Barb and John are from Florida and have been living in Cuenca for over 3 1/2 years. We love entertaining, cooking, traveling.
Life Motto: treat others as you would like to be treated.
Barbie and John have a wonderful home, and we were really happy with the accommodation. The house is tastefully decorated, there's loads of space and it was spotless. They are excellent hosts - available when we needed some help, but not intrusive. The location is excellent - close to a huge grocery store, an excellent bakery nearby and the bus is right down the street if you don't want to walk to el centro. We would definitely recommend it to friends and family.
Barbie and John are great hosts and their place is excellent. They were very helpful in arranging transport from the airport and inviting us along to events in the community. Thanks!
We highly enjoyed our stay in Barbie and John's apartment !
It is a beautiful and very comfortable space, complete with all the necessary amenities for our modern lifestyles. I especially appreciated the well-equipped and spacious kitchen, from which I could prepare our vegetarian meals. The additional details such as fresh flowers on the tables, and a bowl of tropical fruits and vegetables were an added treat, and was indicative of this couple's graciousness and attention to details! I greatly appreciate having such a relaxing place to stay, and highly recommend their space .
Barbie and John are great hosts. Wonderful place. Liked Cuenca. Highly recommend.
This was our first trip to Ecuador. John and Barbie made us feel so to home. We were full of questions and they were very gracious with their knowledge. The home is in an excellent neighborhood. Its is very well appointed. We were met by their driver at the airport and greeted when we arrived. Cuenca has a lot to offer. We came as strangers and left feeling part of a very large family. We can't wait to comeback!
John and Barbie are outstanding hosts, they are very kind and corteous, they gave us excellent recommendations of places to eat and to visit around Cuenca. The house is beautiful, very clean and spacious and located on a safe neighborhood. We had a very pleasant time at John and Barbies place. I feel confident to reccomend their place to anyone who is visiting Cuenca.
John & Barbie are a lovely couple with a very spacious modern apartment in a central location of Cuenca. They organised a driver to meet us at the airport and provided lots of helpful information about Cuenca and getting to Guayaquil airport, during our stay. Unfortunately we had to cut our stay short due to a family bereavement. John & Barbie were very understanding and helped ensure that we got to Guayaquil promptly to fly to NZ.
The apartment is stocked with all the cooking utensils you'll need and even without a microwave is very functional. Both bedrooms have excellent storage space and nice comfortable beds. The large garden section makes for a nice view out of the open plan living areas. Only a short walk to a large supermarket and a number of buses that head straight into the city centre. We really enjoyed our stay and will be back for sure!
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Can't say enough about our stay at John and Barbie's. The accommodations were spectacular and our hosts made us feel like family. Even though they were living in the attached apartment they were incredibly respectful of our privacy and made it clear we could spend as much or as little time with them as we wanted. We spent hours in the late evening just sitting and talking about Ecuador and Cuenca, and life. We learned so much about Cuenca and what it has to offer from both of them. And John is one of the most interesting guys you'll ever meet. I can't recommend their house/apartment enough. The best!
John and Barbie are the perfect hosts. We were treated like old friends but with no expectations of us, we set the agenda on activities. We had several social interactions with them because they are so cool. Their knowledge of the area and the expat experience is excellent. Their location is perfect and the facility is homey and first rate. Fabulous experience.
I have known Barbie and John almot from the day I arrived in Cuenca since we all moved to Ecuador at about the same time. They have always been wonderful hosts and terrific cooks when I visited. We recently celebrated a very special birthday for John at his very interesting home.
Anyone who opts to stay at Barbie and John's rental will have a memorable experience.