Amazing terrace & views!-Arequipa 1

House - Private room · Melgar, Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
Your host, Gawain
33 Reviews
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Note: We have 2 beautiful private rooms. Each one has a separate listing. If this one is booked please check the other listing.

Please note: smoking is only permitted outside on the terrace and not in the rooms.

Thanks! Gawain

Casa De Amistad-Lovely house share with amazing terrace and views in beautiful San Lazaro, the historic center of Arequipa. Spacious, filled with lots of air and sunlight, expansive roof-top garden terrace with amazing views, large fully furnished bedrooms, one with balcony.

There are 2 gorgeous bedrooms with new mattresses and bedding, 32" 1020P TV/monitor, desk, armoire closet and balcony. The house has 24-hour hot water, wireless high speed internet, cable TV and a clothes washing machine. The bright clean kitchen has a stainless steel stove, microwave, water filter, oven, and full utensils for a cook’s delight. The spacious roof-top terrace offers stunning volcano views and is perfect for taking sun, or reading, or enjoying a meal under the shade canopy. The abundant plants and off-street location provide a beautiful, quiet, and convenient living style.

I'm originally from California, USA and my wife is from Moquegua, Peru. We're looking for nice person or couple who want a quiet and friendly place to call home. This would be a perfect opportunity for a traveler(s) or volunteer(s) looking for a comfortable, clean and historic place where you can easily walk to the Plaza de Armas and the city center.

Note: We are within 6 blocks of the Plaza de Armas and the Mercado San Camilo, the famous food market which occupies an entire block, and within 3 blocks of El Super, a large, modern grocery store. You have everything you need right here so you won't need a taxi or bus to get around.

Daily Pricing
1st person in a private room is 19 US per day
2nd person sharing a private room is 12 US per day additional for stays of less than 1 week

Weekly/Monthly pricing
1st person in a private room is 125 per week or 425 US per month.
2nd person sharing a private room is 9 US per day for stays of 1 week or more

Discounts for long term stays of 2 months or more

Please contact us at the number below or send me an email. Thanks for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon here in historic Arequipa. Thanks for your interest, Gawain and Gaby

PERU: (phone number hidden)

USA: ( (phone number hidden) Call me at my computer and leave a message if I can't answer

(website hidden) NAME: gkessner

EMAIL: (email hidden)

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $125 /week
Monthly Price: $425 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $5
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Really enjoyed our stay in Gawain's home. Gawain was in Berkeley at the time but Robert took good care of us. The kitchen, dining room, and roof terrace were all in great condition and lovely to use. The rooms are spacious and comfortable although the second room we stayed in had a mattress that was a bit too soft for us. The other room had a very nice bed. It felt like a safe and secure premises and was also quiet at night. Robert was very friendly & helpful and we enjoyed chatting with him about the local area, surrounding volcanoes and mountain biking. I would happily return to Gawain's in the future.

    June 2014
  • Durante 2 meses estuve en arequipa y fue simplemente genial. Robert es muy amable y tiene una atencion bueno. El apartatemento esta situado en una buena ubicacion, es muy tranquilo y tiene una buena vista de la ciudad y el vulcano misti.

    June 2014
  • The room in Gawain and Gaby's apartment was very nicely decorated and was clean and very comfortable. It is well located in the center of Arequipa. Sharing the kitchen, bathroom and terrace worked well, as they have it sensibly organised. We felt at home in a friendly community. A cool place. Highly recommended.

    April 2014
  • I stayed at Gawain and Gaby's place in November and December and it was a very pleasant experience. I could not have been more pleased with the room, kitchen and terrace. The location is perfect because you can walk anywhere without having to take taxis which is a bonus being a woman traveling alone. Gaby's brother Roberto is a great host. He's very attentive and keeps the place very clean. I was lucky enough to meet Roberto's family over Christmas and share meals and delicious fruit from their farm in Moquegua.

    I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Arequipa whether it's only for a few days or for an extended stay. It is very comfortable, charming and safe.

    December 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 14 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    December 2013
  • This is a good located place with a very pleasant terrace. Gawain wasn't here but he did everything to make us having a good stay.
    A place where you feel like home!! Highly recommend to anyone who wants to discover the wonderful city of Arequipa.

    November 2013
  • La casa de la amistad se encuentra a pocas cuadras del centro fundacional de la ciudad, el entorno es tranquilo, las instalaciones de la casa son limpias y prácticas para el viajero.

    September 2013
  • We really enjoyed our stay here! The bed was pretty comfortable and everything was very, very clean. Robert was there to greet us (Gawain was out of town) and he was very friendly and welcoming! The shower didn't have hot water, which was kind of rough, but that seemed to be the norm in Arequipa as well as other parts of Peru. The terrace on the roof is every bit as lovely in the photos and my boyfriend and I had a good time enjoying it with a bottle of wine. I'd definitely recommend this place to others looking for a simple place to stay that's not too far from the Plaza de Armas.

    September 2013
  • Great hosts. Great location. Great rooms. Great view!

    September 2013
  • Very nice place to stay in Arequipa. It is very well located and you can walk everywhere. Nice terrace to enjoy the sun and the view. You ll just have to deal with very little warm water in the shower. Roberto was great with us and even waited with us for the taxi he called at 5 in the morning !

    September 2013
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Gawain is from Berkeley, California and he doesn't surf but he's a builder who likes to travel and cook for friends. Gaby is originally from Moquegua, Peru, she loves the outdoors and has a passion for gardening and loves animals. They got married and set up house in Arequipa where you can visit and enjoy a relaxing and interesting home stay.
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