We have a serene setting full of fruit trees and flowers to complement the lovely rooms, complete kitchen with a cooking fireplace and a view that will make your socks roll up and down as you relax in the world famous Sacred Valley of Calca, Peru.
Charming and tranquel country setting with lush garden and crystal clean air.
Outdoor cooking and dinning, firepit, hammock and library.
Interaction with Guests
At their pleasure.
Quiet, old world feeling with family grocery stores within a stones throw.
Three wheeled moto taxies run by the casa often. Only .35 cents per trip.
With laughter and joy...If possible.
David's place is beautiful; he is a very talented gardener/carpenter etc! His family are relaxed and very welcoming & generous too! This is a place you could spend a few days and really relax. He had some other guests staying there who were friendly, and the food at la panza Verde was great, it was the perfect stop over for our motorbike trip to Lares!
Staying with David in Calca was the perfect end to our month in Peru. His family (wife and two children) are beautiful and lovely. The access to the outdoor garden is a huge plus. Hammock, fountain, table under shade, beautiful flowers, a real paradise.
Calca is a lovely low key town. No street hawkers, and also not very much english. It is easy to pop into Pisac for the day on a local combi (1.5 soles) or a taxi (20-30 soles). Equally easy but slightly longer to urubamba.
If you're looking for food out be sure to go to Panza Verde! So good! Right on the canal 3 blocks uphill from the bus station.
There are lovely little sites to see in the area and David is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We went on a wonderful trip with the family to some interesting local ruins. It is also possible to take classes on local crafts nearby.
It was lovely for a week, would be lovely for a month (well stocked and clean kitchen!), and is also a perfect respite for a few nights in between trecks.
For various reasons I never ended up staying with David in Calca as I had to extend my stay in Pisac for one more night instead. However David has shown plenty of gracious host gestures with tons of tips/info and offer to meet me in town etc that I'm sure it would have been a great experience staying with him.
I am a retired designer/builder of custom adobe homes from New Mexico, USA. I have a Peruvian wife and two small children. My bookshelves are full of books that reflect my interests in ethnobotany, ancient cultures, shamanism, architecture, religion and philosophy to name a few.
The first seven years of my "retirement" were spent traveling in South America and beyond with Cusco as my base. I then settled in the Sacred Valley and opened Casa Willkamayo for like-minded travelers.