Hello future guest!
My name is Carlos Cabanillas from Barranco, Lima-Peru, but everybody calls me "Carlitos" I'm on my last year of university and i'm 25.
Barranco is a bohemian small city in front of the pacific ocean. I live 5 minutes from the beach by car and 20 walking. Around my house you can find many places as malls, markets, shops, laundry, bus station, beach, nigthlife, etc.
I have my own surf company and I offer a free surf lesson and a tour around Lima to everybody who stay at my home.
This is a private bedroom. The service includes: wifi, share bathroom, own keys, using of the kitchen and breakfast everyday. You can stay here from one nigth until no more than one year. Smoking is allow outside of the house. Food and airport pick up are additional services.
Supermarkets, laundries, malls, parks, the beach, are close no more than 10 minnutes each of them.
Please get in contact with me and become part of the real peruvian culture!
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Just would like to let you know first that the room which will be given to you is not the one in the pictures. It is a bit smaller but still amazing with the same facilities (bed, desk, TV, light and etc.)
The experience was really good. Carlos and his family are very nice. Carlos is a very sociable person so there will almost always be someone around the house. I kind of regretted that I left too soon!
Location is really good as well. There is a market, 1 min away by walk, where you can have SUPER cheap lunch, and buy pretty much anything you need. There is a place where you can do your laundry also 1 min away from the place. The supermarket is a bit further but still around 10-15 mins and there you can literally find everything you need. Bus stations going to Miraflores or the centre of Lima are also extremely close. Barranco, the area in which his flat is, is very trendy with loads of nice bars and cafes!
Breakfast is a small classic breakfast with bread, jam, butter and coffee but sometimes even with tamal and an oatmeal drink!
Just to let you know that it seems like the "free surf lesson" is not free if you take the lesson after you have left his flat.
Also, the flat is for some reasons extremely humid so it's really cold during winter!
I stayed in the small private room for a couple nights. The apartment is located about 10 blocks from central Barranco. Carlos is a friendly guy but also very conservative and takes his religion very serious. His parents own the apartment and are also very friendly people. Overall I would say the place is a good option.
Carlos is a very good surfing instructor as well as a perfect host. You might even be able to spend some time with his parents, who are also very lovely people. I offered to buy the fish if they thought me how to make cheviche and they did.
The house is located near the beach and near a small mini market where you can buy food from street vendors (cheap but extremely good food). The bed Carlos offers is one of the best beds I've slept in during the entire trip. The house is centrally located but it's nice and quiet. The wifi is good too.
Carlos is a very cool guy. Don't even doubt it, sign up for this listing. I spent a week at this place and it's the best.
The room is comfortable. Carlos and his family were very caring. My bag was stolen before I stayed with Carlos, so I needed a computer to use and needed to go to several government agencies for processing documents. Carlos lent me his laptop, and his father personally led me to one of the agencies on a work day. They showed me the nearby stores and helped me with taxis. They are very nice people. Also, their home is near the seaside, I could see and hear the Pacific in 5 min walk. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there.
Carlos y su familia son muy hospitalarios y la casa es muy familiar. Desde el apto se puede ir andando a Barranco (barrio muy lindo de lima) y cerca de Miraflores. Carlos me ayudo y enseño Barranco, ademas de ser un entusiasta del surf. Totalmente recomendable!!
Great guy, you've found a friend in him before you know it ! Friendly family, they make you feel right at home. Nice, comfortable room. Carlos' place is a 10 minute walk from Barranco town center, great location. Restaurants and convenience stores within 50 to 100 m of the apartment. All in all a great stay, and I'd love to return when I am back in Lima.
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I have lived all my life in Barranco, the most bohemian city in Lima in front of the sea, with my parents Danilo & Mechita and my sister Sandra in a christian home. I go almost every day to the beach, spent time reading, surfing. I work as an surf instructor. I studied hotel management and tourism. I love to take surfing and out in the city to everybody who stay at my place. Good way to practice spanish.
I like also going to movies, listen all day good music. And if you stay with us, you will live the real local experience, not like a bored tourist, be part of my culture, food, language, music, friends, sea, waves, etc...