About this listing
We have reconstructed a traditional rural adobe home in downtown Cuenca. The street-facing side is our new art gallery, PumamaquiGalerías. Four studio apartments surround a gardened cobblestone courtyard. This listing describes the single-level studio currently available. Serenity and security, with the city just outside your door.
Two features make Pumamaqui Accommodations extraordinary: A beautifully reconstituted adobe building with all new amenities; and a quiet central courtyard that feels like an oasis in the bustle of the city.
Broadband WiFi, cable TV, iron and ironing board, abundant hot water, hair dryer, complete kitchen (including toaster, microwave, coffee maker, full refrigerator, plates, pots and pans, cutlery, wine glasses), linens and towels, washer and dryer, interior courtyard and garden with hummingbirds. All utilities are included.
Interaction with Guests
Patricia and I are eager for guests to have a memorable experience in Cuenca, and we will be available to help with suggestions about outings, local restaurants and cultural events.
Our rental is near the Calle Larga and the Tomebamba river, within the cultural and entertainment hub of the city: coffee shops, restaurants, historic churches, art galleries and museums are all nearby.
Attractions in the historic district can be reached on foot from our location. Taxi rides to other sections of the city usually cost $2.50-$3. An urban bus system is accessible two blocks away.
Other Things to Note
Tax: The rates quoted here include the Ecuadorian 12% sales tax.
Cleaning fee: A $20 cleaning fee is also included in the quoted price.
About the Host, Stuart
My wife Patricia and I are dedicated to wild habitat conservation, in two ways: Since 2000 we support a dynamic local NGO, Fundacion Cordillera Tropical, that does environmental research, environmental education, and biodiversity conservation in the Nudo del Azuay region of Ecuador's Cordillera Real; and we own and protect a large conservation area, the Mazar Wildlife Reserve, in Cañar Province, Ecuador. We have three young children who share these enthusiasms. On the reserve's pastures at lower elevation we maintain a herd of 500 alpacas. We recently restored a patrimonial building with four studio apartments in Cuenca's historic district that we hope will generate fond memories for our visitors from all quarters of the world.