About the property
- Apartment800 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartment With Amazing Terrace And View
Beautiful, newly constructed, 800 sq ft apartment vacation rental and an additional 180 sq ft terrace. Modern, yet comfortable style, centrally located with 24 hour security. As you enter you will find a reading nook and a small flight of stairs that leads to the main level of the apartment with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, high-speed Internet (Wifi), a flat screen TV with DVD and Cable, washer & dryer and a terrace with the best view of the city... that has a lovely outdoor sitting area and grill. 20-minute walk to El Centro (the main downtown plaza), a 10-minute walk to major shopping areas.
Featured in Vacation Rental Travels Fall 2014 Edition
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Charity Osorio
Geovany and Charity have been married for 3 years. They live in Cuenca the majority of the time, but also spend a few months each year in the States. They own and operate a few small businesses, and are expecting their first child soon.
Charity Osorio purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why Charity Osorio chose San Blas
When Geovany originally saw the view from the terrace, he knew this was a property that couldn't be matched. Originally purchased as an investment while he was living abroad, upon returning to Cuenca, the couple lived in the apartment during their first two years of marriage. They have personally experienced everything it has to offer, and highly recommend the experience for others.
What makes this Apartment unique
As an international couple, the Osorios bring a unique view of what makes a living environment comfortable. They have brought this view into the selections they made for the apartment - from the size of the towels, to the types of sheets, to the overall ambiance.
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect Winter Vacation
We spent a month at this lovely condo. Everything we needed was available. Comfy beds. Beautiful terrace with a view of the colonial city. Downstairs there are small markets and a coffee and chocolate shop. 20 minute walk to the city. Close to Supermaxi Grocery Store. Bus stop is right on the corner. There is an open mercado with fresh veggies and fruit within 5 minutes. Fully equipped kitchen. Washer and dryer. Lots of DVD to watch. Andrea or Charity were quick to respond to any questions. Lots of sunlight. Two large sliding Windows in both bedrooms. Had a great experience
Excellent accommodation in Cuenca
Location near the historic centre and a variety of shops, markets resta,urants, medical facilities etc... High quality facilities in kitchen, lounge and both bedrooms, with good wifi. Perhaps best of all a large terrace, with a great view over Cuenca and the Andes, very comfortable furniture and an excellent barbecue... And... visiting birds from the trees and gardens below the apartment. Altogether an excellent rental, well-managed on behalf of the owners by Belen.
The apartment was in a perfect location for us and was a wonderful place to stay during our month in Cuenca. The view of downtown and the mountains from the terrace is spectacular and the accommodation in the rest of the apartment is comfortable and functional. Cuenca is a very walkable city and from our location we could be downtown in one direction in 15-20 minutes or at the large mall in the other direction in the same amount of time. Grocery store was nearby and there were plenty of restaurants in the area. Belen, the apartment manager, was always available and very helpful. I can't recommend this place more highly!
Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. Our greatest reward is to know that our guests enjoy their time in Cuenca.
Stunning Terrace is Absolutely Right, But All Else is Great Too
We stayed at this apartment for three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas and loved everything about it. The terrace is right off both bedrooms and looks over the city of Cuenca and the surrounding mountains. I think we had coffee on the terrace every morning and we used it constantly for relaxation, cocktails etc.
The apartment was very nice as well--very well furnished, great kitchen and very comfortable. The modern apartment building was in a nice area of Cuenca within walking distance of the historic center (although with the price of taxis we were generally lazy and took a cab). The elevator worked very well but you do have to walk up stairs from the 5th to the 6th floor. The manager and owner were very responsive and made every thing easy for us, plus they had a detailed list of everything you might want to do in Cuenca and a map to show you where. Outstanding experience overall.
We are glad you had a great time in our city and that the apartment was right for you!
We would love to host you again if you return to Cuenca.
Great view from the terrace, however, there are some problems with the apt
There is a wonderful view of Centro and mountains surrounding Cuenca from the terrace. However, there are some practical problems with the apartment. One was that the terrace grill was so filthy that it could not be used. Also, we did not want to spend the time it would take to clean it. (It should have been cleaned after previous renters' use.) So, we could not enjoy the grill. (Aside from the grill, the rest of the apt was very clean.) Also re food prep/cooking, the water pressure in the kitchen was so low, and the hot water so tepid, it was difficult to really wash dishes. Water pressure and temperature were fine in the bathroom. So, we do not know why the kitchen was such a problem. For those who like to read in bed, bring a headlamp. The apt's ceiling lighting fixtures were made for two bulbs, but one has been removed from all of them, presumably to save electricity. This makes the bedrooms' lighting unsuitable for reading. Also, in the bedroom with the largest bed, there are no end tables and no other light source except for the one-bulb ceiling fixture. Finally, the entrance to the apt is on the 5th floor but there is a flight of stairs from the entrance to the apt itself which is on the 6th floor. This fact is not mentioned in the VRBO description but should be. Aside from these issues, we enjoyed our stay here. The bakery/tienda on the ground floor was handy. Also, I had a serious computer problem, so the ground floor computer service shop was great. Pizza place within a block was the best we had in Cuenca; and the nearby Uruguayan restaurant specializing in grilled meats was terrific and very reasonably priced. Anywhere we wanted to go in Centro was within a $2 cab ride.
Thanks so much for your review. We appreciate you bringing these things to our attention. We are committed to creating a pleasant environment for our guest and to continue improving the experience of every person who visits the apartment. We are happy to let you know that we are taking your recommendations seriously and are working on getting these things corrected. We are sure that if you return to Cuenca and choose to visit us again, you will find your stay in the apartment better than ever.
Beautiful View of Cuenca
Debo felicitar a los esposos Osorio por tener un departamento tan bonito/acojedor/moderno/seguro y con una vista expectacular de la ciudad de Cuenca, mi estadia fue maravillosa y me senti como estar en mi propia casa, fue una muy buena elecion el haber llegado ahi. Esta bien localizado con una cafeteria en el mismo edificio , restaurantes a su alrededor. No tuve el gusto de conocer a los señores pero si conoci a Belen que fue muy amable y atenta a todas mis preguntas.
Un gusto Maria! Espero que si regresa a Cuenca podamos hospedarla nuevamente.
The apartment is located on the main cultural avenue in Cuenca. At different time throughout the year, there are parades, events etc. right out the front door. There are a few restaurants and coffee shops on the same block, and many, many more within a 15 minute walk. It is just a 20 minute walk to the heart of downtown - Parque Calderon. There are also several very good hospitals and pharmacies within a two block range. Overall, it's a beautiful area and an excellent location that will put you in easy access to the best the city has to offer.
Additional pricing information
Please Note: Our check-in time is at 4 pm, and check-out time is at 11:00 am.