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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 4000m2 of land and offers an exceptional view 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 and Pisac.
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.
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 for an authentic, beautiful, luxurious Peruvian home.
Shannon Bolton purchased this villa in 2003
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.
Ruins, garden, luxurious accommodation, Peruvian charm, great location, we have it all!!
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.
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!
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.
Words cannot express how much our group of 8 enjoyed our respite at Martina Wasi. Following 4 day hiking the Inca Trail, we were all exhausted and looking for a chance to relax and unwind in solitude. Martina Wasi was the perfect place to do so, as we were incredibly well taken care of by Choque & Jesusa, the couple that reside near the property with their daughter Maria. For a reasonable per person fee, we added additional services such as shuttle pick-up from Cusco, laundry, and three meals per day. The food was excellent and thoughtfully prepared. The beds were extremely comfortable. Choque made sure to have a fire going for us in the fireplace each night, making the stay that much more homey. The walk in to Pisac is only 15 minutes, and there is an abundance of archaeological sites nearby for exploration. For those looking to take advantage of Peruvian hospitality at it's best, you will not regret choosing Martina Wasi!
This review is way overdue, since we traveled last summer, but that delay has nothing to do with our fantastic experience at this exquisite family home in the Sacred Valley. As others have said, the quality and beauty of the home's furnishings and location are actually outstripped by the warm, helpful, and attentive management offered by Choque and Jesusa. Our five days at Martina Wasi were the splurge of a two week trip to the Cusco region and we never regretted it for an instant. Choque gave us a wonderful car tour of surrounding towns, especially Ollanta, and Jesusa made terrific breakfasts and two very delicious Peruvian dinners. The house and its lovely backyard, with such amazing views, was such a peaceful and gorgeous retreat after the relative bustle of Cusco. Our kids (and we) all enjoyed the bright spirits and good company of their daughter Maria and the kids even made friends with a neighbor. There is a good restaurant on the corner near the house, even though it's situated in a lovely valley a bit outside Pisac; and the walk to town and its markets and restaurants is easy (15-20min) and invigorating (though a bit dusty at times). We were a large group (2 couples, 4 teenage children) and the house was luxuriously comfortable for the entire group. Shannon and her husband's family in Lima were always helpful and clear about arrangements and very generous with their time and trust. My husband and I both hope to go back and spend more time in that region and in their lovely home.
This villa and the darling family who manage it are the gems of the Sacred Valley. The house and grounds are perfectly kept and beautiful. Choque, his wife, Jesusa, and daughter, Maria. were perfect hosts, and we miss them terribly. Choque delivered us to every conceivable destination from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, and Jesusa prepared delicious meals for breakfast and dinner. We took the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu early one morning, and he picked us up late that evening upon our return. Always perfectly on time and reliably good natured, Choque was a great driver in a location which offers extremely difficult traffic. Maria is darling and bright. We enjoyed her company a great deal.
Rooms are very comfortable and beautifully furnished. The house has wifi, and the sitting rooms with fireplace are warm and adjoin the patio. We never turned on the television opting instead to enjoy the fire that Choque laid and lit each evening.
From the patio, the Pisaq Incan ruins are visible, and the garden is lovely. We walked to town for the market on two days, and it is a great source of handicrafts. Sunday was especially interesting with produce and meats colorfully displayed.
Don't miss this beautiful spot. We treasured every second of our time there.
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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.
50% Non-Refundable deposit required to secure reservation and the rest is due upon arrival.