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.
Walls decorated with original photos of local sites. Distant views of Inca Ruins.
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 (website hidden) 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.
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.
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.
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.
We had a good stay with Richard. He was friendly but not intrusive and provided us with lots of information about the area and things to do while in Cusco. He gave us a walking tour of the downtown area that was fun and informative. He has hot showers which is not always the case in Peru.
His address is difficult for taxi drivers to find and perhaps could be indicated differently to avoid confusion. The location is good though.
ESPAÑOL (English below)
La habitación es muy grande y tiene una cama doble grande y cómoda, la casa es amplia y está limpia, tiene todo lo que necesitas para poder vivir bien y a gusto, cocina equipada, lavadora, ducha con agua caliente... etc
El barrio está algo alejado del centro histórico de Cuzco pero es fácilmente accesible en transporte público, taxi y andando, una calle principal conecta la casa de Richard con el centro, los buses, furgonetas y taxis son bastante baratos así que no es un problema, y andando son unos 20 minutos, un paseo agradable que no se hace para nada pesado y te permite ver otras áreas de la ciudad :)
Richard es muy amable y hospitalario, nos dió muchos consejos sobre que ver y como hacer las cosas para ahorrar tiempo y dinero, además nos guardó las maletas el día y noche que pasamos en Aguas Calientes para ver Machu Picchu, todo un detalle de su parte. Recomendamos la casa de Richard! :)
The room is very spacious and has a big and comfortable bed, the house is big and clean, you have everything you need to live comfortably; fully equiped kitchen, washing machine, shower with hot water, etc
The neighbourhood is a bit far from the city centre, however it is very well connected as it is just one main road connecting Richard's house and the city centre, you can easily get to downtown by bus or taxi, which are cheap so it is not a problem, ans also walking, it takes about 20 minutes, it's not hard and you get to see different parts of the city.
Richard is very friendly and welcoming, he gave us many tips on what to see and how to do things to save time and money, he even stored our backpacks the day and night we spend at Aguas Calientes to visit Machu Picchu, which was very nice of him!! :) We recommend Richard's place!!
Richard is awesome! In addition to being in a perfect spot just close enough/far away from the touristy (overpriced) town center, Richard is a wealth of information about the whole Sacred Valley and more. Very much use him as a resource.
Our stay with Richard was phenomenal. The apartment was clean and very comfortable. The location was perfect! Old town was very close and absolutely charming. Better yet, the hiking opportunities were plentiful and breathtakingly beautiful. Richard helped us plan our hikes every evening. He was so helpful and friendly! We highly recommend this place!!!!!
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Richard's place is located in the nicest neighborhood in Cusco and has lots of food options and is still within a short taxi ride of the old center. The best part for me was the exclusive hike to Inca ruins with no other people there. It was a great experience. Richard is a fun host and has lots of knowledge of the area and can assist you in toe questions. I had a great time staying at Richard's and highly recommend staying there, especially if you like hiking.
Richard was truly a wonderful host! He gave us a lot of information and help, and we enjoyed our conversations.
The apartment and the room was great, we had everything we needed. The location is good, it costs only four soles with a taxi to the city centre.
We enjoyed our stay and has not a single negative feedback.
Retired in Cusco for three 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