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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Cuenca, Azuay Province

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2011eaj
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
“It's a must!”
Reviewed 19 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

If you are searching for a short term stay accommodation, a stay with John and Barbie is a
must! They are welcoming, readily respond to any question or request you may have and they open their home to their guests. This is your home-away-from-home in Cuenca.

Their home is in an ideal location - a short walk to Supermaxi, the cleaners, bakeries and a main street where you can easily hail a taxi. The hosts are very familiar with the city and are
able to make recommendations for restaurants, markets, etc.

The house is in a safe neighbourhood and is very quiet, both during the day and night. The house is clean and all amenities are available. We used only one bedroom and the bed and
pillows are wonderful.

My husband cooked a few meals and all the appliances are in good working order.

John and Barbie introduced us to many expats and it is through their contacts that we were
able to find our new home in Cuenca - thank you John and Barbie!

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Liked best: the hosts!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mariewest...
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“Great location, great people, comfortable rental.”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

I stayed at John and Barbie's vacation rental and they are wonderful people, helpful in anything you wanted and anything you needed to know about Cuenca. Excellent location, nice clean apartment with comfortable beds. I would recommend this apartment to anyone coming to Cuenca, Ecuador. Thank you John and Barbie for the pleasant stay in your home.

MarieH

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JimfromGu...
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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“Great location, Great owners, Wonderful accommodations!!”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Wonderful, secure location that is out of the center of the city, but not too far out. Bus line nearby and taxis readily available. Also plenty of secure parking.

The owners, John and Barbie, are wonderful. Friendly, caring, helpful and available but not pushy in any way. I loved the time we had to just sit and talk to them. Wish we had, had more, but is was a short business stay for my wife and I.

The apt./house is wonderful. It was comfortable with all the comforts of home. Very comfortable beds and a well set up kitchen. There was good wifi and great showers with hot water!

We plan on visiting John and Barbie again.

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Lakewood, Washington
Reviewed 6 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

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Liked best: The house and landlords eceeded our expectations and desires
Liked least: We had only planned on two weeks instead of much longer
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B.C.
Reviewed 11 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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JayAshman
Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
“Ideal place to stay when visiting Cuenca”
Reviewed 6 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at John and Barbie's places for four weeks. Everything the previous reviewers have said is absolutely true. John and Barbie are great hosts--they are a wealth of information and happy to share it. Their rental is spacious, clean, quiet and comfortable, perfect for two couples. The kitchen is well equipped, so if you want to cook your own meals, everything is there. It's a short walk to pretty much everything you need: the SuperMaxi, the best grocery store in the city; a branch of the Pinchincha bank with an ATM; a bakery (the smell from which will pull you in every time you pass by); and a bus stop from where you can get into El Centro in about five minutes. We cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Reviewed 1 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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