About this listing
Located 2 blocks from the main plaza,offering views of the surrounding mountains from the walled garden. Urubamba Homestay is recommended for friendly, attentive service provided by the English owners,and is well located for visiting Machu Picchu
Urubamba home stay is a modern 4 bedroom house centrally located in the town of Urubamba, accommodating 6 persons in our 3 private guest rooms. Breakfast is served every morning in the dining area. The TV lounge features a cozy wood burning fireplace and sofas to relax. Guests have full access to relax in the walled garden with its flowers and fruit trees or watch the sunset from the roof terrace.
Guests have access to:- Private guest room and the cable TV lounge/dining room, garden and roof terrace are shared, complimentary WIFI, hot drinks and mineral water available. The office and owners living area are restricted.
Interaction with Guests
We welcome guests to our home we also have a travel agency so can give advice on how to get to the many local sites such as Machu Picchu, Moray, Salinas, Ollantaytambo and also the chance to experience the real Peru with tours to the Amazon, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, The Inca Trail, Lake Titicaca, Nasca and much more, please let us know when you make your booking especially the Inca Trail as booking early is a must as spaces are limited . In the afternoon we invite our guests to take tea and home made cakes (English style) and talk about the days activities and share travel experiences with our guests.
We are very close to restaurants, shops and the local market. We live in a very traditional Andean community with friendly locals. Our guests will have the opportunity to meet the many friends we have made here.. Also there are many treks you can take ie:Inca Trail, Lares, Salkantay, Choquequirao. Activities:- Horse riding, White water rafting, Cycling, Quad bike riding.
Local transport is available from the nearby terminal. Also we can arrange private transport for tours with our reliable drivers. Cusco is a 90 minute drive, Ollanta 30 minutes and Pisac 45 minutes. Airport /hotel transfers are available on request to and from the homestay. We have secure off road parking available for up to 2 vehicles.
Other Things to Note
Tours in Peru can be arranged in advance through our online tour agencies (website hidden) & (website hidden) contact us for further details. We can also book entrance tickets for Machu Picchu, tickets for trains buses to Machu Picchu also transfers to the train station 25 mins from Urubamba Homestay to save you time. Here are some of our most popular tours:-
Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and The Sacred Valley: 8 days/7 nights from USD839
Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, The Sacred Valley, Amazon and Lake Titicaca:
11 days/10 nights from USD1218
Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, The Sacred Valley, Arequipa, Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca: 12 days/11 nights from USD1140
Cusco, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and The Sacred Valley: 8 days/7 nights from USD837
Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, The Sacred Valley and Lake Titicaca: 8 days/7 nights from USD895
We expect our guests to respect our home and its contents. Keep noise to a minimum and respect other guests privacy. Prior arrangements must be made if guests are returning after 10pm. No smoking in the house, outside areas only. No guest pets allowed.
Joan and Keith made us feel at ease and welcome from the start. They invited us to join them for dinner our first night and showed us around the market the next day. Their home had all the comforts and staying with them was a true home away from home feel (Their cat, Jet, helped ease some of the homesickness we felt for our own cat!). The food was great and the space very clean and comfortable. I'd definitely recommend to others, especially those who may want a bit more hands-on experience with their hosts.
My brother & I had a short stay but a great experience, the house is very nice quiet a perfect place to stay very close to everything.
Joan and Keith were warm and welcoming hosts, who made our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Their home is clean and lovely and great to stay at. Joan even makes home made cookies for her visitors! Although we only stayed one night, they provided us with so much great advice for the rest of our trip (they were our first stop) and it has helped us immensely. Urubamba is not as touristy of a place as the rest of the Sacred Valley and really gave us an inside look of what life is like there, which is what we love when we travel. Since Joan and Keith own a travel company, they really have expert advice and know honest and trustworthy people to help hire for drivers, tour guides, etc. You won't regret meeting them or staying with them!
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About the Host, Joan
I'm British and married to Keith, we have enjoyed travelling for the last 25 years and decided to move from the UK to live in Urubamba Peru in 2012. We loved being surrounded by mountains and the pace of life is much slower. The locals are very friendly so we have made many friends here. Shopping in the local market is great. There is so much choice and all fresh, most of it grown locally so it hasn't travelled far from field to table. We had a hard choice between our 2 favourite countries in the world it was Thailand or Peru but we chose Peru because of the climate ...it doesn't get really cold in the winter and summers are around 25 degrees so not too hot either, just right for us British!
We like to give our guests information and are happy to show them around our town of Urubamba, there are hidden gems that the rushed traveller might miss and we wouldn't want that to happen!