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Mi nombre Darwin, ecuatoriano, me gusta viajar, conocer y hacer amigos. Tengo varios hobbies pero uno que me apasiona en conducir en carretera el mini cooper classic.
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Another wonderful time at this great apartment. Thanks Darwin for the very nice provisions and accommodations. We look forward to staying again.
Thanks to you and always welcome!
We have a wonderful time in this place, Darwin was very helpful to show all about the apartment when we checked in. The apartment is very comfortable, we traveled with my wife and 2 kids and they had plenty of space to play a bit.
Furniture is new and kitchen is fully equipped. The place is not too far from downtown and easy access to high way to go to near cities. You can move in public transportation very easily.
We want to thank Darwin & his wife for allowing us to stay in their lovely condo. It was just like the pictures...neat, clean, & tastefully decorated. The master bedroom is somewhat small, but it does have a king size bed in it. Their is ample closet space in all of the bedrooms. The showers are (email hidden)eat pressure and endless hot water! The building has a boiler system for the hot water, so no worrying about getting replacement gas tanks when the hot water runs out. It was really nice to have a washer & dryer in the condo. There was only one set of bath towels per person...two each would have been much better. There were sufficient pots, pans, Tupperware, flatware, dishes, etc. I really enjoyed using the large glass stein to drink water...wish that there were at least four of those, instead of one. Paper products for the condo were minimal (starter rolls for the bathroom, no extras; a few napkins & a half roll of paper towels in the kitchen). Other basics missing in the kitchen that we bought: foil, plastic wrap, ziplock bags, trash bags, bleach. The neighborhood has a lot of dogs that bark throughout the night. And if you don't use earplugs or if you're not used to so much noise, you probably won't sleep well. But, remember, this is Ecuador. We've stayed in four different cities in very nice places and my ear plugs came in very handy in each place. We felt very safe while we were here & the guards were very nice. The location is very convenient. A tienda is a few steps from the condo. At the corner of this street & the main street are a pharmacy, dry cleaners, and a panadería. Mall del Rio is a 20-30 minute walk or a short taxi ride away. And last, but not least, Darwin is a wonderful host who responded very quickly to our texts and emails. We really only had one request (an extra key for the condo) and he promptly delivered it the next day.
Darwin was an EXCELLENT host! To begin with, we were staying in a different part of Cuenca and Darwin offered to pick us up and bring us to his apartment. This was a very kind and welcome gesture which we appreciated greatly!
The apartment is lovely and SPACIOUS! It is very well equipped...even comes with a wide selection of wine that you can purchase for a reasonable price. The apartment has everything you will need to cook and be comfortable. The WIFI was fast and reliable! The cable TV had a selection of English and Spanish channels. We happened to catch the 2015 Oscars which was fun.
The 2.5 bathrooms are great and there is a separate nook to use as a desk and work area. Washer Dryer, great stove, fridge, etc. VERY CLEAN. The building is safe and secure with a friendly security person on duty.
It was an all around great airbnb experience for us!
Darwin picked us up at the Cuenca airport. Fresh flowers and a bowl of fruit were in the condo, along with coffee and some bottled water. Written directions for cab phone numbers and location of various nearby businesses were on board in kitchen. Cell phone provided. Condo and views nicer than we expected. Excellent. Expect to rent from Darwin again. Cabs easy to get at end of short street. 24 hour guard.
La experiencia con Darwin en Cuenca ha sido unica, nuestros amigos y yo pasamos una estancia irrepetible, agradable, unica! no solo darwin, su esposa también estuvo presta a comentarnos tanto de la cultura como pudo! siempre respetuosos y amables, lamentamos no haber podido compartir mas tiempo junto a ellos, sin embargo se que volveremos. esta pendiente de los correos antes de la llegada, en todo lo que pueda aclararte las dudas esta al tanto de ello, mantiene una buena relacion incluso despues de culminado el viaje. en fin con Darwin a parte de una impecable estadia, tendran un buen recuerdo y una buena amista de aquel lado de Latinoamerica! Abrazos desde venezuela!
The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed to include hairdryers in each bathroom, washer and dryer, fully functional and stocked kitchen, cozy beds and a comfortable living room area.
Darwin was an AMAZING host and had lots of suggestions for places to visit and was willing to come when needed or provide complete privacy. The convenience of the location is great and an easy $2 taxi ride to historic downtown. There are two minimarts right downstairs if you want to cook for yourself as well as a hairdresser. If you are driving yourself, as we were, there is even secure parking under the building. It was just what our party of three needed.
The only thing of note and this is geared towards people who are not accustom to the amount of noise you find in Ecuador, the surrounding area is pretty noisy (Traffic, horns, alarms and dogs). We did travel in Ecuador for 7 weeks and found this throughout the entire country.
Excellent job!!! Great place. Thank you for having us!
Thank you Darwin for a pleasant and comfortable stay in Cuenca. The apartment is exactly as shown in the photos. Very clean, spacious and well organized. It was the perfect place for us to stay on our two day trip.
We typically go to Cuenca and stay in hotels but with an 11 month old baby we needed a kitchen and an extra room for our nanny. This condo was perfect! It has tons of space and a fully stocked Kitchen. It was extremely comfortable and Darwin was helpful with anything we needed.
Based on inside information from a friend, we discovered Cuenca while pre-planning the excursion to Ecuador. She said if you visit Ecuador, you've MUST visit Cuenca, and there is no better place to do that than from Darwin's apartment.
The place is thoroughly modern, with every convenience you would expect for cooking, entertainment, wifi communication, and easy access. Though not right downtown, a taxi is only $4 to anywhere you'd want to go. The building is virtually brand new and the elevator to the 4th floor is spacious, reliable, and has a glass wall with a view on your way up. It is very secure with each floor having a large central foyer. One nice touch was that the apartment has a wine selection of very reasonably priced South American wines, which is both thoughtful and convenient. Its another example of his attention to detail and thoroughness.
His place is an incredible value, and having him as your local expert, guide, and reference source is invaluable.
Each day we did an excursion which Darwin drove and hosted. He arranged for a very fluent translator to accompany the trek, and that worked out very well.
I specifically wanted to meet Ecuador's foremost guitar maker, and I ending up buying a hand made guitar from him at his home in the mountains. Darwin researched the small town where the artisan lived ahead of time and customized the tour to precisely what was important and interesting. The next day we went to the Incan Sun Temple and had a lovely shared meal of local cuisine together. We also spent a day around the city visiting museums, shops, churches and other places of interest.
During our stay we became the best of friends. The airport transfers were also handled by him, and even though the airport is virtually downtown, it was nice being met upon arrival and helped getting settled after a day of travel from the Galapagos.
Darwin is a gracious host, and I'd recommend his apartment for anyone planning a trip to Cuenca.
Darwin es una persona encantadora, de muy buen trato al igual que los familiares que se han hospedado con él.
Muy respetuoso y cuidadoso, ha sido un gran placer hospedarle y seguramente cualquier persona que lo conozca diría lo mismo.
Espero tenerlo algún día de vuelta como huesped.
Los huespedes fueron siempre bastante amables, el departamento fue entregado en correcto estado. No tenemos ningun problema para reportar.