About This Listing
Comfy furnished Apartment In the traditional neighborhood of Santiago, 7 blocks away or 15 to 20 minutes walk from Main Square or Downtown, in taxi only 5-10min.
Price is for the whole apartment.
Place accommodates up to 3 people,
The apartment has:
- 2 spacious bedrooms, one of them with a queen size bed, the other one has a bunk bed.
- 1 bathroom with hot water only for the shower.
- 1 kitchen, with basic kitchen appliances:
- Gas stove
- 1 laundry room, washer, ironing board.
- Living room and a dining room.
- Green/garden shared area.
- Shared soccer, volleyball court.
- Internet, WiFi, TV, Cable, Stereo, heater, a guitar, a soccer ball.
Airport is only 10 minutes from home (taxi ride)
Public Transportation and Taxis just around the corner.
Taxi fare is about $1.5 to downtown.
The apartment is only 2 blocks from San Pedro Market, where you can buy groceries, fruits, vegetables, handcrafts and more. Also 1 block from "el Baratillo", a flea market where you can get handcrafts, textiles, antiques, etc. at very cheap prices.
5 blocks from bus station to the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo, where you have to catch the train to Machupicchu.
The place is ideal for traveler people that would like to save some money from not staying at pricey hotels and at the same time enjoy the best that Cusco has to offer, since it is not far from downtown, also great for the tourist looking to see a bit of what life is like for the local citizen. With that said, this location may not be the best option for those looking for a high-end stay.
I live here, so i can recommend places to visit, restaurants, markets, things to do and more.
Actual rate is for one person.
Extra people: $10 / night, after the first guest.
Apartment can accommodate up to 3 people, rates can be negotiable, please inquire.
No smoking or heavy partying are permitted.
Rates may vary in December and June.
kitchen, living room, dining room, hot shower, laundry, hot shower, green areas, internet.
Interaction with Guests
Me and my family are from Cusco, I travel too and if i am not in town my parents or my sister will be welcoming you and help you with anything you need, they live in the same building.
10 min. from airport.
Close to bus station to Ollantaytambo, where you catch the train to Machupicchu.
Close to Markets, food, handcrafts, etc.
Check in time starts at 11am, but if your flight arrives early, you can always let me know so you could come earlier to drop your bags. Check out time should be completed by 10am. These times are flexible.
Apartment accommodates 3 people max.
Keep main building metal door close at all times.
Any inquiries please call me to my cellphone or ask for me at first floor apartmente (unit 100).
The apartment was cozy and was close enough to the main square (Plaza de Armas). Raul's parents were very sweet and attentive, and made sure we had a good experience. The only cons were that the apartment was close to a street market so there was a lot of trash on the streets and it was kind of dicey walking home at night. The apartment also didn't have hot water. But overall we had a good authentic Peruvian experience.
If you want to experience the real version of Cusco, you need to stay at Raul's apartment. Having also experienced San Blas neighborhood, I can say for sure that walking near this apartment will make you feel way more connected with the city, and the locals. Unfortunately, we didn't meet Raul but we did meet his father (also named Raul) who was fully helpful and had answers for all our questions. He even lend us a toaster!
Huge apartment with everything you will need for longer stays. Checkin and checkout made easy with Raul's father living in same apartment block. Walking distance to most important touristic spots. Older style furnishings but very clean. Felt like a home. Highly recommended!
Raul was away during our stay but we were greeted and treated like family by his parents. If you like to travel like a “native” this is the perfect place. It is located in an apartment complex, just a 15 minute walk from the center of town, where you can shop from the locals. There is no shortage of local stands, markets and vendors. The apartment has all the essentials if you want to prepare your own meals. It is spacious and the bed is VERY comfortable.
Tuvimos una buena experiencia, volveríamos a hospedarnos porque el departamento es cómodo y tiene todos los elementos para estar a gusto.
Algunas cuestiones a tener en cuenta: el depto es muy amplio y por lo tanto un poco frío, sobre todo al momento de bañarte. Lo bueno es que tiene estufa y una gran cantidad de frazadas, muy útiles para la noche.
Queda un poco alejado del centro, una caminata de al menos unos 20 minutos, y durante el camino se atraviesa una zona aledaña al mercado San Carlos que no es muy linda.
Adicionalmente la mamá de Raul, Vilma, fue nuestra anfitriona y ha sido un ángel con nosotros, ayudándonos cada vez que la necesitamos, y muy generosa, nos convidó comidas y bebidas típicas.
Raul was the perfect host! My friend and I really enjoyed getting to know Raul during our 3 days in Cusco at his apt. His apt was spacious and very comfortable. It is located in a non-touristy area conveniently close to the Mercado Central de San Pedro where you can pick up all kinds of good stuff to eat and take home as souvenirs. The kitchen is well-stocked and included an electric teapot, coffee maker and microwave.
On our return trip from trekking to Machu Picchu, it was particularly nice to have the use of a washer & dryer in the apt. And for those travelers who need to know this, the hot water shower pressure isn't the best and a bit tricky to use but you get used to it.
We also enjoyed the use of Raul's stereo to listen to music and TV to watch DVDs in the living room. These little things and comforts from home helped to make our stay in Cusco that much more enjoyable.
Raul is an intelligent, talented young man and musician. He is fluent in English. Raul is kind, friendly, thoughtful and knowledgeable. He literally went the extra mile for us. He kindly took the time to take us to two Incan ruins just outside of Cusco, Q'enqo and Saqsaywayman (both highly recommended). We enjoyed Raul's warm hospitality/company and learned a great deal about the fascinating ancient cultures of his people and country.
Fantastic overall experience and highly recommended host/apt.
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About the Host, Raul
Musician, Web developer and Pro-Window cleaner. I was born in Cusco, Peru but moved to Montana, USA when I was in my 20's, now i am back in my hometown exploring and loving the Culture. I am fluent in Spanish and English.