This building, featured by the New York Times (search "Expatriates Find an Affordable Welcome in Ecuador"), is just blocks from Parque Calderón, the main square in Cuenca. It is also near the Plaza de San Sebastián and the Museum of Modern Art.
Contact owner re: special pricing for reservations of 15 days or longer.
Modern one bedroom, one bath apartment in a renovated colonial building. Located in the historic district, you'll be walking distance of the main square and all of downtown. With your own fully equipped kitchen, you'll be able to take advantage of the glorious array of fruits and vegetables at the nearby market. Shops, restaurants, museums, and public squares are nearby.
With easy access to taxis and public transportation, this secure, centrally located apartment is a wonderful point from which to explore Cuenca. The building also provides both open-air and rooftop areas for relaxing. Wifi, washer/dryer, and DirecTV are available for your convenience. Hot water runs to all taps -- apparently a notable feature in Cuenca.
With one queen-sized bed, the apartment works best for one or two people, but a twin air mattress is also available.
Private apartment with access to common areas of the building, including a lovely outdoor sitting area (covered) and rooftop access.
Interaction with Guests
You will have the place to yourself, with access to the apartment manager and owner as needed.
There are innumerable sights within a few short blocks of the apartment, and it is easy to walk anywhere in the historic district of Cuenca.
It is easy to get a taxi right at the corner, and there is plenty of public transportation for the more adventurous. A cab from the airport just takes a few minutes and costs around $3.00 USD.
Other Things to Note
Check-in/check-out times are enforced only if guests overlap on the same day.
No smoking or loud music/partying. Homeowners' association rules prohibit children under 12 and pets.
We really enjoyed staying at Natalie's place. It was a wonderful location to see El Centro. The neighbors were all very nice and helpful. The apartment was equipped with everything we needed. We really liked sitting in the outside sitting area I would highly recommend this as a gray place to stay while visiting Ecuador
Natalie is a wonderfully responsive host with a lovely apartment. The kitchen was extremely well equipped -- much to my husband's pleasure as he loves to cook. A perfect location for getting around Cuenca on foot, the apartment does come with A LOT of street noise. We found it best to close the bedroom window at night and open all others to cut down on the noise. Street noise aside, we thoroughly enjoyed the apartment and would definitely recommend it.
We spent four months in Cuenca in Natalie's apartment. We really felt comfortable and secure and would come back at any time. The apartment is located only some minutes walk away from the cathedral. The house with the beautiful roof terrace is well-kept just as the completely equipped apartment. The contact to Natalie and Alejandra was very pleasant and friendly. Whenever we had questions or we needed help, they were there for us. We can really recommend Natalie's apartment.
We loved staying at Natalie's place. Wonderful location. Secure. Just perfect.
Communication with Natalie was timely and straight forward. The location of the apartment could not have been better! It is located in the historic center of Cuenca, near restaurants, small food shops, and markets.
The apartment is great for one or two people. There is one short flight of stairs up to Natalie's place. Security was very good.
Overall, I had a wonderful time!
We had a great stay at Natalie's place. She is a wonderful host. We didn't have many issues at all, but when we did Natalie took care of it right away. The apartment is small but comfortable. It had everything we needed. Loved the location in particular. Very easy walking distance to everything. Would not hesitate to recommend this location.
We stayed at Natalie's apartment for almost 2 weeks while in Cuenca for Spanish school. The apartment is very nice. It's modern and very clean. We loved staying here and would definitely recommend.
The apartment is 5 or so blocks from the main square. There are plenty restaurants and bars within very easy walking distance. Our school was very close by also which was great for us. The apartment faces the street but after 10.30,11p.m. there was no problem with noise.
The apartment is also great if you want to stay in. It has all the modern appliances and items for cooking, which we also did! There is a washing machine (with dryer),dishwasher (luxury!),microwave,gas hob and oven. Everything is spotless and a cleaning lady came during our stay also.
Good tv with cable and dvd player and WiFi.
The bed is really comfortable and there are plenty towels. Nice modern bathroom with big shower,hairdryer.
Shared covered and rooftop terraces upstairs,also great for relaxing.
Natalie's contact in Cuenca was great also,responsive to mails etc to arrange check in/check out.
All in all we loved our stay at Natalie's apartment and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Cuenca.