About this listing
Why confine yourself to a hotel room? You can book in to this family friendly place with everything to live including powerful Wi-Fi. This cozy apartment is located in the heart of Miraflores, & accommodates 5. No sleep is allowed on sofas and no bunk beds.
Master bedroom as seen from the entrance. Natural light comes in from a window on left directly to the queen size bed.
The apartment is in the 4th floor of a 6-story, 2 apartment-per-floor building populated by upper class families. While living in here you are in a very quite place and in middle of everything.
Street view apartment through a large wall-to-wall window on Alcanfores St.
24/7 doorman service at the building’s street entrance; almost zero street crime in the area; National Police patrol very often the building’s street and also the municipal police called Serenazgo. The apartment also carries 1 fully charged fire extinguisher and smoke alarms for your personal use and convenience.
Sleeps 1-5 people; 2 full bedrooms with queen size beds; plus a smaller one for 1 person only.
O Free phone calls from Peru to U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico 24/7
O Free cellular telephones (up to 3 units you would refill as you go and save on rent)
O Free up to 3 local phone calls in business hours and unlimited after 7 pm from a telephone ground line (Lima area only.)
O Free instant coffee including decaf (all kind of sugars, of course)
O Free tea bags and other herbal infusions
O Free cooking species
O Free laundry washer and dryer
If you stay a week you will also get:
O Free one day occupancy (the 7th day)
O Free Danish butter cookies upon your arrival
O Free 1 bottle Peruvian red wine or white upon your arrival
O Free 1 center table flower basket upon your arrival
O Free 1 basket of fresh fruits upon your arrival
O Flat LED 42' full HD TV Set in living room
O Blu-Ray DVD Player - dozens of DVDs to choose from.
O Stereo Radio CD player, with Blu-Ray audio output for theater-like environment.
O On-wall flat LED TV Set in every room.
O Radio-CD boombox in kitchen
O Radio-alarm clock in every room.
O Powerful wireless internet access in all rooms
O Free phone calls from Lima to any region in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico
O Up to 3 rent-free cellular telephones
O Ground telephone for Lima only calls
O Personal desks in all rooms for laptop users or private reading/working
O English style chairs in Master Bedroom and BR2 for comfortable seating while working, reading or resting.
O Same style love seat in Master BR plus a women’s dressing drawer
O North America grounded power outlets in all places. (Please note standard power in Peru is 220 v.)
- Laundry washer and dryer machines
- Free wi-fi signal everywhere in the apartment
- Free Blu-Ray movies
- Free up to 3 cellular telephones to use on demand
- Free 17' Sony Vaio laptop when requested
- Free local (Lima only) phone calls
- Free calls from Lima to any region in the US, Canada & Puerto Rico
- Free one night on every 7-night stay
- Free fresh flowers and basket of fruits upon your arrival when booked at least 7 nights
- Free canned Danish cookies and one bottle of Peruvian wine upon your arrival on at least 7-night stay
- Free large bottle of water, eggs and bread upon your arrival so you will not have to run to the nearby supermarket early the following morning.
Interaction with Guests
I talk with guests many times before their arrival to the apartment and at check-in. After that my policy is to be not intrusive while they occupy the unit and exhort guests to behave like if it were their own apartment. The check-out day or the night before if their departure is very early the following day I talk again guests and even I become a barman by preparing them a Peruvian Pisco Sour (a spirited drink made of traditional Peruvian Pisco) as a way to say - Thank you!
Miraflores, Lima, Peru (South America,) is one of the best places to live in the Peruvian capital – safe, clean, green, upper class neighborhood. The area is also well known for its finest restaurants, hotels, casinos and pubs, boutiques and department stores as well. Miraflores overlooks the Costa Verde, a 6-plus mile of beaches with club houses and luxury restaurants. The off shore cliff is 6 blocks away where you can enjoy Larcomar, a luxury shopping center at the cliff's edge where you can see while sipping a coffee or drink the beaches some 100 meters (yards) down. The apartment is located on Calle Alcanfores 751 - the heart of Miraflores.
While living in my apartment you don't need to drive nor even take a taxi - about everything is at a walking distance. But if you want a cab just call safe taxi companies from the apartment telephone and you would get a cab in 5 to 10 min. The nearest mass transportation bus stop of the so called Metropolitano is 4 blocks away. You can take it for a 3 mile (5 km) ride to downtown covered in 20 minutes.
Other Things to Note
- Lima, the Peruvian capital city, lacks rains year-round and its weather conditions can be described as "summer" and "no summer." Some times between April and November there is a light drizzle which can make roads, streets wet and slippery and foggy. During drizzle time temperature can hit down to 14C (58F) with high level humidity effect putting it even lower to 10C (50F). In summer (early December to early April) temperature goes up to 30C (86F.) So prepare your travel clothing accordingly.
- Cable TV is provided in all rooms. There is no adult channel. HD channels are received in living room only. No movie on demand is accepted.
- High speed, open, free wireless internet is provided everywhere in the apartment.
- The Primary Guest who represents the travel party before the homeowner also agrees to provide homeowner a copy of his/her passport or another ID and abide by the rental rules stated in an Agreement that will be signed by both parties upon the guest(s) arrival to the apartment. If no copy made by guest is available, the homeowner will scan guest's ID at the check-in time in presence of guest.
1. The apartment is located in a private building - It's not a hotel. The building is managed by the Owners Association so you have to behave accordingly.
2. Guests shall use the property for legal purposes only and other use, such as but not limited to, illegal drug use, abuse of any person, harboring fugitives, etc. shall cause termination of the rental agreement with no refund of rent or deposits, and Primary Guest may become subject of police investigation. The same use applies to the ground telephone lines, cellular telephones and internet connections.
3. There is no daily housekeeping service. Each cleaning service costs $40.00 and is mandatory every 7 days or after you leave when a shorter stay. However, you can request this service in a frequency shorter than 7 days for an extra $40.00 each.
4. Guest compromise to use appliances for their intended uses only.
5. No refunds will be given for storms, drizzles, hot or any other natural event that shall disrupt guests stay in the apartment or vacation.
6. No refund of rent shall be given for outages, content, lack of content or personal preferences with regard to cable TV service and internet.
7. Renters can also request from homeowner airport pick-up; private transportation with a dedicated driver; and/or professional video and photography coverage of his/her events in Peru. The homeowner is a former The Associated Press correspondent in Washington, DC.
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I'm a former The Associated Press reporter in Washington, DC, on early retirement. I worked on assignment in more than 30 countries so I do know places, people and accommodations - and of course what travelers look for in a trip out of their hometown. That may give you a clue about the strong connectivity in the apartment I'm offering you – just to start. If you are a business person or just a traveler coming to Lima, Peru for pleasure this apartment is for you. Also if your concern is trust on the homeowner behavior please book in confidently - I have all clearances from the US agencies and multilateral organizations based in the US Capital. I work on video documentaries and photography now and visited remote Amazon tribes like this one - the Kandozi people - that first met a laptop during one of my trips in 2011.