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Brand New Cuenca Condo: Perfect Place To Explore Cuenca

Katherine Bishop

Member since: 2014
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Speaks English, Spanish
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Katherine Bishop

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2015
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Brand New Cuenca Condo: Perfect Place To Explore Cuenca

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Cuenca - Edificio Equindeca

2 Bedrooms/2.5 Bathrooms, With Mountain Views

Attractive, brand new, condo available for short term rental.

The condo has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It has a lot of natural light, and lovely views of the Caja Mountains. The dining area and master bedroom have windows running floor to ceiling. The windows are double-paned and the apartment is very quiet. Each bedroom has its own private bath, and there is a guest ½ bath off the living area. Both bedrooms have queen beds with pillow top mattresses, 2 night tables with lamps, and built in closets. The 2 full bathrooms have showers. The master has a walk-in shower with rainfall shower head. The other bathroom has a corner shower with detachable shower head with hose. The kitchen/dining /living areas are open plan with sliding glass doors opening to a balcony. The kitchen is spacious with granite counter tops and a counter height breakfast bar with 3 chairs. The dining table will seat 6. A wall-mounted 40in HDTV swivels for viewing from the living room or dining area. The kitchen has plenty of storage, 4 burner gas cook top, microwave and a gas wall oven with rotisserie. Adjacent, but closeted, is the laundry with combo washer/dryer and small laundry sink. The second bedroom has a computer desk with adjustable chair. All appliances, furnishings, cookware and linens are provided. We have WiFi internet, Blue Ray DVD player with a small DVD library, and a roku (internet TV). We also have a security safe in the master bedroom closet.

Located just 5 minutes away by cab from the historic district, this condo is located near a plaza featuring a grocery store, home goods store, pizza/ice cream shop, and many smaller stores. Nearby is the largest Mercado, a cooperativa market, and numerous restaurants, including a vegetarian one, all within easy walking distance. There is a small park across the street. The condo is situated in a new condominium building of 20 units. The building has an elevator, a large, nicely furnished lobby, and guard/24 hour security. There are several English speaking neighbors in the building. A parking space is available, but a car is not necessary to explore Cuenca from here. A cab ride costs about $1.50 to the historic center, or you can go across town for $4.00. Several bus lines (25 cents) are close by the apartment or, for exercise, it’s about a 30 minute scenic walk to the historic area of town.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Katherine Bishop (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2015

About Katherine Bishop

Here we are at La Esquina, one of our favorite restaurants. We retired to Cuenca a little over 3 years ago. My husband was born in Cuba, so his native language is Spanish. I grew up in Central Florida. We met 38 years ago at the same workplace, but never knew each other well, and did not keep in touch. He remembered me and looked me up when he moved back to the area in 2005. We met, dated, and were married in 2007. My husband is a psychiatrist, and I am a clinical social worker. We enjoy walking and exploring Cuenca, dining out, and spending time with friends. I love cooking, reading, taking Spanish lessons, and photography. My husband loves music, reading about geopolitical topics, and eating my cooking.

Katherine Bishop purchased this condo in 2013

Why Katherine Bishop chose Cuenca

We had looked at this building during construction 2 years ago, then again in 2012. We ended up buying something already completed in another building where we were renting. After we were settled, we took a look again and decided to purchase a smaller condo in this building to use for guests, and family, and to rent it out short term. Since we travel sometimes, we have a professional property manager to take care of many of the details.

What makes this condo unique

It's an architecturally interesting building, not the gigantic red brick boxes, so often built here. It is full of light and has lovely views. It has a very convenient location, very close to shopping and the soon to be built tranvia or light rail system. It is located on one of the small hills within the valley of Cuenca, so it has a very nice view even from the lower floors. There are wonderful neighbors in the building as well.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 14 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Brand New Cuenca Condo: Perfect Place To Explore Cuenca
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
5

Katherine

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed their stay at your place in Cuenca. I wish you the best. Regards,

Carlos

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the positive review. I hope you will come back to stay with us again.
Houston, TX
5

Beautiful condo conveniently located!

  • 5 of 5

I have moved to Ecuador and wanted a place I could call home while I looked for long term housing. This condo fit the bill perfectly! It's very nicely appointed and the kitchen and laundry are easy to use. With SuperMaxi less than two blocks away, it was convenient walking their for groceries. There is also a deli right across the street that had good cheeses, pastries, etc. I never had to wait more than a minute for a taxi ride and felt very safe and secure the entire stay.

The owner and property manager are both very pleasant and accomodating and in fact, the property manager was able to find me the perfect long term condo! You can lease this condo with confidence, knowing that what you see is what you get. No surprises and you're desling with very responsible people.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Rob, for the positive review. We're glad we could help you with your move to Cuenca!
5

Your PERFECT Cuenca Condo - Modern, Comfortable, Secure, Transporation and Supermarket Access

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to Ecuador and Cuenca was made PERFECT by the joy of renting this lovely condominium for 30-days. Coming "home" after our busy travel days substantially enhanced and enriched our travel experience. The condominium had every modern convenience you could ever want - including complete kitchen, stacked washer/dryer, flat-screen television, personal vault, building security, elevator, and an ideal location. "Punto" bakery and deli was out the front door, and a modern "SuperMaxi" supermarket and shopping mall was across the highway. Bus and taxi access were practically at the front door making Parque Calderon (Center of Old Cuenca) only 10-minutes away. Cuenca's new light rail train will eventually be available at the front door. Charming decor. Dining patio door faces beautiful evening sunsets and a spectacular daytime view of El Cajas National Park. Maribel and Ana are wonderful property managers and we even enjoyed a brief visit by the owners. We loved this property and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for the ultimate in housing convenience and quality.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cheri and Bill, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the lovely review. It was a pleasure having you as guests. Please come stay with us again.
Toronto, Canada
5

Cuenca Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this terrific Apartment in a great location .It was exactly as described on the web site ,and a true home away from home. .Maribel met us on our arrival and quickly settled us in and oriented us to the city. . We found the guest information book containing heeps of information very helpful and the Building security very comforting . Should we return to Cuenca we would again stay at this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will come back soon.
Pleasant Hill, Ca., USA
5

Beautifully Appointed and Modern

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our first visit to Ecuador. We loved exploring Cuenca with this condo as our homebase. It was beautifully furnished and had everything we needed. It was centrally located and we were able to easily walk, grab a taxi or brave the buses to where ever we wanted to go. The owner and her rental manager were gracious and helpful. We would highly reccomend this condo.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the positive review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back again soon.
5

Great place and location!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is not only well located near grocery, restaurants but not more than 10 minutes from El Centro. It is well appointed with all one would need for an extended stay. The view of the city is spectacular. All is new, modern and clean. The owner was very helpful with suggestions for sightseeing, etc. She also addressed any needs we might have promptly. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We're glad you had a great time, and enjoyed staying in our condo. Hope to see you again next year!

Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Mariscal Lamar Airport
Car: not necessary

Cuenca is surrounded by mountains, and traversed by 4 rivers. The largest river runs through the city separating the elevated old town from the newer part of town on the other side. On the steep banks of the river houses are built on several levels. This Barranco, as it is called, is dramatic and historic, Large shady sidewalks line the other side of the river. Cuenca is a large enough city to entertain you, but with a small town feel. The historical area is large, still undergoing restoration. There are many museums, ruins, concerts, artists and artisans and most of it is free. The Caja National Park is a must see as well. There are many day trips you can take, and several tour companies offer services.

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Prices & Availability

From $420 Weekly

Prices for this holiday condo in Cuenca, Ecuador

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Refundable Damage Deposit $200
Notes We accept PayPal payments. Check in time is 3:00PM, check out time is 11:00AM.
We can loan a cell phone for your use during your stay ($50 refundable deposit). The property manager can arrange for you to be met at the airport and transported to the condo for $10. Also she could stock a few grocery items until you can make your first shopping trip.(Small fee+cost of groceries)

Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Cuenca, Ecuador

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Walk-in shower with rainfall nozzle.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Corner shower with detachable nozzle.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Spacious guest bath, large sink/storage.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • New pillow top mattresses, high thread count sheets, 4 pillows each bed, custom made bedspreads/shams. Each bedroom has it's own private bath, making it very nice for 2 couples.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We have a list of several English speaking guides/cab drivers with whom you can arrange sightseeing, shopping, day trips. Our property manager can provide greeting and transportation from the airport to the condo with an English speaking driver with SUV for an additional charge, as well as stock a few specified groceries ahead of time. She will meet you at the condo to provide the keys, orientation, answer any questions, etc. We provide a weekly maid who will launder sheets, towels, make beds, and clean. We also have a room security safe.

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