About This Listing
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.
Mayumi's place was a modern, classy, minimalistic apartment conveniently located in Barranco. The neighborhood felt safe and had plenty of places to eat, drink and a salon/cinema right next door. Although we didn't get a chance to meet her upon arrival, Mayumi had left our keys with security and left a friendly note with some banana bread in the kitchen. She was very responsive during our stay and gave us her Whatsapp for any needs. When I lost my wallet, and had to go to the airport, she went above and beyond by going to the restaurant to inquire in my behalf. We recommend this place!
Despite our late arrival, Mayumi was at the apartment to greet us and she had made a pot of coffee and left us some cake. The taxi she had arranged was waiting for us when we came out of international arrivals and was a welcome sight in the Lima airport bustle. She offered to arrange a taxi back to the airport for us as well.
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
About the Host, Mayumi
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.
Nice place ;)
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