sunny house with garden right by incan ruins. 7 min walk to central plaza. hot water all day, wifi, all kitchen facilities, washing machine, privacy. artsy spacious living area; ample local knowledge. private inhouse yoga classes available.
my house is located at the foothills of sacsay huaman and yet is less than a 10m walk to arrive at plaza de armas. it's very private and silent. i have 2 free rooms with double beds. garden with incredible views. wood burning stove in living area.
cute garden with awesome views. 24 hour hot water, laundry facilities, wood burning fire and speedy wifi.
Interaction with Guests
i work monday to saturday from 9-6pm in my boutique/store in san blas (hilocusco) so the house is completely quiet during the day. i am in most nights and during the day sunday and am totally up for sharing local knowledge and information regarding trips etc.
whats wonderful about san cristobal is that it's on the edge of cusco though you feel like you're living in the countryside. i live in the last house overlooking cusco and it's a short walk to the centre of town.
a taxi costs about 4 or 5 soles to most places in the centre. walking down is lovely, walking up is a bit more uphill!
Other Things to Note
fantastic view of ausangate mountain... cristo blanco overlooks the house.
am up for chats and sharing information but really appreciate quiet from 11-6am at least!
Eibhlin is a very friendly and accomodating host. She was very supportive in getting around both in her home and in the city. We really enjoyed our discussions, her fantastic baby son and her art work.
The location is beautiful, some of the best views of Cusco from her doorstep.
Eibhlin is a lovely person as well as a wonderful host. She goes out of her way to make you feel at home, always willing to help out with any issues that arise with being in Cusco, and speaking fluent Spanish comes in handy when you need to nut out any things that come up and you don't speak Spanish. The location for me was great, a fantastic view over Cusco and up the hill at the lower entrance to Saksayhuaman. You can either walk up the hill and get fit or get a taxi for 4-5 soles which is nothing. The house is very cute and has an open fire which warms up the place beautifully on cold evenings. All in all I spent almost a month here and found Eibhlin an easy and interesting person to be around, and always offering to help out with anything and everything.
Eibhlin was out of town during our stay, but she still managed to make us feel right at home in her cozy Cusco home.
Eibhlin's home was wonderful! The rustic decor and beautiful views are the best combination for a relaxing weekend getaway in one of the most cultural cities in Peru. The walk down is easy and we were too lazy to walk back up so we took a taxi every night. 4-5 soles per trip is not bad at all though. I recommend stocking the fridge on your first visit to the market so you don't have to do runs too often, although there's a little store right across the street so you have nothing to worry about. I would definitely stay here again and I recommend it for a peaceful and well-accommodated stay.
We enjoyed our stay at Eiblin's cute and cosy house with wonderful views of Cusco. She was so helpful in orienting us to Cusco, recommending great retaurants and even called a taxi for us. It was a great way to get to know the city from someone who lives there. The house was very comfortable but rustic and could have been a bit cleaner. And the water pressure was a little light (something Eiblin is working on ). But I would still highly recommend it and wouldn't have wanted to stay anywhere else.
We had a wonderful time at Eiblin's lovely cottage. It was so peaceful and relaxing with wonderful views of Cusco. She was very helpful in orienting us to Cusco, making restaurant recommendations and even calling a taxi for us. The cottage was very comfortable with a warm shower and laundry and was in a perfect location for us - just above the busyness of Cusco but within easy walking distance to everything. The water pressure could be better, something Eibhlin said she's trying to fix, and it could be a little cleaner. However, overall we would highly recommend her place and hope to visit again.
My stay at Eihblin's place was memorable. She is a super hostess and the point of view that we have from her house is just amazing. The room is basic (mastress on the floor) but clean. Ask for something to cover the window if you have difficulties to sleep with the daylight. Thank you so much Eibhlin for sharing your life with that generosity!
Mi estancia en la casa de Eibhlin fue memorable. Ella es una super anfitriona y el punto de vista que t'en émis de su casa es simplemente fabuloso. La habitacion es básica (colchon en el suelo) pero limpio. Pide para cobrir la ventana si tiene difficultades a dormir con la luz del dia. Muchissimas gracias Eibhlin de compartir tu vida con tanta generosidad!
Mon séjour chez Eibhlin fut mémorable. C'est une super hôtesse et le point de vue que nous avons depuis sa maison est tout simplement à couper le souffle. La chambre est basique (matelas au sol) mais propre. Demander à couvrir la fenêtre si vous avez du mal a dormir avec la lumière du jour. Un grand merci Eibhlin de partager ta vie avec tant de générosité!
creative, open, helpful, sociable...
i am a clothing designer and have a little boutique clothing store in san blas called hilo. the website is hilocusco for those who would like to check it out! i love receiving guests to my home and sharing experiences.