Our whole experience with Cuenca was wonderful. Deborah met us at the airport and helped us move in to the apartment. Oscar was there also and carried our suitcases up the stairs. This apartment is mi… More
1 May 2014
"Modern, clean, spacious"
We were a party of four and one toddler driving from Guayaquil to Cuenca. Although, the apartment wasn't ready by the time we arrived (3:30 pm), the broker, Deborah was very pleasant and accommodatin… More
We stayed here a month and feel that this unit is a great value. Location is convenient, furniture is comfortable. The unit is modern and well maintained. You won't go wrong here. A couple of cau… More
Just a footnote. Today I installed no-slip strips in the shower. Also, in case it may benefit others to know beforehand, the wall (or sill) of the shower is 18 inches high. The shower can also be used as a deep-soak tub.
3 Mar 2014
"Wonderful apartment just outside of old town"
What a wonderful loft apartment. It's just what we needed. Comfortable furniture, all the mod cons- besides the 2 tvs and 2 bathrooms, a washer drier combo and a fully equipped kitchen with cupboards … More
14 Jan 2014
"All the comforts of home"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this wonderful loft apartment. This was the best equipped accommodation found at such an affordable price during our 5 week visit to Ecuador. The apartment was imma… More
Thanks guys for the very complimentary review. I hope you had a lot of fun on the rest of your trip around EC!! Come back and stay longer in CUE!! LOL
Dano offered us this one when we had to move out of the apartment close to the cathedral.
It has a nice courtyard, view of the "hanging houses" along river Tomobamba and the mountains in the distance… More
31 Oct 2014
"Stayed here before, and stayed here again!"
We've needed short term rentals here in Cuenca a couple of times and this is perfect for us. The location CANNOT be beat! When we needed another short term rental, this was the first place we thought … More
Thanks for the review! It's always nice (and flattering) when a guest comes back and chooses to stay at one of my apts again. BTW...just to clarify, the apt is on the 4th floor, requiring a 3 level walk-up (ground to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4. If you're on the 5th floor, you're walking on air!!! LOL
12 Apr 2014
"What a great way to stay!!!"
First I have to say staying in an apartment is the way to go. This experience beats any kind of hotel you might imagine. Finding yourself getting familiar with the path leading in and out and the pr… More
This apartment has everything we needed for a week in Cuenca. Walk to El Centro, the beautiful Parque de la Madre, SuperMaxi grocery, enclosed mall, movies, good restaurants, and almost instant taxis … More
23 Dec 2015
"Excellent location, clean and we'll equipped"
I am currently staying in this apartment and will be here for a total of 3 weeks. I am thrilled with the apartment and love the location. I walk the stairs to El Centro a couple of times a day, enjo… More
It is very nice to have you. I do not mind dogs with a deposit just no cats.
I am glad you have found the unit clean and well equipped. I am very adamant about how my units are kept. We keep nice linens and bedding and maid service is also available and laundry service.
21 Aug 2014
A great apartment with everything we needed for a family of four. The children shared a double bed, but it wasn't a problem, and there were extra blankets for the cold spell in Cuenca. Fresh flowers a… More
I stayed at this apartment with my family (my wife, my son, my parents, and my brother and his wife and son) at the end of December, including on New Year's Eve, and we had a wonderful time not only b… More
Dear Roberto and Family,
All i can say is: "Mucho, mucho gracias!".
Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
Cuenca is a perfect place to live, it's considered a great city for retired people because it's a quiet, safe and beautiful city.
It's has a high cultural tradition and the people who lives here is very kind.
Cuenca has a high quality on their public services. …see more
We stayed at this Apartment for 3 Months, January thru March 2015. Basically, a very comfortable place with new beds and furniture. The kitchen was nice, with all the things you would need for a comfo… More
Ruth and Brand were great guests, I give the apartment and received in the same or even better conditions. I feel very grateful to have care as their home. Unfortunately we could not say goodbye, because forward a couple of days out of the city and I was out of town. Most of all invited a couple of months left and then to feel the calm and beautiful city decide to move for long periods. I have nothing negative to report and recommend this cute couple in the other locations they want to visit.
31 Jan 2015
"Security, Location and Comfort!"
We stayed at Darwins apartment during the month of January, 2015, and enjoyed a trouble free experience. Everything was as promised and then more. The apartment was very clean and contained everyth… More
Catherine and Ken, were space-one months in each apartment. They really are excellent guests, very careful and respectful, they were kind enough to leave clean both apartments. We also had a chance to take a tour of the towns of Gualaceo, Chordeleg and Sigsig where apredimos something from each other. They asked to have a package ready to watch superbowl NFL. But it was not necessary to improve the package, they enjoyed the games. Highly Recommended guests and want them to know that will always be welcome, If you need my help in the city of Cuenca have a friend, regardless of the place of stay.
26 Nov 2014
"GREAT APARTMENT with FABULOUS HOST"
Darwin's apartment is quite nice and well stocked with kitchen needs. It is in a very secure building with an elevator and 2 convenient grocery stores within steps of the door. The WiFI worked great a… More
Rebecca & Steve were excellent guests, they were just under 2 weeks. very careful with everything in the apartment. Always be welcome, I send many blessings and you recover soon. Guests highly recommended!
"Perfect Rental, Completely Equipped, Convenient and Safe"
A group of six adults, we were completely comfortable here for 8 days between Christmas until just after New Year's. We were able to relax easily as everything we needed was included or close at hand… More
Margaret and her friends were a great group of guests. Very careful with the menage of the apartment. There is nothing negative to report. Maggy're always welcome and thanks for your suggestions.
3 Nov 2014
"Very comfortable and nice condo for our week stay in Cuenca"
Darwin and his wife were extremely accommodating for our stay. My wife who is in a wheel chair could not get access into the master bathroom so Darwin removed the bathroom door to insure she could. Th… More
The Dawes family and friends were a little more than a week. guests were very friendly. Lovers of good food and wine. Leaving the apartment, Stephen was kind enough to clean up the apartment. I told him that was not necessary, because we do anyway after extreme cleanliness throughout the apartment. but he told me he wanted to do and did it. Guests like you will always be welcome. I wish you luck finding the property you want in the mountains of Cuenca.
7 Oct 2014
"Clean, Quiet, Comfortable and a great owner."
We have stayed in numerous vacation rentals and one hotel in Cuenca. This is probably the quietest of them all. It has every thing you need and is comfortable and secure. Darwin is a great owner who… More
Jim and his family are excellent guests, take care of the apartment as his home. this is the third time that take the place. I have full confidence in him. If any implement of crockery is broken, so replenished with more. Guest highly recommended and will always be welcome.
A wonderful loft style apartment in an excellent location. It was very comfortable, everything worked and the bed was very comfortable. There were many movies to watch. The area was quiet and close to… More
It was a pleasure being your host. I believe we have each found new friends. Please keep in touch.
This condo fit all our needs perfectly. We could walk to downtown in 15 minutes. There was a multitude of great restaurants within a 15 minute walk as well. When we were too tired to move from a full … More
12 Jun 2014
Charity and Giovanni, thank you very much for your great apartment. We enjoyed the views, the location and the comfortable beds! Meeting you both was a real pleasure, thank you for all your help!
17 Apr 2014
"Five Star Vrbo / Peaceful & Beautiful / Classy and Comfortable &"
The entire property, from arrival to departure of the facility is just perfect. It is clean and feels safe and is in a great location... The place itself feels clean, cozy and elegant. Having traveled… More
"Perfect Home away from Home with the Best Hosts!"
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 w… More
27 Jul 2015
"Great place to rest. Nicely decorated and owners very helpful. Also very clean and well furnished."
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 Chery… More
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.
7 Jul 2015
"WOW!!! Beautiful flat, wonderful hosts, overall, great experience!"
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 f… More
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.
"Great place to share moments and feel like at home"
Awesome place to stay im definitely coming back. Bill was so welcoming and nice. I really loved it there. I went with a group of friends and we all stayed there, we all felt like at home and shared so… More
This apartment was perfect for our stay. Large kitchen; garden view; TV; Internet; Desk area; Storage; Very clean. The location is perfect to walk to the parks; museums and restaurants.
The host-Stu… More
1 Jan 2015
"Best International Rental ever"
My wife and I have lived outside the USA for 25 years. We have rented Vacation apartments in Vienna, Austria, La Spezia, Italy, Naples, Italy,Oradea, Romania, Sofia, Bulgaria and in London. This pr… More
17 Nov 2014
Great apartment. Central location, warm and welcoming hosts
in a very charming city. Numerous wonderful ethnic restaurants
within a block of the apartment. My wife and I spent the months of August
I arrived alone in Ecuador two weeks before my partner. It was perfect. The loft was spacious enough with a comfortable bed, complete kitchen and great shower. A washer and dryer were available for … More
25 Jul 2014
"More than a place to stay - I can't gush enough!""
Staying at Stuart White's accommodations was more than a clean, highly functioning and comfortable stay. It was a living experience par excellence. We stayed in two of the four high quality units, e… More
27 May 2014
"We enjoyed every aspect of this lodging."
We stayed for 30 days in three different apartments due to our late reservation. We enjoyed every unit as well as the beautiful green courtyard. The location in the historic district was perfect for… More
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
There are also two separate patios – one next to the kitchen and the other next to the living areas with views of downtown and the mountains. The living area is just shy of 1400 square feet.
Additional amenities include: parking - garage, security code with interph …see more
I am a retired senior school teacher. I do some traveling and like to stay in apartments by the month because it is the most affordable way to learn about an area. I walk, take occasional tours, and … More
Scott stayed with us a month, and he definitely became part of our family while he was here. He has a good sense of humor and is a seasoned traveler, adapting well to the ebb and flow of each day. Our dog Maisie enjoyed Scott so much she watched for him to return so he could pet her! We found Scott to be a great guest, easy to talk to and open to suggestions. He often sat on the back patio, working on his blog, and, on Christmas Eve, we all enjoyed the big Pase del Nino parade together, snapping photos. Our casita is actually an apartment, as opposed to a hotel room with maid service, so we offer our guests cleaning supplies, so they can keep the casita to their liking. We provide clean sheets and towels weekly, and guests can use our laundry or one of the many good laundry shops in the neighborhood. Scott was an independent guest -- we checked in on him to make sure he was okay and felt comfortable knowing he would tell us if he needed something. We would love to have Scott back anytime, and, as much as he likes to travel, it might just happen sooner rather than later!
2 Jul 2015
"Perfect Place to Stay as a First Time Visitor and Will Stay Again!"
I pulled up in the cab and Stacey was there to great me with a huge hug and a matching smile. She made me feel welcome from the moment I stepped through the gate. The casita is very comfortable and … More
Thank you so much for your positive review! You were a delight to get to know & spend time with. It was a joy to have you here at Casita Bella Vista. You are welcome anytime!
17 May 2015
"Great Place, Better People"
I stayed with Stacey and Joanna for several weeks when I first arrived in Cuenca. They were wonderful hosts. They helped me get my feet around Cuenca in a way I never could have done without them, tea… More
We at Casita Bella Vista & Cuenca miss you! We're so glad we were able to help you get started in Cuenca with all you wanted & needed to know to have a great time and be successful while you were here. Come back when you are able!
"In excellent condition, great location and friendly owner"
My husband and I spent couple of weeks in the beautiful city of Cuenca touring around and contemplating the idea of retiring there. When we started looking for a rental apartment, we were very hesita… More
7 Nov 2015
"Great Location - Great Condo - Friendly Staff"
The condo was spacious with a nice view and the location was very convenient for all that we wanted to do.
The staff at the condo were most friendly and helpful. We enjoyed getting to know them.… More
19 Apr 2015
"One of the better rental apartments available in Cuenca"
It took us some time to find this apartment. We had originally booked one of Beth G's dungeons. Water poured through the ceiling of the "dining room" every time it rained among many other horrors and … More
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 comfortabl… More
9 Aug 2015
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 reasonab… More
I contacted Beth at the last minute due to a place we were in that we were not happy with. It had an electric shower and many other problems and was not clean. we had to get out of there.
Beth was a… More
Thank you for the nice review. It was nice to meet you and your family. I was glad I could help. I am sorry for the bad experience you had with the other well known company and you should get your money back.Many people here do not disclose the unit to its full extent regarding the electric shower. As far as dirty what some Ecuadorians think is clean we would look at different. I am glad you enjoyed the unit it was one of the newer ones I have and for the price some people actually complain and think it should be less, but like you said a hostel costs you $30.00 a two bedroom unit fully furnished and stocked well costs 40.00.HMMM I wonder where some of these other people are thinking the price should be less. Maybe they are not aware of those hotels in the states Super 8 for 100.00 a night.:) I hope to you see you again and if you need any help with your daughter for schools let me know. On your return for the longer stay it will be discounted.
Thank You again
7 May 2015
"Amazing Price & Amazing Apartment"
We are always a bit skeptical when renting apartments in other countries on the internet without having previously been to the area before.
I can honestly say that we could not have had a better e… More
Felice and Ben
What a relief to finally have some great guests lately. You guys are wonderful and on top of that having new friends. I am so glad you decided to stay in Cuenca and look forward to doing some fun things and the event. I love smart people with common sense who get it.
30 Apr 2015
"Great Location - Great Deal"
This was my third trip to Cuenca. Beth's rental is in a GREAT location, the condo is not perfect but it is squeaky clean, beds are very comfortable with excellent quality linens. Wi-Fi included with … More
Thank you for the review. I am not sure what you mean by it is not the greatest unit. As you know it is not a Ritz Carlton:) I am happy you found the beds very nice. My main concern is to keep the unit very clean and make sure everyone has a good nights sleep so I am happy you did. The other issue I read was the curtains. The curtains in the room are black out and it gets pretty dark. The living room does have wicker blinds and I understand they are not black out and I will change them. Other than that It was great having you.
Barb and Mike are two expats who now live permanently to Cuenca .
They are honest,sincere, and a fountain of useful information with regards to buses, attractions, tours, taxis and they know all the … More
30 Nov 2015
"Excelente - Casa de sonho em localização perfeita"
Mike e Barbara são excelentes anfitriões, fomos muito bem recebidos, casa com tudo o necessário para uma excelente estadia, perfeito para um casal, a nossa estadia prolongou-se por mais dias por … More
2 Apr 2015
"Great little place"
The apartment had every we needed....was bright and cheerful . Location was convenient for us. Many little things that made it comfortable. Owners very pleasant and helpful… More
Thank you so much for your kind review! I hope that the rest of your stay was enjoyable and we sincerely hope that you will return to Cuenca and be our guests in the future!
Barb and Mike
Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
We are just 10 minutes from downtown Cuenca but we are 1/2 mile out of the city property into the country on 5 quiet acres with Cows and a view down to the river below our home.. If you want to be super close to downtown but want a quiet country feel this is it. Plus w …see more
Went to Cuenca for a long weekend. The apartment was well equipped and clean. It was exactly what we needed. A place to sleep, make a quick meal, shower and enjoy the time outside.
I would stay… More
thank you it was my pleasure to have you
29 Dec 2015
"Gutes Appartement, noch nicht ganz fertig eingerichtet"
Wie vereinbart wurde bei Ankunft der Schlüssel übergeben.
Leider war die Wohnung nach Renovierung und oder letzter Nutzung nicht gereinigt wurden.
Bettwäsche nicht gewaschen und gewaschene und un… More
"Stop searching, this is a perfect apartment, location with an exceptional owner!"
Since my travel partner had made the rental arrangements for the apartment in Cuenca, I really didn't know what to expect. The first thing that impressed me was that the owner was going to pick us up … More
6 Jul 2014
"A perfect apartment in a perfect location in the heart of El Centro Cuenca!"
It is true that location can make or break your vacation and this one did not disappoint. Located just a block from Park Calderon, we got an authentic experience of Cuenca...from sitting in the park p… More
2 Dec 2015
"In Cuenca, This is where you want to be."
Dano goes out of his way to provide you a Great experience in Cuenca. The apartment is located in the center of Old Cuenca, and is accessible to all the markets, restaurnts,and Great Parks. You will … More
"Clean, modern, affordable and a great location...What more can y"
We really enjoyed staying in Deborah and Oscar's apartment. It was clean, modern and close to the center. The apartment is located in a quiet neighborhood. It is also a lovely 10 minute stroll throu… More
24 Apr 2014
"great place to stay"
wonderful place to stay, only two concerns , and they are so minor it's of no concern, but please a bigger fry pan, and maybe 1 English channel for the tv for rainy days hahahahaha, but over all a gr… More
20 Feb 2014
"Excellent place to stay in Cuenca"
Really enjoyed my stay in this apartment. Nice new apartment in very good location. Easy
walking to old town and one block from major street with restaurants and lots of shopping for everything you n… More
Great and easy access to stroll down the beautiful colorful streets of Cuenca. Find the most exquisite indigenous hand made craft and bargain for a cheaper price. Nice, friendly, humble and hard worki… More
2 Sep 2015
"Terrific old town views, easy access to points of with awesome living amenities."
Impressive apartment with all the comforts of home. The owner provided a personal touch by providing brochures, books and verbal tips on what to see and do. It was like having a friend show you arou… More
We stayed at this apartment in July for five, after several days busy hiking and biking, so we were ready to relax. The apartment is terrific, and Dano has thought of absolutely everything you can im… More
23 Apr 2015
"Everything as advertised . . . and more!"
My husband and I stayed in this apartment bordering on Plaza San Francisco. It was very comfortable, very clean, and had all amenities one could wish for. The rooms are spacious and beautifully appoin… More
9 Mar 2015
"Really loved this place"
A friend and I spend 6 nights here in February. This is a wonderful and huge apartment. We spent most of the time in the neat sunroom. The apartment has a nice kitchen, two baths , large walk-in close… More
Stuart really knows how to make guests feel at home. There were many added touches that made me appreciate my stay. Cheese, fruit, bread, juice and sparkling water were waiting for me in the fridge. O… More
21 Dec 2013
"INCREDIBLE and MAGICAL!!!!!"
I arrived at this magical place after a 16 day tour of Ecuador and was exhausted. Stuart met me at the door to this beautiful hacienda with a smile and a welcome hug! When I walked into this magical p… More