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El Jardin Sanctuario,Lovely Spanish Colonial near Rio Tomebama, WiFi & Breakfast

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Overview
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. Bedroom 2 has a queen bed, night stands, & lamps, chair, and a big built-in closet. There is a shared large bathroom with shower, lots of hot water. Additionally, this room has lovely light and gorgeous views. Add to this spa quality linens. 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. Our house is typical of Cuenca in that we have plenty of blankets if cool and wonderful spacious windows if warm. 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 located in our neighborhood as well! That stated, we are not a good fit for people who want to party every night or stay out late -- we go to bed and rise the next day fairly early and observe quiet hours. 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 3 December 2017

Last January my husband and Richard and I enjoyed a month in Cuenca with Stacey and Joanna. They have lovingly created and graciously share Casa El Jardin. Their home is a peaceful, beautiful oasis in the heart of Cuenca. From our large, airy bedroom, we...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank CarolandRichard
Stacey J, VR Owner at El Jardin Sanctuario,Lovely Spanish Colonial near Rio Tomebama, WiFi & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you so much for the beautiful review of our home and our hospitality! We had a great experience sharing space with you both. We wish you the very best as you continue traveling the world bringing your light, laughter, and hope filled enthusiasm where...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017

Casa El Jardin is a lovely quiet home near downtown Cuenca. It is perfect for single women traveling alone or for couples who enjoy a tranquil environment. The two American women hostesses are helpful, informative and will give you as much personal space as you...More

Date of stay: October 2017
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Stacey J, VR Owner at El Jardin Sanctuario,Lovely Spanish Colonial near Rio Tomebama, WiFi & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you for your gracious review. It was a delight to have you and Winn stay with us. You two are such wonderfully fun and interesting guests! We enjoy offering hospitality to people like you who are ready to have a Cuenca adventure!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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Refrigerator
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Safe
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Towels Provided
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Private Garden
Hiking Trips
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Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
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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 part 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.
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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