About This Listing
Fully Furnished 2BR + 2Baths & fireplace duplex at only 6 blocks walking distance from Main Square. With excellent WiFi, Cable TV and free shuttle from airport.Includes refrigerator, microwave, 2 burners stove, towels, linens.
Ideal for romantic getaways, families of up to 5 people, or group of friends, CASA MONDRIANA offers you 2 bedrooms cottages/duplexes in the heart of the historical center of Cusco. The apartments are comfortable, Wi-Fi connected, with Cable TV, safe and fully furnished. All apartments have refrigerators, microwaves, toasters, rice maker machines, coffee machines, all bedding and towels. Bathrooms come with soap, toilet paper, hand towels and hairdryer. Coffee and mate de coca, which is an excellent herbal tea to acclimate to the high altitude is also provide. On top of that, the apartment has a fireplace. We provide the wood free of charge for your first night. And we bring the wood to your apartment if you desire to purchase for your additional nights. The price is minimal and we only charge the price of the wood that we have to pay as locals.
All apartments are located in a tranquil and safe gated street.
The apartment has two bedrooms. In one bedroom there will be a large matrimonial bed. In the other room, there are two twin beds. This fits comfortably 4 people. If your group or family has 5 people, an extra single bed will be added to the bedroom with the matrimonial bed.
If you come by car, you will be able to park your vehicle outside the condominium. If you come by air or bus, the airport and bus terminal is only 10 minutes away by taxi.
Guests are allowed to walk around the condominium and use common areas of place like the patio.
Also, within walking distance from the apt. you could find the following places:
•The Qoriqancha (and Inca Fortress) 3 blocks away.
•Buses to Ollantaytambo and Urubamba
•Plaza de Armas (Main Square in the Historic Center of Cusco) only 6 blocks.
•Santo Domingo Church
•The Cathedral of Cusco (at the Main Sq.)
•La Valeriana Coffee Shop (one of the best)
•La Merced Church,
•Perurail Wanchaq Station.
•Money Exchange Houses
•Mercado San Pedro
•Local bakeries (for fresh daily bread)
•Laundry (wash & fold same day service)
•Restaurants (Inka Grill, Los Toldos Chicken, La Cusqueñita, etc…)
•La Compania Church (oldest Jesuit Church in Cusco)
•Sightseeing tourist buses (@Main Sq.)
•El Baratillo (Saturday Flea Market)
•San Blas Neighborhood
•Museums and monuments,
and many more.
INCLUDED IN YOUR RATE:
• ACCOMMODATION FOR UP TO 5 PEOPLE IN TWO BEDROOMS (ONE BEDROOM HAS A QUEEN SIZE BED AND THE OTHER BEDROOMS HAS TWO TWIN BEDS) AND EXTRA BED WILL BE ADDED IN THE BEDROOM WITH THE QUEEN SIZE BED WHEN THERE IS 5 GUESTS COMING.
• FREE PICK UP SHUTTLE FROM THE AIRPORT IN RESERVATIONS OF TWO NIGHTS MINIMUM. THIS IS A ONE CAR FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE. IN RESERVATION OF 5 PEOPLE, THE 5TH PERSON WILL HAVE TO PAY ADDITIONALLY. PLEASE INQUIRE IF THIS IS YOUR CASE.
THIS SERVICE FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE IS PAID BY YOUR HOST.
• EXCELLENT FREE WI FI & CABLE TV
• GROUP OR PRIVATE DAILY TOURS AVAILABLE. PLEASE INQUIRE IF INTERESTED.
• O/W OR R/T TRANSPORTATION TO POROY STATION (if needed).
• FREE TOURIST INFORMATION TO OBTAIN YOUR TICKETS FOR MACHU PICCHU.
• PERSONAL ASSISTANCE DURING YOUR STAY.
Interaction with Guests
I live right across the apartments, right outside the condominium. So If your ran into an emergency, or need my assistance with directions, advice or guidance I am easily reachable. Simply send me a text, call me or come over to my place.
Also, we provide you with up to two days free of charge wood supply for the fireplace. If you need more wood after that, we can supply it for an additional extra charge.
We can arrange a taxi service as well to go back to the airport or somewhere else. Let us know ahead of time. Most taxi companies close at 9pm. I do like to interact with my guests when possible but travellers are mostly busy most of the time, visiting archeoological sites or enjoying the large and diverse variety of restaurants outside. Besides I have a clear understanding of people’s privacy so I often greet my guests upon arrival and say goodbye to them on check out day. I have had so many great experiences and I love what I do. Talking to me or finding me at my house won’t be a problem.
The Centro Historico is up and running, though vibrant it is statistically the safest neighborhood in the Cusco City, it is named this way after its historical position and its colonial and Andean streets. Clean and safe, close to grocery stores and Avenida El Sol, one of Cusco main and biggest street.
Within walking distance from the Main Square or PLAZA DE ARMAS, your apartment is only 6 blocks walking distance from the center. Supermarkets are one block away from where you are. And yes, it is safe to walk at night around the apartment. Groups of two or more should not have any problem coming late or at 3am. People walking alone should always take precautions and avoid walking the surroundings past 10pm.
Other Things to Note
If the apartment of your interest is booked for your desired date, remember that I have other apartments equally similar with the same layout -except for apartment number 6 – that may be available. Check my other listings. I am sure I have another apartment equally beautiful and in the same place for you.
You can see them in the following links
Duplex / Apartment #1 – up to 5 people.
Duplex / Apartment #2 – up to 5 people
Duplex / Apartment #6 – up to 5 people.
Also, we offer FREE PICK UP FROM THE AIRPORT (only) for up to 4 people. If you need this service, please let me know right after making your reservation. We require a minimum of 48 hours to coordinate this service and this service is not available for reservation of ONE NIGHT ONLY.
The service is free of charge, but please notice that you will have to pay an additional charge to the driver if he needs to wait for more than 45 minutes at the airport. Some flights get delayed due to weather conditions and most guest don’t have internet connection for letting me know on time to stop my driver from going to the airport as scheduled.
During the months of November to March the weather is very variable. A day in Cusco could start with plenty of sunshine and half an hour later it could be raining.
If you want me to arrange this free service for you, I will need that you provide your FLIGHT COMPANY, FLIGHT NUMBER and EXACT ARRIVAL TIME INTO CUSCO AIRPORT.
For groups of 5 people, a second car will need to be arranged. This second car will need to be paid by you.
Also, we offer information and booking of the most popular tours around Cusco, like the CITY TOUR, the SACRED VALLEY TOUR, MARAS MORAY and SALINERAS, and TIPON ANDAHUAYLILLAS. Please inquire upon arrival or take a look at the house book provided at the apartments.
Private tours and drivers are also available. Check our list of services.
The weather varies according to the seasons. But things you should bring regardless of which season you come in, are:
-A good light weather jacket / or sport jacket.
-A light or sport raincoat jackets.
-Sunscreen and mosquito repellent for Machu Picchu.
-Good walking shoes.
-Enough cotton socks
-And a copy of your passport to carry with you when out in the city. If you lose it you could always replace it easily.
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT TIME. DO NOT ASSUME YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CHECK IN EARLIER THAN 12PM OR CHECK OUT LATER THAN 10AM. ALWAYS CHECK WITH US FIRST. IF WE CAN ACCOMMODATE YOUR SITUATION WE WILL.
CHECK IN STARTS AT 12PM.
CHECK OUT: ENDS AT 10AM
Please read through the apartment house book for information.
- No smoking anywhere inside the apartments. Smokers are welcome to use the patio to smoke.
-ABSOLUTELY NO VISITORS OR SLEEPOVERS. Only the people in your reservation are allowed to use the apartment.
- Do not throw toilet paper inside the toilets. The drainage system in Cusco is different from other places and toilets could get clogged if you throw toilet paper or other garbage inside. Use the garbage cans in the bathrooms.
- Be responsible with the property and respectful of others need of privacy.
- If something gets damaged, broken or stained please let us know asap so we can identify the damage. Failure to report this, due to negligence or lack of awareness may incur in additional charges. Sometimes it will be better to work it out with us than to ignore it.
- Please do not removed anything from the apartment, like pillows, blankets, forks or utensils, tv control remote, furniture or towels.
The apartment is just outside central touristy area of Cusco town centre, easy walking distance to the main square. Monica was at the apartment to greet us and showed us around. She took the time to explain the rules and how the apartment works, really made us feel welcome. She even has her own folder consisting of maps, restaurant recommendations (with her comments on them!) and sightseeing details in Cusco.
The apartment is as pretty as in the pictures, the wifi wasn't really working properly when we were there and Monica even offered compensation, very appreciated!
My sister and I tried out Air B&B for the very first time and had the pleasure of staying at Monica's place in Cusco. The whole booking process was easy and Monica was so quick to respond to every question and detail so promptly that we thought she must sleep beside her computer!
We had flight delays that caused us to arrive a day late. Monica had arranged for us to be picked up at the airport and all that had to be changed. Having someone you feel has your back when arriving in a strange new place goes a long way. Monica was well prepared for us and had thought of every detail that we might need. A map showing the local area, where to go for food, groceries and local sights was all taken care of. The location was right amongst the centre of town making everything we needed within a short walking distance. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We felt very secure and happy with our choices. We wouldn't have changed a thing!
We enjoy everything in the house and the hostess was so atencious. We can easily go walking to the center and main places. I recomend. Tks Monica.
Monica gave us a home away from home in Cusco! Her apartment has everything we needed: comfortable clean beds, spacious bathrooms, a charming kitchen, and a convenient location 15 minutes from Plaza de Armas. If you are looking for the convenience and comfort of a hotel on a lower budget, this is a great choice. Should I ever find myself back in Cusco I will definitely stay here again!
Quick tip: Give the water heater an hour and a half to warm up before showering. There is also a space heater in the master bedroom closet if you feel chilly hanging out in the living room at night.
The apartment was perfect and exactly as described. Monica was a friendly and helpful host and it was a short walk from the apartment to all the downtown activity.
My two kids, wife and I had a very pleasant stay at Monica's place. The cabin is very charming and beautifully decorated. Although not in the most attractive part of town, it is just 6 blocks away from where all the action is. Monica herself was very welcoming, responsive, non-intrusive, and accommodating. During the colder days we specially enjoyed the available firewood. The place was very clean and well equipped, except maybe for the kitchen (we missed having some additional small plates and large salad bowls). Overall, very good value.
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About the Host, Monica Patricia
Psychologist, Anthroposophist and Theology interested. I was born in Lima, Peru but moved to New York when I was in my 20's. I travel often, but consider New York City my favorite city in the world .I have been living between Cusco and New York since 2010. I am fluent in Spanish, English and French and I prefer a peaceful and harmonious life.