Modern apartament full-furnished and equipped:
-24 hours doorman
Traditional, artistic, cultural, chic and bohemian seaside district.
Building in ideal location. Two blocks from the boardwalk. Cafes, restaurants, art galleries and stores just around the corner, near from public transportation. Walking distance to supermarkets, drugstore, tourist attractions like “Puente de los suspiros” and the town square of Barranco.
Customized tourist information according to your interests and coordinating transportation to the airport, both on your arrival and your departure.
Treat my apartment like it´s your own place, with LOVE ;)
Building security rules request me to provide them the information of my guests prior arrival so please send me your complete name as shown in your passport and also your passport number. 24 hours doorman provides you the best security in the building help me to keep it that way.
What a wonderful apartment - clean, modern, well equipped, quiet building and neighbors, safe area, good breeze, and most importantly a wonderful host - Mayumi. Mayumi also provides a mobile wireless internet router that you can take with you outside the building.
Barranco is a great place to stay and the apartment is within walking distance of all key places in Barranco...close enough to the center of Barranco but far enough from the crowd.
The staff in the building were really friendly and helpful.
Great laundry room though you can only wash in cold water. But we understand there is a laundry service just around the corner.
Nice little outdoor pool but could use a few more chairs though we never so anyone there so it is pretty much all yours most of the time.
We definitely recommend Mayumi and her apartment to everyone.
I stayed in the apartment for 1 week during end of February 2015, due to the great reviews. The size and the interior design is perfect for an individual traveler. All amenities work, and I especially enjoyed the portable WIFI device, which is perfect if you do not have a local mobile plan. The only disadvantage for me was that the WIFI bandwidth was working at DL 0.33 and UL 0.02 Mbps speed, so rather slow. I also used the Gym space, which is around 8 smq in size and features mainly 1 Multi-Station Machine. The biggest disadvantage for me in terms of the apartment was the noise factor. Being sandwiched between the busy streets Av San Martin & Av Almirante Miguel Grau you have constant traffic noise. Especially Av San Miguel is 30m away and a main line for all traffic going south 24/7. Ear plugs did not help, as you can feel the buses and trucks rumbling along; so I had to use headphones and listen to white noise to find some hours of sleep. The aptm is definitely not for light sleepers, and was the loudest I ever stayed in - despite living in Shanghai for a couple of year. This is also the reason I would not stay here again.
Mayumi was a great host and our communication was very friendly. We even went out for a coffee with one of her friends. Well, once I did not get feedback for a full day, as she was out on the beach...
All in all, if you do not mind constant noise then the apt might just work fine for you, as the location is good.
The listing was accurate and the apartment was good. It location is good and its a short walk to the beginning of the main retail street. We did have problems with contact as I wrote several times telling her of our flight arrival and requesting info about taxis. We got no reply although I sent the messages through airbnb. We arrived at 10 having said our plane arrived at 9.05. There was no access until 3 ( which would have been nice to have known) and we overpaid a taxi by 100 due to lack of info. We were disappointed given the reviews from others. A message to her private email saying that there was no hot water at the sink did not get a reply. Overall the apartment was great, the swimming pool a lovely bonus and Mayuma, when we met her was very nice. I would love for airbnb hosts to check their airbnb page daily instead of relying on messages coming to the iPhone. Mayuma did organise a taxi to the airport for us and allowed us to stay until it was time to go which was great. Thanks
Great apartment in a fun area of Lima. The pictures accurately represent the space, and it's a good value. The host, Mayumi, was quick to communicate details with us and even set us up with a taxi from the airport. Good place to stay and I recommend it!
I stayed with my girlfriend for a month in January 2015.
There's plenty of accurate reviews of the area and apartment already written, so I'll try to cover some of my personal experiences in the review.
- Mayumi helped make my first Airbnb experience a relaxed and enjoyable one. I've been to Lima three times previously, so never meeting her in person was never an issue.
- The apartment was well stocked with appliances, food and cleaning products on arrival.
- Courteous security staff, for Lima standards at least!
Saying that I do have one slight gripe with them. We arrived 30 minutes earlier than the check in time of 3pm. We wanted to leave our bags at reception so we could walk 5 minutes to the nearest cafe for a cold drink. The guy at the complex refused and we had to leave with our heavy bags in the hottest part of the day. Seems a tad harsh in my opinion.
- It's a fairly quiet area compared to my previous hotels/rentals in Miraflores. Not once was I disturbed by noise during the night, which made a refreshing change to previous experiences!
- Not that many great options for shopping and restaurants/bars in Barranco compared to the larger Miraflores. I preferred this area in general though.. it's a relaxed vibe in a great location.
- Overall a five star experience, would recommend wholeheartedly.
Mayumi has a beautiful apartment in a secure building in the lovely district of Barranco, just a few blocks from the coast. She very kindly set up a taxi to pick us up at the lima airport taking the guesswork out of finding a safe ride to the accommodation and when we arrived, quite late and exhausted, she welcomed us with a cooked pasta dinner and tea, oriented us to the space and left us to settle in.
The apartment is petite so although it accommodates 3, it becomes a little tight with 3 adults. The bed was comfortable and the design was thoughtful. One of our favorite amenities for which we are ever so grateful is the mifi we could use in the apartment as well as carrying it around with us as we explored the city. That saved us a lot of confusion and money since it made accessing the web on our phones super simple.
There were some very minor upkeep issues with the apartment which I have pointed out to the host and I have faith she will address them. We also found it a bit slow to communicate with her after arrival so if you're hoping for hand-holding In a foreign location this may not be your best choice. For us, however, it was nearly perfect. Would stay here again!
I am passionate about arts, travelling, love to meet people, learn about their cultures. I am an interior disigner, who enjoy yoga and meditation. I really love everything I do and I always look for balance and wellbeing.
I invite you to have a pleasant stay in Lima, where you can enjoy all the benefits of Barranco and the city.