Cayma is the most residential quarter in Arequipa. Here is safe and people are educated and nice.
In our house, we have several rooms that are rented to responsible people who are willing to learn about Peruvian culture. Call (phone number hidden)
Our house is located in the most residential district of Arequipa. It's a big house with a totally of 7 rooms. We are very international and open. We already had have people of USA, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Japan and Argentine.
Full Equipment Kitchen
Interaction with Guests
If you feel like to spend time with us, you can spend time with us and change your opinions with us. We can give you information about Arequipa and Arequipas people. But that is not a Must, so if you want to have your private space, we respect that.
The best of our neighborhood it's the security. Cayma is safe. We are close to the Av. Cayma and Av. Ejercito (10 min walking), where you can find lots of store, supermarkets, restaurants, shopping malls, movies, etc. If you want to go the downtown, that takes you 15 min with taxi or 30 min walking.
There are a lot of public transportation in Av. Ejercito and Av. Cayma. The prices are very cheap in these "combis". Maybe not so comfortable for European size, but cheap. There are also taxi, but I will rather you to call a taxi from home or to use the Easy Taxi app. Taxis are sometimes not very safe.
The house is fine - guests live in a separate part - it is good value for money and close enough to the centre, the owners are kind and will help you including collection from airport. The area is quiet. I do not think I would want to stay more than a few days - it was quite clean but parts of the kitchen were grubby - my rook smelt of cigarette smoke and the furniture is OK but basic and kitchen utensils were sparse - I wouldn't want to cook there. I think the interior could be nicer than it is. But it is economical and it was available and communications were efficient.
I stayed here for a week in December, 2014. Karen was out of town, and her father picked me up at the airport. He was waiting with my name on a sign and took me to the house for 20 soles. After the first night, I hardly saw him again as he doesn't seem to be at home very much. He asked that I call him on his cell phone if I needed anything.
They rent several rooms here, and the rooms all seem to be on the 2nd and 3rd floors. I was shown a room with a double bed with an innerspring mattress and shared bathroom, and a smaller room with twin bed and tiny private bathroom. I decided to go with the private bath.
All of the rooms seem to have windows that face the residential street. It's quiet most of the time, especially from about 1045pm to 630am, with an occasional motorcycle, diesel vehicle or car alarm.
The WiFi had a good signal in my room. Karen's father said they have 2 tanks for hot water, and there was always plenty for me.
When I first arrived in the room, there was no towel, toilet paper or soap in the bathroom, so I had to call him just before I went to bed and he brought some.
The house is located in the Cayma neighborhood, which is about a 10 minute bus ride (after you've walked down to Avenida Ejercito) over to the historic center. Most of what you will want to see is in the historic center, and the average tourist might be better served by staying over there, but if you would rather stay in the suburbs, this is a good area.
Avenida Ejercito is about a 10 minute walk away and there are 2 shopping centers with food court and grocery store.
If you need to do laundry, you can use the washing machine & clothes line.
Karen was away, her father Juan Luiz lives in the house. It is in a lovely neighborhood in a great part of Arequipa, between three main streets and close to the mall and supermarket. The area is great for walking and feels very safe. The taxis and buses are close by, they will take you to every part of town, including the historic areas. There is solar hot water for a great shower. The house is kept very clean. There are other people also staying there who are friendly.
The rooms are well-furnished and comfortable. The house is solid, well-built. There is a living room and kitchen for guest use, as well as an outdoor area to sit in. Arequipa has 300+ days of sun so this is a delight.
I became very sick while I was there (nothing to do with the house, don't worry). Juan Luiz took me to the clinic and translated for me until a doctor came who spoke English. When I started to get better, it was obvious he was as happy as I was.
Next time we are in Arequipa, we will look for this house. It's perfect.
We felt very welcome. The room we had was big and very comfortable. Internet was really good too. The area is very close to shops, banks, restaurants and some view points as well (Yanahuara). About 30mins walk or quick taxi/colectivo ride to city centre. Highly recommend it, especially for longer stays!