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Stunning Villa with Incan Ruin Views in the Heart of the Sacred Valley

People11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, 4 bathrooms, Large Garden, Incan Views, Sleeps 11 people

Staying at Martina Wasi offers the traveler a unique experience in Cusco and Pisac. Comfort and authenticity are the foundations of Martina Wasi (Martina's house in Quechua). Martina Wasi is a fully furnished, beautiful private villa that is located at the entrance to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

The villa offers the perfect balance between the setting and the excitement of local attractions. Martina Wasi is only 3 minutes from the town of Pisac and 45 minutes from the city of Cusco by car. The villa sits on 1 acre of land and offers exceptional views as it is surrounded by the Andes mountain range, the Vilcanota River and the archeological citadel of Pisac. At the same time, its location allows you to easily reach many of the most important tourist attractions of Cusco, Pisac and Urubamba.

Martina Wasi offers the opportunity to experience the Sacred Valley in a different way. By combining the intimacy and hospitality of a traditional Andean villa with all the modern comforts, Martina Wasi will make every guest's stay a memorable one.

Martina Wasi is decorated with local textiles and handicrafts from the area. It is completely furnished and has 4 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The villa has 2 large social areas with a chimney and views of the garden and nearby Incan ruins. There is also a dining room, game table, kitchen, and laundry room available for your use. The house comfortably sleeps 11 people.

The villa includes modern comforts such as TV, Direct TV with channels in several languages, movies and a hi-fi system, as well as board games. In the garden, you will find a small farm with chickens, guinea pigs and a goat. We also have a vegetable garden from which we get our produce. You will also find an earth oven, a roasting box and a grill for use at your disposal.

The price includes breakfast and daily housekeeping. Additional services such as lunch and dinner preparation, van and driver, etc, are available at your request for an additional cost.

The house offers easy access to the following tourist destinations and attractions:

- City of Cusco

- Inca ruins and Pisac handicraft market

- Sacared Valley tours, from Pisac to Ollantaytambo, via the towns of Calca, Yucay and Urubamba

- Ollantaytambo train to Mach Picchu

- Señor de Huanca and Andahuilillas town route

- Several activities are available in the Valley such as trekking, rafting, horseback riding, motorcycling, mountain biking, Ayahuasca, among others.

More Details

Property Manager
Shannon Bolton
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

About Shannon Bolton

Hello! I'm Shannon, and my in-laws are the owners of the spectacular Martina Wasi.

The property was purchased in 2003 as a vacation home for the family, and when I joined the family in 2009, we thought it would be a great spot for adventurous guests looking to stay at an authentic, beautiful, luxurious Peruvian home.

Shannon Bolton purchased this villa in 2003

Why Shannon Bolton chose Calca Province

Martina Wasi is truly magical. The garden is beautiful, and well kept. You can actually see the ruins from our garden! Also, Choque and Jesusa, the property caretakers are just amazing. The one constant in our reviews is them, and just how well they take care of our guests.

What makes this villa unique

Ruins, garden, luxurious accommodation, Peruvian charm, great location, we have it all!!

Location

Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Alejandro Velasco International Airport (Cusco)
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Ollantaytambo (Machu Picchu)
Car: recommended

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Calca Province in Cusco

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom with on suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , The two single beds can be pushed together to make a queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , The two single beds can be pushed together to make a queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , One twin bed with on suite bathroom
  • King size beds (1) The Master Bedroom comes with a King bed., Queen size Beds (2) We have two rooms each with 4 twin beds. Two of the twin beds in each room can be converted into queen beds., Twin or Single Beds (9) One room has one twin bed, two rooms have 4 twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Oxygen tank available in case of altitude sickness. Please ask how we can help

Reviews

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Stunning Villa with Incan Ruin Views in the Heart of the Sacred Valley
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
5

Most beautiful in the sacred Valley!

  • 5 of 5

Most beautiful in the sacred Valley!

I have stayed in Pisac over 10 times over the last few years and I can tell you that Marnita Wasi is the place to be. The house is nothing short of stunning with the best views of the mountains that the sacred Valley has the offer. The gardens are breathtaking and hummingbirds dart back-and-forth providing entertainment all day long. The interior of the house so beautiful , warm, inviting and above all comfortable. There is enough drawer space and closet space that you can move right in and feel at home. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you could possibly need to cook a meal. The beds are most comfortable and in the morning just open the curtains and you can see the views of the mountains right from your bed. We hated to leave Marnita Wasi and will certainly be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! We're so happy to know you had a great stay and we certainly hope to see you again on trip number 11!! See you soon! :) Shannon
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4

A Beautiful Stay

  • 4 of 5

My family and I were very impressed with the leave of service and the quality of the villas. The husband and wife team that ran the day-to-day were fabulous. They were very concerned whether everything was to our liking: very attentive. But we were fortunate that my son spoke fluent Spanish which made it easier. Although Shannon, the property manager, was very quick to respond to emails when we had a minor issues. Even changing things on the fly was not a problem. Gualberto, the husband, picked us up from the airport and helped arrange our bike tour, was great. The best was after a long day at Machu Picchu the fireplace was stoked when we got back. It was great to relax by the fire with a glass or wine and a Scotch!. There is lots of room for everyone to have some space and the bedrooms are a good size. The master is quite spacious. The town of Pisac is a short walk away which was great and it was not an overly busy town. Everything was accessible and not crowded like other villages we visited. And the pricing was the best in the Valley!

This is really a 4.5 Star villas even though it does not have a pool or hot tub. Toiletries would have been the only other thing missing. Travel these days with liquids is such a hassle.

I would highly recommend this villas for families or adult groups who want to explore the Scared Valley without all the hustle of larger villages. There is some night life but not a lot.

Carl H

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

What a gem in Sacred Valley

  • 5 of 5

May 19 - May 23, 2017

Martina Wasi was the perfect location for our small destination wedding. The views are so stunning that I thought I was in a movie. The view of the Andes from the villa are just unreal, everyone in the party was floored. The property itself has great rustic/Peruvian decor with a touch of modernity where appropriate (TV, WiFi, appliances, etc.). The property caretakers, Choque and Jesusa, were highlights of the trip. Everything was clean, breakfast/meals prepared by Jesusa were stellar. Shannon was very accommodating and responsive to emails. I would chose Martina Wasi again if given the choice; the best place to stay in Pisac/Cusco. Truly a wonderful experience I will not forget.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Home Base to see the Sacred Valley

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6, our 4 children ranging in age from 14 to 30. Our goal was to stay in a place that would fit us comfortably, allow us to spend time together (instead of separate hotel rooms), and tour on our own schedule. Our week at Martina Wasi was spectacular. The home is gorgeous, and the spacious grounds with views of the Andes are awe inspiring. Comfortable bedrooms, two family areas to hang out, kitchen, and dining area, you quickly feel like you are at home.

Yet, everyone in our family would agree that the most charming aspect of this home is the family of Choque and Jesusa. Their warm hospitality may be the most memorable part of the trip, something we will remember and talk about whenever we talk about Machu Picchu.

Day and evening trips to Cusco, touring around the Sacred Valley, via ferrata, the rail station, all with Choque as our driver, after a morning start of coffee and breakfast by Jesusa. Each day was easy to plan, flexible, and Choque knows the area very well and is always on time.

Pisaq is a great location to start and finish a trip to the Sacred Valley. Lower altitude than Cusco, you can acclimate here, visit the market and ruins in Pisaq within minutes, and drive up to Cusco when ready. The Sacred Valley is not a vast region, so you are within easy reach of any site, and having your personal driver, you don't have to worry about waiting for other parties or arranging transportation.

All of our luggage was lost and Choque helped to get it quickly delivered from the airport the day after we arrived. We didn't lose any time. I hope on our next vacation we find accommodations that can live up to these.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical Place, Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

The house was fabulous and Choque and Jesusa did an excellent job! We all really enjoyed our time there and it was a highlight of the vacation just short of the five day Inca trail trek :)

I hope I get to return sometime in the future as it is truly a magical place.

thank you again for all your help and prompt responses!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Great Location, Awesome Time!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I with our four children and one of their girlfriend's (all young adults) stayed at Martina Wasi for four nights to begin our vacation in the Sacred Valley. We have stayed in many, many vacation rentals around the world and this home and the overall experience clearly rivaled the best ones we have ever had. For us, the location was truly ideal - Pisac is truly a unique town (very fun and large Sunday market, very large Inca Ruins - some of the largest of all Inca historical sites and a GREAT HIKE, good restaurants, access to fun day activities - we did a very challenging all day mountain biking trip that was one of the highlights of our overall vacation), plus much more. The caretakers - Choque and Jesusa (who live in a separate home on the property) were fantastic. Choque picked us up from the Cusco airport and was our driver (for an extra fee) throughout our stay - using a large and comfortable van. Jesusa and Chocque also cooked and prepared a wonderful breakfast (which in included in the rental) and also were available for dinner (for an additional fee which we did 2 nights - well worth it!). They also made a fire for us each night - nice touch!! Staying here helped us acclimatize vs. the higher elevation of Cusco and was an absolute delightful beginning to our amazing trip to Peru. I highly recommend this home for rental.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Calca Province, Peru

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,201
for 4 nights
From
£300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £53 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£244
for 1 night
From
£244
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £53 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Please note that nightly rate depends upon the number of people staying at the villa as well as the time of year. Rates are higher during 'high season' which is July and August as well as during the holidays in December and early January. Rates range from $325 per night to over $700 per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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