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Large studio flat in Cuenca's historic district

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
60 nights minimum
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We have reconstructed a traditional rural adobe home in downtown Cuenca that we call Pumamaqui Accommodations. Four large studio apartments surround a garden and cobblestone courtyard, with the city just outside your door. The apartment listed here is single-level with its own balcony, and directly overlooks the courtyard. The street-facing side is our new art gallery, PumamaquiGalerías. Three features make Pumamaqui Accommodations extraordinary: A beautifully reconstituted building with all new amenities; the quiet central courtyard that feels like an oasis in the bustle of the city; and proximity to all that the two Cuencas--historic and modern--have to offer. Rentals include broadband WiFi, cable TV, iron and ironing board, abundant hot water, hair dryer, complete kitchen (includi...We have reconstructed a traditional rural adobe home in downtown Cuenca that we call Pumamaqui Accommodations. Four large studio apartments surround a garden and cobblestone courtyard, with the city just outside your door. The apartment listed here is single-level with its own balcony, and directly overlooks the courtyard. The street-facing side is our new art gallery, PumamaquiGalerías. Three features make Pumamaqui Accommodations extraordinary: A beautifully reconstituted building with all new amenities; the quiet central courtyard that feels like an oasis in the bustle of the city; and proximity to all that the two Cuencas--historic and modern--have to offer. Rentals include broadband WiFi, cable TV, iron and ironing board, abundant hot water, hair dryer, complete kitchen (including toaster, microwave, coffee maker, plates, pots and pans, cutlery, wine glasses), linens and towels, washer and dryer, interior courtyard and garden with hummingbirds. All utilities are included. The owners are Stuart White, an ex-academic from the United States and alpaca rancher in Ecuador for 30 years, and his wife Patricia Espadero, a veterinarian and a Cuencana. We are eager for guests to have a memorable experience, and we will be available to help with suggestions about outings, local restaurants and cultural events. More
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Stuart W
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

A lovely oasis with a courtyard. Our studio apartment was spacious, airy and comfortable; kitchen was fine for cooking. The table and chairs allowed us to process photos and do some writing easily. Washer and dryer is great! Location is near to excellent restaurants and...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank DonnaFS_01
Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

Nice apt on “international” restaurant row! Close to everything with convenient washer dryer available. Lovely hosts Stewart and Patricia. Studio apt with all the essentials.

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank 463fayb
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

Stuart and Patricia's place is located right in the heart of the historical district in Cuenca. It is surrounded by great places to eat that offer local food and cater to extranjeros(foreigners). The entire complex offers privacy and is perfect for getting the feel of...More

Date of stay: March 2016
1  Thank Fa-HEE-tahs
Reviewed October 25, 2016

This beautiful little flat exceeded my expectations. It is in a beautifully maintained property and the owners are kind, welcoming, and attentive. The unit is really nicely designed and comfortable. The kitchen is clean and modern and the attention to detail (vase of fresh flowers,...More

Date of stay: October 2016
2  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed September 8, 2016

We stayed here in Oct of 2014 on our first trip to Cuenca. It is a perfect location if you want to be right in the center and within walking distance to cafes, museums, parks and restaurants. The best part of staying here is the...More

Date of stay: August 2016
5  Thank Flufton
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
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Porch
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Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
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A Winter Sun Getaway
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Hairdryer
TV
Microwave
Shared Garden
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About the neighbourhood
From Pumamaqui Accommodations' location on Honorato Vazquez street, visitors can walk for miles along Cuenca's linear parks, which follow the course of its four rivers. Close-by large city parks, including Parque de la Madre and Parque el Paraiso, are actively used by local residents and visitors for exercise, relaxation and picnics. The main city plaza, Parque Calderón, is 5 blocks away. Leaving from the Parque Calderón are double-decker buses that tour the downtown and stop at Turi Hill, giving a bird's-eye view of the city. Other attractions of our neighborhood include a great many quality restuarants, among them Moliendo Café (Colombian), HR-Hermanos de la Ruta (Spanish tapas), Bella Cuba, El Mediterráneo and La Viña (Italian), and Los Tiestos and El Monasterio (Ecuadorian and inter...
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