About this listing
Located 2 blocks from the main plaza,offering views of the surrounding mountains from the walled garden. Urubamba Homestay is recommended for friendly, attentive service provided by the English owners,and is well located for visiting Machu Picchu
Urubamba home stay is a modern 4 bedroom house centrally located in the town of Urubamba, accommodating 6 persons in our 3 private guest rooms. Breakfast is served every morning in the dining area. The TV lounge features a cozy wood burning fireplace and sofas to relax. Guests have full access to relax in the walled garden with its flowers and fruit trees or watch the sunset from the roof terrace.
Guests have access to:- Private guest room and the cable TV lounge/dining room, garden and roof terrace are shared, complimentary WIFI, hot drinks and mineral water available. The office, kitchen and owners living area are restricted.
Interaction with Guests
We welcome guests to our home we also have a travel agency so can give advice on how to get to the many local sites (and purchase tickets etc:) such as Machu Picchu, Moray, Salt Terraces, Ollantaytambo and also the chance to experience the real Peru with tours to the Amazon, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, The Inca Trail, Lake Titicaca, Nasca and much more, please let us know when you make your booking especially the Inca Trail as booking early is a must as spaces are limited . In the afternoon we invite our guests to take tea and home made biscuits or cakes (English style) and talk about the days activities and share travel experiences with our guests.
We are very close to restaurants, shops and the local market. We live in a very traditional Andean community with friendly locals. Our guests will have the opportunity to meet the many friends we have made here.. Also there are many treks you can take ie:Inca Trail, Lares, Salkantay, Choquequirao. Activities:- Horse riding, White water rafting, Cycling, Quad bike riding.
Local transport is available from the nearby terminal. Also we can arrange private transport for tours with our reliable drivers. Cusco is a 90 minute drive, Ollanta 30 minutes and Pisac 45 minutes. Airport /hotel transfers are available on request to and from the homestay. We have secure off road parking available for up to 2 vehicles.
Other Things to Note
Tours in Peru can be arranged in advance through our online tour agencies (website hidden) & (website hidden) contact us for further details. We can also book entrance tickets for Machu Picchu, tickets for trains buses to Machu Picchu also transfers to the train station 25 mins from Urubamba Homestay to save you time pre-booking guarantees you see the most popular site in Peru. Here are some of our most popular tours:-
Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and The Sacred Valley: 8 days/7 nights from USD839
Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, The Sacred Valley, Amazon and Lake Titicaca:
11 days/10 nights from USD1218
Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, The Sacred Valley, Arequipa, Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca: 12 days/11 nights from USD1140
Cusco, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and The Sacred Valley: 8 days/7 nights from USD837
Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, The Sacred Valley and Lake Titicaca: 8 days/7 nights from USD895
We expect our guests to respect our home and its contents. Keep noise to a minimum and respect other guests privacy. Prior arrangements must be made if guests are returning after 10pm. No smoking in the house, outside areas only. No guest pets allowed.
Joan and her husband were fantastic hosts; they immediately made us feel at home by offering us tea and home-made biscuits as we walked in. The house and our room were great and exactly as described. The roof terrace provided great views of the city and surrounding mountains.
They were happy to provide detailed information about local attractions and transportation to and from nearby areas, including how best to travel to/from Machu Picchu and Cusco.
Lovely town and house, Joan and Keith made us feel very welcome with local knowledge and were very attentive to our needs
Keith is a local guide and organised tours and hiks with great i site and local knowledge away from the crowds and lunch time tours!
The house was very clean with all modern amenities and great breakfast
Highly recommend for family's and those wishing to be well looked after.
Joan and Keith couldn't have been better hosts. Their house is very attractive, clean, has a flat screen t.v. with direct tv, and Urubamba is a nice place to stay in the Sacred Valley. They have extensive travel experience and can help out planning local, Peruvian, or travel anywhere in the world. Breakfast was great, with fruit juice, eggs, oatmeal, coffee, bread, etc.They were a pleasure to hang out with, and they took me out to good local restaurants, the central market, and it was hard to leave their little piece of paradise.
We loved Joan and Keith! Their house is a jewel in Urubamba! Keith picked us up and immediately invited us to dinner with their expat friends - which we did and had a great time.
Their house is modern, clean, great beds (and sheets!), great bathroom with working hot water, delicious breakfast. Only great things to say.
We got along famously, and really enjoyed staying there and meeting Joan and Keith. We will be staying in touch!
The morning we left, Keith spent the morning with us and gave us a walking tour of the local market and took us to the ceramic studio of the famous potter, Pablo Seminario. We could not have had a better time or a more comfortable stay. We met them later in our trip after Machu Pichu, and they brought our ceramics to Cusco for us. We went to a lovely lunch at a place only a local would know existed.
Little things you will enjoy: unlimited filtered water, clean, clean, clean, great advice, fabulous location in town, nice friends if you're there on a Friday!
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About the Host, Joan
I'm British and married to Keith, we have enjoyed travelling for the last 25 years and decided to move from the UK to live in Urubamba Peru in 2012. We loved being surrounded by mountains and the pace of life is much slower. The locals are very friendly so we have made many friends here. Shopping in the local market is great. There is so much choice and all fresh, most of it grown locally so it hasn't travelled far from field to table. We had a hard choice between our 2 favourite countries in the world it was Thailand or Peru but we chose Peru because of the climate ...it doesn't get really cold in the winter and summers are around 25 degrees so not too hot either, just right for us British!
We like to give our guests information and are happy to show them around our town of Urubamba, there are hidden gems that the rushed traveller might miss and we wouldn't want that to happen!