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BRAND NEW CUENCA CONDO: PERFECT PLACE TO EXPLORE CUENCA

Katherine Bishop

Advertiser since 2014
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Speaks English, Spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Katherine Bishop

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Speaks English, Spanish
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BRAND NEW CUENCA CONDO: PERFECT PLACE TO EXPLORE CUENCA

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Overview

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/WiMax 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, and you are in the historic center, or 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)
Advertiser since 2014
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Speaks English, Spanish

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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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Brand New Cuenca Condo: Perfect Place To Explore Cuenca
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Brand New Cuenca Condo: Perfect Place To Explore Cuenca
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Cuenca Ecuador
5

Great place and location!

  • 5 out 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: 25-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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!
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Brand New Cuenca Condo: Perfect Place To Explore Cuenca
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p511767vb
-4076084157
Cuenca Ecuador
Texas, USA
5

comfortable in Cuenca

  • 5 out of 5
Clean, well-maintained condo. Had some minor problems with the internet during our stay but the problem was remedied quickly. The weekly cleaning service was very thorough. Great bakery across the street with numerous busses and taxis available all day long. Great views. Especially enjoyed the large avocado tree outside the kitchen door replete with its own family of hummingbirds. We will definitely return!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We've had no further issues with the internet, thankfully. We're so glad you were able to watch the hummingbirds! Come see us again soon!
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Brand New Cuenca Condo: Perfect Place To Explore Cuenca
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Cuenca Ecuador
4

Rental condo Cuenca Ecuador

  • 4 out of 5
There were four in our party for the first two weeks. The condo was very clean and comfortable and everything was easily accessible. We walked mostly but occasionally flagged a taxi with no difficulty. Cuenca is a lovely city with beautifully kept parks. If one likes their bread or pastry there was no lack for either. You could smell the fresh baked bread while walking to town center. The property manager, Beverly was a phone call away and helpful. The Ecuadorean people are friendly, polite and smile a lot when you attempt to speak Spanish (which none of us could). We would highly recommend the condo for a pleasant stay in Cuenca. We would have given this a five star rating if we had been able to get the TV to work. By the time this is posted that would no longer be a problem as the owner, Katherine was already working on a solution upon her return. So to all who choose this condo we say "enjoy"!
  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. We are glad that you and your guests enjoyed your stay. And, yes, we were able to switch the router as well changing from wireless to a wired connection. The roku/TV and internet speed and signal are greatly improved! We wish we could have changed it sooner, but it is quite a challenging "adventure" doing these things in Ecuador, and virtually impossible during our trip to the US.
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Brand New Cuenca Condo: Perfect Place To Explore Cuenca
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Cuenca Ecuador
5

Wonderful Condo in Great Location

  • 5 out of 5
Three friends and I had the opportunity to be some of the first guests in this great condo in Cuenca. We loved our stay and found the condo to be comfortable and clean while not feeling too formal. It is nicely furnished and well-equipped for cooking for yourselves which we did most of the week we were there. It is well located and close to easy shopping. I walked to the historic center of Cuenca 2 or 3 times. Katherine was wonderful to work with and we are very grateful to her for accommodating our shorter stay and immediate move-in. We are older, well travelled women and I know that each of us strongly recommends this comfortable and pleasant abode. This is my second extended trip to much of the mountain area of Ecuador and I would love to stay in this condo should I be lucky enough to visit Cuenca a third time!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. I'm so glad we were able to provide accommodations for you and your fellow adventurers!
Hope to see you again in Cuenca.
Katherine
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Location

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday condo in Cuenca, Ecuador

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Christmas/New Years
17 Dec 2014 - 7 Jan 2015
14 night minimum stay
$910
for 14 nights
From
$65
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
$840
for 14 nights
From
$60
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Cuenca, Ecuador

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
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
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain 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 for an additional charge, as well as stock a few specified groceries ahead of time. If not providing the transportation, she will still meet you at the condo to provide the keys, orientation, etc. We also have a room security safe.
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