Family Friendly-Bill and Nic's House, City Center.
Hosted by Bill And Nic
Bill And Nic is the host.
10 guests
3 bedrooms
10 beds
3 shared baths
10 guests
3 bedrooms
10 beds
3 shared baths
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American Family living locally for 10 yrs. We have a huge house in the Hist. Center of Cusco. Walk everywhere, get insider advice & do local things.


The space

We have a large house in the Historical Center of Cusco. We have 5 big bedrooms. After 3 years of running a very popular airbnb we have decided to begin hosting big groups and families only. Our house can be chaotic, which big groups and families don’t mind. You share the house with us, a family of 7, and our tour company Haku Expeditions.

Guest access

Big house....3 showers for guests and three toilets for guest. We have our own. Big kitchen for fun breakfasts and meal time. Cook if you like! Laundry facilities for a small charge.

Interaction with guests

We give breakfast, and love chatting over a cup of real Peruvian coffee. We have been told it is an amazing and great breakfast. You can decide when you get here.

We are a family not a hotel so things are run that way. If you arrive early, and many people do, we will offer you breakfast that first morning after your long journey.

By the way, if you have an early departure like 3am-7am, lets us know the night before, and we will leave something out for you to eat or to make and take. If you tell me way in advance I promise I will forget. I may be able to multitask like a queen (I being Nic) but I cannot remember it all, all the time.

Other things to note

Most people are looking for the best experience in Cusco during their time here, we can help you accomplish that, we know the city, the best restaurants, the best day trips, the coolest bars, and how to arrange almost any trip on any budget. If you would like to do paragliding, 4 wheeling, the longest zip line in the world or one of the many awesome treks here in Cusco, hiking Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequiroa, Inka trail, and Inca jungle, we can set it up. We have done it or know someone who has. (If you have not planned to have a few days or more in Cusco you will wish you did, so plan accordingly. There is lots to do in and around the Cusco area.)

Saturday is market day. We buy all our fresh food from the local non tourist market. If you want to come along feel free. Nic goes to the flea market early around 6am and then Bill goes to the farmers market around 8 or 9. There are loads of pics on the F B page. If we recommend anything, it is the Saturday farmers market. It only runs on Saturday and you will most likely be the only foreigner there. We still get emails saying how that market or our tour A Day in the Life was the best part of the trip.

We also ride some killer secret single track that we are more than happy to take experienced bikers on. We can also take you on our personal tour called A Day in the Life.... showing you Peru outside of the tourist spectrum. Our F B page has all kinds of pics of that tour and people who have done it. It is an all day experience and only runs on Sundays.

If you need a ride from the airport or bus station let us know, we can organize that for you, it costs 20 dollars, someone will drive there, wait, wait some more, hold a sign and even hold your hand if your scared, and then will get you to our house safe and sound without you having to haggle with the taxi drivers who love fresh tourists. However, if you find managing things like taxis in foreign counties no big deal take one here for 10-15 soles.

If you arrive before the 11:00 check in time and want to leave your bags here so that you can walk around the city feel free, OR if you are tired from the long journey you can crash on the couch while you wait for your room. Also, if you need a place to leave things while you go on some big trek or to Macchu Picchu for the night you can do that too.

As you can see from the pictures, we are a family. We have kids and we are very active. We are often hiking or biking or on some kind of adventure. When we are not out on an adventure we may be having a Bar-B-Q in the Sacred Valley that you can come to or just hanging out having a world famous Cuzquena beer or Pisco in the yard. Our kids are normal healthy kids, you may find them making a volcano in the yard, chasing our two chickens out of the house, jumping on your (URL HIDDEN) no no, I mean jumping on the couch, laughing, squealing from being tossed in the air or yes beating each other up and them crying about it. That’s the fun of a family. We love it and invite you in to be a part of our family for your stay and that’s exactly how you will be treated, like family or friends we have known for years.

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Buzzer/wireless intercom

Extra people $25 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $10
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 3 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 3
3 single beds

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 11AM
Check out by 9AM

~No Sleeping in the chicken house
~No breakdancing before 10am
~Relax and feel at home
~Check out Bill and Nic's House and Haku Expeditions on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) and insta.

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Other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Danielle User Profile
January 2017
We had a great time at Bill and Nic's.

Jack User Profile
August 2015
Bill and Nic made us feel very welcome in their home. Their breakfasts of fresh bread, fruit, and coffee were simple but wonderful and they encouraged to take whatever snacks we needed for the day. They were very knowledgeable about all the common and less common things to visit/do in and around Cusco. Our favorite experience was the half-day horseback riding adventure at with Corcel Blanco, arranged by Bill and Nic. This was certainly not the easy-going walk in the ruins that we were expecting, however, in the end we were incredibly glad we did it! Bill and Nic's kids are polite, smart, and rambunctious. Though they are very active they are no more active than other healthy kids. The family has an early bed time but bring ear plugs if you plan on sleeping in... of course, who comes to Cusco to sleep in?
Bill And Nic User Profile
Response from Bill And Nic:
Thanks Jack! Cusco is a place of adventure and most people are up before us heading out to hike the Inca Trail, Salkanatay or go on a Sacred Valley tour, but those who are not...yes ear plug are a great recommendation. Life begins early in Cusco! Congrats on the baby BTW!
August 2015

Becca User Profile
June 2015
Bill and Nic are two of the most down-to-earth, kind-hearted people I've ever met. They went above and beyond to make sure our stay in Cusco was authentic, safe, and fun. They give wonderful food and activity recommendations too! Their house is full of laughter and energy, coming from guests and their adorable four children. We loved their family and would absolutely recommend staying with them if you are traveling to Cusco!
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Response from Bill And Nic:
You were definitely a great addition to our house during your stay! Hope we see you again some time. Keep in touch for sure!!!
June 2015

Abby User Profile
June 2015
Bill and Nic are AWESOME! They are so welcoming and knowledgable about all things Cusco and Peru- staying with them gave us some great insider info! The bedrooms of the house are clean and spacious, the bathroom situation is great- never a line for the showers or bathrooms. They provide a great breakfast, which is just one less thing we had to think about! The house is only 4 blocks from Plaza de Armas, which made dinner & drinks a breeze! My luggage got lost by the airline, and Bill called the airline (since I did not have a Peruvian phone) to coordinate it being delivered to the Cusco airport!! I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in Cusco! Stay with Bill and Nic!!!
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Response from Bill And Nic:
You guys were awesome! Thanks
June 2015

Samuel User Profile
April 2015
Bill and Nic were fantastic hosts, and the listing was exactly how they described. We had a great time staying with them in Cuzco.

Laura User Profile
April 2015
We have been traveling around South America for more than two months, and we wanted to spend a few days in a place that felt more like a home than a hotel. Bill and Nicole's house was perfect. Within an hour of us arriving, our six-year-old daughter was playing hide and seek with their children, and we enjoyed getting to know Bill and Nicole and the other guests. Our room was large and comfortable and the bathrooms were super clean. Definitely a great, friendly place to stay in Cusco.
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Response from Bill And Nic:
Thanks Laura, we had a great time with you guys!
April 2015

Melissa User ProfileMelissa is a superhost.
January 2015
It is really nice to stay with Bill's family. They are extremely nice people. They show us around. When I threw out because of altitude sickness, they took care of me. The breakfast here is very fresh. I like the bread!
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Response from Bill And Nic:
Hi Melissa, Thanks, we were very happy to have you. Take care.
January 2015

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We moved to Peru with the desire to help in a third world country. We were complete volunteers for seven years. We both worked in schools for the poor. We arrived with minimal Spanish and a one year old. I would have to say we have come a long way since then. Not only are we fluent in Spanish but Bill has picked up Quechua from the locals he worked with in Andahuaylillas. Although we spent most of our time helping the poor we also took out time to search out some of the best single track, sweet day hikes, good camping spots and do the big treks around here. We love adventure and family which is why we do lots of family adventures.

We are both from Buffalo, NY but moved to Durango Colorado after we got married. We now live in the city center of Cusco Peru, ten minutes walking to the Plaza de Armas. We have decided to offer travelers a nice, safe, and relaxed stay in our house during their time here. After hearing about Airbnb from a friend, we thought it would be great to offer some of our extra rooms to the traveler who tires of cheap hotels and rowdy hostels. You should feel free to have a nice, safe, and relaxed stay in our house during your time here. We know the area, have done the trips, and know the best ways to enjoy Cusco, and its wonders. Plus we can help you do some off the beaten path stuff if you'd like. You'll be happy you stayed with us. Families are welcome!

Languages: English, Español, Sign Language
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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