We are located in a quiet, safe, residential neighborhood, next to a small green park, within a 20 minute walking distance to “El Centro” (downtown). You can find everything within blocks: corner stores, bakeries, restaurants, gyms, laundromats, parks, pharmacies, banks etc. The best and largest supermarket (Supermaxi) is a block away and Tomebamba River, a very picturesque walk, is two blocks away. Several bus lines ride at the corner street.
The house has 4 bedrooms, 4 ½ bathrooms. And besides living, dining and kitchen areas, you can enjoy the family resting area , and gorgeous interior and outdoor gardens with hammocks and facilities for reading or just taking a break.
The main guest bedroom has a queen size bed and a couch, TV with local and international cable channels, a DVD player and a selection of movies. It has a private bathroom and nice window views. A second guest room is connected, with a single bed and a little living area, but it will have to share the main guest room bathroom
You have also access to Wi-Fi wide band internet and garage for 1 car at no extra charge.
Business Center with printing, copying, faxing and scanning services. English spoken assistance. Services will be charged based on your requirements
We are at 10 minutes distance from the airport and can provide airport pickup when we are available, at US$10 charge.
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Visits allowed with advanced notification.
Smoking permitted in exteriors.
Hector and Elsa were lovely hosts. They made us feel welcome and their house and garden is beautiful. We were very comfortable in our bedroom with ensuite. We had a small lounge to ourselves where we were able to watch tv and dvds. We enjoyed breakfast daily with Hector and Elsa and Hector, who has excellent English, gave us helpful information about where to go and what to visit. We found it easy to get around Cuenca and Hector kindly arranged a driver/ English speaking guide for us, who took us on a couple of interesting excursions into the Cajas National park and countryside and to Ingapirca. We do not hesitate to recommend this Airbnb and thank Hector and Elsa for a very pleasant stay.
Staying with Elsa and Hector for 15 nights over the Christmas holidays was terrific. From the moment we arrived in Cuenca, and was picked up by Hector at the station where the van from the Guayaquil airport dropped us off....we were greeted warmly.
The house is beautiful .....inside and out. The location is tranquil and yet only a short taxi or bus ride to the center.....very easy to get around.
Our room was comfortable, all amenities we could want, lots of light from the windows and very quiet for sleeping.
Every morning Elsa greeted us with a wonderful breakfast, which we always appreciated, as we did conversing with her.....it was a great opportunity for us to use our spanish. Although Hector's English is so perfect it was easy to fall into speaking English with him.....meaning we wanted to practice our spanish but would get lazy.
I highly recommend staying with Hector and Elsa. They were terrific hosts and when we left we felt that we were leaving newly made friends.
Todo perfecto. Me sentí como dentro de mi hogar. Mucho mejor que el hotel. Estuvimos aquí para buscar una propiedad y tuvimos ayuda de Hector. La casa es encantadora. Muy fácil de tomar un taxi al centro y caminar. Todo perfecto. Lo recomendó. Gracias, R.
The host Hector and his wife elsa were outstanding. The house was like a better vHomes magnificant home. area was convenient to supermaxi and other stores.Convenient to Downtown with in expensive cabsBoth were so helpful with help and suggestions.Definitely would stay here again.
My stay at the Saltos's home was a great experience. Hector and Elsa were absolutely lovely hosts. Hector was kind enough to meet me at the airport when I arrived in Cuenca. After 24 hours of traveling, it was very comforting to know that someone would be meeting me on the ground in Cuenca! Hector and Elsa's home is beautiful! I only wish I wasn't so busy during my stay--then I would have been able to spend more time in their beautiful gardens. My room was warm and cozy and the shower was warm. I was also given a very tasty and satisfying breakfast every morning. I felt very welcome in Hector and Elsa's home and they are very knowledgeable, warm and helpful. Staying with them was an ideal way to start my time in Cuenca.
Me and my friend were two girls travelling alone around ecuador and cuenca was the place we fell the most at home and confortable and safe and the house is beautiful and of course hector and his wife are adorable !
Go there and nowhere else
We had a terrific time staying at the Saltos' lovely home in Cuenca! Truly one of the best airbnb experiences we have had out of well over a dozen. Hector and his wife Elsa are kind, warm people who made us feel right at home. Speaking of the home, it is even more beautiful than it appears in the photographs. This is really a unique opportunity to experience Cuenca from a local perspective and we were very sorry to leave after a week of bliss. Perfect location just outside of the congested center of town. Can't recommend highly enough!
I am a retired business man (Human Resources), running a small outsourcing business now. My wife, Elsa is an interior designer. We both like gardening and that is why you will find nice gardens and outdoor pleasant areas in our home
We like to travel around Ecuador mainly, specially to the beach. We can find many undiscovered and exiting places all over the country.
We have had several guest in our home in the past, before joining airbnb, especially from the States and Japan. We like meeting new people and is really rewarding to know we can be of help in their travel needs or making their stay memorable, as much as we can.