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.
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.
El apartamento estaba muy limpio y en un lugar seguro. Nuestra anfitriona, Monica Patricia, nos trato con much profesionalismo y calidad desde el momento en que llegamos hasta la hora en que partimos.
This is a very sweet and charming apartment. Loved the fireplace and the coziness of the living room. Also a very pretty outdoor space. Monica gave us an intro to the house and the neighborhood and left a terrific map as well as book with lots of listings.
The apartment is in a residential neighborhood, which is dense with cars and people and local restaurants. A 15 minute walk to Plaza des Armas.
Monica was helpful in having her driver pick us up from the airport and in calling taxis for us. It's also easy to hail a cab anywhere on the street.
The downside: the apartment in behind a gate that is locked with a heavy lock that was often difficult to open (even when we pushed on the piece as per Monica's directions). If there had been a fire or another emergency and you needed to evacuate quickly this could be a death trap. I did ask Monica why we were behind a locked gate and she said the neighborhood was dangerous. So take that for what it is if you decide to stay here.
Hot water - we knew from reading other reviews that you need to turn on the hot water an hour before you need it. Not a problem. There were three of us, but despite taking short showers we could only get enough hot waster for 2 showers. The third shower was always tepid.
The apartment is also rustic, older so not insulated. We were there in the Peruvian summer and it was very chilly. There are two room heaters in each bedroom. We did need to light a fire and take one of the bedroom heaters downstairs to be comfortable.
Most importantly, as a host myself, when I know of a problem in my rental I address it immediately to prevent injuries to a renter. As has been mentioned the stairs in the apartment are very slippery. Monica let us know that when we came in. But why not just put some treads on the stairs for safety? Then there is no need for a warning or for worry. I know as hosts we all do things differently, but I think common sense should prevail here, especially as the bathrooms are on the first floor so a middle of the night trip can be a dangerous time on the stairs.
Also our daughter had to be hospitalized while we were there. Again, as a host, this is something that has happened on occasion to our guests. I have gone above and beyond in helping them out. For example, canceling a reservation myself, getting someone a key so they could get into the house even if I wasn't there. But, that's just me. It's obviously not everyone...
Monica's duplex is ideally located in Cusco, tucked away in a safe neighborhood with easy access to the Plaza de Armas and the spectacular Qurikancha.
With that said, Monica was a protective host who did not always make us feel welcome. She reacted with disbelief when we requested a slight change in our reservation. Also, the apartment was cold at night and heaters weren't functional. The apartment does have a fireplace, but Monica charged us for firewood. Finally, the hot water only allowed two showers before needing an hour to refill. Our group of five had to schedule showers accordingly.
It is a cozy spot, ideally located and well furnished. Just be aware when making a reservation that it will afford scant flexibility and comes with strict rules.
I am sorry to hear you felt that way. Unfortunately I am not able to modify reservation with one day notice. I understand that sometimes people get carry away in their trips and this get extended more days than plan, but you should have read my policy when doing your reservation.
Regarding the wood, you were provided enough log for two days initially, plus an extra day as a courtesy FREE OF CHARGE, perhaps you will need to check with your group before making negative comments. Besides, you never had to pay for the wood, but would USD 2.50 a day would have been too much for a group of 5 people that you rather preferred to be cold to pay 0.50 cents each?
As for the showers, yes that is an issue in all Cusco, not just in the apartments I have. Hot water is a luxury here in Cusco and I provide the best option, which is a hot water tank that supplies the water on demand. All people taking showers in the morning will definitely exhaust the tank capacity by the 4th person. But I explain that to you upon arrival, so I do not understand why everybody decide to take showers in the morning all at once.
As an airbnb host yourself you should know that sometimes it is difficult to please everybody's needs and stay competitive and affordable to all.
Be well and good luck in your business.
Great location!! This AirBnB is a little spendy, but the location is perfect & it's spacious and safe. We walked to the main plaza many times, and it's conveniently located near a supermarket too. The house is comfortable.
Monica was very helpful and her place was as described. Monica took the time to speak with our tour company to arrange the details of where to pick us up and then followed up with the company when they were late.
Monica was a great host, very helpful and responsive. She provided a local map and provided answers to any questions or concerns we had. She helped arrange for airport pickup and for the taxi when we wanted to leave. The apartment was lovely, clean and modern. Even when there was a plumbing issue, she responded quickly to take care of it. I would absolutely recommend staying at any of Monica's apartments. Thank you Monica for a wonderful stay in Cusco!
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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.