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A Beautiful Escape From Cuenca

Paradise in Girón
2 reviews
Paradise in Girón
Small but very comfortable kitchen/living area
Bedroom with a view of the El Chorro waterfall
3/4 bath with unlimited hot water - linens provided
Ping pong - competition available:-)
Relax on the covered patio and listen to the El Chorro River flowing by
Private entrance viewed from the covered patio
View to the mountains on the other side of Girón
The El Chorro waterfall - an easy walk to the base
The second landing of the falls - a moderate 1 1/2 hour hike
Bring your camera! Photo opportunities throughout the area
View of Girón from the mountains above
The Catholic church in downtown Girón - a 10 minute walk from the apartment
Girón's museum - also a 10 minute walk
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Giron, Azuay Province
Escape from the traffic, concrete, noise, and pollution of Cuenca and visit the small Andean town of Girón. Just 40 minutes by car or an hour by bus (costs $1.00) from Cuenca, we are just one block from the bus stop and easy to find. The picturesque town of Girón sits at the head of the Yunguilla valley and, due to being 1000 feet lower in elevation, is warmer than Cuenca with daytime temperatures almost always in the 70's. Girón offers beautiful views in every direction, hiking trails (including easy, moderate, and strenuous hikes to the beautiful El Chorro waterfall), horseback riding, a museum, a Sunday farmer's market, and a glimpse into the true pastoral culture of the Andes.The small authentic adobe apartment is suitable for a single or couple and is completely furnished and includes a private entrance, kitchen, wifi, Direct... Read more
About the Owner, Scott S
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 83 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 163 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 1 property
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Cuenca, Ecuador
1 review
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Reviewed 9 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
person found this review helpful

I saw pics of the unit Scott & Anna had advertised and the timing was perfect because I had decided to visit El Chorro Falls, which is very close to Scotts rental unit.

Since the price was reasonable, I decided to book 2 nights with Scott, and I'm glad I did.

The pics do not do the actual accommodations justice because the unit is very clean, more than adequately furnished for all needs, and is much nicer in actual feel and look. The grounds are spacious and there is also a play room with ping pong and workout equipment.

In addition, El Chorro Falls is only 3 miles up the paved road from Scott and Anna's place. Scott was gracious to give us a ride to the falls and make sure we were set for a guide and took us to a restaurant where we enjoyed a pre-hike breakfast/brunch.

If you are making a trip to Giron, this is the place to stay.

Fenton, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
person found this review helpful

Very relaxing and incredible views. After spending 2 weeks in Cuenca this was just what we needed. We stayed two nights and wished we could of stayed longer. The apartment is small but very comfortable. Scott and Ana were gracious hosts and very helpful with their knowledge of the area. My only complaint was there was no sofa in the living area although Scott assured us they were going to put one in. Upon their recommendation we hired a guide ($15) and did the 3 hour hike to the waterfall... awesome! Also did a lot of walking in Giron and never saw another gringo but the residents seemed real friendly. Thank you Scott and Ana!!!

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 King
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  • Damage Deposit: €41 / stay - Deposit
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Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Cuenca: 81.0 km
We are a pretty 40 minute drive or 1 hour bus ride (costs $1) from Cuenca. Our property is easy to find in Girón.. just 1 block from the bus stop. If you are driving we have easy access and parking.
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby.
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