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Inviting, Spacious Ground Floor Flat with Lush Garden

7 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 You can enjoy El Centro and get a good night's sleep in this flat! Located minutes from Old Town via a short taxi ride (roughly $2), or a bus ride (25c), where you can enjoy old architecture, great dining and bars that is offered downtown. After the fun, you can come home to a safe, quiet and relaxing space. No loud bar noise until two in the morning here, just a good night's sleep! Your flat is the ground floor of an Ecuadorian duplex located in a small Ciudadela one block from 7 kilometers of walkways beside the river Yanuncay. There are three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size orthopedic bed with an en suite bathroom. The second bedroom has a queen size bed next to the half bath. The third bedroom has a double bed and is next to the second ...3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 You can enjoy El Centro and get a good night's sleep in this flat! Located minutes from Old Town via a short taxi ride (roughly $2), or a bus ride (25c), where you can enjoy old architecture, great dining and bars that is offered downtown. After the fun, you can come home to a safe, quiet and relaxing space. No loud bar noise until two in the morning here, just a good night's sleep! Your flat is the ground floor of an Ecuadorian duplex located in a small Ciudadela one block from 7 kilometers of walkways beside the river Yanuncay. There are three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size orthopedic bed with an en suite bathroom. The second bedroom has a queen size bed next to the half bath. The third bedroom has a double bed and is next to the second full bath (with shower). All beds have Egyptian cotton bedding, down comforters, and lots of soft pillows for your comfort. The bathrooms have quality towels, rain shower head ( master bath) and soft rugs. Some bath essentials and amenities are provided. The flat looks directly out to a lush garden filled with many varieties of flowers and succulents, your own avocado and lime trees. If in season, you are welcome to the bounty. Song birds, hummingbirds and butterflies make their home here too. The kitchen will not disappoint. It is bright and colorful! Under-cabinet lighting provides plenty of task lighting. We stock the basics and give you the makings for your first cup of coffee or tea to get your morning started. The corner market is one half block away. We provide a stainless steel coffee pot, local coffee, toaster oven, blender, artisan dishes, quality spices. If cooking is not your thing, jump in a cab and be in old town in 10 minutes ($2) for a variety of breakfast options. A private English speaking driver can be arranged for any transportation needs, and cleaning services can be arranged for longer stays. On request, we provide a cell phone with minutes and pre-programmed numbers (you only pay for the minutes). My husband and I are retired and live in the upstairs flat. Your privacy is guaranteed , but we are available as needed. When we travel, our expectations for cleanliness and comfort are paramount. We will do our best to translate our expectations into your stay at Casa Bella Mia. For pet owners: As you know, many units will not allow pets. There are indeed reasons for their policy. We accept only responsible pet owners and up to two trained dogs! We cannot accept other pets due to allergy issues. A safe, fully enclosed backyard is right out the patio door for night trips and a park, one block away, for walks and off leash runs. Keep in mind, when looking at other properties, that Cuenca is an urban town with lots of concrete and very little green space. We do not allow pets to be left alone! Many dogs will bark and get on the furniture when their owner is absent. You can arrange for your pet to stay with us, for a small fee; or provide your own supervision. We can provide you a large crate. (Exceptions are made for crate trained dogs who do not bark). Our dogs are not aggressive but we make sure they are always supervised when they are in the yard or other common areas. Cuenca is a lovely town and it is a fun place to explore, so enjoy all it has to offer!More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Blender
Dryer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

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Management response:Responded 9 December 2016

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Reviewed 25 September 2015

This apartment was everything we could have wished for. As long term travellers we truly appreciated this superbly equipped apartment. We felt like we were at home living in a real house. There was loads of linen and everything we needed in the way of...More

Thank Joanne R
Management response:Responded 30 August 2016

I cannot believe that we missed this fabulous review and the opportunity to respond and thank our guests, who were wonderful to host. They too deserve a 5 star review and will be welcomed by hosts wherever they travel in the World. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2015

This was a great choice for a rental in Cuenca. We were 2 adult couples visiting Cuenca for the first time. We had a great experience staying at Cheryl and Rex's flat. As described in TripAdvisor, the apartment is spacious and beautifully decorated. The location...More

1  Thank MariaCH4132YS
Management response:Responded 30 August 2016

it was wonderful having these two couples as our guests. meeting wonderful people is one of the fringe benefits of being hosts. Thank you for the lovely review and it pleases us to be able to ret4urn the compliment. They will be welcome by hosts...More

Reviewed 28 July 2015

Great help from owners. The house is nicely decorated and clean. Well furnished and located away from the downtown but a great place if you want to rest at the end of your sightseeing. Rex and Cheryl are very helpful. and I would not hesitate...More

Thank MariuxiSC
Management response:Responded 29 July 2015

Hosting these guests was a pleasure. They are a delightful couple who were fun to interact with and who kept the apartment immaculate.They are welcome back anytime.

Reviewed 7 July 2015

This was an excellent choice for our family! We traveled with three adults and two small children. The place was spacious, had a beautiful back yard, very tastefully decorated interior and was great for our kids! The owners, Cheryl and Rex were so helpful and...More

1  Thank Lrumple2014
Management response:Responded 29 July 2015

Having these travelers stay in our apartment was a joy. They have booked again and will be welcomed as friends as well as customers. We recommend them unconditionally to other hosts.

About the Owner
Cheryl / Rex D
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:93%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2015
Interaction with guests
Your hosts live upstairs and while we also value our privacy, are available to address any problems with the rental as well as assisting you in planning and executing your visit. A quick phone call is all it takes to get our help, in person if we are home or by telephone if not. Challenged linguistically? My husband speaks Spanish and can make some arrangements for you, as well as direct you to facilitators who can walk you through more complex issues, such as visas, driver licenses and rentals.
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About the neighbourhood
Our neighborhood is a small, quiet (for Ecuador) Ecuadorian neighborhood, off the beaten path, but close to major thoroughfares and public transportation. There a local corner markets 1/2 to 3 blocks from your front door. The closest supermarket is a leisure 15-20 minute stroll or a quick 5 minute taxi ride.
Getting around
Our neighborhood is almost exclusively Ecuadorian. It is off the beaten path, with very little traffic, but close to Avenida Las Americas and Primero de Mayo, major thoroughfares to get you around town. We are a 5 minute walk from Avenida Las Americas, which has buses that take you around the city for $.25 ($.12 if you are over 65). A ride to the steps leading up to the Old Town (El Centro) takes about 15-20 minutes. A taxi (we can call for you or you can flag one down) will take you to El Centro in about 5-10 minutes for $2.50 or less, depending on your destination. As is true in most cities, times dramatically increase during rush hours. Getting a taxi during rush hours and when raining can be challenging.
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