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Our stay at the apartment in Cusco was lovely! Maria was so welcoming and helpful and really made everything that much better. Loved that the neighborhood was set apart from the city center, but still only a very short cab ride away. Cusco in itself was amazing to explore. Will definitely be recommending the apartment to any friends or family traveling there in the future! I hope to go back myself one day :)
Cozy and beautiful apartment, great and safe location. Communication with Dirk was great and helpful. Maria who is in charge of the apartment is an amazing person so kind and gentile, she was always willing to help us.
Apt has Always hot water and you could make your laundry and cook.
The rooms are really nice plus the apt has a nice rooftop with a beautiful view of cusco!
The best apt Choice if you want to stay in Cusco!
El apartamento es súper acogedor y muy lindo. Dirk fue muy atento a mis mensajes y Maria quien cuida del aparto es una increíble persona quien nos ayudo mucho no solo con el apartamento sino también con lo relacionado con los tours en Cusco y Puno.
El apartamento tiene agua caliente todo el tiempo, puedes cocinar y lavar tu ropa. Los cuartos son muy limpios y agradables al igual que los baños. Tiene una terraza con una increíble vista de Cusco. Esta muy bien ubicado en un barrio seguro y a 5-7 min de la plaza de armas.
Sin duda el mejor lugar para tu estadía en Cusco, muy recomendado!
After an incident at the beginning (we were waiting outside the apartment and Maria couldn't be reached, so we had to call Dirk in Spain! (so keep his number at hand just in case, we had to access the Internet to look for it!); anyways, Dirk and his wife promptly organised accommodation for us at a very nice hotel nearby, until they could get a hold of Maria and she could let us in the apartment, they called us a few times to make sure we were properly accommodated so we forgot pretty quickly about that incident. The apartment itself was pretty and quiet, but a bit chilly in the evening for our taste (we took turns to share a heater), on the other hand, the apartment has a full equipped kitchen, so we could fix our breakfast and dinner a few times there. Maria was really nice and helpful, so all in all we had a nice stay. We would recommend to call taxis if you don't have time to wait for one on the street (for instance if you need to go to the airport).
Loved this place! One of our favorite rentals. I read the reviews before booking and was very happy with the apartment and location. Maria is super sweet and helpful. We all want to come back and stay here again. Thanks, Dirk!
thanks so much for your positive review - have a great rest of the trip in Peru :-)
The house was beautiful and clean. Maria the live in house keeper was lovely. Highly recommended.
Dirk's home was absolutely perfect for what we needed. We had seven people all together in Cusco before heading out to do the Inca Trail.
We arrived at the place and were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by Maria, who was a live in house keeper. She was amazingly helpful and sweet. The place was perfect, with all amenities we could need. It was very clean and we were able to make meals and have a nice living area to hang out in. Plus it was very quiet, a hard find in South America.
This is definitely one of the better airb&b's!! Highly recommended!
thanks for the positive review :-)
Excellent, spic and span apartment. Apart from the barking dogs, it was a nice quiet neighborhood. Lovely to have Maria help us with our questions. A little out of the plaza design armas,but walkable or a 4 soles cab ride.
A wonderful place to stay in Cusco. This place is above and beyond in that it includes a live-in housekeeper, Maria, who makes sure everything is perfect! She is a dream. She works in the afternoon/evening so you have the place to yourself for much of the time and even when you're there she disappears. There was no problem that Maria couldn't solve for us.
It's located about a 15-20 minute walk from the old Colonial center which was great for us as we enjoy walking.
The only slight negative is the water situation that others have mentioned. You need to schedule showers and with four of us there was, at times, not enough hot water to go around. Part of it is just the neighborhood water situation it seems. It's part of traveling however and it didn't reduce our enjoyment one bit.
A great place to stay.
thanks Greg, we are currently looking at options to build a water reservoir so that the water will, in the future, still work at nights!
Although, I did not meet my host on my trip to Cusco, Dirk made my friends and I feel very welcome in his home. We communicated frequently by email prior to our arrival and he even asked if we arrived in Cusco safely. He was very prompt in all his correspondence.
Our flight arrived in Cusco early in the morning. Dirk was nice enough to allow us to check in early. We were greeted by his housekeeper, Maria, who made us feel welcome on arrival, making us all tea. The apartment was beautiful and very homey. I loved seeing pictures of Peruvian sites on the walls and family photos on the shelves. There was plenty of room for the four of us and it was not very far from Plaza de Armas.
I have to say that the housekeeper, Maria, was a blessing. She explained to us everything we wanted to know about staying in the apartment. She let us know that hot water for showers was plenty in the morning and not so much at night. She told us about the small store in walking distance from the apartment, where we can buy snacks, and what number to call for a taxi. She was pretty awesome. She even made us a delicious Peruvian breakfast one morning. She anticipated our needs and carried them out without us having to ask her. We washed our laundry in the washer one day and hung it out to dry. We were out of the apartment when it started to rain. When we got home, she had taken down our laundry from outside and brought them in so they wouldn't get wet from the rain. We thought that it was very thoughtful of her. I cannot say enough compliments about Maria and the apartment. It was like coming home every time we came back from a trip or an excursion. I highly recommend this place to stay while visiting Cusco. We have no regrets. We enjoyed relaxing here as much as exploring everything Cusco had to offer. It made our two week trip that much more memorable. Thank you Dirk And Maria!
The apartment was very clean and spacious. The housekeeper, Maria was extremely helpful and helped us to make fires each evening.
Unfortunately only one of the showers worked properly so our group of 5 had to take turns using it.
thanks Winter, we will repair the shower quickly!
all the best
Unfortunately I did not meet Dirk and his Family. I did meet Luke and Debbie,his friends.
They were both very charming.
I hope the whole group enjoyed their brief stay at my apartment.