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Inviting, Spacious Ground Floor Flat with Lush Garden

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
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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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We accept only responsible pet owners and up to 2 trained dogs! Please inquire about other pets. 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.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Cheryl / Rex D
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2015
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

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Date of stay: November 2016
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

Date of stay: September 2015
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

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

Date of stay: September 2015
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

Date of stay: July 2015
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

Date of stay: June 2015
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.

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Reviewed 20 June 2015

noise from rooster and stray dogs-cant flush your toilet paper waste-put it in a can(disgusting)--no oven just toaster type bakes-location required call taxi to go anywhere- bed squeaks with every move-no tv for 2 days-requested shortened stay after 2 days but nothing done-only told we...More

Date of stay: June 2015
2  Thank peter k
Management response:Responded 25 June 2015

To those potential future guests who are reading this review, we’d like to present the other side of the coin. First, it saddens us to have to write this rebuttal. First and foremost, Flip Key/TripAdvisor clearly states on their website (cancellation policy) there will be...More

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Salinas, Ecuador
Reviewed 17 June 2015

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Date of stay: June 2015
Management response:Responded 29 July 2015

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Blender
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Porch
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Inviting, Spacious Ground Floor Flat with Lush Garden

  • Inviting, Spacious Ground Floor Flat with Lush Garden is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

  • Inviting, Spacious Ground Floor Flat with Lush Garden has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

  • Inviting, Spacious Ground Floor Flat with Lush Garden has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stays at Inviting, Spacious Ground Floor Flat with Lush Garden must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.