Amazing terrace & views!-Arequipa 2

House - Private room · Melgar, Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
Your host, Gawain
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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 only outside on the terrace 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 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.

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)

SKY NAME: gkessner

EMAIL: (email hidden)

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
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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  • My sister and I loved staying here! Robert was there to meet us and he was so kind and helpful, the room was big and everything was so clean. Great location, and we loved the terrace! We definitely recommend staying here, gracias Robert!

    June 2014
  • This house is probably your best option in Arequipa.
    Neat, well furnished, with a full access to the kitchen!!
    Though we have not met Gawain who went travelling but we have been perfectly welcomed by her brother Robert!
    We shared a beer on their nice terasse and he even accompagnied us at 3 to get our cab on the street! 5 stars!!

    June 2014
  • If you're looking for a place with a comfortable and homey feel, this is it! We loved every minute of our stay, whether it was relaxing on the beautiful terrace and enjoying the view of Misti Volcano, or cooking lunch in the cute and perfectly equipped kitchen, this Arequipa home is as dreamy as it gets. Also, the location is great; with just a quick walk away from all of the city center, you'll be feeling like a local in no time. The bedroom was spacious, clean and has all the touches to make your experience cozy.
    Also Robert, our host, was super fun and friendly and made our experience as smooth as possible. We look forward to meeting up with him in San Francisco! Muchísimo gracias por todo!

    Flor y Laura

    June 2014
  • Very friendly reception, nice entrance, a bit hidden. Clean room, bathroom clean as well, shower a bit difficult to manage.
    Terrace is a treasure, we had breakfast there, brought everything from the kitchen to the roof. Washing machine extremely helpful. Caution to everyone: the door to the kitchen is dangerous!

    May 2014
  • We did not meet Gawain, as he was in USA during our stay, but Robert (his brother in law) was waiting for us in the apartment, even though we arrived very early. The room was nice and clean. The mattrasses very soft for our taste, but not too soft not to sleep on it.
    We had access to the roof terrace with some chairs and a "couch", and two birds for company, beautiful views to the vulcanos (Misty and a more complicated name), and a place to dry your laundry. The picture in the profile you see Misty and the furniture.

    Also we could use the kitchen, which we did not that much, only to boil water in the kettle for coca tea. The kitchen was to share with the other people in the house and had equipment to cook yourself a meal etc. Also a dining room with television (we did not use) and a shared bathroom, where we had a bit trouble with the shower (or are too much used to powerfull hot water; with curly hair like mine this shower was a bit difficult to wash it).
    The contact with Gawain before arrival was very good and personal. The house is in a nice and quiet alley, (email hidden)ly neighbourhood with restaurants and bars all nearby. Very central, most attractions are walking distance, as well as market, bakery and a wonderfull chocolate bar (Belgian owner, with lot of knowledge about chocolate).

    May 2014
  • We had an really good experience staying at Gawains place. Perfectly located a couples of block from the main plaza in the historic center, the apartment was close to everything in central Arequipa.

    The apartment itself is awesome. The room we stayed in is large and comfortable with a desk and TV. The shared bathroom is huge and spotless at all times. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need to cook and prepare meals. There is also an amazing terrace where you can relax and enjoy the sun while seeing some nice views of the city and surrounding volcanoes.

    Other things included were access to the washing machine, solid wi-fi in all areas of the apartment and even storage of our bags when we went away to do a 2 day trip to the Colca Canyon. The host Robert was so friendly and helpful with any requests that we had. He went above and beyond to make sure our every need was met.

    Overall a great place to stay. Really feels like a home and I would recommend this accommodation when visiting Arequipa.

    May 2014
  • This place is perfectly located in a total safe area, you can walk from there everywhere. Our room was big with enough space for everything, only the mattresses were a little bit old. The shared bathroom is huge and just a few steps from the room. The rooftop terrace is great and you can do your laundry for free. Robert got up early the last day to check, that we get safe in our airport-taxi.

    May 2014
  • Our stay in Arequipa at Gawain's home was fantastic. Although he was not in Peru at the time, we felt like we were able to communicate quickly if we needed him. His wife's brother was taking care of the home and was very friendly and helpful when we had questions. Such a beautiful home, the room was clean and it was so nice to have a kitchen to use. The location couldn't have been better, only about 5-10 minutes walk to the square, grocery store, pedestrian street with cafes, restaurants, etc. We would definitely stay here again!

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful time! The terrace and room were beautiful and Roberto and Gawain were very accommodating. Highly recommended for anyone going to Arequipa!

    April 2014
  • Everything was incredible with my stay in Arequipa. Robert was very generous and helpful, and he made sure I was comfortable and well informed about the area. I would definitely recommend staying here, very beautiful accomodations, nice hot shower, fully equipped kitchen, clean, great location, and very safe and secure. Thank you!

    April 2014
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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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