About This Listing
Huge Bedroom within walking distance from the Main Square (6 blocks or 10 minutes). Excellent Wi-Fi connection, hot water and Breakfast served daily. Plus free tourist information.
The house is a classic design with 2 bedrooms on a residential area nearby the historical area of Cusco. The house has an ample living and dining area, decorated in colonial/modern style.
The large master bedroom is large enough that it has the size of a mini studio (without the kitchenette). The bed is a queen size bed for up to two people, with a comforter, two alpaca blankets, four pillows and a very good mattress.
Two nightstands, one of each side of the bed have a nice white lamp each. Facing the bed, there is a small round table with four chairs -like a bistro table. Walls are nicely decorated with andean baroque style paintings and mirrors. There are two large windows with curtains. One of the windows face the gated street outisde which is more like a long promenade with occasional traffic. The room also has a large closet and it is facing the bathroom which is right outside the door.
Wi Fi has an excellent speed.
The room is offered for a two day minimum stay and includes daily breakfast. We supply cotton towels and daily room service is available for an extra fee. If interested, please inquire.
The room comes with a 32" cable TV with up to 100 channels.
Breakfast is included and it is served at 8am.
CHECK IN TIME: Starts at 12PM
CHECK OUT TIME: Ends at 10am.
**** Early check in or later check out may be possible if I do not have another guest leaving or coming on that day.
If coming early, please check with me. You may be able to drop your bags and come back later for checking in.
My reviews speak loud and therefore you could have a sense of how comfortable you would be by staying in my house. I am careful at not invading your personal space and privacy and therefore, after our initial informative meeting at check-in time I try to not interfere too much so you could feel at home and comfortable. However I take care of my guests and their comfort and if they need anything I try to help as much as I can within my possibilities. I live in the house, so I am available for whatever you may need.
For those in need of touristic option (including Machu Picchu) I offer a guide and provide help getting everything ready for you. Simply requested it from me, if this is your case, prior or right after your arrival date.
Breakfast is yummy. I provide with an American Breakfast served around 8am, daily (coffee, tea, herbal teas, omelets, local bread, juice made of local fruits), butter and marmalade. I often like to add something different to it and occasionally I like to switch the omelets for a fruit salad with yogurt and honey.
PICK UP FROM THE AIRPORT IS AVAILABLE for an additional cost.
If needed please note that you will have to pay me, upon arrival, the cost for the ride.
The price is USD 10.00 USD
DO NOT PAY THE DRIVER BECAUSE HE IS ON A MONTHLY BASIS PAYMENT AND HE MAY THINK THAT IS A TIP. You will have to pay me when we meet upon arrival.
Provide the following information when requesting this service;
Exact arrival time.
The house is in a cul-de-sac, therefore it is super safe. Not that the neighborhood is not safe, but it feel just extra safer having to access a gate to enter in the street in which my house is located.
My house is not right in the busy touristic center but neither too far, it is just six blocks away (walking distance). If you are like many of my previous guests, living in this part of the city will make you feel more “involved” in real local life than if you were to stay in a crowed youth hostel near Plaza de Armas. As well, there are plenty of places all the same, for tourists who like to drink beers and go to Starbucks for coffee. .
There are two supermarkets half a block away from the house, and plenty of local businesses (pharmacies, bakeries, restaurants).
I will provide you with a detailed sheet of directions (in English and Spanish) to get to my place. The airport is only 10 minutes by taxi from my house. The bus station is 8 minutes away by taxi.
PICK UP FROM THE AIRPORT IS AVAILABLE FOR AN EXTRA CHARGE. Please check with me and provide your flight information.
A taxi from the airport should cost between 15 to 25 soles, but always inquire around and bargain the price down if possible. Prices vary considerably from person to person.
A taxi from the bus station should cost around 6 soles.
Please note these prices are for up to 2 or 3 people. Larger groups incur in higher prices.
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CURRENCY and EXCHANGE RATE
The currency in Peru is EL NUEVO SOL. The exchange rate is approximately USD 1= S/. 2.77 If you bring American dollars or Euros, do not exchange them in airports or banks. Their exchange rate will be lower of what you could get in the streets, here in Cusco. However, and this is important, if you bring US dollars, make sure you bring NEW BILLS. All damaged or broken bills won’t be accepted in Cusco
A queen size or a twin size bed will be added for groups of 3 or 4 guests.
Other Things to Note
Pick up from the airport is available at an extra cost of 20 soles (USD 7 approximately). Our rate is lower than what you would pay if taking a taxi on your own. Simply provide your flight information up to 48 hours from your arrival and we'll confirm it.
1. NO SMOKING ANYWHERE INSIDE THE APARTMENT OR IN YOUR ROOM.
2. NO PARTIES OR SLEEP OVERS (NO VISITORS).
3. TURN THE HOT WATER SWITCH OFF AFTER SHOWERING.
4. NO WASHING OF CLOTHING OR SHOES IN THE BATHROOM. IF YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR LAUNDRY, CHECK THE MAP I WILL BE PROVIDING FOR THE CLOSET LAUNDROMAT.
5. NO TOILET PAPER IN THE TOILET.
6. PLEASE RETURN THE KEYS BACK WHEN LEAVING.
The house is very nice, traditionally decorated and in a quiet little street that feels safe. It is easily walkable to the main sights but taxis are cheap & plentiful, so we tended to use those. The room is nice, as per the pictures but we found it to be cold and there was no heating; however there are plenty of bed clothes and in bed it was nice and warm. Monica is extremely welcoming and full of useful advice; she also ordered us taxis and made us an early breakfast on departure day. Her cat is completely adorable. Overall a very good base to explore Cusco, and a great host.
La chambre est effectivement grande et agréable, et le lit confortable ... et bien chaud, ce qui n'est pas négligeable car à 3300m d'altitude, les nuits sont fraîches !
Et surtout, vous pouvez compter sur Monica pour vous aider à organiser votre séjour et vos visites. Pour qui, comme moi, va découvrir la région de Cusco, la maison de Monica est un havre agréable où l'on revient le soir avec plaisir pour se reposer vraiment.
Et Monica parle très bien français, ce qui, pour ceux qui sont comme moi peu doués en langues, est aussi agréable et reposant.
Et les petits déjeuners sont copieux et délicieux !
Je recommande donc chaudement cette adresse pour découvrir et visiter Cusco et les environs... et j'y reviendrai avec beaucoup de plaisir !
After a tough month on the road we really needed a place that felt like home. Monica's place was just that and more! We were well taken care of and treated to a great breakfast every morning, with variety might I add!
Monica was lovely and gave us great recommendations on things to do in and around Cusco. I would highly recommend her and would come back if I am ever in town again!
We absolutely loved staying with Monica. Her home is clean, cozy and colorful, and conveniently located. Monica went out of her way to help us out whenever there was something we needed, and she was very friendly and humoristic. The breakfast was delicious and even her cat was lovely and cute. We would definitely come again and can highly recommend this place to anyone!
We loved staying at Monica's! The house was on a quiet, gated street, an easy fifteen minute walk from the Plaza de Armas; but the local neighbourhood was lively with lots of street life, plenty of supermarkets, a place to get laundry done and a fantastic café. (Monica provides you with a map when you arrive). The room was large, comfortable, with lots of storage space, and felt very homely. Wifi was really good. We could also use the sitting room, and the kitchen to make hot drinks, a sandwich etc. if we wished. The nicest thing about our stay was breakfast chats with Monica and the other guest (there is also one single room available in the house) - Monica is very giving of her time, and very helpful and caring of her guests. It was a pleasure to meet her. We also loved Valentina, the cat! Highly recommend.
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About the Host, Monica Patricia
Psychologist, Anthroposophist and Theology interested. I was born in Lima, Peru but moved to New York when I was in my 20's. I travel often, but consider New York City my favorite city in the world .I have been living between Cusco and New York since 2010. I am fluent in Spanish, English and French and I prefer a peaceful and harmonious life.