Gringo Feliz Homestay

House - Private room · Santiago, Cusco, Cuzco Region, Peru

The Space

Located 10 minutes driving from the main square and 20 minutes walking to the city center.
Clean sheets, warm and nice rooms with balconies.
Clean bathrooms with towels,paper, shampoo and soap.
We have the best view of Cusco and the best family service.
Coca tea, great breakfast and homemade meals.
Wifi access and fast computer.
Tour information ( my father is a certified tour guide )

The airport is 10 minutes from home, bus station is really close just 5 minutes walking, groceries stores (tiendas) next to the house, parks 5 minutes, good restaurants are located less than 10 minute walk, souvenirs shops 15 minutes.

IF YOU WANT:

WE CAN ORGANIZE TOURS, PRACTICE WITH US YOUR SPANISH, LEARN HOW TO COOK PERUVIAN FOOD, VOLUNTEER IN THE ORPHANAGES.

Please feel free to ask us about any suggestion, even if you do not book with us , we will be more than glad to help you.

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Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 4
Beds: 8
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $100 /week
Monthly Price: $400 /month
Cleaning Fee: $5
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • En français:
    Nous avons passé de très bons moments chez Manuel qui nous a accueilli avec beaucoup de soins et nous a indiqués plein de bonnes adresses. Le logement est très propre, la salle de bain est toutefois à l'étage, et propre. Le père de Manuel, Daniel, nous a servi de guide pendant 4 jours et ce furent des moments bien remplis: ses connaissances sur la civilisation inca furent très appréciées. Manuel nous a même conduit en auto sur des sites historiques ainsi qu'à l'aéroport. Nous avons vécu une formidable expérience parmi eux. Merci à Stéphanie pour les très bons déjeuners!
    In English:
    We had a great time at Manuel who welcomed us with great care and has given us plenty of good addresses. The accommodation is very clean, the bathroom is on the first floor, however, and clean. Manuel's father, Daniel, served us as a guide for 4 days and it was well filled moments: his knowledge of Inca civilization were highly appreciated. Manuel even drove us by car on historic sites as well as the airport. We had a great experience with them. Stephanie thank you for the great breakfasts!

    March 2014
  • Mark and I had a fantastic time with Manuel at his home in Cusco.

    The view of the city is beautiful, especially at night. On the top floor, there's a little lounge area which anyone can use for dinner or a few cocktails.

    The room itself was basic and cozy, and we slept great. Plus there's a hot shower, which you may find is a rare treat in Peru! Manuel also arranged to pick us up from the airport, helped us with recommendations of museums and restaurants, and for a reasonable fee he drove us around the Sacred Valley to sites we wanted to see. He was an excellent host, and we felt like we got a great insider's perspective on Cusco. His English is fantastic, and he's super knowledgeable, so he was an invaluable resource.

    The apartment is a little off the beaten path, but if you're looking for places on Airbnb, you probably like that. It's a nice 10-15 minute walk to the Historic Center and Plaza de Armas, and it's not in a touristy part of town. A cab to downtown costs something between 7-10 soles if you don't want to walk up the hill.

    We highly recommend this place! If we're ever in Cusco again, we'll be back!

    February 2014
  • I couldn't be more grateful for the moments I´ve had in Cusco and surroundings, thanks to the hospitality and attention received from Manuel and he´s loving family, who made me feel like home.
    Manuel helped me to plan a nice itinerary for all places that should be visited, ensuring the best experience as possible and truly enjoying the amazing places that I was able to know.
    During the visit to Machupicchu, Daniel (which is Manuel´s Father) guided me through a quite different perspective about that place, demonstrating a deep knowledge and incredible wisdom, from a person who was born and raised on that amazing place.
    I highly recommend to staying in Gringo-Feliz Homestay, certainly an amazing experience, in which want to repeat at other times.

    February 2014
  • Manuel was a very helpful host and he has a great family. Beds are comfortable and the view from their home is fantastic. I also engaged his father Daniel for a guided tour of the city. He was very informative and professional. I great value. I highly recommend staying here when visiting Cusco.

    February 2014
  • Our stay with Manuel started with a warm handshake and him saying to us "let's go home. From the moment we arrived at "home" we were made to feel so welcome. This is a true family operation, from the start we were told we were part of the family and we felt like part of the family. The room was simple but clean and inviting, the alpaca blankets make for a comfortable sleep.
    We had breakfast each morning with the family, very good family food with a wonderful atmosphere. Our every need was taken care of, Manuel was constantly asking to make sure we were good or if we needed anything without being overbearing. Manuel gave us a short tour of the city so we could get our bearings, pointing out interesting areas as we went. Manuel's father acted as our guide on many day and overnight trips, he is a wealth of information, giving insights into the region and culture that you could not get anywhere else.
    If you are looking for a home away from home, a place where your every need is taken care of, this is your place. This is not a place for the party crowd, this is a family that has opened their home to give the best experience to a visitor to Cuzco.
    I would highly recommend this home stay to anyone coming for a unforgettable experience. If you are wanting to party and get a little crazy this is not you place. I give Manuel a 200% grade for our stay.

    January 2014
  • Our stay with Manuel and his family was amazing from airport pickup to drop-off. He spoke excellent English and was very instructive and patient with our desire to speak Spanish. His home is a short 20 minute walk to the center of the city. The rooms were very clean and there was a fantastic view of the city just outside our door. He was always accommodating ...everything from blankets and bottled water to help acquiring tickets for our traveling even after we left Cuzco. We hired his father's services as a licensed guide and that was an equally amazing experience. He was very knowledgable about Peruvian history and willing to tailor the tours and experiences(i.e.local restaurants,scenic routes, sights, and general tips on getting around) to our interests and time frame. By the time we reached Machu Picchu we could fully appreciate this awesome wonder of the world! I must mention the delicious and plentiful meals prepared by Manuel's sweet wife. We were so care for, it was hard to leave. Please treat yourself to a visit to Gringo-Feliz Homestay. You won't be disappointed!

    January 2014
  • We booked with Manuel for not just a stay, but also guided tours.

    While the place itself was perfectly acceptable, it was the hospitality of Manuel and the wisdom displayed by Manuel's father that made this 5/5.

    Having grown up in the jungle, he brought a certain sensbility to our guide. He took us around Cusco itself (rich with its own ruins), the neighboring cities, and then finally Machu Picchu.

    He was a wealth of knowledge, and a delight.

    We were also very lucky to see the Christmas fireworks display. As the place is on a hill, we had all of Cusco in front of us.

    I'd highly recommend you stay here, not just for a place to put your bags, but for Daniel as your guide.

    December 2013
  • I couldn't be more grateful for all the kindness and fantastic hospitality that Manuel and his family offered. It was my first visit to Peru and if you are looking for a truly immersive yet comfortable and safe environment, this is definitely the place to stay.

    I was fondly greeted by Manuel at the airport who, from that moment on, was more than helpful with many recommendations of the city of Cusco. On arrival, I was given a tour of the accommodation and was then able to enjoy the magnificent view of Cusco and a warm cup of coca tea. My room was spotless, beds very snug and warm even during those cold Cusconian nights. Hot showers were a blessing, especially after returning from my trek to Macchu Picchu. During this time Manuel even kept any extra belongings that I didn't want to hike with safe till my return.

    During my stay I was able to enjoy lovingly prepared breakfasts and as I was travelling on my own, even joined the family for some dinners, the Peruvian pizza is definitely not to be missed! Manuel went beyond the call of duty and I must have seen nearly every sight worth seeing in Cusco. He took me for some outstanding tours of the sacred valley and archaeological sites and knows all the local places to try any traditional delicacies, if you're adventurous enough to try Cuy he knows the best place in town!

    This accommodation would suit anyone looking for a well rounded experience of Peru, its history and culture, in a safe and humble environment all at a bargain price. As a single female traveller, the entire experience was more than I could have hoped for and would highly recommend the Gringo Feliz Homestay. I'm happy to say I am now eager to return to Cusco looking forward to seeing the family again soon!

    December 2013
  • The best part of staying at Manuel's place is the fact that you get to know him and his wonderful family. They are genuine, kind, friendly and they made us feel at home in every possible way. Manuel has got to be the most positive and cheerful guy in Peru. The room was great too. The beds were warm and very comfortable, and the view of Cusco from the window and balcony are amazing. I would love to visit again and would certainly recommend this place to travelers..

    November 2013
  • Thoroughly enjoyed my stay! The most accommodating and polite hosts you can ever find. I recommend staying here.

    November 2013
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My name is Manuel and i invite you to stay with me and my family,we live in our own big house 'not an apartment' which gives you more freedom and feel at home, i'm from Cusco and i will help you in anything you need for your trip. My father is a certified tour guide with more than 20 years guiding experience, everybody knows my father! he is the best guide of Peru! check our reviews so if you did not book for a tour then we can help you organize the city tour,sacred valley, Machupicchu tour and even the Inka Trail which is my fathers passion, if you are open to suggestions as locals we know the best places to go just ask for any other reccomendations, my mother a great cook and my wife is always taking care of your needs. We speak Spanish , English , some French and our native language Quechua. I have a private car so if you have no plans i can drive you some touristic and nontouristic places. Check our reviews i'm sure you will stay with us. To know more about me and my family please feel free to ask, we can communicate through webcams too.
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