Note: We have 2 beautiful private rooms. Each one has a separate listing. If this one is booked please check the other listing. http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/486252
Please note: smoking only outside on the terrace not in the rooms
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 with balcony.
Large bedroom with one double bed and one single with mattresses and bedding, TV, Cable, desk, nightstand and shelf unit. The house has 24-hour hot water, wireless high speed internet, 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 panoramic mountain 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.
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
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)
SKY NAME: gkessner
EMAIL: (email hidden)
Relaxed friendly attitude, good for studying, full use of all amenities, some shared meals, respectful of other guests. We like to have fun but its not a party house. Please note that smoking is only permitted outside on the terrace and not in the rooms
Wow, what a great place to stay. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here, and I highly recommend anyone visiting Arequipa to consider staying here. Relaxed atmosphere, fun terrace, great base for exploring Arequipa and the surrounding area. As I also had to work, I was very grateful that the internet connection was solid and fast.
Muy buena elección. Central, a pocas cuadras de la plaza de armas. La habitación, cocina y bańo muy buenas. Excelente la atención y amabilidad de la Sra. Verónica. Atenta a nuestras consultas. 100% Recomendable.
Gaby's mom was there to welcome us to our stay in Arequipa. She could not have been any friendlier towards us. She gave us recommendations for local markets, restaurants, etc, and always had a warm smile on her face. Excellent accomodations. Don't forget to check out the amazing views from the rooftop terrace! I highly recommend staying here whenever you are in Arequipa!
We thoroughly enjoyed staying here! The location is amazing and everything you could possibly ask for is within walking distance - supermarket, plaza de armas, museums, the Santa Catalina monastery, restaurants, etc. Also, the pictures show exactly how amazing the rooftop terrace is! We were pleasantly surprised that we could do our laundry here (with soap provided) and line dry our clothes in the fresh Arequipa air on the roof terrace! The kitchen has everything you could need to cook meals (though we opted to eat out and experience delicious Peruvian food - try Zig Zag!) as well as travel books and a list of nearby restaurants, supermarkets, favorite bakeries and coffee shops. Also, the airport pickup arranged via Gawain very easy and inexpensive. Though Gawain and Gaby were of town, Gaby's mom Veronica was a HUGE help and the most pleasant person to be around. We loved practicing our Spanish with her, and she even cut us some fresh pineapple when we first arrived. The beds were comfortable, the location safe and quiet. Water pressure was a little low, but otherwise we definitely had enough hot water. I would definitely recommend this stay to anyone who wants to stay in Arequipa!
Gawain was very helpful in organizing our stay at his home in Arequipa. He replied promptly to any questions and the information given was very comprehensive. We had no problems at all in finding the house. We arrived very early but where able to drop off our luggage to explore the city. The house is located perfectly, in walking distance to all main sights. Cafes, restaurants and mini markets are abound. When we returned after breakfast Veronica had already prepared the room. She is a lovely lady and was happy to help with our questions. She even helped us picking up a reliable taxi the last day. Thanks to her it felt like a family stay. The rooftop terasse is amazing and provides some great views, particularly at sunset. The accommodation is very clean, and we felt very safe staying here. Overall highly recommended place to stay for your time in Arequipa.
I was really happy to stay at Gawain's home for the month I was in Arequipa! Although Gawain was away, his mother-in-law Veronica lives on site and was super pleasant to have as a roomie. The kitchen is spotless, with everything you need for cooking. The terrace is a great place to relax or do yoga or exercise. The neighbourhood is quiet and very safe to walk around at night and is a short 5 - 15 min. walk to supermercados, San Camillo Market, Plaza De Armas and all the major tour agencies along Calle Jerusalen. The internet was very fast and reliable. The bathroom is clean and large, although to get the water quite hot you need to turn down the pressure. Overall, I was sad to leave and have nothing but good memories. It is a great deal for long term stays, much better than getting a private room at a hostel!
Gawain was a very good communicator throughout the months we waited to arrive. He answered all questions. The apt was as advertised with a nice terrace with views of the volcanos.
His mother-in-law is precious. She oversees everything and is so helpful. The location is great.
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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.