About this listing
Central location close to every attraction in Lima, but in a residential area with a family feeling. Our area has every facility that you could ever need, from medical clinics to good restaurants, museums and more. Feel & enjoy Lima in a nice place!
If you are looking for nice and spacious accomodation in Lima less expensive than a hotel room but with a family feeling our appartment can be for you. This consists of a spacious living /dinning room with a nice balcony looking to our hills, 3 bedrooms with wide closets, 3 1/2 bathrooms (hot water in everyone), the Master bedroom with a ensuite bathroom.
The three bedrooms are furnished with double beds, the appartment have, TV, DVD player, wifi for internet. We provide all bedding, towels and fans for warmer weather.
The kitchen is bright and spacious and well equipped and have a meal table. You are also welcome to cook out on our roof patio with our grill.
We have a washer machine available, the dryer machine; there are also several nearby laundrymats.
Our home is located in the safe and friendly Monterrico neighborhood of Surco, just a couple of blocks from banks, clinics, grocery stores, lovely restaurants, open air markets and embassies. The area is considered very safe and residential.
We can provide service to/from the airport with an English speaking driver in a comfortable and safe car for $20 (or 55 Peruvian soles).
While we are in quiet residential area, we are only one block away from the Peruvian Gold Museum, 10 minutes walk to El Polo / Jockey Plaza Mall, many delicious Sea food/Italian/Chinesse restaurants and we are located to a very short walk to take a bus or taxi ride to downtown Miraflores, where you'll find Kennedy Park, the Larco Mar shopping center, many restaurants, shopping and nightlife. The bus station is 2 blocks away right from our home, it costs 1.20 Peruvian Sol (about 30 cents US) to Miraflores or 10 soles in taxi.
We speak English and Spanish in the home.
If you're looking for privacy and convenience at a fair rate, this appartment is for you.
I would hope you come to Lima, enjoy your stay and tell your friends about our nice, sometimes a little crazy city, and the great location you stayed at!
Please, remove shoes when inside the apartment and let in the service area.
NO SMOKING, not pets, not high volume music or parties after 10pm (rules of the building)
Other than that it's about common courtesy! If you use the kitchen or bathroom clean up like it was your home, be quiet when coming in late and put lock to the entrance building door when you are coming in or going out
Copy of passport/drivers license required upon check-in, just to make sure you are the one that booked it!
Thank you for taking the time to check out my place
Everything was as expected and spotless clean.
Cecilia was a generous and kind host.
it was the second time for us to stay with Cecilia. She is a super host and we enjoyed a lovely conversation with her during our stay. She had essentials for us in the refrigerator and some fruit on the table and the tea kettle was on for a good cup of tea. If it were not so unusually hot, we would have gladly enjoyed one. The place was spotlessly clean and we enjoyed the ventilators she placed into our rooms. The heat required it, and she thought of it! A couple of things we recommended after our last trip were attended to. Kindly she sent us of early in the morning on Sunday, to hug us and leave us a gift to say goodbye and to receive the keys back. We feel secure in the place and very well taken care off!Thank you Cecilia!
We had the most wonderful time staying here & would highly recommend it! Cecilia & Harry are incredibly welcoming hosts & we would give them 6 stars if possible -- they have a love for their city that goes above & beyond :)
The 3rd floor self-contained apartment is exactly as pictured & is very spacious, with each of the 3 bedrooms having a queen sized bed. The master has the large ensuite with bathtub shower & for the other 2 rooms there is a bathroom with walk-in shower & then there is also another toilet/sink off the living/dining room.
The kitchen has everything you need to make meals, & Cecilia so nicely stocked the fridge with some essentials (eggs, milk, bread + yummy cake) to get us started, which was really appreciated! The washer & dryer is right off the kitchen & came in very handy with a drying rack to hang laundry too.
The living room & large dining table give lots of space for everyone in your group to hang out, watch tv, or just relax with the balcony doors open...
There's a lovely cross-breeze throughout the apt & we felt very comfortable sleeping with the windows open (+ there are fans in every room).
Security for the building is very good with a series of locking gates/doors, plus we found the area to be completely safe, with a friendly nightwatch man in a booth out front every night & tons of businesses/taxi's are just a block away on Primavera Ave.
Cecilia has prepared a booklet with lots of helpful info & maps on the area which we used to familiarize ourselves & find our way to places like the grocery store Vivanda (similar to Whole Foods & about 4 short blocks away). Don Mamino the bakery/restaurant (1 block away) is fantastic & some of the staff speak English if you need help picking out your pastries.
We usually paid 15 soles for a taxi to Miraflores or La Molina, & 10 soles to Jockey Plaza Mall... & since there's always another coming along, pick the nicest car -- the rides are bumpy & a little crazy so you might as well be comfortable!
We found the ATM at BancoRed on Primavera (on same block as Don Mamino) was the only one to give us cash from our Canadian debit cards, but there are other ATM's close by in the Vivanda store & near Papa John's Pizza.
Cecilia was always prompt to answer texts if we had any questions & if there had been any problems I'm sure she would've dealt with it immediately (it's helpful that they live in the apt right up above).
We hope to stay here again on our next trip to Lima!
Hi Storme, how can I ever convay our appreciation for the time you share with us in our home. We were delighted to have some very interesting conversations with your Dady and yourself. I can say without doubts,you both are excellent ambassadors for your lovely country (hopefully we will achieve our little dream...chu chu chu) :)!
Thank you for staying with us and you are welcome any time
We are extremely greatful for Luisa Cecilia for a very warm, hospitable and flexible hosting of our 7-day visit in Lima. Thank you!
On coming to Lima I was picked up from the airport by our host, which was extremely helpful when arriving at 7 AM to a new city. Me and 3 friends were greeted after long travel with tasty food, coffee and tea. Our host had even prepared a vegetarian pie based on our pre-informed diets. Very friendly and welcoming – to say the least.
The appartment is cleanly and cozy and is pretty much what we expected from the AirBnB description. The washing mashine, TV, Wifi and everything else worked very well. The appartment is nice and functional and the kitchen is equipped well for preparing the occasional dinner.
Our visit was for a conference, and ended up being a very hectic week, so we mostly looked after ourselves. Whenever we had a question to ask Luisa Cecilia she helped us out and was very flexible and friendly. Her english language skills (in case that is needed) are very strong and she was always very helpful and kind. Her knowledgeable advice on how to best get around in Lima and the neighborhood was certainly appreciated.
The appartment is well located in a safe and peaceful neighborhood, and it´s easy to get a taxi on the street close by (Avenida Primavera) wherever you want to go. The gold museum next door is definetly recommended.
There is also a nice neighborhood cafe, a very good supermarket and some good restaurants within a short walking distance.
I have no complaints whatsoever and I´m very grateful to Luisa Cecilia and her family for kindly letting us rent their appartment for a week. It was much more than we had expected. If I would come to Lima again with a similar group I would definetly try to book the same place again.
Dear Otto, you and your friends are welcome in our home whenever you have a chance to come back to Lima. I did not have the opportunity to say Good Bye in person (for my work) but I hope you felt like at home in our appartment, after all that is the idea of airbnb .
Please send my Christmas Greetings to Oras, Tuuli and Sanna and for you of course, a warm hug with our very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and excellent New Year!
Cecilia is a wonderful gracious host. Carefully made sure we would have all information necessary to get there, to feel comfortable. Our luggage did not arrive with us at the airport and she was ready and available to help us with the airline company. She made calls and communicated with us whenever necessary. We felt extremely welcome by more then basic foods she had arranged for us so we could have those wonderful first pleasures when arriving. Tea and coffee and milk and jam and bread and more, even a cheecake which we delightfully enjoyed after dinner the first night. The apartment was clean, quiet, and very well located, near restaurants and everything one might need by foot or just a few blocks away. We stayed 5 nights, the beds were very comfortable and warm since we were in Lima during cold and damp weather. It was quiet at night, no parties over the weekend that kept us awake and we felt very secure. We had everything we needed in the kitchen, it was well stocked with all the basics. We really apprecited the opportunity to stay there, we come several times a year to Lima and will be staying there again without a doubt! Her English is wonderful and helped a lot with communication, even though one of the three of us speaks Spanish fluently.
Without doubts you will be welcome when coming back to our city. Thank you for your review, it was a nice experience to have you in home, thanks again for your advices, always are welcome coming from a friend.
Hope you had a safe travel and I will be looking forward for your next visit.
Send my greatings to Vera and Silvia
Dear Cecilia, my family and I want to thank you for the warm welcome, details and fine accommodations. We spent a wonderful week in your beautiful apartment. It was immaculately clean, very well equipped, spacious and very well located. We had everything walking distance, fine restaurants, shopping, church, supermarket. I will recommend your place to my friends and family visiting Peru. Thanks again for everything. Hope to see you soon. Regards, Blanca
Five stars all around. Ceci and Harry were incomparable hosts, providing me with so many nice things that it was truly an embarrassment of riches. I don't want to leave an expectation of an impossible standard, but suffice to say that during my stay of six weeks, I was very happy. In particular, I enjoyed when they invited me to have a drink at the end of the day on their patio.
The room was exactly what I expected -- the pictures in airbnb do it justice. As well, the other descriptions, such as being able to eat off of the floor (!!) are exactly right. The apartment was immaculate.
The neighborhood was very nice. Shopping was close by. It is also close to the US embassy, so I was able to walk to work each day. The alternative, staying in the Polo ApartHotel, pales in comparison to Ceci and Harry's place and is four times as expensive!
Thanks Donald for your words, we are so please you enjoyed to stay with us as we enjoyed your company and interesting conversations about your travels and experience around the world. For us was important that you feel a little like to be in home.
You are welcome anytime you visit Lima and thank you again for treat our home with respect and care.
Best wishes for you and your family.
About the Host, Luisa Cecilia
I am from Lima, Perú. My dearest pleasure is travel giving the opportunity (means when I have free time or vacations). I think travel is one of the most enriching experiences one can have, opens one eyes to different cultures. I enjoy and appreciate the good food (like all the peruvians) and try new recipes., I enjoy music (almost every kind) and long walks.
Hopefully being a member of AirBnB will be a doorway to meet very interesting people worldwide.
Greetings from Peru