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Stay in the Corazon (Heart) of Cuenca's El Centro!

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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests
5 nights minimum
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This 1200 sqft colonial apartment will keep you super comfortable during your stay in Cuenca and without putting a hole in your wallet! Following the description of this apartment is a 'checklist' of things you might want to consider when examining other properties (scroll to the bottom). Be sure to look it over so you get the RIGHT FIT FOR YOU!!! ***About this Apartment*** The apartment has been completely remodeled with new flooring, plumbing, toilets, furniture, paint, bed, etc etc. The living room is huge, with 10ft ceilings, large L-shaped sofa, entertainment center, and large windows to let in lots of light. Enjoy the flat screen TV (with HDMI ports so you can watch (even USA TV stations!) from your laptop), or the more than 100 DVD's provided for you to choose from. Off to the...This 1200 sqft colonial apartment will keep you super comfortable during your stay in Cuenca and without putting a hole in your wallet! Following the description of this apartment is a 'checklist' of things you might want to consider when examining other properties (scroll to the bottom). Be sure to look it over so you get the RIGHT FIT FOR YOU!!! ***About this Apartment*** The apartment has been completely remodeled with new flooring, plumbing, toilets, furniture, paint, bed, etc etc. The living room is huge, with 10ft ceilings, large L-shaped sofa, entertainment center, and large windows to let in lots of light. Enjoy the flat screen TV (with HDMI ports so you can watch (even USA TV stations!) from your laptop), or the more than 100 DVD's provided for you to choose from. Off to the side of the living area is a 4-person formal dining table (in addition to the 2-person breakfast table located in the sunroom). The bedroom is large with a Queen bed, ensuite full bath, and walk-in closet (rare in Cuenca!). The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you’ll need (except food!). 6-burner gas cooktop/oven, microwave, toaster, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, food processor, tall refrigerator, and lots of cooking gadgets. Most places are pretty stingy when it comes to outfitting the kitchen. NOT this one! Coffee/tea, condiments, cooking oil and spices are also provided. The really EXCEPTIONAL feature of this apartment is the HUGE sun room with soaring skylights! In this area, you can relax, take a nap, read a book, do laundry, or surf the Net at a work desk. When it rains, it's romance at its best to sit in the sun room and listen to the roar of the rain hitting the ceilings overhead. Also in this area is a 2nd FULL bath. Need to do laundry? No problemo as you'll have your own full-sized washer AND dryer (also rare here) INSIDE the apt. A cell phone is provided so you can make local calls. You'll also get great internet/Wifi speeds with our new Fiber Optic internet service. Yet another feature (as if more is needed!) is the rooftop terrace with table and chairs, and great views daytime or nighttime. (My guests have exclusive use). ***About the Location*** Situated in an old colonial building located smack dab in the middle of El Centro. Everything you want is just steps outside your door. - Close to the blue-domed Cathedral, flower market, and Parque Calderon, the center of the Universe when it comes to Cuenca’s activities, festivals, tourism office, tour bus, etc. - EZ walk to a large Mercado featuring local grown fruits and vegetables plus meats and seafood. - Lots of eateries from cheap $3 lunches to upscale restaurants. - Pharmacies, medical/dental offices, and hospital all nearby. - Want a taxi or a bus? They're ripe for picking anywhere you happen to be in El Centro. - Nearby is a plaza lined with Otovalan vendors selling beautiful fabrics, clothing, shawls, scarves, tapestries, etc. ***About the Pricing & Discount!!*** I offer a significant discount for stays of 30 nights or more. The discount is automatically calculated based on the dates you enter. In the end, you'll find the daily cost of this apartment to be LESS than an average hotel here in Cuenca, especially when you consider the additional expenses of eating out all the time. Ask yourself...'How many nights would I get for the same price, if I stayed at a hotel?” ***Availabililty*** Please consult the online calendar for dates available vs already booked. I keep my calendar current at all times. ***Full Disclosure*** This building (as is 95% in Cuenca) does not have an elevator. The apartment requires a 2-flight walk-up. ***A Checklist When Examining Other Properties*** * Location. Can you walk to most everything you'll want to do, or do you always need to take a taxi or bus? * Does the unit have hot water at the kitchen sink, bathroom sink (rare here), and piped to the shower? * Does the shower have direct-piped hot water, or one of those electric shower-heads that produce only lukewarm water (known as 'widow-makers')? * Does the unit have an oven or just a cooktop? * Does it have both a washer and dryer INSIDE the unit? * Does it have a tiny fridge sitting on the floor where you have to get on your knees?More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
DVD Player
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
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Washer
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Paper Towels Provided
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Hairdryer
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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

We stayed for one week and it was a lovely place to call home. We were greeted at the airport and given an in-person intro to the apartment. What a spacious place! The colorful decor, bright and airy courtyard, living and dining room, bedroom with...More

Date of stay: January 2018
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danoinec, VR Owner at Stay in the Corazon (Heart) of Cuenca's El Centro!, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2018

Gracias mi amigas!!! So glad you had fun and I hope the rest of your travels turned out the same!! Dano

Reviewed June 1, 2017

Interesting apartment on Plaza San Francisco in the center of Cuenca. Just a few blocks from the main square. Very spacious for 2 people. Plaza San Francisco is very busy during the day with Otavalan vendors, etc. which is a very authentic experience. We stayed...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Criste T
danoinec, VR Owner at Stay in the Corazon (Heart) of Cuenca's El Centro!, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Howdy folks!! Thanks for the thorough and complimentary review! Also, I really appreciated that you left the apartment in such great condition. Oh, and thanks for the charger gift...I'll put it to good use. Til next time!!

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Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

The owner ensures that all your needs are met. He is very helpful and supportive. The kitchen is easy to use. The apartment is tasefully decorated.

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank Rickyboy2
Reviewed January 21, 2016

We could not have asked for better accommodations in Cuenca then Danos apartment. It is exactly as he describes it in his ad. The kitchen is fully equipped, and he even brought a bag of coffee over with him when he came to pick us...More

Date of stay: January 2016
Thank a g
Reviewed December 10, 2015

Corazon of El Centro has all the comforts of home. Dano has done an outstanding job of making sure everything you need is there. He takes the time you need to talk through anything unexpected that might occur by meeting you in person when you...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank JenandMarkPrice
danoinec, VR Owner at Stay in the Corazon (Heart) of Cuenca's El Centro!, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2015

WOW!! What a writeup! It was so enjoyable reading about the fun you had. Look forward to seeing you here again down the road. BTW....Malcolm says 'Hi!!' (jejejejjee)

About the Owner
Dano D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2012
Availability
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About the neighbourhood
The apt is located in the heart of El Centro. You are within easy walking distance to many restaurants, museums, cathedral/churches, parks, river, art galleries, festivals, etc.
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Cuenca is a VERY walkable city. A car is not needed. Taxis average $2 - $3 per triip.
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