba, El Mediterráneo and La Viña (Italian), and Los Tiestos and El Monasterio (Ecuadorian and international). Museums include the Banco Central's cultural museum with Inca ruins, a botanical garden and zoo; the Museum of Aboriginal Culture, founded by the historian Juan Cordero Iñiguez; the Sagrario Religious Museum (once Cuenca's original cathedral) on Parque Calderón, dating from 1567; the Museum of Modern Art on San Sebastian park; and a great many private art galleries. Coffee shops, bread stores, bars, bookstores, hat stores and shopping are all available close-by.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday studio in Cuenca, Ecuador

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7 night minimum stay
$309
for 7 nights
$309
$1,013
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Cuenca, Ecuador

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hot water is generated by an on-demand heater and is endless
  • Elegant tiled bathroom with shower. Includes large mirror and plenty of storage space.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Loft bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom loft overlooks kitchen area with a view towards courtyard. Includes queen-sized bed with two side tables and reading lamps. Hand-woven artisan rugs. Large closet with extra blanket and hangers.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
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