About this listing
This elegant, secure and very confortable two bedrooms apartment decorated with watercolor paintings (from local artists!) has a nice view to the city and volcanos. It cofortably fits four and is located walking distance to tourist atractions.
After three years of continuosly renting this appartment we have taken some weeks to paint the whole apartment and to decorate it with watercolor (acuarela) paintings from local artists.
We replaced old pillows, linen, towels, and in the kitchen we have new pots, fry pans, etc. This is basically a brand new apartment.
We have uploaded the new pictures (these are not professional pictures).
We have accommodated a second bed in room 1. So, this apartment now has two double beds plus one single bed (we can add extra beds or a cot for infants if required).
This elegant apartment has two bedrooms, a large living area, a separate dinning/kitchen area and a laundry area equipped with a washing machine.
If there is anything that you need for your regular cooking and you don't find it in the kitchen, please let me know and we will do our best to buy it for you.
The apartment is located in the most popular area of Arequipa, Cayma district. It is walking distance to main tourist attraction and It has an excellent view to the city and to the volcanos.
Our rates include internet connection, cable TV and telephone (free for local calls).
We provide assistant to best plan your itinerary in Arequipa. We can help you to book for Colca excursions, city sight seen, etc. Arequipa has a very good cuisine, you should not miss the traditional restaurants.
-The street doors should be kept locked at all times.
- It is not allow to smoke inside the the apartment, except in the laundry area, since it has a semi open sealing.
- Baby napies (diapers) must not be flushed trough the toilet. They should be disposed
in the bin located in the corridor behind the bathroom.
- If you had an incident while cooking and ended up burning any pot, pan or maybe you used the oven and grease was burnt inside the oven, please make sure that you remove the stains from the pans and the burnt grease from the oven. Otherwise we might charge you an additional cleaning fee of US$20 dollars.
Clean space, older and quiet neighborhood. Jose is very responsive and communicative. I recommend.
A basic welcome but no drinking water or map were provided upon arrival. There is no hot water in the kitchen or bathroom sinks and very little hot water with low pressure in the bathroom. The apartment is on a blind curve of a two-way street so most of the vehicles honk their horns as they enter the curve - it was very noisy. Barking dogs and an automatic gate that opens many times a day also contributed to the noise. The apartment is near only 1 tourist attraction that we could find - most are in the historic center and it is necessary to take taxis to almost anywhere you want to go. The furniture was comfortable and the apartment had lots of room. It was great having a washer and a place to hang wet clothes. The host met us at 4 am and her husband drove us to the airport - that was wonderful.
Dear Shelley, I appreciate your honest feedback and I will address all I can.
In the coming weeks I will install an electrical hot water tank that will distribute abundant hot water also to kitchen and bathroom sink. At the moment the Hotwater is only for the shower.
The apartment has two bedrooms, one bedroom faces the street and the other is in the back of the apartment. The bedroom in the back of the apartment is very quite because it has thick walls and it is far from the the street. You sould have slept in the bedroom located in the back of the apartment to avoid the noise from the street.
The apartment is located in the most popular neighborhood of Arequipa, Cayma. It is walking distance to Plaza de Cayma and Plaza de Yanahuata (here you find the Mirador de Yanahuara) and to Avenida Ejercito where shoppings, movie theathers, restaurants are concentrated.
When you go to downtown from the apartment, it only takes about 30 minutes of pleasant walk. You can always take a taxi, it only cost about 2 dollars.
This large, modern and well equipped apartment (with wifi, cable, telephone, etc) is priced taken into account some of the issues you pointed out. Our previous reviewer described the apartment as "affordable luxury".
The reservation was canceled 21 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The reservation was canceled 9 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
After traveling through Peru for a couple of weeks, I was incredibly thankful that I booked with Jose. This apartment can only be described as affordable luxury! The pictures don't do it justice. The apartment is extremely spacious (big enough for 5-6 comfortably), spotless, and has EVERYTHING you need for a relaxing, stress free stay (including Wifi) It was just my boyfriend and I, so we had tons of room to spread out, and it truly felt like a home away from home. THE HOST: Jose was an extremely helpful and considerate host. He always responded quickly, and answered each and every one of our questions. Jose was also extremely accommodating. He allowed us to check in earlier than expected and check out later, which was perfect for our travel plans. Jose was also kind enough to arrange transportation to the apartment from the bus station. Even though our bus was over an hour late, his aunt stayed and waited for us to arrive! Once we made it to the apartment, we were met by Maria, Jose's in-country contact person. Maria was extremely sweet, showed us how to operate everything in the apartment, and even helped us locate a tourist agency for a Colca Canyon expedition. She also helped us arrange for a taxi back to the airport on our last day. If you have any questions, she is definitely the individual to ask! :) Heads up- Maria speaks Spanish fluently, so I recommend brushing up a bit before your visit! THE BEDROOMS: Super comfortable queen size bed (guaranteed a great nights sleep). Cable television in both rooms (HBO included). Additionally, the wardrobes in both bedrooms are large enough to hang clothes (hangers included) or fold them in drawers. Also, there is wifi throughout the house. It's a super strong and fast connection. We were able to stream videos and tv shows without any delays. THE BATHROOM: Hot showers! These weren't the mild, luke warm showers like most of the places we've stayed here in South America. These were hot, LONG, showers. I cannot stress enough how much we appreciated this fact. Definitely ask Maria how to operate the shower. Word of advice-- keep the water pressure moderate. If it starts to dip in pressure and cool off, just increase the pressure to moderate again and the hot water will keep going strong! :) Jose was also kind enough to provide towels and toilet tissue which was super helpful. THE KITCHEN: Stocked with every appliance you might need, as well as a full size fridge with a freezer. The kitchen table has a gorgeous view of the city, so we kept the curtains open every day. THE AREA/NEIGHBORHOOD: Loved it! Beautiful area. Grocery stores right around the corner. Only a 30 minute walk to the main square by the cathedrals,convents, and tourist agencies (to book colca canyon treks or other activities). It was also safe enough to walk around during the day and early evening. There were always lots of...
Our apartment was great. Large with many rooms and even a place to do your laundry. Most of the furniture seemed to be fairly new. All the rooms had windows. All the kitchen facilities worked well. Weekly cleaning service was included in the rent. Very quiet neighborhood, so getting a good night's sleep was not a problem. One minor drawback was the coming and going of hot water while you were showering. I would stay at this place again without any hesitation.
The reservation was canceled 12 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
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About the Host, Jose
My name is Jose and I live in Australia. I have traveled with my family several times and I khow how convenient it is to arrive into a place where you have all the basics (kitchen, fridge, furnitures, cutlery, appliances, washing machine, linen, etc). It is for this reason that together with my relatives living in Arequipa (Peru) we have created "Jabca Apartments". Our apartments are fully furnished and with all the basic services, including wireless internet, cable tv, and in some cases with landline phones.
In Arequipa, my aunt Maria will make sure that everything is perfect during your stay in Arequipa.
We have apartments perfect for executives that need to stay a day or several weeks in Arequipa, for couples seeking a comfortable and romantic apartment, and especially appealing to families traveling with children, grandparents, etc. It is also appealing if there are two families travelling together, we have an apartment with a room with bunk beds (especial for kids), and two rooms with ensuites.
We have apartments with beds for up to 9 people.
Our apartments are new and modern buildings that are located in traditional neighbourhoods of Arequipa, like Cayma and Cerro Colorado. Our guests experience the feeling of what it is living in a traditional neighborhood of Arequipa and interact with friendly neighbours.
Version en Espanol:
Mi nombre es Jose y vivo en Australia. Con mi familia he viajado en varias oportunidades y se lo conveniente que es llegar a un lugar donde cuentas con todo lo indispensable (cocina, fridge, muebles, cubiertos, electrodomesticos, lavadora de ropa , ropa de cama, etc). Es por esta razon que con mis parientes que viven en Arequipa (Peru) hemos creado "Jabca departamentos". Son departamentos completamente amoblados y con servicios de internet, tv-cable, y en algunos casos con telefono fijo.
Tenemos departamentos perfectos para un ejecutivo que se quedará un día o por algunas semanas en Arequipa, para parejas que buscan un lugar comodo y romantico, y especialmente atractivo para familias que viajan con hijos, abuelos, etc. Tambien es atractivos para dos familias que vianjan juntas, ya que tenemos un departamento con un dormitorio con camas camarotes para los hijos y otros dos dormitorios con camas matrimoniales y con banyo privado para cada pareja de padres.
Tenemos departamentos con camas hasta para 9 personas!
Nuestros departamentos son construcciones nuevas y modernas que están ubicos en barrios tradicionales de Arequipa como Cayma y Cerro Colorado. Nuestras huéspedes experimentan la sensacion de lo que es vivir en un barrio tradicional de Arequipa e interactuar con vecinos amigables.