Hola! An opportunity to stay in our friendly Cusco apartment in a beautiful double room with ensuite bathroom. There are unbeatable views across Cusco. We are located in the popular San Blas area, close to the centre.
Please read everything before booking. Even if you have read one of my other listings, sometimes they are different.
Our spacious room is fully furnished with ensuite bathroom. There are amazing views from the room across the valley & Cusco city. Located in a quiet residential area close to the city centre, and within walking distance of all Cusco´s major archaeological sites, Casa Mirador is the perfect place to stay.
This is a quiet but social apartment, with 3 rooms and great people from all over the world. Some work here, some are just passing through. But together we keep the place nice for all of us and it´s a friendly place. If you are looking for a home for your stay in Cusco then this is the place for you. If you prefer to be waited on hand & foot in a formal environment, then please try the Monestario Hotel!
Full use of the flat, including:
well stocked kitchen including blender & oven
hot showers in bathroom
bathroom ensuite to bedroom
good quality wifi throughout the property
free local phone calls (until monthly allowance used up)
living room/dining area with views across Cuzco from the back
cheap laundry 30 seconds from house.
help with local information
... and of course the company of all the wonderful people who live here
Discounts for long term renters.
Rooms are furnished with lots of storage, desk, bedding and a bedside unit.
All rooms are private and have a lock.
Please be aware that Cusco is very cold at night in the winter (we are at a high altitude.) We will be hiring in fires but they are expensive to rent and run. If you would like a gas fire with your room, please reserve through our other listing with included heating, or you can choose to pay on arrival if there is one available, 20 soles a day/100 a week. Heating listing is https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/2882803
Interaction with Guests
We can provide local information and help with your stay in the area. If you would like, we can sometimes show you some of the key areas in the town.
You can choose how much you want to socialise with the other people who live here. We sometimes go out together and there are common areas. We usually find that people who like socialising meet together, but if you prefer your stay to be a bit quieter, then you can retire to your room. The choice is yours.
The property is located in a quiet & safe residential area with small shops & huge Inka stone and garden where people sit and relax. There is private security patrolling the area at night and it is one of the better areas of the city. There is very little traffic here so there are no honking horns and the air is fresh. But you are close enough to walk to all the major places of the city.
San Blas market 3 mins walk.
San Blas square 5 mins walk.
Plaza de Armas 10 mins walk.
Sachsayhuman 20 mins walk.
Transport to Pisac & Sacred Valley 10 mins walk.
Bus to airport 5 mins walk.
Taxi from bus station or airport around 4-10 soles, depending on how good your haggling is!!
Cusco is built in a valley between 2 mountain ranges. Most residential areas are up from the centre, as this house is. We usually walk to & from the town, but when necessary, taxis can be hailed to bring you home. The property is easily accessible for everyone.
Other Things to Note
Sorry for the strict cancellation policy. Because our rooms are often taken on a long term basis, cancellations hit us hard so we have to implement this.
Please remember that this is a home, not a hotel, even if you're only staying a few days. It's actually several homes all within the same building. Many people live here long-term and we all live our own lives. In order that the house runs nicely for all of us, we all clean up after ourselves...you too! We have a cleaner that comes in once a week, so there are no chores, just respect for all the guests and that we all want a nice place to stay. And it is. Almost everybody that has stayed here has respected this and we are so grateful to them.
That goes for noise too. Most of us socialise, but not all at the same time, so keep noise to a minimum if you come in late at night or leave early morning.
Please keep your room in decent order and respect the items provided. Damages must be paid for. You are renting the room as you would in a home, not a hostel, environment. Your room will be clean when you move in, and equipment is provided for you to maintain this. If you don't have time to clean your room then you can ask our cleaner and pay her independently.
Similarly with bedding, we provide this, and a towel if you need one, but we don't have enough for spares, so if you are staying long term, you can launder the sheets as needed.
No smoking in the house.
And, enjoy your time in Cusco!
Cat and JJ were super friendly and relaxed, giving useful local advice and inviting me to join them for a party in the evening. (unfortunately by the evening the altitude had exhausted me!) and the house and room were as described. The setup is definitely catering more towards long term stays, or independent travellers happy to provide for themselves. The shower was hot and there was coca tea ready to rock. If you're happy to help yourself, this is the place for you. As Cat mentions in the description this is a functioning home - if you'd like to be waited on, bells and whistles, stump up for a hotel!
Thanks Cat and JJ for making my first day in Cuzco comfortable and relaxed. B x
The apartment was a bit difficult to find for our taxi driver but he found it eventually and Cat and JJ were there to meet us with some coca tea. She gave us really good info on all the good local places to eat as well as advice on sites to visit. The apartment has beautiful views over Cusco.
San Blas is a really nice area to stay as it is slightly out of the touristy centre (it's a bit of a slog uphill to get back in the evenings but is good training if you are going out on a trek). There are loads of nice cafes and restaurants and it feels like you travelled back in time on the cobbled streets.
The room was comfortable and had a shower with hot water, good wifi and the kitchen has everything you need.
Kat also let us leave our bags in her apartment while we were trekking for 5 days.
Kat and JJ were excellent hosts and really helpful. (Ask JJ where to get the best chocolate brownies in town)
This place was lovely. The location was up a large hill, but the view was absolutely incredible. The host was very accommodating, and allowed us to store some luggage while we trekked to MP. The room was comfortable and clean, and the area felt very secure.
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Hi we are a friendly international house, with people from the UK, Norway, Luxembourg, USA, Japan, Puerto Rico, Australia, etc. My husband and I came from Britain and fell in love with Cusco. We wanted to rent a house and stay here, and when we saw this one we knew that it was the one for us. We spent 2 months bringing up to standard, eg by ripping out the old 'Cusco' electric showers, and fitting brand new and super-hot ones, decorating, and building a kitchen with modern amenities where people who love cooking feel happy. The result is something unique in Cusco, a house where people live because they want a real home, and where people take pride to keep it clean and tidy for us all to use.
We have a variety of interests, but one thing is constant: that we love travelling & meeting people. This is a relaxed & sociable house. You are welcome to join us.