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Casa El Jardin, Queen En-Suite Room Near the River Tomebamba, Breafast & WiFi

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
We have a large lovely, Spanish-style hacienda with traditional wooden beams and floors and lots of natural light. The house is completely detached with its own walled-in courtyard and private garden space -- a rarity in the heart of Cuenca. Red-masked Parakeets, Yellow Southern Grosbeaks, & several varieties of humming birds visit our garden regularly. The historic district of El Centro is less than 10 minutes away by foot or taxi. Two major river green ways are 5 minutes away, perfect for walking or running. We are in one of the only flat part of town, close to parks, shopping, restaurants, and medical services. Our home is a traditional, Spanish-style hacienda with exposed wooden beams, floors of wood and ceramic, and lots of natural light that streams through the large wooden windows...We have a large lovely, Spanish-style hacienda with traditional wooden beams and floors and lots of natural light. The house is completely detached with its own walled-in courtyard and private garden space -- a rarity in the heart of Cuenca. Red-masked Parakeets, Yellow Southern Grosbeaks, & several varieties of humming birds visit our garden regularly. The historic district of El Centro is less than 10 minutes away by foot or taxi. Two major river green ways are 5 minutes away, perfect for walking or running. We are in one of the only flat part of town, close to parks, shopping, restaurants, and medical services. Our home is a traditional, Spanish-style hacienda with exposed wooden beams, floors of wood and ceramic, and lots of natural light that streams through the large wooden windows. The house is two levels with several large community spaces downstairs and private bedrooms upstairs. There is one main central staircase with sturdy railings and risers a good height for walking. The bedrooms are good-sized, as are the baths, and each bedroom has large windows that look over our backyard and to the archaeological ruins of Pumapungo -- the 2nd most important archaeological site in Ecuador. This bedroom has a queen bed, night stands, & lamps, chair, and a big built-in closet. There is an en-suite large bathroom with tub & shower, lots of hot water. Additionally, this room has lovely light and gorgeous views. Spa quality linens are part of your stay with us. Cuenca is one of the few places in the world that is considered to be temperate in its weather -- not too hot or too cold all year round. Guests are welcome to sit outside, either in the gardens or on the covered patio, and can use any of the 3 major sitting areas inside the house -- two living rooms downstairs, plus a sitting room upstairs. Guests also have access to a refrigerator and pantry space to store small food items and drinks and can use the microwave and toaster oven to reheat leftovers. A hearty breakfast is served each morning. We do our best to live and work by following intentional practices of mindfulness, simplicity and generosity. These practices sometimes take the form of classes or workshops in our home on a variety of topics, including yoga, tai chi, meditation and contemplative wisdom. If we have events scheduled while you stay with us, you are most welcome to join us! A yoga studio is also in our neighborhood. We also are committed to recycling regular household items and conserving water as much as we can so we appreciate guests who do the same.More
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About the Owner
Stacey J
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2015
Interaction with guests
We are a good fit for people who are visiting Cuenca for a vacation -- self-sufficient independent adults who enjoy the adventures travel can bring and who have general questions about Cuenca or surrounding places to visit. This house flows well and is a perfect fit for solo travelers, writers, and anyone looking for a sanctuary close to El Centro without being in the middle of it. This home is also gay friendly.
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We received a very warm welcome by our wonderful hostesses in their absolutely beautiful and quiet colonial home not far from the Rio Tomebamba. This lovely home is very well appointed and beautifully decorated and is only a few scenic walking blocks from all the...More

Date of stay: December 2016
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Stacey J, VR Owner at Casa El Jardin, Queen En-Suite Room Near the River Tomebamba, Breafast & WiFi, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thanks you two for such a glowing review! We love what we do in hosting and getting to meet people from all over the world. So thank you for sharing your wonderful selves with us as well!

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Joanna and Stacey provided the ultimate in southern hospitality with an Ecuadorian flare. My boyfriend and I were greeted with immediate, warm hugs and bright smiles. They take pride in sharing their lovely home and make you feel as if it is your own. And...More

Date of stay: May 2017
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Stacey J, VR Owner at Casa El Jardin, Queen En-Suite Room Near the River Tomebamba, Breafast & WiFi, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Awe...you two were awesome guests! What a joy to have the opportunity to meet you and hear of your experiences of adventure travel! Thank you for your kind review! Keep traveling and keep sharing your wonderful selves!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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DVD Player
Refrigerator
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Housekeeping Included
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Dryer
Towels Provided
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Private Garden
Iron
TV
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Kettle
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Does this holiday rental have a steam room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
We are located in the El Vergel area of Cuenca, a barrio that is close to hospitals, parks, shopping centers, El Centro (the historic district) and two of the four rivers in town. It is considered to be one of the most desirable places to live in Cuenca. Cuenca sits in a geographic depression, with the city in the center surrounded by mountains. Our home is in one of the only flat parts of town, which makes it great for walking and running at altitude. You can head out the door and hit one of the river greenways within 3 minutes. Just about anything you might need is within walking distance.
Getting around
Taxis and buses are plentiful around town and easy to pick up from our house -- walk less than a block and you can find one with no trouble. Buses are currently 25 cents per ride and taxis are about $2-$3 to get you anywhere in town.
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