This room has great light and faces west.Our books and DVD collections are at your disposal.
Private room with great views
Private room with great views

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Large private sunny room includes use of spacious bathroom, living room, kitchen/laundry, andvery high speed WIFi. Located in the quiet, safe, residential Magisterial neighborhood on the Avenida De Cultura. Right next to great restaurants and shopping and only ten minutes from the downtown plaza. Free tour of local ruins.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
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The space

Walls decorated with original photos of local sites. Distant views of Inca Ruins.

Guest access

Use of bright and sunny Living room. Large bath room with hot shower and bath tub. Sunny kitchen with views. Laundry room. Free high speed internet WIFI. Guide and history books on Peru. Large collection of DVDs. All NFL games live.

Interaction with guests

I am retired so I am available to answer any questions you may have and am free to give you tours. Just pay the low cost taxi fares and buy me lunch and I will show you why I love this city so much.

The neighborhood

My neighborhood is the safest with 24/7 guards. It has the best restaurants at the lowest prices. It is full of parks with views of hills dotted with Inca Ruins. It is just off of Ave. de la Cultura that gives you quick access by bus or taxi to the Plaza de Armas. Note: The closer you are to the Plaza de Armas the more expensive EVERYTHING is. Also you are constantly being sold something. In my neighborhood you are left alone and can relax.

Getting around

Just two blocks off of Av. de la Cultura with bus stops and taxis everywhere. A taxi to plaza de armas costs $1.50 and takes 8 to 10 minutes. A bus costs 25 cents or 70 solis and takes 10 to fifteen minutes. You can walk to Inca Ruins in 30 minutes with no tourists or admission costs.

Other things to note

After living here for years there is no other place that I would rather be.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

You will have your keys and can come and go as you please. If you cook just do your own dishes. No pets please. No smoking inside but you can smoke on the front porch.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

3 nights minimum stay

157 Reviews

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Jurrit User Profile
May 2017
Richard is a very friendly and helpful host. He showed us around at the first evening in Cusco and took care of our bags while we were at Machu Picchu. The place is good value. Overall a recommendation!

David User Profile
May 2017
Richard's place was very cozy in a quiet neighborhood of Cusco. There is a beautiful view out the window and the area is walkable with stores and restaurants very nearby. Downtown Cusco is a long-ish walk or super cheap and short taxi or bus ride away. Richard was extremely attentive, welcoming, friendly, and helpful! I followed all his advice for seeing Machu Picchu and other sites in the area and it worked out perfectly! He has a real passion and respect for Cusco and Peru. Very highly recommended!

Gabrielle User Profile
April 2017
Great host and apartment. Richard took us on a city tour and then a hike to ruins on the edge of cusco. Was amazing. Thank you so much. Location is a little out but only a 5 sole cab ride. Supermarket and local restaurants so close. :)

Michelle User Profile
April 2017
Richard was an awesome host! Incredibly easy going and full of great knowledge of the area, including historical (Incan) and more present local culture. The apartment is really comfortable and he even has an easy to use hot water function for the shower. Our time in Cusco wouldn't have been the same without Richards guidance.

Noel User Profile
April 2017
Richard was an awesome host! Very knowledgeable of the local history and took us on a great walking tour of Cusco. His home is in a nice location, less than 10 minute taxi ride to the Plaza de Armas, in a safe neighborhood with 24/7 security. Quiet at night so you are able to get a good nights sleep. He has tons of information about Cusco and the surrounding areas to read or borrow. He keeps his home clean!! Richard is more than willing to help with anything you may need and also loves to interact with his guests, whether it be just a nice chat in the living room or going on a hike. Would definitely recommend staying with Richard!

Chris User Profile
April 2017
Richard is a great host with a wonderful place in a perfect neighborhood. My wife and I stayed with him for almost two weeks and really enjoyed our time. He is available to answer any questions, has a lot of local knowledge, and even took us on a hiking tour of some nearby ruins. His place is cozy, clean, has a spacious bedroom, great wifi, and is very close to many good restaurants. I highly recommend staying with Richard if you're looking for a chilled out experience in a residential zone of Cusco!

Stefani User Profile
March 2017
Great place to stay in Cusco. Clean apartment, hot showers, a lot of restaurants nearby, and the benefits of having Richard as a guide who takes you places you would have never known otherwise. Highly recommended.

Cusco, Peru · Joined in November 2013
Richard User Profile

Retired in Cusco for four plus years after living in Costa Rica and Ecuador. I offer one half and full day hikes to neighborhood Inca Ruins and city tours that are included with stay. Knowledgeable of Inca history and night life options of eateries and music clubs. I once played in a local Rock and Blues band. My neighborhood has the best food at the lowest prices in Cusco. Stay with us and experience the best of Cusco at the lowest prices. A new mall is now open just a few blocks away that features an 8 plex movie theater just in case you get tired of hiking. Richard

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